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. 

Source: NFL.com

 

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!

Source: NCAA.com

 

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). 

Source: ESPN.com