Chargers-L-Patriots (41-28)….New England scores on first 4-possessions of game…..Built a (41-14) lead in 3rd quarter…..Pats at 20-first downs while the Chargers had run just 20-plays…QB-Tom Brady (343P-TD)…..RB-Sonny Michel (129R-3TD) in lopsided win…WR-Julian Edelman (9R-151Y)…..RB-James White (15R-97Y)……QB-Philip Rivers was (5-16) passing in 1-segment…..finished (25-51) (331P-3TD)……Rivers took 2-sacks…9-hits-13-Pressures in loss….Chargers RBs (10C-19Y) rushing..
..Chargers fall to (1-12) in Foxboro.
..Rivers (0-8) in games vs Brady
..Rivers (0-6) in Foxboro
..Patriots (25-15-2) vs Patriots all time
..Bil Belicheck (29-11) in playoffs
..Belicheck (290-134) in career
..Tom Brady (28-10) in postseason
..Brady (20-3) in playoffs in Foxboro
..Brady (135-21) in career in Foxboro
..Brady (208-60) in career
..Patriots (134-24) at Gillette Stadiuml
Saints-W-Eagles (20-14)…Drew Brees (301P-2TD)….RBs Alvin Kamara-Mark Ingram combine (124R)…WR-Micke Thomas (12R-171Y)….CB-Marcus Lattimore 2-interceptions in game….Eagles had (14-0) lead early…QB-Nick Roles (201P-TD-2 Int)…..Saints took control of game with 18-plays drive that covered 92-yards and took (11:29) off the clock….
Chiefs-W-Colts (31-13)….Kansas City jumps out to (17-0) lead in dominant first half-Indianapolis never recovers….QB-Patrick Mahomes (278P)…RB-Damien Williams (129R)….TE-Travis Kelce (7R-108)….WR-Tyreek Hill (8R-72Y-36Y-rushing)….Chiefs in first half had (274-12Y) edge in total offense (17-0) first down advantage….Andrew Luck (203P-TD-Int) in loss….Adam Vinatieri missed FG and PAT on base snaps…..Final stats gave Kansas City (433-263) edge in offense…..KC ran (78-53) snaps…..Time of possession (39:49-20:11)….1st postseason win for Kansas City at home since 1993.
Rams-W-Dallas (30-22)…..1st Rams playoff win in 19-years…..Rams pound out (273Y) rushing in dominant win….CJ Anderson (123Y)-Todd Gurlley (162Y) rushing in win….QB-Jared Goff (186P)……Cowboys QB-Dak Prescott (266P-TD)….RB-Ezekiel Elliott (47R)….WR-Michael Gallup (6R-119Rec) in loss…..LA Coliseum crowd (77,187)
Miami…Will offer Brian Flores-Patriots head coaching once New England season is over.
Bengals..Will offer Zach Taylor-Rams head coach job when LA season is over.
Arizona..Hire Vance Joseph-ex Denver-Def Coord…Hire Bill Davis-ex Ohio State-LB coach….Steve Sarkisian-ex-Atlanta-turns down Off Coord job.
Bears..Hire Chuck Pagano-ex Colts-Def Coord
Bears..Interview Rob Ryan as LB coach
Browns..Hire Todd Monken-exTampa Bay as Off Coord….Steve Wilks-ex Arizona-as Def Coord…Stump Mitchell-ex Jets as RB-coach..-.Mike Priefer-ex Vikings-Spec Teams ..Hire James Campen-ex Packers-as Assistant Head Coach
Broncos…Gary Kubiak withdraws as candidate for Off Coord job……Interview Mike Munchack-ex-Steelers…Nick Sirianni-ex Colts
Broncos..Fire Greg Williams as DB coach
Broncos..Interview Ed Donatell-ex Bears for DB-coach….Brandon Staley-ex Arizona for LB-coaching job
Miami..Interview Brett Bielema-ex Arkansas-Wisconsin coach for Def Coord job
Lions..Interview Todd Monken-ex Tampa for Off Coord job
Packers..Interview Todd Monken-ex Tampa..Nathaniel Hackett-ex Jaguars for Off Coord job.
Jacksonville…Will interview Gary Kubiak-ex Denver for Off Coord job
Miami…Interview Brian Flores-Patriots for head coach job…Dowell Loggains for Off Coord job
Vikings..Interview Sean Kugler-ex Broncos for OL job
Giants..Interview Kacy Rogers-ex Jets for LB coaching job.
