INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
ADAMS CENTRAL 42, HERITAGE 7
ALEXANDRIA 49, EASTBROOK 33
ANDREAN 42, HIGHLAND 7
ANGOLA 40, LAKELAND 21
ARSENAL TECH 49, RICHMOND 0
BEECH GROVE 46, SOUTHPORT 20
BEN DAVIS 42, WARREN CENTRAL 28
BISHOP CHATARD 41, COLUMBUS NORTH 27
BENTON CENTRAL 13, TWIN LAKES 6
BLACKFORD 13, ELWOOD 6
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 55, TERRE HAUTE NORTH 34
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 38, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
BLUFFTON 34, JAY COUNTY 7
BREBEUF JESUIT 49, CULVER ACADEMY 13
BROWBSBURG 41 FISHERS 28
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 27, NORTH HARRISON 22
CALUMET 48, EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL 8
CARDINAL RITTER 44, SHORTRIDGE 8
CARMEL 38, LAWRENCE NORTH 14
CARROLL (FLORA) 42, EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 14
CASTLE 35, VINCENNES LINCOLN 21
CENTER GROVE 36, NORTH CENTRAL (INDY) 0
CENTERVILLE 14, TRI 13
CENTRAL NOBLE 42, FREMONT 0
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL 50, PHALEN ACADEMY 0
CHURUBUSCO 42, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY (OH) 34, PARK TUDOR 20
CLARKSVILLE 41, EASTERN GREENE 6
COLUMBIA CITY 42, DEKALB 7
COLUMBUS EAST 42, NEW ALBANY 7
CONCORD 16, WAWASEE 0
CONNERSVILLE 28, RUSHVILLE 27
CORYDON CENTRAL 33, EASTERN (PEKIN) 32
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 54, TINDLEY 15
CROWN POINT 42, PORTAGE 7
CRISPUS ATTUCKS AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC, CANCELED
DELPHI 34, TRI-CENTRAL 17
EAST CENTRAL 35, BATESVILLE 0
EASTERN HANCOCK 61, KNIGHTSTOWN 6
EASTSIDE 35, GARRETT 12
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 27, JASPER 7
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 41, EVANSVILLE HARRISON 14
EVANSVILLE NORTH 48, EVANSVILLE BOSSE 12
EVANSVILLE REITZ 44, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 28, JEFFERSONVILLE 14
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 31, FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN 24, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP 17, OT
FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE 42, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS 16
FORT WAYNE SNIDER 49, HOMESTEAD 21
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 55, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE 30
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 49, ATTICA 6
FRANKLIN CENTRAL 38, AVON 21
GIBSON SOUTHERN 24, SOUTHRIDGE 14
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL 54, SHELBYVILLE 7
HAGERSTOWN 55, CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN 12
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 26 WESTFIELD 21
HAMMOND CENTRAL 46, PIONEER 22
HANCOCK COUNTY (KY) 16, TELL CITY 13
HANOVER CENTRAL 47, GRIFFITH 7
HOBART 21, LOWELL 14
HUNTINGTON NORTH 47, BELLMONT 0
JIMTOWN 35, BREMEN 17
KANKAKEE VALLEY 30, MUNSTER 14
KNOX 42, JOHN GLENN 21
KOKOMO 49, MARION 3
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 35, TIPTON 21
LAFAYETTE HARRISON 52 ANDERSON 12
LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON 55, MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
LAKE CENTRAL 21, LAPORTE 7
LAKE STATION 48, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL 7
LAVILLE 63, CASTON 6
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 32, PIKE 28
LAWRENCEBURG 28, FRANKLIN COUNTY 0
LEBANON 63, FRANKFORT 27
LEO 28, EAST NOBLE 21
LEWIS CASS 42, NORTHWESTERN 14
LINTON-STOCKTON 50, BOONVILLE 40
LOGANSPORT 28, MCCUTCHEON 26
LUTHERAN 50, CASCADE 12
MACONAQUAH 30, PERU 13
MADISON 49, JENNINGS COUNTY 33
MARTINSVILLE 27, FRANKLIN 26
MILAN 47, NEW MIAMI (OH) 6
MISHAWAKA 36, PLYMOUTH 7
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 7 SB ADAMS 6
MISSISSINEWA 21, FRANKTON 7
MITCHELL 56 CRAWFORD COUNTY 0
MOORESVILLE 18, DECATUR CENTRAL 17
MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 42, DELTA 28
MT. VERNON (POSEY) 42, FOREST PARK 7
NEW PALESTINE 42, PENDLETON HEIGHTS 14
NEW PRAIRIE 35 SB ST. JOSEPH 7
NORTH DAVIESS 44, EDINBURGH 20
NORTH DECATUR 43, LAPEL 18
NORTH JUDSON 41, WINAMAC 0
NORTH KNOX 35, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) 0
NORTH MIAMI 49, WHITKO 0
NORTH POSEY 33, HERITAGE HILLS 26, 2OT
NORTH PUTNAM 58, CLOVERDALE 7
NORTHEASTERN 47, UNION CITY 0
NORTHFIELD 48, MANCHESTER 27
NORTHRIDGE 32, GOSHEN 10
NORTHWOOD 42, WARSAW 21
NORWELL 59, NEW HAVEN 7
OAK HILL 35, MADISON-GRANT 6
OWEN COUNTY (KY) 14, SWITZERLAND COUNTY 0
OWEN VALLEY 28, NORTHVIEW 7
PAOLI 41, WEST WASHINGTON 0
PENN 21 ELKHART 20
PLAINFIELD 43, GREENWOOD 14
PROVIDENCE 35, CHARLESTOWN 28
RIVERTON PARKE 16, NORTH VERMILLION 6
RONCALLI 49, GUERIN CATHOLIC 10
SCECINA 27 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 13
SEEGER 48, PARKE HERITAGE 0
SEYMOUR 27, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 6
SHENANDOAH 44, WES-DEL 0
SHERIDAN 42, CLINTON PRAIRIE 0
SILVER CREEK 35, SCOTTSBURG 21
SOUTH ADAMS 35, MONROE CENTRAL 19
SOUTH BEND RILEY 51, GEORGE WASHINGTON 6
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 52, SOUTH BEND CLAY 0
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 24, OSCEOLA GRACE 20
SOUTH DEARBORN 62, GREENSBURG 15
SOUTH DECATUR 55, HILLCREST ACADEMY (OH) 20
SOUTH NEWTON 36, TRI-COUNTY 0
SOUTH PUTNAM 60, EDGEWOOD 7
SOUTH SPENCER 47, PRINCETON 7
SOUTH VERMILLION 53, COVINGTON 6
SOUTHMONT 26, CRAWFORDSVILLE 13
SOUTHWOOD 52, WABASH 14
SPEEDWAY 41, MONROVIA 16
SPRINGS VALLEY 23, SALEM 16
SULLIVAN 38, GREENCASTLE 0
TAYLOR 40, CLINTON CENTRAL 6
TECUMSEH 37, PERRY CENTRAL 15
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 26, ROCHESTER 17
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 41, FRONTIER 20
TRITON 42, CULVER 0
TRITON CENTRAL 49, INDIAN CREEK 14
TRI-WEST 24, DANVILLE 21
VALPARAISO 19, CHESTERTON 13
WASHINGTON 41, PIKE CENTRAL 0
WEST CENTRAL 42, NORTH NEWTON 0
WEST LAFAYETTE 48, RENSSELAER CENTRAL 14
WEST NOBLE 33, FAIRFIELD 7
WEST VIGO 41, BROWN COUNTY 12
WESTERN 35, HAMILTON HEIGHTS 14
WESTERN BOONE 35, NORTH MONTGOMERY 8
WHEELER 22, BOONE GROVE 21
WHITELAND 47, PERRY MERIDIAN 23
WHITING 14, RIVER FOREST 13
WINCHESTER 7, UNION COUNTY 0
WOODLAN 46, SOUTHERN WELLS 6
YORKTOWN 25, NEW CASTLE 19
ZIONSVILLE 39, NOBLESVILLE 7
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SCORES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 3
FLORIDA STATE 35 LOUISVILLE 31
WYOMING 17 AIR FORCE 14
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
WOFFORD AT VIRGINIA TECH | 11 A.M. | ACC NETWORK
NO. 1 GEORGIA AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | ESPN
UCONN AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ABC
NO. 6 OKLAHOMA AT NEBRASKA | 12 P.M. | FOX
TEXAS STATE AT NO. 17 BAYLOR | 12 P.M. | FS1
YOUNGSTOWN STATE AT NO. 9 KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT MISSOURI | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
VILLANOVA AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
PURDUE AT SYRACUSE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
CINCINNATI AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AT KENT STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT INDIANA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
TOWSON AT WEST VIRGINIA | 1 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+
BUFFALO AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
BUCKNELL AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN3
SOUTH ALABAMA AT UCLA | 2 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
OHIO AT IOWA STATE | 2 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+
RUTGERS AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OLD DOMINION AT VIRGINIA | 2 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
MURRAY STATE AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CAL AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | NBC/PEACOCK
TULANE AT KANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+
NEW MEXICO STATE AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NO. 12 BYU AT NO. 25 OREGON | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
NO. 20 OLE MISS AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NO. 22 PENN STATE AT AUBURN | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
VANDERBILT AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
COLORADO AT MINNESOTA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2
STONY BROOK AT UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
TROY AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT UAB | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM
UL MONROE AT NO. 2 ALABAMA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
KANSAS AT HOUSTON | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
UT MARTIN AT BOISE STATE | 4 P.M. | FS1
LIBERTY AT NO. 19 WAKE FOREST | 5 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
COLORADO STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE | 5 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
MARSHALL AT BOWLING GREEN | 5 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT LSU | 6 P.M. | ESPNU
NORTH CAROLINA A&T AT DUKE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
CAMPBELL AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
TOLEDO AT NO. 3 OHIO STATE | 7 P.M. | FOX
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF AT NO. 8 OKLAHOMA STATE | 7 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+
MISSOURI STATE AT NO. 10 ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
TEXAS TECH AT NO. 16 NC STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
AKRON AT NO. 15 TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT TULSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHWESTERN STATE AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
ARKANSAS STATE AT MEMPHIS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLOTTE AT GEORGIA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH FLORIDA AT NO. 18 FLORIDA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE AT WASHINGTON | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
NO. 23 PITT AT WESTERN NO. 4 MICHIGAN | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
NEVADA AT IOWA | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU AT MARYLAND | 7:30 P.M. | FS1
MAINE AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3
UCF AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
LOUISIANA AT RICE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
LOUISIANA TECH AT NO. 5 CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
MONTANA STATE AT OREGON STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
UTEP AT NEW MEXICO | 8 P.M. | MWN
UTSA AT NO. 21 TEXAS | 8 P.M. | LONGHORN NETWORK
NO. 13 MIAMI (FLA.) AT NO. 24 TEXAS A&M | 9 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE AT NO. 14 UTAH | 10 P.M. | ESPN2
FRESNO STATE AT NO.7 USC | 10:30 P.M. | FOX
NORTH DAKOTA STATE AT ARIZONA | 11 P.M. | FS1
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT ARIZONA STATE | 11 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
DUQUESNE AT HAWAI’I | 11:59 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
NFL WEEK 2
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK JETS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS
HOUSTON TEXANS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
TENNESSEE TITANS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ESPN
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:30P (ET) 8:30P ABC
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MILWAUKEE 7 NY YANKEES 6
TORONTO 6 BALTIMORE 3
BOSTON 2 KANSAS CITY 1
CLEVELAND 4 MINNESOTA 3
DETROIT 3 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2 (10)
TEXAS 4 TAMPA BAY 3
HOUSTON 5 OAKLAND 0
LA ANGELS 8 SEATTLE 7
CHICAGO CUBS 2 COLORADO 1
WASHINGTON 5 MIAMI 4
NY METS 4 PITTSBURGH 3
ATLANTA 7 PHILADELPHIA 2
ST. LOUIS 6 CINCINNATI 5
SAN DIEGO 12 ARIZONA 3
LA DODGERS 5 SAN FRANCISCO 0
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
TOLEDO 9 INDIANAPOLIS 6
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
ALBERT PUJOLS HITS 698TH HOMER, HELPS CARDS BEAT REDS 6-5
ST. LOUIS (AP) Albert Pujols hit his 698th home run, a tying two-run drive in the sixth inning that sparked the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Friday night.
Pujols hit a first-pitch slider from Raynel Espinal 427 feet into the left-field stands for his 19th home run this season, tying the score 4-4. Pujols trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the career list.
“It’s just being out there and contributing to this ballclub and this organization,” Pujols said. “I think just getting every opportunity that I’ve been getting, especially lately, and just trying to help this ballclub to win.”
With 2,203 RBIs, the 42-year-old Pujols moved within 11 of Ruth for second, behind Aaron’s 2,297.
Ryan Helsley struck out Kyle Farmer, Jake Fraley and Donovan Solano on nine pitches for his 18th save in 22 chances, the third immaculate inning in Cardinals history after Bob Gibson in 1969 and Jason Isringhausen in 2002.
“That’s pretty cool history to be a part of,” Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner said. “I could tell from his first pitch, Helsley, I was like, `OK, he’s ready to go.'”
Pujols is hitting .324 (45 for 139) with 15 homers and 35 RBIs in 47 games since July 10. Five of his last six home runs have come in the sixth inning or later, and his last five homers have tied the game or put St. Louis ahead.
“He continues to do it in meaningful situations,” “That was a big swing,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “It’d be one thing if he was just chasing it, but the thing is he’s taking an unbelievable approach and delivering when we need it most.”
Pujols hit a drive to T.J. Friedl at the left-field wall in the seventh. He is in his 22nd major league season and intends to retire at the end of the season.
“This feels like a playoff atmosphere with the fans and the last year of myself and Yadi,” Pujols said, referring to catcher Yadier Molina. “I think everybody’s really excited about it, and I think for us we just try to go out there, play the game, and just enjoy it.”
St. Louis (85-60), which maintained a 7 1/2-game lead over second-place Milwaukee in the NL Central, has 17 games remaining.
After Farmer homered off JoJo Romero to give Cincinnati a 5-4 lead in the seventh, Brandon Donovan walked against Ian Gibaut (1-2) leading off the bottom half, and Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado followed with consecutive RBI doubles.
“These games are fun to play in,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Our team literally gave everything they had to win that game. Obviously, when you do that it’s disappointing, but there’s no question that that’s how you play this game and that pays off.”
Chris Stratton (9-4) got the final out of the seventh. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty allowed four runs, six hits, two walks and two hit batters in five innings.
Goldschmidt doubled twice and got his 111th RBI.
Reds starter Fernando Cruz, wearing No. 21 to honor Roberto Clemente, retired his first five batters as an opener before hitting Pujols with a pitch and coming out of the game.
ARMS OF CHAMPIONS
Pitcher Jason Motte of the 2011 champion Cardinals and goaltender Jordan Binnington of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues threw out ceremonial first pitches.
Reds: RHP Hunter Greene (right shoulder strain) will be activated off the injured list to start the night game of Saturday’s doubleheader, his first start since Aug. 1 at Miami.
Cardinals: OF Dylan Carlson (sprained left thumb) started in center field for Triple-A Memphis Friday night at Iowa and hit a pair of doubles in three at bats. He is expected to start for Memphis Saturday and Sunday and could rejoin the big league club Tuesday.
RHP Dakota Hudson (7-7, 4.43 ERA) will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start Saturday’s day game against LHP Mike Minor (4-11, 5.78 ERA) who has not won a start against St. Louis since Aug. 25, 2013 while pitching for Atlanta. LHP Jose Quintana (5-6, 3.34 ERA), who starts the night game, is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in nine starts sincehe was acquired from Pittsburgh on Aug. 1.
ALVAREZ HAS 3 HRS, ASTROS DOWN A’S TO CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH
HOUSTON (AP) Ace Justin Verlander had just wrapped up another strong start and was in the dugout in the fifth inning when Yordan Alvarez launched his third monster home run of the night for the Houston Astros.
The cameras panned to Verlander, eyes wide as he admired his teammate’s handiwork.
“It’s pretty cool when a major league player can make other major league players be in awe,” Verlander said. “It’s not something that happens all too often. And that was kind of one of those moments where everybody is just like: `My goodness.’ It’s just incredible what he’s able to do.”
Alvarez homered in his first three at-bats, Verlander threw five hitless innings in his return from the injured list and the Astros clinched a postseason berth with a 5-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
The Astros (95-50) won their sixth straight game to join the Los Angeles Dodgers as the first two teams to secure playoff spots, reaching their sixth straight postseason.
There was no big celebration for this team with much bigger goals, but the Astros did share a quiet toast in the clubhouse postgame.
“You’ve got to keep in perspective … how hard it is to get to the playoffs and to stay on top like this for a while,” Verlander said. “It’s not easy. So I’m glad we were able to take a moment.”
Alvarez, tied for second in the AL with a career-high 36 home runs, had solo shots off Adrian Martinez in the first, third and fifth innings. He capped his big night with a single in the seventh to tie his career high with four hits.
“Hitting one home run feels great, imagine hitting three,” Alvarez said in Spanish through a translator. “Just a very special night.”
It is his second three-homer game and first since Aug. 10, 2019, a season when he won AL Rookie of the Year. There have been only 15 three-homer games in Houston history and Alvarez joined Glenn Davis and Jeff Bagwell as the only Astros to have more than one.
Alvarez’s homers totaled 1,329 feet- 434, 431 and 464. He joined Nelson Cruz on July 25, 2019, as the only players with three 400-plus foot homers in a game since Statcast started tracking in 2015.
“Yordan was unbelievable,” manager Dusty Baker said. “Those balls he hit, I don’t know what the combined feet were, but boy that’s a lot of mileage.”
Verlander (17-3) didn’t miss a beat in his return after injuring a calf on Aug. 28. He walked one and struck out nine to extend his season-long winning streak to nine games and lower his MLB-leading ERA to 1.78.
His performance moved him past Max Scherzer (3,173) for 13th on the career strikeout list with 3,176 in 17 seasons.
Manager Dusty Baker said Verlander would be on a pitch-count but wouldn’t reveal what his limit was. He was lifted without giving up a hit after throwing 79 pitches.
Verlander plunked Ramon Laureano with one out in the second. He didn’t allow another baserunner until walking Seth Brown with two outs in the fourth. He then sat down the next four batters he faced to end his night.
Phil Maton took over for the sixth and Nick Allen singled on his first pitch to break up the no-hit bid.
There were two outs in the first when Alvarez connected on a shot to straightaway center field to make it 1-0.
Alvarez’s second homer came with two outs in the third to extend the lead to 2-0.
Jeremy Pena hit his 18th homer to left field with one out in the fifth. The Astros went back-to-back when Alvarez sent the next pitch from Martinez into center field to extend the lead to 4-0 and send Houston’s dugout and the crowd into a frenzy.
Martinez (4-5) pitched five innings, walking three and the only hits he allowed were the four homers, which were a career-high.
“You take Alvarez out of the lineup and the line’s a lot different,” Oakland manager Mark Kotsay said. “Yordan is a guy that I referred to before the season started as a possible MVP candidate. And and he showed why tonight.”
The Athletics, who have baseball’s worst record at 52-93, managed just three singles and tied a season high by striking out 16 times.
Athletics: LHP Sam Moll was placed on the 15-day IL with a strained left shoulder and LHP Jared Koenig was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Astros: RHP Seth Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land to make room for Verlander. … RHP Josh James was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment because of forearm discomfort.
RHP Jose Urquidy (13-6, 3.75 ERA) opposes LHP Cole Irvin (8-11, 3.73) on Saturday night.
ACUÑA HOMERS IN 6-RUN 8TH, BRAVES BEAT PHILLIES 7-2
ATLANTA (AP) William Contreras hopes Ronald Acuna Jr. is starting to hit his stride, even if it’s mid-September after being slowed by knee soreness most of the year.
“We’re talking about the best player in the league and thank God he’s on our team,” Contreras said via a translator. “He brings the energy to us.”
Acuna hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a six-run eighth inning off Seranthony Dominguez and the Atlanta Braves rallied for a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
The opposite-field shot erased a 2-1 deficit and touched off a wild celebration at sold-out Truist Park, helping the Braves stay a game behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.
Contreras connected off Phillies starter Ranger Suarez to make it 1-all in the fourth and added an RBI single off Dominguez to make it 4-2. Contreras went 3 for 4.
Dominguez walked pinch-hitter Eddie Rosario to begin the eighth and Acuna attacked on the first pitch he saw, sending a 98 mph sinker 383 feet into the seats in right-center for his 12th homer. Austin Riley doubled, advanced on a walk and scored on Contreras’ hit up the middle. Michael Harris II added an RBI single and Ozzie Albies a two-run bloop double to make it 7-2.
Acuna played right field instead of serving as designated hitter Friday, freeing manager Brian Snitker to use Contreras, an All-Star like his teammate, as DH. Acuna’s surgically repaired right knee has given him fits through much of the season as he’s returned from missing the second half of last year.
“Ronald is a teammate of mine and obviously want the best for him and it was a good opportunity for him to get the DH (at-bats),” Contreras said. “We want to take care of him. In that sense it hurt my playing time a little bit, but I’m glad we were able to do that to take care of Ronald’s knee.”
Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading and career-high 39th homer and Jean Segura also went deep to back Phillies starter Ranger Suarez.
Schwarber made it 1-0 to begin the fourth when he got the first hit off Max Fried at Truist Park since the fifth inning of an Aug. 30 loss to Colorado, a span of nine innings. The ball sailed 410 feet into the Braves’ bullpen and left his bat at 110 mph.
Suarez held the Braves to one run on two hits in six innings after going 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA in his three previous starts against Atlanta this year. The lefty walked three and struck out four, lowering his road ERA to 1.63 in nine starts since June 7.
The Phillies began the day 2 1/2 games up on San Diego for the second wild card. Defending World Series champion Atlanta had lost four of five but have a 66-28 record since June 1, best in the majors over that span.
After Contreras tied it at 1 with his 18th homer – a 439-foot shot that came off his bat at 112 mph and landed in the seats in left-center – Segura responded with his 10th homer to make it 2-1 in the fifth.
Jesse Chavez (4-1) earned the win after getting the final out of the eighth. Dominguez (6-5) allowed three hits and five runs in two-thirds of an inning.
“Any time you lose a game like that, it’s tough,” Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said. “But these guys know what’s ahead of them and they’re going to bounce back just like they have all year.”
Fried threw a season-high 110 pitches, allowing two runs and four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings. The All-Star lefty’s most recent start at Truist Park, a 7-1 win over Miami on Sept. 4, ended with five innings of hitless ball in a rain-shortened outing.
“I felt like I could’ve been a little bit better,” Fried said. “Keeping us in the game was definitely where I was at. That eighth inning was huge. Put together great at-bats and really put us over the edge.”
The teams began the night having split 12 games against each other this season, but the Braves have won nine of their last 12 against Philadelphia at Truist Park, outscoring the Phillies 63-40.
Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler, on the injured list with forearm tendinitis, faced hitters before the game and was hitting 96-98 mph on the radar gun, Thomson said. Provided he has no setbacks, Wheeler will start Wednesday against Toronto and will be on a pitch count. … INF Edmundo Sosa was placed on the 10-day IL with a right hamstring strain. Yairo Munoz was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. … 1B Rhys Hoskins tried to swing but is still sore after getting hit on the hand by a pitch Wednesday against Miami and was held out of the lineup. … RF Nick Castellanos (right oblique strain) will start swinging in the next couple of days. He’s been playing catch and throwing to bases and doing some outfield fundamentals, but still has stiffness. There is no timetable for his return.
Braves: Albies returned from the injured list after the two-time All-Star missed 81 games with a broken left foot. He went 1 for 4. … RHP Kirby Yates (right elbow inflammation) was placed on the injured list. William Woods was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
He has 31 homers in the leadoff spot to snap a tie with Jimmy Rollins in 2007 for the most in a single season in franchise history.
Phillies RF Daulton Guthrie raced 124 feet to foul territory to make a sliding catch near the wall for the second out of the fifth.
There were some empty seats, but the Braves still announced a crowd 42,578, the 36th sellout of the season.
Phillies Aaron Nola (9-11, 3.31 ERA) will face RHP Jake Odorizzi (5-5, 4.15) as the teams play the second game of a three-game series.
CLEMENT SCORES FROM 2ND ON WILD PITCH, GUARDIANS TOP TWINS
CLEVELAND (AP) Pinch-runner Ernie Clement raced home from second base on a wild pitch in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run and the AL-Central leading Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in the opener of a crucial five-game series.
Clement ran for Josh Naylor, who led off the eighth with a single and took second on Oscar Gonzalez’s single. Jhoan Duran’s 2-1 pitch to Andres Gimenez bounced in front of catcher Gary Sanchez and went back to the screen on the fly.
Sanchez couldn’t find the ball initially and Clement rounded third and slid headfirst into the home plate, beating Sanchez’s throw.
Clement heeded Naylor’s advice when manager Terry Francona sent him in to pinch-run.
“As I’m coming in, Naylor stopped me and said `Hey, be ready for a dirt ball,'” Clement said. “So obviously if there’s a dirt ball I’ve got to get my butt to third. I was just running until (third base coach Mike Sarbaugh) stopped me and he never did, so I just kept going.”
The crowd of 20,669 was on its feet and Clement was celebrated by his teammates when he got back to the dugout.
“That’s as cool as it gets,” he said. “It’s got that playoff atmosphere and the energy the crowd brought, it kept us in it because we were down early. Especially with this team, we’re never out of a game. Everybody on the bench knows that.”
Cleveland leads third-place Minnesota by five games and has clinched the season series with a 10-5 edge, giving the Guardians the tiebreaker. The teams play a day-night doubleheader Saturday followed by games Sunday and Monday.
Cleveland swept a three-game series at Target Field last weekend and has won six straight over the Twins. The Guardians also gained a game on the Chicago White Sox, who lost 3-2 to Detroit in 10 innings.
The Guardians are 32-15 in games decided in the seventh inning or later, which is both fun and nerve-wracking for Francona.
“I don’t think you’re ever too old to – I’m nervous as hell,” he said. “And I don’t mean that in a bad way. It was exciting. Guys work all winter and all spring and play all year and you have the right to play in a game that’s this exciting. That’s great. Embrace it.”
The loss was difficult for the Twins, who seemed to be in position to cut another game into Cleveland’s lead.
“It’s very hard,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “That was a very tough ballgame to watch because we’re feeling good with a lot of things that we’re doing. We had some big swings, we made some plays, guys were pitching good. There was a lot going real well.”
Trevor Stephan (6-4) pitched a scoreless eighth while Emmanuel Clase gave up an infield hit in the ninth, but got Gilberto Celestino on a groundout for his 36th save.
Duran (2-4) allowed a run in the eighth.
Bailey Ober allowed one hit over five innings in his first start since June 1 and Jake Cave hit a two-run homer in the fourth as Minnesota took a 3-0 lead, but Cleveland rallied in the seventh.
Second baseman Nick Gordon’s throwing error on Gimenez’s grounder started the seventh. Gimenez took third on pinch-hitter Owen Miller’s single and scored on Myles Straw’s one-out single. Jose Miranda made a diving stop at first base on Steven Kwan’s grounder, but the runners moved up a base and scored on Amed Rosario’s single.
“We didn’t play perfectly clean baseball … We needed to really play an incredibly, crisp solid all-around game to get where we needed to be,” Baldelli said. “It wasn’t crisp enough.”
Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie allowed three runs in seven innings.
Twins: Minnesota is trying to stay in the race despite a lengthy injury list, with second baseman Jorge Polanco (knee inflammation), center fielder Byron Buxton (hip strain), left fielder Alex Kirilloff (wrist inflammation), outfielder Kyle Garlick (left wrist sprain) and right fielder Max Kepler (bruised leg, sore wrist) all sidelined. Kepler is the only one not on the injured list. … Gordon was removed from the game after fouling a ball off his left foot in the eighth. … Polanco played second base in a rehab game Friday night for Triple-A St. Paul.
Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (elbow) is scheduled to start Tuesday in Chicago against the White Sox. He allowed two home runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings on a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
The Twins will add LHP Louie Varland (0-0, 3.38 ERA) as the 29th man to start Saturday’s first game against Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber (10-8, 2.91 ERA). RHP Josh Winder (4-4, 3.83 ERA) will start the second game for Minnesota against LHP Konnor Pilkington (1-2, 4.30 ERA) who will be the Guardians’ 29th man.
STROMAN WINS AT WRIGLEY, CUBS TOP ROCKIES 2-1 FOR 4TH IN ROW
CHICAGO (AP) Marcus Stroman won at Wrigley Field for the first time since signing with the Cubs, pitching no-hit ball into the sixth inning during a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
Stroman (4-7), who signed a $71 million, four-year contract, had been 0-5 with a 7.11 ERA in nine previous starts at Wrigley Field this season. He didn’t allow a hit until Ryan McMahon homered with two outs in the sixth, McMahon’s 17th this season.
“Honestly, that felt like the one mistake that he made today,” McMahon said of his drive off an 0-1 sinker. “Most of his pitches were moving a lot today. He was throwing some sinkers that were really running and his cutter was coming up and in. He was executing and doing a good job of keeping us off-balance.”
Stroman’s sinker, along with his slider, induced mostly soft contact.
“My sinker’s my bread and butter always,” Stroman said. “It’s a pitch I throw really confidently in the zone to both batters, both righties and lefties, when I’m pitching pretty well.”
Zach McKinstry homered and tripled as the Cubs extended a winning streak to four for the first time since mid-August.
McKinstry has been getting added playing time with injuries to middle infielders Nick Madrigal and Nico Hoerner. He was at second base and led off.
“I would say he’s been along a little bit of a stretch now that’s he swinging that bat well,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “The confidence, timing, playing more consistently has been really good for him.”
Stroman gave up three hits in seven innings with two walks and five strikeouts. Brandon Hughes followed in the eighth and Manuel Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his second save, completing a four-hitter.
Chicago, wearing dark blue uniforms with “Wrigleyville” on the jerseys, was coming off a sweep of the NL East-leading New York Mets.
Colorado has lost three of four and dropped to a major league worst 22-48 on the road. The Rockies are 40-34 at Coors Field.
German Marquez (8-11) allowed two runs, six hits and two walks in seven innings. He had given up a season-high nine runs against Arizona in his previous start.
McKinstry, hitting .194 coming in, tripled off the center-field wall in the first and scored on Happ’s single. McKinstry homered into the basket in left-center in the fifth.
Colorado recalled RHP Noah Davis from Double-A Hartford. The move comes day after the Rockies released 14-year veteran RHP Jhoulys Chacin.
Cubs prospect Jared Young, from Prince George, British Columbia, made his major league debut at first base before eight family members and seven friends. He went 1 for 4 with a double in the eighth but left six runners on base.
Rockies: INF/OF Kris Bryant, out since July 31, (plantar fasciitis in left foot) said he was able to run on Friday for the first time since being sidelined. He said a platelet rich plasma injection helped. It’s uncertain whether the four-time All-Star will return this season.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki was out of the starting lineup with left hand soreness after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning Wednesday. Suzuki entered in the ninth as a defensive replacement. Ross said X-rays were negative. … RHP Adbert Alzolay, out all season with a right shoulder strain, was on the field before Friday’s game. Alzolay, who had been on a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa, said he hoped to be active this weekend.
Colorado RHP Jose Urena (3-6, 5.81) faces Chicago RHP Hayden Wesneski (1-1, 3.12) on Saturday.
TIGERS BEAT WHITE SOX 3-2 ON REYES’ DEEP SAC FLY IN 10TH
DETROIT (AP) Victor Reyes hit a deep flyball to center field in the 10th inning, scoring automatic runner Ryan Kreidler from third base and giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
“This is a great win – there’s no question about it,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “Whether you love or hate the extra-inning rule, it creates a lot of action. That was a fun way to win a game.”
The White Sox fell four games behind the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central.
“We can’t be thinking about what Minnesota and Cleveland are doing unless we are playing them,” interim manager Miguel Cairo said. “We can only focus on winning the game we are playing.”
Tigers reliever Alex Lange (5-4) struck out the side in the 10th, and Willi Castro started the bottom half with a bunt. Liam Hendriks (3-4) fielded it, looked at Kreidler going to third, then bounced his throw to first, putting runners on the corners.
The error was the second of Hendriks’ 12-year career.
“That was a pretty bad time to have one,” he said. “If I make the right play there, Reyes is the third out and we’re hitting again in the 11th.”
Riley Greene struck out before Reyes hit his game-ending sacrifice fly on a 1-2 fastball. Adam Engel made a running catch but had no chance to throw out Kreidler.
“I had gotten him to swing at two high fastballs and I thought I could get another one past him,” Hendriks said. “I missed low and he put a good swing on it.”
Chicago trailed 2-0 after seven innings but tied the game in the eighth, spoiling a scoreless seven-inning, three-hit outing by Tigers starter Matt Manning.
“This was great,” Manning said. “I think (the White Sox) thought they were going to come in and get some easy wins. We didn’t like that, so we were going to fight back.”
Josh Harrison doubled off reliever Joe Jimenez with one out in the eighth, and Elvis Andrus reached on an infield single off Kreidler’s glove at third.
Yoan Moncada popped out, but Jose Abreu doubled past Kreidler’s dive to tie the game. Abreu has a career average of .349 with 118 RBIs in 142 games against the Tigers.
“I liked the way we battled back,” Cairo said. “We got Jose a chance and he got us that double to put us right back into the game.”
The Tigers had a scoring chance in the bottom of the inning with Javier Baez on third and one out.
However, Joe Kelly struck out Spencer Torkelson, and when the third strike bounced away from Yasmani Grandal, Kelly picked it up and threw to Grandal in time to retire Baez at the plate.
“That’s a tough read for Javy, and I hate to criticize aggressiveness – he’s trying to make a play,” Hinch said. “But (Torkelson) has to run to first – we messed that play up a couple ways.”
Andrus had three singles, including the only two hits Manning allowed in the first six innings.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead with a two-out rally in the first. Baez singled, Eric Haase drew a walk and Torkelson singled to center.
Baez tripled with two out in the fifth, but Jimmy Lambert came out of the White Sox bullpen to strike out Haase.
Chicago threatened in the sixth when Andrus reached on shortstop Baez’s throwing error, stole second and moved to third on Yoan Moncada’s flyball. Manning, though, retired Jose Abreu on a routine fly to center.
Jonathan Schoop put the Tigers up 2-0 with a two-out homer off Lambert in the sixth, and Manning pitched around Eloy Jimenez’s leadoff double in the seventh.
“That was a heck of a game by a young pitcher facing a team in a pennant race,” Hinch said.
THE ONLY OTHER TIME
The other error in Hendriks’ 465-game career came on Sept. 5, 2017. While playing for Oakland, he threw away a pickoff attempt in a 10-3 loss to Seattle.
Baez finished 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a single, a walk, a stolen base and two errors. He has 26 errors and 25 walks this season.
“I’ve faced these guys a lot when I was in Chicago, so I knew what to expect and I was seeing the ball really well,” he said.
In the ninth, he said he lost sight of the ball after Torkelson’s whiff.
“I thought the ball rolled over to their dugout and it really went right back to the pitcher,” he said. “I didn’t really know what to do there.”
The teams play the second of a three-game series on Saturday night, with Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez (3-5, 4.50 ERA) against Chicago’s Johnny Cueto (7-8, 3.09).
DUSTIN MAY NO-HITS GIANTS FOR 5 INNINGS, DODGERS WIN 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Manager Dave Roberts considered giving Dustin May one more inning then thought better of it.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are counting on much more from May down the stretch and into the postseason – and his post-Tommy John form is coming along well that no added risk is worth it.
May pitched five no-hit innings and outdueled Logan Webb, and the newly crowned NL West-champion Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Friday night.
“Getting him out of the game feeling good is the win,” Roberts said. “… We want to make sure we take care of him.”
May (2-2) struck out four and walked one, dazzling in his fifth start since returning from the elbow reconstructive surgery in May 2021. The Dodgers pushed his outing back a couple of days because of some arm soreness and had him on a pitch limit of 75-80 after he had lost his previous two decisions and had a three-start winless stretch.
May didn’t even realize there was a no-hitter going until he sat down for the night. He is encouraged with the progress in his latest outing, hoping it is something to build off for the rest of the way.
“Huge,” he said. “If I can throw strikes I’m going to get outs quick.”
Alex Vesia relieved for the sixth and allowed a two-out infield single to Luis Gonzalez for the Giants’ first hit. Caleb Ferguson and Phil Bickford finished the two-hit shutout.
Justin Turner’s 34th double leading off the fourth tied his career high and ignited the Dodgers’ decisive inning – then he hit another in the fifth.
“Obviously the home run numbers aren’t what they’ve been the last couple years but still feel like I’m taking good at-bats and driving balls in the gaps,” Turner said. “I guess it’s kind of cool to have a career high in doubles.”
Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger and Trea Turner each hit RBI singles that inning. Freddie Freeman added a run-scoring single in the ninth.
The Dodgers (99-44) clinched their ninth division crown in 10 years Tuesday at Arizona and are one victory away from their second consecutive 100-win season and third straight in a full year – excluding the shortened 60-game 2020 COVID-19 season.
This marks a far different September scenario than a year ago for these rivals: The Giants claimed the NL West on the final day of the regular season in 2021 to win 107 games and hold off the 106-win Dodgers, who then beat San Francisco in a thrilling five-game NL Division Series.
Giants right-hander Logan Webb (13-9) had a two-start winning streak snapped. He allowed four runs on seven hits in his second-shortest outing all year of four innings.
The Dodgers are 13-4 against the Giants this season.
“They’ve been the better baseball team all year,” San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said. “The distance between us in the standings is disappointing, it’s annoying but it’s sort of irrelevant. If you’re not winning the division and you’re not in the playoffs, there’s plenty of disappointment right there, you don’t have to layer on anything related to an exact number of games.”
Drew Ann Drysdale, daughter of late Hall of Famer Don Drysdale, sang the national anthem.
Former Giants fan favorite and right fielder Hunter Pence will be honored with a spot on the team’s Wall of Fame during an on-field pregame ceremony Saturday.
The four-time All-Star expects about 100 of his family and friends to attend, including a sister coming from Australia with her family.
He will be the 55th player with a Wall of Fame honor.
“It’s like my second wedding,” Pence said, thrilled to be recognized for his contributions to the club over parts of eight seasons.
Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (right forearm strain) will throw another bullpen session this weekend. … 2B Gavin Lux, sidelined since Sept. 1 by back discomfort, is slated to start Saturday then take Sunday off before playing again Monday and Tuesday vs. Arizona.
Giants: LHP Carlos Rodon is OK after leaving his start Wednesday against Atlanta with a blister. “He’s doing better,” Kapler said.
The Giants claimed 1B/OF Taylor Jones off waivers from the Astros and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. INF Jose Rojas was designated for assignment.
LHP Julio Urias (16-7, 2.30 ERA) starts for the Dodgers in the middle game of the series Saturday night having gone 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA against San Francisco this season. The Giants hadn’t named a pitcher.
BREWERS RALLY FROM FIVE RUNS DOWN TO BEAT YANKEES 7-6
MILWAUKEE (AP) Garrett Mitchell is delivering a flair for the dramatic early in his major league career.
Mitchell hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees 7-6 on Friday night.
Mitchell is batting just .182 since making his debut in late August, but he frequently has delivered in clutch situations such as this one.
“Those types of moments are things you’ve been working for your whole entire life as a kid,” Mitchell said. “I’m just thankful to be in that moment and have that opportunity to help the team.”
Judge went 2 of 4 and scored two runs but didn’t homer, keeping his season total at 57. He’s four off the American League record set by the Yankees’ Roger Maris in 1961, and his .311 average is eight points back of Minnesota’s Luis Arraez as Judge chases a Triple Crown.
Judge beat out an infield hit in the first, reached on a check-swing single to center in the second and was intentionally walked for the 17th time this season in the third.
After falling behind 5-0 in the first two innings, the Brewers rallied to take a 6-5 lead in the eighth. Josh Donaldson’s homer off Taylor Rogers (4-7) tied it in the ninth before the Brewers responded in the bottom half of the inning to complete their biggest comeback victory of the season.
“We got a whole lot of people dong really good stuff,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It led to a really good win.”
Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games behind San Diego in the race for the NL’s final wild-card spot. The Yankees’ AL East lead fell to 5 1/2 games over Toronto.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the middle of the ninth for arguing the ball-strike calls that led to Miguel Andujar’s strikeout. Oswaldo Cabrera followed Donaldson’s tying homer with a double but was stranded at third after Andujar struck out looking and Kyle Higashioka flied out to center.
“It’s frustrating when there’s a non-competitive pitch that gets called (a strike)” Boone said. “But that’s part of it. You’ve still got to find a way. They made a few more plays than us in the end.”
Hunter Renfroe led off the ninth with a double off All-Star Clay Holmes (6-4) and took third when Kolten Wong grounded out. After Andrew McCutchen walked, Jace Peterson struck out and Victor Caratini walked to load the bases, Mitchell lined a single up the middle, ending a 4-hour, 10-minute game.
Mitchell’s had plenty of big moments already in his career. He had a two-run single to help the Brewers beat the Cubs 9-7 in his MLB debut, hit a game-tying homer a day later and had a game-saving catch in a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
“You’ve just got to continue to look forward and look for those opportunities,” the 2020 first-round pick from UCLA said. “For me going up there, just try to put a ball in play and be myself. That’s what happened.”
Given a 5-0 lead, Frankie Montas lasted 3 1/3 innings as his ERA with New York rose to 6.35. The Yankees are 3-5 in his eight starts since he was acquired at the trade deadline. He took a rotation spot vacated by the trade of Jordan Montgomery, and the St. Louis Cardinals are 7-1 in Montgomery’s starts.
New York pitchers walked eight, four by the bullpen.
Milwaukee’s Willy Adames went 2 of 4 with a three-run homer and RBI double to spark the comeback.
His homer in the second inning was his 29th of the season, matching the most ever by a Brewers shortstop. Hall of Famer Robin Yount homered 29 times during his MVP season of 1982 while leading the Brewers to their lone World Series appearance.
Two innings later, Adames hit an RBI double that sailed over right fielder Oswaldo Cabrera, hit the warning track and bounced into the stands. Rowdy Tellez followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Christian Yelich with the tying run.
Adames also was at the plate when the Brewers took the lead in the eighth.
The Brewers had runners on the corners with two outs when Adames hit a grounder that Kiner-Falefa was unable to filed cleanly, allowing Keston Hiura to score the go-ahead run. Kiner-Falefa was charged with an error.
“That’s one that I wish I had back,” Kiner-Falefa said. “I cost us the game tonight. I need to come through next time.”
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman was activated from the injured list after missing nearly a month due to a leg infection he sustained from a tattoo. Boone said there’s a possibility 1B Anthony Rizzo (headaches) could return Sunday and RHP Luis Severino (lat strain) could pitch Wednesday. CF Harrison Bader (plantar fasciitis) is playing minor league games Saturday and Sunday and could return as early as Tuesday. … 1B Marwin Gonzalez left Friday night’s game due to illness. … C Jose Trevino left in the seventh with a bruised right knee, two innings after hit by a foul from Peterson.
Brewers: Manager Craig Counsell didn’t rule out the possibility RHP Matt Bush could pitch sometime this weekend. Bush was the opener Tuesday against St. Louis but got just one out before leaving with right groin discomfort.
RHP Jameson Taillon (13-4, 3.94) starts for the Yankees on Saturday and RHP Brandon Woodruff (10-4, 3.39) pitches for the Brewers.
BIG 10 FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
• Thirteen Big Ten schools will continue their non-conference schedules this weekend, while Illinois will enjoy a bye week. The complete Week 3 schedule appears to the right.
• Four Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 3, followed by No. 4 Michigan, No. 11 Michigan State and No. 22 Penn State. Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin are all receiving votes.
• Eight Big Ten teams remain undefeated on the season, as Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers are all 2-0.
• Michigan and Minnesota currently rank among the top 15 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Wolverines lead the nation in scoring offense, averaging 53.5 points per contest, while ranking No. 11 nationally in scoring defense (8.5 points per game). The Gophers rank No. 2 nationally in scoring defense (5.0 points per game), while ranking seventh in scoring offense (50.0 points per game).
• Five additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 20 in terms of scoring defense: Iowa (6th, 6.5 points per game), Michigan State (6th, 6.5 points per game), Wisconsin (11th, 8.5 points per game), Illinois (19th, 10.7 points per game) and Ohio State (20th, 11.0 points per game).
• The Big Ten boasts six top 15 FBS running backs in rushing yards per game: Illinois’ Chase Brown (1st, 165.3), Nebraska’s Anthony Grant (3rd, 142.7), Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim (7th, 131.0), Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen (9th, 123.0), Michigan State’s Jalen Berger (11th, 113.5) and Penn State’s Nicholas Singleton (13th, 105.0).
• Penn State true freshman Nicholas Singleton ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on runs of 44 and 70 yards in the Nittany Lions’ 46-10 victory over Ohio, earning him Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. Singleton’s first career touchdown was the longest run for a Nittany Lion since Journey Brown’s 85-yard run versus Pitt in 2019, while his 179 yards are a school record for a Beaver Stadium debut.
• Ohio State found the end zone six times and added a field goal to down visiting Arkansas State 45-12 Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes’ 45 points marks the 21st time they’ve scored 45 or more points since Ryan Day became the full-time head coach in 2019 and the 28th time in 37 games they had 500 total yards. With the win, Day’s non-conference record improved to 10-3, with a home record of 20-1, moving him to 36-4 all-time. After his first 40 games, he is the second winningest coach in school history behind Urban Myer (37-3).
• Buckeye wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., who caught a career-high seven passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, became just the second wide receiver in school history to have multiple career three-touchdown games. He is currently second in the Big Ten in touchdown receptions, third in receiving yards and eighth in receptions.
• Tanner Morgan passed for 287 yards and a score over 2½ quarters and had one of Minnesota’s seven rushing touchdowns in a 62-10 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday. Mohamed Ibrahim (23 carries for 130 yards) and Trey Potts (10 carries for 79 yards) had two scores apiece on the ground for the Gophers. Gopher head coach P.J. Fleck has won 17 of his last 18 regular season non-conference games dating back to his time at Western Michigan. The Gophers have also won 24 of their last 25 non-conference games overall (including bowls), with the only loss coming last year to Bowling Green.
• Minnesota finished the game with 679 total yards, the third-most in school history and the most Minnesota has had in a game since 2004. The 62 points are their fifth-most in a game since 1930 and the team’s most in a game since 2006 against Indiana. The Gopher defense has gone 14 straight quarters without allowing an opponent to score 10 points and the 10 points allowed through the first two games is the fewest Minnesota has allowed since 1999. The Gophers have held 10 straight opponents below their total yard average and have held 14 straight teams to 27 points or fewer, their longest streak since 1962-65 (32 straight games).
• Michigan defeated Hawaii 56-10 on Saturday to improve to 18-0 in non-conference home games under head coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines have now won consecutive games by 40 points or more for the first time since 1991. In his first career start, quarterback J.J. McCarthy went 11-of-12 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns (91.7 percent). Only Tate Forcier (12-for-12, Sept. 25, 2010 vs. Bowling Green) and Devin Gardner (13-for-14, Aug. 30, 2014) have registered higher single-game completion percentages with at least 10 passing attempts for the Wolverines.
• The 2022 campaign features 94 All-Big Ten honorees (first-, second-, third-team or honorable mention) selected by either the coaches or the media last season. Ohio State leads the way, welcoming back 17 All-Big Ten honorees this season. Each team has at least one All-Big Ten performer returning this season, with 56 of the 94 returning All-Big Ten players coming from the East Division.
• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Los Angeles region will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.
MIAMI AT BALTIMORE
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Ravens lead all-time series, 8-7
STREAKS Ravens have won 3 of last 4
LAST GAME 11/11/21: Ravens 10 at Dolphins 22
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/26/17: Ravens 40, Dolphins 0
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA completed 23 of 33 atts. (69.7 pct.) for 270 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 104.4 rating last week. Had 104 rating & rushed for TD in last meeting. • RB CHASE EDMONDS had 65 scrimmage yards (40 rec., 25 rush) last week in Mia. debut. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT rushed for career-high 146 yards & TD in only career game vs. Bal. (12/1/19 w/ SF). Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. • WR TYREEK HILL led team with 8 catches for 94 yards last week in Mia. debut, his 16th-career game with 8+ catches. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Bal. Since 2016, ranks 3rd in NFL with 56 rec. TDs. • WR JAYLEN WADDLE had 4 catches for 69 yards & TD in Week 1. Had 4 catches for 61 yards in last meeting. Had 53 catches (6.6 per game) in 8 road games last season. • TE MIKE GESICKI has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had PD last week. Had 5 tackles, FF & 49-yard FR-TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with takeaway. Had PD in 5 of his final 6 road games in 2021. • CB KADER KOHOU (rookie) had PD, FF & TFL last week in NFL debut. • S BRANDON JONES led team with career-high 11 tackles & had sack, FF & PD in Week 1. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. • S JEVON HOLLAND had 3rd-career INT last week. Had 2 PD & sack in last meeting. • LB MELVIN INGRAM had TFL & FR-TD last week in Mia. debut, his 2nd-career TD. Had career-high 2 FR in his last game vs. Bal. (12/22/18 w/ LAC). • DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had sack in Week 1. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Bal. with PD & 3rd in row with TFL.
QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 3 TDs vs. INT for 98.3 rating last week. Has 6 TDs vs. INT for 121.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. Mia. Has 95+ rating in 6 of 7 career starts vs. AFC East. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 50+ rush yards. Has 38-12 record as starter, tied 3rd-most wins ever by QB in 1st 50 starts. • RB J.K. DOBBINS can make season debut. Rushed for 805 yards & 9 TDs as rookie in 2020 before missing last season due to injury. • RB KENYAN DRAKE made Bal. debut last week. Totaled 2,468 scrimmage yards (1,532 rush, 936 rec.) & 15 TDs (9 rush, 6 rec.) in 54 games with Mia. (2016-19). • TE MARK ANDREWS led team with 5 catches & had 52 rec. yards in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with 6+ catches & rec. TD & 5th in row vs. AFC East with 50+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 85+ rec. yards. • WR RASHOD BATEMAN had 59 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Had 6 catches for 80 yards in last meeting. • WR DEVIN DUVERNAY had 54 rec. yards & career-high 2 TD catches in Week 1. • CB MARLON HUMPHREY had 7 tackles & 4th-career FR last week. Has 5 PD in 3 career games vs. Mia. Had 8 PD in 6 home games last season. • S MARCUS WILLIAMS led team with career-high 12 tackles & had INT last week in Bal. debut. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had 103rd-career sack last week, 4th-most among active players. Had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with sack. • DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had sack in Week 1. Has FF in 2 of his past 3 vs. Mia. Ranks 2nd among active players with 162 career TFL.
NY JETS AT CLEVELAND
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Browns lead all-time series, 14-13
STREAKS Browns have won 2 of last 3
LAST GAME 12/27/20: Browns 16 at Jets 23
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/20/18: Browns 21, Jets 17
QB JOE FLACCO tied career high with 37 completions last week & passed for 307 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has 27 career TD passes vs. Cle., most vs. any opponent. Has 275+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 starts vs. Cle. Ranks 5th among active QBs with 41,576 career pass yards & 6th with 228 TD passes. • RB MICHAEL CARTER led team with 100 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 40 rec.) & 7 catches in Week 1, his 4th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. • RB BREECE HALL (rookie) had 61 scrimmage yards (38 rec., 23 rush) & 6 catches last week in NFL debut. • WR COREY DAVIS had 6 catches for team-high 77 rec. yards last week. Set career highs in catches (11) & rec. yards (182) & had rec. TD in his last game vs. Cle. (12/6/20 w/ Ten.). Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC North with 75+ rec. yards. • WR ELIJAH MOORE had 5 catches for 49 yards in Week 1. • WR BRAXTON BERRIOS had 5 catches last week. Had 60 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North. • WR GARRETT WILSON (rookie) had 52 rec. yards last week in NFL debut. • TE C.J. UZOMAH has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cle. • TE TYLER CONKLIN had TD catch last week in NYJ debut. • LB C.J. MOSLEY led team with 11 tackles in Week 1, his 7th-straight game with 10+ tackles. Had 2 PD, INT & TFL in his last game vs. Cle. (12/30/18 w/ Bal.). • LB QUINCY WILLIAMS had 6 tackles & 3rd-career sack last week. • CB D.J. REED had INT & FF last week in NYJ debut • S JORDAN WHITEHEAD had 5 tackles & PD last week in NYJ debut.
QB JACOBY BRISSETT passed for 147 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week in Cle. debut. Has 0 INTs in 2 career starts vs. AFC East. • RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 141 yards in Week 1, his 11th-career game with 125+ rush yards, 3rd-most in NFL since 2018. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. Has 120+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. • RB KAREEM HUNT had 70 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 24 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week, his 7th-career game with both rush & rec. TD, 4th-most in NFL since 2017. Had rush TD in last meeting. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC East. • WR AMARI COOPER made Cle. debut last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with 50+ rec. yards. • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES led team with 6 catches for 60 yards in Week 1. • DE MYLES GARRETT led team with 3 TFL, 2 sacks & had FF & PD last week, his 12thcareer game with 2+ sacks. Has 8 sacks in 4 career games vs. NYJ & aims for his 5th in row vs. NYJ with sack. Had 10 sacks in 9 home games last season. • DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had 2 PD & 0.5 sacks in Week 1. Had 2 TFL & sack in his last game vs. NYJ (12/15/18 w/ Hou.). Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 1.5+ sacks. • LB JEREMIAH OWUSU-KORAMOAH had 5 tackles & TFL last week. • CB DENZEL WARD had PD in Week 1. Had 2 PD in last meeting & had TFL, FF & FR in last home meeting. Has PD in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC East. • S JOHN JOHNSON III led team with 7 tackles & had 0.5 sacks last week. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. • S GRANT DELPT had 2nd-career INT in Week 1.
WASHINGTON AT DETROIT
LEADER Commanders lead all-time series, 28-15
STREAKS Lions have won 5 of last 6
LAST GAME 11/15/20: Washington 27 at Lions 30
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/15/20
QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 313 yards & 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101 rating in Week 1, his 22nd-career 300-yard game. Has 4 TDs vs. INT for 98.5 rating in 2 career starts vs. Det. Had 12 TDs (11 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 99.8 rating in 8 road starts w/ Ind. in 2021. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON tied his career high with 7 catches & had 130 scrimmage yards (72 rec., 58 rush) in Week 1. Has 13 TDs (10 rush, 3 rec.) in 16 career road games & aims for his 5th in row on road with TD. Had 2 rush TDs in last meeting. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN had 49-yard rec. TD in Week 1. Had 122 scrimmage yards (95 rec., 27 rush) in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • WR CURTIS SAMUEL led team with 8 catches & had 72 scrimmage yards (55 rec., 17 rush) & 15th-career TD catch in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with rec. TD. • WR JAHAN DOTSON (rookie) had 2 rec. TDs in NFL debut last week & became 2nd rookie since 1970 (Ernest Wilford, Week 1, 2004) with GW-TD catch in final 2 mins. of 4th quarter or in OT of 1st career game. • DT JONATHAN ALLEN had sack & 2 TFL in Week 1. Has 5 sacks in his past 7 on road. • DT DARON PAYNE had sack & career-high 2 PD last week. • LB COLE HOLCOMB had 80 tackles (10 per game) in 8 road games last season & aims for his 5th in row on road with 10+ tackles. • CB KENDALL FULLER had 6 PD in 8 road games last season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with 8+ tackles. • CB WILLIAM JACKSON led team with 9 tackles last week. • S DARRICK FORREST had career-high 2 PD, 1st-career INT & 1st-career FF last week. • S KAMREN CURL had 9 tackles & sack in last meeting.
QB JARED GOFF passed for 2 TDs vs. INT in Week 1. Has 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 97.3 rating in 9 home starts with Det. Passed for 309 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 111.7 rating in his last start vs. Was. (10/11/20 w/ LAR). Since 2017, ranks 4th among QBs with 26 games with 300+ pass yards. • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT had career-high 175 scrimmage yards (career-high 144 rush, 31 rec.) & 14th career rush TD in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had career-high 2 rush TDs in Week 1, his 4th-career 2-TD game. • WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN led team with 8 catches for 64 yards & had his 6th career rec. TD. Became 5th player in NFL history with 8+ catches in 7 consecutive games. Aims for his 5th in row at home with TD catch. • WR DJ CHARK had 52 rec. yards & 16th career rec. TD in Week 1. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. • S TRACY WALKER led team with 11 tackles & had 3rd career sack & PD last week. Since 2019, is 1 of 4 DBs (Jonathan Abram, Budda Baker & Jordan Poyer) with 10+ games (10) with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 10+ tackles. • CB JEFF OKUDAH had career-high 10 tackles & 4th career PD in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD. • CB AMANI ORUWARIYE had PD last week. Has 8 PD & 4 INTs in his past 8 at home. • LB ALEX ANZALONE had 9 tackles & his 10th career TFL in Week 1. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home. • DL CHARLES HARRIS had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Has 3.5 sacks, 5 TFL & FF in his past 4 at home.
INDIANAPOLIS AT JACKSONVILLE
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Colts lead all-time series, 26-16
STREAKS Colts have won 2 of last 3
LAST GAME 1/9/22: Colts 11 at Jaguars 26
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/9/22
QB MATT RYAN completed 32 of 50 atts. (64 pct.) for 352 yards & TD vs. INT last week in Ind. debut, his 74th-career game with 300+ pass yards, surpassing Philip Rivers (73 games) for 4th-most all-time. Has 300+ pass yards in 5 of his past 6 starts vs. AFC South. Ranks 8th in NFL history with 60,087 pass yards & became 2nd-fastest player ever (223 games) to reach 60,000 pass yards. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR led team with 175 scrimmage yards (161 rush, 14 rec.) & had rush TD last week, his 4th-career game with 175+ scrimmage yards, 3rd-most in NFL since 2020. Has 6 games with 150+ rush yards & rush TD, tied for 5th-most ever by player in 1st 3 seasons. Has 564 scrimmage yards (141 per game) in 4 career games vs. Jax. Has 120+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 5 of his past 6 vs. division. • RB NYHEIM HINES had 6 catches for 50 yards last week. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had team-high 9 catches for 121 rec. yards & rec. TD in Week 1. Had TD catch in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with rec. TD. • LB SHAQUILLE LEONARD can make season debut. Led NFL with career-high 8 FFs & had 122 tackles last season. • LB E.J. SPEED had FF & 1st-career sack in Week 1. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 9th-career FR last week. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 vs. Jax. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had TFL last week in Ind. debut. Had TFL & FF in only career game vs. Jax. (12/20/20 w/ Bal.). Had 37.5 sacks & 14 FFs in 4 seasons w/ Jax. (2016-19). • DE KWITY PAYE had career-high 2 sacks in Week 1. Had sack in last home meeting. • CB STEPHON GILMORE had 2 PD & FF in his last game vs. Jax. (9/16/18 w/ NE).
QB TREVOR LAWRENCE completed 24 of 42 atts. (57.1 pct.) for 275 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Passed for 223 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 111.8 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 0 INTs. • RB JAMES ROBINSON rushed for 66 yards & had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 1, his 4th-career game with 2 TDs. Rushed for TD in last meeting. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Has 20 career TDs (16 rush, 4 rec.) in 29 games, becoming 2ndfastest undrafted player to reach 20 TDs in common-draft era. • RB TRAVIS ETIENNE had 65 scrimmage yards (47 rush, 18 rec.) last week in NFL debut. • WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 6 catches for team-high 117 rec. yards last week in Jax. debut. Had 7 catches in only career game vs. Ind. (12/25/21 w/ Az.). • WR MARVIN JONES had 7 catches for 88 yards & TD in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. • WR ZAY JONES had 6 catches for 65 yards last week in Jax. debut. Had 8 catches for career-high 120 yards in his last game vs. Ind. (1/2/22 w/ LV). • TE EVAN ENGRAM had 4 catches last week in Jax. debut. Had 6 catches for 87 yards in only career game vs. Ind. (12/23/18 w/ NYG). • LB TRAVON WALKER (rookie) had sack & INT in NFL debut last week, becoming 1st No. 1 overall pick to record sack & INT in 1st-career game since 1982. • LB JOSH ALLEN had 2 TFL & FF in Week 1. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. • LB DEVIN LLOYD (rookie) led team with 11 tackles last week. • CB TYSON CAMPBELL had 3rd-career INT in Week 1. Had 8 tackles, TFL & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD.
TAMPA BAY AT NEW ORLEANS
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Saints lead all-time series, 39-21
STREAKS Saints have won past 7
LAST GAME 12/19/21: Saints 9, Buccaneers 0
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/31/21: Saints 36, Buccaneers 27
QB TOM BRADY passed for 212 yards & TD in Week 1. Has 5,557 pass yards (308.7 per game) & 44 TDs (40 pass, 4 rush) vs. 11 INTs for 104.2 rating in 18 road starts with TB. Passed for 375 yards & 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 112 rating in last road meeting. Has 300+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 road starts vs. division. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 137 scrimmage yards (127 rush, 10 rec.) in Week 1, his 15th-career game with 125+ scrimmage yards. Has 795 scrimmage yards (99.4 per game) & 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 8 on road. • WR MIKE EVANS led team with 5 catches for 71 yards & rec. TD in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row at NO & 3rd in row on road overall with TD catch. Since 2014, leads NFL with 76 rec. TDs. • WR JULIO JONES had 86 scrimmage yards (69 rec., 17 rush) last week in TB debut. Has 102 receptions for 1,615 yards (89.7 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in 18 career games vs. NO. Has 59 career games with 100+ rec. yards, tied-3rd most in NFL history. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 6 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 1. Had 11 tackles, 3 TFL, sack & FF in last meeting & has 18 TFL in 20 career games vs. NO. Is 1 of 2 (J.J. Watt) with 50+ PD (54) & 25+ FFs (26) since 2012. • LB DEVIN WHITE led team with 8 tackles & had 2 sacks & PD last week, his 5thcareer game with 2+ sacks. Has 10+ tackles in 4 of his 5 career games vs. NO. • DL VITA VEA had 13th-career sack last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 4 on road. • S ANTOINE WINFIELD had 6 tackles & his 4th-career INT last week. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 6+ tackles. • CB CARLTON DAVIS has 11 PD in his past 11 on road.
QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 269 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111 rating. Has 17 TDs (16 pass, 1 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 104.2 rating in 8 career starts with NO. Is TB franchise leader in pass yards (19,737) & pass TDs (121). • RB ALVIN KAMARA has 1,490 scrimmage yards (106.4 per game) & 19 TDs (12 rush, 7 rec) in his past 14 at home. Has 957 scrimmage yards (95.7 per game) & 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.) in 10 career games vs. TB. Since 2017, leads NFL with 67 scrimmage TDs & ranks 2nd with 7,501 scrimmage yards. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 5 catches for 57 yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 1, his 6th career game with 2 TD catches. Has 10+ catches for 180+ yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. TB. • WR JARVIS LANDRY led team with 7 catches for 114 yards in Week 1, his 16th career 100+ rec. yard game. Has 695 career receptions, 4th-most since entering NFL in 2014. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TD catch. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with sack. Had 7.5 sacks in 8 home games last season. Ranks 3rd among active players with 107 career sacks. • LB DEMARIO DAVIS has 11 PD & 8 TFL in 10 career games vs. TB. Is 1 of 4 with 10+ TFL in each of past 5 seasons. • LB PETE WERNER led team with 12 tackles & had 1st-career FF last week. • CB MARSHON LATTIMORE has 11 PD in 9 career games vs. TB. • S TYRANN MATHIEU had 7th-career FR last week. Had INT in his last game vs. TB (11/29/20 w/ KC).
CAROLINA AT NY GIANTS
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Panthers lead all-time series, 6-5
STREAKS Panthers have won 3 of last 4
LAST GAME 10/24/21: Panthers 3 at Giants 25
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/21
QB BAKER MAYFIELD had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 84.6 rating in Week 1. Completed 27 of 32 atts. (84.4 pct.) for 297 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.2 rating in his only career start vs. NYG (12/20/20 w/ Cle.). Has 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.4 rating in 4 career starts vs. NFC East. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 4 catches, 57 scrimmage yards (33 rush, 24 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 2,941 scrimmage yards (101.4 per game) & 20 TDs (12 rush, 8 rec.) in 29 career road games. Had rec. TD in his only career game vs. NYG (10/7/18). Aims for his 8th in row vs. NFC East with 5+ catches. • WR DJ MOORE had 3 catches for 43 yards in Week 1. Had 6 catches for 73 yards in last meeting. Had 50 catches for 662 yards (73.6 per game) & 2 TDs in 9 road games last season. • WR ROBBIE ANDERSON led team in catches (5) & rec. yards (102) & had TD catch in Week 1, his 8th career game with 100+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. • DE BRIAN BURNS had career-high 8 tackles last week. Had 7 TFL in 9 road games last season. Had sack & 3 TFL in last meeting. • S JEREMY CHINN had 7 tackles in Week 1. Has 5+ tackles in 13 of his 15 career road games. Had 8 tackles & TFL in last meeting. • S XAVIER WOODS led team with 10 tackles & had PD last week, his 4th career game with 10+ tackles. • DT DERRICK BROWN had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. • CB DONTE JACKSON aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC East with PD.
QB DANIEL JONES completed 17 of 21 atts. (career-high 81 pct.) & had 2 TDs vs. INT for 115.9 rating in Week 1. Had 90+ rating in 5 of his 6 home starts in 2021. Had TD vs. 0 INTs for 95.9 rating in last meeting. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had team-high 6 catches, 194 scrimmage yards (164 rush, 30 rec.) & rush TD last week, his 4th-career game with 190+ scrimmage yards & most scrimmage yards by any player in Week 1. Has 2,112 scrimmage yards (105.6 per game) in 20 career home games. Had 129 scrimmage yards (81 rec., 48 rush) & career-high 2 rec. TDs in his only career game vs. Car. (10/7/18). Since 2018, is 1 of 6 players with 100+ scrimmage yards per game (102.5), min. 40 games. • WR STERLING SHEPARD led team with 71 rec. yards, incl. 65-yard rec. TD in Week 1. Had 75 rec. yards in his only career game vs. Car. (10/7/18). • WR RICHIE JAMES had 5 catches for 59 yards in Week 1. • LB TAE CROWDER led team with 7 tackles in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 12+ tackles & TFL. • LB AUSTIN CALITRO tied his career high with 2 TFL last week. • LB TOMON FOX (rookie) had 1st-career sack in Week 1. • DL LEONARD WILLIAMS has 12 sacks & 14 TFL in his past 16 home games. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. • LB AZEEZ OJULARI had 2.5 sacks & 3 TFL in last meeting. • S XAVIER MCKINNEY had 9 PD & 5 INTs in 8 home games last season. Had 5 tackles & PD in last meeting. • CB ADOREE’ JACKSON had 6 tackles last week.
NEW ENGLAND AT PITTSBURGH
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Steelers lead all-time series, 15-13
STREAKS Patriots have won 5 of last 6
LAST GAME 9/8/19: Steelers 3 at Patriots 33
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/16/18: Steelers 17, Patriots 10
QB MAC JONES completed 21 of 30 atts. (70 pct.) for 213 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 200+ pass yards. • QB BRIAN HOYER completed 17 of 26 (65.4 pct.) for 168 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 105.9 rating in his last game vs. Pit. (11/3/19 w/ Ind.). Has 5 TDs vs. INT for 102.9 rating in 3 career appearances (2 starts) vs. Pit. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 58 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 10 rec.) in Week 1. Has 70+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS led team with 4 catches for 55 rec. yards last week. • WR DEVANTE PARKER made NE debut in Week 1. Had 6 catches for 59 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (10/28/19 w/ Mia.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 5+ catches. Has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC North. • TE HUNTER HENRY set career highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (100) & tied career high with 2 rec. TDs in only career game vs. Pit. (10/13/19 w/ LAC). Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • LB MATTHEW JUDON had 5 tackles & sack last week. Has TFL in 8 of 9 road games since joining NE in 2021. • LB JA’WHAUN BENTLEY led team with 7 tackles & had sack in Week 1. Has 7+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 on road. • DE DEATRICH WISE had sack & 3rd-career FF last week. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. • S DEVIN MCCOURTY had 6 tackles last week. Had 2 PD & INT in last meeting. • CB JONATHAN JONES had FF in Week 1. Had 2 PD in last meeting.
QB MITCH TRUBISKY passed for 194 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week in Pit. debut. Passed for 333 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & rushed for career-high 81 yards & TD in only career start vs. NE (10/21/18 w/ Chi.). Has 9 TDs (8 pass, 1 rush) & 90.7 rating in 4 career starts vs. AFC East. • RB NAJEE HARRIS had TD catch in Week 1. Had 1,042 scrimmage yards (115.8 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 9 home games last season. • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had team-high 7 catches for 55 rec. yards last week. Has 5+ catches & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. • WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 54 scrimmage yards (career-high 36 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 1. • TE PAT FREIERMUTH had 5 catches for career-high 75 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches. • TE ZACH GENTRY had career-best 40 rec. yards in Week 1. • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied career high with 14 tackles & had 31-yard INT-TD last week, his 4th-career INT-TD. Is 4th player ever with INT-TD in 4 of 1st 5 career seasons. Had 6 tackles, FF & FR in his last game vs. NE (9/15/19 w/ Mia.). • CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had INT & career-high 8 tackles in Week 1. • CB CAMERON SUTTON had 2 PD & 6th-career INT last week. • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH led team with career-high 3 sacks & had FF in Week 1. • LB MYLES JACK had 10 tackles, TFL & PD last week in Pit. debut. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC East with 6+ tackles. • DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack & FR in Week 1. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks.
ATLANTA AT LA RAMS
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Rams lead all-time series, 48-28-2
STREAKS Falcons have won 4 of last 5
LAST GAME 10/20/19: Rams 37 at Falcons 10
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/11/16: Falcons 42, Rams 14 (L.A. Coliseum)
QB MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 215 yards & rushed for 72 yards & TD in Week 1, his 4th career game with 50+ rush yards & rush TD. Passed for 275 yards in his only career start vs. LAR (12/24/17 w/ Ten.). • RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 136 scrimmage yards (career-high 120 rush, 16 rec.) & rush TD last week. Had 676 scrimmage yards (75.1 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 9 road games last season. • WR DRAKE LONDON (rookie) had 5 catches for 74 yards in NFL debut last week, most rec. yards among rookies in Week 1. • WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS had 4 catches for 49 yards in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with 40+ rec. yards. • TE KYLE PITTS has 60+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7 on road. • DL GRADY JARRETT had 1.5 sacks last week, his 5th-career game with 1.5+ sacks. Has 5+ tackles in 5 of his past 7 on road. • LB MYKAL WALKER had 1st-career sack, career-high 2 TFL & 2nd-career FF last week. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4. • LB LORENZO CARTER aims for his 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks. • LB RASHAAN EVANS had 6 tackles & 4th-career FR in Week 1. • LB ARNOLD EBIKETIE (rookie) recorded his 1st-career sack last week. • CB A.J. TERRELL had 5 tackles last week. Had 13 PD & 2 INTs in 8 road games last season. Aims for his 5th in row on road with PD. • S RICHIE GRANT led team with career-high 10 tackles & had PD in Week 1. • S JAYLINN HAWKINS had career-high 6 tackles & PD last week.
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 240 yards in Week 1 & tied Drew Brees (183 games) for fewest games ever to reach 50,000 career pass yards. Has 2,589 pass yards (287.7 per game) & 22 TDs vs. 9 INTs for 102.2 rating in 9 home starts with LAR. Has 1,555 pass yards (311 per game) in 5 career games vs. Atl. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON had 73 scrimmage yards (47 rush, 26 rec.) in Week 1. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 at home. • WR COOPER KUPP tied his career high with 13 catches & had 128 yards & rec. TD last week. Has 5+ catches in 22 straight games & can tie DeAndre Hopkins (23 from 2018-20) for second-longest such streak all-time. Has 10 rec. TDs in his past 10 at home. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 7+ catches, 100+ rec. yards & rec. TD. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD catch. • TE TYLER HIGBEE aims for his 6th in row with 5+ catches. • DL AARON DONALD recorded his 99th-career sack in Week 1. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 at home & aims for his 4th in row at home with TFL. Since 2014, leads NFL in sacks (99) & TFL (151). Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with sack. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 7 tackles & sack in Rams debut last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Atl. with TFL. Since 2012, leads NFL with 1,384 tackles. • LB LEONARD FLOYD had 7th-career FR in Week 1. • DB JALEN RAMSEY had 6 tackles in Week 1. Had FF in last meeting. • CB TROY HILL had 8 tackles & 8th-career INT last week. • DB NICK SCOTT had career-high 7 tackles, PD & 1st-career FF in Week 1.
SEATTLE AT SAN FRANCISCO
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Seahawks lead all-time series, 29-17
STREAKS Seahawks have won past 4
LAST GAME 12/5/21: 49ers 23 at Seahawks 30
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/3/21: Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
QB GENO SMITH completed 23 of 28 atts. (82.1 pct) for 195 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.5 rating in Week 1, his 5th-career start with 80+ comp. pct. & highest rating among NFC QBs last week. Aims for his 3rd start in row with 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 115+ rating. • RB RASHAAD PENNY rushed for 60 yards last week. Had 125+ rush yards & rush TD in 2 of his final 3 road games in 2021. • WR DK METCALF had team-high 7 receptions in Week 1. Has 458 rec. yards (76.3 per game) & 4 rec. TDs in 6 career games vs. SF. Had TD catch in last meeting. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 7 catches for 68 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch & 4th in row on road with 95+ rec. yards. • TE WILL DISSLY had his 10th-career rec. TD in Week 1. • TE COLBY PARKINSON had 1st-career TD catch last week. • LB JORDYN BROOKS led team with 12 tackles in Week 1 & has 11 games with 10+ tackles since 2021, 3rd-most in NFL. Had 106 tackles (11.9 per game) & 7 TFL in 9 road games last season & aims for his 7th in row on road with 10+ tackles. • LB CODY BARTON had 10 tackles & career-high 2 TFL & 1st-career sack in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. • LB UCHENNA NWOSU tied his career high with 7 tackles & had his 16th-career sack & 4th career FF last week. • DE SHELBY HARRIS had TFL last week. Had 2 PD in his last game vs. SF (12/9/18 w/ Den.). • CB MIKE JACKSON had 1st 2 career FRs in Week 1. • S QUANDRE DIGGS had TFL & 5th-career FF last week. Had INT in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with INT.
