Saints vs Buccaneers

Saints vs Buccaneers: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Sunday’s NFL game.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the best of their division rival New Orleans Saints in Week 1, shocking the entire league with a 48-40 win.

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Both team’s seasons have taken drastic turns since that game. Tampa Bay currently sits at 5-7 on the season and the Saints are 10-2, but that doesn’t mean the intensity will be absent from the field on Sunday.

On Sunday Tampa Bay will take on New Orleans at 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the team has another upset up their sleeve.

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The oddsmakers expected fireworks in this matchup, but their 52-point projection wound up being a bit inflated. Tampa Bay were able to grind out a solid victory over Carolina last week, winning 24-17. Among those leading the charge for Tampa Bay was Jameis Winston, who passed for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the point spread favored New Orleans, but luck did not. They fell just short of Dallas by a score of 10-13.

Tampa Bay’s win lifted them to 5-7-1 while New Orleans’s loss dropped them down to 10-2-1. The New Orleans defense got after the quarterback against Dallas to the tune of seven sacks, so Tampa Bay’s offensive line better have put in some good practice this past week in preparation for the game.

The Saints are a big 9.5 point favorite against the Buccaneers.This season, Tampa Bay are 5-6-1 against the spread. As for New Orleans, they are 9-3-0 against the spread

The line has drifted a bit towards the Saints, as the game opened with the Saints as an 8 point favorite.

Game Outlook

While both teams’ outlook on the season has changed since Week 1, this is still a rivalry game in a divisional matchup. Tampa Bay knows what is at stake here and should come out ready to go.

Anything is possible with the way the defense is playing right now. Add in the fact that the offense isn’t turning the ball over and all of sudden, Tampa Bay is a decent football team.

If they can keep it up in those two regards, then we could be looking at a three-game winning streak.

Ravens vs Chiefs

Harbaugh made a name for himself with Philadelphia, as the special teams coordinator there from 1998 all the way until 2008 when he was hired by the Ravens. Harbaugh was able to transform the Eagles special teams, taking a unit that was ranked 29th in 1998 and making them No. 1 in 2001. From 2000-2005, Harbaugh’s special teams unit finished in the top-five five times. He was also named the special teams coach of the year in 2001.

Harbaugh was asked about Reid leading up to this week’s game and had nothing but praise for his mentor.

“I learned a great many things from him, and watching his tape now, I still learn a great many things from him,” Harbaugh told Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com. “He’s certainly at the top of the business in what he does.”

Marty Mornhinweg worked with Andy Reid at the University of Northern Arizona, as well as with the Green Bay Packers and San Fransisco 49ers. However, the most impactful Reid and Mornhinweg coaching stint was when Mornhinweg spent 10 seasons in Philadelphia. Mornhinweg was the offensive coordinator for nine of those seasons and earned the “Assistant Coach of the Year” award in 2010.

When Mornhinweg was asked about his time with Reid on Thursday, he said he learned a great deal.

“Andy and I, I believe, we’ve worked together at four different places, and I think it’s probably more than a decade-and-a-half together. Oh, absolutely, yes, [I’ve learned] a lot of things from Andy. A heck of a football coach. Good friend, as well.”

It’s going to be interesting to see how Mornhinweg game plans against his friend. Both coaches should know a good amount about the others tendencies, so each coach could be looking to add some new wrinkles to their playbooks.

James Urban spent seven years on Andy Reid’s staff in Philadelphia. He was hired by Reid in 2004 as an assistant to the head coach before being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2009. In his two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, he helped quarterbacks Donovan McNabb (2009) and Michael Vick (2010) reach the Pro Bowl. He was instrumental in helping McNabb and Vick be successful in a run/pass offense, something he’s carrying over to Baltimore with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson.

All three coaches are part of an impressive Andy Reid coaching tree that includes Doug Peterson, Matt Nagy and Sean McDermott. Harbaugh, Mornhinweg and Urban will be competing with Reid in Week 14, but no matter the outcome, the coaches will still respect one another and remember what each did for the other.

Texans vs Colts

Texans vs Colts: Houston Chronicle staff predictions.

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The Houston Chronicle’s pundits make their predictions for Sunday’s Texans-Colts game at NRG Stadium:

Jenny Dial Creech, columnist

Texans 31, Colts 27: If the Colts didn’t have so many injuries, this could be more of a fight, but the Texans should be able to win at home and extend their streak to 10 games.

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John McClain, Texans writer

Texans 27, Colts 24: The Texans won in Indianapolis by three points in overtime. Who’s to say they won’t beat the Colts again by three? This should be another difficult victory that’ll give them 10 in a row.

