Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Falcons clinch top seed; report: Tebow 'virtual certainty' to end up with Jacksonville Jaguars

DETROIT — Matt Ryan got what he wanted, helping the Falcons clinch homefield for the NFC playoffs. Calvin Johnson had to settle for a record-breaking night in another Lions loss.

Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Roddy White, and Atlanta rolled 31-18 Saturday.

Detroit dropped its seventh straight, but Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's record for yards in a season with his 10th catch. Johnson, who entered needing 182 to surpass Rice's 1,848 for the 49ers in 1995, finished with 11 catches for 225 yards. He now sits at 1,892, 108 shy of 2,000.

He also surpassed 100 yards for the eighth straight game, breaking the record of Charley Hennigan for the AFL's Oilers in 1961 and Michael Irvin for the Cowboys in 1995. (His 11th 100-yard game of the season ties Irvin's record set in 1995.) And he became the first to catch 10 passes in four straight games.

"When Matt (Stafford) and I are on the field together, some special things can happen," Johnson said of his quarterback.

Ryan and Atlanta hope playing at home throughout the playoffs helps more than it did in the 2010 season, when the Packers routed them. Atlanta reached its only Super Bowl, in the 1998 season, by winning at the Vikings.

Tebow reportedly eyes move to Jags

It is a "virtual certainty" Tim Tebow will play for the Jaguars next season, espn.com reported.

The Jets previously indicated they will trade or release the former Florida quarterback, who was passed over by Greg McElroy when Mark Sanchez was benched for today's game. But the website reported that New York likely will honor Tebow's request to be released.

In March, Jacksonville tried to acquire Tebow from Denver, but Tebow chose New York because it offered a better chance to play. Jacksonville still had Blaine Gabbert, a 2011 first-round pick, but Gabbert struggled again this season before going on injured reserve, and Jacksonville owner Shad Khan still wants Tebow.

Bucs move: Defensive end Aaron Morgan (shoulder) went on injured reserve. Defensive end and former FSU standout Markus White was promoted from the practice squad.

Ravens: Linebacker Ray Lewis, who tore a triceps Oct. 14 against Dallas, won't play today or in Week 17, nfl.com reported. He is possible for the playoffs.

Coaching: Oregon coach Chip Kelly will have "multiple suitors," the NFL Network reported. Kelly, who turned down an offer from the Bucs last offseason, could be contacted by the Eagles, Panthers and others, the report said.

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