Man City vs Napoli Odds

Man City vs Napoli Odds: Man City host Napoli at the Etihad Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, October 17, TV and live online coverage.

Man City vs Napoli Odds

The match will be televised live on BT Sport 3, with coverage from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers can watch the match on the enhanced video player on or via the BT Sport app.

You can follow all the team news and goals from 7pm with Standard Sport’s live scoreboard blog.

‘Sarri-ball’ is the name given to the brave, progressive tactics of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.
How does it work?

The style of play was described by L’Equipe as “vertical tiki-taka”, and is a possession-based style with plenty of short, quick passes but an emphasis on moving up the pitch quickly. In other words: “liquid football”.

Man City vs Napoli Odds

At present, Sarri-ball is working to devastating effect, with Napoli top of Serie A having won all eight of their league matches this season. In his first two seasons at Napoli, Sarri led the club to second and third placed finishes, but he has spent most of his managerial career in Italy’s lower leagues.

Manchester City host Napoli on Tuesday in what could be one of the most entertaining Champions League group games in years.

Man City vs Napoli Odds

City sit top of Group F with a maximum six points from their opening two gameweeks, and are yet to concede a goal as Pep Guardiola targets winning the trophy for the third time in his managerial career.

While it has been plain sailing for City so far this season, Napoli sit top of Serie A with a perfect record after seven games, with the likes of Dries Mertens certain to cause problems at the Etihad.

Manchester City and Napoli will lock horns in the Champions League on Tuesday having torn up the record books with their remarkable goalscoring feats over the opening weeks of the season.

Man City vs Napoli Odds: Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli are top of Serie A with a 100 per cent record after eight matches, scoring 26 times in the process.

No side has enjoyed such a prolific opening to an Italian top-flight season since 1959-60, while you have to go back to Everton in the 1894-95 campaign for an English side who netted more than City’s 29 over an initial eight-game period.

Sarri described City as “by far the strongest team in Europe at the moment” at his pre-match news conference, while Pep Guardiola also lavished praise on a counterpart very much cut from the same coaching cloth.

But who is leading the charge for these two lethal attacks, who are the main creators and how are they taking opponents apart with such apparent ease? Ahead of a mouth-watering clash, we looked at some Opta data to find out.

Napoli’s Belgium forward Dries Mertens is the top league goalscorer on either side with seven goals, building on his stunning haul of 28 in 35 matches last season when Sarri’s decision to deploy the 30-year-old in a central attacking role proved a masterstroke.

Man City vs Napoli Odds: Mertens’ colleagues in a front three Guardiola hailed as “so dynamic”, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne, have four and three respectively, while there is a three-way tie at the top of City’s goalscoring charts.

Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling have each scored six times in the Premier League, while Germany winger Leroy Sane has weighed in with four.


Panthers vs. Lions – Football, Who will win, Live stream, Picks

Panthers vs. Lions: The 3-1 Detroit Lions play the 3-1 Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Ford Field in a battle of first-place teams. Their efficiency metrics have their success as basically even through the first quarter of the season, yet the game remains pivotal for positioning in the NFC.

Panthers vs. Lions

Here are the players to watch from both sides in this matchup, plus a prediction:

Panthers vs. Lions: Offensive player to watch: QB Matthew Stafford

It’s strange to see Matthew Stafford be as off as he has the past two games and to realize the Lions are six inches or a more logical rule from being 2-0. The Lions quarterback hasn’t thrown an interception in that span, though he’s tempted fate on a few different occasions. Instead, his timing has just been off and he’s had trouble locating receivers early in the down. His team managed to win a road game last week despite the fact that he couldn’t find the end zone.

Carolina’s cornerbacks are an average tandem and its safeties are banged-up with veteran ball-hawker Kurt Coleman set to miss this game. Tom Brady threw for 308 yards and two scores on this unit last week, though that’s Tom Brady. Stafford will have to be up to his normal standard with big-bodied rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay to miss this one with a hamstring injury.

Panthers vs. Lions: Defensive player to watch: LB Tahir Whitehead

The Lions will be without Paul Worrilow on Sunday, and they’re waiting to see if they’ll get first-round rookie Jarrad Davis back for the first time in three games. If he’s not out there, it places a huge responsibility onto the veteran of the group, Tahir Whitehead. He’s played about as well as could be expected since he reverted back to an outside linebacker role, and he’ll be challenged Sunday against a run-first Panthers team that thrives on sending power runners like Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart into the teeth of the defense.

Whitehead won’t have big-play tight end Greg Olsen to worry about in coverage, but he will have his hands full with the bevy of options the Panthers throw at linebackers every game.

Panthers vs. Lions

Panthers vs. Lions: Rookie to watch: LB Jarrad Davis

Will he play, or won’t he? It’s the question for a third straight week after Detroit’s first-round middle linebacker has been held out of the last two games, in which stud running backs were able to rip off second-level runs on the regular. Davis is out of the concussion protocol now but has continued to be limited with a neck injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday. His availability against the powerful and run-centric Panthers will decide a lot about how well Detroit can dictate the pace of this game.

