The Monday Re-C.A.P. – Monday, October 8, 2012

Quarterback Drew Brees celebrates shortly after breaking Johnny Unitas’ record of consecutive games with a passing touchdown (47). Courtesy of USA Today.

This was yet another exciting weekend in sports, unless you’re a Texas Rangers fan.

The Rangers (93-69) completed the perfect collapse on Friday, losing 5-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. The Rangers went 41-35 after the All-Star break, giving way to the Oakland A’s, who went 50-25 (best in MLB) to win the division.

This skid, combined with Josh Hamilton’s poor play, has provided the perfect storm for the Rangers to part ways with Hamilton. Hamilton was 7-for-26 in his last six games. His 12 strikeouts lead all active Ranger batters, but it was a lot better than 2B Ian Kinsler’s .083 average in the last six games. No worries, someone had to be the scapegoat.

MLB

 

ALDS: OAK 4

            DET 5

(DET leads series, 2-0. Game 3 will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 9th @ 9 pm on TBS.)

 

NYY 7

BAL 2

(NYY leads series, 1-0. Game 2 will be played tonight @ 8:00 pm on TBS.)

 

NLDS: WAS 3

            STL 2

(WAS leads series, 1-0. Game 2 will be played today @ 4:30 pm on TBS.)

 

            CIN 9

            SF   0

(CIN leads series, 2-0. Game 3 will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 9th @ 5:30 pm on TBS.)

 

NFL (Week 5)

This week in NFL play had all of the storylines, a team overcoming adversity- and a deficit, to get a win for their ailing coach (Indiapolis); A QB breaking a record at home that stood for 52 years, (Saints), and a franchise surpassing their franchise record for offensive yards in a game (49ers).

Thu: Rams (3-2) trump the Cardinals (4-1), 17-3

Sun: Browns (0-5) lose to the Giants (3-2), 27-41

Dolphins (1-3) get the upset over the Bengals (3-2), 17-13

Eagles (3-2) lose in the final seconds to the Steelers (2-2), 14-16

Falcons (4-0) remain undefeated, beating the Redskins (2-3), 24-17

Packers (2-3) are upset in the final seconds against the Colts (2-2), 30-27

Ravens (4-1) kicked one more field goal the Chiefs (1-4), 9-6

Titans (1-4) are stomped by the Vikings (4-1), 30-7

Bears (4-1) maul the Jaguars (1-4), 41-3

Seahawks (3-2) fly past the Panthers (1-4), 16-12

Bills (2-3) are demolished by the 49ers (4-1), 3-45

Broncos (2-3) lose to the Patriots (3-2), 21-31

Chargers (3-2) give the game away against the Saints (1-4), 24-31

MNF Preview: The Texans/Jets matchup looked like a key NFL matchup a few weeks ago, now it looks a by-week boredom matchup for the Texans (4-0), as they face off against the Jets (2-2), who are with without their best offensive player. Santonio Holmes (Season), and defensive juggernaut, Darelle Revis (Season).

The Texans are in cruise control in their the AFC South. All of their divisional opponents have one win apiece. Safety Quentin Demps will be out for the Texans, and Former Dolphin Trey Nolan, who was cut by the Dolphins on Sep. 25 will be filling in.

Prediction:  The Jets will continue to struggle against the AFC’s best defense, and NFL sack leader J.J. Watt will have a field day against a paltry Jets O-Line.

41-14, Texans over the Jets.

 

NASCAR: Just like always, the big wreck happened at Talladega. When the smoke cleared, it was Matt Kenseth who got the victory.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP STANDINGS

Rank

Name

Pts.

Wins

PB

1

B. Keselowski

2179

5

2

J. Johnson

2165

3

14

3

D. Hamlin

2156

5

23

4

K. Kahne

2143

2

36

5

C. Bowyer

2139

2

40

6

J.Gordon

2137

2

42

7

T. Stewart

2133

3

46

8

M. Truex Jr.

2131

0

48

9

G. Biffle

2130

2

49

10

K. Harvick

2130

0

49

NCAA

TCU’s (4-1, 1-1) 37-23 loss to unranked Iowa State, drops them out of the Top 25, and into 3rd place in the Big XII. Their QB Casey Pachall got a D.U.I. this weekend in Mansfield, Texas.

The Texas Longhorns(4-1, 1-1) are ranked no. 15 going into the Red River Shootout against the 13th ranked Oklahoma  Sooners (3-1, 1-1).

The TAMU Aggies (4-1, 2-1) are ranked 22nd in the polls, and are in 3rd place in the SEC West.

2012 NCAA Football Rankings – Week 7 (Oct. 7)

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (60) 5-0 1500
2 Oregon 6-0 1435
3 South Carolina 6-0 1359
4 Florida 5-0 1265
5 West Virginia 5-0 1260
6 Kansas State 5-0 1217
7 Notre Dame 5-0 1176
8 Ohio State 6-0 1053
9 LSU 5-1 938
10 Oregon State 4-0 873
11 USC 4-1 812
12 Florida State 5-1 800
13 Oklahoma 3-1 756
14 Georgia 5-1 733
15 Texas 4-1 711
16 Clemson 5-1 657
17 Stanford 4-1 587
18 Louisville 5-0 494
19 Mississippi State 5-0 450
20 Rutgers 5-0 331
21 Cincinnati 4-0 205
22 Texas A&M 4-1 153
23 Louisiana Tech 5-0 129
24 Boise State 4-1 114
25 Michigan 3-2 82

Dropped from rankings: TCU 15, Nebraska 21, Washington 23, Northwestern 24, UCLA 25

Others receiving votes: Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa State 54, TCU 50, Michigan State 49, Arizona State 39, Washington 39, North Carolina State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Penn State 1, Northwestern 1

Basketball Notes

WNBA: The Minnesota Lynx win 80-79 over the LA Sparks and punch their ticket into the WNBA Finals. They will face the winner of the CT/IND series in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-64 on Friday. The Fever will play game two against the Sun tonight at 8 pm on ESPN 2.

NBA: The Dallas Mavericks kicked off their 2012-2013 preseason this weekend, with a win over Alba Berlin Germany, 89-84.

Chris Kaman led all scorers, going 7-9 from the field, scoring 14 points. Kaman also grabbed six rebounds in his 23 minutes played.

Dirk Nowitzki said that Kaman is “the best offensive center that he has ever played with.”

“Put ya CAP on!”

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