Sep 18, 2023

Monday Sports Headlines and Scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted Sep 18, 2023 10:43 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, including one to returning star Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs overcame three early turnovers to beat Jacksonville 17-9 for their third victory against the Jaguars in 10 months. The Chiefs (1-1) won their eighth consecutive in the series and avoided becoming the first defending Super Bowl champion to start 0-2 since Denver in 1999. The Jaguars (1-1), who insisted all week they owed the Chiefs because of a loss in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs in January, pretty much no-showed in their home opener.

DENVER (AP) — The Washington Redskins secured their first 2-0 start in 12 years with a 35-33 win over the Denver Broncos. Sam Howell threw for two touchdowns in his first road start and rallied Washington from an 18-point deficit, the second-biggest comeback in franchise history. The Commanders held on after Russell Wilson connected with Brandon Johnson on a 50-yard Hail Mary that was deflected multiple times. Wilson tried to hit Courtland Sutton for the tying 2-point conversion, but cornerback Benjamin St-Juste broke it up. St-Juste appeared to get away with pass interference, but no flag was thrown.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow’s calf is sore again, and that means this year’s 0-2 start may not be like last year’s for the Bengals. Cincinnati lost its first two games in 2022 but rallied behind Burrow to finish 12-4 and win the AFC North. This year has been even rougher thus far. Burrow missed training camp with a calf injury, then came out with a dud in a season-opening loss to Cleveland. Burrow was better Sunday in a 27-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but he was seen massaging his calf on the sideline late in the fourth quarter. He says he'll have to see how it feels in the next couple of days.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns, Zach Wilson had three interceptions in his first start after Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles tendon injury and the Cowboys beat the New York Jets 30-10. CeeDee Lamb had 143 yards receiving and Brandon Aubrey kicked five field goals as the Cowboys finished a season-opening sweep of the New York teams. Wilson had a 68-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson to get the 1-1 Jets within three points in the second quarter. But New York had just 147 yards otherwise and four second-half turnovers.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 13 Alabama is out of the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in eight years and Georgia remains No. 1. The Bulldogs received 57 first-place votes in the AP Top 25. Michigan held at No. 2 with two first-place votes. No. 3 Texas flipped spots with No. 4 Florida State. The Longhorns received three first-place votes and the Seminoles got one. After scraping by South Florida on Saturday, Alabama saw its streak of consecutive AP poll appearances ranked in the top 10 snapped at 128.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Brady Cook experienced some redemption on Saturday by leading the Tigers to a 30-27 victory over then-No. 15 Kansas State. He has struggled to win over their fanbase during his year-plus under center, even though Cook has played through a hurt shoulder and endured a sprained knee in the last-second win over the Wildcats. With his coach and teammates behind him, Cook is leading the Tigers toward a date with Memphis next week and the potential to start 4-0 for the first time in a decade.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The 19th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes enter the heart of their schedule after winning a double-overtime thriller against Colorado State in a game that stretched into early Sunday. The Buffs visit No. 10 Oregon next weekend, followed by a game against fifth-ranked Southern California. All three teams are 3-0. The Buffaloes will be without two-way star Travis Hunter, who was hospitalized after a late hit to his midsection on an incompletion in the first half of their 43-35 win over the Rams.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordan Alvarez and Jake Meyers homered as Framber Valdez earned his fifth straight quality start in the Houston Astros 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. Valdez worked around three Houston errors, allowing just one unearned run over seven innings as the Astros extended their American League West lead over the Texas Rangers to 1 1/2 games. Alvarez connected for his 28th homer and the 38th allowed by Jordan Lyles, matching a Royals record. Bryan Abreu extended his scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Walker hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5. St. Louis avoided a season sweep after losing its first five meetings with the Phillies this year. Alec Bohm homered for Philadelphia, which leads the NL wild-card race. Walker homered off Seranthony Domínguez with two outs to snap a 5-all tie. John King allowed one run in one inning for the win, and Ryan Helsley earned his 11th save in 15 opportunities.

DENVER (AP) — Thairo Estrada and Joc Pederson had two hits each in a 10-hit sixth inning as San Francisco opened a nine-run lead, and the Giants hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-10 on Sunday and stop a three-game skid that hurt their wild card chances. The Giants stopped their longest road losing streak since 1996 at nine games. They had lost the first three games of the four-game series and are two games back for the last NL wild card, needing to overcome three teams.



Final Pittsburgh 3 N.Y. Yankees 2

Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Seattle 1

Final San Diego 10 Oakland 1


Final Cleveland 9 Texas 2

Final Toronto 3 Boston 2

Final Houston 7 Kansas City 1

Final Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Final Minnesota 4 Chicago White Sox 0

Final Detroit 5 L.A. Angels 3


Final N.Y. Mets 8 Cincinnati 4

Final Miami 16 Atlanta 2

Final St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 5

Final Washington 2 Milwaukee 1

Final San Francisco 11 Colorado 10

Final Arizona 6 Chicago Cubs 2


Final Atlanta 25 Green Bay 24

Final Baltimore 27 Cincinnati 24

Final Buffalo 38 Las Vegas 10

Final Indianapolis 31 Houston 20

Final Kansas City 17 Jacksonville 9

Final OT Seattle 37 Detroit 31

Final Tampa Bay 27 Chicago 17

Final OT Tennessee 27 L.A. Chargers 24

Final N-Y Giants 31 Arizona 28

Final San Francisco 30 L.A. Rams 23

Final Dallas 30 N-Y Jets 10

Final Washington 35 Denver 33

Final Miami 24 New England 17

Mon. New Orleans at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.