Bagent falls for the first time as Bears QB in loss at Chargers – Monday Morning SportsUpdate


NFL – National Football League – Week 8
Last Night
Los Angeles Chargers 30, Chicago Bears 13
New Orleans Saints 38, Indianapolis Colts 27
Minnesota Vikings 24, Green Bay Packers 10

Chargers 30, Bears 13 – Herbert throws for 3 touchdowns, Chargers get back on track with 30-13 win over Bears
Justin Herbert passed for 298 yards and three touchdowns, including a 39-yarder to Austin Ekeler, and the Los Angeles Chargers stopped a two-game slide by routing the Chicago Bears 30-13. Herbert had struggled with accuracy the past two games after breaking the middle finger of his left, non-throwing hand four weeks ago. But he completed his first 15 passes against Chicago and was 31 of 40 in front of a prime-time audience. Herbert directed the Chargers to points on their first five drives, marking the first time in six seasons they have accomplished that feat.

Saints 38, Colts 27 – Derek Carr rebounds as the Saints beat the Colts 38-27
Derek Carr threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns in a bounce-back performance, Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara scored two TDs apiece, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 38-27. The Saints snapped a two-game skid and moved into a share of the NFC South lead with Atlanta at 4-4. Carr spent this week answering questions about scolding teammates on the sideline and shouting at offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Rashid Shaheed caught three passes for a career-best 153 yards and one TD. Indy has lost three straight and four of its five home games. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 95 yards, and Zack Moss added 66 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Other Week 8 Scores
Buffalo 24, Tampa Bay 18
Carolina 15, Houston 13
Dallas 43, L.A. Rams 20
Jacksonville 20, Pittsburgh 10
Miami 31, New England 17
N.Y. Jets 13, N.Y. Giants 10, OT
Philadelphia 38, Washington 31
Tennessee 28, Atlanta 23
Seattle 24, Cleveland 20
Baltimore 31, Arizona 24
Cincinnati 31, San Francisco 17
Denver 24, Kansas City 9

Las Vegas Raiders at Detroit Lions, 8:15 p.m.       Rock 107 WIRX 7:10

NFL – Bears receiver Velus Jones Jr. shoulders blame for dropped touchdown pass
Velus Jones Jr.’s dropped touchdown pass was probably the lowest point of yet another rough game for the Chicago Bears. And nobody in their locker room appeared to be more gut-wrenchingly disappointed than Jones after Los Angeles’ 30-13 victory. Jones called his mistake “real devastating” and lamented his inability to perform when given the chance to make a game-changing play. Jones’ miscue was the latest in a series of lowlights for the former USC and Tennessee receiver. The third-round pick in 2022 was chosen for his speed and playmaking ability, but he has only 10 career receptions.

NFL – Cousins may have torn Achilles; Stafford, Pickett, Taylor hurt on rough QB day
Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford, Kenny Pickett and Tyrod Taylor were the latest quarterbacks to go down with injuries. Cousins’ injury is likely the worst of the bunch. Minnesota Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said the team fears the four-time Pro Bowl QB hurt his Achilles tendon. If the tendon is torn, Cousins’ season would be over. The 35-year-old veteran limped to the sideline after suffering the non-contact injury in the fourth quarter of a 24-10 win at Green Bay. Stafford couldn’t finish a lopsided loss at Dallas because of a thumb injury. Pickett and Taylor both injured ribs.

NFL – Lions hope Jared Goff bounces back, Raiders welcome return of Jimmy Garoppolo
Jared Goff has been more than a stopgap quarterback for the Detroit Lions since they acquired him and three draft picks from the Los Angeles Rams in a 2021 blockbuster trade. Goff and the Lions are coming off a humbling game, however. He had an interception, fumbled twice and was sacked five times in a 38-6 loss at Baltimore. Goff and the NFC North-leading Lions are hoping to bounce back against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night at Ford Field. The Raiders are welcoming the return of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from a back injury that kept him out for six quarters.

NHL – National Hockey League
Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes, 10:00 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m.

