Chargers-Vikings..Sunday matchup…Bolts (5-3)..Minnesota (3-5)..Matchup Justin Herbert-vs-Kirk Cousins…2-struggling defenses
..Kirk Cousins (2140P-16TD-2Int
..Dalvin Cook-Alexander Mattison (827R) combined rushing
..Adam Thielen-Van Jefferson-combined (92 Receptions)
..Vikings defense 27-sacks..33%-on 3rd down conversion
..Vikings lost by 1-3-3-4-7 this year
..Chargers..#32-run defense…allow (5.0YPC)..allow 47%-3rd down
..Vikings..#27 defense..#30-run defense
..Chargers..Place LB-Drue Tranquil on Covid IR list
(Scoreboard)..Thursday Night Football
Ravens-L-Miami (22-10)….Tua Tagovailoa came off bench throw (158Y) and led 2-scoring drives in Miami shockig upset win ..Miami defense had 4-sacks….CB-Xavien Howard 50-TD on fumble recovery….Ravens held to (1-12) on 3rd down…Miami choked off QB-Lamar Jackson into the 4th quarter… …Baltimore (6-3)..Dolphins (3-7)
Cowboys-Atlanta…Dac Prescott-vs-Matt Ryan..Dallas (6-2)
Saints-Titans..Tennessee (7-2) on hot streak..Saints (5-3)
Colts-Jaguars..Indy (4-5)..Jags (2-6)
Browns-New England..Baker Mayfield-vs-Mac Jones..Clev (5-4)..NE (5-4)
Bills-Jets..Buffalo (5-3)..Jets (2-7)
Steelers-Lions..Pittsburgh (5-3)..Detroit (0-8)
Tampa Bay-Washington..Bucs (6-2)..WFT (2-6)
Carolina-Arizona..Cardinals (8-1) may play Colt McCoy again
Denver-Eagles..Broncos (5-4)..Phi (3-6)
Green Bay-Seattle..Packers (7-2)..Sea (3-5)..Russell Wilson may play
Chiefs-Raiders..KC (5-4) struggles on offense..Raiders (5-3)-distractions
Rams-49ers..Monday Night game..LA (7-2)..Matt Stafford (23TD-6Int)
Rams…sign FA-WR-Odell Beckham-ex Browns-Giants..(504R-51TD) career..Only 40-receptions in last two years…0-TDs in last 9-games..only 7-TDs last 3-years..Beckham picked Rams over offers from Saints-Packers-Chiefs
Carolina..sign FA-QB-Cam Newton..released by Patriots in camp..returns to Carolina (1Y-5.5M) deal..was only (13-18) last 3-years in NFL because of injuries
Jets..QB-Zach Wilson leaves workout-more pain in knee
Steelers..WR-Chase Claypool..MRI-no fracture of toe
Cowboys..DE-Randy Gregory-calf injury in practice
Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray misses workouts 5th day in row-ankle
Arizona..Activate WR-AJ Green from IR
Packers..Activate OT-David Bakhtiari-been out rehab knee surgery
Las Vegas..Lawyers for WR-Henry Rugg criticize Las Vegas fire department for not responding to car crash fire in time to save woman’s life..Fire officials ‘car was fully ablaze when we arrived’…Rugg facing 5-felony DUI charges.
Minnesota..RB-Dalvin Cook-lawyers say ex-girlfriend-an Army soldier broke into Cook home..maced him in eyes 3-times and attacked two guests..vandalized home…She is suing him for domestic violence injuries.
Dallas..WR-Cee Dee Lamb questions NFL fining him 15,000 for wearing illegal socks in game but giving Aaron Rodgers only a 14,600 fine for multiple Covid violations
St Louis..Rams owner Stan Kroenke offered 100M-out of court settlement to settle 1.6B-lawsuit..over Rams move to LA…rejected.
NFL..Midseason TV ratings thru 9-weeks..average (16.4M) viewers this season..up 8% from last yaar.
College Football Playoff Committee….considering a Pac 12-Proposal for 12-team playoff
..Each champion of Power 5-Conference gets automatic bid
..Highest ranked champ of Group of 5-Conferences gets big
..6-at large teams chosen based on rankings regardless of league
..12-team playoff could raise 450M additional TV revenue
..No determination yet role of major bowls in playoff format
..Will meet December 1st for possible vote-recommendation
Jim Mora…former UÇLA coach-hired head coach U-Connecticut…was (46-30) with Bruins.
Aztecs-Nevada..Saturday showdown for 1st place..SDSU (8-1)..Nevada (7-2)..both teams (4-1) in MWC
..SDSU defense-allowing (299YPG)..(29%) 3rd down conversions…
..SDSU defense 27-sacks..51 tackles for loss..16-takeaways in 9-games
..Wolfpack offense (446YPG)…(376YPG) passing
..QB-Carson Strong (3,197P-25TD-9 Int-70% completions)
USD..off weekend..close season vs Stetson next week
UCLA-Colorado..QB-Dorian Thompson returns from wrist injury
USC-Cal..Game postponed by Covid-moved December 4th
Oregon-Washington State..Ducks led by red hot-QB-Anthony Brown
Oregon State-Stanford..Cardinal riddled by injuries
Arizona State-Washington..Sun Devils coming off awful 5-turnover game
Utah-Arizona..Wildcats broke 20-game losing streak last week
Boise State-Wyoming..Cowboys try slow down QB-Hank Bachemeir
Air Force-Colorado State..Falcons lost to Army last week
Fresno State-New Mexico..Bulldogs try bounce back from bad loss
Utah State-San Jose State..Aggies QB-Logan Bonner red hot
2-Alabama-New Mexico State
4-Ohio State-Purdue..Boilermakers upset Michigan State last week
6-Michigan-Penn State..Battle of running backs
8-Oklahoma-Baylor..Sooners (9-0) but down in rankings
Angels…Have 55M-in budget space to seek out free agent pitching…make contact with P-Justin Verlander-Houston..Rob Ray-Toronto….Marcus Stroman-Mets
Dodgers…Sources say it would cost LA 100M in salaries to try to retain its 5-free agents…LA payroll right now has 210M in committments.
Red Sox..Release P-Garrett Richards..Martin Perez
Atlanta..Release P-Josh Tomlin
Toronto..Veteran reliever Jokim Soria retires
Tigers..Make contract offers to FA-P-Jon Gray-Rockies..Steve Matz-Toronto
Giants..Hire Pedro Guerrero-asst hitting coach…Mark Hallberg-3rd base coach
Mets..Reportedly will delay hire of President of Baseball Operations for a year…want to hire Milwaukee’s David Stearns when his contract expires next December.
Clippers-Miami…Heat led (58-56) at halftime…Bam Adebayo (24P) in first half for Heat..Thursday night
Lakers-Minnesota..Friday night matchup..Lakers uncovered huge firepower off bench from Carmelo Anthony-Malik Monk.
New Orleans..GM-David Griffin on thin ice with (1-11) start to season..Griffin blaming former coach Alvin Gentry…’I gave him answers to the tests-and-he failed it’
Knicks..angry coach Tom Thibodeau benched entire starting five in loss to Milwaukee
Houston..G-John Wall-may sit out season..No clubs willing to trade for final 2-years of his contract (44-47M) dollars…Must drop 47M-option before clubs would trade for him
Sacramento..Report C-Marvin Bagley refused to enter game on Wednesday..former #1 pick has played just once in 10-games.
Chicago..C-Nikola Vicevic-Covid issues
Warriors..F-Draymond Green-thigh issue
Ducks-at-Seattle…Anaheim led (4-2) in 3rd period in Press Time….Mason McTavish-Troy Terry score early goals….Ducks went into game ..(7-4-3)..won 5-in row
Kings-W-Ottawa (2-0)…Jon Quick 34-saves on road..Anzi Kopitar power play goal…Senators without 9-players because of Covid……LA won 7-in row
Gulls-vs-Bakersfield…Friday night game..San Diego (3-5) on season
Anaheim…NHL intervened in firing of GM-Bob Murray after club employees used NHL assistance hotline to complain on constant abusive-workplace abuse by Murray because of alcohol issues
Ottawa…Lose G-Matt Murray-Covid test..8th player out of Senators lineup..NHL-yet to consider cancelling games.
Soccer…USA-vs-Mexico…World Cup qualifier-Friday night-Cincinnati…Mexico (4-0-2) in group play…USA (3-1-2)…Greg Berrhalter (28-7-5) in International play since taking over as coach..
..USA may not start F-Christian Pulisic-ankle issues
..USA-Weston McKennie returns to midfield
..USA yet to decide on starting Paul Arriola in game
..USA-Ricardo Pepi to start
..Mexico paced by goal scorer Raul Jiminez..G-Ochoa
..Mexico fields veterans Andrew Guardo (35)..Hector Herrera (31)
Norwich City..Fires Coach Daniel Farke…negotiations with former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard..Norwich 1-win this year
Aston Villa..Fires coach Dean Smith…Hires Steve Gerrard
Aztecs-vs-UCLA..Friday game…SDSU (8-6-2)..started year (6-0) got into rankings but faltered in Pac 10 play.
Formula 1…Brazilian Grand Prix…Max Verstappen-9 wins..has 20-points lead over Lewis Hamilton with 4-races to go on schedule.