Sports in the News – Nov. 12, 2013

Semi final frenzy in the East

The CFL playoffs started this past Sunday with two games going down to the final play. The first game of the day featured the underdog Montreal Alouettes facing off against the home team Hamilton Tiger-Cats, with Hamilton winning in overtime 19-16. Both teams turned the ball over three times with an interception and two fumbles. The Alouettes had many opportunities to punch in drives for touchdowns. As for Hamilton, they didn’t play to their best either. But, they did enough late in the game with a touchdown pass with one minute remaining to take the lead and then a touchdown run in overtime time to end the game. The Alouettes defence was as good as it was the whole season and kept the game in reach even during the offensive struggle but couldn’t hold Hamilton enough. The Eastern Semi-final with be a battle of Ontario, as Hamilton will go to Toronto to face the Argonauts. The game with be at 1 p.m. eastern on Sunday, Nov. 17 on TSN.


And in the West…

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are one step closer to reaching the Grey Cup, which will be played in Saskatchewan this year, after beating the B.C Lions 29-25. Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant had a great game throwing two touchdowns but more importantly didn’t turn the football over. The same couldn’t be said for the B.C Lions, who had two fumbles. Apart from the two turnovers, their offense was good but could only muster two running touchdowns. The Roughriders must now beat the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, led by star Canadian running back Jon Cornish. This game will be at 4 p.m. eastern on TSN.


Did that just happen?

Week 10 of the NFL season saw some wacky results. The first shocker of the day came in Indianapolis, where the St. Louis Rams were without quarterback Sam Bradford, beat a very good Colts team 38-8.

Life without Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay isn’t so pretty as the Packers were upset by the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles now has 10 touchdowns in his last two days after throwing three this week and seven last week against the Raiders. Things just keep getting worse in Green Bay as their backup Seneca Wallace left the game with a groin injury, which left the Packers with third string QB Scott Tolzien, who didn’t have much time to prepare for the game.

The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 29-27, which improves their record to 1-8.



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