Archive for January, 2020

After Chiefs hold Derrick Henry to 69 rushing yards, DE Frank Clark keeps on talking

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Chiefs DE Frank Clark has his moment After the Chiefs' 35-24 win to punch their ticket to Super Bowl LIV, Pro Bowl defensive end Frank Clark spoke to NFL Network's James Palmer about a defensive effort that held Henry to 69 rushing yards. Clark had a lot to say. From NFL.com: "They come in here, they say they're gonna run the ball.

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

The Niners won just 10 games in the first two seasons under coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, going 4-12 last season after Garoppolo went down with a season-ending knee injury in Week 3. Now, San Francisco is one of two teams remaining after delivering a second thorough beating of the season to Rodgers and the Packers (14-4). The 49ers are the third team to make it to the Super Bowl a year after winning four or fewer games, joining Cincinnati (1988) and the Rams (1999).

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Patrick Mahomes ended the Kansas City Chiefs' 50-year wait for a return to the Super Bowl on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers routed the Green Bay Packers to advance to next month's NFL showpiece. Mahomes helped the Chiefs overturn a 10-point deficit to complete a convincing 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans to take the American Football Conference Championship at Arrowhead Stadium. The reigning NFL MVP threw for three touchdowns and danced into the end zone for a superb individual score as the Chiefs successfully neutralised the threat posed by Titans running back Derrick Henry.

Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick 'em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City Chiefs quickly moved to 1-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers. Early bettors favored the Chiefs in a game that will almost surely set new legal betting records.

Denis Shapovalov suffers shocking 1st-round defeat at Australian Open

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Canada's Denis Shapovalov lost a lengthy four-set match with Hungary's Marton Fucsovics on Monday in the opening round of the Australian Open.

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Patrick Mahomes ended the Kansas City Chiefs' 50-year wait for a return to the Super Bowl on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers routed the Green Bay Packers to advance to next month's NFL showpiece. Mahomes helped the Chiefs overturn a 10-point deficit to complete a convincing 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans to take the American Football Conference Championship at Arrowhead Stadium. The reigning NFL MVP threw for three touchdowns and danced into the end zone for a superb individual score as the Chiefs successfully neutralised the threat posed by Titans running back Derrick Henry.

Chiefs open as small favorites in Super Bowl LIV

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs opened as slight favorites over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night for their matchup in Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. The sportsbooks at PointsBet, Bet America and DraftKings each installed the Chiefs as a 1.5-point favorite minutes after the 49ers wrapped up a 37-20 home victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Earlier in the day, Kansas City roared back from an early 10-0 deficit to romp 35-24 over the visiting Tennessee Titans in the AFC title game.

After cashing in on QB gambles, Niners, Chiefs in Super Bowl

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

A little more than two years ago, a pair of teams gambled on quarterbacks who had all kinds of potential but were far from a sure thing. The Kansas City Chiefs will meet the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in Miami. Oddsmakers opened the line at pick 'em in a title game featuring one franchise, the Niners, trying to win a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy against another, the Chiefs, making their first appearance in the big game in 50 years.

Jimmy Garoppolo channels Bob Griese, throws just 8 pass attempts in historic NFC championship performance

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

This is not what championship football is supposed to look like in 2020. According to Pro Football Reference, the last time a team won a conference championship game when throwing 10 or fewer passes was the 1973 AFC championship game when the Miami Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders on a 3-of-6, 34-yard effort from Bob Griese, the fewest pass attempts ever by a conference champion quarterback.

Patrick Kane notches 1,000th career point as Blackhawks down Jets

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad's third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.