Dolphins vs Saints: Football, in Week 4, Live Stream

Dolphins vs Saints: The Miami Dolphins are two weeks into the new season, and not a whole lot has gone right. The offense has looked sluggish two weeks in a row. The pass defense has been nothing short of atrocious. The coaching staff hasn’t been able to make adjustments or light a fire under the players. About the only good thing you can say is that the rush defense has improved dramatically from last season.

Dolphins vs Saints

Dolphins vs Saints: Last week the Dolphins had what on paper should have been a relatively easy game. There are no easy wins in the NFL, and the Dolphins found that out the hard way against the New York Jets. Josh McCown channeled his inner Joe Montana for much of the game, lighting up the Dolphins defense to the tune of 249 yards, and one touchdown. Those numbers don’t tell the full story of just how well McCown played, though. With a 78 percent completion rate and 126.3 passer rating, McCown picked apart the Dolphins secondary on the way to a comfortable victory.

Dolphins vs Saints: In what looks like a perfect storm of poor circumstances for the Dolphins, they travel across the pond to square off against the New Orleans Saints in London, England. This is technically a home game for the Dolphins, but one can hardly call it a home game when you have to travel over 4,000 miles for it. If travel wasn’t bad enough, the Dolphins porous pass defense runs up against arguably the most prolific passer of this generation in Drew Brees.

Here are three bold predictions for Dolphins vs Saints Sunday’s game.

Dolphins vs Saints: In what looks like a perfect storm of poor circumstances for the Dolphins, they travel across the pond to square off against the New Orleans Saints in London, England. This is technically a home game for the Dolphins, but one can hardly call it a home game when you have to travel over 4,000 miles for it. If travel wasn’t bad enough, the Dolphins porous pass defense runs up against arguably the most prolific passer of this generation in Drew Brees.

Dolphins vs Saints

Here are three bold predictions for Dolphins vs Saints Sunday’s game.

Dolphins vs Saints: Only two games into the season, but the Dolphins defense has been somewhat a tale of Jekyll and Hyde. On one hand, the Dolphins rush defense has been much improved so far. Last season they were 30th in the league in rush defense. This season they’re an impressive fifth, giving up only 73.5 yards on the ground. They’re also sixth in the league in points allowed, giving up only 18.5 points per game. Why, then, all the talk about how bad the Dolphins defense is? The pass defense.

Dolphins vs Saints: The Dolphins pass defense has struggled mightily this season, nearly as much as the rush defense struggled last year. After two games, the Dolphins have allowed the fifth-most passing yards per game in the NFL at 278. They’ve only allowed two passing touchdowns, which is great, but that “bend but don’t break” mentality isn’t sustainable, especially in today’s pass-happy era of the NFL. Giving up chunk yards like that is just asking to get burned.

Raiders vs Broncos: Football, Matchups, Live Stream

Raiders vs Broncos: The Oakland Raiders first game against a division opponent is here, and it is sure to be an all-out battle. Whenever you play a rival there’s a little extra at stake, and while many of the players will tell you it’s just another game, this one is special for a few reasons.

With that being said, let’s break down three matchups I’ll be observing this Sunday.

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Raiders vs Broncos

Raiders vs Broncos: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws in the first quarter of play against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 24, 2017 in Landover, Maryland.

As a fan, Week 3 felt like the official beginning of the 2017 NFL season as exciting games, controversial finishes and epic moments occurred in most every matchup. As a prognosticator, it was a week your bankroll may have taken a serious beating. Ten underdogs not only covered but won straight up, a week that likely paid off summer homes for the heads of Las Vegas’ top sportsbooks.

But the true fan of the betting game doesn’t cower in these moments. We play the percentages and hit back hard in a week where there is plenty of value to be found on the big board and multiple opportunities to make calculated strikes to bolster your winnings.

It’s a week where more than ever, you need solid advice finding those moments of clarity in the odds. Thankfully, we’ve got a friend that’s ready to help you rebound. Zack Jones of SportsBookReview.com is assisting us in picking the best games to tackle in Week 4.

Raiders vs Broncos: Entering the Raiders final regular season game of 2016, it was expected to be a heated match, considering it was two division rivals clashing on the gridiron. What many didn’t expect however, was for tempers to flare between Crabtree and Talib.

