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A celebrity deepfake roundtable with Tom Cruise and Jeff Goldblum is as weird as it sounds
The film site Collider has created a deepfake roundtable that has to be seen to be (dis)believed. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., George Lucas, Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Goldblum, and while it’s an obvious fake, it’s also a pretty entertaining one. We’ve really gone to a strange place in the uncanny valley. The key ingredient is the use of celebrity impersonators to provide the base performance for each fake. Then with the help of machine learning, the impersonators’ faces are overlaid with those of their Hollywood targets. The results aren’t perfect (just look at the mismatch with the lighting on fake Tom Cruise, for example) but they’re certainly compelling. You can get an idea of what the actors looked like before and after... Continue reading…
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Members of both parties see impeachment as a political winner in 2020, new poll finds
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Iran says security forces may act against gas price protests
Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazil has said security forces will act against those protesting a nationwide increase in gas prices if the "vandalism" continues, according to state-run Press TV. - RSS Channel
A former Rugby Australia player said the 6 deaths caused by the country's wildfires are 'God's judgement' for legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion
Getty Israel Folau says the deaths of six people in wildfires across the Australia's east coast are "God's judgement" for the legalization of same-sex marriage and abortion. The 30-year-old, who was sacked by Rugby Australia in May for making anti-gay comments on social media, made the claim during a sermon at his local church on Saturday. "God is speaking to you guys," he told a crowd at the Truth of Jesus Christ Church, Sydney. "You need to repent and take these laws and turn it back into following what is right by God." At least six people have died and more than 300 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales, according to the BBC, but Folau says there is more to come. "What you see right now, it's only a little taste of God's judgement." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A former Australian rugby player says the deaths of six people in wildfires across the nation's east coast are "God's judgement" for the legalization of same-sex marriage and abortion. Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia in May after saying "hell awaits" homosexuals on social media, made the claim during a sermon at his local church on Saturday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:One of the best young stars in tennis denied cheating after a camera appeared to catch him breaking the rules by using his phoneJorge Masvidal will be in for a rude awakening if he manages to coax Canelo Alvarez into a lucrative crossover boxing matchChelsea FC players have to pay $25,000 every time they're late for training, according to a leaked list of the club's fines
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Matthew Perry shared a meme comparing Chandler's dance moves to Joaquin Phoenix's in 'Joker': 'You're welcome'
Matthew Perry/Twitter Matthew Perry tweeted a side-by-side meme of his "Friends" character Chandler Bing's dance moves being compared to Joaquin Phoenix's in "Joker." The meme entitled "cinematic parallels" shows Chandler dancing around in a similar style to the Joker's iconic Bronx staircase scene. Claiming he may have been a source of inspiration, Perry captioned the tweet: "You're welcome." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Matthew Perry shared a meme on Twitter of his "Friends" character Chandler Bing dancing around in a similar style to Joaquin Phoenix's incarnation of the Joker. Perry shared the side-by-side comparison entitled "cinematic parallels" with the caption: "You're welcome." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:John Lewis' 2019 Christmas ad featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon will melt your icy heartJennifer Lopez said 'the Bronx came out' when a director 'wanted to see my boobs' off-setHugh Jackman congratulated John Legend on winning People's Sexiest Man Alive with a classic jab at Ryan Reynolds
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There's not a lot that this Ninja multi-cooker can't handle
TL;DR: The versatile Ninja multi-cooker is on sale for £179.99 on Amazon, saving you 22% on list price. The festive period can be frenetic, and feeding the whole family can sometimes seem like a military operation. Nobody has the time to stop and carefully prepare a homemade dinner when the house is in meltdown. This is why multi-cookers exist. You can quickly and easily create delicious one-pot meals, sides, and desserts with the touch of a button. There is basically nothing that you can't create. Homemade yoghurt, dried fruit, freshly baked cakes, pulled pork, aromatic curries, and roast chicken is all on the menu with a multi-cooker. Read more...More about Ninja, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Multi Cookers
Britain remains 'seriously concerned' about Hong Kong violence: PM spokesman
Britain remains "seriously concerned" by escalating violence in Hong Kong and urges the authorities to agree "to a path to resolve the situation", a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
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Ukraine confirms Russia returning three captured naval ships
Ukraine's military confirmed on Monday that Russia is returning three Ukrainian naval ships that it captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.
