GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes, 12 of them to Larry Fitzgerald, and the Arizona Cardinals ended an eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes by beating the St. Louis Rams 30-10 yesterday. Tavon Austin's 56-yard run set up the only touchdown for the Rams (5-8), a 1-yard run by Zac Stacy.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs scored early and often yesterday, breaking a three-game losing streak with a 45-10 embarrassment of the Washington Redskins. The Chiefs improved to 10-3 by dominating an opponent that offered little resistance. They scored on their first four possessions, sacked Robert Griffin III five times and Kirk Cousins once, and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns.
(AP) - SEC runner-up Missouri is headed to the Cotton Bowl, where the ninth-ranked Tigers will play No. 13 Oklahoma State on Jan. 3. Missouri (11-2) is coming off a 59-42 loss to Auburn in the SEC championship game in only its second season in that league. Oklahoma State (10-2) was on track for a Big 12 title and a spot in the Bowl Championship Series before a 33-24 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The Wildcats (7-5) lost to Oregon 35-17 in last year's Fiesta Bowl, but earned a return trip to Arizona after finishing strong this season. Michigan (7-5) opened the season 5-0 before fading down the stretch.
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