For the unaware, Talib is notorious for his physical style of play, and it’s a big reason why he’s been successful at the pro level. Slated with covering No. 15, it didn’t take long for them to lock horns. With five minutes left in the first quarter, after a play was dead, Crabtree starting walking from the sideline to the huddle, but not before Talib grabbed the former Texas Tech Red Raider’s chain and forcefully ripped it off.

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The act sparked a spur of comments between the two following the game, and Crabtree didn’t mince words.

“You’re snatching chains in front of the police and take off running,” he continued. “That was childish, man.”

It’s early in the season, but expect Crabtree and Talib to play with a little added incentive this Sunday.

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Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of – if not the best – defenders in the NFL. For a majority of their time in the league, the duo have been paired together, and compared in a variety of ways. Over the course of Miller’s six years in the league, not including this season, he’s totaled 73.5 sacks, 20 forced fumbles, two touchdowns, and 13 passes defensed.

While Mack hasn’t been in the league as long as Miller, No. 52 has earned the respect of his peers by overtaking a game, and coming up clutch in the waning moments of games. Obviously Mack and Miller won’t go head-to-head physically on the field, but watching them try to out-do one another will be a key component of the game.

Over his career, the reigning AP Defensive Player of the Year has feasted against the Broncos, totaling 20 tackles, and seven sacks in six games. The Raiders and the Broncos both sit at 2-1, and a win against a division rival goes a long way, so look for Mack and Miller to battle it out come Sunday.

One team is coming off an emotional last-second comeback, as Tom Brady engineered the 50th fourth-quarter comeback of his career against the Texans. Meanwhile, the Panthers are seemingly crawling toward a bye, trying to get healthy physically and record-wise after a confidence shaking loss to the Saints. Are they opportunities for Cam Newton to get back on track? Jones doesn’t see it.

 

Florida State vs Wake Forest Football, Game – Live Stream

Florida State vs Wake Forest: When Florida State heads up to Wake Forest on Saturday, it will be the teams’ 36th meeting, most of which FSU has won. In total, FSU is 28-6-1 against the Demon Deacons and have won each of the past five meeting vs. Wake and 21 of the past 25.

In recent years, FSU is just 7-4 in its past 11 meetings vs. Wake Forest and just 3-2 on the road in that span.

Florida State vs Wake Forest

In between Florida State’s streak high 14 game win streak and current five game streak was a surge by Wake Forest. From 2006-2008, the Demon Deacons won three straight games which started with that infamous 30-0 victory at Doak Campbell. That was the only time FSU has been shutout vs Wake Forest.

Florida State is 8-3 on the road in the series and won the meeting’s only neutral site game in Orlando back in 1996 in Orlando.

13 times, FSU has scored over 40 points and had a series high 72 points in 1995. Wake Forest’s best scoring performance was a victorious 35 point effort in 2011.

Under Jimbo Fisher as head coach, FSU is 6-1 against Wake. If you include his time as offensive coordinator, that record dips to 8-3.

Florida State vs Wake Forest

Florida State vs Wake Forest: “Hopefully, we can shut guys down and not get behind in that area,” Fisher said. “At times which they played really well, we needed to get the ball back at the end with a stop, and gave up some third-and-longs, a couple there.”

Aside from answering questions about his team, Fisher was quizzed about what he and his staff can do when it comes to achieving accountability.

Fisher stood firm. He said FSU’s coaching is accountable whether the team wins or loses.

Florida State vs Wake Forest: “When we win, all right, but that guy didn’t play as well. What can we do to get him to play better?,” Fisher responded, when discussing accountability. “Does he need more video? Does he need more time? Does he need more reps on the field? Does he need more walk-through time? Certain players learn differently. So it’s a very similar situation win or lose, believe it or not.

Florida State vs Wake Forest: “There’s no magic dust or magic thing that makes you meet more, play more. We meet and do as much as we can, but we’ve got to evaluate what we’re doing, what works, what doesn’t work, and how to get each player to be more successful.”

NFL Week 4 – Falcons vs Bills live, Football, Game & Prediction

Falcons vs Bills: The Atlanta Falcons are one of only two unbeaten teams through the first three weeks of the season – and they’re in good position to extend that run as they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons come into this one as one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL, and have covered in back-to-back weeks after missing out by a point in their opener. The Bills are coming off an impressive home win over Denver and share the lead in the AFC East.

