Denver 37 NY Jets 28
Oakland 6 Chicago White Sox 4
Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 0
Miami at Chicago PPD
San Diego 11 St. Louis 9
LA Dodgers 3 Milwaukee 0
BOYS TENNIS SECTIONALS
Connersville 3 Rushville 2
Centerville vs. Richmond (RAIN)..Will play Thursday
Northeastern vs. Lincoln (RAIN)…Will play Thursday
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Centerville 3 Union City 1
Winchester 3 Lincoln 0
Seton 3 Union 0
Hagerstown 3 Northeastern 0
Kokomo 3 Logansport 2
Greenfield Central 3 Pendleton Heights 0
New Castle 3 Muncie Burris 1
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Richmond 0 Oldenburg 0
Logansport 4 Northwest 0
Westfield 9 Kokomo 0
Connersville 0 Batesville 0
Liberty Christian 1 Jay County 0
Mt. Vernon 5 Rushville 0
Yorktown 0 Muncie Burris 0
Greenfield Central 2 New Castle 0
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Connersville 5 Greensburg 2
Logansport 5 Culver 0
Rushville 5 New Castle 0
Franklin 2 Greenfield 1
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
Friday, Oct. 2
Tech at Anderson 7 pm
Kokomo at Logansport 7 pm
Marion at Muncie Central 7 pm
McCutcheon at Harrison 7 pm
Richmond at Lafayette Jeff 7:30 pm
Knightstown at Tri 7 pm
Northeastern at Shenandoah 7 pm
Union City at Lincoln 7 pm
Union County at Centerville 7 pm
Winchester at Hagerstown 7 pm
East Central at Connersville 7 pm
Greensburg at Batesville 7 pm
Rushville at Lawrenceburg 7 pm
South Dearborn at Franklin County 7 pm
New Castle at Mount Vernon 7:30 pm
New Palestine at Shelbyville 7:30 pm
Pendleton Heights at Delta 7:30 pm
Yorktown at Greenfield 7:30 pm
Eastern Hancock at Monroe Central 7 pm
Tindley at Wes-Del 7 pm
Monroe at Madison 7pm
Franklin at Brookville 7pm
Northridge at Waynesville 7pm
Miami East at Mississinawa Valley 7pm
Talawanda at Northwest 7pm
Dixie at Milton-Union 7pm
Oakwood at Bellbrook 7pm
National Trail at Ansonia 7pm
Preble Shawnee at Carlisle 7pm
Eaton at Valley View 7pm
Ansonia at Tri-County North 7pm
Tri-Village at Ft. Loramie 7pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
Friday, October 2
Campbell at Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ACC
Louisiana Tech at BYU, 9 p.m., ESPN2
Saturday, October 3
Baylor at West Virginia, Noon, ABC
South Carolina at Florida, Noon, ESPN
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina, Noon, ESPN2
East Carolina at Georgia State, Noon, ESPNU
Missouri at Tennessee, Noon, SEC
NC State at Pitt, Noon, ACC
UTSA at UAB, 12:30 p.m., Stadium
Abilene Christian at Army, 1:30 p.m., CBSSN
Rice at Marshall, 2 p.m.
Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS
North Carolina at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Oklahoma State at Kansas, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Memphis at SMU, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2
Texas Tech at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m., FS1
South Florida at Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m., ESPN+
Ole Miss at Kentucky, 4 p.m., SEC
Virginia Tech at Duke, 4 p.m., ACC
Charlotte at Florida Atlantic, 4 p.m., ESPNU
Jacksonville State at Florida State, 4 p.m.
Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee, 5 p.m.
Navy at Air Force, 6 p.m., CBSSN
North Alabama at Liberty, 6 p.m.
Georgia Southern at Louisiana Monroe, 7 p.m.
Auburn at Georgia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
LSU at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., SEC
Arkansas at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m., SEC
Tulsa at UCF, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Southern Miss at North Texas, 7:30 p.m., Stadium
Virginia at Clemson, 8 p.m., ACC
Troy at South Alabama, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Oklahoma at Iowa State, Noon, FOX or 7:30 p.m., ABC
TCU at Texas, Noon, FOX or 7:30 p.m., ABC
Sunday, October 04, 2020
Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans (PPD)
Baltimore Ravens at Washington Redskins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs 3:25p (CT) 4:25p CBS
Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers 5:20p (PT) 8:20p NBC
Monday, October 05, 2020
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FRIDAY NIGHT
Richmond (1-4) at Lafayette Jeff (6-0)
COACHES: Tony Sonsini, 5-10 in 2nd year at Richmond. Pat Shanley, 40-8 in 5th year at Lafayette Jeff.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lafayette Jeff, 86.47, 16th overall, 11th in 6A. Richmond, 29.08, 225th overall, 52nd in 4A.
LAST OUTING: Richmond defeated Logansport, 30-24. Lafayette Jeff defeated Marion, 43-21.
VS. COMMON FOES: Richmond 0-1; Lafayette Jeff 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Richmond 14-12. Lafayette Jeff 16-20.
RECENT SERIES: Richmond, 15-10
LAST MEETING: Lafayette Jeff, 54-12, Oct. 4, 2019
KEY STATS FROM LAST MEETING:
*RHS held to just 82 total yards
*JEFF racked up 466 total yards
*JEFF QB Brady Preston went 17-27 for 238 yards and 3 TD
*JEFF RB Marquis Munoz rushed for 100 yards on 10 carries
*JEFF WR Derrick Matthews caught 5 passes for 131 yards (26.2ypc) and 2 scores
*10 different receivers caught at least 1 pass for the Bronchos
*RHS RB Wyatt Byrd led the Devils offense with 69 yards rushing
10-13-1950 Lafayette Jefferson 35 – 13 Richmond 1-0
11-07-1952 Lafayette Jefferson 20 – 32 Richmond 1-1
10-07-1955 Lafayette Jefferson 12 – 27 Richmond 1-2
10-11-1957 Lafayette Jefferson 6 – 37 Richmond 1-3
11-06-1959 Lafayette Jefferson 20 – 13 Richmond 2-3
10-19-1962 Lafayette Jefferson 13 – 28 Richmond 2-4
10-21-1964 Lafayette Jefferson 13 – 0 Richmond 3-4
10-21-1966 Lafayette Jefferson 18 – 0 Richmond 4-4
10-25-1968 Lafayette Jefferson 6 – 19 Richmond 4-5
10-30-1970 Lafayette Jefferson 14 – 20 Richmond 4-6
10-29-1971 Lafayette Jefferson 7 – 24 Richmond 4-7
10-27-1972 Lafayette Jefferson 7 – 25 Richmond 4-8
11-02-1973 Lafayette Jefferson 27 – 48 Richmond 4-9
11-01-1974 Lafayette Jefferson 8 – 34 Richmond 4-10
10-31-1975 Lafayette Jefferson 0 – 1 Richmond 4-11
10-15-1976 Lafayette Jefferson 21 – 52 Richmond 4-12
10-14-1977 Lafayette Jefferson 7 – 6 Richmond 5-12
10-13-1978 Lafayette Jefferson 15 – 21 Richmond 5-13
10-12-1979 Lafayette Jefferson 27 – 10 Richmond 6-13
10-10-1980 Lafayette Jefferson 10 – 7 Richmond 7-13
10-16-1981 Lafayette Jefferson 29 – 3 Richmond 8-13
10-15-1982 Lafayette Jefferson 38 – 14 Richmond 9-13
08-26-1983 Lafayette Jefferson 0 – 6 Richmond 9-14
10-26-1984 Lafayette Jefferson 20 – 14 Richmond 10-14
10-04-1985 Lafayette Jefferson 7 – 13 Richmond 10-15
10-03-1986 Lafayette Jefferson 13 – 7 Richmond 11-15
10-02-1987 Lafayette Jefferson 28 – 21 Richmond 12-15
09-30-1988 Lafayette Jefferson 21 – 35 Richmond 12-16
09-29-1989 Lafayette Jefferson 20 – 21 Richmond 12-17
09-28-1990 Lafayette Jefferson 23 – 28 Richmond 12-18
10-04-1991 Lafayette Jefferson 14 – 19 Richmond 12-19
10-02-1992 Lafayette Jefferson 13 – 21 Richmond 12-20
10-08-1993 Lafayette Jefferson 7 – 21 Richmond 12-21
10-07-1994 Lafayette Jefferson 19 – 21 Richmond 12-22
10-06-1995 Lafayette Jefferson 13 – 14 Richmond 12-23
10-04-1996 Lafayette Jefferson 20 – 21 Richmond 12-24
10-10-1997 Lafayette Jefferson 35 – 41 Richmond 12-25
10-09-1998 Lafayette Jefferson 41 – 27 Richmond 13-25
10-08-1999 Lafayette Jefferson 24 – 31 Richmond 13-26
10-06-2000 Lafayette Jefferson 40 – 35 Richmond 14-26
10-05-2001 Lafayette Jefferson 21 – 22 Richmond 14-27
10-11-2002 Lafayette Jefferson 26 – 48 Richmond 14-28
10-10-2003 Lafayette Jefferson 70 – 21 Richmond 15-28
10-03-2014 Lafayette Jefferson 19 – 21 Richmond 15-29
10-02-2015 Lafayette Jefferson 33 – 14 Richmond 16-29
09-30-2016 Lafayette Jefferson 50 – 32 Richmond 17-29
09-29-2017 Lafayette Jefferson 63 – 6 Richmond 18-29
09-28-2018 Lafayette Jefferson 44 – 6 Richmond 19-29
10-04-2019 Lafayette Jefferson 54 – 12 Richmond 20-29
Indianapolis Tech (2-3) at Anderson (0-6)
COACHES: Craig Chambers, 2-3 in 1st year at Tech, 59-29 in 8th year overall. Ron Qualls, 4-23 in 3rd year at Anderson, 99-85 in 17th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Tech, 39.29, 189th overall, 31st in 6A. Anderson, 24.59, 245th overall, 32nd in 5A.
LAST OUTING: Tech lost to McCutcheon, 20-12. Anderson lost to Kokomo, 53-12.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Tech 11-18. Anderson 18-15.
RECENT SERIES: Tech, 4-1
LAST MEETING: Tech, 47-7, Oct. 4, 2019.
09-22-1950 Anderson 13 – 27 Indianapolis Tech 0-1
09-21-1951 Anderson 6 – 33 Indianapolis Tech 0-2
09-26-1952 Anderson 13 – 20 Indianapolis Tech 0-3
09-25-1953 Anderson 14 – 33 Indianapolis Tech 0-4
09-24-1954 Anderson 13 – 20 Indianapolis Tech 0-5
09-23-1955 Anderson 20 – 12 Indianapolis Tech 1-5
09-21-1956 Anderson 12 – 33 Indianapolis Tech 1-6
09-20-1957 Anderson 0 – 20 Indianapolis Tech 1-7
09-19-1958 Anderson 20 – 7 Indianapolis Tech 2-7
09-25-1959 Anderson 6 – 19 Indianapolis Tech 2-8
09-23-1960 Anderson 6 – 26 Indianapolis Tech 2-9
09-22-1961 Anderson 26 – 0 Indianapolis Tech 3-9
10-02-2015 Anderson 0 – 10 Indianapolis Tech 3-10
09-30-2016 Anderson 0 – 20 Indianapolis Tech 3-11
09-29-2017 Anderson 6 – 49 Indianapolis Tech 3-12
09-28-2018 Anderson 12 – 8 Indianapolis Tech 4-12
10-04-2019 Anderson 7 – 47 Indianapolis Tech 4-13
Kokomo (3-3) at Logansport (1-5)
COACHES: Austin Colby, 3-3 in 1st year at Kokomo, 19-9 in 3rd year overall. Mike Johnson, 14-32 in 5th year at Logansport, 228-110 in 30th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Kokomo, 55.55, 123rd overall, 23rd in 5A. Logansport, 25.04, 242nd overall, 54th in 4A.
LAST OUTING: Kokomo defeated Anderson, 53-12. Logansport lost to Richmond, 30-24.
VS. COMMON FOES: Kokomo 1-0; Logansport 0-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Kokomo 17-19. Logansport 13-21.
RECENT SERIES: Kokomo, 29-6
LAST MEETING: Kokomo, 34-20, Oct. 4, 2019.
10-25-1950 Logansport 26 – 0 Kokomo 1-0
10-24-1951 Logansport 20 – 7 Kokomo 2-0
10-31-1952 Logansport 7 – 55 Kokomo 2-1
10-30-1953 Logansport 13 – 20 Kokomo 2-2
10-29-1954 Logansport 21 – 6 Kokomo 3-2
10-26-1955 Logansport 19 – 13 Kokomo 4-2
10-24-1956 Logansport 20 – 28 Kokomo 4-3
10-23-1957 Logansport 0 – 20 Kokomo 4-4
10-22-1958 Logansport 14 – 6 Kokomo 5-4
10-24-1959 Logansport 7 – 13 Kokomo 5-5
10-21-1960 Logansport 7 – 6 Kokomo 6-5
10-20-1961 Logansport 0 – 7 Kokomo 6-6
10-12-1962 Logansport 7 – 7 Kokomo 6-6-1
10-11-1963 Logansport 6 – 40 Kokomo 6-7-1
10-02-1964 Logansport 7 – 17 Kokomo 6-8-1
10-01-1965 Logansport 0 – 39 Kokomo 6-9-1
09-30-1966 Logansport 6 – 34 Kokomo 6-10-1
09-29-1967 Logansport 13 – 26 Kokomo 6-11-1
10-04-1968 Logansport 0 – 14 Kokomo 6-12-1
10-03-1969 Logansport 7 – 39 Kokomo 6-13-1
09-25-1970 Logansport 0 – 20 Kokomo 6-14-1
09-24-1971 Logansport 21 – 14 Kokomo 7-14-1
09-22-1972 Logansport 16 – 18 Kokomo 7-15-1
09-28-1973 Logansport 16 – 21 Kokomo 7-16-1
09-27-1974 Logansport 20 – 6 Kokomo 8-16-1
09-26-1975 Logansport 46 – 16 Kokomo 9-16-1
09-17-1976 Logansport 20 – 27 Kokomo 9-17-1
09-16-1977 Logansport 28 – 7 Kokomo 10-17-1
09-15-1978 Logansport 14 – 20 Kokomo 10-18-1
09-14-1979 Logansport 28 – 7 Kokomo 11-18-1
09-12-1980 Logansport 20 – 13 Kokomo 12-18-1
09-18-1981 Logansport 28 – 21 Kokomo 13-18-1
09-17-1982 Logansport 7 – 13 Kokomo 13-19-1
09-23-1983 Logansport 0 – 13 Kokomo 13-20-1
09-21-1984 Logansport 7 – 24 Kokomo 13-21-1
09-20-1985 Logansport 15 – 28 Kokomo 13-22-1
09-19-1986 Logansport 19 – 14 Kokomo 14-22-1
09-18-1987 Logansport 16 – 27 Kokomo 14-23-1
09-16-1988 Logansport 21 – 28 Kokomo 14-24-1
09-15-1989 Logansport 18 – 15 Kokomo 15-24-1
09-14-1990 Logansport 9 – 14 Kokomo 15-25-1
09-20-1991 Logansport 22 – 35 Kokomo 15-26-1
09-18-1992 Logansport 7 – 29 Kokomo 15-27-1
10-01-1993 Logansport 0 – 30 Kokomo 15-28-1
09-30-1994 Logansport 25 – 42 Kokomo 15-29-1
09-29-1995 Logansport 21 – 26 Kokomo 15-30-1
09-27-1996 Logansport 13 – 69 Kokomo 15-31-1
10-03-1997 Logansport 7 – 49 Kokomo 15-32-1
10-02-1998 Logansport 27 – 25 Kokomo 16-32-1
10-01-1999 Logansport 27 – 41 Kokomo 16-33-1
09-29-2000 Logansport 7 – 14 Kokomo 16-34-1
09-28-2001 Logansport 14 – 31 Kokomo 16-35-1
10-04-2002 Logansport 0 – 7 Kokomo 16-36-1
10-03-2003 Logansport 23 – 26 Kokomo 16-37-1
10-01-2004 Logansport 49 – 0 Kokomo 17-37-1
09-30-2005 Logansport 62 – 20 Kokomo 18-37-1
09-29-2006 Logansport 35 – 6 Kokomo 19-37-1
10-05-2007 Logansport 29 – 36 Kokomo 19-38-1
10-10-2008 Logansport 13 – 37 Kokomo 19-39-1
10-16-2009 Logansport 6 – 34 Kokomo 19-40-1
10-01-2010 Logansport 14 – 41 Kokomo 19-41-1
09-30-2011 Logansport 21 – 56 Kokomo 19-42-1
09-28-2012 Logansport 0 – 21 Kokomo 19-43-1
10-04-2013 Logansport 7 – 14 Kokomo 19-44-1
10-03-2014 Logansport 7 – 49 Kokomo 19-45-1
10-02-2015 Logansport 13 – 62 Kokomo 19-46-1
10-01-2016 Logansport 7 – 63 Kokomo 19-47-1
09-29-2017 Logansport 7 – 48 Kokomo 19-48-1
09-28-2018 Logansport 13 – 45 Kokomo 19-49-1
10-04-2019 Logansport 20 – 34 Kokomo 19-50-1
Marion (3-3) at Muncie Central (2-1)
COACHES: James Bell, 3-3 in 1st year at Marion. Darrick Lee, 2-11 in 2nd year at Muncie Central.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Marion, 60.13, 101st overall, 25th in 4A. Muncie Central, 33.94, 210th overall, 48th in 4A.
LAST OUTING: Marion lost to Lafayette Jeff, 43-21. Muncie Central defeated Richmond, 47-41.
VS. COMMON FOES: Marion 2-0; Muncie Central 2-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Marion 19-16. Muncie Central 4-13.
RECENT SERIES: Marion, 23-15
LAST MEETING: Marion, 48-6, Oct. 4, 2019.
