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Bills beat Cowboys…Saints handle Falcons…Bears rally past Lions…Wolverines upset Heels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another while the Buffalo Bills scored 26 straight points in a 26-15 win over the Dallas Cowboys. John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass, delivering a 28-yard throw to Devin Singletary put the Bills ahead to stay just after the two-minute warning in the first half. The Bills improved to 9-3 and the Cowboys dropped to 6-6, just a half-game ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.

ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill blocked a punt, ran for a touchdown and grabbed a scoring pass as the New Orleans Saints downed the Atlanta Falcons, 26-18 to clinch their third straight NFC South title. Hill set up his scoring run by blocking a punt before his 30-yard run gave the Saints a 17-6 lead late in the first half. Cameron Jordan had four of New Orleans nine sacks of Matt Ryan to help the Saints improve to 10-2.

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Bears have bolstered their slim postseason chances by holding the Lions to three points in the second half of a 24-20 comeback win at Detroit. Mitchell Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, including a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery that put the 6-6 Bears ahead with 2:17 left. Rookie quarterback David Blough  was 22 of 38 for 280 yards with two TDs and an interception for the 3-8-1 Lions.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan advanced to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game by surprising sixth-ranked North Carolina, 73-64. Isaiah Livers added 12 points for the 6-0 Wolverines, who led by five in the second half before a 19-0 run gave them a 60-36 lead with 11:18 remaining. Next up for Michigan is eighth-ranked Gonzaga after Drew Timme hit a free throw with 20.6 seconds left in overtime to send the Bulldogs to a 73-72 victory against No. 11 Oregon.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five of his career-best 30 points in the final minutes to help fifth-ranked Maryland close out a 76-69 win over Temple in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational. Cowan put the Terrapins ahead for good with a long 3-pointer and added two free throws in the closing seconds for a five-point lead. Jalen Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins, who trailed by as many as nine in the first half before improving to 6-0.

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