WSJM Sports December 27, 2021
Green Bay Packers 24, Cleveland Browns 22
Indianapolis Colts 22, Arizona Cardinals 16
Atlanta Falcons 20, Detroit Lions 16
Buffalo Bills 33, New England Patriots 21
Cincinnati Bengals 41, Baltimore Ravens 21
Houston Texans 41, Los Angeles Chargers 29
Los Angeles Rams 30, Minnesota Vikings 23
New York Jets 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 21
Philadelphia Eagles 34, New York Giants 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32, Carolina Panthers 6
Chicago Bears 25, Seattle Seahawks 24
Kansas City Chiefs 36, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Las Vegas Raiders 17, Denver Broncos 13
Dallas Cowboys 56, Washington 14
Miami Dolphins @ New Orleans Saints 8:15 pm
Falcons Rally For Win Over Detroit
Matt Ryan threw a tie-breaking 12-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst early in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Falcons held on late to beat the Detroit Lions 20-16 to preserve their slim playoff hopes. Foye Oluokun’s interception of Lions fill-in quarterback Tim Boyle’s pass at the Atlanta 1 with 33 seconds remaining preserved the win. Boyle made his second career start as Jared Goff remained on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Bears Beat Seahawks
Jimmy Graham caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles with 1:01 remaining, Damiere Byrd made an acrobatic reception for the 2-point conversion, and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 25-24. Making his first start since last season, Foles led the Bears 80 yards in the closing minutes, capping the drive with his TD toss to Graham, who spent three seasons with the Seahawks. Graham posted up a pair of smaller defensive backs to make the catch in the corner of the end zone, his third TD of the season.
San Antonio Spurs 144, Detroit Pistons 109
Chicago Bulls 113, Indiana Pacers 105
Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks – 7:30 p.m.
Pistons Blown Out By Spurs
Keldon Johnson dropped in 27 points and the Spurs had their highest-scoring game of the season in a 144-109 thumping of the Pistons. San Antonio has won three straight to move into 10th in the Western Conference. Spurs reserve center Jock Landale had 18 points, starting center Jakob Poeltl added 14 and Doug McDermott scored 13.
Bulls Beat Pacers
Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) provided 32 points in his first game since emerging from the NBA’s health and safety protocols, helping the Bulls earn a 113-105 win over the Pacers. DeMar DeRozan added 24 in Chicago’s third win in a row. Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Bulls improved to 20-10.
NHL To Bring Back Taxi Squads In Effort To Keep Season Going
The NHL will emerge from an extended holiday break with taxi squads and other roster revisions to guard against more disruptions to the season. Each team will be allowed to have a taxi squad of up to six players and to make emergency recalls from the minors if COVID-19 absences would cause anyone to play without a full lineup. The taxi squad is set to be in effect until at least the All-Star break in early February.
Virus Outbreaks At Virginia, Boston College Scuttle Fenway, Military Bowls
The Fenway Bowl and Military Bowl have been canceled due to the pandemic as coronavirus outbreaks at Virginia and Boston College forced them to call off their postseason plans. The game scheduled for Fenway Park was to pit the Cavaliers against SMU on Wednesday. The Military Bowl scheduled for Monday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium between Boston College and East Carolina was canceled because of positive COVID-19 tests at BC.
Quick Lane Bowl – Detroit
Nevada vs. Western Michigan, 11 a.m.