COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Hawaii 28 Houston 14

COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULE

Camellia BowlBuffaloMarshallDec. 25
Gasparilla BowlSouth CarolinaUABDec. 26
Cure BowlCoastal CarolinaLibertyDec. 26
First Responder BowlUTSALouisianaDec. 26
LendingTree BowlWestern KentuckyGeorgia StateDec. 26
Cheez-It BowlMiamiOklahoma StateDec. 29
Alamo BowlTexasColoradoDec. 29
Duke’s Mayo BowlWake ForestWisconsinDec. 30
Music City BowlMissouriIowaDec. 30
Cotton BowlFloridaOklahomaDec. 30
Armed Forces BowlMississippi StateTulsaDec. 31
Liberty BowlWest VirginiaTennesseeDec. 31
Arizona BowlSan Jose StateBall StateDec. 31
Texas BowlArkansasTCUDec. 31
Peach BowlCincinnatiGeorgiaJan. 1
Citrus BowlNorthwesternAuburnJan. 1
Rose Bowl (CFP semi)AlabamaNotre DameJan. 1
Sugar Bowl (CFP semi)ClemsonOhio StateJan. 1
Gator BowlNC StateKentuckyJan. 2
Outback BowlIndianaOle MissJan. 2
Fiesta BowlIowa StateOregonJan. 2
Orange BowlTexas A&MNorth CarolinaJan. 2

Four bowl games were canceled late on Sunday: the Military Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Independence Bowl, and Birmingham Bowl.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FRIDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Lafayette JeffatIndianapolis Shortridge2:30 pm
West Vigovs.South Vermillion1:30 pm
Wabash Valley Tournament
Bloomington Southvs.Kouts12:00 pmFirst round
NorthviewatTerre Haute South6:00 pmFirst round
Cloverdalevs.Sullivan7:30 pmFirst round
EdgewoodatTerre Haute North12:00 pmFirst round
Greencastlevs.Linton-Stockton6:00 pmFirst round
North Central (Farmersburg)vs.Parke Heritage7:30 pmFirst round

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SATURDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Indianapolis CathedralatBen Davis6:00 pm
Crothersville Tournament
Rising SunatCrothersville11:00 amFirst round
Providencevs.Indianapolis Scecina12:30 pmFirst round
Loser Game 2vs.Loser Game 16:00 pm3rd place
Winner Game 2vs.Winner Game 17:30 pm1st place
Frankfort Tournament
Hamilton HeightsatFrankfort10:00 amFirst round
South Newtonvs.Lapel12:00 pmFirst round
Loser Game 2vs.Loser Game 14:00 pm3rd place
Winner Game 2vs.Winner Game 16:00 pm1st place

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FRIDAY

DateAway TeamHome TeamVenue
Dec 25, 2020
12:30 PM ET
  Wisconsin  Michigan StateBreslin Student Events Center
East Lansing, Michigan
Conference Regular Season
Dec 25, 2020
2:30 PM ET
  Maryland  PurdueMackey Arena
West Lafayette, Indiana
Conference Regular Season
Dec 25, 2020
6:00 PM ET
  Michigan  NebraskaPinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Regular Season
Dec 25, 2020
8:00 PM ET
  Iowa  MinnesotaWilliams Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Conference Regular Season

FRIDAY NBA SCHEDULE

New Orleans @                12:00 ET

Miami  

Golden State @                2:30 ET

Milwaukee        

Brooklyn @                        5:00 ET

Boston 

Dallas @                               8:00 ET

LA Lakers            

LA Clippers @                   10:30 ET

Denver

NFL SCHEDULE

Friday, December 25
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints4:30 PMFOX/NFLN/Amazon
Saturday, December 26
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions1:00 PMNFLN
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals4:30 PMAmazon
Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders8:15 PMNFLN
Sunday, December 27
New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens1:00 PMFOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans1:00 PMFOX
Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PMCBS
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs1:00 PMFOX
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets1:00 PMCBS
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00 PMCBS
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers4:05 PMCBS
Carolina Panthers at Washington Football Team4:05 PMCBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys4:25 PMFOX
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks4:25 PMFOX
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers8:20 PMNBC
Monday, December 28
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots8:15 PMESPN​​

TOP HEADLINES

PURDUE MBB: Maryland visits Mackey Arena for Christmas Day Showdown

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue men’s basketball team returns home for the final time in the 2020 calendar year, hosting Maryland on Christmas Day. The Boilermakers have won all four of their home games this season and look to end 2020 on a high note. 

The contest with the Terrapins is in the middle of a grueling stretch for the Boilermakers. Purdue is in the midst of a six-game stretch that featured No. 20-ranked Ohio State, Notre Dame, No. 4-ranked Iowa, Maryland, No. 11-ranked Rutgers and No. 18-ranked Illinois. Of Purdue’s first eight league games, five are against nationally-ranked teams (four on the road) and another road game against arch-rival Indiana. 

THE KEY TALKING POINTS
1) Purdue is looking for its fifth straight home win and 50th home win over Big Ten teams since start of the 2014-15 season (league-best 49-9 record). 
2) Head coach Matt Painter won his 50th game against a nationally-ranked team last Wednesday against Ohio State. He is 50-83 against ranked teams, including a 20-20 record since the start of the 2016-17 season. Of his 50 wins against ranked teams, 20 have come in the last 4+ seasons. 
3) According to KenPom.com, Purdue ranks 308th in experience (1.09 years). Indiana is the next least-experienced team in the Big Ten (1.29). 
4) In its six wins, Purdue is shooting 50.1 percent from the field and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.51 (118 / 78). In its three losses, Purdue is shooting just 39.8 percent from the field, has attempted 24 free throws and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 0.78 (39 / 50).
5) Purdue’s junior class is averaging 37.9 points per game, accounting for 52.3 percent of the team’s scoring. Over the last four games, the class has accounted for 66.9 percent of Purdue’s scoring (190 points / 290 team points). 
6) Trevion Williams is averaging 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game over the last four games, shooting 33-of-56 (.589) from the field.
7) Mason Gillis was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7-7 FGs, 2-2 3Ps, 2-2 FTs) for his role vs. Ohio State and Notre Dame.
8) In the first four weeks of the season, Purdue has had two different players earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (Nov. 30 – Zach Edey). It marks just the second time ever that Purdue has had two different players earn FOW honors (2012-13; Rapheal Davis, A.J. Hammons). 
9) Purdue has shot 11 or fewer free throws in five of its nine games this season. 
10) Purdue is 33-8 (.805) in the month of December since the 2015-16 season. 
11) Purdue is 44-1 since the start of the 2017-18 season when shooting at least 48 percent from the field (Virginia; 2019 Elite Eight).
12) Purdue has won 102 straight games when scoring at least 90 points, spanning over 33 years (last loss: Nov. 24, 1987, to Iowa State). 

Harden must quarantine until Friday; could play in opener

James Harden will be in quarantine until Friday, meaning the Houston Rockets star and three-time reigning NBA scoring champion could be eligible to play Saturday when his team is to finally open its season in Portland.

The Rockets were scheduled to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, a game postponed for a variety of coronavirus issues. Among them was Harden declared unavailable to play after the NBA determined he violated the league’s health and safety protocols.

Meanwhile, the league announced Thursday that of the 558 players tested for COVID-19 in the week starting Dec. 16, there were two new confirmed player positive tests.

But the Rockets-Thunder game is the only one to be postponed so far this season.

