KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/5/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 


Indianapolis 19, Chicago 11

–Phillip Rivers threw for 190 yards and a touchdown, while rookie kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made four field goals as the Colts handed the Bears their first loss of the season in Chicago. The Bears are 3-1 and host Tampa Bay on Thursday night. 

Minnesota 31, Houston 23

–Dalvin Cook ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings held off the Texans to pick up their first win of the season. Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns in the second half for the Texans, who dropped to 0-4. Minnesota travels to Seattle on Sunday night. 

New Orleans 35, Detroit 29

–LaTavius Murray and Tre’Quan Smith scored two touchdowns apiece as the Saints took down the Lions in Detroit. New Orleans scored 35 unanswered points after falling behind 14-0 early, then held on after Detroit made it a six-point game late in the fourth quarter. The Lions fall to 1-3 on the season and are on their bye week this week. 

NBA Finals: 

Miami 115, LA Lakers 104

–Jimmy Butler led the way for the Heat with a Triple-Double of 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists to cut the Lakers’ lead in the series to 2-1. Game Four is Tuesday night. 

MLB Playoffs: 

Today’s Schedule – American League Division Series:

Houston vs. Oakland – 3 PM

NY Yankees vs. Tampa Bay – 7 PM

Sports Headlines: 

>>Packers Game Starting Time Delayed By COVID-19

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers are notifying their fans that the start time for tonight’s (Monday’s) home game against the Atlanta Falcons has been delayed by 35 minutes.  Kickoff at Lambeau Field is now set for 7:50 p-m. The time was moved after the game between the Patriots and Chiefs was rescheduled to Monday at 6:05. Positive test results for COVID-19 among players and staff members for both of those organizations forced the game to be postponed from the weekend.  The Packers will be missing some starters after linebacker Christian Kirksey and wide receiver Allen Lazard were placed on injured reserve.

Green Bay’s injury report:

TE Mercedes Lewis, doubtful

WR Davante Adams, questionable

CB Jaire Alexander, questionable

DT Kenny Clark, questionable

TE Josiah Deguara, questionable

RB Tyler Ervin, questionable

LB Rashan Gary, questionable

C Corey Linsley, questionable

P J-K Scott, questionable

LB Za’Darius Smith, questionable

>>Badgers QB Coan Injured, Expected To Miss Extended Time

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin senior quarterback Jack Coan will have surgery for a foot injury suffered at a weekend practice.  The Journal-Sentinel is reporting the Badgers’ starter will miss extended time.  The opening game of the 2020 season is just three weeks off.  Candidates to start in Coan’s place include redshirt freshman Graham Mertz, sophomore Chase Wolf, and junior Danny Vanden Boom.  The Badgers were leaning on Coan’s steady presence to help an offense that is short on experience at the skill positions.  Although they still haven’t played a game, Wisconsin moved up to number 14 in the most recent Coaches’ Poll and 16 in the Associated Press Poll.

>>Brewers Rebuild Benefits From Presence Of Outstanding Bullpen

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Looking ahead to a hopefully more normal 2021 season, the Milwaukee Brewers know they have a solid starting point.  Led by Josh Hader and Devin Williams, manager Craig Counsell can count on one of the best bullpens in Major League Baseball.  Milwaukee’s 4-point-17 bullpen Earned Run Average ranked fourth in the National League.  Williams averaged almost two strikeouts-per-inning and had an earned run average of zero-point-33.  The offense is the problem area.  With players like Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal leaving through free agency, the Brewers struggled to score runs this year.  They managed to cross the plate only twice in a two-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers that ended the postseason last week.

>>Bucks Partner With “When We All Vote” To Register Voters, Pass Out Groceries

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks are making access to voting a focus of the organization’s activity now that the season is over.  The Bucks are partnering with the nonpartisan effort called “When We All Vote” to get people registered while also distributing groceries to those in need.  Dozens of cars passed through the property south of the Fiserv Forum Saturday at an event called Fuel the Vote.  Volunteers were coached before the first cars showed up that it was a nonpartisan effort and they shouldn’t advocate for any particular candidate.  Team Vice President Alex Lasry says the Bucks want to be a “community team” – that is why people can go to the Fiserv Forum starting October 20th for early voting.