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Houston Texans LB Zach Cunningham inactive for disciplinary reasons

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HOUSTON — Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham will not play against the Indianapolis Colts for disciplinary reasons, sources told ESPN.

The starting linebacker is inactive against the Colts, missing playing time for the second time this season for violating team rules. In Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, Cunningham was benched for the first quarter for recurring tardiness.

Last Sunday, safety Justin Reid was inactive for violating team rules.

“We have rules and when the rules are broken … it doesn’t matter who it is,” Texans coach David Culley said on Nov. 28.

Cunningham, a second-round pick in 2017, signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension in 2020. The linebacker has 67 tackles and one forced fumble this season.

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Cooper Kupp catches deep touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to extend Los Angeles Rams’ lead

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TAMPA — Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and the Los Angeles Rams have taken their regular-season act into the playoffs.

A week after connecting on a touchdown in the Rams’ wild-card win over the Arizona Cardinals, they hooked up for a 70-yard score early in the second quarter of Sunday’s divisional-round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stafford got a clean pocket and fired deep to a wide-open Kupp, who had to adjust to a slightly underthrown ball, then made one defender miss and outran another on his way to the end zone. The touchdown, which came on third-and-20, gave the Rams a 17-3 lead.

Stafford threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to backup tight end Kendall Blanton earlier in the game.

Tom Brady, meanwhile, only completed three of his first 10 attempts.

Kupp became only the fourth player since 1970 to finish the regular season with the most catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, winning the receiving “triple crown.”

Per NFL Next Gen Stats, Stafford’s touchdown throw to Kupp had 50.3 yards of air distance, making it Stafford’s sixth touchdown this season thrown 50-plus yards through the air (including playoffs), the most in the NFL.



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San Francisco 49ers’ divisional playoff win against Green Bay Packers causes social media eruption

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The San Francisco 49ers braved the frigid temperatures at Lambeau Field to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers again in the playoffs.

As time expired, kicker Robbie Gould made a 45-yard field goal to defeat Green Bay 13-10. He continues his perfect streak in the playoffs and sends his team to the NFC Championship Game to face either the Los Angeles Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. San Francisco’s defense sacked the reigning NFL MVP five times and limited Rodgers to 225 yards passing and zero touchdowns.

Special teams play made the difference in this one, as a blocked punt returned by the 49ers for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter put them in prime position to upset the NFC’s No. 1 seed. San Francisco scored 10 points in the final five minutes to escape with the victory.

After defeating the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round in dramatic fashion last week, the Niners became the third team to beat Dallas and Green Bay in the same postseason, joining Washington in 1972 and the 2007 New York Giants.

The Twitterverse erupted after San Francisco’s upset win, featuring NFL players from past and present.

ESPN Stats and Information contributed to this story



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