The Viral Roundup – Pack Attacked Edition
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Minnesota’s sole position in the NFC North lead is no more. Green Bay (a one point underdog) crushed the Vikes 30-13 and snapped Minnesota’s six game win streak in the process. James Jones racked up 109 yards and a TD for the Pack with Aaron Rodgers scoring a W in ten of his last eleven meetings with the Vikings. Adrian Peterson was held to only 45 yards as the Packers shut down the run game. Both teams are now sporting 7-3 records and will meet again on January 3.
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Successful 41-yard field goals aren’t exactly the gold standard of football excitement, but Michael Geiger’s game-winning boot has made a wild college football season all the crazier. That last second field goal provided #9 Michigan State with a 17-14 victory over defending national champs #3 Ohio State and snapped the-23 game winning streak amassed by the Buckeyes. (By the way, the Spartans were a 14 point road underdog going in.) This Big 10 result is the latest thing to turn the College Football Playoff picture topsy turvy and will usher in some changes when the rankings are unveiled tomorrow night.
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- Carolina hit 10-0 in the season in style with a blowout of Washington that included 5 TDs from Cam Newton. The seven point favourite Panthers crushed the Skins 44-16 to become the first franchise to go to 10-0 following a losing season. The loss drops Washington to 4-6 in the never not perplexing NFC East.
- The Colts played the role of comeback kids on Sunday when they topped Atlanta 24-21 on the road. Down 21-7 in the 3rd quarter, Indy racked up points with a TD pass, an INT return and a 43-yarder off the foot of Adam Vinatieri. The Falcons not only lost the game but they may be without star rusher Devonta Freeman for the immediate future. The running back suffered a concussion in the loss.
- The lowly Canes picked up a hard fought 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings in matinee action. Carolina, a +140 home underdog, relied on a pair of Justin Faulk power play goals and 26 saves from Cam Ward to lock up the win. The victory snaps the Hurricanes’ five game losing skid and hands the Kings their second straight loss by a single marker.
- The Clips drop to 6-7 on the year after getting bested at home by the visiting Raptors. DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points and collected five boards for the Raps while Blake Griffin was held to a paltry nine points by Toronto’s D. At one point the Raptors were up by 29 and that’s scary news to Clippers fans.
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