(Nashville, TN) — Derrick Henry’s 75-yard touchdown run with 46 seconds left helped the Titans bury the Texans, 24-13, in Nashville. Tom Savage threw for 365 yards and a touchdown for Houston, but a costly red-zone interception with just over a minute to play doomed them. Texans’ kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn finished 2-for-4 on field goals as they fell to 4-and-8.
Cowboys Visit Giants Sunday
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are still alive in the NFC playoff race as they visit the New York Giants this Sunday. At 6-and-6, Dallas sits two games behind Carolina and Seattle for a Wild Card slot. The ‘Boys would need to win out and Philly would have to lose out for them to win the NFC East.
New York Jets 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31
Minnesota Vikings 14, Atlanta Falcons 9
Tennessee Titans 24, Houston Texans 13
New England Patriots 23, Buffalo Bills 3
San Francisco 49ers 15, Chicago Bears 14
Baltimore Ravens 44, Detroit Lions 20
Miami Dolphins 35, Denver Broncos 9
Jacksonville Jaguars 30, Indianapolis Colts 10
Green Bay Packers 26, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 (OT)
Los Angeles Chargers 19, Cleveland Browns 10
Oakland Raiders 24, New York Giants 17
New Orleans Saints 31, Carolina Panthers 21
Los Angeles Rams 32, Arizona Cardinals 16
Seattle Seahawks 24, Philadelphia Eagles 10
Rockets Crush Lakers
(Los Angeles, CA) — James Harden put up 36 points as the Rockets crushed the Lakers, 118-95, in Los Angeles. Eric Gordon scored 22 off the bench and Chris Paul added 21 as Houston improved to 18-and-4 overall and 10-and-1 on the road. The Rockets are riding a seven-game win streak and visit Utah on Thursday.
Orlando Magic 105, New York Knicks 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 90, San Antonio Spurs 87
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Los Angeles Clippers 106
Golden State Warriors 123, Miami Heat 95
Houston Rockets 118, Los Angeles Lakers 95
Mavericks Host Nuggets
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks host the Denver Nuggets tonight before embarking on a three-game road trip. Dallas is 6-and-17 after beating the Clippers at home on Saturday. The Nuggets enter at 13-and-9. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
>>Stars Rout Avalanche
(Denver, CO) — Tyler Seguin scored two goals in the first period and the Stars clobbered the Avalanche 7-2 in Denver. Jason Spezza and Greg Pateryn dded second period goals for Dallas and Brett Ritchie contributed a pair of third period tallies. Devin Shore also found the back of the net in the third as the Stars won their fifth straight. Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves in the winning effort. Dallas will host Nashville tomorrow.
Winnipeg Jets 5, Ottawa Senators 0
Los Angeles Kings 3, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Arizona Coyotes 2 (OT)
Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama Named CFP Semifinalists
(Undated) — Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama are the top four in the final College Football Playoff rankings and are headed to the national semifinals. Second-ranked Oklahoma faces number-three Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Top-ranked Clemson and number-four Alabama square off in the Sugar Bowl. The winners will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on January 8th in Atlanta.
>>College Football Bowl Preview
(Undated) — Bowl season is here and plenty of Texas schools will be in action all month. North Texas will face Troy in the New Orleans Bowl. The inaugural DXL Frisco Bowl will pit SMU versus Louisiana Tech. Texas Tech will meet South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. Texas will clash with Missouri in the Texas Bowl in Houston. TCU and Stanford are slated to meet at the Alamo Bowl. Texas A&M takes on Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area will also host a handful of bowls. USC and Ohio State are set for the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. Army faces San Diego State at the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth. Utah will meet West Virginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium.
>>Aggies Sign Fisher To Record Deal
(College Station, TX) — Texas A&M has officially hired head football coach Jimbo Fisher from Florida State. He has agreed to a 10-year, 75-million-dollar deal, which is the richest deal in college football history. Fisher takes over for the fired Kevin Sumlin and will be introduced today.
Rickie Fowler Rallies To Win Hero World Challenge
(New Providence, Bahamas) — Rickie Fowler fired a course-record 11-under 61 in the final round to rally for a win at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Tiger Woods shot a four-under 68 in his final round. He finished in a tie for ninth with Matt Kuchar at eight-under. This was the first competitive action for Woods since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February.