The Week in Jewish Sports
Statistics as of Dec. 13
Antonio Garay made three tackles for the San Diego Chargers in their 31-0 blanking of the Kansas City Chiefs. Teammate David Binn is out for the season with an injury.
Adam Podlesh put three of his five punts inside the Oakland Raiders’ 20-yard line as the Jacksonville Jaguars came from behind to win, 38-31.
Taylor Mays made one tackle in the San Francisco 49ers’ 40-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Igor Olshansky assisted on one tackle in the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Kyle Kosier also made the game start for the Cowboys.
Geoff Schwartz made the game start for the Carolina Panthers in their 31-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Erik Lorig was inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they edged the Washington Redskins, 17-16.
Sage Rosenfels and the New York Giants were supposed to play on Dec. 12 in Minnesota against Greg Camarillo and the Vikings. Not only was the game postponed until the following night in Detroit because heavy snow caused the roof of the Metrodome/Mall of America Stadium to collapse, it was relocated to Ford Field in Detroit.
Camarillo had one of the most exciting plays of the game in the Giants 21-3 victory, scampering around the field and breaking several tackles on a 52-yard punt return. He had another four returns for a combined total of 90 yards and made one reception for three yards as a wide receiver. Rosenfels, as has been the case lately, served as holder for kicker Lawrence Tynes. The game was especially significant as Vikings quarterback Brett Favre’s streak of 297 consecutive game starts came to an end.
The Wisconsin Badgers’ Gabe Carimi received the 2010 Outland Trophy, given to the best collegiate interior lineman, at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 9 in Orlando, Fla. The 6'8", 320-pound offensive lineman is one of the top-rated at the position and is expected to be a high first round pick in the 2011 NFL draft. The Badgers will face Texas Christian University in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
Jordan Farmar faced his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, for the first time on Dec. 12. He scored eight points off the bench, but the Nets dropped their seventh straight, 99-92.
Omri Casspi scored 20 points off the bench in the Sacramento Kings’ Dec. 11, 104-83 loss to the Miami Heat. The Kings are now 5-16, the second worst record in the NBA.
Mike Cammalleri scored his 10th goal of the season in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 11. He and teammate Jeff Halpern both had assists in the 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings the night before. The Leaf’s Mike Brown is out for at least six weeks with a thumb injury he sustained while diving on the ice to block a shot in the Nov. 30 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Eric Nystrom notched his second assist of the year as his Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings in overtime on Dec. 11.