HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
Friday, Sep. 13
Anderson at Marion 7 pm
Kokomo at McCutcheon 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Harrison 7 pm
Logansport at Tech 7 pm
Richmond at Muncie Central 7 pm
RHS DB CLAY SIDES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeEkox5l__Y
RHS LB JAKE HAYNES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr4a1emwfgE
RHS DB GABE CROWE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgCFDDkp8s
RHS LINEMAN JEWELL TYALOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cg2ShXq8yE
INSIDE RICHMOND FOOTBALL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THbGXfKYj6w
Friday, Sep. 13
Centerville at Winchester 7 pm
Hagerstown at Union County 7 pm
Northeastern at Lincoln 7 pm
Union City at Knightstown 7 pm
Saturday, Sep. 14
Wes-Del at Tri, 2 pm
THIS WEEK IN THE TEC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwdxUn9EuiM
LINCOLN HEAD COACH PHIL RENFORTH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmBXP1JaQFs
LINCOLN DB JACOB ERVIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8je6R7dpvdk
UNION COUNTY COACH JOEL HOFMANN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBIbFCSDML0
NORTHEASTERN HEAD COACH WES OLER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk86a8yzA0c
NORTHEASTERN LINEMAN JOSH BERGER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNTb2Q8MV74
NORTHEASTERN RB CADE BRAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j2rZYjs8mQ
HAGERSTOWN HEAD COACH SCOTT SNODGRASS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCGYsWP9Lw8
CENTERVILLE RB AUSTIN SNYDER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHHlrFRUon8
CENTERVILLE HEAD COACH KYLE PADGETT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTtr3S7KRKQ
Friday, Sep. 13
Heritage Christian at Eastern Hancock, 7 pm
Monroe Central at Southern Wells, 7 pm
Shenandoah at Lapel, 7 pm
Connersville at South Dearborn 7:30 pm
East Central at Franklin County 7 pm
Lawrenceburg at Greensburg 7 pm
Rushville at Batesville 7 pm
Saturday, Sep. 14
Wes-Del at Tri, 2 pm
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
UNION CITY 0
#1 SINGLES MARK COX (L) DF JOHN CARPENTER (UC) 6-4, 6-2
#2 SINGLES MICHAEL DALRYMPLE (L) DF TANNER SPENCE (UC) 6-1, 6-0
#3 SINGLES BRANDON DURAN (L) DF COLE JEFFERIS (UC) 6-2, 6-1
#1 DOUBLES JACOB LONGO & ZACH HALL (L) DF BRYTEN STEWART & BRAYDON HOGGATT (UC) 6-0, 6-1
#2 DOUBLES DILLON ASHER & JARRIN ERVIN (L) DF KYLER BUCKINGHAM & PARKER KERNS (UC) 6-1, 6-2
#1 SINGLES AUSTIN BROOKS (L) DF WILL BOTKIN (UC) 6-1
#2 SINGLES DEVIN BROOKS (L) DF BOTKIN (UC) 7-6 (8-6)
LINCOLN 4-6 PARTICIPATES IN THE RUSHVILLE INVITATIONAL ON SATURDAY
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
WAYNE COUNTY MEET RESULTS
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Lincoln boys and Centerville girls ran to top team honors at the Wayne County Meet on Sept. 12 on the Indiana University East Cross Country Course.
Lincoln claimed the boys team title by a 32-44 margin over runner-up Hagerstown. Centerville claimed the top spot in the girls team standings by a 25-46 margin over Hagerstown.
Hagerstown’s Eli Halcomb won the boys 5K race in 17:22.
Centerville’s Emily Tedder won the girls 5K race in 21:31.
The Richmond boys and Centerville girls won the middle school team titles. Nolan Drake from Northeastern won the boys 3K middle school race in 11:33. Centerville’s Kaylynn Wolfal won the girls 3K middle school race in 12:16.
FULL RESULTS: http://radiotroy.com/wayne-county-cross-country-results/
HAGERSTOWN’S ELI HALCOMB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOB0hPf_PnY
CENTERVILLE’S EMILY TEDDER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busjf0_syNs
RICHMOND’S JOSH JONES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmRMMKAZ9so
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
Northeastern 3 Tri 2
Nick Gaddis and Cohen Railsback played their best tennis of the season against a top team in the conference falling 2-6, 4-6 in a match filled with multiple long rallies. The other loss for Northeastern was at #1 Singles with Nate Irwin falling 3-6, 4-6.
First off the court was #3 Zack Jaykoski 6-0, 6-0. #2 Doubles Team of Justin Bane and Ben Deitsch won 6-3, 6-1 winning their 4th match in a row and remain undefeated in the conference. Elijah Kenworthy sealed the victory at #2 Singles with 6-1, 6-3 win.
JV Radhyn Foust and Coltyn Coyle played doubles tonight winning 8-4 improving JV record to 4-1 overall.
The Knights are now 3-1 in conference and 5-3 overall.
Northeastern face a top 8 district team, Mississinewa, away Saturday at 10 a.m.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER – NCC/AREA
Muncie Burris 3 Richmond 1.. Andrew Click scored Richmond’s goal. The game was called with 28 minutes remaining due to lightning.
Connersville 13 Centerville 0
Greensburg 6 Franklin County 2
Indianapolis Tech 3 Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 0
Hamilton Southeastern 6 Kokomo 0
Harrison 3 Avon 0
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
Oldenburg Academy 7 Richmond 4….The Devil’s youth showed again tonight as a 2-1 lead midway through the first half, slipped to a 7-4 loss. Nakala Bennett and Riley Wetzel each scored a goal, with Nakala adding two assists.
The Devils saw Jayci Allen and Sierra Rust score their second goals of the season respectively.
The Devils play at Marion on Saturday.
New Castle 3 Centerville 0
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF
Centerville dropped a non-conference match to Shenandoah at Highland Lake Golf Course on Thursday night by a final score of 217-228. On Centerville’s Senior Night, the two seniors led the Bulldogs in scoring. Erin Baker shot a 54 followed closely by Emilee Engle with a 55. Others scoring for Centerville were Morgan Hale 65, Hailie Ridge 58, and Karis Koyles with a personal best 61. Medalist for the match was Katie Craig from Shenandoah who shot a 48. The next time Centerville takes the course will be Saturday at Liberty Country Club when they participate in the TEC tournament. They will also play on Monday at the Elks Country Club against Richmond and finish their regular season next Thursday at Knightstown against Eastern Hancock. The Bulldogs record is now 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the TEC.
The Knights were again led by Baylee Wissler with a 47, Maddie Fields with a 48, and Becca Schneider with a 49, the first time all season three Knights had scores in the 40s. McKenzie Chasteen also had a 51 and Jasmine Shuler had a 53.
“This may be the lowest score this program has ever shot, and we could do even better. We still had too many 3 putts which, if we cleaned up, we could be in the 180s as a team–easily. I’m so proud of them for coming out yesterday and shooting a 200, and then coming to a much tougher course here at Royal Hylands and shooting a 195, that’s awesome. Hopefully we can clean up some OB shots, 3 putts, unplayable balls and get into the mid 40s for Sectional. We’ve even got the JV Ladies playing better and they’re hitting the ball well and getting some great scores! Zoe had a 51 & McKaelyn had a 51, and that’s really good for this course. We’d definitely turn some heads if we do that and that’s the goal. I can’t tell you how excited and proud I am for the Ladies and I really think we have the potential to compete to get out of out Sectional to Regional, but we’ve got to focus in and execute,” said Coach Haynes.
The Knights play at TEC on Saturday 9am @ Liberty CC and are paired with Winchester and Hagerstown on holes 1, 18, 17, 16, 15.
1 Mckenzie Chasteen 51
2 Baylee Wissler 47
3 Maddie Fields 48
4 Jasmine Shuler 53
5 Becca Schneider 49
Team Total: 195
1 Zoe Cline 50
2 McKaelyn Cummins 51
3 Katelyn Bishop 49*
4 Taygan Dalbey 48*
5 Taylor White 59*
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL – NCC/AREA
The Hagerstown Volleyball team opened their TEC play tonight at Winchester and were victorious by the scores of 25-18 25-17 and 25-13. Regan Tinkle turned in 14 kills with 9 service points, Jessica Swimm added 10 kills with 7 service points (3 aces), Carli Morris had 8 digs, 9 service points with 4 aces. Hallie Rogers turned in 32 assists with 8 digs. The Lady-Tigers are 12-2 on the season and 1-0 in the TEC.
The Junior Varsity also won 25-8 25-18 raising their record to 9-1 on the season. Makayla Matanich and Terraina Haskett had 3 kills each.
Seton lost to Northeastern in 5 sets tonight (18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-11)
Seton was led by:
Grace Amyx with 9 kills and 4 aces
Audrey Mosey with 25 digs
Lydia with 5 kills and 8 aces
Seton lost the JV match in 3 sets (20-25, 25-21, 15-9)
Stat leaders for JV:
Kaylen Ruble had 6 aces and 17 digs
Kara Berger had 7 kills
Seton’s next match is at home on Tuesday against Muncie Burris
Greensburg 3 Connersville 0
McCutcheon 3 Danville 0
Kokomo 3 Lewis Cass 2
Union County 3 Lincoln 0…The Varsity volleyball dropped a tough match to Union County last night. Scores were 17-25, 17-25, 24-26 to drop to 11-5 on the season. Allie Grubbs had 18 digs. Alyssa Vickers had 5 kills and 2 blocks. Delanie Russell had 10 digs. The JV split with Union County. Mallory Burns had 14 digs and 4 kills. Bethany Castle had 11 digs. Emily Merida had 3 blocks and 3 kills. Kelsey Stevens had 3 kills and 3 blocks. The lady eagles play in the Monroe Central Invitational on Saturday starting at 9 am.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
(IU EAST RELEASE)
CENTERVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s soccer team won its second straight contest with a 2-0 victory over Georgetown College at Centerville High School on Sept. 12.
The Red Wolves scored a goal in each half as they beat the high-scoring Tigers that had 21 goals in their last two matches.
IU East is now 3-1 with Georgetown falling to 3-3.
Olivia Malott scored her second goal of the season at 17:41 to give the Red Wolves a 1-0 advantage.
Tori Martino picked up her first career goal for IU East at 66:13.
Dejhanna O’Bryant assisted on both goals for the Red Wolves, which tied a school mark accomplished by several players including O’Bryant.
IU East goalkeeper Ashlynn Black had seven saves in her first career start for the Red Wolves.
O’Bryant extended her IU East career assist record to 11. She also hold the other scoring records with 17 goals and 45 points.
The shutout was the second of the season for the Red Wolves. IU East blanked Lawrence Technological University 2-0 on Aug. 25.
Georgetown suffered its first loss to a River States Conference foe this season after the Tigers beat the University of Rio Grande 13-0 and Midway University 8-0 over the last week.
IU East travels to the University of Northwestern Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 14. The match against the eighth-ranked Racers starts at 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay 20 Carolina 14
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
LA Dodgers 4 Baltimore 2
Washington 12 Minnesota 6
Cincinnati 11 Seattle 5
NY Yankees 10 Detroit 4
Kansas City 6 Chicago White Sox 3
NY Yankees 6 Detroit 4
Boston 7 Toronto 4
Texas 6 Tampa Bay 4
Oakland 3 Houston 2
NY Mets 11 Arizona 1
Milwaukee 3 Miami 2
St. Louis 10 Colorado 3
Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego 1
Pittsburgh 4 San Francisco 2
Philadelphia 9 Atlanta 5
TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
#20 Washington State at Houston
Arkansas State at #3 Georgia
Pittsburgh at #13 Penn State
#6 Ohio State at Indiana
#21 Maryland at Temple
New Mexico at #7 Notre Dame
Stanford at #17 Central Florida
#2 Alabama at South Carolina
#24 USC at BYU
Arizona State at #18 Michigan State
#19 Iowa at Iowa State
Idaho State at #11 Utah
Kent State at #8 Auburn
Lamar at #16 Texas A&M
#9 Florida at Kentucky
Northwestern State at #4 LSU
Florida State at #25 Virginia
Hawaii at #23 Washington
#1 Clemson at Syracuse
#5 Oklahoma at UCLA
#12 Texas at Rice
Portland State at #22 Boise State
Montana at #15 Oregon
Eastern Michigan at Illinois
Georgia Southern at Minnesota
UNLV at Northwestern
TCU at Purdue
Northern Illinois at Nebraska
Miami at Cincinnati
Akron at Central Michigan
Florida Atlantic at Ball State
Louisiana Tech at Bowling Green
Buffalo at Liberty
Ohio at Marshall
Murray State at Toledo
Georgia State at Western Michigan
PURDUE FOOTBALL NOTES VS. TCU
(PURDUE SPORTS INFORMATION)
Head Coach: Jeff Brohm (Louisville ‘94)
Purdue Record: 14-14 (3rd season)
Career Record: 44-24 (6th season)
Rushing: Zander Horvath (81 yds., 3.0 ypc, 0 TD)
Passing: Elijah Sindelar (65.4 pct., 68-of-104, 9 TD, 3 Int.,
932 yards, 466.0 ypg)
Receiving: Rondale Moore (24 rec., 344 yds., 2 TD)
Defensively: Ben Holt (18 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 PBU),
Markus Bailey (14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1 sack)
PURDUE-TCU SERIES DATA Purdue leads 2-0 Current Streak: Purdue has won the last two meetings. First Meeting: Sept. 20, 1969 – Purdue won 42-35 in Fort Worth, Texas. Last Meeting: Sept. 19, 1970 – Vanderbilt won 15-0 at home. Noteworthy: The No. 18 Boilermakers opened the 1969 season with a 45-35 victory over the Horned Frogs in Fort Worth. Purdue would go on to fi nish the 1969 season, Jack Mollenkopf’s final year as head coach, 8-2 overall. Randy Cooper (23-117) and Mike Phipps (13-104) teamed up to rush for 221 yards on 36 carries to become one of 27 100-yard rushing duos in a game in Purdue history … Two days after head coach Jack Mollenkopf announced his retirement Jan. 7, 1970, longtime assistant Bob DeMoss was named his successor, becoming the third and most-recent Purdue alum to serve as head coach. In DeMoss’ first game, the Boilermakers defeated Texas Christian 15-0 at Ross-Ade Stadium. DeMoss is the latest of 11 Purdue coaches to record a shutout in their debut (the others were between 1891 and 1922). Scott Clayton scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. The Boilermakers came up with four takeaways. LEADING THE NATION Heading into the third week of the season, standouts Rondale Moore and Elijah Sindelar lead all of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in a number of statistical categories. All-Purpose Yards Per Game Rondale Moore, 229.5 Passing Touchdowns Elijah Sindelar, 9 (Tied with two others) Passing Yards Elijah Sindelar, 932 Passing Yards per Game Elijah Sindelar, 466.0 Points Responsible For Per Game Elijah Sindelar, 30.0 Receiving Yards Rondale Moore, 334 Receiving Yards Per Game Rondale Moore, 172.0 Receptions Rondale Moore, 24 Total Offense Per Game Elijah Sindelar, 484.0.
