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We're gonna be looking as our usual recap of the previous week in the NFL, which is Week 11, as there are plenty of games that went ways we didn't expect him to go and a few serious injuries that have really sad to see.
But we'll dive into each game and how each team fared out.
Next, we're gonna cover us in our second topic, eh? NBA free agency.
It's well in alive.
Trades are being made.
The defending champions Lakers, the defending champion L A Lakers Air definitely making moves while their crosstown crosstown rivals are cross hallway rivals is they share the Staples Center.
A Clippers have made a couple moves, but we'll see if the Lakers still have the advantage in that matchup and then We'll finish up today with college basketball that will be starting tomorrow.
Games all around.
We'll be. We'll begin.
So we'll look at what Naysmith players toe watch, previewing games and just looking at the totality of the season upcoming for college basketball.
And with all that being said, let's dive into the into the NFL on Week 11 and the NFL this week.
The Thursday night game was a rematch of one of probably the top three games of the year.
As it was, the Seahawks in Arizona, as the Seahawks actually read, would come up clutch.
They won 28 to 21.
Seahawks, finally on defense, were able to stop them, were able to stop a team as continuously just games, game in and game out.
The Seahawks defense has been, I want to say, the main reason they've lost, as Russell Wilson has played.
Not the greatest recently.
He's fallen out of the M V P discussion, in my opinion, not all the way out.
But these past couple games has not played well.
He's thrown interceptions, but defense has been what's getting in trouble, and the defense was able to come up Plush shutdown.
Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins in the final drive of the game from much needed division when to snap a couple game losing streak.
Um, Carlos Dunlap.
He did have the game winning sack as evident who kind of summarized game as Seahawks shut down Kyler Murray.
He only had 15 rushing yards and Kenyan Drake, you know, the running back on the 29 rushing yards on the game.
Seahawks defense was able to stop the run in, which turned stop the passing from Kyler Murray.
As Murray is really one of the better quarterbacks, just Mobile e and throwing the ball is throwing the ball. This year.
He's vastly improved.
Looking at another name, Steelers routed the Jaguars, 27 to 3.
Steelers Air Canada on this season and, Wow, they do have the best record.
It's evident you know they're undefeated.
He has not been getting his name.
Mentioned too much in the M V P to discussion he hasn't had flashing numbers.
Is you know all these other players have, you know, like a Russell Wilson or Patrick Mahomes, who, you know, you go to the TV to watch.
But Ben Roethlisberger definitely should be in the M V P.
Discussion just off the fact alone that the Steelers are the only undefeated team and have been playing so well, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
Um, looking at the Panthers P. J.
He had his first start as Teddy Bridgewater couldn't go.
He had a knee injury.
They tried him in warmups.
Wasn't able to get going.
Walker was the starter for the Panthers.
He's actually from the XFL.
Hey, came over from the x f l.
And it worked as the Panthers rounded Lions 20 to nothing.
As the Carolina defense, it's just stifled the entire Detroit offense.
Uh, this is looking like Matt Patricia, the head coach of the Lions.
His days were numbered there.
Um, there have been a couple of games.
He, you know, they went on a little run.
Couple 12 game wins, Um, right before this game.
But losing this one in this fashion 22.
Nothing against the quarterback Who's, you know from the XFL? No disrespect.
He played well, but it's looking like Matt.
Patricia's days and Detroit are numbered as they just continue to give up leads and not win games.
Patriots This is formally where Matt Patricia was the defensive coordinator at, uh, they lost to the Texans, 27 to 20.
With this loss, it's looking.
It's not mathematically, you know, set in stone, but it's looking like the Patriots are eliminated from playoff contention.
Um, not the revenge season.
Cam Newton was warning at all.
Um, you have to look at the Patriots, potentially getting hit by co vid Burke had went out last game, which really stifled their offense.
Um, really just met a really great to Shawn Watson in this game.
To Shawn Watson proved why he should should have got that contract and really deserves the contract, right? So with that, it's sad season for the Patriots as the Jets fan.
Not sad it all for me.
I'm glad to see them not make the playoffs after all the years of torture we've gone through with him.
But as someone who watched Cam and kind of rooted for Cam this year, um, hopefully he can finish the year out strong and show is worth, Um, excuse me.
We'll have to see what his market is for free agency.
Hopefully, good, you know, with these last few games.
But it hasn't been the most successful season for camera the revenge season.
Him nor the Patriots wanted, especially Bill Belichick, with all the rumor.
You know, talk of okay is Belichick.
