Detroit Lions (4-5) at Carolina Panthers (3-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
The Line: Carolina Panthers -3 — Over/Under: 49
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The Carolina Panthers host the Detroit Lions when they meet on Sunday in week 11 NFL action at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The Detroit Lions look for a big road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Lions have won three of their last four road games. Matthew Stafford is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,403 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Stafford has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Danny Amendola and Marvin Jones Jr. have combined for 815 receiving yards and five touchdowns while TJ Hockenson has 36 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 101.6 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 371 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 29.7 points and 400 yards per game. Jamie Collins Sr. leads the Detroit Lions with 68 tackles, Romeo Okwara has six sacks and Duron Harmon has two interceptions.
The Carolina Panthers need a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Carolina Panthers have lost three straight home games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 2,552 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Bridgewater has two touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Robby Anderson and DJ Moore have combined for 1,508 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Curtis Samuel has 41 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 105.4 yards per contest, and Mike Davis leads the way with 385 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 27.2 points and 380 yards per game. Shaq Thompson leads the Carolina Panthers with 79 tackles, Brian Burns has four sacks and Donte Jackson has three interceptions.
The Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Panthers are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. NFC, 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 5-2 in Lions last 7 vs. NFC. The over is 9-3 in Panthers last 12 games in November. The Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Detroit Lions continue to struggle defensively, but they continue to find ways to win games and they’ve done some of their best work on the road. The Carolina Panthers are riding a five-game losing streak and have allowed 25 or more points in each of their last four games. This is likely going to be a high scoring game with little defensive stops and a game that’s decided in the fourth quarter. However, we’re getting free points with the better team and laying chalk with a team that’s lost five straight doesn’t seem ideal.
Give me the Lions and the free field goal, a game they should win outright.
Detroit Lions +3
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Toronto FC saw its Major League Soccer season end Tuesday, dropping a 1-0 extra time decision to Nashville SC in playoff action.
Toronto was heavily favoured heading into the game, having finished the regular season with a 13-5-5 record, the second-best in the league.
Nashville’s Daniel Rios scored in the 108th minute to secure the expansion club’s victory at TFC’s temporary home in East Hartford, Conn.
Toronto defenders tied up Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar in deep, but couldn’t stop the German designated player from getting a shot off. Goalkeeper Quentin Westberg made a stop but couldn’t control the rebound, which Rios tapped in to the net.
Westberg had held fast through a Nashville blitz to close out regulation, making a stunning stop on Alex Muyl in the final minute to force extra time. The `keeper had five saves for Toronto.
Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis stopped five on-target shots.
Tuesday marked the first-ever meeting for the two sides, coming after Nashville advanced through the play-in round with a 3-0 win over Inter Miami CF on Friday.
The upstart club posted an 8-7-8 record in regular-season play, finishing in seventh spot in the East.
Toronto nearly found the back of the net early in extra time when Richie Lareya sent a beautiful ball across the six-yard box to Ayo Akinola, who couldn’t quite catch up to the pass to tap it in.
Mukhtar did ripple the netting for Nashville in the 100th minute, sending a shot high over Westberg and in.
But on the sideline, the offside flag was raised. It was the third time a Nashville goal had been called off in Tuesday’s game.
The visiting squad also appeared to take a lead early in the second half after Auro Jr,. was called for taking down Mukhtar in TFC territory.
Daniel Lovitz took the ensuing free kick, landing a ball on the head of Jhonder Cadiz at the back post. Cadiz headed it in and reveled in the play with his teammates before the goal was called off.
Toronto started the game slowly, controlling possession but content to stay outside Nashville’s 18-yard box to begin the game.
Nashville briefly appeared to open the scoring in the 13th minute after Lovitz sent a cross in to Cadiz, who sent a header deep in to the Toronto net. His celebration was quickly cut short by a raised offside flag.
Back at the other end of the field, TFC began to open up the game midway through the half, systematically breaking down the Nashville defence.
A strong back end has been key for Nashville all year and the club conceded just 22 goals in regular-season play.
Nick DeLeon got a prime chance to put Toronto on the board in the 26th minute, putting a hefty shot on net from the top of the six-yard box, but Willis made the save.
TFC controlled possession through the first 45 minutes of the game and had the only shot on target heading into the half.
There were some tense moments for Toronto fans watching from home in the 32nd minute, however, when Jonathan Osorio got tangled up with Muyl in the middle of the field. A bit of a skirmish followed and a replay appeared to show Osorio kicking out at the Nashville midfielder. Instead of showing Osorio a red card, referee Robert Sibiga allowed play to continue.
NOTES: Tuesday’s game was the fourth of the MLS playoffs to go to extra time… Pablo Piatti and Laryea returned to Toronto’s lineup after missing time with injuries… Nashville midfielder Anibal Godoy was unavailable for Tuesday’s game after suffering a hamstring injury on Friday.
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The Toronto Raptors today used the occasion of announcing the re-signing of player Fred VanVleet to announce their brand new “City Edition” uniform for the 2020-21 NBA season.
Carrying on the black and gold theme that the team has used as an alternate colour scheme over the last several seasons, this new jersey is a continuation of the “Welcome Toronto” initiative which is being done in collaboration with recording artist and proud Toronto resident Drake.
Across the front of the jersey, we see “Toronto” scrawled in a style very similar to what the team wore across their expansion season jerseys (above that infamous giant red raptor logo) back in 1995. Of course, back then the jerseys read “Raptors” instead of Toronto and they certainly weren’t black and gold. Under the Toronto logo is a single raptor claw mark acting as an underscore to the design, several more raptor claw marks can be found scratching across the shorts of the uniform; moving from one leg across to the other.
Overall this uniform design is quite similar to what they wore last year for their city edition uniform but there are some changes. The underscore below the wordmark is certainly new, as is the lack of the expansion season-inspired player name presentation on the back. We also did not see the raptor claw marks going across the shorts last year.
This makes it four new uniforms unveiled by the Toronto Raptors thus far this off-season. Earlier we saw three chevron-heavy designs which were accompanied with teasers for two more, one suggesting a black and gold jersey (which we clearly have now seen today) and the other black and purple, which we believe to be the club’s new “Earned Edition” uniform, release date to be determined.
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