Chargers-W-Broncos (23-9)…Bolts finish season (12-4)…Win 8-turnover sloppy game…Philip Rivers (175Y) passing…Broncos Case Keenum (292P-TD)….Casey Hayward scores on 99-yard interception of missed 2-point conversion…Kyle Emanuel 21Y-TD on fumble recovery…Broncos self destructed with a pick and 3-fumbles…Rivers threw 2-more interceptions…Jahleel Addae costly fumble….Bolts play wildcard game in Baltimore next weekend.
..RB-Melvin Gordon left in 4th quarter with ankle injury
..LB-Jatavious Brown left with ankle sprain
..Chargers had just 5-plays of plus 10-yards in lst half..finished game with 14-total plays
..Broncos had 10-plays of plus 10-yards
..Chargers had just 114-yazrds offense at half time
..Broncos had 42-24-advantage in plays in first half-but kept turning ball over.
Chiefs-W-Raiders (35-3)..Damien Robinson 89Y-TD catch..Daniel Sorenson 54Y-TD-interception..Tyreek Hill 67Y-TD pass…Patrick Mahomes (281P-2TD)..Derek Carr (185P)…RB-Doug Martin (100Y) rushing…KC defense 4-takeaways-3 sacks…Chiefs clinch home field advantage for entire AFC playoffs
Ravens-W-Browns (26-24)…LB-CJ Mostly intercepts 4th down pass in final (1:05) to seal win…QB-Lamar Jackson (179P-90R) in win…Ravens ran for (296Y) in victory..QB-Baker Mayfield (376P-3TD-3 Int) in loss…Ravens win division.
Steelers-W-Bengals (16-13)….K-Matt McCrane 3FGs including 2-in final 4-minutes for Pittsburgh win…Ben Roethlisberger (287P-TD)….Defense had 4-sacks…held QB-Jeff Driskell (71Y) passing…Steelers miss playoffs.
Titans-L-Colts (33-17)…QB-Andrew Luck (285P-3TD)…RB-Marlon Mack (119R)…Defense 3-takeaways…Colts get final wildcard slot….Indy won 9-of-10 games.
Eagles-W-Redskins (24-0)…Nick Foles (221P)-2TD…completed 25-passes in a row….Philadelphia defense held QB-Josh Johnson (24Y) passing in first half…Defense had 4-sacks and interception in win.
Chicago-W-Minnesota (24-10)…Bears defense 4-sacks..held Kirk Cousins (132Y) passing..RB-Dalvin Cook (39Y) rushing..Eagles knock Minnesota out of playoffs.
Rams-W-49ers (48-32)…Jared Goff (199P-4TD)…RB-CJ Anderson (162R)…in win…Rams defense 3-interceptions..fumble recovery…3-sacks…Niners QB-Nick Mullens (281P)..RB-Alfred Morris (111R)..Rams finish (13-3)
Packers-L-Lions (31-0)…QB-Matt Stafford (266P-2TD)…Lions defense interception-2 sacks…DeShone Kizer played most of game at QB for Green Bay….Packers finish (6-9-1) out of playoffs.
Bills-W-Miami (42-17)…Buffalo QB-Josh Allen (224P-3TD-95R) in blowout win…Bills defense 4-sacks-4-takeaways…Ryan Tannehill (147P) in loss…Miami (7-9)
Falcons-W-Bucs (34-32)..Matt Bryant 37Y-FG (:01),,,QB-Matt Ryan (378P-2TD)…Jameis Winston (345P-4TD) in loss…Coach Dirk Koetter fired after game.
Cowboys-W-Giants (36-35)..Cole Beasley diving 32Y-TD catch with (:71) left in game..2-Point conversion wins game…Dak Prescott (387Y) passing..TE-Blake Jarwin (7R-119Y-3TD)…..Eli Manning (301P-2TD)..RB-Saquon Barkley (109R) in loss..
Houston-W-Jaguars (20-3)..QB-Deshaun Watson (234P-66R) in win…Defense Interception-Fumble Recovery-3-sacks-Blake Bortels…Texans win division (11-5).
