Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 11/16/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, November 16, 2015

NFL – National Football League – Week 10
Yesterday
Detroit Lions 18, Green Bay Packers 16                            (not joking either!!!!!)
Chicago Bears 37, St. Louis Rams 13

Lions 18, Packers 16 – Lions stop road skid against Packers with 18-16 win
Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions stopped a 24-game road losing streak against the Green Bay Packers when they held on for an 18-16 victory Sunday despite a late blunder by Calvin Johnson. Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal as time expired after the Packers recovered an onside kick that was mishandled by Johnson with about 31 seconds left. Detroit (2-7) had stopped Green Bay on a 2-point conversion attempt after Aaron Rodgers hit Justin Perillo for an 11-yard touchdown pass on the previous drive. Stafford threw for 242 yards for the league-worst Lions, an organization that had been reeling following the midseason firings of the team president and general manager. The Packers (6-3) lost their third straight game, but this was a new low after their two previous defeats came on the road to Super Bowl contenders Denver and Carolina.

Bears 37, Rams 13 – Long plays by Miller, Langford help Bears past Rams 37-13
Zach Miller caught two touchdown passes, including an 87-yard score that was Chicago’s longest play since 2010, and rookie Jeremy Langford also had two TDs, leading the Bears to a 37-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The Bears (4-5) improved to 3-1 on the road after their top offensive showing. They brought thousands of fans to the Edward Jones Dome, which had a season-best 58,663 tickets distributed. Langford was untouched on an 83-yard TD on a screen and also had a 6-yard scoring run. The running back, filling in for the injured Matt Forte, had seven catches for 109 yards and 73 yards on 20 carries. Todd Gurley had a 6-yard scoring run on the opening drive for the Rams (4-5), who have lost two straight since entering November with a winning record for the first time since 2006.

Tonight
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30 p.m.               Sports Radio 1400 WSJM 8:00

NFL – Other Key NFL Games

  • New England Patriots 27, New York Giants 26

Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 54-yard field goal with one second remaining to give the unbeaten New England Patriots a 27-26 win over the New York Giants. Tom Brady was 26 of 42 for 334 yards, two TDs and an interception for the 9-0 Patriots, who played most of the game without Justin Edelman because of an ankle injury. The Giants dropped to 5-5 despite Eli Manning, who was 24 of 44 for 361 yards, two scores and no interceptions.

  • Kansas City Chiefs 29, Denver Broncos 13

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for passing yards, but he was just 5 of 20 for 35 yards and four interceptions before he was benched in the third quarter of Denver’s 29-13 loss to Kansas City.

  • Arizona Cardinals 39, Seattle Seahawks 32

Arizona is three games clear of their NFC West rivals following a wild 39-32 win at Seattle. Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals, who blew a 22-7 halftime lead and trailed 29-25 until Palmer hit Jermaine Gresham for a 14-yard TD with 8:41 remaining. Michael Floyd had a pair of scoring receptions and Andre Ellington added a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left for the 7-2 Cardinals.

  • Minnesota Vikings 30, Oakland Raiders 14

The Vikings have moved a game ahead of Green Bay for the NFC North lead at 7-2 with an outstanding performance by Adrian Peterson in a 30-14 dismantling of Oakland. Peterson recorded his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, finishing with 203 and a touchdown. Teddy Bridgewater threw for a TD and Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 93 yards for a score in the Vikings’ fifth straight win.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Los Angeles Lakers 97, Detroit Pistons 85

Lakers 97, Pistons 85 – Kobe, Clarkson lead Lakers past Pistons 97-85 for 2nd win
Kobe Bryant had 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-85 Sunday night for their second win and to avoid the worst 10-game start in franchise history. Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points and Los Angeles snapped a four-game skid in its return from a long East Coast trip. The Lakers are only 2-8, but that’s one game better than last season’s Lakers. They finished with the worst record in the franchise’s history. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons. They wrapped a six-game West Coast trip with their fourth consecutive loss. Bryant went 6 for 19 from the field during a season-high 37 minutes, but otherwise played a solid floor game with a season-high in assists.

