Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

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[November 07, 2016]  Nov 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

Raiders 30, Broncos 20

Latavius Murray rushed for 114 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Oakland Raiders powered their way to a 30-20 victory against the Denver Broncos and into sole possession of first place in the AFC West on Sunday.

The Raiders improved to 7-2, their fastest start through nine games since going 7-2 in 2001, and moved a game ahead of Denver (6-3).

Oakland had 218 net rushing yards to just 33 for Denver.

Lions 22, Vikings 16 (overtime)

Golden Tate's tackle-breaking, leaping touchdown in overtime gave the Detroit Lions a 22-16 overtime road victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Detroit's offense came alive when needed in a sluggish affair as the Lions (5-4) won for the third time in four games. Matt Prater sent the game to overtime with a 58-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation.

Stefon Diggs caught a career-high 13 passes for 80 yards for Minnesota (5-3), which lost its third straight after it was the NFL's last unbeaten team with a 5-0 start.

Cowboys 35, Browns 10

The Dallas Cowboys' potent offense put three touchdowns on the board in the first half and rolled to a 35-10 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten on the Cowboys' first possession after Cody Parkey kicked a 31-yard field goal for the Browns on the opening drive of the game. The Cowboys (7-1) never trailed again as they won their seventh straight game.

The Browns are 0-9 -- their worst start since they were 0-9 in 1975.

Giants 28, Eagles 23

Eli Manning threw for four touchdowns to lead the New York Giants to a 28-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants cashed in on two early turnovers by Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, converting both into a 14-0 lead. New York also extended its streak of five defensive series with an interception.

The Giants (5-3) boosted their chances of getting back into the playoffs for the first time since 2011, while NFC East rival Philadelphia fell to 4-4.

Ravens 21, Steelers 14

Baltimore's Mike Wallace had a 95-yard touchdown reception that was the longest pass play in franchise history, and the Ravens took over first place in the AFC North with a 21-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Ravens improved to 4-4, while the Steelers are also 4-4.

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the lineup after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on Oct. 17. He was out of sync for most of the game before leading a pair scoring drives in the final quarter.

Chiefs 19, Jaguars 14

The Kansas City Chiefs overcame the absence of key players to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-14 for their fourth straight win.

Quarterback Alex Smith did not start because of head trauma and running back Spencer Ware due to a concussion. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin departed early in the first quarter because of a groin injury.

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Without the three playmakers, the Chiefs' struggled, totaling just 231 offensive yards and scoring just one touchdown, but did enough to improve to 6-2 against the struggling Jaguars (2-6)

Dolphins 27, Jets 23

Rookie Kenyan Drake scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 96-yard kickoff return to lead the Miami Dolphins to a third straight win, a 27-23 result over the New York Jets.

Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, trying to become the first player in NFL history to gain at least 200 yards in three straight games, fell short of that mark. He rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.

Miami improved to 4-4. The Jets are 3-6.

Panthers 13, Rams 10

A touchdown pass by quarterback Cam Newton and two Graham Gano field goals boosted the Carolina Panthers to a 13-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Newton completed 20 of 32 passes for 225 yards for Carolina (3-5), while Los Angeles (3-5) quarterback Case Keenum was 27 of 46 for 296 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Keenum was frequently booed throughout the game by the hometown fans, who were apparently craving the pro debut of rookie quarterback and top draft pick Jared Goff.

Chargers 43, Titans 35

Running Melvin Gordon collected 261 total yards and a touchdown as the San Diego Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans 43-35.

Gordon, who paces the NFL with 11 touchdowns, rushed for a career-high 196 yards on 32 carries and added 65 on four catches as the Chargers (4-5) won for the third time in four games.

Philip Rivers clicked with Antonio Gates and Tyrell Williams for touchdowns as the Chargers defeated the Titans (4-5) for the seventh straight time in San Diego, including the postseason. Rivers completed 24 of 33 passes for 275 yards.

Colts 31, Packers 26

The Indianapolis Colts held off the Green Bay Packers 31-26.

Andrew Luck threw for 281 yards and made two huge third-down passes on the final drive for the Colts (4-5).

The Packers (4-4) offense sputtered until a late rally. Aaron Rodgers finished 26 of 43 for 297 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, but he had only 169 yards through three quarters.

Saints 41, 49ers 23

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes as the surging New Orleans Saints beat the reeling San Francisco 49ers 41-23.

Brees completed 28-of-39 passes for 323 yards and connected with rookie Michael Thomas for two touchdowns and Mark Ingram for one.

The Saints (4-4) won for the fourth time in five games while the 49ers (1-7) lost their seventh game in a row. (Editing by Andrew Both)

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