NFL: Newton shines as Panthers beat Jets

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

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates

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

Matt Flynn threw four touchdown passes in the second half and Eddie Lacy had the winning score on a one-yard plunge for the Green Bay Packers who matched the biggest comeback in franchise history, rallying from 23 points down at half-time to beat the Dallas Cowboys 37-36.

The St Louis Rams beat the New Orleans Saints 27-16 and the Arizona Cardinals needed overtime to defeat the Tennessee Titans 37-34.

Antonio Brown caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score in a 64-second span in the first quarter asthe Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-20.

Shaun Suisham added three field goals for the Steelers (6-8), who built a 24-point lead and hardly looked like a team playing out the string.

Ben Roethlisberger completed 20 of 25 passes for 191 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Le'Veon Bell added 117 yards of total offense.

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