Monday Night Football, tight baseball wild card race and a NASCAR win in the first “Chase” race, all in our Monday Sports News and Notes…
** Monday Night Football tonight features the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Cincinnati Bengals with both teams looking for their first wins; you can hear the game live starting at 8 here on ESPN 850 WRUF.
** The Sunday Night NFL game was delayed by lightning but when it ended the fireworks belonged to home standing Seattle as the Seahawks rip the San Francisco 49ers 29-3.
** The wild card chase in the American League could not be tighter. Tampa Bay and Texas are tied for the two spots with Cleveland just a half game back. Baltimore, New York and Kansas City are all within three and a half games as well. Two big series start tonight as Texas visits Tampa Bay and Cleveland takes on Kansas City.
** The first Chase for the Cup race in NASCAR belongs to Matt Kenseth. He beats out Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson.
** The Gator soccer team ties USF 1-1 in two overtimes on Sunday. Now, the Gators open up SEC play this weekend by hosting Alabama Friday.