How was your week

Posted: December 19, 2015 by Sports Time Radio in basketball, fantasy, football, sports, Uncategorized
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Week 15 in the NFL kicked off with the St. Louis Rams getting a 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what may be the last game the Rams play in St. Louis. The Rams are one of the teams looking to make the move to California. Te Rams jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the 1st quarter. 2 Case Keenum touchdown passes a 17-yarder to Tavon Austin and then a 60-yarder to Kenny Britt sandwich a 53-yard Connor Barth field goal to give the Rams their lead. Todd Gurley’s 3-yard touchdown run was the only scoring in the 3rd quarter and the Rams went into halftime with a 21-3 lead and you had to think we had another Thursday night blowout on our hands. A 32-yard field goal by Barth got the Buccaneers on the board first in the 3rd quarter, but the Rams came back with a Austin 21-yard touchdown run; his 2nd touchdown of the night and the Rams had a 28-6 lead going into the final quarter. Tampa Bay turned things around in the 4th quarter. Luke Stocker caught a 3-yard touchdown pass to get the Buccaneers in the end zone for the first time. Greg Zuerlein’s 19-yard field goal ended up being the last points of the night for St. Louis. Barth hit his 3rd field goal of the night a 24-yarder to make the score 31-16 St. Louis. Tampa Bay was able to get into the end zone one more time with a Austin Seferian-Jenkins 9-yard touchdown catch with 1:34 left in the game to get to the final score of 31-23. Both teams are now 6-8 with very little chance of making the playoffs.

Jamies Winston threw the football 50 times in the game. He completed 29 of then for 363 yards and 2 touchdowns. Winston did throw 1 interceptions and lost a fumble, but wasn’t sacked and ran the football 2 times for 5 yards. Case Keenum threw just 3 incompletions on the night. Keenum was 14 of 17 for 234 yards and touchdowns, but was sacked 2 ties for 13 yards. Keenum did have 3 rushing attempts, but they went for -3 yards.

Tampa Bay had a good night running the football, but fantasy wise they where hurt by not scoring a touchdown. Doug Martin carried the football 18 times for 91 yards and caught 1 pass for 6 yards.Charles Sims had 7 attempts for 50 yards and caught 3 passes for 22 yards. The Buccaneers defense was really focused on stopping Gurley as he had 21 carries for just 48 yards, but did score a touchdown. Gurley also caught 2 passes for 31 yards. Tre Mason added 3 carries for 13 yards and Bennie Cunningham carried the football 2 times for 8 yards.

There were a lot of fantasy experts saying that it wasn’t a goof week to play Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans. If you sat him you missed out on 9 receptions and 157 yards. Adam Humphries filling in for the injured Vincent Jackson caught 6 passes for 60 yards. All 3 Tampa Bay tight ends had 3 receptions in the game. Seferian-Jenkins had went for 29 yards and a touchdown. Stocker went for 25 yards and a touchdown while Cameron Brate went for 20 yards. Donteea Dye also added 1 catch for 44 yards. After the long touchdown catch Britt only had 1 other receptions, but he led the Rams with 71 receiving yards. Jared Cook had 3 catches for 64 yards. Austin caught 3 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. Austin also carried the football 4 times for 32 yards and also scored a rushing touchdown. Lance Kendricks also had 3 catches for 27 yards on the night.

Neither kicker had a miss in the game. Connor Barth hit both of his extra points and was 3 for 3 on field goals with a long of 53 yards. Greg Zuerlein made his only field goal attempt from 19 yards out and made all 4 of his extra point attempts.

With the college football regular season over the NFL has added a Saturday game for you to watch. Tonight they give us the 8-5 New York Jets at the 4-9 Dallas Cowboys. The Jets need a win to stay in playoff contention in the AFC while Dallas has been eliminated from the playoff race. The Jets are 3-3 on the road this season while the Cowboys are just 1-5 at home. I know that Dan the Man, Schaumburg Stu and I have all picked the Jets to win this game. I haven’t received Mr. Fantasy’s pick as he likes to wait to the last minute to make his selection. By the way Dan the Man and I had St. Louis winning on Thursday night while Schaumburg Stu and Mr. Fantasy started their week off 0-1 as they went with Tampa Bay.

The Golden State Warriors got some revenge last night. Golden State beat the only team that had beaten them this season the Milwaukee Bucks 121-112 at Oracle arena. While it was a 9-point win for the Warriors it didn’t come easy. Milwaukee took the lead after the 1st quarter 36-33. The Bucks added 9 points to their lead in the 2nd quarter putting up 36 points to the Warriors 25 points for a 70-58 lead at the half. Golden State only cut 4 points off the Milwaukee lead in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Bucks 27-23. Milwaukee had a 90-81 lead at the start of the 4th quarter. Golden State put up a 36 point 4th quarter while Milwaukee really struggled and scored just 19 points in the 4th quarter. So while the 9-point win for the Warriors might look like it was easy it wasn’t.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 27 points while Stephen Curry just missed a triple-double putting up 26 points to go with team high in rebounds with 10 and assists with 9. Draymond Green had 21 points and Brandon Rush added 10. Festus Ezeli was the only Golden State bench player to score more than 10 points. Ezeli had 14 points and tied Curry for the team lead in rebounds with 10. Every Milwaukee starter score 10 or more points and 2 bench players also went over 10 points in the game. Michael Carter-Williams led the Bucks with 24 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo 20 points, Khris Middleton 16 points, Jabari Parker 14 points and Greg Monroe 10 points where the other Milwaukee starters in double digits. Miles Plumlee 13 points and O.J. Mayo 12 points came off the Bucks bench to score on double digits. Monroe also led the Bucks in rebounds with 13 and assists with 7.

On yesterday’s Sports Time Radio podcast Dan the Man predicted the final score of this game and how many points Curry would score. He had Golden State winning 112 to 96 with Curry scoring 36 points. He missed the Warriors score by 9, the Bucks score by 16 and Curry’s point total by 10. What Dan the Man didn’t know is I matched him up against a former Sports Time Radio guest Jamie Faue @BrickWallJamieF on Twitter. She had Golden State winning 121-95 with Curry scoring 35. She was right on the Warriors score, she missed the Bucks total by 17 and Curry’s total by 9 points. It was a pretty close match up, but Jamie getting the Warriors point total right on the number gives her the win.

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