Sports : Monday, 11/7/2016
Another slow start doomed the Packers in a 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field Sunday. Jordan Todman returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for touchdown, as the Colts built a 24-10 halftime lead. The lead swelled to 31-13, until Aaron Rodgers threw for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make it 31-26. Indianapolis then converted two first downs on their final drive to seal the win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception in the loss. Ty Montgomery had 7 carries for 53 yards and Jordy Nelson 7 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. The Packers drop to 4-4 and start a stretch of three road games in a row, first up at Tennessee on Sunday. A Noon kickoff.
From the NFC North:
Matthew Stafford threw a 28 yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the opening possession of Overtime as Detroit handed Minnesota its third straight loss, 22-16 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings took a 16-13 lead with 23 seconds left on a one yard run by Rhett Ellison. Detroit then went 35 yards in four plays to set up a 58 yard field goal by Matt Prater to tie the game as time expired. The Lions improve to 5-4, they’re on their bye week. Minnesota falls to 5-3, they play at Washington on Sunday.
Monday Night Football tonight, Buffalo visits Seattle. Coverage begins at 7pm on KFIZ.
The Badgers football team moved up to 7th in both national polls following their 21-7 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Wisconsin climbed one spot from eighth in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25. In the AP Poll, the top six remains unchanged with Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Louisville and Ohio State holding steady from last week. Wisconsin is next at 7th, Auburn is up three spots to eight, Oklahoma up three spots to nine and Texas A&M drops three spots to number 10. The Badgers will wait and see where they fall when the new College Football Playoff Rankings come out Tuesday.
The Bucks fell in overtime to Dallas 86-75. Jabari Parker had 16 points, Greg Monroe 14 to lead Milwaukee. Harrison Barnes had 34 for Dallas. The Bucks are 4-3, they host New Orleans on Thursday
Carl Edwards got the victory he desperately needed to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, winning at Texas in a race shorted by 41 laps because of rain after the start had been delayed nearly six hours. With his fourth career win at Texas, Edwards joined Jimmie Johnson as drivers locked into championship-contending spots in Homestead. That leaves two spots up for grabs next Sunday at Phoenix.