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Sunday NFL preview: Who to start, sit in Week 12

NFL Nation previews what to watch for around the league Sunday, including fantasy football updates on Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell and Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd.

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Brady-Manning: What we'll miss about their classic matchup

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. But as Geoffrey Chaucer penned, 'All good things must come to an end.' With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup.

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Cowboys lose Tony Romo and the season, too

The Cowboys were hoping Tony Romo's return would be the jolt they needed to start a playoff run. Instead, the QB left the game with an injury.


Getting better all the time

Stephen Curry's shooting from downtown during the Warriors' record 18-0 start has eclipsed his 3-point performance from the same number of games starting the past three seasons.


Notable Week 12 actives/inactives

The Chiefs will be without Charcandrick West for Week 12, but they did receive some good news: Travis Kelce will be in the lineup against the Bills. What other notable names will be in for Week 12?

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAngelo Hall will start at safety today alongside Dashon Goldson for the Redskins. Hall has played safety the past two games in their six defensive back packages. He has struggled at corner in practice as he recovers from a sprained toe and also an Achilles' tear last season.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater beat the Falcons and threw for a career-high 317 yards in his first NFL start last September. He'll look to go 2-0 against the Falcons today.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Traction and ball grip are likely to be factors for the Raiders and Titans at Nissan Stadium. AccuWeather says it'll reach 60 degrees and there will be stretches of rain throughout the day.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Former President George HW Bush chatting with Texans owner Bob McNair pregame.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Big return game for former Jets DE Quinton Coples. The former first-rounder was cut this week and picked up by Miami.

Notable inactive/active NFL players


  • Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
  • Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder)
  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin)
  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip)
  • Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee)
  • More inactives

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Shayne Graham kicking with heavy heart

Two days before Thanksgiving, free agent kicker Shayne Graham lost his father. Later in the week, Graham aced his workout and was signed by the Falcons. "I made this decision because I knew its what my father would want me to do," said Graham. 'A source of inspiration'

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

After rain all day Saturday, it'll be dry Sunday in Cincinnati. According to Accuweather, it'll be 46 degrees at kickoff with winds going 7-14 mph across the field. The sun is starting to come out.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Mohamed Sanu gives today's pregame speech for the "playmaking" unit. He says the last two weeks the Bengals haven't been themselves. Wants his teammates to do what they can to get back to their winning ways.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is warming up for his first game sans scruffy beard. He shaved to change his mojo. It hasn't been good -- 4 INTs in the last two games.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Kenny Britt is wearing a towel with SB12 written on it and the No. 12 written on his cleats in tribute to WR Stedman Bailey, who was shot on Tuesday night in Miami area.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Tavon Austin is not wearing No. 12 today in honor of Stedman Bailey despite his request to do so. Seemed unlikely a change would be allowed this late in the week. Austin wearing his usual No. 11.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The AccuWeather forecast for Jets-Dolphins at MetLife Stadium: Temperature at kickoff will be 50 degrees. It's mostly sunny and winds shouldn't be a factor -- only 4 to 8 mph.

Has Chip Kelly lost the Eagles?

Keyshawn Johnson said on NFL Countdown: "When I look at the situation in Philadelphia, I think those guys said, 'You know what? I'm sick and tired of this.'"


Fantasy: Hoyer ranked 5th for Week 12 QBs

Field Yates breaks down why Texans QB Brian Hoyer is higher than big names like Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Andy Dalton.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm sure she'll have a blast.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

J.J. Watt making the rounds before Saints-Texans, his pregame ritual of playing catch with the fans. Watt again leads the league with 11.5 sacks this year. Trying to keep him at bay will be No. 1 priority for New Orleans' offense.

Josh Norman explains his beef with Dez

Things got testy between the Panthers CB and Cowboys WR Dez Bryant on Thanksgiving day. Norman details their battle on Sunday NFL Countdown.


West officially out for Chiefs

RB Charcandrick West had been listed as questionable, but is inactive today against the Bills. West had rushed for 292 yards and three touchdowns over the past four games.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford said there hasn't been too much change with Jim Bob Cooter in terms of day-to-day. Their conversations are more conceptual now instead of critiquing one particular player (him).