With three touchdowns on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has the most passing touchdowns by a rookie through six games since the NFL-AFL merger. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota?held the previous record, with 13 touchdowns in 2015. Watson's first touchdown came near the end of the first quarter, when he found a wide-open Will Fuller down the right sideline.
Week 6 of the NFL season ends Monday night at Nissan Stadium with a division clash between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, teams with matching 2-3 records. The line is Titans -7.5, meaning Vegas expects Tennessee to win by 7.5 points. It opened at -8, but uncertainty surrounding how effective Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will be with his injured hamstring pushed it down. The Over/Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, stands at 48. In a "Monday Night Football" game like this with so much uncertainty, you need to hear what Nick Kostos, a.k.a. "Mr. Monday Night," has to say. Kostos is known for his bold, spot-on NFL predictions, but "Monday Night Football"
The NFL wraps up Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season with a less than stellar Monday Night Football affair. The Tennessee Titans host the Indianapolis Colts in an important AFC South matchup. The big news for this game is the potential return of Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota from a hamstring injury. He is listed as questionable, but all reports indicate he will likely play. Most people likely already adjusted for Week 6 fantasy football, but I imagine it is worth noting for some of you. The SB Nation Fantasy War Room will be live today until 8:30 p.m. ET, answering all your fantasy football questions. If you can’t see the comments at the bottom of the article, click here. The War Room is running
Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday: BASKETBALL NBA 2017-18 Season Preview Warriors face new-look opposition in quest to repeat We look ahead to the 2017-18 NBA season with an eight-part package consisting of an overall preview as well as
ESPN.com staff President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who lodge pregame protests, saying in a speech in Alabama on Sept. 22 that he wished those players would be released. He also encouraged fans who are offended to walk out of stadiums. Several players and coaches reacted strongly to Trump on social media, and players -- joined by coaches and owners, in some instances -- across the league knelt, locked arms, raised their fists and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthem in Week 3. There were several more protests in Week 4. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in Week 5 because of protesting that took place
It’s been a tale of two teams for the Cincinnati Bengals. The first one looked like a disaster that couldn’t reach the end zone amid an 0-2 start. Then came a much-needed change in replacing Ken Zampese with Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator. That’s led to a much different team over the last three weeks, one that is an overtime loss in Green Bay away from being 3-0. All told, the Bengals will come out of the bye week with a 2-3 record and plenty of reason to think they’ll have a good showing the rest of the season. Will that translate into a winning season? Could it even result in a playoff berth? There’s plenty of reasons to think at least a winning season is possible with games versus the
Several notable names are slated for a return to action in Week 6, although a couple of quarterbacks face dimmer prognoses. Meanwhile, a couple of receivers are finally set to make their season debuts Sunday as well. Without further ado, here's the health outlook for prominent fantasy assets heading into Sunday morning: Quarterbacks The Detroit Lions ' Matthew Stafford (ankle) turned in full practices throughout the week but is still listed as questionable on the final Week 6 injury report. However, he's expected to play in what should be a favorable matchup against a New Orleans Saints defense giving up 265.3 yards per game. The Oakland Raiders ' Derek Carr (back) returned to full participation
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer Close Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 Follow on Twitter Here are the lines for Week 7 of the NFL season from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Lines updated as of Sunday evening. Thursday, Oct. 19 Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 22 1 p.m. ET Tennessee Titans (-6.5) at Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) at Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6) Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings (-4.5) New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (-3.5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills (no line) Carolina Panthers (-3.5) at Chicago Bears New Orleans Saints (-4) at Green
Patrick McManamon HOUSTON -- In one breath Sunday, Hue Jackson was hinting strongly that DeShone Kizer would return as the Cleveland Browns' starter at quarterback against the Tennessee Titans. In the next, he seemed perplexed by a report on CBS during the game broadcast that he had texted Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson the day of the draft and said, "be ready." The implication of the report was that Jackson was alerting Watson to prepare himself to be drafted by Cleveland. "I don't know anything about that," Jackson said after the Browns fell to 0-6 with a 33-17 loss to Watson and the Texans. "That's so long ago. I met with that crew, and nobody asked me that. I met with the same