>>Panthers Surprise Washington On “MNF”
(Landover, MD) — Washington’s road to the playoffs just got much tougher. The Panthers dealt Washington’s playoff hopes a big blow with a 26-15 win on “Monday Night Football.” Washington entered the game in control of the final Wild Card spot in the NFC. At 7-6-and-1, Washington is now behind 8-and-6 Tampa Bay and Green Bay in the race for the last spot.
>>Texans Name Savage Starting QB
(Houston, TX) — The AFC South-leading Texans are making a change at quarterback. Tom Savage will get the start when Houston hosts Cincinnati on Saturday. Savage rallied the Texans to a 21-20 win over the Jaguars after Brock Osweiler was benched on Sunday.
>>NFL: No Fine For Elliott After Kettle Jump
(Frisco, TX) — The NFL isn’t fining Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for jumping into a Salvation Army kettle. Elliott was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after celebrating the touchdown inside the kettle. Elliott says he plans to donate to the charity.
>>Bulls Blow Out Pistons
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls led by 16 after the first quarter and coasted to a 113-82 win over the Pistons in Chicago. Chicago shot a blistering 81-percent in the opening quarter. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said after the game it was a “disgusting performance”.
>>Red Wings, Hurricanes Game Postponed Because Of Ice Conditions
(Raleigh, NC) — Last night’s game between the Red Wings and Hurricanes in Raleigh has been postponed. The move came after the compressor in the coolant system went on the fritz, causing the condition of the ice to be unplayable. A makeup date has not yet been announced.
>>Blues Lose To Oilers In Overtime
(St. Louis, MO) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in overtime to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Blues at Scottrade Center. Kyle Brodziak and Vladimir Tarasenko tallied in the first for St. Louis, which has lost four-of-five. The Blues are third in the Central with 39 points. They skate at Dallas tonight.
>>Cardinals Open To Offers On Matt Adams
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals may be looking to deal first baseman Matt Adams. ESPN reports the Redbirds are listening regarding inquiries for the 28-year-old slugger, who hit .249 with 16 home runs last season. The Cards are moving Matt Carpenter to first base, making Adams expendable.
>>Missouri, Illinois Meet Tomorrow At Scottrade
(St. Louis, MO) — Missouri and Illinois will duke it out on the court tomorrow night in St. Louis. They meet in their annual clash, with tip-off at Scottrade Center at 6 o’clock. Mizzou has lost its last two games to slip to 5-and-5 overall. Illinois is riding a five-game winning streak that has the Illini at 9-and-3