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Jay Croucher and Drew dig into their Week 5 handicap, beginning with the Dolphins as favorites hosting the Giants.
Defending Sanderson Farms Championship winner, Mackenzie Hughes, joins Golf Today to share how it feels to be back at a place he’s won before.

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  • CLE Quarterback #4
    Berry added Watson’s injury — which kept him sidelined in Week 4 against Baltimore — probably won’t affect the quarterback going forward. Watson sat out against the Ravens after gaining clearance from the team’s medical staff. The Browns hope Watson can return after their Week 5 bye. If Watson remains sidelined, rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson would get another start.
  • NE Defensive Back
    Gonzalez tore his labrum and injured his shoulder in the team’s Week 4 loss to the Cowboys and will miss the rest of his rookie campaign. It’s a devastating loss for New England’s struggling defense, which has allowed the tenth highest completion rate (68 percent) to opposing quarterbacks through Week 4. The Patriots acquired J.C. Jackson from the Chargers to fill in for Gonzalez. Last year, Jackson was graded by PFF as the NFL’s worst cover corner.
  • NE Cornerback #27
    Jackson returns to New England after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Pats, emerging as a shutdown corner in 2020 and 2021, when he combined for 17 interceptions and 37 defended passes. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Patriots traded for Jackson because they lost rookie CB Christian Gonzalez to a season-ending labrum injury. Jackson’s time with the Chargers was an abject disaster both for Jackson and the team. He’s been a healthy scratch of late while dealing with legal issues related to the alleged negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Jackson in 2022 was graded by Pro Football Focus as the league’s worst cover corner. He’ll join a New England defense allowing a 68 percent completion rate, the tenth worst in the NFL.
  • CAR Quarterback #9
    We wish the Panthers good luck in their endeavor. Schultz said Carolina “is all in on Bryce Young — the player and the person. They love him and want to support him. They believe they can push this season by adding another big time playmaker.” It’s hard to say which top-flight wideout would be available via trade, and who would want to go to a terrible Panthers team. Perhaps this means the Panthers will acquire the currently doghoused Chase Claypool and call him a WR1. Schultz said the team attributes Young’s massive struggles to his lack of a dominant No. 1 receiver. Through Week 4, only Zach Wilson has a worse EPA per drop back than Young.
  • PHI Cornerback #21
    The Eagles add to their secondary with Roby. The veteran 31-year-old last played for the Saints before being cut in August. Roby now finds himself with a solid Eagles defense that can use his help.
  • BUF Linebacker #40
    Miller expressed his desire to play on his podcast, “The Von Cast”. He said, “If I was a betting man, I’d say you’ll see Von Miller in London.” Miller has been out since last season with a torn ACL and is expected to return to practice this week. The Bills defensive line would get a boost from the veteran’s return, but Miller still has a ways to go before being cleared to play Week 5 in London against the Jaguars.
  • SEA Quarterback #7
    Carroll was asked if Geno was OK during his weekly radio show and said, “I think so.” While it’s not a heartening endorsement of health, Carroll later said, "“He kind of twisted his knee a little bit, yeah. It really was knee and ankle at first, but I think it just came down to taping up the ankle and then his knee was a little bit — he might be sore [Tuesday.] He’ll need a break.” It sounds like Geno may sit out a few practices, but should be fine long-term given that the Seahawks have a bye this week.
  • PIT Quarterback #8
    In other words, embattled offensive coordinator Matt Canada will continue calling plays for the NFL’s worst offense. Tomlin has offered some mild critiques of the Steelers offense — 31st in EPA per play this year — but has stopped short of scaling back Canada’s role. It’s hard to say if the Steelers offense will get worse if Kenny Pickett (knee) misses time. Tomlin said Pickett would practice Wednesday, though he seems iffy for Week 5 against Baltimore.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    Fowler described Evans’ hamstring injury as “mild,” which “bodes well for his return” after the Bucs’ Week 5 bye. Evans left Tampa’s Week 4 game against the Saints with the injury and did not return. Evans drafters can be cautiously optimistic they’ll have him back for Week 6 against the Lions. Evans is ninth in receiving yards (337) this season.
  • IND Running Back #28
    Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that the team is “super excited” to get Taylor (ankle, contract) back from the PUP list this week. We don’t know if Taylor — who wants a long-term contract extension — shares that excitement, and will suit up in Week 5 against the Titans. Taylor demanded a trade in September and the team granted him permission to talk to other teams about a trade. There were no takers. Taylor, expected to return to practice Wednesday, might have no choice but to return to the Colts. Fantasy managers should hold lead back Zack Moss for now.

