# Can You Defeat the Detroit Lines?

This week’s Riddler Express features a challenge drawn from the world of football analytics: In the Riddler Football League, you are coaching the Arizona Ordinals against your opponent, the Detroit Lines, and your team is down by 14 points. You can assume that you have exactly two remaining possessions (i.e., opportunities to score), and that Detroit will score no more points. For those unfamiliar with American football, a touchdown is worth 6 points.

# More Menorah Math!

This week’s Riddler Express deals with some menorah math that provides a good application for combinatorics: Tonight marks the sixth night of Hanukkah, which means it’s time for some more Menorah Math! I have a most peculiar menorah. Like most menorahs, it has nine total candles — a central candle, called the shamash, four to the left of the shamash and another four to the right. But unlike most menorahs, the eight candles on either side of the shamash are numbered.