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Scoreboard

NFL standings

National Football League

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318

Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315

N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380

Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326

Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371

Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419

Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412

North

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288

Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318

Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363

Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385

x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278

San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324

Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360

Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408

N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377

Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221

New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287

Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422

Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445

Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400

Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362

Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467

West

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222

x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252

Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301

St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Sunday, Dec. 29

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh , 1 p.m.

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

End of regular season

 

NBA standings

National Basketball Association

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 12 15 .444 —

Boston 12 17 .414 1

Brooklyn 10 19 .345 3

New York 9 20 .310 4

Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 1/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 22 7 .759 —

Atlanta 16 13 .552 6

Charlotte 14 16 .467 8 1/2

Washington 12 14 .462 8 1/2

Orlando 9 20 .310 13

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Indiana 23 5 .821 —

Detroit 14 17 .452 10 1/2

Chicago 11 16 .407 11 1/2

Cleveland 10 18 .357 13

Milwaukee 6 23 .207 17 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 23 7 .767 —

Houston 20 11 .645 3 1/2

Dallas 16 13 .552 6 1/2

New Orleans 13 14 .481 8 1/2

Memphis 12 16 .429 10

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Portland 24 5 .828 —

Oklahoma City 24 5 .828 —

Denver 14 14 .500 9 1/2

Minnesota 14 15 .483 10

Utah 9 23 .281 16 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 20 11 .645 —

Phoenix 17 11 .607 1 1/2

Golden State 18 13 .581 2

L.A. Lakers 13 17 .433 6 1/2

Sacramento 9 19 .321 9 1/2

Friday’s Games

Orlando 109, Detroit 92

Oklahoma City 89, Charlotte 85

Toronto 95, New York 83

Brooklyn 104, Milwaukee 93

Minnesota 120, Washington 98

New Orleans 105, Denver 89

Utah 105, L.A. Lakers 103

Sacramento 108, Miami 103, OT

Golden State 115, Phoenix 86

Saturday’s Games

Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m.

Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.

New York at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.

Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Miami at Portland, 10 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games

Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Miami at Denver, 9 p.m.

Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m.

Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

 

Cavaliers’ box

Friday’s Game

ATLANTA (127)

Carroll 3-7 1-2 8, Millsap 9-17 0-0 20, Horford 11-17 2-2 25, Teague 14-24 5-7 34, Korver 7-15 2-2 20, Brand 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-9 1-2 7, Mack 3-9 3-4 10, Schroder 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 0-2 0-0 0, Ayon 0-1 0-0 0, Antic 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 51-103 14-19 127.

CLEVELAND (125)

Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Thompson 8-13 6-8 22, Bynum 2-3 0-0 4, Irving 17-33 3-4 40, Miles 4-7 0-0 10, Waiters 9-14 1-2 20, Jack 2-5 5-8 9, Varejao 4-7 0-0 8, Dellavedova 2-6 4-4 9, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Zeller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 49-94 19-26 125.

Atlanta 26 24 26 19 13 19 — 127

Cleveland 27 21 24 23 13 17 — 125

3-Point Goals—Atlanta 11-34 (Korver 4-12, Millsap 2-4, Horford 1-1, Antic 1-1, Carroll 1-3, Mack 1-3, Teague 1-4, Scott 0-2, Williams 0-4), Cleveland 8-21 (Irving 3-8, Miles 2-3, Clark 1-1, Waiters 1-3, Dellavedova 1-4, Jack 0-1, Varejao 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 56 (Millsap 11), Cleveland 53 (Varejao 17). Assists—Atlanta 33 (Teague 14), Cleveland 22 (Irving 9). Total Fouls—Atlanta 24, Cleveland 19. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second. A—18,682 (20,562).

Saturday’s Game

CLEVELAND (100)

Clark 4-9 1-2 12, Thompson 3-5 1-2 7, Varejao 1-2 4-4 6, Irving 13-22 2-2 32, Miles 0-5 0-0 0, Waiters 6-16 5-8 17, Zeller 2-5 1-2 5, Jack 5-8 2-2 14, Bennett 2-6 1-2 5, Dellavedova 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-79 17-24 100.

BOSTON (103)

Green 5-12 7-7 19, Bass 5-8 4-4 15, Sullinger 4-14 0-0 8, Crawford 7-11 2-2 19, Bradley 8-16 1-2 18, Humphries 4-7 2-2 10, Olynyk 0-2 1-4 1, Lee 4-11 1-1 11, Wallace 1-1 0-3 2, Pressey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-83 18-25 103.

Cleveland 22 22 22 34 — 100

Boston 24 35 26 18 — 103

3-Point Goals—Cleveland 9-18 (Irving 4-6, Clark 3-5, Jack 2-2, Miles 0-1, Bennett 0-2, Waiters 0-2), Boston 9-25 (Crawford 3-5, Green 2-5, Lee 2-5, Bass 1-1, Bradley 1-4, Olynyk 0-1, Pressey 0-1, Sullinger 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 47 (Zeller 10), Boston 54 (Green, Bradley 8). Assists—Cleveland 17 (Jack 4), Boston 22 (Crawford 5). Total Fouls—Cleveland 21, Boston 18. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second. A—18,624 (18,624).

 

Ohio State box

No. 3 OHIO ST. 71, LOUISIANA-MONROE 31

LOUISIANA-MONROE (3-5)

James 2-6 3-3 7, Ongwae 2-7 0-0 5, Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Olatayo 1-4 1-2 4, Coppola 0-2 0-0 0, Harvey 1-6 0-0 2, McCray 1-5 0-0 3, Amajoyi 0-2 2-2 2, Koszuta 0-4 0-0 0, Sims 0-4 0-0 0, Brown 1-2 0-0 2, Grieves 1-9 0-0 2, Carswell II 0-0 2-2 2, Ponder 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-54 8-9 31.

OHIO STATE (13-0)

Ross 4-10 6-7 15, A. Williams 1-4 3-3 5, Scott 1-2 0-0 3, Craft 2-2 0-0 4, Smith Jr. 6-10 2-2 17, Loving 2-6 4-5 8, Thompson 1-4 0-0 3, Della Valle 5-12 2-2 14, Lorbach 0-0 0-0 0, McDonald 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 23-52 17-20 71.

Halftime—Ohio St. 41-20. 3-Point Goals—Louisiana-Monroe 3-18 (McCray 1-1, Olatayo 1-2, Ongwae 1-2, James 0-1, Sims 0-1, Williams 0-1, Coppola 0-1, Koszuta 0-4, Grieves 0-5), Ohio St. 8-23 (Smith Jr. 3-6, Della Valle 2-7, Scott 1-2, Thompson 1-2, Ross 1-3, Loving 0-3). Fouled Out—Brown, Loving. Rebounds—Louisiana-Monroe 35 (Harvey 6), Ohio St. 40 (Ross 10). Assists—Louisiana-Monroe 4 (Coppola, Grieves, James, Koszuta 1), Ohio St. 14 (Scott 5). Total Fouls—Louisiana-Monroe 21, Ohio St. 14. A—18,534.

 

NHL standings

National Hockey League

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 38 26 10 2 54 111 77

Tampa Bay 37 23 11 3 49 106 87

Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84

Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108

Toronto 40 19 16 5 43 110 116

Ottawa 40 15 18 7 37 111 131

Florida 38 14 19 5 33 88 123

Buffalo 38 10 24 4 24 69 109

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 40 28 11 1 57 125 91

Washington 38 20 14 4 44 120 114

Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104

Columbus 38 17 17 4 38 103 107

N.Y. Rangers 39 18 19 2 38 90 105

New Jersey 39 15 16 8 38 93 101

Carolina 38 14 15 9 37 89 109

N.Y. Islanders 38 11 20 7 29 96 129

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 40 27 7 6 60 152 109

St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85

Colorado 37 23 11 3 49 108 95

Minnesota 40 20 15 5 45 92 102

Dallas 37 19 12 6 44 110 108

Winnipeg 40 17 18 5 39 109 120

Nashville 38 16 18 4 36 86 113

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98

Los Angeles 38 25 9 4 54 106 76

San Jose 38 24 8 6 54 125 97

Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93

Phoenix 37 19 10 8 46 114 114

Calgary 38 14 18 6 34 95 120

Edmonton 40 13 24 3 29 103 135

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Friday’s Games

Columbus 2, New Jersey 1, SO

Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO

San Jose 4, Phoenix 3, SO

Boston 5, Ottawa 0

Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2

Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 3, OT

Chicago 7, Colorado 2

Winnipeg 6, Minnesota 4

Dallas 4, Nashville 1

Edmonton 2, Calgary 0

Saturday’s Games

Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Florida, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Washington at Buffalo, 5 p.m.

Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m.

St. Louis at Dallas, 6 p.m.

Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games

Washington at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

 

Blue Jackets’ box

Columbus 1 0 0 0 = 2

New Jersey 0 0 1 0 = 1

Columbus won shootout 1-0

First Period—1, Columbus, Anisimov 11 (Dubinsky, Atkinson), 7:34. Penalties—Gelinas, NJ (slashing), 7:56.

Second Period—None. Penalties—Wisniewski, Clm (delay of game), 5:37; Fayne, NJ (delay of game), 12:01; Merrill, NJ (high-sticking), 16:01; Loktionov, NJ (holding), 19:37.

Third Period—2, New Jersey, Henrique 7 (Elias, Zidlicky), 5:45. Penalties—T.Zajac, NJ (hooking), :40; Letestu, Clm (tripping), 2:03; Johansen, Clm (slashing), 6:03; Foligno, Clm (roughing), 9:08; Zidlicky, NJ (roughing), 9:08.

Overtime—None. Penalties—None.

Shootout—Columbus 1 (Letestu NG, Johansen NG, Atkinson G), New Jersey 0 (Jagr NG, Clowe NG, Elias NG).

Shots on Goal—Columbus 8-10-9-3—30. New Jersey 5-4-8-0—17.

Power-play opportunities—Columbus 0 of 5; New Jersey 0 of 3.

Goalies—Columbus, McElhinney 6-5-1 (17 shots-16 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 11-8-3 (30-29).

A—16,592 (17,625). T—2:34.

Referees—Jean Hebert, Dave Jackson. Linesmen—Pierre Racicot, Scott Driscoll.

 

Military Bowl

Marshall 14 3 0 14 — 31

Maryland 7 6 0 7 — 20

First Quarter

Mar—Shuler 1 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 6:21.

Md—L.Jacobs 29 pass from C.Brown (Craddock kick), 3:25.

Mar—Hoskins 8 pass from Cato (Haig kick), :34.

Second Quarter

Md—FG Craddock 25, 11:36.

Mar—FG Haig 27, 9:26.

Md—FG Craddock 33, 1:20.

Fourth Quarter

Md—Stinebaugh 2 pass from C.Brown (Craddock kick), 14:56.

Mar—Taliaferro 7 run (Haig kick), 12:05.

Mar—Hoskins 8 pass from Cato (Haig kick), 3:42.

A—30,163.

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Mar Md

First downs 24 18

Rushes-yards 35-138 49-194

Passing 337 197

Comp-Att-Int 28-44-0 14-24-1

Return Yards 29 0

Punts-Avg. 7-40.6 7-40.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-55 5-45

Time of Possession 26:38 33:22

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Marshall, Taliaferro 19-81, Watson 6-42, Cato 7-15, Butler 1-3, Team 2-(minus 3). Maryland, B.Ross 20-116, C.Brown 19-38, L.Jacobs 4-26, Reid 3-8, K.Goins 1-3, Veii 2-3.

PASSING—Marshall, Cato 28-44-0-337. Maryland, C.Brown 14-24-1-197.

RECEIVING—Marshall, Shuler 9-68, Hoskins 6-104, D.Smith 5-54, Wilkins 3-35, E.Frohnapfel 2-32, D.Allen 1-26, Taliaferro 1-10, D.Johnson 1-8. Maryland, L.Jacobs 7-100, Etta 2-51, King 2-22, Stinebaugh 2-16, B.Ross 1-8.

 

Bowl schedule

College Football FBS Bowls

Saturday, Dec. 21

New Mexico Bowl

At Albuquerque

Colorado State 48, Washington State 45

Las Vegas Bowl

Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

At Boise, Idaho

San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24(ESPN)

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21

Monday, Dec. 23

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

East Carolina 37, Ohio 20

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl

At Honolulu

Oregon State 38, Boise State 23

Thursday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

At Detroit

Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27

Poinsettia Bowl

At San Diego

Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14

Friday, Dec. 27

Military Bowl

At Annapolis, Md.

Marshall 31, Maryland 20

Texas Bowl

At Houston

Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17

Fight Hunger Bowl

At San Francisco

Washington 31, BYU 16

Saturday, Dec. 28

Pinstripe Bowl

At New York

Notre Dame 29,. Rutgers 16

Belk Bowl

At Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6)

Russell Athletic Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1)

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

At Tempe, Ariz.

Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5)

Monday, Dec. 30

Armed Forces Bowl

At Fort Worth, Texas

Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN)

Music City Bowl

At Nashville, Tenn.

Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl

At San Antonio

Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl

At San Diego

Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 31

AdvoCare V100 Bowl

At Shreveport, La.

Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun Bowl

At El Paso, Texas

Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS)

Liberty Bowl

At Memphis, Tenn.

Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Chick-fil-A Bowl

At Atlanta

Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Heart of Dallas Bowl

At Dallas

UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU)

Gator Bowl

At Jacksonville, Fla.

Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2)

Capital One Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC)

Outback Bowl

At Tampa, Fla.

Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl

At Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Fiesta Bowl

At Glendale, Ariz.

Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 2

Sugar Bowl

At New Orleans

Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 3

Orange Bowl

At Miami

Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas

Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 4

BBVA Compass Bowl

At Birmingham, Ala.

Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 5

GoDaddy.com Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 6

BCS National Championship

At Pasadena, Calif.

Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

 

Pro Bowl

2014 Pro Bowl Picks

Sunday, Jan. 26

At Aloha Stadium

Honolulu

(Pro Bowl draft will take place Wednesday, Jan. 22)

OFFENSE

Quarterbacks — Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Wide Receivers — Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas (Broncos).

Tackles — Branden Albert, Chiefs; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Browns; Trent Williams, Redskins.

Guards — Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Centers — Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.

Tight Ends — Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Running Backs — Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullbacks — Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

DEFENSE

Defensive Ends — Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior Linemen — Gerald McCoy, Bucs; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside Linebackers — John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/Middle Linebackers — NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerbacks — Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Bucs; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner, Titans.

Free Safeties — Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.

Strong Safeties — Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punters — Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams.

Placekickers — Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens.

Punt Returners — Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.

Special Teamers — Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.