Chargers-Patriots…Bolts (3-8)…New England (5-6)…QB-Justin Herbert-vs-Bill Belichick defense.
..WR-Keenan Allen leads NFL (85R).
..Bolts (397YPG) offense-ranked 3rd in NFL in offense…2nd in passing
..Patriots QB-Cam Newton (4TD-9Int-3 Fumbles-18-sacks-79QBR)
..Patriots QB-Cam Newton (2,371APY) on offense..13TDs
..Patriots without RB-Rex Burkhead-knee..WR-Julian Edelman-covid.
..Patriots QB-Cam Newton limited in practice-abdominal injury
..Patriots just (1-4) on road this season.
..New England is (10-6) vs Chargers in San Diego-LA.
..Patriots play next 3-on road..Chargers-Rams-Dolphins
..Patriots without 8-key players sitting season out for Covid
Chargers…6-starters either limited for did not practice on Thursday…8-players in all were limited.
Rams-Arizona…QB matchup Jared Goff (16TD)-vs-Kyler Murray (19TD)..LA (7-4)..Cardinals (6-5)
Browns-Tennessee..Battle of RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt-vs-Derrick Henry…Two hot QBs-Baker Mayfield -vs-Ryan Tannehill (23TD-4Int)..Browns (8-3)..Titans (8-3)
Bengals-Miami..Ryan Fitzpatrick likely start at QB again..Tua-thumb injury
Lions-Bears..Detroit coaching change..Darrell Bevell takes over as interim coach…Chicago lost 5-in row
Colts-Houston..Deshaun Watson (24TD-5Int)-vs-Philip Rivers-playig with a bad toe.
Minnesota-Jacksonville…Jaguars lost 10-in row.
Raiders-Jets..Raiders (6-5) fighting for wildcard spot..Jets (0-11)
Saints-Atlanta..Taysom Hill remains New Orleans starting QB
Giants-Seattle..NY-QB-Daniel Jones out hamstring..Russell Wilson (31TD-10Int)
Packers-Eagles..QB-Aaron Rodgers (33TD-4Int)..Carson Wentz (16TD-15Int-10Fum-46 QB sacks-QBR-73)
Chiefs-Broncos..Patrick Mahomes (30TD-2Int)..Drew Lock to start for Denver
(Monday Night Football)
Buffalo-San Francisco ..Bills (8-3)..QB-Josh Allen (22TD)
Steelers-Washington..Ben Roethlisberger (25TD-6Int)-vs-Alex Smith
(Tuesday Night Football)
Dallas-Baltimore..Cowboys (3-8)…Ravens lost 4-of-5
Rams..Move practices into So Fi Stadium because of hi winds in Thousand Oaks area.
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin criticizes team for poor game in win vs Ravens…”We played JV ball”
Bears..coach Matt Nagy challenges his team to show ‘Personal Pride”
Jets..coach Adam Gase says he has failed to help QB-Sam Darnold grow..Darnold has (39TD-36Int-17Fumbles) in career
Seattle..NFL reinstates troubled WR-Josh Gordon…has had 5-drug suspensions and been disciplined 9-times by teams he has played for.
Colts..Activate DT-Denico Autry from Covid list
Houston..Activate RB-David Johnson..LB-Kyle Emmanuel from IR
Arizona..Activate S-Dionte Thompson from IR
Aztecs-Colorado State….SDSU (3-3) with QB troubles…Rams (1-2)-have not played in 23-days because of Covid problems-games cancelled….SDSU gametime decision whether Lucas Johnson starts at QB…would like use both Jordan Brookshire-Carson Baker in rotation…Rams to start veteran QB-Patrick O’Brien….Last 4-games, SDSU QBs have (47-rating)…1TD-4Int-2Fumbles-11-sacks)
Boise State-UNLV…Cancelled by virus
San Jose State-Hawaii…Spartans (4-0)
Nevada-Fresno..Wolfpack (5-1)..Bulldogs (3-1)
Wyoming-New Mexico..Cowboys (2-2)…Lobos (0-5)
Air Force-Utah State…Thursday night game
USC-Washington State…Trojans (3-0)…Cougars had 3-games cancelled
UCLA-Arizona State..Bruins led by RB-Demetrious Felton-hope to have QB-Dorian Thompson back after 2-weeks for covid issue….UCLA is (2-2)..Sun Devils (0-1) have had 2-games cancelled..Coach Herm Edwards had Covid as well as players…ASU has not played game since November 7th.
Oregon-California..Ducks (3-1)..Golden Bears (0-3)
Oregon State-Utah..Beavers (2-2)..Utes (0-2) 3-cancellations
Colorado-Arizona..Buffaloes (3-0)..Wildcats (0-3)
(Top Ranked Teams)
1-Alabama-vs-LSU..Tide (8-0)..Tigers (3-4)..Nick Saban returns coach
2-Notre Dame-Syracuse..Irish (9-0)..Orange (1-9)
3-Clemson-Virginia Tech..Tigers (8-1)
4-Ohio State-Michigan State..Coach Ryan Day to miss game-Covid
5-Texas AM-Auburn..Aggies (6-1)
BYU-Coastal Carolina..Both Cougars-Chanticleers (9-0) on season
Rose Bowl-Fiesta Bowl..both announce no fans at games this year
Central Florida..QB-McKenzie Melton to transfer-missed 2-years knee injury
Lou Holtz..Given Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump
CCAA…Division II conference in California-cancels all sports thru June 2021.
Liberty..Cancels game with Coastal Carolina-Covid outbreak in Virginia
Texas Tech..Coach Matt Wells tests positive for Covid virus.
Knight Commission….Studying college athletics, recommends the Power 5-Conference football teams break away from the NCAA…form the alliance and govern themselves. The NCAA would retain operationg of college basketball and March Madness.
Padres..Prepared to offer 2B-Greg Garcia a non-roster invite to spring training camp.
Padres..Have 39-players on 40-man roster as Winter Baseball Meetings approach.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Corey Knebel-ex Brewers relief ace…has 57-career saves
Indians..OF-Dominick Santana signs to play for Yakult Swallows-Japan
Mariners..Sign FA-1B-Sam Travis-ex Red Sox.
Union…Upset at MLB for not deciding whether the DH-will return to National League next season…believes delay in decision is ‘intentional’ to drive down bargaining power in free agency of DH-candidates.
A’s…Hire Mark Kotsay as 3rd base coach.
Aztecs-Pepperdine….Sunday non-conference game…SDSU (3-0) coming off win over NAIA-St Katherines….had (39-2) scoring spurt in victory.
Lakers..C-Anthony Davis signs (5Y-190M) max contract extension
Clippers..G-Paul George sounds off against former head coach Doc Rivers…”Was not used right”…”We never worked on adjustments”….”We weren’t prepared enough”….”I didn’t feel like part of the team”….”We underachieved”.
Houston…Veteran G-James Hardin does not report to opening of training camp…has asked to be traded.
NHL Union..May file grievance against Owners if they try to change the CBA that was signed in June….NHL wants further salary deferments from players to play at 60-game season in January…..NHL has not yet finalized a schedule or opening day for season.
NHL..Reports LA Kings-Anaheim Ducks-Penguins among teams that have asked NHL to allow them to stage ‘outdoor games’ with fans in January if season starts.
NASCAR…Announces 2021-Daytona 500 will be run with limited fans-not 200,000 next February.
Formula 1….Young driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton for Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain…Hamilton has Covid virus.
Formula 1..Begins investigation into fiery crash that trapped driver Romain Grosjean in his cockpit for 37-seconds last Sunday at Bahrain Grand Prix.
Soccer..English Premier League-Top games
..Hot Spurs (6-1-3)-vs-Arsenalt
..Manchester City (4-2-3)-vs-Fulham
..Manchester United (3-3-1)-vs-West Ham