The San Francisco 49ers will part ways with embattled coach Jim Harbaugh within two days after San Francisco wraps up the season, according to a report by Fox Sports.
Harbaugh is completing the fourth year of a five-year, $25 million contract.
The University of Michigan has officially reached out to the 49ers, according to the report. When the 49ers brought it to Harbaugh's attention, Harbaugh told the 49ers he is undecided about his next step.
Harbaugh could be a coaching possibility for the Oakland Raiders or Chicago Bears, if he stays in the NFL.
The 49ers (7-8) will miss out on the playoffs for the first time under Harbaugh.
Romo passes Aikman
Tony Romo has surpassed Troy Aikman as the career leader in yards passing for the Dallas Cowboys.
Romo set the record on his fourth touchdown pass Sunday against the Colts, a 25-yarder to tight end Jason Witten. The TD put him at 32,961 yards, 19 more than the three-time Super Bowl winner.
The 34-year-old Romo is already the franchise leader in touchdown passes. He was up to 240 after the toss to Witten, 75 more than Aikman.
Steelers, Packers are in
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home. New England earned an AFC first-round bye with its 17-16 win at the New York Jets.
Seattle's 35-6 win over host Arizona clinched a playoff berth for the Seahawks. Both teams are tied for the NFC West lead at 11-4.
Lightning injures seven
Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue said seven people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium. Spokesman Jason Penny said it didn't appear that anyone was directly struck by the lightning, which hit shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
2 Giants, 1 Ram ejected
Two Giants players and one Rams player were ejected after a short brawl when Odell Beckham Jr. was tackled late out of bounds after a short reception in the Giants' 37-27 win over the Rams.
Wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre' Moore were ejected for New York, while Rams defensive end William Hayes was booted.
- Inquirer wire services