Sports To Watch: November 4th – November 10th

Hey everyone! Looking for what to watch this week when it comes to sports? Then this is the place to be as we look at the five things to watch in sports this week!

This week we have a primetime UFC Fight, teams looking to prove themselves in the College Football Season, some great primetime NBA matchups, and a possible revival of an NFL team.

1. The Oakland Raiders look to make a bigger name for themselves in week 9 of the NFL season v. the Pittsburgh SteelersSteelersRaiders15

Time: Thursday, November 5 at 8p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 1p.m.

Channel: CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox, NFL Network

While this week is sorta slow due to a lot of teams not playing this week, we do have some good games happening this week. First we have Green Bay taking on the only undefeated NFC team in the Carolina Panthers. Carolina looks to cement their legitimacy in the NFC, but will the Pack rebound from their loss against Denver last week?

We also have an NFC East battle as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys. While both of these teams aren’t really good, both teams are sure to give us something to talk about on Monday.

Finally, the Oakland Raiders look to make a push towards relevancy against their old-school rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Can the Black and Silver crush the Steel Curtain, or will the Steelers prove they are for real this week?

2. Baylor seeks to punch its way into the final four rankings against Kansas StateIMG_Kansas_St_Baylor_Foo_2_1_JH3K3P4T_L92506830

Time: Thursday, November 5 at 7:30p.m.

Channel: Fox Sports 1

This game is going to be another shootout. Kansas State looks to knock off its conference rival in the Baylor Bears. Baylor definitely looks to make a statement after being ranked sixth despite being undefeated in the season. Can Baylor’s high octane offense roll over the Wildcats, or will Kansas State show true grit and keep Baylor out of the College Football Playoff for a second year in a row?

3. The NBA season enters its second week of the new season with 4 great match-ups. 

Photo taken by Thomas B. Shea - USA Today Sports
Photo taken by Thomas B. Shea – USA Today Sports

Time:  Thursday, November 5 to Sunday, November 8

Channel: Fox Sports, ESPN, TNT

The NBA season is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have great matchups to watch. First Oklahoma City goes to the Windy City and takes on the Chicago Bulls. Can D-Rose prove that he isn’t a bust by beating the combo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? We also have a great matchup as the Detroit Pistons take on the Phoenix Suns. Both teams have been on the fringe of making the playoffs this year, and while both teams look good, this game could be one that decide which is more ready to do so. We also have a big game as the Atlanta Hawks take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Can the Hawks start another run, similar to the one that led them to getting the number one seed or will the New Orleans Pelicans prove they are for real with a win? Finally have a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Semifinal series as the Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Clippers. Will Los Angeles finally prove they belong in the conversation of being a legit threat in the NBA or will Houston keep them down to push themselves up?

4. The College Football season ramps up as the season enters its final two monthsbama2_crop_north

Time: Saturday, November 7th

Channel: ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, Fox, Fox Sports 1, NBC

We have now entered the final stretch of the season. This is the point where every team with a chance will be striking with furious anger. Where having an upset would be a heartbreaker. This week we have Penn State taking on #21 Northwestern, as they both look to make a push towards making a bowl game. We also have Texas Tech taking on West Virginia in a high octane Big 12 match. Will Texas Tech finally rise into the top 5 of the conference or will West Virginia play spoiler to that? Later in the day, we have number one Clemson taking on their hated rival, the Florida State Seminoles. Can the Noles play spoiler to their ACC rival or will the Clemson Tigers prove they are more than what people believe they are?

Finally we have two big matchups in the later portion of the day. First, #8 TCU takes on #14 Oklahoma State. Will the shade thrown on TCU in the most recent BCS ranking fuel them against the Cowboys or will OK State prove more than what the Horned Frogs are used to? Our primetime matchup is a top four matchup as #2 LSU takes on #4 Alabama. Now you pretty much know how I feel about the SEC (see here.) but this is going to be a great game and I can’t wait to watch it.

5. Vitor Belfort faces off with Dan Henderson for the third timeVitor-Belfort-enlapelea-dot-com

Time: Saturday, November 7th at 10p.m.

This fight night is going to be HUGE. First we have Alex Oliveira taking on Piotr Hallmann in a lightweight bout. Can Alex climb higher up the Lightweight division or will Piotr stop him in his tracks. Then we have Glover Teixeira taking on Patrick Cummins, as both are trying to move up the Light Heavyweight rankings. Finally, Vitor Belfort will take on Dan Henderson in a middleweight clash for the third time. Will Belfort put his loss against Chris Weidman behind him or will Dan Henderson stop him? On Saturday we shall see.

 

Well those are my five things to watch this week in sports. Come back next week to see more!

 

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