Last night on Monday Night Football, Ryan Finley threw for a touchdown and rushed for another as the Bengals upset the Steelers 27-17 in Cincinnati. The Bengals improve to 3-10-and-1. Ben Roethlisberger threw for just 170 yards, a touchdown and a pick for the Steelers. Big Ben had just 19 passing yards in the first half. The Steelers are now 11-and-3 after an 11-and-0 start to the season.
Outside linebacker Khalil Mack and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson will represent the Bears on the NFC Pro Bowl team. Mack has now been voted to six straight Pro Bowls, including three in a Bears uniform. This season he leads Chicago with eight sacks. Patterson has now been voted to the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the Bears and four times in his eight-year NFL career overall. This year, he leads the NFL with a nearly 30-yard average on 32 returns. The Pro Bowl was scheduled to be played January 31st but it was canceled in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The series of college bowl games began yesterday and Appalachian State beat North Texas 56-28 in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. App States Camerun Peoples ran for a bowl-record 317 yards and tied a record with five rushing touchdown
Tonight number 16 BYU Cougars face the UCF Knights in the Boca Raton Bowl and The Tulane Green Wave will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
The Iowa football program is on pause with in-person activities for the remainder of the week due the coronavirus. Iowa is set to face Missouri in the Music City Bowl on December 30th. The bowl is reportedly in jeopardy of being canceled as the Hawkeyes deal with an uptick in cases. Yesterday, Tennessee bowed out of the Liberty Bowl due to issues with COVID-19.
Tonight Peoria’s Bradley Braves are on the road to take on number 14 Missouri. Mizzou hasn’t played since knocking off number-18 Illinois in the Braggin’ Rights game ten days ago. Bradley’s season record is 6-2.
The football world is mourning the loss of Hall of Famer Kevin Greene who died Monday at 58. A cause of death has not yet been announced. Greene ranks third all-time with 160 sacks over his 15-year career with the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers. The five-time Pro Bowler was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.