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Packers Go to 6-1……Badgers Tumble, Hawkeyes Climb, Cyclone Back In…..Hamlin Big NASCAR Win

– Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are atop the NFC North at 6-1 following their best offensive display under rookie head coach Matt LaFleur. Rodgers threw for 429 yards and accounted for six touchdowns as the Packers overwhelmed the Raiders, 42-24. Rodgers had five passing TDs and completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets before finishing with the first perfect passer rating of his career. He also had a touchdown run.


– The Saints are 5-0 without injured starting QB Drew Brees after Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in their 36-25 victory against the Bears in Chicago. Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 131 yards, and Latavius Murray ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns to help New Orleans move to 6-1. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky finished 34 of 54 with 251 yards and two late touchdowns in his first appearance since injuring a shoulder against Minnesota on Sept. 29. The Bears fell to 3-3.


– The Vikings won their third in a row by getting four touchdowns passes from Kirk Cousins in a 42-30 win over the Lions. Cousins led the 5-2 Vikings on four straight touchdown drives and finished 24 of 34 for a season-high 337 yards. Matthew Stafford threw all four of his scoring strikes to Marvin Jones, but Detroit dropped its third in a row since a 2-0-1 start.


UNDATED (AP) – SEC rivals Alabama and LSU remain one-two in the latest Associated Press football poll, but Ohio State has moved ahead of Clemson for the third spot. It marks the third straight week in which Clemson has dropped down a notch despite continuing a winning streak that has reached 22 games, the longest in the nation right now. Oklahoma is fifth, followed by Penn State, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia. Following their loss at Illinois, Wisconsin tumbled from 6th the 13th this week. Iowa moved up three spots and the Hawkeyes are ranked 20th. Iowa State is back in the Top 25 again, the Cyclones are ranked 23rd.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Denny Hamlin has won a chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway by holding off Chase Elliott on a second overtime restart to pick up some extra playoff points. Elliott managed to finish second and advanced to the round of eight on points when Brad Keselowski got boxed in on the restart. Keselowski, William Byron, Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer were eliminated from Cup contention.

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