Darnold, Jets blast Lions...Rodgers' status unknown...Keselowski wins Brickyard...Bradley ends drought
Sep. 11, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold was a winner in his NFL debut, as the third player taken in this year's draft completed 16 of 21 passes for two touchdowns in the New York Jets' 48-17 rout of the Lions in Detroit. Darnold threw a Pick-6 on his first career attempt, but he also hit Robby Anderson for a 41-yard TD and found Quincy Enunwa (eh-NOON'-wah) for a 21-yard score that ignited the Jets' 31-point third quarter. Matthew Stafford was picked off four times while going 27 of 46 for one touchdown.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy had no new news concerning Aaron Rodgers' left knee, saying the team needs more information on the extent of the quarterback's injury. Rodgers was carted off the field in the second quarter last night against the Bears after slipping to the turf during a sack. He returned in the second half and threw for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Panthers turned a 20-0 deficit into a 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Keselowski out-raced Denny Hamlin in the final laps to capture the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his second consecutive Monster Energy Cup victory heading into the playoffs. Keselowski used fresher tires and timely late cautions to put Team Penske in the victory lane, 3 ½ months after Will Power won the Indianapolis 500 for Penske's 17th victory at the IndyCar event. Keselowski finished 0.9 seconds ahead of Erik Jones, with Hamlin finishing third.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Keegan Bradley picked up his first PGA victory in six years by holding off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff at the rain-plagued BMW Championship. Bradley shot a final round 6-under 64 to finish at 20-under in his first win since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Rose hit No. 1 in the world and became the 22nd player to reach the top spot since the ranking began in 1986.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk). Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk's four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors.