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The Football Five
- The Eagles racked up 363 rushing yards -- their most since 1948 and second-most ever -- in a 40-33 win over the Packers. Jalen Hurts threw for 153 yards and two scores and ran for 157 yards. Aaron Rodgers left with an .
- Josh Jacobs racked up 229 rushing yards -- including Raiders beat the Seahawks, 40-34. Jacobs also had 74 receiving yards, making his the most ever by a Raider. -- as the
- The Bucs' struggles continued with a 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns, and Tom Brady saw a 218-game streak snapped. Nick Chubb delivered the game-winning run in what was Cleveland's last game before Deshaun Watson .
- No Joe Mixon or Ja'Marr Chase, no problem. The Bengals are hitting their stride, and a 20-16 win over the AFC South-leading Titans proved it. Joe Burrow threw for 270 yards -- 114 of which went to Tee Higgins -- in Cincinnati's third straight win.
- Mike White -- replacing the Zach Wilson -- threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns as the Jets dominated the Justin Fields-less Bears, 31-10. The Jets earned an "A+" in our weekly grades.
Before diving in to the regularly scheduled programming, here's what the NFL playoff picture looks like at the moment:
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Staring a third consecutive loss right in the face, the Chargers showed that, with Justin Herbert behind center, they're still plenty dangerous. Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler with just 15 seconds remaining and then found Gerald Everett on a well-designed two-point conversion to propel the Chargers past the Cardinals, 25-24.
- Herbert completed 18 straight passes at one point. Crucially, he had no interceptions for the first time since Week 5. He also led the team with 38 rushing yards.
- The Chargers' defense stepped up late, forcing three straight three-and-outs in the fourth quarter, the last of which set up the game-winning drive.
- With the win, the Chargers (6-5) remain just one game back of a playoff spot.
I loved Chargers head coach Brandon Staley going for the two-point conversion. He put the ball in the hands of his best player, and his best player came through.
- Ivica Zubac in a win over the Pacers. Yes, 31 and 29. For Ivica Zubac.
- No. 24 Purdue dominated No. 8 Duke, 75-56, to win the Phil Knight Legacy tournament.
And not such a good morning for...
THE BALTIMORE RAVENS
- Trevor Lawrence led a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive with no timeouts. He capped it with a touchdown and a two-point conversion to Zay Jones.
- Tucker tried what would have been an NFL-record 67-yard kick as time expired, but he came up short. It snapped his streak of 65 consecutive makes in the fourth quarter or overtime.
- Lamar Jackson .
The Ravens have an NFL-high three losses when leading by at least two possessions in the fourth quarter this season, and in this one -- just like the other two -- they have no one to blame but themselves. In what turned out to be crucial, Baltimore managed just two touchdowns and three field goals on five red-zone trips.
- Baltimore turned the ball over twice, leading to 10 Jacksonville points. The Ravens are now 1-3 when they turn it over multiple times and 6-1 when they don't.
- On the game-winning drive, the Jaguars overcame a 3rd-and-21 and a 4th-and-6 deep in their own territory.
- It's the Jaguars' first ever win when trailing by seven or more in the final minute. They had been 0-175 in those situations.
- The Ravens rank last in yards per game allowed, yards per play allowed and points allowed in the fourth quarter.
Combine this loss with the Bengals' impressive win, and there's a tie atop the AFC North standings (although Baltimore owns the tiebreaker).
Not so honorable mentions
- It was a tough weekend for North Carolina. The No. 1-ranked men's basketball team lost to NC State. Iowa State on Friday and to Alabama Sunday. And the football team
College football recap: Michigan throttles Ohio State, Texas A&M shocks LSU 🏈
They'll remember this one for a long, long time in Ann Arbor, Mich. They might remember it for even longer in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan came into the Horseshoe and crushed Ohio State, 45-23, for its second straight dominant win over the Buckeyes.
It's the first time the Wolverines have won The Game in consecutive years since 1999-2000. The Wolverine offense had their way with the Buckeye defense en route to their most points in The Game since 1946.
