11.16.15: Steph gonna Steph

Good Morning! Let’s start our day with the greatness that is Steph Curry — he passed his father Dell on the all-time 3-point total list over the weekend at 1,248… Congrats Steph!

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NFL

On Sunday night in the NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals won 39-32 against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.

Let’s talk about what happened in Week 10. On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills trumped the New York Jets 22-17 with Rex Ryan’s return to the Meadowlands. The Detroit Lions stopped their 24-game road losing streak with a win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, 18-16. The Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Dallas Cowboys, 10-6, and the Carolina Panthers maintained a perfect record by winning their game against the Tennessee Titans, 27-10. The Washington Redskins crushed the New Orleans Saints, 47-14, the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 13 point deficit against the Philadelphia Eagles to win 20-19, and the New York Giants lost 26-27 to the New England Patriots, who improved to 9-0 with that win. The Kansas City Chiefs won 29-13 against the Denver Broncos after Peyton Manning passed Brett Favre for the record for the most career passing yards (and was then benched in the third quarter).

Monday Night Football features the Cincinnati Bengals v. the Houston Texans at 8:30pm EST on ESPN.

College Football

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of college football season which means the games matter now more than ever. And on this past weekend, #1 Clemson beat Syracuse 37-27, #2 Alabama took down #17 Mississippi State 31-6, #3 Ohio State defeated Illinois 28-3, #4 Notre Dame topped Wake Forest 28-7, and #5 Iowa got the win over Minnesota 40-35. On the upset front, #13 Oklahoma beat #6 Baylor 44-34, Oregon shocked #7 Stanford 38-36 and #9 LSU lost to Arkansas 31-14 (all rankings from game times).

In all things rankings, Clemson stood strong at #1 followed by Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame to close out the top 5.

Games to watch this week include:

  • #2 Ohio State v. #9 Michigan State – Saturday at 3:30pm EST on ABC
  • #4 Oklahoma State v. #1o Baylor – Saturday at 7:30pm EST on FOX

NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still the talk of the Eastern Conference. At 8-2, LeBron James and the Cavs are looking strong despite losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-105 in 2OT.

As for your injury updates — the Chicago Bulls worry that Derrick Rose will suffer from blurred vision for a few more months as he plays and recovers from orbital bone surgery.

Oh, and just like last week the Golden State Warriors are still undefeated at 11-0.

Other

Last night, the New York Rangers scored their ninth straight victory with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Former world boxing champion, Holly Holm, scored the sport’s biggest upset on Sunday in Melbourne when she knocked out Ronda Rousey in the second round. With this, she claimed the  bantamweight championship fight. This was the first UFC event held in Melbourne, and it broke the promotion’s previous attendance record.

Tune for some quality early season college hoops this week as Duke faces Kentucky and Michigan State takes on Kansas on Tuesday night in Chicago. Perhaps a preview for the Final Four?

 

JUST FOR FUN

And then there’s Jabari
During Saturday’s game against the Cavs, the Milwaukee Bucks’ forward was dunking hard

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