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Tony Romo throws 5 interceptions and more sports from last night

A roundup of the stories you missed while you were sleeping. (Oct. 2, 2012)


  1. Brandon Marshall, defense lead Bears to 34-18 Monday Night Football win

  2. Tony Romo completed 36 passes in Dallas last night. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, five of those were to Chicago Bears.
  3. For Cowboys fans, when Kyle Orton is under center with 3:03 to play, that usually means one of three things, two of them bad: either Dallas is on its way to a blowout victory, Tony Romo is injured, or Tony Romo stunk. Last night, it was the latter.
  4. Romo threw five picks for the second time in his career -- the other also coming on a Monday night, against the Bills on Oct. 8, 2007 -- and was pulled for Orton with the game out of reach, 34-10, late in the fourth quarter.
  5. Major Wright had two of the interceptions, and both Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman (pictured) returned interceptions for touchdowns.
  6. The Bears offense played well, too, namely Jay Cutler (18-for-24, 275 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 140.1 rating) and Brandon Marshall (seven catches for 138 yards, one touchdown).
  7. The game wasn't without incident for the mercurial Cutler, though. He and offensive coordinator Mike Tice were involved in an incident on the sideline in the second quarter.
  8. Jay Cutler Argues With Mike Tice on Walks Away on Sidelines Bears vs. Cowboys 2012
  9. The Bears improved to 3-1 with the win, tied for the best mark in the NFC North with the Vikings. (Yes, you read that right.) The Cowboys are 2-2, one game behind the Eagles in the NFC East.
  10. Nationals, Tigers clinch division titles; A's secure playoff spot

  11. Your Washington Nationals are National League East champs.
  12. Gio Gonzalez, Adam LaRoche, Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Stephen Stras . . . -- never mind -- will lead the division champs to the postseason.
  13. In the AL, the Athletics secured a playoff spot despite their .238 team batting average.
  14. Elsewhere, the Tigers clinched their second consecutive AL Central title, the Yankees moved one game up on the Orioles with a win over the Red Sox, and the Cardinals remained two-up on the Dodgers for the second NL wild card spot.
  15. MLB awards watch

  16. Justin Verlander, David Price and Jered Weaver seem to be the favorites in the AL Cy Young race. But should Rays closer Fernando Rodney be considered a darkhorse? Rodney has 47 saves and a 0.61 ERA. And his ERA+? Forget about it: