— Browns’ QB Deshaun Watson is having shoulder surgery, is out for the year; Cleveland is starting rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson this week against the Steelers, instead of PJ Walker, which is kind of a surprise. Walker played better than DTR when Watson was hurt before.
Watson has now missed 39 games the last three years, for on/off field reasons; Cleveland owes him $138M on his deal from 2024-26, with Watson moving forward with a surgically repaired shoulder. Not ideal.
— Chicago Bears are starting QB Justin Fields this week against Detroit:
Fields has been sacked on 12.9% of his drop-backs (32nd)
Tyson Bagent has been sacked on only 3.4% of his drop-backs (1st)
— QB Justin Herbert has started 59 games for the Chargers; in those games……..
Chargers scored 1,502 points
Chargers gave up 1,502 points
— Blake Snell became the 7th pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues.
— 76ers traded James Harden to the Clippers November 1st; since then, Philadelphia is 6-2, while the Clippers are 0-6, which doesn’t make much sense, but it is what it is.
— Milwaukee Bucks are off to a 7-4 start this season; they’re only 1-9-1 against the spread.
— Word of the Day: Consultant- a person who provides expert advice professionally.
— Princeton 70, Duquesne 67- Tigers shot 67% inside the arc; they’re 3-0, with two road wins and two top 100 wins.
— Boston College 68, Richmond 61- Spiders led 28-14 early on, 34-30 at the half, but BC out-rebounded Richmond 44-31, outscored them 17-8 on foul line.
— Toledo 32, Bowling Green 31
Underdog Falcons led 28-10 at halftime.
Toledo threw a 59-yard TD pass with 1:45 left for the win.
Rockets are 10-1 this year, 7-0 in the MAC.
— Northern Illinois 24, Western Michigan 0
NIU scored on a 66-yard run, a 55-yard punt return.
Huskies were 11-16 on third down, WMU 4-13.
NIU ran ball 50 times for 287 yards.
— Eastern Michigan 30, Akron 27 OT
EMU drove 66 yards, tied game on FG with 0:10 left in regulation.
Akron was 12-19 on third down, EMU 6-14.
Eagles are 5-6; need win next week to be bowl eligible.
— Ohio 34, Central Michigan 20
Ohio took 10-0 lead on a 21-yard pick-6.
Chippewas threw TD passes of 50, 62 yards.
Bobcats averaged 9.5 yards/pass attempt.
— Miami OH 23, Buffalo 10
Miami is 9-2, 6-1 in MAC.
Buffalo completed only 7-17 passes.
Miami outrushed the Bulls, 180-131.
— Found out this week that Showtime Anytime is shutting down December 14; this isn’t good, I watched lot of shows/movies on there, shows like Billions, Ray Donovan, The Circus. Will have to do some research and find a better alternative to Showtime.