Bite-Size Sports 1/28/22

Langston Hood

Sports Editor


Amazing NFL Divisional Round

This year’s NFL Divisional Round was extremely remarkable, as it was the first time that every game was decided by a last-second field goal. On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 22, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Tennessee Titans 19-16 on an Evan MacPherson 52-yard field goal. That night, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers 13-10 on a last-second field goal by Robbie Gould. The first game on Sunday, Jan. 23 featured the Los Angeles Rams quelling a furious comeback by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win 30-27. Finally, the Sunday nightcap featured arguably one of the best playoff games of all time, with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in overtime. 



NCAA Women’s Basketball Update

As the NCAA Division I women’s basketball season continues to develop, several excellent teams have emerged, creating potentially one of the most competitive fields in recent memory. The top ten ranked teams are #1 South Carolina (17-1), #2 Stanford (14-3), #3 North Carolina State (18-2), #4 Tennessee (18-1), #5 Louisville (16-2), #6 Indiana (14-2), #7 Michigan (16-2), #8 Arizona (14-2), #9 Texas (14-3) and #10 UConn (11-4). Hopefully, the competitiveness of the regular season will translate into stellar games in March!



NBA Update

The National Basketball Association (NBA) standings are beginning to solidify as the season advances. The Easter Conference is closely contested, as the Miami Heat (30-17), Chicago Bulls (29-17), Brooklyn Nets (29-17) and the Milwaukee Bucks (30-19) are all within one game of the top seed. Meanwhile, the traditionally top-heavy Western Conference is led by the Phoenix Suns (37-9), followed by the Golden State Warriors (34-13) and the Memphis Grizzlies (32-17).