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Iran shut down citizens’ internet access following protests over fuel pricing
Over the weekend, people in Iran experienced slowing internet until finally, on Saturday, the country’s internet and access to mobile data was almost completely shut off by the Iranian government. According to NetBlocks — a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and the governance of the internet in countries such as Africa, Iraq, and Turkey — the blackout occurred soon after the widespread and escalating protest against the 50 percent increase in fuel prices across the country.  Confirmed: #Iran is now in the midst of a near-total national internet shutdown; realtime network data show connectivity at 7% of ordinary levels after… This story continues at The Next Web
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15-year-old boy held over murders of two teenagers in Milton Keynes
Boy, the fourth to be charged, has been remanded in custody and also accused of two charges of attempted murderA 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody accused of the murders of teenagers Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice at a house party in Milton Keynes.The boy, from Milton Keynes, is also accused of two charges of attempted murder at the house in Emerson Valley on 19 October this year. Continue reading...
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China aims to reduce its dependence on America by 'decoupling' from the dollar, ANZ bank says
China is trying to reduce its dependency on America by moving away from the dollar.  According to ANZ economists, the Asian superpower upped its reserves of other foreign currencies in order to be less dollar-dependent.  The dollar-pegged yuan became a trade war weapon in August when China loosened the peg, letting the currency fall.  View Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  China is trying to reduce its dependency on America. According to analysts at ANZ, the trade war is causing the world's second-biggest economy to move away from the dollar, and instead upping its holdings of other foreign currencies.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsChaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in common
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A zoo owner in Russian-controlled Crimea put 30 bears up for adoption, saying he will have to shoot them if nobody comes forward
YouTube/Oleg Zubkov The owner of a zoo in Crimea has put 30 bears up for adoption in an attempt to save them from euthanasia because he can't afford to keep them. Oleg Zubkov — known as "Lion Man" — founded the Taigan Lion Park in the city of Simferopol in 2006 to house ex-circus and captivity animals. But opposition from local authorities and slumping ticket sales mean he can't afford to feed the some 2,500 wild bears, lions, and tigers in his care. "Bears are just the first stage. Eventually, there will be a sale of the rest of my collection," Zubkov said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  The owner of a zoo in Russian-controlled Crimea has put up 30 bears for adoption, saying he can't afford to feed them and will have to put them down if new homes can't be found. Oleg Zubkov founded the Taigan Lion Park in the city of Simferopol in 2006 to house ex-circus and captivity animals, but has struggled to keep the park financially viable in recent years.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Video shows New Zealand man accused of murdering 21-year-old backpacker on a Tinder date moving a suitcase said to contain her bodyThe US is being hit by a frigid, early cold snap that has killed at least 6 people and could break 100 temperature recordsVideo shows tourists and locals wading through thigh-deep water in Venice during its worst flooding in more than 50 years
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Emirates announces $16 billion order for 50 Airbus A350 planes
Dubai state-owned airline Emirates said on Monday it had placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350 jets worth $16 billion at list prices.
4 killed, 6 wounded in California football party shooting
Four people were killed and six more wounded when "unknown suspects" sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place on the Fresno's southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, police said.
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Steve Walsh Told Jose Mourinho to Be 'Careful' About 'Big Baby' Romelu Lukaku
Former Everton director of football Steve Walsh said he warned ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho that Romelu Lukaku was a "big baby" when the Belgium international moved between the two clubs...
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Here's the latest for Monday November 18th: 10 shot at party in Fresno, California; Protesters, police clash in Hong Kong; Biden says impeachment inquiry proves he can beat Trump; Samoa declares emergency over measles.      