Falcons vs Bills

Early Falcons vs Bills odds have the Falcons set as 8-point favourites.
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The Bills’ defense ranks sixth in yards allowed (278.3), ninth against the pass (203.0) and seventh against the run (75.3). The remodeled secondary has become a featured story with cornerbacks Tre White and E.J. Gaines and safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer each with an interception.

Atlanta is getting more than a touchdown against visiting Buffalo. Last year the Falcons were at least 7-point favourites three times, covering twice and coming oh-so-close in a six-point win over New Orleans to end the regular season. But the Bills have been on a roll after being written off to open the year; Buffalo has covered in each of its first three games after doing so just six times all of last season. Sports Interaction bettors are leaning 63 percent toward the Falcons.

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The trend is much stronger regarding the game total of 48.5, with a whopping 97 percent early NFL betting on Sports Interaction backing the over. The thought process here is a simple one: The Falcons have played a stunning 12 consecutive overs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with teams combining to average nearly 62 points (!) in those contests. The alternate total is a solid play here, with Sports Interaction offering +130 for over 52.5.

Falcons vs Bills

Buffalo has looked good so far, but history will record that the Bills didn’t score a single first-quarter point in the month of September. In fact, a Graham Gano field goal represents the only first-quarter scoring in any of Buffalo’s three games to date. This flies in the face of Atlanta’s run of high-scoring home games, but you can get +255 if you wager on the first touchdown of the game coming in the second quarter.

Falcons vs Bills

As you might expect with a team this prolific, the Falcons have scored the first touchdown in each of their first three outings; Sports Interaction has +120 odds on an Atlanta TD being the first scoring play of the game. And with the Falcons having already posted four quarters with 10+ points compared to just one by the Bills, taking Atlanta at -213 to record the highest-scoring quarter in the game looks like another solid play.

“I think it’s a credit to Coach Frazier, to Coach McDermott, to (GM) Brandon Beane in bringing guys in here that they felt fit in well with what we we’re trying to do,’’ veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. “There’s a lot of credit to go around, so far, but there’s a lot of work and a lot more Sundays left. We’ve got quite a challenge in front of us coming this Sunday.’’

Falcons vs Bills prediction

Falcons 31, Bills 20

Florida vs Vanderbilt: Football, TV, radio, live stream

Florida vs Vanderbilt – Florida has named its starting quarterback for the Vanderbilt game, according to ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum.

After helping lead the team to a come-from-behind win against Kentucky, redshirt junior Luke Del Rio will get the starting nod this week, McElwain told Finebaum. Del Rio finished 9-14 for 74 yards and a touchdown against Kentucky, throwing one interception.

Florida vs Vanderbilt

“Moving forward to this week, Luke will take the starting reps in practice and yet the other two guys will still get their reps as well,” McElwain said. “We’ll see where it goes from there.”

The communication on offense seemed much better once Del Rio entered the game.

Del Rio had a strong fall camp and was firmly in the mix to start the season, but the coaches opted for redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks instead. Franks started the first three games, but he was replaced late in the game against both Michigan and Kentucky.

Both Florida and Vanderbilt had tough SEC games last weekend, but for totally different reasons.

Florida vs Vanderbilt: The No. 21-ranked Gators (2-1) barely edged out the Kentucky Wildcats by the score of 28-27. The Wildcats had an opportunity to win the game as time expired but Austin MacGinnis’ 57-yard field goal fell short.

Vanderbilt (3-1) was undefeated and extremely confident heading into its game against Alabama, but dreams of an upset faded quickly. The Commodores were destroyed 59-0 at home as the Crimson Tide led 31-0 at halftime.

Florida holds a 38-10-2 all-time series advantage over Vanderbilt. In their meeting in Nashville last season, the Gators prevailed 13-6 behind two Eddy Pinerio field goals.

Vanderbilt will face a third straight ranked team when it plays at No. 20 Florida Saturday.

Florida vs Vanderbilt Kickoff will be 11 a.m. at The Swamp in Gainesville, Fla. Vanderbilt (3-1, 0-1 SEC) had three straight wins and then a 59-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama last week. Florida (2-1, 2-0 SEC) pulled out wins over Tennessee and Kentucky on the final play.

Florida vs Vanderbilt

TV: The game will be shown on ESPN, which is available on the following channels: 602 AT&T U-Verse, 140 Dish, 206 DirecTV, 11 XFinity/Comcast.

Florida vs Vanderbilt RADIO: 98.3-FM, 1510-AM; full list of Vanderbilt Network.

