This weekend, the football games in both the college and pro levels began to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
In the prime time college event of the day, #1 Alabama traveled to Death Valley Louisiana to face the #3 LSU Tigers. The Alabama Crimson Tide proceeded to control both sides of the ball and dominated in convincing fashion, winning 29-0. Yes, Alabama took #3 LSU to the woodshed.
That victory paves the way for Alabama to face current #6 Georgia who defeated #9 Kentucky 34-17 to claim the SEC East title and a place in the SEC title game.
In other college games, the Michigan Wolverines showed they are for real this year by crushing a talented #14 Penn State Nittany Lions team 42-7. And in the most exciting game of the day, #13 West Virginia scored a late touchdown and converted a game winning 2 point conversion to stun #17 Texas 42-41. Also:
#2 Clemson killed Louisville 77-16, #4 Notre Dame won on the road at Northwestern 31-21, #7 Oklahoma also won on the road at Texas Tech 51-46, while #11 Florida, #15 Utah, #16 Iowa, and #20 Texas A&M all lost.
In today’s early pro games, several divisional match-ups were in play. The Carolina Panthers defeated the Fitz-magic led Tampa Bay Bucs 42-28. The Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 24-9, the Miami Dolphins defeated rookie QB Sam Darnold and the New York Jets 13-6, and the Pittsburgh Steelers took the victory against the Baltimore Ravens 23-16.
Chicago Bears 41 – Buffalo Bills 9
Kansas City Chiefs 37 – Cleveland Browns 21
Atlanta Falcons 38 – Washington Redskins 14
Today’s late afternoon games include the marquee match between the undefeated Los Angeles Rams vs. the 1 loss New Orleans Saints, the Houston Texans at the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers at the Seattle Seahawks.
Tonight’s Sunday Night Football game is the Green Bay Packers at the New England Patriots.
Tomorrow night’s Monday Night game is between the Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys.