NFL Wrap: Broncos beaten by Titans

Super Bowl champions the Denver Broncos suffered a damaging defeat in their bid to make the NFL play-offs after they suffered a 13-10 defeat at the Tennessee Titans.

Quarterback Trevor Siemian tossed a touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders in the fourth quarter but that was Denver’s only offensive score of a scrappy contest and left them 8-5 on the season, with the visit of Tom Brady’s New England Patriots coming up next.

The result moved the Titans to 7-6, level with Houston Texans at the top of the AFC South, with the Texans beating divisional rivals the Indianapolis Colts 22-17.

A stunning performance from running back Le’Veon Bell sent the Pittsburgh Steelers top of the AFC North as he rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the snow in a 27-20 win at the Buffalo Bills.

The Miami Dolphins held off a late Arizona Cardinals rally to win 26-23 but lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the rest of the season after he suffered a reported torn ACL.

The Detroit Lions moved a step closer to claiming their first NFC North title in 23 years courtesy of a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears, while the Minnesota Vikings saw off the Jacksonville Jaguars 25-16.

The Washington Redskins kept their wild-card hopes alive after they won their NFC East clash against the Philadelphia Eagles 27-22 thanks to Chris Thompson’s 25-yard touchdown run.

The Carolina Panthers beat the San Diego Chargers 28-16 while the Cleveland Browns, now 0-13, appear destined for a winless season after suffering a 23-10 defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals.

A vintage performance from a limping Aaron Rodgers ensured the Green Bay Packers made it three wins on the bounce as they beat the Seattle Seahawks 38-10, while the Atlanta Falcons crushed the struggling Los Angeles Rams 42-14 and the New York Jets saw off the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in overtime.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers grabbed their fifth successive win as they beat the New Orleans Saints 16-11, while the New York Giants enjoyed a 10-7 triumph over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

That was only the Cowboys’ second loss of the season, the first coming against the Giants on the opening day, as their 11-game winning streak was snapped – Odel Beckham providing the highlight of the game with a 61-yard TD reception from Eli Manning.

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