The weekend is here, and so is another full plate of sports. The fall football menu is a feast this weekend — both NFL and college. It’s mid-November where every game counts.
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OBJ Heads to L.A.
NFL Headlines: Rams Sign WR Odell Beckham Jr. / Panthers Bring Back QB Cam Newton
Two big name free agents found new homes (or old homes) on Thursday. The Los Angeles Rams won the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes just hours after the Carolina Panthers brought back former QB Cam Newton in the wake of Sam Darnold’s injury. Here’s the latest on the big additions for the NFL’s stretch run…
WR Odell Beckham Jr. → Rams
The former Browns wide receiver was released by the team last week. After clearing waivers, Beckham Jr. found the Super Bowl contender he was looking for. The Rams signed him Thursday to add firepower to an already loaded offense. QB Matthew Stafford has another weapon — one he’s familiar with from their experience together at the Pro Bowl. OBJ becomes the second high-profile addition to the Rams after L.A. acquired pass-rusher Von Miller from the Broncos.
QB Cam Newton → Panthers
The Panthers made a call to their former MVP quarterback on Thursday and signed him to a $10 million deal for the remainder of the season. Carolina QB Sam Darnold suffered a shoulder injury last week that should keep him out for 4-6 weeks. Newton played nine seasons for the Panthers from 2011-2019 before being released. He then joined the Patriots for one season before getting cut during this year’s preseason. QB P.J. Walker is expected to start this Sunday against the Cardinals.
Dolphins Down Ravens on TNF
Miami Defense Suffocates Baltimore (22-10) On Thursday Night Football
Week 10 kicked off with an upset on Thursday night, as the Dolphins (3-7) locked down the Ravens (6-3) en route to a 22-10 victory to mark their second straight win. Jacoby Brisset originally got the start for Miami due to Tua Tagovailoa, but left the game with a knee injury while taking a sack early in the third quarter. Tua then came in and gave a gutsy performance, throwing for an efficient 158 yards on 8/13 passing. He also iced the game down the stretch with a 64-yard completion to Albert Wilson that set up a 1-yard touchdown on a QB sneak to make it a two-score game with 1:53 remaining.
Baltimore’s Offense Lays an Egg
The biggest surprise was Baltimore’s offense, or lack thereof. Their 10 points last night was the lowest amount they’ve ever scored in a game with Lamar Jackson starting, and it came against the 30th ranked defense in the league. Jackson was visibly frustrated on the sidelines at points throughout the game, and for good reason. He was under constant pressure all night as Miami’s defensive pressure was simply too much for Baltimore’s O-Line, resulting in four sacks in the process.
Jackson (BAL): 26/43, 238 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Brissett (MIA): 11/23, 156 yards
Tagovailoa (MIA): 8/13, 158 yards
The L.A. Clippers started the season with an abysmal 1-4 record, but they’ve reeled off six straight following Thursday’s win over the Heat (112-109). Paul George (27 points) has led the way with 26.0 ppg during the streak.
The L.A. Kings are riding a league-best seven-game win streak after goaltender Jonathan Quick shut out the Senators (2-0) on Thursday. Quick had 34 saves in the win where nine Ottawa players were in COVID-19 protocol.
Yesterday was Veteran’s Day, a time to honor the sacrifices of those people who have served in the armed forces—a group that includes several athletes. (Sports Illustrated)
Who are the NFL players and head coaches with the most to gain or lose across the rest of the 2021 season? Let’s run through 24 people with a lot on the line. (ESPN+)
The Warriors are No. 1. This early in the season, there are still some massive jumps up and down the board as things settle in but small sample sizes abound. (NBC Sports)
The Must-Watch List
NFL Week 10 (Sunday)
Falcons at Cowboys (1:00 pm)
Saints at Titans (1:00 pm)
Browns at Patriots (1:00 pm)
Seahawks at Packers (4:25 pm)
Chiefs at Raiders (8:20 pm)
College Football (Saturday)
#6 Michigan at Penn State (Noon)
#8 Oklahoma at #13 Baylor (Noon)
#1 Georgia at Tennessee (3:30 pm)
#19 Purdue at #4 Ohio State (3:30 pm)
#11 Texas A&M at #15 Ole Miss (7:00 pm)
#9 Notre Dame at Virginia (7:30 pm)
#16 NC State at #12 Wake Forest (7:30 pm)
Bucks at Celtics (Fri. 7:30 pm)
Bulls at Warriors (Fri. 10:00 pm)
Heat at Jazz (Sat. 5:00 pm)
Flames at Maple Leafs (Fri. 7:00 pm)
Blues at Hurricanes (Sat. 7:30 pm)
Penguins at Capitals (Sun. 7:00 pm)
Soccer (FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)
USMNT vs. Mexico (Fri. 9:10 pm)
#4 Villanova at #2 UCLA (Fri. 11:30 pm)
#5 Texas at #1 Gonzaga (Sat. 10:30 pm)
UFC Fight Night
Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez (Sat. 4:00 pm)
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