QB TREY LANCE totaled 218 yards (164 pass, 54 rush) in Week 1. Passed for 249 yards & 2 TDs vs INT for 116 rating in his only career home start (10/3/21 vs. Hou.). Had 198 yards (157 pass, 41 rush) & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.1 rating in last home meeting. • RB JEFF WILSON had 88 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 12 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his last home game vs. Sea. (1/3/21). • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 66 scrimmage yards (52 rush, 14 rec.) & 12th-career rush TD in Week 1. Had 754 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) & 9 TDs (5 rec., 4 rush) in 8 home games last season. Has 247 scrimmage yards (134.7 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in 3 career games vs. Sea. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Sea. wth 5+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Had 2 rec. TDs in last home meeting. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 9 catches for 181 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in rec. yards (4,489) & 3rd in receptions (335) among TEs. • DL NICK BOSA had 1st sack of season last week & has 25.5 sacks in 36 career games. Had sack in 3 of his final 4 home games in 2021. Had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack. • DL SAMSON EBUKAM had sack last week. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5. • LB FRED WARNER had 74 tackles (9.3 per game) in 8 home games in 2021. Has 5 TFL in his past 5 vs. Sea. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with 9+ tackles. • S TALANOA HUFANGA led team with career-high 11 tackles & had 1st-career INT in Week 1, 1 of 3 (Minkah Fitzpatrick & Marcus Williams) with 10+ tackles & INT last week. • CB CHARVARIUS WARD had PD last week. Had PD in only career game vs. Sea. (12/23/18 w/ KC).
CINCINNATI AT DALLAS
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Cowboys lead all-time series, 9-4
STREAKS Cowboys have won last 4
LAST GAME 12/13/20: Cowboys 30 at Bengals 7
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/16: Cowboys 28, Bengals 14
QB JOE BURROW passed for 338 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 7th-career game with 325+ pass yards. Aims for his 4th in row with 325+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Had 102.7 rating in 7 road starts last season. Has 7,637 career pass yards in 27 games & tied HOFer Kurt Warner as 3rd-fastest player ever to reach 7,500 pass yards. • RB JOE MIXON led team with 145 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 63 rec.) & tied career high with 7 catches last week. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. • WR JA’MARR CHASE had team-high 10 catches for 129 yards & TD in Week 1, his 5th-career game with 125+ rec. yards, 2nd-most in NFL since 2021 (Cooper Kupp – 6 games). Has 7+ catches & 125+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. • WR TYLER BOYD had 25th-career TD catch last week. Had 5 catches in last meeting & has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. • TE HAYDEN HURST had 5 catches for 46 yards last week in Cin. debut. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 9th in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. Totaled 5.5 sacks in 5 games vs. NFC last season. • DE B.J. HILL had sack in Week 1. • LB LOGAN WILSON tied for team lead with 8 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 5+ tackles. • S JESSIE BATES had PD in last meeting & has PD in 3 of 4 career games vs. NFC East. Ranks 3rd among DBs with 408 tackles since 2018. • S VONN BELL had PD in Week 1. Has 21 tackles, 2 FRs, FF & PD in 3 career games vs. Dal. • CB CHIBODE AWUZIE had 5 tackles & 3rd-career FF last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 37 PD & 4 INTs in 4 seasons with Dal. (2017-20).
QB COOPER RUSH completed 7 of 13 atts. for 64 yards last week. Passed for 325 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 92.2 rating in his only career start (10/31/21 at Min.). • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 52 yards last week. Has 10 TDs (8 rush, 2 rec.) in his last 9 home games. Had 171 scrimmage yards (134 rush, 37 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last home meeting. Since 2016, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (9,678) & rush yards (7,438) & ranks tied-3rd in scrimmage TDs (68). • RB TONY POLLARD has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. Had TD catch in last meeting. • WR CEEDEE LAMB has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 61 scrimmage yards (46 rec., 15 rush) in last meeting. • TE DALTON SCHULTZ led team with 7 receptions & had 62 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. • LB MICAH PARSONS had 2 sacks in Week 1. Has 4 games with 2+ sacks since 2021, tied-2nd most in NFL. Has 9 sacks & 13 TFL in 9 career home games & aims for his 7th in row at home with TFL. • CB TREVON DIGGS had 2 PD last week. Has 2+ PD in 4 of his past 5 & leads NFL with 8 games with 2+ PD since 2021. • LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH led team with 9 tackles in Week 1 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with 9+ tackles. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. • CB ANTHONY BROWN had 7 tackles last week. Has 11 PD in his past 9 at home. • S DONOVAN WILSON had 5 tackles & 2nd career INT in Week 1. • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA tied his career-high with 2 TFL in Week 1.
HOUSTON AT DENVER
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Broncos lead all-time series, 5-3
STREAKS Broncos have won 3 of last 4
LAST GAME 12/8/19: Broncos 38 at Texans 24
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/4/18: Texans 19, Broncos 17
QB DAVIS MILLS completed 23 of 37 atts. (62.2 pct.) for 240 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 98.9 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs. • RB REX BURKHEAD had 70 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 30 rec.) & 5 catches in Week 1. Aims for his 5th in row with 65+ scrimmage yards. Had TD catch in his last game at Den. (11/12/17 w/ NE). Has 5 TDs in his past 4 vs. AFC West. • RB DAMEON PIERCE (rookie) rushed for 33 yards last week in NFL debut. • WR BRANDIN COOKS led team with 7 catches for 82 yards in Week 1. Has 7+ catches in 4 of his past 5. Has 50+ rec. yards in each of 3 career games vs. Den. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. • TE O.J. HOWARD had 2 rec. TDs last week in Hou. debut, his 3rd-career game with 2 TDs & 1st since 2018. Had 49 rec. yards in only career game vs. Den. (9/27/20 w/ TB). • DE JERRY HUGHES had 2 sacks, INT & FF last week in Hou. debut, his 2nd-career game with both INT & FF. Had FR in his last game vs. Den. (12/19/20 w/ Buf.). • LB KAMU GRUGIER-HILL led team with 18 tackles & had TFL & PD last week, most tackles by any player in NFL in Week 1. Aims for his 12th in row with 5+ tackles. • S JONATHAN OWENS had career-high 15 tackles & had PD last week, 2nd-most tackles by any player in NFL in Week 1. Has PD in 2 of his past 3. Grugier-Hill & Owens are 1st pair of teammates each with 15+ tackles in same game since 2015. • LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY had 9 tackles, TFL & 6th-career FR in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL. Had 9 tackles in only career game vs. Den. (10/18/15 w/ Cle.). Has PD in 3 of his past 4 on road. • CB DEREK STINGLEY JR. (rookie) had 7 tackles & PD last week in NFL debut.
QB RUSSELL WILSON completed 29 of 42 atts. (69 pct.) for 340 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs with 101.3 rating last week in Den. debut. Has 712 pass yards (356 per game) & 6 TDs vs. INT for 120 rating in his past 2 starts vs. Hou. Had 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 136.1 rating in 3 starts vs. AFC South last season with Sea. • RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS led team with 108 scrimmage yards (65 rec., 43 rush) & career-high 11 catches in Week 1, 2nd-most catches ever in single game by Den. RB. • RB MELVIN GORDON totaled 72 scrimmage yards (team-high 58 rush, 14 rec.) last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Had 89 scrimmage yards in only career game vs. Hou. (11/27/16 w/ SD). Has TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. • WR JERRY JEUDY led team with 102 rec. yards & had TD catch in Week 1, his 3rdcareer game with 100+ rec. yards. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON had 4 catches for 72 yards last week. Had 5 catches in last meeting. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. • TE ALBERT OKWUEGBUNAM had 5 catches in Week 1, 3rd-career game with 5+ catches. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB led team with 2 sacks & had FF last week, his 5th-career game with 2+ sacks. Had 3 TFL & sack in last home meeting. • LB RANDY GREGORY had 9th-career FF last week in Den. debut. • S JUSTIN SIMMONS tied for team lead with 9 tackles & had 2nd-career FR in Week 1. Had 6 tackles & career-high 3 PD in last meeting. • S KAREEM JACKSON had 11 tackles, TFL, 3 PD & INT in last meeting. Totaled 88 PD & 16 INTs in 9 seasons with Hou. (2010-18). • CB RONALD DARBY had 6 tackles, FF & PD last week. Aims for his 5th in row with PD.
ARIZONA AT LAS VEGAS
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Raiders lead all-time series, 6-4
STREAKS Cardinals have won 2 of last 3
LAST GAME 11/18/18: Raiders 23 at Cardinals 21
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/19/14: Cardinals 24, Raiders 13 (Oakland)
QB KYLER MURRAY had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 99.3 rating in Week 1. Had 19 TDs (15 pass, 4 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 109.2 rating in 7 road starts in 2021, 2nd-highest road passer rating in NFL last season. Has 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 road starts. • RB JAMES CONNER had 5 catches, 55 scrimmage yards (29 rec., 26 rush) & rush TD in Week 1. Since 2021, ranks 2nd in NFL with 16 rush TDs. Had 696 scrimmage yards (87 per game) & 9 TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) in 8 road games last season. • TE ZACH ERTZ had rec. TD in Week 1. Since 2013, ranks 2nd in receptions (637) & rec. yards (6,855) & 4th in rec. TDs (42) among all TEs. Had 6+ catches in 3 of his final 4 road games last season. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 4 catches for 43 yards & rec. TD in Az. debut last week. Had 5 catches for 69 yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. LV (9/13/21 w/ Bal.). Aims for his 5th in row on road with 5+ catches. • WR GREG DORTCH led team with career highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (63) in Week 1. • DE J.J. WATT has 2 sacks & 3 TFL in his past 3 vs. LV. • LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 8 sacks & 9 TFL in 8 road games last season. • LB ZAVEN COLLINS set career highs in tackles (7) & TFL (2) in Week 1. • S BUDDA BAKER led team with 13 tackles in Week 1. Since 2017, leads all DBs in tackles (534) & games with 10+ tackles (19). • S JALEN THOMPSON had 9 tackles last week. Aims for his 9th in row on road with 6+ tackles. • CB MARCO WILSON had career-high 2 PD & 3rd-career FF last week.
QB DEREK CARR completed 22 of 37 atts. (59.5 pct.) for 295 yards & 2 TDs last week. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 100.5 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC West with 0 INTs. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 73 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 16 rec.) in Week 1. Aims for his 9th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. Totaled 358 scrimmage yards (119.3 per game) in final 3 home games in 2021. • RB BRANDON BOLDEN had TD catch last week in LV debut. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS led team with 10 catches for 141 yards & TD last week in LV debut, his 20th-career game with 10+ catches, 2nd-most in NFL since 2014. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. Had 8 catches for 93 yards & TD in his last game vs. Az. (12/2/18 w/ GB). Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC West with 75+ rec. yards. • WR HUNTER RENFROW had TD catch in each of final 2 home games in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 100+ rec. yards. • TE DARREN WALLER had 4 catches for 79 yards last week. • DE MAXX CROSBY had career-high 10 tackles & TFL in Week 1. Aims for his 5th in row at home with TFL & 3rd in row with sack. • DE CHANDLER JONES had TFL last week in LV debut. Had sack & FF in only career game vs. Az. (9/16/12 w/ NE). Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC West with sack & 4th in row with FF. Totaled franchise-record 71.5 sacks in 6 seasons with Az. (2016-21). • CB NATE HOBBS had 9 tackles, career-high 2 TFL, PD & 2nd-career FF in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL & PD. • S JOHNATHAN ABRAM led team with 12 tackles last week.
CHICAGO AT GREEN BAY
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Packers lead all-time series, 102-94-6
STREAKS Packers have won last 6
LAST GAME 12/12/21: Bears 30 at Packers 45
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/12/21
QB JUSTIN FIELDS had 2 TDs vs. INT for 85.7 rating & 28 rush yards in Week 1. Aims for his 10th start in row with 20+ rush yards. Had 2 pass TDs & 74 rush yards in last meeting. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 50 scrimmage yards (26 rec., 24 rush) in Week 1. Has 450 scrimmage yards (90 per game) in 5 career games vs. GB. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in each of his 7 road games last season. • RB KHALIL HERBERT led team with 45 rush yards & had 3rd-career rush TD in Week 1. • WR DARNELL MOONEY has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 road games. • WR DANTE PETTIS had 51-yard rec. TD last week, his 10th-career TD catch. • TE COLE KMET had 40+ rec. yards in 5 of his final 6 road games in 2021. • DL ROBERT QUINN had 7 sacks in 8 road games last season. Had 3 sacks & 4 TFL in 2 games vs. GB in 2021 & aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with sack. • LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 9 tackles & had 0.5 sacks & PD in Week 1. Had 82 tackles (9.1 per game) in 9 road games last season. Has 5+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 vs. GB. • DL DOMINIQUE ROBINSON (rookie) had 7 tackles & led team with 1.5 sacks last week, most among all rookies in Week 1. • DB JAYLON JOHNSON had 2nd-career FF last week. Has PD in 2 of his 3 career games vs. GB. • DB EDDIE JACKSON had 11th-career INT in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row at GB with PD. • DB KYLER GORDON (rookie) had 6 tackles & TFL in NFL debut last week. • DB JAQUON BRISKER (rookie) had TFL & FR in NFL debut in Week 1, only FR by rookie last week.
QB AARON RODGERS had 22 TDs (20 pass, 2 rush) vs. INT for 113.8 rating in 8 home starts last season. Has 74 TDs (70 pass, 4 rush) vs. 11 INTs for 109.1 rating in 29 career SNF starts. Aims for his 7th in row on SNF with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 61 career TD passes vs. Chi., most vs. any opponent. Has 15 TDs (14 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 141.5 rating in his past 4 starts vs. Chi. • RB AARON JONES had 76 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 27 rec.) last week. Has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 vs. Chi. Has 993 scrimmage yards (90.3 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in 11 career SNF games. Has 31 TDs (24 rush, 7 rec.) in 34 career home games. • RB A.J. DILLON led team with 91 scrimmage yards (46 rec., 45 rush) & had rush TD in Week 1. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 10 of his past 11. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 4 on SNF. • WR ALLEN LAZARD had 6 catches for 75 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • LB RASHAN GARY had sack in Week 1. Had 8 sacks in 8 home games last season. Has FR in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chi. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL led team with 11 tackles & had TFL last week. Had 82 tackles (10.3 per game) in 8 home games last season, incl. 2021 season-high 16 tackles in last meeting. • LB PRESTON SMITH has 5 sacks in his past 5 at home, incl. 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Chi. with sack. • CB RASUL DOUGLAS had 11 PD & 4 INTs, incl. 2 INT-TDs, in 6 home games in 2021. Had 55-yard INT-TD in last meeting.
TENNESSEE AT BUFFALO
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Titans lead all-time series, 29-17
STREAKS Titans have won past 2
LAST GAME 10/18/21: Bills 31 at Titans 34
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/7/18: Bills 13, Titans 12
QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 20 of 33 atts. (60.6 pct.) for 266 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 106.4 rating last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 0 INTs & 105+ rating & 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with rush TD. Had 13 TDs (11 pass, 2 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 92.6 rating in 8 road starts last season. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 82 yards in Week 1. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 12 of his past 13. Rushed for 143 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Buf. with rush TD & 3rd in row vs. Buf. with 2+ rush TDs. Aims for his 7th in row vs. AFC East with rush TD. Totaled 612 scrimmage yards (153 per game) & 7 rush TDs in 4 road games last season. • RB DONTRELL HILLIARD had career-high 61 rec. yards & 1st 2 TD catches of career in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR KYLE PHILIPS (rookie) led team with 6 catches for 66 rec. yards last week in NFL debut. • WR TREYLON BURKS (rookie) had 55 rec. yards in NFL debut last week. • WR ROBERT WOODS made Ten. debut last week. Had 5 catches for 74 yards & TD in only career game vs. Buf. (9/27/20 w/ LAR). Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. • S KEVIN BYARD tied career high with 12 tackles in Week 1. Had INT in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Buf. with PD. • S AMANI HOOKER had 6th-career INT last week. Had 9 tackles & FF in last meeting • DT JEFFERY SIMMONS had 2 sacks & 2nd-career FF in Week 1, his 3rd-career game with 2+ sacks. Had sack in last meeting. • LB RASHAD WEAVER had career-high 2 sacks in last week.
QB JOSH ALLEN completed 26 of 31 atts. (83.9 pct.) for 297 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 112 rating & rushed for 56 yards & TD last week, his 7th-career game with 3+ TD passes & rush TD, 3rd-most all-time. Had 2+ TD passes in 6 of 9 home games last season. Passed for 353 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 107.8 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Ten. with 2+ TD passes. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 62 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 14 rec.) in Week 1. Had 95+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in each of his final 3 home games last season. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 8 catches for 122 yards & TD last week, his 10th game with 100+ rec. yards since joining Buf. in 2020. Has 298 rec. yards (99.3 per game) in 3 career games vs. Ten. • WR GABE DAVIS had 88 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 1. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 3 games, incl. postseason. • LB VON MILLER had 3 TFL & 2 sacks last week in Buf. debut, his 21st-career game with 2+ sacks, 4th-most among active players. Has 2.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 4 career games vs. Ten. • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team with 10 tackles last week. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 5+ tackles. Had FF & PD in last home meeting. • DT JORDAN PHILLIPS had 1.5 sacks in Week 1. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Had career-high 3 sacks vs. Ten. in 2019 meeting. • DE A.J. EPENESA had career-high 1.5 sacks last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. • S JORDAN POYER had 21st-career INT in Week 1. Had INT in last meeting. • CB TARON JOHNSON had 9 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Had 6 tackles in last meeting.
MINNESOTA AT PHILADELPHIA
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Vikings lead all-time series, 15-10
STREAKS Vikings have won past 2
LAST GAME 10/13/19: Eagles 20 at Vikings 38
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/7/18: Vikings 23, Eagles 21
QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 277 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.9 rating in Week 1. Had 19 TDs (18 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 106.3 rating in 8 road starts in 2021. Aims for his 11th in row on road with 2+ TD passes. Has 1,630 pass yards (326 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 112.1 rating in 5 career road starts at Phi. • RB DALVIN COOK had 108 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 1. Had 842 scrimmage yards (105.3 per game) in 8 road games in 2021. Had rush TD in last meeting. Has 487 scrimmage yards (97.4 per game) in 5 career MNF games. • WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 9 catches for career-high 184 yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 1. Has 5 career games with 150+ rec. yards & TD catch, tied-2nd most ever by player in 1st 3 career seasons. Has 182 rec. yards (91 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career MNF games. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 7 rec. TDs in 7 road games in 2021. Had 116 rec. yards & TD catch in last road meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with TD catch. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with sack. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with sack & 5th in row on MNF with TFL. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had sack in Week 1. Has 7.5 sacks & 10 TFL in his past 3 on MNF & aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with 3+ sacks & 4+ TFL. • LB D.J. WONNUM had 12th-career sack last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 on road. • LB JORDAN HICKS led team & tied career high with 14 tackles & had sack & 5th-career FF last week. Had 253 tackles, 19 PD, 7 INT, 6 FR & 5 sacks in 4 seasons with Phi. (2015-18). • LB ERIC KENDRICKS had 10 tackles, 2 PD, FF & 0.5 sacks in last meeting. • S HARRISON SMITH had 30th-career INT last week & is only active player with 30+ INTs & 15+ sacks (16.5). Aims for his 11th in row on road with 5+ tackles.
QB JALEN HURTS passed for 243 yards & had 90 rush yards & rush TD in Week 1, his 4th-career game with 75+ rush yards. Had 15 TDs (8 rush, 7 pass) vs. 2 INTs for 92.7 rating in 7 home starts in 2021. Passed for 326 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in his only career start on MNF (9/27/21 at Dal.). • RB MILES SANDERS had 105 scrimmage yards (96 rush, 9 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1, his 10th-career rush TD. Has 1,616 scrimmage yards (85.1 per game) in 19 career home games. Had 86 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. • RB BOSTON SCOTT had 14th-career rush TD in Week 1 & aims for his 4th in row with TD. • WR A.J. BROWN had his 4th-career game with 10+ receptions (10) & tied his career high with 155 rec. yards in Week 1. Is 1 of 3 (Davante Adams & Justin Jefferson) with 5 games with 150+ rec. yards since 2019. Aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with 5+ catches. • TE DALLAS GOEDERT had 60 rec. yards in Week 1. Had 5 catches in last meeting. • LB HAASON REDDICK had TFL last week. Had 3 TFL & FR in his last game vs. Min. (10/17/21 w/ Car.). Has 2 sacks & 3 TFL in 2 career MNF games. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM had 0.5 sacks in Week 1. Had sack in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Min. with sack. • DT FLETCHER COX had TFL in 3 of his final 4 home games last season. • CB DARIUS SLAY has 10 PD & 3 INTs in 13 career games vs. Min. • CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 27-yard INT-TD in Week 1, his 1st-career INT-TD. Has 4 PD & INT in 2 career games vs. Min. • S MARCUS EPPS led team with 10 tackles in Week 1, his 2nd-career 10+ tackle game.
CHARGERS’ HERBERT DAY-TO-DAY WITH FRACTURED RIB CARTILAGE
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has fractured rib cartilage after taking a hit during the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coach Brandon Staley said a CT scan Friday morning confirmed the injury. Staley said the third-year quarterback is day-to-day and that his status will be evaluated again on Monday. The Chargers (1-1) don’t return to the practice field until Wednesday, when they will begin preparing to host Jacksonville on Sept. 25.
“I think we got good news in terms of what the CT scan showed. You don’t want it to be a fracture of the bone. So the fact that it’s cartilage was a good sign,” Staley said. “It’s going to come down to comfort. Let the weekend calm down and then when we get into game week we’ll have a better sense of how he’s feeling.”
Herbert completed 33 of 48 passes for 334 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He missed only one play after taking a hard hit from Kansas City defensive lineman Michael Danna on 12-yard completion to Gerald Everett with five minutes to go.
Herbert was 7 of 11 for 79 yards after the injury, despite one play where he was in physical distress and threw the ball away on third-and-1 when he could have run for a first down. That stretch included a fourth-down bullet to DeAndre Carter for 35 yards to the Kansas City 8-yard line and then connecting with Joshua Palmer on fourth-and-goal for a 7-yard TD.
“Nobody cares about Justin more than I do. It’s a tough game, and as long as he feels like he can go in that moment, then that’s what we’re gonna roll with,” Staley said. “I think he did a good job of protecting himself. I think what you saw is that he’s a really smart player. He’s not gonna put himself at risk in that moment, not going to take one more extra hit than he needs to.”
Chase Daniel would be in line to start if Herbert could not go. The 13-year veteran has six career starts, most recently in 2019 for the Chicago Bears.
Punter JK Scott has been an underrated new addition. Scott pinned the Chiefs inside their 20-yard line three times on Thursday while the coverage unit allowed only 6 yards on a pair of returns. Scott’s four punts inside the 20 through two games is tied for the second-most to start a season in franchise history.
WHAT NEEDS HELP
The running game is stuck in neutral. Of the Chargers’ 55 rush attempts the first two games, 15 have gone for no gain or negative yards and only one has gone for 10 yards or more. Austin Ekeler is averaging 2.7 yards per carry, and has struggled when trying to run outside the tackle box. Ekeler has been stopped for no gain or has lost yardage on seven of his 28 carries.
Mike Williams was held to two fourth-quarter catches in the opener, but had a pair of receptions on the opening drive and finished with eight receptions for 113 yards, including a one-handed touchdown catch in the third quarter. Williams is the only visiting player in the 50-plus seasons of Arrowhead Stadium with three straight games of at least 100 receiving yards and a TD.
It was not a great night for guards Matt Feiler and Zion Johnson. According to Pro Football Focus, Feiler allowed four quarterback pressures and five hurries, making it his worst game in his two seasons with the Chargers. Johnson ended up being beat by Danna on the play where Herbert got injured.
Center Corey Linsley (knee) and right tackle Trey Pipkins (lateral foot sprain) are day to day. Staley said both players will be assessed on Monday and could return to practice later in the week.
4 – Times Herbert has thrown a pick-6 since the start of last season, which is tied with the Rams’ Matthew Stafford for most in the league.
The Chargers, who are 1-1 for the fifth straight year, play their next six games against opponents that did not post a winning record last season.
MIAMI DOLPHINS RT AUSTIN JACKSON GOES ON SHORT-TERM IR
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami coach Mike McDaniel thinks the Dolphins can make up for injuries to their starting tackles with their preparation and versatility.
“We have guys that can play all over the place on the line,” he said.
The Dolphins placed starting right tackle Austin Jackson on short-term injured reserve on Friday after he hurt his right ankle against the Patriots.
Jackson will miss at least four games, including Sunday’s matchup at Baltimore.
“It was kind of close,” McDaniel said. “Like I’ve articulated, ankles are kind of finicky. But really, what we wanted to avoid after we took all consideration into effect was that we don’t want it to linger for the whole season.”
Greg Little, who replaced Jackson in Sunday’s season opener, is expected to start in his place. McDaniel said the team is confident in Little.
Left tackle Terron Armstead (toe) remained limited in Friday’s practice and is questionable for the game. McDaniel said his questionable status could go all the way to game time Sunday, depending on how Armstead feels.
“He’s got a high pain tolerance, especially in games,? McDaniel said. “He’s one of those guys that does a great job in practice, but his spirit and energy is different in games because he loves playing games. And he’s played games with worse injuries, but what we don’t want to do is set stuff back further along in the season.”
Armstead was one of Miami’s big free agent signings after he spent the past nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He immediately became a starter on an offensive line that struggled to protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa last year.
Armstead, a three-time Pro Bowler, has dealt with various injuries throughout his career, including knee and elbow injuries last year.
“Injuries can take a toll because it’s taking you away from what you do for a living,” Armstead said. “Just mentally staying where you need to be – focused on the task at hand. Being down on yourself or being depressed or anything like that doesn’t heal an injury at all.”
Miami offensive coordinator Frank Smith said the Dolphins have contingency plans in place along their offensive line.
“You just basically are moving through plan A, B, C, D, all the way up until `OK, we don’t have anyone left at the position,'” Smith said. “So I think this week, we’re operating under one context with a thought that the next couple contingencies or things we have talked about, we do have flexibility with.”
The Dolphins could use their practice squad to bolster their dwindling group of healthy offensive linemen. Miami currently has three offensive linemen (Larnel Coleman, Kion Smith, James Empey) on its practice squad. Per NFL rules, teams can elevate up to two players from the practice squad to the active roster to increase their game-day rosters to 55 men.
NOTES: TE Cethan Carter (concussion) did not practice this week and is out Sunday against the Ravens. … DT Christian Wilkins (back), WR Cedrick Wilson (toe), TE Hunter Long (ankle) were limited Friday and are questionable.
PATRIOTS QB MAC JONES RETURNS TO PRACTICE FOLLOWING ILLNESS
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots quarterback Mac Jones returned to practice a day after sitting out with an illness, putting him on track to start New England’s game with Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Jones hasn’t missed a regular-season start since being drafted No. 15 overall in 2021.
He was a full participant for Wednesday’s practice after suffering a back injury during the Patriots’ season-opening loss at Miami. His absence on Thursday marked the first time he had missed a regular-season practice.
Jones said Wednesday that his back was feeling good and he expected to play against Pittsburgh.
If he can’t play in Sunday’s game, backup Brian Hoyer would be in line to make his first start since Week 4 of the 2020 season. Cam Newton missed that game against the Chiefs with COVID-19. Kansas City beat the Patriots’ 25-10.
LARSON SIGNS 3-YEAR EXTENSION WITH HENDRICK THROUGH 2026
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has signed a three-year contract extension through 2026 with Hendrick Motorsports, the team that welcomed him back last season after a nearly one-year suspension.
The extension announced Friday includes sponsor HendrickCars.com, which will sponsor the No. 5 Chevrolet for 35 races a season. Larson’s extension and the sponsorship renewal are concurrent. The original deal for HendrickCars.com to become Larson’s primary sponsor was announced last July when Rick Hendrick’s online automobile site pulled massive traffic spikes whenever it was featured on Larson’s car.
The 30-year-old Larson was suspended for most of 2020 for using a racial slur and lost his job with Chip Ganassi Racing. Hendrick took him when the suspension was lifted, and Larson won 10 races last season and his first Cup title.
“When Kyle joined our team, the expectations were sky high from both inside and outside the organization. To say he’s exceeded them would be an understatement,” Rick Hendrick said. “Not only has Kyle proven himself as a champion driver, he’s performed at a championship level outside of the race car. We’re proud to continue our relationship and to see him represent our team and our brands in such positive ways. The years to come are very bright.”
HendrickCars.com also will continue to support Larson in his non-NASCAR racing.
“I can’t explain how much this opportunity means,” Larson said. “The chance to compete for the top team and best sponsors in racing is something every driver dreams about. I’m humbled to have incredible people in my corner and amazing support from so many fans.”
Hendrick Automotive Group said it has measured a three-to-one return on its marketing investment in NASCAR through HendrickCars.com. The website’s highest-traffic days of 2022 have been associated with NASCAR-related initiatives, and the company also has utilized Larson as a spokesperson for its corporate social responsibility programs.
Larson heads into Saturday night’s elimination playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway ranked eighth in the standings. The bottom four drivers in the 16-driver field will be eliminated Saturday night.
DENNIS SCHRÖDER RETURNING TO LAKERS WITH 1-YEAR DEAL
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Point guard Dennis Schroder is returning for a second stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Schroder’s agency, Priority Sports, announced the deal on social media Friday. Schroder confirmed it with an Instagram post.
The German guard spent the 2020-21 season with LeBron James and the Lakers, averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per game. Los Angeles offered him a four-year contract extension worth more than $80 million during the season, but he apparently turned it down to seek more money in free agency.
But Schroder struck out in the market and signed a $5.9 million deal with the Boston Celtics, who then traded him to Houston late last season in a deal for Daniel Theis.
“This past year didn’t feel right . I felt misunderstood & nobody really knew the story!” Schroder wrote Friday. “I’m coming back to the biggest organization to make (things) right! I hope LakerNation going to support me every single day! I will give everything I have every single day!”
Schroder is averaging 14.2 points and 4.7 assists per game over nine NBA seasons with five teams, excelling as a sparkplug guard who can score or create.
His agency announced the deal shortly after Schroder’s German national team lost to Spain in the EuroBasket semifinals. Schroder had 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting and eight assists in the defeat.
Schroder’s return leaves the Lakers with a crowded backcourt behind Russell Westbrook, who has survived nearly a full offseason of trade speculation and is due to make $47 million this year after a disappointing first year with his hometown team.
Newcomers Patrick Beverley and Lonnie Walker IV and holdovers Kendrick Nunn and Austin Reaves are also on the roster. Schroder, Beverley, Nunn and Westbrook can all play point guard.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
INDIANS BASEBALL: INDIANS’ COMEBACK BID FALLS SHORT IN 9-6 LOSS TO TOLEDO
INDIANAPOLIS – Jared Oliva hit a two-run homer to spark a five-run fourth inning that brought Indianapolis within one of Toledo, but the streaking Mud Hens – winners of eight straight games – held off the Indians 9-6 on Friday night at Victory Field for their fourth win of the series.
The two teams tallied their 15 combined runs through the first half of the game, with Toledo (78-60) leading 5-0 through two innings and 7-1 after three. The visitors plated four runs in the second on four hits, an error, sacrifice fly and two stolen bases and tacked on in the third thanks to a Corey Joyce two-run home run.
Indianapolis (70-68) countered in the fourth and sent nine batters to the dish to chase Toledo starter Ricardo Sanchez, who was charged with all five runs in the frame. Oliva’s one-out blast inside the left field pole was his eighth of the season and second in as many games following his inside-the-park homer Thursday afternoon. Brendt Citta kept the inning alive with a two-out single that scored Ji-Hwan Bae from second base, and Blake Sabol brought home Tucupita Marcano and Citta with a double to the base of the center field wall that made it 7-6.
Playing in just the third Triple-A game of his career, Joyce drove in two more runs in the fifth with a double to give him a career-high five RBI.
Indy didn’t threaten again until the ninth, when one-out singles by Marcano and Travis Swaggerty brought the potential tying run to the plate. Miguel Diaz (S, 4) escaped by inducing a sharp grounder off the bat of Citta to second base to start a game-ending double play.
Jerad Eickhoff (L, 6-7) surrendered seven runs (six earned) on six hits with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings pitched. Nolan Blackwood (W, 2-1) struck out two in 1.1 innings of relief to begin a stretch of 13 consecutive batters retired by the Mud Hens’ bullpen.
Both teams registered 11-hit performances. Marcano, Swaggerty, Citta and Sabol had two hits apiece in the loss. Pirates closer David Bednar hurled a 1-2-3 fourth inning in his second rehab appearance.
The Indians and Mud Hens continue their series on Saturday at 6:35 PM ET. RHP Peter Solomon (0-0, 6.00) gets the nod for Indy against RHP Elvin Rodriguez (6-4, 4.31).
GAME PREVIEW: COLTS AT JAGUARS, WEEK 2
One Big Storyline
You know it, the players know it, the coaches know it, everyone in north Florida knows it: The Colts haven’t beat the Jaguars on the road since 2014. That seven-game losing streak, punctuated by last season’s playoff-shattering Week 18 defeat at TIAA Bank Field, will be on the minds of everyone watching Sunday’s game on TV or in the stands in Jacksonville.
But for the players taking the field, that losing streak is not living rent-free in their heads. It’s acknowledged, but not emphasized.
“The approach right now for us really isn’t, okay, we’ve lost seven straight with these guys,” safety Julian Blackmon said. “It’s, this is the next team and they’re in the way, they’re a division opponent, we need to come out here and give it everything we got.”
Matt Ryan – who’s 4-0 lifetime against the Jaguars – echoed that sentiment.
“I’ve found throughout my career, it’s a new team for us this year, it’s a new team for them,” Ryan said. “It’s going to be a good challenge. I think they made good moves on their side. I think it’s a team that has gotten better, and certainly an athletic front, defensive front four and good players in the second level. So, we’ve got our work cut out for us.”
There is something to the Jaguars getting up for home games against the Colts, though. Running back Nyheim Hines said he talked to his teammates about the Colts’ loss in Jacksonville in 2018 – a 6-0 thud that ended a five-game winning streak, and was the team’s only defeat after Week 6 in that year’s regular season.
So the Colts know to expect the best from an improved Jaguars roster and coaching staff.
“We’re gonna get their best shot – that we do every year,” defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said. “It’s gonna be another dogfight.”
And that improved Jaguars team features head coach Doug Pederson – who won a Super Bowl with Colts head coach Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles – and an injection of talent with guys like guard Brandon Scherff, wide receiver Christian Kirk, tight end Evan Engram, running back Travis Etienne, defensive end Travon Walker, linebacker Foyesade Oloukun, linebacker Devin Lloyd and cornerback Darious Williams, among others.
So figuring out how to beat an AFC South opponent coached by a new staff, with a ton of new players – none of whom had a hand in Jaguars seasons over the last seven years – is a focus this week, as is fixing their own mistakes that led to Week 1’s 20-20 tie with the Houston Texans.
“Sure it’s been a while and sure the media keeps talking about it, so it is what it is,” center Ryan Kelly said. “But certainly not what we think about in the locker room.”
Who’s In, Who’s Out
The Colts’ final practice report of the week, with game designations:
Here’s what Reich said Friday about the guys who are listed as questionable:
On Pittman and wide receiver depth: “I have a lot of confidence in these guys. I’m optimistic and hopeful that Pitt will be fine but Dez (Dezmon Patmon) will step – if we have to activate Dez, he had a great week of practice. He’s had a really good training camp. We have Keke Coutee, who we think very highly of if he ever had to be called up. He’s proven in this league he can play and it’s not too big for him. He can make plays. We feel good about our guys.”
On Buckner: “He’ll be questionable for the game as well. He made progress during the week. I want to be smart and give him the best chance to play. So, really with today being a walk-thru, it kind of afforded – again, the walk-thru decision I can just tell you had nothing to do with any player’s injury. There wasn’t one player’s injury status that affected whether we were going to walk-thru or not today. That was a decision that I thought was best for the team.”
On Moore: “He had that hip that was out at practice. That was out at practice Wednesday. He’ll be questionable but is making good progress.”
Reich also added he doesn’t think any of the injuries to Pittman, Buckner and Moore are considered major.
5 Things To Watch
Cleaning up the mistakes & executing better in the red zone. The Colts felt like their 20-20 Week 1 tie with the Houston Texans was a self-inflicted result – the product of a handful of uncharacteristic mistakes in high-leverage situations (like fumbled center-quarterback exchanges). No team gained more yards in Week 1 than the Colts (517), yet the offense converted only two of five trips inside the red zone into touchdowns (and didn’t score at all on two red zone possessions). “To gain those kinds of yards, you’ve got to score 40 points,” Reich said. “You can’t walk away with 20 points with that much offense.”
What’s the plan at kicker? Reich said as of Friday afternoon the Colts haven’t decided on who will kick on Sunday in Jacksonville between Chase McLaughlin and Lucas Havrisik, both of whom were signed to the practice squad following a workout on Tuesday. We’ll find out if the Colts will roll with McLaughlin or Havrisik at some point on Saturday, when the Colts elevate one to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game. Whoever it is will be tasked with not only kicking field goals, but handling kickoffs – so making sure the Colts put points on the board and have an advantage in the field position battle.
Grover Stewart and the Colts’ run defense. The Jaguars averaged a whopping 6.8 yards per rush in Week 1 against Washington, with James Robinson gaining 66 yards on 11 carries and Etienne gashing 47 yards on four attempts (Jamal Agnew, who ripped off a 66-yard touchdown against the Colts in Week 10 of the 2021 season, also had one rush for six yards). But while the Jaguars had the third-highest yards per carry average in Week 1, the Colts held the Texans to the third-worst at 2.8 yards per attempt. Defensive tackle Grover Stewart played a key role in stopping the run in Week 1, including a critical tackle for a loss in overtime – while 27 of the Colts’ 28 tackles on running plays were by either a defensive lineman or a linebacker. Slowing down Robinson, Etienne and the Jaguars’ run offense could then help…
Yannick Ngakoue and the Colts’ pass rush. No quarterback was under pressure on more dropbacks in Week 1 than Lawrence, who was pressured on 25 of his 50 passing plays. While he was only sacked on three of those 25 pressures, Lawrence completed six of 21 passes for 75 yards with one interception when under pressure. And when under pressure on third down, Lawrence completed one of six passes for 10 yards, threw an interception and was sacked twice. For the Colts, Kwity Paye had two sacks in Week 1 while Yannick Ngakoue will play his first game in Jacksonville since the Jaguars traded him in 2020 – although he’s not over-emphasizing the game.
The Colts’ tackles vs. the Jaguars’ edge rushers. On the other side of the ball, the Jaguars’ pass rushing duo of Josh Allen and 2022 No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker will be a challenge for every offensive line going against Jacksonville this year. “They’re real good with hitting the edge,” Colts left tackle Matt Pryor said. “They’re real good with their hands but they also like to do the inside move, and also they’re big bodies, they’re pretty strong. I can expect a lot of different kind of rushes off the edge in this game.” Walker had a sack, a TFL and an interception in his NFL debut in Week 1, while Allen has 3 1/2 sacks in five career games against the Colts.
INDY ELEVEN PREVIEW: INDY STRIVES FOR FIVE UNBEATEN IN FIRST MEETING WITH MONTEREY BAY F.C.
Indy Eleven at Monterey Bay F.C.
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 10:00 p.m. ET
Cardinale Stadium – Seaside, Calif.
Local TV: none
Streaming Video: ESPN+ (click to subscribe)
Radio (Spanish): none
In-game updates: @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers
Live stats: #MBvIND MatchCenter on USLChampionship.com
2022 USL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
Indy Eleven: 9W-14L-5D (-10 GD), 32 pts.; 9th in Eastern Conference
Monterey Bay F.C.: 11W-14L-2D (-12 GD), 35 pts.; 11th in Western Conference
COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK SPORTS MEDICINE INDY ELEVEN INJURY REPORT
OUT: FW Manuel Arteaga (R knee), FW Aris Briggs (R shin), DF A.J. Cochran (hamstring), GK Bryan Meredith (R hand fracture)
** Jesus Vazquez will receive a one-game suspension from the USL Championship due to caution accumulation (8th caution of season) should he see a yellow card in Saturday’s match
Indy Eleven will make its longest road trip of the 2022 season when it heads to the Pacific Coast (or at least within a mile of it) for its first meeting against expansion side Monterey Bay F.C. on Saturday evening.
The Eleven enter the weekend on a roll, unbeaten in four straight games, including three wins at home against playoff-bound competition. Postseason participation isn’t the team’s primary motivation at this point, but another win this weekend would stave off mathematical elimination heading into the final four weeks of play. Rather, the ability to “run through the tape” of an up-and-down campaign looks to be enough of a carrot for the Boys in Blue, whose 4-3 bounce-back win last weekend was the latest case of triumph in the face of adversity during the final third of the regular season.
While Monterey Bay F.C.’s 35 points are just three more than Indy possesses, they still have everything to play for as one of five teams sitting within two points of the Western Conference’s final playoff position – currently held by Las Vegas Lights FC on 37 points.
MBFC will enter Saturday’s affair well-rested after last weekend’s pivotal meeting at Las Vegas was postponed due to a water-logged pitch at Cashman Field (make-up date still TBD as of press time). The expansion side enters winners of their last two matches, both at Cardinale Stadium against San Diego Loyal (3-1) and Orange County SC (1-0) on Sept. 3 and 7, respectively.
Frank Yallop’s side is spearheaded in attack by Chase Boone and Sam Gleadle, each of whom have six goals and pace the squad in shots and shots on target, while Morey Doner (5) and James Murphy (4) lead MBFC in assists. Antony Siaha has solidified a rotating cast in goal, starting the squad’s last 11 contests and registering a 7W-3L-1D record in the process to help Monterey Bay get back into the postseason conversation during their opening season.
INDIANA FOOTBALL GAME NOTES VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
SETTING THE SCENE
• With the BTN Tailgate on campus, Indiana (2-0, 1-0 B1G) will host Western Kentucky (2-0) in a non-conference tilt on Saturday,
Sept. 17. Kickoff is set for Noon inside Memorial Stadium (55,656; Field Turf) on the Big Ten Network.
• Head coach Tom Allen is 13-1 all-time against non-conference opponents during the regular season, including a 33-31 win over
Western Kentucky last season on the road. Allen is 7-1 all-time in home non-conference contests.
• In the history of Indiana football, the program has hosted three straight games to start a season just 11 times. The 2022 season
marks the 12th occurrence and this edition will look to post a 3-0 record for the third time (2015 and 1917).
NEWS & NOTES
• Five team captains were announced by head coach Tom Allen prior to the season opener with four first-time captains in tight
end AJ Barner, safety Devon Matthews, cornerback Tiawan Mullen and quarterback Jack Tuttle. Linebacker Cam Jones was
selected team captain for the third time in his career, which joins just two other names in program history.
• Allen is on pace to join a select group of coaches in Indiana history, as he is on pace to reach the 30-win mark at the school.
• Indiana has started a season 2-0 for the fourth time under Allen (2018-20, 2022) and the sixth time since 2015.
• IU opened a season with a Big Ten foe for the fourth time in Allen’s six campaigns and third straight season. Allen is 2-2 in those
contests with wins over Illinois (2022) and Penn State (2020). He has also faced No. 2 Ohio State (2017) and No. 17 Iowa (2021).
• Running back Shaun Shivers scored a rushing touchdown in his second straight game versus Idaho, while backfield mate Josh
Henderson rushed for his first career touchdown against the Vandals.
• Against Illinois, wide receiver Cam Camper and quarterback Connor Bazelak each etched their names into the record books,
as Camper had the most productive debut in IU history and Bazelak accomplished something not done since Antwaan Randle El.
• 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.
• Don Fischer, the Voice of the Hoosiers, will begin his 50th season on the call in 2022 and will be honored by the National
Football Foundation and the IU Hall of Fame in 2022, while color analyst and IU alum, Rhett Lewis begins his first season on the
WESTERN KENTUKCY NOTES:
THE FIFTH TIME IS A CHARM? Western Kentucky and Indiana have met a total of four times on the gridiron with the Hoosiers claiming victory in all four meetings. The Hilltoppers came close to knocking off Indiana a season ago on their home field, but could not come away with the victory late as the Hoosiers held on to win, 33-31, in the late September meeting. RECORD-SETTING CROWD When the Hilltoppers and Hoosiers did battle in 2021, WKU set a new school record for attendance with 25,171 fans packed into Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on The Hill. This year’s game will likely produce an even bigger crowd as Indiana’s Memorial Stadium has a seating capacity that holds 52,626 fans. SWITCHING SIDELINES WKU running back Davion Ervin-Poindexter will be wearing a different shade of red for this year’s meeting between WKU and Indiana after suiting up for the Hoosiers a season ago. Ervin-Poindexter played for Indiana from 2019-2021, seeing action for the Hoosiers during his final two seasons on the team. The Merrillville, Ind. native played in the game against the Hilltoppers a season ago, but did not record any statistics. So far this year, Ervin-Poindexter has carried the ball 24 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. His best output was in WKU’s last game at Hawaii in which he tallied 42 yards and a score with a long run of 13 yards. SEEKING A BIG TEN BREAKTHROUGH Despite seeing success against various Power Five opponents, WKU has not defeated a team from the Big Ten since joining the ranks of the FBS in 2007. The Tops will be looking for their first Big Ten victory Saturday in Bloomington. In addition to the four meetings with Indiana, WKU has faced off against Illinois twice (2014, 2017), Wisconsin once (2018) and Michigan State a season ago since transitioning to college football’s highest level. The Tops’ final contest against a member of the Big Ten Conference as an FCS program came in 2001 when they made the trip to Wisconsin and fell to the Badgers by a score of 24-6. HOMECOMING FOR TWO In addition to running back Davion Ervin-Poindexter, WKU linebacker Nathan Griffin is the other Hilltopper originally from the state of Indiana. Griffin is from St. Leon where he was a four-year starter at East Central HS. He led his team to a 43-9 record during that time, and racked up 182 total tackles (113 solo, 69 assisted) throughout his career while adding eight sacks, seven interceptions, three pass deflections and three fumble recoveries.
PURDUE FOOTBALL NOTES VS. SYRACUSE
After kicking off the season with two games at home, Purdue Football hits the road for the first time this season. The Boilermakers face an undefeated Syracuse team (Sept. 17) at noon on ESPN2. • Purdue won the only other meeting between the two programs, a 51-0 victory at Ross-Ade Stadium (Sept. 5, 2004). • The Boilermakers boast a 4-1 record in their first road game of each season under head coach Jeff Brohm. Prior to Brohm’s arrival, Purdue lost eight of its previous nine road openers. • Purdue is coming off a 56-0 win over Indiana State, the second shutout of the Jeff Brohm era and the largest margin of victory since a 59-point shutout win over Southeast Missouri in 2011. • Four of Purdue’s next six games are on the road. • The Boilermakers are an even .500 against ACC teams, going 15-15-1 facing 11 current members of the conference. • Reuniting with youth football teammate Aidan O’Connell, Iowa transfer Charlie Jones has provided an instant impact in his first two outings at Purdue, leading the Big Ten in receptions (21), receiving yards (286) and receiving touchdowns (4). • Jones leads the nation in receptions per game (10.5), while ranking third in receiving touchdowns and fourth in receiving yards. • Two of Purdue’s leading tacklers, Sanoussi Kane (Harlem) and Khordae Sydnor (New Rochelle), return to their home state for Saturday’s matchup; Kane paces the Boilermakers with 10 tackles, while Sydnor ranks third on the team with seven tackles. • While the offense may get more notoriety, the Purdue defense has gotten off to a fast start this season. The Boilermakers have recorded a pair of defensive touchdowns, forcing four turnovers, while keeping opponents off the scoreboard in six of the eight quarters.
RECEIVER U • With 21 receptions through two games, Charlie Jones joined some elite company to start a season. • Since 2000, only four Big Ten wide receivers caught at least 21 passes through the first two games of a season, all of them being Purdue Boilermakers. Now, Jones is one of them. • Rondale Moore, an All-American currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals, hauled in 24 receptions to kick off the 2019 season. • Taylor Stubblefield made 23 catches in 2003 before becoming a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award at the end of the 2004 campaign. • David Bell (Cleveland Browns), also a finalist for the Biletnikoff in 2021, caught 22 passes to start the 2020 season before ending his Purdue career as an All-American. TRACKING THE TARGETS • Aidan O’Connell wasted no time spreading the ball around in the opener against Penn State, going 30-for-60 for 365 yards and a touchdown. • O’Connell directed 19 of his 60 attempts towards childhood teammate Charlie Jones in the opener against Penn State. • Through two games, 15 different Boilermakers have caught a pass with 10 making two or more grabs. DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE DEFENSE • While a Jeff Brohm team is usually known for its offense, the Purdue defense is making its presence felt this season. • Out of the eight quarters Purdue has played in 2022, the defense has kept the opposition scoreless in six of them. • The Boilermakers have forced four turnovers, including a pair of interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. • Purdue is one of six teams nationwide with multiple defensive touchdowns. • The Purdue defense ranks 16th nationally in red zone defense, while allowing only 74.5 rushing yards per game to rank 18th in the country. PICK SIX CITY • The Purdue defense has returned interceptions for touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time since 2010 when Ricardo Allen had a pair of pick sixes against Michigan and Michigan State. • Chris Jefferson’s 72-yard pick six against Penn State (Sept. 1) was the longest by a Boilermaker since Ja’Whaun Bentley went 76 yards versus Minnesota (Oct. 7, 2017). • In the shutout victory over Indiana State (Sept. 10), Cam Allen’s eighth career interception became his first pick six as he scampered 65 yards to the end zone. • Purdue joins USC and Western Kentucky as the only teams in the nation that have taken multiple interceptions back for touchdowns. • Allen’s interception return for a touchdown was the 55th by a Boilermaker since 1950.
ORANGE START FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND AGAINST PURDUE • Syracuse begins a stretch of four-straight home games when it hosts Purdue on Saturday. It marks the Orange’s longest homestand of the season. • The game will air on ESPN2, with Brian Custer (PxP), Dusin Fox (analyst) and Lauren Sisler (reporter) on the call. • The Orange will try to start the campaign with three consecutive victories for the first time since 2018. ‘Cuse began that season with four-straight wins and went on to a 10-3 record and a win in the Camping World Bowl. SHRADER ON THE MARK • QB Garrett Shrader has been one of the most accurate passers in the nation on through the first two weeks of the season. • He has completed 38-of-48 passes (.792) this season and ranks third in the nation on in completion on percentage, and is ninth in the nation on in points responsible for. • Shrader enjoyed one of the most productive days of his career in the win against UConn. He was 20-of-23 for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He set career highs in completions and passing yards and passed his career high in passing TDs. • His .870 completion on percentage against the Huskies ranks third in the FBS among quarterbacks who have completed 20 or more passes in a game this season (6th total). • Shrader was also graded as Pro Football Focus’ top quarterback in the power five in week one with a 94.1 passing grade.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS • RB Sean Tucker became the 13th player in program history to surpass 2,300 rushing yards in Syracuse’s victory against UConn. • Tucker rushed for 112 yards against the Huskies to increase his career total to 2,334 yards. He climbed to 13th place on the Orange’s career rushing leader list, passing Kyle McIntosh (2,250). ORANGE IN THE RED ZONE • Syracuse is the only FBS school that has converted on all of its red zone chances while not allowing a score from the red zone. The Orange are one of only nine schools to be perfect in the red zone with 10+ scores this season. • Syracuse was perfect in the red zone against UConn, converting on all six of its trip inside the Huskies’ 20. • It marked the second-straight game that the Orange scored on every opportunity in the red zone. Overall, ‘Cuse is 10-for-10 inside the red zone this season. • Conversely, Syracuse’s defense has not allowed a score from inside the red zone. The opposition has only had one opportunity, which the Orange ended on a fourth-and-goal at the two-yard line.
SERIES HISTORY • Syracuse and Purdue will meet for just the second Ɵ me and the first time on the Orange’s home fi eld. • The Boilermakers won the only previous contest between the two schools. LAST TIME VS. PURDUE • The Orange traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana for the 2004 season opener that Purdue won, 51-0. • The Boilermakers opened the scoring with 4:01 remaining in the first quarter. On Purdue’s next possession, QB Kyle Orton threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to give the Boilermakers a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. • Syracuse put together a drive at the end of the first half, but a low snap on a 24-yard fi eld-goal attempt with 27 seconds remaining forced holder Jared Jones to throw a pass that was intercepted. • Orton finished the day 16-for-30 for 288 yards and four touchdowns. • RB Walter Reyes rushed for 33 yards on 13 carries, increasing his career total to 2,654 yards and moving him into fifth place on Syracuse all-Ɵ me rushing list. ORANGE AGAINST THE BIG TEN • Syracuse has an all-time record of 105-124-11 against Big Ten teams. • The Orange’s last win against a squad from the Big Ten came in the 2013 Texas Bowl when Syracuse defeated Minnesota, 21-17. • Head coach Dino Babers is 0-2 against Big Ten squads during his Syracuse tenure and is 2-3 overall. One of those wins came against Purdue in 2015 when Babers led the Eastern Illinois program.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NOTES VS CALIFORNIA
(NOTRE DAME NOTES)
• Notre Dame and California are meeting for the fifth time and the first time in 55 years.
• The Irish lead the all-time series 4-0, winning two games at Notre Dame Stadium in 1960
and 1967, while also earning two wins at California in 1959 and 1965.
• See page 11 for more on the Notre Dame – California series.
• ‘Irish Wear Green’ is an annual game (created in 2018) when all Notre Dame fans are encouraged to wear green to support the Irish. Since the ‘Irish Wear Green’ initiative began
in 2018 for the Notre Dame -Michigan game, the Irish have remained in their traditional
blue uniforms for the contest.
• For this year’s event Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman has already announced that the Irish will be in green uniforms for the game with California. Saturday
will make the first time the Irish will wear green jerseys since 2018, which ironcially was
not an ‘Irish Wear Green’ game but was Senior Day that year and Notre Dame earned a
42-13 victory over Florida State.
• Notre Dame has two traditional Pac-12 Conference rivals in Southern Cal and Stanford and
are 41-18-1 against those to teams in Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish are 14-1 at home
against all other Pac-12 teams, with the lone loss coming to Arizona in 1982.
• California is 2-0 this season with a 34-13 victory over UC Davis and and a 20-14 win over
future 2022 Notre Dame opponent UNLV last weekend. Saturday marks Cal’s first road
game of the season.
• The Irish will see a quarterback make a Notre Dame Stadium starting debut for the second consecutive week on Saturday. Sophomore Tyler Buchner made his first career start
against Marshall last weekend, but was injured in the fourth quarter and will be out for
the remainder of the season. Sophomore Drew Pyne will be making his first start in Notre
Dame Stadium on Saturday against California.
• Notre Dame quarterbacks are 14-5 in their first career starts in Notre Dame Stadium since
NOTRE DAME GREEN JERSEY HISTORY • With a nickname like ‘The Fighting Irish,’ the color green has always played a part in Notre Dame football uniforms dating back to the Knute Rockne era in the 1920s. • The green jersey lore was enhanced in 1977, when Dan Devine warmed up in Notre Dame’s traditional blue jersey, changed into green jerseys in the locker room and utilized the momentum of the sudden changed to defeat No. 11 Southern Cal 49-19. Before that 1977 game, Notre Dame had not worn green jerseys since 1963. • The 1977 team remained in those green jerseys for the rest of the season and earned the National Championship with a 38-10 victory over No. 1 Texas in the 1978 Cotton Bowl (the jersey worn in the Cotton Bowl was white with green numbers). • Green remained the main color of the Notre Dame football uniform through the 1980 season. • Since 1983, when Gerry Faust uniformed his team in green for a victory with Southern Cal, Notre Dame is 8-7 while wearing jerseys that prominently feature the color green and have wore green six times since 2010 (5-1 in those games, four wins in a row).
IRISH ITEMS – BY THE NUMBERS
2 Two Irish freshmen made their debut for Notre Dame against Marshall – tight
ends Eli Raridon and Holden Staes.
Last year Michael Mayer joined Virginia’s Heath Miller (2003) and Rice’s
James Casey (2008) as the only FBS underclassman tight ends (freshman or
sophomore) in the last 25 years to have at least 70 receptions for 700 yards in
Six completions in eight attempts by Drew Pyne, helping the Irish rally against
Wisconsin in Soldier Field last season in his first siginficant action for Notre Dame
(he appeared briefly in two games in the 2020 season). The Irish trailed 10-13
when Pyne entered the contest and eventually won the game 41-13, boosted by
a Pyne touchdown pass and two interception returns for a touchdown.
Notre Dame has played seven times in its football history on September 17, with
six of those meetings coming against Michigan State. The Irish are 3-4 all-time
on September 17th and have not played on the date since 2016.
Howard Cross III led the Irish with 11 tackles against Marshall last weekend, far surpassing his previous career-high of five and becoming the first Notre
Dame defensive lineman to post double-digit tackles in a game since Kurt Hinish
against Navy last season.
Notre Dame is 14-1 all-time in Notre Dame Stadium against Pac-12 teams not
named Southern Cal or Stanford. Arizona claims the lone victory of those 15
contests in 1982.
Since Notre Dame moved away from green jerseys in 1980, the team has appeared 15 times in games where green was a central element of the team’s game
day uniform. Notre Dame is 8-7 in those games and has won four in a row.
With a 44.9 yards-per-punt average, senior Jon Sot is 24th in the country in
punt average. His efforts have allowed the Irish to rank 11th in the country in
net punting (44.83).
Career games played for graduate student linebacker Bo Bauer which is eight
games away from matching Kurt Hinish (now in his rookie season with the
Houston Texans) for the most games played in Notre Dame history.
Michael Mayer collected his 120th career reception against Marshall (he now
has 126) and is one of 11 Notre Dame players to reach that mark this century.
The only other one to reach that mark in the last five years was Chase Claypool.
213 Since 1980, Notre Dame is 213-24 (.899) when it scores 30 or more points.
ABOUT THE SERIES — This will be the fifth all-time meeting between California and Notre Dame, but first since 1967. — It will be the first game in 55 years between the two programs with the Fighting Irish having won all four of the previous matchups in 1959, 1960, 1965 and 1967 OTT-STANT IMPACT — Freshman running back Jaydn Ott has immediately made his presence known in the first two games of the season, rushing for 156 yards on 17 carries while adding five receptions for 42 yards and his first career touchdown. Ott was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive time on Monday, the first Bear to earn the honor in back-to-back weeks since its inception in 2019. Lu-Magia Hearns III is the only other Cal player to pick up the honor after the Golden Bears’ 2021 Big Game victory at Stanford. — Ott has proven to be a threat both running the ball and receiving out of the backfield, currently ranking eighth in the Pac-12 in all purpose yards through the first two weeks of the season. The Chino, California native is averaging 99 yards per game with 156 rushing and 42 receiving yards in two games. Ott is the only freshman to rank in the Top 10 of the conference in all purpose yards. — With 156 yards rushing in the first two games of the season, Ott ranks fourth in the Pac-12 Conference. Ott is the top freshman rusher in the Pac-12 and sixth overall in the conference. EASTERN TIME, NO PROBLEM — Cal has played a pair of games in the eastern time zone under current head coach Justin Wilcox and has returned to the west coast victorious both times. The Bears opened the 2017 season with a 35-30 triumph at North Carolina in Wilcox’s first game as head coach and won 28-20 at Ole Miss in 2019. ROAD OPENERS — The Bears have a 3-2 record in road openers under head coach Justin Wilcox. — Cal won 35-30 at North Carolina in 2017, 21-18 at BYU in 2018 and earned a 20-19 victory at No. 12 Washington in 2019. — The last two road openers have been defeats to UCLA in 2020 (34-10) and a back-and-forth loss at TCU to open last season (34-32). DEFENSIVE MINDED — California’s defense has been strong in several areas through the first two games of the season, ranking third in the Pac-12 and No. 23 nationally in scoring defense. The Bears have held six of their last eight opponents to 14 points or less dating back to last season. — The Bears are tied for second in the Pac-12 and tied for seventh in the country with one defensive touchdown. — Cal is second in the Pac-12 and No. 18 in the nation with three interceptions through the first two weeks. Craig Woodson, Jeremiah Earby and Isaiah Young have each grabbed a pick, with Young’s sealing the week two win over UNLV. — Woodson returned from an injury that cost him the entire 2021 season and took an interception back 39 yards for a touchdown, the first score of his career in Cal’s season-opening 34-13 win over UC Davis. — Cal’s starting inside linebacker duo of Jackson Sirmon (17) and Oluwafemi Oladejo (16) have been all over the field for the Bears, leading the team in tackles.
|NY Yankees||87||57||.604||–||50 – 22||37 – 35||40 – 26||25 – 8||15 – 14||7 – 3||L 1|
|Toronto||82||63||.566||5.5||42 – 31||40 – 32||34 – 27||19 – 15||17 – 15||7 – 3||W 1|
|Tampa Bay||80||64||.556||7||47 – 25||33 – 39||38 – 31||14 – 15||16 – 10||4 – 6||L 1|
|Baltimore||75||68||.524||11.5||41 – 30||34 – 38||29 – 35||15 – 15||19 – 10||4 – 6||L 1|
|Boston||70||74||.486||17||36 – 36||34 – 38||20 – 42||17 – 14||25 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
|Cleveland||77||66||.538||–||37 – 31||40 – 35||13 – 16||37 – 26||15 – 16||8 – 2||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||74||71||.510||4||35 – 37||39 – 34||15 – 17||32 – 30||18 – 16||6 – 4||L 1|
|Minnesota||72||71||.503||5||43 – 32||29 – 39||18 – 16||34 – 26||12 – 17||4 – 6||L 1|
|Kansas City||57||88||.393||21||34 – 41||23 – 47||12 – 21||28 – 36||10 – 18||2 – 8||L 4|
|Detroit||55||89||.382||22.5||31 – 43||24 – 46||9 – 20||26 – 39||9 – 21||4 – 6||W 1|
|Houston||95||50||.655||–||49 – 22||46 – 28||10 – 12||26 – 8||50 – 24||8 – 2||W 6|
|Seattle||80||63||.559||14||39 – 32||41 – 31||16 – 17||17 – 9||35 – 29||5 – 5||L 1|
|Texas||63||81||.438||31.5||30 – 41||33 – 40||7 – 20||17 – 13||28 – 39||5 – 5||W 1|
|LA Angels||62||82||.431||32.5||32 – 40||30 – 42||11 – 23||16 – 13||28 – 33||4 – 6||W 1|
|Oakland||52||93||.359||43||23 – 48||29 – 45||13 – 20||12 – 21||23 – 39||2 – 8||L 2|
|NY Mets||91||55||.623||–||48 – 26||43 – 29||46 – 22||19 – 9||19 – 14||6 – 4||W 2|
|Atlanta||89||55||.618||1||48 – 25||41 – 30||36 – 22||21 – 12||19 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|Philadelphia||80||64||.556||10||44 – 31||36 – 33||36 – 30||20 – 10||17 – 16||7 – 3||L 2|
|Miami||59||86||.407||31.5||29 – 43||30 – 43||28 – 38||11 – 15||12 – 21||4 – 6||L 1|
|Washington||50||94||.347||40||23 – 49||27 – 45||12 – 46||15 – 18||15 – 18||3 – 7||W 1|
|St. Louis||85||60||.586||–||49 – 26||36 – 34||16 – 18||42 – 23||17 – 9||6 – 4||W 1|
|Milwaukee||77||67||.535||7.5||40 – 27||37 – 40||11 – 13||38 – 32||14 – 18||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||62||82||.431||22.5||31 – 42||31 – 40||16 – 9||30 – 36||10 – 23||6 – 4||W 4|
|Cincinnati||57||87||.396||27.5||29 – 43||28 – 44||12 – 22||24 – 36||10 – 22||3 – 7||L 1|
|Pittsburgh||55||90||.379||30||28 – 43||27 – 47||9 – 24||28 – 35||14 – 17||5 – 5||L 2|
|X-LA Dodgers||99||44||.692||–||49 – 18||50 – 26||19 – 14||21 – 9||44 – 16||7 – 3||W 1|
|San Diego||79||66||.545||21||38 – 31||41 – 35||19 – 15||19 – 10||34 – 31||5 – 5||W 1|
|San Francisco||69||75||.479||30.5||39 – 34||30 – 41||19 – 14||19 – 14||21 – 37||4 – 6||L 1|
|Arizona||68||76||.472||31.5||39 – 37||29 – 39||16 – 15||16 – 16||25 – 38||3 – 7||L 1|
|Colorado||62||82||.431||37.5||40 – 34||22 – 48||10 – 24||14 – 16||29 – 31||5 – 5||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
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|Miami Dolphins||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||20||7||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Buffalo Bills||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||31||10||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New York Jets||0||1||0||.000||1.0||9||24||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|New England Patriots||0||1||0||.000||1.0||7||20||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||71||45||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||48||46||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Denver Broncos||0||1||0||.000||1.5||16||17||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Las Vegas Raiders||0||1||0||.000||1.5||19||24||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||23||20||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Baltimore Ravens||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||24||9||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||26||24||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||1||0||.000||1.0||20||23||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Houston Texans||0||0||1||.500||0.0||20||20||0-0-1||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-1||1 T|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||0||1||.500||0.0||20||20||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-1||0-0-1||1 T|
|Tennessee Titans||0||1||0||.000||0.5||20||21||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||0||1||0||.000||0.5||22||28||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||38||35||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Washington Commanders||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||28||22||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New York Giants||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||21||20||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||0||1||0||.000||1.0||3||19||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||17||16||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||0||1||0||.000||1.0||21||44||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Los Angeles Rams||0||1||0||.000||1.0||10||31||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|San Francisco 49ers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||10||19||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||23||7||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||19||10||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Detroit Lions||0||1||0||.000||1.0||35||38||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Green Bay Packers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||7||23||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|New Orleans Saints||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||27||26||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||0||0||1.000||0.0||19||3||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Carolina Panthers||0||1||0||.000||1.0||24||26||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||1||0||.000||1.0||26||27||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Wofford at Virginia Tech||11:00am||ACCN|
|Cincinnati vs. Miami (Ohio)||12:00pm||ESPNU|
|UConn at Michigan||12:00pm||ABC|
|Youngstown State at Kentucky||12:00pm||SECN|
|WKU at Indiana||12:00pm||BTN|
|Texas State at Baylor||12:00pm||FS1|
|Southern Illinois at Northwestern||12:00pm||BTN|
|Purdue at Syracuse||12:00pm||ESPN2|
|Oklahoma at Nebraska||12:00pm||FOX|
|Richmond at Lehigh||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Sacred Heart at Morgan State||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|LIU at Kent State||12:00pm||ESPN3|
|Villanova at Army||12:00pm||CBSSN|
|Georgia at South Carolina||12:00pm||ESPN|
|Abilene Christian at Missouri||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bryant at Brown||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Montana at Indiana State||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Buffalo at Coastal Carolina||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bucknell at Central Michigan||1:00pm||ESPN3|
|Colgate at Penn||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|UAlbany at Fordham||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Towson at West Virginia||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Princeton at Stetson||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Valparaiso at Dartmouth||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Cornell at VMI||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Ohio at Iowa State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Old Dominion at Virginia||2:00pm||ACCN|
|Cal Poly at South Dakota||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Rutgers at Temple||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|South Alabama at UCLA||2:00pm||PAC12N|
|Yale at Holy Cross||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Murray State at Ball State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Virginia-Lynchburg at Delaware State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Hampton at Norfolk State||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Grambling State at Jackson State||2:00pm||ESPN3|
|California at Notre Dame||2:30pm||NBC|
|Central Arkansas at Idaho State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Morehouse vs. Howard||3:00pm||CNBC|
|Nicholls at Southeast Missouri||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Austin Peay at Alabama A&M||3:00pm||YouTube|
|Drake at Idaho||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Tulane at Kansas State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|North Texas at UNLV||3:00pm||MWN|
|Penn State at Auburn||3:30pm||CBS|
|Ole Miss at Georgia Tech||3:30pm||ABC|
|Georgia Southern at UAB||3:30pm||Stadium|
|Stony Brook at UMass||3:30pm||ESPN3|
|William & Mary at Lafayette||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Presbyterian at Western Carolina||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|New Mexico State at Wisconsin||3:30pm||BTN|
|Vanderbilt at NIU||3:30pm||CBSSN|
|Colorado at Minnesota||3:30pm||ESPN2|
|Troy at Appalachian State||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|BYU at Oregon||3:30pm||FOX|
|Southern Utah at Western Illinois||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|ULM at Alabama||4:00pm||SECN|
|UT Martin at Boise State||4:00pm||FS1|
|Kansas at Houston||4:00pm||ESPNU|
|North Dakota at Northern Arizona||4:00pm||ESPN+|
|Liberty at Wake Forest||5:00pm||ACCN|
|Marshall at Bowling Green||5:00pm||NFLN|
|Sacramento State at Northern Iowa||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Colorado State at Washington State||5:00pm||PAC12N|
|Kentucky Christian at Morehead State||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|North Alabama at Chattanooga||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Campbell at East Carolina||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Mississippi State at LSU||6:00pm||ESPN|
|The Citadel at Mercer||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|North Carolina A&T at Duke||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Charleston Sou. at Eastern Kentucky||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Columbia at Marist||6:00pm||ESPN3|
|Samford at Tennessee Tech||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Toledo at Ohio State||7:00pm||FOX|
|Keiser at Lindenwood||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|UAPB at Oklahoma State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Butler at South Dakota State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Charlotte at Georgia State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Texas Tech at NC State||7:00pm||ESPN2|
|Tennessee State at Middle Tennessee||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northern Colorado at Lamar||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Missouri State at Arkansas||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Delta State at MVSU||7:00pm||YouTube|
|UIW at Prairie View A&M||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Eastern New Mexico at Tarleton State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Texas A&M-Commerce at Sam Houston||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Akron at Tennessee||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|CCSU at Southeastern La.||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Northwestern State at Southern Miss||7:00pm||ESPN3|
|Arkansas State at Memphis||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Jacksonville State at Tulsa||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|USF at Florida||7:30pm||SECN|
|SMU at Maryland||7:30pm||FS1|
|Pitt at Western Michigan||7:30pm||ESPNU|
|Nevada at Iowa||7:30pm||BTN|
|Maine at Boston College||7:30pm||ESPN3|
|Louisiana at Rice||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Furman at ETSU||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Michigan State at Washington||7:30pm||ABC|
|UCF at Florida Atlantic||7:30pm||CBSSN|
|Utah Tech at Weber State||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Alcorn State at McNeese||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Louisiana Tech at Clemson||8:00pm||ACCN|
|Montana State at Oregon State||8:00pm||PAC12N|
|UTEP at New Mexico||8:00pm||MWN|
|UTSA at Texas||8:00pm||LHN|
|Miami (FL) at Texas A&M||9:00pm||ESPN|
|San Diego State at Utah||10:00pm||ESPN2|
|San Diego at UC Davis||10:00pm||ESPN+|
|Fresno State at USC||10:30pm||FOX|
|North Dakota State at Arizona||11:00pm||FS1|
|Eastern Michigan at Arizona State||11:00pm||PAC12N|
|Duquesne at Hawaii||11:59pm||Spectrum|
|DP World: Italian Open||7:30am||GOLF|
|LPGA: Portland Classic||3:00pm||GOLF|
|PGA: Fortinet Championship||6:00pm||GOLF|
|Minnesota at Cleveland||1:10pm||MLBN|
|Cincinnati at St. Louis||1:15pm||Bally Sports|
|Colorado at Chi. Cubs||2:20pm||MLBN|
|Baltimore at Toronto||3:07pm||MASN/2|
|Miami at Washington||4:05pm||MASN/2|
|Kansas City at Boston||4:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Texas at Tampa Bay||6:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. White Sox at Detroit||6:10pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Pittsburgh at NY Mets||7:10pm||SNY|
|Minnesota at Cleveland||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|NY Yankees at Milwaukee||7:10pm||YES|
|Oakland at Houston||7:10pm||NBCS-CA|
|Cincinnati at St. Louis||7:15pm||Bally Sports|
|Philadelphia at Atlanta||7:20pm||Bally Sports|
|San Diego at Arizona||8:10pm||Bally Sports|
|LA Dodgers at San Francisco||9:05pm||Sportsnet|
|Seattle at LA Angels||9:07pm||Root Sports|
|NASCAR Cup: Bristol Night Race||7:30pm||USA|
|EPL: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City||7:30am||USA|
|La Liga: Mallorca vs Almería||8:00am||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Bologna vs Empoli||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Augsburg vs Bayern München||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt||9:30am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth||10:00am||Peacock|
|La Liga: Barcelona vs Elche||10:15am||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Lille vs Toulouse||11:00am||beIN Sports|
|Serie A: Torino vs Sassuolo||12:00pm||Paramount+|
|EPL: Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City||12:30pm||NBC|
|Bundesliga: Borussia M’gladbach vs RB Leipzig||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|La Liga: Valencia vs Celta de Vigo||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: New York City vs New York RB||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Argentina Primera División: Barracas Central vs Godoy Cruz||2:30pm||Paramount+|
|Serie A: Torino vs Sassuolo||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallecano||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Lille vs Toulouse||3:00pm||beIN Sports|
|MLS: Atlanta United vs Philadelphia Union||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Brasileirão: Avaí vs Atlético Mineiro||3:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Botafogo vs Coritiba||6:00pm||Paramount+|
|Liga MX: Atlético San Luis vs Pachuca||6:00pm||TUDN|
|NWSL: Washington Spirit vs NJ/NY Gotham FC||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: New England vs CF Montréal||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: Orlando City SC vs Toronto FC||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|NWSL: North Carolina Courage vs OL Reign||7:30pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Newell’s Old Boys vs Sarmiento||7:30pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: Chicago Fire vs Charlotte||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs Houston Dash||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Liga MX: Monterrey vs Atlas||8:05pm||FS2|
|MLS: Sporting KC vs Minnesota United||8:30pm||ESPN+|
|Liga MX: América vs Guadalajara||9:00pm||Univision|
|MLS: Austin vs Nashville SC||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: Real Salt Lake vs Cincinnati||9:30pm||ESPN+|
|NWSL: San Diego Wave vs Angel City||10:00pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders FC||10:00pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids||10:30pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: SJ Earthquakes vs Dallas||10:30pm||ESPN+|