Patriots escape Jets to pick up 1st-round bye
Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
Falcons eliminate Saints, stay in South hunt
Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Passing it on: Watt, Mutombo talk finger wag
Before the Texans faced the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium on Sunday, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo was caught in what looked like a finger-wag lesson with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
Shanahan: RG III, Cutler can be franchise QBs
Former Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he still believes two of his former players, Robert Griffin III and Jay Cutler, can be franchise quarterbacks. Both, however, need to make some changes.
Goergl wins World Cup super-G; Vonn crashes
Elisabeth Goergl beat Anna Fenninger by .05 seconds to lead an Austrian 1-2 in a women's super-G race on Sunday, while American Lindsey Vonn crashed during her bid for a record-equaling 62nd career win.