Panthers vs. Lions: Opponent to fear: LB Luke Kuechly

The Panthers have had their own ups and downs on offense this season, but one element they bring to every game is their do-it-all linebacker. Luke Kuechly covers as much ground as any linebacker in the NFL, dropping from a read-first linebacker spot to a deep free safety role on the regular. He’s skilled at knifing through vacancies in an offensive line for tackles for loss, as the Lions offer on some of their outside zone runs; and he’s in general excellent at limiting plays to the sideline. Ameer Abdullah is coming off his best rushing game of the season against Minnesota, when he nearly broke the century mark on 4.7 yards per carry. His ability to make defenders miss in a little bit of space will be tested by one of the surest tacklers and best free-ranging linebackers in the NFL.

Panthers vs. Lions X-Factor: WR TJ Jones

With two top-10 defenses and two offenses ranked in the 20s in Football Outsiders’ efficiency metrics, this game could be more defensive than the typical Ford Field matchup tends to be. If it is, big plays on third down could become the difference. In Golladay’s absence, TJ Jones has offered a few of those. The past two weeks, Detroit’s No. 3 wide receiver has caught five of eight targets for 98 yards to go along with a two-point conversion catch. Carolina’s front seven is stacked enough to where someone in the receiving corps will be counted on to make a play, and the man replacing the 6-foot-4-inch receiver would make a big difference if he’s able to convert a few.

Panthers vs. Lions Picks: Panthers 23, Lions 21

This is the toughest Lions game yet to predict because, as I wrote this week, the teams have been identically good through the first four games. I expect both teams to crawl down the field and to see drives stall against good defenses, but I think in the end, the Panthers will find ways to expose the issues Detroit has at linebackers. From Cam Newton’s and Jonathan Stewart’s violent running to Christian McCaffrey’s tricky routes, that should provide enough boost in a tight game.


Cowboys vs Packers – Football, Game, Rivalry, Time, Live stream

Cowboys vs Packers: This Sunday, the Dak Prescott-led Dallas Cowboys will square off with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for the third time in less than a year.

Cowboys vs Packers

The Cowboys surprisingly went into Lambeau Field and beat the Pack by two touchdowns last October, winning their fifth consecutive game in a streak that would eventually reach 11 before being snapped by the Giants. Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott dominated that contest, with the rookie quarterback completing 18 of 27 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and the league’s eventual leading rusher ripping off 157 yards on 28 carries.

The rematch once again saw Prescott and Elliott put up big numbers (24 of 38, 302 yards, three touchdowns and an interception; 22 carries for 125 yards), but the Dallas defense dug their star rookies a huge hole they had to dig out of at the start of the game, and then collapsed at the end of it after Prescott led the second of two game-tying drives in the final minutes. After holding the Packers to just 16 points in the first matchup, the Cowboys allowed Rodgers to hang 34 on them in the playoffs, and because they did, Green Bay advanced to the NFC title game.

Those 16 points they allowed in the first contest are a key number: only three times in Rodgers’ career has his team been held to fewer than 20 points by a Rod Marinelli-coached defense. The Packers are 1-2 in those games and 12-0 against Marinelli-coached squads otherwise.

Despite the fact that Marinelli has coached some incredible defenses over the years (particularly in Chicago), he has largely not been able to solve the Rodgers puzzle. In one game less than the equivalent of a full season against Marinelli defenses, Rodgers has thrown for 4,062 yards, 29 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, and has a 13-2 record. His teams have averaged 25.3 points per game against squads that cumulatively yielded an average of 19.8 per game to non-Rodgers opponents.

Cowboys vs Packers

Cowboys vs Packers: The thing that has defined these subpar performances against Rodgers has been a lack of pressure. Marinelli defenses have sacked, hit, or hurried Rodgers on 25 percent of his drop-backs during their 15 matchups, while he was pressured on 31 percent of his drop-backs in all other games. Rodgers, like every other quarterback in the NFL, throws better from a clean pocket than a muddied one, so not being able to get pressure on him is a big issue.

The Marinelli Cowboys have been especially bad at getting into Rodgers’ face, pressuring him on only 23.2 percent of his drop-backs in four matchups. Rodgers has beaten them in three out of four games and thrown nine touchdowns against only two picks.

The Cowboys will surely have to get more pressure on him this Sunday if they want to hold up defensively. Luckily for them, there may not be an edge player in the league playing better than DeMarcus Lawrence right now. Lawrence has a league-high 7.5 sacks in four games, and his 30 pressures are seven more than the next closest player. Lawrence is straight up dominating every right tackle that crosses his path, and Bryan Bulaga, who has been limited in practice this week with his high ankle sprain, should have his hands full all afternoon if he plays.