10-13-1950 Muncie Central 14 – 7 Marion 1-0
11-07-1952 Muncie Central 26 – 12 Marion 2-0
10-07-1955 Muncie Central 7 – 27 Marion 2-1
10-11-1957 Muncie Central 33 – 0 Marion 3-1
11-06-1959 Muncie Central 40 – 12 Marion 4-1
09-14-1962 Muncie Central 13 – 8 Marion 5-1
09-13-1963 Muncie Central 39 – 21 Marion 6-1
09-24-1965 Muncie Central 13 – 27 Marion 6-2
09-23-1966 Muncie Central 0 – 49 Marion 6-3
09-22-1967 Muncie Central 19 – 28 Marion 6-4
09-27-1968 Muncie Central 6 – 43 Marion 6-5
09-26-1969 Muncie Central 8 – 66 Marion 6-6
10-30-1970 Muncie Central 22 – 26 Marion 6-7
10-29-1971 Muncie Central 7 – 6 Marion 7-7
10-27-1972 Muncie Central 12 – 26 Marion 7-8
10-31-1973 Muncie Central 0 – 36 Marion 7-9
11-01-1974 Muncie Central 14 – 68 Marion 7-10
10-31-1975 Muncie Central 0 – 9 Marion 7-11
10-15-1976 Muncie Central 0 – 20 Marion 7-12
10-14-1977 Muncie Central 0 – 22 Marion 7-13
10-13-1978 Muncie Central 12 – 13 Marion 7-14
10-12-1979 Muncie Central 7 – 20 Marion 7-15
10-10-1980 Muncie Central 14 – 28 Marion 7-16
10-16-1981 Muncie Central 15 – 35 Marion 7-17
10-15-1982 Muncie Central 0 – 8 Marion 7-18
09-16-1983 Muncie Central 8 – 14 Marion 7-19
09-14-1984 Muncie Central 8 – 18 Marion 7-20
10-18-1985 Muncie Central 13 – 24 Marion 7-21
10-17-1986 Muncie Central 7 – 35 Marion 7-22
10-24-1986 Muncie Central 6 – 31 Marion 7-23
10-16-1987 Muncie Central 0 – 55 Marion 7-24
10-14-1988 Muncie Central 0 – 59 Marion 7-25
10-13-1989 Muncie Central 21 – 6 Marion 8-25
10-20-1989 Muncie Central 12 – 22 Marion 8-26
10-12-1990 Muncie Central 20 – 48 Marion 8-27
10-19-1991 Muncie Central 13 – 24 Marion 8-28
10-16-1992 Muncie Central 22 – 25 Marion 8-29
10-15-1993 Muncie Central 0 – 34 Marion 8-30
10-14-1994 Muncie Central 31 – 0 Marion 9-30
10-21-1994 Muncie Central 17 – 16 Marion 10-30
10-13-1995 Muncie Central 13 – 12 Marion 11-30
10-11-1996 Muncie Central 44 – 50 Marion 11-31
10-17-1997 Muncie Central 0 – 35 Marion 11-32
10-16-1998 Muncie Central 20 – 30 Marion 11-33
10-15-1999 Muncie Central 7 – 41 Marion 11-34
10-13-2000 Muncie Central 38 – 28 Marion 12-34
10-12-2001 Muncie Central 27 – 46 Marion 12-35
10-18-2002 Muncie Central 29 – 18 Marion 13-35
10-17-2003 Muncie Central 44 – 21 Marion 14-35
10-15-2004 Muncie Central 35 – 22 Marion 15-35
10-14-2005 Muncie Central 35 – 30 Marion 16-35
10-13-2006 Muncie Central 20 – 33 Marion 16-36
08-31-2007 Muncie Central 0 – 21 Marion 16-37
09-05-2008 Muncie Central 15 – 12 Marion 17-37
09-11-2009 Muncie Central 14 – 34 Marion 17-38
10-15-2010 Muncie Central 14 – 42 Marion 17-39
10-14-2011 Muncie Central 20 – 29 Marion 17-40
10-12-2012 Muncie Central 51 – 40 Marion 18-40
10-18-2013 Muncie Central 44 – 14 Marion 19-40
10-03-2014 Muncie Central 40 – 11 Marion 20-40
10-02-2015 Muncie Central 68 – 27 Marion 21-40
09-30-2016 Muncie Central 38 – 33 Marion 22-40
09-29-2017 Muncie Central 7 – 36 Marion 22-41
09-28-2018 Muncie Central 0 – 35 Marion 22-42
10-04-2019 Muncie Central 6 – 48 Marion 22-43
McCutcheon (2-4) at Harrison (West Lafayette) (3-3)
COACHES: Ken Frauhiger, 59-84 in 14th year at McCutcheon. Terry Peebles, 41-30 in 7th year at Harrison.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Harrison, 69.4, 61st overall, 12th in 5A. McCutcheon, 47.17, 160th overall, 27th in 5A.
LAST OUTING: McCutcheon defeated Indianapolis Tech, 20-12. Harrison lost to Indianapolis Roncalli, 49-45.
VS. COMMON FOES: McCutcheon 1-1; Harrison 1-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: McCutcheon 18-15. Harrison 18-17.
RECENT SERIES: Harrison, 25-19
LAST MEETING: Harrison, 45-7, Nov. 8, 2019, sectional.
09-19-1975 McCutcheon 0 – 6 Harrison (West Lafayette) 0-1
09-17-1976 McCutcheon 33 – 0 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-1
09-16-1977 McCutcheon 16 – 28 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-2
09-15-1978 McCutcheon 0 – 10 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-3
09-14-1979 McCutcheon 9 – 16 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-4
09-12-1980 McCutcheon 14 – 33 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-5
09-18-1981 McCutcheon 0 – 21 Harrison (West Lafayette) 1-6
09-17-1982 McCutcheon 28 – 19 Harrison (West Lafayette) 2-6
10-14-1983 McCutcheon 20 – 19 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-6
10-12-1984 McCutcheon 0 – 6 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-7
09-06-1985 McCutcheon 7 – 12 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-8
09-05-1986 McCutcheon 0 – 20 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-9
09-04-1987 McCutcheon 7 – 25 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-10
10-23-1987 McCutcheon 21 – 28 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-11
09-02-1988 McCutcheon 6 – 34 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-12
09-01-1989 McCutcheon 0 – 26 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-13
10-27-1989 McCutcheon 0 – 9 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-14
08-31-1990 McCutcheon 21 – 29 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-15
10-26-1990 McCutcheon 26 – 28 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-16
09-06-1991 McCutcheon 14 – 29 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-17
09-04-1992 McCutcheon 6 – 34 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-18
11-06-1992 McCutcheon 0 – 25 Harrison (West Lafayette) 3-19
09-03-1993 McCutcheon 28 – 0 Harrison (West Lafayette) 4-19
09-02-1994 McCutcheon 41 – 13 Harrison (West Lafayette) 5-19
09-22-1995 McCutcheon 13 – 35 Harrison (West Lafayette) 5-20
09-20-1996 McCutcheon 12 – 26 Harrison (West Lafayette) 5-21
09-26-1997 McCutcheon 40 – 20 Harrison (West Lafayette) 6-21
10-02-1998 McCutcheon 20 – 0 Harrison (West Lafayette) 7-21
10-01-1999 McCutcheon 14 – 16 Harrison (West Lafayette) 7-22
09-15-2000 McCutcheon 42 – 7 Harrison (West Lafayette) 8-22
09-21-2001 McCutcheon 49 – 20 Harrison (West Lafayette) 9-22
09-27-2002 McCutcheon 45 – 27 Harrison (West Lafayette) 10-22
09-27-2003 McCutcheon 54 – 28 Harrison (West Lafayette) 11-22
09-24-2004 McCutcheon 28 – 38 Harrison (West Lafayette) 11-23
09-09-2005 McCutcheon 29 – 13 Harrison (West Lafayette) 12-23
09-08-2006 McCutcheon 30 – 14 Harrison (West Lafayette) 13-23
09-07-2007 McCutcheon 28 – 29 Harrison (West Lafayette) 13-24
10-26-2007 McCutcheon 7 – 43 Harrison (West Lafayette) 13-25
09-12-2008 McCutcheon 6 – 10 Harrison (West Lafayette) 13-26
10-24-2008 McCutcheon 14 – 42 Harrison (West Lafayette) 13-27
09-11-2009 McCutcheon 34 – 26 Harrison (West Lafayette) 14-27
09-10-2010 McCutcheon 14 – 55 Harrison (West Lafayette) 14-28
09-09-2011 McCutcheon 10 – 0 Harrison (West Lafayette) 15-28
09-08-2012 McCutcheon 40 – 6 Harrison (West Lafayette) 16-28
10-19-2012 McCutcheon 34 – 0 Harrison (West Lafayette) 17-28
09-13-2013 McCutcheon 24 – 19 Harrison (West Lafayette) 18-28
10-03-2014 McCutcheon 33 – 7 Harrison (West Lafayette) 19-28
10-02-2015 McCutcheon 31 – 3 Harrison (West Lafayette) 20-28
09-30-2016 McCutcheon 20 – 23 Harrison (West Lafayette) 20-29
10-28-2016 McCutcheon 29 – 12 Harrison (West Lafayette) 21-29
09-29-2017 McCutcheon 21 – 7 Harrison (West Lafayette) 22-29
09-28-2018 McCutcheon 7 – 17 Harrison (West Lafayette) 22-30
10-04-2019 McCutcheon 14 – 42 Harrison (West Lafayette) 22-31
11-08-2019 McCutcheon 7 – 45 Harrison (West Lafayette) 22-32
Union County (3-2) at Centerville (5-1)
COACHES: Joel Hofmann, 14-21 in 4th year at Union County. Kyle Padgett, 24-22 in 5th year at Centerville.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Centerville, 54.2, 127th overall, 19th in 2A. Union County, 25.66, 237th overall, 42nd in 2A.
LAST OUTING: Union County lost to Union City, 9-7. Centerville defeated Northeastern, 63-14.
VS. COMMON FOES: Union County 3-0; Centerville 3-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Union County 8-20. Centerville 11-22.
RECENT SERIES: Centerville, 25-14
LAST MEETING: Centerville, 27-14, Oct. 4, 2019.
KEY STATS FROM 2019 MEETING:
*BULLDOGS QB Ryan Dickenson scored 3 TD (2 rushing/1 passing)
*BULLDOGS RB Devin Frazier rushed for 62 yards
*Neither team surpassed 200 yards of total offense (Centerville 178, Union County 171)
*PATRIOTS QB Zach Hill went 10-22 for 95 yards and an INT…110 yards total offense
*PATRIOTS RB Mason Wicker was held to just 59 rushing yards, but had 173 all-purpose yards
09-27-1974 Centerville 28 – 0 Union County 1-0
09-26-1975 Centerville 43 – 0 Union County 2-0
09-24-1976 Centerville 28 – 0 Union County 3-0
10-14-1977 Centerville 13 – 12 Union County 4-0
10-13-1978 Centerville 24 – 32 Union County 4-1
10-12-1979 Centerville 28 – 20 Union County 5-1
10-10-1980 Centerville 13 – 30 Union County 5-2
10-16-1981 Centerville 16 – 8 Union County 6-2
10-15-1982 Centerville 20 – 26 Union County 6-3
10-07-1983 Centerville 6 – 21 Union County 6-4
10-05-1984 Centerville 7 – 10 Union County 6-5
10-11-1985 Centerville 14 – 17 Union County 6-6
10-10-1986 Centerville 0 – 46 Union County 6-7
10-09-1987 Centerville 6 – 40 Union County 6-8
10-07-1988 Centerville 15 – 14 Union County 7-8
10-06-1989 Centerville 22 – 20 Union County 8-8
10-27-1989 Centerville 0 – 42 Union County 8-9
10-05-1990 Centerville 23 – 27 Union County 8-10
10-19-1990 Centerville 10 – 0 Union County 9-10
10-11-1991 Centerville 30 – 57 Union County 9-11
10-09-1992 Centerville 20 – 60 Union County 9-12
10-23-1992 Centerville 7 – 41 Union County 9-13
10-08-1993 Centerville 37 – 30 Union County 10-13
10-07-1994 Centerville 44 – 18 Union County 11-13
10-06-1995 Centerville 47 – 13 Union County 12-13
10-04-1996 Centerville 33 – 32 Union County 13-13
10-10-1997 Centerville 14 – 49 Union County 13-14
10-09-1998 Centerville 6 – 22 Union County 13-15
10-08-1999 Centerville 7 – 20 Union County 13-16
10-06-2000 Centerville 52 – 13 Union County 14-16
10-05-2001 Centerville 17 – 0 Union County 15-16
10-11-2002 Centerville 49 – 0 Union County 16-16
10-10-2003 Centerville 6 – 14 Union County 16-17
10-08-2004 Centerville 7 – 34 Union County 16-18
10-07-2005 Centerville 27 – 7 Union County 17-18
10-06-2006 Centerville 63 – 0 Union County 18-18
10-05-2007 Centerville 43 – 0 Union County 19-18
10-10-2008 Centerville 41 – 34 Union County 20-18
10-09-2009 Centerville 41 – 0 Union County 21-18
10-08-2010 Centerville 55 – 21 Union County 22-18
10-07-2011 Centerville 48 – 3 Union County 23-18
10-21-2011 Centerville 35 – 3 Union County 24-18
10-05-2012 Centerville 13 – 7 Union County 25-18
10-11-2013 Centerville 38 – 7 Union County 26-18
10-10-2014 Centerville 20 – 19 Union County 27-18
10-09-2015 Centerville 0 – 22 Union County 27-19
10-07-2016 Centerville 42 – 8 Union County 28-19
10-06-2017 Centerville 38 – 20 Union County 29-19
09-28-2018 Centerville 27 – 8 Union County 30-19
10-04-2019 Centerville 27 – 14 Union County 31-19
Union City (2-3) at Cambridge City Lincoln (1-2)
COACHES: Keith Maloy, 42-47 in 9th year at Union City. Phil Renforth, 56-132 in 19th year at Lincoln.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Lincoln, 16.4, 273rd overall, 41st in 1A. Union City, 14.23, 280th overall, 44th in 1A.
LAST OUTING: Union City defeated Union County, 9-7. Lincoln lost to Knightstown, 28-20.
VS. COMMON FOES: Union City 1-1; Lincoln 1-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Union City 12-16. Lincoln 9-8.
RECENT SERIES: Union City, 24-14
LAST MEETING: Lincoln, 36-13, Oct. 4, 2019.
KEY STATS FROM LAST MEETING:
*LINCOLN RB Alex Hokey rushed for 108 yards and two TD
*LINCOLN QB Alex Bertsch went 10-20 for 170 yards and 3 TD
*LINCOLN WR Hayden Pierce caught 6 passes for 141 yards and 3 TD
*LINCOLN had 311 yards of TO
*LINCOLN DB Jacob Ervin totaled 17 tackles
*LINCOLN DL Cooper Flockhart had 14 tackles
*LINCOLN DB Josh Miles totaled 13 tackles
*UNION CITY QB Hunter Reagan was 9-12 for 93 yards
*UNION CITY RB Hunter Clay rushed for 61 yards and a TD
*UNION CITY RB Jayden Hindsley rushed for 60 yards and a TD
*UNION CITY had 219 yards of TO
09-03-1965 Cambridge City Lincoln 41 – 0 Union City 1-0
10-21-1966 Cambridge City Lincoln 41 – 13 Union City 2-0
10-20-1967 Cambridge City Lincoln 46 – 6 Union City 3-0
10-18-1968 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 13 Union City 4-0
10-17-1969 Cambridge City Lincoln 8 – 38 Union City 4-1
10-16-1970 Cambridge City Lincoln 20 – 32 Union City 4-2
10-15-1971 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 16 Union City 4-3
10-13-1972 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 41 Union City 4-4
10-19-1973 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 28 Union City 4-5
10-18-1974 Cambridge City Lincoln 8 – 14 Union City 4-6
10-17-1975 Cambridge City Lincoln 12 – 0 Union City 5-6
10-15-1976 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 50 Union City 5-7
10-14-1977 Cambridge City Lincoln 12 – 6 Union City 6-7
10-13-1978 Cambridge City Lincoln 40 – 6 Union City 7-7
10-12-1979 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 20 Union City 7-8
10-10-1980 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 29 Union City 7-9
10-16-1981 Cambridge City Lincoln 12 – 6 Union City 8-9
10-15-1982 Cambridge City Lincoln 42 – 0 Union City 9-9
09-30-1983 Cambridge City Lincoln 0 – 15 Union City 9-10
09-28-1984 Cambridge City Lincoln 18 – 6 Union City 10-10
10-04-1985 Cambridge City Lincoln 24 – 13 Union City 11-10
10-03-1986 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 0 Union City 12-10
10-02-1987 Cambridge City Lincoln 21 – 23 Union City 12-11
09-30-1988 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 6 Union City 13-11
09-29-1989 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 28 Union City 13-12
09-28-1990 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 28 Union City 13-13
10-04-1991 Cambridge City Lincoln 12 – 6 Union City 14-13
10-02-1992 Cambridge City Lincoln 34 – 19 Union City 15-13
10-01-1993 Cambridge City Lincoln 20 – 21 Union City 15-14
09-30-1994 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 39 Union City 15-15
09-29-1995 Cambridge City Lincoln 0 – 30 Union City 15-16
09-27-1996 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 30 Union City 15-17
10-03-1997 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 28 Union City 15-18
10-02-1998 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 14 Union City 15-19
10-01-1999 Cambridge City Lincoln 13 – 6 Union City 16-19
10-22-1999 Cambridge City Lincoln 26 – 6 Union City 17-19
09-29-2000 Cambridge City Lincoln 0 – 41 Union City 17-20
09-28-2001 Cambridge City Lincoln 6 – 33 Union City 17-21
10-04-2002 Cambridge City Lincoln 20 – 32 Union City 17-22
10-03-2003 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 6 Union City 18-22
10-01-2004 Cambridge City Lincoln 19 – 18 Union City 19-22
10-29-2004 Cambridge City Lincoln 18 – 6 Union City 20-22
09-30-2005 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 51 Union City 20-23
09-29-2006 Cambridge City Lincoln 13 – 35 Union City 20-24
09-28-2007 Cambridge City Lincoln 22 – 28 Union City 20-25
10-03-2008 Cambridge City Lincoln 42 – 34 Union City 21-25
10-02-2009 Cambridge City Lincoln 33 – 20 Union City 22-25
10-01-2010 Cambridge City Lincoln 21 – 27 Union City 22-26
10-22-2010 Cambridge City Lincoln 14 – 36 Union City 22-27
09-30-2011 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 20 Union City 22-28
09-28-2012 Cambridge City Lincoln 29 – 28 Union City 23-28
10-04-2013 Cambridge City Lincoln 20 – 48 Union City 23-29
10-03-2014 Cambridge City Lincoln 7 – 40 Union City 23-30
10-02-2015 Cambridge City Lincoln 30 – 45 Union City 23-31
09-30-2016 Cambridge City Lincoln 24 – 28 Union City 23-32
09-29-2017 Cambridge City Lincoln 20 – 28 Union City 23-33
09-28-2018 Cambridge City Lincoln 12 – 41 Union City 23-34
10-04-2019 Cambridge City Lincoln 36 – 13 Union City 24-34
Winchester (1-5) at Hagerstown (0-6)
COACHES: Mike Jones, 52-42 in 9th year at Winchester. Scott Snodgrass, 55-49 in 10th year at Hagerstown, 64-109 in 17th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Winchester, 27.14, 234th overall, 41st in 2A. Hagerstown, 9.16, 289th overall, 47th in 1A.
LAST OUTING: Winchester lost to Tri, 26-0. Hagerstown lost to Shenandoah, 34-14.
VS. COMMON FOES: Winchester 0-2; Hagerstown 0-2.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Winchester 21-11. Hagerstown 19-11.
RECENT SERIES: Hagerstown, 20-15
LAST MEETING: Winchester, 24-0, Oct. 4, 2019.
