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Steelers triumph over Giants in post-Sandy clash

AFP, EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 14-of-30 passes for 218 yards and four touchdown passes as Green Bay beat visiting Arizona 31-17, giving the Packers (6-3) their fourth victory in a row and the Cardinals (4-5) a fifth loss in a row.

Baltimore and Denver enhanced their division leads with road victories, the Ravens rallying late for a 25-15 victory over the Cleveland Browns, while Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns as the Broncos took a 31-23 triumph against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Baltimore’s Joe Flacco flipped a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith to give the Ravens (6-2) the lead for good on their way to beating the Browns (2-7) for a 10th consecutive time.

Manning completed 27-of-35 passes for 291 yards to spark the Broncos to a third win in a row and a 5-3 record to top the American Football Conference West.

Top draft pick Andrew Luck threw for an NFL rookie-record 433 yards, hitting 30-of-48 passes, as hosts Indianapolis edged the Miami Dolphins 23-20. The Colts (5-3) have won three in a row, while Miami (4-4) had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Also on Sunday, the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-14, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Washington Redskins 21-13, the Seattle Seahawks downed the Minnesota Vikings 30-20 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers overcame the Oakland Raiders 42-32.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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