Big Mack attack sparks comeback
•OAKLAND 15, DENVER 12: Khalil Mack had five sacks of Brock Osweiler, including one for a safety, and Derek Carr bounced back from an awful first half as the Raiders (6-7) beat the host Broncos (10-3) for the first time in 10 meetings. "I remember playing Derrick Thomas my first game in the NFL against the Chiefs and he had six sacks against us," Raiders 18th-year safety Charles Woodson said. "Today, Khalil kind of reminded me of that." Oakland won despite being held to minus-12 yards in the first half, the worst performance by a team heading into halftime in nearly a quarter-century. Denver blew its 12-0 halftime lead thanks in part to several drops on on-target throws from Osweiler.
• NEW ENGLAND 27, HOUSTON 6: Tom Brady got Rob Gronkowski back and it helped the Patriots clinch a playoff spot. Brady passed for 226 yards and two touchdowns and the Patriots (11-2) ended a two-game losing streak by beating the host Texans (6-7). New England moved ahead of Denver and Cincinnati in the race for the top AFC playoff seed. Gronkowski caught a TD pass after missing last week because of a knee injury.
• JACKSONVILLE 51, INDIANAPOLIS 16: Blake Bortles threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score — all in the second half — and the host Jaguars ended the Colts' 16-game winning streak in the AFC South in blowout fashion. The Jaguars (5-8) scored on offense, defense and special teams and gained ground in the muddled division, at least on the Colts (6-7), whose division streak was the longest in NFL history.
• NEW YORK JETS 30, TENNESSEE 8: Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the stingy defense of the Jets (8-5) stifled Marcus Mariota and the Titans (3-10) for most of the game. Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Bilal Powell each caught TD passes for the Jets, who stayed on track in the AFC playoff race with their third victory in a row.
• KANSAS CITY 10, SAN DIEGO 3: The host Chiefs (8-5) kept the Chargers (3-10) out of the end zone twice in the final seconds to extend their winning streak to seven games. Alex Smith threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, along with his first interception after a franchise-record 312 attempts.