• December 22, 2014

Football

Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons for 43-37 win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers powered the Green Bay Packers to another big first half in a home victory.

Russell Wilson leads Seahawks over Eagles, 24-14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks had the perfect blueprint for shutting down Chip Kelly's offense: Keep the Eagles off the field.

Russell Wilson leads Seahawks over Eagles 24-14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dominant defensive performance against Chip Kelly's high-powered offense even had Earl Thomas showing off his dance moves.

NFL says refs' fist bump OK after Broncos TD

DENVER (AP) — After C.J. Anderson bulled in for his second touchdown of the day, the Broncos celebrated.

Williams, Stanton lead Cardinals by Chiefs 17-14

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kerwynn Williams went from pretending to be Jamaal Charles on the Arizona scout team this week to outgaining Charles in the Cardinals' 17-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Panthers' Williams ejected in scuffle with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carolina Panthers tight end Brandon Williams was ejected from Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints for throwing punches during a scuffle between the teams that spilled behind an end zone, through a closed gate and into a tunnel.

Luck rallies Colts over Browns 25-24

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Luck was indecisive, unsteady and inaccurate. For 57 minutes, he looked nothing like a franchise quarterback or one of the NFL's biggest stars.

NFL players sporting 'I Can't Breathe' message

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A week after their "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" show of solidarity, several St. Louis Rams players made another societal statement Sunday with the message: "I Can't Breathe."

Bears' Marshall leaves stadium in ambulance

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears receiver Brandon Marshall left the stadium in an ambulance after sustaining a rib injury during Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Top overall pick Clowney out for season

HOUSTON (AP) — Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney will have a second surgery on his right knee, ending his rookie season for the Houston Texans after just three games.

Jets' Richardson stands by comments on Ferguson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson felt helpless as he watched the scenes near his hometown unfold on TV and social media.

Ravens' Haloti Ngata draws 4-game drug ban by NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended without pay for four games Thursday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Rams' Cook would "absolutely" do it all over again

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jared Cook said he'd "absolutely" repeat the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture he and four teammates made during Sunday's game.

Bills reach deal to terminate Toronto series

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No, Canada.

Rams take a memorable stance with gesture

It wasn't so much that the five St. Louis Rams who gave the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" signal during pregame introductions were using sports to make a statement — it was the sort of statement they made that set them apart.

Rams, police differ on Ferguson protest apology

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's all in the mindset.

Coughlin tells Giants not to worry about him

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Coughlin is refusing to discuss his future as the coach of the New York Giants after a seventh straight loss that he acknowledges has made him feel miserable.

Bills fans rally for Talley: Raise nearly $139,000

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills fans are rallying to support Darryl Talley after the team's former star linebacker revealed he is dealing with depression and experiencing financial difficulties.

US businessman jailed in Russia over broken window

MOSCOW (AP) — Last year, he tried to bring former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team. Now American businessman Mike Zaltsman sits in a crowded jail cell, accused of breaking a window.

Anderson boosts Broncos to 29-16 win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — C.J. Anderson proved that his performance against Miami wasn't a fluke.

Bills rally to beat Manziel, Browns 26-10

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Once safety Da'Norris Searcy and the Buffalo Bills' defense chased Cleveland Browns starter Brian Hoyer, they weren't going to let Johnny Manziel change the outcome.

Vikings block 2 punts for TDs, beat Panthers 31-13

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers looked like contenders in name only.

Fitzpatrick, Hopkins lead Texans over Titans 45-21

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick made the most of his second chance and J.J. Watt continued to make a case for MVP.