[caption id="attachment_21978" align="aligncenter" width="535"] Leon Halip / Getty Images[/caption] Four sides clinched their respective divisions, two games went into overtime and an amazing 11 games were decided by one score in an exciting morning of NFL. The Seattle Seahawks overcame their road struggles to cause a major upset by beating the Chicago Bears 23-17 in overtime at Soldier Field. Russel Wilson threw a touchdown to end the contest on the first drive of overtime. The win makes it three in a row for Seattle in trips to Soldier Field and has the Seahawks 7-5, looking likely to snare a playoff wildcard. Also overcoming road woes were the Cleveland Browns who snapped a 12 game road losing streak beating the lowly Oakland Raiders 20-17 to condemn them to a fifth straight loss. Brandon Weeden threw for 365 yards, with 116 of those going to rookie receiver Josh Gordon who also caught a touchdown in a fine outing. Another streak was snapped in Baltimore, where the Ravens who had won 15 consecutive home games were upset 23-20, by their AFC North divisional rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. Veteran third stringer Charlie Batch led the Steelers on a 61 yard game winning drive capped off by a 42 yard Shaun Suisham field goal as time expired and the Ravens run of luck in close games finally ran out. The AFC North has a third playoff contender in the Cincinnati Bengals who rallied late to beat the San Diego Chargers 20-10. The Chargers have now dropped seven of their last eight and how Norv Turner has kept his job is anyone’s guess. The Bengals by contrast have won four in a row and are firmly in what looks a 3 way fight for the 2 AFC wildcard spots with Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts hold the box seat in that race as they improved to 8-4 with a thrilling 35-33 road win against the underperforming Detroit Lions. Andrew Luck has now posted the most wins by a quarterback taken at pick one in their rookie season. He was the match winner here as he bravely dumped a short pass to Donnie Avery with time expiring and it paid off as he raced the 14 yards for the score to secure the win. The Denver Broncos have shown a tendency to post big points in bursts this season and they did so once again reeling off 21 points in under six minutes of third quarter game time to account for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23. Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns with two of them going to Demayrius Thomas. With the Ravens loss things are tight in the playoff seeding race with the Broncos one of three sides at 9-3 in the AFC. The other side at 9-3 in the AFC is the New England Patriots who were far from their best against the Miami Dolphins, but were good enough to win 23-16 despite posting a season low 321 offensive yards. Wes Welker had 12 catches for 103 yards and tied the great Jerry Rice’s record of 17 career games with 10 or more receptions. Two games clear are the 11-1 Houston Texans who accounted for the Tennessee Titans 24-10 with little trouble. The win came on the back of a strong defensive showing which will please coach Gary Kubiak after conceding 68 points in their last 2 outings. They forced three fumbles, three interceptions and sacked Jake Locker six times. In rainy and windy conditions the Buffalo Bills ran the ball all over the Jacksonville Jaguars to register a convincing 34-18 win. The Bills had 46 running plays and just the 17 passing attempts as Fred Jackson 25 carries, 109 yards and CJ Spiller 14 carries, 77 yards proved too much for the Jaguars defence to handle. Mark Sanchez was finally benched after producing a horrendous 10-21 for 77 yards with three interceptions, but with Tim Tebow out injured it was rookie Greg McIlroy who took over and the led the New York Jets down the field for the game’s only touchdown and a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals in one of the worst games of football you will ever see. Ryan Lindley was equally as bad for the Cardinals going 10-31 for 72 yards and an interception. The Kansas City Chiefs showed remarkable mental fortitude to beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21 less than 48 hours after the Jovan Belcher tragedy and snare just their second win of the season. Brady Quinn had his best game as a Chief, impressing with a surprisingly efficient performance going 19-23 for 201 yards and two touchdowns. The St Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49er’s came within 26 seconds of playing out two draws in two meetings for the season but rookie kicking sensation Greg Zuerlein, aka Legatron, had other ideas as he smashed through a 54 yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime to help the Rams cause a major upset. He earlier forced overtime with a 53 yard field goal as time expired in regulation. The 49ers defeat leaves the race for the second seeding in the NFC a very open affair and the Green Bay Packers took full advantage of it with a 23-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The win came in spite of more Adrian Peterson magic, who rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries, including a career long 82 yard touchdown run that will do his MVP bid no harm. The Dallas Cowboys scored three last quarter touchdowns to win a shootout with the Philadelphia Eagles 38-33 and keep their playoff hopes alive. Oft maligned quarterback Tony Romo was near perfect on the night going 22-27 for 303 yards with three touchdowns. The Eagles returned a punt for a touchdown with 31 seconds to go to cut the lead to five points but could not recover the ensuing onside kick which consigned them to an eighth straight defeat.