(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys secured the NFL East title with a 27-20 victory over the Bucs in Arlington. Dak Prescott ran for a Dallas touchdown and threw for another. Jaylon Smith returned a fumble 69 yards for a Cowboys’ touchdown, while Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 85 yards on 18 carries. Dallas improved to 9-and-6. The Cowboys finish the regular season this coming Sunday with a meaningless game at the New York Giants.
Texans Lose To Eagles, But Earn Wild-Card Berth
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Texans lost 32-30 to the Eagles on a field goal on the final play in Philadelphia. While Houston failed to wrap up the AFC South, it did clinch at least a wild-card spot when Pittsburgh lost to New Orleans. The 10-and-5 Texans could claim the division this coming Sunday with a win at home over Jacksonville. Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw for 339 yards and two scores in the loss to Philly.
New England Patriots 24, Buffalo Bills 12
Atlanta Falcons 24, Carolina Panthers 10
Green Bay Packers 44, New York Jets 38 (OT)
Dallas Cowboys 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20
Philadelphia Eagles 32, Houston Texans 30
Minnesota Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 9
Cleveland Browns 26, Cincinnati Bengals 18
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Miami Dolphins 7
Indianapolis Colts 28, New York Giants 27
Chicago Bears 14, San Francisco 49ers 9
Los Angeles Rams 31, Arizona Cardinals 9
New Orleans Saints 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 28
Seattle Seahawks 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31
Raiders Host Broncos Tonight
(Alameda, CA) — Monday Night Football comes to Oakland tonight as the Raiders face the Broncos. It could be the last game at the Coliseum as the Raiders are currently locked in a lawsuit with the city. Oakland is 3-and-11 under Jon Gruden. Denver enters at 6-and-8 and is out of playoff contention. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Mavericks Lose Again, Fall In OT To Trail Blazers
(Portland, OR) — The Mavericks’ losing streak is at six after falling 121-118 in overtime to the Trail Blazers in Portland. Harrison Barnes scored 27 points for Dallas. Rookie Luka Doncic contributed 11 rebounds and 23 points, including a three-pointer at the end of regulation to tie the game. The Mavericks are off until Wednesday when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.
Atlanta Hawks 98, Detroit Pistons 95
Indiana Pacers 105, Washington Wizards 89
Miami Heat 115, Orlando Magic 91
Sacramento Kings 122, New Orleans Pelicans 117
Boston Celtics 119, Charlotte Hornets 103
Brooklyn Nets 111, Phoenix Suns 103
Chicago Bulls 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 92
Minnesota Timberwolves 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 112
Golden State Warriors 129, Los Angeles Clippers 127
Portland Trail Blazers 121, Dallas Mavericks 118 (OT)
Memphis Grizzlies 107, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Rockets Playing On Christmas
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will be playing Christmas against the Oklahoma City Thunder at home. Houston is coming off a 108-101 triumph over the Spurs on Saturday. James Harden had 39 points and 10 assists in the win. The Rockets have won six of their last seven to move into first place in the Southwest Division.
Stars Fall to Islanders
(Dallas, TX) — Tyler Pitlick scored the Stars’ goal in the second period in a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders in Dallas. Anton Khudobin collected 25 saves on 27 shots in defeat. The Stars are fourth in the Central with 39 points. They are off until Thursday when they play in Nashville.
Columbus Blue Jackets 3, New Jersey Devils 0
Carolina Hurricanes 5, Boston Bruins 3
Philadelphia Flyers 3, New York Rangers 2 (SO)
Florida Panthers 6, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Detroit Red Wings 4 (OT)
New York Islanders 3, Dallas Stars 1
Arizona Coyotes 4, San Jose Sharks 3 (SO)
Los Angeles Kings 4, Vegas Golden Knights 3 (OT)
Baylor Moves Bowl Practices To Houston
(Houston, TX) — Baylor moved its football practices from its Waco campus to Houston in preparation for the Texas Bowl matchup on Thursday against Vanderbilt. After winning only one game in 2017, the Bears were one of the most improved teams in the country in coach Matt Rhule’s second season, going 6-and-6. The Commodores are also 6-and-6.
Cougars Remain Unbeaten On Court
(Houston, TX) — Number-20 Houston crushed winless Coppin State 75-44 yesterday at home. The Cougars improved to 12-and-0 and extended their home winning streak to 25, the longest in the nation. Corey Davis led Houston with 16 points. Houston is off until Saturday when it will host NJIT.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In area college basketball action last night, TCU beat Bucknell 82-65 at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. The Frogs improved to 10-and-1.