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Running backs with the least favorable matchups in fantasy football in Week 7 (0-100 scale, with 100 being the most favorable): Ryan Mathews (9), David Johnson (11), Matt Forte (15), Jordan Howard (24), Lamar Miller (36), Christine Michael (36)

Tough stretch could lead to Bulls' loss

Chicago will host Portland on Monday Dec. 5 and less than 24 hours later will play Detroit. According to the Mah score, which factors players' fatigue, the Bulls have a low probability to beat the Pistons considering they'll be playing their fourth game in five nights. Schedule analysis

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Hoyer on verge of joining Brees, Peyton Manning

Brian Hoyer has had four consecutive games with 300 passing yards and no interceptions. Another performance like that will put him in elite company.

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Cubs break out the bats in a big way

Over the course of their first three games against the Dodgers, the Cubs only scored eight runs. In Game 4, they totaled 10 and saw a drastic increase in production with runners in scoring position.

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Backups have worked wonders for Bears

Chicago's starting backfield began as Jay Cutler and Jeremy Langford, but the duo of Brian Hoyer and Jordan Howard has been far more effective, as ESPN Stats & Info shows.

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Cubs' offense flipped the script

Remember when the Cubs were struggling to hit? That's no longer haunting fans after a 10-2 rout of the Dodgers in Game 4. So was it a slump or did Chicago just run into a bunch of really good pitching? What we learned Wednesday

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Will Brian Hoyer ride the pine once again?

Hoyer has protected the ball and racked up the yardage, but points and wins remain elusive. John Clayton thinks there's a good chance Jay Cutler gets another shot at some point. QBs who could be benched (Insider)

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Cubs' big win, or Dodgers' blowout loss?

The Cubs winning Game 4 of the NLCS 10-2 marked the second-largest margin of victory by Chicago in a postseason road game (9-0 win in at Tigers in Game 1 of 1945 World Series). It's also the Dodgers' second-largest margin of defeat at home in the postseason (9-0 loss to Yankees in Game 7 of 1956 WS at Ebbets Field), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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BBTN:Indians Clinch AL, Cubs Tie NLCS

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law and Jessica Mendoza about a controversial call in the NLCS, the Cubs pulling even, Cleveland winning the AL pennant and more. Plus, Baseball America's Ben Badler on potential changes to the international draft.

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Coaches hand out midseason honors

Which coaches are doing the best job? Which teams are for real? Who is the best player? We asked coaches from across the country their takes, and there are some surprising answers.