Packers vs Browns

Packers vs Browns | The Green Bay Packers haven’t completely folded during the seven-game absence of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is due back next week. The Cleveland Browns have had literally nothing go right during a miserable 0-12 season. A hive mind of about 30 NFL fans predicts the Packers will win Sunday.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The freshest new time in Cleveland Browns football starts Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Green Bay Packers. The Browns, obviously, are as yet looking for their first win of the 2017 season. The Packers, in the interim, come in at 6-6, still in the playoff chase and with quarterback Aaron Rodgers near a conceivable return.Packers vs Browns

Look at our cleveland.com staff picks beneath.

Dan Labbe (10-2): Browns 17, Packers 14

John Dorsey’s certification works out.

Mary Kay Cabot (10-2): Packers 20, Browns 17

Tans come up somewhat short in spite of blending discourse by previous Packer John Dorsey.

Doug Lesmerises (9-3): Packers 24, Browns 14

Shade Jackson as of now got his initially win of the season this week.

Scott Patsko (9-3): Browns 17, Packers 13

The Browns have never lost at home to the Packers in December (1-0).

Bud Shaw (7-5): Browns 20, Packers 17

A win as well as the devotion of another statue at halftime: John Dorsey waving farewell to Kenny Britt.

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The Packers are definitely ready for Rodgers to return, considering backup Brett Hundley most recently passed for just 84 yards again the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game Green Bay somehow won. The winless Browns should be about as close to a guaranteed win as it gets, as they have lost their past five games by at least two scores. But maybe, just maybe, the Browns are overdue for a little good luck, and there are fewer better ways to manufacture some good fortune than playing a backup quarterback who, though not terrible has pretty ably demonstrated he is indeed a backup Packers vs Browns

To predict the result of this and other games, Unanimous A.I. used what’s known as swarm intelligence to forecast the week’s slate. About 30 NFL fans worked together as a hive mind to make picks. As you can see in the animation below, each participant controlled a little golden magnet and used it to drag the puck toward the answer they thought was the most likely outcome. As the users saw the puck move toward a particular outcome, it triggers a psychological response. They readjust their decision-making, building toward a consensus. Here’s Unanimous A.I. founder Louis Rosenberg explaining swarm intelligence at a recent TEDx Talk.

The game kicks off 1 p.m. Eastern Sunday on Fox.Packers vs Browns

National Finals Rodeo 2017 Live

National Finals Rodeo 2017 Kick Off | In a matter of seconds before midnight on Tuesday, five men donning cattle rustler caps, boots and denim pants jogged into Gilley’s Saloon inside the TI to join the horde of somewhere in the range of 200 individuals drinking lager and moving the night away.

The Western-style cantina, including servers in dark swimming outfits and cattle rustler caps, was doing fresh business on what is typically one of the slowest days in the week at one of the slowest times of the year for Las Vegas.

It was one of a few signs around Las Vegas that the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo — the likeness baseball’s World Series — had at last jogged into town.

The 10-day donning occasion, which commences Thursday at the Thomas and Mack Center, is required to convey more than 170,000 individuals to the city, producing a free for all among inns to tether in the lucrative group.

The rodeo and simultaneous occasions like the Cowboy Christmas public expo have a $100 million financial effect on the city, as indicated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.National Finals Rodeo 2017

Steak and beers

Casinos are aiming to corral guests by offering rodeo packages that include meals and tickets, hosting top country singers and sporting events. Many of the visitors for rodeo week come from California, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Colorado.

The South Point will host the 8-day World Series of Team Roping starting Saturday, in addition to a bucking horse and bull sale. A Western gift show will coincide with both events.

The casino, which focuses on equestrian events, will have 4,000 stalls around its premises through the rodeo period.National Finals Rodeo 2017

“It is by far the best 10 days for us during the year,’’ said Ryan Growney, general manager of the South Point. “We are sold out 51 weeks in advance.’’

The South Point is removing a few slot machines to add 14 table games to meet the high demand for poker and blackjack among the rodeo crowd, Growney said.

The hotel is also placing buckets filled with Coors Light and ice at various locations around the casino floor to ease the crowds at the bars.National Finals Rodeo 2017

Don Vito’s Italian restaurant will turn into an extension of Silverado’s Steak House to ensure there is enough red meat and potatoes, said Growney. The casino serves more meals during this period than any other during the year, he said.

Chute-Out

Boyd Gaming will get in on the action by hosting a three-day Chute-Out rodeo event at Orleans Arena. Boyd expects to sell out the arena each day.

“This has become one of the busiest weeks of the year for us,’’ said Boyd spokesman David Strow. “The rodeo fans really take over the town. You will see a cowboy hat in every hotel.’’

Gilley’s Saloon at TI will have live band performances and live video of the Wrangler NFR all 10 days. The festivities there culminate Dec. 17 with a bikini bull riding competition. Most casinos on the Strip and downtown will offer live video coverage of the Wrangler NFR.

More than two dozen country singers will perform locally over the next two weeks, including George Strait at T-Mobile Arena, Cody Johnson at the South Point and Dwight Yoakam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Cowboy shopping

Las Vegas businesses are taking advantage of the Christmas season by organizing gift shows aimed at rodeo attendees.

The Las Vegas Convention Center will host the Cowboy Christmas trade show from Thursday through Dec. 16. The show will feature more than 300 exhibitors as well as live entertainment and autograph sessions. More than 200,000 people are expected to visit the show.

The Sands Expo and Convention Center and Mandalay Bay will also hold cowboy trade shows. About 15,000 people will visit each of those shows on their busiest days, according to Chris Woodruff of event organizer Group W Productions.

Putting on the Wrangler NFR is no small feat. Workers have to move thousands of tons of dirt into the Thomas & Mack Center in just a few days.

Overall, the event requires hundreds of people laboring more than 12 hours per day for two straight weeks, according to Justin Shaw, a rodeo spokesman.

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Saints vs Falcons

Saints vs Falcons | The current week’s release of Thursday Night Football finds a couple of NFC South adversaries, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, meeting in a reestablishment of their competition, as well as an essential trial of gathering and division enemies that will decide postseason rankings.

The 9-3 Saints come into Atlanta with the No. 4 seed in the NFC and hoping to get another leg up in the division in the wake of clearing the Carolina Panthers this season and anticipating two recreations against the Falcons in the following three weeks.

Atlanta (7-5) is right now sitting one spot outside the authority postseason chain of importance, at No. 7 in the NFC, and planning to enhance a triumph here, joined with misfortunes via Carolina and Seattle, in front of them in the gathering, will help kick off their grieving postseason trusts.

Both teams will field a powerful rushing attack they hope will set the tone.

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara together comprise the NFL’s third-best rushing offense and a group that has combined to run for 19 touchdowns, the league’s most, as the Saints find themselves fielding the most balanced offense in their recent history, and the most run-centric since their Super Bowl run of 2009-10. Saints vs Falcons

Kamara, the Saints’ Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate, is fifth among all qualified players with 1,220 yards from scrimmage, first in yards per carry (7.0), and shares a lead among backs with 11 total touchdowns. Agile, physical, impossible to bring down, the rookie from Tennessee has catapulted in the team from an 0-2 failure into an NFC contender.

But Ingram remains the starter, ranking fourth in football with 922 rushing yards and scoring nine touchdowns on 180 carries this season.

Devonta Freeman will play in his second-straight game since being declared inactive twice this season with a concussion. The Falcons’ starter carried for 74 yards last week in a loss to Minnesota and, despite that missed time, still ranks seventh in football with five rushing touchdowns.

In Freeman’s recent absence, Atlanta has relied on backup Tevin Coleman, and with some success. Also scoring five times this season, Coleman has rushed for four of those touchdowns in his last four games. He’s added two more scores as a pass receiver.Saints vs Falcons

Saints vs Falcons

Here is how you can take in the game this week …

When? Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8:25 pm EST

Where? Mercedes Benz Stadium; Atlanta, Ga.

Television: NBC and NFL Network

Line: Saints, -1

Over/Under: 53.5

Last Meeting: Falcons, 38-32, on Jan. 1, 2017

All-Time Series: Falcons, 51-45

Real Madrid vs Dortmund Live

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Real Madrid vs Dortmund Live | Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have both secured their spots in the Champions League Group Stage. Los Blancos will complete second behind Tottenham Hotspur and relying upon the outcome amongst Spurs and APOEL, Dortmund could either drop down to the Europa League, or be finished.

Regardless of the spots being set for Real Madrid, the amusement is as yet vital for an assortment of reasons. Surely squad turn could be included, and in addition endeavoring to determine the strategic issues that surfaced against Bilbao.

This truly is a possibility for Real to increase some certainty against a decent group. In spite of their unfortunate display in the Group Stage, Dortmund are an extremely strong group when they’re running on all chambers. They simply haven’t been playing that well starting late, just winning one of their last 10 matches.Real Madrid vs Dortmund Live

Despite the tough times at Athletic Bilbao over the weekend, the bright spot for Real was once again Luka Modric. In order to create the offensive production that wasn’t there against Bilbao, Modric will have to be heavily involved once again.

Predicted Starting XI

Borussia Dortmund predicted XI: Bürki, Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan, Kagawa, Götze, Pulisic, Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Phillipp

Real Madrid predicted XI: Navas, Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Isco, Kroos, Modric, Ronaldo, Benzema

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 12/06/2017

Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain

Available TV: FOX Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport Extra(UK), BeIN Sports (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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Prediction

Real Madrid 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid will try to end the Champions League’s Group Stage on a good note even if they can’t change their fate. Zidane’s men will finish second in the group and will be placed in Pot 2 of the competition no matter what happens tonight. Dortmund, on the other hand, will surely try to earn as many points as possible given that they are still battling APOEL for a spot in the Europa League.Real Madrid vs Dortmund Live

Zidane could rotate his squad as Madrid will face Sevilla at home this Saturday.

WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Available TV: FOX Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport Extra(UK), BeIN Sports (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Live

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Live | Measurably, coordinate Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid gives a wide range of alternatives, how the things will end in aggregate C. Be that as it may, the truth is much clearer and this match most likely won’t transform anything enormous with regards to who is going further and in what rivalry.

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Chelsea are first put group in this gathering. Regardless of whether they win or lose, they will proceed with the opposition in the following phase of the Champions League. On the opposite side, Atletico Madrid are certain beyond a shadow of a doubt to proceed with the opposition in Europa League, however in the event that they win and if Roma loses, which is exceptionally improbable to happen, they could hypothetically assume control second place and an opportunity to proceed with the opposition in the Champions League. Be that as it may, neither of two groups will go for broke and bet with their predetermination, we expect one exceptionally shut, figured and intense duel this Tuesday evening. Chelsea are third set group in their home League, and in a decent keep running in all rivalries. They are anxious to win this match, get every one of the three focuses and secure themselves at the highest point of the table.Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Live

On the other side, Atletico Madrid are also third placed team in Spanish Primera and also in a very good run, the second best in the league. They are entering this match fully fit, highly motivated and willing to give their maximum in order to win, and hope for Roma to lose and go to the knockout stage of the Champions League. They will not risk too much in this match so they don’t get in a position to chase the result, but will try to use their fast attackers and with long balls, skipping the midfield will try to outrun Chelsea’s defenders and score. Even though most of the action in this match will occur at the midfield, we do expect some scoring chances on both sides and many interesting duels.

When it comes to their mutual encounters, Chelsea won in their last match against Atletico Madrid, earlier in group stage, however Atletico Madrid won in two and stayed undefeated in four matches before against Chelsea in all competitions. In this match there will be no actual favorite to win and only one mistake could decide the winner. Don’t forget to read our other match previews and try to earn some cash placing the right bets with the help of our betting tips and predictions.

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Live

Missing players

Chelsea don’t have lots of missing players for the match against the Madridians. Michy Batshuayi is injured and he can’t play on this match. David Luiz and Kenedy are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.

On the other side Atletico also have almost all players fully fit and ready for the match. Juanfran is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for this game.

Possible starting lineups

Chelsea: Courtois; Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Hazard; Morata

Atletico: Oblak; Partey, Savic, Godin, Luis; Koke, Gabi, Niguez, Carrasco; Gameiro, Griezmann

Chelsea vs Atletico Prediction

Another one very good football game to place our bet on Champions League. Match Chelsea vs Atletico brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn’t miss to bet on. Chelsea are highly motivated to reach top spot on the end of Group phase, but if they want to do that then have to beat Atletico at Stamford Bridge. It will not be an easy job and all players know that, so we expect aggressive playing from The Blues on Tuesday night. On the other side Atletico are third placed and they have only theoretical chances to reach knockout phase. Atletico Madrid kept their hopes of a top-two finish alive only if Roma not succeed to beat Qarabag at home. Looks like they need a miracle, but all players are eager to play aggressive in attack and beat Chelsea. Wow, it will be a true football spectacle and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls.

Our prediction and betting tips for the match Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid PredictionChelsea to win. We expect from the Blues to win this game with one goal margin, but also we expect lots of yellows here. So our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 cards for Atletico Madrid. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.

