Archive for December, 2006

Ravens beat Buffalo to earn a bye

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
The Baltimore Ravens dug deep into their past to secure an easier path in the immediate future. Using a stellar performance from the defence and an efficient effort from the offence, the Ravens beat the Buffalo Bills 19-7 Sunday to earn the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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Eagles beat Falcons win division title

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Jeff Garcia played only one series before putting on a knit cap and going to the sideline for good. Thanks to the Detroit Lions, the former CFL star and the rest of Philadelphias starters rested up for the playoffs while the backups finished off a remarkable late-season run with a 24-17 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.

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Colts edge Dolphins miss out on bye

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts will not get a week off. Manning threw for two touchdowns and also ran for a score as the Colts closed the regular season with a 27-22 victory over the Miami Dolphins. After Baltimore defeated Buffalo at home, Indianapolis (12-4) lost any chance of gaining a first-round playoff bye.

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Printers agrees to 3 year deal with Chiefs

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms on a three-year deal with former CFL star Casey Printers on Sunday and promoted him to the active roster. Terms of the deal were not released. The Chiefs also agreed to deals with receiver Chris Hannon and linebacker William Kershaw.

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Chiefs win sneak into playoffs

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
The Chiefs rode their workhorse all the way to the post-season on Sunday. Larry Johnson rushed for 138 yards on 33 carries in Kansas Citys 35-30 victory over Jacksonville, giving him an NFL-record 416 carries this season. Still, the Chiefs did not clinch the final playoff spot until the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos in overtime later in the day.

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Nash burns Pistons with 35 points

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Steve Nash of Victoria had 35 points and 12 assists and Amare Stoudemire added a season-high 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 108-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Nash took advantage of point guard Chauncey Billups absence to help hand Detroit their third straight loss. Billups is expected to miss two weeks after straining a calf muscle at the end of Fridays one-point loss to Indiana.

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Patriots continue roll eliminate Titans

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
The New England Patriots wanted to head into the post-season on a roll. Mission accomplished. Corey Dillon ran for two touchdowns and Tom Brady threw for a TD, as New England stopped the Tennessee Titans magical run at NFL history by beating them 40-23 Sunday.

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Manning moves into 7th on touchdowns list

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Peyton Manning moved into seventh in career touchdown passes Sunday when he connected with an unfamiliar target - defensive tackle Dan Klecko - early in the second quarter.

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Clippers Brand dominates New York

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Elton Brand scored 32 points and tied his career high with eight blocked shots, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 90-80 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. Chris Kaman had 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who have won four of their last five games following a six-game losing streak. The victory was their fourth straight over New York and eighth in the last 11 meetings.

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Duncan Parker lead Spurs over Hawks

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Tony Parker scored 27 points and Tim Duncan added 17 despite playing with the stomach flu that has pestered the San Antonio roster the past week, and the Spurs defeated the struggling Atlanta Hawks 95-81 on Sunday.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story.asp?ID=190432