PHILADELPHIA (AP) - LeSean McCoy rushed for a franchise-best 217 yards as the Eagles beat the Lions in blizzard-like conditions in Philadelphia yesterday. The Eagles are looking to go worst-to-first in the NFC East. They won their fifth straight game and temporarily took sole possession of first place.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Once the Miami Dolphins got used to the snow, the Pittsburgh Steelers were no problem. Charles Clay caught two touchdown passes and the Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28 yesterday. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 349 yards and three scores but the Steelers lost their second straight game to all but end any outside shot of making the postseason.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Flyers forward Vinny Lecavalier could miss a month because of a non-displaced fracture in his lower back. Lecavalier has already missed three games due to back spasms. He leads the Flyers with five power-play goals and has scored nine times overall. He's tied for fourth on the team with 14 points in 22 games.
DETROIT (AP) - MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on December 26th. The Falcons beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game at Ford Field on Friday. Pitt will be making its sixth straight trip to a bowl game. The Panthers, who went 3-5 in their first season in the ACC, are 2-1 against Bowling Green since 1999.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and topped 2,000 for her career to help Number 10 Penn State beat Georgetown 77-68 yesterday. Lucas finished the game with 2,008 career points to pass Tanisha Wright for fifth place on the school's scoring list. Penn State rebounded from a loss Wednesday night to Number 5 Notre Dame.
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