Good News: Hue Jackson is Back in Coaching (CBS Sports) After getting annihilated by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Cincinnati fans have one thing to be happy about: former legendary Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is back with the Bengals.
The Packers Need To Depend On Aaron … Jones (538) Aaron Rodgers is arguably the greatest quarterback of all time,1 so it’s hard to imagine that there could ever be too much Rodgers in a game plan. Yet this seemed to be the problem for Mike McCarthy and Green Bay through the first nine weeks of the season.
Markets are Volatile, But This Isn’t the Beginning of the End’ (CNBC) Over the course of the last 12-18 months, most people have felt like the economy was going to grow to the sky and all of a sudden we have this very natural slowing of growth – not stalling – and the markets are appropriately resetting.
Clay Travis: Washington Hasn’t Been Alone in First Place in Week 10 in NFL East Since 1991 (Lock It In) “I think you have to make the Redskins a huge favorite in the division.”
Oddsmakers: Alabama Would Embarrass UCF (AL.com) Despite an upcoming appearance by College GameDay this weekend, the Knights aren’t getting much respect anywhere else. BetOnline’s posted line — which you can actually bet — is Alabama -31.
10 Questions on College Football Coaching Carousel: Can USC Afford to Fire Clay Helton? (Yahoo Sports) A quick glance around the country shows some pretty ugly Novembers at places like USC, North Carolina, Kansas State, Kansas, Rutgers and Maryland. Here’s a look at what could happen at those places, plus a glance at Louisville, Bowling Green and the other potential Group of Five openings.
Markelle Fultz Shoots One of the Worst Free Throws Ever (Philadelphia Inquirer) After a rookie year in which he sometimes looked as if he had never shot a basketball before, Fultz’s mechanical demons appear to have resurfaced.
Another Raiders Veteran Wants Out (San Jose Mercury News) One Raiders veteran walked past three reporters as he left the locker room and said to another veteran, “I gotta get the (expletive) outta here,” before exiting the double doors to the bowels of the Coliseum.
What the Betting World Wants to See From the NFL’s Young QBs (Vegas Stats and Information Network) There have been plenty of opportunities — for critics and defensive backs — to pick on Sam Darnold. Josh Rosen looks lost in Arizona, and Josh Allen is getting beat down in Buffalo. The most productive quarterback in the class has been Baker Mayfield.
Hanging Chads, the Sequel (WSJ) Florida’s Secretary of State on Saturday announced statewide recounts in the elections for Senate and Governor, but don’t think this ends the counting if Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis continue to lead. Democrats have dispatched their prize election litigator Marc Elias to the state, so look for this to go as far as his lawsuits will take them.
Drew Brees’s Career Year Could Change His Legacy Forever (The Ringer) At 39 years old, the Saints quarterback has been performing at an MVP level. If that continues, New Orleans should be Super Bowl–bound, and Brees could change his place in the all-time QB pecking order.
RIP, the Nathan Peterman Era (SB Nation) Peterman’s passer rating sits at 32.5 — for reference an incomplete pass on every play nets you a passer rating of 39.6.
No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now. (New York Times) The two men are each determined to become the first person to cross Antarctica alone without support — a 921-mile odyssey on ice through blasting winds that could take as many as 65 days. It’s a trek that killed a man two years ago.
Monday Night Football Thriller: Giants v 49ers (Sporting News) Despite their terrible records, the 49ers and Giants played an “entertaining” game that came down to the final play.
10 Most Important Stats From Week 10 in the NFL (Big Lead) In one of the truly staggering stats of the season, Raiders punter Johnny Townsend ran at a top speed of 20.48 MPH on a fake punt against the Chargers. That’s faster than Alvin Kamara or Kareem Hunt have run this season.
SEC Basketball Tournament to Stay in Nashville Through 2035 (Tennessean) A contract, which currently has the men’s or women’s tournament playing at Bridgestone Arena through 2025, will be extended by 10 years, according to a source close to the Nashville Sports Council.