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Brees' record streak of home TD passes ends

Instead of touchdowns, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three interceptions on Sunday against the Lions, and his record streak of touchdown passes in 60 straight home games came to an end.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 13

Patriots WR Danny Amendola limped off the field after a punt return against the Rams. Here are some other big names who got nicked up this week.

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How will Arena utilize USMNT prospects?

How will the new man in charge of the U.S. men's team approach the batch of talented young players differently than his predecessor?

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Benavidez takes split decision over Cejudo

Joseph Benavidez outworked Henry Cejudo on Saturday night, as the opposing coaches on Season 24 of "The Ultimate Fighter" put on a classic flyweight duel in Las Vegas.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

A hot start by the Bills' offense has been the difference as Buffalo leads Oakland, 10-9, at halftime. The Bills drove 72 and 80 yards on their first two drives but their offense sputtered in the second quarter, keeping this close. The headline has been Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree being held to 22 and 30 receiving yards and no touchdowns.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Good coverage from Janoris Jenkins on the Antonio Brown TD catch. Scramble drill. Plaster to the WR. And use the end line as your help. Brown just made a play. Steelers jump to a 11-0 lead over the Giants in the second quarter.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Janoris Jenkins had Antonio Brown blanketed. Didn't matter. Ben Roethlisberger threw it up and he just went and got it. It's now 11-0 Steelers.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked what he would say to fans who don't believe he warrants an extension: "Well, I'd tell them the truth. This was done well before the season started. It was done well before we had 90,000 people at the Coliseum for our first preseason game. We're moving forward. That's what we're doing. We're trying to put a winning product on the field."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves stayed down on the sideline for several seconds before going over to the trainers. He's sitting on the bench now.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon scores his 10th rushing TD and 12 total for the season on a 2-yard plunge, giving his team a 14-7 lead over Tampa Bay. Gordon has 87 yards from scrimmage and is 59 yards away from 1,000 rushing yards.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

That Lawrence Timmons interception is true to Steelers' 'bend but don't break' mentality that Timmons and teammates often reference. They'll let you get yards, but they want big plays in the red zone. Timmons slipped into coverage and Eli Manning couldn't get it over his head.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has passed Andre Johnson and moved into 10th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list. Next-up is Reggie Wayne, who sits in 9th place.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Highly questionable pass interference call against Bills CB Stephon Gilmore, who put hand on Amari Cooper as ball looked to be uncatchable. Doubt Rex Ryan will be agreeing with that one after the game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No idea how Bucs RB Doug Martin got those last three yards, but somehow he crossed the goal line to make it 7-7 with 1:08 to go in the first quarter. The Chargers might have the sixth-ranked rush defense in the NFL but they've given up 15 rushing touchdowns, second-most in the NFL.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is perfectly fine with the College Football Playoff field at four teams. "We have the best sport out there because every game truly matters," Swinney said. "If we keep expanding, the season will get watered down and we become the NFL."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Players all openly welcomed the Jeff Fisher news, particularly Alec Ogletree, Lance Kendricks, Dominique Easley, Will Hayes and Todd Gurley. They said they like him as a coach, believe the struggles lie on the players. I know that's what they have to say, but Fisher does have genuine love in the room.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is off to a tough start, completing just three of his first eight passes for 26 yards. He's had two passes that were low to targets, one appeared to stem from changing his arm slot a little as the Cardinals stunted around to the side he was throwing. The Redskins would be wise to start running the ball a little more. They've called one run play in the first two series.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly said the move to Blaine Gabbert at QB was intended to spark the offense in the fourth quarter and nothing more. Asked if he intended to go back to Colin Kaepernick next week against the Jets, Kelly said that's not something that's even been discussed yet.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Still think there are no issues with Derek Carr's right pinkie? On 3rd and 1 Carr was still in the shotgun, rather than under center, and the Raiders could not convert. Perhaps more shocking, gambling Jack Del Rio punted on 4th and less than a yard. Then again, that may have needed Carr under center, no?

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said he was "surprised" that he got pulled for Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter. Kaepernick said he didn't feel it was his place to put up a fight when QB coach Ryan Day informed him of the change. He offered a similar answer when asked if he believed he will be the starter moving forward.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants' "Chuck it deep and hope to get a flag" plan backfires as Beckham is called for offensive pass interference. Couple of plays later, Ereck Flowers called for holding in the end zone. Safety. 2-0 Steelers.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2016 Hero World Challenge by two strokes over Henrik Stenson. Matsuyama said his main goal for 2017 "is to win a major and number two is to win on the PGA Tour and keep grinding."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego Chargers CB Casey Hayward with his seventh interception this season on a Jameis Winston pass intended for Mike Evans.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Brandin Cooks said he never demanded a trade and didn't see Sunday morning's reports that trade talks might be possible in the offseason. Cooks said his frustration last week came from wanting to be great, and the good thing is his teammates understand that.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury update: Cecil Shorts III has a knee injury and will not return today. The quickest injury update we've ever received. That tells you something.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Gillislee scores on a 1-yard touchdown. Bills gave carries to Gillislee twice and FB Jerome Felton twice at goal line; no carries at goal line for LeSean McCoy.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Was Aaron Rodgers' limited mobility because of the hamstring or the snowy field? "Probably a little bit of both," Rodgers said. "It was the hamstring and the field was pretty slick." He said he "didn't do anything to create a major setback" with his hamstring.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso has a heavy cast on his right hand. His thumb is the issue.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick says, "Tom breaking the record, that's what it is all about, winning games."