INDIANA HS FOOTBALL SECTIONAL MATCH-UPS
INDIANA BOYS/GIRLS SOCCER SEMI-STATE MATCH-UPS
1 PM ET | CLASS 1A BOYS | WESTVIEW (19-1-1) VS. PARK TUDOR (18-2-1)
3:30 PM ET | CLASS 3A BOYS | PENN (13-4-4) VS. NOBLESVILLE (14-3-3)
6 PM ET | CLASS 3A GIRLS | CROWN POINT (17-4-1) VS. NOBLESVILLE (18-1)
1 PM CT | CLASS 2A BOYS | MISHAWAKA MARIAN (17-1-2) VS. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (16-1-3)
3:30 PM CT | CLASS 2A GIRLS | MISHAWAKA MARIAN (19-1-1) VS. LEO (17-4)
6 PM CT | CLASS 1A GIRLS | ANDREAN (14-2-4) VS. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (10-8-3)
3. EVANSVILLE NORTH
1 PM CT | CLASS 2A GIRLS | INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (18-2-1) VS. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (20-0-1)
3:30 PM CT | CLASS 2A BOYS | BREBEUF JESUIT (15-4-1) VS. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (15-3-2)
6 PM CT | CLASS 1A GIRLS | PARK TUDOR (19-1-1) VS. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (14-7)
1 PM ET | CLASS 3A GIRLS | CARMEL (17-2-2) VS. CENTER GROVE (17-2-2)
3 PM ET | CLASS 3A BOYS | INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (10-7-5) VS. COLUMBUS NORTH (18-1-1)
5 PM ET | CLASS 1A BOYS | GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (10-7-3) VS. FOREST PARK (14-6-1)
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY SEMI-STATE
1. NEW PRAIRIE | 10:30 AM CT; 11:15 AM CT | TICKETS
FEEDER REGIONALS: CROWN POINT, CULVER ACADEMIES, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), CHESTERTON
2. NEW HAVEN @ INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY | 10:30 AM ET; 11:15 AM ET | TICKETS
FEEDER REGIONALS: DELTA, ELKHART, MARION, WEST NOBLE
3. SHELBYVILLE @ BLUE RIVER PARK | 10:30 AM ET; 11:15 AM ET | TICKETS
FEEDER REGIONALS: BEN DAVIS, NOBLESVILLE, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY
4. BROWN COUNTY | 11:30 AM ET; 12:15 PM ET | TICKETS
FEEDER REGIONALS: BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, COLUMBUS NORTH, CRAWFORD COUNTY, PIKE CENTRAL
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL MATCH-UPS
INDIANA COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
ANDERSON AT DEFIANCE, OCTOBER 22 AT 1:30 P.M.
BALL STATE VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN, OCTOBER 22 AT 2 P.M. (TV: ESPN+)
BUTLER VS. MARIST, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M. (TV: FLOSPORTS)
DEPAUW VS. OHIO WESLEYAN, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M.
FRANKLIN AT ROSE-HULMAN, OCTOBER 22 AT 1:30 P.M.
HANOVER VS. MT. ST. JOSEPH, OCTOBER 22 AT 1:30 P.M.
INDIANA AT RUTGERS, OCTOBER 22 AT NOON (TV: BIG TEN NETWORK)
INDIANA STATE VS. ILLINOIS STATE, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M. (TV: ESPN3)
MANCHESTER VS. BLUFFTON, OCTOBER 22 AT 1:30 P.M.
MARIAN AT CONCORDIA, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M.
NOTRE DAME VS. UNLV, OCTOBER 22 AT 2:30 P.M. (TV: PEACOCK)
PURDUE AT WISCONSIN, OCTOBER 22 AT 3:30 P.M. (TV: ESPN)
ST. FRANCIS AT INDIANA WESLEYAN, OCTOBER 22 AT NOON (TV: ESPN3)
TAYLOR VS. MADONNA, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M.
TRINE VS. ALBION, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M.
UINDY VS. QUINCY, OCTOBER 22 AT 6 P.M.
VALPARAISO AT MOREHEAD STATE, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M. (TV: ESPN+)
WABASH AT OBERLIN, OCTOBER 22 AT 1 P.M.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
VIRGINIA 16 GEORGIA TECH 9
TROY 10 S. ALABAMA 6
FRIDAY, OCT. 21
PRINCETON AT HARVARD | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
LONG ISLAND AT WAGNER | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
TULSA AT TEMPLE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
UAB AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
IOWA AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
SYRACUSE AT CLEMSON | 12 P.M. | ABC
UT MARTIN AT TENNESSEE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
KANSAS AT BAYLOR | 12 P.M.
CINCINNATI AT SMU | 12 P.M.
UL MONROE AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
INDIANA AT RUTGERS | 12 P.M.
HOUSTON AT NAVY | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
AKRON AT KENT STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
DUKE AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN3
TOLEDO AT BUFFALO | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN3
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT OHIO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
UNLV AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
WEST VIRGINIA AT TEXAS TECH | 3 P.M.
RICE AT LOUISIANA TECH | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
OLE MISS AT LSU | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
UCLA AT OREGON | 3:30 P.M.
BOSTON COLLEGE AT WAKE FOREST | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
MARSHALL AT JAMES MADISON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BYU AT LIBERTY | 3:30 P.M.
PURDUE AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
NORTHWESTERN AT MARYLAND | 3:30 P.M.
MEMPHIS AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M.
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT OLD DOMINION | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
FIU AT CHARLOTTE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
NORTH TEXAS AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M.
VANDERBILT AT MISSOURI | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ARIZONA STATE AT STANFORD | 4 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
HAWAI’I AT COLORADO STATE | 4 P.M.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT UTEP | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT LOUISIANA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS AT TEXAS STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SAN JOSE STATE AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 6 P.M.
FRESNO STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 6:30 P.M. | FS2
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
BOISE STATE AT AIR FORCE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA AT PENN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
TEXAS A&M AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UCF AT EAST CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
KANSAS STATE AT TCU | 8 P.M.
COLORADO AT OREGON STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
PITT AT LOUISVILLE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UTAH STATE AT WYOMING | 9:45 P.M.
WASHINGTON AT CAL | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NFL WEEK 7
ARIZONA 42 NEW ORLEANS 34
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ATLANTA FALCONS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DETROIT LIONS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW YORK JETS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:05P (MT) 4:05P CBS
HOUSTON TEXANS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC*
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022
CHICAGO BEARS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
HOUSTON 3 NY YANKEES 2
THURSDAY, OCT. 20
ALCS GAME 2, NYY @ HOU 7:30 P.M., TBS
FRIDAY, OCT. 21
NLCS GAME 3, SD @ PHI 7:30 P.M., FS1
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
ALCS GAME 3, HOU @ NYY 5 P.M., TBS
NLCS GAME 4, SD @ PHI 7:45 P.M., FOX
SUNDAY, OCT. 23
NLCS GAME 5, SD @ PHI 2:30 P.M., FS1 (IF NECESSARY)
ALCS GAME 4, HOU @ NYY 7 P.M., TBS
MONDAY, OCT. 24
ALCS GAME 5, HOU @ NYY 4 P.M., TBS (IF NECESSARY)
NLCS GAME 6, PHI @ SD 8 P.M., FS1 (IF NECESSARY)
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
ALCS GAME 6, NYY @ HOU 6 P.M., TBS (IF NECESSARY)
NLCS GAME 7, PHI @ SD 8 P.M., FOX OR FS1 (IF NECESSARY)
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
ALCS GAME 7, NYY @ HOU 7:30 P.M., TBS (IF NECESSARY)
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
GAME 1 (AT BETTER RECORD), FOX
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
GAME 2 (AT BETTER RECORD), FOX
MONDAY, OCT. 31
GAME 3, FOX
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
GAME 4, FOX
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2
GAME 5, FOX (IF NECESSARY)
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
GAME 6, FOX (IF NECESSARY, AT BETTER RECORD)
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
GAME 7, FOX (IF NECESSARY, AT BETTER RECORD)
MILWAUKEE 90 PHILADELPHIA 88
LA CLIPPERS 103 LA LAKERS 97
BOSTON 2 ANAHEIM 1
TORONTO 3 DALLAS 2
MONTRÉAL 6 ARIZONA 2
OTTAWA 5 WASHINGTON 2
SAN JOSE 3 NY RANGERS 2
PITTSBURGH 6 LOS ANGELES 1
COLUMBUS 5 NASHVILLE 3
NEW JERSEY 4 NY ISLANDERS 1
EDMONTON 6 CAROLINA 4
MINNESOTA 4 VANCOUVER 3
BUFFALO 6 CALGARY 3
VEGAS 5 WINNIPEG 2
MLS PLAYOFFS THURSDAY
PHILADELPHIA 1 CINCINNATI 0
LAFC 3 LOS ANGELES 2
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
BREGMAN HR AS VALDEZ, ASTROS EDGE YANKEES 3-2, LEAD ALCS 2-0
HOUSTON (AP) Alex Bregman, Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros are off to a perfect start this postseason.
Taking the formula that won them 106 games in the regular season – strong pitching and hitting home runs – the Astros kept rolling against the New York Yankees.
Bregman connected for an early three-run homer, Valdez threw seven strong innings and the Astros edged the Yankees 3-2 Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
The Astros improved to 5-0 this postseason after a sweep to begin this best-of-seven matchup.
“We got a few guys hot. We would like to get everybody hot before it’s over with,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge just missed a two-run homer in the eighth when his drive was caught just in front of the short wall by right fielder Kyle Tucker. The ball would’ve landed in the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium, Statcast showed – with the roof open at Minute Maid Park, the wind might’ve knocked down Judge’s bid.
“I think the roof open kind of killed us,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, later adding, “I didn’t think like he smoked it like no-doubter, but it felt like his homers to right.
A night after Justin Verlander fanned 11 in a 4-2 win in Game 1, Valdez turned in another solid pitching performance and Bregman’s third-inning homer was all the offense Houston needed.
“They got a really tough pitching staff over there,” Bregman said. “They’re really good. So just trying to scratch and claw and battle and try and fight.”
Valdez allowed just four hits, walked none and struck out nine. The only runs New York mustered were unearned, coming in the fourth after a flustered Valdez committed two errors on the same play.
But he quickly moved past the gaffe and shut down the powerful Yankees lineup the rest of the way. Valdez allowed just one baserunner after that inning on a single to Harrison Bader with two outs in the fifth and retired the last seven hitters he faced, capped by striking out the side in the seventh.
Valdez, who often talks about his maturation, said he would have been undone by his fourth-inning miscues a few years ago.
“Back in 2019 I probably would have been done with the game,” he said in Spanish through a translator. “I probably would have lost all focus there at that moment. But those are all things that we work on and just continue working hard to be able to focus better and get better in the game.”
Featuring a mix of pitches, Valdez got 25 swings and misses. He also helped end the Yankees’ record run of 23 straight postseason games with a home run.
Bryan Abreu pitched a scoreless eighth. Ryan Pressly walked one in a scoreless ninth, striking out three for his second save of the series.
There was a slight delay before Pressly threw his first pitch after a fan got on the field and appeared to try and hug Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and take a selfie with him. Security and police officers quickly descended on the man and pulled him away from Altuve before wrestling him to the ground, handcuffing him and escorting him off the field.
The series shifts to New York for Game 3 Saturday where the Yankees will try to dig themselves out of a hole to avoid being eliminated by Houston in the ALCS for the third time in six years. Former Houston ace Gerrit Cole will start for New York.
Houston is 7-2 overall against the Yankees this year.
Yankees starter Luis Severino plunked Martin Maldonado on the left forearm to start Houston’s third before the slumping Altuve struck out. Jeremy Pena singled to center before Yordan Alvarez grounded into a forceout at second.
Bregman then knocked a fastball beyond the wall in left field for his second home run this postseason to make it 3-0. It was his 14th career home run in the playoffs to move him past Justin Turner for most homers by a third baseman in MLB history.
It was a bit windy at Minute Maid Park in a rare game where the retractable roof was open, and it was unclear how much the conditions impacted flyballs. Judge, who set an AL record with 62 home runs during the regular season, gave the Houston fans with his drive that Tucker grabbed before knocking into the wall.
The Yankees are hitting .138 in the two games against the Astros and have struck out 30 times to Houston’s eight. The Astros hit three home runs in the opener.
The Astros, who swept Seattle in the AL Division Series, are winning without any help on offense from Altuve, long a postseason powerhouse.
The three-time batting champion went 0 for 4 Thursday to fall to 0 for 23 in the playoffs this year, which is the longest hitless streak to begin a postseason in MLB history. He passed Dal Maxvill, who went 0 for 22 in the 1968 World Series for the Cardinals.
“I woke up today, and my goal was to win the game, and we did it, and that’s the only thing that’s on my mind right now,” Altuve said.
Judge got his first hit of the series with a single to get things going for the Yankees in the fourth.
Then came a nightmare of a play for Valdez where he made both a fielding and a throwing error. Giancarlo Stanton hit a chopper toward Valdez, and he grabbed it, possibly with time to start a double play, but then dropped it.
Valdez picked up the ball but fell backwards to the ground as he threw to first. His toss was offline, allowing Judge to advance to third and Stanton to reach second on the play.
Valdez remained on his back on the grass for a few seconds after seeing the ball roll past first base and put a hand to his face and shook his head before gathering himself and returning to the mound.
Anthony Rizzo followed with a groundout that scored Judge to make it 3-1.
A single by Gleyber Torres sent Stanton home to get the Yankees within 3-2. But Valdez struck out Josh Donaldson and Kyle Higashioka to limit the damage.
Severino allowed five hits and three runs with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Cole (2-0, 2.03 ERA this postseason), who helped the Astros to the 2019 World Series before signing with the Yankees, will start for New York in Game 3 Friday. Houston has yet to name its starter, but it will likely be Lance McCullers.
49ERS ACQUIRE RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY FROM PANTHERS
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have acquired star running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers for a haul of draft picks.
The Panthers on Thursday night announced the deal that sends McCaffrey back to the Bay Area where he starred in college at Stanford. They said it will be finalized when McCaffrey passes a physical.
The Panthers will receive picks in the second, third and fourth rounds of the 2023 draft, as well as a fifth-rounder in 2024, according to a person familiar with the terms. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not announced.
Carolina had been seeking a first-round pick, but San Francisco had already dealt their 2023 first-round pick in a deal to draft Trey Lance last year.
McCaffrey joins a talented group of playmakers in San Francisco with versatile receiver Deebo Samuel, star tight end George Kittle and receiver Brandon Aiyuk.
But the Niners (3-3) were not as strong at running back with starter Elijah Mitchell out with a knee injury. McCaffrey provides coach Kyle Shanahan with one of the best as both a runner and receiver, adding another element to San Francisco’s offense.
McCaffrey has a $990,000 salary this year after Carolina reworked his contract, making him an easy fit under the salary cap. He is owed about $36 million over the next three years, but none of that is guaranteed.
McCaffrey becomes the second skill position player to be traded this week by the Panthers (1-5) since coach Matt Rhule was fired on Oct. 10. Carolina sent wide receiver Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday for two future late-round draft picks.
The trade leaves the already depleted, and largely inept Panthers offense extremely thin at running back with D’Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard expected to compete for the starting job and Raheem Blackshear potentially in the mix for more work.
The 26-year-old McCaffrey is considered one of the most versatile running backs in the league when healthy because of his ability as a runner, receiver and blocker.
He missed 23 games over the previous two seasons due to injuries, but has played in all six games this season and is fourth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (607) despite playing for the league’s 32nd-ranked offense. He and Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb are the only players in the league to have five games this year with at least 100 yards from scrimmage.
McCaffrey has 7,272 yards from scrimmage – 3,980 rushing and 3,292 receiving – and has scored 50 touchdowns since coming into the league as the eighth overall draft pick in 2017.
McCaffrey’s best season came in 2019 when he had 1,387 yards rushing and 1,005 yards receiving, making only the third player in NFL history to eclipse 1,000 yards in both categories. He also had 19 touchdowns that season and was named All-Pro.
McCaffrey’s father, Ed, won a Super Bowl with the 49ers in the 1994 season and won two more titles in Denver with Shanahan’s father, Mike, as his head coach.
CARDINALS USE TWO PICK-6S IN FIRST HALF TO DOWN SAINTS 42-34
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals were trailing late in the first half when cameras caught coach Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray in a heated verbal exchange while star receiver DeAndre Hopkins played the role of peacemaker.
Murray’s message to his irate coach: “Calm down, we’re good. We’re going to make it right.”
Murray – and the Cardinals defense – made sure his prediction was true.
Marco Wilson and Isaiah Simmons scored touchdowns on two pick-6s late in the first half and used that stunning change in momentum to lift the Cardinals over the New Orleans Saints 42-34 on Thursday night.
The Cardinals (3-4) snapped an eight-game home losing streak that was the franchise’s longest since 1958.
The game was tied at 14 when Saints quarterback Andy Dalton threw the game-changing interceptions on consecutive drives that were barely a minute apart. The first one wasn’t necessarily his fault, but the second one was.
The first came when Saints receiver Marquez Callaway bobbled a potential catch. Wilson was there to pluck it out of the air and then sprinted 38 yards to the end zone, diving over the goal line for a 20-14 lead.
The second happened when Dalton tried to throw over the middle. Simmons corralled the interception with one hand and then ran 56 yards down the right sideline for the score and a 28-14 lead. The Cardinals crowd – which hadn’t seen a win since Oct. 24 of last season against the Texans – roared its approval.
“For the first time all season, we could play with the lead and lean on it,” Kingsbury said. “It definitely helped.”
From there, the Cardinals had control. The Saints pulled within 28-17 early in the third, but Murray found Greg Dortch for a 5-yard touchdown to push Arizona ahead 35-17.
Murray completed 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown.
New Orleans (2-5) has lost five of its last six games. Dalton threw for 361 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
It was another frustrating loss for the Saints in a season that’s quickly unraveling.
“The three takeaways were killers in the game,” Saints coach Dennis Allen. “We’ve got to fix some of these issues, that’s my responsibility.”
The Saints led 7-3 late in the first quarter and looked as if they were going to score another touchdown, but Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton intercepted Dalton’s pass in the end zone.
New Orleans did push ahead 14-6 in the second on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Taysom Hill. The touchdown was set up by a 64-yard catch and run by Kevin White, who barely stayed in-bounds as he ran down the left sideline to Arizona’s 3-yard line. White was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad before the game.
The Cardinals welcomed back Hopkins, a three-time All-Pro who was suspended for the first six games of the season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Hopkins finished with 10 catches for 102 yards. He couldn’t be with the team for much of the suspension, but said he worked hard to stay in shape.
“I don’t know where he’s been or what he’s been doing, but it worked,” Kingsbury said.
Newly-acquired receiver Robbie Anderson – who had been with the team just three days since being acquired in a trade with the Panthers – was also active and on the field for a few plays. He didn’t record a catch.
Dalton was just the fourth quarterback since 2010 to throw two pick-6s in the first half. The others are Josh Rosen, Tony Romo and Colin Kaepernick.
NICE PLAY, ROOK
Dalton – starting his fourth straight game for the injured Jameis Winston – had a beautiful long throw on the first drive, connecting with rookie Rashid Shaheed for a 53-yard touchdown.
Shaheed was an undrafted free agent who made a big impact for a second straight week with his early touchdown.
He was brought up from the practice squad before last week’s game against the Bengals and showed blazing speed when he took a handoff on a jet sweep 44 yards for a touchdown on his first offensive play with the ball in the NFL.
