Robert Woods’ breakout season interrupted by shoulder injury

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods is expected to miss multiple weeks with a shoulder injury, head coach Sean McVay said Monday, per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.

Woods injured the shoulder Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and was later spotted wearing a sling.

Woods has been in the midst of a breakout campaign and paces the NFC West-leading Rams with 703 receiving yards to go with four touchdowns. The 25-year-old came to Los Angeles in the offseason as a free agent from the Buffalo Bills.

The Rams are preparing to take a 7-3 record into a Sunday tilt with the New Orleans Saints.

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Arrow Season 6 Episode 6 Recap: Promises Kept

A new villain emerged on Arrow Season 6 Episode 6 and made it clear he was intent on making some changes to the criminal underworld of Star City. 

The new addition was Kirk Acevedo who was playing DC comics villain Richard Dragon. On the CW hit, his character goes by the name of Ricardo Diaz. 

The new character had an ominous link to Diggle who was still keeping up the charade as the latest iteration of the Green Arrow. Diggle was still struggling with drugs, and it turned out his drug supplier was Ricardo. 

Diggle realized that Ricardo posed a threat to team Arrow, so he turned to his wife Lyla and told her all the details about his drug taking. 

Diggle supplied the team with Ricardo’s whereabouts and was forced to watch the drugs go up in flames. Diggle later confessed all to his team and apologized for keeping them in the dark. 

Meanwhile, Slade continued to reconnect with his son after being reunited with each other. Slade decided to join his son on a risky mission, one that Oliver opposed to. 

Slade’s son then wanted his father to attack Oliver and finally take him out of the equation, but then Slade turned the tables and sided with his former enemy. 

The newly formed duo went after Kane before he and his band of misfits could attack the water supply. Slade and Kane had to head-to-head in an emotional battle. 

Slade tried to tell his son that he was only killing because he was high on mirakuru, but the kid revealed that he witnessed Slade kill during a camping trip. 

Slade said goodbye to Oliver once again as he noted it was time for him to get some results with his children. He wanted to be a good father for once in his life. 

We also got to see some flashbacks of Slade being picked up from Lian Yu seven years before the current events. 

Slade trained with ASIS but struggled to move on from what happened to Shado. Slade then murdered the whole ASIS crew after the ghost of Shado told him to avenge her death. 

Something tells us Slade is going to find himself in some more trouble with the principal characters before long. His sons are wild. 

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Riverdale Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: The Black Hood Claims Another Victim

The residents of Riverdale should probably think about the past and reflect on whether they have done anything that could put them on the outs with the Black Hood. 

Betty continued to work with the villain on Riverdale Season 2 Episode 6, and it became apparent that the killing is far from over. 

When the episode got underway, Betty rushed to Nick’s hotel room and expected to find a grisly sight. Instead, she found him being arrested by Sheriff Keller for alleged assault. 

The killer informed Betty that Nick was not on his hit-list because his sins were nothing compared to the crimes of people in the town.

The killer told Betty it was time to take down the dealer of jingle-jangle, the drug that every teen in the town seemed to be hooked on. 

While most had heard tales of the Sugarman, the person who apparently crafted the drug and released it to the masses, she did not know where to look. 

She turned to Cheryl because her father had a huge association with the drug dealers of the town before his death. When Cheryl tried to find out the truth from her mother, she was stopped in her tracks. 

Cheryl recalled an old story that her mother used to tell her to scare her when Clifford was meeting with the elusive drug dealer, but Penelope shut her daughter down, saying that she was a liar. 

Then, Penelope met up with the Lodges and learned that Cheryl was almost assaulted by Nick. Penelope claimed she wanted it to be kept quiet, and on a more sickening note, said that nothing really happened to her daughter. 

Is this mother the worst one on all of TV? It sure seems that way. Cheryl then bumped into the man who tried to rape her, and he said that her mother accepted hush money in exchange for Cheryl keeping quiet. 

This sent Cheryl on the warpath as she returned home and took the check her mother had from the St. Clair family until her mother opened up about who the elusive drug dealer was. 

Veronica decided she did not want Nick to do anything to anyone else, so she confided in her father and mother that he tried to attack her. This was met with words of wisdom from her parents, who said that they would not accept a dime from the family. 