“Nothing about this was predictable or ideal,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said Thursday after his team’s practice in Oklahoma City.

The Thunder will now open Saturday at Charlotte.

“I’m really pleased with the mentality that the whole organization, including the team, took to the circumstance,” Daigneault said.

The NBA’s medical staff determined Harden needed to quarantine for four days, which started Tuesday, before he can return to practice, games or team activities. The league was still reviewing to see if any other quarantine decisions were needed for other Rockets players.

Under NBA rules, a team needs eight healthy players to play, and the Rockets were one short Wednesday. They have 16 players on the roster, and nine were out: One was injured; three returned tests that were either positive or inconclusive for coronavirus; four other players are quarantined as part of the virus protocols; and Harden was ineligible.

Harden was fined $50,000 on Wednesday by the NBA, which said he violated protocols. The league prohibits attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments.

Video of the disgruntled star surfaced on social media, where he was shown without a mask at a crowded party in a private event space Monday night. Harden, in a since-deleted Instagram post, explained why he was at the event.

He wrote: “One thing after another. I went to show love to my homegirl at her event (not a strip club) because she is becoming a boss and putting her people in a position of success and now it’s a problem. Everyday it’s something different. No matter how many times people try to drag my name under you can’t. The real people always end up on top.”

Report: Celtics, Blazers among Harden’s preferred landing spots

James Harden added the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers to a growing number of teams in which he would like to be traded to, sources told The Athletic’s Sam Amick and Kelly Iko.

The Houston Rockets superstar’s short list now reportedly includes those two perennial playoff squads in addition to several preferred destinations, including the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Harden is currently awaiting medical approval to rejoin his teammates following a mandatory four-day quarantine, which began Tuesday.

An investigation into a video clip featuring the maskless 2018 league MVP at a social gathering on Dec. 21 resulted in the league fining the 31-year-old $50,000, the highest possible figure under the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement.

Harden reportedly told team staff he misunderstood aspects of the league’s new health protocols; in turn, the Rockets reemphasized the importance of the measures to its players, according to The Athletic.

While acknowledging the limitations of the fine, commissioner Adam Silver said the league ultimately decided not to suspend the three-time scoring champ.

“The precedent is that discipline gets ratcheted up,” Silver said on ESPN’s “The Jump” Thursday afternoon. “It’s Christmas. It was a first offense.”

Gruden optimistic Carr can start for Raiders

Quarterback Derek Carr was a full participant in practice for a second straight day and is on target to play Saturday after leaving last week’s game with a groin injury.

Carr was given no injury status for the game against Miami on Saturday night, a sign he should be good to go against the Dolphins.

“I’m not going to say anything other than I’m optimistic, but I’m not a mind reader,” coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. “I just know he had an injury that caused him to miss the game last week and I’m respectful of that. He’s a tough guy, man. But I’m optimistic he’ll be ready to go.”

Carr injured his groin on a scramble in the first quarter last Thursday night against the Los Angeles Chargers. He practiced on a limited basis Tuesday and then was a full participant the past two days.

If for some reason Carr can’t play, Marcus Mariota is in position to make his first start for the Raiders. The No. 2 overall pick by Tennessee in 2015 made his Las Vegas debut last week, throwing for 226 yards and a touchdown and running for 88 yards and a score in a 30-27 overtime loss.

Carr has a history of playing through injuries, having missed only two regular-season starts in seven seasons in the NFL. He broke his ankle in Week 16 in 2016, missing out on his only chance to appear in the playoffs, and missed only one game in 2017 after breaking a bone in his back.

Carr even played an entire season with a sports hernia in college at Fresno State in 2012.

Carr has thrown for 3,396 yards and 24 TDs and has a career-best 102 passer rating this season.

“He’s showed a lot of good things. I’m not going to let the cat of the bag here,” Gruden said. “I’m going to make sure he is OK. I’m going to make sure physically, he has a chance to wake up in the morning, go through his rehab one more day, and do all the things he needs to do against one of the top defenses that blitzes almost every play. So, we got to do what’s right. Mariota has also performed well, so like I said, we’ll have a quarterback under the center.”

KITTLE TO RETURN FOR 49ERS

George Kittle is back in the fold for the San Francisco 49ers.

The All-Pro tight end, who’s been sidelined for the past six games with a fractured bone in his foot, will play in Saturday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Thursday.

Kittle will be on a snap count, but Shanahan said he “looked great” at practice this week and joked that Kittle is now one of the healthiest players available to the team.

Upon his return, Kittle will be catching passes from C.J. Beathard. Jimmy Garoppolo has yet to be activated from injured reserve with his ankle injury and Nick Mullens has an elbow injury Shanahan believes will require Tommy John surgery, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic.

Beathard has appeared in only spot duty this season.

The 49ers have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Cardinals currently sit in the NFC’s final wild-card spot and can clinch a playoff spot with a win and a loss or tie by the Chicago Bears.

Snyder accuses Washington minority owner of extortion

Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder says he is the victim of an extortion attempt by one of the team’s minority owners, according to court documents filed in Maryland on Wednesday and accessed by ESPN’s John Keim.

The court filing comes a day after it was reported the franchise paid a woman who used to work for the team $1.6 million in 2009 as part of a confidential settlement in a sexual misconduct claim against Snyder.

It was also reported this week that Snyder is blocking the club’s three minority owners – Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothman – from selling a 40% stake in the team for $900 million. Snyder identified Schar as the owner attempting to extort him.

“I firmly believe that plaintiff’s motion and supplemental filing and the news articles that they have generated are the latest in the effort to extort me,” read Snyder’s recent court filing.

He also alleges that the negative articles are an attempt “to smear me in an effort to gain leverage in this business dispute.”

The three minority owners reportedly pressured Snyder to sell the franchise in August, though tensions existed prior to the offseason.

Offensive line woes for playoff-chasing Browns

Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills was placed on the COVID-19 list, the newest issue for Cleveland’s offensive line.

The move comes with the Browns preparing to face the New York Jets on Sunday while chasing a playoff spot. Coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide details but also wouldn’t rule out Wills from playing this week. If the rookie is sidelined, Kendall Lamm will start.

The Browns also placed wide receiver Ryan Switzer on the practice squad/COVID list.

A first-round pick from Alabama, Wills has played well in his first NFL season. He played right tackle for the Crimson Tide, but the Browns slid him to the other side.

Wills’ situation complicates things for the Browns up front. They’re already without starting right guard Wyatt Teller, who will miss his second straight game with a sprained ankle. Rookie guard Nick Harris will start in Teller’s spot.

On Sunday against the Giants, versatile offensive lineman Chris Hubbard sustained a season-ending knee injury.

Bevell will miss game this week

The Detroit Lions will play Tampa Bay without interim coach Darrell Bevell, making him the NFL’s first head coach to miss a game because of COVID-19 protocols.

Detroit’s coaching staff will also be without defensive coordinator Cory Undlin, defensive line coach Bo Davis, defensive backs coach Steve Gregory, and linebackers coach Ty McKenzie in Week 17.

Wide receivers coach Robert Prince will be the team’s third head coach this season on Saturday at Ford Field against the Buccaneers.

Bevell was 1-2 after Matt Patricia was fired last month. Quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan will call plays in place of Bevell, who also serves as the team’s offensive coordinator, against the Bucs. Evan Rothstein, who helps the team with research and analysis, will lead the defensive staff.

