Happy Monday morning, everybody! Wow, what a weekend. Pretty a lot all the things and something that might occur on a soccer discipline did. We’re going to start out each Monday in the course of the NFL season with The Football Five –– 5 stuff you might need missed however have to know. Here goes:
The Football Five 🏈
The ending of Bengals-Steelers included a game-tying landing with two seconds left in regulation, a blocked further level, two missed discipline targets and, lastly, a game-winner from Chris Boswell to present Pittsburgh a 23-20 additional time win. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, T.J. Watt and Najee Harris each left with accidents, and the group fears Watt tore his pec.More kicking craziness: Randy Bullock missed from 47 yards as time expired because the Titans misplaced to the Giants, 21-20… Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 42-yarder as Colts-Texans led to a 20-20 tie… sure, a tie! …Wil Lutz nailed a go-ahead 51-yarder — and Younghoe Koo‘s 63-yarder as time expired was blocked — as the Saints beat the Falcons, 27-26… Cade York nailed a 58-yarder because the Browns held off the Panthers (and Baker Mayfield‘s revenge tour), 26-24.Amid a torrential downpour, Trey Lance actually struggled, and the Bears beat the 49ers, 19-10.The Chargers received a key early-season AFC West battle, beating the Raiders 24-19.The Packers‘ new-look receiving corps struggled as Minnesota eased by Green Bay 23-7. Justin Jefferson had 184 receiving yards.
Good morning to everybody however particularly to…
THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
One of probably the most anticipated video games of the NFL slate become a laugher in a rush. But that is nothing new to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Kansas City scored a landing on every of its first three drives, and Mahomes completed with 5 landing passes — a franchise file for a season opener — in a 44-21 blowout of the Cardinals.
The Chiefs earned an ‘A’ in our Week 1 grades, and in his “Overreactions and Reality Checks” column, NFL knowledgeable Jeff Kerr says Kelce will make the Chiefs neglect all about dropping Tyreek Hill this offseason.
Kerr: “Travis Kelce remains to be the perfect tight finish in soccer, displaying how he can nonetheless get open with out Tyreek Hill on the skin or within the slot to enrich him. … The Chiefs are deeper with out Hill, a byproduct of allocating that extra cash they’d have paid the most effective gamers in franchise historical past.”
And not such a great morning for…
THE DALLAS COWBOYS
It went from dangerous to ugly to just about worst-case state of affairs in a rush for the Cowboys in Sunday evening’s 19-3 loss to the Buccaneers.
Dak Prescott will endure hand surgical procedure and miss a number of video games in accordance with group proprietor Jerry Jones, a devastating blow for a group whose underwhelming offseason left its flaws on full show.
Prescott injured his throwing hand within the fourth quarter when he hit Buccaneers edge rusher Shaquil Barrett on the follow-through of a throw. In his protection, the QB was underneath stress practically all evening (4 sacks, eight hits, pressured on 45 % of dropbacks) behind a reshuffled offensive line.Prescott completed 14 for 29 for 134 yards and an interception. His 47.2 passer ranking was the third-worst of any recreation of his profession. The group’s solely outdoors menace, CeeDee Lamb, caught an abysmal two of 11 targets (although it wasn’t actually his fault).Since Prescott was drafted in 2016, the Cowboys are 53-33 when he begins and 5-7 when anybody else begins. Cooper Rush would be the starter going ahead — although they might discover different choices.
This, in fact, is similar Cowboys group that traded away Amari Cooper and let Cedrick Wilson depart in free company and, with Michael Gallup nonetheless recovering from a torn ACL, did not adequately handle the large receiver place this offseason. They additionally misplaced guard Connor Williams and deal with La’el Collins in free company and Tyron Smith to harm.
The Dallas offense — one of many league’s finest final 12 months — was, frankly, anemic. And now with Prescott sidelined, it may stay that means for some time.
Scott Frost fired from Nebraska after one other dangerous loss 😦
Twenty-five years in the past, Scott Frost, the Nebraska quarterback, led the Cornhuskers to a nationwide title. On Sunday, Scott Frost, the Nebraska head coach, was fired after one more brutal loss.
The determination got here after Nebraska misplaced to Georgia Southern, 45-42 to fall to 1-2 this season. It was the primary time ever Nebraska misplaced at dwelling when scoring no less than 35 factors.
Frost finishes his tenure as Nebraska head coach 16-31 (10-26 Big Ten) in four-plus seasons. He by no means received greater than 5 video games in a season and by no means made a bowl recreation.The Cornhuskers should pay Frost a $15-million buyout. It would have been half of that in the event that they waited till Oct. 1.Associate head coach Mickey Joseph will likely be interim coach.
Nebraska now faces “existential questions,” writes faculty soccer knowledgeable Shehan Jeyarajah. As for who can remedy that disaster, our faculty soccer insider Dennis Dodd has his checklist of candidates for the opening.
Alabama survives upset-filled weekend, Georgia tops newest AP Poll 🏈
If you thought Sunday was a wild day of soccer, properly, first, you are proper, however second, it won’t have even been as wild as Saturday. Because on Saturday, faculty soccer delivered the easiest it has to supply.
Starting on the prime, No. 1 Alabama survived by the pores and skin of its enamel, topping Texas 20-19 because of the heroics of Bryce Young and the leg of Will Reichard. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner led a nine-play, 61-yard drive that culminated in Reichard’s 33-yard discipline aim with simply 10 seconds left. With pandemonium throughout him, Young’s calm nature saved Crimson Tide as soon as once more, Dennis says.
Dodd: “Young accomplished 15 of his closing 19 passes for 136 yards and a landing within the recreation’s closing 13 minutes. More importantly, he put the principally sputtering offense in place for Reichard’s kick. … Young should now be talked about as maybe the perfect quarterback in Bama historical past.“
As for the quarterback on the opposite facet, Quinn Ewers was terrific earlier than struggling a sprained SC joint and never returning. He will likely be out a number of weeks.
While Alabama narrowly prevented an upset, a number of different prime groups failed to take action:
Given all of these outcomes, the brand new AP Top 25 Poll should have been practically not possible for voters to fill out, however it has arrived, and probably the most notable change is on the prime: Georgia is the brand new No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2. You can see the whole ballot right here and see our Jerry Palm’s up to date bowl projections right here.
Carlos Alcaraz wins males’s US Open title, Iga Swiatek wins on girls’s facet 🎾
Carlos Alcaraz is barely getting began, and that ought to scare the remainder of the boys’s tennis world. The 19-year-old Spaniard beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 for his first profession Grand Slam title.
At 19 years and 129 days outdated, Alcaraz is the second-youngest males’s US Open winner ever behind solely Pete Sampras.With the win, Alcaraz is now the youngest man ever to turn out to be ATP No. 1.
In the ladies’s draw, Iga Swiatek claimed her third profession Grand Slam, her second Slam of the 12 months and her first US Open with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Ons Jabeur. It caps a exceptional season for the 21-year-old Polish star, who’s the No. 1 lady on this planet.
Swiatek additionally received the Australian Open again in January. She is the primary lady to win a number of Grand Slams in a 12 months since Angelique Kerber in 2016.She at one level received 37 straight matches, the longest within the WTA this century, and she or he received all seven finals she reached.She completed with probably the most WTA rankings factors in a season since Serena Williams in 2013.
What we’re watching Monday 📺
🏈 Broncos at Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN/ABC
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