9.19.16: Fall into Sportstember

What better way to bring in the first week of Fall than with a little (or a lot of) sports! This week, we’ve got lots to cover but let’s kick things off with highlights of every single touchdown pass from Sunday’s NFL games:

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NFL

Let’s talk all things week 2 in the NFL. On Sunday, we saw the Dallas Cowboys take down that team from Washington 27-23 in a game that came down the wire and featured an unfortunate interception by QB Kirk Cousins in the 4th quarter, Eli Manning and Victor Cruz (plus a field goal) helped the New York Giants get the win over the New Orleans Saints 16-13 and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated their rival the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 to begin the AFC North with a strong 2-0 start. In other news, Cam Newton (who set the franchise record for TDs) and the Carolina Panthers dominated the San Francisco 49ers 46-27, the Denver Broncos got the victory over the Indianapolis Colts 34-20 but suffered a tough injury to DeMarcus Ware while the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 31-24 despite an injury  to Jimmy Garoppolo (ya know, the QB filling in for Tom Brady).

We also can’t forget the LA Rams who took out the Seattle Seahawks 9-3 on the first football Sunday in LA since 1994. Oh and Sunday night’s late game where the Green Bay Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings  17-14  at the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium  in Minny.

Monday Night Football features the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago at Soldier Field. Tune in to ESPN  at 8:30pm EST to catch all the action.

College Football

We can’t talk professional football without talking college football too! This past Saturday, #1 Alabama defeated #19 Ole Miss 48-43 in a roller coaster of an SEC game while #2 Florida State suffered an embarrassing 63-20 loss to #10 Louisville, who saw a stellar performance from Heisman candidate/QB Lamar Jackson (who collected 4 running touchdowns and 1 on a pass) in a so-called “ACC showdown”. There was also a controversial finish in Cal’s surprise win over #11 Texas because of the replay ruling in the “immediate recovery”  standard that allowed Cal to run out the clock.

So where does week 3 leave us? With new AP rankings of course. This week’s top five features: #1 Alabama, #2 Ohio State, #3 Louisville (jumping up quite a few spots!), #4 Michigan and #5 Clemson.

MLB

We may have a couple more week’s until October baseball begins but that doesn’t mean September’s very own baseball isn’t living up to the hype.

On Sunday night the Boston Red Sox closed out a sweep of the New York Yankees in 5-4 win and with the help of Hanley Ramirez and his 2 home runs.

Earlier on Sunday, Miguel Cabrera got his 2,500 hit of his career on a single in the 3rd inning of the Detroit Tigers win over the Cleveland Indians. And despite a tough bout of recent injuries, the New York Mets got an important win  for their post season dreams over the Minnesota Twins.

If you’re curious and want too take a deeper look at the current standings — take a look at this helpful SI guide that essentially highlights the AL and NL leaders along with the Wild Card odds.

Other

The San Antonio Spurs hired Monty Williams as the new Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Team Europe shocked Team USA 3-0 in the World Cup of Hockey.

Like Kentucky, Coach K and the Duke hoops team will host the first-ever NBA pro-days at the school for two days this October.

JUST FOR FUN

Welcome back
Folks were definitely excited for LA’s first regular season NFL game in 22 years

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Movin’ Out
The NCAA is relocating 7 championship events
In response to the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” the NCAA is moving these events out of North Carolina for the 2016-2017 season

Brandon Marshall
The Broncos linebacker kneeled during the national anthem
CenturyLink and Air Academy Credit Union dropped his sponsorships, but he picked up another endorsement deal

On a similar note…
“Our country is not about discrimination, it’s about inclusion”
Coach K speaks with WSJ about finding the beauty of why we were placed on our planet, encouraging inclusion, and being open to new ways of thinking

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