Chargers-W-Jets (14-7)….Bolts win ugly game at Meadowlands…Philip Rivers (290P-TD)…Antonio Gates (6R-41Y-TD)…Melvin Gordon (128APY)….Jets QB-Bryce Petty (119P-Int-3QBX)….Bilal Powell (145Y) rushing in loss…Special teams foulups…Missed field goal badly…major penalty wiped out Travis Benjamin 91Y-PRet-TD…Failed to execute on side kick….Game had 18-punts…Petty missed receivers all day…had 4th down game tying drive die at 4-yard line….Bolts now (8-7)-still in wildcard playoff chase with Raiders coming to LA next weekend.
Rams-W-Titans (27-23)…Jared Goff (301P-4TD)…Todd Gurley (276APY)…Gurley (118R-158-Receiving)….Marcus Mariota (275P-Int) in loss…Rams win NFC-West..now (11-4).
Seattle-W-Dallas..(21-12)..Justin Coleman 30Y-TD interception…Russell Wilson (91Y-2TD) passing…Seahawks held to (136Y) offense…Seattle defense (2-Int-4QB sacks) of Dak Prescott…RB-Ezekiel Elliott (97R)….Cowboys knocked out of playoff race…fall to (8-7)…Seattle (9-6) still in wild card playoff race.
Saints-W-Falcons (21-13)…Drew Brees (231P-TD)…Ted Ginn 54Y-TD-catch…Will Lutz 3FGs….Matt Ryan (288Y) passing…Julio Jones (7R-149Y)…New Orleans had 5-sacks…Saints (11-4).
Patriots-W-Bills (37-16)…Tom Brady (224P-2-TD)…RB-Dion Lewis (129R)….Tyrod Taylor sacked 6X by New England..Patriots (12-3).
Jaguars-L-49ers (44-33)…Jim Garoppolo (242P-2TD)..wins 4th start in a row..Dontas Johnson 50Y-TD interception….SF added (131Y) rushing..Blake Bortels (382P-2TD)…Niners had 3-intercetpions in game….Jaguars ()10-5).
Chicago-W-Bears (20-3)….RB-Jordan Howard 2-TD runs..Mitch Trubisky (193P)….Bears defense 2-Int-1-QB stack) DeShone Kizer..Browns now (0-15)
Denver-L-Washington (27-11)…Kirk Cousins (299P-3TD)….Redskins defense 4-sacks-interception-fumble recovery of Brock Osweiler…Denver now (5-10).
Carolina-W-Tampa Bay (22-19)….Panthers defense 6-QB sacks-3-fumble recoveries of James Winston…Cam Newton (160P-52R) in win…Panthers (11-4)…Bucs (4-11)
Chiefs-W-Miami (29-13)..QB-Alex Smith (304P-TD)…K-Harrison Butler (5FGs)…Chiefs win AFC-West..now (9-6).
Bengals-W-Detroit (26-17)…RB-Gio Bernard (110R-TD)…Randy Bullock 4FGs….Matt Stafford (203P-TD-Int) in loss..Lions out of playoff race.
Arizona-W-Giants (23-0)…Drew Stanton (209P-2TD)….Larry Fitzgerald (9R-119)…..Eli Manning (263P-2Int-1-Fumble)…Giants now (2-13)-1st time franchise ever lost 13-games in a season.
Colts-L-Ravens..(23-16)…Justin Tucker 3FGs…Joe Flacco (237P)…Rafens now (9-6)…Colts (3-12)
Vikings-W-Green Bay (16-0)….Minnesota defense 2-interceptions…Case Keenum TD….Packers QB-Brett Hundley (16-40) passing…Both teams had under (240Y) offense in biting cold weather.
Christmas Night Games
..Steelers-Houston…Pittsburgh goes for 12th win of season
..Raiders-Eagles..Philadelphia goes for 13th win of year.
Jets..OT-Brandon Shell-hand..DT-Leonard Williams-back.
Redskins..DE-Ziggy Hood-elbow..CB-Kendall Fulton-concussion
Bengals..LB-Vontze Burfect-shoulder..RB-Joe Mixon-ankle
Cowboys..DE-David Irving remains in concussion protocol-2nd week.
Packers..OT-Jason Spriggs-knee..IR-CB-Demetrie Goodson-knee
Houston..IR-QB-Tom Savage-concussion for 3rd week in row
Vikings..OG-Nick Easton-fractured ankle
Redskins..IR-OT-Trent Williams-knee..RB-Sam Perine-groin
NFL Network..Michael Irvin implicated in groping incidents at network.
NFL..Hires 2nd neurological doctors to work sidelines in playoffs.
Tampa Bay..Report Jon Gruden contacting possible staff members if he takes Tampa Bay job when it opens.
New England…Report that 20-Patriots players refused to following lifting program designed by strength coaches-wanted to do regiment under Tom Brady’s private coach.
Giants..Interview Kevin Abrams-for GM job…has worked for 16-years with team.
Rams..DE-Robert Quinn-fined (12,154)-personal fouls
Arizona..OT-Alex Boone fined (18,2312) horse collar tackle
Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard fined (12,132)-personal foul
Jets..LB-David Bass fined (9,115) for facemark.
Seattle..S-Delain Hill-fined (12,153) for ejection from game.
Steelers..Waive LB-James Harrison
Rams..Sign FA-K-Sam Ficker
Raiders..Sign OT-Ian Silberman-Browns
Saints..Sign FA-CB-Sterling Moore
Armed Forces Bowl…Aztecs-L-Army (42-35)…QB-Christian Chapman throws interception-then loses fumble on lateral-leading to 2-late TDs in Army come from behind win…Donnell Woolfork scores on TD run (:18) left-Army converts 2-point conversion to cap comeback…Black Knights (440Y) rushing…QB-Ahmed Bradshaw (180R) in win…Army outgunned SDSU (446-281)….had (91-31) edge in snaps…(46-minute to 13-minute) time of possession….Rashaad Penny (221Y-4TDs) rushing in loss…SDSU finishes (10-3) on season.
Aztecs…Lose Def Coor-Danny Gonzalez..hired by Arizona State to join Herman Edwards’ new coaching staff.
Mobile Bowl…Appalachian State-W-Toledo…Mountaineers pick off 3-Logan Woodside passes…Jalin Moore (125Y) rushing in Appy win
Hawaii…Fresno State-vs-Houston..Jeff Tedford caps big year
Heart of Dallas…Utah-vs-West Virginia..QB-Wil Grier says will return
Quick Lane…Duke-vs-Northern Illinois
Cactus…UCLA-Kansas State…QB-Jose Rosen-out concussion issues
USC…QB-recruit JT Daniels-Mater Dei-will graduate from school early-sip senior year..enroll at USC-redshirt in 2018 but be in college.
Illinois..Fire Garrick McGee-Off Coor
Padres..Mourn passing of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg-had heart attack on Thursday morning at home-waiting for shuttle to Airport for Christmas trip to Boston….Legendary voice of Wimbledon…NBC-on-NFL..Super Bowls…Olympic broadcasts…Rams-Angels and UCLA basketball..College basketball-Final 4’s.
Padres..Sign FA-OF-Shane Peterson-ex Tampa Bay
Padres..Lose P-Jose Ruiz-claimed on waivers by White Sox.
Dodgers..Announce season ticket hikes of 5-to-30% in Dodgers Stadium despite drawing 3.7M fans last year.
Dodgers..Claim FA-P-Henry Owens-ex Red Sox..(5.19-ERA) last year.
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Yosh Hirano-133-saves in Japan in career
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Tim Melville-ex Padres
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Josh Rutledge-ex Red Sox
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Alex Henson-ex White Sox
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Anthony Bass-ex Padres-Astros-Texas
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Shane Tolleson-ex Mariners
Rangers..Sign FA-OF-Brett Eibner-ex Dodgers
Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Dante Bichette Jr-ex Yankees
Braves..Sign FA-C-Bob Brantly-ex Reds
Minnesota..Sign FA-Kai Teng-from Taiwan
Milwaukee..Sign FA[=P-Radhames Liz-ex Korean
Washington..Sign FA-P-Jeff Ames-ex Tampa Bay
Boston..Sell 3B-Matt Dominguez to Chiba Lotte Marines-Japan
Mets..Hire Omar Minaya as Asst GTM to Sandy Alderson.
Seattle..SS-Jean Segura confirms assaulted by corrupt pollice in DRep.
(NBA Schedule)..Christmas Day games
..Lakers-Minnesota..G-Lonzo Ball out a week with shoulder sprain.
..Knicks-76ers…Sixers still without top pick G-Markelle Fultz
..Cleveland-Golden State..Warriors won 10-of-11
..Houston-Oklahoma City..Both teams averaging 115-per game
..Washington-Boston..Celtics surprise season without big money star Gordon Hayward.
Sacramento..G-DeAaron Fox-out 2-weeks-quad
Orlando..F-Nikola Vucevic-out 8-weeks-broken hand
Cavs..G-Isaiah Thomas-cleared full practice-recover hip surgery
UCLA..School hands down 1-year suspension Cody Riley-Jalen Hill aftermath of China shoplifting incidents…can practice and go to team meetings..but will not play this year.
Christmas break for teams…schedule resumes December 27th.
Calgary..NHL President Gary Bettman says ‘frustrated’ cannot find public financing for Flames new arena.
LA Kings..get to Christmas break (22-11-4) in 2nd place in Pacific
Anaheim..Ducks get to holiday break (16-13-8).
San Diego Gulls…have now won 5-games in row.
Soccer…2-top FIFA officials from South America found guilty of theft-money laundering in Bribery-Kickback scandals….convicted of taking 17M in bribes..guilty on 10-counts…face 9-to-20 years in prison.
English Premier League..
..Manchester City-W-Bournemouth (4-0)….City now won 17-matches in row.
..Arsenal-Liverpool…(3-3) tie..Arsenal scored in 53rd-56th-58th minutes to take lead-let Liverpool re-tie game in 71st minute.
..Everton-Chelsea…wind up in (0-0) tie.
..Manchester United-Leicester City…(2-2) tie..U-gives up tying goal in 94th minute.
..Hotspur-W-Buirnley..Tottenham wins (3-0)
..Crystal Palace-Swansea…Tie (1-1)..Palace unbeaten in last 8-matches.
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