NFL round-up: Ben Roethlisberger enjoys record day as Steelers smash the Colts, Lions comeback lights up Wembley and Bengals rally for win

There was a dramatic win for the Arizona Cardinals in their showdown with Philadelphia, Seattle battled past the Panthers and New Orleans beat Green Bay

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Ben Roethlisberger set club records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers raced by the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday.

Roethlisberger's yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became the first player to go over 500 yards passing twice as the Steelers (5-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores. Heath Miller caught seven passes for 112 yards and the clinching TD with 5:14 remaining.

Cincinnati's Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left to rally the Bengals past the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 to tighten the AFC North race.

 

The Bengals wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton's fumble and interception helped the Ravens pull ahead 24-20 with 3:59 left.

In London, Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points.

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Matt Prater kicks the match-winning field goal as time expired at Wembley

Prater capped a second straight late winning drive for the Lions, who also rallied to beat the Saints last week.

It was the first field goal the Lions made from 40-49 yards all season.

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 after Carson Palmer lofted a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown with 1:21 to play.

The Cardinals had a goal-line stand that forced the Eagles to settle for a 20-yard field goal that put Philadelphia up 20-17 with 1:56 left.

Then on third-and-5, Palmer — who also had an 80-yard TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald — heaved the ball deep, where the speedy Brown gathered it in and crossed the goal line just as he was being tackled.

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Arizona Cardinals celebrate John Brown's match-winning 75-yard touchdown

Russell Wilson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left to lift the Seattle Seahawks over the Carolina Panthers 13-9, while Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints' 44-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.

In other games, Tom Brady threw five scoring passes as the New England Patriots crammed three touchdowns into the last two minutes of the first half in a 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings earned a 19-13 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Kansas City Chiefs downed the St. Louis Rams 34-7 and the Miami Dolphins defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-13.

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Kyle Orton laid on four touchdown passes for the Bills in their victory over the Jets

Kyle Orton threw four touchdown passes as the Buffalo Bills forced six turnovers, three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick, in a 43-23 win over the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns beat the Oakland Raiders 23-13 and the Houston Texans were 30-16 winners over the Tennessee Titans.

Results:

Atlanta Falcons 21 Detroit Lions 22

Arizona Cardinals 24 Philadelphia Eagles 20

Carolina Panthers 9 Seattle Seahawks 13

Cincinnati Bengals 27 Baltimore Ravens 24

Cleveland Browns 23 Oakland Raiders 13

Jacksonville Jaguars 13 Miami Dolphins 27

New England Patriots 51 Chicago Bears 23

New Orleans Saints 44 Green Bay Packers 23

New York Jets 23 Buffalo Bills 43

Pittsburgh Steelers 51 Indianapolis Colts 34

St Louis Rams 7 Kansas City Chiefs 34

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 Minnesota Vikings 19 (OT)

Tennessee Titans 16 Houston Texans 30

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