WSJM Sports December 21, 2021

WSJM Sports December 21, 2021

NFL
Last night
Las Vegas Raiders 16, Cleveland Browns 14
Minnesota Vikings 17, Chicago Bears 9

Tonight
Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Rams 7 pm
Washington @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 pm

Raiders Edge Browns
Daniel Carlson’s 48-yard field goal as time expired sent the Las Vegas Raiders to a 16-14 win over the COVID-19-depleted Cleveland Browns in a game pushed back two days by the NFL amid an uptick of virus cases across the league. Down by a point, quarterback Derek Carr patiently drove the 7-7 Raiders into Cleveland territory in the final two minutes. Then Carlson shrugged off being iced by the Browns to boot his winner, keeping Las Vegas in the playoff mix.

Vikings Tame Bears
Kirk Cousins passed for two touchdowns and the Minnesota Vikings evened their record at 7-7 with a 17-9 victory over the Bears in Chicago. The two-time Pro Bowler also connected with Justin Jefferson for a 12-yard touchdown in the first quarter and threw a 7-yarder to Ihmir Smith-Marsette in the third. Dalvin Cook ran for 89 yards D.J. Wonnum had three sacks and the Vikings recovered three fumbles.

NBA
Last night
Chicago Bulls 133, Houston Rockets 118

Tonight
Detroit Pistons @ New York Knicks 7:30 pm
Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat 7:30 pm

Bulls Defeat Rockets
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets 133-118. The Bulls never trailed and led by 25 points during the first half. They have won two consecutive games and six of their last eight. The Rockets have lost five of their last seven despite 23 points and 11 rebounds from center Christian Wood.

NHL
Off until December 27 – COVID-19

NHL Pushes Pause On Season
The NHL is beginning a leaguewide shutdown Wednesday amid an increase of positive COVID-19 test results among players across the league. Beginning the annual holiday break two days early means five additional games will be postponed, bringing the total this season to 49. More than a quarter of NHL teams had been shut down through at least the weekend because of the pandemic. The spread of delta and omicron variants across North America has led the NHL to postpone all cross-border games through the Christmas break and made Olympic participation unlikely.

NCAA Basketball
Last night
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 85, Western Michigan Broncos 52

Tonight
Fort Wayne Mastodons @ Michigan Wolverines 7 pm – News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM
#11 Michigan State Spartans @ Oakland Golden Grizzlies 7:30 pm – SuperHits 103.7 COSY FM

NCAA Football
Yesterday
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Tulsa 30, Old Dominion 17

Today
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Boise, ID
Kent State vs Wyoming – 3:30 pm

Frisco Bowl – Frisco, TX
#24 San Diego State vs. University of Texas San Antonio – 7:30 pm

High school basketball
Last night
Boys
Parchment 49, Wyoming Christian 44

Tonight
Brandywine @ Bridgman
Delton Kellogg @ Vermontville Maple Valley
Kalamazoo Christian @ Battle Creek Lakeview
Gull Lake @ Zeeland East

Girls
Tonight
Vermontville Maple Valley @ Delton Kellogg