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QB Eli Manning threw for three picks in the New York Giants disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. With 14 seconds left, Manning could have won the game with a completion to Odell Beckham Jr, but the pass was incomplete. Manning blamed himself for the overthrown pass, while Odell said it was all his fault. After the game he said, ” I just didn’t have enough gas to go get it. It wasn’t really overthrown. I need to do a better job. …. I just didn’t do it for some reason. I thought I could go get it. That weighs heavy on me. I want to be able to make those plays.” With the loss, the Giants missed an opportunity to secure their spot in the playoffs. The Giants loss, was the Dallas Cowboys gain with the team clinching the NFC East and home field advantage. Eagles 24, Giants 19.
In an update to the Duke story, coach Mike Krzyzewski suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely. He said, “As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball. To that end, we have determined that Grayson will be suspended from competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
In the World Series, it was Game 5 between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. The Royals led 3-1 and needed to win one more to secure their first World Series title since 1985. Last year, they fell short against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets led early in the game, but a late rally by the Royals sent the game to extra innings. In the 12th, the Royals put up 5 runs, and the Mets found themselves in a huge hole. In the bottom of the 12th, the Royals got the job done on the mound, and sealed their world series victory. The Royals celebrated their first World Series victory in 30 years. Kansas City 7, NY Mets. 2
In the NFL, it seemed as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were doomed coming into the Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs had perseverance, however, especially their rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander. Alexander’s brother was killed in a fight this past week, and Alexander said that all his brother wanted was to “see Kwon ball”. And Kwon did just that. He had several incredible defensive plays, including stripping the ball from Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons forced an overtime, but the Bucs never quit, and nabbed the upset overtime win. Alexander got the game ball and gave an emotionally tearful victory speech. Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20.
In New Orleans, we were treated to a shootout between the Saints and the New York Giants. This was a homecoming game for two Giants’ stars, as both their QB Eli Manning and their wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are Louisiana natives. Manning and Odell they came to play! But… so did Drew Brees. Brees threw for a record-tying 7 TOUCHDOWNS!!! Meanwhile, Manning was right behind him with 6 TOUCHDOWNS!!! It looked like the Giants were headed for the win, but some late penalties put the Saints in field goal range, and Kai Forbath booted the game winner. The Saints celebrate on their home turf. New Orleans 52, NY Giants 49.
Finally, at night, it was the battle of two 6-0 teams. The Green Bay Packers headed to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the ferocious defense of the Broncos. Shockingly, the Broncos were even able to shut down Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The Broncos now move to 7-0, and, it looks like Manning might get another shot at a Super Bowl run — and this year he won’t have to do it all by himself. Denver 29, Green Bay 10.
In college football this weekend, we witnessed one of the craziest plays. The University of Miami was trailing Duke and the game appeared to be over. In the ensuing kickoff return, the Hurricanes lateraled 8 times to score the winning TD. It’s a fun play to watch and would have gone down as one of the greatest plays in college history, but turns out the University of Miami player’s knee was down in addition to a few more errors that were overlooked by the refs. The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officiating crew after the game but the results still stand and the University of Miami recorded the win.No comments
The National League Division Series is tied with 1 game a piece for for the NY Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Saturday night’s matchup was not without controversy, however. Dodgers’ second baseman, Chase Utley illegally slid into Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada and broke his right leg. The umpires ruled the slide legal but after review, MLB Execs came down with a two playoff game suspension. Utley will appeal the ruling and it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to play during the appeal process. Game 3 is Monday night at Citi Field.
It was a wild weekend in the NFL
In Cincinnati, the undefeated Bengals took on the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has struggled to find their rhythm this season, and the Bengals haven’t had a true test to see how good their offense actually is. Seattle pulled out to a big lead, which would normally mark the end of the Bengals, but this year’s Bengals, under the direction of quarterback Andy Dalton, have a different look. The Bengals clawed back into the game, and scored a field goal to win in overtime. Bengals remain undefeated. Cincinnati 27, Seattle 24.
