Good Morning. Kicking things off today with highlights from Russell Westbrook’s 8th triple double (including 41 points and 16 assists) of the season in last night’s game:
QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK
Another week in the NFL and much to discuss. The Dallas Cowboys topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-30 after a great performance from Ezekiel Elliot (114 yards, 2 TDs) and Dak Prescott (319 yards, 2 TDs). Of note, Dak Prescott will likely be the starter next week even with the return of Tony Romo to the line-up.
In other news, the Philadelphia Eagles topped the Atlanta Falcons 24-15 with the help of Ryan Matthews’ 2 TDs and 108 yards, and the Minnesota Vikings had their fourth straight loss of the season, this time against Washington in a 26-20 game.
In Sunday night’s game, the Seattle Seahawks topped the New England Patriots — Seattle’s Doug Baldwin had 3 TDs in the the impressive 31-24 win.
Monday Night Football features the New York Giants versus the Cincinnati Bengals on ESPN at 8:30pm EST.
As we head closer to the playoffs, college football was all about upsets this past weekend. On Saturday, 3 of the top 5 teams lost to their opponents, creating a bit of a shake-up in the rankings. While #1 Alabama had a convincing win over Mississippi State 51-3, #2 Clemson lost a very close game to Pittsburgh 43-42, #3 Michigan was defeated by Iowa 14-13, and #4 Washington fell to #20 USC 26-13.
On the other hand, #5 Ohio State had a dominating win over Maryland 62-3 in College Park.
What does all of this mean for the rankings? Well, in the new top 5, we see #1 Alabama per last week followed by Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and Clemson.
What a night for Andrew Wiggins. The Minnesota Timberwolves star had a career high 47 points on Sunday in a game against the LA Lakers.
This week, college basketball begins to really heat up with two great games — Kentucky versus Michigan State and Duke versus Kansas — both at MSG on Tuesday night.
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