Rams vs 49ers

Rams vs 49ers: The latest betting line for Rams-49ers has moved in San Francisco’s direction.Can the 49ers keep pace with a prolific Rams offense? Writers from around the country aren’t confident in their chances.Buy Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers tickets at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA for Dec 30, 2018 01:25 PM at Ticketmaster.

The 49ers were supposed to be in primetime on Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium against the Rams. That’s no longer the case.

With a 1-5 record, the 49ers were flexed to a mid-day game against the undefeated Rams. Still, Sunday will be an emotional day with the unveiling of statues for “The Catch.”

Can C.J. Beathard keep pace with Bay Area native Jared Goff? Will the 49ers’ three running backs combine for as many yards as Rams running back Todd Gurley? We’re about to find out.

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Here are five things to watch when the 49ers host the undefeated Los Angeles Rams Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.

1. Marquise Goodwin’s presence
Kyle Shanahan finally saw glimpses of the offense he envisioned last week in Green Bay when receiver Marquise Goodwin was back to near full speed offering a deep threat that unlocks everything else. Goodwin said afterward it was the healthiest he felt since the season opener when he suffered a deep thigh bruise crashing into Jaleel Johnson, the Vikings’ 316-pound defensive tackle.

Goodwin’s presence forces defense to man the deep portion of the field. It’s an element no other 49ers’ wideout can provide, particularly while rookie second-round pick Dante Pettis remains sidelined with a knee injury.Goodwin’s played in four of San Francisco’s six games this season, but was hardly moving at 100 percent until he returned against the Packers, when he scored touchdowns of 67 and 30 yards, making it the first multi-score game of his career.

“It was huge,” Shanahan said. “That was the first game the true ’Quise was back. He was able to run the same way he usually does.”

That the running game was also strong with Goodwin was no surprise. The Packers couldn’t load the box to try and stop Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert, who combined to average 5.7 yards per carry, knowing Goodwin is capable of scoring from anywhere on the field.It’s a symbiotic relationship. When Goodwin’s out there, the running game has a better chance to succeed, thus leading to more effective use of play action, from which quarterback C.J. Beathard completes 73 percent of his throws and has a 122 passer rating compared to 76.8 without it.

2. Slowing down Todd Gurley
The 49ers’ best chance at pulling off the upset must include limiting running back Todd Gurley, who’s coming off a 225-yard performance in last week’s victory against the Broncos. Gurley is the NFL’s leading rusher with 623 yards while averaging over 100 yards per game. He’s also eighth among running backs with 247 receiving yards.

“He’s getting better and better. He’s as talented of a back as I’ve ever studied coming out of college,” Shanahan said. “Everyone knew he was going to be real good coming in to this league. He’s continued to show that, and he’s continued to get better and better.”

San Francisco will need a big performance from their young inside linebackers Reuben Foster and Fred Warner, who are still building chemistry after playing just four games next to each other. The 49ers rank 10th in the league allowing 4.0 yards per carry and have yielded just one 100-yard rusher this season: Melvin Gordon of the Chargers Week 4.

Gurley is the engine of the Rams offense. He’s touched the ball 150 times, more than any other player in the NFL. Second on the Rams is receiver Robert Woods, who has 43 touches on the year.The former undrafted free agent led San Francisco with 87 rushing yards while splitting time with Matt Breida, who has dealt with ankle, knee and shoulder injuries throughout the season. Breida still leads the NFL averaging 6.8 yards per carry.

But Mostert’s 7.3 average in Green Bay could be the creation of a speedy a two-pronged rushing attack, which could offer a sizable upgrade over veteran Alfred Morris, who enters Sunday’s game averaging a career-low 3.7 yards per rush.

More importantly, Mostert’s track speed fits with Shanahan’s outside zone runs, which the 49ers have become excellent at blocking this season thanks to strong play from tackles Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey, along with valuable contributions from tight ends George Kittle and Garrett Celek and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

4. The most important stat
The 49ers have been respectable on offense, even without starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and top running back Jerick McKinnon. They rank 12th in yardage and 15 in scoring. The running game ranks third averaging 142.5 yards per game. On defense, they rank 16th in opponents’ yards per play (5.7) and 13th in third-down conversion rate (37.35 percent).

But those aren’t the numbers that stand out to Shanahan.

“I would say the most consistent stat is turnovers, and we’re not doing good in that area at all,” Shanahan said. “When you’re that bad in that stat, nothing surprises me.”

