Chiefs coach Andy Reid gives up play-calling duties, report says

After starting the season 5-0, Kansas City has lost three consecutive games to drop to five losses on the season. The Chiefs (6-5) will look to snap their skid when they visit the Jets (4-7) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

Now, some people might be angered by that take, but I’m not trying to be incendiary. Revolver and Sgt. Pepper are two of the best children’s albums ever made, and I’ll take “Yellow Submarine” over “Banana Phone” any day. Well, almost any day. Banana phones are pretty funny.

Both defenses in the Saints-Rams game have stiffened no points in 3rd quarter, and not much in the way of drives, either.

Bork Birdles scores on a bootleg. The Jags trail 16-10.

Jimmy Graham scores a touchdown on a short slant. With the ball on the left hash, the Seahawks lined up five wide receivers — three on the left, two on the right. Then they motioned Tyler Lockett to the left, leaving Graham isolated on the wide side of the field. A fade was the obvious call, which is probably what made getting open on the slant so easy.

The 76ers decided to sit Joel Embiid minutes before Philadelphia’s 131-124 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday because of stiffness in the 7-foot center’s back.

Embiid was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out Saturday night’s loss to Cleveland to rest his surgically repaired knee.

“I tried to warm up earlier, but I couldn’t,” Embiid said after Sunday’s game. “If it was the Finals, I’m sure I could have gone. But we got 82 games, and they don’t want me to push if I’m not 100 percent, so that’s what I did.”

Embiid, who has averaged 23.5 points and 11.1 rebounds in 21 games, had offseason surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, and the Sixers have been limiting his playing time, including not playing him on back-to-back nights.chargers_030

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