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Morning Sports Rundown

>>Bengals Best Chiefs To Remain Perfect

(Cincinnati, OH)  --  Jeremy Hill ran in for three scores as the Bengals beat the Chiefs 36-21 to remain perfect on the season at Paul Brown Stadium.  Hill had 40 yards on nine carries, while Giovani Bernard added 62 yards and a score on 13 touches for the Bengals, who are 4-and-0 for the first time since 2005.  Andy Dalton finished 17-of-24 for 321 yards including a 55-yard TD toss to Brandon Tate.  Cairo Santos connected for a franchise-record seven field goals for KC, which dropped to 1-and-3.  Alex Smith was 31-of-45 for 386 yards, while Jamaal Charles had 11 carries for 75 yards in the loss.

>>Chargers Sneak Past Browns At Buzzer

(San Diego, CA)  --  After missing a 39-yard field goal Josh Lambo got another chance thanks to Cleveland’s Tramont Williams’ offside penalty. Lambo then made a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give the Chargers a 30-27 win over the Browns at Qualcomm Stadium.  San Diego improved to 2-and-2 Philip Rivers led the Chargers threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns.  Josh McCown's TD pass to Gary Barnage and subsequent two-point conversion to Taylor Gabriel tied the game at 27 with 2:09 left in the fourth quarter for Cleveland.  McCown piled up 356 yards and two touchdowns, but couldn't keep the Browns from falling to 1-and-3.  Running back Duke Johnson had a big day catching nine passes for 85 yards and a TD.

Green Bay Packers 17, San Francisco 49ers 3
Carolina Panthers 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23
Atlanta Falcons 48, Houston Texans 21
Denver Broncos 23, Minnesota Vikings 20

New York Jets 27,. Miami Dolphins 14  (at London, England)
Indianapolis Colts 16, Jacksonville Jaguars 13  (OT)
New York Giants 24, Buffalo Bills 10
Washington Redskins 23, Philadelphia Eagles 20
Chicago Bears 22, Oakland Raiders 20
St. Louis Rams 24, Arizona Cardinals 22
New Orleans Saints 26, Dallas Cowboys 20  (OT)


Detroit (0-and-3) at Seattle (1-and-2), 8:30 p.m.

>>Ohio State Holds Off Indiana

(Bloomington, IN)  --  Ohio State's defense made four stops to avoid an upset with a 34-27 win over Indiana in Bloomington on Saturday.  Ezekiel Elliot carried the offense, rushing for 274 yards and three touchdowns for the Buckeyes, who are 5-and-0 and 1-and-0 in the Big Ten.  Ohio State hosts Maryland this weekend. 

>>Ohio State Stays At One In "USA Today Poll"

(Undated)  --  The newest edition of the "USA Today" Coaches poll is out.  Ohio State stayed at number-one despite a tight game with Indiana as they improved to 5-and-0.  Another Big Ten team, Michigan State, didn't get as lucky falling from two to three after a close win against Purdue, while TCU jumped ahead of them.  Baylor and LSU rounded out the top five.  Clemson was bumped up from 11 to six and Utah moved up five slots to seven.  Florida had the biggest climb in the poll going up 11 slots to number-12 after a dominant win over Ole Miss, which dropped from five to 13.

>>Blue Jackets Gear Up For Regular Season

(Columbus, OH)  --  The Blue Jackets open up the regular season hosting the Rangers on Friday.  Columbus beat the Predators, 7-1, on Saturday to close out the preseason.  They went 5-2-and-1. 

>>Cavs Open Preseason On Wednesday

(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Cavaliers play their first preseason game against the Hawks on Wednesday at the Cintas Center.  Cleveland plays again the next night versus the 76ers in Philly.  The regular season starts for the Cavs October 27th at the Bulls. 

>>Pirates Knock Reds

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  J.A. Happ hurled six shutout innings and whiffed seven batters as the Pirates blanked the Reds, 4-0, at PNC Park.  Pittsburgh clinched home-field advantage in Wednesday's Wild Card Game with the Chicago Cubs with the win.  Pedro Alvarez homered for the Bucs, and Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer added RBI doubles.  The Pirates end the year at 98-and-64.  Todd Frazier had two of Cincinnati's six hits in the loss.  Josh Smith surrendered seven hits and four runs to fall to 0-and-4.  The Reds are 64-and-98, good for last in the NL Central.

>>Indians Sweep Red Sox

(Cleveland, OH)  --  The Indians finished off their season by completing a three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 3-1 win at Progressive Field.  Giovanny Urshela and Jesus Aguilar each had RBI singles for the Tribe, who finish the season one game over .500 at 81-and-80.  Danny Salazar struck out six and gave up one run over five-and-a-third to earn his 14th win.  Cody Allen picked up his 34th save for Cleveland.  David Ortiz doubled in Boston's lone run.  Rick Porcello gave up 10 hits and two earned in the loss.  The BoSox end the year at 78-and-84, good for worst in the AL East.

>>Tigers Blank White Sox In Finale

(Chicago, IL)  --  Daniel Norris allowed only one hit in five innings as the Tigers downed the White Sox 6-0 in the season finale for both teams in Chicago.  Norris improved to 3-and-2 as Detroit finishes 2015 at 74-and-87.  Tyler Collins drove in three runs, while J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos plated a run each.  Frankie Montas allowed one run in four innings to fall to 0-and-2. 

>>Hamels, Rangers Clinch West With Win Over Angels

(Arlington, TX)  --  Cole Hamels and the Rangers' bats did their jobs as the Rangers took down the Angels 9-2 in the season finale from Globe Life Park.  The win gave Texas the American League West title.  Hamels fired a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out eight to improve to 7-and-1.  The Rangers erupted for six runs in the seventh highlighted by a two-run double from Elvis Andrus.  Adrian Beltre went deep and finished with three RBI.  Texas will head to Toronto to battle the Blue Jays on Thursday in the American League Division Series.  The loss eliminates the Angels from postseason contention as Los Angeles finished 85-and-77.  Albert Pujols tagged his 40th home run in the loss and Garrett Richards fell to 15-and-12. 


>>Harvick Wins At Dover; Chase Field Of 12 Set

(Dover, DE)  --  Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick advanced to the championship field of 12 by winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.  Harvick led a whopping 355 of the 400 laps to clinch an automatic berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs.  Harvick entered the race in 15th in the standings and needed a victory to advance.  Kyle Busch finished second, while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.  Meanwhile, the "Contender 12" heading into Saturday's race in Charlotte is set.  The field consists of Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman and Earnhardt Jr.  Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson has been eliminated.