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Jason B. Hirschhorn

Crucial Decisions Await Packers

Aaron Rodgers returned from a broken collarbone on Sunday, hoping to lead the Packers on a late-season playoff push. Instead, despite the efforts of the star QB, Green Bay lost at Carolina, which means the Packers face big questions with their playoff streak ending. More»

Cowboys Edge Raiders By Slimmest of Margins

Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive after Dak Prescott converted a fourth down by the width of an index card to set up Dan Bailey's 19-yard field goal, and Derek Carr fumbled the ball inches from the goal line with 31 seconds left to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Raiders. More»

Jimmy G, 49ers win again vs. Titans

The 49ers won their third straight game with Jimmy Garoppolo behind center. He led the Niners on a game-winning drive to deal a blow to the Titans' playoff hopes, throwing for 381 yards and setting up the game-winning field goal for Robbie Gould in a 25-23 win. More»

Ball Bounces Pats' Way In Win Over Steelers

The matchup between the AFC's two top teams came down to an overturned Steelers TD with 30 seconds left. Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception on the next play, and the Patriots escaped Pittsburgh with a 27-24 win after a late go-ahead TD. More»

Rams Rout Seahawks to take NFC West lead

Los Angeles running back Todd Gurley couldn't be stopped in Seattle, rushing for 152 yards and scoring four total touchdowns before the end of the third quarter alone. The Rams blew out the Seahawks, 42-7, to take the top spot in the NFC West. More»

McCoy Makes History as Bills Top Miami

LeSean McCoy scored twice against the Dolphins and blew past the 10,000 career rushing yards milestone to help Buffalo stay alive in the AFC playoff hunt. The Bills now have eight wins and a 6-2 record in Buffalo to match the team's best finish at home since 1999. More»

Ravens continue to roll, blow out Browns

Baltimore's stout defense forced four turnovers against the Browns, including a fumble recovery for a touchdown, in a 27-10 win. Cleveland now has only two more games to pick up a victory this season as DeShone Kizer once again looked overmatched. More»

Vikings Flatten Bengals, Clinch NFC North

Minnesota suffocated the Bengals on defense, as Andy Dalton threw for only 113 yards and three first downs before Cincinnati turned to backup QB AJ McCarron midway through the final quarter. The Vikings locked up their division with a 34-7 win. More»

Foles shines as Eagles lock up playoff bye

No Carson Wentz? No problem. Nick Foles showed that he has what it takes to lead the Eagles' offense, throwing four TDs against the Giants in a 34-29 win. Eli Manning almost helped New York pull off an upset but failed on fourth-and-goal with under 50 seconds left. More»

Brees, Ingram help Saints survive vs. Jets

The Saints pulled ahead at home late to beat the Jets after a failed onside kick with under two minutes to go. Mark Ingram totaled over 150 yards from scrimmage and two TDs while Drew Brees relied on Michael Thomas to move the chains in a 31-19 win. More»

Redskins outlast Cardinals in sloppy game

Washington QB Kirk Cousins did just enough to hold off the Cardinals and overcome errors, throwing for 196 yards and two TDs in a 20-15 win. Arizona, meanwhile, kicked five field goals as Blaine Gabbert couldn't get anything going in six trips to the red zone. More»

Bortles, Jaguars roll over Texans

Blake Bortles and the Jaguars were clicking on all cylinders against the Texans. The QB threw for over 300 yards and three scores while the defense shut down Houston, holding T.J. Yates and the Texans' offense to only one score in a 45-7 victory. More»

Chiefs Retake Control of AFC West

After a rough midseason stretch, the Chiefs rallied to beat the Raiders last week, setting up a crucial AFC West showdown with the Chargers. And in a dominant performance reminiscent of earlier this season, the Chiefs rolled to a 30-13 victory Saturday night. More»
Will Leitch

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

There are so many sports events every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. This Saturday and Sunday, you can catch some compelling NFL matchups -- including the Steelers against the Patriots -- as well as five bowl games! More»
Joe DeLessio

End of an Era: Francesa Signs Off

New York sports radio legend Mike Francesa held his final shows on WFAN this week. Over three decades, Francesa emerged as a voice of the fan in New York, becoming a must-listen personality for fans of the city's sports teams. More»
Mike Lupica

Piscotty trade to A's both near & dear

In the December of Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani, everybody should know about Stephen Piscotty, who goes from the Cardinals to the A's in a trade that will bring him closer to home, where his mother, Gretchen, was recently diagnosed with ALS. More»
Joe Sparacio

Fantasy Football Week 15: Start/Sit

Week 15 in the NFL is upon us, which means that you are likely in the middle of a big fantasy playoffs matchup. Let's us help with some key players to consider starting or sitting to finish the season strong. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Records And Milestones To Watch

As the NFL season winds to a close, each team has a record that might be broken, be it an all-time football record or a franchise one instead. Which have the best chance to fall, and which are the most impressive? We investigate. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Evaluating the Third-Base Market

The Winter Meetings are over, but the rumor mill is still sizzling, especially among third basemen. Some of the best are free agents waiting to sign while others are star players on the trade block. Where could and should they end up? More»
Matt Brown

Grading The 2017 ACC Season

The ACC had a wide range of results in 2017, as Florida State proved to be the most disappointing team in the country, helping to open the door for Clemson to pursue its second straight national championship after winning a third straight league title. More»
Will Leitch

Cardinals' Plans Coming To Fruition

The Cardinals are acquiring Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins, and that's not going to be the end of their moves. With a deep farm system, St. Louis is leaping into action right now with a plan that has been building for years. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Biggest Winter Meetings Questions

Baseball's Winter Meetings started slow and finished with a steady stream of done deals, but ultimately, these Meetings created more questions than they answered. So let's run through five prominent ones as they come to an end. More»
Andrea Hangst

Building The Browns Starts at QB

The Browns are flirting with a winless season, and more changes could be on the horizon after John Dorsey was brought in as the new general manager. No matter how many changes are made, nothing matters more than finding a franchise quarterback. More»
Matt Brown

College Bowl Game Confidence Picks

College football bowl season begins on Saturday, with five games kicking off the 39-game slate that stretches out over more than two weeks during the holiday season. We predict all of the games here, ranking them from most to least confident. More»
Will Leitch

The Orioles Should Keep Machado

The Hot Stove has heated up in Baltimore, with rumors swirling that superstar Manny Machado is on the trade block. The Orioles may be looking to start a rebuilding process, but, instead, they should keep their star and go for it one more time. More»
Terence Moore

Belichick is the Best in NFL History

You can say this about Bill Belichick, or you can say that, but you have to say the leader of the New England Patriots with the mumbled responses during interviews is the greatest NFL coach ever. He's on the verge of potentially adding to that claim. More»
SoE Staff

Top 14 Photos Of The Week

As part of an ongoing series, Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you the best snapshots from around the sports world each week. Here we count down the best 14 photos from Dec. 5-11. More»
Alex Wong

Suns Need To Build Around Booker

Devin Booker looks like the player who can bring the Phoenix Suns back from the depths of the Western Conference. But the 21-year-old scoring phenom needs to improve his defense and the franchise needs to add pieces around him for sustained success. More»
Cliff Corcoran

Yankees Can Make Home Run History

Giancarlo Stanton hit nearly 60 home runs with the Marlins and is now primed to join Aaron Judge, who hit over 50 homers himself in the Bronx. The duo could be historic at the plate, and the Yankees might have one of the most powerful lineups of all time. More»
Matt Brown

Michigan Making Bold QB Addition

Faced with pressure to return to the top of the Big Ten, Michigan is bringing in reinforcements. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced on Monday that he intends to transfer to Ann Arbor, where he'll provide a spark, if ruled eligible for 2018. More»
Will Leitch

The Yankees We Know Are Back

Even non-Yankees fans could find the Yankees likable last season when they made a run to the ALCS. However, after they acquired Giancarlo Stanton to pair with Aaron Judge, the rest of baseball is back to chasing New York. More»
Cy Brown

Ranking UCL Round of 16 Matchups

In the wake of one of the least eventful UEFA Champions League group stages in recent years, the soccer gods have seen fit to bless us with a fantastic slate of knockout round matches. Let's rank all eight pairings. More»
Matt Brown

Mayfield Becomes An All-Time Great

After two top-four finishes, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a landslide over finalists Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson. It's a deserved win that further cements Mayfield's status among college football greats. More»
Mike Lupica

Stanton to Yankees Has Familiar Feel

Giancarlo Stanton is on the verge of heading from the Marlins to the Yankees. It's a big move for the Yankees to acquire the 28-year-old slugger coming off a season with 59 home runs. It also can't help but feel like history repeating itself in New York. More»
Will Leitch

Ohtani Provides Big Spark To Angels

One of the most surprising facts in baseball is that Mike Trout, the best player in MLB, has never won a playoff game. His chances are about to get a lot better, as the Angels won the Hot Stove sweepstakes to land Shohei Ohtani. More»

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