Sports : Monday, 11/21/16
Rookie Rob Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns, while Kirk Cousins threw for 375 yards and three more scores as the Washington Redskins sent the Packers to their fourth straight loss, 42-24 on Sunday night. Green Bay led 10-7 in the 2nd quarter, but surrendered Kelley’s first touchdown of the night with 39 seconds left before halftime. The Packers got as close as 29-24 with 10 minutes left in the game, but two more touchdowns by Rob Kelley sealed the win for Washington.
Aaron Rodgers was 26 of 41 for 351 yards and three touchdowns and was the team’s leading rusher with 33 yards on the ground. Tight End Jared Cook caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown to lead the team. James Starks and Jordy Nelson caught the other two touchdown passes from Rodgers. The Packers are now 4-6, they play at Philadelphia on Monday Night.
Elsewhere in the NFC North on Sunday:
The Vikings snapped a four game losing skid with a 30-24 win over Arizona at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Xavier Rhoades returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Cordarrelle Patterson returned the second half kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown to help Minnesota to the win. The Vikings are 6-4, they play at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.
Detroit remained on top of the NFC North with a 26-19 win over Jacksonville at Ford Field. The Lions outscored the Jaguars 10-0 in the 4th quarter to put away the win. Much like Minnesota, Detroit was aided by touchdowns from their defense and special teams, a 55 yard punt return for a score and a 39 yard interception return for a touchdown, in their win.
Eli Manning threw for two touchdowns in the third quarter as the Giants held on to beat the Bears 22-16. Chicago led 16-6 midway through the 2nd quarter, but were shutout the rest of the way. The Bears fall to 2-8, they host Tennessee on Sunday.
The Wisconsin Badgers have entered the top five of the Associated Press Top 25 after a 49-20 win over Purdue on Saturday. Wisconsin rose spot to number five in the poll and sit behind the top four of Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson. Falling below Wisconsin in the AP poll are Washington at six, Oklahoma at seven, Penn State at eight, Colorado at nine and Oklahoma State at 10. Wisconsin held steady at number six in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week.
The Badgers host Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at 2:30, they can clinch the Big Ten West with a win or with a Nebraska loss to Iowa on Friday afternoon.
Men’s College Basketball: (Non-Conference)
DePaul 77, UW-Milwaukee 59
UW-Green Bay 77, Bowling Green 61
Badgers play in the Maui Invitational starting today with a game against Tennessee. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30, tip off at 1:30 on KFIZ.
Women’s College Basketball: Wisconsin 60, Butler 55.
Jimmie Johnson has captured his seventh NASCAR championship, holding off defending champion Kyle Busch and Joey Logano on a late restart. The win ties Johnson with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty in the NASCAR record books.