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NBC Sports Podcasts

Best of Week 4
Peter King examines the Bills’ convincing win over the Dolphins in Week 4, Deion Sanders mania in Colorado and more in Football Morning in America.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones took 10 sacks on Monday night, the most a quarterback had endured in one game in five years.
Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers and Jay Croucher share their thoughts on the Bills’ blowout of the Dolphins, Justin Fields’ career day and Puka Nacua’s bounce back.
Relive the best of the SNF action from Week 4, where the Chiefs defeated the Jets on the road 23-20.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms analyze what went wrong for the Giants against the Seahawks and explore why Daniel Jones has had one of the hardest last four years out of any QB.
Maria Taylor, Mike Florio, Devin McCourty and Jason Garrett dive into Week 4, where the Bills handed the Dolphins their first loss of the season, the Cowboys gave Bill Belichick the worst loss of his career and more.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and RB Isiah Pacheco discuss Kansas City’s 23-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football, including the team’s offense, Zach Wilson’s performance and more.

Premier League

“Something like that as far as I can remember never happened,” Klopp said on Wednesday. “That’s why I think a replay would be the right thing.”
Everything you need to know about the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?

Rotoworld

Eric Samulski hands out fantasy football awards for Week 4 of the NFL season.
Denny Carter examines players running hot and cold entering Week 5.
Zachary Krueger breaks down meaningful snap shares from Week 4 of the NFL season.
Hilow dissects the winning Milly Maker roster from Week 4
Big Ten on NBC, Peacock
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge discuss the “tall task” that undefeated Maryland has in facing Ohio State in Week 6 and the reasons why the Terrapins have a fighting chance to defeat the Buckeyes.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge break down Iowa’s play in the team’s win over Michigan State in Week 5, including the strength of the defense and special teams and room for improvement on offense.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge preview Rutgers’ Week 6 matchup against Wisconsin, the success of Phil Longo’s offense and more.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge preview Saturday’s matchup between Purdue and Iowa. The two reflect on the Hawkeyes’ strength in defense and Tory Taylor, and the Boilermakers’ offensive power.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge discuss how Minnesota can compete against a Michigan team that has “no weaknesses,” specifically by forcing turnovers and embracing their home-crowd atmosphere.
College Football Top 25: SEC Takes a Hit
Connor Rogers breaks down tape of Michigan WR Roman Wilson and explains why his impressive catch radius and abilities after the catch should continue to boost his NFL Draft stock.

Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide

Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!
Zak Hanshew breaks down the latest trade as the Celtics look to keep pace with Milwaukee in Eastern Conference arms race.
Check out the first few rounds of a 16-team, 9-Cat industry mock draft, which is part of the new Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide.

NASCAR

One chance remains for drivers to reach the next round of the Cup playoffs.
Track’s first Cup race will be June 16, 2024 on USA Network.
Matt Crafton punched Nick Sanchez after last weekend’s Truck playoff race at Talladega.

NFL

Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw 383 consecutive passes without an interception, going from Week 9 of last year to the fourth quarter of Week 2.
Mike Florio defense his power rankings to Myles Simmons, explaining why the Buccaneers rose 5 places to No. 10, how the Rams rose 12 spots to land No. 12, how the Jets improved to No. 27 and more.
Mike Florio and Myles Simmons weigh in on the most shocking storylines of September, from the Bengals being 1-3 to C.J. Stroud giving the Texans a fighting chance and more.

