Weekend In Review: Last NFL Unbeaten Falls, Shakeup In College Football Poll, MLB Playoffs, More

From Rodgers’ Injury To A Turner Walk-Off Homer The Green Bay Packers did pretty well for many years with a quarterback named Brett. Now they’re going to try that...

From Rodgers’ Injury To A Turner Walk-Off Homer

The Green Bay Packers did pretty well for many years with a quarterback named Brett. Now they’re going to try that trick again … only with Brett Hundley and not Brett Favre.

The Packers (4-2) lost 23-10 to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday and also lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers, possibly for the season, with a broken right collarbone. Hundley, a fifth-round pick in 2015, has yet to start a game in the NFL, but he will soon get that chance.

The Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) were the NFL’s last unbeaten team, but the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) topped them 19-13 at Arrowhead Stadium. The New York Giants got their first victory (1-5) with a 23-10 road win against the Denver Broncos (3-2). The Atlanta Falcons, who blew a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl, gagged on a 17-point advantage at home and fell 20-17 to the Miami Dolphins. The Falcons and Dolphins are both 3-2.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: A season-high seven ranked teams lost on Friday and Saturday, causing a great shakeup in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Alabama stayed on top, with Penn State, which didn’t play, moving up to No. 2 after Clemson’s loss to Syracuse. Georgia is No. 3, followed by TCU, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Clemson dropped five spots to seventh. Miami, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State fill out the top 10.

MLB: Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run homer Sunday to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-1 win and a 2-0 lead in the National League Division Series over the Chicago Cubs. The Houston Astros, by a virtue of a pair of 2-1 wins, lead the New York Yankees 2-0 in the American League series, which resumes Monday night in New York at 8 p.m. ET (FS1).

ELSEWHERE: Three red-flag wrecks made for an ugly race at Talladega, but Brad Keselowski survived it all to win the Alabama 500 in NASCAR’s playoffs. Ryan Newman was second and Trevor Bayne took third. The upcoming race at Kansas Speedway will pare the Monster Cup Energy Series playoff to six drivers from 12. … Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick is filing a grievance against the NFL for collusion. The player who began the protests that involve kneeling during the national anthem was let go by the San Francisco 49ers and June and has found no takers, even though he led the 49ers to a Super Bowl.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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