Last week did not disappoint. The World Series has been competitive with the Giants leading 3-2 in the best of seven series. The NFL saw a handful of upsets, culminating with a Washington win over the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. As for this week, it gets even better…
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The San Francisco Giants are one win away from another World Series championship after winning the last two games at home. The series now moves back to Kansas City where the Royals hope to even the series on Tuesday night during Game 6. If Kansas City is able to win Tuesday, the final will be played on Wednesday evening.
Week 9 ushers in the second half of the NFL season. From this point forward, the playoff picture will start to come in focus and every week these games have more meaning. Let’s take a look at this week’s marque matchups:
Arizona Cardinals (6-1) @ Dallas Cowboys (6-2): The Arizona Cardinals have floated under the radar all season. They play in a smaller market and don’t get a ton of national attention. The Dallas Cowboys are the polar opposite – most fans would say they receive too much hype. Regardless, there is no denying that both teams are playing good football right now.
Denver Broncos (6-1) @ New England Patriots (6-2): It doesn’t get much better than this - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady in late October. This game could very well be a preview of the AFC Championship Game. These are the two best teams in the AFC and they have been improving each week. It’s hard to see this game being anything other than fantastic.
Baltimore Ravens (5-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3): The NFL’s biggest rivalry will pick up Sunday night in Pittsburgh. In years past, we could always expect a grinding, low-scoring game. However, that was then and this is now. Both teams have tried to become more explosive on the offense and it shows. Baltimore may be the better team but Pittsburgh is riding high after a big win and will be playing this game at home – it should be interesting.
The wait is finally over! The NBA tips off Tuesday night and the first week should be great. Back from injury, Kobe Bryant and his Lakers host the Houston Rockets on opening night. Most other teams will play on Wednesday night with 12 games on the schedule including Bulls @ Knicks and Thunder @ Blazers.
Of course, almost every NBA fan is looking forward to Thursday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers and the trio of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving play their first regular season game together when the New York Knicks come to town. In the preseason, Cleveland looked like they are going to do some damage in the Eastern Conference. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to see if this team is for real. After the Thursday game versus New York, Cleveland plays at Chicago on Friday and then at Portland November 4th. That’s some pretty good competition to start out the season. Can’t wait!