Jets..Will interview Gregg Williams-ex Browns for Def Coord job
Steelers..Hire Teryl Austin-ex Bengals as DB coach
Tampa Bay..Hire Kevin Garver-ex Arizona as WR coach….Nick Rapone-U Delaware as DB coach….Joe Gilbert-U Arizona as OL coach
Redskins..Name Bruce Allen as President of FB and Business Operations
Baltimore..Fires Marty Mornhinweg as Off Coord-name Greg Roman to Off Coord post.
Bengals..Fire Jim Haslett-LB coach
Packers..Fire Joe Whitt-RB coach
Miami…Bob Kuchenberg-legendary OG-passes away (71)….anchored OL for 14-years in Miami including (17-0) team in 1972.
Detroit..Rick Forzano-former head coach Lions-Navy..passes away (91).
NFL..Deny report they would allow Chargers to move home playoff game from Stub Hub Center-Carson to LA Coliseum for AFC title game…NFL said Chargers business contracts mandated games to be play in Carson.
San Diego Fleet…AAF team heads into 2nd full week of training camp in San Antonio….TE-Gavin Escobar…WR-Kam Kelly having outstanding camp…both ex Aztecs…..DE-Jonathon Peterson-ex USD-running as starting DE…..Fleet to have joint practice with Atlanta Legends next week.
Alabama..QB-Jalen Hurts visits Maryland-Miami as graduate transfer.
Notre Dame…QB-Brandon Wimbush to visit Penn State-Georgia Tech as transfer.
Central Florida…meets with QB-Brandon Wimbush-ex Notre Dame
Oklahoma..QB-Austin Kendall announcing he is transferring-has 2-years left.
Oregon..QB-Brandon Burmeister announces he is transferring..with 2-years left.
Nevada..CB-Malik Henry transfers to Florida State.
Stanford..RB-Bryce Love to miss combine with torn ACL in knee.
Aztecs..OT-Ryan Pope…K-John Baron invited to play in East-West Shrine Bowl.
Oregon…2nd player-OT-Sam Pontasi-files (5M) lawsuit against former coach Willie Taggart…team trainers and university for health damages suffered in offseason workout….Last week OT-Doug Brennan filed (11.5M) lawsuit for severe internal organ damage..when his body shutdown during workouts.
Alabama..DT-Quinnen Williams..TE-Irv Smith…OT-Jonah Williams all file for NFL draft.
Temple..Hires Rod Carey-Northern Illinois as Owls head coach
Alabama…Hires Steve Sarkisian-ex Falcons as Off Coord
Miami..Hires Dan Enos-Alabama as Off Coord
Utah..Hires Andy Ludwig-Vanderbilt as Off Coord
South Florida..Hires Kerwin Bell-Valdosta State as Off Coord
Georgia Tech…Hires Mario Coleman-ex Raiders as DLine coach
Padres…Tell Wil Myers he will return to play in LF next season-not 3rd base…Myers had 6-errors-12 misplays and (.967) fielding percentage after move to 3rd base…hit (.253-11HR) last year….
Padres now have 6-experienced outfielders on roster but questions as SS-3B and need for veteran pitching…trade is still possible.
Padres…Estimated team payroll now (85.6M) for coming season….but that includes (21.2M) to players no longer on team-Clayton Richard-Jedd Gyorko-Phil Hughes-Hector Olivera…so actual payroll is sin 65M range.
Padres-Cubs..Trade talks for 3B-David Both (.243)
Padres-Phillies..Revisit trade talks for 3B-Mikhail Franco (.251)
Padres..Talk to FA-3B-Mike Moustakas-wants 3Y-deal
Padres..Sign P-Kirby Yates (1Y-3M) deal avoid arbitration.
Phillies…Meet for 5-hours with FA-Bryce Harper-his agent and family…expected to make firm contract offer mid week.
Yankees..Sign 2B-DJ LeMahieu-ex Rockies (2Y-24M).
Toronto..Sign FA-P-David Phelps-ex Mariners
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Randall Delgado-ex Arizona
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Jacob Lindgren-ex Atlanta
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-DJ Peterson-ex Reds
Indians..Sign FA-P-AJ Cole-ex Yankees
Milwaukee..Sign FA-P-Burch Smith-ex Royals-Padres
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Drew Hutchinson-ex BlueJays-Pirates
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Aaron Slegers-ex Twins
Orioles..DFA-C-Andrew Susac-ex Giants
Texas..Negotiate with FA-2B-Josh Harrison-ex Pirates
Texas..Visit with FA-3B-Yanger Solarte-ex Twins-Padres
Toronto..Visit with FA-P-John Alford-ex Dodgers
A’s…Open contract talks with P-Kyler Murray…wants 15M-package to sign and not go to NFL draft as quarterback.