Patriots-W-Jets (38-3)..Tom Brady (250P-4TD)…Pats defense 4-sacks-3 fumble recoveries…Sam Darnold (161P) in loss
Carolina-W-Saints (33-14)..Curtis Samuel 33Y-TD catch…QB-Kyle Allen (228P-2TD)…Saints rested starters..QB-Teddy Bridgewater (118P-TD-Int) in loss…Saints have home field advantage entire NFC playoffs.
Seattle-W-Arizona (27-24)…Sebastian Janikowski 35-42Y FGs in final 4-minutes for Seattle win…RB-Chris Carson (122R)…Russell Wilson (152P)….Seahawks defense 6-sacks-2 fumble recoveries of QB-Josh Rosen
Browns..NFL fines QB-Baker Mayfield (10,000) taunting Bengals
Patriots..WR-Julian Edelman fined (63,504) 3-personal foul flags
Jets..Coach Todd Bowles fined (25,000) criticism NFL refs
Jets..DT-Leonard Williams fined (43,449)-2 penalties
Jets..Fined 125,000 total for 5-incidents last weekend
Titans..OT-Taylor Lewan fired (10,000) taunting Redskins
Broncos..Denver Post blames GM-John Elway for coaching mess and QB issues…Coach Vance Johnson likely to be fired after (6-10) season…career record (11-21)
Jets..fire Coach Todd Bowles (24-40) record in 3-years
Tampa Bay..fires Coach Dirk Koetter after (5-11) season…was (19-29) as head coach
Cincinnati…Report Coach Marvin Lewis contemplating retiring from head job…Hue Jackson-ex Cleveland coach-would replace him.
Jacksonville…Owner Shad Khan says Tom Coughlin..GM-Dave Caldwell..Coach Doug Marrone will all return in 2019.
Jacksonville..GM-Tom Coughlin rips RBs-Leonard Fournette-TJ Yeldon for disrespecting team and league for sidelines issues…
Raiders…Interview Mike Mayock-NFL Network for vacant GM job…want to talk to Christ Polian-Jaguars…ex Bucs GM-Mark Dominick also about vacancy
Arizona..Sources say Mike McCarthy-ex Packers coach-not interested in possible interview with Cardinals.
Redskins…Washington Post reports owner Daniel Snyder fired 3-top execs who were critical of team signing of FA-LB-Reuben Foster.
NFL Draft….1st pick-Arizona…2nd pick 49ers…3rd pick-Jets…4th pick-Raiders…5th pick Tampa Bay.
Eagles..QB-Nick Foles to have MRI-chest injury
Houston..DE-JJ Watt-reinjures elbow
Seattle..OGs-DJ Fluker-JR Sweezy-hamstrings
Rams..RB-Tod Gurley held out-knee swelling
Saints..4-OL missed final game with injuries
Browns..CB-Denzel Ward-concussion symptoms returned
Packers..WR-Randall Cobb-concussion-confirmed had memory loss
Bengals..LB-Vontze Burfect-4-concussion issues in 2-years
Colts..C-Ryan Kelly-neck stinger
Giants..WR-Jawill Davis-dislocated kneecap-dancing lockeroom
Colts…Activate CB-Jalen Collins from IR
Bears..Activate OT-Kyle Long from IR
Chargers..Will activate TE-Hunter Henry from IR-playoffs
Bengals..IR-CB-Dre Kirkpatrick-WR-Tyler Boyd
49ers..Workout DE-Demontrae Moore-ex Giants-Raiders
Raiders..Workout P-Drew Kaser-ex Chargers
Bills..DT-Kyle Williams announces retirement after 13-years
Colts..Workout LB-Korey Toomer-ex Chargers
Steelers..Sign FA-K-Matt McCrane-ex Raiders
Packers..Workout FA-WR-Devin Smith-ex Jets
Orange Bowl-Alabama-W-Oklahoma (45-34)…Tide jump out to (28-0) lead in first quarter…had (191-0) edge in total offense…held off furious Sooners comeback…QB-Tua Tagovailoa (24-27) 318P-4TD…..Tide had (528-471Y) advantage in offense…OU-QB-Kyler Murray (308P-109R) in loss…Tide now (14-0) heading for Championship game.
