To be more specific, Cooper explains that Killorn & Co. are worried that the qualifying round winners will end up more “battle-tested.” Can you really blame the Lightning for fearing being caught flat-footed? Such thoughts must give the Lightning flashbacks of that Blue Jackets sweep. … [Read more...] about Lightning coach Cooper on NHL playoff format, possible games without fans
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Prediction: Whether there are fans in the stands or not, the Falcons heading into Minnesota will be a daunting task. The Vikings ranked as the seventh-best defense in 2019 in DVOA and should continue to be a dominant unit heading into next season. Atlanta will see a down game from Matt Ryan because of that Minnesota pass rush and the offense will remain lukewarm for the entire game. Meanwhile, Dalvin Cook is the story offensively for the Vikings. The Falcons can't find an answer for the Minnesota back on the ground or in the passing game. Vikings win 17-10. … [Read more...] about Falcons 2020 schedule: Predicting every game, week-by-week odds, matchups, projections
Figueroa led St. John’s in scoring this past season, averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Figueroa connected on 72 of his 197 three-point attempts this past season. Figueroa's best game of the season came against DePaul on Jan. 25 when he went for 28 points on 9-for-16 shooting. … [Read more...] about Which schools have reached out to transfer LJ Figueroa?
Prediction: No biggie, just Thursday Night Football against the defending Super Bowl champions. Let's just chalk it up as a loss and move on, right? Well ... the last time these teams met, McDermott's defense held Andy Reid's offense to 10 points in Kansas City. Yes, that was in 2017. Yes, Alex Smith was the quarterback. But that Chiefs team went on to make the playoffs while finishing sixth in the NFL in points scored. A great defense gives Buffalo a realistic chance to win this game, and the Chiefs' potential defensive issues makes an upset even more realistic as the Bills win 27-26. … [Read more...] about Bills 2020 schedule: Predicting every game, week-by-week odds, matchups, projections
Beer is the best tailgate food. It's not just that it's delicious, refreshing and comes in enough different varieties that every person who wants to can find a kind they like. It doesn't matter which brand or style you prefer, but there's a specific kind that I hold near and dear to my heart. A kind that, if it's not at a tailgate, ruins my experience a bit. You see, when I'm at a tailgate, I'm not there because of a favorite food to eat. I'm not going from spot to spot hoping to find a burger or some chicken or anything in particular. My goal at the tailgate is to explore the seemingly endless bounty of options available to me. I want to try new things and meet new people. … [Read more...] about Staff picks: Best game day food and drink you need at your college football tailgate