San Francisco (1-5) has given away 14 turnovers, the second most in the NFL, while its three takeaways are a league low. Their minus-11 turnover ratio is easily the worst in the league. The Rams, meanwhile, have given the ball away just six times, tied for the third fewest.

Teams that win the turnover battle win roughly 75 percent of the time. So it’s no surprise the 49ers entered the week tied for the NFL’s worst record.

5. A promising coaching rivalry
Shanahan and Rams coach Sean McVay are close – and they’re also the two youngest coaches in the league. McVay, 32, coached tight ends under Shanahan, 38, when they were both with Washington before replacing him as offensive coordinator when Shanahan left for Cleveland in 2014.

They’re both considered some of the best offensive minds in the game. And McVay credited Shanahan for his influence this week. They both run similar versions of the West Coast offense.

“He’s great coach,” McVay said of Shanahan. “And I learned so much from him in terms of just being committed to an identity so your players know what they stand for, but also having enough variation that you got some unpredictability to what you’re trying to get done, how to create some explosive plays through the pass game that doesn’t totally put a lot of stress of your guys up front, with regards to play actions, the movements with the change of launch points.”

The two remain close friends, though their conversations aren’t quite as free-flowing as they were before they became head coaches in the same division in 2017. Now the two have to be sure not to let any secrets slip when they link up at places the NFL scouting combine each offseason.

“We always enjoy talking ball and it doesn’t have to be anything where you’re giving your secrets away,” McVay said. “But so much of what I’ve learned, it’s really, we’re operating in a very similar manner. We certainly still talk. I know that I feel like I wish he wasn’t in our division and we didn’t have to play twice a year so that we could be a little bit more open with our dialogue and I feel the same way with a lot of those coaches I have close relationships with on your guys’ staff. But, we’re fortunate to even be in these roles. So we’ll take it, but I would prefer not to have Kyle Shanahan in our division, if you ask me.”

Dolphins vs Lions

Dolphins vs Lions :Week 7 preview – Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions Kelly and Dave Hyde preview the Miami Dolphins upcoming game against Dolphins vs Lions Kickoff: Sunday, 1 p.m.; Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens. TV: FOX (Ch: 7 in Miami-Dade/Broward; 29 in Palm Beach); Radio: 560-AM Dolphins vs Lions

TIME: 1 p.m. ET

SITE: Hard Rock Stadium; Miami Gardens, Fla.


TV ANNOUNCERS: (Dick Stockton, play-by-play; Mark Schlereth, color analyst; Jen Hale, sideline reporter)


RADIO VOICES: English broadcast — Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast — Roly Martin, Eduardo Martell

The Series
SERIES RECORD: Miami leads 7-4

AT MIAMI: Dolphins lead 4-1

AT DETROIT: Teams tied 3-3

LAST MEETING: 2014 at Detroit; Lions 20, Dolphins 16

HISTORY LESSON: This will mark only the second time the teams face each other in Miami before December. The one previous exception came Sept. 8, 2002 when the Dolphins extended their winning streak in season openers to 11 games with a convincing 49-21 victory. That game marked the Dolphins debut of Ricky Williams, who rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns. It was the second-highest point total for the Dolphins in a season opener, behind only the 52 they put up in a 52-14 victory against the New York Jets in 1995. Read more Matchup Memories here.

SERIES TREND: The Lions have won the past two meetings (by seven and four points) after the Dolphins had taken the previous five, including the last three by 15, 28 and 17 points.

Scouting Report

LAST GAME: Won 31-23 vs. Green Bay

OVERVIEW: As was the case last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the Dolphins will be facing an NFC North team with a first-year head coach, in this case Matt Patricia. He took over in the offseason after serving as the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, so he’s someone with whom the Dolphins are very familiar. And, like the Bears last week, the Lions will be coming off their bye. Detroit got to that point with a 2-3 record following their victory against Green Bay in Week 5 where the Lions were outgained 521-264 but took advantage of five missed kicks (four field goals and one extra point). The Lions’ other victory was a convincing 26-10 decision against Patricia’s former team, the Patriots, in a Week 3 Sunday night game. Patricia has brought a 3-4 scheme to the Detroit defense, whose most well-known player remains defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. Outside linebacker Devon Kennard was early standout, though, as he leads the team with five sacks and has a fumble recovery. On offense, longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford has rebounded after a poor performance in a season-opening home loss against the New York Jets on Monday night. Stafford had 10 touchdown passes and one interception in the past four games and posted a passer rating above 100 each time. Veteran Golden Tate leads the team with 33 receptions and is one of three wide receivers sharing the team lead with three touchdown catches along with Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. The running game has a new look in 2018, with veteran LeGarrette Blount, who Patricia brought with him from New England, and rookie second-round pick Kerryon Johnson sharing the workload. Johnson has been the more effective of the two players, with 286 rushing yards and a 5.7 average that ranks sixth in the NFL.