PSG vs Bayern Munich Live

PSG vs Bayern Munich Live | BAYERN MUNICH will be aiming to secure top spot in their group as they take on PSG in their final match.

But they will have their work cut out, knowing only a four-goal win will be enough for them to pip the French side to first place.

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What time is kick-off?

THIS match takes place on Tuesday, December 5. 

The game will be held at the Allianz Arena.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

THE game can be watched live on BT Sport extra with coverage starting at 7.30pm. 

Jupp Heynckes has a side tormented with wounds as he gets ready for their last gathering Champions League diversion.

Bayern sit at the highest point of the Bundesliga, clear of RB Leipzig by six focuses, yet Heynckes could change a few players around after a poor protective execution at the end of the week.

David Alaba, who has been battling with damage, will search for a begin in the wake of going ahead throughout the previous nine minutes against Hanover.

Juan Bernat, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben remain an uncertainty and Thiago Alcantara and Manuel Neuer remain sidelined. PSG vs Bayern Munich Live

PSG tumbled to a stun overcome in Ligue 1 on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to a battling Strasbourg side. PSG vs Bayern Munich Live

The French alliance pioneers are unbeaten in assemble B of the Champions League and have no new damage worries on top of things.

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Ligue 1 top goalscorer Edinson Cavani and midfielder Javier Pastore are relied upon to be back in the beginning XI in the wake of being refreshed in front of the Champions League diversion.

Kylian Mbappe has battled forthright for PSG yet had returned to scoring courses at the end of the week in the wake of being refreshed for the 2-0 prevail upon Troyes.

How they could line up

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Vidal; Coman, James, Muller; Lewandowski

PSG (4-3-3): Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler; Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani


How to follow

The match will be shown live on BT Sport. Kick-off is 7.45pm at the Allianz Arena, Munich. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternately, you can follow the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog! PSG vs Bayern Munich Live

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Ashes 2017

Ashes 2017 | The principal Test in Brisbane undermined at a few phases to be total great. A surprising Gabba pitch kept the bowlers intrigued practically all through and just a single batsman could rule in the match, Steve Smith.

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Smith’s 141* was the contrast between the sides. While a few England batsmen got begins all through the match, none could kick on and make an unequivocal commitment. There seems little uncertainty that England’s rocking the bowling alley assault will have spent a few extend periods of time examining how on earth they can expel Smith in the keep running up to the second Test here in Adelaide, for they attempted nearly everything in Brisbane.Ashes 2017

This Test is something on an obscure, coming as it does under lights with a pink ball. Past examination of exhibitions at the ground in challenges amongst Australia and England are practically superfluous. Truly, Australia have played some pink ball cricket here, however there isn’t sufficient measurable investigation accessible to paint a reasonable picture.

Australia mentor, Darren Lehman has been talking Adelaide up as the speediest contribute Australia. As the Aussies appeared in the number one spot up to the main Test, all their discussion ought to be brought with a squeeze of salt and this is unmistakably another endeavor at unsettling English plumes.Ashes 2017

What we do know is that the pink ball should offer a bit more swing and seam to the quick bowlers. This, more than any other Test, is the one that will have the English bowlers licking their lips. Their first encounter with the pink ball saw them demolish the West Indies at Edgbaston earlier this year and Stuart Broad, chief destroyer that Test, will be looking for a repeat.

Whilst the English bowlers so rarely let their team down, the same cannot be said of the batsmen. They are making an uncomfortable habit of collapsing and that, ultimately, is what cost them in Brisbane.Ashes 2017

They had the opportunity to post a formidable first innings total and failed. Second dig, they fell away alarmingly leaving Australia an eminently gettable total to chase.

Alastair Cook needs some runs and his first encounter with the pink ball resulted in a double century. He looks horribly out of touch at the moment, though. Joe Root, too, has made a nasty of habit of getting to 50 and getting out.

Ashes 2017

Consistently scoring 50 leaves you with a nice average, but it doesn’t leave much of an impression upon a series as it doesn’t win you games. Last winter he scored 50 after 50 in India whilst Virat Kohli totally dominated, cashing in every start that he made into a match winning contribution. What Smith did in Brisbane, Root failed to emulate.

Root is supported by encouraging performances from Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan, who started the series far better than many English supporters had hoped.

Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

Packers Vs Buccaneers Live | Tampa Bay’s protection is terrible, with its No. 32 positioning in all out barrier, passing resistance, third-down guard and sack rate.

Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

In any case, the Bucs have three champions who might begin for any group in the association. That begins with guarded handle Gerald McCoy. He’s been a one-man destroying group on Tampa Bay’s protective line.

McCoy has five sacks, 20 quarterback hits and 10 handles for misfortunes. McCoy is tied for fifth in the NFL in hits and is tied for the lead in TFLs.

As it were, he’s better than average.Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

“You said that he’s really good,” offensive line coach James Campen said. “There’s a few who are really good. He’s like really, really good. Yeah, he’s really good. He just does a lot of things really well. I know it’s easy to say, but if you want to pinpoint something that’s really great that he does, you can’t do it with this guy. He has great work ethic. He works. He works to not stay blocked. He has a terrific get-off the ball. He’s as disruptive in the pass and run equally. He’s a guy you turn on the tape, he’s showing up frequently. Terrific football player. He’s a really good football player. I got to meet him on occasion with the Pro Bowl. He was a class act and a good person. He’s a really, really good football player.”Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

McCoy has one-third of the team’s sacks and 34.5 percent of the team’s quarterback hits. That will be even more lopsided on Sunday. Defensive end Robert Ayers (two sacks, 13 hits) and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (three sacks, six quarterback hits) have been ruled out. So, of the players who will be active, McCoy has many sacks and more quarterback hits (19) than everyone else combined. Nobody else has more than one sack or four quarterback hits.

“He’s not happy about it,” Koetter said of the extra attention he garners on most plays. “I mean, when you’re a three-technique in the NFL, that’s what happens. But you guys have two really good inside players in (Mike) Daniels and (Kenny) Clark also. That’s what happens to a good player inside when he’s a three-technique, is he gets doubled a lot. Gerald has been dealing with that his whole career, but he’s still had a lot of production for us.”

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Why the Buccaneers can cover the spread

Winston has missed the last three games with a shoulder injury, but he returned to practice on Wednesday and has been upgraded to probable.

That is a huge positive for Tampa Bay, since he will be the best signal caller on the field despite Green Bay’s Brett Hundley looking good last week in a 31-28 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hundley has not played well at Lambeau Field in his three starts there, losing all three games with four interceptions and no touchdowns. Winston should play better in his return.Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

Packers Vs Buccaneers Live

Patriots vs Bills Live

Patriots vs Bills Live | Dislike Sean McDermott has never contradicted Bill Belichick and the Patriots, so this won’t be anything new Sunday when the Bills have New England.

When he was with the Eagles, the groups played four times with New England winning three, including Super Bowl XXXIX. And afterward when McDermott wound up plainly guarded facilitator at Carolina, the groups played once amid his six years there and McDermott’s safeguard showed signs of improvement of Belichick and Tom Brady in a 24-20 triumph in 2013 Monday night amusement.Patriots vs Bills Live

Be that as it may, now comes a definitive test for McDermott – playing New England as a divisional rival. That is an alternate brute in light of the fact that Belichick has seen the Bills twice every year for 17 seasons, and despite the fact that the program turnover is by and large substantial in Buffalo from year to year, Belichick has a far more noteworthy comprehension of the Bills than McDermott likely has of the Patriots.

Belichick has smashed the Bills always, and McDermott needs to figure out how to overlook the shocking history and out-plot the ace rogue.

“I understand that that’s been a part of the past, and I respect the past,” McDermott said. “That said, we’re focused on right now and where we’re going as an organization; it’s building towards what we’re trying to become. They’ve been to where we’re trying to get to, and they’ve been there for a long time. That goes without saying. I’m confident in these guys; I’m confident they’ll put in the work this week, just like they do every week.”

Here’s my preview of the game:Patriots vs Bills Live

Three …

1. Can the Bills use their running game to keep Tom Brady off the field? I say it almost every week, but the Bills’ best chance to win against most opponents is to play 1970s-style football because they don’t have nearly enough talent to win games through the air on offense. The Patriots have the worst run defense in the NFL in terms of yards per attempt (4.9), and the Bills have to take advantage of that. This is sort of a no-name Patriots defense these days, and the Buffalo offensive line must win at the point of attack, something it hasn’t done all that much this season. The Bills have had 27 percent of their running plays stopped for zero or lost yardage, third-worst in the NFL, and LeSean McCoy has taken the brunt of the punishment on those plays. Last week, McCoy carried 22 times for just 49 yards and here’s why: There were 10 plays where he had zero or lost yardage, and another five plays where he gained one or two yards. That’s unconscionable for a team that needs to run to win.Patriots vs Bills Live

