Rodgers Shines Against the Bears, Djokovic Wins US Open

Jonathan Grant | September 10th, 2018

The first Sunday of the NFL season has come and gone, and with it came one of the best moment of Aaron Rodgers’ career. The Green Bay Packers were behind 17-0 at half time and were then down 23-3. Oh, and Rodgers had sustained an injury to his knee in the first half that required him to be carted off. His game, and likely the season, looked to be lost. But it wasn’t meant to be that way. They checked him, and the quarterback was good to go. He came back out, to a massive ovation, hobbling his way to three touchdowns and leading his team to an amazing comeback to win 24-23 over their rivals, the Chicago Bears. Speaking of the Bears, they saw new defensive end/linebacker Khalil Mack start off very well. In the first half, he forced a fumble and had an interception that he returned for a touchdown. If not for Rodgers’ gutsy comeback, he’d have been the game’s MVP for certain.

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Elsewhere in the NFL, other interesting results were taking place. The 23rd tie since 1974 occurred as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns finished all square at 21s. The jokes are going to be made all over that the Browns “didn’t lose,” and that might be true, but for all accounts it was a very sloppy game. Another notable affair took place in New Orleans as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came to town and shocked the Saints by a score of 48-40. They were led by backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had two long touchdown throws and one running score as well on 21 of 28 passing. Not a bad day at all!

Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic continued to increase his status in the game of tennis by adding another major to his plate. The Serbian won the US Open on Sunday in straight sets, seeing off Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. But it wasn’t always easy. After winning the first set, he came unglued in the second. Del Potro was having his way with a frustrated ‘Djoker.’ In a 20-minute game that had 22 points in it, the Spaniard had three chances to break him and win the set. But Djokovic hung firm, and in the end he won the game, the set, and then the match after also winning the third set. It’s been a great, draining tournament, and Djokovic is more than deserving of this honor.

And finally, the Boston Red Sox got the last laugh against the Houston Astros in their series on Sunday night with a 6-5 walk off win. But, and it’s a big but, Houston were the team to beat in this series. The Astros showed their depth, in the bullpen and in the lineup, and they showed they might just be the favorites come October when these teams potentially meet once again.

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