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The Jacksonville Jaguars nearly pulled off one of the upsets of the NFL season so far but Andre Johnson's winning touchdown inspired the AFC South-leading Houston Texans to a 43-37 overtime win.


Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) and Keshawn Martin (82) celebrate a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars (AP)

The Jacksonville Jaguars nearly pulled off one of the upsets of the NFL season so far but Andre Johnson's winning touchdown inspired the AFC South-leading Houston Texans to a 43-37 overtime win.
The Jaguars, who had just one win from nine games while Houston had only been beaten once, pushed their opponents all the way and only Johnson's touchdown prevented an embarrassing defeat for the Texans. The 31-year-old wide receiver caught a screen pass from Matt Schaub before running nearly 50 yards to the relief of the Texans.
Josh Freeman's 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime ensured Tampa Bay did also not suffer a surprise defeat as the Buccaneers came from behind to beat the struggling Carolina Panthers 27-21 in overtime.
Bilal Powell ran in his first NFL touchdowns as the New York Jets ended a three-game losing streak by beating the St Louis Rams 27-13. Mark Sanchez directed a turnover-free offense for the Jets, who had endured a forgettable week after several anonymous players were quoted in a newspaper questioning backup quarterback Tim Tebow's abilities.
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb combined as the Green Bay Packers came from behind to edge past the Detroit Lions 24-20. Rodgers had already thrown one touchdown pass and although his team were trailing with just under two minutes remaining, his 22-yarder to Cobb downed the Lions, whose highest earner Calvin Johnson scored his second touchdown in two weeks.
Dan Bailey's 38-yard field goal ensured the Dallas Cowboys emerged with a 23-20 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns while the Atalanta Falcons bounced back from last week's first defeat of the season with an uninspiring 23-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes and completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards as the Washington Redskins ended a three-game losing streak by easing past the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6. AJ Green took a touchdown pass in his ninth consecutive game to inspire the Cincinnati Bengals to a 28-6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, who slumped to their ninth defeat of the season.
The New England Patriots tied their record highest score in a 59-24 demolition of the Indianapolis Colts. Tom Brady threw three touchdowns for New England, while two throws from opposite number Andrew Luck were returned for scores by Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard. It was a fourth straight win for the Patriots, who are now 7-3.
The New Orleans Saints continued their revival with a 38-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders, lifting them back to .500 while Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 30-23, moving three games clear in the AFC West.
The Pittsburgh Steelers scored the opening touchdown on a 31-yard run from Byron Leftwich inside the first minute of the game but ended up 13-10 losers against the Baltimore Ravens, who have taken control of the AFC North with the win.