Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who had run for at least 90 yards in three of his last four games, piled up a season-high 151 on 19 carries in Week 14, doing his part to make sure the Chiefs kept the ball out of the air on a snowy day in Washington.
In the first half, he was reliable, capping off two touchdown drives with a 2-yard run in the first quarter and a 5-yard catch -- his only reception of the day -- in the second. But he did most of his damage in the third quarter, though, rushing for 96 yards on just six carries. He had a 35-yard run midway through the quarter to put the Chiefs in field goal range and a 33-yard on the very next drive to set up a touchdown run for backup Knile Davis. Davis would play the rest of the way in the blowout win.
It was the second time in three games that Charles contributed multiple scores and the third time this season. He'll look to keep it going in what looks to be another decent matchup Week 15 at Oakland.
Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas made his return from an ankle injury in Week 14 against the Steelers Sunday, and played a much bigger role than expected in a 34-28 win.
Thomas opened the game as the team's backup running back, but stepped into the forefront after Lamar Miller left the game with a concussion. Thomas had arguably the finest game of his career, falling just two yards shy of a career-high with 105 yards on 16 carries.
Thomas big game including a 4-yard touchdown run, his fourth of the season, and a 55-yard run that eclipses his previous career-long by nearly 30 yards.
When Thomas first suffered his ankle injury, it was reported that it might end his season. Now, it looks like he may be the starter in Week 15 against the Patriots, if Miller is unable to play.
Joe Flacco caps off crazy ending with game-winning score
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game winner with 4 seconds remaining, helping Baltimore edge Minnesota, 29-26, in what ended up being a crazy ending Week 14. Flacco completed 28 of 50 passes for 245 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
Flacco had a pretty rough first half, completing just 9 of 22 passes for 82 yards and one interception, which came on the opening drive as he badly underthrew Bernard Pierce as a heavy snow was coming down. Flacco did have a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson in the first quarter, but it was one of his few first-half highlights. Flacco also had a 22-yard scramble down to the 3-yard line a few plays before Dickson's touchdown catch.
The second half didn't get off to a much better start for Flacco, who threw an interception late in the third quarter and led no scoring drives in the third quarter. Flacco had another interception midway through the fourth quarter, but this one wasn't his fault as Jacoby Jones allowed a catchable pass to sail threw his hands. The deflection was picked off by Marcus Sherels.
Luckily for Baltimore, Flacco stepped up when his team needed him the most. He led a nine-play, 64-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter, which ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta on 4th-and-goal. The lead would change hands five times in the final 2:05, starting with Pitta's touchdown, but the final lead change came when Flacco hit Marlon Brown in the back of the end zone with the game-winning, 9-yard touchdown with 4 seconds left.
The three touchdowns were a season-high for Flacco. The three interceptions were his second-highest total this season. The Ravens are back in action Week 15 at Detroit.
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught two passes for seven yards in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Bengals. Hilton was targeted five times.
The seven yards were the fewest this season for Hilton, who hasn't eclipsed 50 receiving yards since Week 10. He had been listed on the injury report this week with a shoulder injury, but there was no immediate indication if that played a factor in his usage.
The Colts play the Texans in Week 15. Hilton caught seven passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns when the teams played in Week 9.
Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey caught two passes for 23 yards in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Bengals. He was targeted three times.
Both Da'Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill caught two touchdowns in Week 14, as Andrew Luck clearly favored the two youngsters, especially in the second half, when the Colts were going pass-heavy to play catch-up.
Heyward-Bey also limped off the field on the Colts' final touchdown, and was having his knee examined on the sideline as the game wound down.
The Colts play the Texans in Week 15. Heyward-Bey caught one pass for 11 yards when the teams first met in Week 9.
Mike Glennon tosses pair of scores in otherwise subpar game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon didn't put up big numbers in Week 14 against the Bills, but he took advantage of some short fields in a 27-6 win Sunday.
Glennon finished with a career-low 90 yards through the air, while completing just 9 of 25 pass attempts. This would have been his worst game of the season, but he tossed a pair of touchdowns, of 38 and 5 yards, for his third multi-touchdown in the last four.
Glennon's defense gave him numerous short fields thanks to four interceptions, but he struggled to take care of the ball himself. Glennon was intercepted twice in the game, matching his worst career total, set in his first appearance.
Glennon has now started 10 games for the Buccaneers, posting a 4-6 record. He heads into Week 15 against the 49ers with 2,052 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his rookie season.
The injury that had Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski carted off the field in the third quarter of the game Sunday against the Browns is believed to be a torn ACL, per Fox Sports. He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday that could confirm it.
Gronkowski was upended after only his second catch of the day on a hard tackle by safety T.J. Ward.
Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Bengals. Brazill was targeted four times.
Brazill's first touchdown came in the third quarter. He took a short pass from Andrew Luck, then ran through six defenders to score from 19 yards out. Brazill's second touchdown came on a beautifully-thrown 29-yard bullet pass from Andrew Luck in the fourth.
Brazill has increased his yardage in each of the last three games, and has 12 targets in his last two. The Colts face the Texans in Week 15.