Two-Minute Drill: Bill-Rams Kicks Off NFL Season, Astros Blank Twins For Tenth Straight

Jonathan Grant | May 13th, 2022

1st Down: The NFL’s 2022 schedule is officially out now, and that means that we know every game to take place. The first game of the season was always going to have the Los Angeles Rams, the defending Super Bowl champs involved, but we now know that their opposition will be the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8th. The first Monday Night Football offering of the year also should be interesting, to say the least, as Russell Wilson returns to Seattle with his new Denver Broncos team.

2nd Down: Sneakily, the Houston Astros have amassed a huge winning streak, and that kept up on Thursday as they took a tenth consecutive win by blanking the Minnesota Twins 5-0 on the road. Yordan Alvarez homered twice and Jeremy Pena had three hits and a run as they kept rolling.

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3rd Down: Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper got some bad news, as did fans of the star, on Thursday when it was revealed that he would be unable to throw for the next four weeks due to a CL tear. The injury doesn’t stop him from hitting as a DH, but it will limit him for some time in terms of playing right field.

4th Down: Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, who won the event as a huge underdog after a late entry allowed him in, will not run in the Preakness Stakes, meaning the 80-1 long shot will not have the chance to win the Triple Crown in even-more unlikely fashion.

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