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The Highs and Lows of Sports | Helmets & High Heels

After a thrilling week in Missouri sports to end September, the games of this past weekend have left Show Me residents more than a little frustrated.

On Sunday, September 25, the Chiefs forced six turnovers against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium, securing an easy victory of 24 to 3 in a game where cornerback Marcus Peters had two interceptions and was named Defensive Player of the Week. Fast forward to this past Sunday when the Chiefs traveled to Pittsburgh. Alex Smith was sacked four times and fumbled twice, resulting in the abysmal loss to the Steelers in a final score of 14 to 43.

In Columbia at Faurot Field, the Mizzou Tigers trounced Delaware State in a 79 to 0 victory on September 24th, setting a school record for the most points scored in a game, only to allow 418 rushing yards the very next week in a miserable loss to LSU with a final score of 7 to 42.

After back-to-back amazing games in which Carpenter scored the winning run on what should have been Molina’s ground-rule double and Matt Holliday’s spectacular Home Run to end his tenure with St. Louis, Cardinal Nation was certain magic was returning to Busch stadium only to have their hearts broken when the Redbirds missed a National Card Wild Card berth by one game due to the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Dodgers.

Thankfully, Missouri teams have fortuitously timed bye weeks this week (the Cardinals until Spring Training in February), that will allow coaches and players to reevaluate, regroup, and enter into next week’s conference games refocused as the Mizzou Tigers take on Florida in Gainesville and the Chiefs travel to Oakland to compete in an old rivalry against the Raiders.

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