PURDUE AGAINST THE BIG 12
Purdue is hosting a Big 12 Conference school for the first time. The Boilermakers have played three Big
12 opponents previously, all in bowl games. They defeated Oklahoma State in the 1997 Alamo Bowl
(33-20) and Kansas State in the 1998 Alamo Bowl (37-34), while losing to Oklahoma State in the 2013
Heart of Dallas Bowl (58-14). Prior to the Big 12 being formed in 1996, the Boilermakers played 10
games against schools currently in the conference and posted a 7-3 record (5-2 at home and 2-1 on the
road). The most recent such pre-Big 12 school to play at Ross-Ade Stadium was West Virginia on Sept.
21, 1996, and the Mountaineers won 20-6, when they were still a member of the Big East. Purdue plays
at TCU on Sept. 14, 2030.
Big 12 School Purdue Record
Iowa State 1-0
Kansas State 3-0
Oklahoma State 1-1
West Virginia 1-1
The Boilermakers lead the nation with 19 passes of 20 or more yards through the first two weeks of the
season. Head coach Jeff Brohm’s offensive genius has already produced scoring plays of 50, 49, 39, 38,
34 and 20 yards against Nevada and Vanderbilt.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Elijah Sindelar’s hot start has been to the benefit of a number of his teammates. Paced by Rondale
Moore’s FBS-best 24 catches, nine different Boilermakers have at least two receptions on the year. Six
different players have scored at least one touchdown via the passing game thus far.
YOUTH MOVEMENT Including five starters, the Boilermakers have had 23 true or redshirt freshman play in the first two games thus far. OL Will Bramel (R-Fr.), WR Amad Anderson Jr. (R-Fr.), DT Lawrence Johnson (R-Fr.), DE George Karlaftis (T-Fr.) and S Jalen Grahm (T-Fr.) have started for Purdue. RB Alfred Armour (R-Fr.), LB Elijah Ball (R-Fr.), WR David Bell (T-Fr.), DE Branson Deen (R-Fr.), RB King Doerue (T-Fr.), LB Kieren Douglas (R-Fr.), TE Payne Durham (R-Fr.), P Brooks Cormier (T-Fr.), S Marvin Grant (T-Fr.), OL Jimmy McKenna (RFr.), OL Eric Miller (R-Fr.), CB Jordan Rucker (R-Fr.), WR TJ Sheffield (T-Fr.), LB Jack Smith (R-Fr.), DB Kadin Smith (R-Fr.), DT Jack Sullivan (R-Fr.), CB Cory Trice (R-Fr.) and WR Milton Wright (T-Fr.) have seen action in games as reserves and on special teams. SIZZLING SINDELAR Elijah Sindelar was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Vanderbilt on Sept. 7. In leading the Boilermakers to victory, he became the first Purdue quarterback with 500 passing yards and five passing touchdowns since Kyle Orton against Indiana on Nov. 20, 2004. Sindelar passed for 509 yards, tied for the sixth-most in school history. His 519 yards of total offense rank fifth all-time, while his five touchdown passes are tied for fi fth. Sindelar is the first Boilermaker to pass for 400-plus yards in back-to-back games since Drew Brees in 1998 and the first to throw four or more touchdown passes in consecutive games since Curtis Painter in 2007. Purdue 500-Yard Passing Games 572 – David Blough vs. Missouri, 2018 546 – Curtis Painter vs. Central Michigan, 2007 522 – Drew Brees vs. Minnesota, 1998 522 – Kyle Orton vs. Indiana, 2004 516 – Scott Campbell vs. Ohio State, 1981 509 – Drew Brees vs. Michigan State, 1999 509 – Elijah Sindelar vs. Vanderbilt, 2019.
Head Coach: Gary Patterson (Kansas State ‘83) TCU Record: 168-63 (19th season) Career Record: 168-63 (19th season) Statistical Leaders: Rushing: Alex Delton (67 yds., 9.6 ypc, 0 TD) Passing: Max Duggan (69.6 pct., 16-of-23, 1 TD, 0 Int., 165 yards, 165.0 ypg) Receiving: TreVontae Hights (8 rec., 108 yds., 0 TD) Defensively: Garret Wallow (13 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks), Ochaun Mathis (7 tackles, 2.5 TFL).
ABOUT THE GAME 4After an open date, TCU makes its first road trip of the season when it travels to Purdue for a Saturday 7:30 p.m. EDT contest on Big Ten Network (BTN). 4The home-and-home series between the Horned Frogs and Boilermakers will continue in 2030 when Purdue comes to Fort Worth and Amon G. Carter Stadium. 4The Horned Frogs have the Big 12’s longest active winning streak at four games, a run that is tied for eighth nationally. 4TCU has won 13 of its last 17 regular-season games after an open date. 4TCU will be playing its only game this season outside the Central time zone. 4TCU is playing its first game in the Hoosier state since a 21-0 loss at Notre Dame on Oct. 28, 1972. The Horned Frogs began that season with a 31-28 win at Indiana. 4In his 19th season, TCU’s Gary Patterson is the nation’s second-longest tenured head coach. He trails only Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (21st year). ROAD WORK 4TCU has five straight wins in its first road game of the season. 4TCU’s 39 road wins since 2009 are third in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 39-14 (.736) in that stretch. 4TCU’s 47-21 record (.691) in road and neutral-site games since 2009 is the nation’s sixth-best mark. SERIES HISTORY 4TCU and Purdue are meeting for just the third time in their history and first since 1970. 4The Boilermakers won the last game between the teams by a 15-0 score on Sept. 19, 1970. 4The first meeting between the teams was a 42- 35 victory by No. 18 Purdue in Fort Worth in 1969.
PATTERSON VERSUS THE BIG TEN
TCU is 5-2 versus Big Ten opponents under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs’ most recent road game against a Big Ten team was a 23-17 victory at Minnesota in the 2015 season opener. Among the Horned Frogs’ Big Ten wins under Patterson was a 21-19 decision over Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl to cap a 13-0 season.
FOURTH IS FINE FOR NOW
The Horned Frogs were picked fourth in the 2019 Preseason Big 12 Media Preseason Poll. The last two times TCU was predicted fourth or lower, it won a Big 12 Championship (2014) and played in the Big 12 Championship Game (2017). IT’S 2019 4In six of the last eight odd-numbered years (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017), TCU has won at least 11 games. TCU NOTABLES Over the last five seasons, TCU (48-19, 30-15) has the Big 12’s second-best overall and conference records. TCU is one of just six programs nationally to finish in the top 10 of the final polls at least three times (2014, 2015, 2017) in the last five seasons. The others are Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Gary Patterson’s 19 seasons as TCU’s head coach are more than the combined tenures of the 11 other FBS head coaches in the state of Texas. Under Patterson, TCU has posted seven top-10 finishes and 11 in the top 25. The Horned Frogs have won at least 10 games in 11 of the last 16 seasons. Patterson has accounted for 25.8 percent (168 of 652) of TCU’s all-time football victories. TCU is in the midst of a $100 million premium seating expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Completion will be in time for the 2020 season. HORNED FROGS TO WATCH 4Jalen Reagor has a touchdown catch in eight of his last nine games. His 18 career scoring receptions, in just over two seasons, place third in TCU history. TreVontae Hights’ eight receptions for 108 yards in the season opener surpassed his career total of six catches over his first three seasons combined. In the UAPB game, Alex Delton became the second non-Texan to start at quarterback for TCU in the 19-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson. Garret Wallow had a career-high 13 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss with a sack, to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors in the opener. Jeff Gladney tied for second nationally among cornerbacks in 2018 in lowest completion percentage allowed when targeted (33.3, 23-of-69). He was No. 1 in the Big 12 in lowest passer rating allowed (46.9).
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NOTES VS. NEW MEXICO
IRISH RULE CLUTCH SITUATIONS • Notre Dame has won 24 of its last 27 games dating back to the start of the 2017 college football season – and no team in college football can win that percentage of games without making big plays late in games. • Defining clutch situations as – a team has a lead of 16 or fewer points with 5-15 minutes remaining or eight or fewer points in the final five minutes – Notre Dame has posted some noteworthy numbers. RUSHING DEFENSE • 47 – Notre Dame has not allowed a rushing touchdown over the past 47 opponent rushing attempts in a clutch situation – tied best in the FBS over the past 12 games. NOTRE DAME SKILL PLAYERS • 14.3 – Notre Dame skill players have averaged 14.3 yards per target (358 yards/25 targets) in clutch situations over the past 12 games – best in the FBS. • 16 – Notre Dame quarterbacks have 16 completions for 20 or more yards in clutch situations since the start of the 2018 season – tied for third in the FBS. • 14.7 – Notre Dame running backs have averaged 14.7 yards per target in the fourth quarter since the start of the 2018 season – best in the FBS. • 7 – Notre Dame skill players have caught seven touchdown passes in clutch situations over the past 12 games – tied for third in the FBS (Washington State 10, Ohio State 8, Bowling Green 7, Penn State 6). • 92% – Notre Dame skill players have caught 23 of 25 passes (92.0%) in clutch situations over the past 12 games – best among all Power 5 teams. RUSHING OFFENSE • 340 – Notre Dame has rushed for 340 yards in clutch situations since the start of the 2018 season – second-best among FBS schools (Army is first with 519 yards, Navy third at 323). • 44.8% – Notre Dame has converted first downs on 13 of 29 plays (44.8%) in clutch situations over the past four games – best among Power 5 offenses. OFFENSIVE LINE • 103 – Notre Dame has not allowed opponents to pressure its quarterback on 103 dropbacks in clutch situations over the past 12 games (103 attempts) – which is tied for the best among Power 5 teams with Iowa and Wake Forest.
NOTEWORTHY INDIVIDUAL NOTABLES • Chris Finke has been targeted 14 times on third down over the past four games – tied for the 19th-most among FBS skill players. • Chris Finke also has 11 receptions on third down over his past eigth games, tied for 20th among FBS skill players. • Jonathan Doerer has recorded four touchbacks in close and late game situations over the past eight games – tied for the third-most among FBS kickers. • Tony Jones Jr. rushed for 110 yards at Louisville, the second 100-yard rushing game of his career (118 vs. Vanderbilt, 9/15/2018). • Jahmir Smith rushed for his first two career touchdowns in the victory at Louisville, including a three-yard plunge on his first touch of the season to cap Notre Dame’s first drive of the season. • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah recorded his first career start at the ‘rover’ linebacker position against Louisville and posted his first nine career tackles, two TFL and one QBH. • Alohi Gilman led the Irish in tackles (10) at Louisville and forced a fumble for the third consecutive game dating back to the 2018 season. Gilman now has four career forced fumbles and two interceptions in 14 games played for Notre Dame. • Drew White started his first career game at the ‘mike’ linebacker position against Louisville and recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss and his first career sack. • Tommy Tremble, seeing the first game action of his career, snagged three passes for first downs against Louisville, including a 26-yard touchdown reception to put the Irish up 28-14 in the third quarter.
NOTRE DAME VS. MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE • New Mexico will be just the fifth current Mountain West Conference member Notre Dame will have faced, with the Irish boasting a 30-6 (.833)ˆ record against teams from the MWC. • A large majority of those 36 games against the MWC have come against Air Force (24-6), which is the only MWC opponent to claim a victory in Notre Dame Stadium. • Nevada (0-2) and San Diego State (0-1) join Air Force (4-11) as the only MWC teams to pay a visit to Notre Dame Stadium.
NEW MEXICO NOTES
Date…………………………………….. Saturday, September 14
Time………………………………..12:30 p.m. MT/2:30 p.m. ET
Location…………………………………………..South Bend, Ind.
Venue ……………………………………….Notre Dame Stadium
Series Record……………………………………….. First Meeting
In ABQ………………………………………………… Never Met
In South Bend…………………………………… First Meeting
Current Streak ……………………………………… First Meeting
Last Meeting in Albuquerque …………………….. Never Met
Last Meeting in South Bend …………………… First Meeting
The Opening List The University of New Mexico will not have head coach Bob Davie on the sidelines for the game against Notre Dame, as announced on Thursday, September 5. The team will be led by acting head coach Saga Tuitele, who will handle the game management for the game, with the three coordinators handling their respective areas (Joe Dailey offense, Jordan Peterson defense and Perry Eliano special teams). The game was to be the return to Sound Bend for Davie, who coached Notre Dame from 1997-2001. While he won’t be on the sidelines, the game isn’t the only one this season that features of a former head coach facing off against his former team.
Davis Hits the Century Mark Ahmari Davis broke the 100-yard mark against Sam Houston State in the opener, going for 107 yards on 16 carries with a pair of touchdowns (he also added 58 yards receiving). for Davis, it marked his first 100-yard game as a Lobo, and since UNM switched away from the option last year, it was just the second 100-yard game for the program. Ironically, the other 100-yard game was by Tyrone Owens in a game that was actually dominated by Davis. Owens went for 110 yards against New Mexico State on September 15 of last year in a game in which Davis scored four touchdowns. Those four touchdowns were his only scores of 2018. I’ll Take Somoye of That Please Anu Somoye played in his 26th career game on Saturday in the opener against Sam Houston State, and he made the most of it, catching a career-high three passes for a career-high 63 yards. Somoye had a career total of nine catches in his first 35 career games, and over his freshman and sophomore season, Somoye had a grand total of two receptions. His previous career-high for yards in a game was 36 yards on a pair of catches against Liberty, and he had two catches in a game three times, all last season (Incarnate Word, Liberty and Utah State). Dyer Continues UNM’s Strong Punting Game Tyson Dyer probably punted more times than one would think in a game in which a team scored on eight possessions, but welcome to football in 2019, as the Lobos had 18 possessions in the game with Sam Houston State. Dyer punted nine times in the game, averaging 46.8 yards per kick without a touchback and netting 45.8 yards. The Lobo junior, who doubles as a mechanic on the side and is the oldest player on the team, also had a 59-yard punt that took a left turn and went out of bounds at the Sam Houston State two-yard line.
Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14
When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming.
The Bucs sniffed out a fourth-and-1 play from the 2-yard line with Hargreaves shoving Christian McCaffrey out of bounds with 1:22 left to preserve a 20-14 win over the Carolina Panthers and cap off a terrific defensive performance on Thursday night.
Jameis Winston threw for 208 yards and a touchdown, Chris Godwin had 121 yards receiving and a score and Peyton Barber ran for 82 yards, but it was the Bucs defense that won this game. Tampa Bay held the Panthers without a touchdown and limited McCaffrey to 53 total yards to give coach Bruce Arians his first victory with the team.
The goal-line stand, particularly the fourth down play, was just the icing on the cake.
As Newton cleared out of the way, McCaffrey took the direct snap from center, faked a reverse to Curtis Samuel and raced around left end but couldn’t find the edge. He tried to extend the ball, but didn’t pick up the first down as Hargreaves rode him out of bounds.
“You watch any football and you’ve seen it a few times,” Hargreaves said of the play. “Once I saw Cam walk up to the line of scrimmage and act like he was talking to me I had a pretty good idea what was going on.”
It would be hard to imagine the Panthers taking the ball out of their 6-foot-5, 245-pound quarterback’s hands in the past. Even Hargreaves said a few years ago, Newton “definitely, 100 percent” would have tried to run and score.
But this is a different time for the ninth-year quarterback. Although he has more TDs rushing than any other QB in the league, he has just minus-2 yards on five carries this season with two fumbles .
Jets’ Darnold out vs. Browns with mono, could miss weeks
Sam Darnold is sick and sidelined – likely for several weeks.
New York Jets coach Adam Gase announced Thursday the second-year quarterback has mononucleosis and will miss at least the team’s game against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.
Trevor Siemian will start in Darnold’s place, and could be the starter moving forward until Darnold recovers. The Jets have a game at New England in Week 3 before they have a bye-week break, and then games at Philadelphia, at home against Dallas and New England before a road game at Jacksonville on Oct. 27 to cap a rough opening stretch.
When a reporter pointed out that mono usually take several weeks from which to heal, Gase nodded.
“Oh, I’m aware,” Gase said. “Good thing we’ve got the early bye week.”
Darnold was sent home by the team Wednesday with what Gase said was “strep throat or something.” Team doctors later told Gase that antibiotics weren’t working as quickly as expected, leading to the diagnosis.
“He’s going through some of these tests to kind of see where he’s at with all this,” Gase said. “I know he’s out this week. Then, past that, I’ll have more information as we go.”
Gase said he, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and athletic trainer Dave Zuffelato went to Darnold’s home to deliver the news to the quarterback and he took it “not well,” according to the coach.
OBJ says Gregg Williams ordered Browns players to hurt him
Odell Beckham Jr.’s going back to New York seeking revenge.
Not on the Giants.
The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns’ upcoming matchup with Jets on Thursday by accusing former Cleveland defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of getting him injured in a preseason game two years ago.
Beckham said he’s been told by Browns players that Williams, who was Cleveland’s interim coach for the final eight games last season and is now the Jets’ defensive coordinator, instructed them to “take me out of the game.”
“I had people who were here when he was here telling us, `If you get a chance, take a shot at him. If you can hurt him. I guarantee he’s going to leave the game hurt.’ And stuff like that,” Beckham said. “It’s fine. It’s football, in a sense.”
During the 2017 exhibition game, Beckham jumped to catch a pass and was hit low by former Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun as he came down.
Beckham managed to avoid hurting his knee but sustained a severe ankle sprain, which he claims has led to other leg injuries. But Beckham believes Boddy-Calhoun acted on Williams’ instructions.
“It’s like a known rule, in preseason nobody in the NFL’s really out to do stuff like that,” Beckham said Thursday. “… So you just know who he is. That’s the man calling the plays.”
Beckham initially brought up Williams’ tactics unprompted when he was asked what types of defenses he might face in his return to New York, where he starred for five often-turbulent seasons with the Giants.
Britney Taylor to meet with NFL over Antonio Brown case after wedding
Britney Taylor, the woman who accused Antonio Brown of sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions in a lawsuit she filed this week, is willing to cooperate with NFL officials who want to investigate the allegations further.
Taylor, who is Brown’s former trainer and friend, is planning to meet with the NFL next week. That is the soonest she is available, as she is getting married this weekend.
Taylor has accused Brown of sexually assaulting her twice in 2017 and raping her in 2018. She filed a lawsuit in Florida court on Tuesday and is seeking compensation for “physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering.”
While no criminal charges have been filed, Brown is still subject to the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The league is reportedly giving strong consideration to placing him on the commissioner’s exempt list during the investigation.
Brown signed a contract with the New England Patriots last week, and they were apparently unaware of the allegations against the star receiver before the lawsuit was filed.
Britney Taylor passed lie detector test regarding Antonio Brown allegations
The woman who has filed a lawsuit against Antonio Brown accusing the star wide receiver of sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions says she took a lie detector test that confirmed her account of the incidents.
In the lawsuit she filed in the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday, Britney Taylor states that she decided to come forward with the allegations against Brown after having relationship troubles with her fiance’ and trying to cope with “extreme emotional difficulties.” Taylor sought advice from a leader at her church who also happened to be a former Assistant District Attorney, and he recommended she enter therapy and retain legal counsel. Sometime after that, Taylor underwent a polygraph examination.
The lawsuit states that the polygraph “was conducted by one of the nation’s leading examiners, who previously led the FBI’s polygraph program.” It confirmed Taylor’s account that Brown ejaculated on her without her consent in June 2017 and raped her in May 2018. Messages Brown sent to Taylor also seem to reference the ejaculation event.
Taylor has accused Brown of sexually assaulting her twice and raping her once. The first incident took place earlier in June 2017, when Taylor says Brown exposed himself to her and kissed her without consent. That incident was not mentioned in the lawsuit in relation to the polygraph.
Taylor is not pursuing criminal charges at the moment, but that could change. Brown, who recently signed with the New England Patriots, could also be suspended by the NFL depending on what league investigators learn. There has been talk that he is on the verge of landing on the commissioner’s exempt list.
Report: Patriots were not aware of Antonio Brown allegations before signing him
Antonio Brown has been named in a civil lawsuit from a woman who claims the star receiver sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions, and some have assumed the New England Patriots must have known about the claims before they signed Brown to a contract. Apparently that is not the case.
The Patriots were “caught by surprise” when Brown’s former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a lawsuit against him on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The team has since released a statement confirming that the allegations are being investigated and will be taken seriously.
Taylor’s lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida, alleges that Brown sexually assaulted her twice in June 2017 and raped her in May 2018. Taylor is seeking compensation for “physical injuries, pain and suffering, humiliation, embarrassment, stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and emotional pain and suffering.”
Brown’s attorney denied all of the allegations, claiming Brown and Taylor were in a consensual sexual relationship and that the woman is making a “money grab.” Taylor’s attorneys say some emails sent from Brown to their client back in June prove that Brown bragged about sexually assaulting Taylor, though the emails also appear to show Brown accusing Taylor of lying for financial gain.
Brown was expected to make his debut for the Patriots against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and it’s unclear if the lawsuit will impact his status with the team. Schefter said on a Boston-based radio show Wednesday that he anticipated Brown being at practice as originally scheduled.
Report: Growing indication Cowboys, Dak Prescott closer to new contract
Momentum appears to be gathering toward Dak Prescott signing a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, there are increasing signs that the parameters of a deal are in place. The biggest one is that the Cowboys have begun to price an insurance policy that would presumably be related to a new contract for the quarterback.
Prescott is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Cowboys. He’s fresh of a 3,885-yard season, plus a dominant performance in the season opener against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys have been managing expectations for much of the week, but there are real signs this will get done soon.
Redskins running back Derrius Guice undergoes knee surgery
Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice had right knee surgery that coach Jay Gruden called a “minor procedure.”
Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the operation Thursday that has been reported to fix a torn meniscus and sideline the 2018 second-round pick for an extended period of time. Gruden said he isn’t sure how long Guice might be out and no decision has been made on whether to place him on injured reserve.
Guice was injured Sunday in a season-opening loss at Philadelphia when he rushed for just 18 yards on 10 carries and underwent an MRI the morning after.
“Don’t feel bad for me!!” Guice tweeted . “This what I signed up! It wear and tears on your body over time! I’ve been doing this 15 years!! Trust the process.. head up chin up and grind.”
With Guice out, veteran Adrian Peterson is expected to start Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys after being inactive in Week 1. Peterson noticed when Guice tweaked the knee early against the Eagles, but didn’t realize the extent of the injury until much later.
“First thing, I told him to keep his head up, and I had the opportunity to text back and forth with him and sent him a lengthy message just encouraging him to not try to wrap his mind around why he’s in this situation, but more so focus on what you can do to come out of this situation and get back healthy,” Peterson said.
Guice missed all last season after tearing the ACL in his left knee in an exhibition game in August 2018. Gruden praised Guice for coming back strong from the torn ACL and expects the same this time because it’s not as major of a surgery.
“I don’t have a concern with him getting back to full strength” Gruden said. “He came back extremely strong with the much more damaged knee last time. This is a minor procedure from what I’ve been told and he will be back. Great kid, works extremely hard and eventually he’s going to show (fans) what he’s all about.”
NFL POWER POLL WEEK 2
- Patriots — Did you expect anything different?
- Chiefs — ‘D’ needs work but who’s going to beat them in a shootout?
- Rams — It was close but still a nice win going left coast to right against a solid competitor.
- Saints — ‘D’ needed the first half to find itself but oh that second half.
- Cowboys — As impressive as anyone on opening day … but it was the Giants.
- Chargers – Bolts have a lot to clean up but apparently RB won’t be the problem.
- Eagles — So they missed their wake-up call but impressive after that.
- Vikings — That was the team we thought we’d get last year. Now, let’s see how they age.
- Texans — Hard-fought loss and that last TD from Watson to Stills was pure gold.
- Seahawks — Bengals shouldn’t have been that tough but it’s in the “W” column.
- Packers — Ugly as possible but going on the road in that environment and stealing one makes them interesting
- Bears — Offense was pathetic but can’t be that bad. But can ‘D’ be better than last year?
- Ravens — I know Ravens fans and Jackson don’t want to hear it but need to see them play an NFL team.
- Titans — They surprised us all. Now, how good are they if not gifted with 18 penalties for 182 yards?
- Colts — Brissett was fine, run game outstanding – it was the awful ‘D’ we didn’t see coming.
- Panthers — Opener about what we expected but what happens without 200-plus scrimmage yards and two scores from McCaffrey?
- Falcons — They can’t be that bad, right?
- Steelers — Right!?!?!?
- Bills — Huge comeback win on the road but lots of help from Jets, and for 3 quarters they were awful.
- Raiders — Very impressive opener, but still don’t see the talent to move them higher yet.
- Bengals — Cincy was actually much tougher than anyone predicted but you have to get the “W.”
- Lions — For three quarters they looked great, but 4th quarter and OT will keep them in NFC North cellar for now.
- Jaguars — With Foles gone for at least first half of season, Jags redemption will have to wait another year.
- Washington — Actually much better than we expected, but were they really good for a while or Eagles just snoozing?
- Browns — It’s hard to believe they were that bad but it was how you spell U G L Y.
- Broncos — Two different teams from first half to second. Let’s see which one shows up next week. 27. 49ers — Yeah, they went coast to coast and won, but it was two teams trying to lose in a slop-fest.
- Jets — Got their money’s worth out of Bell and Mosley, but is there more than them there?
- Giants — A flash here and there but they just don’t have the horses.
- Buccaneers — Hard to imagine an Arians offense being that sloppy, but ‘D’ actually had a few moments.
- Cardinals — Everyone will talk about the four quarter and overtime, but did they see the first three?
- Dolphins — After Week 1 and for the foreseeable future, this is all that’s certain.
Week 2 Games
Sunday September 15, 2019
San Francisco @ Cincinnati 1:00pm
Chargers @ Detroit 1:00pm
Jacksonville @ Houston 1:00pm
Buffalo @ Giants 1:00pm
Indianapolis @ Tennessee 1:00pm
Arizona @ Baltimore 1:00pm
Minnesota @ Green Bay 1:00pm
New England @ Miami 1:00pm
Seattle @ Pittsburgh 1:00pm
Dallas @ Washington 1:00pm
Kansas City @ Oakland 4:05pm
Chicago @ Denver 4:25pm
New Orleans @ Rams 4:25pm
Philadelphia @ Atlanta 8:20pm
Monday September 16, 2019
Cleveland @ Jets 8:15pm
All game times Eastern
Arizona Cardinals (0-0-1) at Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // M&T BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT
REGULAR SEASON SERIES HISTORY: EADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 4-2 STREAKS: Ravens have won 4 of past 5 LAST GAME: 10/26/15: Cardinals 26 at Ravens 18 LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/26/15
QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 308 yards & 2 TDs in NFL debut last week. Is 5th QB selected No. 1 overall to pass for 300+ yards in 1st-career start. Had 54 pass attempts, 2ndmost by player in his NFL debut. Makes first career road start. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had 137 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 55 rec.) & TD catch in Week 1. Has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 on road vs. AFC. Is 1 of 5 RBs in NFL history with 30+ rush TDs (31) & 10+ rec. TDs (12) in 1st 50 career games. Is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 40+ total TDs (43) since 2015. • WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 8 catches for 113 yards & TD last week, his 48th career 100+ yard game. Has 117 career TD catches & surpassed ANTONIO GATES (116) for 6thmost in NFL history. Had 98 rec. yards in his last game at Bal. (10/30/11). Rookie WR KEESEAN JOHNSON had 5 receptions in NFL debut last week, tied-2nd most among rookies in Week 1. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 56 catches for 645 yards & 5 TDs with Bal. (including postseason) in 2018. • LB TERRELL SUGGS spent 16 seasons (2003-18) with Bal. & had franchise-record 132.5 sacks, 35 FFs & 7 INTs. Had 2 sacks & FF in Ari. debut last week. Has 134.5 career sacks, most among active players. LB CHANDLER JONES had sack, FF & FR in Week 1. Had 7 sacks in 8 games on road last season. Has 54.5 sacks since 2015, most in NFL. LB JORDAN HICKS had 14 tackles & 2 TFL in Ari. debut last week. Had INT & PD in only career game vs. Bal. (12/18/16 with Phi.).
RAVENS’ 42 first-half points last week were most in season opening half in NFL history. Became 1st team since 1967-68 to score 40+ points in consecutive season-opening games. • QB LAMAR JACKSON completed 17 of 20 (85 pct.) for 324 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating last week. Became 7th QB in NFL history with 300+ pass yards, 5+ TDs & 158.3 rating in single game. Became youngest player in NFL history with 158.3 passer rating (min. 20 attempts). Since entering league in 2018, has 701 rush yards, most among QBs. • RB MARK INGRAM led team with 107 rush yards & 2 TDs last week in Bal. debut. Has 214 scrimmage yards (107 per game) in 2 career games vs. Ari. RB GUS EDWARDS aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with 80+ rush yards. • WR MARQUISE BROWN (rookie) had team-high 147 rec. yards & 2 TDs last week in NFL debut. Became 1st player in NFL history with 2 TD catches of 40+ yards in NFL debut. WR WILLIE SNEAD had TD catch last week. TE MARK ANDREWS had a rec. TD & set career-highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (108) last week. • S EARL THOMAS had INT last week in Bal. debut. Has 4 career INTs vs. Ari., most vs. any opponent. Since entering league in 2010, leads all active safeties in INTs (29). CB MARLON HUMPHREY had INT last week. Has 3 INTs & 9 PD in his past 4 vs. NFC. LB PATRICK ONWUASOR led team with 5 tackles & had sack last week. Has 1.5 sacks, FF & PD in past 2 vs. NFC.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Brandon Gaudin, Cris Carter, Peter Schrager (field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (Ari), 81 (Bal) | XM: 383 (Ari), 225 (Bal)
San Francisco 49ers (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY: LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 9-4 STREAKS: 49ers have won 2 of past 3 LAST GAME: 12/20/15: Bengals 24 at 49ers 14 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/25/11: 49ers 13, Bengals 8
QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO had TD pass in Week 1. Is 7-2 as starter with SF. Has 585 pass yards (292.5 per game) & 3 TDs vs. INT for 102.9 rating in 2 career road starts vs. AFC. Has 250+ pass yards in 6 of 7 career road starts. • RB MATT BREIDA has 5.3 yards per carry since 2018, 5thhighest among RBs (min. 150 attempts). • TE GEORGE KITTLE led team with 8 receptions & 54 rec. yards in Week 1. Has 5+ receptions in 8 of his past 9 on road. Had 522 rec. yards (130.5 per game) & 3 TDs in 4 games vs. AFC in 2018. WR RICHIE JAMES had 39-yard TD catch last week, his 2nd career rec. TD. • LB DEE FORD had sack & FF in SF debut in Week 1. Has 8 FFs since 2018, most in NFL. Had sack & FF in only career game vs. Cin. (10/21/18 with KC). Rookie DE NICK BOSA has sack in NFL debut last week. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 31-yard INT-TD & 2 PD in Week 1, his 3rd-career INT-TD. Has 32 career INTs, 2nd-most among active players. Has 103 PD since 2011, 2nd-most among active players. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with PD. CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had 25-yard INTTD last week, his 1st career INT-TD. Was 1 of 3 DBs (JASON MCCOURTY & RASHAAN MELVIN) with 3 PD in Week 1. LB MARK NZEOCHA had 1st career INT last week. LB FRED WARNER led team with 9 tackles & had FF & PD in Week 1. Has 7+ tackles in 8 of 9 career road games. DE ARIK ARMSTEAD had 10th career sack last week.
