Sep 15, 2014 5:31 AM
RGIII, Jackson injured...Panthers sit Hardy...Brees passes Elway in yardage...Horschel wins
The Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Washington lost quarterback Robert Griffin III and receiver DeSean (deh-SHAWN') Jackson in yesterday's 41-10 rout of Jacksonville yesterday. RG III was knocked out of the game with a dislocated left ankle in the first quarter and was carted from the field. Jackson suffered a dislocated shoulder.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to bench defensive end Greg Hardy before their game against Detroit. Rivera defended his late decision to make Hardy inactive by saying the "climate has changed" in the NFL and the team "has to get this right." Hardy was convicted in July of assault on a female and communicating threats, a ruling that he's appealing.
CLEVELAND (AP) New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (breez) has moved into fourth place on the NFL's career yardage list, surpassing Hall of Famer John Elway. Brees overtook the Denver Broncos legend with a 6-yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham in the second quarter.
ATLANTA (AP) Billy Horschel has won the FedEx Cup and the $10-million bonus that goes with it, earning a three-shot win over Rory McIlroy and Jim Duryk (FYOOR'-ihk) at the Tour Championship. Horschel closed with a 2-under 68 for an 11-under total, while McIlroy fired a final-round 71. Horschel was No. 69 when the playoffs began a month ago before becoming the first player out of the top-20 to win the FedEx title.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Brad Keselowski stormed past Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick following a restart with 19 laps remaining before winning the first race in NASCAR's season-ending Chase of the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski's victory at Chicagoland Speedway automatically advances him into the second round of the Chase. Jeff Gordon finished second, followed by Larson and Joey Logano.