TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Auburn 28 #20 Texas A&M 24

#2 Clemson 77 Louisville 16

#24 Iowa State 27 Kansas 3

#10 Ohio State 36 Nebraska 31

#19 Syracuse 41 Wake Forest 24

#6 Georgia 34 #9 Kentucky 17

#21 North Carolina State 47 Florida State 28

Purdue 38 #16 Iowa 36

#13 West Virginia 42 #17 Texas 41

#5 Michigan 42 #14 Penn State 7

#22 Boston College 31 Virginia Tech 21

Arizona State 38 #15 Utah 20

Missouri 38 #11 Florida 17

#4 Notre Dame 31 Northwestern 21

#18 Mississippi State 45 Louisiana Tech 3

#1 Alabama 29 #3 LSU 0

#7 Oklahoma 51 Texas Tech 46

#23 Fresno State 48 UNLV 3

#8 Washington State 19 California 13

ELSEWHERE

Michigan State 24 Maryland 3

Illinois 55 Minnesota 31

Wisconsin 31 Rutgers 17

Eastern Michigan 17 Central Michigan 7

Jacksonville 48 Butler 44

Marist 35 Valparaiso 24

Indiana State 51 South Dakota 48 3OT

Defiance 28 Earlham 10

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Philadelphia 109 Detroit 99

Indiana 102 Boston 101

Charlotte 126 Cleveland 94

Atlanta 123 Miami 118

Houston 96 Chicago 88

San Antonio 109 New Orleans 95

Denver 103 Utah 88

LA Lakers 114 Portland 110

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Buffalo 9 Ottawa 2

Tampa Bay 4 Montréal 1

Edmonton 4 Detroit 3

NY Islanders 3 New Jersey 0

Toronto 5 Pittsburgh 0

Dallas 4 Washington 3

Minnesota 5 St. Louis 1

Nashville 1 Boston 0

Vegas 3 Carolina 0

Calgary 5 Chicago 3

Los Angeles 4 Columbus 1

San Jose 4 Philadelphia 3

 

INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Barr Reeve 3 Pioneer 1

North Judson 3 Christian Academy 0

New Castle 3 Northview 0

Yorktown 3 Avon 0

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL – SATURDAY

Andrean                              55                                         Hebron                                53

Bellmont                             47                                         Garrett                                38

Benton Central                 63                                         Kankakee Valley               44

Bethany Christian             42                                         Argos                                   33

Boone Grove                     42                                         Hammond                          23

Brebeuf Jesuit                   48                                         Traders Point Christian   5

Brown County                   51                                         Bloomfield                         50

Brownsburg                       75                                         Plainfield                            40

Carroll (Fort Wayne)        64                                         Columbia City                   57

Central Noble                    50                                         Fort Wayne Luers             35

Charlestown                      64                                         Madison                             59

Clinton Central                 48                                         Southmont                         31

Corydon Central               46                                         Brownstown Central       44

Covenant Christian          54                                         Indianapolis Scecina        32

Crown Point                      64                                         Hanover Central               19

Culver Academy               62                                         South Bend Clay               45

Culver                                  35                                         South Bend Trinity           27

Daleville                              91                                         Anderson Prep                 44

Danville                               46                                         Hamilton Heights             35

Eastern (Pekin)                  49                                         Crawford County              46

Fairfield                              77                                         Jimtown                              31

Fort Wayne Concordia    72                                         New Haven                        29

Fort Wayne Northrop     53                                         Leo                                      43

Fort Wayne South            54                                         Indianapolis Cathedral    40

Frankfort                            54                                         Fountain Central              33

Goshen                               42                                         East Noble                         15

Greencastle                       55                                         Edgewood                          42

Greenfield-Central           33                                         Whiteland                          32

Guerin Catholic                52                                         Bloomington North         48

Heritage Christian            34                                         East Central                       26

Homestead                        64                                         Carmel                                43

Indianapolis Ritter           45                                         Connersville                       33

Indianapolis Roncalli       54                                         Perry Meridian                  47

Knox                                    45                                         John Glenn                         43

Lafayette Jeff                    94                                         Delphi                                  35

Lanesville                           55                                         Mitchell                              51

Lawrence North                91                                         Anderson                            57

Lawrenceburg                   57                                         Batesville                            49

Logansport                        62                                         Carroll (Flora)                    28

Lowell                                 57                                         North Newton                  36

Manchester                       52                                         Adams Central                  45

Marion                                49                                         Harrison                             45

Martinsville                        65                                         Indian Creek                      48

Michigan City                    68                                         South Bend Adams          28

Mississinewa                     69                                         Taylor                                  66 OT

Munster                              45                                         East Chicago Central       40

New Albany                       60                                         Evansville Bosse               38

Noblesville                         67                                         Fort Wayne Snider           35

North Daviess                   41                                         Bloomington Light           16

North Miami                      47                                         North White                      39

Northridge                         47                                         South B. Washington      29

Northwestern                    78                                         Twin Lakes                         11

Norwell                               45                                         Warsaw                              38

Oregon-Davis                    69                                         Portage                               49

Paoli                                    38                                         Southridge                         30

Penn                                    62                                         NorthWood                       28

Randolph Southern          44                                         Centerville                          25

Rochester                           50                                         West Central                     33

Rushville                             69                                         Muncie Central                 30

Salem                                  43                                         Seymour                             37

South Bend St. Joseph    54                                         Merrillville                          45

South Central UM            66                                         LaVille                                 25

South Knox                        67                                         North Central-Farm         63

South Spencer                   51                                         Princeton                            49

Southwestern Shelby      57                                         South Decatur                   34

Sullivan                               76                                         Clay City                             37

Terre Haute North           52                                         Evansville Central             25

Terre Haute South           85                                         Indianapolis Attucks        11

Triton Central                    58                                         North Decatur                   33

Union City                          59                                         Southern Wells                 46

Vincennes Lincoln            73                                         Evansville Reitz                 23

Wabash                              44                                         Elwood                               39

Warren Central                 63                                         Mount Vernon Fort         44

Wawasee                           50                                         Prairie Heights                  44

West Noble                       63                                         Fort Wayne Blackhawk   28

Western Boone                72                                         West Lafayette                 62

Western                              51                                         Maconaquah                     43

Westfield                            48                                         Pendleton Heights           45

Winchester                        48                                         Bluffton                              30

Ben-Davis Classic

Hamilton Southeastern   47                                         Ben Davis                           42

Fishers                                 65                                         Southport                           38

Fishers                                 63                                         Ben Davis                           55

Hamilton Southeastern   95                                         Southport                           18

Henryville Tournament

Henryville                           48                                         Clarksville                           14

Austin                                  69                                         Southwestern Han           41

South Ripley                      54                                         West Washington            46

Crothersville                      65                                         Indianapolis Manual        32

Crothersville                      43                                         Henryville                           33 5th

Austin                                  43                                         South Ripley                      37 1st

Lake Central Classic

Elkhart Central                  47                                         Lake Central                      44

North Central Indy           65                                         Marquette Catholic         63

Marquette Catholic         62                                         Elkhart Central                  51

North Central Indy           69                                         Lake Central                      37

Morristown Tournament

Morristown                        57                                         Indianapolis Herron         18

Oldenburg Academy       46                                         Tri-Central                          44

Tri-Central                          52                                         Indianapolis Herron         20 3rd

Morristown                        48                                         Oldenburg Academy       40 1st

Southern Roads Conference Tournament

Dugger Union                    54                                         Columbus Christian         42

Cannelton                          54                                         Medora                               36

Columbus Christian         64                                         Medora                               32 3rd

Dugger Union                    46                                         Cannelton                          39 1st

 

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Rose-Hulman 3 Earlham 1

Eastern Michigan 3 Ball State 2

Missouri State 3 Indiana State 1

Fort Wayne 3 North Dakota 0

Purdue 3 Indiana 2

Western Michigan 3 Miami Ohio 2

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER SCOREBOARD

Evansville 4 Bradley 3

Northwestern 3 Ohio State 1

Valparaiso 1 Drake 0

Western Illinois 5 Fort Wayne 1

 

IU EAST ROUND-UP

IU EAST RELEASE

CROSS COUNTRY

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Indiana University East junior Ashley Toschlog earned a return trip

to the national meet to boost the Red Wolf women’s cross country team to a

program-best runner-up finish at the River States Conference Championships.

Toschlog finished seventh in a school-record 5K time of 19:08 to earn a spot in the

national meet for the second year in a row.

The NAIA Cross Country National Championships are Nov. 16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The

top six individual runners not on the champion team qualified for the national meet.

The IU East women finished second in the team standings, edging Ohio Christian by

one point for the runner-up trophy.