Florida vs Vanderbilt live stream:Watch ESPN

After Feleipe Franks started his third straight game for the Gators, he was pulled in the second half, but for a quarterback many weren’t expecting. Del Rio, who started six games for the Gators in 2016 came in relief of Franks and helped Florida come back from a 13-point deficit.

Florida vs Vanderbilt: It was Del Rio who threw the game-winning touchdown with 43 seconds left. During the offseason, Del Rio had shoulder surgery. Earlier this week head coach Jim McElwain named Del Rio the starter against Vanderbilt on Saturday. It will be interesting to see how well Del Rio and the offense does against a Commodores defense that, up until last week against Alabama, has held opponents in check.

2. Ralph Webb

So far this season, the Commodores have been unable to get Webb (above, right), the program’s all-time leading rusher, going. Webb has just 64 carries for 169 yards and two touchdowns through four games.

“He’s run all over us the last two years, McElwain said in a press conference earlier this week. “He plays with a little extra juice.”

In Webb’s last two meetings against the Gators, he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in each game. Last season, Webb finished with 110 yards on 24 carries against a Florida defense that ended up ranked 37th in FBS against the run.

3. Florida’s defense

Speaking of defense, this Gators unit hasn’t quite performed up to its usual standards, especially compared to the past few seasons.

Florida enters this game ranked 82nd in the country in total defense, giving up 405 yards per game. Kentucky put up 340 yards last week, hurting the Gators on both the ground (120) and through the air (220). Last year, Florida finished fifth in FBS in total defense (292.8 ypg) and held the Wildcats to just 149 total yards.

Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur ranks fourth in the SEC in passing efficiency and has eight touchdowns and just one interception. Between Shurmur and Webb the Gators’ defense could be in for another long afternoon unless this group shows some improvement.

Florida vs Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt is a much better team than the one that played Alabama last week. The Commodores have given the Gators all they can handle in recent seasons and there’s no reason to think will be any different, even in the Swamp.

Florida vs Vanderbilt: Both Florida and Vanderbilt rank at the bottom of the SEC in scoring, so points will come at a premium. The difference in Saturday’s game could be freshman Kadarius Toney, who has done a little bit of everything on offense in the early going. Look for the Gators to get him to ball often in what ends up being another close game between these SEC East rivals.

Prediction: Florida 20, Vanderbilt 17

Notre Dame vs Miami OH – Football, Game, Live Stream

Notre Dame vs Miami OH: This Saturday’s Notre Dame vs Miami of Ohio football game at Notre Dame Stadium will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network, not WNDU. The game is scheduled to begin just after 5 p.m.

This was a decision made at the network level and not made locally by WNDU.

The NBC Sports Network is a cable channel for Notre Dame vs Miami OH football game.

Here are the channel listings for NBC Sports Network where you can watch the Notre Dame vs Miami game this Saturday at 5 p.m.

Notre Dame vs Miami OH

Please check your local listings for additional channel lineups on other cable systems.

The game will be streamed at NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app as well, but you will need to have a cable subscription to NBC Sports Network and your log-in information to access those webcasts.

With the President’s Cup airing on WNDU, NewsCenter 16’s Countdown to Kickoff will air on 16.2, Antenna TV, starting at 4 p.m.

Here are the channel listings on where you can watch Countdown to Kickoff at 4 p.m. Saturday on Antenna TV.

Well everybody, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team has gone and done it again, winning in enough of a convincing fashion over Michigan State last weekend to make the pessimist in a lot of us start to think that maybe this team could have a really good rest of the season.

Notre Dame vs Miami OH

That rest of the season begins this Saturday against the Miami RedHawks, whose coach is former Brian Kelly assistant Chuck Martin and whose team is largely a huge question mark to Notre Dame fans.

To dispel the mystery surrounding the RedHawks, I talked to James Snyder of Hustle Belt, SB Nation’s one-stop shop for all your MACtion needs. He gave us some fantastic detail on Chuck Martin as a coach, Gus Ragland as a QB, and Tom Brady as president of the U.S. and A, along with answering a smattering of other questions I pelted him with earlier this week.

That 6-2 record doesn’t really tell the whole picture from last season. They started the season 0-6, including 0-2 in the MAC, before winning 6 straight and losing a heartbreaker to Mississippi State in the bowl game.