KEY STATS FROM LAST YEARS MEETING:
*WINCHESTER RB Cole Campbell rushed for 228 yards and two TD
*WINCHESTER rushed for 318 yards as a team
*HAGERSTOWN managed only 77 yards on the ground
*HAGERSTOWN QB Noah Snodgrass threw for just 42 yards on 9 completions
*WINCHESTER outgained the TIGERS 327-119
09-07-1951 Hagerstown 0 – 52 Winchester 0-1
09-05-1952 Hagerstown 0 – 53 Winchester 0-2
09-04-1953 Hagerstown 6 – 12 Winchester 0-3
09-03-1954 Hagerstown 7 – 19 Winchester 0-4
09-02-1955 Hagerstown 0 – 26 Winchester 0-5
08-31-1956 Hagerstown 39 – 0 Winchester 1-5
08-30-1957 Hagerstown 7 – 15 Winchester 1-6
08-29-1958 Hagerstown 38 – 0 Winchester 2-6
09-18-1959 Hagerstown 19 – 7 Winchester 3-6
09-16-1960 Hagerstown 27 – 0 Winchester 4-6
09-08-1961 Hagerstown 12 – 6 Winchester 5-6
09-07-1962 Hagerstown 32 – 0 Winchester 6-6
09-07-1963 Hagerstown 21 – 7 Winchester 7-6
09-04-1964 Hagerstown 14 – 6 Winchester 8-6
09-03-1965 Hagerstown 7 – 14 Winchester 8-7
09-09-1966 Hagerstown 7 – 33 Winchester 8-8
09-08-1967 Hagerstown 7 – 19 Winchester 8-9
09-06-1968 Hagerstown 24 – 0 Winchester 9-9
09-05-1969 Hagerstown 12 – 29 Winchester 9-10
09-04-1970 Hagerstown 14 – 12 Winchester 10-10
09-03-1971 Hagerstown 20 – 8 Winchester 11-10
09-01-1972 Hagerstown 20 – 23 Winchester 11-11
09-07-1973 Hagerstown 8 – 18 Winchester 11-12
09-06-1974 Hagerstown 0 – 36 Winchester 11-13
09-05-1975 Hagerstown 0 – 31 Winchester 11-14
09-03-1976 Hagerstown 6 – 23 Winchester 11-15
09-02-1977 Hagerstown 24 – 34 Winchester 11-16
09-01-1978 Hagerstown 14 – 6 Winchester 12-16
08-31-1979 Hagerstown 6 – 14 Winchester 12-17
08-29-1980 Hagerstown 32 – 6 Winchester 13-17
09-04-1981 Hagerstown 30 – 7 Winchester 14-17
09-03-1982 Hagerstown 29 – 6 Winchester 15-17
09-02-1983 Hagerstown 6 – 26 Winchester 15-18
08-31-1984 Hagerstown 7 – 13 Winchester 15-19
09-06-1985 Hagerstown 20 – 0 Winchester 16-19
09-05-1986 Hagerstown 21 – 20 Winchester 17-19
09-04-1987 Hagerstown 0 – 17 Winchester 17-20
09-02-1988 Hagerstown 0 – 33 Winchester 17-21
09-01-1989 Hagerstown 8 – 24 Winchester 17-22
08-31-1990 Hagerstown 9 – 8 Winchester 18-22
09-06-1991 Hagerstown 16 – 55 Winchester 18-23
09-04-1992 Hagerstown 14 – 21 Winchester 18-24
09-03-1993 Hagerstown 22 – 7 Winchester 19-24
09-02-1994 Hagerstown 52 – 8 Winchester 20-24
09-01-1995 Hagerstown 6 – 13 Winchester 20-25
08-30-1996 Hagerstown 20 – 15 Winchester 21-25
09-05-1997 Hagerstown 45 – 7 Winchester 22-25
09-04-1998 Hagerstown 49 – 28 Winchester 23-25
09-03-1999 Hagerstown 28 – 35 Winchester 23-26
09-01-2000 Hagerstown 31 – 12 Winchester 24-26
08-31-2001 Hagerstown 41 – 20 Winchester 25-26
09-06-2002 Hagerstown 14 – 48 Winchester 25-27
09-05-2003 Hagerstown 8 – 33 Winchester 25-28
09-03-2004 Hagerstown 14 – 54 Winchester 25-29
09-02-2005 Hagerstown 7 – 0 Winchester 26-29
09-01-2006 Hagerstown 35 – 9 Winchester 27-29
08-31-2007 Hagerstown 33 – 13 Winchester 28-29
09-05-2008 Hagerstown 53 – 12 Winchester 29-29
09-04-2009 Hagerstown 28 – 29 Winchester 29-30
09-03-2010 Hagerstown 42 – 10 Winchester 30-30
09-02-2011 Hagerstown 35 – 7 Winchester 31-30
08-31-2012 Hagerstown 42 – 12 Winchester 32-30
09-06-2013 Hagerstown 7 – 57 Winchester 32-31
09-05-2014 Hagerstown 0 – 47 Winchester 32-32
09-05-2015 Hagerstown 13 – 14 Winchester 32-33
09-02-2016 Hagerstown 0 – 1 Winchester 32-34
09-01-2017 Hagerstown 44 – 20 Winchester 33-34
09-28-2018 Hagerstown 35 – 30 Winchester 34-34
10-04-2019 Hagerstown 0 – 24 Winchester 34-35
Knightstown (4-1) at Tri (4-2)
COACHES: Chad Montgomery, 19-7 in 3rd year at Knightstown. Andrew Tetheroh, 22-27 in 5th year at Tri.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Tri, 39.41, 188th overall, 17th in 1A. Knightstown, 25.03, 243rd overall, 31st in 1A.
LAST OUTING: Knightstown defeated Cambridge City Lincoln, 28-20. Tri defeated Winchester, 26-0.
VS. COMMON FOES: Knightstown 1-0; Tri 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Knightstown 10-15. Tri 14-21.
RECENT SERIES: Knightstown, 27-12
LAST MEETING: Knightstown, 35-14, Oct. 4, 2019.
KEY STATS FROM 2019 MEETING:
*KNIGHTSTOWN QB Chase Richmond threw for 191 yards and 2 TD
*KNIGHTSTOWN RB Nick Walsh rushed for 252 yards and 3 scores
*The PANTHERS rushed for 321 yards, The TITANS has 193 yards on the ground
*KNIGHTSTOWN WR Aaron Reagan caught 3 passes for 129 yards and 2 TD
*KNIGHTSTOWN outgained Tri 512-193
*TRI RB Vade Dishman rushed for 75 yards, Tyler Kingery had 69
*KNIGHTSTOWN was led on defense by DL Sam Thomas with 18 tackles, Ben Newby and Lian Orcutt with 14 each
10-08-1971 Tri 18 – 39 Knightstown 0-1
10-06-1972 Tri 0 – 26 Knightstown 0-2
10-12-1973 Tri 6 – 43 Knightstown 0-3
10-11-1974 Tri 33 – 20 Knightstown 1-3
10-10-1975 Tri 13 – 9 Knightstown 2-3
10-08-1976 Tri 16 – 26 Knightstown 2-4
10-07-1977 Tri 16 – 14 Knightstown 3-4
10-07-1978 Tri 18 – 13 Knightstown 4-4
10-05-1979 Tri 22 – 36 Knightstown 4-5
10-03-1980 Tri 0 – 14 Knightstown 4-6
10-09-1981 Tri 18 – 28 Knightstown 4-7
10-08-1982 Tri 14 – 0 Knightstown 5-7
10-07-1983 Tri 28 – 22 Knightstown 6-7
10-05-1984 Tri 21 – 30 Knightstown 6-8
10-11-1985 Tri 6 – 13 Knightstown 6-9
10-10-1986 Tri 12 – 0 Knightstown 7-9
10-09-1987 Tri 20 – 12 Knightstown 8-9
10-07-1988 Tri 34 – 35 Knightstown 8-10
10-06-1989 Tri 28 – 12 Knightstown 9-10
10-05-1990 Tri 60 – 0 Knightstown 10-10
10-04-1991 Tri 18 – 16 Knightstown 11-10
11-08-1991 Tri 20 – 7 Knightstown 12-10
10-02-1992 Tri 14 – 20 Knightstown 12-11
11-06-1992 Tri 22 – 24 Knightstown 12-12
10-01-1993 Tri 18 – 12 Knightstown 13-12
09-30-1994 Tri 24 – 26 Knightstown 13-13
09-29-1995 Tri 6 – 14 Knightstown 13-14
10-27-1995 Tri 12 – 26 Knightstown 13-15
09-27-1996 Tri 39 – 12 Knightstown 14-15
10-03-1997 Tri 7 – 28 Knightstown 14-16
10-02-1998 Tri 24 – 27 Knightstown 14-17
10-01-1999 Tri 0 – 6 Knightstown 14-18
09-29-2000 Tri 33 – 27 Knightstown 15-18
09-28-2001 Tri 35 – 36 Knightstown 15-19
10-04-2002 Tri 7 – 28 Knightstown 15-20
10-03-2003 Tri 12 – 15 Knightstown 15-21
10-01-2004 Tri 14 – 7 Knightstown 16-21
09-30-2005 Tri 7 – 34 Knightstown 16-22
09-29-2006 Tri 35 – 14 Knightstown 17-22
10-28-2006 Tri 29 – 32 Knightstown 17-23
09-28-2007 Tri 6 – 13 Knightstown 17-24
10-03-2008 Tri 17 – 33 Knightstown 17-25
10-02-2009 Tri 22 – 29 Knightstown 17-26
10-01-2010 Tri 0 – 42 Knightstown 17-27
09-30-2011 Tri 0 – 49 Knightstown 17-28
09-28-2012 Tri 14 – 61 Knightstown 17-29
10-04-2013 Tri 20 – 29 Knightstown 17-30
10-03-2014 Tri 28 – 49 Knightstown 17-31
10-02-2015 Tri 6 – 54 Knightstown 17-32
09-30-2016 Tri 34 – 27 Knightstown 18-32
09-29-2017 Tri 30 – 40 Knightstown 18-33
09-28-2018 Tri 34 – 74 Knightstown 18-34
10-04-2019 Tri 14 – 35 Knightstown 18-35
Northeastern (1-5) at Shenandoah (4-2)
COACHES: Wes Oler, 8-8 in 2nd year at Northeastern. Jordan McCaslin, 29-12 in 4th year at Shenandoah.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Shenandoah, 50.12, 147th overall, 23rd in 2A. Northeastern, 8.91, 291st overall, 55th in 2A.
LAST OUTING: Northeastern lost to Centerville, 63-14. Shenandoah defeated Hagerstown, 34-14.
VS. COMMON FOES: Northeastern 0-1; Shenandoah 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Northeastern 18-14. Shenandoah 17-16.
RECENT SERIES: Shenandoah, 9-0
LAST MEETING: Shenandoah, 30-18, Oct. 4, 2019.
KEY STATS FROM THE 2019 GAME:
*SHENANDOAH rushed for 194 yards. NORTHEASTERN had 165 yards on the ground
*SHENANDOAH was led by Tanner Goff with 87 yards, Josh Farmer had 79
*NORTHEASTERN was led by Shane Berry with 125 yards rushing
*SHENANDOAH led NORTHEASTERN in total yards 261-192
*NORTHEASTERN’S Shane Berry led the defense with 15 tackles, Alex Mikesell had 12
10-24-1986 Shenandoah 48 – 0 Northeastern 1-0
10-19-1990 Shenandoah 40 – 6 Northeastern 2-0
10-25-1991 Shenandoah 18 – 0 Northeastern 3-0
10-20-1995 Shenandoah 49 – 14 Northeastern 4-0
10-18-1996 Shenandoah 20 – 15 Northeastern 5-0
10-21-2005 Shenandoah 36 – 0 Northeastern 6-0
10-20-2017 Shenandoah 60 – 8 Northeastern 7-0
09-28-2018 Shenandoah 55 – 0 Northeastern 8-0
10-04-2019 Shenandoah 30 – 18 Northeastern 9-0
East Central (5-1) at Connersville (1-3)
COACHES: Jake Meiners, 16-2 in 2nd year at East Central. Justin Jackson, 1-3 in 1st year at Connersville.
SAGARIN RATINGS: East Central, 83.92, 22nd overall, 3rd in 4A. Connersville, 30.33, 220th overall, 51st in 4A.
LAST OUTING: East Central defeated South Dearborn, 30-0. Connersville lost to Jennings County, 21-18.
VS. COMMON FOES: East Central 1-0; Connersville 0-1.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: East Central 18-8. Connersville 7-16.
RECENT SERIES: East Central, 16-2
LAST MEETING: East Central, 69-7, Oct. 4, 2019.
08-30-1985 Connersville 23 – 0 East Central 1-0
08-29-1986 Connersville 6 – 38 East Central 1-1
08-28-1987 Connersville 6 – 32 East Central 1-2
08-26-1988 Connersville 19 – 32 East Central 1-3
08-25-1989 Connersville 0 – 20 East Central 1-4
08-24-1990 Connersville 13 – 26 East Central 1-5
08-30-1991 Connersville 35 – 0 East Central 2-5
08-29-1992 Connersville 6 – 20 East Central 2-6
10-24-2008 Connersville 7 – 59 East Central 2-7
10-23-2009 Connersville 18 – 56 East Central 2-8
10-04-2013 Connersville 23 – 48 East Central 2-9
10-25-2013 Connersville 8 – 28 East Central 2-10
10-03-2014 Connersville 26 – 35 East Central 2-11
10-02-2015 Connersville 0 – 56 East Central 2-12
09-30-2016 Connersville 15 – 56 East Central 2-13
09-29-2017 Connersville 0 – 50 East Central 2-14
09-28-2018 Connersville 3 – 69 East Central 2-15
10-04-2019 Connersville 7 – 69 East Central 2-16
Eastern Hancock (4-2) at Monroe Central (3-1)
COACHES: Doug Armstrong, 15-12 in 3rd year at Eastern Hancock, 112-91 in 19th year overall. John Hochstetler, 66-32 in 9th year at Monroe Central, 153-115 in 24th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Monroe Central, 52.39, 140th overall, 10th in 1A. Eastern Hancock, 42.2, 179th overall, 30th in 2A.
LAST OUTING: Eastern Hancock defeated West Central, 35-0. Monroe Central defeated Wes-Del, 38-0.
VS. COMMON FOES: Eastern Hancock 1-0; Monroe Central 1-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Eastern Hancock 15-18. Monroe Central 11-13.
RECENT SERIES: Monroe Central, 3-2
LAST MEETING: Eastern Hancock, 48-29, Oct. 4, 2019.
10-31-2014 Monroe Central 18 – 35 Eastern Hancock 0-1
09-30-2016 Monroe Central 34 – 13 Eastern Hancock 1-1
09-29-2017 Monroe Central 46 – 21 Eastern Hancock 2-1
09-28-2018 Monroe Central 30 – 16 Eastern Hancock 3-1
10-04-2019 Monroe Central 29 – 48 Eastern Hancock 3-2
New Castle (3-2) at Mount Vernon (Fortville) (6-0)
COACHES: Kyle York, 18-19 in 4th year at New Castle. Mike Kirschner, 24-7 in 3rd year at Mount Vernon, 133-69 in 18th year overall.
SAGARIN RATINGS: Mount Vernon, 90.64, 11th overall, 1st in 4A. New Castle, 65.28, 76th overall, 17th in 4A.
LAST OUTING: New Castle lost to Delta, 33-21. Mount Vernon defeated Pendleton Heights, 27-21.
VS. COMMON FOES: New Castle 0-2; Mount Vernon 2-0.
OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: New Castle 13-15. Mount Vernon 16-15.
RECENT SERIES: Mount Vernon, 7-1
LAST MEETING: Mount Vernon, 45-8, Nov. 1, 2019, sectional.
10-23-2009 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 48 – 0 New Castle 1-0
10-03-2014 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 49 – 14 New Castle 2-0
10-02-2015 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 36 – 13 New Castle 3-0
09-30-2016 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 42 – 13 New Castle 4-0
09-30-2017 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 36 – 56 New Castle 4-1
09-28-2018 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 43 – 16 New Castle 5-1
10-04-2019 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 61 – 20 New Castle 6-1
11-01-2019 Mount Vernon (Fortville) 45 – 8 New Castle 7-1
|ALL TIMES EASTERN|
|Lafayette Jeff||4-0||218||89||6- 0||288||133||Won 6|
|Muncie Central||2-0||68||61||2- 1||76||96||Won 2|
|Marion||3-1||130||49||3- 3||162||158||Lost 1|
|Harrison||2-1||151||90||3- 3||248||186||Lost 1|
|Tech||2-1||41||33||2- 3||61||97||Lost 2|
|Kokomo||2-2||100||92||3- 3||153||144||Won 1|
|McCutcheon||2-2||77||89||2- 4||87||144||Won 2|
|Richmond||1-3||78||139||1- 4||91||195||Won 1|
|Logansport||0-4||30||132||1- 5||77||157||Lost 4|
|Anderson||0-4||46||165||0- 6||52||258||Lost 13|
|Friday, Sep. 25|
|Roncalli 49, Harrison 45|
|Kokomo 53, Anderson 12 ©|
|Lafayette Jeff 43, Marion 21 ©|
|McCutcheon 20, Tech 12 ©|
|Richmond 30, Logansport 24 ©|
|Friday, Oct. 2|
|Tech at Anderson ©, 7 pm|
|Kokomo at Logansport ©, 7 pm|
|Marion at Muncie Central ©, 7 pm|
|McCutcheon at Harrison ©, 7 pm|
|Richmond at Lafayette Jeff ©, 7:30 pm|
|Friday, Oct. 9|
|Anderson at Richmond ©, 7 pm|
|Harrison at Kokomo ©, 7 pm|
|Tech at Marion ©, 7 pm|
|Lafayette Jeff at Logansport ©, 7 pm|
|Muncie Central at McCutcheon ©, 7 pm|
|ALL TIMES EASTERN|
|Centerville||5-0||251||41||5- 1||268||63||Won 3|
|Knightstown||4-0||76||53||4- 1||83||95||Won 1|
|Tri||3-1||121||61||4- 2||180||118||Won 1|
|Union County||3-2||137||81||3- 2||137||81||Lost 1|
|Union City||2-3||70||106||2- 3||70||106||Won 1|
|Lincoln||1-2||46||90||1- 2||46||90||Lost 1|
|Winchester||1-3||84||92||1- 5||99||183||Lost 3|
|Northeastern||1-4||59||224||1- 5||59||273||Lost 1|
|Hagerstown||0-5||75||171||0- 6||89||205||Lost 7|
|Friday, Sep. 25|
|Centerville 63, Northeastern 14 ©|
|Knightstown 28, Lincoln 20 ©|
|Shenandoah 34, Hagerstown 14|
|Tri 26, Winchester 0 ©|
|Union City 9, Union County 7 ©|
|Friday, Oct. 2|
|Knightstown at Tri ©, 7 pm|
|Northeastern at Shenandoah, 7 pm|
|Union City at Lincoln ©, 7 pm|
|Union County at Centerville ©, 7 pm|
|Winchester at Hagerstown ©, 7 pm|
|Friday, Oct. 9|
|Centerville at Union City ©, 7 pm|
|Hagerstown at Tri ©, 7 pm|
|Knightstown at Northeastern ©, 7 pm|
|Monroe Central at Union County, 7 pm|
|Winchester at Lincoln ©, 7 pm|
|ALL TIMES EASTERN|
|Lawrenceburg||2-0||104||27||5- 1||209||89||Won 5|
|Batesville||1-1||61||62||3- 3||153||179||Lost 2|
|Greensburg||0-1||14||56||3- 3||157||151||Lost 1|
|Rushville||0-1||14||48||0- 6||78||327||Lost 11|
|East Central||2-0||66||12||5- 1||157||38||Won 4|
|South Dearborn||1-1||21||49||3- 2||96||130||Lost 1|
|Franklin County||0-1||12||36||2- 1||129||61||Lost 1|
|Connersville||0-1||19||21||1- 3||106||84||Lost 1|
|Friday, Sep. 25|
|Bluffton 33, Greensburg 30|
|Jennings County 21, Connersville 18|
|Lawrenceburg 48, Batesville 13 ©|
|North Decatur 48, Rushville 0|
|Saturday, Sep. 26|
|East Central 30, South Dearborn 0 ©|
|Friday, Oct. 2|
|East Central at Connersville ©, 7 pm|
|Greensburg at Batesville ©, 7 pm|
|Rushville at Lawrenceburg ©, 7 pm|
|South Dearborn at Franklin County ©, 7 pm|
|Friday, Oct. 9|
|Batesville at Franklin County, 7 pm|
|Connersville at Lawrenceburg, 7 pm|
|East Central at Greensburg, 7 pm|
|South Dearborn at Rushville, 7 pm|
|ALL TIMES EASTERN|
|Monroe Central||1-0||38||0||3- 1||130||45||Won 1|
|Eastern Hancock||1-0||49||16||4- 2||235||150||Won 2|
|Shenandoah||1-0||41||6||4- 2||163||127||Won 2|
|Wes-Del||0-3||22||128||1- 5||74||223||Lost 5|
|Friday, Sep. 25|
|Eastern Hancock 35, West Central 0|
|Monroe Central 38, Wes-Del 0 ©|
|Shenandoah 34, Hagerstown 14|
|Friday, Oct. 2|
|Eastern Hancock at Monroe Central ©, 7 pm|
|Tindley at Wes-Del, 7 pm|
|Northeastern at Shenandoah, 7 pm|
|Friday, Oct. 9|
|Monroe Central at Union County, 7 pm|
|Shenandoah at Eastern Hancock ©, 7 pm|
|Wes-Del at Purdue Poly, 7 pm|
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RIVERS THE NEW COACH IN PHILLY
There’s a new Doc in Philadelphia – one charged with reviving a 76ers organization that fell far short of NBA championship expectations.
The 76ers reached an agreement Thursday with Doc Rivers to become the latest coach to try and lead the Sixers to their first NBA championship since 1983, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Sixers had not formally announced the move.
Rivers takes over for Brett Brown, who was fired after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Rivers was fired about two weeks after the Los Angeles Clippers wasted a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
Rivers spent seven seasons with the Clippers, making the playoffs in six of them – major success for a once-woebegone franchise. This season’s team, with the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, was expected to compete for a championship.
But losing three closeout opportunities to the Nuggets cost the Clippers a chance to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the West finals, and likely played a role in Rivers not remaining as coach.
Rivers also coached the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics, winning the NBA title with the Celtics in 2008.
His formal first name Glenn, Rivers earned the Doc nickname by the late college coach Rick Majerus from wearing a T-shirt of former 76ers great “Dr. J” Julius Erving T-shirt to a Marquette basketball camp. Majerus was an assistant at Marquette when Rivers played there in the early 1980s. The nickname stuck – and long-time Sixers announcer Marc Zumoff has steadfastly refused to call Rivers by his nickname during broadcasts because of his belief Erving is the only one worthy.
It’s up to Rivers to turn the All-Star tandem of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons into winners.
The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference.
Brown was tasked with the leading the Sixers through a rebuild dubbed “The Process,” where management stripped the roster of serious NBA talent to lose games and increase their odds at better draft picks. Brown won only 47 games in his first three seasons, including a 10-72 record in 2015-16.
The philosophy paid off when Philly drafted Embiid and Simmons, who both became All-Stars and led the Sixers to two straight trips to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
But Simmons missed the postseason with a knee injury and neither Embiid nor the players brought in in recent years could provide enough scoring in clutch situations against Boston.
The Sixers believed they were ready to contend for their first championship in 37 years and general manager Elton Brand spent $180 million to re-sign Tobias Harris and nearly $100 million to sign free agent Al Horford away from Boston.
Instead, the Sixers had only snippets of consistent success and Brown paid the price. The longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant was let go on a contract that runs through the 2021-2022 season.
Brand said after he fired Brown he would evaluate the front office and consider more changes but doesn’t plan to trade either of his two top stars.
“I’m not looking to trade Ben or Joel,” Brand said days after the season ended. “I’m looking to complement them better. They are 24 and 26 years old, respectively. You try to make that fit as long as you can. They want to be here, they want to be with our organization and I see them here for a long, long time.”
DODGERS ADVANCE AS KERSHAW K’S 13
Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 while delivering eight innings of three-hit ball, Mookie Betts snapped a scoreless tie with a two-out, two-run double in the fifth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 to sweep their NL wild-card series on Thursday night.
The eight-time West champion Dodgers advanced to the NL Division Series in Arlington, Texas, and will play either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Diego Padres, who meet in a deciding Game 3 on Friday.
Kershaw’s strikeouts were a playoff career high and the most by a Dodgers pitcher in the postseason since his mentor Sandy Koufax had 15 in Game 1 of the 1963 World Series against the Yankees. Kershaw issued his lone walk to Luis Urias in the eighth and promptly picked him off when a diving Urias couldn’t get back to the bag. The Brewers lost their challenge of the call.
Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, showed none of the fallibility that’s plagued his postseason career. He came in with a 9-11 record and 4.43 ERA in the playoffs.
He had his way with the beleaguered Brewers. He gave up singles to Jedd Gyorko, Urias and Keston Hiura.
Neither team managed to hit a ball hard as Brandon Woodruff and Kershaw dueled through four innings. Only two of the Dodgers’ nine hitters didn’t strike out during that span; five of the Brewers didn’t.
Los Angeles managed just one hit through four innings, a single by Austin Barnes, before breaking out in the fifth.
Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor had back-to-back singles up the middle with one out. AJ Pollock grounded into a fielder’s choice to third and Urias stepped on the bag to force Bellinger and fired to first. But Gyorko couldn’t handle the throw in time to complete the double play.
Barnes singled with two outs to set up Betts, who doubled sharply down the third-base line. The ball rolled into the left-field corner and three runs scored to chase Woodruff.
Woodruff allowed three runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out nine against no walks. As he was leaving the game, Woodruff shouted expletives and gestured angrily in the direction of plate umpire Quinn Wolcott, who tossed him.
Brusdar Graterol pitched the ninth to earn the save for the Dodgers, with veteran closer Kenley Jansen watching from the bullpen. Graterol allowed a single, the Brewers’ fourth hit of the game.
As if the Brewers didn’t have enough injuries already, catcher Jacob Nottingham got hurt and left the game in the sixth.
Slugger Ryan Braun sat out the game with a strained oblique that he originally injured last weekend and re-aggravated crashing into the right field wall in a 4-2 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday. Milwaukee played the series without its top pitcher Corbin Burnes and top reliever Devin Williams, who are both hurt.
PADRES GET EVEN WITH ST. LOUIS
Fernando Tatis Jr. had been waiting for a breakout game, and boy did “El Nino” get it.
The 21-year-old budding superstar, who grew up in the game at the feet of his big league father, hit two home runs and drove in five to boost the San Diego Padres to an electrifying 11-9 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night that forced a deciding Game 3 in their NL wild-card series.
Wil Myers also homered twice and Manny Machado connected, but Tatis – with his signature exuberance and flair – was the one who carried the party at empty Petco Park.
With his blond dreadlocks bouncing around his helmet, Tatis danced down the first base line and gestured animatedly toward his teammates after igniting the comeback by lining a three-run home run into the left-field seats in the sixth inning. Machado followed with a solo shot to tie the game at 6.
Four batters after Myers opened the seventh with a solo shot for a 7-6 lead, Tatis was more dramatic after his a two-run drive into the home run deck in right. Tatis flipped his bat, turned and glared at his teammates before beginning his trot and then gave several leaping high-fives after touching the plate.
Tatis and Myers are the second teammates in postseason history with multiple homers in the same game, joining Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees on Oct. 1, 1932 in Game 3 of the World Series – including Ruth’s famed “called shot.”
The Padres are the first team in postseason history with five home runs from the sixth inning onward in a game.
It was the 23rd comeback win of 2020 for the close-knit Padres, who have pushed each other all year.
“I feel like we needed that big swing for the entire team to get us going,” Tatis said of his first homer. “We were missing a lot with runners in scoring position. I feel like whoever did it first, we were going to feed off that. Thank God I did it first, but I’m just happy the team clicked and we won the game.”
He was serious after his second homer because he wanted to send a message.
“We’re in the playoffs. The game was not done, the job was not done until we get those 27 outs, we cannot back down, we cannot settle,” Tatis said. “There was a lot of game left. I was wanting to keep motivating my teammates, just to let them know, to keep on. They are a team that they’re going to answer back, so we’ve got to keep doing the work.”
San Diego’s powerful offense finally burst to life after slumbering through a 7-4 loss in Game 1 and a listless first five innings Thursday night.
After striking out with the bases loaded in the fourth, Tatis – who along with Machado is an NL MVP contender – homered in consecutive innings. Tatis’ father played for the Cardinals for three seasons during his 11-season big league career.
Myers added a two-run homer in the eighth.
It was the Padres’ first postseason win at Petco Park, which opened in 2004. The first four losses were to St. Louis, which eliminated the Padres in the division series in 2005 and 2006 – the last time the Padres made the postseason – as well as in 1996, when the Padres played at Jack Murphy Stadium.
Game 3 will be Friday, and both staffs figure to be strapped after the clubs combined to use 17 pitchers.
It was the second time the Padres hit consecutive homers in the playoffs. The first was when Greg Vaughn and Tony Gwynn connected off San Diego native David Wells in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series at Yankee Stadium. New York swept that series.
Cardinals reliever Genesis Cabrera opened the sixth by walking Austin Nola and rookie Jake Cronenworth before striking out Trent Grisham and making way for Giovanny Gallegos. Tatis lined a 2-2 pitch into the left-field seats to pull the Padres to 6-5. Machado followed by lining a 3-2 pitch to left-center to tie it.
“It’s a good lineup, no secrets to it,” St. Louis manager Mike Schildt said. “We pitched them tough. Once the momentum started we weren’t able to have any shutdown innings.”
Tatis was second in the NL with 17 homers in the regular season, Machado had 16 and Myers 15.
Emilio Pagan got the win and former Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for the save.
Kolten Wong homered and drove in four runs for the Cardinals, who led 6-2 in the sixth.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright allowed two runs and six hits before being chased after 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Wong, who had just one homer in the regular season, gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead with a no-doubt, two-run shot to deep right field off Zach Davies with one out in the second. It was fifth career postseason shot. Harrison Bader, who struck out five times Wednesday, was aboard on a single that scored Matt Carpenter after his leadoff double.
Yadier Molina, appearing in his NL-record 100th postseason game, hit an RBI single in the first and added his 100th career postseason hit in the ninth before being lifted for a pinch-runner.
The Cardinals closed the gap with two unearned runs in the eight, both on sacrifice flies, after Tatis committed a throwing error at shortstop. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the ninth, his second this series.
“We played a great lineup, a great team and they came at us over and over and over again and we never backed down,” Wainwright said. “We answered back almost every time. Every time we put them in a hole they came right back.”
St. Louis: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.91 ERA regular season) is scheduled to start Game 3 Friday.
San Diego: Haven’t announced a starter. “I got no idea,” rookie manager Jayce Tingler said moments after Game 2 wrapped. The Padres didn’t include injured starters Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet on the wild-card roster.
BRAVES SWEEP SERIES
It had been so long since the Atlanta Braves won a postseason series, Marcell Ozuna wanted to make sure he captured the moment.
Then Adam Duvall joined the selfie bandwagon.
Ian Anderson dazzled in another shutout performance for Atlanta, and the Braves won a playoff series for the first time in almost two decades by sweeping the light-hitting Cincinnati Reds with a 5-0 victory Thursday.
Ronald Acuna Jr. had three hits for the NL East champions, including a run-scoring double in the fifth. After winning Wednesday’s series opener 1-0 in 13 innings, Atlanta broke open Game 2 on two-run homers by Ozuna and Duvall off Raisel Iglesias in the eighth.
Following his drive to left-center, Ozuna paused on his jog down the first-base line to hold up his hand and pretend he was taking a selfie photo.
When Duvall added another shot, Ozuna called him to the end of the dugout for another selfie.
Duvall said Ozuna “kind of put me in the spotlight right there. I was having fun with it. That’s not really my forte. I’m not, I guess, super flashy or anything but we were having fun with it.”
It was definitely a fun day for Ozuna and Co. Not so much for Joey Votto and the Reds.
Anderson struck out nine in six innings as the Braves snapped their record-tying string of losses in 10 consecutive postseason rounds since their last playoff series win in 2001. Atlanta will face Miami or the Chicago Cubs in the NL Division Series in Houston.
Manager Brian Snitker described the postgame celebration, somewhat limited by the coronavirus pandemic, as “a controlled chaos.”
“I told them we’re just checking a box off in what we want to get done,” Snitker said.
Just like in 2001, when Hall of Famers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz helped lead the way, Atlanta’s pitching staff delivered.
The 22-year-old Anderson allowed two hits and walked two in his playoff debut after six regular-season starts. Will Smith, Chris Martin and Mark Melancon each threw one perfect inning.
Anderson said it was special to be part of two consecutive shutouts in the series. Max Fried started in the Game 1 win.
“All the credit to Max for going out there yesterday pitch for pitch with (Trevor) Bauer and setting the tone for us,” Anderson said.
Cincinnati wasted a solid performance by Luis Castillo, who struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings in his first postseason start. Bauer struck out 12 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 1.
The Reds were shut out in consecutive postseason games for the first time. The 22 innings without a run is the longest postseason scoreless streak in franchise history.
“No one feels worse than the guys who put everything they had on the line, and it didn’t work out,” manager David Bell said. “We’ve got to learn from it and find a way to be better from it.”
Atlanta jumped in front in the fifth. With two outs, Austin Riley took off from first base on a pitch Acuna lined into the gap in left center. Riley scored easily and Acuna stood on second base, pumping both fists in the air in celebration.
Cincinnati left 13 runners on base Wednesday, and its scoring frustrations continued.
Anderson’s second walk of the second, to Freddy Galvis, loaded the bases with two outs. Tucker Barnhart’s groundout to second base ended the inning. It was the Reds’ best scoring chance.
“It’s a tough game to play when you’re trying not to give up any runs, when you know the offense is struggling,” Barnhart said. “When you feel like you can’t give up any runs, it’s a really damn tough game to play.”
Sure, most of these young Oakland Athletics might barely remember some of the gut-wrenching October losses over the past two decades.
Two recent defeats were plenty fresh enough to motivate manager Bob Melvin’s slugging, happy-go-lucky A’s.
Oakland finally ended 14 years of postseason futility, riding Chad Pinder’s go-ahead, two-run single in the fifth inning and repeated costly walks by Chicago’s relievers to rally past the White Sox 6-4 on Thursday and win the decisive third game of their AL wild-card round series.
“Not everybody’s been part of all that,” Melvin said. “We’ve had a couple of tough ones in the last two years.”
The AL West champions lost the opener, then won on consecutive days at home and advanced to a Division Series against the rival Houston Astros starting Monday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The winner of that matchup faces the New York Yankees or Tampa Bay for a spot in the World Series.
Sean Murphy hit a two-run homer in the fourth against Codi Heuer as A’s wives and families cheered from suites high above the diamond.
Players held a subdued celebration afterward. No Champagne showers.
“We’re doing what we did all year, and that’s following the protocols,” Melvin said.
Oakland stopped a nine-game losing streak in winner-take-all postseason games, a major league record that dated to the 1973 World Series. The A’s had lost six straight playoff series since sweeping Minnesota in the 2006 Division Series, starting with when Detroit swept Oakland in that year’s Championship Series.
And what a humongous relief for a club that won 97 games each of the past two seasons only to lose the division to Houston and then the AL wild card game both years.
This one was never comfortable – even after Chicago lost designated hitter Eloy Jimenez and reliever Garrett Crochet to early injuries.
“I woke up this morning feeling like this was going to be a hard game and it was a hard game,” Melvin said. “… It took everybody today.”
Lou Trivino allowed the first two batters to reach in the seventh, hitting James McCann with a pitch. First baseman Matt Olson ran 98 feet to make a magnificent catch in foul territory for the second out, then Jake Diekman relieved and loaded the bases with a walk to Nomar Mazara before getting Adam Engel’s groundout.
Opening day starter in July, Frankie Montas, pitched two innings for the win. Liam Hendriks gave up McCann’s leadoff single in the ninth and closed out the game, a day after failing to do so.
Hendriks retired Mazara on a called third strike to end it. The A’s closer let out a howl of celebration and pumped his arms before receiving congratulatory hugs.
The low-budget A’s had not captured a winner-take-all postseason game since beating Hall of Famer Willie Mays and the New York Mets. in Game 7 of the 1973 World Series. Oakland had gone 1-15 in potential clinchers since 2000.
“Rinetti, it happened!” A’s President Dave Kaval hollered to 40th-year stadium operations chief David Rinetti from the field up into the stands afterward.
“1973, baby!” Rinetti yelled.
BRONCOS KEEP JETS WINLESS
It was sloppy and downright ugly at times. It was a victory, though, and Vic Fangio and the Denver Broncos are relieved to finally get one – no matter how it looked.
Melvin Gordon sealed the Denver Broncos’ first win of the season with a 43-yard touchdown run with 1:48 remaining, and the defense made just enough plays in the fourth quarter to beat the bumbling – and still winless – New York Jets 37-28 on Thursday night.
“Winning has cured more ills than penicillin,” said Fangio, who was feeling the heat along with his team while facing the prospect of a second straight 0-4 start.
But the Broncos (1-3) came out on top in a penalty-filled but strangely entertaining game between two of the NFL’s worst teams.
“It just makes you hungry for the next win,” said Bradley Chubb, who had 2 1/2 of Denver’s six sacks.
And this one swung with a late mistake by New York’s defense, which was plagued by bad plays all night.
On third-and-6 and the Jets leading by one in the fourth quarter, Quinnen Williams sacked Brett Rypien – but grabbed the quarterback’s helmet and prolonged the drive. Seven plays later, Brandon McManus kicked a 53-yard field goal to give Denver a 30-28 lead with 3:08 remaining.
The Jets couldn’t do anything on their next possession, and Sam Darnold was sacked by Chubb on fourth-and-3 at the two-minute warning. Gordon ended New York’s chances with his long rumble that sent the Jets to consecutive 0-4 starts for the first time in franchise history.
The heat on coach Adam Gase’s seat will surely be turned up after this latest embarrassment, but no coaching change is imminent. New York was penalized 11 times, including six personal fouls.
“We had multiple chances to get off the field,” Gase said. “We beat ourselves. The penalties are just … they’re brutal.”
Fangio directed some of his players to head to the locker room as the game ended, and the coach didn’t meet with Gase for the customary postgame handshake.
“There was just a couple of personal fouls there at the end and our sideline was getting (ticked) off about it,” Fangio said. “I just wanted to avoid any confrontation at the end of the game and having it get ugly there.”
The Jets were actually in position to win after Pierre Desir, having a rough game in coverage, redeemed himself a bit by picking off Rypien – whose arm was hit by Tarell Basham as he threw – and returning it 35 yards for a touchdown. Darnold’s pass into the end zone on the 2-point try was incomplete, leaving the Jets trailing 27-25 with 10:45 remaining.
Brian Poole intercepted Rypien, making his first NFL start, on the Broncos’ next possession, giving the Jets the ball at Denver’s 44. That led to Sam Ficken’s fifth field goal, a 36-yarder that put New York ahead 28-27 with 6:28 remaining.
“It’s definitely frustrating to come out here and lose another one,” said Jamison Crowder, who had seven catches for 104 yards in his return after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
TITANS-STEELERS GAME PPD
The Tennessee Titans find themselves back in a waiting mode, hoping the NFL allows them back inside their headquarters by Tuesday.
Their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now postponed until later in the season because of the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak.
The NFL postponed Sunday’s game in Nashville after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement Thursday morning came a day after the league said it hoped to play the game either Monday or Tuesday. The NFL said a new game date will be announced “shortly.”
Coach Mike Vrabel informed his Titans of the newest positive tests and the NFL’s decision to postpone the game at a team meeting Thursday morning. That puts Tennessee – and Pittsburgh – on a bye week several weeks ahead of schedule.
Vrabel said they hope to be allowed back inside their building Monday or Tuesday.
“I told them to try to mentally recover from an emotional few days, so that we can proceed with our season, build on a 3-0 start,” Vrabel said.
When the Titans are allowed back inside their facility depends on the daily testing results. They had one positive test last Saturday with outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, which prevented him from traveling with Tennessee to Minnesota for a 31-30 win. The Vikings returned to work at their facility Thursday.
The Titans are scheduled to host Buffalo (3-0) on Oct. 11 depending on the results of daily testing.
On Tuesday, the Titans (3-0) placed three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including defensive captain and lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley. Outside linebacker Kamalei Correa became the fourth on that list Wednesday, and rookie cornerback Kristian Fulton became the fifth Thursday.
With the two new cases, the Titans’ total is now 12: five players and seven other organization members since last Saturday. Vrabel said he’s very confident the Titans have followed the contact tracing protocol to identify anyone at risk from being close together.
“So we’ll see what happens tomorrow when we get those results back,” Vrabel said.
The NFL decided to postpone the game “to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel.” The league also said the Titans cannot have any in-person activities until further notice with the facility remaining closed.
The league also sent a memo Thursday detailing new steps for teams dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak or exposed to a team, such as Minnesota. Those include a POC test in addition to the daily PCR test, virtual meetings and facemasks and gloves for everyone at practice until cleared to return to less stringent protocols.
Vrabel said the Titans also likely will have some new protocols to follow once they get back into the building. He did not elaborate.
The Titans already had a couple of players on the reserve-COVID-19 list, with defensive back Greg Maybin, who was signed to the practice squad Sept. 21, added to that list Sept. 24. Vrabel said Mabin left the building and went into quarantine once his positive test came back.
Vrabel said some of those who tested positive haven’t had any symptoms, while others have had some flu-like symptoms. Vrabel, who said Wednesday he was not among those testing positive, declined Thursday to single out anyone specifically, but said people were starting to feel better.
Now the NFL has to figure out how to reschedule a game between two of its seven undefeated teams after the league’s first COVID-19 outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The simplest scenario for rescheduling is Week 7 on Oct. 25. That’s the Titans’ bye. Pittsburgh is scheduled to play at Baltimore that week, but both the Steelers and Ravens have byes in Week 8, allowing the NFL to make a change affecting only one other team.
Both Vrabel and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said they had an idea of what the new date could be. For now both the Titans and Steelers went from game preparation to an unexpected bye and a chance to heal up some players.
Unlike other seasons, players must stick around for daily testing to avoid the need for quarantine returning from a trip. Vrabel said he thinks his players will deal with this well.
“They’ll handle it with professionalism, with understanding and a compassion towards not only ourselves and those people that have been affected, but also Pittsburgh, the Steelers that were preparing for a game and now will have their schedule changed as well,” Vrabel said.
The Steelers had been scheduled to practice Thursday and now their next opponent will be Philadelphia on Oct. 11. Tomlin called it the nature of the environment in 2020.
“We’re just adjusting accordingly,” Tomlin said. “But there’s disappointment, no question. We’ve worked extremely hard at the beginning portion of this week in preparation for what we thought was an opportunity versus an undefeated team in their venue and so you lean in on those opportunities.”
The Titans, who played in the AFC championship game in January, and the Steelers, revived with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back now, may be playing without a break through the rest of the regular season.
“I was part of a team in 2001 that after the 9/11 incident played 14 straight games and won the Super Bowl that year,” Vrabel said.
NFL HAS NEW PROTOCAL FOR COVID-19
The NFL is tightening up the league’s procedures for how teams go back to work following positive COVID-19 results after the Tennessee Titans’ outbreak postponed their game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The league sent a memo to all 32 teams Thursday and it was obtained by The Associated Press. It details new procedures to follow for any club dealing with an outbreak or exposure to COVID-19 or teams exposed to a club with an active outbreak.
Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, and Jeff Miller, the league’s executive vice president of communications, public affairs and policy, wrote that daily testing does not protect anyone during this pandemic and any activity after testing increases the potential for infection.
They noted the Titans’ outbreak this week included both players and non-players while potentially exposing Minnesota during their game last weekend.
“To that end, it is essential to wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing at all times and practice healthy hand hygiene,” according to the memo. “There is one simple rule to remember: act as if every person you come in contact with has a COVID infection and take appropriate precautions.”
Teams will have to add a second daily test, including on game days. All meetings will be virtual, and both players and staff will have to wear face coverings and gloves at practice with only quarterbacks allowed to keep their throwing hands uncovered.
There’s new limits on how many can be in the weight room at any one time, and contract tracing info will be reviewed with general managers and coaches daily.
And teams and players will not be allowed to hold any gatherings or group activities away from the facility.
Sills will be consulting with medical experts to decide when a team must follow these new procedures and when any outbreak has eased enough to return to the previous protocols.
The Minnesota Vikings reopened their headquarters for team activities on Thursday, following another morning of zero positive COVID-19 test results four days after playing a Tennessee Titans team that experienced the NFL’s first outbreak.
The Vikings announced their resumption of practice shortly after the league postponed Tennessee’s home game on Sunday against Pittsburgh. The Titans, who were hoping to be allowed back in their building early next week, have had confirmed cases in five players and seven members of the organization over the past five days.
Minnesota plays at Houston on Sunday, a game between two of the NFL’s six 0-3 teams that remains on track for now. Vikings coaches took their strategizing for the Texans home on Tuesday, which is already a day off for the players unless they need injury treatment. Then instead of taking the field to install the game plan for the week on Wednesday, players discussed it virtually with the coaches via video conference.
“You just roll with it and react to what you’re being told to do and get the work done still and do the best you can,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “It’s similar to how we approached much of the offseason program and training camp. I think it’s been handled well, and we’ll keep at it.”
The biggest burden of the interruption falls on coach Mike Zimmer and his staff.
“Trying to get our work done, trying to get our computers moved, trying to get all our stuff and our preparation ready for the players, it’s been a challenge,” offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said on Thursday before the team took the field at TCO Performance Center. “I’ll say this: The players have been great, Zim has found a way for us to get that done, and we’re catching up today. It’s just part of the process. I think everybody knew we were going to face some things like this this year, so you keep a positive attitude and you keep pushing through.”
The Vikings will continue to be short-handed on defense against Deshaun Watson and the Texans, with cornerback Mike Hughes (neck) still sidelined from practice after missing the previous game. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler (rib), who sat out the past two games, has returned to practice on a limited basis. Cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring) has not missed any games but was limited on the field on Thursday.
The fact that Hughes has not been placed on injured reserve, which comes with only a three-week minimum stay this season, ought to be a promising sign for his return. Linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive end Danielle Hunter are already on injured reserve, along with backup linebacker Troy Dye and right guard Pat Elflein. Barr is done for the season, but the Vikings have not divulged any details about Hunter or whether he’s close to coming back. Elflein was working out with the team’s medical staff on a side field on Thursday, but Hunter was not present.
HUMPHREY SIGNS NEW DEAL
Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey has signed a five-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2026 season.
Since being drafted by Baltimore with the 16th overall pick in 2017, the former Alabama standout has 150 tackles, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 49 games. He was selected to the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro in 2019 after picking off three passes and returning two fumbles for scores.
“Marlon is the type of player we want in Baltimore,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said after the deal was announced Thursday. “Besides his obvious talents as a playmaking corner, he’s a passionate competitor who craves winning. Marlon has been a stalwart in our community, and we are excited that he’s going to remain with us for seven seasons.”
The 24-year-old Humphrey is a key figure in a defense that last year ranked fourth in the league in fewest yards allowed.
“The thing with Marlon, he’s one of those players who could play in any era,” Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale said. “He’s got elite cover skills, he’s got elite tackling skills and he has a knack of getting the ball off people, and that’s contagious with the defense.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Humphrey said the extension wasn’t about the money.
“The biggest thing to me was just staying a Raven,” he said. “I remember when I first got here, me and (receiver) Chris Moore used to joke around, saying `Ravens for life’, and it’s a very good feeling to actually be one.”
NFL PREVIEW: ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-1) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-2)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: RON TORBERT
LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 10-4
STREAKS: Panthers have won past 2
LAST GAME: 9/22/19: Panthers 38 at Cardinals 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/30/16: Panthers 30, Cardinals 20
QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 270 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) last week. Is 3rd QB since 1970 with rush TD in each of team’s 1st 3 games of season. Has 12 TDs (9 pass, 3 rush) vs. 4 INTs for 87.8 rating in 9 career road starts. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & had 69 rush yards in last meeting. • RB KENYAN DRAKE rushed for 73 yards last week. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 3 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD. Had 92 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 10 rec.) & rush TD in only career game vs. Car. (11/13/17 w/ Mia.). • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led team with 10 catches & 137 rec. yards last week. Is only player with 2 games of 10+ receptions this season. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for his 14th in row on road with 5+ receptions. Had 5 catches for 53 yards in only career game vs. Car. (9/20/15 w/ Hou.). WR LARRY FITZGERALD had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 33 catches for 406 yards (101.5 per game) & rec. TD in 4 career games at Car. Aims for his 5th in row at Car. with 7+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. WR ANDY ISABELLA had 1st career 2-TD game last week. • LB CHANDLER JONES had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in last meeting. Has 8 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 5 on road. LB JORDAN HICKS led team with 11 tackles in last meeting. LB DEVON KENNARD aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in only career game vs. Car. (11/18/18 w/ Det.). DT JORDAN PHILLIPS aims for his 3rd in row with sack. S BUDDA BAKER led team with 8 tackles last week. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 9+ tackles.
QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 235 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs for 113.5 rating last week. Has 90+ rating in 5 of his past 6 starts. Passed for 335 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 108 rating in only career start vs. Az. (12/10/15 w/ Min.). • RB MIKE DAVIS had 91 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 45 rec.) & TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ receptions & 75+ scrimmage yards. Is 1 of 2 RBs (ALVIN KAMARA) with 2 games of 8+ receptions this season. Has 244 scrimmage yards (81.3 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. Az. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with rush TD. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 5 catches for 55 yards in Week 3. Is 1 of 4 NFC WRs (DEANDRE HOPKINS, DK METCALF & CALVIN RIDLEY) with 20+ receptions (20) & 275+ rec. yards (278) this season. WR D.J. MOORE led team with 65 rec. yards in Week 3. Had 52-yard TD reception in last meeting. Aims for his 9th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 4 catches for 45 yards last week. Had 5 catches for 53 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • DE BRIAN BURNS had sack & FF last week. Had sack in last meeting. Rookie DT DERRICK BROWN had career-high 3 TFL last week. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had team-high 13 tackles with FF & FR in Week 3. Led team with 11 tackles & had sack in last meeting. CB DONTE JACKSON had INT in Week 3. Had 2 INTs in last meeting. Rookie S JEREMY CHINN had career-high 12 tackles last week. Leads all rookies with 26 tackles in 2020.
NFL PREVIEW: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-1) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-0)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // SOLDIER FIELD // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD
LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 23-19
STREAKS: Bears have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Bears 23 at Colts 29
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/9/12: Bears 41, Colts 21
QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 17 of 21 passes (season-high 81 pct.) for TD & season-high 125.6 rating last week & became 6th QB in NFL history with 400 career TD passes. Aims for 4th in row with 75+ comp. pct. Has 95+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. Leads NFL with 78.3 comp. pct., 3rd-highest in NFL history through Week 3 (min. 50 attempts). • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) rushed for 59 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 182 rush yards & tied-2nd with 2 rush TDs this season. RB NYHEIM HINES had 61 scrimmage yards (40 rec., 21 rush) in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 55+ scrimmage yards. Is 1 of 4 in AFC with rush TD & rec. TD this season. • WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 52 rec. yards last week. Had 10 catches for 171 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 6 vs. NFC North. TE MO ALIE-COX had 3 catches for 50 yards & TD in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Ranks tied-4th among TEs with 181 rec. yards. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led team with season-high 11 tackles & had TFL & PD last week. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had sack in Week 3. Has sack in 4 of his past 5. Aims for 3rd in row on road with sack. Had 3 sacks, FF & PD in only career game at Chi. (12/4/11 with KC). DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had sack & FR in his last game vs. Chi. (12/23/18 with SF). Has 7.5 sacks in his past 6 vs. NFC North. CB XAVIER RHODES had 2 INTs last week, incl. INT-TD. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Chi. with PD.
QB NICK FOLES passed for 3 TDs vs. INT for 95.2 rating in Chi. debut last week. Has 850 pass yards (283.3 per game) & 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 98.4 rating in 3 career games vs. Ind. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC South with 270+ pass yards. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 6th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 3 of his 4 career games vs. AFC. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had tied his career high with 10 catches for 123 yards & rec. TD last week, his 4th career game with 10 catches. Had 5 receptions for 82 yards in his last game vs. Ind. (1/1/17 w/ Jax.). Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 5+ catches. Has 5+ receptions in 8 of his past 9 at home. WR ANTHONY MILLER has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 6 catches for 60 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 16 career games with 2+ rec. TDs, tied 3rd-most by TE in NFL history. Has 2 rec. TDs in 2 career games vs. Ind. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 50+ rec. yards. • LB KHALIL MACK had 0.5 sacks last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with sack. DT AKIEM HICKS had 1.5 sacks last week. Is 1 of 3 (JOEY BOSA & JASON PIERRE-PAUL) with sack in each of 1st 3 games in 2020. LB DANNY TREVATHAN has 33 tackles (11 per game) & 2 PD in 3 career games vs. Ind. Had career-high 19 tackles vs. Ind. on 11/8/15 (w/ Den.). S EDDIE JACKSON led team with 7 tackles last week. S TASHAUN GIPSON had 1st INT with Chi. last week. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. IND.
NFL PREVIEW: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-2) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2-1)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP
LEADER: Jaguars lead all-time series, 13-9
STREAKS: Jaguars have won past 2
LAST GAME: 10/20/19: Jaguars 27 at Bengals 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/20/19
QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 30 of 42 passes (71.4 pct.) for 275 yards & rushed for season-high 22 yards last week, his 3rd-career game with 70+ comp. pct. Passed for 255 yards & TD & rushed for 48 yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 in AFC with 100+ rating (101.3) & 70+ comp. pct. (73.8) this season. • RB JAMES ROBINSON (rookie) had career-high 129 scrimmage yards (83 rec., 46 rush) & 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 339 scrimmage yards, most by undrafted player in 1st 3 career games in common draft era. RB CHRIS THOMPSON had season-high 5 catches in Week 3. • WR DJ CHARK had 53 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 9 rec. TDs since 2019, 3rd-most among AFC WRs. Rookie WR LAVISKA SHENAULT had career-high 5 catches last week. Ranks tied4th among rookies with 11 catches this season. WR KEELAN COLE had TD catch in last meeting. WR CHRIS CONLEY had 83 rec. yards in last meeting. TE TYLER EIFERT had 185 catches for 2,152 yards & 24 TDs in 7 seasons (2013-19) with Cin. • LB MYLES JACK aims for his 4th in row with 11+ tackles. Had 2 PD & INT in last meeting. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North. Ties for NFL lead with 33 tackles. LB JOE SCHOBERT had 8 tackles & TFL in Week 3. Has 8+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 vs. Cin. DE/LB JOSH ALLEN had 2 TFL & 1st sack of season last week. Had 2 TFL & sack in last meeting. CB C.J. HENDERSON ranks 2nd among rookies with 4 PD this season.
QB JOE BURROW (rookie) passed for 312 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 105.5 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 91 completions, most by rookie QB in 1st 3 career games in NFL history. • RB JOE MIXON had 65 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 16 rec.) last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC South & 3rd in row vs. Jax. with TD. Has 403 scrimmage yards (134.3 per game) & 2 rush TDs in his past 3 at home. RB GIOVANI BERNARD had season high 55 rec. yards in Week 3. • WR TYLER BOYD led team with 10 catches for 125 yards last week, his 3rd game with 10+ catches since 2019, tied 2nd-most among WRs. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches for 55 yards in last meeting. WR A.J. GREEN had 5 catches last week. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3. Has TD catch in 3 of 4 career games vs. Jax. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 5+ catches, 90+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS had 1st 2 TD catches of career last week. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP led team with 9 tackles & had TFL & PD in Week 3. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Jax. Has 7.5 sacks, 4 PD & 2 FFs in his past 5 at home. Dunlap (81.5) & DT GENO ATKINS (75.5) are only pair of active teammates each with 75+ career sacks. DE CARL LAWSON had 2 sacks & FF last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. DE SAM HUBBARD had sack in Week 3. Had 2 PD in last meeting.
NFL PREVIEW: CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (1-2)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // AT&T STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN
LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 15-13
STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 4
LAST GAME: 11/6/16: Cowboys 35 at Browns 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/8/12: Cowboys 23, Browns 20 (OT)
QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 16 of 23 passes (69.6 pct.) for 156 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for season-high 117.3 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. • RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 108 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards & 2 rush TDs. Has 397 scrimmage yards (132.3 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. NFC. Ties for NFL lead with 4 rush TDs this season & ranks 4th with 292 rush yards. RB KAREEM HUNT had 64 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 18 rec.) & TD catch in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Chubb (292) & Hunt (204) only pair of teammates each with 200+ rush yards this season. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 4 catches for team-high 59 yards last week. Has 5 rec. TDs in 7 career games vs. Dal. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 4 catches in Week 3. Had 4 catches for 66 yards in only career game vs. Dal. (11/22/15 with Mia.). Has 15 catches (7.5 per game) in his past 2 vs. NFC East. Rookie TE HARRISON BRYANT had 1st career TD catch last week. • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks, FF & FR last week, his 7th game with 2+ sacks since 2018, 3rd-most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with sack & FF. Has 7 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 5 vs. NFC. Ranks tied-3rd in AFC with 3 sacks this season. DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had sack & PD in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB B.J. GOODSON had INT & FR last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. S KARL JOSEPH had 1st INT of season in Week 3.
QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 472 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 93.6 rating last week. Is 2nd QB (JAMEIS WINSTON) with 450+ pass yards in consecutive games in NFL history. Passed for 247 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 141.8 rating in last meeting. Has 90+ rating in 16 of his past 17 starts at home. Has 300+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 300+ pass yards. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 58 scrimmage yards (34 rush, 24 rec.) last week. Rushed for 92 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with rush TD & 5th in row at home with 120+ scrimmage yards. • WR AMARI COOPER had 9 catches for 86 yards last week. Had 8 receptions for 128 yards & TD catch in his last game vs. Cle. (9/30/18 w/ Raiders). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 8+ catches & 125+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 90+ rec. yards. WR MICHAEL GALLUP had 6 catches for team high 138 yards & rec. TD last week. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 5 at home. WR CEDRICK WILSON had 5 catches for career-high 107 yards & 1st 2 career rec. TDs last week. WR CEEDEE LAMB leads NFL rookies in catches (16) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (230). • DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in last game vs. Cle. (10/29/17 w/ Min.). LB JAYLON SMITH aims for his 3rd in row at home with 9+ tackles & PD. LB ALDON SMITH had 3 sacks last week, 2ndcareer game with 3+ sacks. Rookie CB TREVON DIGGS led team with 9 tackles & had PD & FF in Week 3.
NFL PREVIEW: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-2)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FORD FIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH
LEADER: All-time series tied, 12-12-1
STREAKS: Lions have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 10/15/17: Lions 38 at Saints 52
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/19/14: Lions 24, Saints 23
QB DREW BREES passed for 288 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.8 rating last week. Has 94 career games with 3+ TD passes, most in NFL history. Has 2,246 pass yards (320.9 per game) & 18 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 104.2 rating in 7 career starts vs. Det. Aims for his 3rd in row at Det. with 325+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 13 receptions with career-high 197 scrimmage yards (career-high 139 rec., 58 rush) & 2 rec. TDs last week. Has 2 TDs in 5 consecutive games, longest streak of games with 2+ TDs since HOFer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (8 games in 2006). Had 87 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 12 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 2+ rush TDs. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS aims for his 5th in row on road vs. NFC North with 5+ receptions. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 4 catches for 56 yards & TD last week, his 2nd TD with NO. Had 6 catches for 87 yards in his last game vs. Det. (9/27/15 w/ Den.). TE JARED COOK has 6 rec. TDs in his past 6 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with TD catch. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks & INT-TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with PD. Has 11.5 sacks in his past 7 on road. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 7 tackles & sack last week. Had 10 tackles in only career game vs. Det. (9/28/14 w/ NYJ). Has 8+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 on road. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 27-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Has 7 PD in his past 7 on road. S MALCOLM JENKINS led team with 9 tackles & had TFL last week.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 270 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 300+ pass yards & 5th in row vs. NO with 2+ TD passes. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 at home. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON had 85 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 10 rec.) last week. Has 60+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NO. Ranks 4th in NFL history with 111 rush TDs & 5th with 14,425 rush yards. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 6 catches for 57 yards & rec. TD in season debut last week. Had 6 rec. TDs in 8 home games last season. WR MARVIN JONES had 51 rec. yards in Week 3. Had 6 catches for 96 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Has 7 TD catches in his past 5 at home. WR DANNY AMENDOLA has 80+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. TE T.J. HOCKENSON had 4 catches for 53 yards last week. Is 1 of 3 TEs (HUNTER HENRY & TRAVIS KELCE) with 50+ rec. yards in each of 1st 3 games. • LB JAMIE COLLINS had 6 tackles & INT last week. Is only LB with 25+ sacks (25.5) & 10+ INTs (11) since 2013. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC South with 6+ tackles & TFL. DE TREY FLOWERS has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 6 at home. Rookie CB JEFF OKUDAH had 2 TFL & 1st-career INT in Week 3. S DURON HARMON had 1st INT with Det. last week, his 18th career INT. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. DB TRACY WALKER led team with 11 tackles last week, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD.
NFL PREVIEW: MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-3) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (0-3)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS
LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 4-0
STREAKS: Vikings have won past 4
LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Texans 13 at Vikings 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/12: Vikings 23, Texans 6
QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 251 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 96.4 rating last week. Has 90+ rating in 6 of his past 7 vs. AFC. • RB DALVIN COOK had 199 scrimmage yards (career-high 181 rush, 18 rec.) & rush TD last week. Is 1 of 2 (CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) with 5+ games (5) of 170+ scrimmage yards since 2019. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 on road & 7 of his past 8 overall. Is 1 of 5 RBs with 15+ rush TDs (17) since 2019. • WR ADAM THIELEN had rec. TD in Week 3. Had 7 catches for 127 yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his 3 career road games vs. AFC South. Rookie WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON set career highs with 7 catches for 175 yards, incl. 71-yard TD catch, most rec. yards by Min. rookie since HOFer RANDY MOSS (190 rec. yards in Week 5, 1998). TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in Week 3. Had rec. TD in 5 of his past 6 on road. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack & FF last week. Has 3.5 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 2 at Hou. Aims for his 3rd in row at Hou. with 1.5 sacks. Aims for his 5th in row on road vs. AFC South with sack & 6th in row overall vs. AFC South with FF. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 10 tackles & had PD last week. Is 1 of 2 (MYLES JACK) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC South with 8+ tackles. S HARRISON SMITH had 9 tackles, TFL & INT last week. Had sack & FF in only career game at Hou. (12/23/12). Since 2014, is only DB with 15+ INTs (19) & 10+ sacks (12). S ANTHONY HARRIS had 8 tackles & PD last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 on road.
QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 19 of 27 passes (70.4 pct.) for 264 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for season-high 110.7 rating last week. Has 1,804 pass yards (300.7 per game), 17 TDs (15 pass, 2 rush) & 109.8 rating in his past 6 at home. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had rush TD last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3. Has 352 scrimmage yards (117.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. Min. Since 2015, ranks tied2nd among RBs in TD catches (15) & 5th in rec. yards (2,290). RB DUKE JOHNSON has 85+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. Ranks 3rd among RBs in catches (279) & rec. yards (2,580) since 2015. • WR RANDALL COBB had 4 catches for team-high 95 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 55+ rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 106 yards & TD in his last game vs. Min. (11/10/19 with Dal.). Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. WR WILL FULLER had 4 catches for 54 yards & TD in Week 3. WR BRANDIN COOKS had 7 catches for 116 yards & TD in his last game vs. Min. (9/27/18 with LAR). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Min. with 7+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • DE J.J. WATT had sack & FF in only career game vs. Min. (12/23/12). Has 4 sacks & FF in his past 3 vs. NFC North. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD. DE CHARLES OMENIHU aims for his 3rd in row with sack. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC North. S ERIC MURRAY had FF & PD in Week 3.
NFL PREVIEW: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-0) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-2)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HARD ROCK STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK
LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 8-4
STREAKS: Dolphins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 9/11/16: Dolphins 10 at Seahawks 12
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/25/12: Dolphins 24, Seahawks 21
QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 315 yards & 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.7 rating last week. Is 5th QB in NFL history with 5+ TD passes in consecutive games. Is 1st QB with 4+ TD passes in each of 1st 3 games of season. Leads NFL with 14 TD passes, most by QB in 1st 3 games of season in NFL history. Has 24 games with 130+ rating, most in NFL since 2012. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with 130+ rating. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.9 rating in only career game at Mia. (11/25/12). • RB CHRIS CARSON aims for his 3rd in row on road with 2+ TDs. Has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 6 vs. AFC. RB CARLOS HYDE has 142 scrimmage yards (71 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career games vs. Mia. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 9 receptions for 100 yards & 3 TDs in Week 3, his 4th career game with 2+ TD catches. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 8+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Tied for NFL-lead with 22 TD catches since 2018 (TYREEK HILL). WR DK METCALF had 4 catches for 110 yards & rec. TD last week. Is only player with 90+ rec. yards & TD catch in each of 1st 3 games. Aims for his 5th in row with rec. TD. TE GREG OLSEN had TD catch in his last game vs. Mia. (11/24/13 w/ Car.). • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 9 tackles & PD last week. Had 9 tackles & INT in only career game at Mia. (11/25/12). LB K.J. WRIGHT had 10 tackles in Week 3. Had 11 tackles & sack in last meeting. DT JARRAN REED had sack & FF last week. CB SHAQUILL GRIFFIN had career-high 11 tackles & 4th-career INT in Week 3.
QB RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 18 of 20 passes (career-high 90 comp. pct., min. 10 attempts) for 160 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 133.3 rating & rushed for 38 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Has 8 TDs (6 pass, 2 rush) vs. INT for 104.8 rating in his last 4 vs. NFC. Aims for his 7th in row at home with 90+ rating. • RB MYLES GASKIN had career-high 95 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 29 rec.) last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 80+ scrimmage yards & 5+ catches. RB JORDAN HOWARD had rush TD in Week 3 & is only AFC RB with rush TD in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 5 catches for team-high 69 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 5+ catches. Leads AFC WRs with 10 rec. TDs since 2019. WR PRESTON WILLIAMS had 1st TD catch of season in Week 3. TE MIKE GESICKI aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. Ranks 6th among NFL TEs with 175 rec. yards this season. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 13th-career INT last week, tied 3rd-most in NFL since 2017. Had 6 tackles in last meeting. S BOBBY MCCAIN aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with PD. LB KYLE VAN NOY had sack, FF & FR in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with FF. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Ties for AFC lead with 2 FFs. LB JEROME BAKER led team with 8 tackles & had TFL & PD last week. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 30 tackles this season.
NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-2) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-1)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN
LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 8-3
STREAKS: Buccaneers have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Buccaneers 28 at Chargers 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/12: Buccaneers 34, Chargers 24
QB TYROD TAYLOR passed for 268 yards & TD for 96.5 rating & rushed for 53 yards in only career start vs. TB (10/22/17 with Buf.). Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. Rookie QB JUSTIN HERBERT completed 35 of 49 passes (71.4 pct.) for 330 yards & TD last week. Became 2nd player since 1970 (KYLER MURRAY) with 300+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 career games. • RB AUSTIN EKELER led team with 143 scrimmage yards (84 rec., 59 rush) & had rush TD & 11 catches last week, his 3rd-career game with 10+ catches, 2nd-most among RBs since 2018. Aims for 3rd in row with 140+ scrimmage yards. Has 964 scrimmage yards (96.4 per game) & 9 TDs (6 rec., 3 rush) in his past 10 on road. Leads AFC with 378 scrimmage yards. RB JOSHUA KELLEY ranks 4th among AFC rookies with 225 scrimmage yards. • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with season-high 13 catches for 132 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 95+ rec. yards. Leads AFC with 24 catches & ranks 2nd with 265 rec. yards. WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. TE HUNTER HENRY had 5 catches for 50 yards in Week 3. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ catches. • DE JOEY BOSA is 1 of 3 in NFL (AKIEM HICKS & JASON PIERREPAUL) with sack in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Had sack in last meeting. Has 5 sacks in 4 career games vs. NFC South. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. CB CASEY HAYWARD had PD last week. Had INT in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC South with PD. S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had sack in Week 3.
QB TOM BRADY passed for 297 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.8 rating last week. Has 59 career games with 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs, most in NFL history. Has 2,452 pass yards (306.5 per game) & 15 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 97.3 rating in 8 career starts vs. Chargers. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Chargers with 300+ pass yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL history with 547 career TD passes. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 63 scrimmage yards in his last game vs. LAC (12/8/19 w/ Jax.). RB RONALD JONES had 73 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 20 rec.) last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. • WR MIKE EVANS had 2 rec. TDs in Week 3. Is 1 of 3 (TYREEK HILL & DK METCALF) with rec. TD in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with rec. TD. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 5 catches for 64 yards & rec. TD last week. Has 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR SCOTTY MILLER led team with 83 rec. yards in Week 3. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 5 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. Chargers & aims for his 5th in row vs. Chargers with TD catch. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had INT last week. Had 15-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Had 14 tackles in only career home game vs. Chargers. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 at home. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 2 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB DEVIN WHITE has FR in 2 of his past 3 at home. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL is 1 of 3 (JOEY BOSA & AKIEM HICKS) with sack in each of 1st 3 games of 2020.
NFL PREVIEW: BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1) AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (1-2)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL
LEADER: All-time series tied, 3-3
STREAKS: Washington has won past 2
LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Washington 16 at Ravens 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: Washington 31, Ravens 28 (OT)
LAMAR JACKSON passed for 97 yards & TD & rushed for season-high 83 yards last week. Has passed for 16 TDs vs. INT & 120.4 rating in his past 6. Has 14 TDs (10 pass, 4 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 103.6 rating in 8 career games vs. NFC. Has 16 TDs (15 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT & 132.8 rating in his past 5 on road. Ranks 2nd among NFL QBs with 182 rush yards this season. • RB MARK INGRAM had 73 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 20 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in his last game vs. Was. (10/8/18 with NO). Aims for his 4th in row vs. Was. with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 5 rush TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC East. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. RB GUS EDWARDS aims for his 3rd in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. Rookie RB J.K. DOBBINS had 4 catches in Week 3. Ranks tied-2nd among rookie RBs with 2 TDs. • WR MARQUISE BROWN has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3. Has 2 rec. TDs in his past 2 vs. NFC. WR WILLIE SNEAD has 2 TD catches in his past 2 vs. NFC. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 on road. TE MARK ANDREWS had 2 TD catches in his past 2 on road. Since 2019, leads all TEs with 12 rec. TDs. TE NICK BOYLE had 1st TD catch of season in Week 3. • CB MARCUS PETERS has PD in 2 of his past 3. Had FF in only career game vs. Was. (10/2/17 with KC). Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. Has 9 PD, 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs in his past 6 on road. CB MARLON HUMPHREY has PD in 2 of his past 3 on road. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC East & 3rd in row vs. Was. with sack. Leads all DL with 4 PD this season.
QB DWAYNE HASKINS passed for 224 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120+ rating in 2 of his past 3 starts at home. Aims for his 3rd start in row vs. AFC with 2+ TD passes. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON (rookie) had 60 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 11 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Is only NFC rookie RB with 150+ scrimmage yards (156) & 2+ TDs (2) in 2020. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 52 scrimmage yards (37 rec., 15 rush) in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN had 4 catches for team-high 83 yards last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 5+ receptions & 6th in row at home with 60+ rec. yards. WR DONTRELLE INMAN had 1st career game with 2 rec. TDs last week. • DE CHASE YOUNG leads all rookies with 2.5 sacks in 2020. DE RYAN KERRIGAN has 2+ sacks in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks. Had sack in last meeting. DE MONTEZ SWEAT had sack last week. Has 4 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TFL. DT JONATHAN ALLEN tied for team-lead with 9 tackles & had sack last week. Has 7 sacks in his past 7 vs. AFC. LB JON BOSTIC aims for his 4th in row with 7+ tackles & TFL. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Bal. with 5+ tackles. S LANDON COLLINS had 12 tackles, sack & 2 TFL in his last game vs. Bal. (10/16/16 w/ NYG). Has 5 TFL in his past 4 at home. CB KENDALL FULLER has 5 PD in 3 career games vs. Bal.
NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (0-3) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-1)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY
LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 26-16
STREAKS: Giants have won 7 of past 8
LAST GAME: 11/5/17: Rams 51 at Giants 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/21/14: Giants 37, Rams 27 (St. Louis)
QB DANIEL JONES rushed for season-high 49 yards last week. Is 1 of 3 NFC QBs (KYLER MURRAY & RUSSELL WILSON) with 10+ games (10) of 20+ rush yards since 2019. Has 20 TDs (18 pass, 2 rush) vs. 4 INTs for 99.7 rating in 7 career road starts. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 starts on road. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of 5 career road games vs. NFC West. • WR GOLDEN TATE led team with 5 catches last week. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. LAR. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Rams with 5+ receptions. WR DARIUS SLAYTON had team-high 53 rec. yards in Week 3. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 6 on road. TE EVAN ENGRAM had 70 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ had 9 tackles & sack in Week 3. Is only LB with 30+ tackles (30) & 2+ sacks (2) in 2020. Had 12 tackles, sack & 2 TFL in only career game vs. LAR (10/28/18 w/ GB). LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 2.5 sacks & FF in his last game vs. LAR (1/1/17 w/ Az.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with sack. DL LEONARD WILLIAMS had sack in Week 3. Has 4 TFL in 5 career games vs. NFC West. DB LOGAN RYAN had 7 tackles & 2 PD last week. Had 5 tackles & sack in only career game vs. LAR (12/4/16 w/ NE). CB JAMES BRADBERRY leads NFL with 9 PD in 2020. Had sack & INT in his last game vs. LAR (9/8/19 w/ Car.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR & 5th overall with 2+ PD. CB JULIAN LOVE led team with career-high 11 tackles in Week 3.
QB JARED GOFF passed for 321 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 111.6 rating & had rush TD last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 7 of his past 8 starts. Has 29 games with 2+ TD passes since 2017, 3rdmost in NFL. Passed for 311 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 146.8 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th start in row at home with 275+ pass yards. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON had 120 scrimmage yards (career high 114 rush, 6 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 120+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. • WR COOPER KUPP has 9 receptions for 107 yards & rec. TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR ROBERT WOODS had 5 catches with 104 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 30 rush) & TD catch in Week 3. Is 1 of 2 (ALVIN KAMARA) with 175+ rec. yards (193) & 50+ rush yards (63) in 2020. Had 70 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. TE TYLER HIGBEE had TD catch in last meeting. • DL AARON DONALD had 2 sacks, FF & FR last week. Is 1 of 3 (CHANDLER JONES & J.J. WATT) with 15+ games (15) of 2+ sacks since 2014. Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. Has 7.5 sacks in his past 7 at home. DL MORGAN FOX had 1st sack of season last week. LB LEONARD FLOYD had sack last week. Has TFL in 2 of his 3 career games vs. NYG. S JOHN JOHNSON had 8th career INT last week. CB TROY HILL led team with 8 tackles in Week 3 & aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ tackles. S TAYLOR RAPP has 6+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 at home.
NFL PREVIEW: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-1) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-0)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 19-14-3
STREAKS: Chiefs have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 12/8/19: Chiefs 23 at Patriots 16
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/29/14: Chiefs 41, Patriots 14
QB CAM NEWTON passed for 162 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for 27 yards last week. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 96.5 rating & 132 rush yards (66 per game) in 2 career games vs. KC. Has 92.9 rating in his past 8 on road. Ties for NFL lead with 4 rush TDs this season. • RB SONY MICHEL had season-high 140 scrimmage yards (117 rush, 23 rec.) last week. Has rushed for 105+ yards & 2 TDs in 2 of 3 career games vs. KC, incl. postseason. RB JAMES WHITE aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with 5+ catches. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Since 2016, leads all RBs in rec. TDs (20) & ranks 2nd in catches (278) & rec. yards (2,406). RB REX BURKHEAD had 98 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 49 rec.) & career-high 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 3. Has 2 rush TDs in his past 2 vs. KC, incl. postseason. Has TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC West, incl. postseason. • WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 7+ catches & 95+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. KC, incl. postseason. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC West. Has 105+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • CB STEPHON GILMORE had PD last week. Had PD & FR in last meeting. Has 9 PD in 7 career games vs. KC. CB JONATHAN JONES had 7 tackles & tied career high with 2 PD last week. CB J.C. JACKSON had 6 tackles, PD & FR last week. Had INT in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with PD. S DEVIN MCCOURTY had season-high 2 PD in Week 3. Had FF in last meeting. LB CHASE WINOVICH had sack & FF last week.
QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 31 of 42 passes (73.8 pct.) for 385 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 133.5 rating & rushed for 26 yards & TD last week, his 9th-career game with 4+ TD passes, most in NFL since 2018. Became fastest player in NFL history (34 games) to reach 10,000 career pass yards. Has 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 102.2 rating in 3 career games vs. NE, incl. postseason. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE (rookie) had 134 scrimmage yards (career-high 70 rec., 64 rush) last week. Leads all rookies with 342 scrimmage yards this season. • WR TYREEK HILL had 5 catches for 77 yards & TD in Week 3. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (MIKE EVANS & DK METCALF) with TD catch in each of 1st 3 games of 2020. Has 337 rec. yards (112.3 per game) & 4 rec. TDs in 3 career games vs. NE. Has 105+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. WR SAMMY WATKINS had team-high 7 catches for 62 yards last week. Has 7+ catches in 2 of his past 3. WR MECOLE HARDMAN had 4 catches for 81 yards & TD in Week 3. Had TD catch in last meeting. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 6 catches for 87 yards last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NE with 5+ catches. Leads all TEs in catches (21) & rec. yards (227). • DT CHRIS JONES had 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Has sack in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with sack. Ties for AFC lead with 3.5 sacks this season. DE FRANK CLARK had sack in Week 3. Has sack in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with sack. LB BEN NIEMANN had FR & 1st-career sack last week. S TYRANN MATHIEU has 5 PD in his past 4 at home.
NFL PREVIEW: BUFFALO BILLS (3-0) AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (2-1)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // ALLEGIANT STADIUM // REFEREE: LAND CLARK
LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 21-18
STREAKS: Raiders have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/29/17: Raiders 14 at Bills 34
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/4/16: Raiders 38, Bills 24 (Oakland)
QB JOSH ALLEN completed 24 of 33 passes (72.7 pct.) for 311 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 128.9 rating & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 4+ TD passes & 125+ rating. Is 1st player in NFL history with 10+ TD passes (10) & 2+ rush TDs (2) through team’s 1st 3 games of season. Has 19 career rush TDs, 2nd-most by QB in 1st 3 seasons in NFL history. Leads AFC with 10 TD passes & 124.8 rating this season. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had season-high 121 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 50 rec.) last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. RB T.J. YELDON has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC West. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 4 catches for 49 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC West with 75+ rec. yards. WR JOHN BROWN aims for his 3rd in row on road with 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC West. WR COLE BEASLEY led team with 6 catches for 100 yards in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 5+ catches. Rookie WR GABRIEL DAVIS had 4 catches for 81 yards last week. TE TYLER KROFT had 2 rec. TDs last week. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had FR in Week 3. Had 2 PD in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had PD in last meeting. Has 5 PD & INT in his past 3 vs. AFC West. CB LEVI WALLACE had 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. S JORDAN POYER had career-high 14 tackles last week. Ties for lead among AFC safeties with 25 tackles this season. LB MATT MILANO had sack last week.
QB DEREK CARR completed 24 of 32 passes (75 pct.) for 261 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.4 rating last week. Passed for 313 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 2 TDs & 0 INTs in 2 of 3 career games vs. Buf. Has 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 107.8 rating in his past 7 at home. Is only player in NFL with 100+ rating & 70+ comp. pct. in each of 1st 3 games this season. • RB JOSH JACOBS rushed for team-high 71 yards last week. Has 914 scrimmage yards (114.3 per game) & 7 rush TDs in 8 career home games. Ties for 2nd among AFC RBs with 3 rush TDs this season. RB JALEN RICHARD aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with 50+ scrimmage yards. • TE DARREN WALLER aims for his 3rd in row at home with 8+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Ranks 2nd among TEs with 20 catches. TE FOSTER MOREAU had TD catch in Week 3. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR HUNTER RENFROW led team with 6 catches for 84 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Has 4+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR ZAY JONES had 90 catches for 1,037 yards & 9 TDs in 36 games with Buf. (2017-19). • DE MAXX CROSBY had 1st 2 sacks of season last week, his 2ndcareer game with 2+ sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with sack. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB NICHOLAS MORROW led team with season-high 9 tackles in Week 3. LB CORY LITTLETON had 6 tackles & TFL last week. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 at home. S JOHNATHAN ABRAM had 1st-career INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD.
NFL PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-2-1) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-1)
WEEK 4 // SUNDAY, OCT. 4, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // LEVI’S STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH
LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 18-13-1
STREAKS: 49ers have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 10/29/17: 49ers 10 at Eagles 33
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/28/14: 49ers 26, Eagles 21
QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 225 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) last week. Had 2 TDs vs. INT in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 on road. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 250+ pass yards. • RB MILES SANDERS had 107 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 12 rec.) last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 on road. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. • TE ZACH ERTZ had 7 receptions for 70 yards last week. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Since 2013, leads NFL TEs in receptions (540) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (5,873). WR GREG WARD led team with career-high 8 catches for 72 yards & TD catch in Week 3, his 2nd career rec. TD. WR ALSHON JEFFERY had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC West with 50+ rec. yards. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in Week 3, his 7th career game with 2+ sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. SF with sack. Has 9 TFL in his past 5 on road. DT FLETCHER COX had sack last week. Had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on SNF. DE DEREK BARNETT had 4th career game with 2 sacks in Week 3. Has 4.5 sacks in his past 4 on road. LB NATHAN GERRY led team with 8 tackles in Week 3. CB DARIUS SLAY aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with 5+ tackles. S JALEN MILLS had 1.5 sacks last week, his 1st career sacks.
QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO has 122.2 rating in 3 career starts on SNF. QB NICK MULLENS passed for 343 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs for 108.9 rating last week. Has 1,360 pass yards (272 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 95.8 rating in 5 career home starts. • RB JERICK MCKINNON had 77 scrimmage yards (39 rec., 38 rush) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row with TD. RB JEFF WILSON had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week, his 3rd career game with 2 TDs. • TE GEORGE KITTLE has 13 receptions for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career games on SNF. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 80+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 7 of his past 8 at home. Rookie WR BRANDON AIYUK had 5 catches with 101 scrimmage yards (70 rec., 30 rush) & 1st career rush TD in Week 3. WR DEEBO SAMUEL has 185 scrimmage yards (92.5 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in 2 career games on SNF. WR KENDRICK BOURNE aims for his 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. • LB FRED WARNER led team with 7 tackles & had 2nd career INT last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD & 7th in row at home with 9+ tackles. DL ARIK ARMSTEAD has PD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 2 sacks in 3 career games on SNF. DL EZEKIEL ANSAH has 5 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in 3 career games vs. Phi. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 1.5+ sacks & FF. DL DION JORDAN had sack & FR in SF debut last week. DL KERRY HYDER has sack in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 5th in row with TFL. S MARCELL HARRIS had career-high 2 FFs last week.
NFL PREVIEW: ATLANTA FALCONS (0-3) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-0)
WEEK 4 // MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2020 // 8:15 PM ET // LAMBEAU FIELD // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS
LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 16-14
STREAKS: Falcons have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/9/18: Falcons 20 at Packers 34
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/18
QB MATT RYAN passed for 262 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 97.5 rating in last meeting. Has 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 98.2 rating in 4 career starts at GB. Aims for his 5th in row at GB with 2+ TDs. • RB TODD GURLEY rushed for 80 yards & TD last week. Had 195 scrimmage yards (114 rush, 81 rec.) & rec. TD in his last game vs. GB (10/28/18 w/ LAR). Had 159 rush yards in only career game at GB (10/11/15 w/ Rams) & aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 150+ scrimmage yards. • WR JULIO JONES had 8 receptions for 106 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Had 11 catches for 259 yards & TD in 12/8/14 meeting at GB. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 100+ rec. yards. Has 75+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. WR CALVIN RIDLEY led team with 5 catches for 110 yards last week, 1st player since 2018 (JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER & ADAM THIELEN) with 100+ rec. yards in each of 1st 3 games of season. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 7+ receptions, 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. • DT GRADY JARRETT had sack & 2 TFL last week. Has 4.5 sacks in his past 5. Aims for his 8th in row with TFL. DE CHARLES HARRIS had 1st sack with Atl. last week. LB DEION JONES has 4 PD in 3 career games vs. GB & aims for his 4th in row vs. GB with PD. Rookie LB MYKAL WALKER led team with 8 tackles & had 1st career FF in Week 3.. CB ISAIAH OLIVER had 7 tackles & 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD. S DAMONTAE KAZEE had 5th-career FF last week.
QB AARON RODGERS passed for 283 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.9 rating last week. Has 2,165 pass yards (309.3 per game) & 17 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 111.1 rating in 7 career starts vs. Atl. Has 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.2 rating in 3 career home starts vs. Atl. & aims for his 4th in row at home vs. Atl. with 2+ TDs & 100+ rating. • RB AARON JONES had 86 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 17 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD. Had 106 scrimmage yards (78 rush, 28 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has 18 TDs (16 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 12 at home. Has 2+ rush TDs in 3 of his past 4 at home. Since 2019, leads NFL with 24 scrimmage TDs. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 7 receptions for 81 yards & TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with rec. TD & 4th in row vs. Atl. with 7+ catches. WR ALLEN LAZARD set career highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (146) & had rec. TD last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4. TE ROBERT TONYAN had career high 5 catches for 50 yards & TD in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had FF & FR last week. Had sack in only career game vs. Atl. (12/2/18 w/ Bal.). DL KINGSLEY KEKE had 2 sacks & FF last week, his 1st 2 career sacks. LB TY SUMMERS led team with career-high 9 tackles in Week 3. CB JAIRE ALEXANDER had PD in Week 3. Had career-high 10 tackles & PD in last meeting.
BILLS QB JOSH ALLEN, STEELERS LB T.J. WATT & TITANS K STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Quarterback JOSH ALLEN of the Buffalo Bills, linebacker T.J. WATT of the Pittsburgh Steelers and kicker STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI of the Tennessee Titans are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month for the month of September.
OFFENSE: QB JOSH ALLEN, BUFFALO BILLS
DEFENSE: LB T.J. WATT, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
SPECIAL TEAMS: K STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI, TENNESSEE TITANS
2020 AFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
|September||QB Josh Allen, Buffalo||LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh||K Stephen Gostkowski, Tennessee|
SEAHAWKS QB RUSSELL WILSON, BUCCANEERS LB LAVONTE DAVID & LIONS P JACK FOX NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Quarterback RUSSELL WILSON of the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker LAVONTE DAVID of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and punter JACK FOX of the Detroit Lions are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month for the month of September.
OFFENSE: QB RUSSELL WILSON, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
DEFENSE: LB LAVONTE DAVID, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
SPECIAL TEAMS: P JACK FOX, DETRIOT LIONS
2020 NFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
|September||QB Russell Wilson, Seattle||LB Lavonte David, Tampa Bay||P Jack Fox, Detroit|
MOUNTAIN WEST ANNOUNCES 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its 2020 football schedule on Thursday. Subject to approval from state, county and local officials, the 8-game schedule will begin on Saturday, Oct. 24. The top two teams with the highest Conference winning percentage will face off in the MW Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 19. The schedule is comprised of 46 Conference matchups playing out over nine weeks with no divisional delineation.
“We are excited to get our student-athletes back on the football field this fall,” said Commissioner Craig Thompson. “The shift away from a two-division format was necessary to optimize the schedule and allow for maximum flexibility given the various constraints which had to be considered. Inasmuch as the season begins with an uneven number of Conference games, and the possibility exists additional games may be lost to COVID-19 challenges, the procedures for determining the participants in and location for the MW Football Championship Game were adapted to accommodate a range of outcomes in as equitable a fashion as possible.”
Today’s release represents the first phase in the 2020 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports and FOX Sports will now initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of several games to Thursdays and Fridays. Additional announcements on television selections will be made in the near future. All games the first week will be played on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The 2020 MW football membership includes Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai‘i, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San José State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.
2020 Mountain West Football Schedule:
Saturday, October 3
Navy at Air Force
Saturday, October 24
Air Force at San José State*
Hawai’i at Fresno State*
New Mexico at Colorado State*
UNLV at San Diego State*
Utah State at Boise State*
Wyoming at Nevada*
Saturday, October 31
Boise State at Air Force*
Colorado State at Fresno State*
Hawai’i at Wyoming*
Nevada at UNLV*
San José State at New Mexico*
San Diego State at Utah State*
Saturday, November 7
Air Force at Army
BYU at Boise State
Fresno State at UNLV*
New Mexico at Hawai’i*
San José State at San Diego State*
Utah State at Nevada*
Wyoming at Colorado State*
Saturday, November 14
Air Force at Wyoming*
Colorado State at Boise State*
Fresno State at Utah State*
Hawai’i at San Diego State*
Nevada at New Mexico*
UNLV at San José State*
Saturday, November 21
Boise State at Hawai’i*
New Mexico at Air Force*
San Diego State at Nevada*
San José State at Fresno State*
UNLV at Colorado State*
Utah State at Wyoming*
Saturday, November 28
Colorado State at Air Force*
Nevada at Hawai’i*
New Mexico at Utah State*
San Diego State at Fresno State*
San José State at Boise State*
Wyoming at UNLV*
Saturday, December 5
Air Force at Utah State*
Boise State at UNLV*
Colorado State at San Diego State*
Fresno State at Nevada*
Hawai’i at San José State*
Wyoming at New Mexico*
Saturday, December 12
Boise State at Wyoming*
Fresno State at New Mexico*
Nevada at San José State*
San Diego State vs TBA
UNLV at Hawai’i*
Utah State at Colorado State*
Saturday, December 19
Mountain West Championship Game
*Mountain West game
MUNOZ SHARES LEAD AT SANDERSON FARMS
Defending champion Sebastian Munoz found happy memories Thursday at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Munoz nearly holed a wedge on his opening hole as part of his fast start, ran in four straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with an 8-under 64 to share of the lead with Jimmy Walker, Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman.
The Country Club of Jackson was soft from recent downpours, though the greens were running fast and true, contributing to the good scoring.
Sixteen players were at 67 or better.
“I don’t know, the energy of this place, I really like it,” Munoz said. “I just kind of thrive on it.”
The Colombian figured there were good scores to be had when he saw Walker and Hoffman at 64 before he teed off, with plenty of other low scores right behind them. His only bogey came on the ninth hole when his drive landed in a divot and he missed the green to the left.
All that did was slow his momentum briefly, and he picked that right back up starting on the 13th with four straight birdies, all of them within 6 feet.
Walker wasn’t feeling his best and wasn’t sure what to expect, especially after missing two short birdie putts to start his round. Instead, it was his best start in more than two years. His eighth and final birdie of a bogey-free round was on No. 8, where he had a speck of mud o the right of the ball, the wind out of the right and the pin tucked to the right.
“I was like, `We’ll see if I can judge it just right,’ and I ended up hitting it like this,” he said, holding his hands a little more than a foot apart. “Finishing that off was pretty nice.”
Hoffman made nine birdies in his round of 64.
Chappell feels he’s starting the year over with his major medical extension from microdiscetomy surgery continuing this year because of a season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also added to his family when his wife gave birth to a daughter, which limited his play even more.
“I hadn’t done myself any favors coming back – poor scheduling, poor play, maybe came back a little early,” Chappell said. “But I kind of feel like I got my feet under me, getting more comfortable being on the road, being away from my family, and so the focus is just enjoying it and playing good golf, and the results will come.”
Walker hasn’t had much go his way since he won the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol. He had Lyme disease the following year that took its toll for more than that season, and he now has gone 88 starts on the PGA Tour without winning since his major title.
More recently, he had tendonitis in his right elbow so bad that it hurt even to remove a club from the bag. Walker got some good work in at home in Texas last week, his physical therapist working with him, and he took it easy during practice leading up to the opening round.
“I’ve always had stuff with my left shoulder, but I just picked up some tendonitis at the U.S. Open,” Walker said. “I just had no strength. But I rested a lot last week, played a few nine-hole rounds with some buddies and came in this week and my physio, we’ve been banging away on it. And it’s feeling better.”
The putter felt better, too. After two short misses, Walker realized he needed to move the ball up slightly in his stance. Then, he started pouring in a collection of 15-footers, one from 25-feet and a par save from 10 feet.
The last time he started a PGA Tour event with a round this low was a 64 in May 2018 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Sergio Garcia, out of the top 50 in the world for the first time since 2011, made his tournament debut with a 68. Henrik Stenson, playing in Mississippi for the first time in 10 years had a 70.
Stewart Cink opened with a 69 in his first tournament since winning the Safeway Open three weeks ago with his son on the bag, Cink’s first victory since he won the British Open at Turnberry in 2009.
STEPHENSON AND LEE TOP SHOPRITE CLASSIC
Lauren Stephenson holed out from the rough from 137 yards for eagle on the par-4 14th and shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday for a share of the Shoprite LPGA Classic lead with Mi Hyang Lee.
Stephenson, the 23-year-old former Clemson and Alabama player in her second season on the LPGA Tour, birdied four of the first five holes and finished the morning round on Seaview’s Bay Course with eight birdies and two bogeys.
“It was a beautiful day out,” Stephenson said. “The weather was amazing and the golf was really good on top of that. I got some good lucky shots out there, but I also played some good golf. It was really nice to see kind of hard work paying off.”
She used a pitching wedge for the eagle.
“I was in the rough and I assumed it was going to skip forward,” Stephenson said. “I just saw the bounce and I thought it had stopped and I was happy with that because I was worried it was going to skip through the green.”
Lee, the 27-year-old South Korean player who won the last of her two LPGA Tour titles in 2017, birdied the final two holes in a bogey-free afternoon round.
Ryann O’Toole and Nasa Hataoka were a stroke back.
“I just feel like today was a smooth round.” O’Toole said. “I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens. I told myself beginning of this week to stay patient.”
Jennifer Song shot 65, and Katherine Kirk was at 66 with Patty Tavatanakit, Brittany Altomare, Ashleigh Buhai, 81 Lindy Duncan and Jenny Shin.
Defending champion Lexi Thompson, winless since the June event last year, opened with a 67. Thompson played alongside two-time tournament champions Stacy Lewis and Anna Nordqvist. Lewis shot 70, and Nordqvist 71.
Georgia Hall, the Cambia Portland Classic winner two weeks ago, matched Thompson at 67.
Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson, paired together three weeks after Mirim Lee beat them in a playoff in the major ANA Inspiration, each shot 68. Mirim Lee opened with a 73.
“I played really solid on the back nine,” Korda said. “I got to get my wedges a little dialed in, but definitely a good day.”
The tournament is being contested at 72 holes for only the second time since it began in 1986. The additional round replaced the pro-am that was canceled because there are no spectators. The major KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is next week at Aronimink outside Philadelphia.
NASCAR HAS CHANGES FOR 2021
After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its stagnant calendar with a 2021 schedule that is as radical as the sport has ever seen.
Three new venues. A dirt race for the first time in more than 50 years. And a whopping six road courses for the elite Cup Series in an overhaul unveiled Wednesday that dumped some of the cookie-cutter oval tracks right off the list.
It is a true shakeup after a lack of imagination created the most predictable schedule in sports, one that favored new speedways – 1.5-mile ovals that not only all looked the same, but raced the same, too. Not since Indianapolis Motor Speedway was added in 1994 had a Cup race been awarded to a track that was not part of an ownership group for an active speedway.
NASCAR set aside all the old ways of doing business.
“We said back in 2019 … 2021, you were going to see some really bold changes from NASCAR,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s executive vice president. “We believe we’ve delivered on that. We are excited for our fans, it’s an historic schedule, the most changes since 1969.”
NASCAR will visit three new venues: Road America in rural Wisconsin, which will host the Cup Series for the first time since 1956; the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas; and Nashville Superspeedway, a visit that was previously announced.
Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee will fill its 0.533-mile bullring with soil for the first Cup race on a dirt track since Richard Petty won at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh in 1970.
Next year’s schedule was the first time NASCAR could make big changes since 2016, when it entered into unprecedented, five-year sanctioning agreements with race promoters. That meant no changes, even as fans begged for something new as the racing often settled into the monotonous.
The best NASCAR could do was wait for the contracts to expire.
Making the changes meant walking away from Chicagoland Speedway, owned by NASCAR and once a shining example of racing’s expansion into major markets a generation ago. The track in suburbn Joliet was nothing special and its land became more valuable than its spot on the Cup calendar.
Also closed was Kentucky Speedway, the track that began its quest for a Cup race through a federal lawsuit filed against NASCAR. Michigan and Dover Raceway in Delaware will go from two Cup races a year to one.
Each change required a concession from either NASCAR or Speedway Motorsports, the two largest track operators in the United States. Both companies are now privately owned and hold a monopoly on coveted race dates. But both were willing to take risks, give something to get something, and work together to create a modernized NASCAR.
The pandemic this year gave NASCAR an early window to experiment with new ideas, some of which stuck. Midweek races were tried when racing resumed after a 10-week shutdown but the television numbers weren’t good enough to end up on the 2021 schedule. The cost-saving one-day shows of no practice and qualifying are slated for 28 weekends next year, O’Donnell said.
It was an extraordinary effort by NASCAR, which still has six weeks remaining in a 38-race interrupted season that runs from February into November.
– NASCAR next season will race on six road course races, up from three on the original 2020 schedule. Besides Road America and Circuit of the Americas, the Cup Series will also race for the first time on the road course at Indianapolis. The series already competes at Sonoma Raceway in California, Watkins Glen in New York and the Charlotte Roval.
– Roger Penske continued big changes in his first year as owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track in July hosted the first shared weekend between IndyCar and NASCAR, and the Xfinity Series gave the road course the first race for a stock car. Next year, NASCAR and IndyCar will again be on the same weekend in August and the Cup cars will also race the road course. NASCAR for 27 races used the big, 2.5 mile-oval at Indy, but the race was never the thriller Indy and NASCAR imagined – especially for a “crown jewel.” Moving to the road course give Indy and NASCAR something new on what could become a blockbuster, two-series weekend.
– Speedway Motorsports went big in what it was willing to try in rebuilding the schedule. It took its spring race at Texas Motor Speedway and moved it to COTA, then took the All-Star race to Texas. The All-Star event is another crown jewel that has become another ho-hum race on an intermediate track. It started at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1985 and ran there every year but one and was called off this year because of the pandemic. The Texas moves are all-in for Marcus Smith, who is making his own mark on the company started by his father.
“We had a lot of different things on our list,” Smith said. “I know it’s a big risk. But, you know, my dad is a risk taker, I am a risk taker, racing by nature is a risky sport.”
Speedway Motorsports gave its Kentucky date to Atlanta Motor Speedway, which wants two races as it hopes to develop the grounds around the facility into an entertainment complex. Kentucky had a Cup race starting in 2011, but the racing was often boring and now the facility will be repurposed.
– Dover Raceway and Michigan International Speedway each lost one of its two dates. One of Dover’s dates had been previously announced earmarked for Nashville, and NASCAR moved one of Michigan’s race dates to Darlington Raceway. The South Carolina track successfully hosted NASCAR’s return during the pandemic on short notice, held three Cup races for the first time in history, and fans and drivers love the place.
– Bristol Motor Speedway, the East Tennessee race track that once sold out 55-consecutive races, is getting dirty. The massive Colosseum has struggled to draw fans for its spring date, so it will convert the concrete arena into the dirt event fans requested. Smith said it is the company’s biggest gamble for 2021.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1908 On the last day of the season, future Hall of Famer Addie Joss hurls a perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox, 1-0. The Wisconsin right-hander’s performance kept the Naps’ hopes alive, but the Tigers edge Cleveland by a 1/2 game for the American League pennant.
1920 The Indians clinch their first American League pennant when they rout the Tigers at Navin Field, 10-1. Jim Bagby, who will have a 1-1 record in the Fall Classic for the eventual World Champs, notches his 31st victory of the season.
1920 In the only tripleheader ever played in the 20th century, the Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3, with the Pirates avoiding the sweep in the finale, 6-0. Peter Harrison is the home plate umpire for all three games.
1932 The Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time. The Bronx Bombers bang-out 19 hits, clubbing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 13-6.
1936 In Game 2, the Yankees even the World Series at a game apiece by routing the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 18-4. The lopsided win is the largest margin of victory in the history of the Fall Classic.
1938 Tommy Thevenow, playing in his final game of a 12-year career, establishes the longest homerless streak in major league history. The 35 year-old Pirates infielder, who hit two round-trippers during his rookie season in 1924 with the Cardinals, makes another 3,605 plate appearances without homering again.
1938 During the 3-2 loss to New York in the season finale at the Polo Grounds, Bees (Braves) outfielder Vince DiMaggio strikes out four times, extending his major league record to a season total of 129. Last month, Dom and Joe’s older brother had surpassed Gus Williams’ major league mark of 120 whiffs established by the Browns’ outfielder in 1914.
1938 At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott singles home a run in the Giants’ 3-2 victory over Boston in the season finale at the Polo Grounds. The 29 year-old Giants’ right fielder, who will celebrate a birthday in the offseason, establishes the record for the most games played before a 30th birthday with 1,739, more than Robin Yount’s 1,671 (Brewers, 1974-85) and Andruw Jones’s 1,625 (Braves, 1996-2007)
1938 Indians’ fireballer Bob Feller fans eighteen Tigers, surpassing Dizzy Dean’s 1933 mark to establish a modern major league record for strikeouts in a game. ‘Rapid Robert’, who gives up seven hits and walks seven, loses the Cleveland Stadium contest, 4-1.
1940 The Sullivans become the first father and son to have played in a World Series when Billy Jr. is the Tigers backstop in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at Crosley Field. The Detroit catcher’s dad, Bill Sr., appeared in the postseason in 1906, playing the same position for the White Sox when he went 0-for-21 in the Hitless Wonders’ six-game triumph over the Cubs.
