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Brady looking to pass Manning for all-time wins vs. Rams

Brady looking to pass Manning for all-time wins vs. Rams

Among the eight players on the injured list, Tom Brady (knee), Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), Julian Edelman (foot) and Rob Gronkowski (back) did not practice. The play reminded me of the great HBO Sports documentary, "Namath", where clips showed defensive players actually declining to hit a gimpy, aging Joe Willie.


Hearts beat Rangers in Robbie Neilson's expected final game

Hearts beat Rangers in Robbie Neilson's expected final game

It was claimed in the media on Wednesday that the Championship outfit were keen on recruiting Neilson, who has been in charge of Hearts since 2014. Rangers have lost to leaders Celtic, last season's runners-up Aberdeen and Hearts in this season's Premiership and have struggled against the other two sides in the top six, Motherwell and St Johnstone - coming from behind to beat the former and drawing with the latter.



McElwain makes history, fails to improve Florida's offense

This should calm any nerves or anxiety from Florida fans who are anxious about the two-time SEC East division victor leaving Gainesville for Eugene. There are some rumblings that McElwain could leave Florida for the OR job if it became open, and lo and behold that's what happened late Tuesday night when OR fired Mark Helfrich.



The big wait: Ohio State's fate rests with playoff committee

The 2006 game which was a No. 1 vs. That, in of itself, is not necessarily a problem. But it's still subjective, with the final four teams and pairings decided behind closed doors in a conference room in Texas. A Washington team with one loss, to top-ten ranked USC no less, that wins the PAC-12 is likely guaranteed a spot in the Playoff. Next up for Clemson: Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech (9-3) in the ACC championship game.


Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Manchester City and Liverpool are our title rivals

Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Manchester City and Liverpool are our title rivals

We have another type of confidence. Tottenham are more aware of this than any other team, their winless streak at the Bridge now extending to nearly 27 years and 30 games. Conte is already looking ahead. Saturday's win against Tottenham means Chelsea will go to the Etihad next weekend top of the table, a point clear of Liverpool and City.


Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network

Michigan-Ohio State get season-best rating for ESPN network

The next week, MI hosted IN without U-M's starting quarterback, Wilton Speight, and the offense struggled IN the 20-10 win. "You see two heavyweight teams go into double overtime, I think that speaks volumes for a chance at the playoffs", Speight said after the game.