NFL playoffs 2018: Conference championship odds, point spreads

Underdogs are either 7-1 or 6-2 against the point spread in the 2018 NFL playoffs, depending on what spread bettors got in the Saints-Vikings game. The Patriots were the only favorite to cover handily. They routed the Titans in the AFC divisional round Saturday as a 14-point favorite.

Even though the weather in Philadelphia is expected to be excellent for the game (partly cloudy, high of 53 degrees, temps in the 40s during the game), the over-under is low at 38. The Falcons and Eagles combined for 25 points in their game, while the Saints and Vikings combined for 53 in Minnesota’s domed stadium.

After taking a hard fourth-quarter sack Sunday, Newton was helped to his feet but dropped to turf before reaching the sideline.

Newton missed only one offensive play after he was evaluated in the medical tent on the Panthers sideline and cleared to play.

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Sports become meaningful only when there is a bond between team and town that fortifies both. That bond for Altuve intensified on Sept. 1, the first day the Astros returned home after Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas. The greatest rainfall event in the history of the mainland U.S. dumped up to 60 inches over a four-day period, could end up costing close to $200 billion in damage and displaced more than 30,000 people from their homes, many of which were destroyed. About 10,000 of the displaced wound up downtown at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which was pressed into duty as a shelter. It is just two blocks from Minute Maid Park, the Astros’ home field.

With no game that day, Altuve, along with 15 teammates and staff members, visited the makeshift shelter. He wore a black T-shirt and gray pants. He had already pledged $30,000 to recovery efforts, and arranged for $25,000 worth of shoes from one of his sponsors to reach families in need.

Hurricane Harvey was nature’s cruel roulette wheel. Winning or losing was a matter of luck. Its torrents of rain and winds up to 130 mph spared some homes, such as the Altuves’, and ruined others. Moving among the unluckiest at the shelter and hearing their stories, as well as seeing information tables with signs taped to walls such as missing persons and free legal advice, Altuve felt a sense of purpose he hadn’t before, and this from a 27-year-old man who had fought his whole professional life to prove himself worthy.

I think I have two or three more good years in me, said Bryant, a father of seven who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. The way I’ve been performing this year, I think it’s a good sign of that as well.

And as big as the Hollywood sign north of the Los Angeles Coliseum, where Bryant’s latest heroics transpired.


The team was playing its fourth game of the season at West Clermont Middle School when parents of the opposing team noticed what was on the jerseys.

The Kings Rec Basketball 7-12 team wore jerseys with the nickname “Wet Dream Team” on the front, and on the back of the jerseys, players had offensive terms such as “Knee Grow” and “Coon”.

A representative from the West Clermont team spoke with officials before the start of the second quarter and the game was called, according to Chris Mayhew of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Coutinho spent five years at Anfield, having joined the club from Inter Milan in 2013. His time at the Merseyside club saw him develop into one of the most fearsome attackers in England, and his departure will certainly leave the Reds with work to do in terms of finding a replacement.

We’re pretty confident that just about when his DL time is up, he’ll be ready to resume starting again, Indians manager Francona said.We’re gonna be fine.Murphy was outfielder and first baseman his League Baseball career, and his No.The Cavaliers would be signing another low risk, high reward player and the culture within the Cavs locker room, with its curious mix of vibrancy and seriousness, would benefit Sanders.

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Marcus Peters chucks penalty flag into Jets stands in frustration and then leaves the game

While it initially appeared that Peters was ejected, he just walked off the field on his own. When he learned that he was not ejected, he came back onto the field with no socks:

While it’s not clear where his socks went, it appeared he might have tossed them into the stands, and was trying to retrieve them:

Not only did Peters make a fan happy, but he came back with no socks. This has been the most interesting development of this Sunday.

Neither team has a winning record, so you may scoff at the idea that the Cowboys or Chargers have a shot. But it’s desperation time for both. The winner may be able to put together a run.

Even at 4-6, the Chargers are just one game out of the second Wild Card spot in the AFC, behind the 5-5 Ravens and 5-5 Bills. Considering that: A) The Chargers already have a win over the Bills, and B) Neither the Ravens nor Bills are that good, Los Angeles has a real shot if it improves to 5-6.

Wentz is on the run deep in Eagles’ territory, and he’s about to be brought down by Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson. But he keeps his feet just long enough to release the pass, which somehow makes its way exactly where it needs to be for Agholor to haul it in.

The Eagles were trailing the Seahawks 17-3 in the fourth quarter when Wentz hit Agholor on third-and-13 for a huge first down. He found Agholor with a 27-yard pass in the end zone three plays later.

Wentz does this all the time. He did it earlier this season against Washington, when he disappeared in a swarm of defenders and then suddenly reappeared and ran for a huge gain.dodgers_005

Giants owner John Mara vows support for coach Ben McAdoo

Giants co-owner and president John Mara vowed his support Monday for embattled coach Ben McAdoo, while saying the team’s recent performance is “inexcusable and frustrating.”

McAdoo has made headlines in the past few days for all the wrong reasons. An ESPN report last week quoted two anonymous Giants players as saying McAdoo had “lost this team,” and “guys are giving up on the season.” That prompted other Giants players to call out those anonymous teammates as “cowards” and vow to find out who’d thrown McAdoo under the proverbial bus.

After going 11-5 in his first season as Giants coach, the team has faltered on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 28th in the NFL in both points scored and points allowed.

Yet the Giants, who were founded by Mara’s grandfather, Tim Mara, in 1925, have traditionally not made midseason coaching changes. The Giants have made only one midseason coaching change since 1931, that coming in 1976.

Fitzgerald, 34, caught five passes for 70 yards in Sunday’s win to pass Hall of Famer Tim Brown for sixth place on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald, who is third all-time in receptions, was the third overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft and has spent his entire career with the Cardinals. Fitzgerald has 1,175 career receptions for 14,953 yards.

The Vikings selected Peterson with the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and he broke the NFL’s single-game rushing record with 296 yards against the Chargers that season. Peterson, who spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Vikings, was a seven-time Pro Bowler in Minnesota.

The 32-year-old bounced back from another knee injury in 2014 to lead the NFL with 1,485 yards in 2015 as the Vikings won the NFC North. A torn meniscus in the third game of the 2016 season prompted the Vikings to unload their franchise back.