There are differing opinions about the wisdom of playing the season's biggest game in the elements. Plenty grew up playing or watching the game that way and still love to; others were only too happy to get in out of the cold and stay there.
Alexander Steen scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves against his former team.
After he grabbed his first interception of the season, rookie safety T.J. McDonald was congratulated by a former Pro Bowler — his father.
The Chiefs managed a 158.3 last Sunday in Oakland, the highest number possible in quarterback ratings.
Contending with Jamaal Charles is only part of the problem Indianapolis (9-5) faces Sunday in what could be a playoff preview.
Robert Quinn leads the NFC with 15 sacks. The Rams (6-8) face Tampa Bay (4-10) this week in a matchup of teams just trying to finish strong.
The stadium has several snow melters on hand that can clear the fields quickly, including one machine that can melt up to 600 tons of snow per hour.
The Royals introduced their new second baseman Tuesday, one day after announcing they had agreed to a $30.25 million, four-year contract that includes a club option for 2018.
For the first time in NFL history, more than half of all kickoffs could end up as touchbacks this season, three years after the league moved the kickoff up from the 30-yard line to the 35 to reduce the number of returns and, therefore, the number of concussions.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.
Cody Ceci scored his first NHL goal in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.
Free agent John Axford agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a physical. Axford is expected to undergo a medical exam on Wednesday.
Zac Stacy is a surprise star on offense and had a huge bounce-back game against the Saints, setting a franchise rookie record with 106 yards in the first half.
Omar Infante will primarily play second base, though he also has the ability to play several infield positions and the outfield.
The Miami Dolphins moved two games behind the Patriots in the division with a 24-20 win over New England on Sunday sealed by Michael Thomas' interception in the end zone with 2 seconds left after Tom Brady had thrown three straight incompletions.
Indianapolis closes out the season with a trip to Kansas City, which locked up a playoff spot with a win at Oakland, and at home against a Jacksonville team that has been much better during the second half of the season. Win both and anything, including a longshot jump to the No. 1 seed, is still possible.
The Chiefs punched their ticket to the postseason with a 56-31 victory at Oakland on Sunday, one that pushed their franchise-best turnaround to nine games. Kansas City (11-3) also moved into a tie with Denver atop the AFC West, though the Broncos hold the tiebreaker by virtue of a season sweep.
The Saints (10-4) missed their first chance to clinch a playoff berth, trailing 24-3 at the half.
With Sunday's win over the Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs become the fourth team ever to make the playoffs a year after losing at least 14 games. Kansas City (11-3) is tied for first place in the AFC West with Denver.
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says his verbal commitment to take a job in St. Louis was made hastily while he was still upset over his firing in Dallas.