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Sports Brief: Sept. 9

Football is back

The NFL 2022-2023 regular season has officially begun. The defending Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams squared off against the Buffalo Bills in the annual Thursday night kickoff game. Where the Buffalo Bills came out on top 31-10 thanks to three interceptions by their defense. Bills quarterback, and MVP pre-season favorite, Josh Allen three from 297 yards and three touchdowns.

Week one will continue on Sunday, Sept. 11, with a full slate of games, including the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers hosting the Minnesota Vikings in a NFC North matchup. The Los Angeles Chargers will play the Las Vegas Raiders out of the AFC North.

Entering the season, the Buffalo Bills are the favorites to win Super Bowl 57 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming in with second best odds. A full list of the latest odds and projection for the 2022-2023 season can be found here.

Power rankings going into week one can be viewed here.

Home Run races down the stretch of the MLB season

Aaron Judge has brought his tally to 55 home runs this season and is now seven home runs away from breaking the American League record of 61 home runs in a season. Judge has hit a home run in four straight games and six out of his last 10 ball games. 

Albert Pujols is in the midst of his own home run race, trying for 700 career home runs. Pujols hit his 695th career home run and now has 23 games left this season to hit the historic number.    

MLB standings entering the final 25 games

Standings within the MLB are beginning to finalize with less than 35 games remaining in the season. 

The Atlanta Braves have fought back in the National League East to tie the New York Mets for first place. The New York Yankees, who were leading by 13 games at the all-star break, have gone cold as their lead over the American League East has dwindled to five games. The Cleveland Guardians hold a slim lead over the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central at two games. 

On the other side, the Los Angeles Dodgers have gone 50-21 since the halfway point of the season and have built a 19.5 game lead over the second place San Diego Padres in the NL West. 

The full MLB standing can be found here.

College football week two poll

The second college football top 25 poll of the year has been released, following week one of the season. Georgia went up one spot after beating Oregon 42-3, beating Ohio State for No.2. Michigan jumped four spots to No. 4 after defeating Colorado State 51-7 and Florida went from unranked to twelfth in the country after a three point victory over the seventh ranked Houston Cougars. Houston dropped to No. 13 after the loss.

Oklahoma comes in at No. 7 and Oklahoma State at No. 11 in the week two poll.The full top 25 can be found here.

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