Sports : Monday, 11/20/17
Baltimore 23, Green Bay 0
–The Packers turned the ball over five times and were shutout for the first time in 11 years in a loss to Baltimore at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. Brett Hundley threw three interceptions and fumbled once, and rookie running back Devante Mays also fumbled in the loss that dropped Green Bay to 5-5 on the year. It was the Packers first time being shutout in exactly 11 years — a November 19th, 2006 35-0 loss to New England in Mike McCarthy’s first season. The Packers travel to Pittsburgh for Sunday Night Football next week.
Detroit 27, Chicago 24
–The Lions rallied from a 17-7 second quarter deficit to take a 24-17 lead, then pulled out the win over the Bears on a Matt Prater Field Goal with 1:40 to play in the game. Detroit hosts Minnesota on Thursday while Chicago is at Philadelphia on Sunday.
Minnesota 24, LA Rams 7
–Latavius Murray ran for two scores and the Vikings defense held the Rams’ high-scoring offense to just one touchdown in the win in Minneapolis.
The 11-0 Wisconsin Football team held steady in both national polls this week after a 24-10 win over Michigan on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers stay at number four in the USA Today Coaches Poll and at number five in the Associated Press Top 25. The top nine spots remain unchanged in the AP Poll, with Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma and Clemson holding down the top four spots. Behind the Badgers at five are Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame. TCU enters the top 10 this week after Oklahoma State’s loss. The Badgers travel to Minnesota this week, looking to finish the season 12-0 and retain Paul Bunyan’s Axe, kickoff is 2:30 pm.
UW-Milwaukee 72, Elon 71
The Badger basketball team returns to the court tonight to compete in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. Wisconsin will take on Baylor tonight and will face either Creighton or UCLA tomorrow. Coverage for tonight’s game begins at 7:30 with tipoff scheduled for 8:30, hear the action on KFIZ and on kfiz.com.
Wisconsin’s participation in the Hall of Fame Classic is connected to longtime head coach Bo Ryan’s induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Ryan was one of eight legends inducted Sunday night, joining Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan, Winston-Salem State’s Cleo Hill, Indiana’s Scott May, Purdue’s Rick Mount, Creighton’s Paul Silas, Gonzaga’s John Stockton and Duke’s Jay Williams in the Class of 2017.
Martin Truex Jr. earned his first NASCAR Cup championship with his eighth win of the season, holding off Kyle Busch at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch finished second in the race for Joe Gibbs Racing as Toyota went 1-2 in the finale to complete its season of dominance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 25th in his final NASCAR race before retiring.