Chiefs Rally Past Texas; Pack Holds Off Seattle

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers forged a 21-3 halftime lead before holding off the Seattle Seahawks, 28-23 to advance to the NFC championship game against San Francisco. Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams for two touchdowns while completing 16 of his 27 passes for 243 yards and no interceptions. Adams racked up 160 yards on eight receptions, while Aaron Jones carried 21 times for 62 yards and two scores.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs stormed back from a 24-0 deficit with four straight touchdowns in the second quarter before completing a 51-31 rout of the Houston Texans. Patrick Mahomes completed 23 of 35 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns. Tight end Travis Kelce scored three TDs in the first half and finished with 10 receptions for 134 yards.

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Browns have chosen Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski to replace Freddie Kitchens as head coach. The hiring came a day after Minnesota lost to San Francisco in the NFC divisional round. The 37-year-old Stefanski has been with the Vikings since 2006.

NEW ORLEANS (01/13/20) — College Football crowns it’s national champion tonight as Clemson faces LSU in New Orleans. LSU is seeking its first national championship since 2008, while Clemson is looking for its third title in the last four years.

UNDATED (01/13/20) — Top 25 college basketball from Sunday: 8th-ranked Michigan State was routed by Purdue, 71-42… Minnesota beat number 19 Michigan, 75-67…21st-ranked Memphis got past South Florida, 68-64…number 23 Wichita State beat UConn in double-overtime, 89-86…Oregon State upset 24th-ranked Arizona, 82-65 and number 25 Colorado beat Utah, 91-52. 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had 31 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the second half, beating Golden State 122-102 on Sunday night to hand the Warriors their eighth straight loss. Valanciunas was 13 of 17 from the field, including a 3-pointer to help the Grizzlies win their fifth straight.

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds in the Denver Nuggets’ 114-104 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jamal Murray finished with 19 points, including two technical free throws after Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected for arguing a foul call on Patrick Beverley.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now a nine-game winning streak for the Utah Jazz after Bojan Bogdonovic scored 31 points in a 127-116 downing of the Wizards in Washington. Other NBA scores: the Knicks over Miami, 124-121…San Antonio edged Toronto, 105-104…Brooklyn 108, Atlanta 86 and Phoenix over Charlotte, 100-92.