Pittsburgh 52 Carolina 21
Wake Forest 27 #14 North Carolina State 23
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Fort Wayne 112 Earlham 51
Illinois 99 Evansville 60
Louisville 85 Nicholls 72
Notre Dame 89 Chicago State 62
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#4 Baylor 116 St. Francis PA 58
#11 Texas 78 Duquesne 41
Western Michigan 69 Fort Wayne 61
Penn State 74 Providence 72
Wisconsin 76 Winthrop 41
Oklahoma City 98 Houston 80
Boston 116 Phoenix 109 OT
Portland 116 LA Clippers 105
Milwaukee 134 Golden State 111
Vancouver 8 Boston 5
Florida 4 Edmonton 1
Philadelphia 5 Arizona 4 OT
Buffalo 6 Montréal 5 OT
Vegas 5 Ottawa 3
Tampa Bay 4 NY Islanders 2
Carolina 4 Chicago 3
Dallas 4 San Jose 3
Minnesota 3 Los Angeles 1
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Seattle 3 Portland 2
GIRLS HS BASKETBALL
Austin 87 Rock Creek Academy 41
Avon 59 Terre Haute North 43
Bloomfield 84 Shoals 37
Bloomington South 66 Columbus East 61
Borden 38 Clarksville 31
Brownstown Central 55 New Albany 43
Carmel 69 Heritage Christian 59
Central Christian 37 Indianapolis Metropolitan 36
Dugger Union 48 Bloomington Lighthouse 43
Eastern (Greentown) 47 Eastbrook 43
Edgewood 46 South Putnam 37
Fairfield 46 Elkhart Memorial 40 OT
Frankton 71 Liberty Christian 31
Garrett 37 Heritage 23
Gary West 71 Bowman Academy 39
Guerin Catholic 44 Bethesda Christian 37
Hammond 43 Washington Twp. 37
Heritage Hills 48 Evansville Reitz 22
Homestead 60 Northridge 34
Indianapolis Roncalli 61 Pike 51
Jasper 52 Southridge 31
Knox 62 Morgan Twp. 46
Lakeland Christian 49 South Bend Career Academy 9
Lakewood Park 39 Churubusco 33
Lapel 63 Indianapolis Scecina 45
Lewis Cass 43 Rossville 35
Lighthouse East 44 Christel House Academy 30
Lowell 47 Hammond Morton 28
Michigan City 72 LaCrosse 36
Milan 38 Hauser 32
North Central Indy 73 Mooresville 54
North Daviess 42 Washington Catholic 28
North Knox 61 Linton-Stockton 51
Oldenburg Academy 64 Southwestern (Hanover) 43
Paoli 43 Northeast Dubois 36
Perry Meridian 60 Decatur Central 49
Prairie Heights 54 South Bend Trinity 21
Shenandoah 78 Union (Modoc) 14
South Bend St. Joseph 87 New Prairie 36
South Bend Washington 47 Mishawaka 36
South Central UM 46 Triton 33
Southmont 54 Fountain Central 33
Speedway 40 Brebeuf Jesuit 23
Springs Valley 51 Forest Park 39
Tecumseh 56 Evansville North 48
Tipton 57 Tri-Central 28
Tri-West 64 Crawfordsville 35
Trinity Lutheran 59 Indianapolis Lutheran 31
Warren Central 58 Center Grove 34
West Vigo 45 White River Valley 36
West Washington 69 South Central (Elizabeth) 32
Western Boone 56 Monrovia 37
Westville 51 Lake Station 45
Banks of Wabash Tournament
South Vermillion 72 Parke Heritage 40
North Vermillion 61 Riverton Parke 41
AP sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush to start for ailing Book
Two people familiar with the decision say No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury.
Book is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern, according to the people who spoke Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to because no official announcement was made.
Book replaced Wimbush as the starter in the fourth game of the season for the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP). He is completing 74.5 percent of his passes for 1,824, with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Wimbush was the starter last season for the Irish.
Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21
Ben Roethlisberger’s first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday night that left little doubt about their depth and their talent regardless of whether Le’Veon Bell ever shows up for work or not.
Ten different Steelers touched the ball on offense. Six of them scored. None of them were named Bell. While the three-time Pro Bowl running back tweeted his thoughts from home while waiting – and waiting – to sign his one-year franchise tender, Pittsburgh ripped off its fifth straight victory with stunning ease.
“Really big performance against a really good team on a short week so there is a lot to be proud of,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. “But we are probably not that good.”
Maybe not, but Pittsburgh (6-2-1) looked every bit the part of legitimate contender in the AFC, perhaps for the first time this season.
Roethlisberger completed 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns while posting a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. James Conner, who has filled in capably during Bell’s self-imposed sabbatical, ran for 65 yards and a score before being evaluated for a concussion late.
Mack, Allen Robinson just about ready to return to Bears
Two-time All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack and top receiver Allen Robinson look as if they’re just about ready to return after missing the Chicago Bears’ past two games because of injuries.
Both players practiced without limitations Thursday for the second consecutive day.
The NFC North-leading Bears hope to have them back in the lineup against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on Sunday.
“These are strange deals because, literally, as you’re going through it (you’re) trying to figure out where they’re at on a day-to-day basis,” coach Matt Nagy said Thursday. “Where are you at? Can you go 100 percent? Can you not? How do you feel? And we need to take that into consideration and discuss that, which leads up to game time and then how much, if so.”
Robinson sent strong signals that he intends to play, saying he’s “100 percent” after a groin injury kept him from playing in victories over the struggling New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. He has 25 catches for 285 and two touchdowns in six games after signing a three-year contract with Chicago in March.
Robinson missed just about all of last season with Jacksonville after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee early in the opener. He was brought along slowly in the preseason as he worked his way back while trying to learn a new system and develop a rapport with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
“I’m feeling great, and I’m definitely anxious to get back out there,” Robinson said. “It’s been a tough couple weeks, just having to watch the game from the sideline, so I’m excited.”
Rams CB Marcus Peters to Saints coach Payton: “Keep talking”
Cornerback Marcus Peters criticized himself for playing poorly when his Los Angeles Rams lost at New Orleans last weekend.
That doesn’t mean Saints coach Sean Payton can say anything about it, however.
Peters reacted sharply in the Rams’ locker room Thursday when asked about postgame comments by Payton in which the veteran coach said the Saints liked the matchup of receiver Michael Thomas going against Peters, a former Pro Bowl selection. Peters also claimed Payton said something to him or his teammates during New Orleans’ 45-35 victory.
“Tell Sean Payton to keep talking that (expletive),” Peters said. “We’re going to see him soon. You feel me?”
New Orleans sent the Rams (8-1) to their first defeat of the season with a 487-yard offensive game last Sunday.
Thomas caught 12 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown, none bigger than the 72-yard touchdown catch on which he burned past Peters to seal the win. All told, Thomas made six catches when Peters was in coverage on him.
“They were going to travel Marcus to him, and that was fine by us,” Payton said afterward. “We thought we really liked that matchup, a lot.”
Peters repeatedly blamed himself for having a bad game, and he refused to echo defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ claim that he had put together a poor scheme that didn’t help Peters.
After a few seconds to think about it Thursday, Peters had more to say about Payton.
“Yeah, because I liked what he was saying on the sidelines, too,” Peters said. “So tell him, keep talking that (expletive), and I hope he sees me soon. And then we’re going to have a nice little bowl of gumbo together.”
Peters didn’t elaborate on what Payton said on the sideline, but that delicious dinner date is a distinct possibility for January.
The Saints (7-1) and the Rams are the only one-loss teams in the NFC, putting both on track for first-round postseason byes if they can maintain their outstanding starts.
Los Angeles hosts the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Newman helps Wake upset No. 22 NC State, 27-23
Everything seemed aligned against Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons had a quarterback making his first start, an injury-depleted defense facing an offense peppered with future NFL players, and trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter in a stadium where they almost never win,
Yet No. 22 North Carolina State couldn’t seal the victory, so Wake Forest snatched it away.
Jamie Newman threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jack Freudenthal with 30 seconds left to give Wake Forest a 27-23 upset victory Thursday night.
“It’s just about staying poised, honestly,” Newman said. “Staying poised and being smart, not letting the moment get too big for you.”
Making his first career start, Newman was 22 of 33 for 297 yards with three touchdown passes in the second half to help the Demon Deacons (5-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The 19 1/2-point underdogs earned their first road victory over a Top 25 team in a decade.
“This was going to be a game that we just have to grind, and grind, and grind, and somehow find a way to win,” coach Dave Clawson said. “And to our kids’ credit, they did it. Every time that that thing was on the brink of getting away from us, we just did one thing to stay in it.”
Newman threw a 38-yard scoring pass to Alex Bachman before his 19-yard TD to Greg Dortch pulled Wake Forest to 23-20 with 6:07 left.
Curry injured, Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak
Stephen Curry has counted on staying healthy after injuries limited him to 51 games last season. Everything was going according to plan for the Golden State star – until Thursday night.
The two-time MVP left with a leg injury and the Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak.
“He seems good to me. I’ve got to talk to him tomorrow and see how he’s doing,” teammate Kevin Durant said. “Hopefully he’s doing well.”
Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.
The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third. Curry strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.
Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition at the 6:50 mark of the third. He was receiving treatment postgame and is expected to have an MRI on Friday.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Curry scored 10 points in his second straight game below 20 after getting at least 23 in every game previously – including five 30-point performances and a 51-point outing in three quarters. He dished out six assists in 26 minutes.
Thunder top Rockets without Westbrook for 7th straight win
The Oklahoma City Thunder have figured out how to win without Russell Westbrook – they lock down on defense.
Paul George scored 20 points, and the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 98-80 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.
Westbrook missed his second game in a row with a sprained left ankle, and the Thunder have won both. Oklahoma City held Cleveland to 37 percent shooting in a 95-86 victory Wednesday night, then limited Houston to 38 percent shooting on Thursday.
George led the defensive charge with six steals.
“We didn’t come in tonight thinking this was going to be an offensive battle, where we’ve got to outscore them on the offensive end,” he said. “We’re just going to stick to playing defense. We’ve got guys that can guard and want to guard. That’s just what it comes down to. (Defense) is what we’re going to hang our hat on.”
Oklahoma City got plenty of help from Houston – the Rockets made just 11 of 42 3s. It was the fifth time in seven games that the Rockets failed to score at least 100 points.
“Maybe because all we do is talk about defense 24 hours,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Our offense is anemic. I mean, it’s bad.”
James Harden scored 19 points, but made just 7 of 19 shots. Clint Capela added 17 points for Houston, which had won three in a row despite its offensive struggles.
Houston’s Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Thunder last season and was traded this summer, scored two points on 1-for-11 shooting. Chris Paul added 10 points, five assists and six steals.
Irving, Celtics rally from 22 down to top Suns 116-109 in OT
When their shots finally started to fall, the Boston Celtics couldn’t be stopped.
Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team – including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation off a feed from Irving.
Morris hit from the top of the arc to tie it at 100. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, all after halftime, for the Celtics (7-4).
“Guys like Kyrie, he is going to have all the focus on him,” Morris said. “I worked on my 3-pointers extensively.”
Devin Booker paced the Suns (2-9) with a season-high 38 points, and T.J. Warren had 29.
The Celtics ended a two-game skid, while the Suns have lost nine of 10.
Booker scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and seven in OT, but Phoenix couldn’t hold onto a 16-point lead with 6:13 to play in regulation.
The Suns led 92-76 when Booker dropped in a short fadeaway.
“We just fell apart down the stretch. Kept giving up quick buckets. Miscommunications on defense. A little bit of everything,” Booker said.
Boston recovered from an ice cold start and won despite shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The Celtics trailed by double digits for much of the second half until a furious late rally.
Suns rookie Deandre Ayton had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Irving hit a 3 with 35.1 seconds to go in the fourth, then his steal led to Brown’s layup that cut the Suns’ lead to 98-97 with 7.3 seconds to play. Warren hit two free throws, then Morris took a pass from a double-teamed Irving for the tying 3.
“We just learned a lot about being resilient,” Irving said. “We had to make adjustments.”
AP source: Owners plan vote next week on new Manfred term
Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta, a person familiar with the agenda told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because Major League Baseball had not made public the agenda for the meetings, scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15.
Manfred was elected commissioner in August 2014 to succeed Bud Selig and started a five-year term the following Jan. 25. The person said Manfred’s new term likely will be for five years.
Fox and Turner Broadcasting are in the midst of eight-year agreements through 2021 in which Fox has exclusive rights to the World Series and All-Star Game, splits the League Championship Series with Turner and shares the Division Series with Turner and the MLB Network.
DAZN (pronounced Da-Zone), which launched this year, has been negotiating a $300 million, three-year deal with MLB, the person said. Former ESPN president John Skipper is the chairman of DAZN’s parent company.
DAZN announced an 11-fight deal last month with boxer Canelo Alvarez. DAZN, a live and on-demand service, said it is backed by Access Industries, a company founded by Leonard Blavatnik.
Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, Heredia
Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time by the Mariners after an initial tenure that lasted less than two hours.
“Dipoto didn’t guarantee anything, but he said I at least have 78 minutes,” Smith joked. “We’ll see.”
Smith is back with the Mariners as part of a five-player deal between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Thursday that landed the Rays catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia.
The swap continued a lengthy trade history between the teams and came as a surprise to Zunino, who said he had recent conversations with Seattle manager Scott Servais looking ahead to 2019.
“I was shocked. To see your name in trade talks, let alone this early in the offseason, was beyond my expectations,” Zunino said.
Smith, 25, stole a career-best 40 bases this year and was caught 12 times. He hit .296, tied for the major league lead with 10 triples and had 40 RBIs. He is not eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season. He signed with San Diego in 2012, was traded to Atlanta in December 2014 and was dealt to the Mariners in January 2017, then sent to the Rays on the same day in a trade that shipped left-hander Drew Smyly to Seattle.
His previous Seattle stint lasted all of 77 minutes before he was sent to the Rays.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTES-TOP 25
LOUISVILLE AT #13 SYRACUSE
- Louisville leads 10-6 all-time in this series and, since 2014, the Cardinals have gone 4-0 by a combined score of 187-61; that is a 31.5-point average margin of victory in this series over the last four seasons.
- In six ACC games this season, Louisville has been outscored 292-129 — that is a per-game point differential of -27.2 points. The only team in the FBS to have a worse average scoring differential in conference play is UConn (-32.0 in AAC games).
- Louisville’s current six-game losing streak is its longest since losing 10 straight spanning the 1997-98 seasons. Over the span of its current losing streak (since Sept. 22), Louisville is allowing an FBS-worst 48.7 points per game.
- Syracuse’s seven wins this season are already its most since going 7-6 in 2013, the team’s first year in the ACC. With a win over Louisville, Syracuse would have two separate four-game winning streaks this season. They won four games total in each of the last three seasons, and three the year prior.
- Eric Dungey and Houston’s D’Eriq King are the only players in the FBS with 10+ passing touchdowns and 10+ rushing touchdowns. Dungey and Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald are the only Power 5 players leading their teams in both passing and rushing yards.
#23 FRESNO STATE AT BOISE STATE
- Boise State holds a 14-6 lead all-time in this series, including a 9-1 record at home. These teams met in back-to-back weeks last season, first squaring off in the regular-season finale and then again in the Mountain West title game.
- Fresno State has gone 5-0 in Mountain West games this season, outscoring its opponents 184-36 – that is a +29.6 per-game margin of victory. The only teams in the FBS with higher per-game point differentials in conference play are Clemson (+39.3) and Alabama (+34.3).
- Marcus McMaryion has thrown 20 touchdowns and completed 70.9 percent of his passes this season. He, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II are the only players in the country with 20+ touchdown passes and a 70.0+ completion percentage.
- Boise State has converted 55.7 percent of its third-down attempts this season (78-for-140), second best in the FBS (Alabama — 56.3). The FBS-wide average third-down conversion percentage is 40.0 percent — Boise State has topped that mark in all but one game this season (vs. SDSU).
- Brett Rypien ranks sixth in the FBS with 2779 passing yards and eighth in the FBS with 24 touchdown passes this season. In his last 16 games (dating back to last season), he has failed to throw a TD pass in just three games — two of those came against Fresno State.
SOUTH CAROLINA AT #15 FLORIDA
- Florida leads this series 26-9-3 all-time, but South Carolina has won five of the last eight matchups dating back to 2010. In the meeting last season, Jake Bentley threw three interceptions with no touchdown passes, but ran for two scores en route to a 28-20 South Carolina victory.
- South Carolina has had the ball for just over 25 minutes per game (25:18), the third-lowest average in the FBS this season. The Gamecocks have 18 passing touchdowns this season, equalling their total from all of last season and topping their totals for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
- Jake Bentley threw for 363 yards last week, the second-highest total of his career and most in a game since throwing for 390 in 2016 against USF. His 11.34 yards per attempt was the highest mark by a Gamecock quarterback (minimum 30 attempts) since Stephen Garcia in 2010 (11.94 vs. Kentucky).
- Florida has had its two lowest yardage totals of the season in its last two games. The Gators also allowed 37.0 PPG in those two games after allowing 16.6 PPG in their first seven games of the season.
- Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett are gaining 5.2 and 5.6 yards per carry, respectively. Florida, Alabama and Georgia are the only SEC teams with two running backs averaging at least 5.0 yards per carry (minimum 80 rushes). Florida has not had two such players since 2011 (Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps).
#10 OHIO STATE AT #18 MICHIGAN STATE
- Ohio State leads this series 31-15 all-time, but since winning seven in a row from 2000-08, the Buckeyes have gone 4-3 in the last seven meetings. These teams have met as ranked opponents five of the previous six games they’ve played.
- Ohio State has gone 5-1 in Big Ten play this season, outscoring its opponents 214-149 in those games, for a per-game point differential of +10.8. This ranks third in the Big Ten this season, but would be the worst mark by an Ohio State team since 2011, when they finished 3-5 in conference games (189-186, +0.4).
- J.K. Dobbins ran for 163 yards and a career-high three touchdowns last week against Nebraska. Mike Weber also had a game this season with 160+ yards and three touchdowns. Ohio State is the only Power 5 team to have multiple players with such a game this season.
- Michigan State allowed just 100 yards of offense to Maryland last week, the second-lowest total by any FBS team in a conference game this season — the only lower total this season was when they themselves were held to 94 yards against Michigan.
- Connor Heyward ran for 157 yards on 15 carries (10.5 yards per carry) and two touchdowns against Maryland last week. The last Spartan to run for two touchdowns with a larger yards-per-carry average was Le’Veon Bell in 2010 (14.1 YPC, two touchdowns vs. Western Michigan).
