Seth Udinski, FISM News
Sports fans were treated to an exciting weekend, as the MLB playoffs continued and multiple NFL games went down to the wire.
In Major League baseball the Boston Red Sox tied the American League Championship Series with the Houston Astros 1-1 on Saturday after hitting two grand slams early to secure a 9-5 win. This was the first time in MLB playoff history that a team hit two grand slams in the same game. In the National League the Braves took a 2-0 game lead over the Dodgers by hitting dramatic walk-off hits in back to back games. Game 1 came off the bat of Austin Riley:
BRAVES WITH THE WALK-OFF WIN!
Game 1 of the NLCS goes to Atlanta.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2021
Game 2 was won thanks to the late heroics of Eddie Rosario:
Bottom of the 9th, two outs, tie ballgame…
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 18, 2021
Not to be outdone, the NFL had its share of dramatic moments as well as three contests went into overtime on Sunday. The first came in the early window, as the Vikings and Panthers battled to a 28-28 tie after an impressive Carolina 4th quarter comeback. The Panthers never got the ball in the extra frame, however, as Kirk Cousins led the Vikings down the field and threw a 27-yard touchdown to K.J. Osborne to win the game.
WALK OFF!!! pic.twitter.com/W47s118c2O
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 17, 2021
In the late afternoon window, the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots went to overtime after a 29-29 tie in regulation. After an unsuccessful New England possession, Dallas took over behind star quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott threw the game-winner to CeeDee Lamb to beating New England 35-29 and improving their record to 5-1,
DAK THROWS A DIME TO CEEDEE FOR THE W 🔥
Cowboys win in OT, 35-29.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 17, 2021
In the nightcap, the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers clashed in a rematch of Super Bowl XL. Regulation ended in a 20-20 tie, and most of the extra frame passed before Pittsburg kicker Chris Boswell drilled a 37-yard field goal, giving the Steelers an emotional win in front of their home crowd.
STEELERS WIN IT IN OT 🙌
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 18, 2021