Cotton Bowl-Clemson-W-Notre Dame (30-3)..Tigers QB-Trevor Lawrence (327P-3TD) in lopsided win…Clemson (538Y) offense…Irish just (5-17) on 3rd downs.
Music City Bowl-Auburn-W-Purdue (63-14)..QB-Jaret Stidham (373P-5TD)
Orlando Bowl-Syracuse-W-West Virginia..Orange QB-Eric Dungey (303P)…Mountaineers QB-Will Grier sits out game
Alamo Bowl-Washington State-W-Iowa State..Cougars QB-Gardner Minshew (299P-2TD)
Peach Bowl-Florida-W-Michigan..Gators (257Y) rushing..Wolverines gave up (102-points)…(994Y) in last two losses of season.
Charlotte Bowl-Virginia-W-South Carolina..RB-Jordan Ellis (108R)
Arizona Bowl..Nevada-W-Arkansas State…Wolfpack defense 3-interceptions in overtime win
Holiday Bowl….Northwestern (8-5)-vs-Utah (9-4)…Wildcats led by QB-Clay Thorsen (2942P-15TD)….Northwestern with wins over Iowa-Wisconsin-Michigan State….Utah survived loss of QB-Tyler Huntley and RB-Zach Moss late in season-still won 9-games…Utes wins over Oregon-USC-Stanford and a 4-point loss to Washington State…matchup of very underrated coaches Pat Fitzgerald-Kyle Whittingham..
Military Bowl…Cincinnati-vs-Virginia Tech
Santa Clara Bowl…Oregon-vs-Michigan State
Liberty Bowl..Oklahoma State-vs-Missouri
Gator Bowl…Texas AM-vs-North Carolina State
Northwestern….Pat Fitzgerald-Wildcats coach…to interview for vacant Green Bay Packers head coaching job.
Houston…Fire Coach Major Applewhite in wake of (70-14) loss to Army in bowl game…was (15-11) over two years.
Miami…Mark Richt quits after poor bowl performance..went (26-13) but team tailed off two years in a row.
Ohio State..Retiring coach Urban Meyer says he won’t coach again
Ole Miss..Interviews Rich Rodriguez for Off Coord job
Michigan..Mounting criticism Jim Harbaugh (1-9) vs Top 10-teams
Miami..AD-Blake Jones says Canes play unacceptable in bowl blowout loss to Wisconsin.
Utah State..top RB-Darwin Thompson (1,287Y) files for NFL draft.
Aztecs-L-Brown (82-61)….SDSU outscored (26-0) in first half….Bears jump to (50-22) lead at halftime..Ivy League Bears hit 15-3’s in shocking blowout…State went 8-minutes without a basket in first half…
SDSU…New Years Day game vs Cal State Northridge.
USD-W-Grand Canyon (61-58)…Torerors held Antelopes to (38%) shooting…USD now (11-4) on year.
UCLA-L-Liberty (73-58)…Steve Alford’s team has lost 6-of-9….including losses by 14-15-16-21-29) points.
Lakers-W-Sacramento (121-114(….Katavious Pope scores 24-off bench..Josh Hart (22P)…Brandon Ingram (21P)….Lakers wipe out 7-point deficit go on (20-6) spurt midway thru 4th quarter to win….Lakers hit 15-3’s in victory…..Sunday night game
Lakers..Surgery G-Rajon Rondo-ligament damage in finger..out 5-weeks…second hand surgery a month.
Clippers-L-San Antonio (122-111)..Spurs build 21-point lead in 3rd quarter on Saturday
Clippers-W-Lakers (118-107)…Friday night win…Clippers had (22-0) spurt to blow game open…Lou Williams (36P) off bench
Washington…G-John Wall-surgery-bone spur on heels…out 5-weeks
Minnesota..F-Andrew Wiggins rips fans for booing team at home..calls fans ‘s*** for treatment of players.
Padres-Marlins…Trade talks stall-San Diego refuses to put P-Joey Lucchessi in a deal for C-JT Realmuto.
Padres-Toronto…Trade..San Diego deals P-Clayton Richard to Blues Jays for AA-OF- Connor Panas (.232) last year.
Dodgers-Tigers…LA refuses to deal young OF-Alex Verdugo or C-Kei Ruiz to Detroit in swap for OF-Nick Castellanos.
