Sports : Monday, 12/12/16
Aaron Rodgers threw for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns and the Packers intercepted Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson five times in a 38-10 win over the Seahawks at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon. The Packers led 21-3 at halftime and extended their lead to 31-3 before Seattle found the end zone midway through the 4th quarter on a Badger to Badger touchdown pass, Russell Wilson to Tanner McEvoy. The Packers made it 38-10 after Wilson’s 5th interception of the night, thrown to Micah Hyde, on a 19 yard run by Jeff Janis.
Rodgers’ three touchdown passes included two to Jordy Nelson and one to Davante Adams. Adams led the team in receiving with 4 catches for 104 yards and the score. Ty Montgomery was the team’s leading rusher with 9 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers left the game early in the fourth quarter with a calf injury. Rodgers said he hurt the calf early in the game. The Packers are 7-6, winners of three straight, and play at rival Chicago on Sunday.
The Lions improved to 9-4 with a 20-17 win over the Bears in Detroit. A seven yard touchdown run by Matthew Stafford with 3:17 left in the game was the difference. Detroit plays at New York next week. The Bears fall to 3-10.
Minnesota rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Jacksonville 25-16 and remain alive in the playoff and division race. A one yard touchdown run by Matt Asiata and a touchdown reception by Kyle Rudolph helped the Vikings erase a 16-12 deficit. Minnesota is 7-6 and hosts Indianapolis on Sunday.
The Giants have ended the Cowboys’ 11-game winning streak as Odell Beckham Jr. scored on a go-ahead, 61-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to put New York ahead in a 10-7 victory against Dallas. Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott was just 17 of 37 for 165 yards and two interceptions in his worst performance of the year. The Giants completed a sweep of the two-game season series and improved to 9-4 while dropping the NFC East leaders to 11-2
Women’s College Basketball:
Marquette 81, Wisconsin 75
Northwestern 65, Milwaukee 63