Pro Sports Recap Week 3

Written by Staff Writer Ryan Forbes

NFL Weekend Recap: There were many big games and huge performances in the NFL week three. One big game this week was the Colts vs. Titans where the Colts edged out their first win this season 35-33. After being down 27-14 with 6:49 left in the game, Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns within 56 seconds to make a comeback and secure the first win for the Colts this year.

Another huge game was the game between the Chiefs and the Packers, where Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for five touchdowns without his star receiver Jordy Nelson, who tore his ACL in the preseason. The Packers won 38-28 and are now 3-0.

Another game that is definitely worth talking about is the division rivalry Saints and Panthers. The Saints didn’t have their future Hall of Fame Quarterback Drew Brees who suffered a bruised shoulder against the Buccaneers last week. Luke McCown started the game for the Saints, finishing 31 for 38 with 310 yards. McCown’s start couldn’t compare to Cam Newton who had 315 yards with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. The Panthers won 27-22 which makes the Panthers 3-0 and the Saints 0-3 for the year.

MLB Week Recap: In the MLB this week there were some big clinchers, some big fights, and some huge losses. The Cardinals, Royals, Dodgers, Pirates, Mets, Cubs, and Blue Jays all clinched the playoffs. The Royals, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Mets all clinched their division as well, the Cardinals and Pirates are still battling out in the National League Central division. Also, clinching the playoffs where the Cubs, Mets, and the Blue Jays.

This week was also a big week for third-baseman Alex Rodriguez who scored his 2000th run in the league. Only seven other players have scored 2,000 runs.

In other news, the Nationals frustration got the best of them when Closing Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon tried to hit Third-Baseman Manny Machado in the head and got suspended for three games. The next day he and his own teammate Outfielder Bryce Harper got in to a brawl in the dugout after Bryce Harper didn’t run full speed to first after popping out. Papelbon tried to choke him and has now been suspended by the Nationals for the rest of the season.

In the west, the Astros lost their series at home to the Angels. They then went into a seven game winning streak going into the final series against the Texas Rangers. Now, the Angels have caught up to the Astros, and it is anyone’s game at this point.  However, the biggest loss this week was losing 18 time All-Star, 13 time World Series Champion, and three time MVP, Yogi Berra. He died on September 22, 2015 at the age of 90.