Welcome back, everybody to another episode of sports headlines.
I'm Warner Singer again coming to you with S h news 30.
Um, some big news for the NFL.
Yeah, Negan GAC way has been traded to the Baltimore Ravens, of course, for a 2021 3rd round pick and a conditional 2022 5th round pick.
Um, yes, the Ravens just keep getting better and better and better, and especially their pass rush.
Um, Matthew Judah now has unique and got away and Kallias Campbell to new acquisitions that the Ravens traded for, um, in the off season and this year.
And they they're just looking mawr and more dangerous to other teams, especially the chiefs, who we all know.
Um, you have to get a good four, man three man for man pass rush in order to disrupt my homes while also playing, um, seven guys in coverage, which makes it so so hard to beat the chiefs once again.
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Yeah, let's get into the ramifications of the unique and got portrayed.
The Vikings might just be done this year.
They might just be blown it up.
They lost the Falcons.
Yes, the Falcons and I think Mike Zimmer's basically saying, You know what? I may not have a job this year, but were blown it up.
We traded for in GAC way, obviously not gonna work out.
We don't want to pay him.
We don't want her cousin's back.
We wanna find our franchise quarterback.
We want to draft a guy like Justin Fields, providing they don't get the first pick Justin Fields or the many other quarterback prospects, all of whom are extremely, extremely raw.
Besides Lawrence including Justin Fields.
Um, and they just want to rebuild with Justin Jefferson leading that receiving corps and going from there, the Ravens getting dangerous, getting getting if you thought they were the best team in the NFL before or the second best team in the NFL before, the Chiefs better be looking and watching their back.
Because right now I've got the Ravens as the number five team on my power rankings, and they might they they will, if if this unique and got way trade really, really boost them and they get, they get to go in to a maybe four sack per game, stopping the run teams having to pass the ball and then creating turnovers with Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters.
That's going to be a very, very scary situation for any team that has to go up against them.
Um, they still, in my opinion or not, the favorites of the A F C.
But they are that much closer to the Chiefs now.
And, um, Boil boy.
They just keep getting better and better and making trades.
They're going all in this year.
Now it's up to the offense and the play calling to not make Lamar Jackson a pocket passer and use his skill set, which is probably the most unique skill set in the game.
To create big plays, score points and let that defense in that pass rush Goto work when the opposing offense has to pass the ball.
Another move in the NFL Zach Ertz is now on IR, so Carson Wentz, his Onley weapon, is now injured.
Um, they only had one starter starting last night, and that was Jason Kelsey.
The center one sec curves left the game.
So they started the game with two starters, and they finished the game with just one starter being healthy, um, for next week and wow, the Eagles.
I just said they were going to in the division with a grand total of six wins.
I still believe that Carson Wentz is figuring it out.
Watch the tape on the Ravens game.
He's been slowly getting together since about week three Week four.
He's been really, really improving the mechanics, the decision making and his throws, or looking more like M V P Caliber, Carson Wentz and, uh, one of the best players in the game.
But he is in for a rude awakening now that Zach Ertz, his security blanket, is gone, even though words, to be fair was not having the greatest of tight end seasons definitely overshadowed by Kittel and Kelsey.
Um, in the NFL, Antonio Brown is back in the news.
In case you've all missed that, um, he has been talking with Seattle about maybe coming to the Seahawks.
Now Antonio Brown is There's an eight game suspension from the NFL, and they're still investigating, Um, all of the misconduct allegations from his personal trainer, um, from from 2017 and felony and battery charges, um, in January with a moving truck operator.
So more than just Seattle have expressed interest interest in Antonio Brown.
And as a Packers fan, I would certainly hope the Packers are one of those teams that is interested and Mr Brown, despite all of just his shortcomings as a man and a person.
But Green Bay is in need of a top end receiver, especially with Lazard being down.
And you know what? If Antonio Ground goes to Seattle, they're going to have to be my favorites in the NFC.
Um, they're gonna have d K Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and then Antonio Brown as their third receiver.
And they still have David Moore, who was a very, very capable, incompetent third receiver.
And he will now be the fourth guy.
That Seattle team is going to get that much scary on offense as a Packers fan or or Niners fan.
Um, you have got to just hope and pray that they do not trade for a guy like, you know, that's gonna change that defense like a top end pass rusher or a top in corner.
Um, although none of them are really in the market, especially within GAC way, who's a really good number to pass rusher.
But he's not a number one guy, um, is now on the Ravens.
But you know, Gino Smith, the back up quarterback for Seattle, had some history with Antonio Brown when Gino backed up for Pittsburgh.
Um, apparently, Russell Wilson has been working out with him in off seasons past.
So with Seattle talking to him, that's whatever team he signs with.
If he does sign with a team that's gonna make all the all the much difference think unique undock, way trade.
But times, too, especially if that offense is struggling, Um, and looking for weapons like, say, a Green Bay or even in New England, although that is extremely unlikely being that he was cut from New England earlier.
The LSU football program has lost eight scholarships over the next two seasons and, um, and is getting limited on college recruiting our football recruiting visits, um, and in communications by the by the n C double.
And they also banned Odell for two years from all football facilities programs at L S U.
Um, if those who don't remember ls You won the national championship last game and Odell Beckham Jr gave several players just about $2000 each, Um, I believe it was four players $2000 each, Um, after the game.
So a bonehead move by Odell Beckham Jr.
I guess that's the Cleveland Browns Browns away.
But, um, you know, L s u has self imposed restrictions, basically, to try to convince the NC Double A that Hey, hey, we're the good guys here.
We weren't telling him to pay them.
They were just acting independently.
Don't punish us too bad, but they lost eight scholarships, and we're have reduced visit privileges for the next two seasons.
So else you from being the highest of highs last year, they're going to start slipping, especially with Jamaar Chase going to be drafted this this offseason.
And they're gonna lose some top end talent from that program.
Let's switch to some MLB action, though.
Brandon Lo What a day from him, Um, he hit two home runs last night.
He had a home run in the first inning to give the raising one nothing lead.
The Rays did not look back from that lead.
They ended up winning the game 6 to 4, and Game three is tomorrow night, October 23.
That's a Friday, once again, 808 p. M. Eastern time.
That was a great game last night for the Dodgers.
They kind of went with um, or pitched by committee, approached the starter.
Gosselin went one in the third than Dylan Floro, pitching amazing one in the third, giving up no hits, no runs and no walks.
Um, then Gonzalez pitched an inning for him.
May pitched an inning.
He gave up three runs, Thio a second Brandon low home run, Um, and then Joe Kelly pitch, give or running.
Typical erratic Joe Kelly fashion.
Alex would through two innings of relief.
What, what a trade.
The Reds traded Homer Bailey and and Mawr for Yoshio Puig and Alex.
What? Alex Wood is back on the Dodgers pitching in the world.
Siri's pitching two clean innings in the World Series and Yasiel Puig is not on an MLB roster right now.
That was not the best trade for the Reds, although we did end up losing horror.
Bailey's cap hit, Um, you know, he wasn't too bad as a reliever this past season, and then a McGee finished it off for the Dodgers.
Um, notable for the Dodgers hitting Corey Seager hit a home run in this game.
Chris Taylor hit one in the fifth inning and Donovan Smith? We're sorry.
Will Smith hit? Ah, home run.
He continues his postseason power surge not heading at too high of an average, but he is driving in runs.
I think that's 17 R b I s now in the postseason.
Mookie Betts went over three.
I talked about him yesterday, how he's kind of the motive for this team.
He went over three.
Cody Bellinger went over three.
Each of them walked once, but no stolen bases.
UM, running in scoring position.
The team was Oh, and six.
The Dodgers were, um Turner hit his second double of the game, but they left five runners on base and went Oh, and six in total with runners in scoring position, as well as Max Muncy making air at first base.
Um, for the Rays, the race pitching.
Blake Snell went four and two thirds, giving up two runs, four walks and nine strikeouts.
Um, Chris Taylor hit a home run off of Snell to knock him out of the game.
I went one and the third inning, giving up one run and striking out to, um Then Fairbanks went one and two thirds with one run earned as well.
Um, then shut out the names from Aaron Loup and Diego Castillo.
Um, totaling one and a third innings, and the Rays won the game.
Notables hitting wise.
What a game from Brandon Low.
He went two for five.
Both of his hits were home runs.
He drove in three of the six Tampa Bay runs.
He's finding his swing and he is doing damage with it. Randy arose.
Raina, um, the hottest man in that lineup went one for three, but he did walk twice.
So a grand total of 345 and getting on base.
Well, that's not the production we saw from him in the in the championship Siris of the divisional.
