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Today on KSR: The first NFL Sunday and a Wild College Football Week 2

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Yesterday, we had college football, Major League Baseball, LeBron James and the NBA Playoffs, Tennis, Golf, etc., what have you. Today, we get pro football, too. It’s the first Sunday of the NFL season; at KSR (and KSBar), we’re pumped! Let’s get to today’s rundown:

The NFL is all the way back

Thursday’s opener between the Chiefs and the Texans gave us the first pro football game since February (somehow only seven months ago) and today kicks off the first full Sunday slate of NFL games in 2020. Here’s how the schedule shakes out:

1:00 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Football Team

Las Vegas Raiders @ Carolina Panthers

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens

4:25 p.m. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers

8:20 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams

Football from one to sundown. And for Cincinnati fans like myself, it’s the dawn of the golden age. Heisman winner and 2020 No. 1 pick in the draft, Joe Burrow, will put on that beautiful tiger-striped helmet for his first time today as Cincinnati hosts the Los Angeles Chargers in the late afternoon window.

The NFL is also as stocked as it ever has been with former UK talent. Today, Lynn Bowden Jr. (Dolphins) and Logan Stenberg (Lions) will make their pro debuts after both were drafted back in April, and Bowden has already switched teams since then. Here are all of the former ‘Cats on pro rosters, per OurLads:

ACC, Big 12 open their seasons during College Football week 2

Nobody was more amped for the 2nd week of college ball than this Charlotte 49er:

Louisville, the rest of the ACC, and the Big 12 kicked off their seasons yesterday. In typical fashion, Clemson throttled its overmatched conference foe, Louisville beat Western Kentucky in a season opener, and the Big 12 underwhelmed enormously.

Big 12 representatives Iowa State and Kansas State both lost to Sun Belt squads; Arkansas State narrowly got the best of KSU while Iowa State was begging for mercy in a 31-14 route at the hands of Louisiana. Plus, the Les Miles-led Kansas Jayhawks gave up 38 points in a 15-point loss to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Don’t worry, Big 12, it could be worse, you could not be playing football at all this fall like your northern brethren. Speaking of which…

Big Ten leaders scramble to make football happen

According to Yahoo’s Pete Thamel:

The 14 chancellors are supposedly meeting today with the hope of getting the train back on the tracks with the Big Ten’s plan for college football. After jumping the gun and prematurely canceling fall sports, the Big Ten dug itself into a hole while the jolly fanbases of the ACC and Big 12 cackled at their expense, watching their teams in action for the first time this weekend.

Either way, it looks like the Big Ten could hit the gridiron this fall after all. We’ll see how the meeting turns out.

The Lakers take care of Houston

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In landslide fashion, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the Western Conference Finals last night with a breezy 119-96 victory that had LeBron netting 29 points while Davis added 13 and 11 rebounds.

The Lakers will take on the winner of the Clippers-Nuggets series. The other Los Angeles team currently leads 3-2 and is expected to close out Jamal Murray and Denver today at 1 p.m. on ESPN. If Denver fights off elimination for 48 more minutes, we’ll have another Game 7 on our hands Tuesday.

The Swamp burns

Yesterday, Griffin Stadium — “The Swamp” — Florida’s iconic football stadium of 100,000+ seats caught on fire.

According to our guy Pete (again), a golf cart initiated the blaze but it was put out quickly and should not affect the tail-kicking Kentucky will hand the Gators in a few weeks or the rest of Florida’s schedule.

The Reds lose again

This time to St. Louis! Thanks to a five-run sixth inning from STL and a measly one-run, three-hit day from the entire Cincinnati offense, the Cardinals sailed to victory, evening the series at one apiece with the deciding game throwing its first pitch at 2:15 this afternoon.

Article written by Alex Weber

@alexweberKSR on Twitter.

5 Comments for Today on KSR: The first NFL Sunday and a Wild College Football Week 2

  1. Wildfelinebeeline
    11:30 am September 13, 2020 Permalink

    Go Steelers!

    • UK_fac_boi
      12:21 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

      Go Ravens!

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:37 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

      Geaux Bengals and Burreaux!

  2. csnailnrun
    2:00 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

    With the new AP poll out, I am equally excited to see loserville get put back in the pit and exposed for being more inflated than a hot air balloon.