1942 With a combination of infielders consisted mostly of shortstop Eddie Joost, second sacker Pete Suder and first baseman Ferris Fain, the A’s established a major-league record for turning 217 double plays. The trio was the subject of a poem written by Dick Armstrong, the Athletics’ publicity director, titled “Joost to Suder to Fain,” which remains popular in the folklore of the franchise.
1947 After scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning in Game 3, the Dodgers hold on to beat the Yankees, 9-8, for their first victory in the Fall Classic. The Ebbets Field contest takes three hours and five minutes to complete, making it the longest game ever played in World Series history.
1947 In Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history. The historic homer comes off Ralph Branca in the seventh inning of a 9-8 loss to the Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
1952 Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in Game 3 to establish a new World Series mark. The Dodger hurler’s performance bests the record of A’s Howard Ehmke, who struck out 13 Cubs in Game 1 of 1929 Fall Classic.
1954 The Giants complete the World Series sweep of the Indians when Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon, 7-4. The Tribe, who had lost four consecutive games only once during the regular season, completed the campaign with a 111-43 record, establishing an American League mark for victories.
1960 On the final day of the season, Norman Cash singles as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of the Tigers’ 2-1 loss to Kansas City at Municipal Stadium. ‘Stormin’ Norman,’ a big man not known for his speed, will finish the year without having hit into a double play during his 428 plate appearances for Detroit.
1961 Two days before the start of the World Series between the Reds and Yankees, the expansion Mets introduced Casey Stengel as the franchise’s first manager. The introduction takes place at the Savoy Hilton in the same room where the Bronx Bombers held a press conference at the end of last season to announce the 70 year-old Old Professor’s ‘mandatory retirement.’
1961 Coming out of retirement, former Yankee skipper Casey Stengel agrees to manage the Mets, New York’s National League expansion team. ‘The Old Perfessor,’ during his three-plus years in the Amazins’ dugout, will compile a poor 175-404 (.302) record, but will serve as the face of the new franchise, making the team lovable losers with a loyal fan base.
1963 In the Fall Classic opener, Sandy Koufax fans his 15th batter of the game when he strikes out pinch-hitter Harry Bright for the final out of LA’s 5-2 victory over the Yankees. The Dodger lefty, who struck out the first five Bronx Bombers he faced in the game, surpasses Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine’s 1953 World Series mark of 14, also accomplished against New York.
1965 Los Angeles clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory, defeating the Braves in the clincher, 3-1. The Dodgers, winning 14 of their last 15 games, finishes the campaign with a 97-65 record, two games ahead of the second-place Giants.
1965 In the nightcap of a twin bill on the next-to-last day of the season, Mets rookie Rob Gardner, making his fifth career start, and Phillies veteran Chris Short match zeros, both going 15 frames in a game that ends in a scoreless tie after 18 innings at Shea Stadium. The 20 year-old southpaw, who eventually develops arm problems, compiles a 4-10 record along with an ERA of 4.79 during his two years with New York and wins just 14 games with six major league teams over eight seasons.
1966 The Yankees end the season with a 2-0 victory over Chicago, but the team will still finish in last place, a half-game behind the Red Sox. The tenth-place Bronx Bombers, who compiled a 70-89 record, 26.5 games behind Baltimore, become the first club in franchise history to finish in the American League cellar since 1912.
1966 Cardinals rookie Jim Cosman, making his major league debut on the last day of the season, hurls a two-hit complete-game shutout, blanking Chicago at Busch Stadium, 2-0. The 23 year-old right-hander, who didn’t know of his assignment until twenty minutes before game time, makes his only start of the season, having pitched only in relief in 54 minor league appearances before today’s contest.
1966 On the last day of the season, Sonny Jackson establishes a major league rookie record with his 49th steal of the season, a mark that will last until Gene Richard (Padres) and Omar Moreno (Pirates) both surpass the record in 1977. The Astros shortstop will finish second in the Rookie of the Year balloting behind Tommy Helms of Cincinnati.
1968 “Someone should have warned us that he changed his clothes in a phone booth before he got to the park and took off the suit with the big S on it.” – NORM CASH, Tiger first baseman commenting on Bob Gibson’s commanding performance in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series.
Bob Gibson establishes a new World Series record by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals defeat the Tigers in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-0. The Redbird right-hander surpasses Sandy Koufax’s mark of 15, which the southpaw established on this date five years ago against New York.
1969 In front of a meager crowd of 5,473 patrons, the Pilots play their final game in Seattle, dropping a 3-1 decision to the A’s for their 98th loss of the year. The American League’s newest AL franchise attracts only 677,944 fans to Sick’s Stadium for the season, prompting the last-place team to move to Milwaukee next season to play as the Brewers under new ownership.
1969 Pete Rose, in the eighth inning of the Reds’ 8-3 win at Atlanta Stadium, clinches the National League batting title when he beats out a bunt to third base for a hit in his last at-bat of the season. The day starts with the Cincinnati right fielder tied with Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente, who goes 3-for-4 against Montreal but finishes .005 of a point behind (.3447 to .3452) the eventual all-time hits leader.
1972 Bill Stoneman throws the second of his two no-hitters when he holds the Mets hitless in the Expos’ 7-0 victory at Jarry Park. The Montreal All-Star right-hander, who also accomplished the feat in 1969 against the Phillies in Philadelphia in his fifth major league start, becomes the first major league pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Canada.
1974 On the last day of the season in front of a crowd of a few hundred fans, Billy Martin elects not to use a designated hitter, allowing starting pitcher Ferguson Jenkins to bat for himself. Although Fergie, en route to his 25th win of the season, gets a hit in the Texas 2-1 victory over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, the Rangers manager’s refusal to use a DH prevents the position from being employed for the entire game, according to the rules.
1974 Hank Aaron, in his final at-bat for the Braves after spending 21 seasons with the team, homers off right-hander Rawly Eastwick in the 13-0 rout of Cincinnati at Atlanta Stadium. The Hammer’s last National League plate appearance yields his 3600th career hit, which is the Brewer-bound outfielder’s career 736th round-tripper.
1976 In his final start of the season, rookie right-hander Mark Fidrych earns his 19th victory, beating Milwaukee at County Stadium, 5-1. The five-hit complete game takes only one hour and 46 minutes to play.
1976 Four years before the stroke that ends his career, 26 year-old J.R. Richard becomes a twenty-game winner on the last day of the season when he tosses a complete game in the Astros’ 10-1 victory over San Francisco. James Rodney also enjoys a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4, including a two-run home run.
1977 When Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against the Astros’ J.R. Richard, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to have four players hit 30 or more home runs. He joins with Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) to complete the foursome.
1978 In an American League East one-game playoff, Goose Gossage gets the save when Carl Yastrzemski pops out in foul territory for the final out in the Yankees’ 5-4 comeback victory over the Red Sox. Light-hitting infielder Bucky Dent is the unlikely hero of the contest, hitting a three-run home run over the Fenway Park Green Monster off Mike Torrez.
1981 New York’s once legendary center fielders, Giant Willie Mays, Dodger Duke Snider, and Yankee Mickey Mantle, appear on the Warner Wolfe show. It is the first time all three Hall of Fame outfielders have appeared together on a television show.
1982 Red Sox starter Brian Denman goes the distance, defeating Dave Righetti at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The 26 year-old rookie right-hander’s six-hit shutout will be his ninth and last appearance in a major league uniform.
1982 At San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, recording artist Vicki Carr and 43,077 fans sing an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday before the Padres game with Atlanta, helping owner Ray Kroc celebrate his 80th birthday. As part of the fun, the San Diego Chicken along with Ronald McDonald pop out of a giant cake.
1983 Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,308th and final game, hitting a single as the team’s left fielder. After the Red Sox’s 3-1 victory over Cleveland, ‘Yaz’ takes one more “final lap” around Fenway Park and will stay to sign autographs on Yawkey Way for over an hour.
1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth makes it clear that Seattle is in self-imposed jeopardy of losing the Mariners, citing there is no requirement for the team to stay in their present location if they are not wanted for the long term. The Commissioner is referring to the King County Council’s attempt to modify an agreement based on attendance made with owner George Argyros concerning the team’s ability to exercise an ‘escape clause’ after the 1987 season.
1985 Darrell Evans becomes the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs in a season in both leagues. The Tigers first baseman, who had hit 41 with the Braves in 1973, goes deep off Blue Jays’ hurler Dave Stieb to reach 40 on the last day of the season.
1985 The Galbreath family and Warner Communications sell the Pirates to the Pittsburgh Associates, a consortium of Pittsburgh officials and local businesses committed to keeping the team in the City of Bridges. At the time, New Orleans and Portland were making attractive offers to bring the franchise, which was doing poorly on-and-off the field, to their respective cities.
1985 Mets sophomore Dwight Gooden pitches a 5-2 complete-game victory over the Cardinals and will become the seventh pitcher in baseball history to finish the season leading both leagues in wins (24), ERA (1.53), and strikeouts (268). Doc joins Walter Johnson (Senators – 1913), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies – 1915, 1917), Dazzy Vance (Dodgers – 1924), Lefty Grove (A’s -1930, 1931), Hal Newhouser (Tigers – 1945), and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers – 1963, 1965, 1966) in winning the major league pitching triple crown, but he will not follow the six legends into the Hall of Fame.
1986 Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly establishes a new team record, collecting his 232nd hit of the season to break the 1927 mark set by Earl Combs. ‘Donnie Baseball’ will finish the season with a league-leading 238 hits.
1986 Dwight Gooden, facing his last batter of the season, registers his 200th strikeout of the season when Luis Rivera looks at a third strike for the final out in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 8-2 victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. The Mets’ phenom becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to reach the coveted plateau in each of his first three seasons.
1988 During the season finale, Mets manager Davey Johnson receives an enthusiastic standing ovation from the Flushing Faithful when he comes to the mound to make a pitching change at Shea Stadium. With today’s 7-5 win over the Cardinals, his NL Eastern Division champs secure their 100th victory of the season.
1988 In St. Louis, Mets’ outfielder Kevin McReynolds establishes a major league record, swiping 21 bases without being caught stealing during the season. The A’s Jimmy Sexton had set the record with 16 stolen bases without being thrown out in 1982.
1991 The Blue Jays, in front of 50,324 enthusiastic fans, clinch the American League East title with a 6-5 walk-off victory over California in the SkyDome’s season finale. Toronto becomes the first sports franchise in history to draw four million fans in one season.
1995 In a one-game playoff for the American League West title, Mariners’ southpaw Randy Johnson throws a three-hitter and beats the Angels, 9-1. The ‘Big Unit’ finishes the shortened season of 145 games with an 18-2 record to establish a new AL mark for a winning percentage of .900, surpassing the record set of .893 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
1999 Rick Reed strikes out 12 batters without issuing a walk, hurling a complete game three-hitter in the Mets’ 7-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Shea Stadium. The win puts New York into a tie for the NL Wild Card with the Reds with one game left in the season.
1999 Mariano Rivera, although he gives up two hits, pitches a scoreless ninth inning, earning his 45th save of the season when the Yankees beat Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field, 3-2. The New York closer records more saves (45) than hits allowed (43) during his sixty-six appearances on the mound this season.
1999 Vladimir Guerrero, in Montreal’s 13-3 rout of Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, hits two home runs, and his brother Wilton hits one round-tripper, making it the second time in their careers the siblings have gone deep in the same game. The Expos teammates also accomplished the feat last season in Cincinnati.
2001 Slugging Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in baseball history to slug 60 home runs in three seasons. The Cubs’ outfielder connects off Lance Davis in the first inning of the team’s 5-4 loss to Cincinnati at Wrigley Field to reach the milestone.
2002 Former Diamondback Alex Cabrera slams his 55th home run to tie the Japanese single-season home run mark. The 31 year-old Seibu Lion joins Sadaharu Oh (1964) and Tuffy Rhodes (2001) in the record book.
2004 Much to the chagrin of manager Ron Gardenhire and his players, the Twins’ game against Cleveland, tied at 5-5 after 11 innings, is halted because the ground crew needs time to prepare the field for a University of Minnesota football game. The suspended Metrodome contest resumes before tomorrow’s scheduled game with the home team scoring a run in the bottom of the 12th frame, giving the team a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Tribe.
2004 Steve Finley, for the second time in his career, hits a walk-off grand slam. The center fielder’s ninth-inning bases-loaded home run in the 7-3 win over the Giants at Chavez Ravine clinches the NL West title for the Dodgers.
2004 Jeff Kent hits two round-trippers to become the all-time home run leader of second basemen. The Astros infielder records his 278th dinger and 302nd overall to break Ryne Sandberg’s major league record established in 1997.
2004 The Expos, an expansion team in 1969, win their last game representing the city of Montreal, beating the Mets at Shea Stadium, 6-3. The franchise, which is moving to Washington, DC to become the Nationals next season, compiled a 2755-2943 (.484) record, appearing in one postseason during their 35-year tenure in the Canadian city.
2005 During the seventh inning of the final game of the season, the Mets halt play for eight minutes as the Shea Stadium crowd pays tribute to Mike Piazza, their 37 year-old All-Star catcher, who will not be with the team next season. The centerfield scoreboard features a video montage highlighting many of the backstop’s magic moments in a New York uniform.
2005 In the top of the sixth inning at Busch Stadium, Ozzie Smith emerges from the gate located in the right-field wall in an open convertible. After touring the warning track, the former Cardinal shortstop removes the digit “1”, his old uniform number, which is affixed to the outfield wall, revealing a “0” to indicate the number of regular-season games scheduled at Busch Stadium.
2005 In a recorded message shown at the start of the last regular-season game at Busch Stadium, Joe Buck, unable to be in attendance due to calling an NFL game on national television, asks the crowd to honor his late father by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella. A stirring rendition fills the ballpark when 50,000 voices join in unison to sing the national anthem, a fitting tribute to the late and beloved Cardinal broadcaster.
2005 Before taking the field, the Marlins are told by an emotional Jack McKeon that he is managing the team for the last time. After applause and hugs for their 73 year-old skipper, the Florida players respond by rallying to tie the score with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and then defeat the NL East champion Braves in the next frame when Juan Pierre singles home to winning run in the Fish’s 7-6 walk-off victory.
2005 The Brewers compile their first non-losing season since 1992 when the team finishes the season with an 81-81 record. Milwaukee had a chance to finish with a winning record but dropped their last two games to the Pirates at PNC Park.
2006 Major League Baseball announces a record number of fans attended big-league games this year. The ticket sales for the season is 76,043,902, shattering the overall record for the third consecutive year.
2006 Chicago’s veep and GM Jim Hendry announces that the Cubs have declined to renew Dusty Baker’s contract to return as the team’s manager. During his four-year reign in the northside dugout, the 57 year-old skipper compiled a 322-326 record, including a 66-96 campaign last season.
2008 In the Rays’ first-ever playoff appearance, the ten year-old franchise defeats the visiting White Sox at Tropicana Field, 6-4. Tampa Bay’s rookie third baseman Evan Longoria joins Gary Gaetti (1987) in becoming only the second player to homer in his first two postseason at-bats.
2009 B.J. Upton, in the Rays’ 13-4 rout of the visiting Yankees, becomes the first player in the 12-year history of the franchise to hit for the cycle. The fleet center fielder’s offensive output, which includes five hits and six RBIs, helps Tampa Bay to deny CC Sabathia of his 20th win this season, a feat which hasn’t been accomplished by a Bronx pitcher since Andy Pettitte posted a 21-8 record in 2003.
2010 The Royals exercise next year’s $6 million option on David DeJesus, who had season-ending surgery on his right thumb. The 30 year-old outfielder batted .318 in 91 games for Kansas City before running into the Yankee Stadium wall on a play in July that became an inside-the-park home run for Derek Jeter.
2010 The Red Sox honored infielder Mike Lowell during a 20-minute pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. The 2007 World Series MVP, a 13-year big league veteran who has been recently slowed down due to a hip ailment, announced last month that he would retire at the end of the season.
2010 With seventy former players and coaches sitting on the infield clad in white Braves jerseys in attendance in front of a sellout crowd, Atlanta honors Bobby Cox with a pregame ceremony. The Braves’ longtime manager, who will remain with the team as a consultant, is given a 2010 Lexus LS460 from the club and an 11-night cruise from his current players during the moving tribute at Turner Field.
2012 For the first time in fifty years, teams with 100+ losses face one another when the 54-106 Astros beat the 60-100 Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-0. The last time clubs with triple-digit defeats met occurred during the final weekend of the 1962 season with the Mets playing Chicago at the same Windy City ballpark.
2012 “I will never be a Hall of Famer and will never lead the league in strikeouts,”- R.A. Dickey, the opening lines of his autobiography.
In his last appearance of the season, Mets’ 20-game winner R.A. Dickey whiffs eight Miami batters to end the campaign with 230 strikeouts, the most in the National League. The 37 year-old knuckleballer did not foresee the possibility of this occurrence when he wrote the opening lines of Wherever I Wind Up, his autobiography released in March, unaware that he would accomplish the feat in the near future.
2012 For the first time in fifty years, teams with 100+ losses face one another when the 54-106 Astros beat the 60-100 Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-0. During the final weekend of the 1962 season, the woeful 58-101 Chicago club played host to the expansion Mets, sporting a 39-118 record en route to setting the all-time modern era record for futility.
2014 Tigers Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez go back-to-back off Orioles’ right-hander Chris Tillman in the second inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, marking the second time in playoff history that players with the same surname have hit consecutive home runs. Frank and Brooks Robinson also accomplished the feat for Baltimore when they both went deep off Don Drysdale in Game 1 of the 1966 World Series.
2015 White Sox starter Chris Sale whiffs James McCann on a called strike for his 270th strikeout of the season, breaking the franchise single-season mark established in 1908 by Ed Walsh. The Chicago right-hander finishes his seven-inning of work in the team’s 2-1 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field with seven strikeouts to extend the record to 274.
2016 Unbeknownst at the time, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will become the last player to be issued a four-pitch intentional walk when he gets a free pass in the top of the eighth inning off Nationals relief pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in Miami’s 10-7 loss in Washington. In an effort to speed up the game, the implementation of the strategic base-on-balls will become automatic next season, making it unnecessary to throw four balls out of the strike zone to walk a batter.
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Buffalo Bills||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||93||77||2-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||3 W|
|New England Patriots||2||1||0||.667||1.0||87||66||2-0-0||0-1-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Miami Dolphins||1||2||0||.333||2.0||70||65||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|New York Jets||0||4||0||.000||3.5||65||131||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-3-0||0-1-0||4 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||91||60||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||2||1||0||.667||1.0||88||90||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||2||0||.333||2.0||52||57||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|Denver Broncos||1||3||0||.250||2.5||82||98||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||80||58||2-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||3 W|
|Baltimore Ravens||2||1||0||.667||1.0||91||56||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||2||1||0||.667||1.0||75||88||2-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||2||1||.167||2.5||66||74||0-1-0||0-1-1||0-2-0||0-1-0||1 T|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tennessee Titans||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||80||74||1-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Indianapolis Colts||2||1||0||.667||1.0||84||45||2-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||2||0||.333||2.0||70||84||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|Houston Texans||0||3||0||.000||3.0||57||95||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0||0-0-0||3 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Washington Football Team||1||2||0||.333||0.0||62||81||1-0-0||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||2 L|
|Dallas Cowboys||1||2||0||.333||0.0||88||97||1-0-0||0-2-0||1-2-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Philadelphia Eagles||0||2||1||.167||0.5||59||87||0-1-1||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||1 T|
|New York Giants||0||3||0||.000||1.0||38||79||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Seattle Seahawks||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||111||86||2-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||3 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||2||1||0||.667||1.0||77||61||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||1||0||.667||1.0||89||71||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|San Francisco 49ers||2||1||0||.667||1.0||87||46||0-1-0||2-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Green Bay Packers||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||122||85||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||2-0-0||3 W|
|Chicago Bears||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||74||62||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Detroit Lions||1||2||0||.333||2.0||70||92||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||3||0||.000||3.0||75||102||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||1||0||.667||0.0||82||61||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||1||2||0||.333||1.0||88||94||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||2 L|
|Carolina Panthers||1||2||0||.333||1.0||68||81||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||3||0||.000||2.0||90||108||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-3-0||0-0-0||3 L|