QB ANDY DALTON posted career-highs in completions (35) & pass yards (418) with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 106.5 rating last week. Aims for 6th in row vs. NFC West with 2+ pass TDs & 90+ rating. Had 1,275 pass yards (212.5 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs with 92.5 rating in 6 home games last season. • RB JOE MIXON had 889 scrimmage yards (111.1 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 8 home games last season. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. NFC with 85+ scrimmage yards. RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 63 scrimmage yards last week. Has 168 scrimmage yards (84 per game) in 2 career home games vs. NFC West. • WR JOHN ROSS set career highs last week with 7 catches for 158 yards & 2 TDs. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 4 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. NFC. WR TYLER BOYD had team-high 8 catches for 60 yards last week. Had 620 rec. yards (77.5 per game) & 6 TDs in 8 home games last season. TE C.J. UZOMAH had 4 catches for 66 yards last week. TE TYLER EIFERT has 5 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. NFC West. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 7 tackles, 2 TFL & sack last week. Had FF in last meeting. Has 6 sacks in past 6 vs. NFC. DE SAM HUBBARD led team with 10 tackles & 2 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home with sack. DT GENO ATKINS had 2 sacks in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with sack. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads all DTs with 71 sacks. CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had sack & FF last week.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 98 (SF), 111 (Cin) | XM: 384 (SF), 228 (Cin)
Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) at Detroit Lions (0-0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // FORD FIELD // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY: LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 7-4 STREAKS: Chargers have won 7 of past 8 LAST GAME: 9/13/15: Lions 28 at Chargers 33 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/24/11: Lions 38, Chargers 10
QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 25 of 34 (73.5 pct.) for 333 yards & 3 TDs for 121.3 rating last week. Had 403 pass yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. In 8 road games last season, had 1,928 pass yards (241 per game) & 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs with 104.7 rating. Aims for 11th in row vs. NFC with 2+ pass TDs. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had career-high 154 scrimmage yards & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) last week, incl. game-winning 7-yard TD run in OT. Aims for 4th in row with TD. RB JUSTIN JACKSON had 57 rush yards last week. • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 8 catches for 123 yards & TD last week. Had career-high 15 catches for 166 yards in last meeting. Has 41 catches (13.7 per game) for 456 yards (152 per game) in 3 career games vs. NFC North. Has 207 catches since 2017, tied with JULIO JONES & ADAM THIELEN for 3rd in NFL. WR MIKE WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row on road with rec. TD. TE HUNTER HENRY had 4 catches for 60 yards last week. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC with rec. TD. • DE JOEY BOSA had 8 tackles & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 5 sacks in 4 career games on road vs. NFC. DE MELVIN INGRAM had sack last week. Had 5 sacks & FF in 8 road games last season. LB THOMAS DAVIS led team with 14 tackles last week in LAC debut. Ranks 2nd among active players in career tackles (1,091). LB KYZIR WHITE had career-high 9 tackles last week. CB CASEY HAYWARD had 3 tackles & PD last week. Has PD in 5 of past 6 on road vs. NFC.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 385 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110 rating in Week 1. Has 619 pass yards (309.5 per game) & 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 114.4 rating in 2 career games vs. LAC. Aims for 3rd in row vs. LAC with 2+ TD passes. • RB KERRYON JOHNSON had 273 scrimmage yards (91 per game) & rush TD in 3 home starts last season. Has 326 scrimmage yards (108.7 per game) in 3 career games vs. AFC. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with 100+ rush yards. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON (rookie) led team with 131 rec. yards & had TD catch in his NFL debut last week. Surpassed MONTY STICKLES (123 rec. yards) for most rec. yards by TE in his NFL debut in NFL history. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 7 catches for 104 rec. yards & TD in Det. debut in Week 1, his 9th career game with 100+ rec. yards. WR KENNY GOLLADAY had TD catch last week. WR MARVIN JONES had TD catch in his last game vs. LAC (9/20/15 with Cin.). Has 7 rec. TDs in his past 7 home games. Aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch. • LB DEVON KENNARD had career-high 3 sacks in Week 1, his 4th career game with 2+ sacks. S TRACY WALKER led team with career-high 9 tackles & had 2 PD & INT last week, his 2nd career INT. CB RASHAAN MELVIN had 8 tackles & 3 PD in Det. debut last week. CB DARIUS SLAY had INT in only career game vs. LAC (9/13/15). DT DAMON HARRISON was 1 of 3 DL with 2 PD in Week 1. Rookie LB JAHLANI TAVAI had sack in NFL debut last week.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter) SIRIUS: 127 (LAC), 108 (Det) | XM: 385 (LAC), 229 (Det)
Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // LAMBEAU FIELD // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY
Regular Season History
LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 59-53-3 STREAKS: Vikings have won 3 of past 4 LAST GAME: 11/25/18: Packers 17 at Vikings 24 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/16/18: Vikings 29, Packers 29
QB KIRK COUSINS had 140.8 passer rating & TD pass in Week 1. Has 1,142 pass yards (380.7 per game) & 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 129.3 rating in 3 career games vs. GB. Had 425 pass yards & 4 TDs in only career start at GB. Aims for his 4th in row vs. GB with 300+ pass yards, 3+ TDs & 115+ rating. Has 23 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 106.1 rating in 12 career games vs. NFC North. • RB DALVIN COOK rushed for 111 yards & 2 TDs in Week 1, his 3rd career game with 100+ rush yards & 2nd career game with 2+ rush TDs. Had rec. TD in last meeting. • WR ADAM THIELEN had TD catch in Week 1. Has 8+ catches in 4 of his past 5 vs. GB. Had 20 catches for 256 rec. yards (128 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 games vs. GB in 2018. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 125+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR STEFON DIGGS had 17 receptions for 205 yards (102.5 per game) & 3 TDs in 2 games vs. GB in 2018. Aims for his 6th in row vs. GB & 8th in row vs. NFC North with TD catch. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack & 2 TFL last week. Has 2.5 sacks in his past 3 at GB. Has 35 sacks since 2016, 5th-most in NFL. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in Week 1. Has 6.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 8 vs. GB. LB ANTHONY BARR had sack last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 5. S HARRISON SMITH led team with 9 tackles & had 2 PD in Week 1. Has 3 INTs & 1.5 sacks in his past 4 vs. GB. Since 2012, is only player with 20+ INTs (20) & 10+ sacks (12). S ANTHONY HARRIS had 2 INTs in Week 1, his 2nd career game with 2+ INTs.
QB AARON RODGERS had TD pass & 91.4 rating in Week 1. Has 41 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 110 rating in 21 career games vs. Min. Has 16 TDs vs. 1 INT & 100.8 rating in his past 9 starts at home. Since 2016, has 19 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 119.5 rating in 7 home starts vs. NFC North. Has 339 career TD passes & needs 4 TDs to surpass HOFer FRAN TARKENTON (342) for 9th-most in NFL history. • RB AARON JONES had 5 rush TDs in 5 home games in 2018. Aims for his 4th in row at home with rush TD. Had 93 scrimmage yards & rush TD in last meeting. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 8 rec. TDs in 7 home games last season. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Min. & 5th in row at home with TD catch. Has 35 rec. TDs since 2016, 2nd-most in NFL. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had TD catch in Week 1. Ranks 3rd among active players with 72 career rec. TDs. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 7 tackles & had sack in Week 1. Has 43 tackles (10.8 per game) in his past 4 vs. Min. LB PRESTON SMITH had 1.5 sacks in GB debut last week. Has 2 sacks & INT in 2 career games vs. Min. LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had sack in Week 1. S ADRIAN AMOS had INT in GB debut last week. Has 2 PD & INT in his past 2 vs. Min. CB KEVIN KING had 1st-career sack last week. CB JAIRE ALEXANDER had 2 PD in Week 1. Has 5 PD & INT in his past 4 at home. CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 2 PD last week & ranks 3rd among active players with 32 career INTs.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 99 (Min), 83 (GB) | XM: 386 (Min), 226 (GB)
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) at Houston Texans (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK
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LEADER: Texans lead all-time series, 20-12 STREAKS: Texans have won past 2 LAST GAME: 12/30/18: Jaguars 3 at Texans 20 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/30/18
QB GARDNER MINSHEW (rookie) completed 22 of 25 (88 pct.) last week, the highest completion pct. by QB in NFL debut in league history (min. 15 attempts). Completed his first 13 pass attempts, the longest streak to start a career over past 40 seasons. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 94 scrimmage yards last week (66 rush, 28 rec.). Had 124 scrimmage yards (100 rush, 24 rec.) & rush TD in only career meeting (9/10/17). Has 550 scrimmage yards (91.7 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in 6 career games vs. division. • WR DJ CHARK had 4 catches for career-high 146 yards & 1st-career TD last week. WR CHRIS CONLEY led team with 6 catches for career-high 97 yards & TD last week. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 on road. WR DEDE WESTBROOK had TD catch last week. WR MARQISE LEE has 18 catches for 234 yards (58.5 per game) & TD in past 4 vs. division. • CB JALEN RAMSEY tied for team-lead with 5 tackles last week. Aims for 4th in row at Hou. with 2+ PD. Since entering league in 2016, is 1 of 2 players (MALCOLM BUTLER) with 190+ tackles (198) & 40+ PD (44). CB A.J. BOUYE had 6 INTs & 32 PD in 4 seasons with Hou. (2013-16). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 7.5 sacks in past 4 vs. Hou. Aims for 3rd in row on road with sack. Has 25 sacks since joining Jax. in 2017, 6th in NFL. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE has 3.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 2 games at Hou.
QB DESHAUN WATSON passed for 268 yards & 3 TDs with 114.3 rating last week & rushed for 40 yards & TD. Became fastest player in NFL history to reach 6,000+ pass yards & 800+ rush yards (24 games). Had 234 pass yards, 66 rush yards & rush TD in last meeting. Had 2,111 pass yards (263.9 per game), 15 TDs (13 pass, 2 rush) & 105.4 rating in 8 home games last season. • RB CARLOS HYDE led team with 83 rush yards last week in Hou. debut. Had 73 scrimmage yards & rush TD in only career game vs. Jax. (12/24/17 with SF). RB DUKE JOHNSON had 90 scrimmage yards last week in Hou. debut. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. Jax. (11/19/17 with Cle.). Has 2,203 rec. yards since entering league in 2015, most among RBs. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led team with 8 catches for 111 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had career-high 12 catches for 147 yards in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row at home vs. Jax. with 7+ catches. WR WILL FULLER had 2 catches for 69 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. Jax. with 4+ catches. WR KENNY STILLS had rec. TD last week in Hou. debut. • DE J.J. WATT has 16 sacks vs. Jax., 2nd-most vs. any opponent. Has 9.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 6 home meetings. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with sack. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had sack & 1st career INT last week. Has 6 sacks & FF in past 5 at home vs. Jax. S TASHAUN GIPSON had 16 PD & 6 INTs in 3 seasons (2016-18) with Jax.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton SIRIUS: 135 (Jax), 119 (Hou) | XM: 387 (Jax), 230 (Hou)
New England Patriots (1-0) at Miami Dolphins (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // HARD ROCK STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY
LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 54-50 STREAKS: Dolphins have won 2 of past 3 LAST GAME: 12/9/18: Patriots 33 at Dolphins 34 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/18
QB TOM BRADY passed for 341 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with a 124.9 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 3+ pass TDs & 120+ rating. Has 90+ rating in 4 of past 5 vs. Mia. Has 250+ pass yards in 5 of past 6 vs. division. • RB JAMES WHITE had 82 scrimmage yards last week (56 rec., 26 rush). Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with TD. Since entering league in 2014, has 19 rec. TDs, most among RBs. RB SONY MICHEL has 6 rush TDs in past 4, incl. postseason. RB REX BURKHEAD led team with 44 rush yards last week & had 41 rec. yards on 5 catches. • WR ANTONIO BROWN makes NE debut. Has 115+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road vs. AFC East. Since entering league in 2010, leads all players in catches (837) & rec. yards (11,207). WR JULIAN EDELMAN led team with 6 catches for 83 yards last week. Aims for 5th in row with 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards, incl. postseason. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. & 5th in row vs. division with rec. TD. WR PHILLIP DORSETT led team with career-high rec. yards (95) & rec. TDs (2) last week. Has TD catch in 4 of past 5, incl. postseason. WR JOSH GORDON had 3 catches for 73 yards & TD last week. • CB JASON MCCOURTY led team with 7 tackles & 3 PD last week. Aims for 5th in row with PD, incl. postseason. CB DEVIN MCCOURTY had 6 tackles & INT last week. LB DONT’A HIGHTOWER had 6 tackles last week. Had sack in last meeting. DE DEATRICH WISE had sack & FF last week.
QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 185 yards & TD last week in Mia. debut. Aims for his 5th in row as starter vs. NE with 250+ pass yards, 2+ pass TDs & 95+ rating. • RB KENYAN DRAKE scored game-winning 52-yard TD in last meeting, part of 69-yard TD that was longest play from scrimmage to win game with no time remaining in 4th quarter since 1970. Has 272 scrimmage yards (136 per game) in last 2 at home vs. NE. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. division with TD. • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 3 catches for team-high 75 yards last week. Rookie WR PRESTON WILLIAMS had TD catch in NFL debut last week. WR JAKEEM GRANT had TD catch in last home game vs. NE (12/11/17). WR ALBERT WILSON has 274 rec. yards (68.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 at home. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 2 INTs in last home game vs. NE (12/11/17). Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 2+ PD. Has 11 INTs since 2017, tied with DARIUS SLAY for 2nd-most in NFL. CB ERIC ROWE led team with career-high 11 tackles last week. Had 50 tackles, 11 PD & INT in 3 seasons with NE (2016- 18). S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 6 tackles last week. Has 17 tackles (8.5 per game), 2 PD & INT in 2 career games vs. NE. S RESHAD JONES had 5 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NE with PD. S BOBBY MCCAIN has 8 tackles, sack & INT in past 2 meetings. LB JEROME BAKER aims for 3rd meeting in row with 7+ tackles.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 125 (NE), 146 (Mia) | XM: 388 (NE), 231 (Mia)
Buffalo Bills (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH
REGULAR SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER: All-time series tied, 6-6 STREAKS: Giants have won past 3 LAST GAME: 10/4/15: Giants 24 at Bills 10 LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/16/11: Giants 27, Bills 24
QB JOSH ALLEN completed 24 of 37 passes (64.9 pct.) for career-high 254 yards with TD pass & rushed for 38 yards & TD last week. Has pass TD, rush TD & 85+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 9 rush TDs since entering league in 2018, most among QBs. • RB FRANK GORE has 14,768 career rush yards, 4th-most alltime, & 18,564 career scrimmage yards, 5th-most all-time. Has 286 scrimmage yards (95.3 per game) in 3 career road games vs. NYG. RB DEVIN SINGLETARY (rookie) had 98 scrimmage yards last week in NFL debut. RB T.J. YELDON had rec. TD in only career game vs. NYG (9/9/18 with Jax.). • WR JOHN BROWN led team with 7 catches for 123 yards & TD last week in Buf. debut. Had rec. TD in last meeting (12/24/17 with Ari.). WR ZAY JONES has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 on road. WR COLE BEASLEY had 5 catches for 40 yards last week in Buf. debut. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches. Had 6 catches for 94 yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. NYG (12/30/18 with Dal.). • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS aims for 4th in row vs. NFC with 6+ tackles. LB MATT MILANO has 23 tackles, 3 TFL & INT in past 3 on road. DE JERRY HUGHES led team with 1.5 sacks & tied for lead with 2 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE TRENT MURPHY had FR & PD last week. Had sack & FF in his last game vs. NYG. (9/25/16 with Was.). S JORDAN POYER tied for team lead with 9 tackles & sack last week.
QB ELI MANNING had 306 pass yards & TD pass last week, his 51st career game with 300+ pass yards. Ranks 7th in NFL history in pass yards (56,287) & 8th in TD passes (361). Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. Had 3 TD passes in his last game vs. Buf. (10/4/15). Has 1,736 pass yards (289.3 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 6 home starts vs. AFC East. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 139 scrimmage yards (120 rush, 19 rec.) in Week 1. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 14 of his 17 career games. Had 1,064 scrimmage yards (133 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in 8 home games last season. Has rush TD in 3 of 4 career games vs AFC. Since 2018, leads NFL with 8 games of 100+ rush yards. • TE EVAN ENGRAM set career highs in receptions (11) & rec. yards (116) & had TD catch in Week 1. His 11 catches were most by NYG TE since JEREMY SHOCKEY (12 catches) on 11/11/07. Was 1 of 4 players (JAMISON CROWDER, CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY & MICHAEL THOMAS) with 10+ catches in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with 75+ rec. yards. • S ANTOINE BETHEA tied for team-lead with 7 tackles in NYG debut last week. Since 2016, ranks 2nd among safeties with 295 tackles. CB JANORIS JENKINS had PD in Week 1 & has 6 PD in his last 4 at home. LB ALEC OGLETREE had 6 tackles & PD last week. Since 2013, is only LB with 50+ PD (52), 10+ FFs (12) & 10+ INTs (11). Had 7+ tackles in each of his 6 home games with NYG in 2018.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 103 (Buf), 113 (NYG) | XM: 389 (Buf), 232 (NYG)
Seattle Seahawks (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY
LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 9-8 STREAKS: Steelers have won 2 of past 3 LAST GAME: 11/29/15: Steelers 30 at Seahawks 39 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/18/11: Steelers 24, Seahawks 0
QB RUSSELL WILSON had 2 TD passes & 134.6 rating in Week 1. Has 2+ TD passes in 12 of his past 13 road starts. Had 18 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 114.5 rating in 8 road games last season. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 115+ rating. Had 345 pass yards & 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 147.9 in only career game vs. Pit. Has 16 TDs vs. 1 INT for 136.5 rating in 5 career games vs. AFC North. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 81 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 9 total TDs in his last 8 games. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 6th in row overall with rush TD. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with 2+ TDs. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 44-yard TD catch in Week 1, his 8th career TD catch of 40+ yards. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with rec. TD. Rookie WR DK METCALF had 89 rec. yards in NFL debut last week. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 9 tackles & 2 TFL in Week 1. Had 12 tackles, FF & PD in only career game vs. Pit. (11/29/15). Is 1 of 2 LBs (LUKE KUECHLY) with 900+ tackles (923) since 2012. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack in Sea. debut last week. Is 1 of 4 defensive players (AARON DONALD, CHANDLER JONES & CAMERON JORDAN) with 50+ TFL (54) & 25+ sacks (25.5) since 2016. DT QUINTON JEFFERSON had 2 sacks last week, his 1st career multi-sack game. CB TRE FLOWERS led team with career-high 10 tackles & had FR in Week 1. S BRADLEY MCDOUGALD has 4 FF since 2018, tied-most among DBs.
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 276 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Sea. with 115+ rating & 6th in row vs. NFC with 3+ pass TDs & 105+ rating. Has 56,470 career pass yards, 6th-most all-time. • RB JAMES CONNER had 65 scrimmage yards last week. Had 747 scrimmage yards (106.7 per game) & 8 rush TDs in 7 home games last season. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with TD. RB JAYLEN SAMUELS aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with TD. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 6 catches for team-high 78 yards last week. Has 548 yards (109.6 per game) & 3 TDs in past 5 vs. NFC. WR DONTE MONCRIEF has rec. TD in only career game vs. Sea. (10/1/17 with Ind.). WR JAMES WASHINGTON had 2 catches for 51 yards last week. WR RYAN SWITZER tied for team-lead with 6 catches last week. TE VANCE MCDONALD has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 at home vs. NFC West. • LB DEVIN BUSH led all rookies last week with team-high 11 tackles. LB T.J. WATT has 7 sacks in past 6 at home. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC with sack. LB BUD DUPREE had sack last week. LB MARK BARRON had 6 tackles last week in Pit. debut. DE CAMERON HEYWARD had 8 tackles last week. Had sack in last game vs. Sea. Has 5.5 sacks in past 3 at home vs. NFC. Rookie S KAMERON KELLY had 8 tackles last week in NFL debut. CB JOE HADEN has 13 tackles & 2 INTs in past 2 at home.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 106 (Sea), 82 (Pit) | XM: 390 (Sea), 227 (Pit)
Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-0)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY
LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 33-15 STREAKS: Colts have won past 2 LAST GAME: 12/30/18: Colts 33 at Titans 17 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/30/18
QB JACOBY BRISSETT completed 21 of 27 (77.8 pct.) for 190 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120.7 rating last week. Passed for 212 yards & TD in only career road start vs. Ten (10/16/17). Aims for 9th start in row on road with pass TD. • RB MARLON MACK led league with career-high 174 rush yards & rush TD last week. Has 466 rush yards (116.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Had 119 rush yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Ten. with rush TD. • WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 8 catches for 87 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 10th career multi-TD game. Has 27 catches for 424 yards (106 per game) & 2 TDs in last 4 road games. Had 35 catches for 684 yards (114.0 per game) in 6 games vs. division last season. TE ERIC EBRON had 60 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Has 5 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC South. Has 7 TDs in past 10 overall. • LB DARIUS LEONARD tied for team lead with 7 tackles last week. Has 15 tackles (7.5 per game), 2 INTs, sack & FF in 2 career games vs. Ten. Has 170 tackles since entering league in 2018, most in NFL. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had sack last week in Ind. debut. Has 3 sacks in 3 career games vs. Ten. Since entering league in 2011, is only player with 75+ sacks (79.5), 10+ FFs (14) & 4+ INTs (4). DE KEMOKO TURAY had sack & FF last week. DT DENICO AUTRY had 8 sacks in 6 games vs. division last season. S MALIK HOOKER had 5 tackles & INT last week. CB KENNY MOORE had INT in last meeting.
QB MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 248 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 133.3 rating last week. Has 905 pass yards (301.7 per game) & 5 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 92.2 rating in 3 home starts vs. Ind. Has 99.9 rating in 8 career home games vs. division. • RB DERRICK HENRY led team with 159 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week, including career-long 75-yard rec. TD. Joined HOFer TONY DORSETT as only players in NFL history with 75+-yard TD catch & 99-yard TD run in career. Has 765 scrimmage yards (153 per game) & 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5. Has 251 scrimmage yards (125.5 per game) & rush TD in past 2 home games vs. Ind. • WR A.J. BROWN (rookie) had 3 catches for team-high 100 yards last week in NFL debut. WR COREY DAVIS had 35 catches for 521 yards (65.1 per game) & 3 TDs in 8 home games last season. TE DELANIE WALKER led team with 5 catches for 55 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had rec. TD in last game vs. Ind. (11/26/17). Has 35 catches for 303 yards (60.6 per game) & 2 TDs in 5 career home meetings. • S KEVIN BYARD had INT last week. Has 5 INTs in past 4. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 9+ tackles. Leads NFL with 13 INTs since 2017. CB LOGAN RYAN had team-high 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks & INT last week. Aims for 4th in row with sack. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had INT last week. DE CAMERON WAKE led team with 2.5 sacks & safety in Ten. debut last week. Since entering league in 2009, leads all players with 100.5 sacks.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 136 (Ind), 121 (Ten) | XM: 391 (Ind), 233 (Ten)
Dallas Cowboys (1-0) at Washington Redskins (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY
LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 71-43-2 STREAKS: Cowboys have won 5 of past 6 LAST GAME: 11/22/18: Redskins 23 at Cowboys 31 LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/21/18: Redskins 20, Cowboys 17
QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 25 of 32 for 405 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating, the highest attainable mark, in Week 1. Is 1 of 4 QBs in NFL history with 158.3 rating on 30+ attempts. Became 5th QB with 400+ pass yards, 4+ TDs & 0 INTs in season opener in NFL history. Has 10 total TDs (6 pass, 4 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 102 rating in 6 career games vs. Was. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with pass TD & rush TD. In past 5 on road vs. NFC East, has 10 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 108.8 rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had rush TD in Week 1. Has 18 TDs (15 rush, 3 rec.) in 19 career road games. Has 546 scrimmage yards (109.2 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 5 career games vs. Was. Has 100+ rush yards in 4 of his past 5 on road vs. NFC East. Since 2016, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (5,310) & rush yards (4,101). • WR AMARI COOPER had 106 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Had 8 catches for 180 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. TE JASON WITTEN had rec. TD last week. Needs rec. TD to become 5th TE in NFL history with 70+ TD catches. WR MICHAEL GALLUP set career-highs in receptions (7) & rec. yards (158) last week. WR RANDALL COBB had TD catch in Dal. debut in Week 1. • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had FF, FR & 0.5 sacks last week. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & INT in his past 4 vs. Was. LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH had 10 tackles, FF, PD & 0.5 sacks in Week 1. LB JAYLON SMITH had FF in last meeting. S JEFF HEATH had 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 1. Had FF in last meeting.
QB CASE KEENUM passed for career-high 380 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.6 rating in Week 1, his 7th career game with 3+ TD passes. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 300+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & 115+ rating. • RB CHRIS THOMPSON had 7 receptions last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 5+ catches. RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 474 scrimmage yards (94.8 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 5 career games vs. Dal. Had 99 rush yards in last home meeting (10/21/18). Has 106 rush TDs, tied with HOFer JIM BROWN for 5th-most all-time. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN (rookie) had 5 catches for 125 yards & TD last week. Is first Was. rookie with 100+ rec. yards in NFL debut. TE VERNON DAVIS had 48-yard TD catch in Week 1. Ranks 3rd among active TEs with 63 career rec. TDs. WR TREY QUINN had TD catch last week, his 2nd career rec. TD. • LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 6 sacks & FF in his last 6 vs. Dal. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Dal. with 2+ sacks. Since 2014, is 1 of 3 players (CHANDLER JONES & VON MILLER) with 60+ sacks (60). S LANDON COLLINS had 7 tackles in Was. debut last week. Aims for his 7th in row vs. Dal. with 5+ tackles. CB JOSH NORMAN aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with FF. Has 68 PD since 2014, 3rd most among CBs. Is only CB with 10+ FFs (11) since 2014. Rookie LB COLE HOLCOMB had 8 tackles & 2 TFL in NFL debut last week. CB QUINTON DUNBAR led team with career-high 9 tackles in Week 1.
Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Oakland Raiders (1-0)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 4:05 PM ET // OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 63-52-2 STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 3 LAST GAME: 12/30/18: Raiders 3 at Chiefs 35 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/18: Chiefs 40, Raiders 33
CHIEFS have scored 25+ points in 22 straight games, longest streak in NFL history. • QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 25 of 33 (75.8 pct.) for 378 yards & 3 TD vs. 0 INTs with 143.2 rating last week. Surpassed HOFer KURT WARNER (5,613) for most passing yards by player in 1st 20 games. Aims for 13th in row with 2+ pass TDs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Oak. with 275+ pass yards, 2+ pass TDs & 105+ rating. • RB LESEAN MCCOY had 93 scrimmage yards last week in KC debut. Has 364 scrimmage yards (182 per game) & rush TD in past 2 vs. Oak. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road vs. AFC West. RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS had 65 scrimmage yards & rush TD last week. Aims for 8th in row with TD, including postseason. • WR SAMMY WATKINS led league last week with careerhigh 198 rec. yards on 9 catches, incl. 3 TDs, his 1st-career 3-TD game. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 3 catches for 88 yards last week. Had 12 catches for 168 yards & 2 TDs in last road meeting. Aims for 3rd in row on road vs. Oak. with rec. TD. • DE FRANK CLARK had INT last week in KC debut. Since entering league in 2015, is 1 of 2 players (KHALIL MACK) with 35+ sacks (35) & 2+ INTs (2). DT CHRIS JONES had 1.5 sacks in last road meeting. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS aims for 3rd in row vs. Oak. with 9+ tackles. CB KENDALL FULLER had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Had FF in last road meeting.
