RAVENS 55, RAIDERS 20
At Baltimore, Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens set a club record for points.
The Ravens (7-2) scored on six of their first seven possessions against the struggling Raiders (3-6), who have yielded at least 40 points in two straight games for the first time since 1962. The 55 points tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981.
In the fourth quarter, Jacoby Jones took a kickoff 105 yards for 55-20 lead.
‘‘Obviously, we had success,’’ said Flacco, who also ran for a score. ‘‘We ran the game plan and it worked well. We stuck with it. We scored points early and continued to score them.’’
BRONCOS 36, PANTHERS 14
At Charlotte, N.C., Peyton Manning threw for 301 yards and a touchdown. Manning threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL’s all-time list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).
Denver coach John Fox, who coached the Panthers (2-7) for nine seasons, downplayed his return all week, but celebrated with a few fist pumps Sunday.
‘‘You just feel good to win,’’ Fox said. ‘‘You put a lot into these things. It is seven days of hard work and countless hours. It’s all for naught if you don’t win.’’
Von Miller harassed Cam Newton all day and Trindon Holliday returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown as the Broncos (6-3) won for the fifth time in six weeks. The Broncos sacked Newton seven times, including once for a safety, and Miller pressured him into an interception Tony Carter returned 40 yards for a score.
TITANS 37, DOLPHINS 3
At Miami, the Titans made quite a turnaround defensively.
Colin McCarthy returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, and Tennessee had four takeaways. The Titans came into the game on pace to set an NFL record for points allowed in a season, but they stymied Miami by intercepting Ryan Tannehill three times and recovering a Reggie Bush fumble to set up a touchdown.
Tennessee (4-6) rebounded from a 51-20 loss a week ago against the Bears that prompted owner Bud Adams to put the organization on notice.
For Miami (4-5), the home loss was the most lopsided since 1968.
PATRIOTS 37, BILLS 31
At Foxborough, Mass., Devin McCourty ended Buffalo’s hopes with an interception in the end zone and New England kept Buffalo winless at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots (6-3) let a 17-3 lead slip to 34-31 with 7:47 left on Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Donald Jones. Then the Bills (3-6) held the Patriots to a 27-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski with 2:06 remaining.
Buffalo moved to the New England 15 before Fitzpatrick threw the ball right into the hands of McCourty while trying to hit T.J. Graham.
New England is 11-0 against the Bills at Gillette since it opened in 2002 and 20-2 overall in its past 22 games against Buffalo.
BENGALS 31, GIANTS 13
At Cincinnati, Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes — each to a different receiver — and the Bengals ended their four-game losing streak.
The Bengals (4-5) took advantage of a fumble and Eli Manning’s two interceptions, which set up third-quarter touchdowns. A.J. Green caught one of the TD passes.
‘‘I just feel like this is a good stepping block for us,’’ said Green. ‘‘I put a lot of pressure on myself.’’
The Giants (6-4) head into their bye with back-to-back losses and a lot of issues, especially on offense. The Giants turned it over four times in the second half.
COWBOYS 38, EAGLES 23
At Philadelphia, Dwayne Harris had a 78-yard punt return for a score, Brandon Carr returned an interception 47 yards for a TD and Tony Romo threw for two scores.
The Cowboys improved to 4-5, and are second in the NFC East, 1½ games behind the Giants.
The Eagles (3-6) lost Michael Vick to a concussion after consecutive bruising hits in the second quarter and have lost five straight games under coach Andy Reid for the first time in his 14 seasons.
Nick Foles filled in for Vick and briefly rallied the Eagles until the Cowboys started showing some touchdown versatility. Romo hit Dez Bryant on a 30-yard pass on the final play of the third quarter, and Harris and Carr scored their TDs in the fourth.
‘‘Critical win for us,’’ coach Jason Garrett said. ‘‘I thought the effort was there. I thought we were focused the whole game.’’
BUCCANEERS 34, CHARGERS 24
At Tampa, Fla., Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and the surging Buccaneers scored on a blocked punt and Leonard Johnson’s 83-yard interception.
Freeman has thrown for 13 TDs with one interception in his past five games, helping the Bucs (5-4) win four times to climb over .500 following a 1-3 start.Continued...