Sources: Philadelphia will fire Andy Reid

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press after Sunday’s 42-7 


season-ending loss to the New York Giants.

Reid is scheduled to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie today to discuss his future and an official announcement will come afterward, according to one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a final agreement hasn’t been reached.

That person says there’s a chance Reid might remain with the team in some capacity. Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko denied several reports that Lurie has already fired Reid, saying it’s “absolutely, 100 percent” untrue.

CHARGERS: Norv Turner expects to be fired this morning.

The Chargers (7-9), who beat Oakland 24-21 on Sunday, will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

“Obviously, we’re going to meet with the team and I’m sure they’ll start looking for a new coach,” said Turner, who has one year left on his contract, at $3 million.

Team president Dean Spanos said he’d have something to say today.

REDSKINS: In Landover, Md., kicker Kai Forbath missed a field-goal attempt, ending his NFL-record streak of 17 consecutive makes to begin a career.

Forbath’s try from 37 yards away against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter Sunday night hit off the right post. Forbath made two field goals last week to surpass Saints kicker Garrett Hartley’s old mark of 16 in a row at the start of an NFL career.

LIONS: Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts. Stafford threw his 692nd pass in the first quarter against Chicago on Sunday, completing a 5-yarder to tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

He surpassed the mark of 691 set by Drew Bledsoe of New England in 1994.

SAINTS: New Orleans gave up 530 yards, raising its season total to 7,042 to break the old record of 6,793 allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.



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