STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL-SATURDAY
Covenant Christian 41 S. Adams 40
Indianapolis Chatard 42 Danville 14
Cathedral 46 Zionsville 28
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL-NCC/AREA
Lafayette Jeff 105 Indy Metro 54
Northeastern 64 Monroe Central 41
Lincoln 61 Union City 52
Waldron 53 Knightstown 32
Delta 43 Connersville 32
Purdue Poly 98 Union Modoc 42
Franklin County at South Dearborn PPD
Winchester at New Castle PPD
FW North at Marion PPD
Shenandoah at Blue River PPD
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL-NCC/AREA
Anderson 65 Kokomo 38
Purdue Poly 65 Union Modoc 42
Union County 44 Lawrenceburg 33
Switzerland County 58 Knightstown 16
Indy Tech at Marion PPD
Batesville at Connersville PPD
Harrison at FW South PPD
Randolph Southern at Union County PPD
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25
#9 Duke 81 Coppin State 71
#13 Michigan State 80 Notre Dame 70
Virginia Tech 81 #3 Villanova 73 OT
#2 Baylor 112 Louisiana Lafayette 82
Penn State 86 VA Military 65
Army 78 Buffalo 74
Minnesota 88 Loyola Marymount 73
Illinois Chicago 74 Central Michigan 72
Nebraska 79 N. Dakota State 57
Pittsburgh 83 Drexel 74
North Carolina Wilmington 73 Troy 50
Abilene Christian 70 Omaha 58
Charleston 99 Limestone 59
Illinois State 82 Massachusetts Lowell 72
Rice 103 Our Lady Lake 64
Furman 91 South Carolina Upstate 63
Florida Atlantic 83 Mobile 41
Wofford 111 Carver College 37
Jacksonville 66 Southern Mississippi 51
Navy 73 Mount St. Mary’s 67
Texas State 75 Texas A&M CC 63
Alabama Birmingham 84 SE. Louisiana 59
Maryland Baltimore 80 St. Francis PA 65
Portland 83 William Jessup 73
Western Carolina 83 UNCA 81
Wyoming 97 Mississippi Valley State 61
Coastal Carolina 117 North Carolina Wesleyan 68
Elon 76 High Point 75
Kennesaw State 106 Toccoa Falls 44
Texas Arlington 80 Northwestern State 71
Liberty 78 South Carolina 62
California Davis 70 Idaho State 61
Air Force 66 Cal State Northridge 61
Lipscomb 76 Lamar 73
Rhode Island 84 S. Florida 68
Southeast Missouri State 71 Missouri Kansas City 66
Arkansas 69 N. Texas 54
Old Dominion 86 William and Mary 78
TCU 70 Tulsa 65
Oklahoma State 85 Texas Southern 65
BYU 82 Utah Valley 60
Washington State 71 Eastern Washington 68
Southern California 76 Montana 62
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25
South Dakota State 76 #15 Iowa State 69
#14 Arkansas 86 Florida Gulf Coast 80
#1 South Carolina 81 South Dakota 71
#10 Oregon 116 Seattle 51
#24 Missouri State 81 #12 Maryland 72
#13 Texas A&M 93 #19 DePaul 91
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 25
#3 Clemson 52 Pittsburgh 17
#6 Florida 34 Kentucky 10
#12 Indiana 27 Maryland 11
#9 Georgia 45 South Carolina 16
#21 Oklahoma State 50 Texas Tech 44
#23 Louisiana Lafayette 70 Louisiana Monroe 20
#16 Coastal Carolina 49 Texas State 14
Michigan State 29 #11 Northwestern 20
#1 Alabama 42 #22 Auburn 13
#5 Texas A&M 20 LSU 7
#13 Georgia 45 South Carolina 16
Rutgers 37 Purdue 30
Western Michigan 30 Northern Illinois 27
Ohio 52 Bowling Green 10
Ball State 27 Toledo 24
Buffalo 70 Kent State 41
Missouri 41 Vanderbilt 0
Penn State 27 Michigan 17
East Carolina 52 SMU 38
North Carolina State 36 Syracuse 29
Miami Ohio 38 Akron 7
Boston College 34 Louisville 27
Colorado 20 San Diego State 10
Ole Miss 31 Mississippi State 24
Georgia Tech 56 Duke 33
Memphis 10 Navy 7
Baylor 32 Kansas State 31
Washington 24 Utah 21
UCLA 27 Arizona 10
TCU 59 Kansas 23
Hawaii 24 Nevada 21
UPDATED NFL SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 29
Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills
New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Monday, November 30
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
Tuesday, December 1
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Stevie Scott III ran for three touchdowns and No. 12 Indiana had three interceptions, three sacks and a game-changing safety in a 27-11 win over Maryland on Saturday.
Freshman Tim Baldwin Jr. ran for a season-high 106 yards for the Hoosiers (5-1), who have won four straight at home.
The safety midway through the third quarter gave the Hoosiers a 9-3 lead, and Indiana extended the margin to 17-3 on the ensuing possession. Scott scored on a 1-yard plunge and backup quarterback Jack Tuttle completed his first throw of the day — a 2-point conversion to Peyton Hendershot. Tuttle also led the Hoosiers to two fourth-quarter scores after replacing injured starter Michael Penix Jr.
Maryland (2-2) moved the ball well in the first half but struggled in the red zone after a 21-day break stemming from a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the cancellation of two games. Taulia Tagovailoa missed two open receivers for potential scores in the first half and was picked off twice in the red zone. Also, Joseph Petrino missed a 29-yard field goal wide left on the first possession of the game.
Penix struggled before heading to the locker room in the third quarter after suffering what appeared to be a right leg injury while he was getting tackled. He was 6 of 19 for 84 yards. Tuttle completed all five of his passes for 31 yards.
Scott carried 24 times for 80 yards and Baldwin took advantage of his first significant action this season as Indiana rushed for a season-high 234 yards. Baldwin carried the ball 16 times after logging one carry in the Hoosiers’ previous five games.
Tagovailoa was 17 of 36 with 241 yards and one touchdown in the waning minutes. Dontay Demus Jr. had six receptions for 114 yards and the score.
Indiana secured a winning record in Big Ten play for the second straight season, something that hadn’t happened since 1987-88.
Backup quarterback Johnny Langan sparked a second-half comeback to lead Rutgers to a 37-30 victory over Purdue Saturday in Big Ten Conference action.
Langan completed all four passing attempts for 95 yards and ran for 95 yards on 21 carries for the Scarlet Knights (2-4). Langan took over for Artur Sitkowski for most of the second half. Sitkowski got the nod because starter Noah Vedral was injured in the last game.
The Scarlet Knights narrowed their 10-point halftime deficit to 23-20 on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Langan to Kay’Ron Adams with 12:29 left in the third quarter.
Purdue (2-3) answered with an 18-yard TD pass from Jack Plummer to David Bell for a 10-point advantage, but then the momentum shifted heavily in Rutgers’ favor when Aron Cruickshank responded with a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD.
The Scarlet Knights took a 34-30 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Aaron Young with 3:42 left in the third quarter. Rutgers boosted the advantage to 37-30 on a 28-yard field goal by Valentino Ambrosio.
Purdue took a 7-0 lead on an impressive opening drive, capped by a 1-yard TD pass from Plummer to Payne Durham.
Rutgers took a 13-7 edge as Sitkowski twice connected with Shameen Jones on a pair of 14-yard TD passes.
The second quarter was all Purdue with 16 unanswered points. After the Boilermakers failed on a fourth-and-2 pass play from the Rutgers 3, Purdue picked up a safety when defensive lineman Branson Deen tackled Sitkowski in the end zone.
The Boilermakers added touchdowns on 1-yard runs by Zander Horvath and Plummer to take a 23-13 halftime lead.
Horvath led Purdue with 101 yards on 19 attempts.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Ball State needed a big-time play to finish a road win, and Anthony Ekpe delivered. Ekpe’s strip sack with less than a minute left in the game stopped a rally by host Toledo and allowed BSU to finish off a 27-24 win. The Cardinals have won three straight games and are now 3-1 on the year.
“I’m really proud of our guys; I’m proud of the effort, and I’m proud of the fight,” head coach Mike Neu said. “More than anything else, what matters is we’re leaving the Glass Bowl here 1-0 on the weekend. And we’re not done. It’ll be a great ride back home to Muncie, and we’ll continue to work. It’s on the next one.”
Ball State (3-1, 3-1 MAC) dominated early and never trailed. The Cardinals led 17-0 early in the second quarter and extended that to 24-3 after Yo’Heinz Tyler caught his second touchdown of the day. The score was 24-9 after three quarters before Toledo began to rally at the end of the game.
UT (2-2, 2-2 MAC) scored 15 unanswered points in 2:57 of game time and then had a potential game-winning drive in the final minute. The Rockets, with their backup quarterback in the game, advanced into Ball State territory before Ekpe knocked the ball free from Carter Bradley. Bryce Cosby, who also had an interception, recovered the fumble to clinch the win. “I was proud of the defense for delivering in a critical situation,” Neu said. “Our defense was incredible.”
Ekpe’s play capped the best defensive effort for Ball State this season. The Cardinals had 12 tackles for loss, four sacks and two takeaways while holding Toledo to just 42 yards rushing. Neu called the effort “championship-level defense.” Brandon Martin racked up 12 tackles, and Jaylin Thomas made 10 stops. Christian Albright made three tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack, and he also forced a fumble.
Playing without star running back Caleb Huntley, the Cardinals ran up 447 yards of offense. Drew Plitt passed for 304 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score. The Cardinals went to Justin Hall through the air and on the ground for 151 yards from scrimmage. Hall caught nine passes for a career-high 127 yards and ran for 24 more. Tye Evans gained 101 yards on 25 carries while taking on the bigger role in the backfield.
“Caleb is a special player, but we have other guys on our team who are special players too,” Neu said. “And when the opportunity presents itself, it’s next man up. And it was great to see those guys deliver. It all starts up with the guys up front in the trenches.”
The game looked like a rout early as Plitt ran in a short TD early in the game and then found Tyler for an 11-yard score eight minutes later. The Cardinals led 17-3 at halftime and then Tyler found the end zone again in the third quarter. Tyler has scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three games and has six touchdowns in the last five games dating back to last season.
Bryce Mitchell scored both of Toledo’s fourth-quarter touchdowns, catching one from each UT quarterback. Eli Peters threw for 363 yards — most of them coming in the late rally when Ball State had a sizable lead — but was sacked three times.
With two games remaining in this shortened, six-game season, Ball State’s “Detroit Or Bust” mentality is thriving and as Neu says, the Cardinals are staying in the “winners’ bracket.”
“We know how critical that is. With the shortened season, they all matter,” Neu said. “The MAC West is very competitive from top to bottom. And that’s all you can ask, is to be in a position to control your own destiny.”
BSU’s destiny next week is a trip to Central Michigan with prime division positioning at stake. The Cardinals and Chippewas are tied for second in the MAC West Division, one game behind Western Michigan (BSU will close the season with WMU).
The television designation and kickoff time for next Saturday’s game at CMU has not yet been announced. It can be heard, as always, via the Ball State Radio Network on 104.1 WLBC.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith provided an update on the school’s current COVID-19 situation following a recent rise in positive cases.
“We’re seeing in our case a community type of spread,” said Smith, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. We didn’t see spikes in specific areas. Could we have played? Sure. Was it the right thing to play? No.”
Ohio State called off its game against Illinois after additional positive cases were revealed. Head coach Ryan Day also tested positive Friday.
Team doctor Jim Borchers confirmed the spike was a late development.
“We never reached a threshold where we couldn’t participate or practice until yesterday afternoon, he said. This is not something that was going on Tuesday. This is something that really happened later in the week.”
Day described the ordeal as “a very, very emotional and difficult week for everybody in the program.”
It’s the Buckeyes’ second game to be canceled this season. Their matchup against Maryland was nixed earlier in November due to an outbreak within the Terrapins program.
A third cancellation would prevent the Buckeyes from being eligible for the Big Ten Championship since the program would fall under the six-game minimum threshold.
Smith outlined what needs to happen for Ohio State to be able to return to the field.
“I think we need to continue to test and see that there’s no more positives that occur,” he said, according to Colin Hass-Hill of Eleven Warriors. “We need to make sure that we’re working with our conference office that they’re confident in what we’re doing.”
The Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to East Lansing for a game against Michigan State on Dec.5.
Sean Clifford threw for 163 yards and scored one of Penn State’s three rushing touchdowns, and the Nittany Lions finally broke their winless skid to start the season, beating Michigan 27-17 on Saturday.
Keyvone Lee and Will Levis also ran for TDs, and Penn State (1-5, 1-5 Big Ten) never trailed in this matchup of proud programs that have struggled mightily in this pandemic-shortened season. Hassan Haskins ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Michigan, but the Wolverines (2-4, 2-4) never found much of a consistent rhythm offensively.
It was the 899th victory for the Penn State program, and the Nittany Lions had to wait a while for this one. This was the first time they’d started a season 0-5, but three impressive touchdown drives were enough to hold off Michigan.
Penn State led 20-17 in the fourth quarter before a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard scoring run by Levis.
Cade McNamara, who came off the bench to guide Michigan to an overtime win at Rutgers last weekend, was off target for much of this game. He went 12 of 25 for 91 yards.
Penn State marched 75 yards in 10 plays on the game’s first drive, taking a 7-0 lead on a 6-yard run by Lee. That was about as smooth as it got for either offense, however.
Haskins broke free for a 59-yard run later in the first quarter, and he eventually scored from 2 yards out to tie the game.
Clifford was shaken up briefly in the first half, but after returning to the game he broke free for a 28-yard touchdown run to put the Nittany Lions back on top. A muffed punt gave Penn State a field goal just before halftime.
Michigan closed within three when Haskins scored on a 2-yard run with 13:12 remaining, but the Wolverines couldn’t keep Penn State out of the end zone on the ensuing drive.
Mac Jones passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns, highlighted by two long ones to DeVonta Smith, and No. 1 Alabama rolled over rival No. 22 Auburn 42-13 on Saturday without coach Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide (8-0, No. 1 playoff rankings) continued a dominating march through a schedule of all-Southeastern Conference games even minus its six-time national champion coach on the sideline.
Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and watched the game feed from home, witnessing the usual array of big plays with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian running the show.
The result was much of the same against the Tigers (5-3), who suffered the second-most lopsided loss of Gus Malzahn’s coaching tenure. The only bigger margin was Alabama’s 52-21 win in the 2018 Iron Bowl.
Alabama started a string of three straight touchdowns with Jones’s 66-yard touchdown to Smith, who was streaking by himself downfield after Auburn defenders bit on a pump fake. He later added a 58-yard catch and run on a quick slant, sprinting away from the Tigers.
Smith had seven catches for 171 yards. Najee Smith ran for 96 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown, and John Metchie III caught a pair of scoring passes.
Bo Nix passed for 227 yards and ran for a late touchdown for the Tigers, but also threw two interceptions.
NFL PREVIEW: BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-4) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-0)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
EADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 26-23
STREAKS: Ravens have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/1/20: Steelers 28 at Ravens 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/16/19: Ravens 26, Steelers 23 (OT)
QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 186 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for 51 yards last week. Aims for 6th in row with 50+ rush yards. Passed for 208 yards & 2 TDs & rushed for 65 yards in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 65+ rush yards. Aims for 6th in row vs. division with 2+ TD passes. Has 24 TDs (20 pass, 4 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 118.8 rating in his past 9 on road. • RB GUS EDWARDS rushed for season-high 87 yards & TD in Week 8 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 85+ rush yards. • TE MARK ANDREWS had 5 catches for season-high 96 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Has 7 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. division. Has 16 rec. TDs since 2019, most among TEs. WR MARQUISE BROWN had TD catch in Week 8 meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Pit. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with TD catch. WR WILLIE SNEAD had 5 catches for season-high 106 yards in Week 8 meeting. • CB MARCUS PETERS had 5 tackles, FF, FR & PD in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with FF & PD. Since entering NFL in 2015, leads NFL in INTs (30) & defensive TDs (7). CB MARLON HUMPHREY had 8 tackles & TFL last week. Has FF in 3 of his past 4 on road. LB MATTHEW JUDON aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB TYUS BOWSER had 1st INT of season last week. Rookie LB PATRICK QUEEN aims for 3rd in row with 9+ tackles. Has sack & FF in 2 of 3 career games vs. division. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 70 tackles. LB JAYLON FERGUSON had 2 TFL & sack in Week 8 meeting. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had 1st sack & FF with Bal. last week.
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 32 of 46 passes (69.6 pct.) for 267 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week. Aims for 6th in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 182 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.3 rating in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs. Has 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.3 rating in 3 games vs. division this season. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.9 rating in 2 career games on Thanksgiving. • RB JAMES CONNER rushed for team-high 89 yards last week. Had rush TD in Week 8 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Bal. with 50+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has TD in 9 of his past 10 at home. RB BENNY SNELL rushed for 3rd TD of season in Week 11. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had 7 catches for 67 yards in Week 8 meeting. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had 111 rec. yards on career-high 12 catches last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 110+ rec. yards. Rookie WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 4 catches for 59 yards & TD in Week 11. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Had rec. TD in Week 8 meeting. Leads rookies with 10 TDs (8 rec., 2 rush) & is 1st WR in SB era with 10 TDs in 1st 10 career games. TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch last week. Had TD catch in Week 8 meeting. • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied a career-high with 2 INTs last week. Has 2 PD in 2 of past 3. Had 7 tackles, FF & PD in Week 8 meeting. Has 9 INTs since 2019, 2nd-most in NFL. S TERRELL EDMUNDS had career-high 2 INTs in Week 11. Has PD in 2 of past 3 at home. LB T.J. WATT had sack in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with sack. Has 6.5 sacks in 5 home games this season. DE STEPHON TUITT had sack & FF last week.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (Tuesday..8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kenny Albert, Tony Boselli SIRIUS: 82 (Bal), 83 (Pit) | XM: 226 (Bal), 225 (Pit), 88 (National)
NFL PREVIEW: LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (6-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (3-7)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: All-time series tied, 7-7
STREAKS: Falcons have won past 4
LAST GAME: 9/18/16: Falcons 35 at Raiders 28
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/14/12: Falcons 23, Raiders 20
QB DEREK CARR completed 23 of 31 passes (74.2 pct.) for 275 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 119.7 rating last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of past 3. Passed for 299 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115 rating in last meeting. Has passed for 2,253 yards (321.9 per game) & 16 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 109.1 rating in 7 career games vs. NFC South. Has 105+ rating in 4 of past 5 on road. Ranks 5th in NFL with 108.7 rating this season. • RB JOSH JACOBS rushed for 55 yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD. Has 105+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 9 rush TDs & 4th with 755 rush yards. RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has rushed for 65+ yards & TD in 2 of past 3. • TE DARREN WALLER had team-high 7 catches for 88 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd among TEs in catches (60) & rec. yards (519). TE JASON WITTEN had 2nd TD catch of season last week. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had 6 catches for 88 yards & TD in Week 11. Has 50+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had 8 catches for 107 yards & TD in his last game vs. Atl. (9/15/19 with Phi.). Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. • DE MAXX CROSBY aims for 4th in row with TFL. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Has 4 sacks in his past 4 on road. LB NICHOLAS MORROW had 8 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD. Has TFL in 2 of past 3 on road. CB TRAYVON MULLEN had 6 tackles, 2 PD & 1st INT of season in Week 11. Has PD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South.
QB MATT RYAN aims for his 3rd in row at home with 275+ pass yards & 105+ rating. Passed for 396 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 131.5 rating in last meeting. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 2,978 pass yards & can become 8th QB with 11 consecutive seasons of 3,000+ pass yards in NFL history. • RB TODD GURLEY has 6 rush TDs in 5 home games this season & aims for his 6th in row at home with rush TD. Had 147 scrimmage yards (108 rush, 39 rec.) & TD catch in only career game vs. Raiders (9/10/18 w/ LAR). Since 2015, is 1 of 2 (JULIO JONES) with 8,000+ scrimmage yards (8,186) & leads NFL in rush TDs (67) & total TDs (79). • WR JULIO JONES aims for his 9th in row at home with 5+ receptions. Had 5 receptions for 106 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 842 career receptions & can become 4th WR with 850+ catches in 1st 10 seasons in NFL history. WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 5 receptions for team-high 90 yards last week. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 5+ catches. WR RUSSELL GAGE led team with 7 receptions last week. TE HAYDEN HURST aims for his 3rd in row at home with 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. • LB DEION JONES had sack in Week 11. Has sack in 3 of his past 4. Is 1 of 2 LBs (BOBBY WAGNER) with 60+ tackles (63), 3+ sacks (3.5) & 5+ PD (5) in 2020. LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had 1st-career FR last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 9+ tackles. Rookie CB A.J. TERRELL had 1st-career FF in Week 11. S KEANU NEAL led team with 8 tackles last week. DE CHARLES HARRIS had 3rd sack of season in Week 11.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (LV), 137 (Atl) | XM: 380 (LV), 227 (Atl)
NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-7) AT BUFFALO BILLS (7-3)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 24-10-2
STREAKS: Chargers have won past 4
LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Bills 24 at Chargers 54
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/16/18: Chargers 31, Bills 20
QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) completed 37 of 49 passes (75.5 pct.) for career-high 366 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.5 rating last week, his 5th game with 3+ TD passes, most by rookie in NFL history. Has 5 games with 300+ pass yards, tied 2ndmost by rookie in NFL history. Has 2+ TD passes in 7 straight, longest streak by rookie in NFL history. Leads qualified rookies in pass yards (2,699), TD passes (22) & rating (104.7). • RB KALEN BALLAGE had 71 scrimmage yards (44 rush, 27 rec.) last week. Aims for 4th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with rush TD. RB JOSHUA KELLEY ranks 5th among AFC rookies with 456 scrimmage yards. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had career-high 16 catches for 145 yards & TD last week, becoming 5th player in NFL history with 15+ catches in 2 career games. Has 13+ catches in 6 career games, most in NFL history. Aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has 18 catches for 226 yards (113 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 2 vs. Buf. Leads NFL with 81 catches. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 4 catches for 72 yards & TD in Week 11. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 on road. TE HUNTER HENRY aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. • DE JOEY BOSA had sack & FF in only career game vs. Buf. (11/19/17). Aims for 3rd in row on road with TFL. DE MELVIN INGRAM had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with TFL. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had 1st sack of season last week. Had 6 tackles & TFL in last meeting. CB TEVAUGHN CAMPBELL had 6-yard INT-TD last week, his 1st-career INT.
QB JOSH ALLEN completed 32 of 49 passes (65.3 pct.) for 284 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & had 1st-career TD catch in Week 10. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 245 yards in last meeting. Has 7 TDs (6 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 95.8 rating in his past 3 vs. AFC West. Has 15 TDs (11 pass, 4 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 108.9 rating in 5 home games this season. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC West. Rookie RB ZACK MOSS has rush TD in 2 of his past 3. Has 4 rush TDs in 4 home games this season. Is 1 of 4 rookies with 3+ rush TDs (3) & rec. TD in 2020. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 10 catches for 93 yards & TD in Week 10, his 5th game with 8+ catches this season, tied 2nd-most in NFL. Aims for 4th in row with 90+ rec. yards. Had 4 catches for 76 yards in only career game vs. LAC (12/15/19 with Min.). Has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC West. Ranks 2nd in NFL in catches (73) & rec. yards (906) this season. WR JOHN BROWN had 6 catches for 72 yards in Week 10. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. WR COLE BEASLEY led team with 11 catches for season-high 109 yards & TD in Week 10. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with TD catch. • S JORDAN POYER had 2 PD & INT in Week 10. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3. Had2 TFL & FF in last meeting. Leads all safeties with 80 tackles. CB TARON JOHNSON had sack & FF in Week 10. LB A.J. KLEIN has 3 sacks in his past 2. Had sack & FF in only career game vs. Chargers (12/11/16 with Car.). Has FF in 3 of 4 career games vs. AFC West. DT JUSTIN ZIMMER had 1st-career sack in Week 10.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter) SIRIUS: 146 (LAC), 134 (Buf) | XM: 383 (LAC), 228 (Buf)
NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (3-7) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-7-1)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 6-4
STREAKS: Giants have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 11/14/16: Bengals 20 at Giants 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/12: Bengals 31, Giants 13
QB DANIEL JONES passed for 244 yards & 100.9 rating & led team with 64 rush yards & had 3rd-career rush TD in Week 10. Is 1 of 3 QBs (LAMAR JACKSON & KYLER MURRAY) with 5+ games (5) of 40+ rush yards in 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 90+ rating. • RB WAYNE GALLMAN rushed for 53 yards & 2 TDs in Week 10, his 1st-career game with 2 rush TDs & 2nd-career game with 2 TDs. Has career-high 5 TDs in 2020. Has rush TD in 4 consecutive games, tied with ANTONIO GIBSON & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY for longest-active streak in NFL. • WR DARIUS SLAYTON had 5 receptions for team-high 93 yards in Week 10. Has 21 receptions for 286 yards (71.5 per game) & 5 TDs in 4 career games vs. AFC. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC with rec. TD. WR STERLING SHEPARD had team-high 6 receptions in Week 10. Has 6+ catches in 5 of his 6 games this season. Had 5 receptions for 42 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. WR GOLDEN TATE has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. TE EVAN ENGRAM has TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ has 47 tackles (9.4 per game) in 5 road games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. Needs 4 tackles for 4th-consecutive 100+ tackle season. Had 11 tackles in only career game vs. Cin. (9/24/17 w/ GB). DL DEXTER LAWRENCE had 3rd sack of season in Week 10. S JABRILL PEPPERS led team with 7 tackles & had 0.5 sacks in Week 10. Aims for his 7th in row with 5+ tackles. DB LOGAN RYAN aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 2 PD in Week 10. Ranks tied-2nd in NFL with 14 PD this season.
QB RYAN FINLEY makes 1st start of season. Has passed for 474 yards (158 per game) & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in 3 career starts. • RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 55 scrimmage yards (37 rec., 18 rush) last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of 5 career games vs. NFC East. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards & TD. RB SAMAJE PERINE has 133 scrimmage yards (66.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. NYG. • WR TYLER BOYD led team with 9 catches for 85 yards last week. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ catches. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 9+ catches & 85+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD catch. WR A.J. GREEN had 4 catches for 41 yards & 1st TD of season in Week 11. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 7+ catches, 65+ rec. yards & TD. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC East. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS aims for 4th in row at home with 70+ rec. yards. Has 2 TD catches in 2 career games vs. NFC East. Ranks tied-2nd among rookies in rec. yards (629) & rec. TDs (4) & 3rd in catches (43). • S JESSIE BATES had INT last week. Has INT in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with PD. Has 2 PD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Is 1 of 3 safeties in NFL (JUSTIN SIMMONS & HARRISON SMITH) with 3+ INTs in each of past 3 seasons. S VONN BELL led team with season-high 13 tackles & had TFL & PD last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD. Ranks 3rd among safeties with 74 tackles this season. DE CARL LAWSON had sack last week. Has 3 sacks & FF in 2 career games vs. NFC East. Rookie DE KHALID KAREEM had 1st-career sack in Week 11.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 108 (NYG), 135 (Cin) | XM: 384 (NYG), 229 (Cin)
NFL PREVIEW: TENNESSEE TITANS (7-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-3)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 35-16
STREAKS: Colts have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 11/12/20: Colts 34 at Titans 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/1/19: Titans 31, Colts 17
QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 22 of 31 passes (71 pct.) for 259 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 104.1 rating & rushed for 35 yards last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 6 of past 7. Passed for 147 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs in Week 10 meeting. Has 7 TDs vs. INT for 100.2 rating in 6 career games vs. Ind. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (PATRICK MAHOMES & AARON RODGERS) with 20+ TDs (22) & fewer than 5 INTs (4) this season. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 133 yards & TD last week, his 6th game with 100+ rush yards this season, most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 100+ rush yards. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 vs. IND. Has 668 scrimmage yards (167 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 4 vs. division. Aims for 8th in row on road with 100+ rush yards. Leads NFL with 1,079 rush yards. • WR A.J. BROWN had 4 catches for 62 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 6 of his past 7. Has 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of his past 4 vs. division. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR COREY DAVIS led team with 5 catches for 113 yards in Week 11. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. TE JONNU SMITH had TD catch last week. Ties for lead among TEs with 7 rec. TDs. • S KEVIN BYARD had 7 tackles & PD in Week 11. Aims for 5th in row with 7+ tackles. Had season-high 10 tackles in Week 10 meeting. Aims for his 6th in row with PD. S AMANI HOOKER had 6 tackles, 2 PD & INT last week. Has INT in 2 of past 3 on road. LB HAROLD LANDRY had season-high 7 tackles & sack last week. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. Ind.
QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 24 of 36 passes (66.7 pct.) for 288 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 107.2 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 275+ pass yards & 105+ rating. Completed 29 of 39 passes (74.4 pct.) for 308 yards & TD vs. 0 INT for 105.5 rating in Week 10 meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Ten. with 1+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 105+ rating. Has 2,683 pass yards & can become 5th player with 3,000+ pass yards in 15+ seasons. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) had 114 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 24 rec.) last week. Has 110+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 5 home games this season. Ranks 4th among rookies with 745 scrimmage yards. RB NYHEIM HINES had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) & season-high 115 scrimmage yards in Week 10 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with rush TD. • WR T.Y. HILTON has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. WR ZACH PASCAL had 54 rec. yards last week. Had 7 catches for 109 yards in last home meeting. Aims for 4th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. Rookie WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 1st-career TD catch last week. Set career highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (101) in Week 10 meeting. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. TEs TREY BURTON & JACK DOYLE each had TD catch in Week 11. • LB DARIUS LEONARD had 6 tackles, PD & FR last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home with FR. Aims for 5th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. Ten. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had sack in Week 11. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with 5+ tackles.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 106 (Ten), 136 (Ind) | XM: 385 (Ten), 230 (Ind)
NFL PREVIEW: CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-3) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-9)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Jaguars lead all-time series, 12-5
STREAKS: Jaguars have won 4 of past 5
LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Jaguars 19 at Browns 7
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/19/14: Jaguars 24, Browns 6
QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 204 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 on road. • RB NICK CHUBB rushed for team-high 114 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards. Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC South. RB KAREEM HUNT had rush TD last week. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. Rushed for 87 yards & TD in only career game vs. Jax. (10/7/18 with KC). Has 435 scrimmage yards (108.8 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career games vs. AFC South. Has TD in 2 of past 3 on road. Hunt (644) & Chubb (575) only pair of RB teammates each with 500+ rush yards this season. • WR JARVIS LANDRY had 8 catches for 110 yards in his last game vs. Jax. (9/20/15 with Mia.). Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. AFC South. Has 5 catches in 3 of his past 4 on road. WR KHADAREL HODGE led team with career-high 73 rec. yards last week. TE AUSTIN HOOPER had 7 catches for 82 yards in only career game vs. Jax. (12/22/19 with Atl.). Has 5+ catches in 5 of 6 career games vs. AFC South. • DE OLIVIER VERNON tied career high with 3 sacks, incl. 1stcareer safety, & had PD last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 3. DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN had season-high 1.5 sacks & 1st FF of season in Week 11. Has sack in 2 of 3 career games at Jax. LB SIONE TAKITAKI had TFL & 50-yard INT-TD last week, his 1stcareer TD. CB DENZEL WARD had career-high 4 PD & 2nd INT of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 5+ tackles. Has 6 PD in his past 3 on road.
QB JAKE LUTON (rookie) passed for 151 yards last week. QB GARDNER MINSHEW has passed for 606 yards (303 per game) & 3 TDs vs. INT for 93.9 rating in 2 career games vs. AFC North. • RB JAMES ROBINSON (rookie) had 94 scrimmage yards (73 rush, 21 rec.) last week. Aims for 5th in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Leads rookies in scrimmage yards (1,011) & rush yards (762) & is 5th undrafted rookie with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in common-draft era, joining PHILLIP LINDSAY (2018), LEGARRETTE BLOUNT (2010), DOMINIC RHODES (2001) & CLARK GAINES (1976). • WR DJ CHARK has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has 2 TD catches in his past 2 vs. AFC North. Has 12 rec. TDs since 2019, tied 4th-most among AFC WRs. WR LAVISKA SHENAULT ranks 4th among AFC rookies with 30 catches. TE TYLER EIFERT has 5 TD catches in 7 career games vs. Cle., most vs. any opponent. • LB MYLES JACK had 5 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Had PD in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row at home with TFL. LB JOE SCHOBERT led team with seasonhigh 13 tackles in Week 11. Has 9+ tackles in 4 of past 5. Aims for his 10th in row vs. AFC North with 7+ tackles. Had 394 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 7 FFs & 6 INTs in 4 seasons with Cle. (2016- 19). CB SIDNEY JONES aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Rookie CB CHRIS CLAYBROOKS had career-high 9 tackles in Week 11. CB TRE HERNDON had 7 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. S JARROD WILSON had 9 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. Had FR in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with TFL.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 119 (Cle), 132 (Jax) | XM: 386 (Cle), 231 (Jax)
NFL PREVIEW: CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-6)
LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 8-6
STREAKS: Vikings have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Vikings 24 at Panthers 31
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/30/14: Vikings 31, Panthers 13
QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER has 100+ rating in 4 of his 5 road starts this season. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 250+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Passed for 6,150 yards & 28 TDs in 30 games in 3 seasons (2014-15, 2017) with Min. QB P.J. WALKER passed for 258 yards in 1st career start last week. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has 374 scrimmage yards (124.7 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 games this season. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TDs. RB MIKE DAVIS had 79 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 15 rec.) & 3rd rush TD of season last week. Ranks 2nd among RBs with 49 receptions in 2020. • WR D.J. MOORE had 7 receptions & 148 scrimmage yards (127 rec., 21 rush) last week, his 7th-career 100+ receiving yard game. Has 90+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 7 receptions last week. Is 1 of 2 WRs (STEFON DIGGS) with 9 games of 5+ receptions this season. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Moore (863) & Anderson (818) are only pair of teammates each with 800+ rec. yards in 2020. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 8 receptions for 70 yards & TD last week. Has 5 TDs (3 rec., 2 rush) in his past 5. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. • DE BRIAN BURNS had 2 sacks last week, his 1st-career game with 2 sacks. Has 4 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 4 on road & aims for his 5th in row on road with sack. DE EFE OBADA had careerhigh 1.5 sacks in Week 11 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. S JEREMY CHINN leads all rookies with 73 tackles in 2020. S TRE BOSTON had team-high 8 tackles last week. Had INT in his last game vs. Min. (10/14/18 w/ Az.).
QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 314 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 140.1 rating, his 10th-career game with 140+ rating. Is 1 of 4 QBs (PATRICK MAHOMES, AARON RODGERS & RUSSELL WILSON) with 5 games of 115+ rating this season. Aims for his 5th in row with 100+ rating. Is 1 of 3 QBs (TOM BRADY & RUSSELL WILSON) with 20+ TD passes in each of past 6 seasons. • RB DALVIN COOK had 160 scrimmage yards (115 rush, 45 rec.) & rush TD in Week 11. Is 1 of 3 RBs (DERRICK HENRY & ALVIN KAMARA) with 6 games of 100+ scrimmage yards in 2020. Aims for his 4th in row at home & 5th in row overall with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 18 TDs (17 rush, 1 rec.) in 18 career home games & aims for his 11th in row at home with rush TD. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 8 catches for season-high 123 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 4 games with 2 rec. TDs in 2020, most in NFL. Had 105 rec. yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Has 10 TDs (9 rec., 1 rush) in his past 9 at home. Leads NFL with 11 rec. TDs this season. Rookie WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 86 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Is 1 of 3 WRs (DK METCALF & D.J. MOORE) with 18+ yards per catch (18.8) this season (min. 40 receptions). • LB ERIC KENDRICKS had 7 tackles, 2 PD & 6th-career INT in Week 11. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with INT. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with 9+ tackles. LB ERIC WILSON led team with 9 tackles last week. Is only player with 3+ sacks (3) & 3+ INTs (3) in 2020. S HARRISON SMITH has INT in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 8+ tackles. Since 2014, is only player with 20+ INTs (21) & 10+ sacks (12). S ANTHONY HARRIS aims for his 6th in row with 5+ tackles
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 138 (Car), 83 (Min) | XM: 381 (Car), 225 (Min)
NFL PREVIEW: ARIZONA CARDINALS (6-4) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (4-6)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: All-time series tied, 7-7
STREAKS: Patriots have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 9/11/16: Patriots 23 at Cardinals 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/16/12: Cardinals 20, Patriots 18
QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 269 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.2 rating last week. Has 8 games with both pass & rush TD in 2020, tied-most in single season in NFL history. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5. Has 12 TDs (9 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 98.3 rating in 5 road games this season. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had rush TD last week. Has 8 rush TDs in his past 7 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD. Has TD in 2 of his 3 career games at NE. RB CHASE EDMONDS had rec. TD in Week 11. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 5 catches last week & became youngest player to reach 700 career receptions in NFL history. Is 5th player with 700+ catches in 1st 8 seasons in NFL history. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his 5 road games this season. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NE with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. WR LARRY FITZGERALD led team with 8 catches last week. Has 57 games with 8+ receptions, most in NFL history. Had 8 catches for 81 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. WR CHRISTIAN KIRK has 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 50+ rec. yards. • S BUDDA BAKER has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL. Is 1 of 2 DBs (JORDAN POYER) with 75+ tackles (78), 2+ sacks (2) & 2+ INTs (2) this season. Rookie LB ISAIAH SIMMONS had career-high 10 tackles & 1st career sack last week. LB HAASON REDDICK has 8 TFL in his past 5. LB JORDAN HICKS has 9+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 on road. CB PATRICK PETERSON had INT in last road meeting. Since 2011, ranks 3rd among active players with 28 INTs.
QB CAM NEWTON passed for 365 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 102.6 rating last week. Aims for 5th in row with 0 INTs & 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Has passed for 942 yards (314 per game) in 3 career games vs. Az. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Ranks 2nd among QBs & tied-3rd in NFL with 9 rush TDs. • RB SONY MICHEL has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 54 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 11 rec.) & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 191 scrimmage yards (95.5 per game) in his past 2 at home. RB JAMES WHITE had season-high 83 scrimmage yards (64 rec., 19 rush) & 6 catches last week. Had 5 catches for 40 yards in last meeting. Since 2015, leads RBs in receptions (348), rec. yards (3,053) & rec. TDs (24). • WR DAMIERE BYRD had 6 catches for career-high 132 yards & TD last week. Has 5+ catches in 2 of past 3. Has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. Had 32 catches for 359 yards & TD in 2019 with Az. WR JAKOBI MEYERS has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5. Has 60+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. WR N’KEAL HARRY had 5 catches in Week 11. TE RYAN IZZO had season-high 59 rec. yards last week. • CB J.C. JACKSON has INT in 5 of past 6. Aims for his 6th in row at home with PD & 4th in row at home with INT. Ties for NFL lead with 6 INTs this season. CB STEPHON GILMORE aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. Had 4 PD & 2 INTs in his last game vs. Az. (9/25/16 with Buf.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with PD. S DEVIN MCCOURTY had 9 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with INT.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 113 (AZ), 121 (NE) | XM: 387 (AZ), 232 (NE)
NFL PREVIEW: MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-4) AT NEW YORK JETS (0-10)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Jets lead all-time series, 55-53-1
STREAKS: Dolphins have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 10/18/20: Jets 0 at Dolphins 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/8/19: Jets 22, Dolphins 21
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA (rookie) passed for 83 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week. Aims for 5th start in row with TD pass & 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of past 3. • RB SALVON AHMED (rookie) had 74 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 31 rec.) & 5 catches last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR DEVANTE PARKER led team with 6 catches for 61 yards & TD last week. Has 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 50+ rec. yards. Has 13 rec. TDs since 2019, 3rd-most among AFC WRs. WR JAKEEM GRANT had 4 catches for 48 yards in Week 6 meeting. TE MIKE GESICKI had 4 catches for 43 yards in Week 11. Aims for 4th in row with 40+ rec. yards. Has 414 rec. yards this season & can become 1st Mia. TE with 500+ rec. yards in consecutive seasons since CHARLES CLAY (2013-14). • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 7 tackles, 2 PD, INT & TFL last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ PD & 1+ INT. Had 2 PD & INT in Week 6 meeting. Has 10 PD in 6 career games vs. NYJ. Has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. NYJ. Ties for NFL lead with 6 INTs this season. S ERIC ROWE led team with season-high 10 tackles & had 1st-career FR last week. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & PD in Week 6 meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with PD. LB ANDREW VAN GINKEL had 3rd FF of season last week. Had sack in last road meeting. Aims for 4th in row on road with FF. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had TFL last week. Has sack in 6 of his past 7. Had 2 sacks in Week 6 meeting. Has FF in 2 of past 3 on road. DT CHRISTIAN WILKINS had sack in Week 6 meeting.
QB JOE FLACCO passed for 205 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 200+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Passed for 186 yards in Week 6 meeting. Has 105+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. Mia. Has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 99.4 rating in his past 6 vs. AFC East. QB SAM DARNOLD aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with 250+ pass yards & TD pass. • RB FRANK GORE had season-high 71 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 10 rec.) & rushed for 1st TD of season last week. Had 70 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 24 rec.) in Week 6 meeting. Had 846 scrimmage yards (722 rush, 124 rec.) & TD catch in 2018 with Mia. Has 505 scrimmage yards (447 rush, 58 rec.) this season, his 16th season with 500+ scrimmage yards, tied for 2nd-most in NFL history. • WR JAMISON CROWDER had 7 catches for 48 yards in Week 6 meeting. Has 7+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. Mia. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards & TD catch. Had 4 catches for 62 yards in Week 6 meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Mia. Rookie WR DENZEL MIMS had career-high 71 rec. yards last week. TE CHRISTOPHER HERNDON had TD catch in Week 11. • S ASHTYN DAVIS (rookie) led team with career-high 12 tackles & had 1st-career TFL & FR last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. S MARCUS MAYE had PD & 2nd FF of season in Week 11. Had INT in Week 6 meeting. CB ARTHUR MAULET had 1st-career sack last week. LB TARELL BASHAM aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had sack in Week 6 meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, AJ Ross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (Mia), 81 (NYJ) | XM: 382 (Mia), 226 (NYJ)
NFL PREVIEW: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (8-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (4-6)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 9-2
STREAKS: Broncos have won past 5
LAST GAME: 11/13/16: Broncos 25 at Saints 23
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/28/12: Broncos 34, Saints 14
QB TAYSOM HILL completed 18 of 23 attempts (78.3 pct.) for 233 yards with 108.9 rating & had 51 rush yards & 2 rush TDs in 1st career start at QB. Is 4th player (AARON BROOKS, DAUNTE CULPEPPER & DANIEL JONES) with 2+ rush TDs in 1st career start at QB. Aims for his 4th in row with 40+ rush yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,179 scrimmage yards (648 rec., 531 rush) & became 1st player with 500+ rush yards & 500+ rec. yards in each of 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Aims for his 4th in row with rush TD. Leads RBs with 67 receptions & ranks 2nd in total TDs (12). • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had season-high 9 receptions for 104 yards last week. Has 489 career receptions & surpassed JARVIS LANDRY (481) for most catches by player in his 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Has 24 games with 9+ receptions since 2016, most in NFL. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 4 receptions for 66 yards last week. Had 404 receptions for 5,361 yards & 28 TDs in 6 seasons (2014-19) with Den. TE JARED COOK has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had season-high 3 sacks in Week 11, his 4th-career game with 3+ sacks. Has 13.5 sacks in his past 10 on road. Had sack & 3 TFL in last meeting. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had 2 sacks last week. Ties for NFL-lead with career-high 9.5 sacks this season. Aims for his 5th in row on road with sack. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 7 tackles & sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Is 1 of 2 (DEVIN WHITE) with 60+ tackles (66) & 4+ sacks (4) in 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with 12+ tackles. CB JANORIS JENKINS had career-high 5 PD in Week 11.
QB DREW LOCK completed 18 of 30 passes (60 pct.) for 270 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT in 2 career starts vs. NFC. Has 9 TDs (8 pass. 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs in 7 career home starts. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 84 rush yards & 2 rush TDs last week. Had 79 scrimmage yards (43 rec., 36 rush) & 2 rush TDs in only career game vs. NO (10/2/16 with Chargers). Has 80+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. Has 523 rush yards this season & is 1 of 2 in NFL (TODD GURLEY) with 500+ rush yards in each of past 6 seasons. RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 82 yards in Week 11. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards. • WR TIM PATRICK had 5 catches for career-high 119 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC South with TD catch. Rookie WR JERRY JEUDY has 180 rec. yards (90 per game) & TD catch in 2 career games vs. NFC South. Ranks 4th among rookies with 589 rec. yards. Rookie WR KJ HAMLER has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Jeudy (37) & Hamler (25) are only pair of rookie WR teammates each with 25+ catches this season. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 5 tackles & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Aims for 4th in row at home with sack. LB MALIK REED had 1.5 sacks in Week 11. Aims for 4th in row at home with sack. DT DESHAWN WILLIAMS led team with 1st 2 sacks of season last week. Has TFL in 2 of past 3. DE DRE’MONT JONES had sack in Week 11. Has sack in 2 of past 3. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 2 PD & INT last week. Has INT in 3 of past 4.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 138 (NO), 83 (Den) | XM: 381 (NO), 225 (Den)
NFL PREVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-6) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-3)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 71-67-3
STREAKS: 49ers have won past 3
LAST GAME: 10/18/20: Rams 16 at 49ers 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/19: 49ers 20, Rams 7
QB NICK MULLENS passed for 247 yards in Week 10. Passed for 282 yards & 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs in only career start vs. LAR (12/30/18). Has TD pass vs. 0 INTs & 105+ rating in 2 of his past 3 on road. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 76 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 11 rec.) in Week 6 meeting. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. LAR. Has 443 scrimmage yards (110.8 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 on road. Aims for his 5th in row on road with TD. RB JERICK MCKINNON has rush TD in 3 of his 5 road games this season. RB TEVIN COLEMAN has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. Rams. • WR BRANDON AIYUK (rookie) led team with 7 receptions for 75 yards & TD catch in Week 10. Had rec. TD in Week 6 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD & 4th in row with 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Is 1 of 2 rookie WRs (CHASE CLAYPOOL) with 3+ rec. TDs (3) & 2+ rush TDs (2) this season. WR DEEBO SAMUEL aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in Week 6 meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with TD. TE JORDAN REED had 5 catches for season-high 62 yards in Week 10. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 6+ catches. • LB FRED WARNER had 7 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. LAR with 6+ tackles. LB DRE GREENLAW led team with season-high 11 tackles in Week 10. DL KERRY HYDER had sack in Week 10. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. Rookie DL JAVON KINLAW had 1.5 sacks in Week 10, his 1st-career sacks. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 12 PD in 16 career games vs. Rams.
QB JARED GOFF passed for 376 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 99.8 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. Has 13 games with 350+ pass yards since 2017, most in NFL. Has 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 93.4 rating in 7 career starts vs. SF. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 vs. NFC West. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON rushed for 88 yards in Week 6 meeting. RB MALCOLM BROWN has 7 rush TDs in his past 6 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with rush TD. Rookie RB CAM AKERS had 1st-career rec. TD in Week 11. • WR COOPER KUPP tied his career-high with 11 receptions for team-high 145 yards last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ receptions. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. NFC West. WR ROBERT WOODS had team-high 12 receptions for 130 yards & TD last week, his 5th-career game with 10+ receptions. Had rec. TD in Week 6 meeting. Kupp (64) & Woods (54) are only pair of NFC teammates each with 50+ catches this season. WR JOSH REYNOLDS had rec. TD in last meeting. TE TYLER HIGBEE aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with 50+ rec. yards. • DL AARON DONALD ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 9 sacks. Has 10.5 sacks & 13 TFL in his past 7 vs. SF. Had 2 sacks & FF in last home meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home vs. SF with sack. Since 2014, leads NFL with 81 sacks & 124 TFL. LB LEONARD FLOYD aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ sacks. LB MICAH KISER had 13 tackles in Week 6 meeting. Rookie S JORDAN FULLER had 1st 2 career INTs in Week 11. Has 2+ PD in 2 of his past 3. CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS had 2 PD last week. Aims for his 8th in row with PD.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (SF), 137 (LAR) | XM: 380 (SF), 227 (LAR)
NFL PREVIEW: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-1) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (7-4)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Buccaneers lead all-time series, 7-5
STREAKS: Buccaneers have won past 5
LAST GAME: 11/20/16: Buccaneers 19 at Chiefs 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/14/12: Buccaneers 38, Chiefs 10
QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 34 of 45 passes (75.6 pct.) for 348 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 102.8 rating last week. Has passed for 1,561 yards (312.2 per game) & 14 TDs vs. INT for 121.8 rating in his past 5. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ rating. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 on road. Leads NFL with 3,035 pass yards & ranks 3rd with 27 TD passes. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE rushed for 69 yards & careerhigh 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has 513 scrimmage yards (102.6 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 5 games on road this season. Ranks 2nd among rookies in scrimmage yards (887) & rush yards (655). RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for 1st TD of season last week. Had 109 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 46 rec.) in only career game vs. TB (9/28/14 with Pit.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 4 of 5 career games vs. NFC South. • WR TYREEK HILL had 102 rec. yards & TD on season-high 11 catches last week. Aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. Aims for 4th in row with 95+ rec. yards. Has 10 rec. TDs, tied 2nd-most in NFL. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 8 catches for team-high 127 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Had 7 catches for 108 yards in last meeting. Leads TEs in catches (66) & rec. yards (896) & ties for lead in TDs (7). • S DANIEL SORENSEN had INT last week. Has 9+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Aims for 4th in row on road with INT. S TYRANN MATHIEU has 5+ tackles in 3 of past 4. CB CHARVARIUS WARD aims for 4th in row with PD. CB BASHAUD BREELAND aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS had 6 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles
QB TOM BRADY has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 at home. Has 250+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. KC. Ranks 4th in NFL with 25 TD passes. Has 15 seasons with 25+ TD passes, 2ndmost in NFL history (PEYTON MANNING – 16). Needs 45 pass yards to tie HOFer BRETT FAVRE (18) for the most seasons with 3,000+ pass yards in NFL history. • RB RONALD JONES has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC. RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had rush TD last week. Had 94 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 28 rec.) in only career game vs. KC (9/8/19 w/ Jax.). • WR MIKE EVANS had TD catch in Week 11 & aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had 105 rec. yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 WRs (DAVANTE ADAMS & TYREEK HILL) with 5+ TD catches in each of past 5 seasons. WR ANTONIO BROWN had team-high 8 receptions for 57 yards last week. Has 44 games with 8+ catches since 2011, most in NFL. Has 38 receptions for 563 yards (93.8 per game) & 4 TDs in 6 career games vs. KC. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with 8+ receptions. WR CHRIS GODWIN had 7 catches for 53 yards & TD catch last week. Has 5+ receptions in 6 of his 7 games this season. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 3 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. KC. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9 tackles & tied his career-high with 3 TFL last week. Had FF in last meeting. LB DEVIN WHITE ranks 2nd in NFL with 97 tackles. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 9+ tackles. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 4th-career INT last week & aims for his 3rd in row with INT. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT has sack in 2 of his past 3.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (KC), 81 (TB) | XM: 382 (KC), 226 (TB)
NFL PREVIEW: CHICAGO BEARS (5-5) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 98-94-6
STREAKS: Packers have won 7 of past 8
LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Bears 13 at Packers 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/15/19
QB NICK FOLES has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 2 of his past 3 starts. QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY has 2+ TD passes in 2 of his 3 starts this season. Has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 95.5 rating in his past 5 vs. NFC North. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. Has 323 scrimmage yards (80.8 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career road games vs. NFC North. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with 6 receptions & 43 rec. yards in Week 10. Has 8 games with 5+ receptions this season, tied-2nd most in NFL. Had 7 receptions for 125 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 7+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Has 70+ rec. yards in 7 of his past 8 vs. NFC North. Aims for his 9th in row vs. NFC North with 5+ catches. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 4 rec. TDs in 5 road games this season. Had 93 receptions for 1,083 yards & 5 TDs in 2 seasons (2018-19) with GB. WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 49 scrimmage yards (30 rush, 19 rec.) in Week 10. Had 104-yard KR-TD in Week 10, longest KR in franchise history. Has 8 career KR-TDs, tied with JOSH CRIBBS & LEON WASHINGTON for most in NFL history. • LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with season-high 14 tackles, 3 TFL & sack in Week 10. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & 4th in row with 11+ tackles. Had sack in only career game at GB (9/9/18). Leads NFL with 15 TFL this season. LB KHALIL MACK had 3rdcareer INT in Week 10. Has 4.5 sacks, 5 TFL, 2 FFs, FR & INT-TD in 5 career games vs. GB. Aims for his 4th in row vs. GB with TFL. S EDDIE JACKSON has FF in 3 of his past 5. S TASHAUN GIPSON had 2nd-career FR in Week 10.
QB AARON RODGERS passed for 311 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 110.7 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. Aims for his 6th in row with 2+ TDs & 100+ rating. Has 28 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 107.9 rating in 12 home starts vs. Chi. Has 13 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.3 rating in his past 6 starts on SNF. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 29 TD passes & can become 5th QB in NFL history with 7+ seasons of 30+ TD passes. • RB AARON JONES had 6th rush TD of season last week. Had 2 rush TDs in last home meeting & aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Chi. with rush TD. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 on SNF. Has 23 TDs (20 rush, 3 rec.) in 22 career home games. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 7 catches for 106 yards & TD last week. Is 4th WR (HOFer CRIS CARTER, T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH & ADAM THIELEN) with 7+ catches & rec. TD in 5 consecutive games in NFL history. Is 1st player since CALVIN JOHNSON (2011) with 800+ rec. yards (847) & 10+ rec. TDs (10) in his 1st 8 games of season. Aims for his 5th in row at home vs. Chi. with rec. TD. WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. TE ROBERT TONYAN had 6th TD catch of season last week, most among NFC TEs. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had TFL & PD last week. Is 1 of 2 (T.J. WATT) with 8+ sacks (8) & 10+ TFL (10) this season. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY led team with 11 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week. S RAVEN GREENE had 2ndcareer FF in Week 11.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Kathryn Tappen (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, James Laurinaitis SIRIUS: 81 (Chi), 83 (GB) | XM: 226 (Chi), 225 (GB), 88 (National)
NFL PREVIEW: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-3) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-6-1)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 10-7
STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 5
LAST GAME: 11/24/19: Seahawks 17 at Eagles 9
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/24/19
QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 119.8 rating in Week 11. Has 2+ TD passes in 9 of 10 games this season. Leads NFL with 30 TD passes & is 3rd QB (DREW BREES & HOFer BRETT FAVRE) with 30+ TD passes in 4 consecutive seasons in NFL history. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 98.9 rating in 4 career starts vs. Phi. Has 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs in 4 of his past 5 on road. • RB CHRIS CARSON has 2+ TDs in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 57 scrimmage yards (31 rec., 26 rush) in last reg. season meeting. RB CARLOS HYDE had 95 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 16 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall & 6th in row on road with rush TD. • WR DK METCALF had rec. TD last week. Has 4 TD catches in his past 4. Had 7 receptions for 160 yards & TD catch in 2019 NFCWC at Phi. (1/5/20). WR TYLER LOCKETT had 9 catches for 67 yards & rec. TD last week. Metcalf (862 rec. yards, 9 rec TDs) & Lockett (748 rec. yards, 8 rec. TDs) are only pair of teammates with 700+ rec. yards & 8+ TD catches this season. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 9 tackles & TFL last week. Needs 4 tackles for 9th-consecutive 100+ tackle season. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Phi. with 7+ tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT had 6 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Phi. with 10+ tackles. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 2 sacks in Week 11, his 13th-career game with 2+ sacks. Has 3 sacks & 5 TFL in 3 games with Sea. Has 5 PD & FF in 3 career games vs. Phi. S JAMAL ADAMS aims for his 4th in row on road with sack. CB D.J. REED aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles.
QB CARSON WENTZ has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 starts. Has rush TD in 4 of his 5 home starts this season. Has 1,343 pass yards (268.6 per game) & 10 TDs (9 pass, 1 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 97.3 rating in 5 career starts on MNF. Aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with 300+ pass yards & 4th in row on MNF with 2+ TD passes. • RB MILES SANDERS had 81 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 15 rec.) in Week 11. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 7 consecutive games, tied-2nd longest active streak in NFL. Had 86 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 23 rec.) in last reg. season meeting. RB BOSTON SCOTT aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR TRAVIS FULGHAM has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. TE DALLAS GOEDERT led team with 5 receptions for 77 yards & rec. TD in Week 11, his 2nd TD catch of season. TE RICHARD RODGERS had 1st rec. TD of season last week. TE ZACH ERTZ had 12 receptions for 91 yards & TD in last reg. season meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his 4 reg. season games vs. Sea. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM had 2 TFL last week. Has 7 sacks, 2 FF & FR in his past 5 at home. Aims for his 6th in row at home with sack. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with 1.5+ sacks. DT FLETCHER COX had sack & 1st FF of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & FF in 2019 NFCWC vs. Sea. (1/5/20). DE DEREK BARNETT has 3 sacks in his past 4 at home. LB ALEX SINGLETON had team-high 11 tackles, 1stcareer sack & 1st-career FR in Week 11. Aims for his 3rd in row with 11+ tackles.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner SIRIUS: 81 (Sea), 83 (Phi) | XM: 226 (Sea), 225 (Phi), 88 (National)
The Indianapolis Colts will be without running back Jonathan Taylor on Sunday after the rookie was put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
He is one of three Indy starters sitting out because of COVID when Indianapolis as Indy hosts Tennessee for the AFC South lead.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner went on the COVID list earlier this week and defensive end Denico Autry has not yet been activated after going on the COVID list last week. Autry leads the Colts with six sacks.
Coach Frank Reich also has ruled out two other starters — center Ryan Kelly (neck) and linebacker Bobby Okereke (ankle).
The Detroit Lions fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn on Saturday, the team announced.
Patricia is the third NFL head coach to be fired this season. The Houston Texans parted ways with Bill O’Brien and the Atlanta Falcons cut ties with Dan Quinn earlier in the year.
Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Patricia and Quinn entered the season firmly on the hot seat, as Lions ownership said the team must be a playoff contender for their jobs to be saved. However, a blowout loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving pushed Detroit to 4-7 and ended any remaining postseason hopes.
Patricia finishes his time in Detroit with a 13-29-1 record and no playoff appearances.
The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator was hired in the 2018 offseason.
Detroit won 36 games in the four seasons prior under Jim Caldwell but struggled against winning teams and was bounced immediately in two playoff appearances (2014, 2016).
Quinn, who also used to work for the Patriots as an executive, was hired as general manager in 2016.
All four Denver Broncos quarterbacks are ineligible to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday due to COVID-19 protocols, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts to Jeff Driskel, who tested positive Thursday, because they weren’t wearing masks, according to Schefter.
The Broncos won’t forfeit the contest, a source told Schefter, and the game hasn’t been postponed.
The NFL instructed the Broncos to remove Lock, Rypien, and Bortles from the practice field Saturday before the session began as the league reviewed contact tracing.
Denver is likely to use Kendall Hinton – a practice squad wide receiver who played quarterback at Wake Forest – on an emergency basis, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Third-string running back Royce Freeman is considered the Broncos’ emergency quarterback and could also take snaps, reports Mike Klis of 9News.
Former UCF passer Rob Calabrese, who graduated in 2012 and works for Denver as an offensive quality control coach, ran the offense Saturday at practice. The NFL won’t allow the Broncos to sign Calabrese to the active roster, according to Klis. Denver can’t sign a free agent because of the mandatory five-day incubation period in light of the pandemic.
The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks.
County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.
The 49ers have home games scheduled for Dec. 7 against Buffalo and Dec. 13 against Washington at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The team also practices at that site in the county. The team had no immediate comment on the new rules.
The rules also will impact the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and college teams at Stanford and San Jose State.
“For those teams, they will not be able to play games or have practices where they have direct contact, within the county,” Santa Clara County counsel James Williams said.
Williams said he has been in touch with the teams. None immediately responded to requests for comment.
The NHL hasn’t announced a date for the start of training camp but the Sharks have said they would look into alternate sites if needed.
Stanford and San Jose State also have several sports in season. The Cardinal have one scheduled home football game left on Dec. 12 against Oregon State.
The Spartans have home football games on Dec. 5 against Hawaii and Dec. 11 against Nevada. San Jose State practiced before the season a few hundred miles away at Humboldt State because of restrictions in Santa Clara County.
The Pittsburgh Steelers recorded positive COVID-19 tests for one player and one coach with multiple potential close contacts, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Starting running back James Conner is the player testing positive, sources told Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. Special teams coach Danny Smith is the coach, sources told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Steelers placed three players – defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs, and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins – on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Offensive lineman Kevin Dotson went on the list Nov. 14.
Pittsburgh was slated to face the Baltimore Ravens in Thursday’s prime-time game, but the contest was pushed to Tuesday due to Baltimore’s coronavirus outbreak.
Pittsburgh canceled practice Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after learning the Ravens game was pushed back.
With the Steelers also experiencing COVID-19 issues, it’s possible the NFL enacts its reported Week 18 contingency plan and moves the AFC North showdown to the end of the schedule.
Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2015. He declared himself cancer-free in May 2016.
The Miami Dolphins are expected to start quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick against the New York Jets after downgrading Tua Tagovailoa from questionable to doubtful due to a thumb injury, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
The Dolphins seemingly confirmed their first-round pick would miss the AFC East showdown by elevating quarterback Reid Sinnett to the active roster.
Tagovailoa suffered the left thumb injury Wednesday after hitting it against a helmet during practice.
The Dolphins benched the rookie signal-caller in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos due to poor play. Head coach Brian Flores later emphasized that Tagovailoa would remain the starter over Fitzpatrick.
The former Alabama star has completed 61% of his passes for 593 yards and six touchdowns in four starts. He owns a 3-1 record.
Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins to a 3-3 start but was replaced by Tagovailoa during the team’s bye week.
The veteran will be tasked with keeping Miami in the playoff hunt against one of his former teams. Fitzpatrick started 27 games for New York during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
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Covenant Christian holds off South Adams for first state title in any sport
Gage Coffey’s 34-yard touchdown run and subsequent extra-point kick by Jackson Brough provided the difference for Covenant Christian in a frantic, 41-40 triumph over South Adams in the Class A title game.
Coffey’s score with 3:02 left in the contest hardly ended the drama in a record-setting contest between the only two schools making their first appearances in the state finals, the only matchup of two schools over the weekend that had no state titles in any sport and the only meeting of the weekend featuring two unbeaten teams.
The teams combined for 1,019 yards of offense, including a record 480 yards passing for South Adams quarterback James Arnold.
With CC leading, 41-34, Arnold drove his team 78 yards in six plays, including a daring toss to Trey Schoch that gained 72 yards to the CC 2-yard line. After tailback Christian Sommersett banged it in on the next play, South Adams boldly tried for a two-point conversion, but Sommersett was stopped short.
The Warriors of coach Shawn Lyons then recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
The ending seemed unlikely after CC (15-0) took a 27-6 lead at halftime and appeared in control behind the running of tailback Micah Wilson, who gained 236 yards and scored once in the contest.
The Starfires, however, fought back in the second half and took advantage of a pair of costly CC interceptions to get back in the contest and set up the thrilling finish.
Coach Grant Moser’s Starfires finished 13-1.
Bishop Chatard rolls to state record-extending 15th championship
The most-successful program in state history added to its cache of championship trophies as Chatard rolled to a 42-14 win over Danville in the Class 3A title game.
Using a balanced offense and a smothering defense, coach Rob Doyle’s Trojans claimed the school’s 15th state championship – two more than anyone else – in their 16th appearance all-time. The appearance total matches three other schools for the best in state history.
Running back Tommy Hannon rushed for three touchdowns and 112 yards, while quarterback Carter St. John had an efficient day, completing 16-of-19 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns. Both players were replaced in the fourth quarter.
The Chatard defense, meanwhile, was equally impressive as it held Danville to 199 yards and only one score before a late Warriors score.
The Trojans finish 13-1, losing only to Indianapolis Cathedral — which will play for its 12th state title in the 5A contest.
Coach Jayme Comer’s Warriors, who were making their second appearance in the state finals and first since 1999, suffered their first loss in 12 starts. Quarterback Kale Payne completed a 36-yard TD pass to Luke Wooten in the second quarter before junior running back Matt McGovern scored on an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter.
McCahill’s Five TD Passes carry Cathedral to 13th Football Crown
A record-setting performance by quarterback Nathan McCahill lifted Cathedral to a 46-28 win over a game Zionsville squad in the Class 5A championship game.
McCahill completed a Class 5A game-record 27 passes, attempting 35 and running up 322 yards and a 5A record-tying five touchdowns. Camden Jordan was the main beneficiary of McCahill’s performance as he set a 5A record with 12 receptions, good for 91 yards and a record-tying three touchdowns.
McCahill’s exploits helped the Irish break out to a 22-0 lead in the second quarter and Cathedral held off the Eagles, who finished 7-6.
Cathedral was making its state-best-tying 16th appearance in the finals and the victory gives it the 13th championship in program history – second-best in the state behind Chatard’s 15 titles.
The Irish of coach Bill Peebles finished 13-1, with its only loss coming to 6A champion Center Grove. Cathedral also defeated 3A champ Chatard and 6A runner-up Westfield during the regular season.
In addition, the Irish won their five games in the tournament series by a combined 216-66 score.
Zionsville, coached by Scott Turnquist, fought within 22-14 and 29-21 in the third quarter, but could get no closer. Quarterback Josh Stone went 19-for-31 for 304 yards and four touchdowns. Luke Baumgartner caught nine of Stone’s completions for 153 yards and matched Jordan with three TD receptions.
Butler MBB Postpones Two Additional Games Due to COVID-19 Positive Test
In addition to Sunday’s game against Eastern Illinois that was previously announced as postponed, the Bulldogs will also postpone scheduled games against Northern Kentucky (Dec. 6) and Kansas State (Dec. 11).
Butler’s next game will be its BIG EAST opener Dec. 14 versus St. John’s at Hinkle Fieldhouse (5PM, FS1).
This announcement comes after Butler has confirmed the initial positive COVID-19 test result first detected earlier this week from within the men’s basketball program’s Tier 1 personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches and select support staff. The individual is not displaying symptoms and remains in isolation.
Those identified as close contacts were instructed to quarantine when the initial positive test result was detected. Butler will pause all in-person team activities for a 14-day period, which began Thursday, Nov. 26.
Butler’s COVID-19 surveillance testing occurs three times per week in accordance with NCAA and BIG EAST protocols.
Virginia Tech overcame some late-game adversity to dominate overtime and upset No. 3 Villanova just a day after learning they would be playing the Wildcats.
Keve Aluma scored 22 points, Nahiem Alleyne had 20 and Tyrece Radford added eight points and 13 rebounds for Tech (2-0), which won 81-73 Saturday night, outscoring the Wildcats 17-9 in the extra frame.
“I thought we guarded so very well throughout and we did it again over a five-minute period in the overtime and found a way to win,” Coach Mike Young said. “A huge win for us.”
Collin Gillespie scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half for Villanova (2-1). Caleb Daniels added 17 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 14 for the Wildcats.
The teams were tied at 29 after 20 minutes and deadlocked at 38 five minutes into the second half.
The Wildcats appeared to take control of the game from there, going on an 11-0 run and holding the Hokies scoreless for five minutes.
“You learn when you have a lead and you’re playing against a good team, you’ve got to play every possession until the end,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “So, we’re definitely going to learn that the hard way.”
Virginia Tech chipped away and led 64-62 lead with 1.3 seconds remaining on an odd three-point play by Aluma, who scored on a beautiful assist from Cartier Diarra in the lane, and then unintentionally banked in a free throw he was trying to miss.
Villanova’s Justin Moore then drew a charge on Justyn Mutts on the inbounds play and Moore’s two foul shots sent the game into overtime tied at 64.
Mutts made up for that mistake by scoring the first five points in extra time and the Hokies never relinquished the lead.
“That was a key, just keeping our cool and feeding off our bench’s energy, that helped us through the game,” Aluma said.
The game was an unexpected third in four days for Villanova in”Bubbleville,” the 11-day gathering of college basketball teams at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for early season nonconference play.
The Hokies were supposed to face Temple on Saturday, but the Owls were forced to pause team activities for two weeks on Thanksgiving after a positive coronavirus test in the program. That meant canceling not only Saturday’s game, but a contest that had been scheduled for Dec. 3 at Villanova.
That left both the Hokies and the Wildcats at the Mohegan Sun looking for a game.
Young took the blame for his team failing to close the game out in regulation, admitting his didn’t prepare his team for the possibility that Aluma would accidentally make his foul shot.
Villanova then baited Mutts into a charge on the baseline, a call that originally went against Villanova but was reversed.
“I failed to coach my player on one of the oldest tricks in the book and it almost cost us,” Young said. “So, nobody’s fault but mine.”
Virginia Tech: Neither team has anyone over 6-foot-9 on the roster, but the Hokies outscored Villanova 32-22 in the paint and outrebounded the Wildcats 40-31.
“I’m not sure we’ve ever outrebounded anyone,” Young said. “I’m not sure we ever outscored another team, certainly not in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the paint. That’s what I’m comfortable with. That’s how I’ve always wanted to play.”
Villanova: The Wildcats’ bench scored just eight points against the Hokies, who got 25 points from their reserves.
This is the second straight year the Hokies have upset the No. 3 team in the country in an early season nonconference game. The Hokies upset Michigan State last November in Maui.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies stay in “Bubbleville” for a Sunday night game against South Florida.
Villanova: The Wildcats head home to play Saint Joseph’s, a game that was moved from Monday to Wednesday as part of the schedule reshuffling resulting from Temple’s virus issues.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team forced overtime with a goal in the final minute of regulation, but Michigan State scored at 3:36 of the extra session for a 3-2 Big Ten win Saturday in Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes (0-3-0, 0-3-0-0-0-0 B1G) and Spartans (2-0-1, 1-0-0-0-0-0 B1G) will close the series at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in VCA. The game will be streamed through BTN Plus and on Ohio State radio.
Senior goalie Tommy Nappier had 42 saves in the Buckeye net, just two shy of his career high. After a scoreless first, the Buckeyes opened the scoring on a Grant Gabriele goal at 7:37 of the second. The Spartans answered with two goals before the end of the stanza, with a power play tally at 10:21 and go-ahead goal at 16:08. MSU carried its lead until 19:33 of the third, when Buckeye rookie Travis Treloar scored an extra attacker goal. In overtime, which now begins 3-on-3 across the NCAA, the Spartans netted the game winner at 3:36.
Quoting Buckeye head coach Steve Rohlik
“We competed till the end and obviously it was nice to tie it up there with 30 seconds to go, [we] gave ourselves a chance. Once you get to the 3-on-3 it’s pretty much a crap shoot at times, you just try to control the puck. We got our chances and their kid scored a nice goal there.”
Ohio State vs. Michigan State
In the First … Each team had eight shots on goal and a power play chance in the period, but no goals were scored.
In the Second … Buckeyessenior defensemanGrant Gabriele opened the scoring at 7:37, tallying on a wrist shot in the high slot off an assist from redshirt freshman Michael Gildon. The Spartans’ Charlie Combs scored on the power play at 10:21 to tie the game and Adam Goodsir put MSU ahead at 16:08. Nappier had 18 saves in the period, with Michigan State outshooting the Buckeyes, 20-6. Each team had two power plays in the stanza.
In the Third … Down by onewith less than seven minutes in regulation, the Buckeyes killed off a five-minute major power play for MSU to keep it a one-goal game and with the net empty in the final minute, Ohio State tied the game. Freshman defenseman Evan McIntyre found classmate Travis Treloar with a cross-ice pass and he scored on a one-timer at 19:33. Nappier stopped all 14 MSU shots in the period and Ohio State put seven shots on net. Both Treloar and McIntyre marked their first point as a Buckeye on the tally.
In Overtime … Each team had chances in overtime but the Spartans prevailed on their third shot on goal, with Nico Muller scoring on a shot from the left wing. Ohio State had one shot on goal in the stanza.
Shots … The Buckeyes were outshot, 45-22, in the game. Nappier played 63:14 and had 42 saves, allowing three goals. MSU’s Drew DeRidder made 20 stops in 63:36.
The Buckeyes had nine shot blocks, led by Kamil Sadlocha with two.
Special Teams … The Buckeyes were scoreless on three power play chances in the game and the penalty kill was 4-for-5, including a stop on a full five-minute major.