Recapping some of the weekend football action:
On the college side of the things, the top two teams in the country, Alabama
and Georgia, both took care of business and routed their opponents.
#3 Clemson lost their starting quarterback to injury but were still able to
come back against a game Syracuse squad, winning in the 4th quarter with a
In the biggest game of the day, #4 Ohio State marched into Happy Valley PA to
play the #9 Penn State Nittany Lions. Both teams entered the matchup with
undefeated records and despite a raucous, rowdy “White Out” Penn State crowd,
the Ohio State Buckeyes rallied from a 4th quarter 12 point deficit to win the
game 27-26. The Nittany Lions had a chance to win the game, but a very
questionable play call on 4th and 5 late in the game was stuffed by the Buckeye
In another battle of undefeated squads, #7 Stanford lost to #8 Notre Dame in
South Bend as the Irish rolled to a 38-17 victory over the Cardinal.
Also, undefeated #12 West Virginia defeated #25 Texas Tech in a high scoring
game 42-34, #14 Michigan rallied from being down 17-0 to win 20-17 against
Northwestern, #19 Oregon defeated #24 California 42-24 giving the Golden
Bears their first loss of the season and unranked Virginia Tech did the same
to the #22 Duke Blue Devils, winning 31-14.
In today’s early NFL action, the Cincinnati Bengals shocked the Atlanta Falcons
in Atlanta with a touchdown 7 seconds left in the game to win 37-36. Despite
the win, the Bengals lost their starting TE Tyler Eifert to a gruesome ankle
injury in the 3rd quarter.
There were 2 games that went to overtime with the Tennessee Titans defeating
the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 and the Houston
Texans defeating the Indianapolis Colts 37-34 as time expired in the overtime
The hype over the Miami Dolphins undefeated start and potential demise of the
New England Patriots was quickly extinguished as the Patriots won 38-7. As with
the Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots also lost their starting TE Rob
Gronkowski in the 3rd quarter due to an ankle injury.
In other games, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the NY Jets 31-12, the
Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 26-24, the Chicago Bears crushed the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 and the Green Bay Packers blanked the Buffalo Bills
The late afternoon games include the Cleveland Browns vs the Oakland Raiders,
The Seattle Seahawks vs the Arizona Cardinals, San Franciscio 49ers vs the
Los Angeles Chargers and the New Orleans Saints vs the New York Giants. As
of 530p EST, all of these games were relatively close approaching halftime.
Tonight’s Sunday night matchup is the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Pittsburgh
Steelers on NBC. Monday Night Football on ESPN tomorrow will feature the
Kansas City Chiefs versus the Denver Broncos.