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Astros advance to ALCS, Cowboys lose to Rogers late-game heroics again

Adrian González

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Astros win first playoff series in 12 years

In a highly anticipated American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, the Houston Astros started their postseason journey on a high note with a commanding 2-0 series lead over Boston. Jose Altuve was a key contributor to their first win as he hit three home runs and led the team to the 8-2 victory at home. In game two, Carlos Correa helped give Houston their second win in the series as he hit a homerun, doubled and collected 4 RBIs; earning the Astros another 8-2 victory over the Boston.

In game three, the Red Sox managed to keep their postseason dreams alive and avoided elimination as they beat the Astros 10-3. Although they lost, the Astros still have a lot to look forward to as Jose Altuve has hit an astonishing .727 batting average in the first three games. In game four on Monday afternoon, the Astros officially clinched their first ever American League Championship Series appearance in club history with a 5-4 come-from-behind win at Fenway Park.

 

Dallas Cowboys fall victim to Aaron Rogers

The Green Bay Packers handed the Dallas Cowboys their third loss of the season in a last-minute drive by Aaron Rodgers to win the game with a score of 35-31. The Cowboys headed into halftime with a 21-12 lead, only for it to be cut down in the second half when the Packers outscored them 23-10. Even with the close loss, Dak Prescott showcased his athleticism as he threw for a total of 251 yards, connected for three passing touchdowns, and contributed an 11-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Ezekiel Elliott struggled to find his rhythm in the first two quarters, but was able to find his pace later in the game as he ran for 116 total rushing yards. The Dallas Cowboys (2-3) will look to improve upon their past performances as they approach their bye week and prepare for their battle against the 49ers on Oct. 22.

 

Houston Texans’ loss goes beyond scoreboard

In a tough and competitive AFC matchup with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Texans came up short and lost 42-34. Although star defensive end JJ Watt suffered a devastating season-ending leg injury early in the game, the Texans offense was able to keep up with the Chiefs by maintaining a relatively close score throughout much of the game.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson, coming off a historic week four performance, continued to build onto his rookie campaign as he threw for 261 yards and five touchdowns while also contributing 31 rushing yards. The Texans (2-3) look to remain optimistic as they kept pace with one of the league’s top teams and are set to host a winless Cleveland Browns squad Oct. 15.

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