Will Eagles fire Doug Pederson? What about Vikings’ Mike Zimmer, Bears’ Matt Nagy, Broncos’ Vic Fangio? NFL Week 13 hot seat rankings

NFL head coaching seats are heating up, now that we’re into Week 13.

Three coaches have already been canned this season: Dan Quinn (Falcons), Bill O’Brien (Texans), and Matt Patricia (Lions).

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So who is next?

Let’s take a look at our latest hot seat rankings, which go from coolest seat to hottest.

8. Mike Zimmer, Vikings (5-6): His job security should hinge on whether the Vikings can rally and make the playoffs. If they can’t (or maybe even if they go one-and-done), he should be a goner. He just took care of business against the Panthers. He closes with Jaguars, Buccaneers, Bears, Saints, Lions. Three very winnable games. And he needs to win them.

Last week’s ranking: 5

7. Vic Fangio, Broncos (4-7): A completely expected loss last week to the Saints,

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Why Did Snowflake Stock Rally Over 20% Last Week?

Cloud-based data warehousing startup Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) saw its stock rally by over 20% last week to about $330 per share, valuing the company at about $90 billion. While there wasn’t much news from the company over the past week, there could be a couple of factors that drove up the stock. Firstly, Snowflake is likely to report its first set of quarterly results as a public company on December 2 and investors are likely anticipating strong numbers. For perspective, the consensus estimates that the company will post revenue of about $148 million, and a loss per share of about -$0.26. Separately, investors have continued to double down on high-growth and software stocks through the last week, after taking a breather earlier in the month amid the vaccine news. For example, Zoom gained about 12% over the last week while Tesla stock was up by about 18%. This also

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Dolphins Trending Up, Trending Down After Week 12

The Miami Dolphins got back on the winning track against the New York Jets in a business-like 20-3 victory at MetLife Stadium. While the victory wasn’t particularly overwhelming, it offered a lot of positive performances.

As a result, we’re back to having more players trending up than trending down.


— Xavien Howard: Yes, we’re going to start with Howard again. Because he deserves it. It’s actually hard for him to be trending up considering his level of play in recent weeks, but he needs to be here.

— DeVante Parker: There’s just something about Parker that comes alive when Ryan Fitzpatrick is at quarterback, and we saw it again against the Jets. He set a season high in receiving yards, including some key third-down receptions. 

— Durham Smythe: Smythe had a nice blocking outing against the Jets and tied a career high with three receptions.

— DeAndre Washington:

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Lenovo Cyber Week deals: ThinkPad X1, Yoga Smart Tab, more

Update, Dec. 1: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 are officially done and dusted. If you would still like to find business tech deals or the best products to buy, check out our ZDNet Recommends directory.

Like its rival Dell, Lenovo has its own online store to sell its computers and accessories through in addition to making them available via retailers like Best Buy and Costco. That also means Lenovo.com has its own Black Friday deals to provide you more options if you’re looking to buy a laptop or desktop from the company. 

As is the trend this year, Lenovo’s Black Friday deals span multiple weeks — Nov. 16 through Dec. 6 — and sales on some of the products below may already be available. In other words, keep checking our links to deals you’re interested in to monitor if the price drops before Black Friday.

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College Football Playoff Rankings 2020: Week 14 Poll Announced by Committee | Bleacher Report

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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The second release of the College Football Playoff rankings featured little movement at the top.

Each of the first seven spots remained the same as last week after most of the top-ranked teams took care of business over the weekend. Ohio State and Cincinnati were inactive after their games were affected by COVID-19 outbreaks.

Here is the latest Top 25 ahead of Week 14:


CFP Rankings

1. Alabama

2. Notre Dame

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Texas A&M

6. Florida

7. Cincinnati

8. Georgia

9. Iowa State

10. Miami (FL)

11. Oklahoma

12. Indiana

13. BYU

14. Northwestern

15. Oklahoma State

16. Wisconsin

17. North Carolina

18. Coastal Carolina

19. Iowa

20. USC

21. Marshall

22. Washington

23. Oregon

24. Tulsa

25. Louisiana


There were no questions about the top two teams in the rankings as Alabama and Notre Dame each impressed with wins over opponents

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New York Giants vs. Seattle Seahawks picks, predictions NFL Week 13


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Mackenzie Salmon goes around the league and breaks down all the biggest story lines from Week 12 in the NFL.


