Sports: Lions win!
The Lions are finally in the win column. Matt Prater connected for a game-winning 27-yard field goal with 2:29 left in overtime that lifted the Lions to a 37-34 win over the Bears at Ford Field on Sunday. Trailing by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Lions took a gamble on a fake-punt that paid off, getting Detroit a 30 yard gain and a first down. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson hooked up for a six-yard touchdown with just 21 seconds to go in the fourth that gave Detroit a brief 34-31 lead. Chicago answered, however, with a 29-yard field goal by Robbie Gould in the final seconds to force OT.
In overtime, Stafford found Johnson again for a 57-yard catch to setup the winning field goal. Stafford finished 27-of-42 for 405 yards, four TD's and one interception. Calvin Johnson had six caches for 166 yards in the victory. The Lions host the Vikings this Sunday.
The Packers stayed undefeated by getting a stop late in their territory to pull out a 27-20 win versus the Chargers in Green Bay. The Colts lost to the Patriots 34-27 last night on Sunday Night Football. And on the way, they ran one of the worst trick plays in NFL history. The Colts lined up to punt the ball on fourth down. Then all but two players ran over and lined up near the sideline instead, leaving the ball in the middle of the field. So the two Colts players in the middle snapped the ball, and the Patriots tackled the ball carrier immediately, because there was no one to block them.
Monday Night Football
It’s the Giants at the Eagles tonight.
Fans are still buzzing over the ending to Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State football game in Ann Arbor. Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped up a fumble on a muffed snap for a punt and dashed 38 yards for the game-winning touchdown as time expired as seventh-ranked Michigan State stunned number-12 Michigan 27-23 in Ann Arbor. Watts-Jackson was taken to the hospital after the dog-pile celebration and had hip surgery. Michigan State stayed the same in this week's AP Top-25 Poll, while Michigan fell three spots . The 7-and-0 Spartans remain seventh and the Wolverines went from 12th into a tie for 15th.
The New York Mets have a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.
Daniel Murphy drilled a two-run homer as the Mets cut down the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, in Game Two Sunday night. Murphy has homered in four straight playoff games. Cy Young hopeful Jake Arrieta took the loss for Chicago, which will host Game Three of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night. The Cubs will also host Game Four and, if necessary, Game Five.
The American League Championship Series shifts to Toronto as the Kansas City Royals clash with the Blue Jays Monday night. The Royals erased a 3-0 deficit and rallied for a 6-3 win in Game Two on Saturday. Kansas City scored five times in the seventh to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set. Johnny Cueto will be on the mound for the Royals. Toronto will counter with Marcus Stroman. First-pitch is at 8:07 p.m. Eastern.
The Red Wings continue their four-game Canadian road trip Wednesday against the Oilers in Edmonton. Detroit opened the swing with a 4-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday. The Wings have lost two straight since a three-game winning streak to start the season. They also play at Calgary and Vancouver on this trip.
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as the Spurs handed the Pistons a 96-92 preseason loss in San Antonio. Reggie Jackson had 20 points and nine assists for Detroit. Andre Drummond added 12 points and 15 rebounds as the Pistons fell to 2-and-4 in exhibition play. They host the Hornets Wednesday.
Joey Logano spun out Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining to grab his second straight victory in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth led for 153 laps, but finished 14th, and he's now last of the 12 drivers competing for the title.
Denny Hamlin finished second, Jimmie Johnson third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship continues at Talladega on Sunday, October 25th. Logano is in first, followed by Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick.