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Lions Get A Victory

Drew Stanton threw the only touchdown as the Lions upset the Green Bay Packers, 7-3.

Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback, got knocked out in the second quarter with a concussion.

Tight end, Will Heller, scored the only touchdown in the game, AP reports. It's his first touchdown on the season.

Before Sunday, the Lions lost 10 straight games against Green Bay.

Second-string quarterback, Matt Flynn, came in for the Packers for ailing Rodgers, ESPN Milwaukee reports. He played above average but did not do enough to win the game.

North Carolina Gets A Much Needed Win

Tyler Zeller led the North Carolina Tar Heels past Kentucky in a 75-73 victory Saturday.

Zeller scored 27 points and drained the game-clinching free throws with less than a minute to go in Chapel Hill.

The forward scored 12 of Carolina's final 16 points, AP reports.

Sophomore forward John Henson added a double-double.

Both teams didn't play up to their standards, the Spokesman-Review reports. Both coaches said that to each other after the final buzzer.

Packers Win

The Green Bay Packers trounce the Minnesota Vikings, completing the season sweep over the divisional rivals, Sunday by the score of 31-3.

The Packers defense has allowed only 10 total points within the past three games. Green Bay's defense has been injured the entire season and still isn't full-strength.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for over 400 yards and had four touchdowns, the Associated Press reports. Three of those touchdowns went to Greg Jennings.

Sidney Rice made his season debut this week for the Vikings. He finished with three catches and 56 yards receiving.

This was the one-hundredth meeting between the two teams.

The Packers are now tied for first in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears, NFL reports.

Gophers Win

The Minnesota Golden Gophers finally got their second win of the season Saturday after coming from behind and beating Illinois, 38-34.

Quarterback Adam Weber led the Gophers to score the final touchdown with only 16 seconds left to go in the game.

Coach Jeff Horton and other members of the coaching staff were extremely emotional after the win, the Pioneer Press reports. The team celebrated like it won the National Championship.

Surprisingly, this is the third straight time that the Gophers went into Illinois and beat the Fighting Illini.

Running back DeLeon Eskridge had three touchdowns in the win, AP reports. The three touchdowns doubled his total on the season.

The Gophers defense, who was last in the Big Ten in sacks, tallied three on Saturday.

This upcoming week, Minnesota does not have a game.

Brewers Hire Manager

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Ron Roenicke as their new manager on Tuesday.

The former bench coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had an impressive interview with owner Mark Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin.

Roenicke was considered as the fourth candidate of four possible for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Associated Press reports. He signed a two year contract with a club option for a third.

He was the third base coach for six season in Los Angeles before becoming the bench coach for the next five, another Associated Press article reports. In seven games he subbed for manage Mike Scioscia in Los Angeles, he won seven of seven games.

Weber Still QB

Quarterback Adam Weber is still at the top of the depth chart for the Minnesota Gopher football team even after a tough home loss against Ohio State.

In a loss filled with frustration after losing 52-10, interim head coach Jeff Horton said that Weber is still going to be the quarterback this week against Michigan State.

Weber completed less than half of his passes in the loss against the Buckeyes, ESPN reports.

After the initial drive that equated into a touchdown for the Gophers, the entire football fell apart. Weber completed only six passes after the first drive and was sacked five times.

In a reponse to an email to Gopher fans, Horton admitted that his starter will be Weber at least for this week, the Star Tribune reports.

Horton said that he believes the best chance the Gophers have to win is with Weber at quarterback and Gray at receiver.

State Stays Undefeated

Michigan State came back and gambled in order to beat Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois Saturday.

The Spartans of Michigan State were down 17-0 early in the second quarter but inched back to continue its undefeated season by winning, 35-27.

Senior quarterback, Kirk Cousins, led the chase to victory by throwing a season high 313 passing yards, the Associated Press reports. A fake punt and an acrobatic catch by wide receiver, B.J. Cunningham, contributed greatly for the win.

Coach Mike Dantonio of Michigan State continued his run of trick plays during key moments of the game with the fake punt, ESPN reports.

The "Little Giants" play call that made the Spartans' coach famous in September to win the game against Notre Dame became the staple to the season. Even after Dantonio's heart attack, the Spartans have stayed focused and now have an opportunity to play for a national championship.

Rooney Soon to be Out at Manchester United

After seven years playing for Manchester United, star striker Wayne Rooney may be out come January.

The English striker has had recent frustration with manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, since the season began, the Guardian reports.

Rooney would rather transfer to another team, preferably Manchester City or even outside the Barclays Premier League, than to wait out until the end of his contract. His contract ends after next season.

Ferguson did not start Rooney in the game Saturday against West Bromwich Albion, CBS Sports reports.

Ferguson denies the reports about Rooney but also did not take any questions about the subject during the postgame press conference, the Associated Press reports.

He will have to take questions Tuesday when the team takes on Bursaspor.

Redskins Beat Packers in Overtime

The Green Bay Packers collapsed in the fourth quarter on the road to allow the Washington Redskins to win 16-13 in overtime Sunday.

Kicker Graham Gano sailed a 33-yard field goal through the uprights to end the game for the Redskins, the Associated Press reports. Both teams are now 3-2 after week five.

The Packers had a chance to win at the end of regulation but kicker Mason Crosby nailed the goalpost with two second remaining.

The Packers complied a sheet full of injuries throughout the game. Second year linebacker Clay Matthews sat out most of the second half with an apparent hamstring injury, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion in overtime for the Packers but played every offensive snap for the team. The top two tight ends, Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee, both left the game for Green Bay in the first quarter with various injuries.

The severity of the injuries are not known yet.

Chelsea Beats Arsenal

Chelsea increased its lead in the English Premier League Sunday after hosting and winning its match versus rival Arsenal, 2-0.

Star striker Didier Drogba notched the first goal for Chelsea in the middle of the first half, while defender Alex scored late in the game.

Arsenal had its fair share of opportunities in the game with 16 shots, but the team could not get it in the net, BBC reports.

Chelsea was almost behind early as the first shot barely missed from a cross by Sagna's cross into the box, ESPN reports.

Goalie Peter Cech of Chelsea preserved the lead all throughout the game by playing outstanding between the goalposts. ESPN said the game definitely spurred tempters including when Chelsea teammates Drogba and Malouda argued in the midfield late in the first half.

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