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Pivotal World Series Moments 1915 Game 1: Scott Fails to Cover 2nd
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Pivotal LSU Football Moments 1935: Bernie Moore Becomes Coach
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: Saints Playoff Games - 2000
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 Pivotal World Series Moments

1915 Game 1: Scott Fails to Cover Second

 The Phillies score the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the 8th without a ball  leaving the infield.

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 Pivotal Saints Moments
  1974: Fumble Leads to Winning TD

  Saints end Atlanta's six-game winning streak in the series.

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Golden Final College Rankings
Team Avg. Points Win Loss Opp
Wins
Opp
Losses
Score
Value
Opp
Opps
Road
Win
Home
Loss
Last
Week
1 Georgia 17.65 264.8 14 1 100 2 12.89 435 0.5 0.0 1
2 Alabama 16.79 251.9 13 2 90 5 10.55 460 0.5 0.0 2
3 Michigan 16.69 233.7 12 2 78 3 10.81 385 2.0 0.0 3
4 Oklahoma State 16.50 131.1 12 2 87 2 6.41 404 1.5 0.5 4
5 Ohio State 16.34 212.4 11 2 72 6 9.31 328 1.0 0.0 5
7 Cincinnati 16.12 225.6 13 1 74 2 9.38 306 0.0 0.0 6
6 Baylor 16.19 226.6 12 2 82 9 5.63 400 0.5 0.0 7
8 Notre Dame 15.72 204.3 11 2 62 3 6.53 307 0.0 0.0 8
9 Michigan State 15.64 203.4 11 2 66 6 5.84 346 0.5 0.0 9
10 Louisiana-Lafayette 15.45 216.3 13 1 69 7 6.11 268 0.0 0.5 10
  • "Opps. wins" is the number of victories by the teams the ranked team defeated.
  • "Opps. losses" is the number of losses by the teams that defeated the ranked team.
  • "Opp. opps". is the number of victories by the teams the defeated teams beat.
  • "Score value" is a measure of the margin of victory in relation to the defeated team's number of wins coupled with the margin of defeat in relation to the victorious team's number of losses.
  • "Road win" bonus is earned by beating a road opponent that has won at least six games. A home loss penalty when you lose at home to a team with six or more losses.

Toughest schedule: Indiana
Easiest schedule: Buffalo

Conference Rankings
  Conference Avg. Last
Week
1 SEC 13.320 1
2 Big 10 13.144 2
3 Big 12 13.072 3
4 ACC 12.200 4
5 Mountain West 12.145 5
6 America Ath. Conf. 11.738 6
7 PAC 12 11.474 7
8 Sun Belt 11.042 8
9 MAC 10.828 9
10 CUSA 10.710 10

Avg. means the average score of the teams in the conference (with 12 being the starting point for each game and going up/down depending on whether the team wins/loses).

Golden Final NFL Rankings
# Team Avg. Total Win Loss Opp.
Wins
Opp.
Losses
Margin
Value
Last
Week
1 Tampa Bay 18.70 317.93 13 4 98 31 10.65 2
2 Green Bay 18.47 314.00 13 4 106 36 4.97 1
3 Dallas 18.47 313.96 12 5 88 32 9.02 4
4 Kansas City 18.22 309.75 12 5 106 35 10.03 5
5 LA Rams 17.98 305.58 12 5 84 29 4.13 3
6 Arizona 17.61 299.37 11 6 92 53 7.55 6
7 Tennessee 17.57 298.75 12 5 98 47 5.05 7
8 Buffalo 17.10 290.75 11 6 80 46 12.34 8
9 San Francisco 17.04 289.70 10 7 75 49 4.10 10
10 Las Vegas 16.84 286.25 10 7 88 59 -3.72 13
"Opp. wins" means the total number of wins by the teams that ranked team defeated.
"Opp. losses" means the total number of losses by the teams that defeated the ranked team.

Teams that jumped highest amount from last week: Pittsburgh (+5)
Team that dropped the furthest: Indianapolis (-5)

Complete Golden NFL rankings


Division Rankings
Rank Division Average Last Week
1 NFC West 17.014 1
2 AFC West 16.599 2
3 AFC North 16.210 3
4 NFC South 15.778 5
5 AFC East 15.702 6
6 NFC East 15.664 4
7 NFC North 15.427 7
8 AFC South 14.879 8

Overall: NFC 15.971, AFC 15.847
Football Short Story
  Oh Sure, Absolutely
New Arkansas coach Frank Broyles couldn't bring himself to eat a raw oyster until he needed to recruit a sensational player.

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Pivotal LSU Football Moments

  1935: Bernie Moore Becomes Coach.

    LSU promoted the assistant when Biff Jones resigned.

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 Pivotal Pro Football Moments
  1964 AFL Championship Game:Chargers @ Bills
The "Hit Heard 'Round the World" sidelined San Diego's second best weapon with their most potent weapon already out.

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Did You Notice? NFL Week 16
  • Better D in Big D
    Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks when they won the Super Bowl in 2014. That led to his hiring by the Falcons as head coach in 2015. In his second season in Atlanta, the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl where they were victims of the largest comeback in the game's history by the New England Patriots. But after winning 21 games in 2016-17, Atlanta went 7-9 the next two seasons. Then, after the Falcons started 0-5 in 2020, Quinn was fired. He resurfaced in Dallas this year as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator. Dallas has moved from third worst in the NFC in points allowed in 2020 to third best in points allowed this year.
  • Chiefs Turnaround
    The defending AFC champions from Kansas City allowed 29 or more points in each of their first five games. As a result, the Chiefs were 2-3. Since then, KC has won nine of ten, with the only loss coming to the Titans in Week 7 when they gave up 27 points while scoring only three.
  • Streak on the Line
    Mike Tomlin is in his 15th year as Steelers head coach. He has never had a losing season although he came close in 2019 when Pittsburgh went 8-8. The Steelers are currently 7-6-1 with games left with the Browns at home and Ravens on the road. Both opponents are playoff contenders and need to win their last two games. If the Steelers don't make the playoffs, it will be a bittersweet ending to QB Ben Roethlisberger's career, which began in Tomlin's second season. Ben's QBR is 38.5, which is the lowest of his career except for 2019 when he played only two games because of injuries.
  • Raiders Hanging In
    Three weeks ago, Las Vegas was 6-7 after losing five of their last six games. But they've eked out victories the last two weeks to stay in the playoff hunt: 16-14 at Cleveland and 17-13 over the Broncos at home. They currently sit at #9 in the AFC playoff list. They're tied with the Ravens and Chargers in the battle for the final playoff spot. The Raiders face challenging opponents the last two weeks: the Colts and Chargers.
  • The Old Nick Rides Again
    Nick Foles was on top of the football world when he led the Eagles to victory in the Super Bowl after the 2018 season. Then he made the fateful decision to opt out of his contract for 2019. He signed with the Jaguars but suffered an injury during the season opener that caused him to miss most of the year. He was traded to Chicago in 2020 where he alternated as a backup and starter. He hadn't played at all for the Bears this year until last week when injuries to Justin Fields and Andy Dalton left Coach Matt Nagy with no other choice. Nick struggled for most of the game but came through late. The Bears took possession with 2:56 left trailing 24-17. They roared through the Seattle defense in just six plays to steal the game. Foles started by hitting WR Darnell Mooney for 30y with 15y added to roughing the passer. The drive ended with Foles connecting with former Seahawk Jimmy Graham for a touchdown. Then he threw to Damiere Byrd, who made a spectacular leaping catch in the back of the end zone for a two-pointer.
Intriguing Numbers - NFL Week 16
389 Yards gained by Dallas in the first half against Washington
11 Interceptions by Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs, tops in the NFL
12 Teams that have fewer interceptions than Diggs
2851 Receiving yards by Vikings WR Justin Jefferson, which breaks the record of another former LSU Tiger, Odell Beckham Jr., for most receiving yards in a player's first two seasons
949 Receiving yards by Falcon Kyle Pitts, the second most all-time by a rookie tight end.
128 Yards Pitts needs to pass Hall of Famer Mike Ditka for the record.
525 Yards passing by Joe Burrow in the Bengals' 41-21 victory over the Ravens
1 Teams in NFL history, the 2021 Bengals, with multiple players–Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins–with 1,000 receiving yards before turning 23 years old
9 Consecutive games in which the Eagles have rushed for 130+ yards, the longest active streak in the NFL
4 Consecutive years the Saints won the NFC South before the Bucs clinched the division last Sunday
7 Games in which Jaguars rookie QB Trevor Lawrence has not throw a touchdown pass in his eight starts
52 Length of Jets QB Zach Wilson's rushing touchdown, the longest rushing TD by a quarterback in franchise history and the longest by any QB since Marcus Mariota went 87y in 2015
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 1902: Michigan vs Wisconsin

Fielding Yost vs Philip King

  The Badgers slowed down Michigan's "point-a-minute" offense.

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