Later, it was revealed that the family was run off the road and that Nick will be in the hospital for several months. Yes, the Lodges definitely orchestrated the whole thing, and it was well deserved.

Meanwhile, Archie told Jughead the Southside High was going to be raided by Mayor McCoy, and they each agreed to get rid of the Ghoulies to restore normalcy around the town. 

Jug and Archie got into a car race with the Ghoulies, but Archie set the Ghoulies up, and they were arrested. This meant that they were going to jail, but Jug was not impressed because it was a short-term solution. 

The big twist at the close of the hour was that the seemingly nice teacher from Southside High was the drug maker and he was murdered in prison by the Black Hood. 

Oh, and we can’t forget Betty realizing that she’s in control of the whole situation after telling her friends about what happened. 

Will she live to tell the tale again?

We have no idea. 

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Nebraska AD insists Mike Riley deserves to finish season

Bill Moos isn’t in the business of firing head coaches before the end of a season, at least not this season.

The newly anointed Nebraska athletic director provided a thin, translucent blanket of job security for head coach Mike Riley on Monday, declaring he will not be making a decision regarding Riley’s tenure until after the season is complete, according to Mitch Sherman of ESPN.

“It’s not like I’ve got a coach to hire this afternoon at 3:30,” Moos said. “Mike Riley deserves to finish the 2017 season. That’s how I operate.”

Moos himself was just hired away from Washington State last month to replace the now departed Shawn Eichorst. He doesn't appear to feel pressure from fans calling for Riley's job, but supports their fervor toward the program.

"I applaud this fan base," Moos said, "because they've been patient and they haven't had the product – at least from my observation in the short time I've been here – that I feel that they deserve. It's why we're taking a real hard look at this and one of the reasons I am out to hear their disgruntled thoughts on the state of the program."

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Herman disappointed with inaugural season at Texas

Though he remains optimistic about the future, Tom Herman acknowledged Monday his first season as head coach at Texas has largely been a disappointment.

“Well, I think where we’re at is not where we had hoped to be,” Herman said of the 5-5 Longhorns at his weekly press conference, according to Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.

Texas entered the season hoping for an instant turnaround under Herman, who two years ago guided Houston to a 13-1 campaign as a first-year coach.

A stunning home loss to Maryland in the season opener spoiled those plans, and while the Longhorns have hung tough with strong competition all year, they’ve still failed to win any of the four ranked games they’ve played in 2017.

“We’ve got to win one that we’re not supposed to,” Herman said. “I think right now, save for the very first game, we’ve won the ones that we’re supposed to, and we haven’t (won) the ones that people said we weren’t supposed to. So I think that’s got to be the next step.”

Texas must defeat one of West Virginia or Texas Tech over the next two weeks to become bowl-eligible for the first time in three years.

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49ers’ Staley: 1st win of season felt ‘just as good as winning the NFC Championship’

Joe Staley knows what it feels like to win an NFC Championship game. He did so as a starting left tackle for the San Francisco 49ers in 2012.

The Niners won’t be getting back there this season, but after they won their first game of the year Sunday over the New York Giants, Staley felt the same feeling.

“I’ve been part of a lot of wins with this franchise over the 11 years I’ve been here. This win felt just as good as winning the NFC Championship,” Staley said after the game, according to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.

“It was unbelievable. Because I know how close this team is. On the outside looking in, we’re 0-9 and a young team. Not everybody sees what we see in the locker room.”

If the 49ers don't win another game all season, Sunday's victory will almost certainly be the equivalent of booking a trip to the Super Bowl.

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Stranger things: 5 most puzzling results of the season thus far

Saturday produced two of the more stunning results of the college football season, with No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Notre Dame both losing by a combined 56 points.

While those teams falling as narrow favorites wasn't stunning on its own, the manner by which both were blown off the field was incredibly strange based on prior performances this year.

Here's five other odd results from this season that matched what we saw on Saturday.

Iowa hammers Ohio State 55-24

Line: Iowa +21 (Covered by 52 points)

Iowa has never been mistaken for an offensive juggernaut under Kirk Ferentz, yet somehow hung 55 points on Ohio State in the most shocking result in recent memory. That point total represents the most ever allowed by the Buckeyes under Urban Meyer, and was the most scored by the Hawkeyes against a Power 5 team since 2008. Iowa promptly celebrated by getting smashed in Wisconsin 38-14, while Ohio State rebounded by hammering Michigan State 48-3 the following week. Those results only made the 55-24 scoreline all the more stranger.

Syracuse shocks Clemson 27-24

Line: Syracuse +24 (Covered by 27 points)

Clemson rolled into Syracuse for a Friday night affair in Week 7 riding an 11-game winning streak overall and a 12-game road winning streak. Both those runs promptly ended as the Orange emerged victorious in a game that saw Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant leave due to injury. Clemson entered the game averaging over 230 yards on the ground, but the Syracuse defense somehow limited it to 113 in this matchup. The massive win by the Orange led to head coach Dino Babers giving one of the more raucous postgame speeches of the season in the locker room.

Clemson hasn't lost since and currently sits fourth in the CFP rankings, while Syracuse hasn't won since and holds a 4-6 record on the season. For one night though, the superior team in Orange was the one hailing from upstate New York.

Boston College wrecks Florida State 35-3

Line: Boston College +6 (Covered by 38 points)

Sure, Florida State was battling injuries, including quarterback Deondre Francois, when it traveled to face Boston College, but getting boat-raced 35-3 was an absolutely mind-blowing result. The Eagles rank 104th in the country in scoring offense at just over 23 points per game, but ran wild over the Seminoles for 241 yards rushing. Boston College had won just one home ACC game since 2013 prior to this contest, while the loss snapped Florida State's streak of six straight true road wins.

Cal annihilates Washington State 37-3

Line: Cal +16.5 (Covered by 50.5 points)

How rare was this victory? Consider that Cal only had one top-10 win in the past 40 years prior to the matchup with No. 8 Washington State, and that tells you how wacky this contest was. The win was nice, but the Golden Bears holding the nation's 10th-best offense to only three points was stunning. Justin Wilcox's defense picked off prolific quarterback Luke Falk a whopping five times in a result that won't soon be forgotten in Berkeley.

Maryland stuns Texas 51-41 on road

Line: Maryland +19 (Covered by 29 points)

Things got weird early this season with Maryland traveling to Texas and handing Tom Herman a 10-point loss in his first game as Longhorns head coach. The Terrapins hadn't beaten a ranked opponent in 17 tries, a streak that was third longest among Power 5 teams prior to handling the 23rd-ranked Longhorns. Meanwhile, the 263 yards rushing by Maryland told everyone that Herman's rebuild with Texas wasn't going to be a short-term job.

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TCU could be without leading rusher Anderson for season after foot injury

TCU could be without Darius Anderson for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury he suffered against Oklahoma on Saturday, head coach Gary Patterson told reporters, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN.

"Big loss, but like I told (the team), 'Who's the next guy?'" Patterson said. "'If you were the guy complaining because you weren't getting enough carries, well guess what? Now it's your turn. … so somebody better step up.'"

Anderson suffered the injury after running for 42 yards and a score against the Sooners. The sophomore leads the team in rushing this season with 768 yards and eight touchdowns.

TCU’s playoff chances took a major hit after the Horned Frogs fell to the Sooners 38-20.

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Michael Bennett Explains Standing For National Anthem For 1st Time This Season

Ahead of the past Thursday Night Football contest (Nov. 9) between the visiting Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, defensive star Michael Bennett hinted that he and the team would be standing in unison. Bennett, who had been protesting the National Anthem regarding police reform and the need for social equality, stood with players for the first time this season to honor the military.

CBS Sports reports:

“It was to signify that we are all with the military, and that we love them,” Bennett told Greg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune. “There’s been this narrative that we don’t care about the military. Today, we were honoring the military, so we wanted to be able to honor the military.

“I know a lot of people did not expect us to stand. They have this narrative about us that is not true. I have a lot of family that were military. It’s never been about the military. If there is an opportunity to support them and be grateful for what they do, and the sacrifices, we want to be able to do that.”

Moments earlier, Bennett told reporters, “We want to show gratitude for the men and women who serve this country. Today was one of those times we were able to show our support for them, what they do for us, how they sacrifice for their families. That’s what it was about.”

Bennett says he will stand with the team again on Nov. 20 when the Seahawks host the Atlanta Falcons for its “Salute to Service” game.

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