Broncos vs Browns

 Broncos vs Browns preview: Playoff hopes in the balance.. As the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos meet in Week 15, two old rivals will reignite their feud in the hopes of playing in the post-season. Let’s break this one down before Saturday night’s game.

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The Cleveland Browns have clawed their way out of the NFL’s basement. Currently at 5-7-1, rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has led the Dawg Pound out of the league’s basement and into playoff contention. Even with a foggy path, the Browns haven’t been eliminated from post-season contention just yet. They need some help from around the AFC, but January football is a possibility for Cleveland.

On the flip side, we have the Denver Broncos. Sitting at 6-7, Denver is coming off of a crushing 20-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Case Keenum hasn’t been what the Broncos were hoping for when they signed him, but the Broncos’ dominant defense has returned to form through this season. Steadily holding third place in perhaps the best division in football is impressive, but the Broncos need a push to have a chance in the playoffs.

The most important matchup here for the Browns is the offensive line and Baker Mayfield against the Broncos’ front seven. No. 5 overall pick Bradley Chubb is doing pretty well for himself since being drafted by Denver, and his 12.5 sacks on the year are a potent weapon for the Broncos. 29-year old pass-rusher Von Miller is still in the prime of his career, with 13.5 sacks and an interception on the season.

Cleveland’s offensive line will have a tough task ahead of them, especially on the road. Denver’s defense and home-field advantage are no joke, and at that altitude, they might cause problems for Cleveland. But, if there’s one offensive line that can fend off such a vaunted pass rush, it’s the Browns.

Baker Mayfield has only been hit four times since Freddie Kitchens took over as offensive coordinator. He has only been sacked once in the past month, at the hands of Carolina Pantherscornerback Captain Munnerlyn. The Browns have kept Mayfield’s jersey clean, and that’s in large part to coaching.

Flipping over to the other side, the Broncos will have to rely on rookie sensation Philip Lindsay to keep the ball moving this week. The Browns’ run defense is a bit worse than it was in 2017, but their secondary has been locking things down this season. Denzel Ward is a stud, Jabrill Peppers is coming into his own, and Damarious Randall has been everything Cleveland needed at free safety.

This will only be amplified by Denver’s injury-riddled receiving corps. Courtland Sutton is nursing a quadricep injury, and tight end Matt LaCosse is nursing a shoulder injury. Not to mention, they sold Demaryius Thomas off to Houston at the trade deadline. The Browns can hope to lock down Denver’s air game this week, and hopefully key in on Lindsay.

The Browns and Broncos are two desperate squads vying for a playoff spot, likely an AFC Wild Card berth. This game will probably be a knock-down, drag-out defensive affair. Despite the rising stardom of Baker Mayfield, the Denver defense may overwhelm him in Week 15. However, Mayfield has proved many doubters wrong before, and I’m personally inclined to never bet against him.

Final Score: Cleveland 17, Denver 14

Canelo vs Rocky

Canelo vs. Rocky fight card: Full list of fights leading up to main event,, Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding will face off in the main event of a DAZN-exclusive card on Saturday. Here’s all you need to know to watch.

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As part of his extremely lucrative five-year-deal with DAZN, a sports streaming service, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will headline a strong boxing card in a move up to super middleweight, where he’ll challenge Rocky Fielding for the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title. The fight will live stream exclusively on DAZN, and is supported by an undercard featuring names like David Lemieux and Katie Taylor.

Saturday’s card is set to begin with the undercard (fully streamed) at 6 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden, continue with the main card at 9 p.m. and conclude with the main event, which is expected to take place at approximately 11 p.m.

Lemieux will be taking on Tureano Johnson, and we’ll also see three title fights. The first will see Francisco Fonseca challenge Tevin Farmer for his IBF junior lightweight title, Taylor put her IBF and WBA women’s lightweight straps on the line against Eva Wahlstrom and Lamont Roach defending his WBO international super featherweight title on the line against Alberto Mercado.

It’s a very stacked undercard, all of which will be streamed on Saturday.

Fielding is 27-1 as a professional, with a TKO win over Tyron Zeuge in his last bout to get his title. He last lost in November 2015, by way of first-round KO at the hands of Callum Smith. Canelo is 50-1-2, with his lone loss coming to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. He last fought Gennady Golovkin in a rematch of their September 2017 split draw, winning a majority decision in the rematch.

Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Saturday.

All Times Eastern

How to watch Canelo vs. Rocky

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, N.Y.

Time: 6 p.m. (undercard), 9 p.m. (main card), 11 p.m. (main event, approx.)


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Canelo vs. Rocky fight card

Super middleweight: Rocky Fielding (27-1) vs. Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2)
Middleweight: David Lemieux (40-4) vs. Tureano Johnson (20-2)
Super featherweight: Tevin Farmer (27-4-1) vs. Francisco Fonseca (22-1-1)
Lightweight: Katie Taylor (11-0) vs. Eva Wahlstrom (22-0-1)
Welterweight: Sadam Ali (26-2) vs. Mauricio Herrera (24-7)
Super featherweight: Ryan Garcia (16-0) vs. Braulio Rodriguez (19-3)
Super featherweight: Lamont Roach (17-0-1) vs. Alberto Mercado (15-1-1)
Super middleweight: Bilal Akkawy (18-0-1) vs. Victor Fonseca (17-8-1)
Super lightweight: Vergil Ortiz Jr. (11-0) vs. Omar Tienda (19-5)
Super lightweight: Yves Ulysse Jr. (16-1) vs. Maximilliano Becerra (16-2-2)

Bout notes

Fielding vs. Alvarez is for Fielding’s WBA (Regular) super middleweight title
Farmer vs. Fonseca is for Farmer’s IBF junior lightweight title
Taylor vs. Wahlstrom is for Taylor’s IBF, WBA women’s lightweight titles
Roach vs. Mercado is for Roach’s WBO international super featherweight title

Texans vs Jets

Texans vs Jets : Fresh off a thrilling win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14, the Jets will be looking to make it two in a row against the AFC South-leading Houston Texans on Saturday.

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Sitting at 9-4, Houston has overcome an 0-3 start to rise to the top of its division and establish itself as a contender in the AFC. The Texans are loaded on both sides of the ball and if the Jets want to have any shot at coming away victorious in Week 15, they will have to be firing on all cylinders.

Given Houston’s dominance in recent weeks, the Texans present plenty for the Jets to worry about. With that being said, let’s take a look at four things that should concern New York when Houston comes to town.

As a rookie, Deshaun Watson burst onto the scene and dominated opposing defenses before tearing his ACL midway through the 2017 season. It took him a while to get going in 2018, but Watson has returned to form and New York will have its hands full with the Clemson product.

Watson is a dynamic player who can beat a team in a variety of ways. Watson has completed 66 percent of his passes this season and often times, he doesn’t get enough credit for his ability as a passer. Keeping Watson in the pocket doesn’t automatically equate to success on defense, as he has no issue scanning the field and threading the needle.

As a runner, Watson is as good as it gets when he’s out of the pocket. Todd Bowles has referred to him as a running back once he scrambles and for good reason. Watson was a bit hesitant to break out of the pocket early in the season, but those days are over and he is back to being a true threat through the air and on the ground.

Normally, one player alone does not warrant legitimate concern, but DeAndre Hopkins is an elite talent who will almost certainly find a way to burn the Jets secondary on Saturday.

Trumaine Johnson has struggled at times this season and with how talented Hopkins is, there’s almost no way Watson doesn’t hook up with his favorite target for at least one big play. Hopkins has top-end speed, rare ball skills and excellent hands that allow him to go up in traffic and come down with almost any pass.

New York would be wise to use a safety over the top with Hopkins on the field, but Bowles will likely be reluctant do so. At the end of the day, it could prove costly, as Hopkins is primed for a big game.

J.J. Watt and Jadaveon Clowney on the same defensive line speaks for itself, but the rest of Houston’s front seven often times does not get enough credit.

While Watt and Clowney steal headlines as they wreak havoc both rushing off the edge and in run support, the Texans feature two athletic linebackers in Zach Cunningham and Benardrick McKinney. The two backers have teamed up to form a dynamic duo in the middle of Houston’s defense and as a result, running on the Texans is near impossible.

Isaiah Crowell is done for the season, leaving Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon as New York’s lone options out of the backfield. Crowell would’ve been hard-pressed to get anything going against Houston’s run defense and with McGuire taking on feature back duties for the first time this season, it’s hard to imagine him having much success.

Much like how Watt and Clowney steal the show up front, Tyrann Mathieu is viewed as the alpha dog in Houston’s secondary. He is undeniably the Texans’ most talented defensive back, but the rest of the unit has managed to match his level of production in 2018.

Even with star cornerback Kevin Johnson sidelined for most of the year due to a concussion, Houston’s secondary has thrived. Kareem Jackson has stepped up to pick off two passes and bat down 13 more. Lined up next to Mathieu at safety is Justin Reid, who leads the Texans in interceptions with three and has batted down nine passes of his own. Veteran cornerback Jonathan Joseph has also had a nice season, intercepting two passes and deflecting 11.

Mathieu is the undoubted leader of this unit, but Sam Darnold will have to be wary of the other Houston defensive backs and where they are lined up at all times. This is an extremely opportunistic unit that will make the rookie quarterback pay for any potential mistakes.