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5 key individual matchups to watch in Week 7

theScore’s Jack Browne breaks down five of the most important in-game matchups ahead of Week 7. Evan Engram vs. Bobby Wagner/Kam Chancellor After losing most of their receiving corps to injury, the Giants needed a big performance from rookie tight end Evan Engram to stand a chance to beat the Denver Broncos. He delivered, catching five passes for 82 yards ...

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Betting preview: Predictions for all 12 Saturday matchups

Ahead of Saturday’s jam-packed NHL slate, theScore’s Flip Livingstone predicts the winners for all 12 games. Saturdays in the NHL. Time to gather ’round the TV, crack a few wobbly pops, and make some hockey picks. Here’s a quick look at all 12 games and theScore’s pick for each one: Gold Pick Chicago Blackhawks (4-2-2) @ Arizona Coyotes (0-6-1) The ...

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3 key matchups that could decide ALCS G3

Still, the Astros hold a pretty commanding lead as they attempt to reach their second World Series in franchise history, and it’s not hyperbole to say that Game 3 means, essentially, everything. Teams up 3-0 in a best-of-seven series go on to win 97 percent of the time (losing just once in 36 tries); teams up 2-1 go on to ...

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5 key individual matchups to watch in Week 6

theScore’s Jack Browne breaks down five of the most important in-game matchups ahead of Week 6. Travis Kelce vs. Ryan Shazier Kelce has always been an elite tight end, but he’s seemingly taken his game to another level in 2017, aided by the MVP-type play of Alex Smith and opponents focused on stopping rookie phenom Kareem Hunt. Only Rob Gronkowski ...

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5 key individual matchups to watch in Week 4

theScore’s Michael McClymont breaks down five of the most important in-game matchups ahead of Week 4. Michael Crabtree vs. Aqib Talib There is no guarantee that Crabtree will play, as he did not practice Friday after suffering a chest injury Monday night. If he does, though, it will be his first meeting with Talib since the Broncos corner snatched his ...

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Top 25 matchups highlight Week 5 schedule

(STATS) – Keeping the momentum going. The conference season will hit a higher gear in Week 5 of the regular season with likely no fewer than four conference games that match FCS Top 25 teams. Next Saturday’s schedule will be highlighted in the Southland Conference by No. 3 Sam Houston State at No. 12 Central Arkansas and the Missouri Valley ...

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5 key individual matchups to watch in Week 3

theScore’s Jack Browne breaks down five of the most important in-game matchups ahead of Week 3. Amari Cooper vs. Josh Norman Cooper is undoubtedly the Raiders’ most talented receiver, but while Oakland’s offense has been on fire over the first two games of the season, the young wideout only has nine catches for 95 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, Norman ...

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5 key individual matchups to watch in Week 2

Football is the ultimate team sport, but it can take just one individual matchup swinging one way or another to decide a game’s outcome. Week 2 is stocked with standout positional battles. Here are five of the best you should keep your eye on Sunday: Marcus Mariota vs. Jaguars’ defensive line The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive line was one of the ...

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4 coaching matchups sure to add drama to Week 2

An awful lot is made of revenge games in the NFL, but nine out of 10 times, it has to do with a player. However, coaches need revenge too. Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season lacked the explosive rivalries and drama that generally follows North America’s most popular pro sports league. But, Week 2 has tension built right into ...

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