Brady threw the winning TD with just five seconds left in the game to beat the Saints.
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Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Brady leads stunning late-game comeback: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected with undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins for a 17-yard touchdown with five seconds left in the game to earn a shocking 30-27 win over the previously unbeaten New Orleans Saints. The scoring play capped a 70-yard drive in which the Patriots marched down the field with no timeouts after getting the ball with just over a minute to play. The Patriots also managed to win despite Brady throwing an untimely interception after the Saints took a 27-23 lead with two-and-a-half minutes remaining.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers, Packers win without two top receivers: With an injury-depleted defense and a suddenly thin receiving corps, the Green Bay Packers managed a narrow 19-17 road win over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers delivered the decisive blow late in the third quarter, a 64-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson. The Packers had lost two of their top receivers -- James Jones and Randall Cobb -- to injury in the game, but 120 yards rushing from rookie Eddie Lacy helped make up for the loss of offensive production. The Packers' win ended the Ravens' 14-game home winning streak against NFC opponents.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton, Bengals work overtime to top Bills: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton ended a two-game touchdown drought, throwing for three touchdowns as the Bengals earned a 27-24 overtime road win against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills rallied in the fourth quarter after being down 24-14 entering the period. After the Bengals' opening drive in overtime didn't result in a score, Kevin Huber's punt pinned the Bills deep in their own territory. A three and out set up the Bengals nicely for Mike Nugent's 43-yard game-winning field goal.