Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: - Notable college football games: No. 8 Michigan State-No. 11 Wisconsin (noon); No. 10 Texas A&M-No. 17 Arkansas (9 p.m.); No. 12 Georgia-No. 23 Mississippi (noon); No. 14 Tennessee-No. 19 Florida (3:30 p.m.). - The Pittsburgh Steelers cross Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. These teams face each other only every four years, and this time each is 2-0 and looking strong. - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox try to extend their winning streak to 10 games and move closer to a playoff berth, sending Rick Porcello (21-4)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not listing Markus Wheaton on their Week 3 injury report, which means he will almost certainly play vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. A shoulder injury kept Wheaton from playing in Pittsburgh’s first two games, but he practiced fully this week this week after getting in two full sessions in Week 2, but was limited Friday and missed last Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. With Wheaton out, Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers worked as the two receivers next to Antonio Brown, and both produced well.
Following their Week 1 victory, the Denver Broncos were given the best odds to win Super Bowl 51. After their Week 2 win? Still the norm. In their latest projections, sports analytics site FiveThirtyEight lists the Broncos with the best chance to quality for the postseason (84-percent), earn a first-round bye (49-percent), and repeat as champs (13-percent). The website predicts Denver will finish with 11.8 wins. The next closest team is the Pittsburgh Steelers (11.5), given an 81-percent chance of making the playoffs. Here's how the current top five shakes out: It's been days of accolades for the Broncos, who've opened their title defense on an impressive tear. They jumped to No. 1 overall in