IU East finished fifth in the men’s team standings. Parker Morris paced the Red

Wolves with a 20th-place finish.

Ashley Toschlog earned first-team all-conference honors. Savannah Hart finished 14th

and claimed second-team all-conference recognition. Hart ran the 11th-fastest time

in program history.?

No. 18 Point Park University won the women’s team title. The Pioneers’ Anna Shields

won the 5K women’s race in 17:42.

No. 22 WVU Tech won the men’s team title. The Golden Bears’ Dan Nehnevaj won the 8K

men’s race in 26:20.

Ashley Toschlog will compete at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on

Nov. 16 at Seminole Valley Cross Country Course in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.?

 

VOLLEYBALL

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Indiana University East volleyball team repeated as River

States Conference East Division champion thanks to a three-set win at Cincinnati

Christian University on Nov. 3 in the Red Wolves’ regular season finale.

Final score: 25-16, 25-20, 25-9.

IU East finishes the regular season 23-8 overall and 12-4 in the conference.

Cincinnati Christian is 6-20 overall and 1-15 in the league.

IU East and Point Park University tied atop the RSC East Division standings, but the

Red Wolves will be the No. 1 seed from the East Division for the upcoming league

tournament on the strength of the “total sets won in head-to-head meetings”

tiebreaker.

It’s the fifth regular season overall or division conference crown for IU East.

IU East will face Asbury University, the fourth-place finisher in the River States

Conference West Division, in the conference tournament quarterfinals on Nov. 9. The

conference tournament will be played at Indiana University Kokomo.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Indiana University East men’s basketball team fell 81-72 at

Madonna University on Nov. 3 in the last game of the Crusaders’ Bernie Holowicki

Classic.

NAIA Division II No. 2 IU East is 2-1. Madonna is 3-0.

Kendall Rollins scored a season-high 18 points for IU East.

IU East returns home for its own First Bank Richmond Classic on Nov. 9 and 10. The

Red Wolves open the event Nov. 9 against the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Tipoff

is at 5 p.m. on Lingle Court.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s basketball team dropped its

second straight game to open the season, 75-67 to NAIA Division I No. 13 Lindsey

Wilson College on the final day of the First Bank of Richmond Classic on Nov. 3 on

Lingle Court.

Addie Brown, for the second consecutive game, led the way for the Red Wolves with 14

points.

Reagan Turner scored a game-high 24 points to lead Lindsey Wilson.

IU East falls to 0-2. Lindsey Wilson improves to 1-1.?

IU East will play in its first road contest of the season when it travels to face

No. 18 Olivet Nazarene on Nov. 7.

 

Butler MBB Posts 79-58 Exhibition Win Over Southern Indiana

Butler closed the exhibition portion of its schedule with a 79-58 win over Southern Indiana Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Paul Jorgensen led the Bulldogs with 24 points.

“Physically and athletically, we knew this would be a different challenge than last week,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “We learned a great lesson today in that how you practice translates to how you play in the next game. We weren’t great yesterday in practice and that showed at the beginning of this game. But, I loved our energy off the bench and our response as we faced some early adversity.”

Southern Indiana jumped out to an early 11-2 advantage as Butler made only one of its first eight attempts from the field.

Butler would rally behind Jorgensen, whose three-pointer with 9:12 remaining in the first half gave Butler its first lead at 18-16. The Screaming Eagles countered with a three-pointer, but Jorgensen’s make gave Butler a 20-19 lead and they would never trail again.

Jorgensen ended the game with 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting, including a trio of three-pointers. Joey Brunk came off the bench for 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Henry Baddley was the third Bulldog in double figures with 13.

 

Purdue downs Indiana in College Volleyball

WEST LAFAYATTE, Ind. – In the 45th edition of the Monon Spike, the No. 13

Boilermakers continued their series domination over rival Indiana with a five-set

win against the Hoosiers on Saturday. Purdue won the match 25-22, 22-25, 25-18,

23-25, 15-12 for its 12th straight victory over IU and its 11th consecutive claim of

the Monon Spike. Overall, the Boilermakers are 67-34 against the Hoosiers, while

head coach Dave Shondell boasts a 28-3 record versus Indiana.

With the win Purdue improves to 21-4 for the first time since 2011 and 10-4 in Big

Ten play, while Indiana drops to 15-10 and 6-8 in league action.

Redshirt senior Sherridan Atkinson led the way with 23 kills, hitting .304.

Sophomore Caitlyn Newton followed with 15 putaways while redshirt junior Blake

Mohler posted 14 kills on a .357 hitting clip. Freshman Grace Cleveland rounded out

Boilermakers in double-digit kills with 10.

Redshirt freshman Hayley Bush guided the offense with a match-high 58 assists, while

adding 17 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Her performance marks

Purdue’s fifth double-double of the year and the first since Bush collected 37

assists and 14 digs against South Alabama on September 15.

In the back court, senior Brooke Peters led the way with 21 digs, while sophomore

Jena Otec followed Peters and Bush with 15 of her own.

The Boilermakers outhit Indiana .273-.184, but hit a .300 or better clip in two sets

(.441 in set 3 and .300 in set 5). Purdue outdug the Hoosiers 77-68 and the teams

tied with 10 blocks apiece.

 

TOP HEADLINES

Evans’ field goal sends Purdue past No. 19 Iowa 38-36

Purdue kicker Spencer Evans waited impatiently for a second chance.

When the opportunity finally arrived Saturday, he was ready, willing and spot on.

The senior made a 25-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to give Purdue a 38-36 upset over No. 19 Iowa, helping the surging Boilermakers move within one game of becoming bowl-eligible and back into contention for the Big Ten’s West Division crown.

“This is something I’ve pictured over and over again,” Evans said. “I just have to give credit to the guys for putting me in that position. They made it a nice, makeable field goal for me.”

The big finish came exactly one week after Evans endured a nightmare at Michigan State.

He missed a 57-yarder at the end of the first half following a 5-yard penalty against the Boilermakers and had a 41-yard attempt to tie the game blocked late in the fourth quarter.

This time, Evans and the field goal unit were virtually flawless after quarterback David Blough marched the Boilermakers 43 yards and put the ball on the left hash mark for the decisive field goal.

Blough was 23 of 32 with 333 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions while hooking up with Terry Wright for three scores.

But it was Evans’ kick that gave Purdue (6-2, 4-2) its third win over a ranked opponent this season, the first time the Boilermakers achieved that feat in 15 years, and within one game of division-leading Northwestern.

“Great job by our field goal unit of protecting and great job by Spencer kicking it right dead middle,” coach Jeff Brohm said.

The Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3, No. 16 CFP) lost their second straight road game and another chance to celebrate coach Kirk Ferentz’s 150th conference victory. Woody Hayes, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Bo Schembechler and Joe Paterno are the only Big Ten coaches in the exclusive club.

 

Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama roll past No. 4 LSU, 29-0

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looked untethered by the brace on his right knee when he galloped for a 44-yard touchdown.

He looked unfazed by the first interception he’d thrown all season, responding minutes later with passes of 29 and 25 yards for a two-play scoring drive shortly before halftime.

Tagovailoa threw two touchdown passes to go with his long scoring run in what was supposed to be his toughest test this season, Alabama’s defense stifled No. 4 LSU, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide remained unbeaten with a 29-0 victory Saturday night.

Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) had no victories over a team currently ranked in the top 20 entering Death Valley. But if there were any questions about the Tide’s ability to handle a highly ranked team in a hostile environment, they’ve been answered resoundingly.

“We really wanted to make a statement in this game. A lot of people talk about our schedule,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “What better opportunity is there to make a statement than the circumstance we were in.”

Tagovailoa was 25-of-42 passing for 295 yards and moved as well as he needed to, particularly when he sprinted up the middle of the field or his long TD run in the third quarter to give Alabama a 22-0 lead.

Tagovailoa limped off the field after that play, went into the medical tent briefly and rode a stationary bike on the sideline, but returned for the next series.

“I’d seen the opening, I ran. I was just trying to get the first down,” Tagovailoa said. “Once I passed the 30, though, I felt my leg (hurting) and I was going off momentum after that.”

Alabama led 16-0 by halftime and forced punts on the Tigers’ first nine possessions. LSU (7-2, 4-2, No. 3 CFP) drove to the Alabama 15 on its 10th series early in the fourth quarter, only to miss a field goal with 10:45 to go.

 

No. 6 Georgia tops No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch SEC East

Georgia believed it had a point to prove.

Bulldogs running backs D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield spent all week hearing about the rushing prowess of Kentucky’s Benny Snell Jr. Georgia’s defensive players kept fielding questions about their inability to stop the run or rush the passer consistently.

They responded Saturday with a performance that convincingly showed Georgia remains the class of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. Swift ran for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch the SEC East title.

“I think people had started doubting us,” Swift said. “We just tried to silence the critics.”

Swift had an 83-yard breakaway in the third quarter that gave Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 6 College Football Playoff) a 28-3 lead. He also had a nifty 20-yard scoring run in the second period when the game was close.

Holyfield ran for a career-high 115 yards on 18 carries, scoring on a 4-yarder in the third quarter. Georgia rushed for a season-high 331 yards to earn a spot in the SEC championship game Dec. 1 in Atlanta.

“It’s definitely a point proven,” Holyfield said. “There was a lot of talk about them…. and not enough talk about us.”

Kentucky (7-2, 5-2, No. 9 CFP) has never reached the SEC championship game, which has been played every year since 1992. The Wildcats entered the weekend with the nation’s top scoring defense and hadn’t allowed anyone to exceed 20 points all year, but they couldn’t slow down Georgia’s tandem of Swift and Holyfield.

Before Saturday’s game, the only player to rush for as many as 75 yards against Kentucky was Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams, who ran for 138 yards in a 20-14 overtime victory over the Wildcats. Swift and Holyfield were both over the 100-yard mark by the end of the third quarter.

 

No. 5 Michigan routs Penn State 42-7, wins 8th game in row

No. 5 Michigan wanted to do more than just beat No. 14 Penn State.

The Wolverines wanted to win big, getting revenge after getting routed and humiliated against the Nittany Lions last year.

Michigan got what it wanted.

Shea Patterson accounted for three touchdowns and the Wolverines put together a dominant performance on defense in a 42-7 rout against Penn State on Saturday.

“If we had a chance, we were going to run it up, too,” Patterson said.

The Wolverines (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) moved a step closer toward their goals of winning a conference championship for the first time since 2004 and earning their first spot in the College Football Playoff.

“We’re the team to beat in the Big Ten,” proclaimed defensive end Chase Winovich , who has said the team is on a revenge tour to beat the four conference teams it lost to last season. “That’s not a controversial statement. It’s just, I think, that’s a fact at this point.”

The Nittany Lions (6-3, 3-3, No. 14 CFP) scored with 1:59 left, avoiding getting shut out for the first time since 2001 against Michigan.

“Defensively, they kicked our butts,” coach James Franklin said.

Jim Harbaugh did what he could to prevent Penn State from scoring at all, challenging a call on its last drive and calling timeout twice.

Michigan, clearly, was motivated to beat the Nittany Lions after they won 42-13 last year and tried to score a touchdown on its last play.

 

Grier 2-point conversion run sends West Virginia over Texas

The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season.

He stayed upright this time, untouched as he scrambled for a 2-point conversion that gave No. 12 West Virginia a 42-41 win at No. 15 Texas on Saturday that kept the Mountaineers in first in the Big 12 as they try for their first conference championship.

Grier’s scramble for the pylon came after he threaded a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gary Jennings with 16 seconds left, a perfect throw that Jennings caught in stride in the back of the end zone behind two defenders.

Instead of going for the tie, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen dialed up a game-winner. Holgorsen and Grier said the decision was made even before the final drive started.

“It was an easy decision,” Holgorsen said. “If you put the fate of the game in (Grier’s) hands, I feel pretty good about it…. We’ve had this 2-point conversion in our back pocket all year.”

It still took two snaps to win it.

On the first, Grier connected with Davis Sills on a quick slant. West Virginia (7-1, 5-1, No. 13 CFP) celebrated but officials ruled the play dead because Texas had called timeout just before the snap. So Grier had to do it again.

Sills was covered the second time. Grier took a step up in the pocket, and then saw a clearing to his left because the Texas safety had dropped off into double coverage on Sills. He held the ball up as he crossed the goal line before slamming it into the stadium wall.

“I had four different options on that play,” Grier said. “I went with the fourth one, which was me running … I stayed on my feet, which was good. Whatever it takes to win.”

West Virginia linebacker David Long couldn’t watch.

 

Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

No. 3 Notre Dame looked as if it was running away with another victory, leading by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.

It turned out the Fighting Irish needed one more big dash to secure it.

Ian Book threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night.

The Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 4 CFP) remained in line for a playoff spot and continued to build on their best start since the 2012 team went undefeated before losing to Alabama in the BCS championship game. The Wildcats (5-4) had won four in a row to grab the Big Ten West lead and they stayed in this one when it looked like Notre Dame was ready to pull away.

Book threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Miles Boykin in the corner of the end zone and a 47-yarder to Michael Young in the third to put the Irish ahead a 21-7. He sealed it in the closing minutes with that 23-yard run untouched up the left side, after a 17-point lead early in the fourth shrank to three.

“It’s a pretty awesome feeling,” Book said. “It’s hard to win in November. We’re in such a good situation, and we know that, but I think this team does such a good job of focusing one week at a time. Everyone’s excited, but everyone’s just ready for Florida State (next week).”

The Irish were in a similar spot last season, only to stumble down the stretch. They were No. 3 in the first two playoff rankings en route to an 8-1 start, only to go 2-2 the rest of the way – beginning with a blowout loss to Miami.

“We didn’t do a good job of just staying focused,” linebacker Te’Von Coney said. “We looked too far ahead and it cost us. This year, we have to stay in the moment; that’s the key.”

 

Murray recovers, rallies No. 7 OU past Texas Tech, 51-46

Kyler Murray kept slinging it and running it after two quick interceptions put No. 7 Oklahoma in a two-touchdown hole.

Texas Tech’s Alan Bowman didn’t get a chance to finish the duel in the second half because of a recurrence of the partially collapsed lung that sidelined the freshman quarterback five weeks ago.

Murray recovered from those early picks by throwing for 360 yards and three touchdowns and running for 100 yards and another score to rally the Sooners to a 51-46 victory over the Red Raiders on Saturday night.

Trey Sermon set career highs with 206 yards rushing and three TDs, including a clinching 30-yarder , as the Sooners (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) stayed in the hunt for a return to the College Football Playoff with their 19th straight win in a true road game and 14th consecutive November victory.

Oklahoma, which was seventh in the first playoff rankings released this past week, handed the Red Raiders (5-4, 3-3) their eighth straight loss against a Top 10 team going back to 2012.

“He’s very confident in himself,” coach Lincoln Riley said of Murray, who was 20 of 35 passing and didn’t have another turnover after the two quick ones. “When you find out if somebody is really confident in himself is in an environment like this where everything went wrong, the place is rocking and you’ve got to find a way to get yourself back on track.”

The Red Raiders led 31-28 at halftime, but Bowman didn’t return and ended up in a Lubbock hospital just as he did Sept. 29 when he first sustained the lung injury in a loss to West Virginia.

Bowman, who the school said would be held overnight for observation, returned two weeks ago against Kansas. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Bowman re-injured the lung on a run near the goal line late in the first half.

 

Lock burns No. 13 Florida again, Mizzou wins 38-17 in Swamp

Florida’s lone bright spot after another lopsided loss to Missouri: It won’t have to face Drew Lock again.

Lock picked apart Florida’s defense for the second straight year, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Tigers to a 38-17 victory against the 13th-ranked Gators on Saturday

Lock completed 24 of 32 passes for 250 yards, with scoring throws to Albert Okwuegbunam, Kam Scott and Emanuel Hall that stunned the Swamp. His best performance in league play this season came a week after a heartbreaking loss on the final play against Kentucky.

“These situations a lot of time in sports mirror how your life can go,” said coach Barry Odom. “You’re going to be faced with adversity. You’re going to be faced with hard times. This game was decided long before the ball was kicked off.”

Lock, a senior and projected first-round draft pick, was equally effective against Florida in a 45-16 victory last year. He will head to the NFL with six touchdowns passes and an interception in his final two games against the Gators.

“This feels really good,” Lock said. “It’s hard to put into words. It was a different week for us. You kind of had that feeling there’s no way you lose that football game (to Kentucky). I think after a loss like that, there’s no way you can go in and lose a game.

“There’s no way I can feel any worse than I did last Saturday, so I wasn’t going to let that happen again. And none of these guys were going to let that happen. That was our mindset coming in this week.”

Florida also was hoping to rebound after a 36-17 loss to Georgia eliminated it from contention in the SEC East. But the Gators came out flat and didn’t find a spark until it was too late.

 

Murray recovers, rallies No. 7 OU past Texas Tech, 51-46

  1. P) Kyler Murray kept slinging it and running it after two quick interceptions put No. 7 Oklahoma in a two-touchdown hole.

Texas Tech’s Alan Bowman didn’t get a chance to finish the duel in the second half because of a recurrence of the partially collapsed lung that sidelined the freshman quarterback five weeks ago.

Murray recovered from those early picks by throwing for 360 yards and three touchdowns and running for 100 yards and another score to rally the Sooners to a 51-46 victory over the Red Raiders on Saturday night.

Trey Sermon set career highs with 206 yards rushing and three TDs, including a clinching 30-yarder , as the Sooners (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) stayed in the hunt for a return to the College Football Playoff with their 19th straight win in a true road game and 14th consecutive November victory.

Oklahoma, which was seventh in the first playoff rankings released this past week, handed the Red Raiders (5-4, 3-3) their eighth straight loss against a Top 10 team going back to 2012.

“He’s very confident in himself,” coach Lincoln Riley said of Murray, who was 20 of 35 passing and didn’t have another turnover after the two quick ones. “When you find out if somebody is really confident in himself is in an environment like this where everything went wrong, the place is rocking and you’ve got to find a way to get yourself back on track.”

The Red Raiders led 31-28 at halftime, but Bowman didn’t return and ended up in a Lubbock hospital just as he did Sept. 29 when he first sustained the lung injury in a loss to West Virginia.

 

No. 2 Clemson keeps rolling with 77-16 win over Louisville

Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence said one of No. 2 Clemson’s main goals this year was to have fun.

Few teams in college football appear to be enjoying themselves as much as the surging Tigers.

Travis Etienne ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns and Lawrence, all 350 pounds of him, had a 2-yard scoring run in a 77-16 dismantling of Louisville on Saturday.

Lawrence, a junior, thought he would be going it alone this season among defensive line starters with ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant, and tackle Christian Wilkins all thinking hard about the NFL this past offseason.

Instead, all of Clemson’s starters came back for a final try at a national title.

“Our goal for this year was to just try and enjoy every moment we get with each other, not waste anything,” Lawrence said. “Laughing, having fun, dancing, just enjoying everything that comes with football.”

The Tigers, who moved to 9-0 for the third time in four years, are doing a lot of that lately. Clemson (6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 2 CFP) can wrap up the ACC Atlantic Division with a win at Boston College next week.

The highlight Saturday may have been Lawrence’s bull rush to the end zone as the lead back – Wilkins was lined up at tailback – in Clemson’s “Fridge Package” that highlights about 675 pounds of defensive line muscle.

“I try to take advantage of my opportunities,” Lawrence joked. “I’m a natural running back, I tell myself.”

A week ago in a 59-10 win at Florida State, it was Wilkins going in for a score with Lawrence paving the way.

 

No. 8 Ohio State rallies to beat Nebraska 36-31

With five minutes left in the game and Ohio State clinging to a six-point lead, J.K. Dobbins burst through a hole between center and right guard and rumbled untouched 42 yards for a touchdown and some breathing room.

The breakaway by the Buckeyes’ tailback was hugely satisfying for coach Urban Meyer, considering the running game has been absent for the past month, most notably in the inexplicable upset loss to Purdue two weeks ago. He harped on it with his team in the days afterward.

Dobbins ran for a season-high 163 yards and two more touchdowns as No. 8 Ohio State rallied in the second half and then weathered a late Nebraska score to win 36-31 on Saturday.

“It was great to get back to our old ways,” Dobbins said. “We knew what we could do.”

It wasn’t only Ohio State’s running game that showed up again. Its depleted and much-maligned defense – missing three starters in the secondary and prone to giving up big plays – staged a second-half stand.

Down 21-16 at half after the Huskers (2-7, 1-5 Big Ten) turned two Ohio State fumbles into touchdown drives, the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-1, No. 10 CFP) rallied in the second half. They forced five straight punts and held Nebraska to a field-goal when a drive stalled at the 1.

“We had every chance to in the world to win that game,” Nebraska coach Scott Frost said.

After the field goal, Dobbins broke off his run to cap the next series. Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to JD Spielman to pull the Cornhuskers within five with 3 minutes left, but Dobbins pounded away for two first downs to run out the clock.

 

Oladipo’s 3-pointer sends Pacers to 102-101 win over Celtics

Victor Oladipo heard the final buzzer and pranced to the sideline, pointing both index fingers to the floor, and mouthing, “My city.”

Oladipo’s 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining Saturday night gave Indiana a 102-101 comeback victory over the Boston Celtics and was yet another example of his increasingly routine heroics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The All-Star guard, who was battling bronchitis, finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds and said he envisions his heroics. “Moments like this, yeah,” Oladipo said, “and moments like this down the line.”

The game was a tense affair with 10 ties and 18 lead changes and a compelling matchup between Indiana and Boston.

The Celtics led 101-97 when Kyrie Irving hit a 3 with 37.2 seconds to go, but Jaylen Brown fouled Oladipo at 29.2 seconds, and he made both free throws to set up the dramatic finish.

With 11 seconds left, Oladipo rebounded Irving’s miss, dribbled across midcourt and pulled up from the right wing, launching over the outstretched arms of Boston center Al Horford. As the ball dropped through the net, Oladipo skipped toward the bench.

“We were really calm,” Oladipo said. “The crowd was excited, but we were calm. We knew we needed one more stop.”

After the Celtics used a timeout to advance the ball and draw up a final play, Gordon Hayward inbounded but had his pass deflected and stolen by Oladipo, snapping a four-game win streak for Boston, which reached the Eastern Conference finals last spring.

The Pacers, coming off a first-round playoff exit, passed an early-season test in large part by repeatedly earning free throws. While Boston attempted only nine, and made six, Indiana shot 19 of 25 from the line.

 

Cormier chokes out Lewis; defends 2nd title at UFC 230

The “DC” initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier.

Dual Champ.

Cormier draped himself in two title belts, history-making bling that cemented the 39-year-old as one of the greats in the mixed martial arts game.

“Two belts for each shoulder! I get to look at this again,” Cormier said. “It’s history and Daniel Cormier is one of the best of all-time.”

He backed up his boast with authority in New York.

Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the middle of the second round to retain his heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 230, becoming the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes.

Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched Lewis with a rear naked choke. He celebrated with his family in the cage as Lewis trudged out, still in his trunks unlike the last fight that made him a quick star.

Cormier (22-1, 1 no-contest) had a quick takedown in the first and turned in a dominant yet dull effort to easily take the round. He didn’t waste much time in the second and left MSG with a little slice of history.

He was still ready to rumble.

With trash talk worthy of WrestleMania hype, Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019.

Cormier had an itch to add a third (yet faux) title.

“Bring that belt with you when you come to my house,” said Cormier, who has vowed to retire at age 40.

 

NFL PREVIEWS WEEK 9

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-4)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | M&T Bank Stadium | Referee: Craig Wrolstad

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 24-21

STREAKS: Steelers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 9/30/18: Ravens 26 at Steelers 14

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/1/17: Steelers 26, Ravens 9

PITTSBURGH NOTES:

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 257 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 94.3 rating last week. Has passed for 780 yards (390 per game) with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT in his past 2 vs. Bal. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 330+ pass yards. In his past 5 vs. division, has 1,741 pass yards (348.2 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 5 INTs. Ranks 2nd in NFL averaging 327.1 pass yards per game. • RB JAMES CONNER had career-high 212 scrimmage yards (146 rush, 66 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 8. Is 4th different 1st-or-2nd year player with 2+ rush TDs in 4 of his team’s 1st 7 games of season, joining HOFers STEVE VAN BUREN (1945), JIM BROWN (1958) & ERIC DICKERSON (1983). Has 4 games with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2 TDs in 2018, most in NFL. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (TODD GURLEY) with 900+ scrimmage yards (922) & 8+ TDs (9). • WR ANTONIO BROWN had 74 rec. yards & 2 TD catches last week. Leads NFL with 8 TD catches this season & is 5th player since 1970 with 8+ TD catches in 6 consecutive seasons. Has 7 TD catches in his past 5. Has 275 rec. yards (137.5 per game) & TD catch in his past 2 vs. Bal. WR JU JU SMITHSCHUSTER had TD catch in only career game at Bal. • LB T.J. WATT had sack & 2 TFL last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 3. Since entering league in 2017, is 1 of 3 NFL players (KHALIL MACK & CAMERON JORDAN) with 80+ tackles (89), 12+ sacks (14) & INT (1). CB JOE HADEN had INT & 2 TFL last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD.

