NEW ORLEANS — Cam Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers rallied Sunday for a 41-38 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Carolina, the only remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, has the ninth 12-0 start in league history. The Panthers clinched the NFC South for the third year in a row when Atlanta lost earlier in the day.

Newton, who was 28 of 41 for 331 yards, twice led the Panthers back from fourth-quarter deficits as the Saints (4-8) tried desperately to avoid a four-game losing streak. Jonathan Stewart had a 5-yard scoring run on a pitch from Newton.

Drew Brees passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns for New Orleans. Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony returned a fumble 31 yards for a score and also became the first NFL player to return a blocked extra-point kick for two points.

CHIEFS 34, RAIDERS 20: Jeremy Maclin had two touchdowns catches after fourth-quarter interceptions and Tyvon Branch returned a third interception from Derek Carr for a clinching score against his former team as visiting Kansas City (7-5) got its sixth straight win.

The Raiders (5-7) were leading by six points and driving for more when Carr’s mistakes changed the tide of the game and helped keep Kansas City in the lead in the AFC wild-card race.

BRONCOS 17, CHARGERS 3: Brock Osweiler threw for one touchdown and Danny Tre-vathan intercepted Philip Rivers and returned it 25 yards for a score, leading Denver (10-2) to a win at San Diego (3-9).

Osweiler improved to 3-0 since taking over for the injured Peyton Manning.

49ERS 26, BEARS 20: Blaine Gabbert threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith in overtime after running for the tying TD late in regulation, lifting struggling San Francisco (4-8) to a victory at Chicago (5-7).

SEAHAWKS 38, VIKINGS 7: Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, Seattle’s defense didn’t allow a score, and the surging Seahawks (7-5) won their third straight game with a romp at Minnesota (8-4).

NFL rushing leader Adrian Peterson was limited to 18 yards on eight carries, and the Vikings needed a 101-yard kickoff return by Cordarrelle Peterson in the third quarter to keep from being blanked.

BILLS 30, TEXANS 21: Tyrod Taylor threw a tiebreaking 40-yard touchdown pass to Charles Clay with 1:53 left to lead Buffalo (6-6) over visiting Houston (6-6).

Taylor finished 11 of 21 for 211 yards and three TDs and also scored on an 8-yard run. Sammy Watkins had three catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Houston’s Brian Hoyer finished 26 of 44 for 293 yards with three touchdowns but was unable to deliver in the clutch as the Texans had a four-game winning streak snapped.

TITANS 42, JAGUARS 39: Marcus Mariota scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 87-yard run midway through a wild fourth quarter, and Tennessee (3-9) edged Jacksonville (4-8) to snap its 11-game home losing streak.

The teams combined for six touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Mariota finished with 112 yards rushing and threw for three touchdowns and 268 yards.

Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns.

BENGALS 37, BROWNS 3: Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Cincinnati (10-2) moved closer to the AFC North title with a win at Cleveland (2-10), which dropped its seventh straight.

BUCCANEERS 23, FALCONS 19: Jameis Winston threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans with 1:39 left to give Tampa Bay (6-6) a victory over visiting Atlanta (6-6).

The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft also scored on a 5-yard run and scrambled up the middle 20 yards on third-and-19 to prolong the third game-winning drive of his young career.

DOLPHINS 15, RAVENS 13: Miami (5-7) intercepted a pair of deflected passes from Matt Schaub to score two touchdowns 20 seconds apart late in the first half and held on to beat visiting Baltimore (4-8).

CARDINALS 27, RAMS 3: Running backs David Johnson and Kerwynn Williams scored a touchdown apiece and Arizona (10-2) rolled up 524 total yards in a win at St. Louis (4-8).