KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 11/9/2020
Minnesota 34, Detroit 20
–The Vikings used another monster game from Dalvin Cook, plus three touchdown passes from Kirk Cousins to beat the Lions at home on Sunday afternoon. Cook ran the ball 22 times for 206 yards and two scores in the win, while Cousins added 220 yards through the air.
Minnesota improves to 3-5 with the win and visits Chicago for Monday Night Football next week. Detroit falls to 3-5 with the loss and will play at Washington on Sunday.
Tennessee 24, Chicago 17
–Two fourth quarter touchdown passes from Nick Foles weren’t enough for the Bears, who lost their third straight game to fall to 5-4 on the season. Ryan Tannehill tossed two touchdown passes in the win for Tennessee.
>>Report: Packers Tried To Trade For NY Giants DT
(Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers made no trades at the deadline, but they did make an effort. NFL Network is reporting the Packers offered a mid-round draft pick to the New York Giants for defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. In the first half of the 2020 NFL season, Tomlinson has five tackles-for-loss, three pass deflections, and 33 total tackles. The Packers could have used some help along the defensive line. Although they are ranked 12th for run defense, they were dominated by Tampa Bay and Minnesota ground attacks during their two losses.
>>Bucks Trying To Work Deals For Bogdanovic, Oladipo
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to reach agreement on a pair of trades to improve the roster. ESPN is reporting the Bucks really want to get Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. They’d have to work out a sign-and-trade agreement to get him because the 28-year-old star is a restricted free agent. Reports continue to emerge about the team’s efforts to trade for injured former NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo. His presence would add a scoring threat to the Bucks lineup, giving Giannis Antetokounmpo some more offensive help. As it stands, many of the same names – like Donte DiVincenzo and Eric Bledsoe – are mentioned in both trades. Figuring out a way to add both players will be a challenge for general manager Jon Horst.
>>Brewers Need A 1B — How About Carlos Santana?
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Brewers are in the market for a first baseman and the pickings are slim among free agents. The website ReviewingTheBrew.com thinks switch-hitter Carlos Santana could fit the bill. The Brewers haven’t started the same player at first base two seasons in-a-row since Prince Fielder left. Santana is a switch-hitter with power who has a solid OPS. He did hit only .199 last season, but he was still a solid producer who provides outstanding defense. Age could be a factor since he turns 35 next season. He’s likely to accept a one-year deal and should be affordable.
>>2 More People In UW Football Program Test Positive For COVID-19
(Madison, WI) — University of Wisconsin Athletics Department reports two more people have tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the total active cases in the football program to 14, with five names added in the last week. The Badgers began limited on-field conditioning Friday. Remaining idle for the last two weeks has hurt Wisconsin in the polls. The Badgers have fallen out of the top 10, dropping to number-14 in the Coaches Poll and number-13 in the Associated Press Poll. No final decisions have been made about playing this week’s game at Michigan.
>>Badgers Men’s Hockey Has All-New Group Of Goaltenders
(Madison, WI) — For the first time in 46 years, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team has an all-new group of goalies for the coming season. Graduate transfer Robbie Beydoun, and freshmen Cameron Rowe and Ben Garrity, weren’t on the roster last year. Wisconsin has suffered through inconsistent play at that important position over the last five years. The Badgers’ save percentage of .887 last season ranked 58th of the 60 teams playing college hockey nationally. Coach Tony Granato says Beydoun will likely get the first start November 13th at Notre Dame because he has three years of college experience.