A look back at the week in sports

Written by Conner Celli

        Let’s first start with looking at how the college football teams in the state of Washington faired. The Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies entered the weekend as top ten teams, but both suffered losses and fell out of the top ten.

        The Cougars were having a lot of success due to the play of Heisman candidate Luke Falk. Unfortunately, Falk may have had the worst game of his college career and the Cougars suffered a very disappointing loss to California by a score of 37-3. The Cougars still have a lot to play for this season with a the possibility of winning the conference and one loss will not put an end to their season, but a win could have potentially put them in the discussion for the College Football Playoff.

        The Huskies were looking to try and make it back to the college football playoff for the second year, but just like the Cougars they also suffered a loss. This loss hurts their chances, but don’t be surprised if they make noise at the end of the season. This years Apple Cup could very well determine who will play for the Pacific Twelve Conference title.

        The NFL certainly saw some surprises this past weekend, but the biggest of all was the injury to Aaron Rodgers. The Packers were going to be a favorite to play in the Super Bowl, but with the loss of Rodgers, I don’t see the Packers even making the playoffs now.

        The Seahawks had a bye this week, but the Rams continue to stay red hot. With the way both teams are playing their next matchup could very well decide who wins the division. The Cardinals also make a move by trading for running back Adrian Peterson. If Peterson can provide solid play for the rest of the season this division just got a lot more interesting. But it is still the Seahawks division to lose.

        The MLB playoffs are underway and four teams remain (New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers). Each series has been very close up to this point, but watch for a World Series matchup between the Cubs and Astros. Both of these teams are extremely talented on offense, which means there will surely be some exciting games. The key to that potential series will be who has the better pitching.

        The NBA season has just kicked off and there is already major news of Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward injuring his leg, which could put him out for the remainder of the season. Still, the Golden State Warriors are the team to beat, and it will tough for anyone to knock them from the top.

 

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