Week 12 game balls: Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Luke Kuechly shine on Thanksgiving Day

Report: Romo out for remainder of season

Ed Werder reports that Cowboys QB Tony Romo is likely out for the remainder of the season after suffering another collarbone injury against the Panthers.

Each week NFL Nation team reporters award a game ball to a player, coach or unit. Here are the game balls for Week 12:


Trey Burton. The second-year tight end caught a pass for a career-long 43 yards. Pressed into action because of Zach Ertz’s injury, Burton was one of the few bright spots for the Eagles, finishing with two catches for 49 yards. Aside from playing Ertz’s role at tight end, Burton did his usual solid job on special teams. -- Phil Sheridan

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Stafford and Johnson both tied career highs in touchdowns (Stafford with five throwing, Johnson three receiving) and were the catalyst to Detroit's third consecutive Thanksgiving Day blowout victory. Stafford finished 27-of-38 for 337 yards, while Johnson caught eight passes for 93 yards. -- Mike Rothstein


Luke Kuechly. The middle linebacker had two interceptions, one returned 32 yards for a touchdown. His 10 interceptions since entering the league in 2012 leads all linebackers. -- David Newton

Matt Cassel. He likely will start the rest of the season at quarterback after Tony Romo injured his left collarbone again. Cassel, who completed 13 of 19 passes for 93 yards, led Dallas on its only touchdown drive of the game, throwing to Cole Beasley for the fourth-quarter score. -- Todd Archer