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BSJ Weekend Briefing 12.11.20: Patriots bottom out again in loss to Rams that makes playoffs a longshot

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

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: With Cam Newton ineffective, why won’t Bill Belichick just let Jarrett Stidham sink or swim?
BSJ Game Report: Rams 24, Patriots 3 – Red-zone woes give LA an easy victory
Defense comes up empty; Akers, Rams roll to victory
Podcast: Bedard on loss to Rams with Patriots Postgame Show 12.11.20
Videos: Belichick, Newton & McCourty on loss to Rams – ‘Cam’s our quarterback’
FINAL: Rams 24, Patriots 3 – Cam Newton (pick-6), offense goes nowhere again as playoffs slip away

CELTICS

Examining potential James Harden trade destinations and how they impact the Celtics
Celtics camp takeaways: Payton Pritchard is impressing so far

RED SOX

McAdam: In search for rotation depth, Red Sox select RHP from NYY in Rule 5 draft

BRUINS

‘Don’t freak out,’ communicate & stay off YouTube: Bruce Cassidy, Don Sweeney & more offer tips for hockey coaches, young players

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ON TAP

Today

11 a.m.: GLF — PGA: QBE Shootout Golf
Noon: MCBK — Maine at UMass NESN
3 p.m.: GLF — US Women's Open Golf
3:30 p.m.: MCHK — New Hampshire at Maine NESN
6 p.m.: MCHK — UMass at Boston University NESN
7 p.m.: MCBK — Iona at Fairfield ESPNU
7 p.m.: CFB — Arizona St. at Arizona ESPN
8 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: Houston vs. Chicago NBATV
9 p.m.: WCBK — Rutgers at Wisconsin Big Ten Network
10 p.m.: CFB — Nevada at San Jose St. CBSSN
10:30 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: Sacramento vs. Portland ESPN

Saturday

11 a.m.: GLF — US Women's Open Golf
1 p.m.: MCBK — Syracuse at Boston College ESPNU
1 p.m.: GLF — PGA: QBE Shootout Golf
3:30 p.m.: MCHK — Boston University at UMass NESN
6 p.m.: MCHK — Merrimack at Northeastern NESN
7 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: Toronto vs. Charlotte NBATV
8:30 p.m.: MLS —Seattle at Columbus Fox
9 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: Phoenix vs. Utah NBATV

 

College football

No. 1 Alabama at Arkansas | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Illinois at No. 14 Northwestern | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
No. 9 Georgia at No. 25 Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Utah at No. 21 Colorado | 12 p.m. | FOX
Rutgers at Maryland | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Minnesota at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | FS1
Michigan State at Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC
Wake Forest at Louisville | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Western Michigan at Ball State | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
UAB at Rice | 1 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Buffalo | 2:30 p.m. | CBSSN
No. 13 Coastal Carolina at Troy | 3 p.m. | ESPN+
Central Michigan at Toledo | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
Navy at Army | 3 p.m. | CBS
Wisconsin at No. 16 Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | FS1
Houston at Memphis | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU
No. 17 North Carolina at No. 10 Miami | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Tennessee at Vanderbilt | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
Duke at Florida State | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at Wyoming | 6 p.m. | CBSSN
LSU at No. 6 Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN
No. 22 Oklahoma State at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at TCU | 7 p.m. | FS1
No. 15 USC at UCLA | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Auburn at Mississippi State | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Virginia at Virginia Tech | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Utah State at Colorado State | 9:30 p.m. | CBSSN
San Diego State at No. 18 BYU | 10 p.m. | ESPN2
Fresno State at New Mexico | 10:30 p.m. | FS2
Stanford at Oregon State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Cal at Washington State | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
UNLV at Hawai'i | 11 p.m. | Spectrum Sports PPV
Michigan at No. 4 Ohio State — CANCELED
Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M — POSTPONED
No. 8 Cincinnati at No. 24 Tulsa — POSTPONED
No. 11 Oklahoma at West Virginia — CANCELED
Purdue at No. 12 Indiana — CANCELED
No. 20 Texas at Kansas — CANCELED
Incarnate Word at Arkansas State — CANCELED
Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green — CANCELED
Ohio at Kent State — CANCELED
Washington at Oregon — CANCELED

Sunday

11 a.m.: GLF — US Women's Open Golf
Noon: GLF — PGA: QBE Shootout NBC
Noon: MCBK — Rhode Island at Western Ky. CBSSN
Noon: MCBK — UMass at Northeastern NESN
1 p.m.: NFL — Kansas City at Miami CBS
1 p.m.: NFL — Minnesota at Tampa Bay Fox
2 p.m.: GLF — PGA: QBE Shootout Golf
2 p.m.: GLF — US Women's Open NBC
2 p.m.: WCBK — North Carolina State at Boston College ACC
4:25 p.m.: NFL — New Orleans at Philadelphia Fox
5 p.m.: WCHK — Boston College at Northeastern NESN
6 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: Washington vs. Brooklyn NBATV
8:20 p.m.: NFL — Pittsburgh at Buffalo NBC
8:30 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers ESPN

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid cancelations, 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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