49ers in danger of setting franchise record for losses (Yahoo Sports)

Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley Jr., left, tackles San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

About the only thing left to determine for the San Francisco 49ers will be if 2016 will go down as the worst season ever in franchise history. After losing their franchise-record 13th straight game on Sunday in Atlanta, the Niners (1-13) must win their final two games to avoid matching, or breaking, the team record for losses in a season. San Francisco can tie the single-season loss record reached in 1978, 1979 and 2004 by losing at the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

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Jaguars have interest in bringing back Tom Coughlin (Yahoo Sports)

Former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin waves to fans as he walks on the field before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to their past to potentially find their future head coach. General manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that former New York Giants Tom Coughlin ”would be somebody we’d be interested in talking to” about the team’s coaching vacancy. The Jaguars (2-12) fired Gus Bradley after the franchise’s ninth consecutive loss Sunday.

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AP source: Pryor has torn finger ligament but aims to play (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (11) applies a stiff arm on Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24)during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

A torn finger ligament could keep Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor out of Cleveland’s final two games. Pryor was hurt in Sunday’s 33-13 loss to the Bills, dropping the Browns (0-14) to within two losses of becoming the second 0-16 team in NFL history. Coach Hue Jackson said Monday that Pryor’s ability to play through pain will determine whether he’ll be on the field for Saturday’s home game against San Diego.

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O'Brien says Savage will start Saturday against Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars after starter Brock Osweiler was pulled during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Tom Savage will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Bill O’Brien announced the decision on Monday, a day after Savage took over in the second quarter when Brock Osweiler was benched against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Savage threw for 260 yards to help Houston rally from a 13-point deficit for a 21-20 win in his first regular-season action since 2014.

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Quinn likes how inexperienced Falcons keep contributing (Yahoo Sports)

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (81) celebrates his touchdown against San Francisco 49ers with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Coach Dan Quinn appreciates how the Atlanta Falcons are positioned atop the NFC South, holding a one-game lead over Tampa Bay with two games left in the regular season. Now if the Falcons could just stop getting key players hurt, but Quinn is hardly despondent. ”I know we’re judged by what happens on Sundays, but honestly I thought the game from yesterday was won during the week,” Quinn said Monday.

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