Sports : Monday, 9/25/17
Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 24 (OT)
–Mason Crosby’s 27 yard field goal on the second possession of overtime lifted the Packers to a come from behind win over the Bengals at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Trailing 21-7 at halftime, the Packers outscored Cincinnati 17-3 in the second half and forced a three-and-out on the Bengals’ overtime possession. Facing a third and 10 from their own 21, Aaron Rodgers connected with Geronimo Allison for 72 yards to set up Crosby’s winning kick.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Jordy Nelson in the win. He also threw one interception, which was returned for a touchdown for just the second time in his career. Allison led all receivers with six catches for 122 yards. Injuries to the offensive line and lack of depth up front showed, as Rodgers was sacked six times in the game. Rookie defensive back Josh Jones recorded 12 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss in the win.
The Packers have a short week, as they welcome the rival Chicago Bears to town on Thursday night.
Chicago 23, Pittsburgh 17 (OT)
–Jordan Howard’s 19 yard touchdown run gave the Bears an overtime win over Pittsburgh at Soldier Field. The score was one of two for Howard on the day, who had 23 carries for 138 yards in the win.
Atlanta 30, Detroit 26
–Matt Ryan threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted three times as the Falcons had to hold off the Lions late to win. Detroit appeared to have thrown the game-winning score with 12 seconds left, but Golden Tate was ruled down before he scored after review and the touchdown was overturned. Detroit visits Minnesota next week.
Minnesota 34, Tampa Bay 17
–Case Keenum threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Stefon Diggs as the Vikings defeated the Buccaneers at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Tonight on Monday Night Football, Dallas visits Arizona. Coverage begins at 7pm after “In The Huddle” on KFIZ.
Major League Baseball:
Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 0
–Cubs starter Jose Quintana threw a complete-game shutout as the Cubs pounded out 10 hits and took the weekend series over the Brewers with a win at Miller Park on Sunday. Quintana allowed just three hits from the Brewers and struck out 10 batters in the win. The Cubs’ magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to two games after winning the series. With Colorado’s win on Sunday, the Brewers are two games out of the second Wild Card spot with six games to play. The Brewers are off today and open a three-game home series with Cincinnati tomorrow.
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 1
Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City 1
Minnesota 10, Detroit 4
Cleveland 4, Seattle 2
Boston 5, Cincinnati 4
The Badgers football team had mixed results in the national polls this week after the team was idle on Saturday. Wisconsin fell a spot to number 10 in the Associated Press Top 25, and held steady at number 10 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. In the AP Poll, the top five remains unchanged with Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC making up the first five slots. In the second five Washington is sixth, Georgia climbs to number 7, Michigan is at eight, TCU at ninth and the Badgers in 10th. Wisconsin opens Big Ten play by hosting Northwestern on Saturday.
NBA: The Bucks filled out their training camp roster by adding free agents Joel Anthony and Gerald Green. Anthony appeared in 19 games for San Antonio last season and averaged 1.3 points per game. Green played in 47 games with Boston last year, averaging 5.6 points per game. The Bucks open the season with Media Day today.