BALTIMORE NOTES:

QB JOE FLACCO completed 28 of 42 (66.7 pct.) for 363 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.5 rating in Week 4 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 2+ TD passes. In his past 6 at home, has 1,501 pass yards (250.2 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 97.5 rating. Has 1,037 pass yards (345.7 per game) in 3 games vs. AFC North in 2018. Rookie QB LAMAR JACKSON threw 1st-career TD pass in Week 8. • RB ALEX COLLINS had rush TD last week. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3. Has 293 scrimmage yards (97.7 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 vs. Steelers. Has 6 rush TDs in his past 7 at home. RB JAVORIUS ALLEN has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 at home. • WR JOHN BROWN had 3 catches for 116 yards (38.7 avg.) & TD catch in last meeting. In 2 career meetings, has 13 catches for 312 yards (156 per game) & TD catch. WR WILLIE SNEAD IV has 50+ rec. yards in each of his 3 career games vs. AFC North. Rookie TE HAYDEN HURST had 1st-career TD catch in Week 8. • LB C.J. MOSLEY had 11 tackles last week. Has 27 tackles (13.5 per game) in his past 2. Has 34 tackles (11.3 per game), 2 TFL, 2 PD & FF in his past 3 vs. Pit. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3 sacks in his past 4. LB MATTHEW JUDON had 10 tackles & TFL in Week 8. CB ANTHONY LEVINE, SR. had 5 tackles, 3 PD & INT in last meeting. S TONY JEFFERSON had 6 tackles, FF & FR in last game vs. Pit.

 

Chicago Bears (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (2-6)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | New Era Field | Referee: Shawn Smith

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 7-5

STREAKS: Bears have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/7/14: Bills 23 at Bears 20 (OT)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/7/10: Bears 22, Bills 19

CHICAGO NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY passed for 220 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.7 rating last week. Has 1,223 pass yards (305.8 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 113.1 rating in his past 4. Is only QB with 15+ TD passes (15) & 250+ rush yards (296) this season. Has thrown 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.8 rating & has rush TD in 3 career road games vs. AFC. • RB JORDAN HOWARD had 81 rush yads & TD last week. Has 563 scrimmage yards (140.8 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career road games vs. AFC. RB TARIK COHEN had 110 scrimmage yards, incl. 70-yard TD catch last week. Is 2nd player since 1970 (BRIAN WESTBROOK) with a TD pass, rec. TD, rush TD & PR-TD all of 20+ yards in his 1st 2 seasons. Has 488 scrimmage yards (122 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with TD. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 98 rec. yards & TD catch in 10/25/15 meeting with Jax. TE TREY BURTON has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC. Leads NFC TEs with 4 TD catches. Rookie WR ANTHONY MILLER had TD catch last week. Ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 3 rec. TDs in 2018. • LB KHALIL MACK has 3 sacks, 2 FFs, FR & 27-yard INTTD in his past 3 on road. Has 2 sacks, FF & FR in 3 career games vs. Buf. CB KYLE FULLER has 3 PD & 2 INTs in his past 2 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. AFC with 2+ PD. LB DANNY TREVATHAN aims for 7th in row on road vs. AFC with 6+ tackles. DT AKIEM HICKS has 2 sacks & 3 FFs in past 3 on road. Aims for 4th in row on road with FF.

BUFFALO NOTES:

QB DEREK ANDERSON passed for 290 yards in Week 8. Has 275+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. NFC. • RB LE SEAN MC COY had 82 rec. yards last week. Had 162 scrimmage yards (133 rush, 29 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in his last game vs. Chi. (12/22/13 with Phi.). Has 99+ scrimmage yards in each of his 4 career meetings. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 110+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. RB CHRIS IVORY had 131 scrimmage yards (65.5 per game) in his 2 career games vs. Chi. • WR KELVIN BENJAMIN had 3 catches for 65 yards in his last game vs. Chi. (10/22/17 with Car.). TE CHARLES CLAY had 58 rec. yards & TD in his last game vs. Chi. (10/19/14 with Mia.). WR ZAY JONES had 55 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. • S MICAH HYDE had 3 PD & INT in his last game vs. Chi. (12/18/16 with GB). Has 6 PD & 2 INTs in his past 4 meetings. DE JERRY HUGHES has 4.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 5 vs. NFC North. Has 2.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 4. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER had 2 sacks & FF last week, his 2nd-career game with 2+ sacks. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & INT in his past 3. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 8 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Has 8+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 games. Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 62 tackles. CB PHILLIP GAINES had career-high 10 tackles in Week 8. LB MATT MILANO had 7 tackles & 2 PD last week.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-2)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Bank of America Stadium | Referee: Tony Corrente

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 22-13

STREAKS: Panthers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/24/17: Buccaneers 19 at Panthers 22

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/24/17

TAMPA BAY NOTES:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 194 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 154.9 rating last week. Has 1,356 pass yards (339 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 114.4 rating in past 4 starts. Is only QB in 2018 with 3 games (min. 10 atts.) with 140+ rating. Has 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.7 rating in 4 career games vs. NFC South. • RB PEYTON BARBER rushed for 85 yards & TD last week. Has 264 scrimmage yards (88 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 vs. division. • WR MIKE EVANS had 6 catches for 179 yards, incl. career-long 72-yard TD catch in Week 8. Has 16 catches for 295 yards (98.3 per game) & TD in past 3 on road vs. Car. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 60-yard TD catch last week, his 24th-career TD of 60+ yards & surpassed HOFer JERRY RICE (23) for most all-time. Has 223 yards (111.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 on road vs. division. Had 87 rec. yards & TD catch in his last road game at Car. (11/22/15 with Was.). TE O.J. HOWARD had TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC South. • DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 2 sacks last week. Has sack in 6 consecutive games, tied for longest streak in franchise history (SIMEON RICE). Is 1 of 5 players with 7+ sacks in each of past 3 seasons. LB LAVONTE DAVID has 40 tackles (10 per game), 2 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in his past 4 at Car. Since entering NFL in 2012, is only player with 800+ tackles (820) & 15 FFs (18). DT GERALD MC COY had sack in last meeting.

CAROLINA NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.9 rating & had rush TD last week. Has 21 career games with 2+ TD passes & 1+ rush TDs, most in NFL history. Leads all QBs in rush yards (309) & rush TDs (4) in 2018. Has 13 TDs (8 pass, 5 rush) & 105.9 rating in 5 career home games vs. TB. Aims for 7th in row with 2+ TD passes. • RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 8. Has 269 scrimmage yards (89.7 per game) & rush TD in his past 3 at home vs. NFC South. Since 2017, is 1 of 2 NFL RBs (ALVIN KAMARA) with 120+ receptions (124). • TE GREG OLSEN had career-high 181 rec. yards in 10/10/16 meeting. Had 55th-career TD catch last week & became 5th TE in NFL history with 650+ receptions (651) & 55+ rec. TDs (55). Rookie WR D.J. MOORE had careerhigh 90 rec. yards last week. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 15.6 yards per reception average (min. 15 catches) in 2018. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had 120 rec. yards & TD in 1/3/16 meeting. • LB LUKE KUECHLY aims for 5th in row vs. TB with 8+ tackles. Has 875 tackles since 2012, most in NFL. DE JULIUS PEPPERS had sack & 2 FRs in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row vs. TB with sack. Has 19.5 sacks vs. TB, most vs. any opponent in his career. DE MARIO ADDISON has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. TB. Rookie DB DONTE JACKSON had 1st-career sack last week. Is only NFL rookie with 3+ INTs (3), 1+ sack (1) & 1+ FF (1).

 

Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5-1)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | FirstEnergy Stadium | Referee: Ron Torbert

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 12-11-2

STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/27/15: Browns 13 at Chiefs 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: Browns 30, Chiefs 7

KANSAS CITY NOTES:

QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 303 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 125 rating last week. Is 4th QB in NFL history with 4+ TD passes in 3 consecutive games. Is 1 of 3 different QBs in NFL history with 25+ TD passes (26) in his team’s 1st 8 games of season. Has completed 89 of 136 (65.4 pct.) for 1,238 yards (309.5 per game) with 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 125.2 rating in past 4 on road. Has 110+ rating in 3 of his past 4 on road. Leads NFL with 2,526 pass yards & 26 TD passes & ranks 4th with 115.3 rating. • RB KAREEM HUNT had TD catch last week. Has 681 scrimmage yards (136.2 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rec., 3 rush) in his past 5. Has 489 scrimmage yards (122.3 per game) with 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 on road. Aims for 8th in row with TD. Ranks 4th in NFL with 592 rush yards. • WR TYREEK HILL has 897 rec. yards (112.1 per game) & 10 TD catches in his past 8 on road. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 7 TD catches. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 79 rec. yards & TD last week. Had 6 catches & rec. TD in last meeting. Has 5 TD catches in his past 5 on road. WR SAMMY WATKINS had 8 catches for 107 yards & 2 TDs last week. • LB DEE FORD had 3 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Has 7 sacks in his past 6. Has sack in 2 of his past 4 on road. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS has 12+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 6 tackles & .5 sack in his last game vs. Cle. (11/6/16 with Dal.). DT CHRIS JONES has 4 sacks in his past 4. LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had sack & TFL in his last meeting (10/27/13).