Saints: Both starting CBs Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) and Paulson Adebo (knee) were inactive. So were starting LG Andrus Peat (chest), WR Jarvis Landry (ankle), WR Michael Thomas (foot) and TE Adam Trautman (ankle). … CB Bradley Roby (ankle) was carted off the field in the first quarter.
Cardinals: LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), K Matt Prater (hip), RB James Conner (ribs), C Rodney Hudson (knee) and RB Darrel Williams (knee) were all inactive. … DL Rashard Lawrence (shoulder) was carted off the field in the first quarter.
Saints: Host the Raiders on Oct. 30.
Cardinals: Travel to face the Vikings on Oct. 30.
COWBOYS QB PRESCOTT SAYS INJURY ABSENCE ENDING AGAINST LIONS
FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott fiddled with his surgically repaired right thumb while waiting just outside the view of cameras for young standout linebacker Micah Parsons to finish his session with reporters.
Then the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys said he was playing Sunday against the Detroit Lions, which would end a five-game absence since fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand in the opener.
Prescott didn’t want to overstate his eagerness to return, particularly since he’s just two years removed from the gruesome ankle injury that ended his 2020 season in Week 5.
“It’s about staying where my feet are,” Prescott said. “Just thankful I went out there and had a good practice. Just put my mind right where I am, and when I look up I’ll be prepared ready to go for Sunday.”
A few hours earlier, coach Mike McCarthy left little doubt of the return of Prescott, who said after a 26-17 loss to Philadelphia last week that he expected to return against the Lions.
Prescott threw 40 passes during a scaled-back practice Wednesday coming off the primetime loss to the Eagles with first place in the NFC East on the line.
“I thought he looked very good,” McCarthy said. “We’ll look to expand that (Thursday) and put him in the lead chair as far as reps just to give him the opportunity to prepare to play.”
Prescott joked that he threw 140 passes in a full practice Thursday, his way of saying he wasn’t on a pitch count with his throws.
“I wasn’t limited by any means,” Prescott said.
The loss to Philadelphia ended a four-game winning streak with backup Cooper Rush, who lost for the first time in six starts filling in for an injured Prescott. The other victory was last season at Minnesota.
There was plenty of concern after the Dallas offense played poorly even before Prescott injured his thumb in a 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay in the opener.
Instead, Dallas (4-2) is one of four NFC teams with winning records, set to face one of two one-win teams in the conference in the Lions (1-4).
Chicago, another struggling NFC North team, visits next week.
“He went out there and did everything I expected Cooper to do,” Prescott said. “Understand that everybody had to raise their level and everybody is going to continue to raise their level. That is what he has done and what the team has done. Now I can come back and we can keep rolling.”
McCarthy credited the players’ participation in the offseason program and a mostly healthy training camp in California with helping Dallas stay in contention without Prescott.
“I think it’s a credit to the whole team, especially what Cooper Rush was able to do,” McCarthy said. “I think it’s all those things, they add up and then it’s all part of keeping the train on the tracks.”
The Cowboys went off the rails in 2020 after Prescott broke his right ankle, losing the first four games on the way to a 6-10 finish.
Rush kept that from happening again, making Prescott’s return even more of a boost for a club confident it can return to the playoffs after last season’s wild-card loss to San Francisco.
“Coop did an amazing job for us, but (Prescott) is kind of that life source for us on offense,” five-time All-Pro right guard Zack Martin said. “Not just playing-wise, but energy-wise, presence-wise. He definitely brings that part back.”
WEEK 7 NFL PREVIEWS
NFL PREVIEW: CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-4) @ BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-3)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Ravens lead all-time series, 34-12
STREAKS Ravens have won 4 of last 5
LAST GAME 12/12/21: Ravens 22 at Browns 24
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/28/21: Ravens 16, Browns 10
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green,
Melanie Collins (field reporter)
Cleveland SiriusXM 133 or 383 and the SXM App
Baltimore SiriusXM 85 or 225 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK L 38-15 vs. New England
COACH VS. OPP. Kevin Stefanski: 1-3
PTS. FOR 24.7
PASSING Jacoby Brissett: 124-206-1,326-6-5-78.7
RUSHING Nick Chubb: 110-649-5.9-7
RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 31-348-11.2-4
PTS. AGAINST 27.2
SACKS Myles Garrett: 5
INTs Grant Delpit, Denzel Ward: 1
TAKE/GIVE -3 (5/8)
PUNTING (NET) Corey Bojorquez: 47.1 (40.5)
KICKING Cade York (R): 46 (13/15 PAT; 11/13 FG)
QB JACOBY BRISSETT passed for season-high 266 yards last week. Has 0 INTs in 2 career starts vs. Bal. Has 10 TDs (8 pass, 2 rush) vs. 2 INTs with 94.4 rating in 7 career starts vs. AFC North. • RB NICK CHUBB leads NFL with 649 rush yards & 7 rush TDs this season. Can become 5th player ever with 8+ rush TDs in each of 1st 5 seasons. Has 110+ scrimmage yards in 5 of 6 games this season & has rush TD in 4 of past 5. Has 270 scrimmage yards (135 per game) in 2 road games this season. • RB KAREEM HUNT has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of 6 games this season. • WR AMARI COOPER aims for 3rd in row with TD catch & has rec. TD in 4 of past 5. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Bal. (12/8/20 w/ Dal.). Has 5+ catches in 3 of 4 career games vs. Bal. Has rec. TD in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC North. Needs TD catch to become 6th player in SB era with 5+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 8 seasons. • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES led team with season-high 74 rec. yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches for 90 yards in last meeting. • TE DAVID NJOKU aims for 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in last road meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Bal & 4 of his past 5 vs. division. • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks & FF last week & became Cle. all-time sack leader (63.5). Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with sack. Is 1 of 3 in NFL with 5+ sacks in each of past 6 seasons. • LB JACOB PHLILLIPS aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with PD & 3rd in row vs. division with sack. • S JOHN JOHNSON had 6 tackles, TFL & 1st-career FR in Week 6.
LAST WEEK L 24-20 at N.Y. Giants
COACH VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 23-5
PTS. FOR 26.3
PASSING Lamar Jackson: 112-181-1,277-13-6-93.2
RUSHING Lamar Jackson (QB): 56-451-8.1-2
RECEIVING Mark Andrews (TE): 39-455-11.7-5
PTS. AGAINST 23.5
SACKS Justin Madubuike, Patrick Queen: 2.5
INTs Marlon Humphrey: 2
TAKE/GIVE +4 (12/8)
PUNTING (NET) Jordan Stout (R): 46.2 (39.2)
KICKING Justin Tucker: 50 (17/18 PAT; 11/12 FG)
QB LAMAR JACKSON had 287 yards (210 pass, 77 rush) last week. Aims for his 11th in row at home & 6th in row overall with 50+ rush yards. Has 0 INTs in 4 of his past 5 starts vs. Cle. Leads QBs with 451 rush yards in 2022 & can join Cam Newton as only QBs in NFL history with 500+ rush yards in each of 1st 5 seasons. • RB KENYAN DRAKE rushed for season-high 119 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Had 137 rush yards & career-high 4 rush TDs in his last game vs. Cle. (12/15/19 w/ Az.). • RB J.K. DOBBINS has rush TD in each of his 2 career games vs. Cle. Has rush TD in 5 of his past 6 at home. • TE MARK ANDREWS led team with 7 catches for season-high 106 yards & TD in Week 6, his 9th-career game with 100+ rec. yards, 4th-most among TEs since 2018. Has 7+ catches, 85+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 4 of his past. Had 11 catches for 115 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 7 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. Cle. Ties for lead among TEs with 455 rec. yards this season & ranks 2nd in catches (39) & rec. TDs (5). • WR DEVIN DUVERNAY aims for 3rd in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. • LB PATRICK QUEEN led team with 7 tackles & had sack & 1st FF of season last week. Aims for 7th in row with 5+ tackles & 3rd in row with 7+ tackles. Had 2 TFL & FR in last home meeting. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2nd sack of season in Week 6. Ranks 2nd among all active players with 163 career TFLs. • DT JUSTIN MADUBUIKE had 5 tackles & sack in Week 6. Has TFL in 3 of past 4. • CB MARCUS PETERS has PD in each of his 5 games this season. • CB MARLON HUMPHREY has PD in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 7th in row vs. Cle. with PD.
NFL PREVIEW: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-3) @ CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-5)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Panthers lead all-time series, 24-19
STREAKS Buccaneers have won past 4
LAST GAME 1/9/22: Panthers 17 at Buccaneers 41
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/26/21: Buccaneers 32, Panthers 6
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
Tampa Bay SiriusXM 134 or 384 and the SXM App
Carolina SiriusXM 83 or 226 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK L 20-18 at Pittsburgh
COACH VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-1
PTS. FOR 20.2
PASSING Tom Brady: 166-247-1,652-8-1-95.1
RUSHING Leonard Fournette: 95-343-3.6-1
RECEIVING Mike Evans: 24-358-14.9-3
PTS. AGAINST 17.2
SACKS Devin White, Antoine Winfield (S): 3
INTs Jamel Dean: 2
TAKE/GIVE +3 (9/6)
PUNTING (NET) Jake Camarda (R): 45.6 (41.1)
KICKING Ryan Succop: 53 (8/8 PAT; 15/16 FG)
QB TOM BRADY completed 29 of 37 atts. (78.4 pct.) for 326 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.4 rating in last meeting. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 111.6 rating in his past 2 starts at Car. & aims for his 3rd in row at Car. with 95+ rating. Is 10-4 with 4,127 pass yards (294.8 per game) & 31 TD passes vs. NFC South since 2020. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 6 catches, 101 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 38 rec.) & career-high 3rd rec. TD of season last week. Can become 1st RB since 2016 (David Johnson) with 5+ catches & rec. TD in 4 straight games. Ranks 2nd among RBs in 2022 in catches (32) & rec. yards (232). Has 283 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. Car. • WR MIKE EVANS has 60+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6. Had 89 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Car. with TD catch & 5th in row vs. Car. with 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. • WR CHRIS GODWIN led team with 6 catches for 95 yards last week. Has 6+ catches in 6 of his past 7 & aims for his 4th in row with 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has 465 rec. yards (116.3 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. Car. • LB LAVONTE DAVID led team with 13 tackles & had TFL last week. Has 6+ tackles in 16 of his 18 career games vs. Car. Aims for his 16th in row on road with 5+ tackles. • LB DEVIN WHITE had 8 tackles & PD in Week 6 & aims for his 4th in row on road in 2022 with 8+ tackles & PD. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 vs. Car. • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with sack & 2 TFL. • S ANTOINE WINFIELD aims for his 3rd in row with sack & 2 TFL. Has sack in 2 of his 3 career games vs. Car. Aims for his 12th in row with 5+ tackles.
LAST WEEK L 24-10 at L.A. Rams
COACH VS. OPP. Steve Wilks: 0-0
PTS. FOR 17.2
PASSING PJ Walker: 15-22-120-0-0-81.6
RUSHING Christian McCaffrey: 85-393-4.6-2
RECEIVING Christian McCaffrey (RB): 33-277-8.4-1
PTS. AGAINST 24.3
SACKS Brian Burns: 4
INTs Four tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE -2 (6/8)
PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 48.9 (44.9)
KICKING Eddy Pineiro: 43 (7/7 PAT; 12/13 FG)
QB BAKER MAYFIELD has TD pass in 3 of his 4 home starts in 2022. Passed for 215 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.4 rating in his only career start vs. TB (10/21/18 w/ Cle.). • QB P.J. WALKER completed 10 of 16 atts. in 1st start of season last week. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 7 receptions & 158 scrimmage yards (89 rec., 69 rush) in Week 6. Has 24 career games with both 50+ rush yards & 50+ rec. yards, 2nd-most in NFL history (HOFer Marshall Faulk – 51). Has 390 career receptions, tied-3rd most by RB in 1st 6 seasons all-time. Leads all RBs in catches (33) & rec. yards (277) in 2022. Is 1 of 2 (Nick Chubb) with 5 games of 100+ scrimmage yards this season & aims for his 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 vs. TB & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 2+ TDs. • RB CHUBA HUBBARD had TD catch in last meeting. • WR DJ MOORE has 50+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 60+ scrimmage yards. Had 7 catches & 100 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 13 rush) in last meeting. Has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6 vs. TB. • DE BRIAN BURNS aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. • DT DERRICK BROWN had career-high 7 tackles & 0.5 sacks last week. Has 6 PD in his past 5 & aims for his 4th in row at home with PD. • LB CORY LITTLETON led team with 10 tackles & had 0.5 sacks in Week 6. • LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 2 TFL & 2 PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home vs. TB with 7+ tackles & TFL. • CB DONTE JACKSON had INT-TD last week, his 13th-career INT & 1st-career TD. • DB MYLES HARTSFIELD had 12 tackles & sack in last meeting.
NFL PREVIEW: ATLANTA FALCONS (3-3) @ CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-3)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Bengals lead all-time series, 9-5
STREAKS Bengals have won past 2
LAST GAME 9/30/18: Bengals 37 at Falcons 36
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/14/14: Bengals 24, Falcons 10
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV FOX: Brandon Gaudin, Robert Smith,
Jennifer Hale (field reporter)
Atlanta SiriusXM 158 or 386 and the SXM App
Cincinnati SiriusXM 113 or 228 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK W 28-14 vs. San Francisco
COACH VS. OPP. Arthur Smith: 0-0
PTS. FOR 24.3
PASSING Marcus Mariota: 84-137-1,055-6-4-87.7
RUSHING Tyler Allgeier (R): 54-235-4.4-0
RECEIVING Drake London (R): 25-306-12.2-2
PTS. AGAINST 22.7
SACKS Grady Jarrett: 3.5
INTs Six tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE +2 (10/8)
PUNTING (NET) Bradley Pinion: 47.8 (42.1)
KICKING Younghoe Koo: 44 (14/14 PAT; 10/13 FG)
QB MARCUS MARIOTA completed 13 of 14 atts. (92.2 pct.) & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) in Week 6 & became 3rd player in NFL history (Ryan Fitzpatrick & Frank Ryan) with 90+ comp. pct (min. 10 atts.), 2+ TD passes & rush TD in single game. Had 315 yards (264 pass, 51 rush) & TD vs. INT in his only career start vs. Cin. (11/12/17 w/ Ten.). • RB CALEB HUNTLEY rushed for career-high 59 yards last week. • RB TYLER ALLGEIER rushed for 51 yards last week & is 1 of 4 rookie RBs (Breece Hall, Dameon Pierce & Kenneth Walker) with 250+ scrimmage yards (260) in 2022. • WR DRAKE LONDON (rookie) had 40 rec. yards in Week 6. London (51) & Allgeier (52) are only pair of rookie teammates each with 50+ scrimmage yards per game in 2022. • WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS led team with 4 catches & 58 rec. yards last week. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. • TE KYLE PITTS had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 6, his 2nd-career TD catch. Has 60+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. • LB RASHAAN EVANS had 12 tackles & 2nd-career FF last week. Has 10+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 7th in row with 5+ tackles. • LB TROY ANDERSEN (rookie) had career-high 12 tackles last week. • LB MYKAL WALKER aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles. • CB A.J. TERRELL had PD & 1st-career FR in Week 6. Has 11 PD in his past 7 on road. • S JAYLINN HAWKINS had 3rd-career INT & 1st-career FR-TD in Week 6. • S RICHIE GRANT had 6 tackles & 4th PD of season last week. Is 1 of 4 NFC DBs (Budda Baker, Donovan Wilson & Antoine Winfield Jr.) with 5+ tackles in each of 1st 6 weeks.
LAST WEEK W 30-26 at New Orleans
COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 0-0
PTS. FOR 23.0
PASSING Joe Burrow: 152-228-1,616-12-5-95.6
RUSHING Joe Mixon: 104-347-3.3-1
RECEIVING Ja’Marr Chase: 39-475-12.2-4
PTS. AGAINST 19.2
SACKS Trey Hendrickson: 2.5
INTs Vonn Bell: 3
TAKE/GIVE 0 (8/8)
PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 44.5 (40.0)
KICKING Evan McPherson: 44 (11/12 PAT; 11/12 FG)
QB JOE BURROW completed 28 of 37 atts. (season-high 75.7 pct.) for 300 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with season-high 126 rating last week, his 6th-career game with 300+ pass yards & 3+ TD passes. Has 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 3 of past 4. Has 0 INTs in 4 of past 5. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 2+ TD passes. Has 2,244 pass yards (374 per game) in his past 6 home starts. • RB JOE MIXON had 1st TD catch of season in Week 6. Has TD in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. • WR JA’MARR CHASE led team with 7 catches for season-high 132 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 7th-career game with 100+ rec. yards, tied 4th-most in NFL since 2021. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has 678 rec. yards (135.6 per game) & 6 TD catches in his past 5 at home. • WR TYLER BOYD had season-high 6 catches for 66 yards in Week 6. Had 11 catches for 100 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC South with 65+ rec. yards. • WR TEE HIGGINS has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5. • TE HAYDEN HURST has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had 82 catches for 792 yards & 9 TDs in 2 seasons with Atl. (2020-21). • DE TREY HENDRICKSON had TFL & PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Atl. with sack. • LB GERMAINE PRATT led team with season-high 14 tackles in Week 6. Aims for his 10th in row with 5+ tackles & 4th in row with 8+ tackles. • S VONN BELL has FR in 2 of his past 3 vs. Atl. Aims for his 6th in row at home with PD. • CB CHIBODE AWUZIE led team with 2 PD last week.
NFL PREVIEW: DETROIT LIONS (1-4) @ DALLAS COWBOYS (4-2)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Cowboys lead all-time series, 15-11
STREAKS Cowboys have won past 3
LAST GAME 11/17/19: Cowboys 35 at Lions 27
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/30/18: Cowboys 26, Lions 24
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter)
Detroit SiriusXM 135 or 385 and the SXM App
Dallas SiriusXM 82 or 227 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK Bye (L 29-0 at New England in Week 5)
COACH VS. OPP. Dan Campbell: 0-1
PTS. FOR 28.0
PASSING Jared Goff: 111-186-1,355-11-4-92.9
RUSHING Jamaal Williams: 77-332-4.3-6
RECEIVING Amon-Ra St. Brown: 27-271-10.0-3
PTS. AGAINST 34.0
SACKS Aidan Hutchinson (R): 3
INTs DeShon Elliott, Will Harris: 1
TAKE/GIVE -2 (4/6)
PUNTING (NET) Jack Fox: 48.8 (43.5)
QB JARED GOFF is only NFC QB with 2 games of 4 TD passes in 2022. Passed for 284 yards & 2 TDs in his last start at Dal. (12/15/19 w/ LAR) & aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with 250+ pass yards. Since 2017, ranks 4th in NFL with 27 300-yard games. • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT has 85+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his 3 games this season & has TD in 3 of his past 4 overall. Has 604 scrimmage yards (100.7 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6 on road. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS has career-high 6 rush TDs in 2022 & is only player with 3 games of 2+ rush TDs this season. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN has 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards in 9 of his past 10. Is 1 of 4 WRs (Keenan Allen, Stefon Diggs & Cooper Kupp) with active streak of 10+ games (13) with 4+ receptions. • WR JOSH REYNOLDS led team with 6 catches for 92 yards in Week 5. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON has 3 rec. TDs in his past 3. • LB MALCOLM RODRIGUEZ leads all rookies with 4 games with TFL & is 1 of 2 NFC rookie LBs (Quay Walker) with 5+ games (5) with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ tackles. • LB ALEX ANZALONE has PD in 3 of his past 4. Has 7+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 on road. Aims for his 6th in row overall with 6+ tackles. • DL ALIM MCNEIL aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. • S DESHON ELLIOTT set career highs in tackles (12) & TFL (3) & had 2nd-career INT in Week 5. Aims for his 7th in row with 5+ tackles
LAST WEEK L 26-17 at Philadelphia
COACH VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 18-7
PTS. FOR 18.3
PASSING Cooper Rush: 90-156-1,020-5-3-80.1
RUSHING Ezekiel Elliott: 94-386-4.1-2
RECEIVING CeeDee Lamb: 33-409-12.4-2
PTS. AGAINST 16.3
SACKS Micah Parsons: 6
INTs Trevon Diggs: 2
TAKE/GIVE +2 (7/5)
PUNTING (NET) Bryan Anger: 46.9 (41.5)
KICKING Brett Maher: 50 (8/9 PAT; 14/16 FG)
QB DAK PRESCOTT has 24 TDs (23 pass, 1 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 109.6 rating in his past 9 home starts, incl. 2+ TD passes in 8 of 9. Has 911 pass yards (303.7 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.2 rating in 3 career starts vs. Det. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 115+ rating. • QB COOPER RUSH aims for his 3rd home start in row with 95+ rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 81 yards & 2nd TD of season last week. Had career high 240 scrimmage yards (152 rush, 88 rec.) & TD catch in last home meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with TD. Since 2016, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (10,048) & ranks 3rd in scrimmage TDs (70). • RB TONY POLLARD had TD catch in last meeting. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR CEEDEE LAMB led team with 5 catches & 68 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home & 6th in row overall with 6+ catches. • LB MICAH PARSONS had 2 PD last week. Has 11 sacks in 11 career home games. Has TFL in 10 of his 11 career home games & aims for his 9th in row at home with TFL. • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had 3 sacks in last home meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with 5+ tackles & TFL. • DE DORANCE ARMSTRONG tied his career high with his 5th sack of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. • CB TREVON DIGGS has 22 PD in 18 career home games & aims for his 4th in row at home with PD.
NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (5-1) @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-4)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Jaguars lead all-time series, 4-3
STREAKS Jaguars have won past 2
LAST GAME 9/9/18: Jaguars 20 at Giants 15
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/14: Jaguars 25, Giants 24
LEADER Jaguars lead all-time series, 4-3
STREAKS Jaguars have won past 2
LAST GAME 9/9/18: Jaguars 20 at Giants 15
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/14: Jaguars 25, Giants 24
LAST WEEK W 24-20 vs. Baltimore
COACH VS. OPP. Brian Daboll: 0-0
PTS. FOR 21.2
PASSING Daniel Jones: 107-159-1,021-5-2-90.2
RUSHING Saquon Barkley: 119-616-5.2-4
RECEIVING Richie James: 19-189-9.9-0
PTS. AGAINST 18.8
SACKS Dexter Lawrence: 4
INTs Julian Love: 1
TAKE/GIVE +2 (8/6)
PUNTING (NET) Jamie Gillan: 50.2 (41.8)
KICKING Graham Gano: 47 (11/11 PAT; 12/14 FG)
QB DANIEL JONES completed 19 of 27 atts. (70.4 pct.) for 173 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 112.1 rating in Week 6. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 3rd in row overall with 70+ comp. pct. & 100+ rating. Is 1 of 3 NFC QBs (Geno Smith & Matthew Stafford) with 3+ games (3) of 70+ comp. pct. in 2022. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 95 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 12 rec.) & 4th rush TD of season last week & is only player with 85+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 6 weeks. Leads NFL with 771 scrimmage yards in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with rush TD & 4th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards. Made NFL debut vs. Jax. in last meeting & had 128 scrimmage yards (106 rush, 22 rec.) & rush TD. • TE DANIEL BELLINGER (rookie) led team with career-high 5 receptions & 38 rec. yards & had 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD. • WR WAN’DALE ROBINSON (rookie) had 1st-career TD catch in Week 6. • S JULIAN LOVE had 2 PD & 4th-career INT last week. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of his past 5. • S XAVIER MCKINNEY led team with career-high 9 tackles in Week 6. • DL DEXTER LAWRENCE tied career high with 4th sack of season & PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. • DL LEONARD WILLIAMS had 3rd-career FR in Week 6. • LB KAYVON THIBODEAUX (rookie) had 1st-career sack & 1st-career FF in Week 6. • LB OSHANE XIMINES had TFL last week. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • LB JIHAD WARD had 2 TFL in Week 6. Has career-high 6 TFL in 2022 & aims for his 4th in row with TFL. • CB ADOREE’ JACKSON had PD last week. Has 5 PD in his past 5 vs. Jax.
LAST WEEK L 34-27 at Indianapolis
COACH VS. OPP. Doug Pederson: 8-2
PTS. FOR 23.0
PASSING Trevor Lawrence: 133-203-1,397-9-4-91.9
RUSHING James Robinson: 81-340-4.2-3
RECEIVING Christian Kirk: 25-362-14.5-4
PTS. AGAINST 19.0
SACKS Josh Allen: 3
INTs Andre Cisco, Devin Lloyd (R): 2
TAKE/GIVE 0 (9/9)
PUNTING (NET) Logan Cooke: 50.2 (44.6)
KICKING Riley Patterson: 40 (13/13 PAT; 9/10 FG)
QB TREVOR LAWRENCE completed 20 of 22 atts. (career-high 90.9 pct.) for 165 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs with 113.1 rating & had career-high 2 rush TDs last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 0 INTs in 3 of his past 4 home starts. • RB TRAVIS ETIENNE led team with 108 scrimmage yards (career-high 86 rush, 22 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. • RB JAMES ROBINSON has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home & has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. • RB JAMYCAL HASTY had 57 rush yards & 1st rush TD of season in Week 6. • WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 4th TD catch of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC East with 60+ rec. yards. • WR MARVIN JONES has 7 catches & 85+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. • WR ZAY JONES has 5+ catches in 2 of past 3. • TE EVAN ENGRAM aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Selected in 1st round (No. 23 overall) of 2017 NFL Draft by NYG & had 262 catches for 2,828 yards & 16 TDs in 5 seasons with club (2017-21). • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN led team with 12 tackles last week. Aims for 5th in row with 8+ tackles. Has 2+ TFL in 2 of past 3. Had 14 tackles & TFL in his last game vs. NYG (9/26/21 w/ Atl.). Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC East with 10+ tackles. • LB JOSH ALLEN has TFL in 2 of past 3. Has 2 sacks in 2 of his past 3 at home. • CB TYSON CAMPBELL set season highs in tackles (7) & PD (3) in Week 6. • CB SHAQUILL GRIFFIN set season highs in tackles (9), TFL (2) & PD (2) last week.
NFL PREVIEW: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-2-1) @ TENNESSEE TITANS (3-2)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Colts lead all-time series, 35-20
STREAKS Titans have won past 4
LAST GAME 10/2/22: Titans 24 at Colts 17
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/26/21: Titans 25, Colts 16
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV CBS: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton,
Don Bell (field reporter)
Indianapolis SiriusXM 109 or 388 and the SXM App
Tennessee SiriusXM 132 or 230 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK W 34-27 vs. Jacksonville
COACH VS. OPP. Frank Reich: 4-5
PTS. FOR 17.2
PASSING Matt Ryan: 170-253-1,765-8-7-86.2
RUSHING Jonathan Taylor: 81-328-4.0-1
RECEIVING Michael Pittman: 38-417-11.0-1
PTS. AGAINST 20.2
SACKS DeForest Buckner, Kwity Paye: 3
INTs Stephon Gilmore, Rodney McLeod, Rodney Thomas (R): 1
TAKE/GIVE -5 (6/11)
PUNTING (NET) Matt Haack: 43.6 (41.4)
KICKING Chase McLaughlin: 33 (6/6 PAT; 9/10 FG)
QB MATT RYAN completed career-high 42 of 58 atts. (72.4 pct.) for season-high 389 yards & 3 TDs with 107.6 rating last week, his 30th-career game with 350+ pass yards, surpassing Philip Rivers (29 games) for 5th-most all-time. Is only player in NFL with 350+ pass yards in 3 games this season. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with 350+ pass yards. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR has 809 scrimmage yards (101.1 per game) in 8 career road division games. Has 95+ scrimmage in 8 of his past 9 overall on road. • RB DEON JACKSON had career-high 121 scrimmage yards (79 rec., 42 rush) & 10 catches last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN set career highs in catches (13) & rec. yards (134) in Week 6. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his 5 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row at Ten. with 6+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR ALEC PIERCE (rookie) had GW 32-yard TD catch with 17 seconds remaining last week, his 1st-career TD. Has 80+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. • WR PARRIS CAMPBELL had career-high 7 catches & 1st TD of season last week. • TE JELANI WOODS (rookie) had 3rd TD catch of season in Week 6. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles & sack. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE has sack & FF in 3 of his past 4 vs. Ten. • DE TYQUAN LEWIS had sack & 1st-career FF last week. • LB BOBBY OKEREKE led team with season-high 13 tackles & had TFL in Week 6. Aims for 7th in row with 7+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL.
LAST WEEK Bye (W 21-17 at Washington in Week 5)
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Vrabel: 5-4
PTS. FOR 19.2
PASSING Ryan Tannehill: 82-126-965-6-3-94.2
RUSHING Derrick Henry: 104-408-3.9-5
RECEIVING Robert Woods: 17-204-12.0-1
PTS. AGAINST 23.6
SACKS Denico Autry, Rashad Weaver: 4
INTs Four tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE +1 (7/6)
PUNTING (NET) Ryan Stonehouse (R): 54.9 (47.3)
KICKING Randy Bullock: 24 (12/12 PAT; 4/5 FG)
QB RYAN TANNEHILL aims for 4th in row with 95+ rating & 3rd in row with 0 INTs. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with season-high 125.6 rating in Week 4 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Ind. with 2+ TD passes. Has 7 TDs (6 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 115.9 rating in his past 3 starts vs. division. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 95+ rating. • RB DERRICK HENRY had 132 scrimmage yards (102 rush, 30 rec.) & season-high 2 rush TDs in Week 5, his 18th-career game with 2+ rush TDs, most in NFL since 2016. Aims for 5th in row with rush TD & 4th in row with 125+ scrimmage yards. Had season-high 147 scrimmage yards (114 rush, 33 rec.) & rush TD in Week 4 meeting. Has 819 scrimmage yards (136.5 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 6 vs. Ind. • RB DONTRELL HILLIARD had 3rd TD catch of season in Week 5. • WR ROBERT WOODS had rec. TD in Week 4 meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. • WR NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE had season-high 72 rec. yards in Week 5. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. • DT JEFFERY SIMMONS led team with 1.5 sacks & had PD in Week 5. Has PD in 3 of past 4. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. • DT TEAIR TART aims for 4th in row with PD & 3rd in row with 2+ PD. Had 1st-career INT in Week 4 meeting. • DL DENICO AUTRY aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had season-high 2 sacks & FF in Week 4 meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • LB DAVID LONG led team with season-high 12 tackles & had 1st INT of season in Week 5. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles & 3rd in row with PD.
NFL PREVIEW: GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-3) @ WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (2-4)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Packers lead all-time series, 20-15-1
STREAKS Packers have won past 2
LAST GAME 10/24/21: Washington 10 at Green Bay 24
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/23/18: Washington 31, Green Bay 17
TIME 1:00 PM ET
TV FOX: Adam Amin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (field reporter)
Green Bay SiriusXM 98 or 389 and the SXM App
Washington SiriusXM 121 or 232 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK L 27-10 vs. N.Y. Jets
COACH VS. OPP. Matt LaFleur: 2-0
PTS. FOR 17.8
PASSING Aaron Rodgers: 140-209-1,403-9-3-94.2
RUSHING Aaron Jones: 70-409-5.8-1
RECEIVING Allen Lazard: 20-285-14.3-4
PTS. AGAINST 20.5
SACKS Rashan Gary: 6
INTs Jaire Alexander: 1
TAKE/GIVE -4 (4/8)
PUNTING (NET) Pat O’Donnell: 46.8 (40.1)
KICKING Mason Crosby: 33 (12/12 PAT; 7/8 FG)
QB AARON RODGERS has 1,858 pass yards (309.7 per game) & 14 TDs vs. INT for 109 rating in 6 career starts vs. Was. Passed for 274 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.6 rating in last meeting. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 on road & 2+ TD passes in 8 of his past 9 road games. • RB AARON JONES has 50+ scrimmage yards in 7 of his past 8 on road. Has 278 scrimmage yards (92.7 per game) & rush TD in 3 career games vs. Was. • RB A.J. DILLON had 52 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 11 rec.) in Week 6. Has 65+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR ALLEN LAZARD had 76 rec. yards & 4th rec. TD of season last week. Has 8 rec. TDs in his past 8. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 3rd in row overall with TD catch. Had 60 rec. yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • TE ROBERT TONYAN had career-high 10 receptions for 90 rec. yards last week. Had TD catch in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with rec. TD. • LB RASHAN GARY had sack & 2 TFL last week. Ranks tied-1st in NFC with 6 sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. • LB PRESTON SMITH had sack in his only career game vs. Was. (12/8/19). Had 29 TFL, 24.5 sacks & 13 PD in 64 games (2015-18) with Was. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL aims for his 4th in row on road with 10+ tackles & TFL. Had 14 tackles & 2 FFs in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with 10+ tackles. • LB QUAY WALKER had 7 tackles in Week 6 & is 1 of 2 rookies (Devin Lloyd) with 5+ tackles in 6 games in 2022. • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER had season-high 3 PD last week, his 5th-career game with 3+ PD.
LAST WEEK W 12-7 at Chicago (Thu.)
COACH VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 2-4
PTS. FOR 17.0
PASSING Taylor Heinicke (2021): 321-494-3,419-20-15-85.9
RUSHING Antonio Gibson: 61-214-3.5-2
RECEIVING Curtis Samuel: 34-287-8.4-2
PTS. AGAINST 22.5
SACKS Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne: 3.5
INTs Jonathan Allen, Darrick Forrest: 1
TAKE/GIVE -5 (3/8)
PUNTING (NET) Tress Way: 47.9 (44.8)
KICKING Joey Slye: 18 (6/7 PAT; 4/5 FG)
QB TAYLOR HEINICKE passed for 3,419 yards & 20 TDs vs. 15 INTs for 85.9 rating & had 313 rush yards & rush TD in 16 games (15 starts) last season. Had 75+ comp. pct. in 3 of his final 4 home starts last season. Had 363 yards (268 pass, career-high 95 rush) in last meeting. • RB BRIAN ROBINSON (rookie) had 60 rush yards & 1st-career rush TD in Week 6. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 53 scrimmage yards (35 rush, 18 rec.) last week. • RB J.D. MCKISSIC aims for his 3rd in row at home with 5+ catches. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN has 50+ scrimmage yards in 8 of his past 9. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. Had 7 catches for 122 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • WR CURTIS SAMUEL aims for his 4th in row at home with 60+ scrimmage yards. • DT JONATHAN ALLEN had sack, 1st-career FF & 1st-career INT in Week 6. Aims for his 4th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Has 2 sacks & 2 TFL in 2 of his 3 career games vs. GB. • DT DARON PAYNE had 18th-career sack last week. Has TFL in 5 of his 6 games this season. Has sack in 2 of his 3 career games vs. GB. • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had sack & 2 TFL last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & 4th in row with TFL. Had sack & FF in last meeting. • DE EFE OBADA had sack & PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home & 3rd in row overall with sack. Had sack in his last game vs. GB (12/19/20 w/ Car.). • LB COLE HOLCOMB led team with 12 tackles last week & has 5+ tackles in 11 straight games. Aims for his 6th in row with 8+ tackles. • S KAMREN CURL had 1st sack of season last week, his 4th-career sack. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TFL.
NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK JETS (4-2) @ DENVER BRONCOS (2-4)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Broncos lead all-time series, 21-16-1
STREAKS Broncos have won past 2
LAST GAME 9/26/21: Jets 0 at Broncos 26
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/26/21
TIME 4:05 PM ET
TV CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter)
N.Y. Jets SiriusXM 99 or 390 and the SXM App
Denver SiriusXM 85 or 225 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK W 27-10 at Green Bay
COACH VS. OPP. Robert Saleh: 0-1
PTS. FOR 23.8
PASSING Zach Wilson: 42-75-572-1-2-73.9
RUSHING Breece Hall (R): 76-391-5.1-3
RECEIVING Garrett Wilson (R): 24-290-12.1-2
PTS. AGAINST 21.3
SACKS Quinnen Williams: 5
INTs Lamarcus Joyner: 2
TAKE/GIVE +1 (10/9)
PUNTING (NET) Braden Mann: 45.6 (42.4)
KICKING Greg Zuerlein: 45 (15/16 PAT; 10/12 FG)
QB ZACH WILSON has 0 INTs in 2 of 3 starts this season. Passed for 160 yards in last meeting. • RB BREECE HALL (rookie) rushed for season-high 116 yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD & 3rd in row with 120+ scrimmage yards. Leads all rookies with 609 scrimmage yards (391 rush, 218 rec.) & ties for lead with 4 TDs (3 rush, rec.). Hall & MICHAEL CARTER (2 rush TDs) are 1 of 3 pairs of AFC RB teammates each with 2+ rush TDs in 2022. • WR COREY DAVIS led team with 52 rec. yards in Week 6. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with 5+ catches. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. • WR GARRETT WILSON ranks 3rd among rookies with 290 rec. yards. • WR BRAXTON BERRIOS aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. • DT QUINNEN WILLIAMS had 5 tackles, season-high 2 sacks & 1st FF of season last week, his 3rd-career 2-sack game. Aims for 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks & 3rd in row on road with full sack. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. • DT SHELDON RANKINS had 2nd sack of season in Week 6. Has TFL in 2 of past 3 on road. • DE JOHN FRANKLIN-MYERS had sack last week. Had 5 tackles in last meeting. • LB QUINCY WILLIAMS led team with season-high 14 tackles in Week 6. Aims for his 13th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 2 TFL & FF in last meeting. • CB SAUCE GARDNER (rookie) had 2 PD last week & is 1 of 2 in NFL (James Bradberry) with PD in each of 1st 6 weeks. Joined Desmond Trufant as only players since 2000 with PD in each of 1st 6 career games. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 8 PD.
LAST WEEK L 19-16 at L.A. Chargers (OT) (Mon.)
COACH VS. OPP. Nathaniel Hackett: 0-0
PTS. FOR 15.2
PASSING Russell Wilson: 116-198-1,442-5-3-83.4
RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 55-201-3.7-1
RECEIVING Courtland Sutton: 31-431-13.9-1
PTS. AGAINST 16.5
SACKS Bradley Chubb: 5.5
INTs Caden Sterns: 2
TAKE/GIVE 0 (7/7)
PUNTING (NET) Corliss Waitman: 46.0 (40.7)
KICKING Brandon McManus: 47 (5/6 PAT; 14/17 FG)
QB RUSSELL WILSON has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 103.2 rating in 3 road starts this season. Has 9 TDs vs. INT with 132.6 rating in 3 career starts vs. NYJ. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 3+ TD passes. Aims for his 8th in row vs. AFC East with 2+ TD passes. Has 35 TDs (30 pass, 5 rush) & 118.7 rating in 12 career starts vs. AFC East. • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY led team with 66 rush yards last week in Den. debut. Had 2 rush TDs in his last game vs. NYJ (10/21/18 w/ Min.). • RB MELVIN GORDON has 327 scrimmage yards (109 per game) & 4 rush TDs with in 3 career games vs. NYJ. Aims for his 10th in row vs. AFC East & 4th in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. Has 14 TDs (12 rush, 2 rec.) in 11 career games vs. AFC East. • WR JERRY JEUDY aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 61 rec. yards & TD catch in only career game vs. NYJ (10/1/20). • WR COURTLAND SUTTON has 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in each of 3 home games this season. Had 5 catches in last meeting. • TE GREG DULCICH (rookie) had 44 rec. yards & TD catch in 1st-career game last week. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 2.5 sacks in his last game vs. NYJ (10/1/20). Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. • LB BARON BROWNING had 2 TFL, sack, career-high 2 PD & 1st-career INT & FR in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TFL & sack. • LB ALEX SINGLETON had 2 TFL, PD & career-high 21 tackles in Week 6, most tackles by player in single game since 2016 (Kwon Alexander – 21). • DE MATT HENNINGSEN (rookie) had 1st-career sack last week. • S KAREEM JACKSON had season-high 8 tackles, TFL & PD last week.
NFL PREVIEW: HOUSTON TEXANS (1-3-1) @ LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-4)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Raiders lead all-time series, 7-4
STREAKS Texans have won 2 of last 3
LAST GAME 10/27/19: Raiders 24 at Texans 27
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/21/16: Raiders 27, Texans 20 (Oakland)
TIME 4:05 PM ET
TV CBS: Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross (field reporter)
Houston SiriusXM 134 or 384 and the SXM App
Las Vegas SiriusXM 83 or 226 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK: Bye (W 13-6 at Jacksonville in Week 5)
COACH VS. OPP. Lovie Smith: 1-1
PTS. FOR 17.2
PASSING Davis Mills: 104-166-1,048-5-4-80.6
RUSHING Dameon Pierce (R): 86-412-4.8-3
RECEIVING Brandin Cooks: 24-235-9.8-1
PTS. AGAINST 19.8
SACKS Jerry Hughes: 4
INTs Jalen Pitre (R): 2
TAKE/GIVE +3 (8/5)
PUNTING (NET) Cameron Johnston: 49.1 (43.0)
KICKING Ka’imi Fairbairn: 38 (8/8 PAT; 10/11 FG)
QB DAVIS MILLS completed 16 of 24 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 140 yards with 0 INTs in Week 5. Has 0 INTs in 3 of 5 starts this season. Has 240+ pass yards & 2 TD passes in 2 of 3 career starts vs. AFC West. • RB DAMEON PIERCE (rookie) led team with 113 scrimmage yards (99 rush, 14 rec.) in Week 5. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Leads all rookies with 412 rush yards & ranks 2nd with 469 scrimmage yards. • RB REX BURKHEAD had 98 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 49 rec.) & career-high 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his last game vs. LV (9/27/20 w/ NE). Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC West. • WR BRANDIN COOKS has 17 catches for 379 yards (126.3 per game) & 3 TDs in 3 career games vs. Raiders. Has 50+ rec. yards in 8 of his past 9 vs. AFC West. • WR NICO COLLINS had team-high 65 rec. yards in Week 5. Aims for his 3rd in row with 65+ rec. yards. • CB DESMOND KING tied career high with 3 PD & had 1st INT of season in Week 5. Has PD in 4 of 5 games this season. Has 6+ tackles in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 5th in row on road with PD. • CB DEREK STINGLEY JR. (rookie) had 7 tackles, 2 PD & 1st-career INT in Week 5. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of 5 games this season. • S JALEN PITRE (rookie) tied for team lead with 8 tackles in Week 8. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Has TFL in 2 of past 3. • LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY tied for team lead with 8 tackles & had PD in Week 5. Aims for his 8th in row with 5+ tackles.
LAST WEEK: Bye (L 30-29 at Kansas City on Mon. in Week 5)
COACH VS. OPP. Josh McDaniels: 0-0
PTS. FOR 25.0
PASSING Derek Carr: 113-184-1,279-8-4-87.7
RUSHING Josh Jacobs: 91-490-5.4-3
RECEIVING Davante Adams: 29-414-14.3-5
PTS. AGAINST 26.0
SACKS Maxx Crosby: 6
INTs Duron Harmon, Amik Robertson: 1
TAKE/GIVE -2 (3/5)
PUNTING (NET) AJ Cole: 52.1 (43.9)
KICKING Daniel Carlson: 53 (8/9 PAT; 15/15 FG)
QB DEREK CARR passed for 241 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for season-high 110.6 rating in Week 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 0 INTs. Passed for 285 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Hou. with 3+ TD passes & 115+ rating. Has 2 TD passes in each of 1st 3 road starts in 2022. • RB JOSH JACOBS had career-high 193 scrimmage yards (career-high 154 rush, 39 rec.) & rush TD in Week 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 175+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Had 81 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 15 rec.) in last meeting. Has 524 scrimmage yards (131 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 4 at home. Aims for his 7th in row vs. AFC South with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS led team with 124 rec. yards & season-high 2 rec. TDs in Week 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 4 of 5 games this season. Had 13 catches for 196 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Hou. (10/25/20 w/ GB). Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC South with TD catch. • WR HUNTER RENFROW had 4 catches for 88 yards & TD in last meeting. • TE DARREN WALLER had TD catch in last meeting. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. • DE MAXX CROSBY aims for 5th in row with sack & 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Has 9 TFL (3 per game) in his past 3. Had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & FF in last meeting. Aims for 7th in row at home with TFL & 5th in row at home with sack. Leads NFL with 11 TFL in 2022. • DE CHANDLER JONES has 14 TFL in his past 6 vs. AFC South. • LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had season-high 8 tackles & 1st sack of season in Week 6. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. Has 16 tackles (8 per game) in 2 career games vs. Hou.
NFL PREVIEW: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-3) @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Seahawks lead all-time series, 26-25
STREAKS Chargers have won past 2
LAST GAME 11/4/18: Chargers 25 at Seahawks 17
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/14/14: Chargers 30, Seahawks 21 (San Diego)
TIME 4:25 PM ET
TV FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
Seattle SiriusXM 158 or 386 and the SXM App
L.A. Chargers SiriusXM 113 or 228 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK: W 19-9 vs. Arizona
COACH VS. OPP. Pete Carroll: 2-3
PTS. FOR 24.3
PASSING Geno Smith: 138-188-1,502-9-2-108.0
RUSHING Kenneth Walker (R): 44-243-5.5-2
RECEIVING Tyler Lockett: 34-423-12.4-2
PTS. AGAINST 27.2
SACKS Uchenna Nwosu: 3
INTs Tariq Woolen (R): 4
TAKE/GIVE +2 (10/8)
PUNTING (NET) Michael Dickson: 48.9 (44.3)
KICKING Jason Myers: 50 (14/15 PAT; 12/13 FG)
QB GENO SMITH completed 20 of 31 atts. (64.5 pct.) & had 245 yards (197 pass, 48 rush) in Week 6. Leads NFL with 73.4 comp. pct. (138 of 188), 5th-highest comp. pct. ever by QB through 1st 6 games of season (min. 175 atts.). • RB KENNETH WALKER (rookie) had career-high 110 scrimmage yards (career-high 97 rush, 13 rec.) & 2nd-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 85+ rush yards & rush TD. Leads NFC rookies in rush yards (243). • WR DK METCALF has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 85+ rec. yards. Since 2019, is 1 of 6 WRs with 3,500+ rec. yards (3,576) & 30+ rec. TDs (31). • WR TYLER LOCKETT aims for his 6th in row on road with 5+ catches & 7th in row on road with 90+ rec. yards. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. • LB JORDYN BROOKS led team with 11 tackles in Week 6. Is only NFC player with 5 games with 10+ tackles in 2022 & aims for his 10th in row on road with 10+ tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 15 straight games, longest such streak by any player since 2000. • LB UCHENNA NWOSU had 3rd sack of season last week. Had 15 sacks & 21 TFL in 4 seasons (2018-21) with Chargers. • LB DARRELL TAYLOR had 2nd sack & 2 FF of season last week. • CB TARIQ WOOLEN had INT & FR in Week 6 & became 1st rookie since 1970 with both INT & FR in consecutive games. Is 3rd rookie since 2000 (Jairus Byrd & Joe Haden) with INT in 4 straight games. • CB COBY BRYANT leads NFL with 4 FFs & can join Will Smith (2004) as only rookies since 2000 with FF in 4 straight games.
LAST WEEK: W 19-16 vs. Denver (OT) (Mon.)
COACH VS. OPP. Brandon Staley: 0-0
PTS. FOR 23.5
PASSING Justin Herbert: 170-257-1,716-10-3-93.1
RUSHING Austin Ekeler: 75-349-4.7-4
RECEIVING Mike Williams: 30-409-13.6-2
PTS. AGAINST 25.3
SACKS Khalil Mack: 6
INTs Bryce Callahan: 2
TAKE/GIVE +2 (6/4)
PUNTING (NET) JK Scott: 44.0 (42.4)
KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 39 (12/12 PAT; 9/10 FG)
QB JUSTIN HERBERT has 0 INTs & 90+ rating in 2 of past 3. Has 79 career TD passes & can surpass Derek Carr (81) & Andy Dalton (80) for 4th-most ever by player in 1st 3 seasons. Has 275+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 120+ rating in 2 of past 3 starts vs. NFC. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 83 scrimmage yards (47 rec., 36 rush) & rush TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 3. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. Joined HOFer Lenny Moore as only players ever with 25+ rush TD (25) & 25+ rec. TD (26) in 1st 6 seasons. • RB SONY MICHEL had 115 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 23 rec.) in his last game vs. Sea. (12/21/21 w/ LAR). Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 6 catches for 124 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. • WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 7+ catches & 120+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has 5 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. NFC West. • WR JOSHUA PALMER led team with career-high 9 catches last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 55+ rec. yards. • S DERWIN JAMES led team with 10 tackles & had 2nd sack of season in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Had 11 tackles in last meeting. Has 5 PD in 4 career games vs. NFC West. Leads all DBs with 55 tackles in 2022. • CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. aims for his 7th in row at home with PD. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack & PD last week. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. Had sack & FF in his last game vs. Sea. (9/17/18 w/ Chi.). Ranks tied-2nd in NFL with 6 sacks. • LB DRUE TRANQUILL had 8 tackles & career-high 2 sacks in Week 6.
NFL PREVIEW: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-2) @ SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-3)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER 49ers lead all-time series, 7-6
STREAKS Chiefs have won 3 of last 4
LAST GAME 9/23/18: 49ers 27 at Chiefs 38
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/5/14: 49ers 22, Chiefs 17
TIME 4:25 PM ET
TV FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi (field reporters)
Kansas City SiriusXM 135 or 385 and the SXM App
San Francisco SiriusXM 82 or 227 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK L 24-20 vs. Buffalo
COACH VS. OPP. Andy Reid: 8-4
PTS. FOR 29.8
PASSING Patrick Mahomes: 151-229-1,736-17-4-106.1
RUSHING Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 59-256-4.3-2
RECEIVING Travis Kelce (TE): 41-455-11.1-7
PTS. AGAINST 24.8
SACKS Chris Jones, L’Jarius Sneed (CB): 3
INTs Jaylen Watson (R): 1
TAKE/GIVE -1 (5/6)
PUNTING (NET) Tommy Townsend: 54.0 (49.8)
KICKING Harrison Butker: 15 (6/6 PAT; 3/4 FG)
QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 338 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week, his 33rdcareer game with 300+ pass yards, surpassing HOFer Dan Marino (32 games) for most-ever by player in 1st 6 seasons. Aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating. Passed for 314 yards 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.5 rating in last reg. season meeting. Has 19 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 122.4 rating in 5 career reg. season starts vs. NFC West. Has 90+ rating in 6 of his past 7 road starts. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE aims for 3rd in row on road with rush TD. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC with 70+ scrimmage yards & 5th in row vs. NFC with TD. • RB JERICK MCKINNON appeared in 16 games for SF (2020) & had 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.). • TE TRAVIS KELCE had 8 catches for 108 yards last week, his 31st-career game with 100+ rec. yards, tied with HOFer Tony Gonzalez for the 2nd-most such games ever by TE. Aims for his 7th in row on road with TD catch. Has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. SF, incl. postseason. Had 8 catches for 114 yards in last reg. season meeting. Leads NFL with 7 rec. TDs this season. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 5 catches for season-high 113 yards & 1st TD of season in Week 6. Has 5 catches in 3 of past 4. Had 81 rec. yards & TD catch in only career game vs. SF (9/22/19 w/ Pit.). • WR MECOLE HARDMAN had 2nd TD catch of season last week. • DT CHRIS JONES had sack & PD in Week 6. Had 3 PD in SB LIV vs. SF. Has 1.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 in reg. season vs. NFC West. • LB NICK BOLTON led team with season-high 13 tackles & had 2 TFL last week. Is 1 of 2 (Jordyn Brooks) with 9+ tackles in each of 1st 6 weeks this season.
LAST WEEK L 28-14 at Atlanta
COACH VS. OPP. Kyle Shanahan: 0-2
PTS. FOR 20.3
PASSING Jimmy Garoppolo: 94-148-1,153-7-3-94.8
RUSHING Jeff Wilson: 81-400-4.9-2
RECEIVING Deebo Samuel: 27-345-12.8-2
PTS. AGAINST 14.8
SACKS Nick Bosa: 6
INTs Talanoa Hufanga: 2
TAKE/GIVE -2 (7/9)
PUNTING (NET) Mitch Wishnowsky: 45.5 (40.4)
KICKING Robbie Gould: 31 (13/13 PAT; 6/9 FG)
QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 296 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Has 0 INTs & 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 games at home. Passed for 251 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.7 rating in only career reg. season start vs. KC (9/23/18). • RB JEFF WILSON has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 7 catches for 79 yards last week. Has 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 6 at home. Aims for 7th in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards. Had 5 catches & 92 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 39 rec.) in SB LIV vs. KC (2/2/20). • WR BRANDON AIYUK had 8 catches for 83 yards & 1st career game with 2 rec. TDs last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had season highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (83) last week. Had 5 catches for 79 yards in last reg. season meeting. • DL NICK BOSA has 2 sacks & 2 TFL in each of 1st 2 home games in 2022 & has 7 sacks in his past 6 at home. Had sack & FF in SB LIV vs. KC (2/2/20). Ranks tied-1st in NFC with 6 sacks in 2022. • DL DRAKE JACKSON ranks tied-1st among rookies with 3 sacks in 2022 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. • DL CHARLES OMENIHU aims for his 4th in row with sack. • LB FRED WARNER led team with 10 tackles last week. Has 9+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 11 tackles, 2 TFL & PD in last reg. season meeting. Had TFL & INT in SB LIV vs. KC (2/2/20). • CB CHARVARIUS WARD had 38 PD & 4 INTs in 67 games, incl. playoffs, with KC (2018-21). • S TALANOA HUFANGA aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. Has 5 PD in 6 games in 2022.
NFL PREVIEW: PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-4) @ MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-3)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Steelers lead all-time series, 13-11
STREAKS Dolphins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME 10/28/19: Dolphins 14 at Steelers 27
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/16: Dolphins 30, Steelers 15
TIME 8:20 PM ET
TV NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth,
Melissa Stark (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Mayock
PIttsburgh SiriusXM 83 or 226 and the SXM App
Miami SiriusXM 85 or 225 and the SXM App
National SiriusXM 88 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK: W 20-18 vs. Tampa Bay
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 5-2
PTS. FOR 16.2
PASSING Kenny Pickett (R): 55-83-514-1-4-67.0
RUSHING Najee Harris: 83-264-3.2-1
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 33-295-8.9-0
PTS. AGAINST 24.3
SACKS Alex Highsmith: 6.5
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick: 3
TAKE/GIVE +1 (10/9)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin: 44.9 (41.0)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 41 (8/8 PAT; 11/15 FG)
LAST WEEK L 24-16 vs. Minnesota
COACH VS. OPP. Mike McDaniel: 0-0
PTS. FOR 21.8
PASSING Tua Tagovailoa: 80-115-1,035-8-3-109.9
RUSHING Raheem Mostert: 71-309-4.4-1
RECEIVING Tyreek Hill: 50-701=14.0-2
PTS. AGAINST 25.8
SACKS Melvin Ingram, Brandon Jones: 2
INTs Jevon Holland: 1
TAKE/GIVE -5 (4/9)
PUNTING (NET) Thomas Morstead: 46.6 (41.0)
KICKING Jason Sanders: 35 (14/15 PAT; 7/10 FG)
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA aims for his 4th home start in row with 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Has 104.6 rating in 4 career games vs. AFC North. • QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER set season highs in pass yards (329), TD passes (2) & rating (93.9) last week. Passed for 288 yards & 2 TDs with 92.9 rating in only career start vs. Pit. (10/10/21 w/ Den.). • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Rushed for 79 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (9/22/19 w/ SF). Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games on SNF. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with 75+ scrimmage yards. • RB CHASE EDMONDS aims for his 5th in row in primetime with TD. Had 145 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 58 rush) in only career game on SNF (10/25/20 vs. Sea. w/ Az.). • WR TYREEK HILL led team with season-high 12 catches for 177 yards last week, his 8th-career game with 10+ catches & 150+ rec. yards, most-ever by player in 1st 7 seasons. Is 5th player since 2000 with 150+ rec. yards in 3 of his team’s 1st 6 games of season. Leads NFL with 701 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 50 catches in 2022. • WR JAYLEN WADDLE had 6 catches for 129 yards in Week 6, his 3rd 100-yard game this season. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ rec. yards. • TE MIKE GESICKI had season-high 2 TD catches last week, his 3rd-career 2-TD game. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD has PD in 4 of 5 games this season. Aims for his 5th in row at home with PD. Had 3 PD & INT in last meeting. • S BRANDON JONES aims for 4th in row at home with 6+ tackles & PD. • LB ELANDON ROBERTS led team with 7 tackles & had season-high 1.5 sacks in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ tackles & TFL.
NFL PREVIEW: CHICAGO BEARS (2-4) @ NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-3)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Patriots lead all-time series, 10-3
STREAKS Patriots have won past 5
LAST GAME 10/21/18: Patriots 38 at Bears 31
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/26/14: Patriots 51, Bears 23
TIME 8:15 PM ET
TV ESPN: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
Chicago SiriusXM 81 or 226 and the SXM App
New England SiriusXM 85 or 225 and the SXM App
National SiriusXM 88 and the SXM App
LAST WEEK: L 12-7 vs. Washington (Thu.)
COACH VS. OPP. Matt Eberflus: 0-0
PTS. FOR 15.5
PASSING Justin Fields: 63-115-869-4-5-72.7
RUSHING Khalil Herbert: 63-403-6.4-3
RECEIVING Darnell Mooney: 17-241-14.2-0
PTS. AGAINST 19.7
SACKS Jaquan Brisker (R), Trevis Gipson, Jaylon Jones (R): 2
INTs Eddie Jackson: 3
TAKE/GIVE -2 (8/10)
PUNTING (NET) Trenton Gill (R): 48.7 (42.6)
KICKING Cairo Santos: 27 (6/8 PAT; 7/7 FG)
QB JUSTIN FIELDS passed for 190 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for 88 yards in Week 6. Ranks 4th among QBs with 702 rush yards since 2021 & aims for his 5th start in row with 40+ rush yards. Aims for his 3rd start in row on MNF with 300+ yards (pass + rush) & TD pass. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 80 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 13 rec.) in Week 6. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 12 straight road games & aims for his 6th in row on road with 75+ scrimmage yards. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career games on MNF. • RB KHALIL HERBERT rushed for 75 yards last week. Has 75+ rush yards in 3 of his past 4. • WR DARNELL MOONEY led team with season-high 7 receptions & had 68 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for his 4th in row overall with 50+ rec. yards. • WR DANTE PETTIS led team with 84 rec. yards & had 11th-career TD catch last week. • LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 12 tackles & had 1st sack of season in Week 6. Leads NFL with 66 tackles in 2022 & aims for his 7th in row with 8+ tackles. Had sack in last meeting. • LB ROBERT QUINN aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with sack. Had sack & FF in his last game at NE (11/24/19 w/ Dal.) & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with sack. • DL AL-QUADIN MUHAMMAD had 1st sack of season last week. • DB EDDIE JACKSON had FF last week. Has 5+ tackles in 10 of his past 11. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 8+ tackles. Has 2 FFs & 2 FRs, incl. FR-TD, in his past 4 on MNF. • DB JAQUAN BRISKER (rookie) had 2nd-career sack last week.