QB DEREK CARR completed 22 of 26 (84.6 pct.) for 259 yards & TD with 121 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. KC with 3+ pass TDs & 100+ rating. Has 250+ pass yards, pass TD & 120+ rating in 3 of past 4 at home. • RB JOSH JACOBS (rookie) led team with 113 scrimmage yards & 2 rush TDs last week in NFL debut. His 85 rush yards were most among rookies in Week 1. Became 1st RB since ISAIAH CROWELL in 2014 with 2 rush TDs in 1st NFL game. RB JALEN RICHARD had 126 scrimmage yards in last home game vs. KC. • WR TYRELL WILLIAMS had 6 catches for team-high 105 yards & TD last week in Oak. debut. Had rec. TD in last home game vs. KC (9/9/18 with LAC). TE DARREN WALLER recorded career highs with 70 rec. yards on team-high 7 catches last week in Oak. debut. WR-KR DWAYNE HARRIS returned kickoff 72 yards in 4th quarter last week. • S LAMARCUS JOYNER had 6 tackles & TFL last week. Had INT in his last game vs. KC (11/19/18 with LAR). S KARL JOSEPH had team-high 7 tackles last week. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had 6 tackles last week. Had FF in last home meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. KC with 7+ tackles. DE BENSON MAYOWA led team with 2 sacks & FF last week in Oak. debut. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & FF. Had sack in last game vs. KC (11/11/18 with Ari.). Rookie DE CLELIN FERRELL had sack & PD last week in NFL debut.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (KC), 81 (Oak) | XM: 383 (KC), 225 (Oak)
Chicago Bears (0-1) at Denver Broncos (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 4:25 PM ET // EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL
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LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 8-7 STREAKS: Broncos have won past 2 LAST GAME: 11/22/15: Broncos 17 at Bears 15 LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/11/11: Broncos 13, Bears 10
QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY has 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 105.4 rating in 4 career road starts vs. AFC. Has 40+ rush yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC. • RB TARIK COHEN led team with 8 catches in Week 1. Has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 vs. AFC. Since 2017, ranks 4th among RBs with 132 receptions & is 1 of 6 RBs with 1,100+ rec. yards (1,127). • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 7 receptions for 102 yards last week, his 10th career 100-yard game. TE TREY BURTON had TD catch in only career game vs. Den. (11/5/17 with Phi.). • LB KHALIL MACK has 10 sacks, 3 FFs & 14 TFL in 8 career games vs. Den. Had 2 sacks in his last game at Den. (10/1/17 with Oak.). Had career-high 5 sacks at Den. on 12/13/15 (with Oak.). Has 49 sacks since 2015, tied-3rd most in NFL. DT AKIEM HICKS had sack last week. Had 4.5 sacks, 4 PD & 3 FFs in 8 games on road in 2018. LB DANNY TREVATHAN had 275 tackles, 5 INTs, 3 sacks & 3 FFs in 4 seasons (2012- 15) with Den. LB LEONARD FLOYD had 2 sacks in Week 1, his 5th career game with 2+ sacks. CB KYLE FULLER had 2 PD in Week 1. Had 12 PD & 5 INTs in 8 games on road in 2018. Has 2+ PD in 7 of his past 8 vs. AFC. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. AFC with INT. S EDDIE JACKSON had 4 PD, 2 INTs, incl. 41- yard INT-TD & FF in 6 games on road in 2018. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. AFC. LB AARON LYNCH had sack last week. Had sack in only career game vs. Den. (10/19/14 with SF).
QB JOE FLACCO passed for 268 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs with 105.3 rating last week in Den. debut. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC with pass TD. • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY had 66 scrimmage yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with rush TD. RB ROYCE FREEMAN led team with 56 rush yards last week. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON led team with career-highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (120) last week. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 5 catches for 86 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. In past 6 at home, has 39 catches for 524 yards (87.3 per game) & 3 TDs. WR DAESEAN HAMILTON tied career-high with 7 catches for 47 yards & TD in last game vs. NFC (12/9/18 vs. SF). • LB VON MILLER has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings.Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC North with sack. Has 11.5 sacks & 6 FFs in past 8 vs. NFC. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 98 sacks. LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 3 tackles & PD last week. Has 7.5 sacks & FF in 4 career games vs. NFC. LB JOSEY JEWELL led team with career-high 14 tackles last week. DE DEREK WOLFE had sack in last meeting. DE ADAM GOTSIS has 2 sacks, 2 PD & FF in past 3. CB CHRIS HARRIS has INT in 2 of past 4. Had FF in his last home game vs. NFC North (10/4/15 vs. GB). CB ISAAC YIADOM had career-high 8 tackles last week. S KAREEM JACKSON had team-high 2 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ PD.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 98 (Chi), 83 (Den) | XM: 384 (Chi), 226 (Den)
New Orleans Saints (1-0) at Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 4:25 PM ET // LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM // REFEREE: WALT ANDERSON
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LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 41-32 STREAKS: Saints have won 2 of past 3 LAST GAME: 11/4/18: Rams 35 at Saints 45 LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/26/17: Rams 26, Saints 20
QB DREW BREES passed for 370 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 105.8 rating in Week 1. Has 116 career games with 300+ pass yards & 62 career games with 350+ pass yards, both most in NFL history. Has 902 pass yards (300.7 per game) & 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.2 rating in his past 3 vs. LAR. Needs 193 pass yards to become 1st player in NFL history with 75,000 career pass yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 169 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 72 rec.) last week. Including postseason, has 415 scrimmage yards (138.3 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 3 career games vs. LAR. Is 1 of 2 players (TODD GURLEY) with 3,000+ scrimmage yards (3,315) & 30+ TDs (31) since 2017. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had rush TD in NO debut last week. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 10 catches for 123 yards in Week 1. Is 1 of 2 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN) with 10+ games (10) of 10+ catches since 2016. Has 26 receptions for 371 yards (123.7 per game) & 3 TDs in 3 career games vs. LAR. Had career-high 211 rec. yards in last meeting. Since 2016, leads NFL with 331 catches. WR TED GINN had 101 rec. yards in Week 1, his 6th career 100-yard game. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack last week. Has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. LAR. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had 1st career 2-sack game in Week 1. CB P.J. WILLIAMS had 2nd career sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 3+ PD. LB ALEX ANZALONE had sack last week. Had INT in last meeting.
RAMS defeated NO 26-23 in OT in NFC Champ. last season. • QB JARED GOFF had TD pass in Week 1. Has 959 pass yards (319.7 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 104.2 rating in 3 career games vs. NO. Passed for 391 yards & 3 TDs with 115.7 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NO with 2+ TD passes. • RB TODD GURLEY had 101 scrimmage yards in Week 1. Has 296 scrimmage yards (98.7 per game) & rush TD in 3 career games vs. NO. Has 1,093 scrimmage yards (136.6 per game) & 11 TDs (9 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 8 at home. Since entering NFL in 2015, leads league in scrimmage yards (6,531) & scrimmage TDs (56). RB MALCOLM BROWN had 2 rush TDs in Week 1, his 1st career game with 2+ TDs. • WR ROBERT WOODS led team with 8 catches & 70 rec. yards last week. Has 70+ rec. yards in 8 of his past 9 home games. WR BRANDIN COOKS had 6 catches for 114 yards & TD in last meeting. Had 107 rec. yards in NFC Champ. at NO. WR COOPER KUPP has 13 catches for 205 yards (102.5 per game) & TD catch in 2 career games vs. NO. • DT AARON DONALD has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. NO. Had 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 8 home games in 2018. LB CORY LITTLETON led team with career-high 14 tackles & had 2 PD, INT, FF & FR in Week 1. Has 19 PD since 2017, tied-most among LBs. LB DANTE FOWLER had 2 sacks last week, his 2nd career game with 2+ sacks. LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack in LAR debut last week. LB SAMSON EBUKAM had FF & FR in Week 1.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter) SIRIUS: 127 (NO), 82 (LAR) | XM: 385 (NO), 227 (LAR)
Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 // 8:20 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN
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LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 17-13-1 STREAKS: Eagles have won past 2 LAST GAME: 9/6/18: Falcons 12 at Eagles 18 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/14/15: Falcons 26, Eagles 24
QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 313 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121 rating in Week 1, his 14th career game with 300+ pass yards & 10th career game with 3+ TD passes. Joined HOFer SONNY JURGENSON & DONOVAN MCNABB as only QBs in franchise history with multiple games of 2+ 50-yard TD passes. Has 95+ rating in 4 of his past 5 on road. • RB DARREN SPROLES leads all active RBs in catches (550), rec. yards (4,832) & rec. TDs (32). Needs 2 rush TDs to become 7th player in NFL history with 25+ rush TDs & 30+ rec. TDs. RB JORDAN HOWARD had rush TD in only career game vs. Atl. (9/10/17 with Chi.). • WR DESEAN JACKSON had 8 catches for 154 yards & 2 TDs, including 2 50-yard TDs, in Week 1. Joined HOFer JERRY RICE (36) as only players with 30+ 50-yard TDs (31) in NFL history. Has 6 games with 100+ rec. yards on Kickoff Weekend, tied with HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN (6) for most in NFL history. WR ALSHON JEFFERY had rec. TD & rush TD last week, his 1st career rush TD. Had 136 rec. yards in only career game vs. Atl. (10/12/14 with Chi.). TE ZACH ERTZ had 5 catches in Week 1. Since 2013, is 1 of 2 TEs (TRAVIS KELCE) with 400+ receptions (442). • DT FLETCHER COX has 3.5 sacks in his past 4 vs. Atl. (including postseason). Had 7.5 sacks in 8 games on road in 2018. Aims for his 4th in row on road with sack. DT TIMMY JERNIGAN had sack in Week 1.
QB MATT RYAN passed for 304 yards & 2 TDs in Week 1, his 54th career game with 300+ pass yards. Had 2,452 pass yards (306.5 per game) & 18 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 118 rating in 8 home games last season. Has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC East. Has 297 career TD passes & needs 3 TDs to become 12th QB in NFL history with 300 career TDs. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 16 TDs (14 rush, 2 rec.) in 15 home games since 2016. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD. Has 5 rush TDs in his past 6 vs. NFC East. • WR JULIO JONES had 6 catches & rec. TD in Week 1. Has 704 receptions in 112 games & joined ANTONIO BROWN (111) & HOFer MARVIN HARRISON (114) as only players with 700+ catches in 1st 115 games in NFL history. Has 45 receptions for 698 yards (116.3 per game) & 3 TDs in 6 career games (including postseason) vs. Phi. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Phi. with 9+ catches & 6th in row vs. Phi. with 100+ rec. yards, including postseason. WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 64 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Had 6 rec. TDs in 8 home games in 2018. TE AUSTIN HOOPER led team with 9 receptions in Week 1. • DT GRADY JARRETT had sack & FF last week. Had 5 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 4 at home. DT TYELER DAVISON led team with career-high 8 tackles in Week 1. LB DEION JONES has 20 tackles (10 per game), 3 PD & INT in 2 career games vs. Phi. S DAMONTAE KAZEE has PD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor SIRIUS: 81 (Phi), 83 (Atl) | XM: 225 (Phi), 226 (Atl)
Cleveland Browns (0-1) at New York Jets (0-1)
WEEK 2 // MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2019 // 8:15 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP
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LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 13-12 STREAKS: Jets have won 5 of past 6 LAST GAME: 9/20/18: Jets 17 at Browns 21 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/13/15: Jets 31, Browns 10
QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 25 of 38 passes for 285 yards & 1 TD passlast week. Had 201 pass yards & 100.1 rating in NFL debut vs. NYJ in 2018. Has 2+ TD passes in 6 of 7 career road games. • RB NICK CBUBB led team with 75 rush yards last week. Has 489 rush yards (69.9 per game) & 6 total TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in past 7 on road. RB DONTRELL HILLIARD scored first career TD last week. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. led team with 7 catches for 71 yards last week in Cle. debut. Had 6 catches for 149 yards & TD in only career game vs. NYJ (12/6/15 with NYG). Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC East with 100+ rec. yards & TD. Has 755 rec. yards (94.4 per game) & 7 TDs in 8 career games on MNF. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 4 catches for 67 yards last week. Has 30 catches for 389 yards (97.3 per game) & 2 TDs in 4 career road meetings. Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC East with 8+ catches. TE DAVID NJOKU had TD catch last week. • DE MYLES GARRETT led team with 2 sacks last week, his 5th career game with 2+ sacks. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 2+ sacks. Has 7 sacks & FF in past 7 road games. DE OLIVIER VERNON has 4 sacks in past 3 at NYJ. DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had 242 tackles, 40 TFL, 18 sacks & 5 FFs in 4 seasons with NYJ (2013-16). LB JOE SCHOBERT led team with 9 tackles last week. Had INT in last meeting. CB DENZEL WARD had 4 tackles & FF in last meeting.
QB SAM DARNOLD completed 28 of 41 passes for 175 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 84.9 rating last week. Has TD pass in all 7 career home games. RB LE’VEON BELL had 92 scrimmage yards & rec. TD last week in NYJ debut. Has 744 scrimmage yards (124 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 6 career games vs. Cle. Has 8,088 career scrimmage yards & surpassed HOFer ERIC DICKERSON (64 games) to become fastest player in NFL history to 8,000 scrimmage yards (63 games). • WR JAMISON CROWDER had career-high 14 catches for 99 yards last week in NYJ debut. WR ROBBY ANDERSON has 19 catches for 259 yards (86.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. WR QUINCY ENUNWA has 8 catches for 150 yards (75 per game) & TD in past 2 games vs. Cle. • S JAMAL ADAMS had 6 tackles & PD last week. Has 203 tackles since entering league in 2017, most among safeties. S MARCUS MAYE had 4 tackles & INT in his only career meeting (10/8/17). CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week. Had FF in last game vs. Cle. Since entering league in 2012, is 1 of 2 CBs (RICHARD SHERMAN) with 20+ INTs (22) & 3+ FFs (3). CB DARRYL ROBERTS tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week. LB C.J. MOSLEY had 5 tackles, 17-yard INT-TD & FR last week in NYJ debut. Had INT in his last game vs. Cle. (12/30/18 with Bal.). LB JORDAN JENKINS had sack last week. Had sack & FF in last meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Tony Boselli, Ross Tucker (field reporter) SIRIUS: 81 (Cle), 83 (NYJ) | XM: 225 (Cle), 226 (NYJ).
Galvis slam leads Reds; M’s rookie Lewis homers again
One good swing by Freddy Galvis turned things around for the Cincinnati Reds.
Galvis’ grand slam was that swing for the Cincinnati Reds in an 11-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. After scoring just six runs in two listless losses to the Mariners, Galvis helped the Reds salvage a rare win in the Pacific Northwest.
“After the grand slam, we had some pretty good at-bats and we had a few homers to help us finish scoring later,” Galvis said. “Sometimes a team needs a little lift and today that helped us get the momentum and score some runs.”
Galvis’ second slam of the season and third of his career capped a five-run rally in the seventh inning for a 7-5 lead. The Reds rolled into the eighth and picked up two-run homers from Curt Casali and Eugenio Suarez to wipe away yet another monster home run by Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis.
“It was nice to get a couple innings like that,” Reds manager David Bell said. “A big hit by Freddy. He looked really good at the plate tonight. That’s big. We’ve been struggling to get runs. That’s what it takes usually, a big hit by somebody, and then it kind of opened up after that. We needed it.”
The win was the first in Seattle since 2007 and snapped a six-game losing streak to the Mariners.
Lewis hit a solo shot off the scoreboard in left field in the fifth, pushing the Mariners to a 5-2 lead and becoming just the second player in major league history to homer in each of his first three games.
Lewis joined Trevor Story as the only players to accomplish the feat. Story connected in his first four games – totaling six homers in that span – for Colorado in 2016.
Darvish fans 14, Cubs beat Padres 4-1 to keep wild-card pace
Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field feeling better about their situation than they had in several days.
Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings, and the Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday to remain tied with Milwaukee for the NL’s second wild-card spot.
“Everyone has confidence for sure,” Darvish said. “I know the last 10 days was tough, but we still have to compete each day.”
If not for two walks in the fifth inning, Darvish might have gone deeper.
“He wants to be out there,” manager Joe Maddon said. “Those couple walks, I mean, he could have got seven. That one inning when he walked (Ty) France and (Luis) Urias, that put him at 88 after five. I’m always counting pitches and I’m looking, this is a possible seven innings, at least, and then the walks just did not permit that to happen. But he’s uncanny coming out of his breaking ball. It’s ridiculously good, especially against left-handers.
“There’s nothing to say negative about his performance. It was great.”
The Padres scored in the ninth when Manny Machado was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs, but Rowan Wick struck out Luis Urias to end it.
Chicago split the four-game series and won for just the second time in seven games. The Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 3-2.
Darvish (6-6) retired his first eight batters before allowing his first hit, an infield single by starter Dinelson Lamet. Darvish kicked the ball with his right foot and it caromed to third baseman Kris Bryant. Darvish struck out Greg Garcia to end the inning.
Braun homers, Brewers beat Marlins 3-2 for 7th straight win
Ryan Braun honored injured teammate Christian Yelich the past two days by wearing his No. 22 jersey underneath his own.
Braun then put on a Yelich-like performance Thursday, hitting a two-run homer that helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to complete a four-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven.
“I threw up the double deuces for him,” Braun said of his message to Yelich as he crossed home plate. “He texted me, “It’s about time you hit a homer.’ Forty-fifth homer hit in this jersey this year.”
Milwaukee, which matched its longest winning streak this season, began the day tied for the second NL wild card with the Chicago Cubs.
At 78-68, the Brewers are 10 games over .500 for the first time since mid-June.
“What’s within our picture is keep playing well,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “The other stuff doesn’t matter right now. Keep playing like the past week we’re going to put ourselves in a good spot.”
Yelich broke his right kneecap on a foul ball Tuesday night. Before the game, the Brewers said the reigning NL MVP won’t need surgery, but is done for the year.
Yelich hit .329 with 44 homers and 97 RBIs this season and also stole 30 bases. He was leading the majors in slugging percentage and OPS when he was hurt.
Mets hit team-mark 6 HRs, rout D-Backs 11-1 for 4-game sweep
Juan Lagares, Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets kept up their playoff push by pounding the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Lagares hit his first career grand slam and a two-run shot as the Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by going deep six times, routing Arizona 11-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep.
The Mets outscored the Diamondbacks 26-4 this week.
“We just put everything together,” manager Mickey Callaway said.
Boosted by Marcus Stroman’s longest start since being acquired from Toronto in July, the Mets won for the ninth time in 13 games. New York is two games back of Milwaukee and Chicago for the second NL wild-card spot.
The Diamondbacks lost their fifth straight since winning 11 of 12 to get back into the playoff race. Arizona dropped 3 1/2 games behind and held a brief team meeting afterward.
“We got our butts kicked,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “There’s no doubt about it. We didn’t pitch well. We didn’t hit well and we’ve to find a way to turn the page, and I think this group will.”
Lagares hit a slam in the third inning and connected again in the fifth, setting a career-high with six RBIs in his first multihomer game.
It was his third homer in the last 15 at-bats after getting two in his previous 227 at-bats. His big day came in his 24th start since Aug. 1 – early this season, he was mostly out of the lineup.
“He’s an incredible teammate,” Mets right fielder Michael Conforto said. “He hasn’t gotten a whole lot of playing time. He’s taking advantage of every single opportunity he gets.”
More injury woes for Yankees in doubleheader sweep of Tigers
The New York Yankees wrapped up their visit to Detroit with two victories and a couple new injuries.
All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez became the Yankees’ latest health concern when he exited the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader with left groin tightness as New York beat Detroit 6-4 to complete a sweep. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion left the first game, a 10-4 victory, with an oblique issue.
The Yankees are closing in on an AL East title, but the injury woes that have dogged them this season don’t seem to be going away.
“I just keep saying it’s going to make for a good World Series DVD,” said CC Sabathia, New York’s starting pitcher in the second game. “Nothing we can do.”
Sanchez exited in the fourth, an inning after he was thrown out in his first stolen base try this year. He has been on the injured list three times in the past two seasons because of groin problems. Sanchez said through a translator he felt he overstretched his leg sliding into second but felt fine at first. He felt tightening after squatting behind home plate.
Encarnacion homered in the first game, then left in the seventh inning with a strained left oblique muscle. J.A. Happ, New York’s starter in the doubleheader opener, is also dealing with some health issues, although manager Aaron Boone didn’t sound too concerned about that.
Sanchez, Encarnacion and Happ were all expected to return to New York. The Yankees, meanwhile, finish this road trip with a series at Toronto.
Olson, Athletics top Astros 3-2, take over AL wild-card lead
The Oakland Athletics left Houston feeling pretty good on Thursday night after taking three of four games from the imposing Astros as they look to lock down a playoff spot.
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by Homer Bailey and the Athletics beat the Astros 3-2 to take over the AL wild-card lead.
Oakland shook off a 15-0 loss in the opener of this four-game series to win three in a row, beating Cy Young Award front-runner Justin Verlander in the finale.
The A’s moved a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay atop the AL wild-card standings. Cleveland is one game behind Oakland.
“We played well against them at our place and this is probably the toughest place in the American League to play,” manager Bob Melvin said. “To be able to come in and take three out of four and do it in different fashions every night, yeah, it felt good.”
The Athletics got Verlander (18-6) for three runs in the first three innings before he settled in to pitch three scoreless frames.
Bailey (13-8) yielded three hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision. He matched his career high in wins set in 2012 with Cincinnati.
Nationals beat Twins 12-6 as AL Central race tightens
A win by the Washington Nationals over the Minnesota Twins made the American League Central Division race a lot more interesting.
Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each homered and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat Minnesota 12-6 Thursday night, cutting the Twins divisional lead to 3 1/2 games ahead of a critical series in Cleveland.
Adam Eaton and Yan Gomes also homered and Asdrubal Cabrera added two run-scoring hits for the Nationals, who maintained their 3 1/2-game lead for the top NL wild-card spot over the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.
Minnesota’s divisional lead fell for the second straight game as the Twins head to Cleveland for three-game series beginning Friday, the final games between the teams this season. Cleveland was idle Thursday. The Twins lost three games off their lead in the last five days.
And the Twins lost yet another player to injury, utility infielder Ehire Adrianza, who strained his right oblique swinging at a pitch in the second with two on. Adrianza was hurting so badly that manager Rocco Baldelli told him to bunt the runners along, which he did.
The Twins were already without Miguel Sano (sore back), Max Kepler (sore left shoulder), Marwin Gonzalez (oblique strain), Jake Cave (left groin strain) and reliever Sam Dyson (sore right biceps). Baldelli said Adrianza will not make the trip to Cleveland and may be out awhile.
“It’s kind of crazy, because I haven’t seen a situation like this in a long time, and we’ve had periods of time this year when we seem to be short on players,” said Baldelli. “You usually don’t see it in September because of the expanded rosters and the ability to carry as many players as you can. But that’s what we’re dealing with.”
Robbie Shelton shoots 8-under 62, leads at Greenbrier by 2
Scott Harrington enjoyed his long-awaited debut as a PGA Tour member.
In his 17th year as a professional, the 38-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday, leaving him two strokes behind first-round leader Robby Shelton in the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.
With all 21 tour rookies and other Korn Ferry Tour graduates in the field, the first round of the PGA Tour’s season opener in West Virginia was a chance for the new guys and journeymen to make an impression.
Especially for Harrington.
“I always did think I was going to get here,” Harrington said. “Even though I’m 38 years old, I feel like I’m every bit as capable of winning out here as any 22 year old. Yeah, age is just a number.”
Harrington turned pro in 2003 and played in four PGA Tour events over the next 12 years. He took time off last year to be with his wife, Jenn, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The disease is now in remission.
He locked up his first PGA Tour card with a runner-up finish last month at a Korn Ferry event in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.
In his debut Thursday, Harrington hit just nine fairways and 12 greens in regulation but made four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn.
“It was a lot of fun,” Harrington said. “I’ll certainly remember this one for sure. I’ll remember it even more if I can put a few more good ones together.”
Shelton made eight starts on tour as a non-member in 2016-17. He has his tour card for the first time after winning two Korn Ferry events in May.
“I’m fired up,” Shelton said. “Last night it was tough to sleep. I’ve been waiting for this moment all season.”
Starting on the back nine on the Old White TPC, the 24-year-old Shelton made the turn at 3 under and birdied Nos. 1-3. The 8-under 62 is his lowest score on tour.
Defending champion Kevin Na, Lanto Griffin, Mark Hubbard and Zack Sucher matched Harrington at 64.
Na’s putter won last year’s tournament. On Thursday, his approach shots got him onto the first page of the leaderboard. He had four birdies over his final six holes. Three of his back-nine birdies were putts of under 10 feet.
“I have a lot of good memories here and I’m excited to be back defending,” Na said. “Nice to see my picture up on the wall and have my own defending champion locker. It’s pretty cool.”
Hubbard, who won once in 23 Korn Ferry events last season, had a bogey-free round and is looking for his first top-10 finish since joining the PGA Tour in 2015.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1883 Cleveland’s one-arm pitcher Hugh Daily no-hits Philadelphia, 1-0. The fireballing Irish right-hander lost his left hand as a result of a gun accident earlier in his life.
1902 Johnny Evers, acquired to replace second baseman Bobby Lowe, who broke his ankle, joins shortstop Joe Tinker and first baseman Frank Chance on the Chicago infield, marking the first time the three Cubs’ infielders have played together. The legendary double play trio will be immortalized in Franklin Pierce Adams’ baseball poem, “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon,” better known as “Tinker to Evers to Chance”.
1909 Tigers’ outfielder Ty Cobb hits his ninth round-tripper, all inside-the park, to win the home run crown. The Georgia Peach will hit 117 round-trippers during his 24-year career, but this is the only season he will lead the league.
1925 In the first game of a twin bill, Robins’ (Dodgers) starter Dazzy Vance no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 10-1. The Brooklyn hurler had one-hit the team from the City of Brotherly Love five days earlier.
1932 The Yankees, with their 100th victory of the year, clinch the AL pennant when George Pipqras beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National League.
1933 White Sox veteran hurlers Sad Sam Jones (41) and Red Faber (44) are the starting pitchers in a doubleheader split with the A’s at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. It will be another 53 seasons before another pair of 40+ year-old teammates (Yankees Tommy John and Joe Niekro) start both ends of a twin bill.
1936 Indians’ teenage pitching phenom Bob Feller sets a new American League record by striking out 17 batters when he two-hits the A’s at Shibe Park, 5-2. After the season, the 17 year-old will return to his Van Meter, Iowa home to graduate from high school.
1945 Only 281 patrons are in attendance at Crosley Field to watch the hometown Reds beat New York, 3-2. The Thursday crowd will be the smallest gathering of fans during the 58-year history of the Cincinnati ballpark.
1946 Taking advantage of the shallow position the left fielder is playing due to the Boudreau shift, Ted Williams hits his lone career inside-the-park home run, which proves to be the difference in the Red Sox’ 1-0 victory over the Indians. The win clinches Boston’s first American League pennant since 1918.
1948 Indian right-hander Don Black, while batting in the second inning of the Cleveland Stadium contest against St. Louis, suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The 32 year-old hurler will survive, but his major league career is over.
1949 Ralph Kiner, for the second time in his career, hits four consecutive homers. After homering in his last two at-bats in the previous game played two days ago, the 26 year-old Pirates slugger goes deep in his first two plate appearances in today’s 11-6 victory over Philadelphia at Forbes Field.
1950 Giants’ pitcher Sal Maglie’s consecutive scoreless inning streak ends at 45 when Pirates’ outfielder Gus Bell hits a 257-foot pop fly which just clears the wall at the Polo Grounds.
1951 At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals split a three-team twin bill, beating the Giants 6-4 in a rescheduled afternoon game due to rain the day before, and then the Redbirds are blanked by the Braves in the regularly scheduled night game, 2-0. It is the first time since 1883 that a three-team twin bill has been played.
1953 Bob Trice becomes the first black player to appear for the A’s. The former Homestead Grays hurler will pitch in only three games for Philadelphia this season and 19 next year and a few more in 1956.
1960 The Dodgers end their historic affiliation with the Montreal Royals, citing low attendance as a factor for leaving the city where Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier in 1946. Next season, after an effort to keep the the team in the City of a Hundred Steeples, the Canadian franchise relocates to New York, playing as the Syracuse Chiefs, a farm team for the Minnesota Twins.
1960 In the top of the fifth inning at Crosley Field, Danny Murphy hits a two-out, three-run home run in an 8-6 loss to the Reds. The 18 year-old right-fielder becomes the youngest Cubs player ever to homer.
1963 On Friday the 13th, hard luck hurler Roger Craig, en route to his 21st loss of the season, allows the lone run of the game to score after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning in the Mets’ 1-0 loss to Houston at the Polo Grounds. The defeat marks the fifth time the New York right-hander has dropped a 1-0 decision this season.
1964 The Cardinals become only the second team in major league history this century to score at least one run in every inning as they rout Chicago, 15-2. A dropped pop-up in the top of the ninth secures St. Louis’ place in history.
1965 At the Astrodome facing Don Nottebart, Giant outfielder Willie Mays becomes the fifth player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ will hit a league-leading and career high 52 home runs en route to his second MVP season.
1968 Jerry Koosman ties the National League rookie record when he hurls his seventh shutout of the season, blanking Pittsburgh on just three singles. The left-hander’s 2-0 victory, the Mets’ 67th win of the season – a franchise high, equals the mark shared by Irving Young (Braves, 1905) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies, 1911).
1969 Bobby Bonds, with his first-inning two-run homer in the Giants’ 6-4 defeat to the Reds at Candlestick Park, becomes the fourth player in major league history to steal at least 30 bases and hit at least thirty home runs in the same season. The other members of the 30/30 club are Ken Williams (1922-Browns), Willie Mays (1956 & 1957-Giants), and Hank Aaron (1963-Braves).
1971 In the nightcap of twin bill, Frank Robinson joins the 500 home run club with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman in the Orioles’ 10-5 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore right fielder connected off Mike Kilkenny for #499 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, a 9-1 Birds’ victory.
1978 At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.
1982 In addition to throwing a complete-game shutout to beat St. Louis, 2-0, for his 20th victory of the season, Phillies’ southpaw Steve Carlton also goes deep in the fifth inning of the Veterans Stadium contest. It’s the fourth time ‘Lefty’ has blanked his opponents and homered in the same game, becoming the first pitcher to have accomplished the feat in three different decades.
