Chargers-W–Broncos (21-13)…San Diego ..Chargers defense shows up and plays like “Junkyard Dogs” into 3rd quarter…Held Denver to (83Y) offense into mid-3rd quarter….broke up QB-Trevor Siemian rythm…..built up a (21-3) lead thanks to fumble recoveries…a safety….quarterbacks sacks and shutting off run game….Made Siemian start drives on 3-10-=16-16-17…..TE-Hunter Henry caught 5-passes early including an erly touchdown….Melvin Gordon ripped off a 48-yard run….Chargers countered Denver blitz by going to 3-step- drops-throwing in the flat and on crossing patters….Rivers sacked just 1-time in game…..San Diego special teams faltered…bench punt returner Travis Benjamin after he failed to return 2-punts-1 which turned into a fumble….also failed to recover 2-on side kicks….An emotionally drained Mike McCoy said in lockeroom “I love this team”…..”This is what we could be”…..Game balls to McCoy-Ken Whisenhunt-John Pagano for putting together game plan in 2-days to rally team from (1-4) start.
Chargers…GM Tom Telesco-responding to questions about Coach Mike McCoy-job security…”We win as a team-lose as a team:..”Want players and coaches to view each game going forward as a Super Bowl”…
Chiefs-Raiders…Derek Carr-vs-Chiefs pass rush..Raiders go for 2nd win in a row at home.
Falcons-Seattle..Red-hot QB-Matt Ryan-vs-Seattle defense..Can Seattle offense keep up?
Bengals-Patriots..Cincinnati risks going (2-5) with another road loas
Cowboys-Packers..Tough road test rookie Dak Prescott-Ezekiel Elliott
Steelers-Miami..Ben Roethlisberger-red hot-last 2-games (680Y-9TD) passing
Ravens-Giants..Baltimore expected to run ball more with new Off Coordinator
Carolina-New Orleans..Panthers (1-4)-vs-Saints (1-3)..Cam Newton to start
Colts-Texans..Andrew Luck-vs-Brock Osweiler-both QBs struggling
49ers-Bills..Colin Kaeperneck starts vs Bills defense
Eagles-Redskins..Carson Wentz vs Washington strong pass rush
Tennessee-Browns..Titans to pound ball against Browns (0-4) team.
Jaguars-Bears..Jacksonville (1-3)..Chicago (1-4)
Rams-Detroit..LA defense beat up…LA offense ranked 27th
Ravens..OT-Ronnie Stanley-cleared to play-foot issues
Bears..WR-Eddie Royal-out calf
Packers..RB-James Starkes-knee..Eddie Lacy-ankle-miss workouts
Jets..CB-Darrelle Revis..C-Nick Mangold..LB-David Harris-miss workouts
Colts..Sign FA-LB-Chris Carter-ex Steelers
Packers..Release QB-Joe Callahan from active roster
Buffalo..LeSean McCoy-buying tickets for Buffalo police-will host 25-at game..”There are good cops and bad cops…like there are “good people-bad people”
Tampa Bay…Ex-Coach Sam Wyche implores NFL to begin campaign for organ transplants..Wyche life saved last month after heart transplant
Miami..Former Dolphins CB-Fulton Walker dies of heart attack-58Y.
Aztecs-at-Fresno State….SDSU (4-1)…Bulldogs (1-5)…Friday nite football…Fresno defense giving up (451YPG)….Run defense allowing (272YPG)….5>3-Yards per carry….Fresno allowed 29-TD in 6-games…Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter (10-22) in last 3-years after an (11-2) season.
(1) Alabama-vs-(9) Tennessee…can Vols QB-Josh Dobbs make big plays vs Tide defense
(2) Ohio State-vs-(8) Wisconsin…Buckeyes head into Camp Randall Stadium…OSU (5-0)..Badgers (4-1)
(3) Clemson-North Carolina State..Tigers try to go to (7-0)
Stanford-vs-Notre Dame-two disappointing teams meet…Cardinal (3-2)..Irish (2-4)
USC-vs-Arizona..Trojans (3-3) led by hot QB-Sam Darnold….Wildcats beset by injuries (2-4)
UCLA-at-Washington State…Bruins (3-3) with injured QB-Josh Rosen…Cougars (3-2)
Arizona State-at-Colorado..Devils (5-1) heading to Boulder to meet Bufs (4-2)
Utah-vs-Oregon State….Utes (5-1)…Beavers coming off big win over Cal.
New Mexico-at-Air Force…Lobos (2-3) big run game vs Falcons option attack (4-1)
Colorado State-at-Boise…Rams (3-3)-vs-Broncos big play passing attack-WB-Brett Rypien (5-0)
Nevada-vs-San Jose..Wolfpack (3-3)..Spartans (1-5)
UNLV-at-Hawaii…Warriors (3-3)..Rebels (2-4)
Dodgers-W-Nationals (4-3)…Clayton Kershaw comes out of the bullpen in 9th inning-working on 1-days rest-to seal LA win with tying and winning runners on base…Kenley Jansen asked to pitch 3-innings-ran out of gas….Joc Pederson homered and Justin Turner had 2-run triple off reliever Shawn Kelly….LA heads to Chicago for National League Championship series…Saturday night…probably having to start 19-year old rookie Julio Urias….
Indians-Toronto…Game 1-American League Championship series…Corey Kluber-vs-Marcos Estrada…Jays won 4-of-7 games vs Tribe.
Red Sox..Surgery-2B-Dustin Pedroia-knee meniscus
Washington…Stephen Strasburg-discomfort 2nd time in elbow after PPI injection
Giants..Fire 1B-3B coaches-Roberto Kelly-Bill Hayes.
Tim Tebow..Struggling in Arizona Fall League…(0-5) hitting after 2-games
NBA…Reportedly will activate its Expansion Committee to look at adding 2-expansion teams…hottest markets would be Seattle-Louisville.
Derrick Rose….Rape trial takes bizarre turn…Police officer Nadine Hernandez-who investigated case and said “no rape” occurred…commits suicide in Los Angeles.
Lakers-L-Sacramento….Preseason Game…D’Angelo Russell scores 31-in loss….Brandon Ingram-st round pick..(3-7) shooting…now (6-22) shooting….
San Diego Gulls…..Open 2nd American Hockey League season hosting Tucson Roadrunners….Gulls sold record (3,300) season tickets…2nd highest in AHL.
Gulls…Send 19Y-old Finnish rookie Julius Nittanen back to Windsor of Ontario Hockey League
Ducks…Sign FA-C-Emerson Etem-put on waivers by Vancouver…returns to Anaheim where he started career.
Ducks…Put C-Joseph Cramarossa on waivers hoping to send him back to San Diego Gulls.
Kings..Place G-Jon Quick on IR-list with severe groin injury
Kings..Callup G-Peter Budaj from Ontario…was top goalie in AHL-Pacific Division last year.
Ducks-L-Dallas Stars (4-2)..Anti Niemin 33-saves for Stars
Peguins-W-Washington (3-2)..Marc Andre Fleury 39-saves for Pens
Montreal-W-Buffalo (4-1)..Habs beat Sabres who don’t have star Jack Eichel in lineup.
NASCAR…Chase for Championship continues…Kansas 400.
Formula 1…Bye week-heading to Texas for the US Grand Prix.
Indy Car…Sebastian Bourdais headed to Dale Coyne Racing after championship seasons with KVSH Racing.