KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 1/11/2021
New Orleans 21, Chicago 9
–Drew Brees threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints pulled away late to beat the Bears at home and advance to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Chicago scored their only touchdown of the game on the last play of the game – with Mitch Trubisky throwing a 19-yard strike to Jimmy Graham to create the final margin.
The Bears’ loss means the Packers will play the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round next Saturday – kickoff will be 3:35 pm from Lambeau Field. New Orleans will host Tampa Bay next Sunday, kickoff is 5:40 PM.
Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13
–Lamar Jackson ran for 136 yards and a score as the Ravens held off the Titans to advance to the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh 37
–The Browns raced out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, then held on for the win in Pittsburgh for their first playoff win since New Years Day of 1995. Cleveland will play at Kansas City in the Divisional Round, while Baltimore will play at Buffalo in the other AFC matchup next weekend.
Men’s College Basketball:
#5 Iowa 86, #16 Minnesota 71
Maryland 66, #12 Illinois 63
Indiana 84, Nebraska 76
Women’s College Basketball:
#19 Indiana 74, Wisconsin 49
–Sydney Hilliard scored 23 points to pace the Badgers in the road loss to the Hoosiers. Wisconsin drops to 0-6 in conference with the loss
LA Clippers 130, Chicago 127
Minnesota 96, San Antonio 88
Men’s College Hockey:
Minnesota 5, Wisconsin 3
>>Rams Travel To Green Bay Next Weekend
(Green Bay, WI) — Coach Matt LaFleur will want to make sure his players don’t make any dismissive comments about the Los Angeles Rams. They played with a chip on their shoulders last weekend, upsetting the number-two seeded Seattle Seahawks 30-20. That earned the Rams a divisional-round game at Lambeau Field Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. Cam Akers rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown and the Rams’ NFL-leading defense smothered former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense. Green Bay had a first-round bye. The January 16th game will kick-off at 3:35 p-m.
>>Packers QB Gives $500K To Barstool Fund, Which Helps Small Businesses
(Green Bay, WI) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he hopes his big donation to the Barstool Fund encourages teammates, coaches, the NFL,and his sponsors to join him. During an Instagram live session Friday, Rodgers announced his gift of 500-thousand dollars. The Barstool Fund helps small businesses that are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has raised more than 21-million dollars so far. Rodgers isn’t the first celebrity to jump on board. He says the Barstool Fund doles out “life-changing money” to businesses – and they get it much more quickly than it comes from government programs.
>>Antetokounmpo Could Be Out When Bucks Play In Orlando
(Orlando, FL) — The stiff back that flares up from time-to-time might keep Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo out of a second straight game tonight (Monday) in Orlando. Milwaukee won without the two-time MVP at home against Cleveland Saturday 100-90. Khris Middleton led the way with 27 points as the Bucks improved their record to 6-and-4. Bobby Portis replaced Antetokounmpo in the starting lineup and posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. DJ Augustin had five assists. Nikola Vucevic leads the Magic with averages of 22 points and 11 rebounds-a-game. Tip-off tonight (Monday) at the Amway Center is at 6:00 p-m.