The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 30, 2019

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The Browns Wasted No Time Firing Freddie Kitchens (The Ringer) Cleveland dramatically underperformed expectations in 2019, and now the franchise must start over again.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Forces In Iraq And Syria (New York Times) The strikes were a response to a rocket attack that killed an American contractor.

Eagles Finally Rise Up To Win Floundering NFC East—But Do They Have A Chance In The Playoffs? (SI) The state of the division has turned into something of a joke around the NFL this season.

How Congregants Fought Off Attacker In New York Hanukkah Assault (Wall Street Journal) Suspect is arrested after five people injured in stabbing attack at rabbi’s home; ‘It was not an umbrella, it was a butcher knife.’

Jameis Winston Made Some Embarrassing NFL History With His Pick-six In OT (For The Win) It made him the first QB to ever throw 30 TDs and 30 INTs in a season. He also became the first QB to throw 7 pick-sixes in a season.

Huckabee Agrees With Gabbard’s Prediction That Impeachment Will ‘Embolden’ Trump (Fox News) “This is only going to not just embolden Donald Trump but, more importantly, I can guarantee it has emboldened his supporters, including me,” Huckabee said.

Antonio Brown Showed Up To Saints Workout With A Camera Crew And Entourage, Per Report (CBS Sports) New Orleans made the decision not to sign Brown or any of the other players who worked out for the team.

Key Reports To Watch For This Week As The S&P Aims For Its Best Year In 2 Decades (CNBC) Stocks potentially could see the best gains since 1997 if the S&P closes 2019 with a more than 29.6% gain.

Derek Carr Is The Losingest Quarterback Since … David Carr (Yahoo! Sports) Derek Carr’s 55 losses are the second-most games lost by a quarterback through his first six seasons. The only quarterback with more losses? His brother David.

Amazon’s Year Of Turbulence (Axios) Amazon’s 2019 was full of headline-grabbing moments — everything from political fights to new records for the company that have upended the way we shop.

ESPN Touts Strong Year Of Monday Night Football Ratings And Viewership (Awful Announcing) Monday Night Football posted gains for the second consecutive year, and it remains ESPN (and cable’s) most-watched series.

‘Cats’ Headed For $100 Million Box Office Loss (Variety) Universal’s “Cats” was in need of a holiday miracle. Instead, the filmmaking team behind the box office disaster got a lump of coal.

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