Last game for Oakland in their Coliseum? ... Saints clinch to seed ... Cowboys wrap up NFC East title
UNDATED (AP) — In Monday night football tonight, it’s Denver at Oakland. The Raiders might be playing their final game ever at the rundown Oakland Coliseum in the 2018 home finale against the Broncos. The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 and have no lease for next year. With Oakland officials having sued the team for the move, the Raiders are looking for temporary homes for 2019.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees capped a 326-yard passing performance with 2-yard touchdown to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left, and the New Orleans Saints clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs with a 31-28 victory over Pittsburgh that dealt a significant blow to the Steelers’ playoff hopes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up the NFC East title when Dak Prescott accounted for two touchdowns and Jaylon Smith returned a fumble 69 yards for a score in a 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have signed injured right-hander Kendall Graveman to a one-year contract with an option for the 2020 season. The Cubs announced the deal Sunday, taking a chance on the starting pitcher after his 2018 season was cut short by Tommy John surgery. Graveman was Oakland’s opening day starter for the second consecutive season, but he was shut down in late May and had surgery July 30. Terms of the deal weren’t announced.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Markelle Fultz will play again this season. The 20-year-old Fultz was diagnosed this month with thoracic outlet syndrome and is doing physical therapy in Los Angeles. General manager Elton Brand said Saturday prior to a game against Toronto he has no timetable for Fultz’s return to basketball activities. Brand said it was “to be determined” if Fultz will play again this season. The GM expects to update Fultz’s situation in “a few weeks.”