Dale Robertson, staff writer

Texans 31, Colts 24: Coming off a shutout loss in Jacksonville, Andrew Luck will keep the Texans’ undivided attention in his latest Houston homecoming, but in the end the Texans will keep their head of steam as the winning streak reaches 10.

Brian T. Smith, columnist

Texans 23, Colts 20: Frank Reich started the Texans’ winning streak. The Colts keep it alive.

Jerome Solomon, columnist

Texans 34, Colts 24: Andrew Luck will make a few plays, but unless the Texans turn the ball over, their winning streak reaches 10 games.

Aaron Wilson, Texans writer

Texans 24, Colts 21: The Texans win in narrow fashion on a late field goal to boost their winning streak to 10 games. This time, they avoid an overtime game and contain Andrew Luck for the most part.

Packers vs Falcons

Packers vs Falcons odds, line: Picks, predictions from expert who’s 44-13 on Green Bay, Atlanta games.R.J. White has his finger on the pulse of the Packers and Falcons.The Falcons have won their last three games against the Packers. All of them came at home, though. This time, the task is at Lambeau Field in December, which is going to be a bit tougher.

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Two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL square off Sunday at 1 p.m. ET when the Green Bay Packers host the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are used to meeting under different circumstances, with their clubs colliding in the playoffs or with postseason positioning at stake. This time around, they are searching for answers as both division favorites have failed to meet expectations. Green Bay (4-7-1) fired coach Mike McCarthy following last week’s loss to the Cardinals as a two-touchdown favorite, while Atlanta (4-8) dropped its fourth straight in a home loss to the Ravens. Green Bay is a 4.5-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 51 in the latest Packers vs. Falcons odds. Before you make any Falcons vs. Packers picks, you should listen to what SportsLine Expert R.J. White has to say.

White was SportsLine’s most profitable NFL analyst last season and returned $100 bettors a profit of nearly $2,000. He is having another strong season for SportsLine members and enters Week 14 on an impressive 28-13 run with his NFL selections. The renowned prognosticator has cashed big in the prestigious Las Vegas SuperContest two of the last three years.

White also has unparalleled credentials involving these clubs. In fact, he boasts an incredible 44-13 record on spread picks involving the Falcons or Packers over the past three seasons. One of those winners came last week when White advised SportsLine members that the Ravens (+1) would use their top-ranked defense to control the game against the Falcons. Baltimore rolled to a 26-16 victory, and anyone who followed White’s advice pocketed a comfortable winner.

Now. White has analyzed Falcons vs. Packers from every angle and released a confident point-spread selection that is available only at SportsLine. 

White knows both clubs are desperate for a win, primarily to reverse their losing ways and provide hope for a strong finish. The Packers’ last victory came in a 31-12 rout of the Dolphins at home. They have since lost three straight, and the low point came last week against the woeful Cardinals. This prompted the unlikely in-season dismissal of McCarthy, who had been at the helm for 13 years.

Rodgers has led Green Bay to the NFL’s No. 8 overall offense at 380.6 yards per game and the sixth-ranked passing attack (274.9). The Packers will need an efficient outing in order to cover against a similarly desperate Falcons team that has dominated this series of late.

Two seasons ago, the Falcons rolled to a 44-21 win against Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta. They followed it up with a 34-23 win in the regular season last year against the Packers.

The Falcons have been felled by a shaky defense, but Ryan and friends are still producing on the offensive side. Atlanta is still No. 5 in passing yards per game at 298.6 and No. 10 in total offense at 377.6.

We can tell you White is leaning toward the Under, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He has scrutinized this matchup, crunched the stats and found a crucial X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

Who covers in Falcons vs. Packers? And what crucial X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on Sunday, all from the top NFL analyst who’s hitting an astounding 77 percent of his spread picks involving these teams.

Browns vs Panthers

Browns vs Panthers: Need to Know Game Day Information.Print-at-home PDF tickets are no longer available for entry into all NFL games including Browns home games at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mobile tickets are required* and are accessible via the Browns Mobile App​ (click here to download the app). Be sure to have the latest version of the mobile app downloaded upon arriving to FirstEnergy Stadium.

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For fastest access into FirstEnergy Stadium and to your seat, we suggest you add your ticket to your mobile wallet 24 hours in advance of the event and you enter via the gate closest to your section (click here to view stadium map).

To add your ticket to your mobile wallet select the ‘Add to Apple Wallet’ or ‘Google Pay Save to Phone’ button on your ticket within the Browns Mobile App. For further instructions: click here for Apple iPhone users or click here for Android users.