MLB – Major League Baseball – 2023 World Series – Best of seven
Texas (Scherzer 13-6) at Arizona (Pfaadt 3-9), 8:03 p.m.                     (Series tied 1-1)

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 9
Western Michigan 45, Eastern Michigan 21
Minnesota 27, Michigan State 12
(14) Notre Dame 58, Pittsburgh 7
(2) Michigan was off this week                 Central Michigan was off (CMU plays Tuesday night)

NCAAFB – Oklahoma slips to 10; top 5 hold steady
Oklahoma dropped four spots to No. 10 after being upset by Kansas, the top five teams held their places and the Jayhawks and rival Kansas State both entered The Associated Press college football poll. Georgia is No. 1 for the 20th straight week, receiving 48 of 63 first-place votes, distancing itself from No. 2 Michigan. The Wolverines, who were off Saturday after a week of being in the news for an NCAA sign-stealing investigation, received nine first-place votes. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Florida State each received three first-place votes. No. 5 Washington stayed a spot ahead of Pac-12 rival Oregon.


Georgia (48)



Michigan (9)



Ohio State (3)



Florida State (3)















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Kansas State


NCAAMBB – College Basketball – Exhibition
Last Night
(9) Tennessee 89, (4) Michigan State 88

Tennessee 89, Michigan State 88 – No. 9 Tennessee holds on to beat No. 4 MSU 89-88 in charity game for Maui
Dalton Knecht had 28 points and Jordan Gainey scored his 20th and final point on a free throw with 1.9 seconds left, helping No. 9 Tennessee hold on to beat No. 4 Michigan State 89-88 in an exhibition game to raise funds and awareness for the Hawai’i Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund. Top-ranked Kansas traveled to play No. 25 Illinois later in the day in another charity game benefiting the same organization that is assisting in relief efforts for the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century.

Hockey – US player Adam Johnson dies after getting cut in the neck by a skate in England
American hockey player Adam Johnson has died after a “freak accident” during a game in England on Saturday, according to his team. The 29-year-old from Minnesota was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in a Challenge Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers when he suffered a slashed neck during the second period. Johnson played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League before spending the 2020-21 season in Sweden with the Malmo Redhawks. He went on to play in the American Hockey League and Germany before agreeing to join Nottingham for this season.

NASCAR – Blaney wins Martinsville; will race for 1st Cup title in NASCAR’s championship
Ryan Blaney will race for his first Cup championship after qualifying for NASCAR’s title-deciding finale with a Sunday win at Martinsville Speedway. William Byron, who led the Cup Series with six wins this season, earned the fourth and final slot in the championship by limping to a 13th-place finish at the Virginia short track. Byron had padded his position with bonus points earned all season and edged Denny Hamlin, who finished third at Martinsville on Sunday, by eight points to qualify for NASCAR’s championship. Blaney and Byron will race Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson next Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, where the Cup championship will go to the highest-finishing driver.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Girls Volleyball (District Quarterfinals)
Division 1 at Mattawan
St. Joseph vs. Zeeland East, 5:00 p.m.
Holland West Ottawa vs. Zeeland West, 6:30 p.m.

Division 1 at Battle Creek Harper Creek
Sturgis vs. Battle Creek Harper Creek, 6:00 p.m.

Division 1 at Gull Lake
Gull Lake vs. Portage Central, 6:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Otsego
Parchment vs. Plainwell, 6:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Paw Paw
Paw Paw vs. Three Rivers, 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Coloma
Hartford vs. Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Saugatuck
Fennville vs. North Muskegon, 5:30 p.m.
Saugatuck vs. Ravenna, 7:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Union City
Centreville vs. White Pigeon, 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Kalamazoo Christian
Schoolcraft vs. Comstock 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Brandywine
Buchanan vs. Brandywine, 7:30 p.m.
Decatur vs. Lawton, 6:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Our Lady of the Lake
River Valley vs. Eau Claire, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Mendon
Climax-Scotts vs. Burr Oak, 5:30 p.m.

Division 4 at Marcellus
Covert vs. Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian vs. Kalamazoo Heritage Christian, 6:30 p.m.