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Amazon trims Fresh grocery delivery charges in Germany
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Bridge collapse in France leaves one dead and several injured
One person was killed and several were injured after a bridge collapsed in southwest France on Monday, according to the Haut-Garonne fire brigade. - RSS Channel
Haim turns people's terrible mornings into hilariously dorky songs
Haim could sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and it'd still be a bop.  Which is probably why BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James asked the trio to turn listeners' songs into catchy songs.  Take Autumn's story, for instance. This caller recounted a miserable ordeal to James — she ran out of petrol, her car broke down, and she had to ring up her dad Gareth to come rescue her. Enter Haim, songstresses extraordinaire, who turned this terrible anecdote into a hilariously dorky yet highly catchy song.  "I'm driving in the roundabout, put my foot on the gas pedal, but nothing seems to come out, I'm not moving, not grooving," sang Este.  Read more...More about Radio 1, Haim, Entertainment, and Music
Russia hands back captured naval ships to Ukraine before summit
Russia on Monday handed back three naval ships it captured last year to Ukraine, something Kiev wanted to happen before a four-way peace summit on eastern Ukraine next month in Paris.
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Listen to Episode 12 of ‘We Hear’: Sexiest Magazine War Alive
Don’t mess with sexy. People warns Us Weekly to stay away from their signature Sexiest Man Alive franchise. Lamar Odom is engaged again, but is it for love or a TV show? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey stops by. There can only be ONE sexiest man alive — at least in the magazine...
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Iraqi spy chief warns ISIS is rebuilding
ISIS financiers have escaped and are planning mass jailbreaks and a resurgence after the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraq's intelligence chief tells CNN in a rare interview. - RSS Channel
Record crowd watches Arsenal beat Tottenham in Women's Super League
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How the path to the Democratic presidential nomination is different in 2020
The Democratic Party will officially nominate a 2020 presidential candidate at its convention next July, but not before a long primary season that kicks off with the Iowa caucuses in February and ends with the Puerto Rican primary in June.
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Teen student arrested for alleged social media threat toward California high school
A 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat on social media toward Ramona High School in Riverside, California, police said.
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70% of Americans say Trump’s actions tied to Ukraine were wrong: POLL
A slim majority of Americans, 51%, believe Trump’s actions were wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office.
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Elon Musk congratulated Ford on its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a threat to Tesla
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Ford unveiled the electric Mustang Mach-E SUV on Sunday, a challenger to Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to Ford, saying the move would "encourage other carmakers to go electric too." Ford, along with other conventional automakers, has been breaking more and more into the electric vehicle market. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk tweeted his welcome to Ford's new electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E SUV. More and more conventional automakers have been breaking into the electric vehicle market, tapping into the market which Tesla has sought to dominate.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:Elon Musk and YouTuber Casey Neistat bonded over a Tesla engineer's massive 'selfie stick' extender poleElon Musk just revealed the location of Tesla's next factoryElon Musk has been an excellent salesman for Tesla's Model 3, according to a survey of 5,000 ownersSEE ALSO: Elon Musk's plan to build a new Tesla factory in Germany makes no sense. Here's why.
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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork
He sold a utopian vision that ultimately left a company in shambles. Then he walked away with more than $1 billion.
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HP rejects $33.5 billion takeover bid by Xerox
HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and its board cited concerns about “outsized” debt levels should the companies combine. HP, which makes computers and printers, said it recognizes the potential...
