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NFL draft scouting: Pro teams have eyes on Notre Dame vs. Miami showdown

A number of Top 25 teams clash with each other this weekend, making for an exciting weekend of college football. NFL teams are flocking to these games to evaluate a number of draft prospects.

A look at what teams will be where this weekend in college football:

Among those with conflicts are Warriors co-managing partner Peter Guber and assistant GM Kirk Lacob — who are both a part of Liquid’s parent company, aXiomatic — and Warriors and Cloud9 minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya.

“Well, (Seguin’s) a shooter, I’m a passer and (Shore) has good legs, so it kind of gives us all three dynamics and we did a good job of using each other,” he said.

Ben Bishop made 29 saves for Dallas on his 31st birthday, allowing only a power-play goal by Brendan Gallagher at 12:04 of the second.

“I definitely haven’t won here before,” said Turner, who played in four previous games in Miami — all losses. “Maybe it’s the weather.”

Victor Oladipo scored 15, Darren Collison had 12 points and 10 assists and Thaddeus Young added 12 for Indiana. The Pacers outscored Miami 69-40 in the game’s final 25 minutes and shot 60 percent for the game.

“Derek Carr is a bible-thumper to the fullest. And so he was basically trying to force the players to read the bible before the game, and do all this stuff and they were like, ‘No, that’s you.’ And so he was so upset about it, when the whole offensive line said they were going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, you’re not kneeling. This is America, you’re going to stand for the flag.’ And they got in a fight in the locker room, so when they came out to play, they basically had a plan.”

Grimes alleges the fight happened before the game against the Redskins (which was on a Sunday, not Monday as she says), and Carr got sacked a season-high four times in that game. He has been sacked only six times in the seven other games this season.nike_patriots_2110

He has an 11.75 postseason ERA, allowing runs in six of seven appearances.

With “AC/DC” dominating a game, the Raiders might find it harder to break up the connection between Cooper and quarterback Derek Carr. But then again, Cooper’s value on the open market won’t get higher given their schedule, which sets him up for more struggles. At the same time, Oakland’s pass defense remains in shambles despite the edge presence of Khalil Mack. Pierre-Paul playing off the All-Pro in the Raiders’ hybrid scheme would make both players more dangerous.

The city needs them, in other words. “From where they’re at, as these new leaders of our community, they have this platform, they have this way to reach out to every corner of the valley,” Anthony says. “Half of them look like they can’t party in the city yet. Now they’re going to try to unite everybody. It’s a big step for these guys. But the way they’ve presented themselves, the medium they have, I think they can handle it.”

“They were all crappy pitches, not where I wanted them,” he said. “I need to do better. I need to pick up this team. I need to carry my weight.”

“When you’re a back-end reliever,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, “unless you’re extraordinarily dominant, you’re only talked about when you suffer, when you struggle. So for him, he can handle it mentally. He can handle it physically.”

The Browns and 49ers also lost Sunday to remain winless; the Vikings had some fun in England; Saints running back Mark Ingram and Colts receiver Kamar Aiken were disappointed in their respective performance; and Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had an interesting way to describe the Dallas defense.

The over/under closed at 46.5 in this one, with the bad weather causing it to drop from 50 earlier in the week. If you bet the under, however, it didn’t matter what number you got.flames_079

Steelers’ Martavis Bryant says he’s not playing Sunday, demoted to the scout team

The saga involving Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant took another turn on Wednesday. Bryant wants to be more involved in the Steelers’ offense, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to get what he wants this week.

JuJu has quickly become one of our favorite new receivers. He’s exciting, he’s unique, and he’s one of the biggest Dragonball Z fans in the NFL, too. He’s definitely a player to keep an eye on (and your other eye on his bike).

Conley hasn’t played much this season, held back by shin splints, while second-round pick Obi Melifonwu has yet to see the field. Joseph’s strength, meanwhile, appears to be as a run-stopping safety. Smith and Amerson, however, just have not played well at all. Amerson must have a neon flashing light on him, because opponents can’t wait to target him: So far this season, he’s given up 16 catches on 23 targets for 354 yards, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 151.7, per Next Gen Stats. Smith, meanwhile, is no longer starting, but he’s been a liability when on the field, allowing 14 catches on 19 targets (73.7 percent) for 230 yards, one score and a passer rating of 131.5.

It will be Matt Moore starting at quarterback for the Dolphins for the injured Jay Cutler.

The Browns are winless, so maybe a trip overseas is good for them. The Vikings are 5-2 and playing great defense. With the Browns offense so bad — no matter who plays quarterback — look for the Vikings to eat that unit alive. This will be ugly.

This is a long trip for Oakland, but they will have had 10 days between games, which helps. Buffalo is playing well, but this is a real challenge. The problem is the Oakland defense is bad. LeSean McCoy will run wild.
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