Cowboys vs Packers: The issue for the Cowboys, especially in their two losses, has been that nobody other than Lawrence has been able to consistently affect the quarterback. While Lawrence has 30 pressures, Maliek Collins is the next-closest player on the roster, with nine. Benson Mayowa and Tyrone Crawford have seven each, and nobody else has more than four. The return of David Irving should help the Cowboys add a dose of variety to their rush because, like Crawford, he is capable of beating players off the edge or on the interior, but they will also need players like Collins, Mayowa, Damontre Moore, first-round pick Taco Charlton, and Stephen Paea to chip in. Green Bay’s line has been banged up all year, and even if Bulaga and David Bakhtiari are on the field together or the first time this season, it’s difficult to imagine that line being in full rhythm right away, so there is an opportunity for this defensive front to get to the quarterback for once.

If they can’t (and the safe bet is usually on the Packers figuring out a way to keep Rodgers clean against Dallas), the crux of the matchup shifts to the back end. We don’t yet know whether or not Davante Adams will play, but whether it’s him or Allison playing opposite Jordy Nelson, Green Bay’s outside receivers seem likely to match up with second-year man Anthony Brown and rookie Jourdan Lewis. It’s hard to tell exactly how the Cowboys will line up on the outside because they haven’t had all of their corners healthy at the same time yet; Nolan Carroll and Chidobe Awuzie are expected to return from injury this week, and with Brown banged up, they may see more time as well.

Cowboys vs Packers: Brown has been targeted more than any other Dallas corner this season because he’s the only one that’s managed to remain healthy, but he also has not matched his level of play from the tail end of last season. Lewis looked lost in Week 2 against the Broncos, but he’s been out of his mind the last two weeks against the Cardinals and Rams. He looks like an absolute steal in the third round of the draft. Awuzie is a player the Cowboys want to move all over the formation, and he could see matchups with all of Green Bay’s wideouts.

The Cowboys have done a good job against Nelson over the last few matchups, but Green Bay has largely come away with victories anyway. They seem likely to tilt coverage toward him yet again, which could open things up underneath.

The battle in the slot will largely be waged between Randall Cobb and Orlando Scandrick, as it has been in the last several matchups between these teams, but rookie safety Xavier Woods has been bumping down inside as well. Woods is a ballhawk and a monster hitter, and will move all over the formation to guard Cobb, Martellus Bennett, and any other tight end that goes out on a route. The same goes for Awuzie if he plays, and third-year free safety Byron Jones as well.

The Packers receivers (except for Allison) have a massive experience edge over the Dallas defensive backs, but experience doesn’t always necessarily win out. The Dallas corners have the athleticism and instincts to stick to Nelson, Cobb, and Bennett for a while, but if the front seven can’t get pressure and/or if Rodgers escapes from the pocket, they could be in for a long day of having to chase receivers around for too much time, and those receivers will spring open. They know the scramble drill too well at this point.

Cowboys vs Packers: In the end, the matchup of the Dallas defense and the Green Bay offense will likely come down to Rodgers’ ability to freelance if and when the play breaks down. It almost always does. For the most part, he has been able to keep plays alive and beat the Cowboys (and other Rod Marinelli defenses) with both his arm and his legs. For Dallas to come away with a win, they’ll have to get pressure and keep contain at the same time, and they’ll also have to hope their young secondary is up to the task of locking horns with Rodgers’ dangerous weapons.

NFL Week 5: Bills vs Bengals, Football, Game, Time, TV info

Bills vs Bengals: The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills will face off on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. The Bills travel to Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon to take on the Bengals. Here are a few things you need to know.

Bills vs Bengals

Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati.

Network TV: CBS, channel 8 in Rochester, channel 4 in Buffalo. Tom McCarthy, play-by-play; Steve Beuerlein, analyst; Steve Tasker, sideline reporter.

Satellite radio: Sirius – 112 (Buffalo), 121 (Cincinnati); XM 384 (Buffalo), 228 (Cincinnati).

Bills radio: 96.5 WCMF-FM in Rochester, WGR 550-AM in Buffalo. John Murphy, play-by-play; Mark Kelso, analyst; Sal Capaccio, sideline reporter.

Bengals radio: WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530), WEBN-FM 92.7. Dan Hoard, play-by-play; Dave Lapham, analyst.

Spread: Buffalo + 3.0 points.

Bills vs Bengals

Series history: This will be the 31st regular-season meeting, and the Bills lead the series 16-14. For a stretch between 1989-2010, the Bills won 10 consecutive games against Cincinnati, their longest winning streak over one team ever, and also the longest losing streak for the Bengals against one team. Buffalo did lose three in a row when Andy Dalton arrived in Cincinnati, but Buffalo won the most recent game, 16-12 in 2016. Oddly, Buffalo is 4-1 in five games at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bills vs Bengals live stream

It’s part of the early slate of CBS games, which includes Tennessee Titans versus Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars versus Pittsburgh Steelers. Those are the games you’ll be seeing if you live in Ohio or Kentucky.

Bills vs Bengals: Most of Ohio will get the Bengals’ game, but if you’re unfortunately in an area without the game, you better plan on having Sunday Ticket or hitting a sports bar.

Bills vs Bengals: The late CBS games include the Baltimore Ravens facing the Oakland Raiders, or the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Los Angeles Rams.

