Dylan Nelson led all but the first two circuits in winning Tuesday’s qualifying feature for IMCA Hobby Stocks at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Lining up behind Nelson and Luinenburg on the outside row of Saturday’s Big Dance will be fellow Great Eight finishers Sal Hernandez of Columbus, Neb., Gonska, of Brainerd, Minn., John Watson of Des Moines, hard charger Malik Sampson of Worthington, Minn., and Dawson DeBoer and Blake Arends, both of Little Rock. The Adel speedster caught Tim Gonska for the point on the third circuit and weathered a handful of restarts before taking the checkers at the end of the 25-lapper at Boone Speedway. The last 11 laps ran caution-free. Reading, Minn.’s Justin Luinenburg settled into second on lap 20 but could never mount a challenge to the leader. Sampson made an incredible run after starting last in the field of 28. Luinenburg had started 11th, Watson 13th and Arends 22nd. Watson qualified for the Saturday show for the ninth time, Hernandez and Sampson both for the fourth, DeBoer for the second and Nelson, Luinenburg, Gonska and Arends each for the first. Qualifying feature results – 1. Dylan Nelson, Adel; 2. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 3. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 4. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn.; 5. John Watson, Des Moines; 6. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; 7. Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock; 8. Blake Arends, Little Rock; 9. Cody Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; 10. Brady Larkins, Deshler, Neb.; 11. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb.; 12. Greg Sidles, Fairmont, Minn.; 13. David Simpson, Des Moines; 14. Darin Johnson, Dickens; 15. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 16. Matt Brown, Dysart; 17. Jamie Coady, Colfax; 18. Bryan Johnson, Graettinger; 19. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 20. Charlie Stevens, Algona; 21. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 22. Zach Hemmingsen, Marne; 23. Carl Ellis, Pleasantville; 24. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 25. Dustin Thompson, Villisca; 26. Jack Phillips, Mitchellville; 27. Brady Henderson, Curtis, Neb.; 28. John Rebstock, Morton, Minn. Last-chance qualifying on Wednesday adds the final six car to Saturday’s main event grid. BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – A long run at the front in his Tuesday night qualifier put Dylan Nelson on the front row for Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
NFL playoff clinching scenarios already are in play, and we still have five weeks remaining in the 2019 regular season. This is a testament to how strong the league’s best teams have been this season.It should come as no surprise that the two teams with 10-1 records, the Patriots and 49ers, are among those that have the year’s first chances to clinch spots in the NFL playoff picture. Patriots win and Raiders loss or tie ORPatriots win and Steelers loss or tie ORPatriots tie and Raiders loss and Steelers loss ORPatriots tie and Raiders loss and Colts loss ORPatriots tie and Steelers loss and Colts lossWEEK 13 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsAFC playoff picturePatriots (10-1)Ravens (9-2)Texans (7-4)Chiefs (7-4)Bills (9-3)Steelers (6-5)In the hunt: Raiders (6-5), Colts (6-5), Titans (6-5), Browns (5-6)NFC playoff picture49ers (10-1)Saints (10-2)Packers (8-3)Cowboys (6-6)Seahawks (9-2)Vikings (8-3)In the hunt: Rams (6-5), Bears (6-6), Eagles (5-6), Panthers (5-6), Buccaneers (4-7) New Orleans (10-2) became the first team to clinch a playoff spot, securing the NFC South title for a third consecutive year with a win over Atlanta on Thanksgiving.MORE NFL STANDINGS:Current playoff picture | Updated draft orderBecause they have divisional competition from the Seahawks and Bills, respectively, the 49ers and Patriots can’t clinch their divisions this week, but they can secure playoff spots. Both will need a little help, with San Francisco needed just a win and a LA Rams loss to Arizona to officially reach the postseason.Easier said than done, though, for the 49ers against the red-hot Ravens. Baltimore is sitting pretty at 9-2, and although it can’t clinch a playoff spot in Week 13, the Ravens will have some clinching scenarios next week should they take care of the 49ers at home.Below are all the clinching scenarios for the 49ers and Patriots in Week 13.NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 13San Francisco 49ers(at Ravens)49ers clinch playoff berth with:49ers win and Rams loss or tie OR49ers tie and Rams lossNew Orleans Saints(at Falcons)Saints clinch NFC South title with:Saints win ORSaints tie and Panthers loss or tie(UPDATE: The Saints clinched the NFC South title with their win over the Falcons.)New England Patriots(at Texans)Patriots clinch playoff berth with:
The Chiefs stormed all the way back from a 24-0 deficit in the first half of Sunday’s divisional playoff game to crush the Texans 51-31 to advance to the AFC championship.In what was once heading in the direction of a Houston blowout win, Kansas City assembled a stunning second-quarter run and continued to pour it on in a record-breaking performance. MORE: Complete NFL playoff schedule, resultsTo little surprise, the Chiefs’ momentum-changing run generated several jaw-dropping stats.Houston raced out to an early double-digit lead, quieting the home crowd at Arrowhead Stadium:The Texans are 5-0 this season when leading by 14 points or more at any point.This matches the Chiefs’ largest deficit of the season (trailed Packers 14-0 in Week 8) pic.twitter.com/amzx5Jm9o3— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2020The @HoustonTexans scored 21 points in the first quarter for the first time in franchise history 🤯This is their 298th game. pic.twitter.com/KdljtfhhHJ— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 12, 2020Only one team all season fell behind by 21 points in the first quarter.The Dolphins Week 1 vs the Ravens (21-0), Miami lost 59-10 pic.twitter.com/OoLOTWHIAq— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2020It took the Chiefs a while to get going. Once they did, though, the points came in bunches.At 52 combined points, this is the highest-scoring first half in NFL postseason history.The previous record was 49 in the 2009 NFC Divisional Playoffs (Saints led Cardinals 35-14). pic.twitter.com/PzWf3aZ4qq— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2020This is already the highest-scoring game of the playoffs.With the second half still to come.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2020Since falling behind 24-0, the @Chiefs have had 7 drives on offense. Here’s how they went:- Touchdown- Touchdown- Touchdown- Touchdown- Touchdown- Touchdown- Touchdown pic.twitter.com/138AS8jw3g— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 12, 2020The Chiefs have scored 51 points in the last 32 minutes.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 12, 2020Both the Chiefs and Texans faced three-possession deficits Sunday afternoon: This is just the 3rd game in NFL history where both teams have trailed by 20 in same game.1) fledgling Baltimore franchise vs. New York Giants in 1950 (20-0, then 55-20)https://t.co/AgHBfSVC1U2) 2011 Patriots trailed 21-0 vs. BUF after 1Q, won 49-21 https://t.co/aFGhqmBvOz— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) January 12, 2020Several Chiefs players logged impressive individual performances, as well:TE Travis Kelce has 10 receptions in today’s game, setting new franchise postseason mark for catches in a single-game. His 134 receiving yards are the 3rd most in a single postseason game in team history. He needs 17 more yards for most single-game receiving yards in team history— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) January 12, 2020Travis Kelce becomes the third TE in NFL history with 3 touchdowns in a playoff game.Monster performance. pic.twitter.com/jYI3hNeJ6Y— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) January 12, 2020Patrick Mahomes is the ninth, and youngest, QB to have 300 passing yards and 5 TDs in a playoff game https://t.co/oRgbelChT5 pic.twitter.com/LR8kDX2vm0— ProFootballReference (@pfref) January 12, 2020The #Chiefs are the first team in NFL history, regular season or playoffs, to trail by 24+ points in the first half and be tied or leading entering halftime. #ChiefsKingdom | @Chiefs— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 12, 2020Damien Williams joins Travis Kelce with his 3rd TD of the game.The last pair of teammates with 3 TD in the same playoff game were Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters in Super Bowl XXIX. pic.twitter.com/m3jOhIkjp0— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2020Today is the second time in the Super Bowl era that 2 teammates have scored 3+ scrimmage TD each in a playoff game.Travis Kelce and Damien Williams join the 49ers’ Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters in Super Bowl XXIX as the only duos to accomplish the feat.@Chiefs | #ChiefsKingdom— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 12, 2020Elite company.The only two players to throw four touchdowns in one quarter of an NFL playoff game. #HOUvsKC #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/y6g3gGYwXn— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 12, 2020Patrick Mahomes is the first player in NFL history with 300 Pass yards, 50 Rush yards and 5 Pass TD in a playoff game 🔥(via @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/hJlNTLwS1W— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 12, 2020Patrick Mahomes threw at least 1 TD to tight, slot, wide and backfield alignments for the 2nd time in his career. Mahomes is the only QB in the Next Gen Stats era to do so twice (since 2016).Tight – 2Slot – 1Wide – 1Backfield – 1#HOUvsKC | Powered by @awscloud pic.twitter.com/FXpIeVjRgR— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 12, 2020Tough break, Texans fans:Deshaun Watson is the only QB in the Super Bowl era to lose a playoff game despite having 300+ pass yards, 3+ total TD and 0 giveaways.#HOUvsKC— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 12, 2020Hate when that happens:On the jumbotron here at Arrowhead, the Chiefs just announced that they’ve run out of fireworks to shoot off after touchdowns. They’ve scored too many times.— Conor Orr 🐟 (@ConorOrr) January 12, 2020