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Submitted by Jim Hurley on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

 

 

THE NFL REPORT –

DID SEAHAWKS’ 27-24 O.T. WIN IN

SAN FRAN SET ‘EM UP TO GET

THE NFC’S #1 PLAYOFF SEED?

THE ANSWER: NOT NECESSARILY! …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

THE LATEST HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

AND SUDDENLY IT’S A RUNAWAY

 

If you are a San Francisco 49ers’ fan than Monday Night’s 27-24 overtime loss to 6.5-point underdog Seattle was a real “Bay Area bummer”.

On the flip side, the victorious Seahawks were uber-jubilant with the road divisional win but, then, wait a second:

Seattle folks started to wonder aloud about catching the NFC West-leading Niners as – after all — the Seahawks moved to 8-2 SU (straight-up) in the standings while the 49ers lost their first game of the year and fell to 8-1.

Keep in mind that Seattle will host San Fran in Week 17 but just check out the sked between now and then:

The Seahawks get a well-needed bye coming up here in Week 11 but then are at Philadelphia, home to Minnesota, at the Los Angeles Rams, at Carolina and home to Arizona.

In other words, sure Pete Carroll’s Seahawks have a shot to win the NFC West and, yes, have dreams of capturing the top playoff seed in the conference when you stop to consider the other division leaders right now all have two-or-more losses (see 8-2 Green Bay, 7-2 New Orleans and NFC East co-leaders Dallas and Philadelphia at 5-4 apiece) but that schedule for the ‘Hawks is a real killer.

You might want to say that the MNF game in Santa Clara actually was a “must win” for the Seahawks – what, do you believe Seattle will do any better than 4-2 SU the rest of the way and thus give the team a 12-4 record?

Meanwhile, four of SF’s next six games are at home – versus Arizona, Green Bay, Atlanta and the LA Rams (all winnable) but the Niners’ three road games are at Baltimore, New Orleans and Seattle. If the 49ers win all their home games and just one of those road tilts, the NFC West would be theirs.

Ahh, lots to look forward to, right?

In any event, Seattle’s wild win against San Francisco featured game-wrecking DL Jadeveon Clowney playing his best-ever game as a pro – tell us right here and right now he’ll play that way to the end of this regular season and Seattle could be ready for a deep playoff run … even if they can’t get to that #1 conference seed.

  

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HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST

It’s our latest installment of the Jim Sez 2019 Heisman Trophy Watch List as we bring you the top candidates for College Football’s most coveted individual award … here goes:

 

JOE BURROW, QB, LSU – How about that 46-41 statement win at ‘Bama last week? It not only catapulted the Bayou Bengals to atop every single poll out there but it put Burrow in the driver’s as the now prohibitive 1-to-12 betting favorite. The key stats: 3,198 yards passing with 33 TDs and 4 INTs and how about that 78.9 percent completion rate?  

Current Las Vegas Odds … - 1200

 

JUSTIN FIELDS, QB, Ohio State – Hey, this Buckeye star didn’t do anything wrong last weekend in his team’s 73-14 win /cover against 7-TD dog Maryland (that was Ohio State’s eighth consecutive spread cover) as the former Georgia Dawg threw for 200 yards with 3 TDs but Burrow boxed out everyone else (for now) when it comes to the Heisman Trophy. On the year, Fields has 1,859 yards passing with 27 TDs and just one pick.

Current Las Vegas Odds … + 1000

 

JALEN HURTS, QB, Oklahoma – For the fourth straight week we’ve got it Burrow / Fields / Hurts in the #1-2-3 spots for this year’s Heisman award. Okay, so Hurts threw an awful late-game INT in that hang-on-for-dear-life 42-41 non-cover win against two-TD dog Iowa State last weekend but his glowing stats (that’s 2,742 yards passing with 24 TDs and 4 INTs) has ‘em grabbing the “bronze” for now.

Current Las Vegas Odds … + 1000

 

TUA TAGOVAILOA, QB, Alabama – No sense kicking this gutty lefthander from our top five on the Jim Sez Heisman Trophy Watch List even though he made a few critical mistakes in that above-mentioned home loss to LSU. Bad ankle and all, Tagovailoa hung tough and threw for 418 yards with 4 TDs against LSU and he now sports the following stat line: 2,584 passing yards, 31 TDs, 3 INTs and a 71 percent completion rate.

Current Las Vegas Odds … + 7500

 

JONATHAN TAYLOR, RB, Wisconsin – Okay, so we’ve popped this Badgers’ star back into our top five although he remains the longest of longshots despite his 1,259 yards rushing with 15 TDs and a nifty 6.1 yards-per-carry average.

Current Las Vegas Odds … + 7500

 

 

 

NOTE: Get our NFL Week 11 preview of Thursday’s showdown between the Steelers at the Browns plus an updated look at the NFL Pointrspread Standings.

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