The New York Giants  (4-7) and Seattle Seahawks (8-3) face off on Sunday in a Week 13 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these Week 13 NFL picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 2:05 p.m. Arizona time on Fox.

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CBS Sports: Seahawks a 9-point favorite in the game

John Breech writes: “The Giants have somehow turned into one of the safest bets in the NFL over the past few weeks, going 6-2 ATS in their past eight games (4-4 straight-up). Amazingly, they’ve actually been even better on the road, going 8-1 ATS in their past nine road games (3-6 straight-up).

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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins picks, predictions NFL Week 13


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Mackenzie Salmon goes around the league and breaks down all the biggest story lines from Week 12 in the NFL.


The Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1) and Miami Dolphins (7-4) face off on Sunday in a Week 13 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these Week 13 NFL picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 11 a.m. Arizona time on CBS.

MORE: NFL playoff odds: Arizona Cardinals’ postseason chances take hit vs. New England Patriots

CBS Sports: Dolphins an 11.5-point favorite in the game

John Breech writes: “You probably don’t want to bet on an upset in this game and that’s because the Bengals are winless in their last 19 games away from Cincinnati (0-18-1 straight-up). That being said, they have done a good job of covering during that streak, going 11-8 ATS. As for the Dolphins,

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Las Vegas hotels are closed during the week. Blame the lack of business travelers

It’s impossible to stay midweek right now at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas.

It’s not because the 3,007 rooms are sold out at one of the largest casino hotels in the world.

Far from it.

The 43-story luxury resort expects to fill so few rooms that it can’t justify staying open during the week.

So Mandalay Bay is closed from Monday noon to Thursday noon. The new hours went into effect Nov. 30, one day after I checked out.

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The casino resort reopened June 2, 3½ months after COVID-19 shut down Las Vegas’ hospitality industry. The reason for Mandalay Bay’s new, partial closure: business travelers and conventioneers who never returned.

Since this is Las Vegas, the casino floor will remain open 24 hours a day. With gambling odds in its favor, the house is always

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Best Cyber Week 2020 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Cyber Monday is here, which means you’re probably already getting inundated with information about the best deals.

Back in the old days, it was easier to keep track of the sales. You’d see Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads from major retailers detailing their plan and you’d circle the biggest “doorbuster” deals of the season.

Now, in 2020, things are a bit different. Retail ads start leaking out in October for “early Black Friday sales,” and almost all the biggest discounts can be snagged online. Heck, even retailer ad scans are online. That means, while you run the risk of being digitally overloaded, it’s now easier than ever for you to successfully master the holiday shopping season. 

With that said, we’re rounding up the best deals for professionals and remote workers and listing all the retailer ads and sale hubs — all with the goal of making sure you get

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Insomnia Cookies Celebrates National Cookie Day All Week With In-store, Delivery, And Nationwide Shipping Deals

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Insomnia Cookies, the crave-worthy cookie company known for delivering late-night warm, delicious cookies, is offering can’t-miss deals for National Cookie Day. As one of the biggest days of the year for cookie-lovers, Insomnia is celebrating the monumental day all week with mouth-watering deals everyone can enjoy, no matter where they are celebrating in the country.

To kick off the season, Insomnia’s CookieLab created special holiday cookies for Insomniacs everywhere: Candy Cane, Spicy Hot Cocoa, and Hot Cinnamon Whiskey. Holiday cookies will be available for a limited time at all Insomnia locations and through nationwide shipping.

National Cookie Day Deals:

  • All week long (November 30-December 6):
  • Flash deals all week long leading up to National Cookie Day. Visit Insomnia’s website or social channels daily to see the current offer.
  • December 4 through December 6
    • Free classic cookie in-store or
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