As for the early slate of Fox games, most of the nation will witness the Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions face off. A good portion of the country will see the Philadelphia Eagles host the Arizona Cardinals.

Las Vegas shooting witness hid in a freezer, CNN News

(CNN)Bryan Hopkins hid in a freezer with dozens of others while the deadliest mass shooting in US history unfolded in Las Vegas late Sunday night. On Monday morning, he described his experience on CNN’s “Newsroom.”

Las Vegas shooting

Hopkins, a musical artist who had been at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said the gunfire, which was later revealed to be coming from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, was “constant.”
“Then it would stop for, I don’t know, a few seconds, and then it would start again,” he told anchors John Berman and Poppy Harlow.
Hopkins said he attempted to lead a group to a fence that he recalled seeing. “We see an ice chest — it’s a trailer — and we open up the doors and just start helping people up inside this trailer, which happened to be a freezer,” he said. “There must have been, I don’t know, 23 to 30 of us inside this freezer.”
Hopkins said that some in the freezer worked to calm down the others while he opened the door and discovered the gunfire was still raining down on the festival.
“I turned to a couple of the guys that are in there behind me and said, ‘We gotta leave. If there’s people running around with guns, they’re gonna find us.'” he said. Hopkins described waiting until the sound of gunfire subsided and then rushing to help people get over the fence.
“The thing I’ll always remember is a police officer who ran towards me and said, ‘This way,’ pointed to where to run, and then ran towards the gunfire,” Hopkins said.
More than 50 people were killed in the shooting, which happened during Jason Aldean’s performance on the final night of the festival. The gunman, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is believed to have killed himself before law enforcement breached his hotel room and found a cache of weapons including 10 rifles.

Gunman in Las Vegas kills at least 58, injures 500 more in shooting rampage

LAS VEGAS — A gunman in a high-rise hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip opened fire on a country music festival late Sunday, killing at least 58 people and injuring hundreds of others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

The gunman, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, was later found dead by officers on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said during a news briefing Monday.

The massacre marked the nation’s latest outbreak of gunfire and bloodshed to erupt in a public place, again spreading terror in an American city transformed into a war zone. The carnage in Las Vegas surpassed the 49 people slain in June 2016 when a gunman in Orlando, who later said he was inspired by the Islamic State, opened fire inside a crowded nightclub.

Lombardo said investigators could not immediately identify a motive, leaving no clear answer as to why a gunman killed at least 58 people and possibly more. He also said an additional 515 people were injured, though he did not specify how many were wounded by gunfire or injured in the chaos that followed.

Paddock, 64, was found dead in his hotel room by Las Vegas SWAT officers, police said. They believe Paddock, who had checked in on Thursday and brought a cache of guns, took his own life in Room 135 before officers entered.

Under the neon glow and glitz of the Vegas Strip, thousands of concertgoers who had gathered for a three-day music festival dove for cover or raced toward shelter when the gunfire began at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Police said more than 22,000 people were at the concert when Paddock began firing round after round, shooting from an elevated position that left those on the ground effectively helpless. The typical advice for reacting to an active shooter — “run, hide or fight” — was rendered moot, as many in the packed crowd could not easily run or hide, nor were they able to fight back at someone firing from so far away.

Police described Paddock as a “lone wolf” attacker. Lombardo did not give further details on Paddock’s background and possible motivation, saying that police “have no idea what his belief system was.”

“I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath,” Lombardo said during a later briefing Monday. He also said that given the belief that Paddock was a lone attacker, “I don’t know how this could have been prevented.”

Police said Paddock smashed his room’s window — which would appear to those below to be gold — with something similar to a hammer before he began to fire, pumping off rounds that were audible in rooms floors away. Paddock was found with more than 10 rifles, Lombardo said, and he brought them all inside himself.

One official familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified discussing it, said the scene inside the hotel room suggested Paddock had spent a lot of time meticulously planning the attack – particularly for someone with no known background in weaponry.

The official pointed to a number of factors suggesting the foresight and deliberation that went into the attack – bringing a large quantity of weapons and ammunition, a tool to knock out the hotel room window before firing and keeping all of that equipment out of sight of hotel staff until he was ready to carry out the attack.

Relatives of Paddock’s said they were stunned by what happened. Paddock had retired and lived in Mesquite, Tex., for several years  before moving to the Nevada town with the same name. Relatives described him as a quiet man, a licensed pilot who liked to gamble. His brother, Eric, said their mother spoke to the FBI.

“She said, ‘I don’t understand why my son did this,’” Eric Paddock said Monday morning outside his home in Orlando. While his brother had some handguns, Eric Paddock but was shocked by the weaponry police described in Las Vegas.

Eric Paddock said he did not know of his brother having any mental illness, alcohol or drug problems. When he spoke to the FBI, Eric Paddock said he showed FBI agents three years of text messages from his brother, including one that mentioning winning $250,000 at a casino. Stephen Paddock played “high stakes video poker,” Eric said, adding that he did not have any information suggesting the 64-year-old gunman had gambling debts or financial issues.

