WSJM Sports December 20 2021
Indianapolis Colts 27, New England Patriots 17
Detroit Lions 30, Arizona Cardinals 12
Buffalo Bills 31, Carolina Panthers 14
Dallas Cowboys 21, New York Giants 6
Houston Texans 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 16
Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 24
Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Tennessee Titans 13
Cincinnati Bengals 15, Denver Broncos 10
San Francisco 49ers 31, Atlanta Falcons 13
Green Bay Packers 31, Baltimore Ravens 30
New Orleans Saints 9, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0
Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns 5 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears 8:15 p.m.
Seattle @ Los Angeles Rams 7 p.m.
Washington @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 p.m.
Lions Blast Cardinals
Kyler Murray had a shaky performance and that helped the Detroit Lions stun the Arizona Cardinals 30-12 on Sunday. The Cardinals started the day tied for the NFL’s best record and were undefeated on the road. The Lions were mired at the bottom of the league standings before the first snap. Arizona blew its chance to get in the playoffs for the first time since 2015 with a win over a team it was favored to beat by nearly two touchdowns. The Cardinals can still earn a postseason berth during Week 15, but they’ll need some other playoff contenders to lose.
Detroit Pistons 100, Miami Heat 90
Chicago Bulls 115, Los Angeles Lakers 110
Pistons End Losing Streak
Saddiq Bey scored 26 points and the Detroit Pistons snapped their franchise record-tying, 14-game losing streak with a 100-90 victory over the Miami Heat. Hamidou Diallo had 15 points and seven rebounds for Detroit, which recorded its first victory since a 97-89 triumph over Indiana on November 17. Frank Jackson added 12 points and Killian Hayes chipped in 11. Max Strus led the Heat with 24 points off the bench. Kyle Lowry had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Dewayne Dedmon added 11 points for Miami, which had won four of its last five.
Bulls Beat Lakers
DeMar DeRozan scored 38 points after missing two weeks in the NBA’s health and safety protocols to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 115-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. It was Chicago’s first game since December 11 after having two postponed last week because of a COVID-19 outbreak that put 10 players in the health and safety protocols.
Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings (Postponed)
NHL Shuts Down Red Wings
The NHL and its players association temporarily clamped down on teams crossing the Canadian border and shut down operations of two more teams. Sunday’s moves were done in hopes of salvaging the season amid COVID-19 outbreaks across the league. The league and union made the announcement Sunday, adding the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs to the list of teams told to shut down operations. Canadian-based teams will not play U.S.-based teams from Monday through Thursday ahead of the league’s holiday break from December 24 through December 26. Postponed games are expected be rescheduled. All told, 27 games have been postponed through Saturday and 12 more through Thursday will be rescheduled.
Division II Championship
Ferris State Bulldogs 58, Valdosta State 17
UAB Blazers 31, #13 BYU Cougars 28 in the Independence Bowl
#23 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 36, Marshall Thundering Herd 21 in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Old Dominion vs Tulsa – Myrtle Beach Bowl at Conway, SC – 2:30 pm
Ferris State Wins First NCAA Football Championship
The Ferris State University Bulldogs are the NCAA Division Two national champions for football for the first time in school history. FSU beat Valdosta State on Saturday in McKinney, Texas by a 58-17 margin after trailing 17-13 late in the first quarter. The Bulldogs ran for 459 yards and scored 45 unanswered points. Valdosta State had beaten Ferris State in the 2018 title game.
Tiger & Son’s 11 Straight Birdies Fall Short Of Daly Duo
John Daly and his college son won the PNC Championship. But Tiger Woods and his 12-year-old son made them work for it. Woods and son Charlie set a tournament record with 11 straight birdies and were tied for the lead on the back nine. But they couldn’t birdie the par-5 closing hole. John Daly II is a freshman at Arkansas. He joined his father in making a key birdie at the 16th to regain the lead.
High school basketball
Benton Harbor 73, Flint Carman-Ainsworth 62
East Lansing 48, Kalamazoo Central 45
Hackett 72, Flint Academy 68
St. Joseph 40, Lakeshore 38
Union City 47, Buchanan 45
Parchment @ Wyoming Christian