CLEVELAND NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD (rookie) threw 2 TD passes last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 6th in row with 20+ completions. Has 580 pass yards (290 per game) in 2 career home starts. • RB NICK CHUBB (rookie) rushed for 65 yards last week. Has 145 rush yards (72.5 per game) & rush TD in his past 2. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. has 151 scrimmage yards (75.5 per game) in his past 2 at home. Since 2015, leads all NFL RBs with 1,944 rec. yards & ranks 3rd with 208 catches. • WR JARVIS LANDRY has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 4 at home. TE DAVID NJOKU aims for his 3rd in row at home with 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Rookie WR ANTONIO CALLAWAY & TE SETH DE VALVE each had TD catch last week. • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack in Week 8. Has 4.5 sacks, 3 TFL, 3 PD & 2 FFs in his past 4 at home. LB JOE SCHOBERT has 27 tackles, 6 PD, 2 FRs & FF in his past 4 at home. LB JAMIE COLLINS, SR. led team with 11 tackles & had FF last week. Had 7 tackles in his last game vs. KC (9/29/14 with NE). LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY has 10+ tackles in 5 of his past 8 at home. Rookie CB DENZEL WARD had 7 tackles, TFL, FR & PD last week. Ties for lead among NFL rookies with 3 INTs & ranks 1st with 9 PD. CB DERRICK KINDRED had 5 tackles, FF & INT last week. DT LARRY OGUNJOBI is 1 of 7 NFL DTs in 2018 with 4+ sacks (4) & 6+ TFL (6).

 

New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-4)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Hard Rock Stadium | Referee: Walt Coleman

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Jets lead all-time series, 54-50-1

STREAKS: Dolphins have won past 2

LAST GAME: 9/16/18: Dolphins 20 at Jets 12

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/22/17: Dolphins 31, Jets 28

NY JETS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD (rookie) passed for 334 yards in last meeting. Has 7 TD passes vs. 5 INTs in his past 4. Leads all rookies with 1,705 pass yards & 11 TD passes. • RB ISAIAH CROWELL had 79 rush yards in his only career game at Mia. (9/25/16 with Cle.). Has 371 scrimmage yards (92.8 per game) & TD in his past 4. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. Mia. WR QUINCY ENUNWA had 7 catches for 92 yards in last meeting. WR JERMAINE KEARSE had TD catch in last game at Mia. Rookie TE CHRISTOPHER HERNDON had TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TD catch. • S JAMAL ADAMS had 7 tackles, sack & FF in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row with sack vs. Mia. Has 48 tackles (8 per game) in his past 6 on road. S MARCUS MAYE tied for team lead with 7 tackles last week. Had 7 tackles & INT in his last game vs. Mia. (10/22/17). DT LEONARD WILLIAMS has 5 TFL in his past 5 vs. Mia. Has 4 TFL & 2 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB JORDAN JENKINS had sack, FF & FR in his last game vs. Mia. DT HENRY ANDERSON had sack in last meeting. LB BRANDON COPELAND had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & TFL. Had sack in last meeting. Rookie LB FRANKIE LUVU had 1stcareer sack in Week 8. • K JASON MYERS leads NFL with 18 converted field goals & ranks 3rd in league with 94.7 FG pct. (min. 10 FG att.).

MIAMI NOTES:

QB BROCK OSWEILER has completed 50 of 75 (66.7 pct.) for 619 yards (309.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.1 rating in his past 2 starts at home. QB RYAN TANNEHILL is 9-1 in his past 10 starts at home. Has 3+ TD passes & 120+ rating in 3 of his past 4 at home. In his past 3 vs. Jets, has 668 pas yards (222.7 per game) with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 93.4 rating. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had 95 scrimmage yards (58 rush, 37 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Has 375 scrimmage yards (93.8 per game) with 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards. RB FRANK GORE has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 6 vs. AFC East. Has 18,145 scrimmage yards & needs 46 yards to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS (18,190) for 6th-most in NFL history. • WR DE VANTE PARKER had 6 catches for career-high 134 yards last week. Had 8 catches for 76 yards & TD in his last game vs. NYJ (9/24/17). WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 43 rec. yards & threw 28-yard TD pass last week. TE A.J. DERBY had TD catch in last meeting. • LB KIKO ALONSO had 13 tackles & 2 FFs in last meeting. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 at home. DE ROBERT QUINN had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. LB RAEKWON MC MILLAN had 9 tackles last week. Had FR in last meeting. CB XAVIEN HOWARD had INT in last meeting. Has 6 PD in his past 4 vs. NYJ.

 

Detroit Lions (3-4) at Minesota Vikings (4-3-1)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | U.S. Bank Stadium | Referee: Pete Morelli

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 72-39-2

STREAKS: Lions have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/23/17: Vikings 30 at Lions 23

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/1/17: Lions 14, Vikings 7

DETROIT NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 310 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT last week. Has passed for 871 yards (290.3 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.2 rating in past 3 on road. Aims for 4th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Has 13 TDs vs. 1 INT for 116 rating in his past 6 vs. division. • RB KERRYON JOHNSON (rookie) had 91 scrimmage yards (69 rec., 22 rush) last week. Has 301 scrimmage yards (100.3 per game) & rush TD in 3 career road games. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 89.1 scrimmage yards per game. RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 8 rush TDs in 9 career games vs. NFC North. Since 2015, ties for 3rd in NFL with 29 rush TDs. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR MARVIN JONES, JR. had 7 catches for 117 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 5thcareer multi-TD game. Had 109 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 TD catches in past 6 vs. NFC North. • LB DEVON KENNARD has 3 sacks in his past 3 on road. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC North with FR. CB DARIUS SLAY has 9 PD & INT in his past 5 on road. Since 2017, leads NFL with 31 PD & ties for 1st (KEVIN BYARD) with 9 INTs. LB JARRAD DAVIS has 25 tackles (8.3 per game), 3 sacks & FF in his past 3 on road. DE ROMEO OKWARA had sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road & 5th in row with sack. DT DAMON HARRISON had 7 tackles & sack in team debut last week.

MINNESOTA NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 359 yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.7 rating last week. Had 301 pass yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 106.9 rating & had rush TD in only career game vs. Det. (10/23/16 with Was.). In 7 career games vs. NFC North, is averaging 322.9 pass yards per game with 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 108.6 rating. • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had rush TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 80+ scrmimage yards & rush TD. Had rush TD in last meeting. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC North. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 7 catches for 103 yards & rec. TD last week. Became 2nd player in NFL history (CALVIN JOHNSON in 2012) to have 8 consec. games with 100+ rec. yards & 2nd player (PATRICK JEFFERS in 1999) with 5 consec. games of 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR STEFON DIGGS had 10 receptions for 119 yards & TD last week. Has 29 catches for 352 yards (88 per game) & TD in 4 career games vs. Det. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with rec. TD. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had 2 TD catches in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 at home vs. Det. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack & FR in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with sack & 2+ TFL. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with sack. CB XAVIER RHODES had INT in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row at home vs. NFC North with PD. S HARRISON SMITH aims for his 3rd in row with INT. Since entering NFL in 2012, is only player with 20+ INTs (20) & 10+ sacks (12).

 

Atlanta Falcons (3-4) at Washington Redskins (5-2)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | FedExField | Referee: Walt Anderson

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Redskins lead all-time series, 14-9-1

STREAKS: Falcons have won past 5

LAST GAME: 10/11/15: Redskins 19 at Falcons 25

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/12: Falcons 24, Redskins 17

ATLANTA NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN passed for 379 yards with 1 TD & 0 INTs for 115.7 rating in Week 7. Has 100+ rating in 5 of his past 6. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ passing yards. Is averaging 290.7 pass yards per game in past 6 on road vs. NFC East. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 NFL QBs (DREW BREES) with 20,000+ passing yards (20,659). • RB TEVIN COLEMAN had 82 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 32 rec.) & rush TD in Week 7. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC East with rush TD. Rookie RB ITO SMITH has rush TD in 3 of his past 4. • WR JULIO JONES had 9 catches for 104 yards in Week 7. Has 15 receptions for 161 yards (80.5 per game) & TD in 2 career meetings. In 14 career games vs. NFC East, is averaging 109 rec. yards per game & has 8 TDs. Aims for his 10th in row with 5+ catches. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 43 games of 100+ rec. yards. WR MOHAMED SANU has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. WR CALVIN RIDLEY leads rookie WRs & ties for 4th in NFL with 6 TD catches. • DT GRADY JARRETT had 2 sacks in Week 7, his 1stcareer multi-sack game. DE TAKKARIST MC KINLEY had sack in last game. Has 5.5 sacks in his past 6. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with sack. S DAMONTAE KAZEE has 22 tackles, 4 PD, 3 INTs & FF in his past 4. Aims for 5th in row with PD. CB ROBERT ALFORD has 60 PD since 2015, most in NFL. DL JACK CRAWFORD had sack in Week 7. Aims for 3rd in row with sack.

