What's next for Derek Carr (and Davante Adams)? Plus, a Liberty Bowl for the ages

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Kansas left to its very first 5-0 start considering that 2009 this season, however an injury to quarterback Jalon Daniels led to a second-half pendulum shift that left the Jayhawks 6-6. Last night’s Liberty Bowl in between Kansas and Arkansas was an encapsulation of the Jayhawks’ seesaw season — however in reverse, Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” design. 

A 20-yard goal run by AJ Green provided Arkansas a definite 31-7 lead midway through the 2nd quarter. But Kansas would not decrease without a battle in its very first championship game in 14 years, matching the Razorbacks with their own 31-7 run (!) to connect the video game at 38 with 41 seconds left in guideline.

The Jayhawks, in truth, scored 18 unanswered in the 4th to require overtime, consisting of 2 goals, a two-point conversion and an effective onside kick within the last 1:05. A wild 3 overtimes took place, and here’s how they played out: 

  • Kansas kept its momentum passing striking initially in overtime, with Daniels finding Jared Casey for a two-yard rating to make it 45-38. Arkansas addressed with a six-yard goal run from Rashod Dubinion.
  • In the 2nd overtime, Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson took matters into his own hands by hurrying for a 20-yard goal to offer him 4 versatile ratings for the video game, and he then struck Jaedon Wilson for a two-point conversion. Daniels kept the unbelievable QB battle passing hurrying for a two-yard goal and finishing a pass to Casey for the game-tying two-point conversion. 
  • Jefferson led Arkansas to success with a two-point pass to Dubinion in the 3rd overtime, a rating Kansas could not match.

Arkansas’ win methods they have actually now exceeded .500 and won a championship game each of the last 2 seasons under coach Sam Pittman. Not a bad stretch at all thinking about the Razorbacks had not won more than 4 video games in a season considering that 2016 prior to then

Raiders will bench Derek Carr for rest of season 🏈

The Derek Carr period appears to be over in Las Vegas. Raiders coach Josh McDaniels revealed the other day that Jarrett Stidham will begin at quarterback for the rest of the 2022 season, a stunning relocation thinking about the group has yet to be mathematically removed from the playoffs in spite of its frustrating 6-9 record

Carr — who’s tossed for 3,522 lawns, 24 goals and 14 interceptions this season — will keep away from the group for its Week 17 and 18 video games versus the 49ers and Chiefs to prevent diversions, according to NFL Media.

Chase Garbers will for that reason act as the backup for Stidham, a four-year pro who started his profession with McDaniels and the Patriots however has actually never ever begun an NFL video game. 

  • Carr is the Raiders’ all-time leader in passing lawns (35,222) and passing goals (217), and amongst gamers with a minimum of 35 pass efforts he’s likewise initially in conclusion portion (64.6).
  • Despite the Raiders providing Carr a three-year, $121.5 million agreement this previous offseason, they can conserve $30 million by either launching or trading him after the season.
  • Carr contributed in the Raiders’ offseason acquisition of star receiver Davante Adams as the 2 played together at Fresno State. Carr’s dirty future as a Raider likewise calls into question Adams’ future in the Sin City.    

Our Cody Benjamin noted the Buccaneers, Commanders and Jets as a few of the leading competitors for Carr’s services next season and beyond. You can discover Benjamin’s whole list of locations here. 

The Red Sox are not having an excellent offseason ⚾

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Nathan Eovaldi, a 2021 All-Star right-hander who invested the last 5 seasons with the Red Sox, signed a two-year handle the Rangers on Tuesday.

While losing Eovaldi isn’t always franchise-changing in a vacuum, it continues an unpleasant pattern for a group that came simply 2 wins far from a World Series look in 2021

Let CBS Sports’ R.J. Anderson discuss

  • By ending up a reported $4 million over the tax limit in 2021, a season in which Boston reached the ALCS, the Red Sox will have choices No. 133 and 134 in next summer season’s draft instead of choices No. 70 and 71.
  • After a series of trade-deadline relocations apparently targeted at preventing such overspending in 2022, Boston went from 53-52 on Aug. 2 to 78-84 and out of the playoff image by season end
  • Boston, which might’ve refilled for a playoff push in 2023, has now let Eovaldi and shortstop Xander Bogaerts stroll on big-money offers to the Rangers and Padres, respectively

Red Sox primary baseball officer Chaim Bloom didn’t totally rest on his hands this offseason, however. He given out free-agent offers to reducers Kenley Jansen and Chris Martin in addition to 3rd baseman Justin Turner, making the group’s sporadically cost-conscious technique a lot more confounding. 

  • Anderson: “If nothing else, perhaps Red Sox fans can take solace in the idea that their team is still, on occasion, capable of focusing on the on-field product more so than the budget sheet. Go figure that it just so happens to have resulted in a series of decisions that will cost them next draft.”

NHL Power Rankings: Bruins lose leading area to Hurricanes 🏒

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The Bruins’ remarkably long period of time atop CBS Sports’ NHL Power Rankings is over — a minimum of in the meantime. In their location is the Carolina Hurricanes, the NHL’s most popular group that has actually won 9 straight video games in the cold month of December. 

Here’s our Austin Nivison on why Carolina is the group deserving of knocking Boston off its throne:

  • Nivison: “The Hurricanes have now won nine games in a row, and they haven’t lost in regulation in over a month. Carolina is getting contributions from up and down the lineup, and rookie goaltender Petr Kochetkov has been a revelation. There is no reason to think this Canes team can’t win it all at the end of the year.”

Though the Bruins are no longer No. 1 for the very first time in weeks, it’s mostly no fault of their own. Boston still leads the NHL in points with 59 (Carolina is 2nd with 52), and its +57 objective differential is by far the league’s finest. David Pastrnak has actually been essential to that success, ranking as a top-five objective scorer in the NHL. 

The Maple Leafs increased 2 areas from No. 5 to complete the leading 3 with Carolina and Boston. Here are some other noteworthy risers and fallers: 

  • 5. Lightning (-3)
  • 17. Canucks (+6)
  • 24. Panthers (-5) 

What we’re viewing Thursday 📺

🏀 Clippers at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. on NBA TELEVISION 
🏈 Cowboys at Titans, 8:15 p.m. on Prime Video 
🏈 No. 20 Texas vs. No. 12 Washington, 9 p.m. on ESPN

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