UNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles won NFC division titles yesterday. Aaron Rodgers threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with just 38 seconds remaining to give the Packers a 33-28 win over the Bears in Chicago. Nick Foles threw for two touchdowns and NFL rushing champ LeSean McCoy finished with 131 yards on 27 carries.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers are in the AFC playoffs for the first time in five years, thanks to losses by Baltimore and Miami. The Chargers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat Kansas City 27-24 in overtime. Nick Novak drilled a 36-yard kick with 5:30 left in OT before the Chiefs were stopped on 4th-and-15 at the San Diego 41.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Head coach Rex Ryan will be back for his sixth season with the New York Jets, a move that was announced after yesterday's 20-7 victory over the Dolphins in Miami. The Jets won their last three games to finish 8-8 despite a rookie quarterback and a sputtering offense. Ryan is 42-38 as the Jets' head coach during the regular season, and 4-2 in the playoffs.
UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder own the NBA's best record at 25-5 following the 20th victory in their last 25 games. Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as the Thunder destroyed the Rockets 117-86. Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists to help Oklahoma City improve to 2-0 since Russell Westbrook underwent knee surgery last week.
PARIS (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday. The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired racing driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.