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Count Joe Flaccos Ravens and Drew Brees Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat.The Chiefs, Bills and Eagles all were oddly out of it this weekend, too, despite having plenty to play for.Flacco was 3 of 18 for 27 yards and two interceptions in the first half of a 25-13 loss at Houston on Sunday. The Ravens (9-6) were not eliminated from reaching the post-season, but they certainly didnt help their cause.Its really simple, Flacco said. We did a lot of things not very well.The Saints began the day still in contention for winning the mediocre NFC South but now are done. Brees — like Flacco, a past Super Bowl MVP — was picked off twice in a 30-14 loss to Atlanta that stretched New Orleans home losing streak to five games.The Bills and Eagles also are going to miss the playoffs. Both were beaten by bad teams: Buffalo lost 26-24 to Oakland on Sunday, while Philadelphia lost 27-24 to Washington on Saturday.The Chiefs (8-7), like the Ravens, still are holding onto slim hopes of playing beyond next week, but theyll need the right results in Week 17. Once 7-3 and in good shape, Kansas City has been stumbling for more than a month now, losing four of five games, including 20-12 at Pittsburgh on Sunday.In a curious coaching decision by Andy Reid, the Chiefs went for it on fourth down late in the first half rather than attempting a chip-shot field goal that would have made it a one-point game. Running back Jamaal Charles got stuffed.The kind of pivotal decision — and outcome — that can alter a season.In case you missed it, here are other top topics after the NFLs 16th regular-season Sunday:DIVISION DECIDERS: Three divisions will be decided by head-to-head matchups next Sunday: Detroit at Green Bay (NFC North), Carolina at Atlanta (NFC South; the champ will make the playoffs despite a losing record), and Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (AFC North) at night.SUPER SEAHAWKS: Dont look now, but the Seahawks — who were 3-3 in October — sure look like a team ready to make a real run at a second consecutive Super Bowl championship. Theyre 11-4 after dominating host Arizona 35-6 on Sunday night and have allowed an average of 6.6 points during a five-game winning streak. Marshawn Lynch sat out the first quarter, but by the fourth, he was shedding would-be tacklers and rumbling 79 yards for an exclamation-point TD. Richard Sherman added an interception. Russell Wilson threw two TD passes to Luke Willson, including one that went 80 yards; he produced a juking, 5-yard touchdown run; and also had a career-best 55-yard run. A victory over St. Louis next week would make Seattle the NFCs No. 1 seed.ROMOS DAY: After so many late-season slip-ups, Tony Romo came up big, throwing twice as many scoring passes (four) as incompletions (two) to help Dallas clinch the NFC East by walloping Indianapolis 42-7. Romo also eclipsed Troy Aikmans club mark for career passing yards.PHILBIN STAYS: Cross Miami off the list of teams that will be hiring a new coach. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced after a 37-35 victory over Minnesota — decided by a last-minute safety off a blocked punt — that hell keep Joe Philbin. I believe in this team, Ross said. I believe in the coach. Philbin is 23-24 with zero playoff trips in his first NFL head coaching job, 8-7 this season.RAIOLAS INTENT?: Lions centre Dominic Raiola called it totally unintentional that his foot came down on Ego Fergusons lower right leg while the Bears defensive tackle was on the turf during Detroits 20-14 victory. Come on, now, Raiola said. Im not out here trying to step on people. Last month, Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking New Englands Zach Moore in the last minute of Detroits loss to the Patriots. Raiola, a 14-year veteran, wasnt disciplined for a chop block during a kneel-down at the end of that game.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Bear Pascoe Falcons Jersey . -- Shanshan Feng was alone in her opinion about the pin positions in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Matt Ryan Falcons Jersey . This is Lowry’s third time winning the award in his career. He won the award last season and as a member of the Houston Rockets in 2011. http://www.thefaclonsshoponline.com/Youth-Keanu-Neal-Falcons-Jersey/ . Mark Teahen scored the go-ahead run in the home seventh on an error by Scott Sizemore, who had knotted the game with a solo homer in the previous half- inning. Paul Konerko then hit an RBI single which proved to be the winning run. Ricardo Allen Falcons Jersey . While Chelsea stayed two points behind leader Arsenal courtesy of Etoos hat trick, seventh-place United slipped 14 points from the summit this weekend. And the gap from the Champions League places is growing as well, with Liverpool