The Lions lost to the Patriots 34-9. Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns against one of the NFL's stingiest defenses. Brady made his pro debut exactly 14 years earlier, where he actually fell to the Lions ironically by the same score of 34-to-9.  LeGarrette Blount rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns three days after signing with New England after being cut by Pittsburgh.  For the second straight game, Detroit failed to score a touchdown.  The Lions drop to 7-4.  The Packers are first in the NFC North, at 8-3 after beating the Vikings on Sunday.  Detroit hosts the Bears on Thanksgiving.

Monday Night Football

The Ravens are at the Saints.

The Buffalo Bills play the Jets tonight at Ford Field.  The game will air on CBS only in the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets TV markets.

Photo by Jim Rogash, Getty Images

College Basketball

Eastern Michigan beat Longwood 79-48 on Sunday in the EMU Showcase.

Central Michigan started its season 4-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season, beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 75-43 on Sunday.

In women’s basketball, Tori Jankoska scored 22 points and Aerial Powers added 17 and 13 rebounds, leading No. 15 Michigan State to a 54-45 win over IUPUI on Sunday.

Michigan State hosts Santa Clara tonight.

U of M will tip off against Oregon tonight in Brooklyn, New York.

WMU plays at San Diego late tonight.

College Football

The new AP Top-25 football poll has been released with no change at the top from last week's poll. Florida State remains No. 1 with Alabama No. 2, Oregon third and Mississippi State fourth. Ohio State is 7th and Michigan State is 10th.

The Spartans pounded Rutgers on Saturday, 45-3. MSU is at Penn State on Saturday.

The Michigan Wolverines are on the verge of missing a bowl game this season after losing to Maryland on Saturday 23-to-16 at the Big House. With the loss, they fall to 5-and-6 on the season with one game left. They will face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) on the road on Saturday. So far, they are 20-point underdogs.

Red Wings
The Red Wings are home to play Ottawa tonight.

Reports say Ottawa and Detroit veteran Daniel Alfredsson could announce his retirement from hockey soon.

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons are back in action on Tuesday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks.


St. Philip won a 9th straight Class D State title in Volleyball after beating top-ranked Leland 3-1 on Saturday at Kellogg Arena.

Derek Jeter Goes Golfing With President Obama

When retired Yankees great Derek Jeter goes looking for a golf game on a Saturday, he doesn’t play with just anyone. He plays with President Barack Obama. Jeter joined POTUS at the exclusive Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas. Stephen Cloobeck, a Las Vegas businessman and big Democratic donor, and Brian Greenspun, editor and publisher of the Las Vegas Sun rounded out the foursome. The course is considered one of the most exclusive in the country. It is located beside the 330-acre Lake Las Vegas, which was created by damming the Colorado River. It reopened three weeks ago after being shuttered for five years due to the recession and water prices.

Athlete of the Week

Go on line today to nominate our WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week!   We want to salute local kids who are working hard both on and off the field, and it’s easy to nominate someone you think is deserving of an award.  The winner will get mentioned on WBCK and at and also get a trophy from Recognition Inc. in Battle Creek. We’ll announce a new WBCK/Meijer Athlete of the Week each Wednesday.