2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The best of the best are in action in France through October 28th for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the best moments from South Africa and Tonga’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the best moments from Australia and Portugal’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the best moments from Scotland and Romania’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

MLB

Royce Lewis homered twice and Pablo López
was effective for the Twins’ first postseason game win since 2004.
Montgomery fired seven shutout innings against the Rays, who committed four errors on defense.
Here is everything you need to know about betting the 2023 MLB Playoffs.
Nevin went 119-149 in his first major league managerial job while both of his teams missed the playoffs.

NBA

Chris Paul says he’ll do “whatever I can do to help our team win.”
There is no real market for Harden right now, which leaves the 76ers in a tough spot.
Minnesota Timberwolves rising star Anthony Edwards is one of the most explosive players in the NBA, and his fantasy value as a near first-round pick reflects that.

College Football

Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament and Deacon Hill will be the starter against Purdue this week, coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday.
Notre Dame got away with one at Duke on Saturday, winning 21-14, late-game worries breaking the Irish way this week both by design and because of past mistakes that Marcus Freeman learned from.
Wide receiver Drelon Miller (Silsbee, TX/ Silsbee High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2024 All-American Bowl.
Ohio State vs. Purdue and Maryland vs. Illinois will also be featured in the triple-header.

Betting

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down how he’s playing two Big Ten matchups between Michigan at Minnesota and Nebraska at Illinois.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick preview odds for the Eagles and Rams Week 5 clash and look ahead to a stretch of Philadelphia’s schedule that could determine its season.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick share how they’re approaching Giants vs. Dolphins in Week 5, explaining why they’re fading New York and counting on a Dolphins offensive outburst on Bet the Edge.

Golf

Thompson will be the first LPGA player to compete on the PGA Tour since 2018.
Tiger Woods is the favorite to lead the U.S. team in 2025. Possibly 2027 as well?
Defending Sanderson Farms Championship winner, Mackenzie Hughes, joins Golf Today to share how it feels to be back at a place he’s won before and the state of his game before he looks to defend his PGA Tour title.
Karen Stupples and Beth Ann Nichols join Golf Today to discuss some Solheim Cup storylines, including the performance of and culture within the U.S. team., along with whether the event could see a future playoff.
Hayden Buckley joins the Golf Today crew to talk about his return from injury as he readies for a home game at the Country Club of Jackson ahead of this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship.
How to watch this week’s events, from around the world of golf.

Brother From Another

Charles McDonald joins Brother From Another to discuss the Buffalo Bills’ win over the Miami Dolphins and what the AFC North looks like with the Ravens’ 3-1 start and the Bengals’ struggles.
Charles McDonald joins Brother From Another to discuss the officiating in the Jets vs. Chiefs game and if Taylor Swift being in attendance had anything to do with the way the game was called.
Michael Holley, Reeta Hubbard and Natalie discuss the biggest storylines from NBA Media Day, including Jimmy Butler’s hair and the Milwaukee Bucks with the addition of Damian Lillard.
Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard “The NFL Chick” break down the Giants’ blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4 and what Brian Daboll and Daniel Jones need to do to turn things around.

Local coverage

Here’s this week’s Roob’s Eagles Stats, with all the stats, trends and numbers you’ve been wondering about.
Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy felt he called the ideal play to pick up the critical fourth-and-1 in the Bears’ loss to the Broncos, but a good play call doesn’t work with poor execution.
Sunday’s blowout loss to the Cowboys was the final proof that Tom E. Curran needed about the true identity of this Patriots team.
Chris Paul indicated he is at least open to filling any Warriors role that increases his chance of winning an NBA championship.

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Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams is eligible to play against the Panthers this weekend, but whether he will play remains up in the air.
The Bills play the Jaguars on Sunday in London, and the 9:30 a.m. kickoff is causing New York State to loosen its laws around selling alcohol on Sunday mornings.
Edge rusher Dawuane Smoot is on his way back to the Jaguars lineup.