Colts stop Broncos in Peyton’s return, NFL recap, NFL Injury Report, New NCAAF polls, Leyland steps down, McMurray at Talladega, Webb Simpson wins at Vegas + Sunday recap: Monday, October 21, 2013

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Weekend Sports Highlights …. complete details on the Tuesday report Luck spoils Peyton’s return to Indy as Colts win 39-33 Oliver Luck outdueled Peyton Manning in the Sunday Night Football feature as the Colts beat Denver 39-33. Luck was 21-38 for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns with no picks. Manning was 29-49 for 386 yards with 3 TDs and a pick in defeat. More on this game on the Tuesday report. NFL Game Capsules Mike Nugent kicked a 54-yard FG on the final play of the game as the Cincinnati Bengals beat Detroit 27-24. The New York Jets beat the New England Patriots 30-27 in OT after gettingnew life from a controversial unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a missed FG minutes before. The Steelers won their second game in a row after the bye turning back Baltimore 19-16. The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 7-0 with a 17-16 win over Houston. This just in ….. Bud Adams, a football pioneer and owner of the Tennessee Titans has died at 90. Several key season ending injuries on the NFL injury wire St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL and will be out for the rest of season. Tampa Bay Buc RB Doug “Muscle Hamster” Martin will miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum. Colt’s wide out Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Bear’s quarterback Jay Cutler will have an MRI today on his groin. The injury appears to be serious. Texan’s linebacker Brian Cushing is done for 2013 after tearing his LCL and broking a leg after a block at the knees by Chief’s RB Jamaal Charles. Cushing absolved Charles of blaming saying the hit was 100% clean. Florida State is the big mover in this weeks polls New Week Nine NCAAF poll rankings BCS Standings RK TEAM RECORD 1 Alabama 7-0 2 Florida State 6-0 3 Oregon 7-0 4 Ohio State 7-0 5 Missouri 7-0 6 Stanford 6-1 7 Miami (FL) 6-0 8 Baylor 6-0 9 Clemson 6-1 10 Texas Tech 7-0 11 Auburn 6-1 12 UCLA 5-1 13 LSU 6-2 14 Virginia Tech 6-1 15 Oklahoma 6-1 16 Texas A&M 5-2 17 Fresno State 6-0 18 Northern Illinois 7-0 19 Oklahoma State 5-1 20 Louisville 6-1 21 South Carolina 5-2 22 Michigan 6-1 23 UCF 5-1 24 Nebraska 5-1 25 Oregon State 6-1 AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1495 2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1427 3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1395 4 Ohio State 7-0 1309 5 Missouri 7-0 1197 6 Baylor 6-0 1189 7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1130 8 Stanford 6-1 1118 9 Clemson 6-1 927 10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 11 Auburn 6-1 867 12 UCLA 5-1 832 13 LSU 6-2 739 14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 15 Fresno State 6-0 550 16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18 Louisville 6-1 428 19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 20 South Carolina 5-2 381 21 UCF 5-1 345 22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 24 Michigan 6-1 169 25 Nebraska 5-1 117 Dropped from rankings: Georgia 15, Washington 20, Florida 22 Others receiving votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Ole Miss 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1 USA Today Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (57) 7-0 1544 2 Oregon (4) 7-0 1482 3 Florida State (1) 6-0 1410 4 Ohio State 7-0 1382 5 Baylor 6-0 1255 6 Miami (FL) 6-0 1186 7 Missouri 7-0 1184 8 Stanford 6-1 1117 9 Texas Tech 7-0 981 10 Clemson 6-1 913 11 UCLA 5-1 710 12 Oklahoma 6-1 695 13 Oklahoma State 5-1 688 13 LSU 6-2 688 15 Texas A&M 5-2 622 16 Louisville 6-1 571 17 Auburn 6-1 537 18 Fresno State 6-0 532 19 Virginia Tech 6-1 499 20 South Carolina 5-2 468 21 Nebraska 5-1 385 22 Northern Illinois 7-0 298 23 Michigan 6-1 268 24 Wisconsin 5-2 195 25 UCF 5-1 151 Dropped from rankings: Georgia 16, Florida 22, Washington 25 Others receiving votes: Michigan State 102, Oregon State 91, Notre Dame 62, Arizona State 51, Georgia 37, Ole Miss 17, Texas 11, Houston 6, Florida 4, Brigham Young 3, Ball State 1, Boise State 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee 1 Jim Leyland steps down as manager of the Detroit Tigers Jim Leyland will step down as manager of the Tiger’s after the team was ousted in the ALCS by Boston. Leyland, 68, will remain with the team in a yet to be determined capacity. Leyland had this to say ….. “It’s time. It’s time to step down. The fuel was starting to get low … I want to retire a Tiger. I’m just not in the dugout anymore.” McMurray wins at Talladega, JJ takes over lead in The Chase Jamie McMurray snapped a 108-race winless streak winning for the first time since 2010 by taking the checkered flag Sunday at Talladega. Dale Earnhardt Jr finished second with Ricky Stenhouse, Paul Menard and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five. Jimmie Johnson finished 13th but it was good enough to take a four point lead in The Chase over Matt Kenseth who finished 20th. Update Chase Standings as of 10/21/13 1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Matt Kenseth (-4) 3. Kyle Busch (-26) 4. Kevin Harvick (-26) 5. Jeff Gordon (-36) 6. Greg Biffle (-52) 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-52) 8. Clint Bowyer (-58) 9. Kurt Busch (-62) 10. Carl Edwards (-69) 11. Ryan Newman (-72) 12. Joey Logano (-74) 13. Kasey Kahne (-101) Webb Simpson cruises to easy win in Vegas Webb Simpson was much the best at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas winning by six shots over Ryo Ishakawa and Jason Bohn. UNLV product Charlie Hoffman was another shit back. This year was the first year that the last year Vegas event carried Fed Ex points and the purse exceeded $6 million. Simpson pocketed $1,080,000 for the win. Earn Bet Points with EVERY wager at Bookmaker Get up to $900 in Free Play at Bet Online Free Play (NFL) Minnesota/Vikings Over 47 (Monday, October 21, 2013 8:40 PM EST) Buy up to five points and tease up to 21 at Wager Web New accounts at Top Bet get automatic 50% bumps Claim your $100 Free bet today at Bovada