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Ben Roethlisberger won't let Steelers fall out of playoff picture

The Steelers kept pace with the Ravens in the AFC North race, defeating the Giants behind Ben Roethlisberger and a spirited defensive effort.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 13

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul injured his groin against the Steelers on Sunday. Here are some other big names who got nicked up this week.

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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 13 went down

The Chiefs find creative ways to get in the end zone; Tom Brady hits a career milestone; the Bears and 49ers struggle with the forward pass; Joe Flacco turns it on with four TDs. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.

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Tiger silences the doubters

It took all of seven days for Tiger Woods to put to rest any debate over whether the fire is still burning for the 14-time major champion.

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1dDoug McIntyre

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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17hBrett Okamoto

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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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony' headed back to the locker room to deal with a bloody lip. He was hit by Koustas Koufos on a drive and no foul was called. He's been replaced by Lance Thomas for the moment but should return.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"All three phases started clicking...when we have that type of effort, we can have a happy ending." - Jack Del Rio

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton breaking in the clause cleats.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals beat Redskins 31-23. The ViewFromVegas is they ended up covering as 2.5-point home favorites when, leading just 24-23, Carson Palmer hit J.J. Nelson on a 42-yard bomb when it looked like the Cardinals might just run out the clock. That play also put the game over the betting total of 48.5 points.

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Ben Roethlisberger finds Antonio Brown in the back of the end zone, and the Steelers WR gets down inbounds for the highlight-reel touchdown.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Save a few mental errors, the Steelers showed in Sunday's 24-14 win over the New York Giants that they are peaking at the right time and playing the kind of football they expected to see all year. The defense has an attitude and Ben Roethlisberger was brilliant in a third-quarter scoring drive. All week, the Steelers felt they matched up well with New York and took advantage of their favorable matchups - RBs and TEs on offense, edge rush on defense.

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Sereita Cobbs ESPN.com 

And we are all tied up at the Women's College Cup! West Virginia's Ashley Lawrence gets the equalizer from about 20 yards out. It's the first goal USC has given up since the opening round. And only the 2nd goal the Trojans have relinquished all tournament. 1-1 with less than 25 minutes left in regulation.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dallas Cowboys have qualified for the playoffs with Washington's loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. With a win next week against the New York Giants, the Cowboys can clinch their second NFC East title in three years.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Carr put up another MVP-caliber performance. Khalil Mack wrecked shop in his push to be the NFL's defensive player of the year. And the Raiders (10-2) cleared another hurdle with another comeback win, this one 38-24 after trailing 24-9 in the third quarter. But a bigger challenge awaits...and on a short week...and on the road. Paging the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3).

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Buccaneers beat Chargers 28-21 to move into a tie for first place in the NFC South. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 3.5-point road underdogs and +160 on the money line. The game stayed just under the closing betting total of 49.5 points.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Ladarius Green's 17 fantasy points were a career high, and he had nearly as many targets (11) as he played snaps in Week 12 (12, that his previous season high).

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor went 10-of-26 passing for 89 yards after the first quarter as the Bills collapsed against the Raiders, 38-24. Oakland's 29 unanswered points effectively buried the Bills' playoff chances as they fall to 6-6 and now must need four consecutive wins, and most likely a lot of help from other teams, in order to snap their 16-year playoff drought.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders rally to beat Bills 38-24 to improve to 10-2. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 3-point home favorites and improve to 8-4 ATS. The game also flew over the betting total of 49 points to make the Raiders also 10-2 with the over.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

A Christmas wish for Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion).

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

How do you win games in the fourth quarter? With a big-time pass rush (or pass-rusher). That's what the Raiders have in Khalil Mack, who just clinched a game for the second consecutive week with a strip sack. Mack is a great player regardless, but he seems to shift into competitive overdrive in the fourth quarter. The Raiders will take it.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has moved into third place on the NFL's all-time receptions list, passing Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison today. The NFL receptions record of 1,549 is held by Jerry Rice.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

David Johnson has also now scored more fantasy points in 12 games (244) than any running back did all last season; Devonta Freeman's 230 led in 2015.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Remarkable: David Johnson, with his 26 fantasy points today, isn't that far off the OVERALL (all positions) lead: Aaron Rodgers 263 Drew Brees 255 Matt Ryan 246 Johnson 244

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

29 unanswered points from Oakland have put the Bills in a deep hole, 38-24, with eight minutes remaining. Bills' offense has been utterly ineffective on past four possessions, and tired defense has appeared limp against Raiders' hot offense.

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Sereita Cobbs ESPN.com 

It's halftime at the Women's College Cup in San Jose. USC leads WVU 1-0. The Trojans stellar goalkeeper Sammy Prudhomme snags 4 saves to keep a clean sheet. The Mountaineers had 5 corner kicks, but couldn't find a way to put one in the back of the net.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Gillislee, who has vultured two touchdowns from LeSean McCoy today en route to matching a career high with 16 fantasy points, was started in 1.05 percent of ESPN leagues. Gillislee has four of the Bills' five rushing attempts within five yards of the Raiders' goal line. Jerome Felton had the fifth.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With 8 catches today against Washington, Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has moved into third place on the NFL's all-time receptions list. He passed Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison, and now sits behind No. 1 Jerry Rice and No. 2 Tony Gonzalez.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Make it two sacks for Olivier Vernon today. Now has 8.0 this season and seven in past five games. He's earning that money.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

There's that smooth route running ability from Raiders WR Amari Cooper. The slant and go. Double-move. Cooper set up the CB to take the bait on the TD pass from Derek Carr. Raiders now up 30-24 over the Bills in the fourth quarter.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals RB David Johnson having a balanced game so far. He has 54 rushing yards and 64 receiving yards to put him over 100 yards from scrimmage for the 12th straight time this season – he's done it in every game. Only one other player in NFL history has had 100 or more yards in their first 12 games of the season: Edgerrin James in both 2000 and 2005.

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