Rally puts Steelers in playoff position
• PITTSBURGH 34, DENVER 27: Ben Roethlisberger passed for 380 yards and three touchdowns as the host Steelers rallied from a 17-point hole to move into the AFC's second wild-card spot with two weeks remaining. Antonio Brown caught 16 passes for 189 yards and two scores, and Pittsburgh (9-5) dominated the NFL's best defense in the second half in handing the Broncos (10-4) their second loss in a row. "If we take care of the ball, we feel like we can go up and down the field on anyone," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 296 yards with three touchdowns passing and another on the ground but bruised his left shoulder in the second quarter and wasn't the same when he returned, as the Broncos couldn't hold on to a 27-10 lead.
• HOUSTON 16, INDIANAPOLIS 10: Brandon Weeden replaced injured T.J. Yates late in the first half and threw a go-ahead 8-yard TD pass to Jaelen Strong with 10:36 to play as the Texans (7-7) won at Indianapolis for the first time in 14 tries, taking sole possession of the AFC South lead over the Colts (6-8), who have lost three in a row and need help to make the playoffs.
• KANSAS CITY 34, BALTIMORE 14: The Chiefs (9-5) capitalized on a variety of miscues by the host Ravens (4-10), extended their winning streak to eight games and remain in the thick of the AFC playoff picture. Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown and Marcus Peters clinched the victory with a 90-yard interception return for a score.
• NEW ENGLAND 33, TENNESSEE 16: Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns and the host Patriots (12-2) clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs while holding on to the top spot in the AFC. Delanie Walker scored two TDs for the Titans (3-11).
• SAN DIEGO 30, MIAMI 14: Danny Woodhead had his first career four-touchdown game and the Chargers (4-10) beat the Dolphins (5-9) in what might have been the final NFL game in San Diego.