Red Sox..Sign OF-Mookie Betts (1Y-20M)..(9.5M) raise…Sign 3B-Xander Bogaerts (12M)…Jackie Bradley (8.8M).
Mets..Sign P-Jacob deGrom (1Y-17M)
A’s…Sign OF-Khris Davis (1Y-16M)
Washington..Sign 3B-Anthony Rendon (1Y-18.8M)
White Sox..Sign 1B-Jose Abru (16M)
Astros..3B-Alex Bregman-surgery for elbow issue-will miss start spring training.
Phillies…3B-Will Middlebrooks-retires-injuries problems 3-years in a row.
Orioles..Hire Don Long-ex Reds-as hitting coach
Dodgers..Hire Scott Coolaugh-ex Orioles-as minor league hitting coach
Aztecs-L-Air Force (62-48)….SDSU shoots 37%…goes (2-17) from 3-point line….13-turnovers….outrebounded (39-33) by undersized team….SDSU missed 11-3 point shots in a row…shot (27%) in first half…..State now (9-7) as poor-erratic play continues.
USD-L-Pepperdine (76-71)…..Colby Ross (27P)..Kam Edwards (23P) in Wave upset win…Toreros hit with injuries…G-Isaiah Wright-chip fracture wrist…G-Ollin Carter-rib
Lakers-Cavaliers….LA losing (80-69) in 4th quarter at press time….Cavs had all 5-starters in double figures…..LA came into game (23-20)…..Cleveland was (8-35)….Sunday NBA action…Lakers just (3-6) since LeBron James injury.
Lakers-L-Utah (113-95)…Donovan Mitchell (33P) in Friday night blowout in Salt Lake City….
Clippers-L-Detroit (109-104)…Blake Griffin scores (44P) against former team.
Dallas…G-JJ Barea out with torn Achilles.
New Orleans…F-Kyle Anderson-out 4W-sprained ankle
Anaheim Ducks…GM-Bob Murray puts out statement saying he is not firing Coach Randy Carlisle-but expects better play from his entire roster…Ducks now winless in last 11-games
Ducks-L-Winnipeg (4-3) OT…..Bryan Liltle scores on rebound with (:11) left in overtime to give Jets the win…Ducks lost (2-0) lead on the road…G-John Gibson makes (38-saves)….Ducks winless streak at club record 11-in row.
Kings-W-Penguins (5-2)…Jonathon Quick 38-saves in home ice win
Ducks-L-Pittsburgh (7-4)…Anahiem winless streak 10-games (0-7-3),,,Ducks go (0-3-3) on homestand.
Boston..Veteran F-Rick Nash retires-concussion issues
Chicago-Tampa Bay..Trade-Blackhawks deal D-Jan Rutta to Tampa for D-Slater Koekkoek
Flyers-Arizona..Trade-Philadelphia ships C-Jordan Weal to Coyotes for minor league player
Gulls-W-Milwaukee (5-2)…..Gulls unbeaten in last 13-games (11-0-2)…Gulls won 6-in row on road…won 8-in row overall.
NASCAR…Mourns passing of JD Gibbs (49Y)….President of Joe Gibbs racing….had built different racing teams working for father…had suffered from brain disorder for 3-years
English Premier League
..Manchester United-W-Hot Spur…Marcus Ashford scores inn 44’….Man U (12-5-5)…Tottenham (16-6)…Hot Spur loses goal scorer Harry Kane with ankle injury on hard tackle..
..Liverpool-W-Brighton..Mo Salah scores penalty shot..now (18-1-3)
..Arsenal-L-West Ham..Declan Rose scores only goal of game
..Leicester-L-Southampton..James Prowse scores penalty shot
..Watford-W-Crystal Palace..Score 2-goals in 7-minute span
..Burnley-W-Fulham..Fulham gives up 2-own goals
..Cardiff-Ties-Huddesfield…Instant replay over-rules goal
..Chelsea-W-Newcastle..Sends United into relegation zone
..Everton-W-Bournemouth..Everton 17-fouls-11 yellow cards
..Manchester City-Wolverhampton…Monday game…City (16-3-2)