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NFL DemocratandChronicle .com Sunday,October18,2015 Page7D GAME OF THE WEEK NEW ENGLAND (4-0) a t INDIANAPOLIS (3-2) TIME: 8:30 p.m. L INE: Patriots by 7 1 ⁄ 2 WHAT TO WATCH: In these teams’ last three meetings — including the Patriots’ 45-7 rout in t he 2014 AFC Championship Game — New England has rushed for 657 yards. That includes 335 yards and seven touchdowns by RB LeGarrette B lount. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski hasn’t scored in the past two games. The Colts have 14 players 30 or older on their roster. Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) may r eturn after missing the past two games but is officially questionable on the injury report. But among qualified passers, his 65.0 QB rating ranks only ahead of Houston’s Ryan Mallett (63.6). CINCINNATI (5-0) at BUFFALO (3-2) TIME: 1p.m. LINE: Bengals by 4 WHAT TO WATCH: Bengals QB Andy Dalton is off to the best start of his career with 11touch- down passes, two interceptions and a115.6 passer rating. The Buffalo defense has been vulnerable to the pass, yielding 274 yards a game through the air. QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is the latest walking wounded on the Bills’ offense. His status is up in the air along with RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring). DENVER (5-0) at CLEVELAND (2-3) TIME: 1p.m. LINE: Broncos by 4 W HAT TO WATCH: The Broncos have the league’s No. 1 d efense, which has masked their offensive struggles. They are the first team in 17 y ears to post 22 sacks and 14 takeaways through its first five. However, OLB DeMarcus W are (back) will not play. The Browns will be without top CB Joe Haden, who has been dealing with lingering injuries before suffering a concussion last weekend. CHICAGO (2-3) at DETROIT (0-5) TIME: 1p.m. L INE: Lions by 3 WHAT TO WATCH: Coordinator Vic Fang io’s defense continues to improve, having s urrendered three combined fourth- quarter points d uring Chicago’s two-game winning streak after permitting 61in the second half of its f irst three games. DE Ziggy Ansah has been a rare bright spot for the winless Lions. His five sacks are tied for the league lead. Detroit’s 2.8 yards per rush rank last in the NFL. HOUSTON (1-4) at JACKSONVILLE (1-4) TIME: 1p.m. L INE: Texans by 1 WHAT TO WATCH: Texans WR DeAndre H opkins has been targeted 14.8 times a game and h as topped 100 yards in three consecutive out- i ngs. He’ll be catching balls this week from QB Brian Hoyer, who replaces Ryan M allett as the starter. TE Julius Thomas had two catches in his Jaguars debut in Week 5, but the Texans have struggled to contain tight ends all season. KANSAS CITY (1-4) at MINNESOTA (2-2) TIME: 1p.m. L INE: Vikings by 4 WHAT TO WATCH: The Vikings rank last in p assing offense, so expect more of RB Adrian Peterson, w ho was the NFL’s leading rusher before Minneso- t a’s bye. Chiefs RB Charcan- drick West will be counted on along with Knile Davis to try a nd replace the production of Jamaal Charles (torn ACL). Defensively, the Chiefs will be without NT Dontari Poe (ankle). OLB Tamba Hali (knee) isquestionable. WASHINGTON (2-3) at N.Y. JETS (3-1) TIME: 1p.m. LINE: Jets by 6 W HAT TO WATCH: The Jets are allowing the fewest points in t he league, and the defense will be bolstered by the return of DL Sheldon Richardson f rom a four-game suspension. New York’s 13 takeaways matches its 2014 total. Wash- i ngton could be especially susceptible to the Jets’ pass rush with C Kory Lichtensteig- er (shoulder, finger, neck) and LT Trent Williams (neck, concussion) unavailable. ARIZONA (4-1) at PITTSBURGH (3-2) TIME: 1p.m. L INE: Cardinals by 3 WHAT TO WATCH: Matchup to watch: Cardin als CB Patrick Peterson vs. Steel- ers WR Antonio B rown. Peterson had an interception last week, w hile Brown is adjusting to life without QB Ben Roethlisberger. He has caught seven p asses in the past two games. This will be Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ first game against the Steelers since he was forced out of Pittsburgh after the 2011season. MIAMI (1-3) at TENNESSEE (1-3) TIME: 1p.m. LINE: Titans by 2 1 ⁄ 2 WHAT TO WATCH: After an eventful bye week, Miami r eturns with a new head coach (Dan Campbell) and defensive coordinator (Lou A narumo). Miami has yet to score a rushing touchdown. The Titans have blown dou- b le-digit leads at home in two consecutive games. In his last three games, Titans QB Marcus Mariota is completing 41.9 percent of his passes beyond 10 yards. CAROLINA (4-0) at SEATTLE (2-3) TIME: 4:05 p.m. L INE: Seahawks by 7 WHAT TO WATCH: The Panthers are seeking t heir first 5-0 start since 2003, but their first four o pponents have a collective five wins. Carolina QB Cam N ewton has gone 0-4 with a 75.7 passer rating in four meetings against Seattle. The S eahawks are facing a 4-0 team for the second week in a row, but they should have RB Marshawn Lynch back after a hamstring injurybenched him the past two weeks. SAN DIEGO (2-3) at GREEN BAY (5-0) TIME: 4:25 p.m. LINE: Packers by 10 WHAT TO WATCH: The Packers have surrendered 13 combined points over the past two games. Green Bay’s 20 sacks lead the NFC. That’s bad news for Chargers QB Philip Rivers and his battered offensive line, which allows three sacks per game. LT King Dunlap and C Chris Watt remain out for San Diego. G D.J. Fluker, G Orlando Franklin, TChris Hairston and LB Manti Te’o are all questionable. BALTIMORE (1-4) at SAN FRANCISCO (1-4) TIME: 4:25 p.m. LINE: Ravens by 2 1 ⁄ 2 WHAT TO WATCH: The Ravens are 1-4 and the 49ers have l ost four in a row. These teams met in Super Bowl XLVII less than three years ago. 4 9ers WR Torrey Smith, who left the Ravens in the offsea- son, has been a free agent d isappointment so far. He’s third on the team in receptions and has scored once. Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) and RB Justin Forsett (ankle) are questionable. N.Y. GIANTS (3-2) at PHILADELPHIA (2-3) TIME: 8:30 p.m. on Monday L INE: Eagles by 4 WHAT TO WATCH: The Eagles’ offense awake ned last week, running 79 plays that produced 519 y ards. Eagles TE Brent Celek and Zach Ertz have c ombined for just 20 catches, but eight came last week. The Giants’ receiving corps is in s hambles, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle coping with bum hamstrings. New York has the worst pass defense in the league but second-stingiest run defense. Tom B rady Frank Gore RAJ MEHTA-USA TODAY SPORTS Carson Palmer has led the Cardinals to a 4-1start. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jordan Ellis scored o n a 3-yard run in the third overtime and Virginia rallied to beat Syracuse 4438 Saturday night, ending t he Cavaliers’ two-game losing streak. Ellis carried on three c onsecutive plays against an exhausted Orange defense, which was on the field for the last 6:52 of regulation as Virginia (2-4, 1-1Atlantic Coast Conference) drove for the t ying field goal. E llis’ runs covered 3 yards, minus-1yard and then 3 yards again for the c linching score. The Orange (3-3, 1-1) lost their third straight, f ailing to score in the third overtime after Eric Dungey was sacked for a 6- y ard loss on third-and-10 and Cole Murphy missed a48-yard field goal attempt. The second overtime went quickly. Virginia s cored in three plays, with Taquan Mizzell running the last 13 yards for the touchdown. Syracuse, s tarting at the 12 because of a Virginia penalty, needed just one play as D ungey rolled right and found Steve Ishmael just inside the right pylon. Syracuse got the ball first in overtime and needed just five plays, with Dungey hitting Erv in Phillips with a 7-yard t ouchdown pass. A targeting foul against Zach Bradshaw on the play f orced Virginia to start its drive at the 40, and on third down, Matt Johns r olled right and hit Canaan Severin for 36 yards and the tying touchdown. V irginia trailed most of bled, the ball bouncing to Antwan Cordy, who s printed 44 yards down the sideline for the touchdown. s everal yards in the air, and Wilfred Wahee s cooped it up and returned it 22 yards. Mizzell was hit by Donn ie Simmons and fum- incompletions and then had an attempted screen pass tipped at the line and intercepted by Qaadir Sheppard, who returned it t o the Cavaliers’ 26 with 32 seconds left. On the next play, Dungey dropped back, saw t he middle of the field wide open and took off. He didn’t meet a defender un- t il inside the 5 and, after hurdling safety Quin Blanding, fell into the end zone for the touchdown. The Orange drove 75 yards in 13 plays in the third quarter to set up M urphy’s 22-yard field g oal. Virginia scored two touchdowns in a span of f our plays to go ahead 14-7. Mizzell’s 11-yard run c apped a 75-yard drive, and three plays later, Dungey was hit as he prepared t o throw. The ball traveled the game, but got the ball with 6:52 left in regulation and used it all to tie it. The drive covered 88 yards in 19 plays, was highlighted b y Johns’ 11-yard pass to Mizzell on fourth-and-3 from near midfield and ended with Frye’s 25-yard f ield goal. Trailing 14-7 with the momentum on Virginia’s s ide, the Orange turned to atrick play to get it back. It came out of a punt formation on a fourth-and-4 from the Syracuse 43 when punter Riley Dixon took two steps sideways a s if to execute a rugby- s tyle kick, then tucked the ball and ran for 15 yards. Five plays later, Jordan F redericks scored from the one, pulling the Orange even at 14 with just 6 2 seconds left in the half. Starting at its 20, Johns hit Mizzell for 19 yards on t he next play, threw two VIRGINIA 44, SYRACUSE 38 (3 OT) Virginia wears down Syracuse in 3 OTs HANK KURZ JR. ASSOCIATED PRESS AP Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael, left, is tackled by V irginia linebacker Micah Kiser (53) and safety Kelvin Rainey (38) during the first half of Saturday’s game. Avon graduate Brandon Fuentes finished with 10 tackles in the 32-17 win f or St. John Fisher over Utica College Saturday. Matt Naton tallied 256 passing yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals (3-3). Tony Fusco ran for 182 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries and Nathan Nigolian had 143 receiving yards and two touchdowns on six catches for F isher. In the game, the Cardin als tallied a season-high 458 offensive yards and defensively allowed a seas on-low of 57 rushing y ards. St. John Fisher 32, Utica College 27 Utica70146—27 F isher 1 3 766—3 2 F- Matt Naton 1run (kick missed) U- Teddy VanGalen 1run (Thomas Woodburn kick) F - Tony Fusco 41pass from Naton (Taylor Byrne kick) F- Fusco 2 run (Byrne kick) U - Matthew McCoy 76 interception return ( Woodburn kick) F- Nathan Nigolian 59 pass from Naton (kick missed) U- Jerred Beniquez 22 pass from VanGalen (Woodburn kick) F- Nigolian 13 pass from Naton (pass failed) U- Beniquez 2 run (pass failed) Brockport 27, I thaca College 17 Brockport07146—27 Ithaca01430—17 I- Tristan Brown 3 run (Max Rottenecker kick) I- Brown 2 run (Rottenecker kick) B- Jerry Thompson 4 pass from Wayne Bonsell (Tyler Perna kick) B - Nate Wilkinson 71pass from Wayne Bones ell (Perna kick) I- Rottenecker 23 kick B- Wilkinson 14 pass from Bonsell (Perna k ick) B- Thompson 10 pass from Bonsell (kick failed) Franklin graduate Dan A ndrews ran for 117 yards on 30 carries and Rush- Henrietta graduate J ames Collins tallied four sacks for Brockport (4-2). Wayne Bonsell went 16- for-31with 238 passing yards and four touchdowns for the Golden Eagles. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3 5, Rochester 21 Rochester70140—21 RPI140714—35 Roc- Shane Saucier 2 run (Andrew Haber kick) RPI- Johnny Ramsdell 84 kickoff return (Christ ian Kapp kick) R PI- Nick Schlatz 15 run (Kapp kick) RPI- Matt Lane 2 run (Kapp kick) R oc- Saucier 69 run (Haber kick) R oc- Kyle Allegrini 26 pass from Justin Red- fem (Haber kick) RPI- Mike Tivinis 6 run (Kapp kick) RPI- Schlatz 2 run (Kapp kick) Shane Saucier ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns on twelve carries for Rochester, including a long of 69 yards. Justin Redfem was 17- for-34 with 224 passing y ards and a touchdown for the YellowJackets. David Wolff recorded 1 1tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss defensively for Rochester. Cortland 20, Alfred University 14 Hornell graduate B rendon Buisch nabbed 5 6 receiving yards and one touchdown on seven c atches for Alfred (4-2). Steven Ferreira threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns and Dylan Peebles gained 105 rushing yards and one touch- d own for Cortland (6-1). Tyler Johnson tallied 218 passing yards and two touchdowns for the Saxons. Central Michigan 51, U niversity at Buffalo 1 4 Joe Licata was 13- f or-25 with 133 passing yards for UB (2-4). Ron Willoughby re- c orded 53 receiving yards a nd a touchdown on two catches for the Bulls. Colgate 17, Georgetown 13 James Holland finished with 75 yards rush- i ng and two touchdowns on 14 carries for Colgate (3-4). Jake Melville was 11-for-23 with 190 yards passing and ran for 80 yards on 14 carries for Colgate (3-4). Sacred Heart 31, Cornell 6 Josh Sweet led Cornell ( 0-5) with 80 yards rushing on 22 carries and one t ouchdown, a 3-yard second quarter run that provided the Big Red with t heir only points. Robert S omborn finished with 196 yards passing and an i nterception for Cornell. AREA COLLEGES Fuentes’ 10 tackles lift Fisher to win STAFF REPORTS SPORTS

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