In Atlanta, the Falcons were hoping to stay undefeated at home as they took on an enigmatic Washington Redskins team. Atlanta struggled out of the gate, and their superstar juggernaut WR Julio Jones couldn’t get anything going. Washington came charging back, with Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins orchestrating a 4th quarter drive to go into overtime. In OT, however, Cousins faltered and threw a ‘Pick 6’ that gave the Falcons the win. Atlanta 25, Washington 19.
The New England Patriots came to Dallas and destroyed the Cowboys. The Cowboys were hoping they could get by with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant out, but they are losing badly. They need their starters back ASAP! Brandon Weeden has been under center for the Cowboys, but it’s likely they will make a switch next week to Matt Cassel. New England 30, Dallas 6.
Finally, at night in New York, the Giants hosted the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners unexpectedly played well and looked like they were going to win, but late in the 4th quarter, Eli Manning drove the Giants downfield, hit tight end Larry Donnell for an amazing touchdown pass and won the game. New York Giants 30, San Francisco 27.No comments
In Thursday Night Football, it was the battle of two lowly teams: The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. The Redskins are actually coming off of a win, while the Giants have suffered two last second losses. The Giants needed a victory if they didn’t want their season to completely go down in flames. The game was ugly but the Giants were doing slightly better than the Redskins. The Redskins even fumbled on the goal line instead of scoring a touchdown. In the end, the Giants squeaked by thanks to a decent performance by Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Don’t count the Giants out just yet — they are starting to look better. NY Giants 32, Washington 21.
In the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers still haven’t finalized a deal with their impressive young power forward, Tristan Thompson. The Cavs and Thompson were quite far apart on their negotiations, but on Thursday, Thompson reduced his ask from a max contract down to $53 million over 3 years. Thompson is integral for the Cavs and with him on the court, they could be the clear favorite to win the title. But that’s a big IF. They are paying way over the payroll tax, but they think he’s worth the money.
Finally, in the NBA, just when you thought Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest Jr before he legally changed his name in 2011) was finished in the NBA, he gets another shot. The Lakers are bringing him back on a one-year deal. They think he still has gas in the tank, and and a figurehead for the young team. Last year, the Lakers had young players running around, but this coming season, Kobe will be back, and now with Metta on the court, the team should have a different feel. A seemingly good move for the Lakers.1 comment
In the NFL, with training camps heating up, tensions are rising as well, especially when two different Teams train together. On Tuesday, the Rams and the Cowboys held a joint practice, and a brawl broke out, signaling the immediate end to practice. The NFL competition committee needs to figure out a way to prevent these fights from happening, because having joint practices can actually be beneficial for both teams.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Eli Manning has said he wants to become the highest paid player in the NFL. Those are some big words from a guy who has had 2 lackluster seasons in a row. Then again, Manning has won 2 Super Bowls for the Giants and still has a healthy amount of years left in the tank. He is their franchise guy. Currently, however, he isn’t playing at the level of an Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, or Russell Wilson. Manning better up his game this year if he wants to see that kind of money.
Finally, in Buffalo, the Bills new running back LeSean McCoy, has injured his hamstring in practice and will require an MRI. If the Bills lose McCoy for any period of time, it could be devastating, as he was supposed to be the key to Rex Ryan’s offense. They practically stole McCoy away from the Eagles, and even shipped running back C.J. Spiller out of town as McCoy was intended to be “the guy”. Bills fans need some good news.No comments
Derek Jeter was playing in his last game at Yankee Stadium Thursday night and in typical Jeter fashion, he gave us a memorable and classy performance. All eyes were glued to him the entire evening and he responded by tipping his hat several times at shortstop and hitting the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth. He even hit an early double in the beginning of the game to get the crowd really going. Derek Jeter, you will be missed. Watch this Gatorade commercial to see a moving goodbye to NY from Jeter! NY Yankees 6, Baltimore Orioles 5.
Larry Donnell, NY Giants’ second year tight end, seems to have become QB Eli Manning’s favorite receiver. At 6’6″ and 265 he seems to just roll over his defenders. With three touchdowns in the Thursday night route over the Washington Redskins, Donnell certainly made a statement. Giants 45, Redskins 14.No comments