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NFL scores 2016: Live updates, highlights, results, and more from Week 11

A competitive playoff picture across the NFL got slightly clearer following an exciting Week 11.

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Week 11 of the NFL season has come to a close, and it was an interesting one across the league. The weather was colder, some playoff races had crucial results, and NFL kickers missed extra points at a historic rate — this week, at least.

The red-hot Dallas Cowboys improved their NFL-best record to 9-1, earning their ninth straight win of the season against the Baltimore Ravens and their top-ranked defense. Dak Prescott connected with Dez Bryant twice in the end zone, and Ezekiel Elliott broke Tony Dorsett’s Cowboys rookie rushing record.

Elsewhere in the NFC East, the New York Giants continued their own winning streak. The Giants have now won five in a row after a 22-16 victory over the Chicago Bears.

The Ravens are still on top of the AFC North, but are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who easily dispatched the winless Cleveland Browns. Speaking of tenuous division leads, the Detroit Lions remain in first in the NFC North after a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Minnesota Vikings snapped their losing streak and are right there at 6-4 with the Lions.

Right behind them in the division, the Green Bay Packers suffered a fourth straight loss, thanks to a porous defense allowing Kirk Cousins and Washington to have their way on Sunday Night Football.

In the late afternoon slot, the Seattle Seahawks basically ran out of running backs but saw quarterback Russell Wilson throw one touchdown pass and catch another in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Seattle improved to 5-0 at home this season, staying in good shape for a first-round bye.

In the Bay Area, Tom Brady finally got to play near his hometown after 17 years in the NFL, and threw four touchdowns in a New England Patriots win over the San Francisco 49ers.

No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff is made his NFL debut for the Los Angeles Rams, who led most of the game against the Miami Dolphins before falling in the final two minutes.

The week concluded in Mexico City, where the Oakland Raiders finished off a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans to keep pace in a tough AFC West. The Raiders, Broncos, and Chiefs are all now tied with 7-3 records after 11 weeks this season.

Follow all the scores, highlights, injury news, and much more below on an action-packed day of football.

Complete scores and schedule (all times Eastern)

Carolina Panthers 23, New Orleans Saints 20

Buffalo Bills 16, Cincinnati Bengals 12

Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Cleveland Browns 9

Dallas Cowboys 27, Baltimore Ravens 17

Detroit Lions 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 19

Indianapolis Colts 24, Tennessee Titans 17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19, Kansas City Chiefs 17

Minnesota Vikings 30, Arizona Cardinals 24

New York Giants 22, Chicago Bears 16

Miami Dolphins 14, Los Angeles Rams 10

Seattle Seahawks 26, Philadelphia Eagles 15

New England Patriots 30, San Francisco 49ers 17

Washington 42, Green Bay Packers 24

Oakland Raiders 27, Houston Texans 20

Highlights

Blake Bortles managed to throw yet another wonky interception.

Sometimes you just have to use a TE like a running back. Just ask the Lions.

Give Giants punter Brad Wing the Oscar after this flop.

Fans threw trash on the field after the Browns kept giving the Steelers free chances to score a touchdown.

The Browns can’t get a win in the NFL, so their fans now want Bama.

Steve Smith caught his 1,000th pass — not too shabby for an old guy.

Flea-flicker with a pass interference? The Vikings are not complaining.

Who knew Frank Gore could run the wildcat so well?

Jameis Winston plays hot potato with a football before fumbling it away.

Tajae Sharpe tweaked his napping TD celebration so he wouldn’t get fined this week. Take that, NFL.

Everyone — except the center! — false started for the Titans.

The Vikings delivered their biggest hit of the day against this poor Fox sound guy.

Terrelle Pryor is mad that the 0-11 Browns can’t protect their quarterbacks.

Similarly, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was tearful saying postgame, “I’m tired of losing.”

We’re still not sure how this Russell Wilson throw became a touchdown pass.

NFL RedZone host Scott Hanson took a shot at Colin Kaepernick for not voting.

The Ravens didn’t beat the Cowboys, but Terrance West still had time to steal the TD celebrations of Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant.

Speaking of Dallas, you won’t look at breakfast the same way after watching this Cowboys video.

Joe Flacco insisted that his Ravens should have beaten the Cowboys.

Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin hooked for a sweet touchdown pass for the Seahawks, but in the opposite of what was expected!

The Rams tried to draw the Dolphins offsides when it didn’t really make much sense.

The Dolphins punted 10 times and threw an interception in their first 11 possessions on Sunday. Then they scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to stun the Rams.

With the loss, Rams coach Jeff Fisher is tied for second-most losses in NFL history, four shy of the dubious record.

Washington running back Rob Kelley introduced himself as “Fat Rob” on ‘Sunday Night Football.

After the Bengals’ loss to the Bills, Vontaze Burfict flipped the double bird to his home crowd.

Referees may have robbed DeAndre Hopkins of a touchdown when he was running along the sideline.

The Texans’ kick returner had the best view of a crucial fumble when the ball bounced off his helmet.

A fan pointed a laser pointer on the field during the Texans-Raiders game.

Nothing like a 75-yard touchdown by a fullback.

Houston might’ve gotten screwed out of a first down by the referees.

Injuries

Leonard Floyd was taken off the field with a scary neck injury in the Bears game. He went to the hospital, but had movement in his extremities and was released in time to return to Chicago with the rest of the team.

Cody Kessler did not return after leaving the game to get evaluated for a concussion.

Linebacker Dee Ford did not return for the Chiefs after suffering a hamstring injury.

Zach Miller broke his foot and is likely out for the Bears for the rest of the season.

LeSean McCoy needs surgery to repair his dislocated thumb, but is expected to play next week.

A.J. Green was carted from the field in the opening quarter of the Bengals game and could be done for the season with a hamstring tear.

Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne tore part of his pelvic bone.

C.J. Prosise left the Seahawks’ game against Philadelphia with a scapula injury, and is expected to be “out a while.”

Bengals running back Gio Bernard suffered a torn ACL in Cincinnati’s loss to the Bills.

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