Angels..Sign FA-C-Jon Lucroy-ex A’s…career (.277) 100-home runs.
Angels..Open talks with FA-2B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates
Angels..Open talks with FA-reliever-David Robertson-ex Yankees
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Matt Shoemaker-ex Angels (40-32) 3.94-ERA
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jamie Callahan-ex Mets
Phillies..Open trade talks with Arizona for P-Robbie Ray
Phillies..Open contract talks with FA-P-Dallas Keuchel-ex Astros
Yankees-Milwaukee..Trade talks for P-Sonny Gray
Mets..Open contract talks with FA-C-Yasmani Grandal
Cardinals-Mariners..Trade talks for St Louis 1B-Jose Martinez
Mariners..put 1B-Edwin Encarnarcion on trade block
Astros-Mets..Houston opens trade talks for P-Seth Lugo
Washington..Negotiate with Astros 2B-Marwin Gonzalez.
Japan…FA-P-Yusei Kikuchi faces January 3rd deadline to decide on free agent offers..was asking for (6Y-42M) deal.
Commissioner Rob Manfred…asks Competition Committee to develop a rule change that would limit number of ‘shifts’ a team could employ in a game…Manager Joe Madden leads group of managers who say baseball should not try to ‘legislate’ strategy in the game.
Dallas..CEO-Jim Lites rips top paid players Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin for poor play-lack leadership…being paid combined 19M this year…Benn (15G)..Seguin (11G)….Lites said stars “Playing like s***”…..Benn response…”I don’t play for him”
Calgary…D-Dustin Byfuglien-fined (2500) violent slash
Vancouver..Sign 6Y-extension to keep AHL farmclub in Utica, NY rather than move to AHL-Pacific Division.
Florida-Toronto..Trade..Panthers deal G-Michael Hutchinson to Leafs for 5th round pick
Toronto..talks to ex-Ducks D-Kevin Bieksa about possible free agent contract
NY Islanders..Put C-Jordan Eberle on IR list
Humboldt Broncos…New coach Nathan Hoystrick resigns with heart issues…had led team to (21-13-2) this season as franchise rallied from horrible bus crash that killed 16-last spring during playoffs.
Ducks-Arizona…Anaheim trades LW-Gio Fiore to Coyotes for D-Trevor Murphy….Murphy has (38G-113Pts) in career in AHL.
Ducks..Put D-Jake Dotchin on NHL waivers to send him to San Diego
Ducks..Send D-Andrej Sustr to Gulls..callup D-Andy Welinski
Kings-Colorado…Monday matchup…LA won 4-of-5
Ducks-Tampa Bay…Monday game…Ducks lost 5-in row..Lightning (30-7-2) record)
Gulls-W-San Jose (5-1)…Troy Terry-Max Jones-Sam Steel score goals-beat first place Barracuda for 2nd time in a week
Gulls-W-Bakersfield (3-2) OT..Troy Terry scores 11th goal of season on Saturday night
Florida-Edmonton…Trade..Panthers deal D-Alex Petrovic to Oilers for D-Chris Wideman
Winnipeg…D-Dustin Byfuglien-sidelined 4-weeks with leg injury.
Chelsea….English Premier League team preparing 57M-transfer fee deal to acquire F-Chrisitan Pulisic from Dortmund-Germany….Pulisic would not report in January during transfer window-but in June.
English Premier League-5 upset wins on weekend.
..Manchester City-W-Southhampton…City scores in 45′ and 47′ before halftime
..Manchester United-W-Bournemouth..Paul Pogboa scores goal..United 5-wins in row
..Leicester-L-Cardiff…Upset win Cardiff scores in 92′
..Hot Spur-L-Wolverhampton..Wolves score 3-goals in 18-minute span
..Newcastle-Ties-Watford..Solomon Rondo scores in upset tie
..Fulham-W-Huddersfield..Alex Mitrovic scores in 91st minute
..Everton-L-Brighton..Jueurgen Locadia scores in upset
..Liverpool-W-Arsenal..Robert Firmino 3-goals in (5-1) win
..Chelsea-W-Crystal Palace..Golo Kanta goal
..West Ham-L-Burnley..Chris Wood scores early in upset win