VAVEL USA Daily Sports World Preview: November 1st, 2015
  • NFL
  • Matchup of the Day - Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Brocos
  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO - 7:30 PM EST, TV:NBC

It is around this time every season in the NFL where the "undefeated team"  thing starts to build upon itself. This season, the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, and Denver Broncos all hold claim to undefeated status. After this weekend, that number will at least be down to three. The Packers and Broncos meet in Mile High in what could be a Super Bowl preview. The quarterback matchup of Peyton Manning vs. Aaron Rodgers will take a lot of the focus away from what will be the real deciding factor in this game: Denver's No. 1 ranked defense against Green Bay's 23rd ranked offense (in terms of total yards). 

Other NFL (all times EST):

  • Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 9:30 AM (London, England)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons - 1:00 PM
  • Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns - 1:00 PM
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams - 1:00 PM
  • New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints - 1:00 PM
  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears - 1:00 PM
  • San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens - 1:00 PM
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 1:00 PM
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans - 1:00 PM
  • New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders - 4:05 PM
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys - 4:25 PM
  • MLB
  • Matchup of the Day - Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets
  • World Series Game 5 (KC leads 3-1)
  • Citi Field, Flushing, NY - 8:15 PM EST, TV:FOX
  • Edison Volquez vs. Matt Harvey

For 7 innings, the New York Mets thought they were on their way to tying the World Series at two games apiece. Instead, the Kansas City Royals took advantage of an infield error and some shaky pitching from Mets' relievers Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia in the eighth to score three runs and erase a one run deficit. The Royals never looked back from that point on and find themselves one win away from a World Series title. 

The Royals will trot out Edison Volquez who is returning home from the Dominican Republic after the death of his father. The Mets will counter with Matt Harvey in an attempt to extend the series. 

  • NBA
  • Matchup of the Day - Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat
  • American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL - 6:00 PM EST

One of the biggest surprises in the beginning stages of this young season has been the struggles of the Houston Rockets. Thought to be a championship contender, the Rockets were soundly defeated at home on opening night by the rebuilding Denver Nuggets and then were once again beaten at home by the defending champion Golden State Warriors. MVP candidate James Harden is shooting an abysmal 25.6% from the field while averaging 19 points in the first two games. Miami, on the other hand, finds themselves 1-1, having previously lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  

Other NBA (all times EST):

  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2:00 PM
  • San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics - 3:30 PM
  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors - 6:00 PM
  • Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls - 7:00 PM 
  • Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 7:00 PM
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 9:30 PM
  • NHL
  • Matchup of the Day - Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens
  • Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec - 7:00 PM EST

After starting the season winning nine consecutive games, the Montreal Canadiens suffered back to back losses before rebounding against Ottowa Friday night. They will look to continue on their winning ways against the Winnipeg Jets, who also find themselves on a bit of an uptick, having won two in a row. The Eastern Conference-leading Canadiens have scored 22 goals in their last 5 games, but will face goalie Michael Hutchinson, who leads the NHL in save percentage at .949. 

Other NHL (all times EST):

  • San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche - 3:00 PM
  • Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 5:00 PM
  • Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders - 7:30 PM
  • Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks - 8:00 PM
  • Tennis
  • Matchup of the Day - Petra Kvitova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska 
  • BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore - 5:30 AM EST

Petra Kvitova meets Agnieszka Radwanska for the right to be crowned champion of the WTA Finals in Singapore. This matchup is a battle of complete opposites as Radwanska offers a variety of shots such as slices, drop shots, and lobs, while Kvitova offers sheer, raw power. The Czech Kvitova leads the head-to-head matchups 6-2, but is an even 2-2 at the WTA Finals. The winner of this match will finish the season ranked number five in the world. 

Other Tennis:

  • 2015 ATP Valencia Open 500 Finals - Joao Sousa vs. (7) Roberto Bautista Agut
  • 2015 ATP Swiss Indoors Basel Finals - Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
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