(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Brian Poole was sure he touched Golden Tate before he reached the end zone. Poole had no idea that would be the last play of the game.
The cornerback contacted Tate's shoulder as the wide receiver's knee hit the turf just shy of the goal line, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to escape with a 30-26 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field. (MORE)
(TSX / STATS) -- CHICAGO -- Jordan Howard had already been forced to leave Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers twice after his right shoulder took a pounding. Regardless of the pain, however, the Chicago Bears running back was determined not to allow the injury to stop him.
One final 19-yard run on Sunday proved to be the perfect remedy. (MORE)
(TSX / STATS) -- PHOENIX -- Outfielder J.D. Martinez has been a key cog in Arizona's success since arriving July 18, so perhaps it was fitting that his walk-off single on Sunday guaranteed the Diamondbacks a home wild-card game.
Martinez's two-out single that one-hopped the left-field fence in the ninth inning broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Diamondbacks a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins at Chase Field, clinching home-field advantage in the one-game wild-card playoff Oct. 4. (MORE)