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Passing

Drew Brees, Saints, finished 37-for-53 for 446 yards and three touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 34-31 overtime win over Dallas. Brees has 4,781 yards passing and is the first player in NFL history to have at least 4,500 yards in three consecutive seasons. Over the last three seasons, Brees has 14,877 yards passing, the most in any three-year span in NFL history.

Aaron Rodgers, Packers, was 27-for-38 for 342 yards and three touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 55-7 win over Tennessee.

Tony Romo, Cowboys, finished 26-for-43 for 416 yards with four touchdown passes in Dallas’ 34-31 overtime loss to New Orleans. Romo broke his franchise record for yards passing in a season. He has 4,685.

Rushing

Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis, Chiefs. Charles had 19 carries for 219 yards and a touchdown, and Hillis added 14 carries for 103 yards in Kansas City’s 20-13 loss to Indianapolis. The last time the Chiefs had two running backs go over 100 yards rushing was Oct. 7, 1991, when Christian Okoye and Harvey Williams did it against Buffalo. Charles has three touchdown runs of at least 80 yards this season, tied with Chris Johnson (2009 and 2012) and Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (1997) for the most in a season in NFL history.

Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, Ravens. Rice had 24 carries for 107 yards and added six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown; Pierce had 14 carries for 123 yards in Baltimore’s 33-14 win over the New York Giants.

Reggie Bush, Dolphins, had 19 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns in Miami’s 24-10 win over Buffalo.

Alfred Morris, Redskins, finished with 22 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown in Washington’s 27-20 win over Philly.

C.J. Spiller, Bills, had 19 carries for 128 yards in Buffalo’s 24-10 loss to Miami.

Receiving

Dez Bryant, Cowboys, had nine receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ 34-31 overtime loss to New Orleans.

Marques Colston, Saints, had 10 catches for 153 yards in a 34-31 win over Dallas.

Lance Kendricks, Rams, had four catches for 119 yards in St. Louis’ 28-13 win over Tampa Bay, including an 80-yard touchdown reception, the longest in franchise history for a tight end.

A.J. Green, Bengals, had 10 catches for 116 yards in Cincinnati’s 13-10 win over Pittsburgh.

Special Teams

Kai Forbath, Redskins, was 2-for-2 on field goals in Washington’s 27-20 win over Philadelphia. Forbath set the NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career with 17.

Josh Brown, Bengals, made a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds left, and Cincinnati clinched a playoff berth with a 13-10 win over Pittsburgh.

Blair Walsh, Vikings, kicked three field goals in a 23-6 victory over Houston, including a 56-yard field goal in the second quarter, giving him a record ninth field goal of 50 yards or more.

Defense

Kendall Reyes and Shaun Phillips, Chargers. Reyes had 3½ sacks, and Phillips had 2½ sacks with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. San Diego tied a team record with 11 sacks in San Diego’s 27-17 win over the New York Jets.

Janoris Jenkins, Rams, returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in St. Louis’ 28-13 win over Tampa Bay. Jenkins has returned three interceptions for touchdowns this season, tied for the most by a rookie in NFL history. The other two rookies to accomplish the feat are Hall of Famers Lem Barney (1967) and Ronnie Lott (1981).

Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers and Zack Bowman, Bears. Tillman returned an interception 10 yards for a touchdown, Peppers had three sacks, and Bowman returned a fumble 1 yard for a touchdown in Chicago’s 28-13 win over Arizona. Tillman’s interception return for a touchdown was the eighth interception return for a touchdown scored by the Bears, tied with the 1998 Seattle Seahawks for the second most in a season in NFL history. It was the third pick Tillman has brought back for a touchdown this season, one shy of the NFL record.

Associated Press