WISCONSIN AT #20 PENN STATE
- This series is tied 9-9 all-time and was first played in 1953. Penn State has won each of the last three meetings, including a 38-31 victory in the 2016 Big Ten Championship Game, which was the last time they met.
- Wisconsin had its fourth game of the season with at least 300 yards on the ground last week, already doubling its number of such games last season. Wisconsin is 6-0 this season when gaining 400+ yards of offense, and 0-3 when failing to reach the 400-yard mark.
- Jonathan Taylor had his third game of the season with at least 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns last week. No other player in the FBS has more than one such game this season, and Penn State’s Miles Sanders is the only other Big Ten player with such a game.
- Penn State has had its lowest rushing total of the season in each of its last three games. The Nittany Lions totalled 186 yards of offense against Michigan last week, their lowest total since 2015, when they gained 180 against Temple.
- Trace McSorley’s 76.7 passer rating against Michigan last week was a career worst (minimum five attempts). His five completions were his fewest in a game since going 5-for-8 in his freshman season in relief of Christian Hackenberg.
NAVY AT #12 CENTRAL FLORIDA
- Navy has lost 26 of its last 30 games against ranked opponents and is 0-1 this season. The two teams met last season when UCF was ranked No. 20 — UCF won, 31-21.
- Navy has lost six straight, most recently losing to Cincinnati, 42-0. It was Navy’s first time being shut out since 2012 against San Jose State and the first time being shut out while allowing at least 40 points since losing 40-0 to Rutgers in 1992.
- Malcolm Perry rushed for 165.7 yards per game with six touchdowns in the first three games of the season. In his last six games, however, he has rushed for 64.2 yards per game with only one touchdown.
- UCF’s winning streak extends to 21, the longest by any FBS team since Alabama won 26 straight from 2015-16. The Knights had 318 rushing yards and 312 passing yards against Temple, the first time they had at least 300 yards both rushing and passing since joining the FBS in 1996.
- Greg McCrae had 188 rushing yards in UCF’s win over Temple. That’s the most by a UCF player since Latavius Murray had 192 against Memphis in 2012.
TCU AT #9 WEST VIRGINIA
- TCU has taken three of the last four games against West Virginia dating back to 2014. However, West Virginia has won the last two games in which TCU was unranked, most recently defeating the Horned Frogs, 34-10, in 2016.
- TCU beat Kansas State, 14-13, after losing three straight games. The Horned Frogs’ 14 points were their fewest in a win since beating Clemson, 14-10, on September 26, 2009.
- Jalen Reagor has 12 receptions for 302 yards (25.2 average) in the last three games. His 67-yard touchdown reception against Kansas State was the longest reception for TCU this season.
- With 16 seconds left, West Virginia went for two to beat Texas 42-41 Saturday. It was the first time a team converted a two-point attempt when down by one in the last minute of a game to beat a ranked opponent since Ole Miss did it against No. 22 Mississippi State in the 1997 Egg Bowl.
- Will Grier threw for 346 yards and three scores in West Virginia’s win over Texas. He has thrown for at least 300 yards in seven games this season — only Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II (nine) has more such games.
#16 MISSISSIPPI STATE AT #1 ALABAMA
- Alabama has won 10 straight games against Mississippi State, limiting the Bulldogs to an average of 9.4 points in those contests. The Crimson Tide needed a 26-yard TD pass from Jalen Hurts to Devonta Smith with 25 seconds left in the game last year to escape Starkville with a 31-24 victory.
- Mississippi State is coming off a 45-3 win over Louisiana Tech, its fewest points allowed against an FBS opponent since a 51-0 defeat of Vanderbilt in 2014. The Bulldogs are tied for second nationally in scoring defense (12.3 ppg; UAB, 12.1).
- Nick Fitzgerald’s four TD passes against Louisiana Tech were one shy of his career high. He’s accounted for four or more TDs (passing plus rushing) in 10 career games, tied for third most among active FBS players (Drew Lock, Missou — 13; Will Grier, WVU — 11).
- A win Saturday would give the Crimson Tide a 10-0 start for a third consecutive year, something no major conference school has done in three straight seasons since Nebraska from 1993-95.
- Tua Tagovailoa leads all FBS quarterbacks with 1993 first-half passing yards and 24 first-half passing touchdowns this season. In last week’s win at LSU, he threw his first interception of the season (against 27 touchdowns) while also playing into the fourth quarter for the first time.
#8 WASHINGTON STATE AT COLORADO
- Washington State and Colorado have alternated wins and losses since 1996. Colorado is the last one to win consecutive games in this series, when the team won three straight from 1982 to 1996.
- Washington State beat California, 19-13, on Saturday and has won five straight. Those 19 points are the fewest the Cougars have scored this season, but they still managed to throw for 334 yards. They have thrown for at least 300 yards in all nine games, the longest active streak in the FBS.
- Gardner Minshew II leads all FBS quarterbacks with 390.8 passing yards per game. His 3517 passing yards are the most by any quarterback through nine games of the season since Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes in 2016 (3886).
- The Buffs have lost four straight after winning their first five games of the season. They have allowed at least 40 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2015. They have not allowed at least 40 points in three straight games since 2013.
- K.D. Nixon had only one reception for nine yards in the loss against Arizona after having 13 receptions for 198 yards against Oregon State the game before. The last Pac-12 player to have at least 190 receiving yards in one game and fewer than 10 the next game was Oregon’s Marshaun Tucker in 2000.
NORTHWESTERN AT #21 IOWA
- Northwestern has won the last two games against Iowa, each by a touchdown. Iowa has won three of the last four matchups at home, however.
- Northwestern lost to Notre Dame, 31-21, at home after winning four straight. The Wildcats lost despite having no turnovers and no penalties, making them only the second Power 5 team in the last 20 years to lose at home despite not having any turnovers or penalties.
- Isaiah Bowser has rushed for 318 yards and three scores in Northwestern’s last three games, including rushing for 93 yards against Notre Dame. In the previous three games, the team ran for only 68 yards.
- Iowa has lost two straight, both on the road. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 at home this season, outscoring opponents 124-52.
- Iowa had nine players with at least 10 receiving yards in the team’s loss to Purdue. It was just the fourth time since 2000 where the Hawkeyes had at least nine players with such, and the first time against a Big Ten team.
BAYLOR AT #22 IOWA STATE
- Iowa State won the last matchup against Baylor, 23-13, after Baylor won four straight in the series. The Cyclones held the Bears to 331 total yards in their matchup last season, the Bears’ fewest in this series since 2005 (276).
- Baylor beat Oklahoma State, 35-31, putting up 244 rushing yards. The team is averaging 216.2 rushing yards in its five wins this season and 94.3 rushing yards in its four losses.
- John Lovett rushed for 104 yards against Oklahoma State that included a 75-yard run for a score. It was the longest run by a Baylor player since Johnny Jefferson had an 80-yard touchdown run in December 2015.
- Iowa State has won four straight, most recently beating Kansas 27-3 in Lawrence. It was the fewest points the team has allowed on the road since 1999, when they shut out UNLV, 24-0.
- Hakeem Butler caught five passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Iowa State’s win over Kansas, his third straight game with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 24.0 yards per reception, the highest in the FBS (minimum 20 receptions).
OKLAHOMA STATE AT #6 OKLAHOMA
- Oklahoma has won three straight against Oklahoma State and 13 of the last 15. The two teams put up a combined 114 points in the last meeting, the most combined points in a game in series history.
- Oklahoma State has won four straight games against ranked opponents dating back to last season (2-0 this season). A win against Oklahoma would make it the team’s longest winning streak against ranked opponents since the 2011 season (also five).
- Tylan Wallace had 122 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown while also having a six-yard rush for a touchdown. He is the fourth Cowboy in the last 20 seasons to have at least 100 receiving yards with a rushing and receiving touchdown in a game.
- Oklahoma has had only 84 third-down attempts this season, the fewest by any FBS team. The team has converted on third down 48.8 percent of the time, best in the Big 12.
- Kyler Murray has thrown for at least 350 yards and three touchdowns in back-to-back games. His 12.3 yards per attempt leads all FBS quarterbacks (minimum 15 attempts per team game). His 31 touchdown passes this season trail only Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Hawaii’s Cole McDonald for the most in the FBS.
#4 MICHIGAN AT RUTGERS
- Michigan has won three straight against Rutgers, outscoring the Scarlet Knights 162-30 in those games. The last time these two met at Rutgers, Michigan won, 78-0, still the team’s largest margin of victory since beating Chicago by 85 in 1939.
- Michigan reaches No. 4 in the poll thanks to winning eight straight, with its three most recent wins against ranked teams. The Wolverines’ 42-7 win against Penn State on Saturday was their largest margin of victory against a ranked team since beating Northwestern 38-0 in 2015.
- Opponents are averaging 13.6 points against Michigan this season, fifth lowest in the FBS. The Wolverines have held their opponents to 100 or fewer passing yards five times this season, the most such games in the FBS.
- Rutgers has lost eight straight, most recently losing to Wisconsin, 31-17, in Camp Randall. Rutgers has a negative-163 point differential this season, ranking 125th out of 129 FBS teams.
- Raheem Blackshear caught eight passes for 162 yards and a score against Wisconsin on Saturday. He entered the game having 154 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in eight games this season. He’s the first Scarlet Knight with at least 150 receiving yards and a score since Leonte Carroo in 2015.
#11 KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE
- Kentucky has won just two of the last 33 meetings with Tennessee, with the wins coming in 2011 and 2017. This will mark the first time since 1977 that Kentucky enters this game ranked; that season, No. 7 Kentucky beat unranked Tennessee, 21-17, in Lexington.
- Kentucky fell, 34-17, to Georgia on Saturday, allowing a season-high 444 yards. Kentucky is 7-2 on the year; with a win, the Wildcats would reach eight regular-season wins for the first time since 1984 and have their best 10-game start since 1977 (9-1).
- Benny Snell ran for 73 yards and a touchdown, his 10th rushing score of the season. Snell surpassed the 1000-yard mark for the third time in as many seasons, becoming the first Kentucky rusher to have three seasons with 1000+ yards.
- Tennessee defeated Charlotte, 14-3, its fewest points in a win since a 13-9 win over NIU in October 2008. The Volunteers managed only 192 total yards in the win, their lowest offensive output in a win since beating sixth-ranked Miami (FL) in November 2003 with just 170 yards.
- Jarrett Guarantano passed for 172 yards and a touchdown in the win, completing 16 of 21 attempts. He has not thrown an interception in five straight games, the longest streak by a Tennessee quarterback in the last 20 seasons (min. 10 attempts in each game).
#24 AUBURN AT #5 GEORGIA
- Georgia holds a slight 58-56-8 advantage in the all-time series with Auburn, and has won four of the last five and 10 of 13, including the SEC Championship Game last season in Atlanta. The Bulldogs have won five straight in Athens dating back to 2007, their longest home win streak in a series that dates back to 1892.
- Auburn beat Texas A&M, 28-24, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The win marked the Tigers’ largest fourth-quarter comeback since October 2013 at Texas A&M, when they overcame a 34-24 deficit to win, 45-41.
- Seth Williams caught two touchdown passes in the win over A&M, including the go-ahead touchdown with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter. Williams becomes the first Auburn freshman with multiple touchdown catches in a game since Ronney Daniels had four such games in 1999.
- Georgia defeated Kentucky, 34-17, to clinch the SEC East in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2011 & 2012. The Bulldogs outrushed the Wildcats, 331-84, their largest rushing advantage since outrushing Kentucky 381-124 last season. Georgia has rushed for 300+ yards in seven conference games over the last five seasons, third most in the SEC in that span (Auburn and LSU, eight each).
- D’Andre Swift rushed for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky, becoming the first Georgia underclassman with 150+ rushing yards and two scores since Nick Chubb did so as a sophomore on September 19, 2015.
#7 LSU AT ARKANSAS
- LSU and Arkansas have split the last four meetings, but LSU looks to win three in a row for the first time since 2011-13. The Tigers have not won back-to-back trips to Arkansas since 2004 & 2006, when they took both games in Little Rock; they have never won back-to-back trips to Fayetteville.
- LSU was shut out, 29-0, at home by Alabama, managing just 12 rushing yards in the contest. That’s the Tigers’ fewest rushing yards in a game since October 9, 1999, when they were held to -7 rushing yards in a 31-10 loss to Florida.
- Joe Burrow managed just 184 passing yards with no touchdowns and an interception in the loss, his third game this season with no touchdowns and an interception. That’s tied with Zach Mettenberger in 2012 and Josh Booty in 1999 for the most such games by an LSU quarterback in the last 20 seasons (min. 20 attempts).
- Arkansas was idle after a 45-31 loss to Vanderbilt on October 27. The Razorbacks turned the ball over twice in the loss and have turned the ball over 19 times this season, their most through nine games since 2012 (21).
- Rakeem Boyd tallied 113 yards and a touchdown against Vanderbilt, his third 100-yard performance in his last four games. He has 423 yards in his last four games, the most by an Arkansas rusher in a four-game span since Rawleigh Williams III rushed for 519 yards in November 2016.
FLORIDA STATE AT #3 NOTRE DAME
- Florida State leads the all-time series with Notre Dame, 6-2, and has won each of the last three matchups dating back to 2003. The Fighting Irish have not beaten the Seminoles since October 2002, in the first half of a home-and-home.
- The Seminoles fell, 47-28, to North Carolina State on Saturday, managing just 40 rushing yards in the loss after tallying -21 rushing yards the prior week against Clemson. It’s the first time the Seminoles have been held under 50 rushing yards in back-to-back games since November 26 and December 29, 2011.
- Seminoles wide receiver Tamorrion Terry tallied 142 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, while teammate D.J. Matthews added 133 receiving yards and a touchdown of his own. They’re the first duo of Florida State teammates to each record 120+ receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the same game since Peter Warrick (125 yds, TD) and Laveranues Coles (120 yds, TD) on October 31, 1998.
- Notre Dame beat Northwestern, 31-21, to improve to 9-0 for the first time since its 2012 BCS title game run. The Irish have gone 3-for-3 on fourth down in each of the last two games, and have converted a fourth down in all nine games this season — the second-longest active streak in the FBS (Army, 13).
- Ian Book threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns against Northwestern, his sixth straight game with multiple touchdown passes. He’s the first Notre Dame quarterback to do so in six straight games in a single season since Everett Golson did so in 11 straight in 2014.
#19 TEXAS AT TEXAS TECH
- Texas Tech has taken two of the last three meetings with Texas, with each Red Raiders win occurring in Austin. Texas has won four straight in Lubbock dating back to 2010, the longest streak since the Longhorns won each of their first five trips to Lubbock (1934, 1950, 1962, 1964 and 1966).
- Texas lost, 42-41, to West Virginia, despite tallying 520 yards of offense. The loss was its fifth loss since 2015 with 500+ yards of offense, including a home loss to West Virginia in 2016; prior to 2015, Texas had just one such loss in the Big 12 era (since 1996) — a 48-24 loss at Baylor in 2011.
- Sam Ehlinger passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the loss, adding 52 yards and a rushing touchdown. It was Ehlinger’s third game this season with four or more total touchdowns, the most in a single season by a Longhorn since Colt McCoy in 2009.
- Texas Tech lost to Oklahoma, 51-46, allowing the Sooners to rush for 323 yards. The Red Raiders have allowed 300+ rushing yards 16 times in the last five seasons, going 3-13 in those games; that’s tied for the second-most such games in that span (San Jose State, 19; New Mexico State, 16).
- Antoine Wesley recorded 12 catches for 199 yards in the loss to Oklahoma, the most yards without a touchdown by a Tech receiver since Robert Johnson tallied 209 yards and no touchdowns in September 2005. His 1176 yards this season are the most through nine team games by a Red Raider since Michael Crabtree had 1451 in 2007.
#2 CLEMSON AT #17 BOSTON COLLEGE
- Clemson has won a series-best seven straight matchups with Boston College, including three straight in Chestnut Hill. The meeting will mark the first time both teams are ranked since November 17, 2007, when No. 18 Boston College pulled out a 20-17 victory at No. 15 Clemson.
- Clemson routed Louisville, 77-16, its largest margin of victory over a fellow conference member since beating Furman, 94-0, in SIAA play to open the 1915 season. The Tigers have won their last four conference games by 30+ points, the longest such streak in the ACC since Florida State won six straight in 2000.
- Travis Etienne racked up 153 yards and a touchdown in the win, one of three Clemson backs to break the 100-yard mark. Etienne has 15 rushing touchdowns this season, the most through nine team games in a season by an ACC running back since Pitt’s James Conner had 17 touchdowns in 2014, and the most by a Clemson back since James Davis in 2006 (17).
- Boston College defeated Virginia Tech, 31-21, to improve to 4-1 in ACC play, its best conference start since 2007. The Eagles logged an interception and recovered a fumble in the win and have forced a turnover in each of their nine games this season, their longest streak to start a season since doing so in all 13 games in 2006.
- AJ Dillon tallied 96 rushing yards and a touchdown against Virginia Tech, his fourth rushing touchdown in three games. Dillon is averaging 128.1 yards per game this season, fourth most in the FBS (Jonathan Taylor, Wisc — 151.4; Nico Evans, Wyo — 145.8; Darrell Henderson, Mem — 142.2).
NFL WEEK 10 PREVIEWS
Detroit Lions (3-5) at Chicago Bears (5-3)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Soldier Field | Referee: Alex Kemp
LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 97-74-5
STREAKS: Lions have won past 3
LAST GAME: 12/16/17: Bears 10 at Lions 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/19/17: Lions 27, Bears 24
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 2+ TD passes & 115+ rating. In his past 7 vs. NFC North, has 1,852 pass yards (264.6 per game ) with 13 TDs vs. 1 INT for 110.7 rating. In 4 road games in 2018, has 1,070 pass yards (267.5 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.9 rating. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (AARON RODGERS) with 0 INTs on road in 2018 (min. 100 atts.). • RB KERRYON JOHNSON (rookie) has 345 scrimmage yards (86.3 per game) & rush TD in 4 career road games. Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 503 rush yards. RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 97 yards in only career meeting (11/26/17 with Phi.). Has 8 rush TDs in 10 career games vs. NFC North. • WR MARVIN JONES, JR. has 13 receptions for 183 yards (91.5 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 2. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 85+ rec. yards. In his past 7 vs. division, has 541 rec. yards (77.3 per game) & 7 TDs. WR KENNY GOLLADAY has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. WR T.J. JONES had rec. TD in last meeting. • DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had sack last week. Has 8 sacks & 9 TFL in his past 4. Aims for his 5th in row with sack. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 vs. division. LB JARRAD DAVIS has 3 sacks & FF in his past 4 on road. CB DARIUS SLAY had INT in Week 9. Has 4 INTs & 8 PD in his past 4 vs. NFC North. Since 2017, ties for NFL lead in INTs (10) & ranks 1st in PD (33). DB QUANDRE DIGGS had sack & INT in last meeting.
QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY has 1,358 pass yards (271.6 per game) with 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 108.3 rating in his past 5. Passed for 314 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 2+ TD passes. • RB JORDAN HOWARD had 2 rush TDs in Week 9, his 5th-career game with 2+ rush TDs. In 4 career meetings, has 430 scrimmage yards (107.5 per game) & rush TD. Has 609 rush yards (101.5 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 6 at home vs. division. RB TARIK COHEN has 367 scrimmage yards (122.3 per game) & 3 TD catches in his past 3 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD. Had rush TD in last home meeting (11/19/17). • TE TREY BURTON had TD catch in Week 9. Has 3 rec. TDs in 4 career home games with Chi. Ties for NFC lead among TEs with 5 TD catches in 2018. WR ALLEN ROBINSON has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Had rec. TD in only career meeting (11/20/16 with Jax.). WR TAYLOR GABRIEL had 5 receptions for 79 yards & TD in only career meeting (9/24/17 with Atl.). • LB KHALIL MACK has 2 sacks, 2 FFs & PD in 3 home games with Chi. Had 8 tackles & 2 TFL in only career game vs. Det. (11/22/15 with Oak.). S EDDIE JACKSON had FF & 65-yard FR-TD in Week 9 & joined HOFer DEION SANDERS (3 in 1994) as only players since 1970 with 3+ defensive TDs of 65+ yards over any 2-year span. LB LEONARD FLOYD had 19-yard INT-TD last week, his 2nd-career TD. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with TFL.
New Orleans Saints (7-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-3)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Paul Brown Stadium | Referee: Tony Corrente
LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 7-6
STREAKS: Benglas have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/16/14: Bengals 27 at Saints 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/5/10: Saints 34, Bengals 30
QB DREW BREES leads NFL in comp. pct. (76.3) & rating (120.6) in 2018. Passed for 346 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137 rating in Week 9. Has 22 career games with 4+ TD passes & 0 INTs, tied with TOM BRADY (22) for most such games in NFL history. In 4 career games vs. Cin., has 1,238 pass yards (309.5 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 107.8 rating. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 34 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Has 3 games with 3+ TDs in 2018, tied with TODD GURLEY for most in NFL. In his past 5 vs. AFC, has 497 scrimmage yards (99.4 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.). • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had franchise-record 211 rec. yards, incl. 72-yard TD catch, last week. Joined WES CHANDLER & TORRANCE SMALL as only players in NO history with 200+ rec. yards in single game. Has 38 catches for 449 yards (89.8 per game) & 3 TDs in 5 career road games vs. AFC. TE BENJAMIN WATSON aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 2 sacks & 4 PD in his past 3 vs. AFC. Has 6 sacks, 2 FFs & INT in his past 8 on road vs. AFC. LB ALEX ANZALONE had 1st-career INT in Week 9. DT SHELDON RANKINS has 3 sacks in his past 4. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for 3rd in row on road with 2+ PD. Has 4 PD & 2 FRs in his past 5.
QB ANDY DALTON passed for 280 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.5 rating in Week 8. Has 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs in 2 of his past 3. In his past 2 vs. NFC, has 617 pass yards (308.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 108.6 rating. In only career game vs. NO, completed 16 of 22 (72.7 pct.) for 220 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 143.9 rating. • RB JOE MIXON had 123 rush yards & 2 TDs in Week 8. Has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his 3 career games vs. NFC. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 523 scrimmage yards (104.6 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 5 vs. NFC. • WR TYLER BOYD had career-high 138 rec. yards with TD catch in Week 8. Has 3 TD catches in his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with 100+ rec. yards. Boyd (620, 5) & WR A.J. GREEN (687 rec. yards, 6 TD catches) are 1 of 2 pairs of NFL teammates (TYREEK HILL & TRAVIS KELCE) with 600+ rec. yards & 5+ TD catches each in 2018. • BENGALS had 6 sacks & 4 INTs in Week 8. Rookie S JESSIE BATES had 6 tackles, 2 PD & INT-TD in Week 8. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (KIKO ALONSO) with 60+ tackles (60) & 3 INTs (3) in 2018. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had FF in last meeting. Had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in Week 8. S SHAWN WILLIAMS had INT in Week 8. LB JORDAN EVANS had career-high 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks & INT in Week 8.
Atlanta Falcons (4-4) at Cleveland Browns (2-6-1)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | FirstEnergy Stadium | Referee: Pete Morelli
LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 11-3
STREAKS: Browns have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 11/23/14: Browns 26 at Falcons 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/10/10: Falcons 20, Browns 10
QB MATT RYAN passed for 350 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 121.6 rating in Week 9. Has 50 career games with 300+ pass yards & joined DREW BREES (57) as only QBs in NFL history with 50 games of 300+ pass yards in their 1st 11 seasons. Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards & 100+ rating. Is 1 of 2 in NFL in 2018 (KIRK COUSINS) with 2,500+ pass yards (2,685) & 70+ comp. pct. (70.8). • RB TEVIN COLEMAN had 156 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 68 rec.) & 2 TD catches last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD. Rookie RB ITO SMITH had rush TD in Week 9. Has TD in 4 of his past 5. Ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 4 rush TDs. • WR JULIO JONES had 7 catches for 121 yards & TD last week. Has 44 career games with 100+ rec. yards, tied with CALVIN JOHNSON for 2nd-most such games by player in his 1st 8 seasons in NFL history. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 933 rec. yards. In 5 career games vs. AFC North, has 447 rec. yards (89.4 per game) & 2 TDs. Rookie WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 71 rec. yards & TD in Week 9. Has 2 TD catches in 2 career games vs. AFC. Leads NFL rookies with 7 rec. TDs. • DL JACK CRAWFORD had career-high 2 sacks & 2 TFL last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack & TFL. S DAMONTAE KAZEE had INT in Week 9. Has INT in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 6th in row with PD. Ties for NFL lead with 4 INTs. DT GRADY JARRETT has 3 sacks in his past 2. Has 10 tackles & 4 TFL in his past 2 vs. AFC.
QB BAKER MAYFIELD (rookie) completed 29 of 42 (69 pct.) for 297 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 95 rating last week. In 3 career home starts, has 877 pass yards (292.3 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 4 INTs. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Leads all NFL rookies with 252.6 pass yards per game avg. • RB NICK CHUBB (rookie) rushed for 85 yards & TD in Week 9. Aims for 4th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Has 80+ rush yards & TD in 2 of past 3. Ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 4 rush TDs. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. led team with 9 catches for 78 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 1stcareer game with 2+ TD catches. Since 2015, is only NFL RB with 2,000+ rec. yards (2,022). • WR JARVIS LANDRY had 8 catches for 62 yards & TD in only career game vs. Atl. (10/15/17 with Mia.). Has 5+ catches in 7 of 9 games in 2018. Leads team with 55 catches & 578 rec. yards. TE DAVID NJOKU has TD catch in 2 of his past 4. WR ANTONIO CALLAWAY is 1 of 5 NFL rookies with 20+ catches (24) & 250+ rec. yards (287). • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack last week. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 9 sacks. LB JAMIE COLLINS, SR. has 5 TFL & 2 INTs in his past 4 vs. NFC. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY has INT in 2 of his past 4. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. DT LARRY OGUNJOBI has 3.5 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 3 vs. NFC. Rookie CB DENZEL WARD is 1 of 4 in NFL with 8+ PD (9) & 3+ TFL (3).
Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5) at Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Lucas Oil Stadium | Referee: Jerome Boger
LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 22-12
STREAKS: Jaguars have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/3/17: Colts 10 at Jaguars 30
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/22/17: Jaguars 27, Colts 0
QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 286 yards with TD & rushed for 43 yards in Week 8. Had 309 pass yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.8 rating in his last game vs. Ind. Aims for his 4th meeting in row with 300+ pass yards & 95+ rating. Has 1+ TD pass & 0 INTs in 6 consecutive games vs. Ind. Since entering league in 2014, is 1 of 3 NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON & RUSSELL WILSON) with 15,000+ pass yards (16,949) & 1,500+ rush yards (1,671). • RB CARLOS HYDE has 60+ rush yards in 3 of his past 5. RB T.J. YELDON had 83 rec. yards in Week 8. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. & in 3 of 5 career meetings. Has 158 scrimmage yards (79 per game) & TD catch in his past 2 vs. division. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 6. • WR DEDE WESTBROOK had TD catch in Week 8. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. Had 78 rec. yards in last meeting. WR DONTE MONCRIEF had 152 catches for 1,875 yards & 18 TDs in 4 seasons with Ind. (2014-17). • DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 TFL & sack in Week 8. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Has 3 sacks in his past 2 meetings. CB JALEN RAMSEY had INT in Week 8. Has 5 PD & INT in his past 3 vs. Ind. DT MARCELL DAREUS had sack & FF in Week 8. CB A.J. BOUYE has 2+ PD in 2 of his past 3. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack in Week 8. Has 5 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 5. Had 2.5 sacks & 3 TFL in last road meeting. Has 4.5 sacks in 4 career games vs. Ind.
QB ANDREW LUCK threw 3 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 125.6 rating in Week 8. Has 18 TD passes in his past 5 & aims for his 6th in row with 3+ TD passes. In 4 career home meetings, has 1,169 pass yards (292.3 per game) with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 91 rating. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 4+ TD passes & 0 INTs. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 23 TD passes & 3rd with 225 completions. • RB MARLON MACK rushed for 132 yards with 2 TDs in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row with 140+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has 80+ rush yards in each of his past 3. Has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 2 at home. • WR T.Y. HILTON has 3 TD catches in his past 3 at home. Since entering league in 2012, is 1 of 5 WRs with 450+ catches (457), 7,000+ rec. yards (7,180) & 35+ TD catches (38). TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch in Week 8. Has 5 TD catches in his past 5. Had 70 rec. yards & rush TD in his last meeting (11/20/16 with Det.). Ranks 1st among NFL TEs & ties for 2nd overall with 7 TD catches. TE JACK DOYLE had 70 rec. yards & TD catch last week. TE MO ALIE-COX had 1st-career TD catch last week. In Week 8, COLTS became 1st team since 1970 to have 3 TEs with TD catch in single game. • LB DARIUS LEONARD (rookie) leads NFL with 88 tackles. Is only NFL player with 60+ tackles (88), 4+ sacks (4) & 3+ FFs (3). Has 8+ tackles in each of his 7 career games. DT MARGUS HUNT ties for 5th in NFL with 10 TFL.
Arizona Cardinals (2-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (8-1)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Arrowhead Stadium | Referee: Carl Cheffers
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 8-3-1
STREAKS: Chiefs have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 12/7/14: Chiefs 14 at Cardinals 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/21/10: Chiefs 31, Cardinals 13
QB JOSH ROSEN (rookie) set career-highs in completions (23), pass yards (252) & TD passes (2) in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row with 20+ completions. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had 100 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 41 rec.) in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with rush TD. In his past 5 vs. AFC, has 572 scrimmage yards (114.4 per game) & 6 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. AFC with 100+ scrimmage yards. Since 2015, ranks 3rd in NFL with 38 scrimmage TDs. • WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 8 receptions for 102 yards & TD in Week 8. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Had 6 catches for 90 yards & TD in only career game at KC (11/21/10). Has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career meetings. Rookie WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had GW 9-yard TD catch with 34 seconds remaining in 4th Q in Week 8. Has 162 rec. yards (81 per game) & TD in his past 2 on road. Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies in rec. yards (410) & 4th in catches (31). TE RICKY SEALS-JONES has 3 rec. TDs in 4 games vs. AFC. • DE CHANDLER JONES has 5.5 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 6. Aims for 3rd in row on road with sack & FF. Has 6 sacks, 11 TFL & FF in his past 6 vs. AFC. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC with sack. Since 2016, leads NFL with 34.5 sacks & 49 TFL. CB PATRICK PETERSON had 8 tackles & sack in last meeting. Has 2 INTs in his past 4 vs. AFC. S ANTOINE BETHEA had sack in Week 8. S BUDDA BAKER (70) & Bethea (67) rank 1st & 2nd among NFL safeties in tackles.
QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 375 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 129 rating last week. Has 300+ pass yards in 8 consecutive games, tied with ANDREW LUCK (2014) for most consecutive games with 300+ pass yards in single season in NFL history. Has 29 TD passes & 3,185 pass yards in 1st 10 career games, both most in NFL history. Has 1,288 pass yards (322 per game) with 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 106.3 rating in 4 career home games. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 300+ pass yards. • RB KAREEM HUNT had 141 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 50 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Has 4 career games with both rush & rec. TD. Has 815 scrimmage yards (116.4 per game) & 11 TDs (7 rush, 4 rec.) in his past 7 at home. Aims for his 8th in row at home with TD. • WR TYREEK HILL has 65+ rec. yards in each of his past 2 at home. Has 4 TD catches in his past 4. WR SAMMY WATKINS had TD catch in his last game vs. Az. (12/3/17 with Rams). In his past 4 at home, has 314 rec. yards (78.5 per game) with 3 TD catches. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 99 rec. yards & 2 TD catches last week. Had 7 catches for 110 yards in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 8 sacks & 3 FFs in 5 career games vs. NFC West. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS had 8 tackles in his only game vs. Az. (11/2/14 with Dal.). LB DEE FORD has 6 sacks & 4 FFs in his past 4 at home. Aims for his 5th in row at home with sack.
Buffalo Bills (2-7) at New York Jets (3-6)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | MetLife Stadium | Referee: Ron Torbert
LEADER: Bills lead all-time series, 60-54
STREAKS: Jets have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 11/2/17: Bills 21 at Jets 34
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/2/17
QB NATHAN PETERMAN completed career-high 31 passes in Week 9. QB DEREK ANDERSON threw 2 TD passes vs. 1 INT for 83.3 rating in his only career game vs. NYJ (12/9/07 with Cle.). • RB LE SEAN MC COY has 90+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his 6 career games vs. Jets. Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. RB CHRIS IVORY rushed for 2,724 yards with 16 TDs in 3 seasons with NYJ from 2013- 15. Had 56 scrimmage yards (36 rush, 20 rec.) last week. • WR TERRELLE PRYOR, SR. had 2 TD catches in 6 games with NYJ in 2018. Had 6 catches for 101 yards in his last game vs. Jets (10/30/16 with Cle.). WR ZAY JONES had 53 rec. yards & TD catch in last game vs. NYJ. Leads team with 29 catches. TE CHARLES CLAY had TD catch in his last meeting (9/10/17). Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at Jets. TE LOGAN THOMAS had career-high 7 catches in Week 9. • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS (rookie) has 39 tackles (7.8 per game) & 5 PD in 5 career road games. LB MATT MILANO had 2 TFL last week. Has 3 PD & 5 TFL in his past 4. S JORDAN POYER has 2 TFL, 2 PD, INT & sack in his past 2 vs. NYJ. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER has 2 sacks & 2 TFL in his past 4 vs. Jets. LB JULIAN STANFORD had career-high 8 tackles & recorded 1st-career sack & FF in Week 9. CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had INT last week.
QB SAM DARNOLD (rookie) has 1,018 pass yards (254.5 per game) & 7 TD passes in 4 career home games. Leads NFL rookies with 1,934 pass yards & 11 TD passes. • RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 333 scrimmage yards (111 per game) & rush TD in his past 3 at home. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 4 catches for 48 yards & TD in last meeting. WR QUINCY ENUNWA aims for his 3rd meeting in row with 80+ rec. yards. Rookie TE CHRISTOPHER HERNDON had career-high 62 rec. yards last week. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4. Ties for lead among rookie TEs with 3 TD catches & ranks 2nd with 223 rec. yards. • JETS had 7 sacks in last meeting. LB DARRON LEE had 8 tackles & sack in last game vs. Buf. Has 18 tackles (9 per game), 4 TFL & 2 sacks in his past 2 meetings. S MARCUS MAYE had 4 tackles & FF in last meeting. LB JORDAN JENKINS had 2 sacks last week, his 2nd-career multisack game. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 3 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 3 vs. Buf. Has 3 sacks, FF & FR in his past 3 vs. division. LB AVERY WILLIAMSON led team with 12 tackles & had sack in Week 9. Had 9 tackles & sack in his only game vs. Buf. (10/11/15 with Ten.). Leads team with 68 tackles. Is 1 of 2 in AFC (DARIUS LEONARD) with 60+ tackles (68) & 3+ sacks (3) in 2018. S JAMAL ADAMS had 2 PD & TFL last week. Is only NFL player with 7+ PD (8) & 7+ TFL (7) this season.
Washington Redskins (5-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Raymond James Stadium | Referee: Brad Allen
LEADER: Series tied, 10-10
STREAKS: Redskins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/25/15: Buccaneers 30 at Redskins 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/30/12: Redskins 24, Buccaneers 22
QB ALEX SMITH passed for season-high 306 yards & TD last week. In 2 career games vs. TB, has 431 pass yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 114.7 rating & has rush TD. Has 3,290 pass yards (274.2 per game) with 24 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 111.2 rating in his past 12 on road. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 95+ rush yards in 3 of his past 4. In 4 career meetings, has 462 rush yards (115.5 per game) & 5 rush TDs. Aims for 4th in row vs. TB with 120+ rush yards & TD. RB KAPRI BIBBS had rush TD in Week 9. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC South. • TE JORDAN REED had career-high 11 receptions for 72 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 games with 2+ TD catches since 2015, most by NFL TE over span. WR MAURICE HARRIS set career-highs in receptions (10) & rec. yards (124) last week. WR JOSH DOCTSON had rec. TD in Week 9. • DL MATT IOANNIDIS had career-high 7 tackles & sack last week. Has 3.5 sacks & 3 TFL in his past 2. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 3 on road. LB RYAN KERRIGAN aims for 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with sack. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. CB QUINTON DUNBAR had INT last week. Has 4 PD & INT in his past 2 on road. CB JOSH NORMAN had 2 INTs, incl. 46-yard INT-TD, & 4 PD in his last game at TB (10/4/15 with Car.). Has 2 FFs & INT in his past 4.
QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 243 yards with 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Has 3 games with 4+ TD passes in 2018, most in NFC. In 2 home starts this season, has 813 pass yards (406.5 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 108.2 rating. Has 721 pass yards (240.3 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.3 rating in his past 3 meetings. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Was. with 100+ rating. • RB PEYTON BARBER has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4. • WR MIKE EVANS had 8 catches for 164 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 5 games with 150+ rec. yards since 2015, 2nd-most in NFC over span (JULIO JONES). Has 23 receptions for 327 yards (109 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 at home. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES had career-high 8 receptions for 82 yards & 2 TDs, his 1st-career multi-TD game, last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ catches. TE O.J. HOWARD had 2 rec. TDs in Week 9, his 2nd-career game with 2+ TDs. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Ties for 3rd among NFL TEs with 5 rec. TDs in 2018. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 8 tackles & .5 sack last week. Has 26 tackles, 5 TFL, FF & FR in his past 3 at home. In 3 career meetings, has 36 tackles (12 per game) & 3 TFL. Has 2 FRs & 2 INTs, incl. 20-yard INT-TD, in his past 3 vs. NFC East. DE CARL NASSIB had sack in Week 9. Has 3 sacks in his past 3. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL ranks 3rd in NFC with 8 sacks.
New England Patriots (7-2) at Tennessee Titans (4-4)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Nissan Stadium | Referee: Bill Vinovich
LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 23-15-1
STREAKS: Patriots have won past 5
LAST GAME: 12/20/15: Titans 16 at Patriots 33
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/9/12: Patriots 34, Titans 13
QB TOM BRADY passed for 294 yards with TD last week. Passed for 267 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.7 rating in last game vs. Ten. Has 10 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 134.7 rating in his past 3 meetings. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Ten. with 100+ rating. Has 100+ rating in each of his past 8 vs. AFC South. Ranks 5th in NFL with 221 completions. • RB JAMES WHITE had 103 scrimmage yards (72 rec., 31 rush) & 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD & has TD in 7 of 9 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 75+ scrimmage yards. Ties for 4th in NFL with 10 TDs (6 rec., 4 rush) in 2018. Rookie RB SONY MICHEL has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 3 of his past 4. • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with TD catch. WR JULIAN EDELMAN has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road & 75+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. WR JOSH GORDON had 5 catches for team-high 130 yards, incl. 55-yard TD catch in Week 9. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had career-high 11 carries for 61 yards & rush TD last week. • S DEVIN MC COURTY had 7 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. CB JASON MC COURTY had 493 tackles, 73 PD & 13 INTs in 8 seasons with Ten. (2009-16). DE TREY FLOWERS has 2 TFL, 2 PD & FF in his past 3 on road. DE DEATRICH WISE, JR. has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road.
QB MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 240 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.9 rating & rushed for 32 yards & TD last week. Has 275+ pass yards in 2 of his past 4 at home. Since entering league in 2015, is 1 of 5 NFL QBs with 10,000+ pass yards (10,746) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,130). • RB DION LEWIS had 122 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 60 rec.) & TD catch in Week 9. Has 444 scrimmage yards (111 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 vs. AFC East. Appeared in 30 games for NE from 2015- 17, recording 2,109 scrimmage yards & 14 TDs. RB DERRICK HENRY had rush TD last week. • WR COREY DAVIS leads team with 36 catches & 451 rec. yards. Has 240 rec. yards (80 per game) & TD catch in his past 4 at home. TE JONNU SMITH had TD catch last week. • DT JURRELL CASEY had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC East with 2+ TFL. Has 4 sacks in his past 5 vs. AFC East. S KEVIN BYARD had INT in Week 9. Has 10 INTs since 2017, tied for most in NFL over span. LB JAYON BROWN has 17 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in his past 2 at home. Is 1 of 3 in NFL with 50+ tackles (50) & 4+ sacks (4) in 2018. LB WESLEY WOODYARD had team-high 8 tackles, sack & FR last week. Has 11+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. NE. CB LOGAN RYAN had 13 INTs & 41 PD in 64 games for NE from 2013-16. CB MALCOLM BUTLER appeared in 59 games for Patriots (2014-17), registering 8 INTs & 47 PD.
Los Angeles Chargers (6-2) at Oakland Raiders (1-7)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Referee: Craig Wrolstad
LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 62-53-2
STREAKS: Chargers have won past 3
LAST GAME: 10/7/18: Raiders 10 at Chargers 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/15/17: Chargers 17, Raiders 16
QB PHILIP RIVERS threw 2 TD passes in Week 9. Made his 200th consecutive start last week & is 1 of 4 QBs in NFL history to start 200+ consecutive games. Completed 22 of 27 (81.5 pct.) for 339 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 143.4 rating in last meeting. In his past 5 vs. Oak., has 1,559 pass yards (311.8 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 118.7 rating. Aims for his 4th meeting in row with 100+ rating. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 116.5 rating. • RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for 113 yards & TD last week. Had 120 scrimmage yards (62 rec., 58 rush) & rush TD in last meeting. Has 510 scrimmage yards (102 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 5 career games vs. Oak. Aims for his 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. RB AUSTIN EKELER had TD catch in last meeting. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 6 catches for 124 yards last week. Had team-high 8 catches & 90 rec. yards in last meeting. In 8 career games vs. Oak., has 588 rec. yards (73.5 per game) & 3 TD catches. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS had TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd in NFL averaging 20.5 yards per catch (min. 20 catches). • LB MELVIN INGRAM had sack last week. Had sack & INT in last meeting. LB JATAVIS BROWN tied for team lead with 11 tackles last week. Had FF & TFL in last meeting. CB JAHLEEL ADDAE had 10 tackles, sack & PD in Week 9. Rookie S DERWIN JAMES had career-high 11 tackles last week. Is only NFL safety with 50+ tackles (55) & 3+ sacks (3.5).
QB DEREK CARR passed for 268 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT for 94 rating in Week 5 meeting. In 4 career home meetings, has 8 TD passes vs. 5 INTs. Has 3+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 250+ pass yards. Has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5. • RB DOUG MARTIN has 65+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his 3 career games vs. Chargers. Has 158 scrimmage yards (79 per game) in his past 2. RB JALEN RICHARD has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. • WR MARTAVIS BRYANT had 3 catches for 91 yards in last meeting. WR JORDY NELSON had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chargers with rec. TD. In his past 6 vs. AFC West, has 379 rec. yards (63.2 per game) & 4 TD catches. Has 66 TD catches since 2011, 4thmost among active players. TE JARED COOK has 3 TD catches in his past 3 at home. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. • LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had 7 tackles & career-high 4 TFL last week. Has 6 TFL in his past 2. Has 25 tackles & 2 TFL in his past 3 at home. Is 1 of 5 in AFC with 50+ tackles (57) & 7+ TFL (7). DT JOHNATHAN HANKINS had 2 TFL last week. CB DARYL WORLEY had 8 tackles in last meeting. Has 2+ PD in 2 of his past 3. LB MARQUEL LEE has 9+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 at home. DT MAURICE HURST is 1 of 2 NFL rookies (DERWIN JAMES) with 3+ PD (3) & 2+ sacks (2).
Miami Dolphins (5-4) at Green Bay Packers (3-4-1)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | Lambeau Field | Referee: Clay Martin
LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 10-4
STREAKS: Packers have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/12/14: Packers 27 at Dolphins 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/17/10: Dolphins 23, Packers 20 (OT)
QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 244 yards with 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & rushed for 49 yards on 3 carries (16.3 avg.) in only career meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with 2+ TD passes. QB BROCK OSWEILER passed for 202 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.6 rating in his last game vs. GB (12/4/16 with Hou.). Has 619 pass yards (309.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.1 rating in his past 2 vs. NFC. • RB FRANK GORE had 59 scrimmage yards last week. Has 18,204 scrimmage yards & surpassed HOFer BARRY SANDERS (18,190) for 6th-most in NFL history last week. Rushed for 60 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. GB (11/6/16 with Ind.). In 3 career games at GB, has 252 scrimmage yards (84 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Aims for his 6th in row vs. GB with TD. RB KENYAN DRAKE has 95+ scrimmage yards & TD in each of his past 2 on road. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • WR KENNY STILLS has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5 vs. NFC North. • LB KIKO ALONSO had INT last week. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 8+ tackles in 8 of his past 9 on road. S RESHAD JONES had 9 tackles & PD in last meeting. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (HARRISON SMITH) with 20+ INTs (20) & 10+ sacks (10.5) since entering league in 2010. DE CAMERON WAKE had 2 sacks last week. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Has 4.5 sacks & 4 TFL in 2 career games vs. GB. Ranks 3rd among active players with 95 career sacks.
QB AARON RODGERS has 1,412 pass yards (353 per game) with 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 100.3 rating in his past 4. Had 264 pass yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 99.7 rating in last meeting. In his past 15 at home vs. AFC, has 4,464 pass yards (297.6 per game) with 38 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 108.5 rating. Is averaging 316 pass yards per game with 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 99.6 rating in 5 career home starts vs. AFC East. • RB AARON JONES led team with 76 rush yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 85+ scrimmage yards. In his past 2 vs. AFC, has 168 scrimmage yards (84 per game) & rush TD. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS has 429 scrimmage yards (85.8 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 vs. AFC. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had TD catch last week. Has 30 receptions for 445 yards (111.3 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 4. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. AFC. Since 2016, ranks 2nd in NFL with 29 TD catches. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had rec. TD in Week 9. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD. Had 100 rec. yards & 2 TD catches in 9/30/13 game vs. Mia. (with NO). Rookie WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING had 101 rec. yards last week, his 2nd-career 100-yard game. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ has 46 tackles (9.2 per game) & 4 sacks in his past 5. Has 36 tackles (9 per game) & sack in 4 career home games vs. AFC. Rookie CB JAIRE ALEXANDER has INT & 6 PD in his past 3. DL KENNY CLARK has 3 sacks in his past 3.
Seattle Seahawks (4-4) at Los Angeles Rams (8-1)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Referee: John Hussey
LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 23-17
STREAKS: Rams have won past 2
LAST GAME: 10/7/18: Rams 33 at Seahawks 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/8/17: Seahawks 16, Rams 10
QB RUSSELL WILSON aims for 5th in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132.5 rating in last meeting. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.2 rating in his past 3 vs. division. In his past 6 on road, has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 108.9 rating. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 3+ TD passes & 125+ rating. • RB MIKE DAVIS had 75 scrimmage yards & rush TD in Week 5 meeting. Has 169 rush yards (84.5 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 2 vs. NFC West. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with rush TD. RB CHRIS CARSON has 474 scrimmage yards (94.8 per game) & 2 rush TDs in his past 5. In 2 career games vs. division, has 209 rush yards (104.5 per game). • WR DOUG BALDWIN led team with 77 rec. yards last week. Has 2 TD catches in his past 3 vs. NFC West. WR TYLER LOCKETT had 98 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD catch in 6 of his past 8. Ties for 4th in NFC with 6 rec. TDs. TE NICK VANNETT had career-high 52 rec. yards & TD last week. WR DAVID MOORE had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. • LB BOBBY WAGNER led team with 13 tackles & careerhigh 3 PD in Week 9. Aims for his 10th in row vs. Rams with 7+ tackles. In his past 6 on road vs. division, has 59 tackles (9.8 per game), FR & INT. Since 2015, leads NFL with 466 tackles. DE FRANK CLARK has 4.5 sacks, 3 FFs, FR & INT in his past 4. Aims for 4th in row with sack. DT JARRAN REED has sack in 2 of his past 3.
QB JARED GOFF is 1 of 2 in NFL (PATRICK MAHOMES) with 2,800+ pass yards (2,816) & 20+ TD passes (20) in 2018. Passed for 391 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 115.7 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 3+ pass TDs & 110+ rating. In his past 4 at home, is 4-0 with 1,468 pass yards (367 per game), 12 TDs & 2 INTs for 130.4 rating. • RB TODD GURLEY leads NFL with 1,230 scrimmage yards & 16 scrimmage TDs. Aims for his 13th in row with TD. In his past 2 vs. Sea., has 293 scrimmage yards (146.5 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). Has 452 scrimmage yards (113 per game) & 13 TDs (11 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 vs. division. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. & his 5th in row vs. NFC West with 3+ TDs. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 6 catches for 114 yards & TD last week. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 7+ catches & 90+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR ROBERT WOODS has 26 receptions for 365 yards (91.3 per game) & TD in 4 career meetings. • DT AARON DONALD ties for NFL lead with 13 TFL & ranks 2nd with 10 sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ sacks. Has 4 sacks, 3 TFL & FF in his past 2 vs. Sea. In his past 6 vs. division, has 11 sacks, 2 FFs & FR. DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 2 sacks & PD in his past 2 vs. Sea. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack. LB SAMSON EBUKAM had FF last week. Has 3 FFs & sack in his past 4. Ties for 2nd in NFC with 3 FFs.
Dallas Cowboys (3-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | Lincoln Financial Field | Referee: John Parry
LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 63-51
STREAKS: Eagles have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/31/17: Cowboys 6 at Eagles 0
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/31/17
QB DAK PRESCOTT has 5 TD passes vs. 1 INT for 100.6 rating & 2 rush TDs in his past 3. Passed for 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 85.3 rating in last meeting. In his past 5 vs. NFC East, has 8 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 0 INTs & 95+ rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 112 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 51 rec.) last week. In 2 career meetings, has 289 scrimmage yards (144.5 per game). Has 1,078 scrimmage yards (107.8 per game) & 7 rush TDs in 10 career division games. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (TODD GURLEY & JAMES CONNER) with 600+ rush yards (680) & 25+ catches (29) in 2018. Since 2016, leads NFL with 3,294 rush yards & ties for 2nd with 25 rush TDs. • WR AMARI COOPER had 58 rec. yards & TD in Dal. debut last week. Had 66 rec. yards & TD in only career meeting (12/25/17 with Oak.). In his past 4 on road vs. NFC, has 22 catches for 382 yards (95.5 per game) & 2 TDs. WR ALLEN HURNS had TD catch in Week 9. Had 4 receptions for 110 yards & 2 TDs in his only career game vs. Phi. (9/7/14 with Jax.). • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack & FF last week. Has 7 TFL, 3 sacks & FF in his past 5 vs. NFC East. Since 2017, is only player in NFL with 90+ tackles (92) & 20+ sacks (21). LB JAYLON SMITH had 9 tackles & 1st-career FR in Week 9. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with TFL. LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 61 tackles in 2018.
QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 286 yards with 3 TDs & 1 INT for 119.6 rating in Week 8. In his past 5, has 1,533 pass yards (306.6 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 114.5 rating. Aims for his 5th in row with 100+ rating. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 93.3 rating in 3 career meetings. • RB WENDELL SMALLWOOD has TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Had 42 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 8. Rookie RB JOSH ADAMS rushed for career-high 61 yards in Week 8. RB COREY CLEMENT had rush TD in 11/19/17 meeting at Dal. • WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 3 TD catches in his past 5 vs. Dal. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. division. TE ZACH ERTZ had TD catch in Week 8. Has 15 receptions for 163 rec. yards (81.5 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 2 at home vs. Dal. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 9+ catches & 110+ rec. yards. Leads NFL TEs in receptions (61) & ranks 3rd in rec. yards (644). Rookie TE DALLAS GOEDERT aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. • LB JORDAN HICKS led team with career-high 13 tackles & tied career-best with 1.5 sacks in Week 8. In 4 career meetings, has 4 INTs, incl. 67-yard INT-TD, sack & FF. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 8+ tackles & TFL. DE CHRIS LONG had 2 sacks in Week 8, his 9th career multisack game. Had 6 tackles in last meeting. CB RONALD DARBY ties for NFL lead with 12 PD. Rookie CB AVONTE MADDOX had 1st-career FF in Week 8.
New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco 49ers (2-7)
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 8:15 PM ET | Levi’s Stadium | Referee: Shawn Hochuli
LEADER: Series tied, 16-16
STREAKS: 49ers have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/12/17: Giants 21 at 49ers 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/12/17
QB ELI MANNING aims for 3rd in row on road & 3rd in row overall with 300+ pass yards. In his past 3 on road, has 1,022 pass yards (340.7 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 111.4 rating. Has 714 pass yards (357 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 111.7 rating in his past 2 vs. SF. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) had 111 scrimmage yards (73 rec., 38 rush) in Week 8. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 7 of 8 career games. In 4 career road games, has 448 scrimmage yards (112 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.). Leads NFL rookies & ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,016 scrimmage yards. • WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had 8 catches for 136 yards in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ receptions & 130+ rec. yards. Has 13 catches for 214 yards (107 per game) & TD in 2 career meetings. Has 90+ rec. yards in 4 of 5 career games vs. NFC West. WR STERLING SHEPARD has 9 catches for 201 yards (100.5 per game) in his past 2. Has 322 rec. yards (107.3 per game) & TD in his past 3 on road. Had 11 catches for 142 yards in last meeting. • S LANDON COLLINS had FF & TFL in Week 8. Has 2 INTs, incl. 44-yard INT-TD in 3 career road games vs. NFC West. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 8+ tackles. LB OLIVIER VERNON has 4 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 6. Had only career INT in last meeting. CB JANORIS JENKINS has FF & INT in his past 2 on road. Is only player since 2016 with 8+ INTs (8) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).
QB NICK MULLENS completed 16 of 22 (72.7 pct.) for 262 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 151.9 rating in his NFL debut last week. His 151.9 rating is 2nd-highest in NFL debut (MARCUS MARIOTA, 158.3 in 2015) in league history (min. 15 atts.). Joined HOFers FRAN TARKENTON (1961) & JIM KELLY (1986) as only QBs with 250+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs in NFL debut. • RB MATT BREIDA has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with TD. RB ALFRED MORRIS has 85+ scrimmmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. Since entering league in 2012, ranks 6th in NFL with 5,797 rush yards. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 108 rec. yards & TD in Week 9. Had 71-yard reception last week & is 1st TE since 1972 with 2 70+ yard catches in single season. Ranks 2nd among NFL TEs in rec. yards (692) & ranks 2nd in NFL in YAC (496). WR MARQUISE GOODWIN had 83-yard TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs in his past 4. Rookie WR RICHIE JAMES had career-high 60 rec. yards last week. • DL CASSIUS MARSH had career-high 2.5 sacks in Week 9, his 1st-career multi-sack game. Has 3.5 sacks & FR in his past 4 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with TFL. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 2 INTs & 4 PD in his past 3 vs. NYG. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC East with PD. DL RONALD BLAIR aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting.