Chargers-Broncos…Sunday Must-Win game for San Diego to try and climb back into AFC-Wildcard race…Broncos will be without RB-CJ Anderson-had scope knee surgery for torn meniscus..Chargers WR-Travis Benjamin-WR-Tyrell Williams both limited in practice knee issues..CB-Brandon Flowers goes thru full week of practice after missing 4-games-concussion…Philip Rivers (6-5) vs Broncos in career…but San Diego just (9-25) in Denver since Dan Fouts era…Denver (34-7) at home since 2012.
Chargers…Offense averaging(365YPG)…San Diego averaging (275Y) passing per game-3rd best in NFL…Bolts have 15-turnovers however-3rd most in NFL…have also allowed 17-QB-sacks….K-Josh Lambo ranked 1st in field goals (17)…Melvin Gordon leads league in TD’s (10)…Bolts been in Red Zone 33X-tops in league…have scored 16-Red Zone TDs-2nd best in NFL….Tyrell Williams (17YPC)…Hunter Henry (16YPC)..Travis Benjamin (12YPC)…PChargers defense allowing (366YPG)….have allowed 24-trips into red zone-2nd most…allowed 16TD in red zone-3rd most.
Broncos..Dominant on defense…(291YPG) #3 in NFL…allowing just (175Y) passing-tops in NFL…have 22-QBX and 62 Hits on QBs-lead the league…13-takeaways-3rd most in NFL..Opposing QB’s completing just 55% passes.
Packers-Falcons..Aaron Rodgers-vs-Matt Ryan-throwing contest
Patriots-Bills..Tom Brady (132QBR) rating since return
Seattle-New Orleans..Russell Wilson-ailing shoulder-vs-Drew Brees
Eagles-Cowboys..RB-Ezekiel Elliott vs Phila defense..Dak Prescott-vs-Carson Wentz.
Redskins-Bengals..Cincinnati now (2-4)
Chiefs-Colts..Andrew Luck coming off (373Y) passing day vs Alex Smith.
Jets-Browns..Cleveland (0-7)..Ryan Fitzpatrick to start at QB for NY
Raiders-Tampa Bay..Jameis Winston vs Raiders defense (430YPG)
Lions-Houston..Detroit goes for 5th win in a row..Brock Osweiler stays at QB
Arizona-Carolina..Cam Newton returns at QB for (1-5) Panthers.
Vikings-Bears..Jay Cutler comes off thumb injury at QB-Chicago-Monday Nite Football.
Jaguars-L-Titans (36-22)-Tennessee RBs (214R)….DeMarco Murray (123R)…Titans at halftime had outgained Jacksonville (354-60)…CBS announcers said Jaguars players had quit on coach Gus Bradley…QB-Blake Bortels (337P-3TD) most in second half..Ugly Thursday Night Football
Bills..CB-Aaron Williams remains out-neck injury-blindside hit
Carolina..OT-Michael Oher-out with concussion
Dallas..DE-DeMarcus Ware-practices-coming off back issues
Seahawks..Release RB-CJ Spiller
49ers..Release DT-Ian Williams
Oakland..DE-Aldon Smith applies reinstatement after 1-year suspension
Las Vegas…Sands Casino owner Sheldon Adleson says he will walk away from financing NFL Stadium if Raiders demand a huge share of Stadium profits.
Dallas..Police arrest 2-men who broke into home of DeMarco Ware-stole Super Bowl Rings and jewelry-cash-computers
NFL..TV ratings at mid season-down across the board…Down 12% overall…Thursday-Sunday-Monday Night Games down 21%.
NFL..Roger Goodell says player arrests down 40% from last year with new Personal Conduct Penalties put in place.
Miami..NFL fines WR-Jarvis Landry (24,000) for violent hit badly injured Buffalo CB-Aaron Williams neck last weekend
Aztecs-at-Utah State…Friday night football…Aggies (26-4) at home last 5-years…RB-DJ Pumphrey (1246Y) rushing…(1391APY)….Utags led by QB-Kent Myers (1752APY) run and throw…San Diego State defense ranked 6th in the nation…(285YPG)..12-turnovers-19 sacks-32% on 3rd down rates….Last 3G…SDSU allowing just (182YPG)…1-TD last 3-games..allowed teams in Red Zone just 2X
USD-at-Marist College…Key Pioneer Conference game (6-1) Toreros.
USC-W-Cal…Trojans explode..QB-Sam Darnold throws 4TDs in lst half…Ron Jones has TD run 36 plus 61Y-run…USC put up record 453-yards in lst half.. Darnold 5-TD passes thru 3-quarters…Trojans ran for more than (350Y) in lopsided win…in Thursday Night Football
#4-Washington (7-0)-vs-Utah (6-1)..QB-Jake Browning-vs-Utes defense
Arizona State (5-3)-vs-Oregon (2-5)..Ducks defense-worst in nation
Washington State (5-2)-vs-Oregon State-QB Luke Falk-Cougars-big thrower
Stanford (4-3)-vs-Arizona (2-5)
Air Force-at-Fresno..Bulldogs make coaching change
Boise State-at-Wyoming..Broncos QB-Brett Rypien-vs-RB-Brian Hill-Cowboys
UNLV-vs-San Jose State
New Mexico-vs-Hawaii..Lobos lead nation in rushing.
#1-Alabama..Bye Week with (8-0) record
#2-Michigan-vs-Michigan State..Wolverines go for 8th win in row
#3-Clemson-vs-#12 Florida State..DeShaun Watson-vs-Deondre Francois
#4-Washingston-vs-#17-Utah..QB Jake Browning-vs-Utes defense.
#5-Louisville-vs-Virginia..QB-Lamar Jackson (26TDs)
#6-Ohio State-vs-Northwestern..Buckeyes need bounceback win
#7-Nebraska-vs-#11-Wisconsin..QB-Tommy Armstrong vs Badgers defense
#9-Texas AM-vs-New Mexico State
#10-West Virginia-vs-Oklahoma State.
Cubs-Indians…Game #3-World Series tonite..Josh Tomlin-vs-Kyle Hendricks….Cubs best home record in baseball (62-25)…Indians (43-40) on road this year…Cubs getting hot at home plate…Anthony Rizzo (8-21) spree..Kyle Schwarber (3-7)…Will Contreras (.380)….Javy Baez (.219)
Padres…Fire-Tarrik Brock-1st base coach..Eddie Rodriguez-infield coach.
Padres..Confirm C-Christian Bethancourt will move to mound in Panama Winter League.
Padres..Ron Fowler and Family make 25M-donation for SDSU School of Business.
Houston..Coach Trey Hillman quits to take manager’s job in Korea.
San Diego State…Aztecs media day…players believe front line will be more athletic than last year with Malik Pope-Zy Cheatem and transfer from Washington Valentine Izundu..even with loss of Sky Spencer-Angelo Choll-Winston Shepard.
Clippers-W-Portland (114-106)…LA opens season on road with win…Clippers outscore Blazers (20-8) to start 4th quarter coast to win…Marcus Spreights comes off bench to score 15P in 1st half.. Blake Griffin-Chris Paul combine (54P) in win.
San Diego Gulls…Open 4G-road trip in Winnipeg tonight vs-Manitoba Moose…
Gulls…Acquire LW-Emerson Etem-sent down by Anaheim Ducks…Etem has 22-careeer goals in NHL with Ducks-NY Rangers…D-Shea Theodore sent back to Gulls
Ducks..Sign D-Hampus Lindhold (6Y-32M) extension..will report in a week.
New York Islanders…Goalie Kevin Poulin signs in KHL in Russia.
Edmonton Oilers…Off to (6-1) start..best since 1985-Wayne Gretzky era
Anaheim-hosts-Columbus Blue Jackets
Kings-W-Nashville (3-2) OT…Jeff Carter scores OT-game winnng goal..Tyler Tofolli scored with (1:40) left in regulation to force OT.
NASCAR…Martinsville 400-on Sunday…Kyle Busch-Kevin Harvick 4-wins each…Jimmie Johnson 3-wins head final 8-field still in running for 5M bonus
Formula 1..Mexican Grand Prix
English Premeir League…Concerned-TV ratings in England dropped 21%
San Diego Sockers..Open season Saturday Night at Valley View Casino Center vs Turlock…Sockers led by hi scoring Kraig Chiles…add 25-goal scorer Max Toloute from Kansas City Comets.