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Weekend in Review: Sports

Headlines in the sports world over the weekend

Boston Mountain Publishing, Monday October 3, 2022 6:55 AM














NFL




Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers defeated the New England Patriots 27-24 on Sunday in the late afternoon game in Green Bay. Rodgers threw his 500th career TD pass to tie the game 24-24 late in the 4th quarter to send the game to overtime. In overtime, Mason Crosby nailed the game winning field-goal from 31 yards out to send the Packers to 3-1 on the year. Unfortunately, New England lost their 2nd starting quarterback on the year when Brian Hoyer left with a head injury.


The Buffalo Bills led by QB Josh Allen, move to 3-1 on the year after winning 23-20 in a early-season division matchup on the road against the Baltimore Ravens (2-2). Allen threw for 213 yards and 1 TD and rushed for another 70 yards and a TD in the win.


Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (3-1) won 41-31 over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) on Sunday night. In the rematch of Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs outplayed the Bucs and were in the lead the entire game.



NFC East


The Philadelphia Eagles are leading the division and the league through week 4 starting the year 4-0 after winning 29-21 at home over the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2) on Sunday.


The Dallas Cowboys move to 3-1 on the season with a 25-10, division win, against the Washington Commanders (1=3) Sunday afternoon in Arlington.


The New York Giants start the year 3-1 with a 20-12 win over the Chicago Bears (2-2) at home.




Key Injuries from Week 4



QB Brian Hoyer of the New England Patriots left the game with a head injury and did not return.


QB Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins suffered a concussion and left the game on Thursday night.


RB Javonte Williams with the Denver Broncos left the game with a knee injury and did not return.




Tonight's Game


Los Angeles Rams (2-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (1-2)

8/7(c) ESPN





NCAA FOOTBALL



NCAA College Football Team Rankings here: Week 5

updated Sunday, October 2

BMPReport.com Top 30



  • Alabama rolls Arkansas in Fayetteville.

  • Georgia escapes Missouri in Columbia 26-22.

  • Clemson beats NC State at home 30-20.

  • Ole Miss is 5-0 after win against Kentucky in Oxford.

  • UCLA moves to 5-0 with win over Washington on Thursday night,

  • Oklahoma State wins at Baylor and starts the year 4-0.

  • The Kansas Jayhawks start the year 5-0 and College Game Day is making the trek to Lawrence, KS this weekend for a showdown with undefeated TCU (4-0).



Upsets of the Weekend


Georgia Tech beat #24 Pittsburgh on the road 26-21 Saturday.


Mississippi State won at home 42-24 against #19 Texas A&M on Saturday night.







MLB



Albert Pujols blasted his 701st career HR into Big Mac Land at Busch Stadium on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. On Sunday afternoon Pujols hit his 702nd career homer at Busch.


Aaron Judge has 61 homeruns on the year and is still in contention for the AL Triple Crown with 3 games to go in the regular season.


The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have clinched a first-round bye in the 2022 playoffs. The Dodgers have secured home field advantage through the World Series if they make it.


Secured 2022 Post Season Berth:


  • New York Mets

  • Atlanta Braves

  • New York Yankees

  • St. Louis Cardinals

  • Cleveland Guardians

  • Seattle Mariners

  • Tampa Bay Rays

  • Toronto Blue Jays


There are 2 Wild Card spots still open with 3 games to go in the regular season.


National League Wildcard Race


San Diego (87-72)

Philadelphia (86-73)

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Milwaukee (84-75) 2 games back



*The Atlanta Braves are 2 games up on the New York Mets after sweeping their division foe over the weekend in a much-anticipated matchup for the NL East division and a first-round bye in the playoffs.




Playoffs begin on October 7th.






NASCAR



The CUP SERIES continued this weekend in Alabama with the 2nd Round of 12 race taking place at Talladega Superspeedway featuring the YellaWood 500 Sunday afternoon. Coming out from under the yellow flag with 3 laps to go, Eric Jones was leading Ryan Blaney, but Blaney surged overtaking Eric Jones with 2 to go. Blaney ran side by side down the back stretch with Winner Chase Elliott after he moved to the top and was pushed ahead on the outside as his #9 car took the checkered flag in a heart stopper to the finish.







GOLF



PGA



Sepp Straka and Mackenzie Hughes went to a playoff tied at -17 under in the Sanderson Farms Championship being played this week at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi. Playing the 18th hole for the 3rd time on the day (2nd in playoff), Hughes stuck an 8-iron within 6 feet of the hole from 164 yards out which forced Straka to putt first after also hitting the green having left himself a long putt for birdie. Straka narrowly missed his putt left on a 20-footer, leaving the door open for Mackenzie Hughes to make his putt and capture the championship.



This week:


Shriner's Children's Open

October 6 - October 9

TPC Summerlin

Las Vegas, NV





LPGA


Charley Hull won The Ascendant at the Old American Golf Club in Texas Sunday afternoon firing a final round 64 with 8 birdies on the day. Xiyu Lin finished second with a final round 65 and is still in search of her first LPGA win having played in almost 200 pro career events. Rookie Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand finished 4th after winning last week at Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship in a playoff against Danielle Kang. This is Hull's second win on the LPGA Tour last winning in 2016 at the CME Group Tour Championship.



This week:


Mediheal Championship

October 7- October 9

The Saticoy Club

Somis, California








BASKETBALL




NBA


  • 22-23' NBA regular season kicks off on October 18th.




NCAA Men


  • 22-23' season starts on November 15th with Duke taking on Kansas, and Kentucky taking on Michigan State in the State Farm Champions Classic at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.




NCAA Women


  • The 22-23' season begins on November 7th this year.










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