Big Football Games This Weekend

The stakes are ratcheted up on the college front as several Top 25 teams play each other: Oklahoma faces Texas, Florida goes to LSU, Penn State travels to Iowa and Alabama heads to Texas A&M. The intriguing matchups in the NFL include Texans at Chiefs, 49ers at Rams, Eagles at Vikings, and the battle for the bottom between the winless Redskins and the hapless Dolphins. Fire up the wings, get some chips and enjoy.

Five games in Week 7 that will impact the College Football Playoff race

By and large, the playoff picture hasn’t changed much from what observers thought it would look like when the college football season began. That might finally change over the next few weeks, starting this Saturday, as competition in the major conferences intensifies.<p>Here are the five games that …

College Football

Can Oklahoma and LSU keep their offenses flying high in Week 7?

The campaign for the 2019 Heisman Trophy appeared to be a two-man race heading into the season: last year's runner-up, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, …

College Football Week 7 Guide: Stakes Increase As Season Hits Midway Point

The college football scheduling gods gave us decent slates in a couple of previous weeks this season, but nothing like what is ahead this Saturday. We’re at the midway point and now is when the stakes increase significantly.<p>A half-dozen games on Saturday’s schedule would have merited consideration …

College football Week 7: Picks and preview

College football teams on Upset Alert in Week 7

<b>Why it's upset-worthy</b>: College football's best rivalry according to Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, Red River — like many games this week — has major …

Jalen Hurts OU Experience Is Unlike Anything in NCAA Football History

In a system that limits athlete eligibility to four or five seasons, Jalen Hurts has lived a thousand college football lives.<p>He was a superstar …

Joe Burrow Is Leading LSU’s Almost Unrecognizable Offense

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is in the midst of one of the most prolific starts to a season by a player at his position in program history. His …

Week 6 NFL game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips and more

The Week 6 NFL slate is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and …

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NFL Week 6: Our First Patrick Mahomes–Deshaun Watson Matchup

Imagine watching all three <i>Lord of the Rings</i> back-to-back-to-back. Then add 2.5 hours. That is how much football there will be on Sunday. The Panthers …

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N.F.L. Week 6 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The N.F.L. will welcome back one of its preferred starting quarterbacks (Sam Darnold of the Jets) this week, while likely adding yet another backup-as-starter (Devlin Hodges of the Steelers). The 49ers and Rams will battle for N.F.C. West bragging rights, and Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will try …

If Christian McCaffrey Is The NFL’s MVP, Why Aren’t The Panthers Better?

The NFL is a passing league nowadays. A running back hasn’t been named league MVP since Adrian Peterson’s 2,000-yard rushing season in 2012. But …

The 49ers have had a historically great start. So why does it feel like a mirage?

Five weeks into the season, the 49ers are one of the best teams in NFL history.<p>Sounds strange, right? The Niners have looked pretty good. They’ve taken apart a pair of pedestrian sides – the Steelers and Buccaneers – and blitzed the Bengals, who have lost all five of their games this season. Then, …