NFL scores: Week 15 updates, results, highlights

Patriots-Steelers highlights the Week 15 action in the NFL, as the matchup will decide the top seed in the AFC.

The playoff picture comes into even further focus with the Week 15 NFL slate. The marquee game of the week is Sunday afternoon's AFC-deciding clash between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. The Steelers can lock up the top seed in the AFC with a win over the Pats at Heinz Field.

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In the NFC, the Eagles can clinch home-field advantage with a win over the Giants and a Vikings loss.

Aaron Rodgers makes his return in Carolina, as the Packers take on the Panthers in the top NFC clash of the weekend. The game is nearly a must-win for the Packers, which are in third place for the NFC wild card.

Another highlight of Week 15 is the NFC West matchup between the Rams and Seahawks. The Seahawks tie the Rams' record atop the division with a win.

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NFL scores: Week 15 results, highlights

Houston Texans 7, Jacksonville Jaguars 45

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4:18 p.m.: FINAL: Jaguars 45, Texans 7.

3:49 p.m.: The Jags are on their way to clinching their division.

3:16 p.m.: The Texans finally got on the board with a touchdown from Yates to Hopkins.

2:38 p.m.: The Jaguars are up 24-0 at halftime.

2:09 p.m.: The Jags are taking care of business in Jacksonville.

1:46 p.m.: The Jaguars have taken a 7-0 lead over the Texans.

Baltimore Ravens 27, Cleveland Browns 10

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4:17 p.m.: FINAL: Ravens 27, Browns 10.

3:30 p.m.: The Ravens now lead 27-10.

2:34 p.m.: The Ravens are up by a touchdown at halftime.

2:11 p.m.: The Ravens have taken a 10-7 lead.

1:55 p.m.: Isaiah Crowell broke off a huge run.

1:46 p.m.: The Ravens took the lead with a field goal.

Green Bay Packers 24, Carolina Panthers 31

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4:29 p.m.: FINAL: Panthers 31, Packers 24. The Packers' playoff chances are nearly finished.

4:10 p.m.: Unbelievable. The Packers have a chance to tie the game.

2:56 p.m.: Rodgers really underthrew the receiver here.

2:51 p.m.: Rodgers has now thrown two interceptions.

2:25 p.m.: Randall Cobb shows some nice moves to get in the end zone.

1:38 p.m.: The Packers answered with a touchdown and the game is tied 7-7.

1:23 p.m.: The Newton-McCaffrey connection is strong.

1:08 p.m.: The Panthers are underway in a huge NFC matchup.

Miami Dolphins 16, Buffalo Bills 24

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4:30 p.m.: FINAL: Bills 24, Dolphins 16.

4:07 p.m.: The Dolphins recovered an onside kick down eight points. On the very next play, Jay Cutler threw an interception. The Bills win.

3:23 p.m.: The Bills lead 24-6.

1:40 p.m.: The Dolphins answered with a field goal. The Bills are still winning after the first quarter.

1:19 p.m.: Here's Shady McCoy's opening-drive touchdown.

1:10 p.m.: LeSean McCoy gets in the end zone for the early score.

Cincinnati Bengals 7, Minnesota Vikings 34

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4:22 p.m.: FINAL: Vikings 34, Bengals 7. The Vikings clinch the NFC North.

3:41 p.m: Teddy Bridgewater is back.

3:24 p.m.: The Vikings are still up big after three.

3 p.m.: The Vikings hit a field goal to extend the blowout.

1:42 p.m.: The Vikings extended the lead with a field goal.

1:34 p.m.: The Vikings doubled their lead with this pick-six.

1:13 p.m.: Latavious Murray scored for the Vikings.

Arizona Cardinals 15, Washington Redskins 20

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4:31 p.m.: FINAL: Redskins 20, Cardinals 15.

3:19 p.m.: It's a close one after three.

2:01 p.m.: The Redskins lead 14-6 now after the Cardinals' field goal is good.

2:00 p.m.: Here's how the Redskins took a 14-3 lead.

1:31 p.m.: The Redskins have a 7-3 lead in D.C.

Philadelphia Eagles 34, New York Giants 29

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4:31 p.m.: FINAL: Eagles 34, Giants 29.

3:44 p.m.: Foles has four touchdowns as the Eagles lead.

2:20 p.m.: The Eagles are within six points with a touchdown pass from Foles to Zach Ertz.

1:51 p.m.: Sterling Shepard takes it to the house.

1:37 p.m.: The Giants scored another touchdown to take a 13-7 lead.

1:28 p.m.: The Eagles have taken the 7-6 lead with a touchdown pass from Foles to Jeffery.

New York Jets 19, New Orleans Saints 31

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4:32 p.m.: FINAL: Saints 31, Jets 19.

3:54 p.m.: Michael Thomas had two touchdowns that were called back. This one finally counted.

3:32 p.m.: The Jets are hanging in there.

2:31 p.m.: The Jets scored a field goal on the ensuing drive from this interception.

1:14 p.m.: The Saints used this big play from Mark Ingram to score a field goal on their first drive.

Los Angeles Rams 42, Seattle Seahawks 7

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7:22 p.m.: FINAL: Rams 42, Seahawks 7. Todd Gurley went off in the Rams' win.

5:31 p.m.: The Rams extend the lead even further with a touchdown pass from Goff to Woods.

5:11 p.m.: The Rams added another touchdown and are routing the Seahawks so far, 20-0.

4:55 p.m.: The Rams lead after one quarter.

4:26 p.m.: The Rams lead 6-0 thanks to two field goals.

4:14 p.m.: The Rams get a takeaway to start the game.

Tennessee Titans 22, San Francisco 49ers 23

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7:32 p.m.: FINAL: Titans 22, 49ers 23.

7:31 p.m.: Robbie Gould caps a clutch drive with a game-winning field goal.

6:56 p.m.: The Niners now trail 20-19.

6:49 p.m.: Here's how the Titans grabbed the lead.

6:46 p.m.: The Titans have the lead after a touchdown pass fom Mariota to Matthews.

6:33 p.m.: The Niners are up 16-13. Ryan Succop added a field goal for the Titans.

5:53 p.m.: The Titans make it a one-possession game right before halftime.

5:17 p.m.: Here's a nice catch from Marquise Goodwin.

5:12 p.m.: The Ttians got on the board with a field goal and trail 6-3.

4:54 p.m.: The Niners are up 6-0.

New England Patriots 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 24

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7:23 p.m.: Here's how it ended. Roethlisberger tried the fake spike, but threw into trafffic.

7:20 p.m.: FINAL: Patriots 27, Steelers 24.

7:19 p.m.: After review, a touchdown catch was overturned. Then, Roesthlisberger faced third down with the clock expiring and threw an interception. Patriots win.

7:15 p.m.: Here's the Smith-Schuster kickoff return.

7:13 p.m.: But HOLD UP. JuJu Smith-Schuster ran the kickoff to the 10.

7:11 p.m.: The Patriots score a touchdown, then Brady completes to Gronkowski to convert the 2-point conversion.

6:59 p.m.: The Patriots settled for a field goal and now trail by five.

6:31 p.m.: Le'Veon Bell puts the Steelers in front.

6:06 p.m.: Tom Brady's touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks makes it 17-16.

5:55 p.m.: Antonio Brown is out.

5:14 p.m.: The Steelers added a field goal and lead 10-7.

4:52 p.m.: The Steelers tied the game up with this touchdown.