Tonight
Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Blackhawks 4, Calgary Flames 1

Blackhawks 4, Flames 1 – Kane has goal, assist as Blackhawks beat Flames 4-1
Patrick Kane scored and had an assist in Chicago’s quick three-goal outburst in the second period, and the Blackhawks beat the Calgary flames 4-1 Sunday night. Rookie Artemi Panarin and Marian Hossa also scored in the Blackhawks’ 1:55 blitz in the second to help lift Chicago to its second win in two nights and third win its last four contests. Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter with 37.4 seconds left Kane, who took over the NHL lead in goals (13) and points (28) has scored a goal in seven consecutive games and a point in 13 straight. He has 10 goals and 12 assists during his run to the top of the NHL scoring list. Chicago backup Scott Darling made 25 saves in his fourth start. David Jones scored for Calgary, which finished a four-game road trip at 1-3.

Tonight
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Basketball
Tonight
Elon at (25) Michigan, 7:00 p.m.                              WSJM-FM 6:30

NCAA Women’s Basketball – College Football
Yesterday
(24) Michigan State 78, Western Michigan 40
Michigan 88, Detroit 61
(3) Notre Dame 85, Bucknell 54
Central Michigan 110, Oakland 87

Spartans 78, Broncos 40 – No. 24 Michigan State women rout Western Michigan 78-40
Akyah Taylor had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals as No. 24 Michigan State opened its regular season with a 78-40 rout over Western Michigan on Sunday. Jasmine Hines had 10 points with 10 rebounds in her return for Michigan State. Tori Jankoska led all scorers with 20 points. Benton Harbor’s Kalabrya Gondrezick made her debut for the Spartans, playing six minutes, but was held scoreless.

Wolverines 88, Titans 61 – d
Halle Thorne scored a game high 21 points as Michigan beat Detroit 88-61.  The Wolverines are now 2-0 on the seaosn

Irish 85, Bison 54 – Turner helps No. 3 Notre Dame women beat Bucknell 85-54
Muffet McGraw got her 700th win at Notre Dame as Brianna Turner scored 21 points to lead the third-ranked Irish to an 85-54 victory over Bucknell on Sunday. Madison Cable added 20 points as McGraw improved to 700-221 at Notre Dame. McGraw began her coaching career at Lehigh and went 88-41 in five seasons with the Mountain Hawks.

NCAA Football – Clemson remains on top
The Clemson Tigers remain the top team in the latest Associated Press college football poll.  The Tigers received 34 first-place votes, while second-ranked Ohio State got 23 and No. 3 Alabama took four. Rounding out the top five are Oklahoma State and Notre Dame. The second five this week are Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan State and Baylor.

NCAA Division II Football – Tournament Bracket
Super Regional Four
(7) Texas A&M Commerce at (2) Ferris State, Saturday Noon
(6) Grand Valley State at (3) Ashland, Saturday Noon

Daily fantasy sports showdown spotlights NY attorney general
He’s the player daily fantasy sports fans across the country are suddenly watching: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  He ordered industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel last week to stop accepting play from New Yorkers, saying their business amounts to illegal gambling. They’ve asked a court to block his order. It’s not the first time Schneiderman has drawn attention in five years on a job that propelled his two immediate predecessors into the governor’s office.  Schneiderman portrays his recent rash of prominent cases as business as usual for his office’s wide-ranging purview. Still, some question whether his moves are as much about profile-building as protecting the public.  He has said his only political plans are to run for re-election in 2018.

NASCAR – Shortened Phoenix race determines final Chase spots
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at Phoenix International Raceway. The race was delayed nearly seven hours by a series of storms, forcing the penultimate race in the Chase to start under the lights at the mile oval. More rain forced NASCAR to called it after 219 laps, with Harvick second behind winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., Busch fourth and Truex 14th. They will join Jeff Gordon next weekend in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the series title decided by finishing order among the four drivers. Carl Edwards finished 12th, leaving him five points out of the final spot for the Chase finale. Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski also missed the finale. Gordon had the only spot at Homestead locked up before the race, thanks to his win at Martinsville two weeks ago.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Yesterday
Brampton Beast 6, Kalamazoo Wings 3
Manchester Monarchs 4, Toledo Walleye 3 – Shootout

ISHSHA – High School Hockey
Yesterday
Lakeshore-St. Joseph Warriors 6, Kalamazoo Blades 1

  • Lakeshore/St. Joseph improves to 12-0-0 on the season