Olympic 2018 Medal Count

Between the time you happily left your office on Friday and begrudgingly made your way back on Monday, a whole lot of stuff happened at the Winter Olympics. And you know there’s no way you kept up with all of it. Hey, we’re not sure we did, either. But here’s a collection of headlines, photos and stuff for you to click-right or swipe-left through because you’re really not interested in working.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud competes in men’s downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. He was the first American man in Olympic history to medal in luge singles, finishing behind gold medalist David Gleirscher of Austria.

The Czech Republic have two medals, like the United States, but they have a silver and a bronze, possessing no gold. The United States now sits fifth in the ranking of total medals, having won a gold and a silver medal. Germany owns the most gold medals (three), but Norway is in the lead in total medals with eight.

An Olympic champion who was able to defend her gold from the 2014 Sochi Games was Jamie Anderson, who prevailed against the elements and the rest of the field in the women’s snowboarding slopestyle event.

The 2018 Pyeongchang Games continue Monday with another seven gold medals up for grabs, as glory beckons in a range of events including Alpine skiing, figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding.

Germany have had a fine start to the Winter Olympics picking up three gold medals already as part of their haul of four medals. They may have had more joy Monday with Viktoria Rebensburg a strong contender in the women’s giant slalom. However, the giant slalom was postponed Monday due to high winds.

NFC vs AFC live

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The 2018 NFL Pro Bowl pits the best of the AFC against the best of the NFC. The game will once again be played in Orlando, Florida and the NFC is favored by a field goal. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 71. Before you make any kind of pick on the Pro Bowl 2018, you need to see who SportsLine stat geek R.J. White is backing.

The team could play anywhere from three to 10 games in the Pro Bowl weekend, depending how they do. “I don’t know that we’re going to get into the business of labeling them national champions”. “We play football at the high-school level, and we do little things in our community, but then you see even at the highest level that they come back and give back.

Cleveland.com sports columnist Doug Lesmerises makes that point while using the championship games to say the Browns also need to hit on wide receivers. They certainly have taken their share over the past few drafts.

* The AFC and NFC had played to the over in four straight meetings and five of the last six prior to last year’s result, which went a whopping 47 points below the total of 80.

* The underdog is 3-1 ATS in the past five AFC-NFC encounters; the 2011 edition was a pick ’em.

* Pro Bowl-winning teams have scored fewer than 30 points just three times in the past 15 years.

View a full list of betting trends for this matchup here.

COVERS CONSENSUS: Early consensus returns are showing the Covers public siding with the favorite NFC at a rate of 55 percent and 77 percent of early totals wagers are on the Over. View full consensus data here.

NFL Divisional Playoff

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The NFL divisional round started with a defensive slugfest that had more more field goals than touchdowns and one blowout that was over in the third quarter. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the divisional round shakes out. Until then, here’s a look at the Sunday schedule as well as a few best-bet picks for four props.

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the visiting New Orleans Saints in their season opener and have won five straight at U.S. Bank Stadium heading into the teams’ NFC divisional round contest on Sunday. The Vikings are banking their home success pays dividends as they continue their pursuit of becoming the first team to host a Super Bowl when they face off against Drew Brees and the Saints.

Case Keenum watched as Sam Bradford earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the 29-19 win over the Saints on Sept. 11 before the journeyman quarterback was ushered into action.

Saints vs Vikings

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Sunday, January 14, at 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox and Fox Sports Go: No. 4 New Orleans Saints at No. 2 Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are two wins away from becoming the first team ever to host the Super Bowl. But first, they have to take care of business in the Divisional Round, and they got a tough opponent in the New Orleans Saints. This game begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX (live streams at Fox Sports Go, Yahoo! Sports, and FuboTV).

The Saints then hosted the Carolina Panthers in the wild-card round and held on for a 31-26 win. However, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey and tight end Greg Olsen each posted over 100 yards, and quarterback Cam Newton accounted for 386 (349 passing, 37 rushing).

The Saints are in the Divisional Round of the playoffs after defeating the Carolina Panthers, 31-26 last Sunday. The Vikings had a bye week after finishing the regular season as the No. 2 seed, winning the NFC North championship with a 13-3 overall record.

Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh

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It’s January in Pittsburgh and so we have to take a moment to talk about the weather. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars will square off on Sunday in Pittsburgh and the weather could have a significant role in the outcome of this game.

After getting up to near 60 degrees on Saturday early a massive winter storm has rolled through dumping snow and bitter cold temperatures on the city. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is unchanged from the opener of 41.

Before you make any bets on Jaguars-Steelers, you need to see what SportsLine expert Galin Dragiev has to say. Last week, Dragiev nailed Tennessee +8.5, Buffalo +9, and Atlanta as an outright underdog winner at +250 on the money line.

Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh

Jacksonville vs Pittsburgh live stream. Jaguars vs. Steelers: Weather report favors Pittsburgh in the playoffs

 

It’s January in Pittsburgh and so we have to take a moment to talk about the weather. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars will square off on Sunday in Pittsburgh and the weather could have a significant role in the outcome of this game.

After getting up to near 60 degrees on Saturday early a massive winter storm has rolled through dumping snow and bitter cold temperatures on the city. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is unchanged from the opener of 41.

Before you make any bets on Jaguars-Steelers, you need to see what SportsLine expert Galin Dragiev has to say. Last week, Dragiev nailed Tennessee +8.5, Buffalo +9, and Atlanta as an outright underdog winner at +250 on the money line.

Saints vs Vikings

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The clash of strengths in Sunday’s NFC divisional-round contest between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings has the potential to produce the best game of the weekend in the NFL. New Orleans enters with an impressive offense carried not by quarterback Drew Brees like it has in past years, but by running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.

The Vikings have been a pleasant surprise on offense, with career backup Case Keenum thriving at quarterback, but Minnesota’s real success story is its top-rated defense that will be hard for the Saints to break down. New Orleans running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have fueled the Saints offensive success for the majority of the season, leading the way for a 5th ranked rushing attack that produces nearly 130 yards per game.

Ingram, who continues to be vastly underrated as a runner, finished with a career high 1,124 yards on the ground with 12 touchdowns, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

Jaguars vs Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jagaurs will partake in a rematch of their NFL Week 5 clash on Sunday in the AFC divisional round at Heinz Field. Although plenty has changed since two of the best teams in the AFC last met, we could witness similar outcomes on Sunday given the talent on both sides of the ball.

It is supposed to be around 18 degrees Sunday at kickoff and only go down with there. There’s no more snow in the forecast and the field should be clear but that sort of cold doesn’t bode well for the Jaguars. Historically, they have struggled in cold-weather games.

The Jaguars will prove that their defensive performance from Week 5 against the Steelers was no fluke on Sunday by forcing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into multiple turnovers.

Titans vs Patriots

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The Titans finished 9-7 and snuck into the playoffs via a wild-card spot, then upset the Kansas City Chiefs on the road last weekend. They’re led by dynamic quarterback Marcus Mariota, who engineered an 18-point second-half comeback against Kansas City, and big-bodied running back Derrick Henry, who trampled the Chiefs to the tune of a career-high 156 rushing yards.

This will be Mariota’s second career playoff game. His counterpart, Patriots QB Tom Brady, has 34 postseason starts to his credit and is seeking his seventh consecutive AFC title game appearance. Henry rebounded from a game in which he ran for 51 yards by setting a franchise playoff record with 191 yards from scrimmage, helping the Titans rally for a 22-21 victory over Kansas City in the wild-card round.

He topped the previous mark set by Billy Cannon in January 1961 with the best performance by a running back in the playoffs in at least a decade. Now it’s up to Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots (13-3) to slow down Henry on Saturday night in their AFC divisional game. Belichick says everyone on defense has to do his job.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons live

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Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time: 4:35 PM ET

With quarterback Carson Wentz recovering from a season-ending knee injury, Nick Foles will do his best to pick up the slack for the No. 1 seed Eagles. The early results haven’t been especially encouraging. Foles completed 47 of 87 passes for 439 yards (with five touchdowns and two interceptions) in his three games, barely playing in the third.

There was a significant drop-off from Wentz, particularly when it came to scrambling and making plays outside the pocket. The reason the Eagles aren’t favored is due to their quarterback situation. Carson Wentz is out for the season and Nick Foles is starting under center. Foles struggled in his last two starts with Philadelphia so it’s hard to feel super optimistic about him. Making matters more challenging is that Atlanta’s defense has played well recently.

It’s the Eagles’ first postseason contest in four years, and a win would place them in the NFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2008 season.

Philadelphia will face a Falcons offense that features a number of weapons but has ultimately underachieved under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.