Russell Wilson leads Seahawks to victory over Eagles 24-14

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is brought down for a sack by New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich as Chargers guard Johnnie Troutman falls during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)


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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Seattle Seahawks stifled Philadelphia’s high-powered offense in a 24-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

Wilson had 263 yards passing and ran for 48 to help the Seahawks (9-4) win their third straight. The defending Super Bowl champions have victories over NFC West-leading Arizona (10-3), San Francisco (7-6) and Philadelphia (9-4) in the last three weeks.

The Eagles host Dallas (9-4) with first place in the NFC East at stake next week.

Tom Brady threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman midway through the fourth quarter, as the New England Patriots (10-3) beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 for their eighth win in nine games.

The Patriots clinched their 12th straight 10-win season for the second-longest such streak in NFL history.

Brady completed 28 of 44 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns.

Denver’s C.J. Anderson ran for three touchdowns as the Broncos overcame a rare unsteady outing by Peyton Manning to defeat the Buffalo Bills 24-17.

Manning’s streak of 51 straight games with a touchdown throw �X three shy of Drew Brees’ NFL record �X ended on a sun-splashed, almost still afternoon in Denver, where the game-time temperature was a balmy 63 degrees.

Despite three turnovers, the Broncos (10-3) won their third straight game since changing from a pass-oriented attack to a run-heavy approach.

At Glendale, Arizona, Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards two days after being elevated from the Cardinals practice squad in a 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFC West-leading Cardinals (10-3) took the lead when Drew Stanton threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown in the third quarter.

Jamaal Charles scored two first-half touchdowns on a 63-yard run and 18-yard pass from Alex Smith, but the Chiefs (7-6) were shut out in the second half.

The Indianapolis Colts edged the Cleveland Browns 25-24 after Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 32 seconds left, while Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes, including a 94-yarder to rookie Martavis Bryant in the fourth quarter that was the longest play from scrimmage this season, as the Steelers downed the Cincinnati Bengals 42-21.

In other games, the Baltimore Ravens played more than 17 minutes before picking up a first down, then overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Miami Dolphins 28-13, the Oakland Raiders defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-13, the Carolina Panthers trounced the New Orleans Saints 41-10 and the Detroit Lions downed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17.

The St. Louis Rams have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945 after a 24-0 domination of the Washington Redskins, the Houston Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-13, the Minnesota Vikings overgame the New Jets 30-24 in overtime and the New York Jets were 36-7 winners over the Tennessee Titans.