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Honolulu reserves rooms at 2 properties for isolation

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu reserved hundreds of rooms at two hotels so Oahu has more space for people to go into coronavirus quarantine.

Officials booked 221 rooms from Oct. 15 to Dec. 30 at the Park Shore Hotel in Waikiki to isolate those who have been exposed to the virus or are required to quarantine after travel.

The Park Shore rooms can be used in phases of 80, 150 or all 221 with five days’ notice to the hotel, a city statement said.

Honolulu also partnered with the state Department of Health to establish a second temporary quarantine center at the Waikiki Beachside, where 46 units were reserved.

The units with on-site parking and laundry will include health services, meals and light housekeeping provided by the health department.

ì”How we control the spread is by isolation and quarantine,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on Thursday — the first day travelers could come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could produce a negative coronavirus test.

As tourism comes back, Caldwell said he expects the number of infections to grow.

“We want to prepare for any possible increase in COVID-19 cases and to keep impacts controlled to ensure that the city can support the opening of businesses and the restart of the island economy,î” Caldwell said.

Quarantine facilities also will be available to anyone who can’t isolate at home, including first responders and health care workers.

The hotel rooms are expected to be paid from the city’s share of federal coronavirus recovery funds.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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Democrats hope to break Republican hold on Ohio high court

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic challengers are hoping to upend Republicans’ majority on the Ohio Supreme Court in a pair of races this November that feature familiar debates over the role justices should play in interpreting state law.
A coalition of major business groups have endorsed the two Republican candidates — incumbent justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French — as the best choices for maintaining “a sense of predictability” in Ohio’s business climate. And in a sign of the court’s expected role in reviewing congressional maps to be redrawn next year, Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for French.
The Democratic Party of Ohio, meanwhile, is criticizing those same justices for a 2016 ruling that limited non-economic damages in child rape cases.
Democratic challenger Jennifer Brunner is seeking to unseat French. Brunner, a state appeals court judge in Columbus, is a former county court judge who served as Ohio Secretary of State from 2007 to 2011.
French, a former assistant Attorney General and legal counsel for former Republican Gov. Bob Taft, is running for her second full six-year term on the court. French won election in 2014 after being appointed to the court a year earlier.
In a second race, the incumbent Kennedy faces Democratic challenger John O’Donnell.
Kennedy is a former police officer in the city of Hamilton in southwestern Ohio who later served as a domestic relations judge. She is also running for her second full six-year term after winning election in 2014. She also won election in 2012 to fill an unexpired term.
O’Donnell, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge, is making his third run for the court. He narrowly lost to current Republican Justice Patrick Fischer in 2016, and lost to French in her 2014 race.
O’Donnell’s 2016 loss was blamed in part to anger by some Black voters over his ruling a year earlier acquitting a white Cleveland police officer involved in the deaths of two Black suspects. The two were each shot more than 20 times at the end of the November 2012 pursuit that included a total of 137 shots, including 49 fired by officer Michael Brelo.
In his ruling, O’Donnell said he would not offer up Brelo to an angry public if the evidence did not merit a conviction.
In June, the state’s biggest business groups, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Farm Bureau, endorsed French and Kennedy.
“It is crucial for businesses to have a sense of predictability when it comes to the business climate,” said then Ohio Chamber President Andy Doehrel. French and Kennedy “both have demonstrated records of applying the law as written, not legislating from the bench.”
Republicans often level the “legislating from the bench” charge at Democratic judges, accusing them of trying to make laws instead of interpreting them. Both Kennedy and French used similar phrases in an Oct. 9 candidates’ debate.
“Our role as judges is to serve as independent bodies, to interpret the law as it’s written, not rewrite it or legislate from the bench,” Kennedy said in that forum.
French said keeping her on the bench speaks to “the importance of following the law, of being someone who’s not an activist, someone who exercises judicial restraint and doesn’t take the law into our own hands.”
Brunner said she takes the separation of powers between the three branches of government seriously. But during the Oct. 9 forum, she added: “There are times when the judiciary must fully occupy its lane, and do its job to check the other branches of government.”
For his part, O’Donnell invoked the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that led to school desegregation. If not for those justices’ judicial activism, O’Donnell said, “We’d still have separate and truly unequal systems of education in our country.”
In 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 — with Kennedy and French voting in the majority — to reject a request from a woman raped by a pastor when she was 15 to boost the amount of damages paid by the church where the minister worked. The court’s decision reduced a $3.6 million jury award to the woman and her father to about $385,000, out of which she had to pay attorneys’ fees and other costs.
“Ohio needs new Supreme Court justices to protect victims of rape and abuse,” Ohio Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Alvanitakis said in a statement earlier this month.
The upcoming redrawing of legislative and congressional district lines, likely to end up before the state Supreme Court, has attracted national attention to the race including Rove’s plea to donors.
In that message, Rove. former advisor to President George W. Bush, said “well-funded left-wing interest groups from outside Ohio” are vying to unseat French in order to redraw the lines of state legislative and congressional districts to benefit Democrats.
The Republican candidates both lead in fundraising. French had raised about $944,000 as of September, compared to $627,000 for Brunner. Kennedy had raised about $1.2 million compared to $524,000 for O’Donnell.
Three candidates — Brunner, Kennedy and O’Donnell — received “recommended” ratings from the Ohio State Bar Association. Only French received a “highly recommended” rating.

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West Virginia Sports

No. 22 Marshall schedules Nov. 7 game with Massachusetts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday.
Unbeaten Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“With so much uncertainty this season, we’re just trying to give our fan base as many opportunities as possible to see the Thundering Herd,” Hamrick said.
UMass, an FBS independent, lost its season opener 41-0 Saturday at Georgia Southern.
The Minutemen announced the cancellation of their 2020 football season on Aug. 11 due to concerns surrounding the pandemic but later reversed course. On Sept. 21 the school said it would play a limited number of games to be announced as they are scheduled.
Marshall beat UMass 49-20 in their only other previous meeting in 2001 when the Minutemen competed in the Championship Subdivision Atlantic 10.

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Chicago adds 5 states — including West Virginia and Ohio — to travel quarantine amid virus spike

By DON BABWIN and JOHN O’CONNOR Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago added five states to its travel quarantine order as rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to announce she’s thinking about reimposing strict guidelines on businesses that were put in place earlier this year.
Rising numbers prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker to impose tighter restrictions on social interaction to parts of the state for the second time in as many days, including on Tuesday to four densely populated counties in suburban Chicago.
On Tuesday, city officials announced that starting on Friday, travelers from Colorado, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia and Texas will be subject to a two-week quarantine requirement. The city did not remove any states from its quarantine order as it has in past weeks.
The sobering news about an increase in the number of positive tests and a rise in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Illinois also has officials warning about a so-called second wave of cases. In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was worried enough about people letting their guard down about the virus that she asked city residents to stop hosting events such as dinner parties and card games.
On Tuesday, state health officials announced 3,714 new known COVID-19 cases and 41 additional fatalities. Those latest figures bring the total number of new infections in the state to 350,875 and the statewide death toll to 9,277 since the pandemic began. Also, the seven-day statewide positivity rate as of Tuesday was 5.5%.
The suburban Chicago counties of DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will, which comprise Regions 7 and 8 of Pritzker’s COVID-19 recovery plan, have had unacceptable numbers of consecutive days with increasing test-positivity rates and hospital admissions, so Pritzker imposed “resurgence mitigations” to take effect starting Friday. They’re the same he imposed on Region 1, northwestern Illinois, on Oct. 3, and which start Thursday in Region 5, which comprises far southern Illinois.
The restrictions prohibit indoor bar and restaurant service, and require food and bar service to end at 11 p.m. That’s also when gambling casinos must close. Meetings and gatherings must be limited to 25 people and must be social-distanced.
Pritzker defended restrictions on dining out and gathering at bars, saying the decision is based on research.
“This isn’t about punishing anybody,” Prtizker said. “All the studies that have been done about bars and restaurants show that these are significance spreading locations… so we’re putting mitigations in on a targeted basis to make sure that we bring down our positivity rates, so that those businesses can reopen to indoor dining.”
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O’Connor reported from Springfield, Illinois.

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West Virginia Headlines

Governor: Methanol plant set to be built in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former industrial site in West Virginia has been selected for a $350 million methanol facility, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday.
West Virginia Methanol Inc. will build a plant in Pleasants County that will produce 900 metric tons of methanol daily from natural gas. Once finished, the plant will employ 30 full-time workers, Justice said at a news conference.
The company is working on permitting and design details. Operations are expected to begin as soon as mid-2023, the governor’s office said in a statement.
The plant site has access to roads, railroad and river transportation and is near a major natural gas pipeline. Other required utilities are on site or nearby, the statement said.
Methanol is used in chemical industry production and is a mainstay in the automotive industry as a fuel blend. Its diverse use also includes the making of plastics and plywood.

