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BSJ Weekend Briefing: Patriots welcome Kyler, Cardinals; Hayward saga; Revs look for another upset

(Olindo Longo for BSJ)

Good afternoon, and hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Your daily rundown of what's going on with the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution, and what's about to happen...

  • Patriots are back to work today. No Isaiah Wynn for third-straight practice, so we're likely to see another line dance with Jermaine Eluemunor involved. One interesting possible combination: LT Joe Thuney, LG Michael Onwenu, RT Eluemunor.
  • Not really going to matter unless the Patriots have an answer for the NFL's most dangerous weapon: Kyler Murray. He's dealing with a shoulder injury, so you know he'll be out there. He didn't run as much after hurting his shoulder against Seattle.
  • We talked about that and much, much more in the holiday edition of the Patriots podcast. 
  • Gordon Hayward will in Charlotte at some point, right?
  • A couple of 3 p.m. chats today. Me and Conor.
  • Revolution look to keep their impossible dream going against Orlando on Sunday. With all their DPs in the lineup, anything is possible. 
  • Covid outbreaks continue across the NFL. I'm sure this is Cam's fault.

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Patriots have been a losing team in last calendar year, how far away are they?
Podcast & Video: Bedard Patriots Pod – The 6-10 Patriots, Chips & Mailbag
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Pariots/NFL, 3 p.m.

CELTICS

Gordon Hayward’s exit leads to one potential silver lining for Celtics
Robb: The Celtics should stop playing it safe
Completed Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics/NBA (11.25.20)

RED SOX

McAdam: Why the recent trend of one-year free agent deals makes a lot of sense for Red Sox this offseason

BRUINS

Bruins Prospect Report: Checking in on B’s top talent overseas & in college hockey
Podcast: Poke The Bear, Ep. 19 – Happy Thanksgiving; DeBrusk returns & what’s next for Zdeno Chara?
BSJ Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL — Friday at 3 p.m.

REVOLUTION

BSJ Playoff Match #2 Breakdown: Revolution 2, Philadelphia 0 – Gil facilitates victory over top team

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ON TAP

Today

Noon: CFB — Iowa State at Texas ABC
1 p.m.: CFB — Nebraska at Iowa Fox
2 p.m.: WCHK — Providence at Boston College NESN
3 p.m.: GLF — The Match: Champions for Change: Phil Mickelson/Charles Barkley vs. Steph Curry/Peyton Manning, TNT
3 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL
3 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/NFL
3:30 p.m.: CFB
 — Notre Dame at North Carolina ABC
3:30 p.m.: CFB —UCF at South Florida ESPN
4 p.m.: CFB — Central Mich. at E. Michigan CBSSN
4 p.m.: CFB —Wyoming at UNLV FS1
4:30 p.m.: CFB — Stanford at California Fox
6 p.m.: MCHK — UMass at Boston College NESN
7:30 p.m.: CFB — Oregon at Oregon St. ESPN

Saturday

4:30 p.m.: MCHK — Boston College at UMass NESN Plus

College football

Kentucky at No. 6 Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Vanderbilt at Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Texas Tech at No. 23 Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | FOX
No. 4 Ohio State at Illinois | 12 p.m. | FS1
Maryland at No. 12 Indiana | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Penn State at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ABC
NC State at Syracuse | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
SMU at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Georgia Southern at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Northern Illinois at Western Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Ohio | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Kent State at Buffalo | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Ball State at Toledo | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Miami (Ohio) at Akron | 1 p.m. | ESPN3
UTEP at Rice | 1 p.m. | ESPN3
No. 20 Coastal Carolina at Texas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana at UL Monroe | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
North Texas at UTSA | 3 p.m. | Stadium
South Alabama at Arkansas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
San Diego State at Colorado | 3 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
No. 22 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Pittsburgh at No. 3 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
No. 8 Northwestern at Michigan State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Mississippi State at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
San Jose State at Boise State | 4 p.m. | FOX
Rutgers at Purdue | 4 p.m. | FS1
Louisville at Boston College | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
LSU at No. 5 Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Kansas State at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Duke at Georgia Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Memphis at Navy | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah at Washington | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
No. 9 Georgia at South Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
TCU at Kansas | 8 p.m. | FS1
Arizona at UCLA | 8 p.m. | FOX
Troy at Appalachian State | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
Virginia at Florida State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Nevada at Hawai'i | 11 p.m. | PPV
No. 7 Cincinnati at Temple — CANCELED
No. 11 Oklahoma at West Virginia — POSTPONED
Minnesota at No. 16 Wisconsin — CANCELED
Colorado at No. 18 USC — CANCELED
No. 24 Tulsa at Houston — POSTPONED
Louisiana Tech at FIU — CANCELED

Sunday

1 p.m.: NFL — Arizona at Patriots Fox
1 p.m.: NFL — LA Chargers at Buffalo CBS
1:15 p.m.: NFL — Baltimore at Pittsburgh NBC
3 p.m. MLS — Revolution at Orlando City SC ABC
4 p.m.: MCBK — UMass-Lowell at Ohio State Big Ten Network
4:25 p.m.: NFL — Kansas City at Tampa Bay CBS
5:30 p.m.: MCBK — Rhode Island vs. San Francisco ESPNU
8 p.m. MLS — Nashville SC at Columbus ESPN
8:20 p.m.: NFL — Chicago at Green Bay NBC

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid changes, we simply can't list every game that's on. Haven't really found a good list, but the NCAA daily schedule is here.

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PARTING THOUGHT

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