The Detroit Pistons came into the game last night having won the last two matchups against the Sixers, including their first win of the season last night. The Pistons were paced by center Greg Monroe who poured in 22 points with seven rebounds and three assists. He did a good job of getting to the free throw ling going 8-for-10. In addition to his 22 points, point guard Brandon Knight also added 22 points to fuel the Pistons offense. Despite holding a halftime lead, the Pistons could not hold off the Sixers. Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 25 points to go along with eight assists and five rebounds. Thaddeus Young had another solid offensive performance with 20 points in the Sixers 104-97 victory. More here.
The New England Patriots and Houston Texans met on Monday Night Football for the “biggest regular season game in the history of the Texans franchise” according to Andre Johnson. Unfortunately the Patriots were not having it and jumped out to an impressive 21-0 lead at halftime behind three Tom Brady touchdown passes. All in all Brady threw for 296 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Patriots 42-14 victory. More here.
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt a huge blow yesterday when top wide receiver Dez Bryant revealed that he broke his left index finger in their 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. His status for the remaining three games is still unknown. Losing Bryant would be a huge blow for a team that is contending for a division title. More here.
Another young star in the NFC East is also dealing with an injury. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III injured his knee on the final drive of regulation on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens when he was blasted while scrambling. Griffin, who tore his ACL while at Baylor, said it did not feel the same as it did when he tore his ACL. He was right. He has a Grade 1 (a.k.a. mild) knee strain but the Redskins are not sure if RG3 will be available for Sunday’s game against Cleveland. More here.