The Falcons built a 20-3 lead and held on for a 26-24 win over the Eagles in Atlanta. Julio Jones had nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Sam Bradford threw for 336 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in his Eagles debut.
Carlos Hyde rumbled for 168 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers ran over the Vikings, 20-3. San Francisco held Minnesota to just 248 total yards in the win. Adrian Peterson rushed for 31 yards on 10 carries in the loss.
The fallout from the Giants’ wild 27-26 loss to the Cowboys continues. Quarterback Eli Manning says he instructed running back Rashad Jennings not to score on two carries near the goal line. Manning said the call did not come from coaches and he made the decision on his own.
The roof will remain closed at Lucas Oil Stadium during the Colts’ home opener against the Jets on Monday. The move comes as investigators continue to look into why a bolt fell from the roof on September 3rd. Three fans were hurt when the bolt fell during a preseason game.
Melky Cabrera’s RBI single in the bottom of the 14th gave the White Sox an 8-7 win over the A’s in Chicago. Jose Abreu went deep and drove in four runs for the Sox in the opener of the four-game set. Dan Jennings pitched two perfect innings to earn his second win. The game featured 15 pitchers, 495 pitches and lasted five hours and nine minutes.
Rick Hendrick has signed star NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to a two-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports through 2017. Hendrick also inked Johnson’s sponsor Lowe’s to a two-year extension. Johnson enters this season’s Chase for the Sprint Cup a six-time series champion.
Coming up this Friday Night, It’s the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers travel to Lincoln. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 6:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 7:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Glen Purvis this Friday Night from Lincoln High School with all the action. You can also listen to the game online at www.decaturradio.com.