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LOS ANGELES | Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners

LOS ANGELES — Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds caught two touchdown passes apiece from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams secured a first-round playoff bye with a 48-32 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Cory Littleton returned one of his two interceptions for a TD as the Rams (13-3) forced four turnovers … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners

MINNEAPOLIS | Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that kept the rival Vikings out of the playoffs. With the 24-0 win by Philadelphia at Washington, the Vikings (8-7-1) watched … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

TAMPA, Fla | Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

TAMPA, Fla.— Dirk Koetter has been fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team made the announcement Sunday night, a little more than three hours after the Bucs concluded a disappointing season with a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Koetter was promoted from offensive coordinator to his first NFL head coaching position … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Buccaneers fire coach Dirk Koetter after 3 seasons

DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh  — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Bangladesh (all times local): 2:12 a.m. A general election marred by violence in Bangladesh is drawing criticism of a vote seen as a referendum on what the opposition calls Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian tendencies. Opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain is calling Sunday’s vote “farcical,” … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

DENVER | Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense

DENVER — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers recovered from a slow start to beat the Broncos 23-9 Sunday for their first win in Denver since 2013. The Chargers (12-4) are headed to the playoffs for the first time in five years, but they’ll go in as a wild-card thanks to a last-second loss … Continue reading DENVER | Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense

The Latest: Browns’ Mayfield sets rookie TD mark

The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL‘s regular season (all times Eastern): 7:20 p.m. The Browns’ Baker Mayfield set the NFL rookie record with his 27th TD pass of the season against Baltimore. The top pick in the draft from Oklahoma got the record on a 1-yard TD pass to Antonio Callaway in the … Continue reading The Latest: Browns’ Mayfield sets rookie TD mark

LANDOVER, Md. | Foles leads Eagles past Redskins 24-0, into playoffs

LANDOVER, Md.— Nick Foles’ magic stretched all the way back to Minnesota. Foles did it again, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-0 victory over the Redskins and the defending Super Bowl champions earned the NFC’s final wild-card berth when Chicago beat the Vikings on Sunday. The Eagles (9-7) will play at the Bears (12-4) … Continue reading LANDOVER, Md. | Foles leads Eagles past Redskins 24-0, into playoffs