It was a weekend full of highs and lows in the sports world. I would be amiss to not mention the tragedies in Kansas City (Javon Belcher and Kasandra Perkins) and Cleveland (groundskeeper Eric Eucker) that left us all left us all with heavy hearts, while giving their teams something more to play for.
Through all of the tragedy, though, sports lived on and carried us through. Many teams clinched divisions and conferences and the college bowl games were announced. Let’s take a look around the NCAA and NFL.
Sunday NFL Scores
Fitzpatrick put up three touchdowns; one on the ground and two through the air to keep the Bills hopes alive.
Bears 17 in OT
The Bears looked like they had momentum going into overtime, however once Seattle got the first possession, they never relinquished it and Seattle won on a Russell Wilson touchdown pass to Rice.
The Colts came from behind with an epic performance by Andrew Luck. The rookie put the Lions away on a touchdown pass to Avery as the time expired.
Adrian Peterson had a career game, running for 210 yards and a touchdown. None of those yards was more impressive than his 82 yard blast from center, the longest of his career. His play was no match, in the end, for Green Bay though.
The Texans held on to their one-loss record over the Titans. They were also able to clinch an AFC playoff spot and appear to be the team to beat right now in the NFL.
The Chiefs finally got a win and couldn’t have come at a better time for the team, their families, and their fans.
49ers 13 in OT
The Rams and 49ers went to overtime for the second time this season. This time, however, the game didn’t end in a tie and St. Louis came out on top.
With the win over the Dolphins, the Pats won another AFC East title. It also put them in a second place tie with Baltimore for home field advantage with the second seed in the playoffs.
What an ugly game. Sanchez threw three interceptions and was replaced by Greg McElroy who scored the only touchdown in the game. Is Sanchez done for the season?
Both quarterbacks carried their teams through the air, but the Freeman and the Bucs fell short. The Broncos clinched the AFC West with the win. Peyton’s back!
The Browns got their first road win of the season and the problems just got worse for the Raiders. Palmer threw a critical interception at the end of the game and Weeden took control of his team’s destiny.
After three turnovers, the Bengals pulled it together and won their fourth straight on the road.
This game was a back and forth battle, but in the final minutes, Charlie Batch marched his team down the field and on a Suisham 42 yard field goal the Steelers stole one from the Ravens in Baltimore.
The Eagles looked and played great. Nick Foles looked like he had been playing all season, but in true Philadelphia form, the team just couldn’t hold on. The Cowboys ran the tables in the fourth quarter and Tony Romo set a Dallas touchdown record, surpassing Troy Aikman’s 165 touchdown passes, reaching his 168th in the game on Sunday night.