Packers intercept 3 passes in 4th, beat Tua, Dolphins 26-20
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay intercepted three of Tua Tagovailoa’s passes in the fourth quarter and the Aaron Rodgers and Packers rallied to beat the Miami Dolphins 26-20 on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Rodgers threw for 238 yards and a touchdown and had one interception for the Packers (7-8). They have won three in a row. Miami (8-7) lost its fourth straight and must win its final two to make the postseason.
The Dolphins trailed by six points with a chance to take the lead in the final two minutes, but Tagovailoa threw his third interception in three possessions to end Miami’s comeback bid. He threw an interception with about six minutes left that set up a Packers field goal to make it a six-point game.
Tyreek Hill had four catches for Miami to give him 113 for the season, setting a Dolphins season receiving record. Jaylen Waddle had five receptions for 143 yards.
BUCCANEERS 19, CARDINALS 16, OT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady and Tampa Bay maintained control of the NFC South, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beating Arizona in overtime.
Ryan Succop hit a 40-yard field goal with 3:41 left in overtime, capping a nine-play, 66-yard drive. Brady wasn’t great for much of the night, but came up big on the decisive drive, completing all six of his passes in a vintage display.
The Cardinals got the ball to start overtime but eventually had to punt. Tampa Bay got the big gain it needed when Brady found Russell Gage Jr. for a 23-yard gain.
Arizona (4-11) has lost five straight games, while Tampa Bay snapped a two-game skid. The Bucs (7-8) stayed a game ahead of the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. Tampa Bay has a crucial home game against Carolina next weekend.
The 45-year-old Brady made his 331st career start at quarterback, while the Cardinals were down to Trace McSorley in his first start.
RAMS 51, BRONCOS 14
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Higbee, Cam Akers ran for 118 yards and three more scores and Los Angeles routed Denver for its second victory since mid-October.
Mayfield went 24 of 28 for 230 yards in another standout performance for his second win in three starts with the Rams (5-10), who produced the best game of their dismal season on Christmas.
Rookie Cobie Durant returned his second interception 85 yards for a touchdown with 4:08 left to cap the Rams’ first 50-point performance under Sean McVay since their famed 54-51 victory over Kansas City in 2018.
In his Los Angeles debut, Larrell Murchison had 2 1/2 of the Rams’ six sacks of Russell Wilson, who passed for 214 yards with three interceptions for Denver (4-11).
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