1/24/22 Sports Wrap Up
NFL: Every game this weekend ended in walk-off fashion. The only football fans disappointed were of the teams that lost. There will be a new Super Bowl Champion this season and neither one of the front runners for league MVP will be holding up the trophy this year.
AFC: Saturday’s games both ended on game winning field goals as time expired. First the Cincinatti Bengals make it to their first Conference Championship game since 1988. Joe Burrow was sacked nine times by the Titans, that tied the playoffs single game record for sacks. Evan McPherson hit a 25-yard field goal to seal the deal as the clock struck zero. The Bengals now move on to face the Chiefs Sunday at 3pm on CBS. The Chiefs knocked off the Buffalo in true Patrick Mahomes form. It was a back-and-forth game that had Josh Allen and the Bills ahead by three with only 13 seconds left in regulation. Mahomes strutted on to the field and calmly led the Chiefs downfield in two passing plays, to set up a 52-yard field goal to send the game in to overtime as the regulation clock expired. The Chiefs won the toss and chose to receive the ball at the start of the extra quarter of ball. Kansas City took the ball 75 yards and Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce on a short pass out on the right flat and the Buffalo offense never gets a chance to see the field. Chiefs win 42-36.
NFC: The 49ers shocked almost everyone with an upset win over Green Bay 13-10. Robbie Gould hit a 45-yard field goal for San Francisco to knock Aaron Rodgers and the Packers out of the playoffs. The Packers came out sharp scoring on their opening possession. 10 plays in just over five and a half minutes. It looked easy, but San Francisco adjusted quickly and kept Green Bay out of the endzone the rest of the game. The 49ers will face the Rams in the NFC Championship game on Sunday at 6:30pm on FOX. The Rams also pulled off an unexpected victory this past weekend beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27. Tom Brady did Tom Brady stuff, including a three play, 77-yard drive that took merely 32 seconds. That drive, combined with a nine-yard Fournette touchdown tied the game with only 42 seconds left in the game for the Buccaneers. Matt Stafford and the Rams managed to get off five plays and get the Rams down the field to hit a 30-yard field goal, you guessed it, as time expired.
After the Green Bay game Aaron Rodgers said he does not plan on being part of a rebuild, so this might be his last year with the Packers depending on the direction they choose to go. Tom Brady is rumored to be considering retirement, some say he is considering playing for another team. He said he wanted to play till he was 45 years old, he is 44 right now.
NBA Yesterday’s Scores:
Hornets fall to the Hawks 113-91. Trea Young had 30 points for the Hawks. The Hornets were led by Miles Bridges who had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Mason Plumlee grabbed 11 boards and 6 points. Terry Rozier had 7 points and 7 assists. LaMelo Ball had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. finished with 12 points. Charlotte is back at it tomorrow on the road against the Raptors. Tip-off is 7pm.
Clippers lost to the Knicks 110-102.
Celtics over the Wizards 116-87.
The Heat were too hot for the Lakers. Jimmy Butler passes LeBron James for most triple-doubles by a Heat player, in front of James himself. Butler finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Duncan Robinson led the Heat in points scored with 25. LeBron James ended with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
Bulls fall to the Magic 114-95.
Trail Blazers beat the Raptors 114-105.
76ers over the Spurs 115-109. Joel Embiid finished with 38 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Mavericks beat the Grizzlies 104-91. Ja Morant 35 points and 13 rebounds. Luka Doncic had 37 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. No triple-double for Nikola Jokic, but he was close to his fifth in a row, he finished with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
Pistons fall to the Nuggets 117-111.
Timberwolves outscore the Nets 136-125.
94-92, the Jazz lost to the Warriors.
Today’s Games: Cavaliers host the Knicks 7pm
Bulls at Thunder 8pm
Pacers versus the Pelicans 8pm
Jazz and Suns 9pm NBA TV
NHL Last Night: Carolina falls 7-4 against the Devils. Frederik Anderson had the day off and Jack LaFontaine had 31 saves on 38 attempts for the Hurricanes. Brady Skjei, Ian Cole, Josh Leivo and Andrei Svecknikov all scored for Carolina. The Golden Knights are at the PNC Arena tomorrow night. The puck drops at 7pm.
Flyers lost 6-3 to the Sabres.
Bruins over the Jets 3-2.
Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime against the Canadiens.
Capitals win 3-2 in an extra period to win over the Senators.
Rangers 7-3 victory over the Coyotes.
3-1, Maple Leafs defeated the Islanders.
Red Wings fall 4-1 to the Predators.
Wild win in overtime 4-3 over the Blackhawks.
5-3 Oilers over the Flames
7-1 Sharks lost to the Lightning
Today’s Games: Golden Knights at Capitals 7pm
Rangers host the Kings 7pm MSG+ Network
Stars versus Flyers 7pm
Ducks at Bruins 7pm
Wild host Canadiens 8pm
Blues travel to face the Flames 9pm
Blackhawks versus the Avalanche 9pm
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tonight: Boston College is at Wake Forest 6pm ACC Network
North Carolina-Wilmington versus Northeastern 7pm
North Carolina Central at Maryland-Eastern 7:30pm
Virginia Tech is at North Carolina 8pm ACC Network
Local Sports: Boys Varsity Basketball and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams are back in action Tuesday.
– Vinny Pagano is the Sports Editor for Columbus County News and Sports Director for WTXY Kool 103.9FM & AM1540. Local Sports stories, as well as questions and comments can be submitted to Vinny at email@example.com