Saints hammer Eagles...Redskins lose Smith, game...Bears top Vikes...Logano wins title
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints won their ninth in a row as Drew Brees (breez) completed 22 of 30 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-7 dismantling of the Philadelphia Eagles. Tre’Quan Smith finished with 10 catches for 157 yards, while Michael Thomas had four catches for 92 yards to become the first receiver in Saints history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 103 yards, including touchdowns of 14 yards and 1 yard.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Washington Redskins lost quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury while being sacked in the third quarter of a 23-21 loss to the red-hot Houston Texans. Coach Jay Gruden says Smith is done for the year because of a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg. Justin Reid returned an interception 101 yards to help Houston overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and earn its seventh consecutive victory since an 0-3 start.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears earned their fourth straight win and tightened their grip on the NFC North lead by downing the second-place Minnesota Vikings, 25-20. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown while Chicago limited Minnesota to 268 total yards. Mitchell Trubisky was 20 of 31 for 165 yards and a touchdown for the 7-3 Bears, who dropped the Vikings to 5-4-1.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano won NASCAR’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a year in which he barely contended until the playoffs. Logano passed Martin Truex Jr with 12 laps remaining and pulled away to win for Roger Penske. Truex finished second in his final race with Furniture Row Racing, followed by Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Warriors suffered their third straight loss as LaMarcus Aldridge delivered 24 points and 18 rebounds for the Spurs in a 104-92 victory against Golden State. DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help San Antonio snap a three-game slide. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, which is 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak.