The Viral Roundup – Nifty Nine Edition
Did You Hear?
The Carolina Panthers are 9-0. That’s not a typo, Riverboat Ron’s Panthers squad are still undefeated on the year. Cam Newton racked up 217 passing yards and Jonathan Stewart rushed for 91 as Carolina (a three-and-a-half point road favourite) throttled Tennessee 27-10. For those of you keeping track of such things, only the 2013 Chiefs have bounced back from a losing record to start their season 9-0. Home hasn’t been too sweet to the Titans this year. Tennessee are a ghastly 0-5 in their home stadium this year.
Did You See?
The unthinkable has happened. The unbeatable Ronda Rousey suffered a massive upset on Saturday at UFC 193 when Holly Holm (a 20-to-1 underdog) beat her soundly for the bantamweight title. It wasn’t an accidental victory, either. Holm pummeled the most famous MMA fighter in the game today and scored the finish in devastating fashion in the second round. A rematch seems inevitable (howdy UFC 200!), but let’s keep gawking at how Holm earned the belt.
Did You Know?
- For the first time since 1991, the Detroit Lions have won at Lambeau Field. The lowly Lions never win at Green Bay but on Sunday afternoon the blue and silver handed the Pack their third consecutive loss. It was a wild and ridiculous affair in the 4th quarter with the Packers missing a two point conversion attempt and Mason Crosby getting blocked on a 52 yard field goal to potentially win. Those events provided Detroit with a tight 18-16 victory and their first road win of 2015.
- You can forgive Philly fans for getting a little cocky early on in Week 10, but after a 16-3 opening quarter the Eagles experienced a painful 20-19 L at the hands of the Dolphins. Miami, a six point road underdog, fought back and earned the lead in the 4th quarter thanks to Ryan Tannehill connecting with Jarvis Landry for a four yard score. Philly’s brutal afternoon also featured starting QB Sam Bradford exiting the game in the second half with both a shouler injury and a concussion. Both teams now have 4-5 records on the year.
- Um, so is it too late to make up with Monty Williams? The Pelicans have been a total mess this season and the Alvin Gentry coached team has dropped to an ugly 1-9 mark on the year after losing to the New York Knicks 95-87 at Madison Square Garden. (New York was a slight one-and-a-half favourite going in.) Knicks star Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and 13 rebounds in the win while Anthony Davis provided 36 points and 11 boards in a losing cause. To be fair to New Orleans, Kendrick Perkins, Quincy Pondexter, Norris Cole and Tyreke Evans all missed the game due to injury.
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