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Latavius Murray would not go so far as to call the Minnesota Vikings the team to beat in the NFC North, but the running back is confident they are well primed to mount a challenge.
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The Vikings (6-2) have a two-game division lead on the Detroit Lions (4-4) and the Green Bay Packers (4-4). They also have quarterback Teddy Bridgewater back on the active roster 14 months after his devastating knee injury.

Whether Jay Cutler, who is in the league’s concussion protocol, or Matt Moore starts for the Dolphins is irrelevant. Either can be expected to have a solid game against a Patriots defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Expect a stat line of at least 250 passing yards and a score, making the Dolphins’ starter fantasy-acceptable, with a decent potential for greater performance. — Daube

McDermott said after the game he does not regret his decision to start Peterman over Taylor and does not believe he underestimated Peterman’s readiness to make his starting debut on the road.
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I felt like this was the right situation for Nate to come in and play, McDermott said. I don’t regret my decision. I regret the result. We didn’t get the result we were looking for. So I don’t regret the decision at all.
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Explained McDermott: [The decision] was about not only winning now, but also in the future. These guys work hard, and I felt like every decision I’m making is in the right and best interest of this football team moving forward.

He isn’t anything to write home about, but he has two touchdowns in his past four games and has at least two catches in each of those games, as well. Lewis’ Jaguars will face the Arizona Cardinals Jermaine Gresham Womens Jersey on Sunday. The Cardinals have allowed opposing tight ends to score more than 20 points in three of their past six contests. Lewis doesn’t have much of a floor, but he’s a better bet than other streaming options to score based on his usage and opponent trends. — Daube

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It was a good trip but it took a lot out of us, Belichick said on WEEI’s Dale & Holley Show with Rich Keefe. It’s a lot. We spent a lot of time talking about altitude, about hydration, about food, water, training elements — much more so than, say, Denver. Pick another city that has some similarities, but it is quite a bit different.

We dealt with it. Players did a great job dealing with all the challenges we had to deal with. I think we’re fortunate there was no volcano eruptions or earthquakes, or anything else while we were down there. You have two NFL franchises in an area that I don’t know how stable the geological plates that were below us [were], but nothing happened, so that was good.

Pouliot scored his first of the year in the waning seconds of a power play in the second period.
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The Penguins selected Pouliot No. 8 overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, but traded the 23-year-old defenseman to Vancouver in October after things didn’t work out in Pittsburgh. Pouliot, with two goals and 14 points in 67 games for Pittsburgh the past three seasons, appeared in two Stanley Cup playoff games in 2016 when the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the first of back-to-back championships.

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Heading into Wednesday night’s game, the streaking Celtics had been making their wins fairly stressful. In eight of the 16 games, Boston trailed in the fourth quarter. Against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 3, the Celtics trailed by 18 in the third quarter before Irving put on a show down the stretch for that win.

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It appears the NFL is working to repair its relationship with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Many believe Kaepernick was blackballed after the backlash in and around the league that he caused by kneeling during the national anthem last season.

Each founding member of the LOB has brought something different to the team beyond his physical talent. Sherman thrives off confrontation, bringing an edge to the defense. Chancellor is the unquestioned team leader and tone-setting enforcer whose levelheadedness helps keep the more emotional Thomas on task. Thomas is widely regarded as the most intense player on the team, to the point that Sherman once joked in the spirit of those most-interesting-man commercials that “Practices watch Earl Thomas” rather than the other way around.

Thomas is the most athletically gifted of the three, as reflected by his status as the 14th player chosen in the 2010 draft. But as with Chancellor (2010 fifth-rounder) and Sherman (2011 fifth-rounder), he is known as much for his mindset as for his talent.

“I do. From what I know, I do (expect him to play again this season),” Koetter said, via tampabay.com. “But again, it was rest him for two weeks, see where he’s at. We talked to multiple doctors. That’s what the plan is. There’s really nothing to add to that right now.

“I know Jameis is planning on playing again and there’s been no discussion between (GM) Jason (Licht), myself of him not playing again. That would all be something that would have to come up in the future.”

Winston left a 30-10 loss to the Saints early two weeks ago, and he hasn’t played since. He was completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,920 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions before suffering the injury.
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We went out there and we did four periods [at practice Monday], we did some stuff versus Tennessee and then we did just Colts versus Colts, Pagano said. He took the lion’s share of the snaps. He looked good.

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The Steelers’ rookie wide receiver is dealing with a small hamstring injury that will be monitored this week as Pittsburgh prepares to host the Packers on Sunday night, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday.

The team will restrict Smith-Schuster’s availability at practice early this week before increasing his reps ahead of Sunday’s game.

The seasons that [rookies] are used to are coming to a close 鈥?they are getting ready for finals, they are transitioning to bowl prep, Tomlin said, via ESPN. Guys like [T.J. Watt] and JuJu and others, they are moving into uncharted territory.

Smith-Schuster, who turns 23 Wednesday, is enjoying a breakout season in which he has 33 receptions for 568 yards and five touchdowns. He ranks second on the team in touchdown catches and receiving yards.

The Steelers (8-2) will kick off against the Packers (5-5) at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

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But something was off. Paul said as much in his recent documentary. Part of it stemmed from the turnstile of role players — Josh Smith, Lance Stephenson, Alan Anderson, Spencer Hawes, Jared Dudley, and on, and on — who felt Rivers overpromised in recruiting them.

Maybe it was the cumulative effect of playoff heartbreak, and especially their inexplicable collapse in the 2015 conference semifinals against Houston. It’s hard to shake something like that, Griffin says. A cloud hung over us.

Some in the organization say that implosion frayed the fabric of the team in ways that are hard to see, or even verbalize — ways you just feel. When things get tight again, do you trust the man next to you?

If not for the heartbreaker against the Clippers on Thursday night, Rip City would’ve recorded a clean three-game sweep at home this week. Defense has long been the iffy variable in Portland during the Lillard-McCollum era, so the Blazers have to be thrilled about their early-season stinginess. They currently rank sixth in defensive efficiency, and are the NBA’s top rebounding team.

But on the PAT, the Panthers were whistled for an illegal formation for lining up directly over the center, which is illegal. Ref Peter Morelli announced the penalty in the stadium, saying the Eagles would take the five-yard walkoff on the ensuing kickoff. The game went to commercial. When the break was over, here was Morelli saying, Philadelphia has elected to go for two points. The ball will be placed on the one-yard line.

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that followed the NFL’s typical process and that accusers are normally not present during appeals. Rapoport also reported that forensic evidence from the investigation will be permitted Tuesday.
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Bradley Chubb told me this week that his cousin, Georgia’s Nick Chubb, is soft and that he can’t wait to hit him in the NFL.

But before the committee lights the fuse that will eventually take us to the final powder keg of the Dec. 3 announcement of the CFP’s fourth set of four title contenders, allow us one last chance to speculate on what it will tell us Halloween night, what it should tell us and what will alter what it tells us each Tuesday between now and December.

Here are the results of the meeting of our one-man CFP selection committee. That would be me. Technically, it’s a three-person committee. But while Captain Morgan and Captain Crunch are certainly in the room with me, neither of them has an official vote.

McCown’s veteran savvy has helped compensate for an overall lack of blue-chip talent at the skill positions.

Stricklin was Mississippi State’s athletics director from 2010 to ’16 before leaving for Florida.

The Dolphins were struggling on offense last year until Adam Gase made the call to abandon his running back rotation and hand the job over to Jay Ajayi. After a loss to the Titans, Ajayi ran for 204 yards in a win over the Steelers, and the offense was significantly better the rest of the way. Even during his breakout season, though, Ajayi was a big-play back who wasn’t inclined to keep the offense on schedule.

Competitiveness and quality of play have been an issue since the NFL began staging regular-season games in London in 2007. During that period, the average margin of victory has been 15.9 points. (That includes a 27-27 tie between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals in 2016.) Eight of the 21 games have been decided by 20 or more points.

“When Florida has been really good, from a distance it has looked really fun,” Stricklin said. “I want it to be really fun.”

The previous connection between McCarron and Browns head coach Hue Jackson also should have helped get a deal done if there was one to be made. Jackson probably knows McCarron gives him a better shot to win than Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan or DeShone Kizer, all of whom have failed miserably this season.

I would venture to guess Cincinnati wanted the Browns’ first round pick but MAYBE a second-round pick and/or a third-round pick to give up McCarron. Remember this Tweet from back in April…

He’s the more proficient pass-catcher as compared to Morris, but it’s no certainty that McFadden will step into a lead-back role. There is no perfect answer as to which running back one should roster, but McFadden should certainly be added in all leagues, as should Morris.
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Over the past three weeks, the Browns’ run blocking has turned around completely, as they have racked up a 50.8 percent GBR. To put that blocking pace into perspective, after Week 7 the Los Angeles Rams were the only team with a GBR of 50 percent or higher for the 2017 season.
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Garry Gilliam, OT, San Francisco 49ers: Gilliam was shaken up during the second quarter and walked slowly off the field under his own power. He was later downgraded to out. Zane Beadles replaced Gilliam in the Niners’ lineup.

Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals: The ninth-year veteran sustained a back injury during the game against the Colts and was declared out during the third quarter. He finished the game with one tackle.
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Did we think it was gone? In the Yankees dugout, Gary Sanchez starts to climb the rail so he can leap around and celebrate. The fans behind home plate are in visible turmoil at the 12-second mark.

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I thought Draymond defended himself and bit the bullet of being ejected for the game, West said.

Green was hit with his first technical at the 8:05 mark of the second quarter for arguing an offensive foul call. He had six assists, three points, three rebounds and three blocks before his early exit.

Arnovitz: The Paul George trade from Indiana was almost unanimously thought to be grand larceny by OKC, yet two weeks into the season, Victor Oladipo has proven to be the best player in the deal.

Pelton: It’s got to be the Cavaliers, right? Even if we’re not necessarily concerned about the Cavaliers because of their long track record of underwhelming play in the regular season, it’s still disappointing for them to get blown out by the New York Knicks and be last in the league in defensive rating.

Blake said medication ”shocked my system” and made him lose a lot of weight. He still feels tired but was glad to have his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates and hockey to distract him from his battle with cancer when he wasn’t with his wife and three children.

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Not all owners were unsympathetic. 49ers owner Jed York and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie have been supportive of players’ right to kneel, and only nine owners were in favor of a mandate. Commissioner Roger Goodell was also in the corner of players and surprisingly opposed Jones for much of the meetings, creating an interesting stage for a future power struggle.

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As his team prepared to play the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night, Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill placed two salient points at the top of the game plan.
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Start fast against the Coyotes, who were playing their second game in two nights. And, in their lone home game during an eight-game stretch, Blashill felt it vital that the Red Wings protect home ice.

Knowing the Coyotes (1-11-1) had played the night before in Philadelphia, where they won in overtime for their first victory of the season, the Red Wings applied early pressure and fired the first eight shots on goal. Detroit was ahead 2-0 before Arizona forced Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard to make a save.

Plan B (trade for Mark Harry Carson Youth jersey Sanchez) has subsequently become Plan C (unsuccessfully court Colin Kaepernick), Plan D (make Paxton Lynch a 2016 first-round pick), Plan E (start Siemian in 2016 after Sanchez flopped and Lynch wasn’t ready) and Plan F (stick with Siemian entering this season when Lynch again showed little). Plan G might be reverting to Osweiler, who returned during the preseason after bombing in Houston and Cleveland, or letting Lynch sink-or-swim in his second NFL season.

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After the game, Mixon said he had not seen Bell’s comments, but he wasn’t concerned about them.

I’m just going to continue to keep grinding and do what I do best, and that’s playing football, Mixon said. I’m going to try to do the best I can each and every play and each and every drive. And … I’m just going to keep on grinding.

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