WASHINGTON NOTES:

QB ALEX SMITH is 3-1 with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 92.4 rating in 4 career home games with Was. Passed for 270 yards & 1 TD with 0 INTs for 125 rating in his last game vs. Atl. (12/4/16 with KC). • RB ADRIAN PETERSON had 149 rush yards, incl. 64-yard TD run, & TD catch last week. Became oldest player (33 years, 221 days) in NFL history with 100+ rush yards & both rush & rec. TD in single game. Has 316 rush yards (105.3 per game) & 2 rush TDs in his past 3 at home. Has 442 scrimmage yards (147.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. Atl. RB CHRIS THOMPSON has 597 scrimmage yards (99.5 per game) & TD catch in his past 6 at home. • WR PAUL RICHARDSON aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. TE JORDAN REED has 4 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. NFC South. Has 304 receptions in 59 career games & is 2nd fastest TE in NFL history (HOFer KELLEN WINSLOW, SR.) to reach 300 career catches. • LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 1.5 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 4 sacks & FF in past 5 at home. Has 3 sacks, FF & 28-yard INT-TD in 3 career games vs. Atl. S D.J. SWEARINGER had 2 INTs last week. Is only player in NFL to record 2 INTs in multiple games this season. Has 2 FFs, FR & sack in past 2 at home. Aims for 3rd in row at home with FF. CB JOSH NORMAN aims for 3rd in row at home with FF. DL MATT IOANNIDIS had career-high 2.5 sacks last week.

 

Houston Texans (5-3) at Denver Broncos (3-5)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Broncos Stadium at Mile High | Referee: Clay Martin

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 4-2

STREAKS: Broncos have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/24/16: Texans 9 at Broncos 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/24/16

HOUSTON NOTES:

TEXANS are 5th team since 1970 to win 5 consecutive games immediately folllowing 0-3 start to season. • QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 16 of 20 (80 pct.) for 239 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 156 rating last week. Since entering league in 2017, has 4 games with 4+ TD passes, tied for 2nd-most in NFL over span. Is 1 of 7 NFL QBs with 100+ rating since 2017 (min. 400 att.). • RB LAMAR MILLER rushed for 133 yards & TD in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards & TD. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Is only player with 500+ rush yards in each of past 6 seasons (2013-18). Since 2013, is 1 of 4 active RBs with 6,500+ scrimmage yards (6,580). • WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had 82 rec. yards & 2 TD catches last week. Has 4 TD catches in his past 3. Has 110+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for 4th in row on road with TD catch. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (ANTONIO BROWN) with 400+ catches (414) & 40+ TD catches (40) since 2014. WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS makes team debut. Appeared in 125 games for Den. from 2010-18. Rookie TE JORDAN THOMAS had career-high 2 TD catches last week, incl. his 1st-career rec. TD. • DE J.J. WATT had sack, PD & 2 TFL last week. Has 8 sacks in his past 6. In only career game at Den. (9/23/12), had 2.5 sacks & 4 TFL. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY aims for 3rd in row on road with 2+ sacks. Since 2016, ranks 2nd in NFL with 46 TFL. S TYRANN MATHIEU aims for his 3rd in row with sack.

DENVER NOTES:

QB CASE KEENUM passed for 262 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 97.9 rating last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4. Appeared in 10 games for Texans from 2012-14, passing for 2,195 yards with 11 TDs vs. 8 INTs. In 4 home starts with Den., has 1,118 pass yards (279.5 per game) with 5 pass TDs & rush TD. • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY (rookie) had career-high 112 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 17 rec.) with rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row wirh rush TD. Has 358 scrimmage yards (89.5 per game) with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career home games. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5. Leads all NFL rookies with 531 rush yards. Rookie RB ROYCE FREEMAN has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home • WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 95+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 86 rec. yards in last meeting. Rookie WR COURTLAND SUTTON had career-high 78 rec. yards last week. WR TIM PATRICK had 1st-career TD catch last week. • LB VON MILLER had TFL in last meeting. Has 5.5 sacks, 6 TFL, 2 FFs & FR in his past 4 at home. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had FF & FR in last meeting. Has 3 PD in his past 3 vs. Hou. LB TODD DAVIS has 23 tackles (7.7 per game), 4 PD & INT-TD in his past 3. LB BRADLEY CHUBB leads all rookies with 7 sacks & ranks 2nd with 6 TFL. S DYMONTE THOMAS had 1st-career sack last week. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had INT in Week 8.

 

Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | CenturyLink Field | Referee: Shawn Hochuli

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 26-24

STREAKS: Chargers have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/14/14: Seahawks 21 at Chargers 30

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/26/10: Seahawks 27, Chargers 20

LOS ANGELES NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 284 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.2 rating in last meeting. Had 455 pass yards with 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in his last game at Sea. (9/26/10). In his past 6 vs. NFC, has 1,834 pass yards (305.7 per game) with 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 107.8 rating. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 117.8 rating & ties for 3rd with 17 TD passes. • RB MELVIN GORDON aims for his 4th in row with 120+ scrimmage yards & TD. In his past 10 on road, has 1,179 scrimmage yards (117.9 per game) with 14 TDs (9 rush, 5 rec.). In his past 5 vs. NFC, has 577 scrimmage yards (115.4 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rec., 2 rush). Since 2016, is 1 of 2 NFL players (TODD GURLEY) with 3,500+ scrimmage yards (3,742) & 30+ TDs (33). Gordon (745 scrimmage yards) & RB AUSTIN EKELER (538) are only pair of RB teammates with 500+ scrimmage yards each in 2018. • WR TYRELL WILLIAMS had 4 catches for 118 yards & TD in Week 7. Has 236 rec. yards (118 per game) & 3 TD catches in his past 2. WR KEENAN ALLEN has 100+ rec. yards in 7 of his past 10 vs. NFC. Has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. TE ANTONIO GATES had 6 TD catches in his past 5 vs. NFC West. Had 96 rec. yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. • DE MELVIN INGRAM has 3 TFL, 3 PD, 2 sacks & INT in past 3. Had sack & FF in last meeting. DT DARIUS PHILON had sack in Week 7. Has sack in 2 of his past 3. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had 8 tackles & INT in Week 7.

SEATTLE NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 248 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating in Week 8 & is 1st QB in franchise history to record 158.3 rating (min. 10 att.). Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.1 rating in only career meeting. Has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.9 rating in his past 5 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with 3+ TD passes. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 105 rush yards & TD last week. Is 1 of 4 in NFL (JAMES CONNER, EZEKIEL ELLIOTT & TODD GURLEY) with 3 games with 100+ rush yards in 2018. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ rush yards. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had TD catch in Week 8. Aims for 4th in row & 4th in row vs. AFC with TD catch. Has 6 rec. TDs in 2018, tied for most in NFC. WR DAVID MOORE had career-high 97 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. WR DOUG BALDWIN has 6 rec. TDs in his past 6 at home vs. AFC. • DE FRANK CLARK had sack & FR last week. Has 4 sacks, 2 FFs & INT in his past 5 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC West & 3rd in row overall with sack. LB BOBBY WAGNER has 7+ tackles in 7 of his past 8 at home. Had 10 tackles in only career meeting. Since entering NFL in 2012, is 1 of 3 (LUKE KUECHLY & LAVONTE DAVID) with 800+ tackles (815). S BRADLEY MC DOUGALD has 2 INTs & FF in his past 2 vs. AFC West. DT SHAMAR STEPHEN aims for 3rd in row with sack.