six points ahead in fourth. Justin Durant Falcons Jersey .com) - Rick Nash scored twice and Derek Stepan chipped in a goal with one assist as the New York Rangers claimed a 5-2 decision over Calgary at the Saddledome.PHILADELPHIA - Now healthy, the Oklahoma City Thunder have some ground to make up, and they got going against the hapless 76ers.Russell Westbrook had 27 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-91 victory over Philadelphia on Friday night.It was the first win for the Thunder (6-13) with stars Kevin Durant and Westbrook healthy and back in the lineup together.Its a good time of the year for us, Westbrook said. I think its important that we stick together, take one day at a time and find a way to get wins.Durant, the NBAs reigning MVP, had 10 points while playing in his second game since missing the first 17 because of a fractured right foot.Weve just got to take it a day at a time and keep getting better, Durant said. Were doing a decent job. Weve just got to keep putting it together, keep grinding away.After scoring 27 points on 9-for-18 shooting in his return to the court in Tuesdays 112-104 loss at New Orleans, Durant was in jeopardy of failing to reach double-figures in scoring for the first time since 2009 before making a layup with 2:41 remaining.Hes not going to have 30 points every night, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. What you see now is a player who hasnt played in six or seven weeks. Hes going to continue to improve and the rhythm is going to come back around.Durant is trying to get comfortable after missing so much time.Im just trying to adjust, he said. Certain things Im not used to. Im just trying to adjust, be aggressive, play my game - attack at certain times but also play off my teammates and get them involved as well.Westbrook, playing in his third game after returning from a broken hand, made 8 of 14 shots. He was involved in a sometimes heated verbal battle with Philadelphia second-year point guard Michael Carter-Williams.Young dudes in this league tend to bark a lot, Durant said. I think he put him in his place and let him know who the best point guard in the league is.Serge Ibaka scored 19 points and Jeremy Lamb added 15 for the Thunder, who won their 11th straight against Philadelphia.Robert Covington had 21 points and Carter-Williams contributed 16 points and 14 assists for the 76ers, who were playing their first game since ending a 17-game lossing streak to start the season.ddddddddddddPhiladelphia coach Brett Brown wasnt discouraged by yet another defeat.They know theyre going to continue to get better and were going to sneak up on some people, he said. Its the same old, same old. Were just going to bang out great days and they will add up.The Thunder broke the game open with a 13-3 run to start the second half, capped by Ibakas 3-pointer that made it 70-50 with 8:17 left in the third quarter. Ibaka rebounded from scoring a season-low six points on Tuesday.Philadelphia got as close as 93-86 on Luc Mbah a Moutes layup with 3:12 left, but the Thunder scored eight straight to go in front 101-86 with 1:37 left.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City improved to 2-8 on the road. The other win was a 109-84 victory at Boston on Nov. 12. ... Durant last scored under 10 points on Feb. 27, 2009, when he had six in a 110-108 loss at Dallas.76ers: Tony Wroten, who leads Philadelphia in scoring (17.9 ppg), missed his fourth straight game with a right knee injury. ... Alexey Shved (hip) was out for the second consecutive game. ... Philadelphia signed G Malcolm Lee from the Delaware 87ers, its D-League affiliate and waived Drew Gordon.UP NEXTThe Thunder play at Detroit on Sunday.Philadelphia plays at Detroit Saturday.WILT STAMPThe 76ers held a ceremony to dedicate a stamp depicting Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain during halftime.The Wilt Chamberlain Limited Edition Forever stamps, featuring the Big Dipper in action with the Philadelphia Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, became available on Friday morning. Chamberlain is the first NBA player to appear on a U.S. postage stamp.His stamps are just over two inches tall, or a third to twice the size of a typical commemorative stamp, according to the United States Postal Service. The word Wilt is on the corner of each stamp.WESTBROOK VS. MCWCarter-Williams said the verbal sparring with Westbrook is just part of the game.It gets competitive with chit-chat back and forth, he said. Its part of the game. I have nothing against him. It just gets intense. Theres pride involved. After the game, its all good. During the game, it is what it is. Its part of the game, its fun and I enjoy it. Wholesale NFL Jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' '
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