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Mike Glennon, not Daniel Jones, could be Giants’ starting QB when they face Dolphins

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Mike Glennon, not Daniel Jones, could be Giants’ starting QB when they face Dolphins

A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has a neck injury and his status for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins is uncertain.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Giants have not released their injury report and the team had the day off. The person said Jones’ name will be on the report on Wednesday.

NFL Network was first to report the injury.

Coach Joe Judge is scheduled to talk to reporters on Wednesday morning.

Jones has started every game this season for the Giants (4-7). He was 19 of 30 for 202 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles in a 13-7 win on Sunday.

Jones played every offensive snap against Philadelphia and did not appear to be injured on any play. He spoke with reporters after the game and showed no sign of injury.

Jones, the No. 6 pick overall in 2019, is having his best season. He is 232 of 361 for 2,428 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is hitting 64.3% of his passes and has seven interceptions. He also is second on the team in rushing with 298 yards on 62 carries.

The running has led to Jones taking a few big hits because he does not slide much. He suffered a concussion against Dallas on Oct. 10 trying to score on a bootleg on third down from the Dallas 1.

If he were unable to play, veteran Mike Glennon would start. He replaced Jones against Dallas and completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown.

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49ers top Packers 13-10 with Robbie Gould’s field goal on final play

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49ers top Packers 13-10 with Robbie Gould’s field goal on final play

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Robbie Gould continued his playoff perfection and moved the San Francisco 49ers one step away from their second Super Bowl appearance in three seasons with a 45-yard field goal as time expired for a 13-10 upset of Green Bay on Saturday night.

On a field littered with snow flurries, Gould’s kick knocked off the top-seeded Packers and possibly ended Aaron Rodgers’ tenure in Green Bay. Gould has made all 20 of his career playoff field-goal attempts.

“I always trust Robbie. He’s as good as gold, man,” Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said. “He always is.”

The 49ers (12-7) continued their postseason hex on Rodgers and advanced to an NFC championship game matchup Jan. 30 at either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-4) or Los Angeles Rams (13-5). Those teams play Sunday in Tampa.

San Francisco’s win, coupled with the Cincinnati Bengals’ 19-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans earlier in the day, marked the first time both No. 1 seeds lost in the divisional round in the same season since 2010. Green Bay won at Atlanta and the New York Jets won at New England that season.

“It’s dangerous, man. When a team gets hot, it’s dangerous,” Garoppolo added. “So we’ve just got to keep this thing going, focus on next week now, and keep this thing rolling.”

Rodgers went 19 of 25 for 221 yards and dropped to 0-4 in career playoff matchups against the 49ers. San Francisco beat the Packers 37-20 in the NFC championship game two seasons ago before losing 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

The Packers (13-5) earned the NFC’s top seed for a second straight season but again failed to reach the big game as the 49ers rallied by scoring 10 unanswered points in the final five minutes.

San Francisco tied the game with 4:41 left thanks to a breakdown by Green Bay’s special teams, the Packers’ biggest weakness all season.

Jordan Willis’ outstretched left hand blocked a punt by Corey Bojorquez, who was kicking from the front of his end zone. Talanoa Hufanga picked up the ball at the 6-yard line and ran it in to make it 10-10.

After the Packers went three-and-out, the 49ers got the ball back at their 29 with 3:20 left and drove into field-goal range. Deebo Samuel delivered a 9-yard run on third-and-8 from the Green Bay 38, and the 49ers ran down the clock to set up Gould.

A.J. Dillon’s 6-yard touchdown run capped a 69-yard drive on the game’s opening possession that put the Packers ahead 7-0. Green Bay’s offense didn’t do much of anything after that.

Green Bay’s special teams fared even worse.

Well before that blocked punt, San Francisco’s Jimmie Ward blocked a 39-yard field-goal attempt from Mason Crosby on the final play of the first half, preventing the Packers from extending their lead to 10-0. The Packers also allowed Samuel to return the second-half kickoff 45 yards, setting up the 49ers’ first field goal.

San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo throws during the first half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

San Francisco won by overcoming a brutal start from its offense. The 49ers had minus-10 yards in their first four series, three of which included third-down sacks. It was the first time the 49ers had opened a game with four straight three-and-outs since a 27-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 27, 2009.

