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Elliott’s Salvation Army Jump, Pats Clinch AFC East Division, Brock Benched, Raiders In Post-Season, Duncan #21 Retired
The Dallas Cowboys win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought the team closer to an NFC East title and a first round bye, but the game was littered with mistakes and some missed opportunities. Ezekiel Elliott provided the most entertainment when he jumped in a Salvation Army kettle after scoring his 13th rushing touchdown (setting a team rookie record). According to Elliott, he saw the kettle during warmups and thought about diving in. Cowboys 26, Bucs 20.
The New England Patriots secured their place in the post-season. In a win over the Denver Broncos, the Pats clinched the AFC East Division Title and a first-round bye. Patriots 16, Broncos 3.
The Houston Texans benched their expensive quarterback Brock Osweiler after he threw two interceptions in the first half. Even though the team paid $72 million dollars over 4 years for Osweiler, the benching proved to be a good decision as backup Tom Savage turned the game around to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans are still in the hunt for a division title, so they will have to make a tough decision this week on which QB to play. Texans 21, Jags 20.
After 14 years, the Oakland Raiders are finally going to be playing in the postseason. With a win over the San Diego Chargers, the Raiders secure a playoff appearance. Raiders 19, Chargers 16.
The San Antonio Spurs retired Tim Duncan’s number 21 jersey. Duncan played 19 seasons with the Spurs. He won 5 titles for the team including 2 MVP awards. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich summed up the emotional presentation saying, “His empathy, his ability to make people welcome, and lead quietly, but with dignity and gravitas, made him special beyond most anybody that you could imagine.”
The Oakland Raiders scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Texans in a Monday Night Football game played in Mexico City.
Texans QB Brock Osweiler had an odd (but seemingly legitimate) complaint after the game. Someone in the stands shined a green laser at Osweiler when he was on the field. He stated, “I’ve never experienced a laser being shined in my eyeball during a football game, let alone a professional football game in the National Football League, so I think that was certainly disappointing. But at the end of the day, that’s not why we lost the game. That was just one small factor. But it certainly affected how I was playing.” As you can see from this photo, there actually was a green laser. Raiders 27, Texans 20.
Former Denver Bronco QB Brock Osweiler skipped a trip to the White House with his former teammates to practice with his new team, the Houston Texans. He wasn’t trying to make a political statement, he said he just didn’t want to miss a practice. He told USA Today,“We only have 10 OTA practices, plus minicamp. It’s really not that many days. And whenever you’re learning a new system, every single one of those days is very precious. Every single rep, every single meeting.” The Texans made a huge investment in Osweiler and Osweiler is clearly taking his leadership role seriously.
Broncos’ cornerback Aqib Talib also missed the Super Bowl Champions’ trip to DC to meet the President. He accidentally shot himself in the leg early Sunday morning after partying in a Dallas nightclub. Talib is expected to be back at practice in Denver this week.
The NBA Finals heads back to Cleveland for Wednesday night’s game 3. The Golden State Warriors hold a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers so game 3 is a must-win for the Cavs. Watch on ABC 9:00 pm ET
In the fantasy sports world, there was another major development adding to the controversy of whether or not fantasy sports constitutes gambling. Earlier this year, New York declared that daily fantasy sports is illegal gambling (and not a skill based endeavor). FanDuel and Draft Kings are still warring with the lawyers on this issue, but now the state of Illinois, another major daily fantasy sports market, also declared DFS illegal. This ruling is huge blow to the industry. Daily fantasy could easily go the way of online poker betting which was hugely popular and now non-existent.
In the NFL, the Denver Broncos, once a powerhouse in the AFC, have still not clinched a playoff birth. They are even mathematically eligible to miss the playoffs all together. They’re on a 2-game losing streak, and have a tough game coming up against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Gary Kubiak made the decision that he will stick with quarterback Brock Osweiler. Osweiler is dealing with an injury, but Kubiak believes he can still play.
In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls are spinning out of control. Prior to this season, they let go of their longtime coach Thom Thibodeau, even though Thibodeau led them to a high seed in the playoffs almost every year. They took a fresh approach with former player and Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. But now, the team has an awful chemistry, and the players are complaining that Hoiberg doesn’t “coach them hard enough”. Before Hoiberg, they complained that Thibodeau, was, a jerk. But now they don’t feel pushed or inspired? They need to make up their mind.No comments
The big news out of the sports world is Kobe Bryant’s announcement he will retire from the NBA. Kobe put a posting on the Internet titled “Dear Basketball” in which he told the world “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.” Kobe had a unique career and will go down as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The game will miss him.
In the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers are both trying their hardest to shake off a bad start to the season and secure a playoff spot. The Steelers headed to Seattle this weekend and in the midst of the battle, the Seahawks lost tight end Jimmy Graham to a season-ending injury. Oddly enough, once he went out, the Seahawks played better, and even though it was a scoring feast from both teams, the Seahawks came away with the victory. Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30.
In prime time, the Denver Broncos hosted the unbeaten New England Patriots. Even though the Pats entered the game undefeated, they team is completely banged up and it seems like every week they lose one of their stars. They first lost Dion Lewis, then Julian Edelman, and now… Rob Gronkowski. In the 4th quarter, Gronk went down and had to be carted off the field. We don’t know the seriousness of the injury yet, but it didn’t look good. The Broncos were behind most of the game, but they surged back for a late lead. Not surprisingly, the Pats tied the score to send the game into overtime. The Broncos, led by QB Brock Osweiler battled the weather and got the ball to back-up running back CJ Anderson who scored the game winning touchdown. The Pats are no longer undefeated. Denver 30, New England 24.No comments
In Monday Night Football between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, the Bills armed with a stronger defense, had hopes of upsetting the Patriots. They did, in fact, come close and even had a chance to win toward the end, but couldn’t pull it together. The banged up Pats eeked out a victory, and are now 10-0. New England 20, Buffalo 13.
Elsewhere in the NFL, after QB Brock Osweiler (who looks a bit like actor Robert Pattinson) took the Denver Broncos into a blisteringly cold Chicago and grabbed a win this past weekend, the Broncos are handing him the keys to the castle. Yep, Osweiler has been named the starting quarterback when they face the Patriots next week. The Broncos are hinting that the Peyton Manning era might be over, and we’ll be seeing an Osweiler led team. Osweiler trained behind Manning for 3 full seasons which is the same situation as when Aaron Rodgers backed up legend Brett Favre in Green Bay. Peyton Manning said he intends to play in 2016, but he may not be playing in a Broncos’ uniform.
In college football, sources are saying there is a very good chance that LSU and head coach Les Miles may split ways at the end of the season. When you’re coaching for a big SEC program like LSU or Alabama, and they don’t win a national championship, the season is considered a failure. Miles has kept LSU relevant for quite a while, but the fans and the LSU brass are tired of seeing Alabama hoisting up the trophy year after year. LSU is also on a 3-game losing streak which is making the situation worse If LSU does fire Miles, they will need a superstar backup as Miles is known for his strong recruiting.No comments