Your Five Things For October 27th: Lions Win In London
1. Detroit Lions Comeback To Beat The Falcons
In London, the Detroit Lions took on the Atlanta Falcons trying to stay a top of the NFC North. The Lions offense couldn't get going in the first half as the Falcons raced out to a 21-0 lead. But, in the second half, things started to click. The Lions scored 22 unanswered points to win 22-21 thanks to a Matt Prater field goal. Matt Stafford went 24/47 for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. His counterpart, Matt Ryan, went 20/27 for 228 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. The Lions did not get the running game going as Joique Bell had 14 attempts for 39 yards. The Lions have improved to 6-2 and are alone a top of the NFC North. The Lions have a bye week this week and will host the Dolphins on November 9th.
2. Michigan State Beat Michigan For The Paul Bunyan Trophy
On Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, the Michigan State Spartans played against in-state rival, Michigan for the battle of The Paul Bunyan Trophy. Michigan State topped the Michigan Wolverines 35-11. Michigan State out gained Michigan 446-186 and 219-61 yards on the ground. Connor Cook went 12/22 for 227 yards with 1 touchdown and Jeremy Langford got 177 yards on 35 carries and 3 touchdowns. Tony Lippett lead the team in receiving with 3 catches and 103 yards and 1 touchdown. Michigan State will have the week off before playing Ohio State in East Lansing on November 8th.
3. Giants Regain World Series Lead After Game 5 Win
The Kansas City Royals could not figure out Madison Bumgarner as the San Francisco Giants topped the Royals 5-0. With the win, the Giants are up 3-2 in the series. Madison Bumgarner went a complete game giving up 4 hits and 8 strikeouts. The Giants had 12 hits with 5 runs while the Royals could only get 4 hits while being shutout. Game 6 will be on Tuesday night in Kansas City.
4. Cardinals Outfielder Passes Away In a Car Accident
Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras passed away in a car accident in his home country of Dominican Republic. His girlfriend also passed away in the accident. Initial reports did not say whether there was an outside factor in the accident. Read the quotes from the Cardinals here.
5. High School Football Playoff Pairings Announced
As the high school football regular season has come to an end, the playoff pairings have been announced. Several teams from the greater Lansing area have made the playoffs with at least one team made the playoffs in each division as well as 8-man football. Check out the pairings with the Lansing teams here.