Bevell said Wednesday he had not tested positive for COVID-19, but he was one of the coaches affected by contact tracing. The Lions closed their training facility on Tuesday because one player and one coach tested positive for the coronavirus, and resumed on-field preparations on Wednesday to face Tampa Bay.

Kingsbury: Cardinals LB Gardeck to IR with knee injury

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said linebacker Dennis Gardeck is out for the rest of the regular season and will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Gardeck had a surprise emergence as one of Arizona’s biggest playmakers on defense and is second on the team with seven sacks. The undrafted 26-year-old was a special teams ace during his first two seasons and hadn’t played a defensive snap in the NFL until 2019 All-Pro Chandler Jones was lost for the year because of a biceps injury in October.

“He’s such a tough guy we were exploring every option to try and get him out there,” Kingsbury said. “But it doesn’t appear like it’s going to work out, so he’ll be put on IR for the remainder of the season.”

Gardeck was hurt in Sunday’s 33-26 win against the Eagles. He had two sacks in the game before the injury. The Cardinals (8-6) host the San Francisco 49ers (5-9) on Saturday and are trying to clinch their first playoff berth since 2015.

Garrett to call plays for Giants against Ravens on Sunday

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will be back calling plays for the New York Giants this weekend after missing a game following a positive test for COVID-19.

Coach Joe Judge said Thursday that Garrett will have finished his mandated isolation by Sunday when the Giants (5-9) face the Ravens (9-5) in Baltimore.

Judge said the only thing not finalized is how Garrett will travel to Baltimore.

Tight ends coach and former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens called the plays on Sunday night when the Giants fell to Cleveland 20-6 at MetLife Stadium in losing their second straight game.

Kitchens has been handling the play-calling at practice this week with Garrett working with the team on the online calls.

“It’s kind of crazy having the voice come through a speaker in terms of the install and talking through it when the guys are in the building,” Judge said. “That’s a little bit different. But look, different is really not a challenge for us. We kind of want to thrive in that kind of situation.”

Judge said quarterback Daniel Jones looked good in Wednesday’s workout and he hopes he will be able to return Sunday. He missed the game against Cleveland with ankle and hamstring injuries. He also missed a game against Seattle at the start of the month with a hamstring injury.

Colt McCoy started both of those games.

No matter who plays Sunday, the offense needs some help. The Giants are 31st on offense and they have scored 13 points in the past two losses to fall out of first place in the NFC East.

Kitchens was amused when asked if Santa Claus could bring anything to help the team.

“The first time I’ve ever heard that,” Kitchens said Thursday. “That’s great. But if you know him and you want to get him to send us some, some whatever you were talking about, please feel free. You know, that, elf on shelf, Mrs. Claus, anything you know, just let us know. “

NFL: INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Vikings-Saints Preview

New Orleans has won four of the last five regular-season meetings between these teams, but Minnesota has won two postseason games against the Saints in that span – the 2018 Divisional round, and their most recent meeting, a 26-20 overtime win in last season’s Wild Card round.

The Vikings lost to the Bears, 33-27, at home on Sunday, and have now lost back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6. They were called for just one penalty for five yards — it was the first time they matched both those numbers since doing so in Week 12, 1984 against the Broncos.

The Saints lost to the Chiefs, 32-29, at home on Sunday, their second consecutive loss. Their other two losses this season came in Weeks 2 and 3. New Orleans had the ball for just 18:46 of game time against Kansas City, its lowest time of possession since in Week 13, 2004 against Carolina (18:09).

Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and a touchdown against Chicago, his third straight 100-yard game and eighth this season, second only to Derrick Henry (9). He now has 15 rushing touchdowns this season, just the second Viking ever to reach that number — Adrian Peterson had 18 in 2009.

Malcolm Jenkins had 10 solo tackles against the Chiefs, tied for the most in his career (had 10 in Week 7, 2017 against Washington). In six career games (regular and postseason) against the Vikings, Jenkins has never topped six solo tackles.

These two teams run the ball more often than anyone else in the NFC — Minnesota’s rush percentage of 47.2 tops the conference and ranks fifth the NFL, while New Orleans is right behind the Vikings on both lists with a rush percentage of 46.1.

Buccaneers-Lions Preview

Detroit has won four of the last six games between these teams, but Tampa Bay won in their last meeting, getting a 38-17 win in Detroit in Week 15 of last season. The 38 points were tied for the most scored by either team in any of their all-time meetings (two other times by Tampa Bay, twice by Detroit).

The Buccaneers beat the Falcons, 31-27, in Atlanta on Sunday, despite trailing 17-0 at halftime. It was tied for their second-largest comeback all-time (trailed 24-3 in the second quarter against Kansas City in Week 9, 2008; won in overtime 30-27).

The Lions fell to the Titans, 46-25, in Tennessee on Sunday. It was the fourth time this season they’ve allowed at least 40 points, their second-most such games in a season all time — they allowed 40+ five times in 1948.

Tom Brady had 390 passing yards against the Falcons on Sunday, his highest total in any game since throwing for 505 yards in Super Bowl LII against the Eagles. He also had his fifth straight game with multiple touchdown passes, his longest such streak since a nine-game streak in 2015.

With 10 receptions on Sunday, Marvin Jones Jr. reached 65 for the season, tying his career high (2015 with Cincinnati). Those 10 catches went for 112 yards, his second 100-yard receiving game in the last three weeks. Jones had three catches for 64 yards in his lone career game against Tampa Bay (Week 14, 2017).

The Buccaneers have gained at least four yards on just 41.0 percent of their first down plays this season, second lowest in the league (Denver, 40.8). However, the Lions have allowed opponents to gain at least four yards on 56.0 percent of first down plays, the highest mark in the NFL.

49ers-Cardinals Preview

The Cardinals defeated the 49ers, 24-20, on the road in Week 1, their ninth win over San Francisco over the last six seasons. The only NFC team which has won 10 games against an opponent over that span is the Eagles against the Giants (10). The last four games between the 49ers and Cardinals in Glendale have each been decided by three points.

The 49ers fell to the Cowboys, 41-33, on the road last week, ensuring they finish with the worst record in the NFC West. San Francisco is the fifth team since the 2002 division realignment to play in a Super Bowl and finish with the worst record in their division in the following season (most recently: 2016 Carolina).

The Cardinals defeated the Eagles, 33-26, at home on Sunday. Arizona is 3-3 in its last six home games, having allowed more than 25 points in every game. The 188 points the Cards have allowed over their last six home games is the most in a six-game span of home games for the franchise since 1983 (193).

C.J. Beathard is expected to make his first start since October 2018. Beathard has a 1-9 record in 10 career starts, including 0-3 against Arizona. Only three QBs in NFL history have lost their first four starts against the Cardinals (Matthew Stafford, Jon Kitna and Steve Young).

Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another in the win over the Eagles. It was Murray’s ninth game this season with a passing and rushing TD. That is the most such games in a single season in NFL history.

DeAndre Hopkins has assumed the NFL lead in receiving yards (1324) after his 169-yard game against Philadelphia. Hopkins would be the third Cardinal to lead the NFL in receiving yards in the past 30 seasons and the first since David Boston in 2001 (1598 yards).

Dolphins-Raiders Preview

The Raiders were 16-4-1 in the first 21 games between these teams (including postseason), stretching between 1966 and 1990. Since then, the Raiders are 4-14 against the Dolphins, including losses in six of the last seven.

The Dolphins beat the Patriots, 22-12, at home on Sunday, improving to 6-2 at home against New England over the last eight years. It also gave them nine wins for just the third time since 2006 (11-5 in 2008, 10-6 in 2016) — both of those seasons ended with losses in the Wild Card round.

The Raiders fell to the Chargers, 30-27, in overtime at home last Thursday, dropping to 1-4 in their last five games following a 6-3 start. They went 4-for-4 on fourth downs, their most fourth-down conversions in a game in the last 30 seasons, and the second team to do so this season (Cincinnati went 5-for-5 in Week 2).

Playing in just his fourth career game and making his third career start, Salvon Ahmed ran for 122 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots. He became the seventh different Dolphins rookie to run for more than 120 yards in a game, and the second in the last 15 years (Kalen Ballage, 123 in Week 15, 2018).

Darren Waller had nine catches for 150 yards against the Chargers, coming just two weeks after his 200-yard performance against the Jets. His 425 receiving yards over his last three games are the most by any tight end in a three-game span since 1960, and the most by any Raider all-time (single-season spans only).

Both teams rely heavily on their tight ends for scoring — 52.4 percent (11/21) of the Dolphins’ touchdown receptions have come from tight ends, the highest mark in the league. The Raiders rank second at 48.0 percent (12/25). Only one other team (Baltimore, 40.9) is above 40.0 percent.

Giants-Ravens Preview

After rushing for over a 100 yards in each of their previous seven outings (148.9 per game), the Giants have failed to hit that mark in their last two (76.0 per game), including a 74-yard performance in their 20-6 loss to the Browns last week.

The Ravens have scored 7+ points in 13 straight quarters, the longest such streak in franchise history, and the longest by any team since the 2016 Saints (14 straight).

The Ravens are 3-2 all-time against the Giants, including 2-0 at home. Baltimore put up 533 yards of offense the last time it hosted New York (2012), which stands as the team’s fourth highest total all-time.

Darius Slayton has recorded a catch on 54.8 percent (46/84) of his targets this season, fourth lowest in the NFL (minimum 75 targets). Slayton had a 57.1 catch percentage last year (48/84).

Dez Bryant caught his first touchdown in 1106 days in the 40-14 win over Jacksonville. He is just the third-ever Pro-Bowl receiver to go 1000 days between TD receptions, joining Josh Gordon (1456) and Julian Edelman (1043 –was selected to the Pro Bowl later on in his career after the dry spell).

Lamar Jackson is looking to become the second quarterback since 1970 to rush for a touchdown against all opponents from any single division in the same season. The other was Russell Wilson, who did so against the NFC East in 2014.

Bengals-Texans Preview

The Bengals and Texans last met in 2017 with Houston prevailing, 13-9, in Cincinnati. That was Deshaun Watson’s first career NFL start and win. There have been 60 combined points scored between these teams in the last three meetings (20.0 total per game), all wins for Houston.

The Bengals defeated the Steelers, 27-17, at home on Monday. Cincinnati attempted just 13 passes in the game, its fewest in any game since December 21, 2008 (9 attempts in a win at Cleveland) and tied for the fourth fewest in a win in franchise history.

The Texans fell to the Colts, 27-20, on the road in Week 15, allowing 100+ rushing yards for the 11th time this season (Indianapolis rushed for 127 yards). That is the most such games in a season for Houston since 2010. The Texans have not had 12 or more such games in a season since 2006 (13).

Giovanni Bernard rushed for 83 yards a touchdown and added one catch for 14 yards and a touchdown in the win over Pittsburgh. That is the most rushing yards and scrimmage yards (97) for Bernard since Christmas Eve 2017 (116 rushing yards and 168 scrimmage yards versus Detroit). Bernard’s six TDs this season are the third most in his career (8 in 2013 and 7 in 2014).

Deshaun Watson threw for 373 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the loss to Indianapolis. It was Watson’s sixth game this season with 300+ passing yards and no INTs, tied for most in the NFL (Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes). It was the ninth such game of Watson’s career, moving past Matt Schaub (8) for the most such games in franchise history.

The Texans have been outgained on the ground by 64.5 yards per game this season, the worst rushing yardage differential in the NFL. The Bengals have been outgained by 32.1 rushing yards per game this season, the fifth-worst differential in the league.

Bears-Jaguars Preview

The Jaguars have gone just 4-32 in their last 36 games against the NFC dating back to 2011. Every other team has at least 10 wins over the opposing conference in that span. However, Chicago has lost five of its last six games against AFC opponents.

The Bears won in Minnesota last week, 33-27, their third straight game with 30+ points for the first time since 2013. Chicago hasn’t scored 30+ in four straight games since the 1965 season.

Jacksonville lost its franchise-record 13th straight game last week, 40-27, at Baltimore. The Jaguars have allowed at least 24 points in all 13 losses, becoming the first team in NFL history to allow 24+ points in 13 straight games in a single season.

David Montgomery has rushed for 434 yards in his last four games after he had 472 rush yards over his first nine games. He also has five rushing touchdowns in his last three games – the last Bears player with five rush TD in a three-game span in a single season was Neal Anderson in 1989.

James Robinson needs just one more reception to reach 50 on the season after surpassing 1000 rush yards two weeks ago. He would become the first undrafted player in the common draft era with 1000+ rush yards and 50+ receptions as a rookie.

Allen Robinson II will face his former team for the first time since joining the Bears in 2018. He is one of just four active players with 200+ receptions for two different teams along with Amari Cooper (LV, DAL), Jarvis Landry (MIA, CLE) and Robert Woods (BUF, LAR).

Falcons-Chiefs Preview

Kansas City holds a 6-3 edge in the all-time meetings between these teams, including a 29-28 win the last time they met (Week 13, 2016). That is one of just two games between these teams decided by fewer than 11 points — the other came in their first-ever meeting, a 17-14 Chiefs win in Week 14, 1972.

The Falcons lost to the Buccaneers, 31-27, despite leading 17-0 at halftime. It was the seventh time in franchise history (regular and postseason) that they’ve blown a lead of at least 17 points in the second half and lost, four of which have come since 2017. Tom Brady is responsible for two of those (also Super Bowl LI).

The Chiefs beat the Saints, 32-29, in New Orleans on Sunday. They finished with 411 yards of offense, their fifth straight game topping 400 yards. That’s tied for their longest single-season streak ever (2004). Their only longer streak was a six-game streak spanning the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Sunday was the seventh game of Matt Ryan’s career in which he threw for at least 350 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The Falcons are 3-4 (.429) in those games, which have all come since 2014. In that timespan, all other quarterbacks are 66-23-1 (.739) in such games.

With eight catches on Sunday, Travis Kelce has now reached that mark in seven consecutive games, becoming just the fourth player to do so in the last 60 years. He joins Michael Thomas (8 games, 2019), Antonio Brown (8 games, 2014), and Anquan Boldin (7 games, 2005).

The Chiefs have spent 58.2 percent of their game time with a lead this season, fourth most in the league behind a trio of teams that all have at least 10 wins (Green Bay, Buffalo, and Seattle). Atlanta has actually held a lead for 53.6 percent of its game time, good for sixth most in the NFL.

Browns-Jets Preview

The Browns beat the Giants at MetLife Stadium last week, and will try to beat the Jets there this week. They will be looking to join Washington (1999), Chicago (2006), Buffalo (2019) and San Francisco (2020) as the only teams in the Super Bowl era to win in the same road stadium in back-to-back weeks (all did so against the Giants and Jets).

The Browns have amassed 1802 total yards over their last four games, the second most over a four-game span in franchise history (1808 in 1978).

Baker Mayfield is completing 55.3 percent of his passes thrown at least 20 yards downfield this season, the best mark by any QB in a season in the last 25 years (minimum 40 attempts).

Last week the Jets became the first winless team in NFL history to beat a team with nine or more wins on the road.

The Jets have scored on their opening drive (TD or FG) in eight straight games, tied for the longest single-season streak by any team in the last 30 seasons.

Frank Gore’s 605 rushing yards this season are the most all-time in a season by a player 37 or older. Gore needs 68 scrimmage yards to become the fourth player in NFL history to reach 20,000 scrimmage yards for his career.

Colts-Steelers Preview

With the Steelers holding a 24-6 record against the Colts, including postseason games, this is one of the most one-sided rivalries in the NFL. Among current franchises, only the Broncos, with an identical 24-6 record versus the Browns, have been so dominant against a single opponent (minimum 25 meetings).

Entering Week 10, the Colts ranked 15th in the NFL with a scoring average of 26.0 points per game. In Weeks 10 through 15, they bumped that figure to 31.8 points per contest, ranking third in the league. In that stretch, Indy scored 22 touchdowns while committing a league-low three giveaways.

The Steelers have dropped three straight games following an 11-0 start and have gone four straight contests without scoring as many as 20 points. Should they fail again to reach that figure, it would be the longest single-season streak for a Pittsburgh team since the 1969 squad was held under 20 points in six straight games.

Philip Rivers has thrown multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games, totalling 11 TD passes against two interceptions. In that stretch, T.Y. Hilton has been on the receiving end of four of those TD passes; Hilton’s next TD reception will be the 50th of his career.

Ben Roethlisberger has been intercepted in five consecutive games for the just the second time in a single season in his 17-year career; Roethlisberger also had a five-game streak in the 2015 campaign. For just the second time in his career, he has gone consecutive games with a passer rating under 70.0 and fewer than 200 passing yards.

Roethlisberger reached 60,000 career passing yards in Monday’s game; fellow 2004 draftee Rivers reached that figure earlier this season. The 2004 draft is the only one in the league history to produce multiple players who would go to pass for at least 60,000 yards.

Broncos-Chargers Preview

The Broncos and Chargers have played 15 one-score games since the start of 2010 (including postseason), tied for third most among all matchups in that span. The Broncos have won 11 of those games, including the last six such games — most recently, a 31-30 game in Week 8 in Denver this season.

Denver has clinched its fourth consecutive losing season, the second longest such streak in franchise history (10 straight, 1963-72). They’ve gone 23-39 since 2017, tied for the fifth-worst record in that span — only the Giants (17-45), Jets (17-45), Bengals (18-43-1) and Jaguars (22-40) have been worse.

Jerry Jeudy has caught just four of his 14 targets over the last four games, totalling 66 yards in that span. He had four or more catches in six of his first 10 games this season, averaging 58.9 yards per game.

The Chargers have won back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 last season and look to win three straight for the first time since Weeks 12-15, 2018 (four straight). Last week’s win over Las Vegas came in overtime, the Chargers’ third OT game this season, the most in the NFL.

Justin Herbert needs just 219 passing yards to reach 4000 yards in what would be his 14th career game. That would be the second-fastest all-time to reach the milestone, behind only Patrick Mahomes (13 games).

This will mark the third time ever that the Broncos and Chargers faceoff with both teams at least three games under .500, and the first time it’s happened with both teams four games under .500. Denver has won both of the previous such matchups, most recently taking a 23-20 win in Denver in Week 13 last season.

Panthers-Football Team Preview

Washington is 9-6 against Carolina all-time, including a win in each of the last two seasons. Washington’s 29-21 win at Carolina last season was the team’s only win when allowing 18+ points over the last three seasons; Washington has lost its other 29 such games.

The Panthers have lost eight of their last nine games, with seven of those losses coming by eight points or fewer. Carolina’s eight one-possession losses are one shy of the most in a season all-time, done most recently by the 2019 Chargers.

Washington has the third-worst point differential in the NFL in the first half (-89), ahead of only the Jets (-125) and Jaguars (-113), but Washington ranks second in the second half (+96) behind the Buccaneers (+99). The only team to be -80 or worse in the first half and +80 or better in the second half was the 1989 Packers (-89 first, +92 second).

Teddy Bridgewater is on pace to set franchise records for highest completion percentage (69.8) and lowest interception rate (1.8 percent), but his touchdown rate (3.2 percent) would rank 21st in franchise history.

Washington is 4-1 with Alex Smith starting at quarterback, compared to 2-7 with Kyle Allen or Dwayne Haskins Jr. starting. Washington could become the first team since 1987 to make the playoffs despite not having a quarterback start at least half of the team’s games.

For the fourth time in franchise history, Carolina has two 1000-yard receivers, DJ Moore (1055) and Robby Anderson (1017). The only other time two Panthers wide receivers have eclipsed the 1000-yard mark was in 1999: Muhsin Muhammad (1253) and Patrick Jeffers (1082).

Eagles-Cowboys Preview

The Eagles put up 422 yards of offense in their 33-26 loss to the Cardinals, their second straight game with 400+ yards. Philadelphia had just one such game this year prior to the streak (Week 7 vs. NYG).

The Cowboys forced four turnovers while having none of their own in its 41-33 win over the 49ers last week. Since Week 11, Dallas has a +7 turnover margin, second best in the NFL (Colts, +8). Thru Week 10, Dallas had the second-worst turnover margin (-12) in the NFL (Broncos, -13).

Philly has lost in each of its last two trips to Dallas after winning six of the previous eight. Last year’s 27-point loss in Jerry World was the Eagle’s largest road loss to the Cowboys since a 30-point loss in 1983.

Jalen Hurts and Kyler Murray became the third pair of players all-time to both pass for 3+ touchdowns and rush for another in the same game. This was first done by Al Dorow (NYT) and Jack Kemp (LAC) in 1960, and most recently done by Matt Cassell (NE) and Chad Pennington (Mia) in 2008.

Jalen Hurts’ 169 rush yards are the third most by a quarterback in his first two career starts over the past 60 years, topped only by Jack Concannon’s 228 yards (1964-1966) and Lamar Jackson’s 190 yards (2018).

Tony Pollard set season highs in rushes (12) and rushing yards (69) in the win over the 49ers. Pollard also rushed for a career high two touchdowns after have just two total over his previous 15 outings.

Rams-Seahawks Preview

Los Angeles has won five of its last six meetings against the Seahawks, with the only loss coming in its last visit to Seattle, a 30-29 defeat in Week 5 last season as Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left. The Rams haven’t lost consecutive games in Seattle since 2013 and 2014.

The Rams fell to the previously winless Jets, 23-20, at home on Sunday, becoming the first team with at least nine wins to lose at home to a winless team. They were just 2-for-11 on third downs, their fewest conversions this season.

The Seahawks beat Washington, 20-15, in Landover on Sunday. It was their fourth straight game holding an opponent under 20 points, something they had not done in any of their first 10 games. It’s their longest such streak since a five-game streak that spanned the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Tyler Higbee had four catches for a season-high 67 yards against the Jets on Sunday, and added his fifth touchdown of the season, but just his second since a three-touchdown game in Week 2. He has a combined 10 catches for 176 yards in his last two games against Seattle.

Three Seahawks (Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, Russell Wilson) ran for at least 50 yards on Sunday, just the sixth time that’s happened in franchise history. The last time it had happened came in Week 10, 2018 in a 36-31 loss to the Rams.

Both teams have been at their best in the third quarter this season — Seattle has 111 third quarter points, the most in the league, and its +52 point differential is second only to Kansas City (+70). The Rams’ +44 third quarter differential ranks third.

Titans-Packers Preview

The Titans and Packers last met in 2016 with Tennessee winning, 47-25, at home. The previous meeting, in Green Bay in 2012, was a 55-7 win for the Packers. The 70-point swing between the two contests was the second-largest in consecutive games against an opponent in franchise history for both the Packers and the Titans.

The Titans defeated the Lions, 46-25, in Nashville on Sunday, their second consecutive game with a 21-point win. Tennessee has scored 40+ points in four games this season, the most such games in the NFL this season and the second-most such games in a season in franchise history (1961 – 6).

The Packers defeated the Panthers, 24-16, at home in Week 15. Green Bay is 22-0 when allowing 25 points or fewer since the start of last season, the only NFL team undefeated in such games over that span.

Ryan Tannehill threw for 273 yards and three touchdown passes in the win over Detroit. It was Tannehill’s fifth game this season with three or more passing TDs, the most such games in a season for the franchise since Warren Moon in 1990 (5). The only player with more such games in a season for the franchise was George Blanda in 1961 (9) and 1960 (6).

Aaron Rodgers threw for just 143 yards and one touchdown against Carolina but added one score on the ground, his second straight game with a rushing score. Rodgers had not rushed for a TD in back-to-back games since Weeks 1 and 2 of 2016. He has never rushed for a TD in three consecutive games. The 143 passing yards marked the fewest he has thrown in a victorious start in his career.

The Packers have won 80.0 percent of games since Matt LaFleur became the head coach at the start of last season (24-6 record). That is tied for the sixth-highest win percentage through 30 career games as a head coach in NFL history and the best 30-game start since Steve Mariucci in 1997-98 (24-6 with SF).

Bills-Patriots Preview

The Bills defeated the Broncos last week, 48-19, their most points scored since putting up 49 in a win over the Bengals in 2010. Buffalo has won four straight games by 10+ points for the first time since 2016, and another such win would mark its longest such streak since 2004 (six games).

New England’s 22-12 loss to Miami last week officially snapped its 19-season streak of finishing above .500, falling one shy of the NFL-record 20-season streak set by the Cowboys from 1966 to 1985.

The Patriots are 35-6 (.854) against the Bills since 2000, the best record by any team against any opponent in that span (minimum 10 games). A win for Buffalo will mark its first time sweeping New England since 1999 (won, 24-21, in Week 8).

Josh Allen is just two rushing touchdowns away from becoming the second player all-time with 30+ pass TDs and 10+ rush TDs in a season (Cam Newton — 2015). The Bills have had just one player record 10+ rush TDs in a season since 2005 (2016 LeSean McCoy — 13).

Stefon Diggs (147) and Cole Beasley (112) became the first pair of Bills to each record 100+ receiving yards in the same game since Stevie Johnson (158) and Lee Evans (105) did so in 2010 versus the Ravens.

Jakobi Meyers leads the Patriots with 616 receiving yards, but has yet to score a touchdown this season. As it stands, Meyers would be the first player since Marcedes Lewis in 2011 to lead his team (Jaguars) in receiving yards without having a receiving TD.

AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards

 Iowa State running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose are The Associated Press Big 12 offensive and defensive players of the year after the Cyclones’ best conference season ever also earned Matt Campbell coach of the year honors.

The Big 12 runner-up Cyclones will play in a New Year’s Six bowl for the first time, facing Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl. They were a league-best 8-1 in Big 12 play during the regular season before a 27-21 loss to Oklahoma in the championship game. The eight conference wins were a school record.

Hall is the Big 12 leader with 130.5 yards rushing per game and 19 touchdowns, and has a TD in every game this season. The sophomore was the unanimous pick as the top offensive player when the AP All-Big 12 team and individual awards were revealed Thursday, as determined by the vote of a panel of 20 sports writers and sportscasters who regularly cover the league.

Rose got 11 of the 20 votes as top defender. The junior is tied for the Big 12 lead with 90 total tackles (8.2 per game) and four interceptions, along with 10 tackles for loss.

Oklahoma redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler was a first-team pick and shared newcomer of the year honors with West Virginia senior linebacker Tony Fields II, a transfer from Arizona. Each received seven votes and Fields also got four votes for defensive player of the year.

Texas junior Joseph Ossai, who plays a hybrid position for the Longhorns, got three votes for top defensive player. He got votes for defensive end and linebacker on the All-Big 12 team, enough to be selected second-team at both positions.

Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year.

Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league.

Pirates trade slugger Josh Bell to Nationals

Josh Bell embraced everything about being a Pittsburgh Pirate. He understood as the club retooled following the departure of stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole that he would serve as the de facto face of the franchise.

It’s a responsibility Bell ran toward. He became heavily involved in the community. He developed a bond with the family of Hall of Fame first baseman Willie “Pops” Stargell. He blossomed into an All-Star in 2019 looking every bit the cornerstone the Pirates could rebuild around.

And now he’s gone.

The Pirates sent the 28-year-old Bell to Washington on Thursday, giving the Nationals the middle-of-the-order bat general manager Mike Rizzo said was an offseason priority for the perennial NL East contenders.

Washington sent pitching prospects Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean to Pittsburgh for Bell, a move Pirates general manager Ben Cherington called necessary to give Pittsburgh the organizational depth it needs to build something successful down the road.

“In order to build that winning team and get to that winning team it’s going to require some difficult decisions at times, this is one of those,” Cherington said.

Bell was an All-Star in 2019 following a torrid first half in which he hit .302 with 27 home runs and 84 RBIs. That form has been elusive over the last year-plus. Bell hit .233 with 10 home runs during an injury-shortened second half of 2019 and batted a career-low .226 in 57 games for the Pirates in 2020. Pittsburgh finished 19-41, the worst record in the majors.

Bell believed he could be the cornerstone for Pittsburgh as the Pirates looked to retool under Cherington and manager Derek Shelton, both of whom came aboard following the team’s disastrous second-half collapse in 2019 that led to a top-to-bottom revamp in the organization.

Instead, Bell joins Cole, McCutchen and outfielder Starling Marte as players sent elsewhere after Pittsburgh chose to flip them for either less expensive major leaguers or well-regarded prospects they hope can make an impact down the road.

Bell goes from a team in the midst of a long-term rebuild to one just 14 months removed from a World Series title. The Nationals fell to 26-34 and last in the NL East in 2020, but Rizzo said this month he expects Washington to have the budget to put a championship-caliber club together. Bell, who made a pro-rated $1,777,778 in 2020 from a scheduled $4.8 million, is under contractual control through at least the 2022 season. He is one of three arbitration-eligible players for the Nationals, joining outfielder Juan Soto and shortstop Trea Turner.

NHL: Canadian teams able to start season in home arenas

The NHL believes all seven Canadian teams will be able to start the season playing in their home arenas.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the league believes it is clear to play in Canada during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with the five provincial governments that have NHL teams to try to gain approval to start Jan. 13.

“On the basis of our discussions in the past week, as well as our exchange of correspondence over the last 24 hours, we believe we are aligned and in agreement on the conditions on which each of our Canadian franchises can begin play in their own buildings,” Daly said.

The NHL realigned its divisions for the season so that the North Division – which features all seven Canadian teams – would not have to cross the U.S.-Canada border, which remains closed to non-essential travel until at least Jan. 21.

The league released its schedule Wednesday, with each team playing 56 games instead of the usual 82.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are scheduled to host the Montreal Canadiens, while the Edmonton Oilers are slated to face the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 13 as part of a five-game schedule on opening night.

The Winnipeg Jets open Jan. 14 against the visiting Calgary Flames, while the Oilers and Canucks meet again in Edmonton.

The Ottawa Senators start their season Jan. 15 against visiting Toronto, the first of two games in two days between the Ontario rivals in the nation’s capital.

Baseball-style series are common as the league attempts to reduce travel. For example, the Canadiens and Senators are each scheduled to play three straight games in Vancouver in January.

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
xy-Buffalo Bills1130.7860.04073406-1-05-2-08-2-04-0-04 W
Miami Dolphins950.6432.03522575-3-04-2-06-4-03-2-01 W
New England Patriots680.4295.02893014-2-02-6-05-5-02-2-02 L
New York Jets1130.07110.02064130-7-01-6-00-10-00-5-01 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
xy-Kansas City Chiefs1310.9290.04353105-1-08-0-010-1-04-1-09 W
Las Vegas Raiders770.5006.03774212-5-05-2-05-5-03-2-02 L
Denver Broncos590.3578.02763952-5-03-4-04-6-01-3-01 L
Los Angeles Chargers590.3578.03273893-4-02-5-04-6-01-3-02 W
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
x-Pittsburgh Steelers1130.7860.03662646-1-05-2-08-2-04-1-03 L
Cleveland Browns1040.7141.03683745-2-05-2-06-4-02-3-01 W
Baltimore Ravens950.6432.04032874-3-05-2-06-5-03-2-03 W
Cincinnati Bengals3101.2507.52713553-4-00-6-13-7-01-4-01 W
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans1040.7140.04363615-3-05-1-07-4-04-1-02 W
Indianapolis Colts1040.7140.03993205-2-05-2-06-4-03-2-03 W
Houston Texans4100.2866.03153862-4-02-6-03-7-02-3-03 L
Jacksonville Jaguars1130.0719.02754231-6-00-7-01-10-01-4-013 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Washington Football Team680.4290.03022953-4-03-4-04-6-03-2-01 L
Dallas Cowboys590.3571.03394333-4-02-5-04-6-01-3-02 W
New York Giants590.3571.02443112-5-03-4-04-7-03-2-02 L
Philadelphia Eagles491.3211.53033613-3-11-6-04-6-02-2-01 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
x-Seattle Seahawks1040.7140.04133396-1-04-3-07-3-02-2-02 W
Los Angeles Rams950.6431.03452695-2-04-3-08-2-02-2-01 L
Arizona Cardinals860.5712.03913294-3-04-3-06-4-02-2-02 W
San Francisco 49ers590.3575.03333521-6-04-3-03-7-02-2-03 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
xy-Green Bay Packers1130.7860.04343396-1-05-2-09-2-04-1-04 W
Chicago Bears770.5004.03153183-4-04-3-06-5-02-3-02 W
Minnesota Vikings680.4295.03603883-5-03-3-04-6-03-2-02 L
Detroit Lions590.3576.03354351-5-04-4-04-6-01-4-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
x-New Orleans Saints1040.7140.03972975-2-05-2-08-2-05-0-02 L
Tampa Bay Buccaneers950.6431.04013214-3-05-2-06-4-03-2-02 W
Atlanta Falcons4100.2866.03553532-6-02-4-02-9-01-4-03 L
Carolina Panthers4100.2866.03233562-5-02-5-03-7-01-4-03 L
 

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Division,  Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Philadelphia101.0001-01-01-01 W
Boston101.0001-01-01-01 W
Brooklyn101.0001-01-01 W
Toronto01.0001.00-10-11 L
New York01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Indiana101.0001-01-01-01 W
Cleveland101.0001-01-01-01 W
Detroit01.0001.00-10-11 L
Milwaukee01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
Chicago01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Orlando101.0001-01-01-01-01 W
Atlanta101.0001-01-01-01 W
Washington01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
Charlotte01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
Miami01.0001.00-10-10-10-11 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah101.0001-01-01-01-01 W
Minnesota101.0001-01-01 W
Oklahoma City000.5
Denver01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
Portland01.0001.00-10-10-10-11 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
LA Clippers101.0001-01-01-01-01 W
Phoenix101.0001-01-01-01 W
Sacramento101.0001-01-01-01 W
Golden State01.0001.00-10-11 L
LA Lakers01.0001.00-10-10-10-11 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
San Antonio101.0001-01-01-01-01 W
New Orleans101.0001-01-01 W
Houston000.5
Dallas01.0001.00-10-10-11 L
Memphis01.0001.00-10-10-10-11 L

BIG 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
Northwestern2-01.0001-01-05-1.8334-11-00-01-0
19 Michigan1-01.0001-00-06-01.0006-00-00-00-0
Iowa1-01.0001-00-07-1.8757-00-00-11-1
Wisconsin1-01.0001-00-07-1.8757-00-10-01-0
11 Rutgers2-1.6671-01-16-1.8575-01-10-01-1
18 Illinois2-1.6671-01-16-3.6674-02-20-11-2
23 Ohio State1-1.5001-00-17-1.8755-01-11-01-0
Purdue1-1.5001-00-16-3.6674-00-22-11-1
Minnesota0-1.0000-00-17-1.8757-00-10-00-1
12 Michigan State0-1.0000-00-16-1.8575-01-10-01-0
Maryland0-1.0000-10-05-2.7145-10-10-00-1
Indiana0-1.0000-10-05-3.6252-10-13-10-2
Nebraska0-1.0000-00-14-4.5004-20-20-00-2
Penn State0-2.0000-10-13-3.5002-21-10-01-1

MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
East
Akron1-01.0001-00-03-1.7503-00-00-10-0
Bowling Green1-01.0001-00-05-2.7143-12-10-00-1
Buffalo1-1.5000-01-13-3.5001-01-21-10-0
Kent State0-00-00-03-1.7502-01-10-00-1
Ohio0-1.0000-00-14-3.5712-00-32-00-1
Miami (OH)0-1.0000-10-03-3.5003-10-20-00-0
West
Toledo2-01.0001-01-07-3.7004-02-21-10-0
Ball State2-01.0000-02-04-3.5712-02-30-00-0
Western Michigan1-1.5001-10-02-5.2862-30-20-00-1
Central Michigan0-1.0000-00-14-4.5003-01-30-10-0
Eastern Michigan0-1.0000-10-01-2.3331-10-10-00-1
Northern Illinois0-2.0000-10-11-6.1431-30-30-00-1

ACC MEN’S

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
24 Virginia Tech1-01.0001-00-07-1.8755-10-02-02-0
Syracuse1-01.0000-01-06-1.8575-01-10-00-1
North Carolina State1-01.0001-00-05-1.8334-00-11-01-0
21 Florida State1-01.0001-00-05-1.8335-10-00-00-0
Louisville1-01.0000-01-05-1.8334-01-10-00-1
20 Duke1-01.0000-01-03-2.6002-21-00-00-2
Pittsburgh1-1.5000-11-05-2.7143-22-00-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-00-02-01.0002-00-00-00-0
16 Virginia0-00-00-04-1.8003-00-01-10-0
Clemson0-1.0000-00-16-1.8573-00-13-00-0
Miami (FL)0-1.0000-10-04-2.6674-20-00-00-0
17 North Carolina0-1.0000-00-15-3.6252-00-23-10-2
Georgia Tech0-1.0000-00-14-3.5712-21-11-01-1
Notre Dame0-1.0000-10-03-4.4292-21-10-10-3
Boston College0-1.0000-10-02-5.2861-10-11-30-1

BIG EAST MEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
Villanova3-01.0001-02-08-1.8892-03-03-12-0
13 Creighton3-1.7501-12-07-2.7785-12-10-01-1
Seton Hall3-1.7502-11-06-4.6004-12-20-10-1
22 Xavier1-1.5001-00-18-1.8897-01-10-00-1
Providence1-1.5000-01-15-3.6252-02-11-20-0
Butler1-1.5001-00-12-3.4002-10-10-10-1
St. John’s1-3.2501-10-26-4.6005-10-21-10-1
Marquette1-3.2500-21-15-5.5004-31-20-02-1
Georgetown1-3.2501-10-23-5.3753-30-20-00-2
DePaul0-00-00-01-01.0001-00-00-00-0
UConn0-1.0000-10-03-1.7502-10-01-00-1

HORIZON MEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
Wright State2-01.0000-02-04-1.8001-13-00-00-0
Milwaukee2-01.0000-02-03-1.7500-03-10-00-0
UIC2-01.0002-00-05-2.7144-11-10-00-0
Cleveland State2-01.0000-02-02-3.4000-02-30-00-1
Youngstown State1-1.5000-01-14-1.8002-02-10-00-0
Northern Kentucky1-1.5001-10-03-4.4293-10-30-00-0
IUPUI0-00-00-01-01.0001-00-00-00-0
Robert Morris0-00-00-01-2.3331-10-10-00-0
Purdue Fort Wayne0-2.0000-20-01-2.3331-20-00-00-0
Detroit0-2.0000-20-01-5.1670-31-20-00-1
Green Bay0-2.0000-20-00-6.0000-30-30-00-1
Oakland0-2.0000-00-20-9.0000-00-70-20-2

MISSOURI VALLEY MEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
Drake0-00-00-09-01.0006-02-01-00-0
Southern Illinois0-00-00-06-01.0004-02-00-00-0
Missouri State0-00-00-03-01.0003-00-00-00-0
Bradley0-00-00-06-3.6674-10-22-00-1
Loyola Chicago0-00-00-04-2.6673-01-10-10-1
Indiana State0-00-00-03-2.6003-00-20-00-0
Illinois State0-00-00-03-3.5002-00-31-00-1
Valparaiso0-00-00-03-5.3753-00-50-00-0
Evansville0-00-00-02-4.3332-10-20-10-0
UNI0-00-00-01-4.2001-00-10-30-1

BIG 10 WOMEN’S STANDINGS

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
25 Michigan State2-01.0001-01-07-01.0006-01-00-00-0
15 Northwestern2-01.0001-01-04-01.0003-01-00-00-0
19 Indiana2-01.0001-01-04-2.6673-11-10-00-1
14 Maryland1-01.0000-01-05-1.8332-01-02-11-1
Purdue2-1.6671-11-05-2.7144-21-00-00-1
Iowa1-1.5001-00-15-1.8334-01-10-00-0
Rutgers1-1.5000-11-05-1.8333-12-00-00-1
Nebraska1-2.3331-00-23-3.5003-00-30-00-1
17 Michigan0-00-00-05-01.0003-02-00-00-0
16 Ohio State0-00-00-04-01.0004-00-00-00-0
Penn State0-1.0000-10-03-2.6003-10-10-00-1
Illinois0-1.0000-00-12-2.5002-10-10-00-0
Wisconsin0-2.0000-10-13-2.6003-10-10-00-0
Minnesota0-3.0000-20-11-4.2001-30-10-00-2

MAC WOMEN’S

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
East
Bowling Green2-01.0002-00-06-1.8574-02-10-00-0
Buffalo2-01.0002-00-05-2.7143-02-20-00-0
Kent State2-01.0001-01-03-2.6002-01-20-00-1
Ohio1-1.5000-01-13-2.6002-01-20-01-0
Akron0-2.0000-10-13-2.6002-11-10-00-0
Miami (OH)0-2.0000-00-21-5.1671-00-50-00-2
West
Central Michigan2-01.0002-00-04-2.6673-01-20-00-1
Toledo1-1.5000-11-05-1.8334-11-00-00-0
Eastern Michigan1-1.5000-01-14-3.5710-13-11-10-1
Ball State1-1.5000-11-03-3.5000-23-10-00-0
Northern Illinois0-2.0000-20-02-5.2860-31-21-00-0
Western Michigan0-2.0000-00-21-3.2501-00-30-00-0

ACC WOMEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
North Carolina State3-01.0002-01-08-01.0006-02-00-01-0
Georgia Tech2-01.0001-01-04-1.8003-11-00-00-0
Louisville1-01.0000-01-05-01.0002-02-01-01-0
Clemson3-1.7502-01-18-1.8896-02-10-00-0
22 Syracuse2-1.6670-02-15-1.8332-03-10-00-0
Florida State2-1.6672-00-13-1.7503-00-10-00-0
North Carolina2-2.5002-00-27-2.7787-00-20-01-0
Virginia Tech1-1.5001-00-16-1.8576-00-10-00-0
Miami (FL)1-2.3331-10-14-2.6674-10-10-00-2
Wake Forest1-2.3331-00-24-3.5711-01-22-11-2
Pittsburgh1-2.3331-00-23-3.5003-10-20-00-0
Notre Dame1-2.3331-10-13-4.4293-20-20-00-1
Duke0-1.0000-10-03-1.7503-10-00-00-1
Virginia0-2.0000-10-10-5.0000-30-20-00-0
Boston College0-3.0000-20-14-3.5714-20-10-00-2

BIG EAST WOMEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
UConn4-01.0002-02-05-01.0003-02-00-00-0
Marquette3-01.0002-01-06-1.8572-14-00-00-0
18 DePaul2-01.0001-01-05-2.7144-11-00-11-2
Villanova2-1.6671-11-07-1.8754-13-00-00-1
Providence2-1.6671-01-14-4.5002-12-30-00-0
Creighton1-3.2500-11-22-6.2501-21-40-00-2
Seton Hall0-1.0000-10-02-2.5002-20-00-00-1
Georgetown0-1.0000-00-10-1.0000-00-10-00-1
Xavier0-2.0000-10-13-3.5002-11-20-00-1
Butler0-2.0000-20-00-3.0000-20-10-00-1
St. John’s0-3.0000-10-23-5.3752-11-40-00-0

HORIZON WOMEN

ConferenceOverallvs
 W-LPctHmRdW-LPctHmRdNt Top 25
Milwaukee4-01.0002-02-07-1.8753-04-10-00-0
IUPUI4-01.0004-00-06-1.8574-02-10-00-0
Northern Kentucky4-01.0002-02-04-4.5002-12-30-00-1
Wright State3-1.7501-12-03-3.5001-22-10-00-1
Oakland3-1.7502-01-13-4.4292-11-30-00-2
UIC1-3.2501-10-22-5.2861-11-40-00-0
Detroit1-3.2500-21-11-7.1250-41-30-00-0
Youngstown State0-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-0
Green Bay0-2.0000-20-01-4.2001-20-20-00-0
Cleveland State0-2.0000-00-20-2.0000-00-20-00-0
Robert Morris0-4.0000-00-40-4.0000-00-40-00-0
Purdue Fort Wayne0-4.0000-20-20-6.0000-30-30-00-0