(Houston, TX) — Deshaun Watson passed for three touchdowns and caught another as the Texans held off the Patriots 28-22 on Sunday Night Football in Houston. Watson caught a short pass from DeAndre Hopkins on a trick play to put Houston up 28-9 with less than 10 minutes to play. The Texans’ defense held New England in check for most of the game as it improved to 8-and-4. The Texans are home this coming Sunday against the Broncos.
Green Bay Packers 31, New York Giants 13
Baltimore Ravens 20, San Francisco 49ers 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Cleveland Browns 13
Washington Redskins 29, Carolina Panthers 21
Miami Dolphins 37, Philadelphia Eagles 31
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 11
Tennessee Titans 31, Indianapolis Colts 17
Cincinnati Bengals 22, New York Jets 6
Los Angeles Rams 34, Arizona Cardinals 7
Kansas City Chiefs 40, Oakland Raiders 9
Denver Broncos 23, Los Angeles Chargers 20
Houston Texans 28, New England Patriots 22
Cowboys Remain First In NFC East
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys remain all alone in first place in the NFC East thanks to the Dolphins. The 6-and-6 Cowboys got a break yesterday when the Eagles lost at Miami. The Eagles are 5-and-7. Dallas will return to action Thursday when it plays the 6-and-6 Bears in Chicago. Listen for the Dallas Cowboys Hour with Brad Sham this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Vikings Visit Seahawks On MNF Tonight
(Seattle, WA) — Two NFC teams with playoff aspirations meet tonight as the Seahawks host the Vikings on Monday Night Football. The 9-and-2 Seahawks can jump to first place in the NFC West with a win. The Vikings are 8-and-3 and will be tied for first in the NFC North with a victory. Minnesota is 0-and-5 against Seattle since 2012, including a playoff loss.
Mavericks Snap Lakers’ 10-Game Winning Streak
(Los Angeles, CA) — Luka Doncic scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to lead the Mavericks to a 114-100 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles. He also dished out 10 assists and hauled down nine rebounds. Delon Wright added 17 points and Kristaps Porzingis 15 to the victory, Dallas’ seventh in eight games and snapping the Lakers’ winning streak at 10. The Mavs remain on the road tomorrow night playing in New Orleans.
Pistons Hammer Spurs
(Detroit, MI) — Christian Wood scored 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Pistons hammered the Spurs 132-98 in Detroit. Luke Kennard added 20 for Detroit. Bruce Brown chipped in 13 for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game slide. DeMar DeRozan paced the Spurs with 20 points in the setback. Lonnie Walker the Fourth posted 13 for San Antonio, which has lost 11 of 13.
Thunder Edge Pelicans
(New Orleans, LA) — Chris Paul hit the go-ahead bucket with under three-and-a-half minutes remaining as the Thunder edged the Pelicans 107-104 in New Orleans. Paul finished with 16 points. Danilo Gallinari led Oklahoma City with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Steven Adams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder all added 17 for the Thunder, who have won three of four. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 26. Brandon Ingram chipped in 20 for New Orleans, which has lost five straight.
Miami Heat 109, Brooklyn Nets 106
Boston Celtics 113, New York Knicks 104
Memphis Grizzlies 115, Minnesota Timberwolves 107
Dallas Mavericks 114, Los Angeles Lakers 100
Detroit Pistons 132, San Antonio Spurs 98
Oklahoma City Thunder 107, New Orleans Pelicans 104
Toronto Raptors 130, Utah Jazz 110
Orlando Magic 100, Golden State Warriors 96
Los Angeles Clippers 150, Washington Wizards 125
Rockets Face Spurs Tomorrow Night
(San Antonio, TX) — The Rockets will try to extend their winning streak to three tomorrow night when they meet the Spurs in San Antonio. James Harden scored 60 points in Houston’s 158-111 rout Saturday of the Hawks.
Stars Fall In OT At Wild
(St. Paul, MN) — The Stars lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Wild at Minnesota. John Klingberg and Blake Comeau scored the Dallas goals. The Stars will try to snap a three-game skid tomorrow night when they play at Winnipeg.
Minnesota Wild 3, Dallas Stars 2 (SO)
Boston Bruins 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
Edmonton Oilers 3, Vancouver Canucks 2
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In college football, Baylor will meet Oklahoma Saturday in the Big 12 football championship game at AT&T Stadium. The Bears are 11-and-1 after destroying Kansas 61-6. Number-two LSU dismantled Texas A&M 50-7. The Aggies end the regular season at 7-and-5. TCU lost 20-17 at home to West Virginia to finish its season at 5-and-7. SMU beat Tulane 37-20 for the Mustangs’ first 10-win season since 1984. North Texas lost 26-21 to UAB to conclude a 4-and-8 season.
Texas Fires Three Football Assistants
(Austin, TX) — Texas head coach Tom Herman fired three assistant coaches after a disappointing 7-and-5 season. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando was dismissed, while offensive coordinator Tim Beck was demoted to quarterbacks coach, but his status after a bowl game is uncertain. Also axed were wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer and inside receivers coach Corby Meekins, who will remain with the program in an administrative role.
College Basketball (Top 25 Coaches Poll)
#5 Maryland Terrapins 84, Marquette Golden Eagles 63
#14 Arizona Wildcats 73, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 66
#22 Villanova Wildcats 83, La Salle Explorers 72
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, tonight, North Texas will play at UT-Arlington. Tomorrow night, Northwestern State is at SMU, TCU and Illinois State will play in Fort Worth, Texas will host UAB and Baylor will welcome Maryland-Eastern Shore to Waco.