SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers beat Eli Manning and the New York Giants 37-14 yesterday, eliminating the Giants from the playoff picture. Philip Rivers found rookie Keenan Allen for two of his three touchdown passes. Manning dropped to 0-3 against San Diego since 2004.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Geno Smith led the New York Jets to a 37-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders yesterday. Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score. Chris Ivory had a touchdown run, Nick Folk kicked three field goals and Antonio Allen blocked a punt and returned it for a score to help the Jets in the AFC playoff hunt.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Celtics topped the New York Knicks 114-73 yesterday, in the most lopsided victory in the NBA this season. Jordan Crawford scored 23 points. Jared Sullinger added 21 for the Celtics, who jumped to leads of 12-0, 18-1 and 25-3 and improved their Atlantic Division-leading record to 10-12.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 4-1 last night. Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals. Washington defenseman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third for the Capitals, who beat Nashville at home on Saturday.
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.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Sterling Gibbs powered Seton Hall past Rutgers 77-71 yesterday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Gibbs scored 27 points and center Eugene Teague collected 16 points and 16 rebounds. Seton Hall snapped a three-game losing streak to its in-state rival Rutgers.
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Antoine Mason pumped in a season-high 35 points and Niagara scored 46 second-half points to come from behind and defeat St. Peter's 61-56 yesterday. Mason made 13-of-24 shots from the field and paced Niagara in a convincing second half performance. Rayvon Harris added 10 points and eight rebounds. Desi Washington scored 16 points for St. Peters.
RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Rhamel Brown scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help propel Manhattan to a 75-66 comeback win over Monmouth (NJ) yesterday. Monmouth outrebounded the Jaspers 45-39 but hit just 18 of its 52 shots from the field, and was just 7 of 9 from 3-point range.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Daniel Stewart scored 25 points as the Broncos beat Quinnipiac 90-78 yesterday. Rider led by 10 with 4:55 left, but a 6-0 Quinnipiac run made it 77-73 with 2:46 remaining. Rider answered with a 9-0 spurt, including a Jimmie Taylor 3-pointer and three Stewart free throws, to secure the win.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers has fired defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski. Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood says the three will not coach in the Pinstripe bowl against Notre Dame December 28th at Yankee Stadium.
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