(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games:
Colts 22, Texans 13
Indianapolis running back Frank Gore rushed for 100 yards on 24 carries to help lead the Colts to a 22-13 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Colts limited the Texans to 209 total yards and got a safety. Each AFC South team finished with a 4-12 record.
Jacoby Brissett completed 15-of-24 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown for Indianapolis.
Lions 35, Packers 11
Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes and also caught a two-point conversion as the Detroit Lions closed out their season with a 35-11 romp over the depleted Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Ford Field.
Stafford, who completed three passes of over 50 yards, went 20 of 29 through the air for 323 yards. Golden Tate caught seven passes for 104 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown reception. Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in four passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Both receivers exceeded the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
Kenny Golladay had a 54-yard touchdown catch for the Lions (9-7) in what may have been head coach Jim Caldwell’s final game with the franchise. There has been heavy speculation that Caldwell will not be retained for a fifth season.
Ziggy Ansah led the Lions defense with three sacks.
Cowboys 6, Eagles 0
Quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler early in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys held on for a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at frigid Lincoln Financial Field.
Despite having already been eliminated from playoff contention, the Cowboys still finished with a winning record at 9-7.
After last week’s ineffective performance in a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, coach Doug Pederson opted to bring back starter Nick Foles against the Cowboys.
Foles didn’t perform well once again, going 4 of 11 for 39 yards, one interception and a miniscule 9.3 quarterback rating.
Giants 18, Redskins 10
The New York Giants scored two touchdowns in just over two minutes as they topped the Washington Redskins 18-10 in the regular-season finale Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants’ first score came when running back Orleans Darkwa scampered 75 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the opening drive. However, the ensuing point-after attempt by Aldrick Rosas was blocked.
The Giants then got an interception by linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, who picked off Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins’ pass intended for receiver Josh Doctson. Sheppard returned the interception 12 yards to give the Giants the ball on the Washington 19-yard line.
Two plays later, Eli Manning connected with receiver Hunter Sharp for a 16-yard touchdown reception to make it 12-0 after the two-point conversion fell short. Manning was making his 216th appearance, which ties Hall-of-Fame defensive end Michael Strahan’s franchise record for the most games played in a Giants uniform.