The reason Brady was successful was the reason Brady successful, you know, because Belichick Belichick wasn't able to show up that much.
Eso We'll have to see how they play next year.
They've lost another.
Another game of really has been their offense that struggled throughout it.
They lost to the Titans, 32 24.
Tienes air now looking at challenging the Colts in the A f C South millions.
They went on that great run.
I believe there, 50 to start the season.
We're not able. Thio.
Keep that going.
Lost 23 straight games.
But a huge win over the Ravens is if you remember, this is a rematch of last year's A F C divisional round game, as they just ran the ball down the Ravens throat, and that's exactly what they did again this week Together.
Derrick Henry was phenomenal, sealed the game at the end.
We're gonna have to look at Lamar and the Ravens offense.
They're six and four now.
They're falling in the playoff picture.
Other seatings falling.
They need to get back on track just for us to have some confidence.
Because right now playoffs aren't guaranteed, especially on the losing streak there on.
They need to get it together quick.
Well, Lamar has to get it back, get it together quickly.
Needs to stop turning the ball over, getting giving the other team so many possessions.
Brown's win a five point with a five point game for the Eagles, 22 to 17.
Carson Wentz struggled again.
Um, Doug Peterson to that said today, Uh, you know, maybe we'll see a little more of Jalen Hurd's.
Hey said that He also said Carson went, You know, to bend wench when you know to bend bench.
Um, that would be my decision.
You know, I would be the last one to make that decision, so we're gonna There's a lot of moving parts there in Philadelphia.
We need to see whether or not whence does, in fact, get bench for rookie Jalen Hurts.
Who's out of Oklahoma? Originally was at Alabama, you know, I like hurts.
He's a dual threat quarterback more than once is once he's been throwing offal interceptions.
If you saw one, you got second just through, you know through it a mile up in the air.
Cleveland Brown just caught, you know, like a punch.
It was once has made awful decisions this year, and it's evident with him leading the NFL in, UH, interceptions Saints thistles with one game I was not expecting.
Maybe I should have expected with their matchup.
They did play the Falcons Saints win that game 2049.
But I was not a fan of tasting Taysom Hill.
Starting the game, I thought.
I'm a Jameis Winston fan, always a Jamis Winston fan back at F s. You.
When they won the national championship in 2013 over Auburn, I liked him, You know, when they started the college football playoff that year, 2014 and they went undefeated. Lost Oregon.
Mario Mario tha You know, I was a J.
I'm a Jamis Winston fan.
I believe in him.
Granted, I know the stats.
Last year 30 30 awful, you know, turning the ball over.
But you signed him to a contract that the same sign them to.
I believe you should have started them.
You don't even give them that many first team reps.
You know throughout the week.
You're paying to be your backup quarterback, but instead your pants.
You're playing a utility player.
I like him a lot, but just the amount of passes thrown is thrown in.
His career is astounding for, you know, ah, quarterback to be starting over a former starter.
Just ah, good quarterback.
Uh, while a lot of bad things came with Jameis Winston for the turnovers, he threw it through touchdowns.
And I believe he probably knows this offense really well.
Sitting behind Drew Brees in that quarterback room, right? No going touchdowns for Hill.
He had a couple running ones.
That's what you get.
And you put him in the Wildcat.
But now is the quarterback.
It's not the Wildcat.
Um, I just I would like to seen James play.
I would have liked to see him.
Uh, I'm not sure if this is entirely on Hill, but Alvin Kamara, first time in his career, he had no catches.
Hopefully, he'll come.
Are is one of the main components of that offense.
We all know that.
So I'd like to see him obviously get way more.
You know the zero catches.
So he was gonna have toe work that facet into the game and see well, look at film.
Washington Red, Washington football Washington football team.
Excuse me? That still doesn't click with May.
I did see that they're thinking about potentially keeping that team as some dudes trademark and copyright and all the other like the other options, so they wouldn't even have the copyright.
So they're potentially thinking about Washington football team for staying, but that's neither here nor there right now.
They beat the Bengals 20 to 9.
Main story in this game is Joe Burrow.
He has done for the season with a torn A c L.
He was my leader and the offensive rookie of the year.
With this and so many games left six games left.
I don't believe he will win that reward, which is a shame, because I like I like Joe Burrow.
I like watching him at L s u.
Last year so far has been carving up the league with a not great team in Cincinnati Sadly, he's gone for the year, hopefully bounces back.
We'll see what the Bangles do from here.
Washington Though they have a chance in the NFC East, we're gonna have to see with this up.
Come again against the Cowboys on Thursday night or Thursday afternoon, Thanksgiving in Dallas.
Let's see what they really bring to the table then, especially with how Cowboys played against Minnesota, which we'll talk about real quick.
But I'll mean, I'll assess them after that game because that will be a really meaningful game Thursday to see if they have a chance at all.
Chargers beat my Jets 34 28.
Well, the score might confuse you.
It was not really.
It really wasn't a close game throughout.
Just a Herbert played a phenomenal again.
He now is my leader for offensive rookie of the year.
Him and Justin Jefferson, the wide receiver from the Vikings, were going to be my two going back and forth while the Jets did throw up some fight, it really wasn't too much.
Flacco barely had over 200 yards.
We'll get more into the Jets and their game Thursday.
Dolphins Tool was benched for, uh Fitzpatrick fits Magic wasn't able to come in clutching through the game sealing interception in the end zone, which made many fans think where we so much Was it so awful with two of their? So I only had 83 yards through three quarters of game play.
Um, I like how Brian for is looking out.
It is still to his young right.
You don't want him getting injured, especially this year.
I'm not too mad about it.
I'll be I'll beam or angry if Tua doesn't play again for the rest of the season.
But for this case I'm not.
I'm not angry about this.
If you believe you had a better chance to win with Fitzpatrick going into the game, put him in you. Will.
You wanna win games? Pleasure.
If you're Miami, potentially reach the playoffs.
It might be out of line now are out of sight, but we'll see.
Cowboys win versus the Vikings in Minnesota, 31 28.
Oh, again, I'll really assess them after this.
Oh, thank you for the tip.
I'll assess the Cowboys after this Thursday night game because I've said they're they're dead in the water.
I'm not, you know, huge fan.
You know, I didn't think they were going to do much Al assess them against when they play divisional rival Washington because really, the winner of that game is gonna have the better chance of taking over the What is it, the NFC East, Especially with how awful Philadelphia's in playing They? Philadelphia doesn't know what type of team there finish in the last three of the three games of the weekend or week.
The Packers, uh, Aaron Rodgers would not, was not able to come through clutch.
Let me preface this.
He did come through clutch in the fourth quarter with the Hail Mary.
He got him down, could not score the touchdown.
To win the game.
They had to kick a field goal.
Then, over time, they did get the ball first.
But his rookie receiver, Virtus I can't remember how to pronounce his name.
Rookie receiver fumbled the ball, cost them their possession.
Colts go down the field and they Blankenship, is if you remember the kicker from Georgia who had the goggles, he hit the game winner.
I don't know about the Colts.
I still cannot put fully my trust into Philip Rivers.
I don't I know he's played.
The Colts have played good.
I like their defense personally.
I cannot put just put all my faith in the Philip Rivers.
That's just personally, but they played well.
Beat the Packers 34 31.
I don't see too much from the Packers, and I imagine they'll balance back just a close game.
They lose. Unfortunate fumble, too.
He's done it again.
It's looking like Houston will stick with hard and Westbrook.
And potentially Big three of cousin continues to play if cousin plays as well as we don't to play.
Final topic of the day.
Finally, finally, college basketball is back after missing out on March Madness.
Probably the greatest month of sports.
I think anybody, even if you're not a fan, you just love the upsets.
Making the bracket.
We're starting college basketball tomorrow, actually, a couple of big games coming up these next couple of days.
Gonzaga versus Kansas.
That's the number one team in the country going against the number 16 in the country.
That's on Thursday.
Gonzaga is always irritated me, just with dumb playing in such a far you know, playing so far away in Washington and in a non power five conference.
I never really watched them, so I never know what they're really made off.
I do know they added five star recruit Jalen Suggs, really good point guard.
Usually Gonzaga always gets great big guys.
They have drew Timmy there, who's actually not far from where I lived.
That's where he went to high school, Drew to make.
He went not too far from where I lived.
He will be a sop****re this year, will play a more prominent role in the offense.
They also have a number of other big men, so haven't seen them recruit a five star adrenaline Suggs.
Mostly, how this impacted the team, how he impacts the team right away.
It will be a test against Kansas, for sure, so we'll have to see how they really go, how they work together.
Uh, you can see I'm a Syracuse fan.
That's where I'm open to go to college.
They do play Bryant on Friday.
Uh, hopefully, I believe, coach behind and behind.
We'll be out of quarantine.
Yeah, hopefully, we'll be on the court coaching Syracuse.
