Clemson left no doubt that it's the top team in the ACC, but as the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, it will aim to finish No. 1 nationally.
Why didn't Bill Belichick pull QB Tom Brady out against the Rams late in the game? The Patriots coach doesn't take double-digit leads for granted.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Red Sox have discussed free agent Greg Holland as setup man. Can Holland return to form from before Tommy John elbow surgery? Royals manager Ned Yost: "I don't know if he will ever be what he was ... and I mean, stuff-wise, 97-98 mph. But the thing about Greg Holland is I've never met anybody that's more of a fierce, fearless competitor than he was. When you have that in your DNA, you can get by at 92-93 mph. It wouldn't surprise me that he gets back to being the dominant guy."
If the regular season ended today...
...the Patriots would have a first-round bye, but the Raiders would actually be the AFC's top seed, thanks to tiebreakers. That said, Oakland's footing is far from secure. Playoff picture
The pass rush in Dallas and New England. The run defense in Oakland and Washington. A new injury in Seattle. The NFL's likely playoff field is full of holes.
Tom Brady's No. 1 all-time victory came in the biggest game of the season.
Now that Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday are off the market, the Red Sox are mulling their alternatives at DH, including familiar face Mike Napoli.
Tom Brady: 'It's always been about winning'
Brady has been pretty successful in that regard, bagging his NFL-record 201st career victory Sunday against the Rams. "I've been fortunate to be on a lot of great teams," he said afterward. Sights and sounds
New England's defense is rounding into form just in time for a matchup with Baltimore, which usually provides a physical test for the Patriots.
What's the likelihood of Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo playing for new teams next season? These are the 10 most talented quarterbacks who have a realistic shot of changing addresses in 2017.
Bill Belichick rarely lets his guard down emotionally, but he made no effort to hide his warm feelings for the Patriots' first Super Bowl champs.
Tom Brady, now the all-time winningest NFL quarterback, already had earned the respect of former greats like Drew Bledsoe, Brett Favre and John Elway.
Believe in BC at Quick Lane Bowl
The 2015 Eagles failed to win a game in ACC play. Adam Rittenberg likes the 2016 Eagles to come home from Detroit with a bowl win over their former ACC opponents. Bowl predictions
Brady shredded Rams with short passes
Per ESPN Stats & Info, Tom Brady's average pass traveled only 5.1 yards past the line of scrimmage on Sunday, his smallest average this season. But Brady's dink-and-dunk game was effective.
One of these teams will end a long bowl-win drought when Maryland (last bowl win in 2010) takes on Boston College (2007) in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was "up" on Sunday, while tight end Martellus Bennett, who is battling injuries, was "down."
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Like Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday now off the board for Red Sox, who have talked to Mike Napoli, according to source. Pedro Alvarez could represent left-handed option. Or Red Sox could bank on Hanley Ramirez-like revival from Pablo Sandoval and full season of Andrew Benintendi.
Playing their first game since tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent season-ending back surgery, the Patriots did what the Patriots often do.
Red Sox to make most noise this week?
When it comes to the trade market, never count out Dave Dombrowski. With the Sox still needing to find a DH to replace David Ortiz and seeking pitching, Adam Rubin sees them stealing the show in Maryland. Winter meetings roundtable
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots' offense reinvented itself without Rob Gronkowski in a 26-10 win over the Rams, but one question going forward: Will No. 4 WR Danny Amendola be available after he was spotted leaving the stadium with crutches and a walking boot?