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Former Marshall football player sentenced for child porn

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall football player has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for sending videos of children engaged in sexual conduct to an undercover FBI agent.
Jeremiah Taylor, 32, of Huntington was sentenced in federal court for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Monday.
Taylor used a mobile messaging application to send the videos in January 2019. Taylor also admitted to asking for photos of the agent’s young daughter naked in sexually-explicit poses, according to a news release from Stuart’s office.
The statement said Taylor was an active member of an online group whose users shared child porn. His username included the number 58 that Taylor wore while playing football at Marshall from 2010 to 2013.

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West Virginia Headlines

Applications being accepted for family court judge in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a pending vacancy on a family court serving West Virginia’s largest county.
The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will accept applications and letters of recommendation through Nov. 9 for a seat on the Eleventh Family Court Circuit in Kanawha County, the governor’s office said in a news release.
Paperwork must be submitted to general counsel Brian Abraham at the Office of the Governor, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305.
Applicant interviews will be held on Nov. 19.

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Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined.
Nothing out of the ordinary there, even if the setting was surreal.
Baseball’s best team during the pandemic-shortened season showed off its many talents in the first World Series game played at a neutral site, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Tuesday night.
With the seats mostly empty, Kershaw dominated for six innings, Bellinger and Betts homered and the Dodgers chased a wild Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning and coasted home in the opener.
A crowd limited by the coronavirus to 11,388 at Globe Life Field, the new $1.2 billion home of the Texas Rangers, marked the smallest for baseball’s top event in 111 years.
Los Angeles hopes to go home with a title that has eluded the Dodgers since 1988 but tried to guard against focusing ahead.
“It’s hard not to think about winning. It’s hard not to think about what that might be like,” Kershaw said. “Constantly keep putting that in your brain: tomorrow, win tomorrow, win tomorrow, win tomorrow. And then you do that three more times, and you can think about it all you want.”
A regular season star with an erratic postseason history, Kershaw looked like the ace who so often stars on midsummer evenings with the San Gabriel Mountains behind him at Dodger Stadium. With these games shifted, the 32-year-old left-hander wound up pitching not far from his offseason home in Dallas.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed one run and two hits, struck out eight and walked one. He induced 19 swings and misses among his 78 pitches — more than his three previous Series starts combined.
“You can appreciate and totally see why he’s heading to the Hall of Fame one day whenever he’s done,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.
Kershaw threw nine balls in the first, when he stranded a pair of runners, then threw just nine more over the next three innings.
“He had a game plan to try to really quiet down things from there and he executed,” said Kevin Kiermaier, who ended Kershaw’s streak of 13 retired in a row with a fifth-inning homer on a hanging slider that cut the Rays’ deficit to 2-1.
Kershaw, a five-time ERA champ, improved to 2-2 in the World Series and 12-12 in postseason play, a shadow of his 175-76 regular season record. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did not pitch him after Game 4 of the NL Championship Series last Thursday.
“I think we were going to stay away from him in Game 7 just for this particular reason,” Roberts said.
Game 2 is Wednesday night. The Dodgers, who posted the best record in the majors during the shortened season and showed off all their stars in Game 1, plan to throw a collection of pitchers started by Tony Gonsolin against Rays ace Blake Snell.
Eight of the last 10 teams to win Game 1 went on the title, all except the 2016 Indians and 2017 Dodgers.
Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP who began the opener with a career .114 batting average in 12 World Series games, had put the Dodgers ahead in the fourth with a two-run homer off Glasnow, having no trouble driving a 98 mph pitch into the Dodgers bullpen in right-center.
Bellinger, whose seventh-inning homer put the Dodgers ahead in Game 7 of the NL Championship on Sunday, shuffled his feet, tapping gently as he crossed the plate and celebrated by toe tapping teammates while dancing back to the dugout, a sign he remembered popping his right shoulder during raucous revelry two nights earlier.
He capped his evening by leaping at the 6-foot center field wall in the ninth, robbing Austin Meadows of a possible home run.
“I said it today before the game: If I hit one I’m not touching anybody’s arm,” Bellinger said. “I’m going straight foot, and it was pretty funny.”
Betts, brilliant throughout October but slumping at the plate, added his first postseason homer for the Dodgers, an opposite-field solo shot to right in the sixth off Josh Fleming.
Betts had two hits, scored two runs and stole two bases in the four-run fifth, when Corey Seager swiped one as Los Angeles became the first team to steal three bases in a Series inning since the 1912 New York Giants in Game 5 against Boston.
“That’s a weak spot of my game, holding runners,” Glasnow said. “Has to be something I focus on more in the future. ”
Betts became the first to hit a home run, steal two bases and score twice in a Series game.
“Stolen bases are a thing for me. That’s how I create runs and create havoc on the basepaths,” he said.
Los Angeles is in the Series for the third time in four years but seeking its first title since the Kirk Gibson- and Orel Hershiser-led team of 32 years ago. Coming off an unusual LCS of games on seven straight days, the Dodgers planned an all-bullpen outing for the next game.
Tampa Bay was held to six hits. Its only previous Series was a five-game loss to Philadelphia in 2008.
Glasnow was chased after 4 1/3 innings with an ominous pitching line that included three hits, six runs, six walks and eight strikeouts. He threw a career-high 112 pitches and became the first to walk six or more in a series game since Edwin Jackson of St. Louis in Game 4 of 2011. Glasnow went to three-ball counts on 12 of 23 batters.
Los Angeles expanded its lead to 4-1 in the fifth, when Cash left Glasnow in to face left-handed-hitting Max Muncy with runners at the corners. Muncy hit a one-hopper to first baseman Yandy Díaz with the infield in, and Betts beat a strong but slightly offline throw with a headfirst slide past catcher Mike Zunino.
Will Smith finished Glasnow with an RBI single, and Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Kiké Hernández followed with run-scoring singles off Ryan Yarbrough for a 6-1 lead.
Justin Turner and Muncy doubled on consecutive pitches in the sixth.
Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau and Kiermaier singled in runs in the seventh against Víctor González, who snagged Zunino’s line drive and doubled Brosseau off second base for an inning-ending double play.
After a regular season played without fans, MLB resumed selling tickets with a limited amount for the NLCS at Globe Life and kept that up by allowing about 28% of capacity to be filled at the 40,518-seat ballpark, where the roof was open. The crowd was widely dispersed throughout and was the smallest for the Series since 10,535 attended Game 6 between the Pirates and Tigers at Detroit’s Bennett Park in 1909, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
An overwhelming majority of fans wore Dodger blue.
“They’re everywhere. They always come out,” Kershaw said. “And so for as much as a game as we would have liked it to have been at Dodger Stadium and the 56,000 chanting, after everything that’s gone on this season, to have 10-, 11,000 people in the stands and a good bit of them being Dodger fans is pretty cool.”
WHIFFING
Kershaw raised his career postseason total to 201 strikeouts, passing John Smoltz (199) for second behind Justin Verlander’s 205.
UP NEXT
Snell lost Game 6 against Houston on Friday, throwing 42 pitches over two innings. The Dodgers said they were headed to an empty-the-bullpen game rather than use Walker Buehler on three days’ rest.
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Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field.
Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and they weren’t going to miss his World Series debut.
“It’s so weird,” said Julie Smith, 38, from Gadsden, Alabama.
“It’s kind of nice in a way, too,” Lance, 39, said before they headed to their seats in the first deck behind home plate.
They wore masks, but many fans ignored the requirement for facial coverings except while eating or drinking at their ticketed seats.
A crowd of 11,388 attended the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Tuesday night’s World Series opener, spread in groups of up to four, mostly in alternate rows and none directly behind each other among the forest green seats.
That was the smallest Series crowd since 10,535 attended Game 6 in 1909 between the Tigers and Pittsburgh at Detroit’s Bennett Park, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Major League Baseball planned to make about 28% available of the 40,518 capacity at the retractable-roof stadium of the Texas Rangers. The new $1.2 billion venue opened this year and replaced Globe Life Park, the team’s open-air home from 1994 through 2019. During batting practice, through the new stadium’s glass walls, the sun glistened off the red brick of the old stadium across the street beyond left field, a field now used for high school football.
Behind home plate, the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium gleamed like a spaceship.
World Series games are usually festive, packed early with fans celebrating the dual accomplishments of their team making it to baseball’s ultimate stage and of their snagging hard-to-find tickets, usually displayed in plastic hanging from lanyard draped around their necks.
But this World Series had a surreal, at times somber feel caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The small crowd was supplemented with fan audio from stadium speakers.
No fans were allowed into any of the 898 regular-season games this season, which were played in mostly empty ballparks due to governmental health restrictions.
Players’ families were allowed starting for the 18 first-round playoff games, the 15 Division Series games and the AL Championship Series between Tampa Bay and Houston in San Diego, with fans added for the Dodgers’ matchup against Atlanta in the NL Championship Series in Arlington, an average of 10,835 for the seven games. Roughly the same amount of tickets were sold for each World Series game.
Behind third base, a group of fans in Dodgers gear watched after flying in.
Brian Casey, a 29-year-old from Glendale, California, booked a plane ticket ahead of Sunday night’s win over the Braves, knowing he had 24 hours to cancel without penalty, then made a decision after the Dodgers rallied for a 4-3 win. He was in attendance when they last won the World Series in 1988 as a kid and was at Dodger Stadium when they played Boston in 2018. He watched Tuesday with Ryan Radenbaugh, 37, from Burbank.
“We just went to buy souvenirs and it was all Rangers stuff,” Radenbaugh said.
Noah Garden, MLB’s chief revenue officer, said the pandemic made it difficult to get gear shipped in the short time after teams won pennants last weekend.
MLB made the decision to play with the roof open. It was closed until the Dodgers started to warm up about 3 1/2 hours ahead of first pitch, then slid open as the public address system played Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarasuthra,” known to many as the opening music from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
The usual pregame introductions of teams were dispensed with. When the a cappella group Pentatonix sang a recorded version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” played on the 58×150-foot video board in right field and the 40-x111-foot board in the left-field corner, about 18 Dodgers were in front of the first base dugout and on the right field line, and roughly a dozen Rays were by the third base dugout and on the left-field line.
A live flyover of four jets followed, and ceremonial first pitches were thrown by medical personnel who assisted during the pandemic: Brittney Burns, a nurse practitioner from San Antonio; Erika Combs, an oncology and kidney transplant nurse at a Dallas hospital; and Jamie Edens and Ryan Ward, nurses from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who are a married couple.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who was on hand, yelled “Play Ball!” into a microphone and retired Dodgers announcer Vin Scully delivered by video recording: “It’s time for Dodger baseball!” just before Clayton Kershaw walked to the mound.
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NFL teams going for 2 at record-setting rate

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer
Never before have NFL teams gone for 2-point conversions as often as they have this season, even if the decision sometimes has backfired.
The 58 attempts through six weeks are the most at this juncture of the season since the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion in 1994.
Going for 2 was a big part of the story line from this past weekend.
Houston interim coach Romeo Crennel made the unconventional move to go for 2 after scoring a touchdown to take a 36-29 lead over Tennessee on Sunday.
Deshaun Watson’s pass fell incomplete and the Titans drove for the tying score in the closing seconds, forcing overtime with an extra point rather than being forced to go for 2. Tennessee won the game with a touchdown on the opening drive of overtime.
Washington coach Ron Rivera also made the decision to go for 2 after scoring a TD with 43 seconds left, cutting the Giants lead to 20-19. Kyle Allen’s pass fell incomplete and Washington lost.
While those failures were noteworthy, teams have had decent success so far this season, converting half of the chances, slightly higher than the 47% conversion rate from the previous 20 seasons.
DEFENSIVE STAND: Defense stepped up across the league this past week with the 47.4 combined points scored per game the lowest of any week this season. The total is four points below the average from the first five weeks and a possible sign that defenses are finally starting to catch up to offenses after a record-setting scoring start to the season.
HAPLESS JETS: The Jets are the sixth team in the Super Bowl era to start the season 0-6 with every loss by more than eight points. They joined Jacksonville (2013), Cincinnati (2000), Indianapolis (1991), Houston (1984) and Buffalo (1971).
The Jets are averaging just 12.5 ppg this season while the league average is at 25.5. The last team to score less than half the league average for a whole season was the 2000 Browns, who averaged 10.1 ppg when league was at 20.7
TD RECORDS: Tom Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski on a TD pass for the first time since the two teamed up in Tampa Bay. It was the 91st career TD between the duo, including the postseason. The only duos with more are Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison with 114 and Steve Young and Jerry Rice with 92.
The TD was the 555th of Brady’s career in the regular season, one behind New Orleans’ Drew Brees for the most in NFL history.
UNDEFEATED SHOWDOWN: When Tennessee (5-0) hosts Pittsburgh (5-0) it will mark the sixth time in the Super Bowl era that two undefeated teams played in Week 7 or later. In the previous five showdowns, the winner went on to the Super Bowl with New England (2004) and Denver (2015) winning the title. The Patriots won two of those games in 2007 and Minnesota won in 1973 before losing the Super Bowl.
COMEBACK KIDS: The Colts were the latest team to overcome a big deficit, rallying from 21 points down to beat the Bengals 31-27 on Sunday. They were the first team since Kansas City in the 2016 opener vs. the Chargers to win a game they trailed by at least 21 points. In all, at least one team each week has rallied from at least 16 points down to win a game this season. There have been 19 games in which a team overcame a double-digit deficit to win, tied with 2011 for the most ever after six weeks.
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