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What Happened in Sports: September 20, 2021



September 20th, 2021 was remembered for Salvador Perez breaking the all-time single-season HR record among primary Catchers with his 46th HR of 2021, surpassing Johnny Bench’s historic mark. Aaron Rodgers rebounded after an abysmal Week 1 with a near-perfect Week 2 performance to lead Green Bay over Detroit on Monday Night Football while Jesus Sanchez’s bare-handed catch brought flashbacks of other great one-handed grabs. 

See what happened in sports on September 20th last year, headlined by Anthony Davis draining a GW-3PM to lift the LA Lakers over the Nuggets in Western Conference Finals Game 2 and NFL Sunday producing many great matchups and game-winners of it’s own (KC d. LAC in OT, Cowboys comeback vs. ATL, and Seattle stopping Cam Newton at the goal line) as well as what happened in sports on September 20th, 2019 ft. the end of the brief Antonio Brown era in New England after less than two weeks. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 



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Sep 20, 2021
Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers over the Detroit Lions 35-17 on Monday Night Football with 4 PASS TD & 0 INT to overcome Week 1’s horrific performance against the Saints

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Sep 20, 2021
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez broke Johnny Bench’s record from 1970 for the most HR during a season by a primary Catcher in MLB history with his 46th bomb of 2021

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Sep 20, 2021
Denver Broncos LB Josey Jewell will miss the rest of the 2021 season with a torn pec

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