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Eagles shock Rams to aid playoff hopes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles hope they're about to make another late-season run that begins with another big road win over the Rams.

Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Rookie Josh Adams also rushed for a score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes quite viable with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay's tenure.


Steelers hold off Pats, keep North lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger didn't want to use the word "crossroads." He did anyway.

His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday - a sight that typically signals doom for Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers - the longtime quarterback understood his team's enigmatic season had reached a tipping point.


Bears win NFC North, eliminate Packers

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention.

They could not have asked for a sweeter scenario.


Colts cool Cowboys with 23-0 blowout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack kept his eyes down the field and his legs churning Sunday.

His teammates took the cue.


Vikes use ground game to rip Miami 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With a new play caller in place, the Minnesota Vikings recommitted to running the ball. And Dalvin Cook proved again his capability, when healthy, of taking over a game.

Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for the Vikings, who stayed in control of a spot in the playoffs with a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.


Jackson helps Ravens run past Bucs 20-12

BALTIMORE (AP) The Ravens are making a serious playoff run behind fleet-footed rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, the key figure in Baltimore's rejuvenated ground game.

Jackson picked apart the Tampa Bay defense on a soggy field, running for 95 yards and throwing for 131 to carry the Ravens to a 20-12 victory Sunday.


49ers snap skid vs. Seahawks with OT win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) As if the San Francisco 49ers needed any reminder about how Seattle has dominated this once fierce NFC West rivalry of late, Kyle Shanahan and his coaching staff spent the night before the game reminding the players with highlights from the Seahawks' 27-point blowout just two weeks ago.

Message delivered.


Henry runs for 170, Titans blank Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are hoping to get to the playoffs riding the tandem of Derrick and the Defense.

It had been a perfect formula the last couple of weeks, and on a rainy Sunday it led to a third straight win and the Titans' first shutout in 18 years.


Redskins end skid at 4, stay in hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Josh Johnson's Madden rating should get a bump after his first NFL start in seven years.

Johnson, who played Madden NFL 19 to learn his new teammates' names, led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday.


Jones and Jones power Falcons in rout

ATLANTA (AP) The Falcons were struggling again, and quarterback Matt Ryan was looking for something to spark the team.

Ryan got just what he wanted from his teammate, linebacker Deion Jones.

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