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🏈 Cincinnati Bengals rookie QB Joe Burrow tore his ACL and is done for the season.
🏈 Patrick Mahomes leads Kansas City Chiefs on game-winning drive over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football.
🏈 Tua Tagovailoa benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick, but remains Miami Dolphins’ starting QB.
🏈 Alex Smith earns first win following gruesome leg injury.
🏈 Dallas Cowboys upset Minnesota Vikings, snapping their losing streak.
🏀 Boston Celtics F Jayson Tatum agrees to max rookie extension, worth up to $195M.
🏀 Auburn men’s basketball self-imposes postseason ban, due to investigation into bribery charges.
🏈 Alabama football is now the unanimous No. 1.
🥊 The Undertaker announced his retirement, on the 30-year anniversary of his WWE/WWF debut.
Cowboys Back in “NFC Least” Race
The 2020 NFC East is so bad that they have put us through the seven stages of grief. First, we were in denial that both the Eagles and Cowboys were this bad. It was painful to watch. Then, fans of mediocre teams became angry, knowing the division’s winner would host a playoff game. It was depressing to see a NFC East game on the TV schedule, but watching it was almost funny, knowing one of the teams actually had to win. Now, we’re just working through it and accept this is the worst division in NFL history.
The Cowboys found a way to upset the Vikings in Week 11. This snapped their losing streak and gave them their third win of the season. In other words, they are back in the thick of the divisional race, as sad as it is. Now, every team in the NFC East has three wins:
1) Eagles — 3-6-1
2) Giants — 3-7
3) Cowboys — 3-7
4) Washington — 3-7
Washington plays the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, so one of these teams will get to four wins…most likely. Which team will win the division, and how many wins will it take?
DK Metcalf is enjoying a breakout year, in his second season as a pro. However, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver has been a star long before this season.
Check out DK Metcalf’s high school highlights.
Today in Sports History
Nov. 23, 1989 — The “Bounty Bowl”
What was initially a Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys will forever be known as the “Bounty Bowl.” Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson made allegations that there was a $200 bounty on kicker Luis Zendejas, who had been cut by Philly earlier in the season, and star quarterback Troy Aikman.
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What to Watch Today
Monday Night Football — Rams at Buccaneers
8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Betting Odds Courtesy of Bovada
Moneyline: LAR: (+172) | TB: (-205)
Spread: LAR: +4 (-110) | TB: -4 (-110)
Total: 48.5 – Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)