The week off is a rare silver lining before the start of the playoffs. The Eagles' title chances suffered a huge blow when quarterback Carson Wentz went down for the year. In spite of Foles's very lackluster performance, Pederson was impressed with his quarterback's resilience at overcoming his mistakes and finally putting his team in position to win late in the ball game.
In the second half, Chelsea continued from where they stopped as the duo of Willian and Davide Zappacosta added a goal each to give Chelsea a 5-0 win in their final game for 2017. Sam Allardyce tasted defeat for the first time as Everton manager in a 2-1 loss at Bournemouth on Saturday. Ryan Fraser opened the scoring for Bournemouth in the 33rd minute, but Idrissa Gueye equalised within 12 minutes after the half-time break.
By beating Green Bay, 35-11, the Lions had back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1993-to-1995, when Detroit had three straight years over-.500. Quarterback Brett Hundley's first of two interceptions came on the Packers' first drive. He was replaced for the game's final drive by rookie Joe Callahan.
With what sounds like one game remaining in the John Fox era, the search for a new Bears coach will become the first focus of the offseason. Fox's record in three seasons as the Bears head coach is now 14-34. And Latavius Murray notched his second 100-rushing yard day with the Vikings, a 20-111-2 effort as part of Minnesota's 147-yard day. Chicago's offense managed just one first down in its initial four possessions, but the Bears special teams got them on the board when Bryce Callahan ...
Belgium worldwide De Bruyne, who has been instrumental to City's success this season, suffered the injury after a foul by Palace's Jason Puncheon in stoppage time at Selhurst Park and left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace.
The Nittany Lions will probably lose Barkley, but Miles Sanders can fill the void and Penn State is stocked at wide receiver. Both suffered crushing, close losses down the stretch in which they had commanding leads; Penn State to Ohio State, and Washington to Stanford.