The Magic’s five straight losses have been by an average of 16 points.

“We’re trying,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Nobody’s happy with how we’re playing, and we know we’ve got to dig ourselves a little bit out of a rut here.”

The NHL’s disclosure policy allows teams to define player injuries as “upper or lower body” and keep the details to themselves; in theory, this is for the benefit of the injured player.

The Dallas offense needs Ezekiel Elliott — The Cowboys running back ran for 93 yards on 27 carries and was the only Dallas running back to get any touches against the Chiefs until there were 13 minutes remaining in the game. Alfred Morris had one carry for 11 yards. With a potential six-game suspension still hanging over Elliott’s head, the Cowboys are getting high productivity from the NFL’s 2016 rushing leader and it’s clear the Cowboys need him on the field.

Sources told ESPN the system used in recent years will remain in place this offseason. A system with some modifications will take effect next offseason.

Minnesota’s defense started the second half by forcing four punts in a row by the Rams (7-3), whose four-game winning streak in which they scored 144 points was finished in convincing fashion. The Rams led the league entering the weekend with a third-down conversion rate of 46.7 percent, but were just 3 for 11 against the Vikings.

The Los Angeles defense was trampled in the second half for 288 yards, and Keenum went without a sack for the sixth game this season. Thielen handed him the longest touchdown pass of his career, by turning a simple curl route early in the fourth quarter into a game-breaking score after spinning past Rams cornerback Dominique Hatfield.
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