KEY NEW FACES: OL Frank Ragnow (draft-1st round), RB Kerryon Johnson (draft-2nd), DT Da’Shawn Hand (draft-4th), RB LeGarrette Blount (Philadelphia), TE Luke Willson (Seattle), LB Devon Kennard (N.Y. Giants), LB Christian Jones (Chicago), QB Matt Cassel (Tennessee),

KEY VETERANS GONE: DT Akeem Spence, LB Tahir Whitehead, DE Anthony Zettel, TE Eric Ebron, TE Darren Fells, C Travis Swanson

Vikings vs Jets

Vikings vs Jets: Expect a shootout in East Rutherford The Minnesota Vikings travel to East Rutherford to take on the New York Jets, and we should expect a shootout between theses two teams.
It’s Week 7, and the New York Jets are finishing up the toughest parts of their schedule as the Minnesota Vikings are coming to town. This certainly isn’t your father’s or even grandfather’s Jets or the Purple People Eaters of yesteryear. These teams are — much like the rest of the league — based around their offenses, and we will get to see them both showcased this week.

When the schedule first came out, based on what we saw last year, most people probably thought this would be an easy win for the Vikings. However, as we often see in the NFL, things drastically changed from last season with the Vikings.

Much like last season, the Vikings don’t force turnovers, and Kirk Cousins leads the league in lost fumbles with five. Conversely, the Jets have been taking the ball away, but also commit turnovers as well. The Jets have 12 turnovers on the season.

The Vikings pass defense has not performed well this season. They have seven players who have allowed a passer rating of over 100. This has led the team to have an overall passer rating of 103.1, and they are tied for 13th most touchdowns allowed through the air. The Jets are actually tied for ninth most with 11 touchdowns allowed, but due to their 10 interceptions, their team passer rating against is much lower (82.6; sixth lowest in the NFL).

With a banged up Jets secondary, and a Vikings defense who has given up big plays to the opposition through the air, we should expect this game to be a high scoring one. Don’t take the under.

TV and Live Stream Info
Date: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Venue: MetLife Stadium
Live Stream: FuboTV, NFL Sunday TicketBetting Odds (via Odds Shark)
Point Spread: Minnesota -3
Moneyline: Minnesota -161, New York +136
Over/Under: 47

This is not going to be an old fashioned lunch pail game. That’s for sure. This is going to be a new school shootout similar to what we saw between the Chiefs and Patriots, albeit not quite as high scoring.

The Jets have a banged up secondary with Buster Skrine and Marcus Maye out for this game. Trumaine Johnson may be out also. So, that means the Jets are reaching deep into their depth chart at those positions. So, expect the Vikings to score.The biggest factor in this game will be a position that hasn’t been a huge factor for the Jets in a long time — the tight end. Chris Herndon will have a breakout game this week, and the Jets will have their tight end go for over 100 yards for the first time since 2011. The Vikings have allowed the 6th most receptions and 4th most yards and yards per catch to tight ends in the NFL this season.

Chiefs vs Bengals

Chiefs vs Bengals :First-place teams coming off dramatic losses collide in Chiefs vs Bengals visit the Chiefs on “Sunday Night Football.” It’s an 8:20 Chiefs vs Bengals City Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night, clad in their red-on-red uniform combination for the first time this

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The Kansas City Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night, clad in their red-on-red uniform combination for the first time this season, to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re coming to the game.

National Anthem: Republic Records recording artist and Season 9 winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith, will perform our National Anthem

Color Guard: The Liberty Fire Department Honor Guard

Coca-Cola Coin Toss Captain: Avion Jones

Game Ball Presentation: Kyle Leighton-Floyd

Blue KC First Pass: Cameron Black

Drum Ceremony Honoree: Kansas City Royals’ outfielder Alex Gordon

Halftime: Two-hundred and fifty Junior Chiefs Cheerleaders from throughout Chiefs Kingdom will perform alongside the 2018 Chiefs Cheerleaders under the direction of Chiefs Cheer Director Stephanie Judah.

Important Times

2:30 p.m. – Parking Lots Open (Prepay for parking to save at the gate!)

3:00 p.m. – Ford Tailgate District Opens

5:00 p.m. – Scout Investments Club Level Opens (For Club Level Ticketed Guests Only).

5:30 p.m. – All Stadium Gates Open

7:20 p.m. – Kickoff

Parking and Tailgating

Prepay: Fans are encouraged to prepay for parking to save money and time at the gate. Purchasing a pass in advance not only helps save time at the tollgates, but also provides you with the lowest parking price. Click here to purchase your single game parking pass in advance for $35 (Ticketmaster fees apply). On event days, parking is only available for purchase at the gate for $60 cash ($100 for a Bus/RV).

Arrive Early to park closest to the stadium. The parking lots open at 2:30 p.m. Guests that arrive later will be parked in the outer lots.

Set a Game Plan: Visit chiefs.com/parking to set your arrival game plan.

Tailgating: Arrowhead Stadium has a rich tailgating tradition. Before arriving, please review the following tailgate policies and the parking code of conduct.

Mobile Ticketing: Don’t forget to add your tickets and/or parking pass to your mobile wallet on your phone via the Chiefs Mobile App for expedited entry.

To download the Chiefs Mobile App, visit either the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, click “Manage My Tickets,” select Chiefs vs. Bengals and click “View Barcode.” Click here for more information.

As a reminder, you are unable to print any tickets and/or parking for the game.

What’s Going on at Arrowhead?

Play Football: As part the NFL’s “Play Football” initiative to celebrate youth and high school football, “Fuel Up to Play 60” kids will line the spirit tunnel during Chiefs’ player introductions in partnership with Midwest Dairy. Additionally, the Mill Valley Jaguars (Shawnee, Kansas) will be on the field pregame to watch the teams warm up.

“Play Football” branding will also appear on the field, goalposts, banners and various other locations throughout Arrowhead.

“Play Football” is a year-round initiative celebrating youth and high school football. The initiative aims to shape football experiences for flag and tackle participants, highlight coaches and ambassadors who promote values of football participation and to connect the football community through positive messages and experiences.

Hometown Hero 1st Responder Honoree:** The Chiefs will recognize Jefferson City Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Tim Grace as the Hometown Hero 1st Responder Honoree during the second quarter. A native of Warsaw, Mo., Assistant Fire Chief Grace began serving his community in 1991, working his way to his current position in 2011. He’s played a pivotal role in the JCFD fleet replacement plan and has spent thousands of hours ensuring that the department’s fire trucks are functional, efficient, and safe. He embodies the Jefferson City Fire Department Motto: “Serve People, Shield Property, Save Lives.”

Salute to Service Honoree: Senior Chief Daniel Tiffee will be recognized as the Chiefs’ Salute to Service Honoree on Sunday during the third quarter. Senior Chief Tiffee has served 27 years in the United States Navy, spending time in nine states and over 30 countries throughout his career. A decorated Navy man, Senior Chief Tiffee will retire this December.

50/50 Raffle: The Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Guadalupe Centers on Sunday night. The mission of the Guadalupe Centers is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City by providing education, access to health and social services, promoting cultural enrichment events and sponsoring social activities that engage Kansas City’s diverse Latino communities. Fans can purchase three tickets for $5, 10 tickets for $10 and, as a “Primetime Special,” 100 tickets for $20. For more information on the Guadalupe Centers, click here, and for information on the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle, click here.

Eagles vs Panthers

Eagles vs Panthers Broadcast Info: Panthers at Eagles Eagles vs. Panthers 2018: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines for NFL Week 7What to Know
Carolina will challenge Philadelphia on the road at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Carolina will be looking to avenge the 23-28 loss they took the last time these two teams played.

Carolina were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last Sunday, as they fell 17-23 to Washington. A silver lining for Carolina was the play of Cam Newton, who passed for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns. Newton has been a consistent playmaker for Carolina as this was the 5th good game in a row from him.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia took their contest against the Giants by a conclusive 34-13 score. The oddsmakers were on Philadelphia’s side, but they didn’t give the squad enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide.

Philadelphia’s victory lifted them to 3-3 while Carolina’s defeat dropped them down to 3-2. In their victory, Philadelphia relied heavily on Carson Wentz, who passed for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns. Carolina will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.

How To Watch
When: Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Pennsylvania
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Eagles are a solid 4.5 point favorite against the Panthers.

This season, Philadelphia are 2-4-0 against the spread. As for Carolina, they are 2-3-0 against the spread

Series History
Philadelphia and Carolina both have 1 wins in their last 2 games.

2017 – Carolina Panthers 23 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 28
2015 – Carolina Panthers 27 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 16

Jaguars vs Texans

Jaguars vs Texans NFL 2018 Football Jaguars vs Texans survived the Buffalo Bills last week, averting a near disaster thanks to a couple of late Nathan Peterman interceptions Jaguars vs Texans This doesn’t just mean sacking and hitting the Texans’ second-year quarterback; it means containing him, too. The Jaguars have struggled in

Offensively, the Texans offensive line is a sieve, and their starting offensive tackles have collectively allowed the most pressures in the NFL this year. To make matters worse, starting right guard Zach Fulton hasn’t practiced as of Thursday and his status is up in the air for Sunday. The Jaguars defensive line that has been criticized for a lack of sacks and impact pressures this year should be foaming at the mouth looking at their match ups this week with the opportunity to go against the unit who has allowed the second-most sacks (25) in the NFL this year.

The problem is the mobility of Deshaun Watson, which has given the Jaguars issues this season and in the past. If Watson can operate under duress, he could be forced to throw some bad interceptions, which he’s done a few times already in 2018. Moreover, the Texans red zone offense this season has been cataclysmically bad, so in the event they do get inside the Jaguars twenty yard line, the defense needs to anchor down and take care of business. The Texans have some good talent at wide receiver, but oddly enough, only have one explosive play of 40+ yards this season.

Defensively, the Texans have returned to their pre-injury plagued 2017 form. J.J. Watt is once again a one-man wrecking crew and Jadeveon Clowney is playing like he’s in a contract year on the other side. Zach Cunningham has developed very nicely at inside linebacker next to Bernardrick McKinney, and while he doesn’t have flashy stats this year, newcomer Tyrann Mathieu has been a solid veteran presence in the secondary.

The Texans’ only real issue has been injuries in the secondary, and their major Achilles heel is the cornerback spot opposite Johnathan Joseph, where journeyman Shareece Wright is likely to get the start for the injured Kevin Johnson and Aaron Colvin. Rookie safety from Stanford Justin Reid has played exceptionally well and may be yet another solid long-term piece to this defense. With how poorly the Jaguars offense has played, this match up will be tough sledding.

Check out Ryan O’Bleness’ article for more information on this all-time series matchups and some interesting tidbits on where the Jaguars stand against the Texans.

I don’t want to overreact, but this is a must-win game. The Jaguars simply cannot afford to go in a 0-2 hole against divisional opponents, especially with the Titans and Texans both being undefeated in the division. This season is strongly starting to look like it could end in a tie in the AFC South, so those head-to-head tiebreakers might be crucial for deciding who gets into the playoffs. Three losses in a row would cause a brooding atmosphere during a seven hour plane ride to London next week.

The mood of the team this week has been back to the basics. The players have felt the repercussions of their losses in consecutive weeks and the coaching staff’s frustration has manifested in the form of running tougher practices this week that players have described as having a training camp-like feel. The major debate this week has been scheme-driven raising concerns that this defense is playing too much zone coverage.

Mike Renner

· Oct 17, 2018
The Jaguars should run man coverage every single snap and I cannot be convinced otherwise

Mike Renner

20 teams play man more frequently than the Jaguars btw which I am appalled by

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I followed this up with an article on Wednesday that showed that the Jaguars cornerbacks are lining up with much more cushion this year than they were last year. Below is how often Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye lined up in press in week one last season when the defense registered ten sacks and some turnovers.

Is this the defense we’re going to see this week? Are they healthy enough to play it? Personally, what adjustments Todd Wash makes will be one of the most interesting storylines that I will be following specifically in this game.

Something else to monitor will be how banged up Deshaun Watson is and whether he can weather some hits by the Jaguars defensive line. It has been reported that Watson has played through some rib issues and even a collapsed lung, and while the word from Houston this week is that he’s feeling much better, this kind of injury is one that is easily re-activated with just one hit. Will this effect Watson’s decision-making and cause him to be more conservative when scrambling? This is something to keep an eye on.

Key matchups
Jalen Ramsey vs. DeAndre Hopkins

Ramsey isn’t talking right now and Hopkins was relegated to “did not practice” on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Any other day, this is one of the most must-see match ups of the year in the NFL, but with both players banged up, we might not see the usual fireworks. The Texans also have additional weapons available to them on offense in Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, so they’re not even forced to go to Hopkins on every play like usual. Speaking of Coutee…

Tyler Patmon vs. Keke Coutee

While Tyler Patmon is the nickel cornerback, Cole Beasley’s monster stat line wasn’t entirely his fault last week. In fact, the Jaguars swapped Patmon and Bouye on a few occasions, which was new and different to me. This being said, there were certainly times where it appeared that Patmon was out of position in his zone assignment, and things don’t get any easier this week against impressive rookie Keke Coutee. Coutee’s 11 catches for 109 yards were most receptions in a debut since the AFL-NFL merger, and he has the most receptions in his first three career games in franchise history over names like Hopkins and Andre Johnson. Patmon’s got his hands full this week, especially with a potentially banged up Hopkins.

Yannick Ngakoue/Calais Campbell vs. Julien Davenport/Kendall Lamm

If there was ever a week for this defense to come alive and make up some ground in the sack department, it’s this one. Last year, “Sacksonville” fluffed up their numbers with a ten-sack performance in their road debut in Houston, and they haven’t had a game like this so far this season to stack the numbers in their favor. The Texans have the worst starting offensive tackle tandem in the league so far this year and they need win their individual edge match ups to get pressure on Watson. They should also mix it up with a spy (Myles Jack? Telvin Smith?) this week to mitigate the gashing runs by mobile quarterbacks they’ve been allowing.

Josh Walker/Andrew Norwell vs. J.J. Watt

I’m listing Josh Walker here since there is no concrete evidence or announcement that Ereck Flowers gets the start, but regardless of who lines up on the left side, they will have a nightmare match up against J.J. Watt, who is back to playing like a former Defensive Player of the Year. Walker and Norwell are going to need to double team Watt on almost every play, and even that may not be enough as he’s been busting through triple teams with aplomb this season. Doing this, however, makes you susceptible to Bernardrick McKinney blitzes up the middle, so the blitz pick up by the running backs will be crucial this week. The other side doesn’t get much easier with a motivated Jadeveon Clowney going against an inconsistent Jermey Parnell and seemingly no blocking tight end help on the roster. It’s… not ideal.

Blake Bortles vs. Jadeveon Clowney

Clowney has been clowning on Bortles and this team for two years now and it’s about time that Blake provides a carbon copy of his statement game against the Texans last year (21-for-29 for 326 yards, four touchdowns). The Texans defense has most of their star power back and healthy this year and the offense is absolutely inept at the moment, but this could be a huge moment for Bortles to win back some confidence in himself and from his teammates with a big performance at home.

Final prediction
Don’t ask me how the Jaguars are going to score 17 points because I don’t know. All I know is as long as Deshaun Watson plays the entire game for the Texans, they’re probably going to put up at least 13 points. If this is a must-win game for the Jaguars, they must find their way to at least 17 points some way, some how. Maybe a turnover? Pick six? Anyone want to step up and take back some momentum that’s leaking like a deflating balloon? Do something, guys. Get right.

Half of the games in this series history have been decided by seven or less points. This will probably be another one.

I think the Jaguars win 17-13.

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Buccaneers vs Browns

Buccaneers vs Browns: How to watch, listen, stream, announcers and more The Buccaneers return home for the first and only time this month to square off against Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. Quarterback Jameis Winston will make his first home start this season as he leads the Bucs’ high-powered offense against a Cleveland defense known for their takeaway capability. The Browns are tied for the best turnover margin in the league, with a +7, meaning they’ve created seven more turnovers than they’ve given up. They’re also extremely good on third down, allowing opponents to convert just 31.33% of third down attempts so far this season. That’s good for fourth-best in the league.General Info:

Date: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Kickoff: 1 p.m. (ET)
Location: Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Florida


Pregame: 10:30 a.m. – Browns All Access, News 5; 11 a.m. – Browns Countdown, News 5
Game: 1 p.m., FOX; Watch live local and primetime games for free on the on the NFL app or Yahoo! Sports app


Pregame: 9 a.m., ESPN 850
Game: 1 p.m. ESPN 850, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX, La Mega 87.7 FM (Spanish broadcast)
Postgame: 92.3 The Fan


Watch Online: NFL Gamepass
Listen Online: Browns.com, Browns App, Tune-In
*Geo-restrictions apply.