 

Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Referee: Bill Vinovich

SERIES NOTES: LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 41-32

STREAKS: Rams have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/26/17: Saints 20 at Rams 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/27/16: Saints 49, Rams 21

LOS ANGELES NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 295 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111 rating last week. Had 354 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 96.5 rating in last meeting. Is 7-0 with 13 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 97.5 rating in past 7 on road. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rating & 2+ TD passes. • RB TODD GURLEY had 195 scrimmage yards (114 rush, 81 rec.) & TD catch last week. Leads NFL with 15 TDs & is 3rd player (HOFer JIM BROWN & PRIEST HOLMES) in NFL history with 15+ TDs in team’s 1st 8 games of season. Has 217 scrimmage yards (108.5 per game) in 2 career meetings. Aims for 4th in row on road with 2+ rush TDs. Since 2017, is only NFL player with 2,000+ rush yards (2,105) & 20+ rush TDs (24). • WR BRANDIN COOKS ranks 3rd in NFL with 18.4 yards per reception in 2018 (min. 25 catches). Had 215 receptions for 2,861 yards & 20 TDs in 3 seasons with NO (2014-16). WR ROBERT WOODS has 279 rec. yards (93 per game) in his past 3 on road. Has 7 games with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards this season, 2nd-most in NFL (ADAM THIELEN). • DT AARON DONALD had 2 sacks last week, his 8thcareer multi-sack game. Leads NFL with 10 sacks in 2018. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NO & 6th in row overall with sack. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 49 sacks. CB MARCUS PETERS had FR in only career meeting (10/23/16 with KC). S JOHN JOHNSON has 4 PD & 3 INTs in his past 4 on road. Aims for 3rd in row on road with INT. LB CORY LITTLETON aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles & sack.

NEW ORLEANS NOTES:

QB DREW BREES has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.9 rating in past 2 vs. LAR. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Rams with 100+ rating. In past 3 at home, has 1,045 pass yards (348.3 per game), 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 131.1 rating. Aims for 4th in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Is NFL’s all-time leading passer (72,435 yards) & ranks 4th all-time in TD passes (502). • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Since 2017, is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 4 games (4) with both rush & rec. TD. Had 188 scrmimage yards (101 rec., 87 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in only career meeting. Has 10 TDs (6 rush, 4 rec.) in 11 career home games. RB MARK INGRAM had 92 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 29 rec.) last week. Has 567 scrimmage yards (113.4 per game) & 7 rush TDs in his past 5 at home. Aims for 6th in row at home with rush TD. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS has 14 catches for 160 yards (80 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career games vs. Rams. Has 32 catches for 343 yards (114.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 3 at home. Since 2016, is 1 of 2 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN) with 250+ catches (254) & 3,000+ rec. yards (3,051). • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks & 2 PD in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. LAR & 3rd in row at home with sack. Rookie DE MARCUS DAVENPORT had 2 sacks last week, his 1st-career multi-sack game. Leads NFC rookies with 4 sacks in 2018. DT SHELDON RANKINS had 2 sacks last week, his 1st-career multi-sack game. Aims for 3rd in row at home with sack.

 

Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | Gillette Stadium | Referee: Brad Allen

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Series tied, 5-5

STREAKS: Patriots have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/30/14: Patriots 21 at Packers 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/19/10: Patriots 31, Packers 27

GREEN BAY NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS passed for 286 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 102.9 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. Had 368 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.6 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC. Has 40,785 career pass yards & surpassed HOFer JOE MONTANA (40,551) for 18th-most all-time. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had rush TD last week. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 3 vs. AFC. Aims for 3rd in row on road vs. AFC with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2+ TDs. RB AARON JONES had 86 rush yards & TD last week. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 5 catches for 133 yards last week. Has 31 receptions for 373 yards (93.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC. Since 2016, is 1 of 2 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN) with 2,500+ rec. yards (2,572) & 25+ TD catches (28). TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 3 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2010, ranks 2nd among active players with 70 rec. TDs. Rookie WR MARQUEZ VALDEZSCANTLING aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. • LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack last week. Has 3 sacks & FF in 4 career road games vs. AFC East. LB BLAKE MARTINEZ had 12 tackles & sack in Week 8. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (DARIUS LEONARD) with 60+ tackles (61) & 4+ sacks (4) in 2018. Rookie CB JAIRE ALEXANDER had career-high 5 PD last week, most by player in single game in 2018. DL KENNY CLARK had 2 sacks last week, his 2ndcareer 2-sack game. Aims for 3rd in row with sack.

NEW ENGLAND NOTES:

PATRIOTS aim for 10th consecutive home win. • QB TOM BRADY passed for 324 yards last week. Has 300+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4. Has 8 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 114.7 rating in his past 3 vs. GB. In his past 10 vs. NFC North, has 23 TD passes vs. 3 INTs for 112.7 rating. Has 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. • RB JAMES WHITE had 94 scrimmage yards (79 rec., 15 rush) & rush TD in Week 8. Aims for his 4th in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. Has 4 TD catches in his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 337 scrimmage yards (84.3 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 at home. Ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 55 catches. Rookie RB SONY MICHEL has 316 rush yards (105.3 per game) & 4 rush TDs in 3 career home games. • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 7 catches for 98 yards in last meeting. Has 80+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 6 vs. NFC. WR JULIAN EDELMAN had 9 catches for 104 rec. yards last week. Had 473 rec. yards (78.8 per game) & TD catch in his past 6 at home. Has 313 rec. yards (78.3 per game) & 2 TD catches in his past 4 vs. NFC. WR JOSH GORDON had 69 rec. yards & TD catch in his last game vs. GB (12/10/17 with Cle.). In 7 career games vs. NFC North, has 548 rec. yards (78.3 per game) & 3 TD catches. • DE TREY FLOWERS has 7 TFL & 4 sacks in his past 7 at home. LB KYLE VAN NOY had team-high 8 tackles & 2 sacks last week. S DEVIN MC COURTY had 84-yard INT-TD in Week 8, his 1st-career INT-TD.

 

Tennessee Titans (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (3-4)

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 8:15 PM ET | AT&T Stadium | Referee: Clete Blakeman

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 8-6

STREAKS: Cowboys have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 9/14/14: Cowboys 26 at Titans 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/10/10: Titans 34, Cowboys 27

TENNESSEE NOTES:

QB MARCUS MARIOTA completed 24 of 32 (75 pct.) for 237 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT for 92.8 rating & rushed for 38 yards in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row with 90+ rating. Has 2+ TD passes in 7 of his past 9 vs. NFC. In 12 career games vs. NFC, has 3,039 pass yards (253.3 per game) with 24 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 104.3 rating. • RB DION LEWIS had season-high 155 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 64 rec.) in Week 7. Had 93 scrimmage yards (59 rec., 34 rush) & TD catch in his last game vs. Dal. (10/11/15 with NE). Has 65+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC East. RB DERRICK HENRY has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. NFC. • WR TAJAE SHARPE had career-high 101 rec. yards in Week 7. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. WR COREY DAVIS leads team with 30 catches & 395 rec. yards. Has 252 rec. yards (126 per game) & TD catch in his past 2 vs. NFC. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with 90+ rec. yards. TE LUKE STOCKER had TD catch in Week 7. • LB JAYON BROWN had 7 tackles & sack in Week 7. Has 7+ tackles & sack in 3 of his past 4. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. CB LOGAN RYAN had INT in his only career game vs. Dal. (10/11/15 with NE). LB WESLEY WOODYARD has 7+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. DT JURRELL CASEY had 2 sacks & 2 TFL in last meeting. Has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 5 career games vs. NFC East. S KEVIN BYARD has 9 INTs since 2017, tied for most in NFL over span.

DALLAS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 273 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 96.5 rating & had rush TD in Week 7. Has 10 career games with pass TD & rush TD, tied for 3rd-most among players in their 1st 3 seasons in NFL history. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 107.5 rating in his past 3 at home. Is 2-0 with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 146.4 rating in 2 career games on Monday. In 5 career home games vs. AFC, has 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 105.2 rating & 3 rush TDs. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT is averaging 132.8 scrimmage yards per game & has 14 TDs (12 rush, 2 rec.) in 16 career home games. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ rush yards & TD. Has 186 scrimmage yards (93 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 2 career games on Monday. Since entering NFL in 2016, leads league with 15 games of 100+ rush yards. • WR AMARI COOPER makes Dal. debut. Has 16 catches for 239 yards (79.7 per game) & TD catch in 3 career games vs. Ten. Has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games on Monday. Rookie WR MICHAEL GALLUP had career-high 81 rec. yards & 1st-career TD catch in Week 7. • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 7 sacks & FF in his past 5 at home. Has 3 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 4. Since 2017, is 1 of 3 (AARON DONALD & CHANDLER JONES) with 20+ sacks (20). LB SEAN LEE has 38 tackles (9.5 per game) & 5 TFL in his past 4 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 10+ tackles & 2+ TFL. DT DAVID IRVING had sack in Week 7. Has sack in 2 of his past 3.