Their father, Benjamin, was one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives decades ago, a convicted bank robber described in one wanted poster as “psychopathic” with suicidal tendencies. Eric Paddock told reporters that Benjamin, their father, was not around much during their childhood.

A former neighbor of Stephen Paddock’s recalled that his home in a 55-and-over community in Florida looked like it was home to college freshman, with nothing on the walls and only a few pieces of furniture.

“One of the first times we met him, he told me he lived there, in Vegas,” Don Judy, his next-door neighbor in the community until two years ago, recalled. “He explained that he was a gambler, and a prospector. He said he was buying this house to check it out for his mother … and that if she liked it, he planned to buy another next door with a floor-plan like ours.”

Just as quickly as he appeared, Judy said, Paddock put up a for-sale sign and was gone, saying that he was moving back to Las Vegas.

As Las Vegas police investigated the horror that had unfolded on the Strip, they also faced a tragedy within their own ranks. The dead included an off-duty city police officer, the department said Monday morning. Two other officers who were on duty were injured, police said; one was in stable condition after surgery, and the other sustained minor injuries.

“It’s a devastating time,” Lombardo said at one of the news briefings he held.

In the initial chaotic aftermath of the shooting, authorities sought a woman named Marilou Danley, described only as Paddock’s “traveling companion.” Lombardo said during a briefing that investigators spoke with Danley, who was found outside the country, and do not believe she was involved in the shooting, though she remained a person of interest.

Her relationship with Stephen Paddock was not immediately known, but they lived at the same address in Mesquite, Nev., according to public records. Lombardo said police in Mesquite searched Paddock’s home on Monday.

Police in Las Vegas had only minimal interactions with Paddock before the shooting, Lombardo said.

“We have no investigative information or background associated with this individual that is derogatory,” the sheriff said. “The only thing we can tell is he received a citation several years ago; that citation was handled as a matter of normal practice in the court system.”

A spokesman for defense giant Lockheed Martin said in a statement that Paddock worked for the company for three years in the 1980s.

“Stephen Paddock worked for a predecessor company of Lockheed Martin from 1985 until 1988,” the statement said. “We’re cooperating with authorities to answer questions they may have about Mr. Paddock and his time with the company.”

On Monday President Trump praised the “miraculous” speed with which local law enforcement responded to the shooting, which he decried as an unfathomable attack on innocents gathered for a concert.

“It was an act of pure evil,” Trump said during remarks from the White House. “We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss.”

Trump ordered flags flown at half-staff and said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Federal homeland security officials said there were no specific, credible threats to other public venues around the country, while federal agents headed to Las Vegas to support the local police leading the investigation.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it dispatched agents and began “conducting urgent traces on firearms” recovered after the shooting. FBI criminal investigators — rather than those in the bureau’s National Security Branch — are also helping local police in the case, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday in multiple messages through its Amaq News Agency. In the messages, the group said the shooter was one of its “soldiers” and had recently converted to Islam, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist groups.

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, often claims responsibility after such attacks, even in cases where it is unclear whether the group motivated them or was involved. Law enforcement officials on Monday disputed the claims from ISIS.

“We have determined, to this point, no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Las Vegas, said at a news briefing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he met with FBI Director Christopher A. Wray on Monday morning and spoke with Lombardo, expressing him gratitude and offering federal support.

“The investigation into the horrific shooting last night in Las Vegas is ongoing,” Sessions said. “To the many families whose lives have been changed forever by this heinous act, we offer you our prayers and our promise that we will do everything in our power to get justice for your loved ones.”

After the shooting, scores of people gathered to donate blood to those in need in Las Vegas:

The shooting occurred at the end of the Route 91 Harvest festival, a three-day country music concert held over the weekend. The concert grounds are adjacent to the Mandalay Bay, a sprawling casino on the southern end of the Strip.

The shots began as Jason Aldean, one of the final performers, was playing. Aldean posted an Instagram message that he and his crew were safe. The scene, he wrote, was “beyond horrific.”

Videos posted from people who said they were at the scene showed people screaming and running for cover amid the sound of gunshots that seemed unending. “We thought it was fireworks at first or trouble with the speakers,” said Kayla Ritchie, 21, of Simi Valley, Calif. “They had been having technical difficulty all weekend. Then everything went dark.”

Ritchie traveled with Megan Greene, 19, for the concert, and the two were separated when people began fleeing. They found each other hours later. “Everyone started running for the exit,” said Greene, who hid behind a truck before running into the MGM Grand. “We were in the street, and they told us to get down, get down.”

Taylor Benge, 21, was at the concert Sunday night and said he heard a round of pops that lasted for 10 seconds, as if someone was holding down the trigger. When a performer ran off the stage and the lights came on, Benge said, he realized that “about five feet to the left of me there was a man with a bullet wound to his chin.”

“He was just lifeless on the ground,” Benge said.

© Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post At least some people were injured in the frenzied effort to flee the gunfire. Tracy, 55, a California woman who declined to give her last name, said she was “trampled” trying to flee.

