SEATTLE (AP) — Rashaad Penny scored two touchdowns and the Seattle Seahawks gained control of first place in the NFC West by defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 37-30. Penny tied the game with a one-yard run and added a 13-yard scoring reception that put the Seahawks ahead, 34-17 later in the third quarter. Kirk Cousins was 22 of 38 for 276 yards and one TD for the 8-4 Vikings, who are one game behind the first-place Packers in the NFC North.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is going back with rookie Gardner Minshew as his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Minshew went 4-4 as the starter early this season while Nick Foles recovered from a broken left collarbone sustained in the opener. Foles was benched at halftime yesterday in favor of Minshew with the Jags trailing 25-0 in a 28-11 loss to Tampa Bay.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen has unexpectedly resigned as head football coach at Washington after six seasons and a 54-26 record with the Huskies. The Huskies are coming off a 7-5 regular season and are bound for a sixth straight bowl game under his leadership. Peterson will coach in the team’s upcoming bowl game before handing over the reins to defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have worked out a four-year, $64 million package with free-agent infielder Mike Moustakas . Moustakas batted .254 with 35 homers and 87 RBIs this year and made his third All-Star team. The 31-year-old could fill the Reds’ hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season.
UNDATED (AP) — Louisville is the latest team to climb to No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll after claiming 48 of 65 first-place votes. No. 2 Kansas had three first-place votes. Maryland is third, followed by Michigan and Virginia. The Cavaliers received five first-place votes. Michigan has matched a poll record by debuting at No. 4, matching Kansas in 1989. Ohio State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Gonzaga and Duke round out the top 10.