San Francisco didn’t get a single first down or pass completion until Garoppolo connected with George Kittle on a 15-yard gain with less than 6 ½ minutes left in the second quarter. Garoppolo was just 9 of 17 for 105 yards with an interception, but the 49ers still managed to win.

“It took everything,” Garoppolo said. “We knew it was going to. I mean, it was just offense, defense, special teams – everybody stepping up and doing their part. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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The temperature at kickoff was 14 degrees with a wind chill of zero, making it the fifth-coldest playoff game in Lambeau Field history. The second half was played amid snow flurries.

INJURIES

The Packers were without OT David Bakhtiari, a 2020 All-Pro selection. Bakhtiari played 27 snaps in the Packers’ regular-season finale, which marked his first game since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 31, 2000.

Billy Turner, playing for the first time since suffering his own knee injury on Dec. 12, started in Bakhtiari’s place.

49ers running back Jeff Wilson left with an ankle injury after the opening kickoff. Packers safety Darnell Savage (back) and running back A.J. Dillon (chest) left in the third quarter.

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The 49ers will be at either Tampa or the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game on Jan. 30.

The Packers’ season is over. Will Rodgers be back with the Pack?

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Men’s hockey: Gophers fall to Michigan, settle for weekend split

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Men’s hockey: Gophers’ five-goal rally sweeps away Michigan State

In 2002 and again in 2003, the Minnesota Gophers had to get past Michigan to win their two most recent NCAA hockey titles. On a night when those championship teams from two decades ago were honored, it became clear that the road to the 2022 national crown could mean another date with the Wolverines down the road.

On Saturday, the modern version of the Wolverines rallied from an early deficit for a decisive 4-1 win over the Gophers at Mariucci Arena to hold onto a share of first place in the Big Ten standings.

An early goal by Bryce Brodzinski gave the Gophers a lead, but the Wolverines stormed back and earned a split of the weekend series.

Justen Close had 15 saves for Minnesota (14-10-0, 9-5-0 Big Ten) which is six points back of co-leaders Michigan and Ohio State, but had two games in hand on both the Wolverines and Buckeyes.

“We kind of thought in the first couple periods we were taking it to them,” said Gophers forward Blake McLaughlin, who assisted on their only goal, and took their only penalty. “I think coach put it best in the locker room. He said they had four chances, and their top guys buried on their four chances. Other than that, we didn’t give them much.”

Trailing 1-0, the Wolverines (19-7-1, 10-6-0) got goals 62 seconds apart from Brendan Brisson and Matty Berniers to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Gophers mounted rush after rush, only to be repeatedly thwarted by Michigan goalie Erik Portillo, who had 39 saves in the win.

Michael Pastujov added a second-period goal for the Wolverines, who have now won five of their last six contests.

“We made three mistakes tonight. They scored on them. Portillo was awful good, and we played a heck of a game,” Gophers coach Bob Motzko said. “We made three poor decisions coming back, and that was it.”

Sammy Walker briefly appeared to make it 3-2 in the third period, but officials immediately called no-goal, as Walker had batted the puck with his hand. A short time later, Michigan defenseman Nick Blankenburg made it 4-1.

“We have game-changers. You can see that, and when you give them any opportunity, they’re going to make you pay for it,” said Michigan coach Mel Pearson, who praised the Gophers. “The first 10 minutes they were really good.”

The 2002 Gophers beat Michigan in the Frozen Four semifinal in St. Paul, then won an overtime game with Maine for the NCAA title. They repeated the next year, beating Michigan in overtime in the semifinal in Buffalo, N.Y., then routing New Hampshire in the title game. Current Gophers coach Motzko was an assistant to Don Lucia on both teams.

Asked if, like those teams, these Gophers might be headed for a national tournament meeting with Michigan, Motzko was optimistic.

“Let’s hope so,” he said.

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St. Louis man charged in connection to fatal shooting

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Police responded to a report of a shooting in Maryland Heights Saturday evening. The victim is a teen and the suspect is a juvenile. The injuries are non-life-threatening.

The shooting happened in the 2100 block of Renault Drive. There is a large police presence where they are roping off the area.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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