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Monday’s Sports

NFL

You know it because you saw it. New York 23, Dallas 19.

In the Washington-Eagles game, Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes, and Washington beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 Sunday night to capture the lowly NFC East. Washington became the first team in the Super Bowl era to reach the playoffs following a 2-7 start. Washington earned the NFC’s No. 4 seed and will host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) in a wild-card game next Saturday.

Already a back-to-back rushing champ before the game even started, Derrick Henry became the eighth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season. He finished with a career-high 250 yards as the Titans beat the Houston Texans 41-38 to win their first AFC South title since 2008.

The Green Bay Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 35-16 win over the playoff-bound Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns, breaking his franchise record for scoring passes in a season to help the Packers (13-3) earn a bye while winning their sixth in a row

The NFL playoffs have expanded to 14 teams, with only one team in each conference getting a bye.

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at No. 2 Buffalo Bills (13-3); Saturday, 1:05 p.m. ET

No. 6 Cleveland Browns (11-5) at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4); Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at No. 4 Tennessee Titans (11-5); Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET

NFC

Green Bay Packers (13-3) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Chicago Bears (8-8) at No. 2 New Orleans Saints (12-4); Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 6 Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at No. 3 Seattle Seahawks (12-4); Saturday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at No. 4 Washington Football Team (7-9) The NFL playoffs have expanded to 14 teams, with only one team in each conference getting a bye.

AFC

Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at No. 2 Buffalo Bills (13-3); Saturday, 1:05 p.m. ET

No. 6 Cleveland Browns (11-5) at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4); Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at No. 4 Tennessee Titans (11-5); Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET

NFC

Green Bay Packers (13-3) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Chicago Bears (8-8) at No. 2 New Orleans Saints (12-4); Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 6 Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at No. 3 Seattle Seahawks (12-4); Saturday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at No. 4 Washington Football Team (7-9)

NBA

Chicago Bulls 118, Dallas Mavericks 108

NCAA

Quentin Grimes hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to ignite a 10-0 run to start the second half for No. 5 Houston, and the Cougars rebounded from their first loss with a 74-60 victory over previously undefeated SMU.

LSC

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team defeated St. Mary’s 65-58 on Saturday afternoon. In a close tilt throughout, the Lions finished the game on a 10-3 run to pick up their first conference win of the season. The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team lost a hard-fought battle to St. Mary’s 68-61 on Sunday. The Lions fell behind early and kept chipping away but fell just short of the comeback. The loss brings the Lions to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Lone Star Conference. The Rattlers climb to 1-2 on the year and 1-1 in conference play.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team defeated St. Mary’s 71-49 on Sunday afternoon. Using several scoring runs throughout the contest, the Lions completed a weekend sweep of the Rattlers. The win brings the Lions to 4-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Lone Star Conference. The Rattlers fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.