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The Latest: Browns will have Beckham vs. Steelers


The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT):

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12 p.m.

Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is active and expected to be available when the surprising Cleveland Browns travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Beckham Jr. had his second negative COVID-19 test in 24 hours on Saturday, clearing him to rejoin his teammates. The receiver was kept away from Cleveland’s facility and didn’t practice for two days after feeling ill on Thursday and being sent home

The league has instructed teams to remove anyone showing symptoms similar to COVID-19 even if they are caused by a cold or the flu. The Browns are off to a 4-1 start and trying to earn their first win in Pittsburgh since 2003. The Steelers (4-0) are one of four undefeated teams remaining in the league.

Beckham has had a good start in his second season with the Browns, who acquired the star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants. He has 21 catches for 294 yards and three touchdowns and also had an electrifying 50-yard TD run that sealed a win in Dallas.

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Meet Arch Manning, the latest high school QB prodigy following Peyton, Eli in the Manning family tree

Football recruiters have long known Arch Manning’s name. A national audience will get familiar with the latest quarterback out of the Manning family tree on Thursday night on ESPN2.

That’s when Arch, the son of Cooper and nephew of Peyton and Eli, and his Isidore Newman (Louisiana) team will take on Booker T. Washington (La.). Arch is a sophomore and regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the Class of 2023 after a standout freshman year at the same high school attended by Cooper, Peyton and Eli. Arch’s high school coach told ESPN they just want to “let Arch be Arch.”

“Arch is his own entity,” Isidore Newman football coach Nelson Stewart told ESPN. “That’s one thing we tell him is, you be yourself. What a great resource he has with his uncles, grandfather and dad that can work with him and help, but as a sophomore, I would hope no one would put that label on him because there’s so much growth still to happen. We let Arch be Arch, let him be a sophomore.”

Soon enough, it seems Arch will be on national broadcasts every weekend as a college quarterback. For now, this is what you need to know about Arch Manning.

Where does Arch Manning go to high school?

Manning attends the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a private, nondenominational school that educates all the way from pre-K through high school. 

Arch’s father, Cooper, and his uncles, Peyton and Eli, all attended Isidore Newman. The New York Times has described Isidore Newman as “one of Louisiana’s elite private schools.” In addition to the Mannings, Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. also attended Isidore Newman.

Isidore Newman head coach Nelson Stewart told ESPN that he believes the Manning brothers helped advance high school football in New Orleans. Louisiana has grown into one of the country’s major recruiting hot beds. 

Arch Manning high school stats

Note: Freshman stats via MaxPreps, sophomore stats via ESPN. Stats through Oct. 14, 2020.

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Manning football family tree

Archie Manning

The father of Cooper, Peyton and Eli, Archie played his college football at Ole Miss before playing in the NFL from 1971-1984. Archie started 139 games in his NFL career, mostly for the Saints, before finishing his career as a backup in Houston and Minnesota. 

Archie was a career 55.2 percent passer who threw 125 touchdowns and 173 interceptions. Ironically, his best season statistically may have come in 1980, when the Saints went 1-15. Archie threw for a career-best 3,716 yards in 1980 with 23 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions.

Cooper Manning

The oldest Manning brother, Cooper was a wide receiver with Division I aspirations. In his senior year, Cooper caught passes from Peyton and surpassed 1,000 receiving yards, a mark that wouldn’t be reached at Isidore Newman again until Beckham did it.

Cooper signed a scholarship to Ole Miss but eventually was diagnosed with spinal stenosis that ended his football career before he could play in college. The condition forced Cooper to learn to walk again. Peyton wore the No. 18 after his brother’s career was ended, because Cooper had previously worn 18. 

Peyton Manning

A future Hall of Famer, Peyton went to Tennessee out of high school before being the No. 1 selection in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He made 14 Pro Bowls, won five MVPS and emerged victorious in two Super Bowls, one with the Colts and one with the Denver Broncos.

Peyton set records first in 2004 and again in 2013 when he threw 49 touchdowns and then 55 touchdowns. He finished his career with 539 passing touchdowns and a completion percentage of 65.3 percent.

Eli Manning

Eli followed in his father’s footsteps and played at Ole Miss. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, but he helped orchestrate a trade to land him with the New York Giants. 

Twice, Eli led the Giants to upsets of the New England Patriots for Super Bowl victories. To beat the undefeated 2007 Patriots, Manning needed help from a miracle catch by David Tyree, who used his helmet to secure a prayer tossed up by Eli. Eli finished his career as an NFL starter with an even 117-117 record, and he threw 366 touchdowns.

