Lions

The Lions won their final home game of 2016, 32-17 over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Matthew Stafford threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns.  Calvin Johnson had six catches for 77 yards and a TD.  The Lions have won five of seven to improve to 6-and-9 on the year.  Detroit ends the regular season with a road game against the Bears on Sunday.

Jets beat New England

The Jets beat the Patriots 26-20 in OT.  The Patriots won the coin toss but elected to kick it and the Jets marched down the field for the win. A win next week against the Bills would give the Jets a wild-card berth.

 

Atlanta Falcons 20, Carolina Panthers 13

The Vikings qualify for the playoffs with a 49 to 17 victory over the Giants on Sunday night.

 

Kansas City Chiefs 17, Cleveland Browns 13

Arizona Cardinals 38, Green bay Packers 8

Monday Night Football

A pair of division leaders collide as the Broncos host the Bengals in the season finale of "Monday Night Football".  The Bengals could still end up top seed in the AFC.  Denver can clinch a playoff spot with a win.

College Football-MAC

The Central Michigan Chippewas will take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers tonight in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Kick off is 5:00 p.m. CMU has won five of its past six games to secure a bowl bid. Minnesota is one of three schools with 5-and-7 records who earned bowl bids.

Red Wings

The Red Wings continue their brief road trip tonight with a road date against the Minnesota Wild.   Detroit plays a back-to-back, as they'll be in Winnipeg battling the Jets tomorrow night.

Pistons

The Pistons head to the Big Apple to square off with the New York Knicks tomorrow. The 17-and-14 Pistons hope to snap a two-game skid. The Knicks are 14-and-18, having lost their past four games.
College Basketball

Top-ranked Michigan State pays a visit to Iowa tomorrow.  Michigan opens Big Ten play Wednesday at Illinois.

MSU Football

The 3rd-ranked Spartans will take on 2nd-ranked Alabama in the Cotton Bowl Thursday night.

Michigan Football

Michigan plays Florida on New Year’s Day in the Citrus Bowl.
Meadowlark Lemon Dies

Harlem Globetrotters showman Meadlowlark Lemon has passed away at the age of 83. Lemon's wife cynthia says that he passed away at their Scottsdale, Arizona home on Sunday. Known as the "clown prince of basketball," Lemon was famous for his hook shots after he joined up with the Globetrotters in 1954.   Lemon played in more than 16-thousand games for the Globetrotters. He was inducted into the NBA hall of fame in 2003, and received an NBA lifetime achievement award in 2000. He was also known off the court for numerous appearances in films, TV shows, motivational speaking events, and through his co-ed sports camp.