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Follow live: Falcons cut into Chiefs' lead with TD

Kansas City looks to stay within striking distance of Oakland in the AFC West when it travels to Atlanta.

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Sources: Eagles likely to pursue WR Jackson

The Eagles are likely to pursue free-agent-to-be DeSean Jackson, who spent the first six years of his career as Philadelphia's top receiver, sources told ESPN.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 13

Left tackle Jake Matthews left the Falcons' pivotal game against the Chiefs with a knee injury. 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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Krieder notches pair to propel Rangers past Hurricanes (0:36)
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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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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers making a quarterback change after long, rough day for QB Colin Kaepernick. Blaine Gabbert enters the game with San Francisco trailing 24-6. Kaepernick was 1-of-5 for 4 yards and was sacked five times for a loss of 25 yards. He also rushed six times for 20 yards.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Reggie Bush wearing custom cleats to honor his friend and former Jets RB Joe McKnight, who was killed this week.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Field conditions not great and neither is the Packers offense, which has only 156 yards heading into the fourth quarter of a 7-7 tie against the Texans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Danny Amendola has headed to the locker room after coming up limping following a fourth-down play in which he was fielding a punt. He hopped off the field, not wanting to put pressure on one leg, and then did something similar en route to the locker room. Amendola has been playing a key role in the team's offensive plan without TE Rob Gronkowski, which has featured more 4-WR packages.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders owner Mark Davis greets Oakland's boxing champ Andre Ward.

AJ Mass ESPN Staff Writer 

Late games: IN - Latavius Murray, Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Tyrell Williams. OUT - Charles Clay, Chris Boswell, Tyrann Mathieu.

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Jordan Howard is the first Bears RB with 3 rushing TD in a game since Matt Forte against the Redskins in 2013.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Western Michigan's trip to the Cotton Bowl is an awesome story. It's a disaster of a ticket. $135 face value tickets already at $20.

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Matthew Berry ESPN Senior Writer 

Andy Dalton with 280+ pass yards for the 7th time this season. Only Brees has more (as of this second, Cousins/Palmer could pass him later today)

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Atlanta came into Week 13 having allowed 30+ points on five occasions, a pace that was tied for fourth most. They look to be on the verge of making it six games of this nature against the Chiefs.

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Chiefs WR Albert Wilson's 55-yard run was the longest on a 4th down since Browns punter Reggie Hodges ran for 68 yards against the Saints in 2010

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods won't be happy with his final round at the Hero World Challenge (76) but he can't be upset when looking at the big picture in his return to competitive golf after 15 months. There was far more good than bad, with surprising power and length with all of his clubs. Woods made 24 birdies for the week out of 72 holes, but played the par-5s in just 4 under par. He also made 6 double bogeys for the week. There are plenty of positives, and yet plenty of room for improvement, too.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons lose starting LT Jake Matthews for the game with a knee injury. Matthews replaced by Tom Compton, who is struggling so far vs. Tambi Hali. Falcons need Matthews, of course, down the stretch.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff, trailing by 17 with the ball at his own 25, throws an interception. Ball was tipped by DE Jabaal Sheard, who successfully came off the edge. LB Kyle Van Noy caught it. Offense has not inspired any real hope today.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Risky call by Mike McCarthy on fourth-and-2, and Aaron Ripkowski comes up about a foot short. Now gives the Texans a short field in a tie game.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy IS officially active today. Bucs inactives: QB Ryan Griffin, S Chris Conte, G Josh Allen, C Evan Smith, T Leonard Wester, DT John Hughes and DL DaVonte Lambert.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants inactives include OL Adam Gettis. He's down with Marshall Newhouse and Brett Jones back healthy. Newhouse starts at left guard, DE Owa Odighizuwa, S Nat Berhe, LB Mark Herzlich, OL Justin Pugh, WR Tavarres King and QB Josh Johnson also inactive.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees intercepted while taking another deep shot for Brandin Cooks on third-and-15. Cooks got open in a window but Lions S Glover Quin went up high in front of him to make a terrific leaping pick.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins inactives: RB Matt Jones, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, DL Anthony Lanier, DL A,J. Francis, TE Jordan Reed, and CB Dashaun Phillips. Jones is a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Looked like a straight dive play on the Chiefs fake punt. That has to go back to the Chiefs' game prep and what they saw on film from the Falcons punt return unit. Direct snap to Albert Wilson created a 55-yard TD run.

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Bradley Roby of the Broncos joins Eric Berry of the Chiefs as the only players with 2 INT returned for TD this season. Roby just added to his total with one against the Jaguars.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Selection committee chair Kirby Hocutt explains why Florida State got the Capital One Orange Bowl bid over Louisville despite a 43-point head to head loss. "The selection committee felt like Florida State was the better football team at the end of this season ... We're looking at the full body of work and we're not basing our rankings and our decisions on one particular game." Hocutt said head to head is important but just one factor to consider.

Williams beats halftime buzzer for UNC
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No. 3 North Carolina is having no issues with Radford today as Kenny Williams' late jumper pushed the Tar Heels' lead to 24 at the break. Williams leads all scorers with 16.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

And that would be career pick six No. 11 for Jaguars QB Blake Bortles. He has thrown three this season.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Downhill run scheme on the Jordan Howard TD. Don't make it complicated in the deep red zone. Give it to the rookie. Pad level, speed to the hole and power. That's Howard's second TD run of the day. Bears now lead 14-6 over the 49ers in the third quarter.

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