Patriots vs Bills Live

2. Will Tyrod Taylor let it all hang out? As I just laid out, the Bills’ running game has been wildly inconsistent, and while they need to run effectively to, at the very least, chew some clock and keep Brady on the sidelines, the Bills have to be more dangerous in the passing game. Taylor continues on as the least intercepted quarterback in NFL history (minimum 1,000 attempts) but why is that? Because he rarely takes a chance down the field. He can’t play conservatively in this game. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has to give him the chance to make chunk plays, and Patriots vs Bills Live Taylor has to be willing to do it. The Bills attempted only five second-half passes in Kansas City, which is flat out ridiculous. No Kelvin Benjamin hurts, but Taylor has rarely had Benjamin since he was acquired a month ago. Zay Jones is starting to get settled in, Charles Clay is healthy, and Jordan Matthews should be getting to the point where, in a contract year, he feels the need to make something happen.

3. Can the Bills at least contain Brady and company? The Patriots are averaging nearly 30 points per game, and the Bills are allowing an average of 23.6 points per game, though it’s 36.2 in the last four games. This is not a good metric for Buffalo. The only way the Bills are going to slow down the Patriots is to create turnovers, and give their own offense some short fields to work with. Otherwise, it’s very easy to see a game where Brady marches his team up and down the field and blows Buffalo out of the building. The Bills will need to get pass rush pressure from their front four because blitzing Brady is almost always a bad idea. We all know about Brady’s dominance, but TE Rob Gronkowski has tortured the Bills through the years as well, and Buffalo still has no one who can cover him. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce was open all day last week, and Alex Smith never threw it to him. Do you really think Brady is going to ignore Gronk when he flashes open? Also, factor in WR Brandin Cooks who has given a deep game dimension to Brady, something he hasn’t had for several years. There are just too many weapons, and I haven’t even delved into the running game, and you know it would be just like Belichick to cook something up there with Dion Lewis, just because he can.

UFC 218

UFC 218 Live | Extreme Fighting Championship (UFC) comes back to the hurt business this Saturday night (Dec. 2, 2017) with UFC 218: “Holloway versus Aldo 2,” occurring inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

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UFC 218 will be featured by the featherweight title rematch between ruling division boss Max Holloway and previous 145-pound titleholder Jose Aldo, while heavyweight bruisers Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou fight for contendership in the three-round pay-per-see (PPV) co-headliner.

Who wins and who loses? I’m happy you inquired. UFC 218 Live

Before we separate the five-battle primary card, how about we investigate what’s dong on the UFC 218 preparatory card (spread crosswise over FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass) by clicking here and here. To perceive what the bookies needed to say in regards to the “Holloway versus Aldo” occasion click here.

We should get the show out and about.

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway (18-3) vs. Jose “Junior” Aldo (26-3)

Nostradumbass predicts: In order for me to believe that Jose Aldo can win a rematch against Max Holloway, I must first believe that he’s corrected the mistakes he made when they first went to war in the UFC 212 main event back in June, or improved as a fighter in the weeks and months to follow. UFC 218 Live

Unfortunately, “Junior” hasn’t competed since then, so we can’t really gauge what he’s done or how he’s done it. It’s one thing to have your coaches guide you through training camp, it’s another thing to get into the Octagon and actually execute. Simply put, I have to imagine we’re getting the same Aldo at UFC 218 that we got at UFC 212.

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That’s not necessarily a disadvantage. Most outlets (including this one) had Aldo winning the first and second rounds, but if you look at how the fight crested from start to finish, Holloway slowly began to catch up, then took over en route to a commanding finish.

Aldo is the faster, more technical striker. He also sports an underrated ground game and fought some of the best fighters in the world. But his gas tank has never been anything to brag about and he’s taking this fight on short notice. Going five rounds against a killer like Holloway is a tall order on a full camp, so to expect the 31-year-old Aldo to come in and cruise is pure folly. UFC 218 Live

In order for “Junior” to recapture his crown, he needs to finish “Blessed” and finish him early. The Hawaiian — still just 25 years of age — has never gone down on strikes and has already faced the divisions best strikers, including Conor McGregor, Cub Swanson, and Anthony Pettis. Aldo had his reign at the top, and it was an impressive one, but those days are over.

Final prediction: Holloway def. Aldo by technical knockout