1983 Mike Fitzgerald becomes the 48th major leaguer to hit a home run in his first big league at bat. The Mets rookie backstop’s second-inning homer of Tony Ghelfi contributes to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium.
1983 Recording his 39th save, Royals’ closer Dan Quisenberry breaks John Hiller’s single-season record. The submariner gets the last two outs in a 4-3 victory over the Angels.
1986 The Rangers, in a 14-1 trouncing of Minnesota at the Metrodome, hit a team record seven home runs, including blasts from Darrell Porter (2), Ruben Sierra (2), Steve Buechele, Pete O’Brien, and Pete Incaviglia. Minnesota’s starter Bert Blyleven is tagged for five of the round-trippers, which raises his gopher ball total to 44 this season, establishing a new American League record.
1989 Jack Morris, earning his 162nd win since the start of the 1980 season, beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 3-1. During the eighties, the Tiger right-hander compiles the most victories (162-119) during the decade, but will never finish higher than third place in the Cy Young Award balloting during the ten-year span.
1989 Fay Vincent becomes baseball’s eighth commissioner, succeeding the late Bart Giamatti, who died of a heart attack 12 days ago. During the first year of his brief three-year tenure in office, the Waterbury, Connecticut native will oversee the postponement of this season’s World Series due to the Loma Prieta earthquake, the expulsion of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and the owners’ lockout during spring training in 1990.
1995 Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell, appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals’ teammates George Brett and Frank White.
1996 Alex Rodriguez became the first player in Mariners history to collect 200 hits in a season. The 20 year-old Seattle shortstop, who gets an RBI single off Minnesota’s Travis Miller in the first inning to reach the milestone, will finish the season with 215 hits and a Major League leading .358 batting average.
1996 Dante Bichette joins his teammate Ellis Burks as a member of the 30/30 club when he homers in the sixth inning of Colorado’s 6-3 victory over Houston at Coors Field. The Rockies join the 1987 New York Mets as the only teams in history to have two 30-30 players (Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry) during the same season.
1998 Sammy Sosa eclipses a National League record for the most home runs hit at one park by one player set by Ted Kluszewski when he hits his 35th Wrigley Field round-tripper, surpassing the former Reds first baseman’s total at Crosley Field in 1954. The Cubs right fielder’s 62nd of the season ties Mark McGwire for the league’s lead in their historic home run race.
1998 Sammy Sosa’s ninth-inning homer in the bottom of the ninth off Eric Plunk helps to tie the game at 10 runs apiece in the Cubs’ eventual 11-10 extra-inning victory over Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. The round-tripper, his second of the contest, is the Chicago right fielder’s 62nd of the season, to pass Roger Maris’s single season mark and ties him with Mark McGwire for the league’s lead.
2001 Due to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball postpones all games through September 17. The 91 missed games, the most regular-season contests not played since World War I forced the cancellation of the final month of the 1918 season, have been re-scheduled for the week after the regular season ends, meaning the World Series is likely to extend into November for the first time in history.
2002 Oriole infielder Mike Bordick establishes a new American League record, playing his 96th consecutive errorless game at shortstop. The mark was held by former teammate Cal Ripken.
2002 The U.S. Senate passes S. Res. 327, a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who is retiring at end of the season. The 84 year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.
2003 After signing a one-day contract, Ken Daneyko grounds out to short in his professional baseball debut with the Newark Bears. The former New Jersey Devils defenseman, who was honored by the team before the game, plays DH against the Pennsylvania Road Warriors in a game started in a driving rainstorm and called immediately after his at bat.
2004 At Oakland’s Network Associates Coliseum, a female fan suffers a broken nose, facial lacerations, and a possible concussion as she is hit with a plastic chair thrown by Ranger reliever Frank Francisco. The altercation between fans and the several Rangers players, which takes place in the field box seats between the Texas dugout and bullpen, occurs with two outs in the ninth inning after Texas’ Alfonso Soriano’s second homer of the game ties the game 5-5.
2005 During the six-run second inning uprising by San Diego, each Dodger outfielder commits an error. The fielding of Ricky Ledee (lf), Jose Cruz Jr. (right field), and Jayson Werth (cf) contributes to the 6-4 loss to the first place Padres.
2006 In the Padres’ 10-0 rout of Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park, Mike Piazza hits his last home run as a catcher to extend his record to 396, the most ever hit by a major league backstop. The 37 year-old receiver surpassed Carlton Fisk in 2004 to establish the major league mark with his 352nd round-tripper while playing behind the plate for the Mets.
2006 With a single in the first inning, a double in the second, and triple in the fourth, Gary Matthews blasts a homer in the sixth to complete the cycle in order in his first four at bats. The Texas center fielder, son of a former major leaguer, is only the third Ranger player to hit for the cycle, with Oddibe McDowell (1985) and Mark Teixeira (2004) being the others.
2007 After 13 years on the job, Terry Ryan announces his resignation as Twins general manager will be effective at the end of the month. The 53 year-old, who will serve as the team’s senior advisor to the GM, saw his team win the AL Central last season for the fourth time since 2001.
2008 The Marlins become only the second major league team to have three infielders hit 30 home runs in the same season when Hanley Ramirez goes deep in Florida’s 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The Florida shortstop joins teammates first baseman Mike Jacobs and second baseman Dan Uggla to match the feat accomplished in 2001 by A’s infielders Jason Giambi, Eric Chavez, and Miguel Tejada.
2008 Francisco Rodriguez, striking out Raul Ibanez on a 3-2 changeup in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Mariners, earns his 58th save to break the single-season record. K-Rod surpasses the mark established in 1990 by White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen.
2009 Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in major league history to collect 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons when he beats out an infield single in the Mariners’ 5-0 nightcap victory over Texas at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The right-fielder had been tied with Wee Willie Keeler, who had eight straight years with 200 or more hits playing for the National League franchises in Baltimore and Brooklyn from 1894-1901.
2011 After getting the first two outs on strikeouts, Mariano Rivera records his 600th career save when catcher Russell Martin throws out Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base for the final out of the game. The 41 year-old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman’s major league career record.
2013 In a much anticipated start, Atlanta rookie David Hale sets a franchise record with nine strikeouts in his major league debut, but does not collect the victory when San Diego stages a late rally off the bullpen to overcome a three-run deficit to beat the Braves at Turner Field, 4-3. The 25 year-old right-hander from Marietta, GA surpasses the previous mark of eight shared by Bob Dresser (1902) and Kenshin Kawakami (2009).
2015 The Braves extend their franchise-record home-game losing streak, dropping a dreadful 10-7 ten-inning decision to the Mets for their 12th consecutive loss at Turner Field. Atlanta was leading 7-4 before Daniel Murphy’s three-run tied the game after the first two batters were retired in the top of the ninth inning .
THIS DAY IN SPORTS – 1970
NEW YORK-Mrs. Margaret Court swept everything, including her grand slam in singles, and little Ken Rosewall collected his biggest payday as a professional on the final day of the $160,000 United States Open tennis championships today.
“I felt the pressure quite a bit at times,” Mrs. Court said after her final. “I played very tentative, but I sort of made myself concentrate. I’m tired. I guess I haven’t realized that it’s all over.” Mrs. Court, an Australian who at 5 feet 9 inches is two inches taller than Rosewall, overshadowed the women’s field. She achieved the last leg of her singles grand slam with a 6‚2, 2‚6, 6‚1 triumph over Rosemary Casals, a victory worth $7,500. The only other woman player to win the grand slam was the late Maureen Connolly as an amateur in 1953. Mrs. Court had won three of the four amateur events three times in the past.
The 21-year-old Miss Casals became the first player in two years here to take a set against Mrs. Court when she won the second. Both women appeared nervous and admitted afterward that the play had been “tentative and spotty” because of the stakes. “I had a lot of trouble with my serve,” said Miss Casals, a Californian. “And Margaret has such long arms that they seemed to go all around the court.”
Mrs. Court broke Miss Casals in the second and sixth games of the third set, concentrating her attack on her rival’s backhand volley and driving deeply off the ground. “There was a lot of tension,” she said. “I was praying on that last serve that Rosie hit into the net.” Mrs. Court’s husband, Barry, was one of the first to congratulate her after the match. “What was the first thing she said to you afterward?” a friend asked Barry. “She said she couldn’t believe it,” he answered.
The 35-year-old Rosewall, who received a gold ball and a handshake for winning the National Amateur event 14 years ago, drove out of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, with a new Ford Pinto and a check for $20,000 after his 2‚6, 6‚4, 7‚6, 6‚3 victory over Tony Roche. It was the biggest payoff for a tournament since the Open era began in tennis three years ago. Roche, the Australian left-hander beaten by Rosewall in the semifinals at Wimbledon and seeded fourth here, received $10,000 as the runner-up for the second straight year.
Margaret Court of Perth, Australia, won more major singles titles, 24, than anyone else in the history of tennis. In this year of her Grand Slam, her record in matches was 104-6. Tall and strong, formidable on both serve and volley, she made women’s tennis far more athletic.
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|Buffalo Bills||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||17||16||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||33||3||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Miami Dolphins||0||1||0||.000||1.0||10||59||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|New York Jets||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||17||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
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|Oakland Raiders||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||24||16||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||40||26||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||30||24||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Denver Broncos||0||1||0||.000||1.0||16||24||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
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|Baltimore Ravens||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||59||10||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||1||0||.000||1.0||20||21||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||0||1||0||.000||1.0||13||43||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||3||33||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
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|Tennessee Titans||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||43||13||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Houston Texans||0||1||0||.000||1.0||28||30||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||1||0||.000||1.0||24||30||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||0||1||0||.000||1.0||26||40||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
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|Philadelphia Eagles||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||32||27||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Washington Redskins||0||1||0||.000||1.0||27||32||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|New York Giants||0||1||0||.000||1.0||17||35||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
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|San Francisco 49ers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||31||17||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||30||27||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||21||20||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||0||0||1||.500||0.5||27||27||0-0-1||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-0||1 T|
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|Green Bay Packers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||10||3||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Minnesota Vikings||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||28||12||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Detroit Lions||0||0||1||.500||0.5||27||27||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-1||0-0-0||1 T|
|Chicago Bears||0||1||0||.000||1.0||3||10||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
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|New Orleans Saints||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||30||28||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||1||0||.500||0.5||37||45||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||1||0||.000||1.0||12||28||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Carolina Panthers||0||2||0||.000||1.5||41||50||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS
|NY Yankees||97||51||.655||–||53 – 22||44 – 29||51 – 17||18 – 15||16 – 11||7 – 3||W 2|
|Tampa Bay||87||61||.588||10||43 – 32||44 – 29||38 – 29||20 – 13||16 – 14||7 – 3||L 2|
|Boston||77||70||.524||19.5||36 – 39||41 – 31||33 – 36||21 – 11||16 – 15||3 – 7||W 1|
|Toronto||57||90||.388||39.5||29 – 43||28 – 47||23 – 38||17 – 18||14 – 17||2 – 8||L 1|
|Baltimore||47||99||.322||49||23 – 52||24 – 47||21 – 46||10 – 18||9 – 22||2 – 8||L 1|
|Minnesota||89||57||.610||–||41 – 33||48 – 24||20 – 12||38 – 22||23 – 11||5 – 5||L 2|
|Cleveland||86||61||.585||3.5||43 – 29||43 – 32||18 – 16||43 – 24||19 – 13||7 – 3||W 4|
|Chi White Sox||64||82||.438||25||35 – 39||29 – 43||15 – 18||31 – 32||12 – 18||4 – 6||L 2|
|Kansas City||55||92||.374||34.5||29 – 44||26 – 48||10 – 23||29 – 40||8 – 19||7 – 3||W 2|
|Detroit||43||102||.297||45.5||19 – 52||24 – 50||12 – 17||20 – 43||6 – 27||3 – 7||L 2|
|Houston||95||53||.642||–||56 – 20||39 – 33||19 – 13||18 – 13||47 – 18||6 – 4||L 3|
|Oakland||87||60||.592||7.5||48 – 27||39 – 33||17 – 16||23 – 7||36 – 28||8 – 2||W 3|
|Texas||74||74||.500||21||42 – 30||32 – 44||15 – 11||18 – 16||32 – 36||7 – 3||W 2|
|LA Angels||67||80||.456||27.5||35 – 37||32 – 43||15 – 14||13 – 18||27 – 40||2 – 8||L 4|
|Seattle||60||87||.408||34.5||31 – 41||29 – 46||13 – 17||16 – 14||25 – 45||3 – 7||L 1|
|Atlanta||91||57||.615||–||47 – 28||44 – 29||43 – 24||20 – 13||16 – 14||7 – 3||L 1|
|Washington||81||64||.559||8.5||41 – 29||40 – 35||36 – 29||16 – 13||18 – 16||4 – 6||W 2|
|NY Mets||76||70||.521||14||42 – 29||34 – 41||35 – 34||12 – 18||14 – 13||7 – 3||W 4|
|Philadelphia||76||70||.521||14||43 – 33||33 – 37||32 – 33||20 – 13||14 – 19||5 – 5||W 1|
|Miami||51||95||.349||39||29 – 49||22 – 46||20 – 46||10 – 24||12 – 14||3 – 7||L 4|
|St. Louis||82||64||.562||–||46 – 26||36 – 38||16 – 14||40 – 26||17 – 13||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||78||68||.534||4||47 – 24||31 – 44||17 – 17||31 – 29||18 – 14||5 – 5||W 1|
|Milwaukee||78||68||.534||4||43 – 31||35 – 37||21 – 11||37 – 30||12 – 15||8 – 2||W 7|
|Cincinnati||68||79||.463||14.5||40 – 35||28 – 44||16 – 15||29 – 38||14 – 15||4 – 6||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||65||82||.442||17.5||31 – 41||34 – 41||11 – 21||25 – 39||17 – 17||5 – 5||W 2|
|X-LA Dodgers||95||53||.642||–||56 – 20||39 – 33||21 – 9||22 – 11||43 – 24||7 – 3||W 1|
|Arizona||75||72||.510||19.5||36 – 33||39 – 39||15 – 16||13 – 13||33 – 37||5 – 5||L 5|
|San Francisco||70||77||.476||24.5||31 – 41||39 – 36||11 – 16||14 – 19||36 – 34||4 – 6||L 2|
|San Diego||68||78||.466||26||35 – 40||33 – 38||14 – 18||13 – 17||30 – 34||4 – 6||L 1|
|Colorado||62||85||.422||32.5||36 – 36||26 – 49||15 – 15||12 – 18||27 – 40||3 – 7||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STANDINGS
|x – New York City FC||29||15||9||5||54||36||18||9-5-1||6-4-4||54|
|x – Philadelphia||29||15||6||8||54||42||12||10-3-2||5-3-6||51|
|Orlando City SC||30||9||8||13||37||41||-4||6-2-7||3-6-6||35|
|x – Los Angeles FC||29||19||6||4||76||32||44||11-2-1||8-4-3||63|
|Real Salt Lake||29||14||4||11||41||35||6||11-1-3||3-3-8||46|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Conference