The 2 losses this year were sloppy, much like the bowl loss last season, so there are mixed feelings about Martin from the fan base. On the one hand, he turned around a team that lost 6 straight to make them bowl eligible. On the other, there are a lot of woulda, coulda, shouldas in the three losses since.

The offense is set up like a traditional Midwestern offense, where the QB manages the game and the defense keeps the team in the game. Make fewer mistakes than the opponent and win. That’s the game plan.

In the loss to the Bearcats, there was a pick 6 from Miami’s own side of the field late, and in the Marshall game the Thundering Herd had 3 return touchdowns. I think the statistical struggles of the offense are basically the system and the lack of a running back establishing himself as “the man” this season.

So, with all that said, let’s dive into James’ answers and learn a thing or two about THE University of Miami.

Panthers vs Patriots: Sunday Football, Game, Live Stream

Panthers vs Patriots: The New England Patriots closed out the first month of the season with a 2-1 record and begin the month of October at home when they host the Carolina Panthers this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots are an NFL-best 53-17 in the month of October since 2000. Last season, the Patriots finished with a 4-1 October record.

This Sunday’s game will be the Patriots’ second against an NFC team. In Week 2, the Patriots traveled to New Orleans and beat the Saints, 36-20. New England owns a 49-12 (.803) record vs. NFC teams since realignment in 2002, the best inter-conference record in the NFL during that time. Pittsburgh is second with a 41-20 record.

Panthers vs Patriots

QB Tom Brady has thrown for 825 yards and eight touchdowns in the last two games with 447 yards and three touchdowns at the Saints and 378 yards and five touchdowns vs. Houston.

The Panthers fell to 2-1 over the weekend in a 34-13 loss to NFC rival, the New Orleans Saints. There was a lot in question leading up to the game.

Panthers vs Patriots: How would Carolina’s secondary fare against a future Hall-of-Famer? Could the offense finally begin to click against the league’s worst ranked defense? Ultimately, Carolina didn’t respond well to either question. However, they’ll have a chance to re-answer those exact questions this week against the reigning Super Bowl champions.

The New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers will meet for the first time in the regular season since 2013 and for the first time at Gillette Stadium in a regular season game since the 2009 season. The 2009 matchup, a 20- 10 Patriots win, was Carolina’s only regular season game played between the two teams at Gillette Stadium.

Panthers vs Patriots: Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among many executives across the league to respond to Trump’s comments, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by his remarks. Quarterback Tom Brady also said he “disagrees” with what Trump said, supporting his teammates’ right to choose what to do during the anthem. Both Kraft and Brady stood during the anthem last Sunday, while Brady locked arms with Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Panthers vs Patriots

The decision of many players to kneel during the national anthem in Foxboro drew a wide range of reactions, some negative. Former Patriots tackle Matt Light said he felt “ashamed” to be a Patriot for the first time in his life. Fans appeared split on the issue of players protesting the anthem.

If the Patriots do end up standing as a collective group during the national anthem next Sunday, it will send the message of unity that the players were trying to send last weekend.

The teams last played in the regular season in 2013 in a competitive Monday Night Football contest on Nov. 18, 2013 when a Tom Brady pass to TE Rob Gronkowski fell incomplete on the last play of the game to give Carolina a 24-20 win at Bank of America.

Panthers vs Patriots: For the second week running, the Panthers’ offense will take on the league’s worst ranked defense. Last week the Saints’ defense ranked 32nd in the NFL, but after a poor performance from Cam Newton and Co., New Orleans moved up and New England slid down.

The Patriots’ defense has allowed 330 yards per game against the pass and eight touchdowns through the air – the highest totals in the NFL. The defense doesn’t fair much better against the run. New England has allowed 130 yards per game on average on the ground – seventh most in the NFL – and a whopping 5.1 yards per carry.

Panthers vs Patriots: “I think Bill said it best after the game. We’ve got a lot of work to do,” safety Devin McCourty said about the defense after Week 3. “It’s just a constant work in progress. We’ve got to keep after it.”

Monday Night Football – Chiefs vs Redskins, Game, Live Stream

Chiefs vs Redskins; The Kansas City Chiefs host the Washington Redskins in the final game of Week 4. The Chiefs are 3-0 and are at the top of many power rankings. They have a win at New England on their ledger and they are in the top 10 in the NFL in both scoring offense and scoring defense. They average 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 yards per rush. Do the Redskins stand a chance? Well, they weren’t supposed to have much of a shot against the Raiders and they came out of that one OK so we will see.