Arch Manning

Arch, the son of Cooper and nephew of Peyton and Eli, is a sophomore in 2020 at Isidore Newman high school. He’s already 6-3 and has the eyes of recruiters across the country on him. As a freshman, Arch threw 34 touchdowns compared to only six interceptions, according to MaxPreps.

Arch Manning recruiting rankings

Arch was never going to be able to avoid recruiters for long as he threw dimes with the Manning name on the stat sheet. Recruiting services have already taken notice.

The recruiting website 247Sports lists Arch as its No. 5 player nationally in the Class of 2023. He’s the highest-ranked QB, according to 247Sports. Another service, QB Hit List, ranks Arch as its No. 5 quarterback in the Class of 2023.

You can get a good look at Arch’s talent with these highlights from the second game of his sophomore season.

Isidore Newman also features one highly sought after recruit: A.J. Johnson, a wide receiver. He’s a top-300 junior in the country, according to ESPN, and is Arch’s top target.

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The Latest: Sanders, Claypool lead Eagles-Steelers shootout


The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT):

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2:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh receiver Chase Claypool and Philadelphia running back Mile Sanders have each scored two touchdowns as the Steelers and Eagles are tied at 14-all in the second quarter.

Claypool, a rookie second-round pick from Notre Dame, has scored on a 2-yard run and a 32-yard catch.

Sanders has touchdown runs of 74 yards and 1 yard. His 74-yarder was the Eagles’ longest run from scrimmage since Brian Mitchell had an 85-yarder against Atlanta in 2000.

Pittsburgh has lost guard David DeCastro for the game with an abdominal injury.

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1:50 p.m.

Former Fordham star Chase Edmonds has run for a 29-yard touchdown in his return to the New York metro area as the Phoenix Cardinals lead the New York Jets 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Edmonds’ touchdown capped an 89-yard drive. It was the fourth touchdown Edmonds has scored in MetLife Stadium over the past two seasons. Edmonds ran for 3 touchdowns and a career-high 126 yards last season in a win over the Giants.

Fordham is in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

— Tom Canavan reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey

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1:35 p.m.

With Kyle Allen promoted to starting quarterback and Dwayne Haskins demoted to third on Washington’s depth chart, Alex Smith is active and in uniform for the first time since his gruesome injury on Nov. 18, 2018.

Smith, now 36, broke his right tibia and fibula that day. He underwent 17 surgeries and survived a life-threatening infection. Smith was cleared to practice in August and became the backup when Haskins was benched.

Smith is one injury to Allen away from completing his remarkable comeback to play in an NFL game again. Allen led Washington on a first-quarter touchdown drive to take a 7-6 lead on the Los Angeles Rams.

— Stephen Whyno reporting from Landover, Maryland

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1:20 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost left guard Kelechi Osemele and the Las Vegas Raiders don’t have safety Lamarcus Joyner and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.

All of them left within the first eight plays of their AFC West matchup.

Joyner walked off gingerly after chasing down Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the first play of the game.

Osemele had to be removed on a cart with a right knee injury. He collapsed on a scramble by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It occurred two plays after Osemele was called for holding, wiping out a 58-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill.

Renfrow was hurt after signaling for fair catch on a punt return, then fielding the ball and getting tackled.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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1:12 p.m.

The uncertainty in the Arizona Cardinals-New York Jets game started with the coin toss.

After the Cardinals won the toss, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arizona was deferring. The Jets took the ball and Fitzgerald started jogging to the sideline.

Referee Adrian Hill had to call Fitzgerald back to ask which way the Cardinals wanted to kick off. Fitzgerald looked to the bench, got a signal and it was decided.

— Tom Canavan reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey

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12:35 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers put their unbeaten records at stake in their respective games to headline the NFL’s early-afternoon action on Sunday.

Kansas City (4-0) hosts the Las Vegas Raiders (2-2) while the Steelers (3-0) host the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1).

This marks Pittsburgh’s first game since a 28-21 victory over the Houston Texans on Sept. 27. The Steelers unexpectedly had last weekend off because their scheduled game with Tennessee was postponed until Oct. 25 because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Titans’ roster.

Kansas City and Pittsburgh are two of the six remaining unbeaten teams. The others are the Titans, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

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England vs Wales LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from international friendly tonight

England centre-backs ‘not good enough’ to play in a pairing, says Gary Neville

Gareth Southgate must deploy three at the back due to the lack of quality available to him, said the former national team defender

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