“We thought it was fireworks,” she said, a dazed look on her face and a bandage on her injured knee and shin. “We ran for our lives. We went into Hooters and hid in the bathroom. We felt like sitting ducks there. We went to the second-floor conference room and stayed there.”

A friend came with a mini bus, so Tracy and another friend ran out to the vehicle, terrified to go out on the street again. “Who thinks people would do something like this in America?” Tracy said.

Corianne Langdon, 58, a cabdriver in Las Vegas for the last 6 ½ years, said she was about seven cars back in the taxi line at Mandalay Bay when the gunfire began and began to drive away, seeing police crouching in the street and hundreds of people running away from the concert — some jumping the fence on the side of the venue.

“I had people hanging out of my windows,” Langdon said. “They were screaming, they were so upset, and it just wasn’t getting to me yet the severity of what was going on.”

Those injured in the shooting also included an off-duty officer with the Bakersfield Police Department in Southern California, who was taken to a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries, according to a news statement. Several of the department’s officers were off duty and attending the concert when the gunfire erupted.

The shooting came as security measures at many music venues have been boosted in recent years after concerts were targeted in terrorist attacks. In May in northern England, a bomb exploded at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, killing 22 people; in November 2015, Islamist attackers opened fire at a rock concert in Paris as part of coordinated attacks that left 130 dead. In both of those cases, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In Manila in June, a 42-year-old Filipino gunman armed with a rifle and a bottle of gasoline burst into a casino and set a fire, killing 37 people. Police said the attack was motivated by gambling debts and other personal problems facing the gunman, who fatally shot himself. The Islamic State also claimed responsibility for that attack, but officials repeatedly denied it was terrorism-related.

Berman reported from Washington. Travis M. Andrews, Brian Murphy, Wesley Lowery, Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, Julie Tate and Aaron C. Davis in Washington; Barbara Liston in Orlando; and Dan Michalski in Las Vegas contributed to this report, which will be updated throughout the day. 

Texas A&M vs Alabama – Live, Stream, Football, Game

Texas A&M vs Alabama: Texas A&M may be 4-1 overall and 2-0 in SEC play but not many people are giving the Aggies much of a chance this coming weekend when they host No. 1 Alabama.

According to VegasInsider, the Crimson Tide opened as 25-point favorites in the game.

Texas A&M vs Alabama

Alabama has outscored its previous two opponents – Vanderbilt and Ole Miss – by a score of 125-3. A&M, meanwhile, has needed second-half comebacks each of the previous three weeks.

The Aggies have defeated the Crimson Tide only once since joining the SEC. In A&M’s inaugural season in 2012, they went on the road and took down No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Texas A&M vs Alabama kick off at 6:15 p.m. Central on Saturday on ESPN.

Texas A&M vs Alabama

Alabama and Clemson have proven that they’re the top two teams in college football this year, but heading into Week 5, most polls had the Crimson Tide with the slight edge at No. 1.

Clemson went on the road and took down No. 12 Virginia Tech, but Alabama defended its home turf in a massive 66-3 win over Ole Miss.

If Nick Saban’s squad had only escaped with a narrow win over the unranked Rebels, it may have made sense for the Tigers to jump ahead of them, but ESPN went ahead and put Clemson at No. 1 anyway:

For a team that’s been desperate for motivation after a Vanderbilt defender called them out, it’s safe to say the Crimson Tide will take note of this.

There’s not much else they could have done against the Rebels to cement their No. 1 ranking, but ESPN has been more impressed with the Tigers.

Texas A&M vs Alabama: Therefore, Alabama will be extra motivated for this weekend’s road trip to Texas A&M. Look out, Aggies.

Live – Louisville vs NC State, Football, Game Preview

Louisville vs NC State: North Carolina State will host Louisville on Thursday night as a ranked team for the first time in a while, but the Wolfpack won’t be the favorite going in. The early lines out of Vegas have NC State as around a 2.5-point underdog to the Cards, which is not so bad given how last year’s game went down.

Louisville vs NC State

Heading into the season, the Thursday night clash this week in Raleigh was viewed as a possible trap Louisville vs NC State game. After NC State lost to a lackluster South Carolina team in the opener, that concern eased. And then after the Cardinals stumbled against Clemson, 47-21, concerns resurfaced.

Louisville vs NC State, the game is approaching, and it stands as a big one for ACC positioning, with both teams sitting at 4-1. Here are five things to know about NC State:
1. The Wolfpack was no match for Louisville last year

Surprisingly, the NC State win was one of the Cards’ most lopsided of the 2016 season. Louisville led after one quarter, 17-0, and at halftime, 44-0. After the Wolfpack nearly upset eventual national champion Clemson in Death Valley, the Cardinals humiliated them at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Playing at night on national television at home, Dave Doeren’s bunch should be hungry for revenge.

Then again, the Wolfpack have a huge deficit to make up.

Lamar Jackson scored on a 36-yard run on the third play from scrimmage last year. NC State quarterback Ryan Finley threw an interception on the fourth. Jackson threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns and left early in the blowout. NC State benched Finley in the first half. A similar cast of character is back for both teams. Will the result be different?
2. NC State is on a four-game win streak.