Chiefs vs Redskins

—Quarterback Alex Smith is rolling sevens. He has completed 77 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. His QB rating is an absurd 132.7. Smith has been sacked 12 times so there is a chink in the armor. The former first overall pick in the draft will not go all year with such a high passer rating and completion percentage. But he could do it one more game and that’s what matters to the Redskins.

—Rookie running back Kareem Hunt is starting off his NFL career on a roll. He has over 400 yards rushing in three games with an average of 8.5 yards per attempt. Hunt has 12 runs of 10 yards or longer and a touchdown run of longer than 50 years in each of the Chiefs’ three games. The Redskins will need to tackle as well as they did against the Raiders to keep Hunt under wraps. Like with Smith, he can’t keep it up all year (he’s on pace to run for 2,139 yards) but as far as the Redskins are concerned all that matters is him not getting it done next Monday.

—Defensively, the Chiefs do not appear to be that imposing. They are 23rd in passing defense and 18th in rushing. But they do a good job of getting off the field so they are a very respectable seventh in scoring defense.

—If the Redskins are going to upset another unbeaten AFC West team they probably are going to have to find a way to get the Chiefs to turn the ball over. Kansas City has lost only one fumble and, as noted, Smith has yet to throw an interception. It is doubtful that the Redskins will be able to get away with a multi-turnover game as they had in Weeks 1 and 3. The Redskins arguably have the best defense the Chiefs have faced this season and they should be able to move the ball against that defense. If they can hold onto the ball they should have a shot in this one.

The line has already seen plenty of movement. It opened at Chiefs -8, but has since dropped to -7. That means Vegas thinks the Chiefs win by a touchdown.

The over-under stands at 49.5, meaning Vegas thinks 49.5 total points will be scored. It’s unchanged from where it opened.

Before you make any bets on Chiefs vs Redskins, you’ll want to hear what Mike “Top Dog” Tierney has to say.

Chiefs vs Redskins

Tierney went a sizzling 22-9 on NFL over-unders last season. And he is an impressive 6-2 this season, including nailing unders on both “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” last week. He has been money in prime time.

Chiefs vs Redskins success: He’s full of inside information. He has reported from seven Super Bowls and is a well-known national sportswriter. Anyone who has followed his picks has been well-rewarded.

Tierney knows the dynamic duo of Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill have turned the Chiefs into a threat to score on any snap from any spot on the field. The two have combined for four touchdowns of between 30 and 75 yards. And he knows the over is 4-1 in the Chiefs’ past five games.

The Chiefs are third in yards per game with almost 400, and the Redskins are eighth in the same category at 373.

Chiefs vs Redskins: But that doesn’t mean “Monday Night Football” definitely goes over. The Chiefs’ No. 28 defensive rating is misleading. Opponents have been forced to play catch-up and throw heavily. Tom Brady threw it 36 times, Carson Wentz had 46 attempts and Philip Rivers had 40 last week. More tellingly, the Chiefs’ yards-per-play yield is tied for 13th.

And the Redskins just held a Raiders team that scored 71 points in the first two weeks to only 10 on Sunday night last week.

Tierney is leaning on the Redskins to stay within the spread, but what about the over-under, which he has made his name picking?

Chiefs vs Redskins: He knows there’s a huge x-factor that ultimately determines whether Redskins-Chiefs on “Monday Night Football” goes over or under. And he’s sharing it over at SportsLine.

Packers vs Bears – Thursday Night Football, Game, Live Stream

Packers vs Bears: On Sept. 25, 1960, the Chicago Bears, who were coached by the legendary George Halas, beat the Green Bay Packers, who were coached by the future legend Vince Lombardi, 17-14.

At that point in the bitter rivalry, the Bears held a commanding 50-26-6 edge.

Packers vs Bears

With the Packers sweeping last year’s games, the series is knotted 94-94-6. On Thursday night in Green Bay, Wis., the Packers could take the series lead for the first time since 1932.

Packers vs Bears: “That’s important for our fan base,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “It’s important to your tradition and history of the National Football League, being the longest rivalry. And it factors in your preparation. We make that loud and clear each and every year. We spent time on that today in the team meeting. We’ll be ready to play Thursday night. I can promise you that.”

With Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers have dominated the rivalry recently. Including the 2010 NFC Championship Game, Rodgers is 15-4 against Chicago. His passer rating? A sizzling 105.7.

Protecting Rodgers will be the major challenge for the Packers (2-1), who are coming off an overtime victory vs. Cincinnati. Left tackle David Bakhtiari missed the last two games with an injured hamstring. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who missed the first two games with an injured ankle, made his season debut on Sunday but aggravated the injury and missed the final 23 snaps.

Packers vs Bears

Both players were limited participants in practice. Their availability is key because Kyle Murphy, who started for Bulaga in Week 1 and Bakhtiari in Weeks 2 and 3, injured his foot vs. the Bengals and was placed on injured reserve, where he joins second-round pick Jason Spriggs and veteran Don Barclay.

Packers vs Bearsz: “Protection-wise, we have had to be smart about who’s playing out there and what we can handle,” Rodgers said. “It’s been tough with those guys we’ve had who’ve been out. You’re talking about two starters and then primary backups who’ve been out. So, it’s been a work in progress but those guys are playing hard.”

The Bears (1-2), who are coming off an overtime win against Pittsburgh, will throw an improved cornerback corps at Rodgers. With veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara making his season debut last week, Chicago held Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to 56.4 percent accuracy. Antonio Brown caught 10 passes but the rest of the receivers combined for four catches in 14 targets.

The question for Chicago offensively is whether it can throw the ball at a competent level. Mike Glennon ranks ninth in the league in completion percentage but next-to-last in yards per attempt and 25th in passer rating.

Against Pittsburgh, he threw two interceptions and completed only one pass to a wide receiver. Chicago’s longest pass play this season has gone for just 22 yards.

Packers vs Bears: Where the Bears could make some hay against Green Bay’s defense is with the two-headed running game of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. Howard, who as a rookie finished second in the NFL in rushing, bounced back from a 7-yard performance in a loss at Tampa Bay to pile up 138 yards and two touchdowns vs. Pittsburgh. The diminutive Cohen ranks second in the NFL with a 6.5-yard average, leads the team with 20 receptions and handles punt returns, as well.

“To have a complement (in the backfield) is, frankly, a lot of fun as an offensive coordinator,” McCarthy said. “When you have the ability to put different running styles on the field to attack a defense, I think it’s definitely a benefit to the offense.”

Howard and Cohen lead a rushing attack that’s averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Green Bay, which has relied on an undersized six-defensive-back package, is giving up 4.5 per carry.

“We’re going to run the ball,” Glennon said. “I think that’s what we’ve established is that we’re going to run the ball against every opponent. I don’t think this week is going to be any different.”

Howard and Cohen could be running behind the Bears’ Pro Bowl guards for the first time this season. Kyle Long (ankle) missed the first two games but started last week — his first game since Nov. 13. Former Packers standout Josh Sitton (rib) missed last week’s game and was limited at Tuesday’s practice.

Packers vs Bears: “We’ll probably be as close to intact as we’ve been all season,” Bears coach John Fox said of his line.

Packers vs Bears

Injuries, as they tend to be for these Thursday games, will be a major story line right up until the inactives are named 90 minutes before kickoff.

Green Bay was down seven starters by the end of the Cincinnati game. Critically for its defense, outside linebacker Nick Perry (hand) and defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip) returned to practice and were full participants. Perry wore a club-cast on his surgically repaired right hand. Cornerback Davon House (quad) was the only player not to practice and likely will miss a second consecutive game.

Chicago listed only four players on its injury report, including safety Quintin Demps, who won’t play due to a broken arm.

“It is what it is. Nobody is going to come rescue us,” Fox said. “I think we’re playing a game Thursday night, so we’ll do our best to get ready for it.”

Penn State vs Indiana – Football, Game, Live Stream

Penn State vs Indiana — It’s entirely possible, Penn State coach James Franklin said Tuesday, that last Saturday’s 21-19 victory at Iowa took years off his life.

Penn State owns this rivalry, but lately, the games have been close. Last year in Bloomington, Indiana led 31-28 late into the fourth quarter, when the Lions scored the last 17 points for a fortunate cover. Three years ago, the final score was 13-7. And four years ago, the Hoosiers beat Penn State 44-24. Indiana probably won’t win this one, but the smart money at sports betting sites wagers the Hoosiers.

Penn State vs Indiana

“I started out that game at 45 years old,” he joked, “and I finished the game at 55.”

Penn State vs Indiana the No. 4 Nittany Lions marched 80 yards in 12 plays in the final 1:42, culminating in Trace McSorley’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson as time expired.

“I think if you look at any really good season, there’s always one game like that,” Franklin said, “where you have to gut it out and find a way to win. And our team’s gritty and we found a way to do it.”

The Lions, 4-0 heading into Saturday’s home game against Indiana (2-1), have won 13 of their last 14 games, dating to last September. Their only loss in that span was a 52-49 thriller to USC in the Rose Bowl.

Penn State vs Indiana

“We know how special we can be,” offensive tackle Ryan Bates said. “I think after Iowa, after last Saturday, we know what we can do. We know what the season can be for us.”

Bates added that the Lions believe they boast “the best offense in the country,” while acknowledging there is always room for improvement.

“We know our potential,” he said, “and we know the sky’s the limit with us.”

That’s especially true of running back Saquon Barkley, a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy.

Penn State vs Indiana: Barkley was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week after accumulating a school-record 358 all-purpose yards against the Hawkeyes, including 211 rushing yards on 28 attempts. He leads the FBS in all-purpose yards per game (253.3). He is 11th in the nation in rushing at 129.5 yards per game.

Barkley also has 23 receptions for a Big Ten-leading 335 yards.

“Can’t imagine there’s a better player in all of college football,” Franklin said.

The Hoosiers beat Georgia Southern 52-17 last week, as freshman Morgan Ellison ran 25 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and J-Shun Harris returned a punt for a touchdown for the second straight week.

“It was a game where we were supposed to win,” said Indiana first-year coach Tom Allen, “and I felt like our players prepared and played in a manner that you expect them to.”

Penn State vs Indiana: Allen held out wide receiver Donavan Hale, running back Mike Majette, guard Simon Stepaniak and cornerback Rashard Fant, mostly for precautionary health reasons, but the coach did not commit on Monday to any of them returning this week.

Four others players — quarterback Richard Lagow, cornerback A’Shonn Riggins, defensive tackle Nate Hoff and safety Marcelino Ball — suffered unspecified injuries against Georgia Southern. Lagow is expected to play this week, while the other three are questionable.

IU is last in the Big Ten — and 102nd among 129 FBS teams — in rushing defense, allowing 196.3 yards a game. The Hoosiers are next-to-last in the conference in total defense (428.3) and third from the bottom in scoring defense (27.7).

They have yet to log an interception this season, but linebacker Tegray Scales has recorded a team-leading 26 tackles, 2.5 for loss. Last year he generated an FBS-leading 23.5 tackles for loss among his 126 stops.

The Nittany Lions enjoyed a 579-273 yardage advantage against Iowa but struggled to finish drives. They were inside the 15 on four occasions before the decisive march, and came away with a single touchdown.

Penn State vs Indiana: “When you get into the red zone, all the details are magnified because you’ve just got less field and you’ve got less space,” Franklin said. “We’ve just got to do a better job with those things, which I know we will.”

McSorley has completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,037 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has been intercepted three times.

Since opening this season with a closer-than-the-score-indicated loss to Ohio State the Hoosiers are 2-0 both SU and ATS, including a 52-17 romp/cover over Georgia Southern last Saturday. Indiana led 21-0 after the first quarter and 31-0 before allowing the Eagles to hit the board. Near the end, as GSU tried to push the 21-point spread, the Hoosiers defense pulled a strip-six to preserve the cash.

On the day, Indiana outgained the Eagles 468-375, and about three-quarters of the yardage the Hoosiers allowed came in prevent-mode. Freshman running back Morgan Ellison, making his first career start, accounted for 194 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, and J-Shun Harris returned a punt for a score for the second straight game.

As mentioned above, Indiana opened this season with a 49-21 loss to Ohio State, but the Hoosiers led that game 21-20 late into the third quarter before fading. Indiana then went on the road and beat what’s now a 3-1 Virginia team 34-17.

Penn State also leads the FBS in scoring defense, having allowed an average of 8.3 points a game, including shutouts of Akron and Georgia State. Safety Marcus Allen has recorded a team-high 24 tackles, as well as a sack and an interception.

“It’s a tremendous challenge for our program,” Allen said.

“You know, you get to points in seasons when you want to be healthy. Sometimes you are; sometimes you’re not. And other young men to have rise up and play to a level that you expect them to. You look across the country and other teams are dealing with the same thing and you have to pony up, as we say.”