Happy Monday! It was another memorable NFL Sunday, then we take a look back at the College Football action from Saturday, plus College Basketball, UFC and the MLS crowned a new champion and an Amazing Premier League highlights . We break it all down in a 3-minute read.

 

FOOTBALL NFL

 

Week 14 Scoreboard

 

Final: Eagles 24 (4-8-1), Saints 21 (10-3)

•In an all-time late season quarterback matchup Jalen Hurts (167 Passing YD, Passing TD, 106 Rushing YD) leaned on his legs to upset Taysom Hill (291 Passing YD, 2 Passing TD, INT, 33 Rushing YD) and the Saints for his first career win – the Carson Wentz era in Philly may be over

Final: Bears 36 (6-7), Texans 7 (4-9)

•Mitch Trubisky (267 YD, 3 TD) and the Bears offense dominated the first half, securing a 30-7 halftime lead the Texans never challenged

Final: Chiefs 33 (12-1), Dolphins 27 (8-5)

•The Dolphins failed to prove they are contender in the AFC, but did receive a solid performance from Tua Tagovailoa (316 YD, 2 TD, INT) in the loss – Patrick Mahomes (393 YD, 2 TD, 3 INT) threw more INTs in the win than he had so far this season

Final: Cowboys 30 (4-9), Bengals 7 (2-10-1)

•The Cowboys finally showed some life, beating the hapless Brandon Allen (217 YD, TD) led Bengals decisively – the Cowboys would probably be better off tanking for defensive help

Final: Titans 31 (9-4), Jaguars 10 (1-12)

•Derrick Henry (215 YD, 2 TD) dominated again in a game so ugly the Jaguars benched Mike Glennon (85 YD, INT) for Gardner Minshew (178 YD, TD)

Final: Cardinals 26 (7-6), Giants 7 (5-8)

•The Cardinals took advantage of a massive game from DeAndre Hopkins (9 Rec, 136 YD) and spoiled Daniel Jones’ (127 YD) return from injury

Final: Buccaneers 26 (8-5), Vikings 14 (6-7)

•The Buccaneers secured a critical NFC Wild Card race win against the surging Vikings, giving Tom Brady (196 YD, 2 TD) a clear lane to yet another playoff appearance

Final: Broncos 32 (5-8), Panthers 27 (4-9)

•Drew Lock (280 YD, 4 TD) lit up the Panthers secondary while the Broncos defense did just enough to fend off a late Panthers comeback and secure the win

Final: Colts 44 (9-4), Raiders 27 (7-6)

•Jonathan Taylor (150 YD, 2 TD) had a breakout performance as the Colts put the Raiders’ playoff hopes on life support

Final: Seahawks 40 (9-4), Jets 3 (0-13)

•The Seahawks are back on track after last weekend’s upset loss against the Giants, with Russell Wilson (206 YD, 4 TD, INT) back in peak form in a drubbing of the Jets

Final: Packers 31 (10-3), Lions 24 (5-8)

•Aaron Rodgers (290 YD, 3 Passing TD, Rushing TD) continued piling up stats for his MVP campaign as the Packers took care of business against the Lions

Final: Chargers 20 (4-9), Falcons 17 (4-9)

•The Chargers took advantage of a late Michael Davis interception to storm down the field to win on a Mike Badgley (2/2 FG, 2/2 XP) field goal as time expired – Despite the win, Anthony Lynn’s clock management has yet again been called into question

Final: Washington 23 (6-7), 49ers 15 (5-8)

•Washington had just 193 offensive yards and lost Alex Smith (57 YD, INT) to injury, but all that was still enough to win thanks largely to two defensive touchdowns

Final: Bills 26 (10-3), Steelers 15 (11-2)

•It was a dog fight up in a stormy Buffalo on Sunday night but the Steelers lose back-toback games after winning 11 straight to start the season

Top Fantasy Performers

•QB: Aaron Rodgers (GB): 290 YD, 3 Passing TD, 13 Rushing YD, Rushing TD

•RB: Derrick Henry (TEN): 215 Rushing YD, 2 Rush TD

•RB: Miles Sanders (PHI): 115 Rushing YD, 2 Rushing TD, 4 Rec, 21 Rec YD

•RB: Jonathan Taylor (IND): 150 YD, 2 Rushing TD, 2 Rec, 15 Rec YD

•WR: Allen Robinson (CHI): 9 Rec, 123 YD, TD

•WR: Calvin Ridley (ATL): 8 Rec, 124 YD, TD

•TE: Travis Kelce (KC): 8 Rec, 136 Rec YD, TD

Tonight’s Games

 

Baltimore Ravens (7-5) vs. Cleveland Browns (9-3) 8:15pm ET ESPN

•Opening Odds: BAL -3

 

MLS Cup 2020

 

Final: Columbus Crew 3, Seattle Sounders 0

•Argentinian midfielder Lucas Zelarayan (25′, 82′) dominated this game, winning Player of the Match and he had some help from a beautiful strike from Derrick Etienne Jr (31′) – this is Columbus’ 2nd MLS Cup Championship

•Seattle simply had no answer offensively, but they will look to revamp their squad and comeback even stronger in 2021

English Premier League Matchweek 12

•Final: Burnley 1 (9 pts), Arsenal 0 (13 pts)

•Final: Fulham 1 (8 pts), Liverpool 1 (25 pts)

•Final: Manchester United 0 (20 pts), Manchester City 0 (20 pts)

•Final: West Ham 2 (20 pts), Leeds United 1 (14 pts)

 

Saturday College Football – Top Games

 

Final: Army (8-2) 15, Navy (3-7) 0

•Army, boosted by a 3rd quarter goal line stand, would be spurred to victory thanks to a 4-yard run early in the 4th quarter from sophomore QB Tyhier Tyler (98 Rush YD, TD) in what would be Army’s fourth win in the last five years – First time Army has shutout Navy since 1969

Final: LSU (4-5) 37, #6 Florida 34 (8-2)

•The Tigers pull off the upset in the Swamp as a late unsportsmanlike penalty gave LSU a first down as kicker Cade York nailed a 57 yarder with 30 seconds left, however Heisman hopeful QB Kyle Trask (474 YD, 2 TD, 2 INT) led a drive late but the field goal was no good

Final: #17 North Carolina (8-3) 62, #10 Miami (8-2) 26

•The Tar Heels dispelled of the Hurricanes immediately as their run game put up 554 yards total with RBs Michael Carter (308 YD, 2 TD) and Javonte Williams (236 YD, 3 TD) carrying the bulk of the offense

Final: #15 USC (5-0) 43, UCLA (3-3) 38

•The Trojans drove down the field with a minute left as QB Kedon Slovis (344 YD, 5 TD, 2 INT) connected with Amon-Ra St. Brown (10 Rec, 73 YD, 2 TD) with 43 seconds left to win the game

 

College Basketball – Top Games

 

Final: Missouri 81 (5-0), #6 Illinois 78 (4-2)

•Albeit the unranked Tigers had no answer for Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu (36 PTS, 5 REB), Dru Smith (17 PTS), Javon Pickett (17 PTS, 5 AST), and Missouri held on late to upset No. 6 Illinois in the annual “Braggin’ Rights” rivalry game

Final: Oklahoma State 67 (6-0), Wichita State 64 (1-2)

•The Cowboys remain unbeaten as Cade Cunningham’s (10 PTS, 6 REB) game-winning 3-point dagger shocked the shockers late

 

UFC 256

 

Main Event: (C) Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1) & #1 Brandon Moreno (18-5-2) end in ‘Majority Draw’

•In what was a fight of the year candidate, Figueiredo and Moreno traded damaging blows left and right, finishing in a draw – Figueiredo would have been victorious, but lost a point in the third do to a brutal kick to Moreno’s groin

•This is only the 4th draw in UFC title fight history, the first since Tyron Woodleyvs. Stephen Thompson in 2017

Co-Main Event: Charles Oliveira (30-8) def Tony Ferguson (26-5) via Unanimous Decision

•Oliveira dominated the whole fight, controlling Ferguson for 11:39 in the three rounds

•Oliveira out struck, wrestled and grappled one of the best we have ever seen

 

FORMULA 1

1 – Verstappen

2 – Bottas

3 – Hammilton

 

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