Louisville vs NC State

After the Wolfpack started the season with that loss to South Carolina, they have won four straight, most impressively a 27-21 upset of Florida State in Tallahassee. NC State is now 2-0 in the ACC heading into Thursday’s game, with a Nov. 4 home date against No. 2 Clemson looming.

Saturday, the Wolfpack took a 26-7 lead at halftime and then escaped, milking the final 4:39 with nine run plays. NC State played a solid game overall, holding the ball for more than 36 minutes and not turning the ball over.
3. Bradley Chubb is a handful

Last year, NC State’s star pass rusher ranked fourth in the country with 22 tackles for loss and 19th with 10.5 sacks. Chubb is off to an even better start this year, with 12 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in five games. He should be both an All-American and a first-round pick after this season.

Defense has been the problem for the Wolfpack in Doeren’s five years, but the unit has improved from 83rd in scoring defense to 65th to 52nd to 27th last year. NC State ranks 54th this year, but Chubb still leads a group that could give Louisville some trouble.

4. Louisville vs NC State weakness

When Chubb lets opponents get passes off, the Wolfpack have trouble defending them. A rough performance against Syracuse on Saturday dropped NC State to 116th in the country in pass defense at 284.8 yards per game. Jackson is throwing for 327.2 yards per game, and he’s only played five quarters in the past two weeks.

The Wolfpack have given every indication that they’re going to make it a close game under the lights Thursday, but if they can’t stop the vertical passing game, this matchup could look like last year’s.

5. Louisville vs NC State

The Wolfpack lost 10 in a row until they knocked off Florida State on Sept. 23. And they lost those 10 by 18.7 points per game, with eight coming by double digits and three by at least 30 points.

Louisville vs NC State: None was worse than last year’s drubbing in Louisville, and the Cards have had NC State’s number, winning all three times since they joined the ACC in 2014.

Cowboys-Rams: football, game, live stream for NFL Week 4

Cowboys vs Rams: It was a much-needed victory for a Dallas Cowboys’ team coming off one of the worst outings in recent memory.

A slow start in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals turned into a heavyweight bout, with both sides landing haymakers before the Cowboys finally landed the 28-17 knock out in Glendale, AZ, marking the first time they’ve ever won a game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

And now they’re on to very talented Los Angeles Rams’ team.

As they begin to fire up practice at The Star in Frisco, TX, they’ll do so with injuries to key players in the forefront of the mind. Cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Nolan Carroll sat out versus the Cardinals with hamstring issues and a concussion, respectively, while linebacker Anthony Hitchens continues to rehabilitate his knee.

Cowboys vs Rams

And after their backyard brawl with Arizona, all eyes are now (also) on the hamstring of All-Pro LB Sean Lee and rookie CB Jourdan Lewis — players who will undoubtedly be needed against a Rams’ offense 35.7 points per game.

Cowboys vs Rams: The team didn’t hold an official practice on Wednesday due to their game being held on Monday night, but they did participate in a formal walk-through followed by the release of their first official injury report for Week 4.

The Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys enter their Week 4 contest with matching records and a similar objective: show the flashes of success so far this season are actually a trend.

But a winning trend would mean different things for the two organizations as the 2017 campaign settles in for the long haul and Los Angeles visits Dallas.

The Rams lost 11 of their last 12 games a year ago, so their 2-1 start under first-year coach Sean McVay already feels like a move in the right direction.

Cowboys vs Rams: Another positive for Los Angeles has been the quarterback play of 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. He threw seven interceptions to just five touchdowns while starting the final seven games last season but is flipping the script the last three weeks as he enters Sunday’s game with 817 passing yards and five TDs to one interception.

Cowboys vs Rams

“Really pleased with Jared tonight,” McVay said after the Rams’ 41-39 victory over San Francisco on Thursday. “I thought he made great decisions with the football. I thought Jared managed the game extremely well, distributed to his playmakers, gave guys a chance down the field — you look at Sammy (Watkins) and Robert (Woods) coming away with over 100 (yards) apiece. And, really, those are the kinds of things we expect from him.”

Cowboys-Rams – However, Goff will face new challenges this week in Dallas. For starters, receivers Watkins and Tavon Austin are in the concussion protocol and their availability for Sunday is unknown.

And then there’s the Dallas defense, spearheaded by NFL sacks leader DeMarcus Lawrence. The Cowboys made life miserable for Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the season-opener in Dallas.

“They’re an excellent defense,” said McVay, who was the Redskins offensive coordinator the last three seasons. “(Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod) Marinelli has those guys playing really hard. Just being in that division the last couple of years, a lot of respect for them.”

One variable factor will be the availability of Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a hamstring injury versus Arizona on Monday night. Lee was listed as questionable on Wednesday.

While the Rams hope to keep breathing new life into the organization, Dallas is attempting to find the same rhythm it used to win 11 straight through the heart of the 2016 season.

The Broncos thumped the Cowboys in Week 2, but Dallas recovered from a slow start against the Cardinals and edged Arizona 28-17 on Monday.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the charge.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett said his team didn’t get rattled after the Cardinals controlled the early stages of the Monday night game.

“The big thing you have to do in that situation is just kind of stay locked in on what you need to do individually, what your job is on your play,” Garrett said. “If everybody does that, you’re going to start executing ball plays on both sides, and we were able to do that.”

The Cowboys are still sweating whether or not star running back Ezekiel Elliott will have to serve a six-game suspension this season, but Prescott’s play against the Cardinals gave Cowboys fans hope their team can stay on track either way.

Elliott will be available on Sunday and it could be a big show at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys offense clicked at times versus the Giants, Broncos and Cardinals, and each of those opponents appear to be stronger on defense than the Rams.

Los Angeles surrendered 421 yards of total offense against San Francisco. Even so, McVay looked at the glass as half full after the victory.

“The one thing that we were most proud of is that in crunch time, when you have to be your best, Troy Hill makes a huge play on the two-point to stop them,” McVay said. “Aaron (Donald) finishes off the game with a sack to close it out. They were their best when they had to be.”

Steelers vs Ravens: What to know about the Week 4, live stream

Steelers vs Ravens: The games between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ravens are always special, but Sunday’s game will have a deeper meaning.

It gets us back to Terrell Suggs vs. Ben Roethlisberger and Jimmy Smith against Antonio Brown. It’s a chance to second-guess Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, and it allows us to discuss whether Le’Veon Bell is indeed the best running back in the NFL.

I just want to watch some football without theater.

Steelers vs Ravens

We know nothing Steelers vs Ravens. Week 3 was the prime example of why this picks column, formerly known back in the day as the Primer, is “for entertainment purposes only.”

Steelers vs Ravens: We took so many baths that we’ll be zestfully clean for rest of the 2017 NFL season. So let’s laugh, shake it off and get back on the donkey descending down into the depths. They also didn’t use to call his the fearless forecast for nothing.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back to work, and back to football, hoping to put their Week 3 debacle behind them and turn their attention to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. With it being Wednesday, it meant the team was back to practice, and their first injury report was released to the public.

For the Steelers, they had some good news, as well as some bad news. The good news was Stephon Tuitt (biceps), T.J. Watt (groin) and Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) were all back to full participation at practice. Barring a setback between now and Sunday, those three starters are set to be back in the lineup vs. Baltimore.

The Steelers had their starting safety tandem, Sean Davis and Mike Mitchell, both watching practice on Wednesday. It doesn’t mean the two won’t play Sunday, but they will have to get back on the practice field to do so. Despite the Ravens lackluster offense, I am not sure fans would be comfortable with J.J. Wilcox and Robert Golden as their starting safeties in a huge road AFC North game in Week 4.

Steelers vs Ravens

Steelers vs Ravens: Other than the safeties, Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were given days off, while Martavis Bryant was sick and Ramon Foster sat out with the thumb injury which kept him off the field in Week 3.

But after the national anthem and coin flip Sunday, the NFL will return to business. One of the league’s best grudge matches will resume, a series in which 12 of the games played since 2008 have been decided by three points or fewer.

The assumption here is that most NFL teams will protest in some form possibly one more time before Sunday’s game and that will be the end. Some might not do anything.

It wasn’t easy to watch last week’s game. It was a rough one. It’s also never easy to go toe-to-toe with your biggest rival, but maybe – just maybe – this is the perfect equation for this team.

This is the NFL’s equivalent of a double negative. Putting a lot of stinky plays on European tape has given the Ravens a roadmap for fixing their most critical schematic issues, and having the Steelers come to town is giving us focus and a sense of urgency.

It’s like having a bad breakup when you’re 30 years old. Your body is starting to fall apart (me speaking about me) but at least you know exactly what you’re looking for (or at least what you’re not looking for).

Steelers vs Ravens: Big Ben has had lots of success in the NFL. He’s won two Super Bowls, and given us headaches in the past, but there’s a mean little stat that keeps getting brushed under the table: Big Ben has only won two times in Baltimore. Look it up. His career record as a starter at M&T Bank Stadium is 2-7. In fact, the most points a Ben Roethlisberger offense has ever scored in Baltimore was 20.

I know we’re a little down in the dumps, but we have work to do, and it starts by making M&T Bank Stadium a very, very familiar place for No. 7.

It’s been amusing to watch this week unfold. As of late Wednesday 40,000 people had reportedly signed an online petition that wanted the removal of the Ray Lewis statue at M&T Bank Stadium “because of his refusal to stand during the national anthem” while he was on the sideline with the team last weekend in London.

But the video showed Lewis on both knees praying, as he claimed. Some fans have suggested they plan to wear their jerseys inside out Sunday and others have said they plan to leave early to show their unhappiness.

Steelers vs Ravens, Another protest of a protest. Why not just stay home and cut the grass or rake some leaves? At least do something constructive with the time.

It’s sad in a sense because Baltimore is one of the NFL’s most storied cities, up there with Green Bay, Dallas, Chicago and Washington. The players really weren’t protesting the anthem; they were protesting Trump.