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Impeachment updates: Democrats prep for flurry of hearings
The House Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from eight witnesses, including several at the center of the impeachment probe
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Prosecutors in Giuliani investigation interested in talking to Ukrainian energy company
Federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating Rudy Giuliani are seeking to interview people with knowledge of Ukraine's state-run oil-and-gas company, Naftogaz, according to two people familiar with the matter, suggesting investigators have opened a line of inquiry into whether Giuliani and his associates sought to secure energy deals by asserting influence on the company. - RSS Channel
Iran slams 'hypocritical' US support for economic protests
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for backing protesters in Iran on Sunday, describing a tweet from Washington's top diplomat as "hypocritical." - RSS Channel
Hong Kong police use tear gas at campus protests flash point
Protesters tried to break through police line that's been trapping hundreds in Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The product manager secrets to surviving the 3 pivotal startup phases
To succeed, product managers must demonstrate a specific set of core competencies — no matter where they work. But, the role of the product manager in a startup is particularly hard to define. They operate with a wide range of responsibilities and huge pressure to deliver results, often without reporting authority.  How is the role of a product manager in a startup different from a large company? The path of a startup is never predictable. As it meanders — discovering, fine-tuning, and pivoting — product managers shape the way forward, far more so than in a larger organization which have… This story continues at The Next Web
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The AirPods Pro have me dreaming of reality-suppressing tech
Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! A few weeks ago I lost my AirPods on the London tube. The same evening I arrived back home in Amsterdam I received a press release for the new AirPods Pro that was about to become available two days later. I ordered them within minutes of receiving the press release, and have been using them ever since.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Thomasina Miers' recipe for braised hispi cabbage with chorizo and chickpeas | The Simple Fix
A garlicky braised cabbage infused with chorizo and topped with creme fraiche that’s as good on its own as it is with riceHealthy eating is big news, but we are simultaneously being told that the nutrition in food is plummeting as soil is overworked from intensive farming.My response is to cook with as many whole ingredients as possible – organic, where I can – since we now know that essential nutrients come from good soil. The brassica family is a good place to start: naturally full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – that discreet, understated element that keeps our guts in such good check. These leafy greens are also great-value, so you can feed many for a lot less. Continue reading...
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Members of both parties see impeachment as a political winner in 2020, new Iowa poll finds
As impeachment hearings play out on Capitol Hill, Iowans on both sides of the political spectrum see the inquiry as a boost to their party's chances of winning the general election next November, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll. - RSS Channel
Jets’ Le’Veon Bell, running-game show some signs of life
LANDOVER, Md. — The Jets running game showed some signs of life Sunday. They rushed for 115 yards, the first time they topped the 100-yard mark this season. “We didn’t have the penalties that we’ve had before,” coach Adam Gase said after the Jets’ 34-17 win over the Redskins. “We were in a lot more...
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Mike Pompeo: Last in His Class at West Point in Integrity
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Cory Booker: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools
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John Bel Edwards Wasn’t A Soul Mate, But A Perfect Match in Louisiana
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The 10 dumbest mistakes from NFL Week 11, ranked
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Jon Gruden went to the locker room too early, the Broncos’ poor clock management proved costly, and yep, even the refs don’t know what PI is. If NFL Week 10 was defined by the unexpected, Week 11 was all about a return to normalcy. And just like Warren G. Harding’s presidency, this week did not lack any drama whatsoever. It started on Thursday, when a brawl between the Steelers and Browns turned into Myles Garrett getting served an indefinite suspension for hitting Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. It continued on Saturday, with Colin Kaepernick deciding to hold his own workout rather than meet the NFL’s weird and unreasonable demands. So yeah, the week was already A LOT before we got to Sunday. Luckily, that’s when the NFL decided to chill and give us some good old-fashioned