Siri's, um, it's It was still a valuable, um game for him being three for five and getting on base.
Another notable Austin Meadows he led off before the raids.
He led off the line.
If you want one of the three did score a run and G Man choice scored two runs, going one for three as well.
Um, they left seven runners on base and went one for nine with runners in scoring position.
So not good at all for both teams.
And you know what? The 64 win credit to Bremen low.
He played very, very well.
Um, with the bat also, the raised, um, did not make a single error.
Um, so that was large for them as well.
They continued their miraculous, um, feeling.
I'm gonna preview game three for you now and we have probably the best match up of any any matchup in in the playoffs.
And that is Walker Buehler, the ace for the Dodgers against big time Charlie Morton, the ace for the Rays.
Charlie Morton has consistently played in her, pitched in Big Siri's and pitch to the high level in Big Siri's, starting with Houston and now moving on to Tampa Bay.
It's going to be quite a game, um, for these teams, and I think we're going to see Charlie Morton come up victorious.
Um, I know Walker Buehler is a is a demon.
He throws a good 97 201 mile an hour fastball with a ridiculous array of breaking pitches and off speed pitches.
But, um, you've got Brandon Low coming off a really, really great game.
Um, he actually led the Raisin all regular season batting metrics, home runs, a batting average, and R B I s.
So he is really looking forward to a payday at the end of his, um of current contracts jewel arrangement.
And you know what? I think the rays are going to start pulling away slowly in a Siri's.
If Charlie Morton can limit the production from the power bats in the lineup and keep Mookie Betts off base, which I know is a big ask.
But if you can hold Mookie Betts to, you know one base every time he reaches and limit those times he reaches, then we're going to see a dominant Rays win if Cody Bellinger stays quiet.
But you can keep Mookie Betts off the basepaths and from basically manufacturing and creating runs a za long as Charlie Morton does not get behind in the count very much tonight and can deliver his his fastball and his breaking pitches with precision away from the hitter. Strength.
And he will pitch a good six innings, maybe even seven, in this high stakes World Series.
Syria's currently is tied up 1 to 1.
Eso if you would give me your predictions for Game three, um, in the chat below.
But the Tampa Bay Rays are are looking forward for their franchise.
They were, you know, down one. Nothing.
I talked about how it was really great for the doctors to be up one because you had that insurance and you had clean crystal.
Having already pitched, um, which makes that even bigger for for the for the Dodgers, because Clayton Kershaw consistently has not performed, um, to his Cy Young M v P caliber level, um, in the playoffs throughout his career, looking like a Steph Curry or even a Peyton Manning as one of the greatest regular season players of all time but not coming up clutch in the playoffs.
Um, Week eight of college football has arrived.
We have some notable um Top 25 matchups. Number nine.
You see? Go Cincinnati Bearcats play number 16 s and you number 14.
North Carolina lost last week, going up against number 23 N.
State and number 17.
Iowa State goes up against number six Oklahoma State number 18.
Michigan plays number 21 Minnesota Right now, the top 25 The AP Top 25 is Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame and Georgia as the top four.
Um, and of course, the playoff committee has not released their top 25 yet, as we're not coming close to playoff time, Um, Alabama has really, really taken the SEC by storm with L s U amidst all of these, Odell Beckham Jr fiascos, um, as well as as well as, um, the just continuing great program of of Georgia.
Alabama has pulled away and is really performing at a high level, despite losing guys like Henry rugs and, um, Broncos receiver Jerry Judy.
They still do have Jalen Waddell, who is probably the number two receiver last last year for them.
Um, and you know what? The loss of two is a big one.
He is now starting for the Dolphins in case anybody missed that.
But, um, they are big.
Big Mac is leading them to Ah, pretty nice offensive season so far.
My top four, I would say.
Probably. You gotta put Clemson number one.
I think you gotta put Alabama number two, um, number three.
I think you put o state bio state just because of their their their roster on paper despite not putting any games in.
And I think George has got to be number four just because of their program, their stature.
And they are three and one, I hope, hopefully for myself and other Cincinnati.
You see, fans, um, we we come into that argument for top six top four rankings and yeah, even with the lost Alabama, we We've seen this actually in years past.
Georgia plays a in Alabama team that is just absolutely stacked, um, year after year after year.
And usually it's a close game, this one that lost 41 24.
But I still think with the rest of the competition in the college football, um, landscape.
George is the fourth best team this year.
Um, you know, Notre Dame.
I just have no faith in their program there.
The number three ranked team right now in the AP Top 25 being four.
No, but you know, I think George is a better team than Notre Dame.
I think they're a better team.
That Oklahoma State, Texas A and M Penn State.
Um, you see the greatest football team of all time, so my biases are going to be avoid on there.
I think they're better than Florida.
Better than Miami.
Better than BYU Oregon UNC Wisconsin Onda list goes on and on.
Even the 50 even five and O. S. M. U.
Um, I think they are.
They're better than than, um, we're going to see a big, big test for three and oh, bear cats after having some games postponed going up against the five.
And no, um, was sm you stampede? Um, I don't actually know.
Know their name? Mustangs.
That's, um, you Mustangs.
We are posed for a an interesting week in college football, we're going to see some top 10 shifts.
Um, in in this this week eight.
Although the best weeks are still yet to come Week nine, we've got, uh, Week nine, We've got a Michigan Michigan State game.
Those were always great to watch.
Um, number 50 State going up against number eight Penn State.
Assuming they're ranking does not change, They will play in week nine, Um, and then going on the week 10 we've got a Clemson Notre Dame battle.
So that's really going to show us how good Notre Dame is or how good Clemson is.
Um, I have ah, whole lot more faith in Clemson than I do Notre Dame as of now, just based off of the past, Clemson being so good for the last 3 to 4 years and Notre Dame being good record wise, but not quite the greatest in terms off playing good teams and beating those Ah said.
Good teams, Um, that is going to wrap up the college football part of this show, but I do want to go back to the NFL real quick.
We've gotten Ohio matchup coming this next week.
Cleveland just got smacked around by the Steelers all day of the line of scrimmage, and Baker Mayfield enters this game with just over 1000.
Just under Sorry, 1100 yards.
He's got 10 touchdowns in six i N t S Odell Beckham Jr only has 319 yards receiving.
Tyler Boyd, the leading receiver for the Bengals just for reference, has 416.
So we have 97 more yards, then Odell Joe Burrow coming into the game with 1600 yards on the season on Lee, six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Now you I think you got a credit that that rough touchdown interception ratio just to not performing in the red zone and not being able to kinda have the red zone targets with a J.
Green not really playing very well.
Um, Tyler Boyd has one touchdown.
He's the leading receiver for the Bengals, but the four interceptions is a spot where you that's That's what you like to see.
UM 44 Joe Burrow not turning the ball over.
Murray has a problem with that right now, which is probably keeping him out of the top 10 in terms of quarterbacks.
Joe Burrow is in my top 10.
Still, yes, he's completing 65% of his passes, 284 yards per game.
Joe Masons averaging 3.
6 yards per rush on the ground.
I think that's more of a testament to how bad the offensive line is because Joe Mix and, as we all know, is a very, very good and capable running back.
He's got three scores on on the season.
Uh, Tee Higgins has two touchdowns, Joe Mixon has one receiving touchdown.
Boyd has a touchdown.
Use Oma and Mike Thomas have touchdowns, but no touchdowns from big targets like Ogden Tate Drew.
Sample the second string tight end A.
Green, the 64 formerly top three honestly receiver in the NFL.
Um, and then in terms of defense defensively, Jesse Bates has really played a very, very, very nice um past few games for, uh, for the Bengals at safety.
The Bengals right now in terms of defense is you know what? Not too great.
Um, they've given up just 26.
2 points per game, which is not good at all.
Um, they've given up just about as many first downs as the Bangles offense gets, but they are committing penalties, um, rampant and allowing through the opposing offenses to convert third downs 46% of the time, which is not good at all.
Um, teams can pass on them teams and run on.
They've got to really shape up.
They're tackling, but they do have a legitimate shot to beat the grounds.
Despite the Browns being foreign to also the Packers play the Texans.
The Forum one Packers against five and won Texans.
I think this is gonna be a close game.
Still, despite the poor week last week, 13 touchdowns, two interceptions.
Erin Jones has five touchdowns on the ground and Alan Lazard is still the leading receiver for Green Bay with 254 yards.
That that tells you anything about green based weaponry, Which is why Antonio Brown would be so big for that team.
Um, injury wise for both the Texans and the Packers.
The Packers have five players listed as questionable.
Nobody out as Aziz.
The same for the Texans.
With five, um, people left out.