For more information on mobile ticketing or to watch an instructional video on accessing mobile tickets, click here.

*In 2018, Browns season ticket members received paper tickets but are still encouraged to use mobile tickets through the Browns Mobile App.

If fans experience any difficulty on gameday accessing tickets through the Browns Mobile App, they can seek assistance at the Browns ticket office, located on the south side of FirstEnergy Stadium next to the Browns Pro Shop.

ENTERTAINMENT

DAWG POUND DRIVE

Join us on Dawg Pound Drive before the game! We will have live music, food, games, and many other family-friendly activities.

  • TIME: 10 AM – 1 PM | Free Admission
  • LOCATION: Alfred Lerner Way, south side of FirstEnergy Stadium
  • BAND: James Emmett
  • DJ: DJ Floss
  • FOOD TRUCK: Pierogi Joe’s and Smash Time

GAME ENTERTAINMENT

  • PREGAME: Recognition of the Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year, Christian Kirksey: Read more about this award here
  • NATIONAL ANTHEM: Symonne Sparks
  • FLYOVER: US Coast Guard Air Stations Detroit and Traverse City
  • COLOR GUARD: Ohio Army and Air National Guard
  • DAWG POUND CAPTAIN: Kyle Snider – American Freesyle Wrestler, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • HALFTIME: High School Quarterback Challenge & Announcement of the Cleveland Browns High School Coach of the Year
  • GAME FEATURE: NFL’s My Cause My Cleats – 30 Browns players and their cause/cleats will be featured throughout the game. Read more about this initiative here >>

FIRST AND TEN TOY DRIVE

Help support Toys for Tots this Sunday by bringing a new, unwrapped toy (valued at $10+) to the gates at FirstEnergy Stadium! Members of the US Marine Corp and Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) volunteers will be on site collecting toys and cash. Collection begins at 11 AM and will run through kickoff. All fans who donate will receive a #give10 wristband. For more information click here >>

The First and Ten Toy Drive also kicks off our ’10 Days of Giving’! Be sure to follow @BrownsGiveBack to stay up-to-date on our community initiatives this holiday season!

SEASON TICKET MEMBERS – BENEFIT CARD

Remember to bring and swipe your Season Ticket Member Benefit Card on all concession and merchandise purchases! By swiping your Benefit Card you will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. To view past season ticket member winners click here.

BROWNS GIVE BACK – 50/50 RAFFLE

This Sunday, Browns fans attending the game have a chance to win even BIGGER! The Browns are seeding the pot with $22,122 in hopes of reaching our largest jackpot yet! Also, for December games only we will be offering a 50/50 raffle ticket holiday sale! For $40 you can get 160 tickets, which is DOUBLE the amount of tickets for the same regular price. 50/50 raffle tickets support kids in the community and 100% of the net charitable proceeds from the raffle benefit the Shoes and Clothes for Kids organization. For more information about the 50/50 raffle click here.

WHERE TO PURCHASE 50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS

  • Raffle kiosks and uniformed sellers will be located throughout FirstEnergy Stadium. Click here for kiosk locations.
  • Mobile phone at Browns5050.com or in the Browns Mobile App. To watch an instructional video on how to purchase raffle tickets through the Browns Mobile App, click here.​

East Brownstown and West Brownstown are located on the north side of the stadium near Section 130 and Section 137. The two new covered areas offer you more than a combined 5,000 square feet of space to interact with fellow fans while continuing to follow the game on TVs within each location. Beverages will be available for purchase and you will also be able to bring in concessions to enjoy at tabletops.

BROWNS MEMORABILIA AUCTION BOOTHS

Going once, Going twice, SOLD! Browns memorabilia will be up for auction at each home game, including pieces representing past and present players and moments.

Auction booths are located near Section 113 on the main concourse and Section 309 and Section 332 for the 7UP City Club and Lake Club, respectively. Auctions start when gates open and bidding closes at the beginning of the 3rd quarter.

KEURIG DR PEPPER

Fans at FirstEnergy Stadium this year will be able to enjoy multiple offerings from Keurig Dr Pepper, the official soda, water and tea sponsor of the Cleveland Browns. Keurig Dr Pepper provides a wide range of beverages that meet virtually any need and fans will find a flavorful selection on hand, including Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, 7UP, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, A&W Root Beer, Bai, RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, Hawaiian Punch Lemonade and Deja Blue water as well as a variety of Snapple products.

FIFTH THIRD BANK GATE

New in 2018, Browns fans entering FirstEnergy Stadium from the northwest corner will pass through the new Fifth Third Bank Gate. Fifth Third Bank is the official retail bank of the Cleveland Browns.

Browns fans can also show their passion by registering for a Fifth Third Browns Debit Card, with game day benefits including a 15 percent discount on items at the FirstEnergy Stadium Pro Shop, as well as other bonuses throughout the year.

DIRECTIONS, TRAFFIC & PARKING

DIRECTIONS

Through the Browns Mobile App, fans are encouraged to access WAZE to determine the best routes to Downtown Cleveland and desired parking lots. WAZE can also be downloaded here: WAZE.

ROAD CLOSURES

Continuing its 2017 procedures, the City of Cleveland will have game day road closures. Road closures include East 9th and West 3rd Streets between Lakeside Avenue and FirstEnergy Stadium, including State Route 2 (SR 2) exits around the stadium. Rolling road closures will begin 1.5 hours prior to kickoff and end shortly after kickoff. During this time, all Browns parking pass holders and guests with disability drop-offs will only be able to reach FirstEnergyStadium by use of North Marginal Road from East 55th Street (Exit 175 on I-90). Please note road closure times are subject to change at the City of Cleveland’s discretion. Click here for more direction and traffic pattern information.

STADIUM EGRESS – ADJUSTED TRAFFIC ROUTE

Due to heavy postgame pedestrian egress, beginning at the start of the 3rd Quarter through approximately one-hour postgame, vehicular traffic exiting all Browns Passholder Parking Lots will be directed to access SR-2 East through the West 3rd Street Parking Lot in the Port. From SR-2 East vehicles will be able to access I-90 East and West, I-77 South and I-71 South. For more information click here.

TRAFFIC

Fans are encouraged to follow @Browns and listen to the team’s pregame radio broadcast on ESPN 850 for important updates on traffic patterns

PARKING

Parking lots, managed by the City of Cleveland, located immediately around the stadium are pass-only lots, outside of ADA needs (as space permits). No cash parking is available in these locations, including the North Coast Harbor Lot and Dock 32.

Browns fans may reserve parking spaces in other nearby parking garages and lots through Parkmobile in advance of the game or on gameday.

HELP OUR GAME DAY STAFF EARN THEIR STRIPES

FirstEnergy Stadium game day staff who are seen going above and beyond to provide a friendly, clean and safe environment have the opportunity to ‘Earn Their Stripes’ and win prizes.

How you can help: When you experience excellent service from any of our game day staff members, head to the nearest Guest Services booth to fill out a recognition card. Please proceed to give the recognition card to the staff member to recognize them for a job well done.

We thank you in advance for your support and contribution to making FirstEnergyStadium the absolute best fan experience in the NFL.

Fifth Third Bank will be giving away Browns gloves to the first 1,000 fans who enter through the Fifth Third Bank Gate at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday! Max 1 per person.

CREE LED LIGHTING GATE GIVEAWAY

CREE Lighting will be giving away a Cleveland Browns dog tag to the first 3,000 fans who enter through the CREE LED Lighting Gate at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday! Max 1 per person.

NEW INTERACTIVE STADIUM MAP ON THE BROWNS MOBILE APP

To help you move through the concourses and efficiently find your favorite concessions items, closest restrooms, guest services locations and more, you can use the new interactive stadium map on the Browns Mobile App. You can access the map by tapping ‘featured’ then ‘interactive stadium map’.

NEW ACCESS TO NFL REDZONE

If you are connected to FirstEnergy Stadium’s free wi-fi, you will receive complementary access to the NFL RedZone on your mobile device through the Browns Mobile App. You can access RedZone by tapping ‘featured’ then ‘Watch RedZone inside FEStadium’.

FIRSTENERGY STADIUM CLEAR BAG POLICY

Backpacks, fanny packs and purses are not allowed in the stadium. Items permitted: clear plastic totes, 1 gallon clear plastic storage bag, small clutch bag the size of your hand. Click here to view full clear bag policy.

BAG CHECK

Bags that do not meet the FirstEnergy Stadium’s clear bag qualifications may be taken to the Bag Check Tents located at the southwest gate or in the northeast corner outside the stadium. Fans may check their bags from pregame through 60 minutes after kickoff with a $10 (cash only) contribution to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, which manages the Bag Check Tent. Unclaimed bags will be returned to the FirstEnergy Stadium lost and found.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

In accordance with the NFL’s security guidelines, fans entering FirstEnergy Stadium will be screened for banned objects. Click here to view a list of prohibited items.

Dolphins vs Patriots

Dolphins vs Patriots : The New England Patriots defense is coming off arguably its best game of the season: the team held the Minnesota Vikings to just 10 points while basically shutting down one of the NFL’s best wide receiver duos in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Today, the unit will have a chance to build on its momentum against a Miami Dolphins offense that has struggled so far this season — in part because of injuries, in part because of inconsistency.

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Leading up to today’s game we spoke with Kevin Nogle, who covers the Dolphins as the managing editor for our sister site The Phinsider, about the matchup between New England’s defense and Miami’s offense. And by the sound of it, it looks as if Brian Flores’ group should be seen as the favorites heading into the battle — not just because the Dolphins rank near the bottom of the NFL in every major statistical category.

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“It is just frustrating because there is no real identity to the offense right now,” Kevin said when asked about what the Patriots’ defensive staff needs to focus on when it comes to game-planning. “There is no one that is dominant. Miami’s offense is designed to spread the ball around, and they are not relying on the run as much as fans would hope. There just really is not anyone you can point to and say, ‘That is the guy to shut down.’”

“I would love to tell you to stack the box to shut down Kenyan Drake and/or Frank Gore, but really, Miami loves to abandon the run on their own,” Kevin continued. “I would love to say shut down Kenny Stills and you will find success, but he only has 24 receptions this season. DeVante Parker? 21 receptions. There just really is no one that is that critical to a stagnant offense that would force Miami into an odd situation. ”

While New England’s offense loves to take away teams’ top options to make them play left-handed — think of the success against the Vikings’ wide receiver duo — Miami’s lacks one clear-cut strength that needs to be focused on. While the aforementioned Frank Gore leads the team with 139 carries for 616 yards, Miami, as Kevin noted, does not consistently stick to its ground game as a weapon to get the unit going.

The same is the case in the passing game: ex-Patriot man Danny Amendola is Miami’s leading receiver with 48 catches for 469 yards (he also has one touchdown reception) but not necessarily a player on the same level as Thielen or Diggs. The rest of the Dolphins’ receiving corps is also not putting up world-class numbers — and a big reason for that is the play calling and uneven performances across the board.

“His shoulder is not 100 percent, and he has said he will be playing with significant pain the rest of the season, but has also looked a little better each of the last two weeks,” Kevin said about the passer that hurt his shoulder in week five and missed the Dolphins’ subsequent five contests because of it. But while the effects of the injury can still be felt and his statistics this year — 118 of 178, 1,313 yards, 13 touchdowns, 6 interceptions — are not spectacular, Tannehill is still the undisputed starter.

“He is clearly the better option for this offense than Brock Osweiler, so even if he is at 80 percent, he is the right choice to be on the field,” Kevin continued. “The Dolphins offense is built to start with the run and the short passing game, then use the play action to open up things deep. The loss of Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant from the receiving corps is an issue when it comes to the deep pass, but Kenny Stills can still provide that threat.”

The injuries and inconsistent running game have all contributed to what can be seen as a slump. “Miami’s offense has been stagnant lately — even since Tannehill returned — so hopefully Adam Gase is willing to open up the playbook some this week to keep the Patriots off balance,” Kevin said about a unit that ranks just sixth in scoring the NFL by putting an average of 18.6 points on the board per game.

Another big reason for the team’s disappointing offensive output appears to be its offensive line. “The offensive line is a mess because of injuries,” Kevin said about the position group that gave up 31 sacks through its first 12 games. “It looks like the team will get their second-string center, Travis Swanson, back, just as they lose their third-string center/second-string left guard, Jake Brendel, to a re-injury of his calf which had him on injured reserve the first half of the season.”

“[Former Patriot] Ted Larsen, the third-string left guard, will likely start again this week and he has been an issue since having to move into the starting lineup,” continued Kevin when breaking down the interior of Miami’s offensive line — a group that obviously lacks continuity. “Jesse Davis at right guard had been fairly solid all season, but had a horrible game last week, with multiple penalties and struggles against stunts and twists.”

Not all is bad, though, as Kevin points out. “The tackles are both playing well,” he said about the bookends of Miami’s line, “with Laremy Tunsil not allowing a sack thus far this year and should be a Pro Bowl consideration; Ja’Wuan James is a solid right tackle.” Against a similarly inconsistent line last week, the Patriots defense had a field day by using pre-snap shifts and disguises to cause confusion.

If New England’s defense — a unit that struggled with consistency over the first half of the season itself — can duplicate its performance from last Sunday, it will likely produce similar results. And considering that the Dolphins as a whole are not as well equipped on offense and defense as the Vikings, this could cause major problems for the home team.