Expect, obviously, against Bryant hopefully hopeful for a wind leave.
We'll get that, um so I think we'll see.
Uh, hopefully Syracuse.
That a C is up is a wide open this year were vying for this six at the most 789 placement in the A C C, which I believe will get us into the tournament.
So I start the year off strong against Nonconference and Bryant just another.
Adding to the resume.
Notre Dame versus Michigan State, both surprisingly, on rent, especially Michigan State.
Granted, they did lose cash of Winston.
Listen, they still do have some pieces there, but that will be an interesting game.
No dangerous Michigan State.
We'll get to look at Notre Dame.
I just said the A C C is wide open.
See what they're made of.
See potential? Potentially how they'll compete in the A. C.
I was I was looking forward to like the most.
This is the game I was had on my calendar.
Baylor vs Arizona State was supposed to be tomorrow night, but was canceled after Scott Drew, Baylor's head coach, tested positive for growth in 19.
Arizona State pulled out.
Uh huh, Arizona State will now play Rhode Island, but Baylor's number two in the country.
Arizona State's number 18.
If you don't know Arizona State brought in some great recruits this year.
He's at a California.
My favorite player to watch in high school was Joshua Christopher.
I actually went toe some U games he played down here and Fort Worth.
So I was looking forward to that as well as bringing Marcus Bagley.
And that's Marvin Bagley's brother, who was.
He's a big man, obviously, really good player.
I would have loved to see them, you know, really big test against Baylor.
But game sadly, post canceled.
That would have been the Empire Classic to get classic.
I believe in New York.
Not happening, Actually.
Will is Arizona State will take on Rhode Island.
Their first game will be against Seton Hall on Sunday.
We won't see that high number two first 18 matchup, but there's good games all around him.
It's just great to see college basketball back up and running.
Looking at newsman or not.
Luka Garza out of Iowa.
I actually wasn't too sure.
I believe he tested MBA Waters came back.
Really, He's a big man.
He was in the running last year to win.
It actually did not win it.
He could make a huge contribution, toe Iowa as a team and propel them to a potential Big 10 regular season championship.
I wouldn't put too much into that as I'm not too soon around the pieces around Garza, but he's that good.
He played against Syracuse Lester, and he played against Syracuse last year.
Excuse me and really carved our 23 zone defense on all four other preseason.
All Americans Jared Bait Butler out of Baylor.
Excuse me, Kay Cunningham out of Oklahoma State.
Here's some books at it.
North Carolina and Remy Martin out of Arizona State Room.
Martin's a couple of years, I believe, is a junior.
That's why didn't mention him with Christopher and badly.
But Kay Cunningham? I will have my TV set from whenever he plays again.
He's from Arlington, Texas, my hometown.
I will have my TV turn to wherever he played whenever he plays.
Just for the fact he is, he will be number one or number two pick in the draft next year, right and sadly, OK, Oklahoma State will not make the tournament as their own postseason ban for themselves, right? So this regular season will be the time to see Katie Cunningham.
And that's also for sure if Cooper if he stays at Auburn, Auburn imposed postseason ban on themselves.
And there's rumors Sharif Cooper's looking at overseas options.
I love Sheriff Cooper is probably my second favorite player toe watch after Josh Christopher from his high school days.
But with that news coming down, you expect him to look at other options, especially overseas.
Did get his route to the MBA? What do you think your Latinos idea? Um, for the main madness is Rick Pitino said.
I'm not totally against it, but I just believe that if each team is safe and we'll be fine, right we've seen.
Sadly, we've seen multiple games get postponed, canceled.
So maybe postponing it on the season actually would be a good idea a couple months.
Just so you know, they're saying I believe a spike is coming in also makes the flu season, so that could work as selfishly.
I'd like him to start, you know, right now, get to March Madness.
Just you know, the excitement of college basketball.
But Pitino has a potential good idea there.
I just think of each team is safe and can quarantine, not quarantine, but you know, staying type, type situation, not situations, but areas with not bring in too many people, along with rampant covert testing. I believe Syracuse.
I saw his testing three times a week and potentially going toe four or five when the season starts.
So as long as they can catch it and it doesn't spread to each team, obviously that would be ideal.
I'm just saying each team is gonna have to be safe in this regard in this regard to see, because I think it could be we could get a season to go to March Madness not made madness.
You know, Don't postpone it.
But as long as people are safe and you just know their surroundings, I believe we could have a great college basketball season.
Don't have to necessarily move it back.
And on that note, that is all the time I have for tonight.
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