KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 12/17/18
Chicago 24, Green Bay 17
–Aaron Rodgers was sacked five times and was intercepted once – as the Bears beat the Packers at Soldier Field to clinch their first NFC North division title since 2010. With the Packers loss and the Minnesota Vikings’ win over Miami, Green Bay will be out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
The Packers trailed 14-3 at halftime, but outscored the Bears 11-0 in the third quarter to tie the game at 14 going into the final quarter. Mitchell Trubisky threw a 13 yard touchdown pass to Trey Burton early in the 4th quarter to put the Bears in front for good – with their lead extending to 24-14 before Mason Crosby added a 45 yard field goal with 11 seconds left to pull the Packers within seven points. The Packers ensuing onside kick attempt failed and the Bears won.
Jamaal Williams scored Green Bay’s only touchdown of the game – he had 12 carries for 55 yards, after Aaron Jones left the game early with a knee injury. Davante Adams had eight catches for 119 yards in the loss. Green Bay drops to 5-8-1 and visits the New York Jets on Sunday.
Minnesota 41, Miami 17
–KIrk Cousins threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns through the air, while Dalvin Cook added two scores on the ground for the Vikings in the win. Minnesota is 7-6-1 and visits Detroit on Sunday
Buffalo 14, Detroit 13
–Josh Allen threw a 42 yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter that put the Bills ahead for good in the win over the Lions. Detroit drops to 5-9 on the year with the loss.
Men’s College Basketball:
Martin Luther 72, Marian 67 (OT)
–Tavaris McCullough scored 21 points to lead the Sabres in the loss.
Michigan State 104, UW-Green Bay 83
UW-Milwaukee 87, Wisconsin Lutheran 64
The Bucks conclude a three game road trip tonight as they visit the Detroit Pistons. Milwaukee has split the first two games of the trip – losing at Indiana last Wednesday before taking down Cleveland for the second time in a week Friday night. Detroit snapped a long losing streak Saturday in surprising fashion – beating Boston 113-104 behind 27 points from Blake Griffin. Prior to the win over the Celtics, Detroit had lost seven straight games – including a 115-92 loss to the Bucks on December 5th. Tipoff time is 6pm, coverage begins at 5:30 on the Bucks Radio Network and KFIZ.
San Jose 7, Chicago 3