‘Thursday Night Football’ ‘should be illegal’ to protect the NFL from itself

Just how unusual has the 2017 NFL season been? Weird enough that a lot of the Thursday Night Football games have actually been pretty enjoyable affairs compared to the tedious poopfest we’re used to….read more

 

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‘This is not OK.’ Can the NFL fix Thursday Night Football?

That was not the locker room of a team that just won on national television. That was not the scene of a group that improved to 6-3 and snagged a share of the division lead…read more

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Week 11 college football betting nuggets to know

Here is a look at some things to know as you bet the weekend slate of Week 11 college football games…read more

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Bold predictions for Week 11 in college football

The USA TODAY Sports college football staff Paul Myerberg, Lindsay Schnell, George Schroeder, Erick Smith, Eddie Timanus and Dan Wolken’s weigh in with their expertise and offer up some bold predictions ahead of…read more

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NFL DFS: Best Week 9 DraftKings and FanDuel Daily fantasy football picks

SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice…read more

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NFL trade wave … explained! Plus, five big questions for Week 9

As I ask around about this NFL trade wave — which really goes back to training camp and cut-down day — fresh blood in decision-making seats is indeed one factor that comes up…read more

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College football scores, schedule 2017: Notre Dame rolls, Iowa State falls

The final full month of the 2017 season is setting up to be a November to remember — starting with this week as a slate of elimination games will take out potential…read more

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How Ohio State, Penn State losses wreck Big Ten’s College Football Playoff outlook

No. 6 Ohio State lost 55-24 at Iowa and No. 7 Penn State lost 27-24 to No. 24 Michigan State in two more surprises that complicate the Big Ten and College Football Playoff picture…read more

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Best NFL football knockout, survivor pool picks for Week 9

National sports writer Mike Tierney tells you who to pick in your Week 9 football office pool…read more

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Fantasy football 2017: NFL Week 9 cheat sheet

Need some quick tips to assemble your fantasy lineup for Week 9? This is another big week for byes in the NFL with six franchises off in Week 9, plus we had some trades over the past week that could…read more

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NFL IQ quiz Week 9: Time to test your football knowledge

Welcome to the Weekly NFL IQ Quiz, testing your knowledge as we head into Week 9 of the 2017 season. Think you know your stuff? Give it a go! The answers will be posted here Saturday at noon ET…read more

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College football’s most bizarre traditions

Ever since the first American football game in 1869, teams and their fans have concocted rituals to show support for their favorite teams. College football fans have arguably created some of the most recognized and bizarre ones. From graveyards to cowbells to $2 bills…read more

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Bold predictions for Week 10 in college football

It’s that time again. The USA TODAY Sports college football staff Paul Myerberg, Lindsay Schnell, George Schroeder, Erick Smith, Eddie Timanus and Dan Wolken weigh in with their expertise and offer up some…read more

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NFL DFS Week 9: Best DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy football picks

SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice…read more

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Picking the Perfect Week 9 fantasy football lineup

So you think you’re perfect, eh? Well, don’t just talk about it. Be about it. Prove to your friends and (more importantly) strangers you’ll never meet that you’re a fantasy football genius…read more

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College football odds, picks for Week 10: Notre Dame, Penn State get statement wins

This week’s best bets include Notre Dame-Wake Forest and Penn State-Michigan State…read more

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Welcome to November: The 10 Most Important Games of a Make-or-Break Month

We’ll know a lot more about the playoff picture by the end of this month than we do the morning after the committee’s first rankings. These big November games will help get us…read more

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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fumble As Chiefs Beat Broncos

Even though it was the day before Halloween, last night’s Monday Night Football was part trick and part treat for the Kansas City Chiefs as the teams snapped a two-game losing streak to pummel the Denver…read more

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Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 9Below are notes covering each of the NFL’s 32 teams from a fantasy perspective. Use these tidbits to make the best waiver-wire, trade and lineup decisions for

Below are notes covering each of the NFL’s 32 teams from a fantasy perspective. Use these tidbits to make the best waiver-wire, trade and lineup decisions for…read more

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College football needs to get rid of the triple-ice timeout streak during field goals

Ole Miss and Arkansas played the dumbest college football game of the year, as is custom, and not least because Bret Bielema’s Hogs pulled out a play featuring two separate offensive lines, and the ensuing action ended miserably for…read more

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