- J.J. McCarthy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns -- 69 and 75 yards to Cornelius Johnson and 45 yards to Colston Loveland. He's the first player in the history of the rivalry with three touchdown passes of at least 45 yards in one game.
- McCarthy barreled in from three yards out to make it 31-20 early in the fourth quarter, and Donovan Edwards provided exclamation points with 75- and 85-yard touchdown runs. This came with star running back Blake Corum (knee) barely playing.
- As for the defense, Taylor Upshaw and Makari Paige both intercepted C.J. Stroud in the fourth quarter. Mike Sainristil, who had a touchdown-saving pass breakup, .
Simply put, college football reporter Dennis Dodd., writes our
- Dodd: "The Michigan team that couldn't run it (9 yards in the first half) suddenly crammed it down the Buckeyes' throats (243 yards in the second half). The team without the Heisman frontrunner (Stroud) saw its five-star quarterback (McCarthy) break out with three long touchdown passes. The team that -- as recent as a year ago -- couldn't beat Ohio State to save its life with eight straight series losses now owns its most hated rival. Who's your daddy, Buckeyes?"
Tom Fornelli, and the Buckeyes earned an "F" in . Jim Harbaugh, meanwhile, was , writes Shehan Jeyarajah.
Perhaps just as shocking was Texas A&M -- in the midst of a lost season -- taking it to LSU, 38-23. The Tigers were No. 5 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, and while they'll still play Georgia in the SEC Championship, their playoff chances are gone. USC is in line to take advantage, and Caleb Williams may have taken the Heisman lead as the Trojans topped Notre Dame, 38-27. We'll see how high they officially rise tomorrow, but our bowl prognosticator Jerry Palm .
Coaching carousel spins as college football regular season ends 👀
While most eyes are on the teams in the running for the College Football Playoff, many teams on the other end of things have seen their seasons come to an end. That means the coaching carousel is spinning, so let's get caught up.
- Nebraska Panthers Rhule just five games into this season, but he had great program-building success at Baylor and Temple. Matt Rhule. The
- Wisconsin Luke Fickell, who is one season removed from taking Cincinnati to the College Football Playoff.
- Arizona State Kenny Dillingham, who, at 32, is the youngest Power Five head coach.
- David Shaw at Stanford, where he is the program's all-time winningest coach.
- FAU Willie Taggart.
- Colorado to Deion Sanders.
- After Lane Kiffin with Ole Miss, Auburn Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze.
You can keep up with every development -- including grades for each hire --.
Odell Beckham Jr. removed from flight, causes delay at Miami airport
Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wasthat was headed from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday, according to Miami-Dade police. He was not officially cited or detained as part of the incident, but here are the details:
- Officers were dispatched to deal with a "medical emergency," with Beckham allegedly appearing to "come in and out of consciousness" and not buckling his seatbelt.
- Beckham was asked to exit the plane, but refused. The aircraft was deplaned, at which point OBJ was escorted off without incident.
- Beckham tweeted, "Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me ... I've seen it all." His attorney, Daniel Davillier, said Beckham was simply trying to sleep and Beckham was never "disruptive or combative."
World Cup recap: Germany stays alive in dramatic fashion ⚽
For much of Sunday, it looked like Germany's World Cup run would be a short one. Now, it at least has a chance. Niclas Fullkrug's 83rd-minute score earned a 1-1 draw with Spain, which dominated most of the game. The Germans -- who dropped their first game to Japan -- still have life in Group E, as the standings look like this:
- 1. Spain: 4 pts, +7 goal differential
- 2. Japan: 3 points, 0 goal differential
- 3. Costa Rica: 3 points, -6 goal differential
- 4. Germany: 1 point, -1 goal differential
Germany needs to beat Costa Rica and get some help from Spain on Thursday. Elsewhere Sunday...
This morning, Cameroon and Serbia played to a 3-3 draw. You can see all of our takeaways from Sunday here, check the standings here and sign up for our Golazo Starting XI newsletter here.