Chargers-at-Seattle….Bolts (5-2)-Seahawks (4-3)-won 4-of 5…Chargers just (6-16) in Seattle dating back to 1981…Chargers 5-wins have come against teams with combined record (9-28)…Chargers schedule has 5-teams with winning records left-have combined record (24-13)….Chargers just (2-7) vs teams with winning records the last 2-years.
..Bolts (402YPG) offense-ranked 6th
..Seattle (337YPG)..Seattle lost games by 2-3-7
..Philip Rivers (2008P-17TD-3Int-117QBRatings)
..Rivers makes 200th straight NFL start.
..Melvin Gordon-Austin Ekler combined (771Y-rushing)..(60Rec-512Y)
..Tyrell Williams (21YPC)..Mike Williams (18Y)..Keenan Allen (12Y)
..Bolts defense 18 sacks…11-takeaways
..Russell Wilson (1556P-16TD-4Int-112QBR)…sacked 21-times
..RBs-Chris Carson-Mike Davis combined (683R)
..WRs-averaging (13YPC)..David Moore (20Y)..Ty Lockett (15)
..Defense ranked #5 (327YPG)..
..Defense 19-sacks..16-takeaways-39-QB hits
..Sebastian Janikowski 8-field goals
..Pete Carroll record in Seattle (92-56)
(Scoreboard)-Thursday Night Football
Raiders-L-49ers (34-3)…Rookie QB-Nick Mullens (262P-3TD) in 1st game NFL….Niners defense 7-sacks of Raiders QB-Derek Carr….San Francisco (405Y) total offense…Csrr (171P)….RB-Raheem Mostert 52Y-TD run….Raiders fall to (1-7)…dropped 4-in row.
Chiefs-Browns..KC (7-1)..QB-Pat Mahomes (2526P-26TD)-vs-Cleveland defense with (22-takeaways)
Steelers-Ravens..Ben Roethlisberger (2290P-14TD)..Pittsburgh (4-2-1)
Houston-Denver..Texans won 5-in row…DeShaun Watson (2176P-15TD)..WR DeMaryius Thomas joins DeAndre Hopkins..Case Keenum (10TD-12 Tov-22 QB sacks)
Rams-Saints..LA (8-0)..Saints (6-1) won 6-in row..Jared Goff (2425-17TD)-vs-Drew Bree’s (1990Y-14TD-1 Int)…LB-Dante Fowler makes debut for Rams
Packers-New England..Tom Brady (2200P-16TD)-vs-Aaron Rodgers (2283P-13TD)…Pats (6-2)…Packers (3-3-1)
Bears-Bills..Nathan Peterman has to start at QB (6G-9Int) in career…Mitch Trubisky (1814P-15TD)
Jets-Miami..Sam Darnold (1705P-11TD-14 Toers-74QBR)
Lions-Vikings..Kirk Cousins (2521P-16TD)-vs-Matthew Stafford
Falcons-Redskins..Matt Ryan (2335-15TD)-vs-Redskins defense that adds S-HaHa Dixon..Washington now (5-2)
Tampa Bay-Carolina..Ryan Fitzpatrick replaces benched Jameis Winston…Cam Newton (1648P-13TD)
Tennessee-Dallas…WR-Amari Carroll joins Cowboys offense
Chargers..Melvin Gordon limited in practice-ongoing hamstring issues..might not play Sunday…DE-Joey Boss yet to workout.
Raiders…OT-Kolten Miller-knee injury in Thursday game
49ers..RB-Raheem Mostert-possible broken arm.
Rams..WR-Cooper Kupp returns to practice from knee injury
Washington..Activate RB-Byron Marshall fron IR list
Cowboys..IR-CB-CJ Goodwin-broken arm
Cowboys..DE-David Irving-injured ankle in practice
NY Giants..Backup QB-Kyle Lauletta hit with 7-different charges from incident with police officer while driving.
Cleveland ..Report that GM-John Dorsey forced Hue Jackson to hire Todd Haley as Off Poor-only to have relationship blow up.
Paul Zimmerman-longtime NFL columnist-Sports Illustrated-NY Post-passes away (88)…had suffered strokes in recent years
Frank Litsky-New York Times NFL writer-worked at paper for 50-years..passes away (92)
Aztecs-at-New Mexico…Ryan Agnew starts at QB…Christian Chapman will play 1-series in 1st half…and then play some in 2nd half to test ailing knee…RB-Juwan Washington may be cleared to play also….Aztecs to face new New Mexico QB-Colin Gerhart-transfer from Arizona State-but may also see Sharon Jones (1197-13TD-10Int)…Lobos averaging (396YPG) but 19-turnovers….Defense giving up (474YPG)….Lobos have had just 2-winning season in 11-years since Rocky Long left…(40-91) record…32-of-top 44-players on roster are Juco-Division 1-transfers.
Aztecs…SDCCU officials say Aztecs ‘paid’ attendance this year has plunged…averaging just (22,686) this year…compared to (28,625) last year….3-home crowds founder 20,000 this fall, despite 6-game winning streak..
UCLA-Oregon….Bruins (2-6) may go back to Dorian Robinson as starting QB…Ducks (5-3)…banged up Justin Herbert will start at QB.
USC-Oregon State…Trojans (4-4)…Head Coach Clay Helton will call plays…QB-JT Daniels returns to starting lineup after missing a week with concussion.
USD-Drake…Toreros (6-2) head out on the road…Bulldogs (5-2) with top defense in league…USD-QB-Anthony Lawrence (2713P-24TD)…WR-Michael Bandy (59R-1033Y)
Air Force-Army..Knights (6-2)-25TDs rushing this year.
BYU-Boise State..Broncos QB-Brett Rypien (2565P-23TD)
Fresno-UNLV..Bulldogs (7-1)..QB-Marcus McMaryion (2142P-16TD)
Utah State-Hawaii..Aggies (7-1)..QB-Jordan Love (2058P)
Wyoming-San Jose State..RB-Nico Evans-leading rusher in league
Washington St-Cal..WSU (7-1)..QB-Gardner Minshew (26TD)
Washington-Stanford…Huskies (5-3)..Cardinal (5-3)
Utah-Arizona State..Utes red hot (6-2)
Colorado-Arizona..QB matchup Steve Montez-vs-Khalil Tate
1-Alabama-vs-3-LSU..Tide QB-Tua Tagovailoa (2016P-25TD) vs very strong LSU secondary and QB-Joe Burrows.
2-Clemson Louisville..Tigers (8-0)
4-NotreDame-Northwestern..Irish (8-0) with QB-Ian Book5
5-Michigan-Penn State..Nittany Lions QB-Trace McSorley (2245APY)
6-Georgia-vs-9-Kentucky..UK RB-Ben Snell (935R)
7-Oklahoma-Texas Tech…Sooners (7-1)
8-Washington State-Cal..QB-Gardner Minshew (3183P-26TD)
10-Ohio State-Nebraska..QB-Dewayne Haskins (2801-30TD)
Maryland…Athletic Department open investigation that Terps kicker was jumped by 3-players and punched-kicked because he was whistleblower about toxic culture of program that led to firing coach DJ Durkin…Kicker suffered separated shoulder.
Maryland..Chairman Board of Regents steps down after criticism from Governor over handling of probe of Terps football program.
Padres-Braves…Trade…San Diego deals C-Raffy Lopez (.171BA) to Braves for player to be named later
Padres-Cardinals..San Diego acquires untiltyman Greg Garcia from Cardinals..hit (.248) last year.
Dodgers…Face 1pm deadline to finalize contract extension for P-Clayton Kershaw-expected to pick up 3rd year on a deal that would total (95M)
Dodgers…Sign 1B-3B-‘David Freese to 1-yer contract extension
Dodgers-White Sox…LA ships P-Manny Banuelos to Sox for 2B-Justin Yurchak
Reed Sox..3B-Eduardo Nunez opts in for (5M) next season.
Cubs..OF-Jason Hayward opts in-will play under 18M deal next season
Giants..P-Mark Melanin-opts in next year for 14M
Arizona..3B-Yasmani Tomas opts in-will be owed 32M
Red sox..OF-Rusney Castillo opts in-still owed 21M
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Pat Kivelhan-ex Reds
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Johnny Fields-ex Twins
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Oliver Drake-ex Tigers
Mets..Announce Omar Minaya will remain as Senior Advisor on staff.
Bill Fischer…Longtime pitching coach-Royals-Reds-Red Sox-Tampa Bay…passes away (86)
Wayne Krenchecki….Longtime Reds-Expos infielder passes (64)
Red Sox..announce P-Chris Sale not need shoulder surgery-just rest-rehab.
Aztecs-W-Chaminade (68-63)….SDSU rallies in 2nd half to win…Survive Jalen McDaniels fouling out in just 24-minutes play…Survive Chaminade hitting 12-3’s in game…Aztecs shot 51%….Jordan Schakel (16P)..Matt Mitchell (16P)….McDaniels (14P) in win….Aztecs miss 11-free throws in game….
Clippers-L-76ers (122-113)…..Sixers C-Joel Embiid (41P-13R)….6-Philly players in double figures….76ers hit 13-3’s in win….
Cleveland..G-JR Smith facing NBA fine for sounding off he wants to be traded.
Minnesota..G-Derrick Rose goes off for (50P) in win.
Ducks-L-Rangers (3-2)….Rangers scored twice in shootout vs John Gibson…wiping out strong Anaheim comeback………Rikard Rakell scored tying goal with (:25) left in game to tie game and force overtime…Rangers goalie Alex Georgiev stoned Ducks in 3rd period…made 5-point blank saves in frantic 3rd period…Rangers had only 1-shot on goal in final 18-minutes of game…..Ducks have lost 7-games in a row…Ducks dressed 5-Gulls players in the game…Veteran RW-Patrick Eaves played lst game after battling back from immune disorder last year and shoulder injury. ….
Kings-Flyers….LA trailed (3-2) in 3rd period at press time…Jeff Carter-Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Kings…Wayne Simmonds scored for Flyers…
Kings-vs-Columbus…Saturday night game
Gulls-at-Ontario…Saturday night matchup
Gulls..lose 3-defenseman this week due to Ducks callups.
Gulls..lose C-Kalle Kosilla-called up by Ducks
Gulls..6’7-D-Andrej Sister-veteran NHLer makes debut-Saturday
Kings..G-Jon Quick-emergency knee surgery-meniscus-injured in practice..will be out 3-6-weeks.
Detroit..RW-Thomas Vanek-strained knee..3-weeks.
Flyers..F-Corban Knight-broken collarbone-out 4-months
Bruins..Send rookie Ryan Donato to AHL-scored just 1-goal
Kings..Suspended D-Slava Voynov-applies for NHL reinstatement…Deported from country after conviction spousal abuse..served 90-days in jail…suspened from NHL for 2-years…Kings own his NHL rights…has spent last two years in KHL.
NHL..Commissioner Gary Bettman announces league will play opening season games next year in Prague-Stockholm.
Breeders Cup……Accentuate heads 16-horse field in Breeders Cup Classic..will be challenged by Dubai winner-Thunder Snow….Royal Ascot winner Roaring Lion and American horse Mendelsson…….Turf Classic led by Enable.
NASCAR…Texas 500…Kyle Busch leads point race (4104)….Martin Truex-Kevin Harvick (4083)
Formula 1…Bye week till Brazilian Grand Prix next weekend
English Premier League-top games
..Liverpool (8-0-2)-vs-Arsenal (7-2-1)
..Manchester City (8-0-2)-vs-Southampton
..Manchester United (5-3-2)-vs-Bournemouth
..Hot Spur (7-3)-vs-Wolverhampton
..Chelsea (7-0-3)-vs-Crystal Palace
New York Marathon….Sunday….American top miler Bernard Lagat runs in 1st Marathon….will face USA star Ab Abdirahman and Ethiopian star Tam Tola……Des Linden-Boston Marathon winner heads women’s field-also includes defending champ Shalane Flanagan.