LAST WEEK: W 38-15 at Cleveland
COACH VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 6-1
PTS. FOR 23.5
PASSING Bailey Zappe (R): 51-70-596-4-1-111.4
RUSHING Rhamondre Stevenson: 87-448-5.1-3
RECEIVING Jakobi Meyers: 24-321-13.4-1
PTS. AGAINST 18.8
SACKS Matthew Judon: 6
INTs Jack Jones (R), Jalen Mills: 2
TAKE/GIVE +1 (12/11)
PUNTING (NET) Jake Bailey: 43.8 (36.1)
KICKING Nick Folk: 45 (15/15 PAT; 10/12 FG)
HC BILL BELICHICK has 324 career wins, incl. postseason, & can surpass HOFer George Halas (324) for 2nd-most wins ever by HC. Only HOFer Don Shula (347) has more. • QB MAC JONES has 95+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts vs. NFC. Passed for 275 yards & 2 TDs in only career home start in primetime (10/3/21 SNF vs. TB). • QB BAILEY ZAPPE (rookie) completed 24 of 34 atts. (70.6 pct.) for 309 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 118.4 rating last week. Joined HOFer Dan Marino (1983) & Andy Dalton (2011) as only rookies in SB era with 100+ rating in each of 1st 2 career starts. • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON led team with 91 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 15 rec.) & had 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for 4th in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards & 5th in row overall with 85+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS has rush TD in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS has 55+ rec. yards in each of his 4 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 4+ catches, 70+ rec. yards & rec. TD. • WR TYQUAN THORNTON (rookie) had 1st 2 career TDs last week (1 rush, 1 rec.). • TE HUNTER HENRY had season-high 61 rec. yards & 1st TD catch of season in Week 6. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. • LB MATTHEW JUDON has sack in 5 of 6 games this season. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. Had 12 tackles, 4 TFL & 2 sacks in only career game vs. Chi. (10/15/17 w/ Bal.). • DE DEATRICH WISE JR. had sack, FF & PD in Week 6. Had sack in last meeting. • DB KYLE DUGGER had season-high 8 tackles & 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. • CB JALEN MILLS had INT in Week 6. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Chi. with PD.
CFP EXPANSION ‘NOT FINISHED,’ STILL WORKING TOWARD 12 IN ’24
DALLAS (AP) The third in-person meeting of conference commissioners who manage the College Football Playoff since an August directive from their bosses to expand the postseason format ended without a resolution, but not without optimism.
“There’s a will to try and that will is still there,” Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey said Thursday.
The CFP management committee, comprised of 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director, met for six hours at an airport hotel to work on a plan to triple the number of playoff teams from four to 12 for the 2024 season.
“We’re not finished,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said. “It is true that time is not on our side, but we haven’t given ourselves a deadline. It’s more important to get the work done right.”
Hancock said the management committee plans to meet again soon, likely by video conference, but did not have an exact day.
The task is tricky because the postseason schedule is already set for the 2024 and ’25 seasons based on the current four-team format. The College Football Playoff’s 12-year deal with ESPN expires following the 2025 season.
“We put a calendar on the wall. We want to make sure we’re aware of holidays, NFL game days. Commencements,” Hancock said, ticking off some of the items the CFP needs to consider.
The job now is to add four first-round games to be played in mid-December on the campuses of the better-seeded teams and figure out the best days to play them.
From there the quarterfinals will be played on and around New Year’s Day, with the semifinals about a week after that and the championship at least another week later.
“I’d suggest to you each round has some interesting issues around them,” Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. “And depending on where you put the pin in one week, it moves where that next set of things goes and then what are you bumping up into that week? Whether it’s access to certain stadiums, NFL games that could be playing, rest periods. So they’re all interconnected.”
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said: “Spacing the games is crucial. You can’t have (a team) having way more rest than somebody else.”
Hancock said Atlanta and Miami, which were chosen as host cities for the 2024 and ’25 championship games in a four-team format, have indicated they will be able to accommodate the games on a later date.
This time last year the management committee was in the midst of seven months of haggling over whether to expand and how, frustrations growing with every meeting. This year there are no dissenters in the group. Just logistics that need to be sorted out.
“It’s been a fascinating process because every time you turn over one stone you start tripping other issues,” Steinbrecher said. “And it’s more challenging than I would maybe have imagined. But we’re getting there.”
The university presidents who oversee the CFP took control of the process this last summer, approved a 12-team expansion plan that was first unveiled in May 2021 and directed the commissioners to make it happen by 2024, if possible, and 2026 the latest.
Expanding the playoff early could be worth an additional $450 million in gross revenue from media rights in 2024 and ’25 for the schools that compete in major college football.
“At some point, you have to fish or cut bait to get this done,” Aresco said. “And we kind of have a sense of where we’re going to have to make those decisions. And we’re better informed in terms of the information we got today and a lot of the things we talked about.”
KAWHI SCORES 14 IN RETURN, CLIPPERS HOLD OFF LAKERS 103-97
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 14 points and seven rebounds in his first game in 16 months, and the Los Angeles Clippers opened a season of sky-high expectations with a 103-97 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night.
Paul George scored 15 points and John Wall added 15 in his debut for the Clippers, who held on down the stretch to beat their more pedigreed Los Angeles rivals for the eighth consecutive time.
Leonard came off the bench for the first time since 2013 and played 21 minutes in his first game since he tore a ligament in his right knee in a playoff game in June 2021. The two-time NBA Finals MVP decided to ease back in a temporary reserve role after missing all of last season while recovering from surgery.
“My goal was to try to be great in my minutes,” Leonard said. “Have fun, obviously stay healthy and win the basketball game. We did that tonight. Just the first game, though. We’ve got a lot to go.”
The Clippers’ high hopes for their first championship rest largely on Leonard’s ability to return to elite form. Leonard and George are healthy now alongside five-time All-Star Wall, who provided an immediate spark in his first NBA game in 18 months after sitting out last season in Houston.
“I was turned up for sure,” Wall said of his return. “It felt great, I ain’t gonna lie. … We’ve got a new team, and it’s just going to take some time for us offensively with me (and Leonard) on a minutes restriction, but with due time, we’ll get there.”
Anthony Davis scored 25 points despite reduced mobility after a mid-game fall, while LeBron James had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the 20th home opener of his career. Lonnie Walker scored 26 points in his Lakers home debut.
The Lakers dropped to 0-2, but still rallied from two large deficits and kept it close into the final minute despite nightmare shooting performances from Russell Westbrook (0 for 11) and fellow point guards Patrick Beverley (1 for 7) and Kendrick Nunn (0 for 7) in their Lakers home debuts. The Lakers went 9 for 45 on 3-pointers overall.
“We’re getting great looks, all our guys,” Davis said. “Continue to have confidence in yourself. Don’t let missed shots take away your confidence. Keep shooting. Be confident in your shot, and they’re going to fall.”
The oft-injured Davis gave fans a fright when he crashed to the floor after being undercut in the third quarter. He returned a few minutes later and played through back pain.
Clippers: Marcus Morris and Ivica Zubac scored 14 points apiece. Zubac added 17 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
Lakers: This injury-plagued franchise already has four players sidelined, including G Dennis Schroder (thumb surgery) and C Thomas Bryant (thumb surgery).
Leonard suggested the idea of coming off the bench until he feels fully up to speed. Leonard had started 447 consecutive regular season games and 100 playoff contests since Nov. 10. 2013, when he came off the bench for the Spurs in New York.
Leonard indicated he’ll likely sit out one of the Clippers’ back-to-back games this weekend.
RUSS NOT BENCHED
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said he briefly spoke to Westbrook about the guard’s claim that coming off the bench possibly contributed to his preseason hamstring injury because he didn’t know how to warm up properly for a reserve role after spending the previous 13 years as an NBA starter. Ham said he and the Lakers “would in no way, shape or form put a player in harm’s way.”
Clippers: At Kings on Saturday.
Lakers: Host Trail Blazers on Sunday.
GIANNIS SCORES 21, MATTHEWS’ 3 SENDS BUCKS PAST 76ERS 90-88
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to explain his early hot streak from the floor when – hey, wait a minute! – he saw himself in a commercial on a muted TV. Antetokounmpo interrupted his thought and praised actor Simu Liu and said he had a “kind heart.”
Antetokounmpo smiled as the spot ended and said of Liu, “That’s my guy.”
The Greek Freak can credit his Milwaukee co-stars for some plays worthy of the highlight reel, as well.
Wesley Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left, and Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 90-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.
“If the ball gets in Wes’ hands, you’re pretty freaking confident the ball is going in,” Brook Lopez said.
Lopez scored 17 points as the Bucks, who went 0-5 in the preseason, won their season opener after Matthews surprised the Sixers on the long 3. James Harden, who scored 31 and rallied the Sixers in the fourth, missed a jumper that could have won the game.
“It was a good look, it wasn’t a great look,” Harden said.
Matthews, starting his 14th NBA season, hit two 3s and scored eight points, including the winner off a kick-out pass from Grayson Allen.
“It was a great decision and Wes was able to knock down the shot,” Antetokounmpo said.
The 76ers lost their opener Tuesday night in Boston and had another weak defensive effort early that had the Philly crowd booing them off the court in the third quarter.
Tyrese Maxey added 15 points for the Sixers. Joel Embiid was shut down by Lopez and Antetokounmpo and did not score in the second half. Embiid, who declined to talk to the media, finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
“It’s tough. He’s such a load,” Lopez said. “You’ve got to try and keep him off his spot as much as possible. But pretty much every place on the floor is his spot.”
Embiid, who had offseason surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, had another four turnovers. He had six against the Celtics.
“It does affect you for a long time, especially if he gets hit,” coach Doc Rivers said. “Those are still raw moves. As a big, I’m assuming he gets hit every game. You’re not injured, it’s just painful.”
Harden finally got the Sixers rolling in the fourth when he scored eight straight points and cut a 12-point deficit to single digits. Trying to bulk up the defensive lineup with toughness, Rivers turned to Harden, Tobias Harris, P.J Tucker, De’Anthony Melton and Daniel House Jr.
The 76ers forced shot clock turnovers and forced the Bucks out of bounds. Tucker stole the ball and hit Harden for the layup that made it 80-all with 6:41 left. Harden, whose nagging hamstring injuries from last season seem behind him, had a bucket that capped a 13-0 run, all done with Embiid on the bench.
“He’s a special player, a special scorer,” coach Mike Budenholzer said.
Antetokounmpo snapped the tie when he pushed through for Milwaukee’s first basket in more than four minutes.
Bucks: Budenholzer used a walking cane before the game and hobbled in a walking boot during the game following surgery on his right ankle. … Rivers said Bucks guard Jrue Holiday reminded him of former 76ers point guard Mo Cheeks, whose No. 10 is retired by the team. Holiday, who started his career with the Sixers, missed 13 of 15 shots. “I don’t think he gets enough recognition,” Rivers said. “I don’t know another guard that is a better defensive player than him. I would not want to see him every night.”
76ers: Fanatics founder Michael Rubin sold his stake in the company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils to David Adelman. Adelman is the third-largest shareholder behind owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
Bucks: Play their home opener Saturday against Houston.
76ers: Trust the Process! Long-time coach Brett Brown, who shepherded the Sixers’ rebuilding process that brought them Embiid, returns Saturday as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
CAVS’ GARLAND SUFFERS NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO EYE IN OPENER
CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland did not sustain any structural damage to his left eye when he got hit during Cleveland’s season-opening loss in Toronto.
Garland suffered a laceration inside his eyelid in the first quarter Wednesday night when Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. inadvertently poked him going for a steal.
The 22-year-old Garland left the team and was checked Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. The Cavs said he’ll be re-evaluated over the next two days before his status is updated.
It’s likely Garland will miss Cleveland’s game in Chicago on Saturday. The Cavs host Washington in their home opener Sunday.
Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff saw Garland before he left the team, which practiced in Canada before flying to Chicago.
“It does not look pretty,” Bickerstaff said of Garland’s eye. “When you take a hit right in that inner part of the eyelid and the eye, it’s swollen and then bloodshot on the eyeball. Just hope he gets better.”
After being poked, Garland dropped to the floor and was down for several minutes before being helped up and walking slowly to the locker room. Without Garland for three quarters, the Cavs lost 108-105.
Garland scored four points and had three assists in 13 minutes before getting hurt. It was his first game playing with All-Star Donovan Mitchell, acquired in a trade from Utah during the offseason.
Bickerstaff said he was not aware of Garland having any problems with his vision.
“But the eye is shut,” he said. “It’s hard to see when your eye is closed. But when he is able to hold his eye open, he can see at this point.”
If Garland is out for a few games, Bickerstaff, who spent most of last season dealing with injuries, will have to shuffle his starting lineup. Bickerstaff has plenty of options, including veteran backup Raul Neto, and his decision will likely be determined by how the Cavs match up with their opponent.
Garland blossomed into one of the NBA’s best point guards last season, averaging 21.7 points and 8.6 assists while helping the Cavs win 22 more games than the previous year. He was chosen an All-Star for the first time and Cleveland signed him to a five-year, $193 million contract extension in July.
AP SOURCE: PISTONS’ ROB MURPHY ON LEAVE DUE TO INVESTIGATION
(AP) — The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
ESPN reported Murphy is facing an allegation of workplace misconduct involving a former female employee.
Murphy was promoted to assistant general manager in June after serving as president and general manager of the G League’s Motor City Cruise, which is affiliated with the Pistons, for nearly two years.
He was Eastern Michigan’s basketball coach from 2011 to 2021 and had a 166-155 record. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Syracuse and Kent State.
A message seeking comment was left with Murphy, and the Pistons declined comment.
The Pistons play the New York Knicks on the road Friday night after opening the season with a win over the Orlando Magic.
HALL SCORES IN REGULATION, SHOOTOUT, LIFTS BRUINS PAST DUCKS
BOSTON (AP) Taylor Hall scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Hall also scored in regulation for Boston (4-1), and Linus Ullmark made 30 saves and stopped all four shots in the shootout.
Former Bruin Frank Vatrano had Anaheim’s lone goal. John Gibson stopped 35 shots.
Hall slipped a shot between Gibson’s pads in the shootout and the goalie looked skyward after realizing the puck went behind him.
Hall knew it was in right away.
“I can see it, especially when you skate past the goal,” Hall said, smiling. “We needed that. Those points are huge. … Linus got us to that point, making saves in overtime. It was up to us guys to get a goal in the shootout. He was spectacular tonight.”
Ullmark made a diving stop on Max Comtois to end it, sending the Ducks (1-4) to their fourth straight loss.
Boston defenseman Hampus Lindholm faced his former team for the first time since the Bruins acquired him in a trade on March 19.
“That was new to see those guys on the other end,” he said, with a big grin. “I was happy we got the win there.”
Ullmark made a pair of nice stops when Boston killed a penalty in overtime with Lindholm in the penalty box for a roughing call with 32.2 seconds left in regulation. He robbed Ryan Strome on a three-on-none break with just over a minute left in OT.
“I don’t know if he fanned on it or wanted to go five-hole,” Ullmark said. “That’s how I read it.”
Gibson made a save on David Pastrnak while on his side and the Ducks were short-handed in the closing minute of OT.
Coming in having allowed 17 goals during their three-game losing streak, the Ducks looked as if they had tightened things up defensively, especially after the opening five minutes when Boston had a few excellent scoring chances.
“We’re not planning a parade off that game,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. “We played better. We still lost one of the points and we want them both.”
Hall made it 1-0 at 2:31 of the second when he knocked down an attempted clearing pass by Gibson, spun around and fired the puck into the net.
The Ducks tied it just under four minutes later when Vatrano one-timed a cross-ice pass from Mason McTavish past Ullmark.
The Bruins outshot Anaheim 13-5 in the opening period, with Pastrnak firing a shot off the post about 90 seconds into the game.
Boston’s Jake DeBrusk had a goal wiped out in the opening period after Eakins challenged that the play was offsides.
Replays showed DeBrusk slightly beat the puck across the blue line on the right wing before collecting a pass from Pavel Zacha, then firing a wrister that Gibson stopped. DeBrusk then raced in and backhanded the rebound into the net.
Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk made his season debut after shoulder surgery in June. . Gibson entered 1-2 with a 5.96 goals-against-average. . Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler was shaken up late in the game. . Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg collided with a Bruins player behind the Boston net in the first and appeared to be bleeding from the mouth. He didn’t miss a shift. . Boston had scored 21 goals in its first four games.
Ducks: At the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Bruins: Host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
KARLSSON SCORES IN OT, SHARKS BEAT RANGERS 3-2 FOR 1ST WIN
NEW YORK (AP) Erik Karlsson scored 49 seconds into overtime and the San Jose Sharks beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season.
Logan Couture and Radim Simek also scored for the Sharks, who got former Rangers coach David Quinn his first win after beginning the season a franchise-worst 0-5-0. James Reimer stopped 21 shots.
“It just felt good,” Quinn said. “I thought our guys did a great job. … We had been a fragile group, but we showed some mental toughness tonight. We showed some perseverance and resolve and you’re gonna need all those things moving forward here.”
In the 3-on-3 overtime, Timo Meier – playing in his 400th NHL game – went around the left side of the goal, sent a pass from behind to Karlsson, who fired it into the net on the right side before Shesterkin could slide over.
“For the first time this year we kind of stuck with it,” Karlsson said. “We tried our best to win the game instead of sitting back and seeing what’s going to happen. … Timo did a good job of staying patient and he found me for an easy goal.”
Artemi Panarin and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers, who had beaten the Sharks seven straight times. Igor Shesterkin had 24 saves.
New York had 21 shots on goal through the first two periods but managed just two in the third and none in overtime.
“We got a point out of it and we weren’t great in the third period – we were pretty bad,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. “I don’t expect to see that period again.”
With the score tied at 2 early in the third, Rangers captain Jacob Trouba fired a shot off the right post from the right side.
After facing just nine shots over the first two periods, Shesterkin had to make 16 saves in the third – including a stop on Nico Sturm in close with 28 seconds left to send it to overtime.
Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Rangers tied it 1:50 into the second period. Chytil brought the puck up the left side and fired a shot past Reimer from the left faceoff circle for hi//s second of the season.
Panarin gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead at 9:05 of the middle period when he finished a give-and-go with Adam Fox in the left circle and beat Reimer for his third goal of the season and NHL-leading 11th point.
Simek tied it as he beat Shesterkin with a shot he got off from between the circles just before he was taken out by a sliding Fox with 6:50 left in the period.
The Rangers outshot the Sharks 8-5 in a penalty-filled first period that saw the teams whistled for six infractions – four by San Jose.