Other Info:


TV – Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber, Shane Bacon (sidelines)
Radio – Jim Donovan, Doug Dieken, Dustin Fox (sidelines)The game also pins the fifth-best rushing offense, which Cleveland has with Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson and the rookie Nick Chubb, against the league’s fifth-best rushing defense in the Buccaneers. The Browns’ rushing attack also allows quarterback Baker Mayfield to be more comfortable and have more options. Shutting down the run game will be crucial to get Cleveland’s offense out of rhythm.

Saints vs Ravens

Saints vs. Ravens: Division leaders look to keep control After meeting multiple years in the preseason, the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens are meeting in the regular season. Here’s your Week 7 preview.
Fans might not want to admit it but the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens are incredibly similar. They have the same struggles each year as one area of the team brings them down while the other thrives. It’s a vicious cycle, but thus far in 2018, both teams have proved the idea wrong.

The Saints have had their bye while the Ravens haven’t. Both have four wins with a lone loss for the Saints and two for the Ravens. Heading into Week 7, there’s a lot of hype around each of them and both are contenders. With a win or loss this week, it could mean either a chance at the playoffs or a fatal tailspin.

Week 7 for New Orleans is huge. They’re only one game ahead of the Panthers so they need that extra edge. Looking at the team, things are finally starting to fall into place. The defense came together after looking fractured in the first few games of the season. The offense has Mark Ingram back and his presence proved vital in their win over the Washington Redskins.

As for the Ravens, they’re coming off a huge win against the Titans. The standout of the game was easily their defense. The defense plagued Marcus Mariota with 11 sacks, finished the game only scoring touchdowns and Micheal Crabtree finally found a connection with Joe Flacco. While not a particularly important game, it set the standards for what we could expect from the Ravens.One little tidbit worth noting is this will be Willie Snead’s first time playing against his former team. Snead joined in the Saints in 2015 and went to the Ravens this offseason after the Saints failed to match their offer. No doubt Snead will try and show off against his former team.

Game Info
Date: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Start Time: 4:05 p.m. EST
Location: Baltimore, MD
Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
TV Info: Fox
Live Stream: FuboTV

Playing in Baltimore, the Ravens have the edge here according to the oddsmakers. However, they aren’t getting the full customary three points for evenly matched home teams, making you wonder if the books think the Saints are the better team objectively.

Betting Odds (via Odds Shark)
Point Spread: Baltimore -2.5
Moneyline: New Orleans +120, Baltimore -135
Over/Under: 50

The New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens could end this game with a fierce rivalry. Their meetings in the preseason have led up to this moment. Finally, the two teams are meeting in the regular season with the score actually mattering this time around.Even with a week of rest, the Saints will have their hands full with the Ravens. Drew Brees especially will have to be careful and their o-line needs to go toe-to-toe with Baltimore’s defense. Between the two, I see the Ravens having a slight edge and getting the win but only by a field goal. Either way, the game is going to be close and definitely worth watching!

Bills vs Colts

Bills vs Colts NFL 2018 Game Week 7 Bills vs Colts: What uniforms each team will wear … The Buffalo Bills take on the Indianapolis Colts and here’s Bills vs Colts Throw the records out; Luck vs. Anderson is a QB matchup that should be at least -10 in Indy. The Colts’ strong run D keeps the Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Ray-Ray McCloud has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Indianapolis for a “non-injury reason.”

The Bills did not elaborate in announcing McCloud did not travel Saturday.

McCloud’s absence leaves the Bills with four active receivers. They include rookie Cam Phillips, who had just been promoted from the practice squad Thursday after Buffalo released Robert Foster.

McCloud is a sixth-round draft pick and has just three catches for 15 yards this season. He also lost his job as a returner after fumbling a kickoff, which the Bills recovered, and then muffing a punt in a 20-13 loss at Houston last weekend.

In today’s Daily Dose, Derek Anderson is getting the start for the Bills in Week 7, T.Y. Hilton is expected to return to action and Cooper Kupp will be sidelined with

Cowboys vs Redskins

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