Frost has taken McKenzie Milton from a two-star prospect into the No. 1 quarterback in the nation in passing efficiency.

“It’s crazy, isn’t it,” Lazard said. “What’s crazier is that we still haven’t played our best.”

When asked to step in at quarterback against OU, career backup Kyle Kempt showed the importance of preparation. He’s now 4-0 as a starter, ranking alongside J.T. Barrett, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Jalen Hurts as the only active FBS quarterbacks to defeat more than one top-five foe.

“It doesn’t really matter,” Kempt said. “We haven’t won around here a lot, so why are we getting satisfied? We still have a long way to go.”

This was no slam dunk, either. During the spring, there was major uncertainty about whether Milton would win the starting job. Yet he has outperformed even the expectations Frost had for him, an unfamiliar concept for those who have watched the Florida offense at any point since Tebow left.

For years, the trade deadline was after Week 6 of the NFL season. That’s way too early for teams to be giving up on their chances, with the exception of the few teams that really stink it up in September.

But in 2012, the NFL pushed the deadline back to the Tuesday after Week 8. Those two extra weeks do a little bit more to sort out the contenders from the pretenders and give teams a better idea of what kind of postseason chances they have.

Pro Football Talk has suggested doing away with the deadline altogether, although that runs the risk of a team ditching an impending free agent in Week 17 and sending him to a Super Bowl contender. The reward of a compensatory draft pick nullifies that risk some, but the value of a trade deadline in the interest of fairness is understandable.ducks-010

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The Chiefs started fast Monday night and then pulled away late for a 29-19 victory over the Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium.
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Smith, who ran for 33 yards on four carries against the Broncos, has now thrown 16 touchdown passes without an interception this season. Despite Monday’s poor completion percentage, Smith has still completed 69 percent of his passes this season and has gone 259 pass attempts without an interception. Smith’s ability to take care of the ball and extend plays with his legs are big reasons why the Chiefs (6-2) sit atop the AFC West standings.

T.J. Warren scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half and the Suns improved to 2-0 under Triano with a 97-88 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday night.

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The Jazz, who lost the previous night to the Clippers in Los Angeles, never led. Phoenix was up by as many as 17 in the first half and 18 in the second.

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Another receiver many thought would be traded on Tuesday also stayed put, as the Steelers held onto Martavis Bryant. The third-year receiver has been unhappy with his role, but the Steelers were unwilling to part with the 25-year-old. Bryant was benched for Sunday’s win over the Lions, but is expected to return to the lineup following Pittsburgh’s bye. He has 18 catches for 234 yards and a touchdown this season.

The Colts and Titans were two teams thought to be sellers this year, but neither team traded away any players. The Colts were reportedly shopping frustrated receiver T.Y. Hilton and 34-year-old running back Frank Gore. The Titans were thought to be taking offers for running back DeMarco Murray, but he is staying in Tennessee.

The increased flexibility is making it easier to slot players in right away as they’re still learning.

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Next week, the owners will again meet with players and this time it’s expected to include former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 锟斤拷 the player at the core of the protests during the national anthem. It’s a chance for owners and players to take a step forward, but the ESPN article further illuminates that the gulf between the two sides isn’t close to being bridged.

The Warriors are still trying to figure things out, having given up 17 offensive rebounds two nights earlier in holding off the Raptors and also committing 17 turnovers — which they did again Friday.

There’s a renaissance happening of college offenses leaking into the NFL that rely on simple schemes and speed mismatches.

Brady, speaking in his weekly Monday night Westwood One radio interview, said he wasn’t sure of New England’s plans.

I really don’t know, Brady said. I’ve been at home all day and learned the news at home. That’s up for everyone else to decide. My job is quarterback, and that’s what I’m focused on.
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Inside my hotel, a few blocks from Minute Maid Park, there are a few people dining around me in the restaurant. Most of the weekend revelers have checked out, and the lobby is empty. Residual signs of the tumult that just happened are present, nevertheless. Three of the conversations I can overhear are about the game. Two tables over, a man is trying to explain to his wife the concept of win probability. Jake Guentzel Womens Jersey (No, really.)

A little later, I’m in a car headed for the airport. The driver is decked out in Astros gear, and we talk baseball on the way to Hobby Airport. Suffice to say, he is very excited. But he asked me a straightforward question that I could not begin to answer: Who do I think will win World Series MVP?

Turner’s blast was the first big moment of the series, though in comparison to what came after, it now seems almost quaint. It made a Game 1 winner of Clayton Kershaw, who up to that point in the contest was going toe-to-toe with Dallas Keuchel for the WPA lead in the game.

Here are this week’s predictions and prognostications, both against the spread and straight up. As usual, thanks to Bovada for the Week 8 betting lines.

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The shiny and new things, of course, just like Larkin prefers. You know where to find me, he says, walking through the entrance at the new barn, for the first of however many games to come.

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4 ways the Seahawks’ 41-38 win over the Texans was the most bananas game

The Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-2 with a hard fought victory at home over the Houston Texans in Week 8, and the 41-38 win had to be seen to be believed.

Both quarterbacks had four touchdowns and two each in the fourth quarter. Prior to Sunday, the Seahawks defense hadn’t given up a fourth quarter touchdown all season. But Watson got his first with an impressive escape from the Seahawks pass rush and a second touchdown when DeAndre Hopkins weaved through the defense for a 72-yard burst.

Ultimately though, it didn’t matter because Wilson found Jimmy Graham with 21 seconds left to win the game.

The aerial battle between the two quarterbacks alone made the game extremely fun to watch.

Diagnosing the Warriors’ early-season ills hasn’t been difficult. Their top-ranked offense is more statistically efficient than last year’s title squad, but their defense — 26th in the league — has been a dispassionate slow dance. On Monday, the defensive work was prompt and, most important, fully engaged.

The performance wasn’t the sort of masterpiece that last year’s second-ranked defense turned in consistently, but the Warriors’ clean, crisp switch-a-thon returned to the perimeter. When the Clippers moved into dribble handoffs, they found a defender meeting them on the other side of the action.

The pyrotechnics on the other end were as familiar as they were prolific. The Warriors came into the game leading the league in minutes with a lead of six points or greater, yet had compiled a record of only 4-3.
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Not every pitcher has noticed a difference.
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Dodgers lefty Rich Hill, scheduled to face Verlander in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, described the balls as extremely consistent in the World Series and also in the playoff games, as well. If there’s a difference in the texture of the ball, Hill suggested it might have to do with the weather.

If it’s colder, it’s going to be slicker, Hill said. If it’s a little bit warmer out or humid, I think you’re going to find that you’re going to have a little bit more moisture to the baseballs.

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The plane likely encountered a bird during its descent, a Delta Air Lines spokesperson said in a statement, adding that the aircraft landed safely.

A team official said the flight was a little rough, but not extreme or out of the ordinary.

The Thunder played the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Friday and left around 11:30 p.m. to fly to Chicago where they play the Bulls on Saturday.

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DeShone Kizer is the Browns’ starter again. Maybe even for both halves in Week 8!

He has not played well, but it’s not all Kizer’s fault. He doesn’t have much offensive talent around him, and he’s taken 12 sacks so far this season. Still, his stat line is pretty uninspiring; Kizer has completed 52 percent of his passes for 965 yards. His biggest issue is turnovers. Kizer has thrown just three touchdowns against 11 interceptions.

Aguayo was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ second-round pick in 2016. He didn’t have many bright spots with Tampa Bay, but his greatest moment actually came against the Panthers — a Monday Night Football game-winner.

This upcoming week, the Panthers will be taking on the Buccaneers in Tampa. The odds of Aguayo playing don’t necessarily seem high, but it would be something to watch for if he were to take on his former team on the road.

He tried to redeem himself in the 2017 preseason, but still struggled on the field. After missing a field goal and an extra point in the Buccaneers’ preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay cut the sophomore kicker. Aguayo was competing with Nick Folk to make the team, but his performance destroyed his chances of staying in Tampa Bay, where Folk ultimately took over. Now, Patrick Murray has Folk’s job.

Nobody ever wants to see a player injured enough to where they can’t play. However, if Gano is unable to go on Sunday, the storylines for Sunday’s game get a lot more interesting, even if it is between kickers.

The Browns will go back to DeShone Kizer as the team’s Week 8 starter. After benching Kizer for the second time in three games over turnovers, Hue Jackson has once again given the rookie the nod to start this week, Jackson announced Wednesday morning.

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Eagles OT Jason Peters tore his ACL and MCL vs. Washington

Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was carted off with what appeared to be a serious right leg injury suffered on Monday Night Football against Washington.
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Peters signed a three-year, $32.5 million contract in June, so the injury likely isn’t the end of his career with the team even if it’s season-ending. But if it is a year ender for Peters, that’s going to be a tough pill for a very good team to swallow.

So he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Sunday that while his hard-line stance on the national anthem has something to do with the red, white and blue, it also involves cold, hard green.

“There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests,” Jones said of players kneeling during the anthem.

His No. 1 goal, he said in his first comments since Cardale Jones Youth jersey last week’s league meetings, is making and keeping the NFL product strong, though he acknowledged players care deeply about the issues they’re protesting.

“I care about a lot of things,” Jones said. “But our ability to be substantive is based on having a strong NFL, a league that people are really interested in and want to watch games. At all times, if I am anything, I am first and foremost a proponent of making the NFL strong. Making us have as many people watching the game as we can and watching in light of what we are doing and that’s playing football.

“If all this makes you stronger to represent messages, let’s don’t do it in a way that tears down the strength of the NFL.”