“The whole first period was special teams,” Rangers forward Chris Kreider said. “We lost the special teams battle, lost the period. We had an opportunity to kind of put our brand on the game early, a bunch of power-play opportunities, a couple of miscues on the penalty-kill. … We leave (down) 1-0 and we’re chasing the game.”
Couture got the Sharks on the scoreboard first for the fifth time in six games this season, 6:02 into the game on San Jose’s first power play. He got his second of the season as he scored from the left side on a rebound of a shot by Karlsson that deflected off teammate Luke Kunin on the way to Shesterkin. It was also the Sharks’ second power-play goal of the season after coming in 1 for 19.
Quinn was back at Madison Square Garden for the first time since he was fired following the abbreviated 2021 season. Fans booed when the Rangers showed him on the scoreboard with a message saying “Thank you Coach Quinn.” Quinn went 96-87-25 in three seasons with Rangers.
The Rangers were 0 for 5 on the power play after coming in 5 for 15. … The Sharks are now 20 for 20 on the penalty-kill.
Sharks: At the New Jersey on Saturday night in the third of a four-game trip.
Rangers: Host Columbus on Sunday night in the third of a four-game homestand.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s soccer (2-7-7, 0-7-2) fell 1-0 to the Maryland Terrapins (3-8-5, 2-7-0) at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Thursday evening in their final home match of the season.
• Both teams were battling back and forth for most of the match. The Hoosiers took three shots on goal in the first ten minutes but could not convert.
• Junior forward Anna Bennett would get a close shot off in the 20th minute but could not get it past the hands of the Terp’s keeper.
• The second half was a defensive battle until the 86th minute Maryland forward Alina Stahl would break up the Indiana defense to find the back of the net.
• The teams were tied in shots on goal with six a piece, but the Terps outshot the Hoosiers 13-9.
• Indiana led in corner kicks 7-3.
• Career/team/season highs/firsts
• Junior midfielder Sofia Black recorded her first career start against the Terrapins, totaling 48 minutes.
• Freshman forward Marisa Grzesiak appeared in her 10th game this season for the Hoosiers.
• Jamie Gerstenberg grabbed five saves on the night for 88 on her career.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named to the 2022-23 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Second Team, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
He was previously honored as a Preseason All-American by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, College Hoops Today and The Almanac. Jackson-Davis was also named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.
Jackson-Davis enters the year ranked 15th all-time at IU in scoring (1,565), 19th in scoring average (16.9), ninth in rebounds (797), seventh in blocked shots (178), and seventh in field goal percentage (55.8%).
He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big Ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers.
The former Mr. Basketball winner ranked among the Big Ten leaders in points per game (18.3; 6th in the Big Ten), rebounds per game (8.1; 6th), field goal percentage (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; 5th), free throws attempted (218; 2nd), and total blocked shots (81, t-1st) in 35 starts for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Back on the road, the Indiana football program will venture east for an afternoon contest at SHI Stadium against homestanding Rutgers. The Hoosier and Scarlet Knights will face off at Noon on the Big Ten Network on Saturday (Oct. 22).
INDIANA (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) at RUTGERS (3-3, 0-3 B1G)
Saturday, Oct. 22 | Noon ET
TV: Big Ten Network | RADIO: Indiana Hoosiers Sports Network
Setting the Scene
• Indiana (3-4, 1-3 B1G) will hit the road for the third time this season as the Big Ten schedule hits the midway point at Rutgers (3-3, 0-3 B1G) on Saturday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is set for Noon ET inside SHI Stadium (52,454; Field Turf) on Big Ten Network.
• The Hoosiers are 5-3 all-time against the Scarlet Knights, including a 3-1 record in Piscataway. Each meeting in the series has been as Big Ten foes.
• The longest winning streak in the series is a five-game stretch for Indiana from 2016-20, before RU won last season in Bloomington.
By The Numbers
6 -Josh Henderson has found the end zone six times over his last six games, with scores in five of the six contests.
25 – Of Tom Allen’s 65 career games as a head coach, 25 of those have been decided by seven of fewer points, including three of seven games in 2022.
10 – Aaron Casey posted his second career double-digit tackle game against Maryland with 10 stops. With 55 tackles, Casey has eclipsed his career total entering the season (45).
4.0 – With 4.0 sacks on the season, true freshman Dasan McCullough is No. 2 nationally among rookies.
News & Notes
• Running back Josh Henderson has scored at least one touchdown in five of the last six games for Indiana. He has rushed for three and caught three passing touchdowns, including one of each versus Maryland for his first career multi-touchdown game.
• Head coach Tom Allen is on pace to join a select group of coaches in IU history, as he is one victory away from the 30-win mark.
• Wide receiver Cam Camper is the eighth IU wideout (10 occurrences) with a pair of 10-catch games in a season and is just one shy of joining Whop Philyor (3; 2019) and Damarlo Belcher (3; 2010) atop that list.
• Place kicker Charles Campbell continues to move up the career field goals made and scoring charts at IU, sitting among the top 10 in field goals made (36) and top 20 in career scoring (170).
• Outside linebacker Dasan McCullough is tied for the lead among all FBS true freshmen in tackles for loss or no gain and is No. 2 in sacks per Pro Football Focus.
• Running backs Shaun Shivers and Henderson became the first pair of running backs with receiving touchdowns in the same game since 2001 when they each hauled in touchdown passes at Cincinnati.
• Camper and
D.J. Matthews Jr. (109 yards) each racked up 100-plus yards receiving against Illinois to become the first Indiana duo to reach the century mark in the same game since 2018.
• For the second straight season, the Indiana special teams units have blocked multiple kicks in a year for special teams coordinator Kasey Teegardin. The two blocked field goals in 2022 mark the seventh and eighth blocked kicks in that span.
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
ST. PAUL, Minn. – In its final road game of the season, the Purdue soccer team lost at Minnesota, 2-0, on Thursday night in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The matchup at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium concluded a three-game roadtrip for the Boilermakers, and the defeat snapped a two-game unbeaten streak.
Both of Minnesota’s goals came in the first half, in the eighth and 23rd minutes.
The Boilermakers (3-10-3, 0-6-3 Big Ten) had seven shots, three on goal, and the Golden Gophers (8-7-2, 4-4-1 Big Ten) registered 27 shots, 12 on target. UMN held a 14-1 advantage in corner kicks and had 13 fouls to Purdue’s 10.
Sophomore forward Sydney Boudreau led the team with two shots, both on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Kailey Kimball had a career-best 10 saves, tied for seventh-most in a game in program history.
Kimball’s first save came in the third minute, before the home side took a 1-0 lead at 7:57. Off a corner kick, Sophia Romine scored from Gabbie Cesarone and Sophia Boman.
Freshman forward Kayla Budish quickly followed with a shot that was just wide to nearly tie the game up less than a minute later.
Another Kimball save came in the 10th minute, before a UMN shot was blocked.
Romine scored her second of the game to extend the Minnesota lead at 22:19. A corner kick preceded the score, with Cesarone and McKenna Buisman assisting.
The Boilermaker defense then forced four shots off target, and Kimball stopped another chance in the 39th minute.
Sophomore forward Emily Mathews had an opportunity that was wide in the 43rd minute for Purdue’s last chance in the opening 45.
Minnesota had a 12-2 advantage in shots, and a 5-0 edge in shots on goal, in the first half. The Golden Gophers earned six corner kicks.
Two blocked shots, a Kimball save and a chance off target opened the second half for the home side. Just after the second blocked shot, Boudreau had her first chance, a shot to the left of the net that was saved in the 50th minute.
Kimball made another nice save in the 55th minute, and Boudreau followed with her second shot on goal that was stopped in the 59th.
Two more Kimball saves came next, both off corner kicks, and another save occurred in the 67th.
In the next 12 minutes, Purdue out-shot Minnesota 3-0. Fifth year midfielder Sydney Duarte sent a shot wide in the 71st minute, and sophomore forward Gracie Dunaway also had a chance from a tight angle go off target in the 74th.
Sophomore midfielder Abigail Roy then had a great chance in the 79th minute, as she sent a long strike from 25 yards out that was just tipped out by a leaping Gopher goalkeeper. That almost made it 2-1, but it proved to be the final opportunity for the visiting side in the contest.
Two more Kimball saves came in the 86th and 89th minutes, which give the freshman a new career high of 10 saves.
UMN had 15 shots, seven on goal, in the second half, and Purdue had five shots, three on target. The home side earned eight corner kicks to the visitor’s one.
Up next, Purdue returns home to Folk Field for the season finale on Sunday, October 23, against Maryland. Kickoff is set for at 2 p.m. ET, and admission is free for all fans to the contest.
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Butler women’s soccer team had the lead twice in a match with Seton Hall but, ultimately, settled for a 2-2 tie. The Bulldogs (7-7-2, 4-3-1 BIG EAST) scored first and led at halftime, 1-0. The Pirates (5-9-3, 1-7-1 BIG EAST) answered 17 minutes into the second half, but Butler converted a penalty and once again led, 2-1, with ten minutes to play. With the clock winding down, a Butler foul led to a free kick for Seton Hall. The service found an open Pirate at the back post, and the game ended in a draw.
3′ | A Seton Hall shot from distance forces a save from Emma Martin.
12′ | An Abigail Isger shot off a corner kick is saved off the goal line by a Seton Hall defender.
15′ | Talia Sommer gets a shot from seven yards that is saved and deflected out for a corner.
15′ | Katie Soderstrom takes the corner kick. The ball falls into a crowd, and Claire Farrington gets a head on it to direct it into the goal. Butler takes a 1-0 lead.
44′ | Aliya Diagne steals a ball from the Pirates, carries into the box, and takes a shot that sails just over the crossbar.
58′ | Amelie Darey takes a pass on the right side. She hits a shot on goal from 20 yards that is saved by Seton Hall.
60′ | Sommer carries horizontally in the area and drops a ball off to Alexei Whittaker. Whittaker’s low shot slides just outside of the left post.
62′ | After a defensive miscue, Seton Hall’s Skyler Matusz is able to push a ball in the goal uncontested. The match is level, 1-1.
71′ | Sara Trandji collects a pass from Diagne at the 18, and her shot is just inches over the bar.
77′ | A Soderstrom cross into the area is redirected by Isger toward the goal, but it is blocked.
80′ | Soderstrom is fouled in the penalty area. Isger’s penalty kick is converted to put the Bulldogs back up, 2-1.
87′ | A free kick for Seton Hall is sent to the far post, and Brina Micheels one-times it into the goal, leveling the score, once again, at two.
Butler Points Summary
GOALS: Claire Farrington, Abigail Isger
ASSISTS: Katie Soderstrom
Claire Farrington’s goal was her second of the season and the third of her career.
Abigail Isger’s goal was her sixth of the season and the 15th of her career.
Katie Soderstrom’s assist was her fifth of the season and the 29th of her career.
Butler dominated possession, generating 34 shots (14 on goal) and 14 corner kicks. Seton Hall produced six shots and one corner.
Twenty FCS players have joined the watch list of the 2022 Walter Payton Award, which Stats Perform presents to the national offensive player of the year in college football’s Division I subdivision.
The group adds to a preseason list that was announced in August.
Newcomers to the updated watch list:
Bret Bushka, Butler (Pioneer)
Sean Chambers, Montana State (Big Sky)
Mike DiLiello, Austin Peay (ASUN)
Nolan Henderson, Delaware (CAA)
Fred Payton, Mercer (Southern)
Davius Richard, North Carolina Central (MEAC)
Matthew Sluka, Holy Cross (Patriot)
Dresser Winn, UT Martin (Ohio Valley)
Nominated in Preseason: Nic Baker, Southern Illinois; Tim DeMorat, Fordham; Nick Howard, Dartmouth; Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky; Tommy Mellott, Montana State; Shedeur Sanders, Jackson State; Lindsey Scott Jr., UIW; Trae Self, Stephen F. Austin; Jason Shelley, Missouri State; Xavier Shepherd, Kennesaw State; Reece Udinski, Richmond
Aidan Borguet, Harvard (Ivy)
Jermiah Dobbins, Abilene Christian (WAC)
Jarveon Howard, Alcorn State (SWAC)
ShunDerrick Powell, North Alabama (ASUN)
Jaden Shirden, Monmouth (CAA)
Cameron Skattebo, Sacramento State (Big Sky)
Bhayshul Tuten, North Carolina A&T (Big South)
Nominated in Preseason: Jake Chisholm, Dayton; Isaiah Davis, South Dakota State; Juwon Farri, Monmouth; Ailym Ford, Chattanooga; Narii Gaither, Gardner-Webb; Ulonzo Gilliam Jr., UC Davis; Malik Grant, Sacred Heart; Julien Gums, Nicholls; Darius Hale, Central Arkansas; Geno Hess, Southeast Missouri; Isaiah Ifanse, Montana State; Hunter Luepke, North Dakota State; Jaleel McLaughlin, Youngstown State; Jacob Saylors, ETSU
Andrew Armstrong, Texas A&M-Commerce (Southland)
Andrei Iosivas, Princeton (Ivy)
Fotis Kokosioulis, Fordham (Patriot)
Nominated in Preseason: Avante Cox, Southern Illinois; Shaquan Davis, South Carolina State; Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin; Taylor Grimes, UIW; Jakob Herres, Richmond; Jaxon Janke, South Dakota State; Xavier Smith, Florida A&M
Nominated in Preseason: Kemari Averett, Bethune-Cookman; Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State; Ryan Miller, Furman
Mark Evans II, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWAC)
Cody Mauch, North Dakota State (MVFC)
More players can join the watch list before a national media panel selects the winner following the regular season.
First awarded in 1987, the Payton has watched past recipients such as Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, Jimmy Garoppolo, Cooper Kupp and Trey Lance move on to the NFL.
Also this season, Stats Perform will present the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS defensive player of the year), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman player of the year), Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) and FedEx Ground Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI diving team won four out of five events that they competed in on Thursday in the dual against the Miami RedHawks. Freshman Sebastian Otero earned first-place finishes in the men’s 1 meter and 3 meter dives while Alex Scott won the men’s platform event and Sadie Smith won the women’s 1 meter dive.
Otero earned two top-finishes for the Jags with a 3 meter score of 356.10 and a 1 meter score of 341.48. Sophomore Scott won the men’s platform event with a total score of 370.05. Junior Smith earned the win in the women’s 1 meter with a score of 275.63. She came close to a sweep of her events with a second-place finish in the 3 meter (269.70).
Scott finished fourth in the men’s 1 meter (272.93) while Levi Vorreyer finished third in the 3 meter (276.45). Freshman Kayla Gott finished second in the women’s 1 meter with a score of 233.10.
The Jags travel to the Indiana Intercollegiates at Purdue on Saturday, October 22.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
KENT, Ohio – The Ball State soccer team returned to action for a Thursday night contest on the road at Kent State. The Cardinals and Golden Flashes battled to a 0-0 draw.
With the draw, Ball State is 6-4-6 overall and 5-1-3 in MAC contests, while Kent State has an overall record of 4-6-6 and is 4-1-4 in the conference.
“Tough game today,” said Head Coach Josh Rife. “There’s a reason Kent State is where they’re at in the standings. Proud of the way our ladies battled. We had the goal of no set piece goals today and they had to answer that call multiple times throughout the match and stood up to the challenge. Excited that we still have everything to play for.”
The opening half was a tough one for the Cardinals as BSU recorded three shots, none of which were on goal. Bethany Moser was perfect in the first half with four saves on the four shots on goal by the Golden Flashes.
In the 55th minute, Kent State had one of its better chances to score, but Jordyn Jeffers came up with a huge team save.
Lexi Fraley ripped a shot on goal from inside the box, but the Golden Flashes’ keeper made a sprawling save. Maria Broering collected the rebound, but her shot went just over the crossbar. This was the Cardinals’ best chance of the match.
Ball State finished the match with five shots, one on goal. Moser recorded four saves for the contest.
The Cardinals return to the friendly confines of the Briner Sports Complex for the final regular season home contest. Ball State is set to battle the current No. 1 seed Buffalo on Sunday, Oct. 23, with first touch slated for 1 p.m.
BALL STATE FOOTBALL
MUNCIE, Ind. – Following three consecutive double-digit comeback victories, Ball State welcomes Eastern Michigan to Muncie for Homecoming. The Cardinals are scheduled to host their annual Homecoming game for the 96th time in program history Saturday. Ball State is 54-38-2 on Homecoming all-time, including 4-4 against Eastern Michigan on its Homecoming all-time, earning wins on Oct. 19, 2002 (42-17), Oct. 14, 2000 (33-14), Oct. 10, 1992 (31-7) and Oct. 23 1948 (23-48).
Expect fireworks in this matchup. The winner in eight of the last 10 matchups has scored at least 35 points. Since 2009, seven of the matchups between the two programs have been decided by one score. Ball State is 5-2 in those instances, including each of the last three duels overall.
After winning their first three games of the month, the Cardinals are aiming to complete a perfect October that features at least four wins for the 11th time in program history: 1948, 1949, 1958, 1965, 1975, 1977, 1986, 1989, 1996 and 2013. In the 10 years that the Cardinals have gone 4-0 or better in October, Ball State has combined for a year-end record of 78-23-3 (.795), two MAC titles and four bowl appearances.
Ball State is currently riding a three-game winning streak for the fourth straight season under head coach Mike Neu. The last Ball State coach to achieve a three-game winning streak in four consecutive seasons was Dave McClain, who did it from 1973-77. The only other Cardinal coach to tout a three-game winning streak in four or more seasons along the sidelines is Ray Louthen, who did it in five seasons from 1963-67.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Make it win number five in a row and a road kill for the No. 5 Notre Dame women’s soccer team (13-2-0, 6-2-0) on Thursday night, earning a 1-0 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5-2, 3-4-1).
It also marked the fifth consecutive shutout as well and the 10th overall on the season. The Irish now boast the most shutouts in the country for a team who hasn’t played more than 15 games.
The game-winner belonged to none other than Korbin Albert. The sophomore drilled a free-kick goal off the left post and in early in the first half. It marked her sixth goal of the season and third game-winner.
Graduate goalkeeper Mackenzie Wood also shone bright, recording five saves. She picked up her sixth straight shutout and eighth overall on the year. The shutout will most certainly make her goals against average rank first in the country heading into the weekend.
The victory also keeps the Irish in contention for a top-two seed in the ACC Tournament.
How It Happened
The first scoring chance for the Irish came early, the fourth minute to be exact. It started with Eva Gaetino in the backfield dribbling past a Hokie then delivering a long-distance through ball to Wingate, whose shot was blocked last second by a sliding defender.
However, it didnt take long for the Irish to get goal No. 1 – enter Korbin Albert on a free-kick in the seventh minute. From about 23-yards out, Albert buries it low and off the left post past a diving keeper.
Wood was stellar in net in the first half, making four saves, including one midway through the half in which she left her feet and dove to her left to punch it away.
In the 36th minute, it was two Notre Dame reserves who almost added to the tally. Ellie Ospeck worked the ball into the box from the right side and crossed to Sophia Fisher in the middle of the box. Fisher lined a missile, but it was right at the keeper.
Notre Dame did boast the majority of possession in the second half but neither side had a lot of scoring chances in the second half.
The Irish had what would have been a sure goal with 23 minutes left in the game when Fisher hit a ball ahead to Wingate who pushed past the keeper and in. However, the sideline ref disagreed and called offside.
The Irish will play its final road game of the regular season, staying out east to play at Wake Forst on Sunday, Oct. 23. First touch is set for 5 pm ET on ACCNX.
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
CHICAGO – Indiana State women’s soccer dropped a close match Thursday night as UIC defeated the Sycamores 1-0 at Flames Field.
Tara Hoffman made a pair of saves in the early minutes to keep UIC off the board as the Flames offense was active from the start. Hoffman recorded five saves overall in the first half as UIC attempted 15 shots.
Indiana State did not get much going offensively in the first half except for CeCe Wahlberg, who had a great look early in the first half but her shot rolled just right of the post. Corynn DeGroote also recorded a shot attempt late in the half but was wide left.
The Sycamores were outshot 15-2 but Hoffman and the ISU defense stepped up and the match remained tied 0-0 at intermission.
UIC continued their offensive attack out of the gates in the second half, breaking the scoreless tie in the 55th minute as Sophia Jaime found the back of the net on a pass from Makenna Maloy to put the Flames up 1-0.
Outside of the one UIC goal, Tara Hoffman continued her outstanding play in the second half, making seven more saves for a career-high 12 for the match. The Flames recorded 28 shots to the Sycamores four but Hoffman and the ISU defense held their own throughout the match to keep it within one goal.
ISU was held to two shots in the second half but got a nice look from Audrey Stephens in the final minute of the match just outside the box, with her attempt going just over the bar as the Flames held on for a 1-0 victory.
The loss drops the Sycamores to 2-5-2 in MVC play while UIC moves to 4-2-3 on the year.
Indiana State will conclude their regular season on Sunday afternoon with a road contest at Valparaiso with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL
STATS PERFORM – Indiana State quarterback Cade Chambers added another accolade to his name on Thursday afternoon as the Sycamore redshirt freshman was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List.
Chambers is one of 25 freshmen named to the watch list for the award presented to the national freshman of the year in college football’s Division I subdivision. The Maryville, Tenn. native is also the lone freshman in the Missouri Valley Football Conference to be named to the list and is one of just five quarterbacks recognized across the nation.
Chambers has taken the reins of the Indiana State offense over his last two starts with the Sycamores posting back-to-back season-highs in total offensive yards against both North Dakota State and Youngstown State. He is 28-of-57 through the air for 504 yards and five touchdowns in the 2022 season with most of the damage coming this past weekend against YSU.
Chambers went 15-for-29 through the air for a career-high 311 passing yards, while adding five total touchdowns in the 48-42 loss to the Penguins. Chambers completed passes to six different receivers and connected on touchdown passes to Dakota Caton (twice) and Justin Dinka in Saturday’s contest. He added touchdown runs of two yards and 11 yards in ISU’s second-half comeback attempt against the Penguins for his second and third scores on the ground this season on his way to earning MVFC Newcomer of the Week honors.
Among the highlights of note from the season, Chambers became the first ISU quarterback to top 300 passing yards in a single game since Ryan Boyle threw for 325 against South Dakota back in 2018. He also guided a Sycamore offense that featured a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher (Justin Dinka, 159) and 100-yard receiver (Dante Hendrix, 117) in the same game for the first time since 2016.
The Rice Award, now in its 12th season, is named after legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Past recipients include Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington), Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (Fordham) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (North Dakota State).
To be eligible for the Rice Award, a freshman must be in his first or second academic year and can’t have surpassed four games played in the previous academic year – similar to the NCAA’s regular redshirt rule. More players can join the watch list before a national media panel selects the winner following the regular season.
Also this season, Stats Perform will present the Walter Payton Award (FCS offensive player of the year), Buck Buchanan Award (FCS defensive player of the year), Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) and FedEx Ground Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Indiana State is back home for Homecoming Week as the Sycamores welcome Illinois State to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 22. Kickoff between the Sycamores and the Redbirds is set for 1 p.m. The game will be carried live on ESPN3 and 105.5 The Legend.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team scored two first-half goals Thursday night, and reserve forward Abbi Lenk iced the match with her first career goal in the 82nd minute to give UE a 3-1 victory over visiting Illinois State on “Senior Night” at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.
Evansville jumped to an almost immediate lead, as in the fourth minute, junior defender Rachel Rosborough delivered a perfect cross to a streaking Hailey Autenrieb down the middle of the field, and she buried a shot into the lower-right 90 for her third goal of the season.
Illinois State would rebound to control possession, and fire five shots, including four on target, over the next 20 minutes, but UE senior goalkeeper Georgia Katsonouri turned away all four to keep UE up 1-0. Then, senior midfielder Monique Landrum came on, and helped turn the tide, as just 12 minutes into her first-half shift, Landrum trapped down a nifty pass from fifth-year forward Emily Ormson and beat the Illinois State keeper to the far post for her second goal of the year in the 36th minute to give UE a 2-0 cushion at halftime.
Illinois State would rebound coming out of the halftime locker room to score a goal by Hillary Griffin in the 49th minute to trim the UE lead to 2-1. But, this time, UE, which had been snake-bitten in Missouri Valley Conference play in the final 12 minutes of play, stood tall and built on the lead down the stretch.
It began with a Katsonouri full-extension save in the 79th minute of a low shot that was headed to the corner. Then, just over two minutes later, Lenk, who played just four minutes in the match, forced a loose ball in the penalty box on a back-pass to the goalkeeper, and laced a shot from a tough angle through the goalkeeper’s out-stretched hands and into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal.
“This win is a real credit to our senior class,” said UE head coach Chris Pfau. “I thought all year long, we have played some really good soccer, but it seemed like every match, we just ran into some unfortunate things here and there and didn’t get the results that we wanted. But, our seniors have really stuck together, and continued to play hard, and they drove this team to the win tonight, and that really shows the character of that senior class.”
Evansville honored eight seniors prior to tonight’s match, including Ormson and fellow fifth-year members Reilly Paterson and Abby Phelps, as well as seniors Landrum, Kristen Harvey, Emilie Hill, Isabel Lynch and Sophia Rodil. While Ormson, Paterson, Phelps, Harvey and Hill are graduating, the Purple Aces could return 20 players who saw action this fall next season.
SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer senior goalkeeper Maya Etienne (Midland, Michigan) placed her name third all-time for career saves in USI history Thursday night, collecting a season-high 12 saves. Unfortunately, for the Screaming Eagles, Southeast Missouri State University picked up the 1-0 win, scoring the game-winner in the final seconds.
The first half started with Southeast Missouri getting three shots on goal in the first 15 minutes, and all three were saved by Etienne. The three early saves moved her into sole possession of third all-time for career saves in the USI record books. Etienne tallied five saves total in the first 45 minutes.
Sophomore Adriana Berruti (Berwyn, Illinois), senior midfielder Jill DiTusa (St. Charles, Illinois), and sophomore defender Maggie Duggan (Defiance, Missouri) were responsible for USI’s three shots in the first half. The Screaming Eagles also earned three corner kicks in the opening half.
With neither defense budging through the first two-thirds of the match, the physicality of the contest ramped up in the second half. Through 60 minutes, there were a combined 22 fouls between the two schools.
The 0-0 battle continued, as Etienne continued to stand tall in goal for USI against a persistent attack by Southeast Missouri. The senior from Midland, Michigan made her seventh save of the second half and season-high 12th save in the 70th minute.
Both squads utilized their roster depth midway into the second half, trying to find fresh legs from their substitutions to spark energy on the offensive end.
Minutes after Duggan’s second shot of the night, senior forward Taylor Hall (Grayson, Kentucky) took a chance on goal with just under six minutes remaining, but the shot was saved by SEMO’s freshman goalkeeper Sophia Elfrink.
As the seconds ticked down and the urgency increased, Southeast Missouri found the back of the net on a goal in the final seconds by freshman forward Cayla Koerner, resulting in the 1-0 final. Koerner led the Redhawks with five shots and three on goal in the match.
Overall, USI placed three of six shots on target with five corner kicks. Southeast Missouri finished with 13 of 19 shots on frame and three corner kicks. There was a total of 29 fouls between the two teams.
Duggan led the Screaming Eagles with two shots and tied Hall and junior forward Morgan Beyer (Rossford, Ohio) with a shot on goal each.
Etienne’s 12 saves surpassed her previous season-high of eight saves, which came earlier in October against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A dozen saves were also the second-most in her career, three off the career-best 15 stops she made in November 2019 against Grand Valley State University.
Thursday’s results moved USI to 4-7-4 overall and 0-5-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Southeast Missouri improved its record to 7-6-2 overall and 3-2-2 in the OVC.
Next, the Screaming Eagles will close out the regular season Sunday at 1 p.m. against Eastern Illinois on Senior Day from Strassweg Field. USI Women’s Soccer seniors will be recognized before kickoff. Thanks to The Women’s Hospital Deaconess, admission to Sunday’s home match is free. Sunday’s match will be a must-win scenario for USI to keep its hopes to get into the 2022 OVC Women’s Championship Tournament, sitting two points back of Sunday’s opponent in Eastern Illinois. Only the top eight from the OVC make it to the conference tournament.
Sunday’s match can be seen live with an ESPN+ subscription.
VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER
In a battle between two of the top sides in the Missouri Valley Conference Thursday evening at Brown Field, the Valpo soccer team took less than six minutes to equalize the match after Southern Illinois had taken the lead in the second half as the night ended with a 1-1 draw. The result leaves the Beacons with an opportunity to potentially win the MVC regular season title on Sunday.
How It Happened
The teams played to a scoreless opening 45 minutes. Valpo had the better of the half statistically, owning 61% possession, outshooting the Salukis 8-3 and taking four corner kicks to SIU’s zero.
The Salukis did have a free kick from distance early on that hit the crossbar, and another a few minutes later on which junior Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) handled for her lone save of the first half.
SIU took the lead 17 minutes into the second half, as Liz Brechtel hit a shot from 20 yards out that floated into the upper-left corner of the goal, just over the hand of an outstretched Coryell.
Valpo bounced back with the equalizer in the 67th minute directly from a set piece. Junior Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) delivered a corner kick right into the center of the six-yard box and fellow junior Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) took care of the rest, getting free to flick in a header to make it a 1-1 match.
The action was fast and furious, up and down the pitch over the final stretch of the match as both teams pushed, looking for the winning goal. But all the action led to just one official shot attempt in the last 15 minutes, an SIU free kick taken towards goal that was well over the crossbar as the match ended in a draw.
Inside the Match
Valpo extended its unbeaten streak to five consecutive matches with Thursday’s draw. It is the 10th time in program history that Valpo has gone at least five straight matches without suffering a defeat.
Thursday was the third consecutive match that the Beacons have rallied after falling behind. After starting the year 0-6-0 when conceding first, Valpo is 2-0-1 in its last three when doing so.
DuSatko’s goal was her first of the season and the seventh of her career.
James moved up both Valpo’s single-season and career assists charts with the helper off the corner. She is now tied with Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) with five assists on the year, tied for fourth-most in a season in program history. Her career total is up to 11 assists, which is also tied for fourth-most all-time by a Valpo player.
With 35 career points, James sits just one point away from cracking that top-five chart as well.
Valpo has surrendered either one or zero goals in 25 of its last 26 MVC regular season matches.
Thoughts From Coach Marovich
“Obviously it was disappointing not to get three points tonight, but not disappointed with the performance of the team. It’s just part of being in Valley play — it’s a war.”
“I’m proud of the resiliency of our group to come back and get a tying goal after conceding the first goal. It goes to the spirit and the mindset of this group, being able to manage through difficult moments.”
“I thought some of the flank play we had tonight between Lindsey and Abbey was very good, and Lindsey’s goal on the corner was outstanding. We did a lot of really good things, just needed to be better on the last pass.”
“Tonight didn’t go our way, but we’re not going to let it define who we are. We’re still alive for a championship heading into the last day, and that’s all we can ask for. We’ll re-focus, come out on Sunday, go after three points and then see how the rest of the games play out.”
Valpo (7-6-4, 6-1-2 MVC) takes to Brown Field for the regular season finale Sunday at noon against Indiana State. The Beacons can almost assuredly clinch the two seed with a draw, will clinch a top-two seed with a win and could still claim the regular season title with a win and a Missouri State loss at Illinois State. Sunday’s match can be seen live on ESPN3.
For the second time in the last three seasons, the Valparaiso University football program has a candidate for the Jerry Rice Award.
Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kevin Spelman (New Lenox, Ill. / Providence Catholic) was named to the award’s 2022 watch list, which was released by Stats Perform on Thursday. Spelman was one of 25 FCS freshmen in the nation named to the watch list for the honor, which is presented annually to the national freshman of the year in college football’s Division-I subdivision. Spelman was the lone Pioneer Football League player tabbed to the watch list.
Past recipients of the award include Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington), Miami Dolphins running back Chase Edmonds (Fordham) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (North Dakota State).
Spelman ranks tied for third in the PFL in sacks per game at 0.75 and tied for second in total sacks with 4.5. He is also in the top 10 in the league in tackles for loss (6.5 total, 1.08 per game) and posted a two-sack game on Sept. 24 vs. San Diego, one of 10 players in the league with two or more sacks in a contest this season. He ranks 26th nationally in sacks per game and first among freshmen. Spelman is a key part of a Valpo defensive front that leads the PFL and ranks 11th nationally at 3.33 sacks per game.
Valpo junior Keyon Turner was named a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award following his freshman campaign in Spring 2021, making this the second time in three years that a member of head coach Landon Fox’s defense has earned consideration for the prestigious honor. A national panel will select the winner of the award following the regular season.
INDIANAPOLIS – Coming off of dominant 37-10 win in last week’s Francsican Bowl, the Marian football team will hit the road once again as they travel to Michigan to take on Concordia.
The Marian Knights own an impressive 9-2 record against Concordia, beginning the series strong with six consecutive wins. In 2017 Concordia snapped the Marian win streak with a 39-36 win in Michigan, and have also prevailed in Marian’s previous other attempt across state lines.
In last year’s meeting, the Knights won 25-7, defeating then No. 5 Concordia. Johnny William and Ben Stevens each scored in the win, and the defensive hounded the Cardinals, forcing three turnovers and making three sacks in the win.
Saturday also marks the 11-year anniversary of the series debut, with the two teams meeting for the first time in 2011. Marian won the inagural meeting 77-3, a then program record for largest margin of victory.
STOPPING THE STREAK
Concordia has an impressive 27-game active home winning streak, having not lost at home since October 15, 2022. The last loss the Cardinals endured in Ann Arbor came against St. Francis, with their winning streak starting the following Saturday with a win against Taylor. Concordia’s win streak includes two wins over the Knights, winning the matchups by a combined five points.
Marian will be looking for their first win at Concordia on Saturday since October 31, 2015, when the Knights won 44-0. In that win, Krishawn Hogan caught three touchdown passes from Hayden Northern, and Maurice Woodard ran for over 115 yards and two scores. Ryan Hartenett had a team-best nine tackles in the win, and three different Knights recorded an interception.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Marian is aiming to stay in the race for an MSFA Mideast Championship, trailing Indiana Wesleyan by one game in the standings. This week the Wildcats will host St. Francis (Ind.), and are 3-0 in MSFA play to date this season. A win will keep Marian in the hunt with the Wildcats and tie the position in the standings with a USF win.
WHERE TO WATCH AND LISTEN
For fans unable to travel to the game, they can find the live stream here through the Concordia Cardinals stretch internet page. Marian fans can also listen to the Knights audio broadcast, as the play by play and color commentary duo of Scott McCauley and Zach Graves will be live in Michigan, with the game airing on 93.5 and 107.5 FM The Fan. Fans can tune in on their radio’s, the iHeart Radio App, or online here. Live stats will also be available here. Live updates throughout the game will be provided on the official Marian athletics Twitter page @MUKnights.
TICKETS AND PARKING
Tickets are available for purchase online now, and tickets can be bought here. General admission ticket pricing for adults starts at $7. Visiting fans can pay $5 for a parking pass at the entrance to the lot north of the stadium, near the baseball and softball diamonds. Parking will be in the north lot until full, and then in the adjacent grass area.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Michigan, as the Knights will play their final game of the month against Concordia.
U OF I FOOTBALL
vs. Quincy Hawks (4-3, 1-1 GLVC)
Saturday | October 22 | 6 p.m. ET
After a stretch of four road games in five weeks, the No. 20 UIndy football team returns home to host the Hawks of Quincy University this Saturday evening. The Hawks (4-3, 1-1 GLVC) will bring a winning record with them to Key Stadium after last week winning one of the scoring games in conference history – a 63-62 overtime thriller at McKendree.
UIndy has won nine of the 10 all-time meetings with the Hawks, including each of the last five. Last season, the Greyhounds went scoreless in the first quarter but proceeded to hang 10 touchdowns on the board in a 70-21 blowout at QU. Toriano Clinton racked up 234 rushing yards that afternoon to break the UIndy single-season record just eight games into the schedule. Meanwhile, Lenny Bennett added a career-best 150 rushing yards while San Flowers blocked a punt and returned it 16 yards for a TD.
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|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Buffalo Bills||5||1||0||.833||0.0||176||81||2-0-0||3-1-0||4-1-0||0-1-0||3 W|
|New York Jets||4||2||0||.667||1.0||143||128||1-2-0||3-0-0||3-2-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Miami Dolphins||3||3||0||.500||2.0||131||155||2-1-0||1-2-0||3-2-0||2-1-0||3 L|
|New England Patriots||3||3||0||.500||2.0||141||113||1-1-0||2-2-0||2-2-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||4||2||0||.667||0.0||179||149||2-1-0||2-1-0||2-2-0||2-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Chargers||4||2||0||.667||0.0||141||152||2-1-0||2-1-0||4-2-0||2-1-0||3 W|
|Denver Broncos||2||4||0||.333||2.0||91||99||2-1-0||0-3-0||1-3-0||0-2-0||3 L|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||4||0||.200||2.5||125||130||1-1-0||0-3-0||1-3-0||1-2-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Baltimore Ravens||3||3||0||.500||0.0||158||141||1-2-0||2-1-0||3-2-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||3||3||0||.500||0.0||138||115||1-1-0||2-2-0||2-2-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||2||4||0||.333||1.0||148||163||1-3-0||1-1-0||1-3-0||1-0-0||3 L|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||2||4||0||.333||1.0||97||146||1-2-0||1-2-0||1-4-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tennessee Titans||3||2||0||.600||0.0||96||118||1-1-0||2-1-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Indianapolis Colts||3||2||1||.583||0.0||103||121||2-1-0||1-1-1||3-2-1||1-2-1||2 W|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||2||4||0||.333||1.5||138||114||1-1-0||1-3-0||2-2-0||1-2-0||3 L|
|Houston Texans||1||3||1||.300||1.5||86||99||0-1-1||1-2-0||1-2-1||1-0-1||1 W|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||6||0||0||1.000||0.0||161||105||3-0-0||3-0-0||5-0-0||2-0-0||6 W|
|New York Giants||5||1||0||.833||1.0||127||113||3-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0||0-1-0||3 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||4||2||0||.667||2.0||110||98||2-1-0||2-1-0||3-2-0||2-1-0||1 L|
|Washington Commanders||2||4||0||.333||4.0||102||135||1-2-0||1-2-0||1-3-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||3||0||.500||0.0||122||89||2-0-0||1-3-0||3-2-0||2-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Rams||3||3||0||.500||0.0||104||126||2-2-0||1-1-0||3-2-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||3||3||0||.500||0.0||146||163||2-1-0||1-2-0||2-3-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||3||4||0||.429||0.5||156||176||1-3-0||2-1-0||2-3-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||5||1||0||.833||0.0||139||118||3-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0||3-0-0||4 W|
|Green Bay Packers||3||3||0||.500||2.0||107||123||2-2-0||1-1-0||2-2-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|Chicago Bears||2||4||0||.333||3.0||93||118||2-1-0||0-3-0||1-4-0||0-2-0||3 L|
|Detroit Lions||1||4||0||.200||3.5||140||170||1-2-0||0-2-0||1-3-0||0-1-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||3||0||.500||0.0||121||103||1-2-0||2-1-0||3-1-0||2-0-0||1 L|
|Atlanta Falcons||3||3||0||.500||0.0||146||136||2-1-0||1-2-0||2-3-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|New Orleans Saints||2||5||0||.286||1.5||175||200||1-3-0||1-2-0||2-4-0||1-2-0||2 L|
|Carolina Panthers||1||5||0||.167||2.0||103||146||1-3-0||0-2-0||1-4-0||1-0-0||3 L|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1957 With major league baseball coming to the Bay Area, the Giants buy the single-A minor league team in Arizona to move the San Francisco Seals to the nearby desert. The transplanted team name their new farm club, the Phoenix Giants.
