NFL: Philadelphia Eagles slip up at Minnesota Vikings; Chicago Bears rally for crucial win

Last Updated: 16/12/13 1:09pm

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Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles QB put up big numbers in defeat

Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles QB put up big numbers in defeat

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Philadelphia Eagles went down 48-30 on the road at Minnesota Vikings, however the Dallas Cowboys failed to take advantage in the NFC East title race.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns, while DeSean Jackson had 195 yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions - but the Eagles were let down by their defence.

Vikings running back Matt Asiata scored three of his side's six touchdowns, including two in the final quarter after their lead had been trimmed from 27-9 to five points.

The result leaves Philadelphia on 8-6 but they still top their division after Dallas failed to join them on that mark, losing 37-36 to the Green Bay Packers later on Sunday.

Chicago Bears went top of the NFC North - for a day at least - with a 38-31 win at Cleveland Browns.

Bears passer Jay Cutler had a mixed day on his return from injury, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Chicago trailed 24-17 entering the final quarter but scored three touchdowns - two via Cutler's arm and Michael Bush on a 40-yard run - to turn things round.

Detroit Lions can match the Bears' 8-6 record at the head of the division if they win at Baltimore Ravens on Monday.

Top seed

Seattle Seahawks moved within one victory of claiming top seed in the NFC with a 23-0 success at New York Giants.

Steve Hauschka kicked three field goals to go with touchdowns for Marshawn Lynch and Doug Baldwin, while Giants quarterback Eli Manning was harried into five interceptions by the Seahawks' defence.

The Seahawks have a league-best 12-2 record but have yet to clinch the NFC West title as rivals San Francisco 49ers (10-4) kept up the pressure thanks to a 33-14 triumph at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Indianapolis Colts handed Houston Texans a 12th straight defeat, Andrew Luck throwing two touchdowns in a 25-3 win at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts (9-5) had already secured the AFC South title the previous week.

Kirk Cousins started in place of Robert Griffin III at quarterback for Washington Redskins but failed to prevent a 27-26 defeat to Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome.

Cousins mixed three touchdown passes with two interceptions - and saw a potential game-winning, two-point conversion deflected away by Desmond Trufant with 18 seconds remaining.

Buffalo Bills beat Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 in Florida - but Miami Dolphins' win over New England Patriots means both teams are eliminated from the wildcard race.

Cam Newton threw for 273 yards and a touchdown and Captain Munnerlyn had two sacks and returned an interception for a score as Carolina Panthers defeated New York Jets 30-20.

Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game and Alex Smith threw five TD passes as Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 56-31 to clinch at least a wildcard spot.

St Louis Rams saw off New Orleans Saints 27-16 and the Arizona Cardinals needed overtime to defeat the Tennessee Titans 37-34, a result that ends the Titans' play-off hopes.

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