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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Russell Wilson, Seahawks rout Cardinals, close in on NFC West title

- Associated Press

Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Seattle set a franchise record with 596 yards of offense and the streaking Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) pulls in a pass as Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher (24) closes in during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

For DeSean Jackson, revenge is sweet

- The Washington Times

Jackson had four catches for 126 yards to help lead the Redskins past the Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he spent the first six seasons of his professional career.

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Poinsettia Bowl Capsule

- Associated Press

Navy (7-5, independent) vs. San Diego State (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West), 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

FILE  In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 file photograph, as wife Mary Pat Christie, left, and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, second left, look on, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells heckler Jim Keady to: "Sit down and shut up," during a event marking the second anniversasry of Superstorm Sandy in Belmar, N.J. Flying high after racking up huge re-election victory margins, Christie was widely seen as a front-runner for the Republican nomination if he decided to run for president in 2016. But then came the revelation of an email that appeared to show one of his closest aides telling a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official to shut down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political retribution. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

Christie, Ray Rice made headlines in 2014

- Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie made headlines inside and outside of New Jersey in 2014, an incident inside of an elevator in Atlantic City led to the year's biggest sports scandal, and the gambling industry in the resort town saw its epic struggles get worse.

Records detail allegations against Ray McDonald

- Associated Press

A woman alleges former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking and after she injured her head in a fall by his swimming pool, according to court documents unsealed Monday.

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2014 file photo shows Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) yelling at a Detroit Lions defender after he was tackled by Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah as Detroit Lions linebacker Josh Bynes (57) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)

Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen out

- Associated Press

Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is sacked on a fourth down by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison, right, and Will Allen (20) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers hardly satisfied with playoff spot

- Associated Press

Ramon Foster never stopped believing. Not after the embarrassing meltdown against Tampa Bay. Not after the debacle in Cleveland. Not after the New York Jets pushed the Pittsburgh Steelers around six weeks ago.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The ins and outs of the playoff races

- Associated Press

With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed.

FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, Matthew Belardine, right, with his attorney, Dennis McNamara, look on during a court hearing in Steubenville, Ohio. Belardine, a volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players, received a two-month sentence Monday, Dec. 22 for violating his probation in that case. (AP Photo/Steubenville Herald Star, Mark Law, File)

48 extra days in rape case probation violation

Associated Press

A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players received a two-month sentence Monday for violating his probation in that case.