This Week in Sports: September 11th3 min read
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Monday, September 11th New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
The NFL is back and so is Monday Night Football. Adrian Peterson’s first game with his new team is in a familiar place as he and the Saints take on the Vikings. Sam Bradford and company look to start the year off right following an 8-8 season, just missing out on the playoffs.
Tuesday, September 12th Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Cleveland is the hottest team in baseball having won 17 straight games. Their ace Corey Kluber takes the mound in a game that, if they won, would put them at 19 in a row. The Indians are surging at the right time as the playoffs are less than a month away, can Cleveland stay hot into October?
Wednesday, September 13th Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
These are currently the two teams that hold the NL Wildcard spots and they play a crucial series to decide who would have home field in that game. Arizona has caught fire in the last couple weeks cutting the Dodgers lead in the division to single digits for the first time in months. Colorado is looking to secure their playoff spot in this series.
Thursday, September 14th Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
Both teams struggled in Week 1, combining for 7 total points. DeShaun Watson is expected to make his first career start for Houston, while Andy Dalton is looking to forget a 4 interception performance which saw the Bengals get shutout to open the season.
Friday, September 15th Illinois Fighting Illini at South Florida Bulls
This game might not even take place because of Hurricane Irma, but if it does, it is the best game of the night. The Illini are 2-0 coming off a nice win over a decently good Western Kentucky team. South Florida’s highly touted offense has not yet played to potential this season. Quinton Flowers and crew have started slowly but will look to crank it up against the Big Ten opponent.
Saturday, September 16th Clemson Tigers at Louisville Cardinals
The biggest game this week in College Football features the defending champs taking on the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Lamar Jackson has been electric yet again to start the season and will need to be at his best if his team wants to knock off the Tigers. Clemson is fresh off their win against Auburn in a defensive battle. Kelly Bryant needs to continue to improve and take advantage of a struggling Louisville defense. It’s a strength on strength matchup, can Lamar Jackson pull off the upset?
Sunday, September 17th Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host its first Falcons regular season game as the Pack head to town in a battle of 1-0 teams. When these two teams get together, offense is rampant, the total points scored in the last 3 contests is 65, 65, and 80 respectively. Atlanta is coming off of a closer than expected road win in Chicago, while Green Bay took down Seattle at Lambeau Field.