goofiness. Most of Sunday’s dumbest mistakes were of the light-hearted variety, a nice reprieve from the more serious NFL happenings leading up to it. (The rest? All we can say is the refs are at it again.) Overall, it was an enjoyable Sunday of football. Well, except for anyone who tuned in for the rock fight between the Bears and Rams on Sunday Night Football. We’re sorry. Next time, just watch Watchmen instead. That’s what we should’ve done. Our poor viewing choices aside, here are the other lapses in judgment around the NFL in Week 11: 10. The Ravens tried a fake field goal (not well, mind you) John Harbaugh has Lamar Jackson at quarterback, which means he’s got way better options on fourth-and-4 than a fake field goal carry from a tight end. And yet, Jackson stayed on the bench as the Ravens failed to fool Houston with a fake field goal from 55 yards out. John Harbaugh called a fake FG, he— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019 Mark Andrews lost two yards on the ill-devised play, making it just the fourth time in 14 attempts the Ravens had gone for it on fourth down and failed to convert. Luckily for the Ravens, they didn’t end up needing those points against the Texans after going on to cream them 41-7. 9. Jon Gruden thought the first half was over when it wasn’t The Bengals missed a field goal near the end of the first half against the Raiders. Apparently, Oakland head coach Jon Gruden thought that was the actual end of the half. Not exactly! There were four seconds left on the clock and Gruden’s team had to run a play. But Gruden had already jogged off into the tunnel by himself: Jon Gruden— Keith Albertson (@KeithTVGuy) November 17, 2019 Gruden eventually realized the half wasn’t over, and jogged back out. Derek Carr took a knee, and Gruden turned right back around to go into the tunnel again: Little things like the game clock are of little concern to the man! Obviously, that’s an exaggeration. Mistakes happen. Fortunately, the potential negative effects are ... dunno, Carr going crazy and throwing a Hail Mary instead of a kneeldown, because what else do you do when your coach is gone? Think how surprised Gruden would be if he left briefly, came back, and his team had another touchdown! Or the other team had one ... OK, that’d be unlikely. But admit it, you could totally see the Raiders doing that. 8. The 49ers had yet ANOTHER touchdown called back Trailing the Cardinals in the second half, the 49ers got a touchdown out of tight end Ross Dwelley to take the lead. Or, uh, they would have taken the lead if the touchdown counted. Instead, it was called back due to a holding penalty on Weston Richburg. The 49ers are very used to this kind of thing, as they have now had seven (7!) touchdowns called back due to penalties this season. No, really. They had three of them in Week 1 against the Buccaneers, one against the Bengals, one against the Panthers, and one in each game against the Cardinals this season. Two were offensive pass interference calls, four were holding calls, and one was an illegal formation. It’s worth noting that the holding on Richburg was questionable: Seems like a ticky-tack hold on Richburg on that play. Not sure I would’ve called it. #49ers— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) November 17, 2019 And there was another one on him later in the game that made no sense (and it came immediately after the Cardinals got screwed on a bad call, so ... balance?), but still. This is officially a trend for the 49ers. They would go on to beat the Cardinals in a game that went down to the wire, and it’s because it went down to the wire that this trend is problematic. The 49ers haven’t lost any of the games in which they’ve had a touchdown called back, but there have been some close calls. Eventually, sloppy play in and around the red zone could bite them. 7. Taven Bryan cost the Jaguars by not falling on a fumble We can only imagine the dreams that 300-pound players have about scoring touchdowns. It had to be what Jaguars defensive tackle Taven Bryan was thinking when a fumble bounced across the turf right in front of him. Instead of falling on it and securing a possession for the Jaguars deep in Colts territory, he tried to scoop it up. You can guess how that scenario ended. Yann gets strip sacks.@YannickNgakoue | #DUUUVAL— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 17, 2019 The mistake by Bryan erased a chance to take over just outside the red zone late in the first half. The Jaguars forced a punt one play later, but got the ball on their own 23-yard line — essentially making it a 50- to 60-yard error. Nick Foles throwing an interception on the very first play of Jacksonville’s ensuing drive didn’t help much either. 6. Sam Darnold showed he needs to learn when a play is dead A big reason the Jets drafted Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick in 2018 was because he thrives in chaos and keeps plays alive. Sometimes, though, he does that a little too much. The Jets were in control from start to finish against Washington, so there was no reason for Darnold to force a throw into traffic when a screen play fell apart. Especially a throw downfield when he had a defender in his face. we see you @JonBostic#NYJvsWAS— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 17, 2019 The Washington offense stalled immediately, but was still set up close enough to kick a 44-yard field goal and get on the scoreboard. The interception was Darnold’s 10th of the year in only seven games. His four touchdowns showed why the future can still be bright for Darnold, but the turnovers have to stop eventually. 5. Kyle Allen’s first of four INTs was a horrible decision all around Sunday was not Kyle Allen’s day. The second-year Panthers quarterback threw for 325 yards, but he also had zero touchdowns and four interceptions in a 29-3 loss to the Falcons. The first of those picks came in the first quarter, and well, it set the tone for the whole game: Terrible decision for Kyle Allen to throw this INT.— Billy M (@BillyM_91) November 17, 2019 It’s the first quarter and you’re only down 3-0. Next time, just throw it away. The Falcons’ defense came into the game with just two picks, while Allen now has nine interceptions in the last four weeks (cc: Cam Newton). 4. O.J. Howard launched himself back into Bruce Arians’ doghouse Howard had 565 receiving yards in 10 games last season, but he’d fallen out of favor with his offense under new head coach Arians this fall. He’d been held out of the end zone and had only 2.2 catches per game until Week 10, when he emerged for a season-high seven targets, four receptions, and a touchdown. Any argument that made about his place in the Buccaneers’ lineup was quickly undone on Sunday. Demario Davis with an off-the-back INT @demario__davis— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 17, 2019 The Saints turned this opportunity into a touchdown one play later, giving them an early 13-0 lead. Howard didn’t see a target the rest of the day. 3. The officials failed to call PI on Marlon Humphrey ... twice Deshaun Watson got bold facing fourth-and-2 at the Baltimore 33. He launched a pass to his single-covered All-Pro wideout, then waited for DeAndre Hopkins to make a play. Except he couldn’t, because cornerback Marlon Humphrey was draped all over him. Humphrey definitely interfered with Hopkins. It’s being challenged but won’t hold my breath they overturn it.— Steve Gallo (@SteveGalloNFL) November 17, 2019 Officials didn’t see any pass interference on the play, so Houston coach Bill O’Brien threw a challenge flag in hopes they’d reconsider. As is tradition, they did not, and instead of getting a first down at the 1-yard line, the Texans ceded the ball to the Ravens at the 33. Hopkins voiced his displeasure with the non-call after and will likely face a fine for doing that — even though he’s very, very right. 2. The refs flagged a Cardinals linebacker for getting tackled Pass interference is a disaster in 2019. Not because officials are any worse at figuring out whether or not they should throw the flag, but because there’s now an option to challenge and it’s mostly pointless. In almost all cases, a replay review doesn’t overturn the call on the field (the Hopkins play on this list is a perfect example). That’s probably why Kliff Kingsbury didn’t challenge the very silly defensive pass interference call on linebacker Joe Walker. This was called pass interference on the #AZCardinals #redsea #NFL #AZvsSF #NFLSunday— GlendaleCardinals (@YotesGlendale) November 17, 2019 His crime on the play was getting tackled by 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, apparently. Kingsbury actually pulled off the rare successful challenge of pass interference earlier in the game. If he pulled it off again, he would’ve received a third challenge, but that was a risky proposition early in the third quarter with so much game left to play. The decision paid off when Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception a few plays later. 1. The Broncos wasted so much clock at the end of the game Minnesota came back from a 20-0 deficit to take a four-point lead against Denver with 6:01 left. The Broncos returned the ensuing kickoff to the 40-yard line, leaving them with more than enough time for a 60-yard drive for a game-winning touchdown. Somehow, though, the Broncos ran out of time despite the Vikings never touching the ball again. In the first four minutes of the drive, Denver ran 11 plays (two were erased by penalties) and got 30 yards. That’s rough clock management, but hey, the Broncos still had one timeout and only needed 30 more yards in the last two minutes. That’s when they had the great idea to go even slower. Just look at the huge 20-30 second chunks of clock disappearing between plays after the two-minute warning. The last play of that time suck was a clutch first down by Brandon Allen, followed by the Broncos casually allowing nearly 20 of the last 30 seconds of the game tick off the clock. Broncos should have had more than enough time to run one more play, but look how much time they wasted after the 4th down conversion....— Zach Bye (@byesline) November 17, 2019 In the last 10 seconds, the Broncos threw three passes to the end zone and all of them were incomplete. The running game wasn’t an option because Denver wouldn’t have time to stop the clock. There also wasn’t time for a fourth-down try. An argument could be made for trying not to score too fast, but it’s a significant problem if you aren’t leaving yourself time to score at all in the first place.
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