1973 In Game Seven, the hometown A’s capture their second consecutive World Championship, defeating the Mets, 5-2, when Darold Knowles, coming out of the bullpen with two outs and two on in the ninth, gets Wayne Garrett to pop out. The 31-year-old southpaw reliever, who hurls 6.1 Fall Classic innings without giving up an earned run en route to recording two saves, is the first pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series.
1975 “Isn’t this great? Isn’t this great? This is the best game I’ve ever played in. Isn’t this great? People will remember this game forever. Isn’t this great?” – PETE ROSE, sharing his enthusiasm with teammates, opponents, and umpires. In the bottom of the 12th inning of Game Six at Fenway Park, Red Sox’s backstop Carlton Fisk hits one of the most dramatic home runs in major league history, forcing a seventh game with the Reds. In 2002 this event, seen by a record-75.9 million viewers, will be chosen as one of baseball’s most memorable moments.
1976 The Reds beat the Yankees, 7-2, to complete the World Series sweep over the Bronx Bombers for their second consecutive World Championship. The ‘Big Red Machine’ is powered by Johnny Bench’s two-run and three-run home runs.
1980 In front of 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win their first World Series ever in the 98-year history of the franchise by defeating the Royals in Game 6, 4-1. Winning pitcher Steve Carlton limits Kansas City to 4 hits in seven innings, and Tug McGraw hurls the last two frames to pick up the save.
1981 The Yankees trade their 1977 first-round (15th overall) pick Willie McGee to the Cardinals for southpaw Bob Sykes, who will never again appear in a major league game. New York’s former 22-year-old farmhand will go on to have a stellar career with the Redbirds, winning the NL MVP (1985), capturing two batting crowns (1985, 1990), and earning three Gold Gloves (1983, 1985, 1986).
1982 An estimated 150,000 people line Wisconsin Avenue on a chilly day in Milwaukee to cheer for their Brewers, who suffered a crushing defeat in Game 7 of the World Series last night. Following the parade, the fans show their support at County Stadium by chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when shortstop Robin Yount appears in the left-field corner on his motorcycle, which he rides around the warning track, acknowledging the admiration.
1986 After losing the first two World Series games at home, the Mets beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 7-1. Lenny Dykstra’s first-inning home run off Oil Can Boyd marks the third time in history in which the Mets’ leadoff hitter has homered in the initial inning of Game 3 of the Fall Classic. Tommie Agee (1969) and Wayne Garrett (1973) also accomplished the feat in the first frame of Fall Classic’s third game.
1993 In Game 5, Curt Schilling becomes the first Phillies’ hurler to pitch a World Series shutout, blanking the Blue Jays at Veterans Stadium on five hits, 2-0. The game is the franchise’s 20th Fall Classic contest, having played for the world championship in 1915, 1950, 1980, and 1983.
1996 After being awarded one of the two expansion franchises for Triple-A by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Durham (NC) officially becomes the home of the Devil Rays’ top farm club beginning in 1998. Tampa Bay and Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc. jointly own the new North Carolina franchise, but the team will continue to be called the Bulls.
1998 In the bottom of the ninth inning at Qualcomm Stadium, Ruben Rivera, in his only major league appearance against cousin Mariano, legs out an infield single. The future Hall of Fame closer gets the next batter to ground into a double play, quickly erasing the hit before retiring Mark Sweeney for the final out of the contest, saving Game 4 to complete the Yankees’ World Series sweep of the Padres.
1998 After spending 135 days in first place and winning their division and league titles, the Yankees, with a 3-0 victory at Qualcomm Stadium, sweep the Padres to capture their 24th World Series championship. The Bronx Bombers’ 125 wins, combining regular season (114) and playoffs (11) victories, are the most by a championship team, surpassing the record of 116 established by the Mets in 1986.
2000 In the longest World Series game ever played, the Yankees take Game 1 of the Subway Series, thanks to Jose Vizcaino’s 12th inning two-out single, defeating the Mets, 4-3, in four hours and fifty-one minutes. The victory surpasses the streak established by the Murderers’ Row clubs, as the present Bronx Bombers win their 13th consecutive World Series game.
2002 Florida team president David Samson, to get fans “falling back in love with the Marlins,” announces plans which include free hot dogs and a cozier atmosphere at Pro Player Stadium. The average crowd of 10,038 per home game, more than a third less than the previous season, was next-to-last in the major leagues in attendance this year.
2004 At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals advance to the World Series for the first time in 17 years. The Redbirds capture the National League pennant, beating Roger Clemens and the Astros in Game 7 of an exciting NLCS, 5-2.
2005 On the eve of the World Series beginning in Chicago, Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) sponsor a resolution in the U.S. Senate calling for ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson to be “appropriately honored for his outstanding baseball accomplishments.” The former White Sox outfielder, considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history, was banned from baseball for life by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis for his role in the 1919 ‘Black Sox’ Fall Classic fix.
2006 In the first matchup of rookies to start Game 1 of the World Series, Anthony Reyes bests Justin Verlander as the visiting Cardinals beat the Tigers at Comerica Park, 7-2. The 25-year-old right-hander allows two runs and four hits, striking out five Redbirds in eight innings of work.
2006 After being the site of Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in February, Detroit becomes just the second city to host both a Super Bowl and a World Series in the same calendar year. San Diego was the site of the NFL Championship game and Fall Classic in 1998.
2009 In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Phillies defeat the Dodgers, capturing their second straight pennant. With their 10-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia becomes the first National League team to repeat the feat since the Braves won consecutive flags in 1995-96.
2009 When he is issued a first-inning walk by L.A.’s starter Vicente Padilla in Game 5 of the NLCS, Chase Utley ties a postseason record by reaching base in 25 consecutive contests. The slugging second baseman, who has reached base in every postseason game he has participated in except for his first in 2007, equals Boog Powell’s mark established from 1966-1971 playing for the Orioles.
2010 Pleased to be staying in Detroit, Brandon Inge signs an $11.5 million, two-year deal to remain with the Tigers. The 33-year-old infielder, prone to striking out, is better known for his defensive prowess at third base than for his hitting.
2014 During Game 1 of the World Series, Laurence Leavy, known as the Marlin Man, is approached by a Royals representative, who informs him that the Kansas City owner is upset with his bright orange Miami jersey diverting attention from the home team on national television. Offered various inducements, including autographed memorabilia and an opportunity to sit in the luxury boxes at Kauffman Stadium, the workers’ comp attorney refuses to remove his colorful garb, choosing to remain in his $8,000 seat behind home plate.
2018 David Bell, agreeing to a three-year deal with the last-place Reds, replaces Jim Riggleman to become the franchise’s 63rd skipper. The 46-year-old former infielder and his dad, Buddy, join Bob and Joel Skinner, George and Dick Sisler, and Bob and Aaron Boone as the fourth father-son managerial duo in major league history.
Scrimmage Downs Established
October 21, 1882 – Major Rules revision occurred per historian Parke H. Davis in his book ‘Football: The American Intercollegiate Game”. The game was changed from the “Block Game” which since there was not a set number of downs and distance, teams like Princeton developed the style of play where they could snap the ball and gain no ground and keep the ball for an entire half of a game to keep an undefeated record. Walter Camp proposed that the offensive team be required to advance the ball at least five yards in three scrimmage downs and these down-and-distance rules, combined with the establishment of the line of scrimmage, transformed the game from a variation of rugby football into the very different and unique game of American football.
Dryer gets a deuce … twice
October 21, 1973 – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams became the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game. In an article on barstoolsports.com it is found that going into the 1973 Week 6 matchup with the Pack the LA Rams were 5-0, while the Packers were 2-1-2. By the fourth quarter, the Rams were in a comfortable position, taking a 20-7 lead. As the game was winding down, Fred Dryer took down quarterback Scott Hunter in the end zone. On the next possession, Dryer sacked backup Jim Del Gaizo for another safety for a final score of 24-7. A few days later, Fred Dryer was named NFL Defensive Player of the Week.
Newsome Starts Streak
October 21, 1979 – Ozzie Newsome begins his NFL streak of 150 consecutive games with a reception. In a UPI article by Thomas M. Burnettrich dated October 29, 1989 about the game when the streak ended on October 29, 1989. The story goes that Newsome was injured after the first Cleveland offensive play in the second half and had not had a reception in the first half against the Oilers. Newsome, by his own choice, decided not to go back into the game to try and preserve the streak with a short reception. The Browns prevailed without their star receiver contributing on the stat line as they cruised to a 28-17 victory over the Houston Oilers.
Cox Boots a Franchise Record
October 21, 1984 – Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio – Cleveland Browns’ Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal. The amazing thing was that Cox was the punter and kick off guy on the Brown’s roster that season, Matt Bahr was the field goal and extra point kicker. Bahr had booted a 50 yarder earlier in the first quarter, but with time waning in the 2nd stanza, the Brown’s faced a fourth down and were just out of the range of Bahr’s accuracy. Since Cox had a powerful kick off leg Cleveland decided to trot him out there for the attempt. The NFL rule for placing the ball at the spot it was kicked from after a missed field goal was not present in that era, so with 28 seconds left on the clock, the worst that would probably occur on a miss would be a touchback. Cox’s kick went through and knotted the game at the half 6-6. The Bengals however managed to come on in the second half and won the game 12-9.
Biggest NCAA Comeback Ever!
October 21, 2006 – Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois – The Michigan State Spartans set an NCAA record when they staged a comeback victory after being down by 35 points. According to Enacademic.com the Spartans scored 38 unanswered points after trailing the Wildcats of Northwestern by the score of 38-3 at the 9:54 left in the 3rd quarter. Michigan State back up quarterback Bryan Hoyer came off the bench to help his team escape with a 41-38 ‘W”.
Bironas Nails 8
October 21, 2007 – Reliant Stadium, Houston Texas – Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas sets NFL record for most points scored in a game without a TD by a player, with 26. Everyone of Bironas’s 8 field goals were needed as the Titans defeated the Houston Texans by the close score of 38-36 win.
SPORTS IN NUMBERS:
9 – 31 – 27 – 5 – 19 – 20 – 17 – 18 – 2
October 21, 1973 – Baseball World Series: defending champion Oakland A’s beat NY Mets, 5-2 in Game 7 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to retain title; A’s manager Dick Williams immediately quits; MVP: A’s outfielder Number 9, Reggie Jackson
October 21, 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
October 21, 1974 – NHL New York Islanders and goaltender Number 31, Billy Smith’s 1st shut-out win, 5-0 vs Washington Capitals
October 21, 1975 – Boston Red Sox Number 27, Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning home run beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of the World Series
October 21, 1976 – World Series: defending champions Cincinnati Reds sweep New York Yankees; beat Bombers, 7-2 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium; MVP: Reds catcher Number 5, Johnny Bench
October 21, 1976 – New York Knicks retired the franchise’s first number, Number 19, Willis Reed
October 21, 1980 – World Series the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals, 4-1 at Veterans Stadium to secure series, 4-2. Phillies won their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history. MVP: Phillies third baseman Number 20, Mike Schmidt
October 21, 1984 – Cleveland Browns’ kicker, Number 15, Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
October 21, 1997 – Cleveland Indians outfielder Number 17, Marquis Grissom recorded a hit in his 15th straight World Series game; second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Florida Marlins beat Indians, 14-11. Remember Grissom played the two previosu seasons as Number 9 of the Atlanta Braves whoe were in the World Series.
October 21, 1998 – World Series: New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius, Number 18
October 21, 2007 – Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, Number 2 set an NFL record for most points scored in a game (no touchdowns) with 26 in 38-36 win over the Texans at Reliant Stadium, Houston
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Tulsa at Temple||7:30pm||ESPN|
|UAB at WKU||8:00pm||CBSSN|
|DP World: Mallorca Golf Open||7:30am||GOLF|
|PGA: CJ Cup||3:00pm||GOLF|
|LPGA: BMW Ladies Championship||11:00pm||GOLF|
|MLB PLAYOFFS||Time ET||TV|
|NLCS Game 3: San Diego at Philadelphia||7:30pm||FS1|
|New Orleans at Charlotte||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|San Antonio at Indiana||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Chicago at Washington||7:00pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Boston at Miami||7:30pm||ESPN|
|Orlando at Atlanta||7:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Toronto at Brooklyn||7:30pm||Sportsnet|
|Detroit at New York||7:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Utah at Minnesota||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Memphis at Houston||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Denver at Golden State||10:00pm||ESPN|
|Phoenix at Portland||10:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Tampa Bay at Florida||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Detroit at Chicago||8:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Seattle at Colorado||9:00pm||Root Sports|
|Nashville at Columbus||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Bundesliga: Mainz 05 vs Köln||2:30pm||ESPN+|
|First Division A: Cercle Brugge vs Sporting Charleroi||2:45pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Juventus vs Empoli||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Ajaccio vs PSG||3:00pm||beIN Sports|
What to Watch: Friday, 10-21-22
|MLB PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|NLCS Game 3: San Diego at Philadelphia||7:30pm||FS1|
The San Deigo Padres and Philadelphia Phillies series is tied 1-1. The Padres were 2-1 on the road versus the Phillies during the regular season.
|Boston at Miami||7:30pm||ESPN|
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat were top two teams in the Eastern Conference in 2021-22. The Cetlics were 2-1 versus the Heat last season.
|Tampa Bay at Florida||7:30pm||HULU|
Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers were two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference in 2021-22. Last season the Lightning and Panthers series was tied 2-2.
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Syracuse at Clemson||12:00pm||ABC|
|Cincinnati at SMU||12:00pm||ESPN|
|Akron at Kent State||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Indiana at Rutgers||12:00pm||BTN|
|Kansas at Baylor||12:00pm||ESPN2|
|ULM at Army||12:00pm||CBSSN|
|UT Martin at Tennessee||12:00pm||SECN|
|Houston at Navy||12:00pm||ESPNU|
|Iowa at Ohio State||12:00pm||FOX|
|Duke at Miami (FL)||12:30pm||ESPN3|
|Toledo at Buffalo||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bowling Green at Central Michigan||1:00pm||ESPN3|
|Eastern Michigan at Ball State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|NIU at Ohio||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|UNLV at Notre Dame||2:30pm||Peacock|
|West Virginia at Texas Tech||3:00pm||FS1|
|Rice at Louisiana Tech||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|UCLA at Oregon||3:30pm||FOX|
|Texas at Oklahoma State||3:30pm||ABC|
|BYU at Liberty||3:30pm||ESPNU|
|Purdue at Wisconsin||3:30pm||ESPN|
|Marshall at James Madison||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Northwestern at Maryland||3:30pm||BTN|
|North Texas at UTSA||3:30pm||Stadium|
|Boston College at 14 Wake Forest||3:30pm||ACCN|
|FIU at Charlotte||3:30pm||–|
|Memphis at Tulane||3:30pm||ESPN2|
|Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio)||3:30pm||CBSSN|
|Georgia Southern at Old Dominion||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|9 Ole Miss at LSU||3:30pm||CBS|
|Vanderbilt at Missouri||4:00pm||SECN|
|Hawaii at Colorado State||4:00pm||–|
|Florida Atlantic at UTEP||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Arizona State at Stanford||4:00pm||PAC12N|
|Southern Miss at Texas State||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Arkansas State at Louisiana||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Jose State at New Mexico State||6:00pm||FloSports|
|Fresno State at New Mexico||6:30pm||FS2|
|Boise State at Air Force||7:00pm||CBSSN|
|16 Mississippi State at Alabama||7:00pm||ESPN|
|UCF at East Carolina||7:30pm||ESPNU|
|Texas A&M at South Carolina||7:30pm||SECN|
|Minnesota at Penn State||7:30pm||ABC|
|Kansas State at TCU||8:00pm||FS1|
|Pitt at Louisville||8:00pm||ACCN|
|Colorado at Oregon State||8:00pm||PAC12N|
|Utah State at Wyoming||9:45pm||FS2|
|San Diego State at Nevada||10:30pm||CBSSN|
|Washington at California||10:30pm||ESPN|
|DP World: Mallorca Golf Open||8:00am||GOLF|
|PGA: CJ Cup||3:00pm||GOLF|
|LPGA: BMW Ladies Championship||11:00pm||GOLF|
|MLB PLAYOFFS||Time ET||TV|
|ALCS Game 3: Houston at NY Yankees||5:00pm||TBS|
|NLCS Game 4: San Diego at Philadelphia||7:45pm||FOX|
|NASCAR Truck: Baptist Health 200||1:00pm||FS1|
|Xfinity: Contender Boats 250||4:30pm||USA|
|San Antonio at Philadelphia||6:00pm||NBATV|
|Detroit at Indiana||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Boston at Orlando||7:00pm||NBCS-BOS|
|Cleveland at Chicago||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Houston at Milwaukee||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Toronto at Miami||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Memphis at Dallas||8:30pm||NBATV|
|Oklahoma City at Denver||9:00pm||Bally Sports|
|LA Clippers at Sacramento||10:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Minnesota at Boston||1:00pm||NHLN|
|San Jose at New Jersey||1:00pm||MSGSN|
|Arizona at Ottawa||4:00pm||Bally Sports|
|St .Louis at Edmonton||4:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Dallas at Montreal||7:00pm||NHLN|
|NY Islanders at Tampa Bay||7:00pm||MSGSN|
|Pittsburgh at Columbus||7:00pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|Toronto at Winnipeg||7:00pm||Sportsnet|
|Los Angeles at Washington||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Philadelphia at Nashville||8:00pm||NBCS-PHI|
|Buffalo at Vancouver||10:00pm||MSG-BUF|
|Colorado at Vegas||10:00pm||ATTSN-RM|
|Carolina at Calgary||10:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Women’s Super League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City||6:30am||Paramount+|
|Scottish Premiership: Hearts vs Celtic||7:30am||CBSSN|
|EPL: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool||7:30am||USA|
|La Liga: Rayo Vallecano vs Cádiz||8:00am||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Salernitana vs Spezia||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Hoffenheim vs Bayern München||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs Stuttgart||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Freiburg vs Werder Bremen||9:30am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Everton vs Crystal Palace||10:00am||USA|
|EPL: Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion||10:00am||Peacock|
|La Liga: Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad||10:15am||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Montpellier vs Olympique Lyonnais||11:00am||beIN Sports|
|Serie A: Milan vs Monza||12:00pm||Paramount+|
|EPL: Chelsea vs Manchester United||12:30pm||USA|
|Bundesliga: Borussia M’gladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|La Liga: Valencia vs Mallorca||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Fiorentina vs Internazionale||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Real Madrid vs Sevilla||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Olympique Marseille vs Lens||3:00pm||beIN Sports|
|Brasileirão: RB Bragantino vs Athletico-PR||3:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Santos vs Corinthians||6:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: América Mineiro vs Flamengo||6:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Palmeiras vs Avaí||8:00pm||Paramount+|