BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
December 26, 2012, 11:53 am
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EST:

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - One more game and so much is on the line for Adrian Peterson. Two monster milestones - 2,000 yards rushing and Eric Dickerson's single-season record - are within reach. With a win over the Green Bay Packers, so is an improbable playoff berth for Peterson's Minnesota Vikings.

ASHBURN, Va. - Having answered the call in every pressure situation he's faced so far, Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III gets his biggest stage yet - a regular-season finale that determines the NFC East champion.

DETROIT - Interim coach Lance Guidry leads Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan before the Bobby Petrino era begins on the field.

DALLAS - At age 72, coaching nomad Larry Brown has found the right fit at SMU a quarter-century after leading Kansas to an NCAA title. SMU is 9-4 under Brown, who still loves to coach and teach.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The game-within-the-games Sunday pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While other teams are fighting for the postseason, failure would do both of them some good: They're the only two squads with a chance to nab the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Houston Rockets, with former Timberwolves executive and current Rockets coach Kevin McHale making his first trip to Minnesota since the death of his daughter.

SAN DIEGO - Baylor rides a three-game win streak, including a 52-24 upset of then-No. 2 Kansas State, into Thursday's Holiday Bowl against Pac-12 South Division champ UCLA.