Jackson trolls Giants secondary on TD catch (0:22)
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Peterson guides NFC North-leading Vikings

The Vikings are back atop the NFC North standings in large part because of what Peterson did on Sunday, carrying 29 times for 158 yards against an Atlanta Falcons team that entered the game as the league's best against the run, writes Ben Goessling.

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Schlabach: LSU gets it right ... more or Les

Les Miles was carried off the field Saturday night. A last ride? Hardly. Despite weeks of speculation, his position as LSU head coach is safe.

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Calvin Johnson: If record broken, congrats due

Should Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's Julio Jones break Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record this year, Johnson said he would offer them congratulations.

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Chargers' Rivers passes Montana TDs, 40K mark

Philip Rivers joined some impressive company Sunday by surpassing 40,000 career passing yards and rising to No. 12 in the all-time passing touchdown rankings.

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Top 10 third basemen in MLB

Buster Olney's positional rankings series moves to third base, where Josh Donaldson tops the list; plus a look at some tough decisions for the Pirates.


Rivers tosses 4 touchdowns in win

Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes as the Chargers held off the Jaguars 31-25 to snap a six-game losing streak.


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Okafor apologizes for off-court issues

76ers center Jahlil Okafor released a statement in multiple tweets saying in part: "I hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else ever could and I'm not proud of some of my decisions over the last few months. I own my choices both personally and now publicly. At this point I am cooperating and respecting the process I have to go through." Story

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs CB Sean Smith shut out Buffalo WR in the second half after Watkins caught six passes for 158 yards and two TDs in the first two quarters. "He fixed the problem," coach Andy Reid said of Smith in the second half.

Reynolds throws down on pair of Flyers

No. 23 Xavier's Jalen Reynolds threw down on two players early against Dayton (Live on ESPN2).


Honey Badger picks off Niners

Niners TE Garrett Celek was carted off the field after rolling his ankle and was announced questionable to return by the team. Shortly after, Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu picked off Blaine Gabbert as Arizona leads San Francisco 3-0 after one quarter. Follow live

Dalton shines in Bengals' rout over Rams

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, including two to A.J. Green, as the Bengals beat the Rams 31-7.


AP runs all over Falcons in win

Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, passing O.J. Simpson and Corey Dillon on the all-time rushing list in the process as Minnesota beat Atlanta 20-10.


College football playoff -- Who's in?

Heather Dinich says the committee should book their plane tickets home early, because nothing's going to change in the top four this week.


Steelers (6-4) at Seahawks (5-5)

These teams have met twice since their Super Bowl encounter and the Steelers won both games by a combined score of 45-0. The last time the Seahawks scored a point against the Steelers was Matt Hasselbecks touchdown pass to Jerramy Stevens in the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XL. Follow live

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Hasselbeck on being 4-0 as a 40-year-old QB: "I'm just trying not to screw it up."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says the Chiefs "started playing the safety a zillion yards deep" and that's why Sammy Watkins was held without a catch in the second half.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where the Broncos host the Patriots. Cold and potential light snowfall by 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Patriots 12-0 in snow games under Bill Belichick.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets 38, Dolphins 20 (final): The Jets live. The season still matters. They played their most complete game in nearly two months, snapping a two-game losing streak. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Marshall played pitch and catch all day, and the third-down defense dominated Ryan Tannehill. This was a much-needed win for Todd Bowles, who has received criticism in recent weeks.

Watch: Xavier-Dayton for AdvoCare title

The nation gets an early look at this exciting Ohio rivalry as the 23rd-ranked Musketeers meet the Flyers with pristine records and the AdvoCare Invitational championship on the line. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Carr comes through for go-ahead TD

Raiders QB Derek Carr floated the ball perfectly to Seth Roberts for a 12-yard TD that gave his team a 24-21 win against the Titans.


Final: Jets 38, Dolphins 20

  • NYJ QB R. Fitzpatrick: 22-37, 277 yards, 4 TD
  • NYJ WR B. Marshall: 9 rec., 131 yds, 2 TD
  • MIA WR J. Landry: 13 rec., 165 yds, TD
  • Box score


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks got help in the early games with the Falcons and Bucs losing. Seattle would move into a tie with Atlanta for a wild-card spot with a win over the Steelers. The Seahawks play the Vikings, Ravens, Browns and Rams after today.

Final: Chiefs 30, Bills 22

  • KC QB A. Smith: 19-30, 255 yards, 2 TD
  • KC WR J. Maclin: 9 rec., 160 yards, TD
  • BUF WR S. Watkins: 6 rec., 158 yds, 2 TD
  • Box score


Jackson takes his sweet time on TD catch

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson flew past the Giants' secondary on this long TD grab, then leisurely strolled into the end zone.


Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

WASHINGTON 20, GIANTS 14 (FINAL): It's tough when you're down three offensive linemen, but Eli Manning picked a bad time to play his worst game of the season. Manning's three interceptions dug the Giants a 20-0 hole from which they could not recover, and Sunday's loss dropped them into a first-place tie with Washington at 5-6. They simply don't have enough depth or talent on their roster to win when they turn the ball over, though that Beckham kid is pretty good.

Final: Chargers 31, Jaguars 25

  • SD QB P. Rivers: 29-43, 300 yds, 4 TD
  • SD TE A. Gates: 4 rec, 53 yds, 2 TD
  • JAC QB B. Bortles: 30-49, 329 yds, 2 TD, INT
  • Box score


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Officials ruled that Stevie Johnson batted the ball sideways out of bounds, which apparently is not a foul. Learn something new every day.