Um, I talked about everybody, every team having the dud of the season in terms of the NFL season.
We saw it with the Bills getting smacked around by the Titans.
We saw it with the Ravens.
I wouldn't say that's necessarily a dud.
I think the Chiefs were the superior team, but Lamar Jackson certainly playing poorly against the Chiefs.
And then we saw with the Bucks against the Bears and the Packers against the Bucks.
This is going to determine seeding the one 100% although keep in mind, it's only the one seed who gets the by this year.
So if we're looking back on last year, Green Bay as the two seed would not have had a first round bye.
Um, I'm going to talk about real quick.
The M V P race right before this episode is over right now.
Russell Wilson, 19 touchdowns, three interceptions, 1500 passing yards in about 150 rushing yards throughout five games.
Hey is clearly the leading M V P candidate pastor Mahomes comes in probably in the 2nd, 2nd, now that Aaron Rodgers kind of had a dud of a game with 1700 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception.
Um, throughout six games for him.
Aaron Rodgers easily Third guy in line, 13 touchdowns, two picks, just about 1400 yards passing on giving mind.
He has played one last game because they've already had a by.
Those were the top three, I think.
But Ryan Tannehill is actually having a good season as well as Josh Allen, Josh Allen, 16 touchdowns, four picks and 1700 passing yards.
Um, and you know what? Even Big Ben is not playing too poorly, Um, this season, But I think the top five, you've gotta have Josh Allen.
You've gotta have Rogers.
You've gotta have, um, Wilson and my homes.
But who is the other guy? I think one candidate is Aaron.
He is so, so good.
5 *** already this season.
Um, and he's forced two fumbles, which is tied for fifth in the league.
And you know what? He's just wrecking havoc in in the backfield.
He's got see how Maney.
Um, he's got a bunch of sax.
He's he's creating, ah, whole lot of disruption.
And you know what? I feel almost.
I almost feel bad for two of having to go.
It begins that pass rush, Um, and Aaron Donald in his first game, I think.
Ryan, 10 of us to be in the mix.
5, UH, 1368 to be exact passing yards, 13 touchdowns and two picks.
Same touchdown interception ratio is the great Aaron Rodgers.
Um, and you know what? He is having a very, very, very good season.
He is having the kind of underrated season where a lot of people are thinking, Well, no, that's their Kendrys team there.
Henry is the best player on the team, and while that I think is true, Derrick Henry is probably the most valuable team player on that team.
But he I mean, one game this year he ran for 57 yards on the ground.
Um, now he had an explosion of the game against the Texans, mostly in part due to that 94 yard run for a touchdown.
Um, but he has had two games where he hasn't been quite effective in Ryan.
Tannehill has led the Titans, UM, to an undefeated record so far, including smacking up on Josh Allen, Um, and the Bills.
The Titans and the Steelers are five and o teams that are really looking dangerous in the A F C.
Who might have been underrated coming into the season.
A lot of people were surprised the Tennessee made it to the championship game last year.
Pittsburgh When eight and eight Um, not looking, you know, the most formidable, but at the same time having Mason Rudolph in in a in A in an actual duck in a quarterback, Um, for parts of the year, I think Ryan Tannehill deserves some talk in the MDB conversation.
Now he's not anywhere on the same level as the front to the top two front runners in Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes.
But then, I think in order you have to go Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Josh Allen and then Aaron Donald, um, to finish it off.
I think he was having a better season.
I know Allen has the most passing yards out of all five of these quarterbacks with 1700 11.
By the way, my homes has 1699.
Um, so I just I called that 1 1700 gave it.
Called it a day, but 16 touchdowns in four picks for Josh Allen, but Ryan Daniel already be Josh Allen.
He's got 13 and two.
If you were to double his touchdowns interceptions so they would have the same amount of interceptions, which isn't a great thing to do, but it's It's a base thing, UM, which still has a nominally anomalies, especially when it without a full season.
But Ryan Tannehill would have 26 touchdowns and four picks, compared to 16 and four for Josh Allen.
Um, asking yards wise, he's about 300 behind Josh Allen, about 350 behind Josh Allen.
But that's about one good game, um, both separating these two guys.
Whereas he would have to have a very, very bad game to match, too.
Uh, catch up with Josh Allen in terms of interceptions.
So my top I'm gonna give you my top six for M v P.
Obviously Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, number two and then really close.
Three through six.
Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Josh Allen.
Um, to round out the top six.
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