Record setting events

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson (26) runs past Northern Illinois linebacker Daveren Rayner (9) during the first half of an NCAA football game, in DeKalb, Ill. There was a time no one was interested in recruiting Jaret Patterson, the under-sized running back, who finally accepted an offer to play at Buffalo. Some four years later, Patterson is the talk of the nation after generating 409 yards rushing and scoring eight touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Kent State last weekend. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
December 01, 2020 - 6:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jaret Patterson was nearly inconsolable upon learning how difficult it was going to be landing a football scholarship despite a decorated high school career. Turned down outright during a visit to Eastern Michigan, the undersized running back left his traveling party to hole up...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Brynn Lennon, Pool via AP)
November 28, 2020 - 11:04 am
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a record-extending 98th career pole position on Saturday. The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights. “We...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) high fives wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 11, 2020 - 4:39 am
Passing has never been easier and defenses are overmatched on a weekly basis. Whether it was the virtual offseason that hampered defensive development, a lack of screaming fans to hinder road teams, rules changes that always seem to favor the offense or coaches willing to be more aggressive, NFL...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough, left, throws a pass against Nevada during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Expected to finish atop the Pac-12, the Ducks open at home with Stanford. The rivalry game against Oregon State will still be Thanksgiving weekend. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, File)
November 05, 2020 - 1:39 pm
It's Tyler Shough's show now. Presumably. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks open the season at home against Stanford on Saturday with a new quarterback after record-breaker Justin Herbert graduated to the NFL. Shough is embarking on his sophomore season after throwing for 144 yards and three touchdowns as...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, outruns Buffalo Bills' Darryl Johnson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
October 22, 2020 - 1:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback, highlighted by nearly 5,100 yards passing and 50 touchdown throws. At least, a regression in raw statistics. Much...
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Houston Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
October 21, 2020 - 2:41 am
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...
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This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows football fans waiting for kickoff in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 showed New Jersey broke its own recently set U.S. record for the most money bet on sports in a single month in September when gamblers plunked down more than $748 million on sports. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 15, 2020 - 3:41 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak. Figures released Thursday from the New Jersey...
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Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) pulls in a long pass reception on the Seahawks' last series of an NFL football game as Minnesota Vikings' Cameron Dantzler defends late in the second half, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-26. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 14, 2020 - 2:19 am
Teams have been going for it, and converting, on fourth down at an unprecedented rate this season in the NFL. There have been few games where fourth-down decisions had as big an impact as last Sunday night in Seattle, when the Seahawks used two fourth-down conversions after stopping Minnesota on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase scores past Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, in New Orleans. Chase was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 31, 2020 - 7:40 pm
LSU record-setting receiver Ja’Marr Chase announced his decision to opt out of the 2020 college season on Monday. A person familiar with the situation says defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin, who started 13 games last season, also has told coaches he will opt out. The person spoke on condition of...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson works out during an NFL football camp practice, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 18, 2020 - 2:18 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — There was a time when the Baltimore Ravens were known for a ferocious defense led by the team's most prominent player, future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis. These days, the face of the Ravens is quarterback Lamar Jackson, the reigning NFL MVP and catalyst of a record-...
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