Ryan Giggs is top of the list on 162 and it is a record that will take some beating given the Manchester United man played more than two decades in the Premier League. Of the top 10 only Manchester City's David Silva is still playing in the English top flight and he is on half of that. "It is not easy and you have to fight with all you have. Sometimes we have more and sometimes less and the boys do that all the time, so I couldn't be more proud of what they did again. To get that result over the line is just impressive." Two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and American teenagers Amanda Anisimova and Coco Gauff have also entered the tournament before they head to Melbourne Park for the season opening Grand Slam that runs from January 20 to February 2. The Raiders must beat Denver next week, have Pittsburgh and Tennessee both lose and have Indianapolis defeat Jacksonville to produce a playoff tie-breaker situation they can win involving four clubs at 8-8.
"It's going to be a 60-minute game. You have to have your mind ready for that," Garoppolo said.
New England held off a late Buffalo fightback for a 24-17 home triumph to secure an 11th consecutive AFC East division title while the Texans forced five turnovers in a 23-20 victory at Tampa Bay to claim the AFC South crown.
"The plan will obviously be to score as many as we can [on Friday]," he added. "But after getting sent it, I think you'd take 257 for four at the end of the day. One more good partnership would be nice and sort of set the game up for us."
Embiid pulled down 11 rebounds and played a key role in neutralizing Milwaukee's reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was held to 18 points on eight-of-23 shooting.
"The whole season I've been humble, but I want to be defensive player of the year, and I feel like tonight showed it," Embiid said.
Many of Europe's biggest clubs can go into Christmas with something to cheer.