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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.


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Just mentioned this on NFL Insiders but I like James White tonight. Believe he will be more involved than folks are expecting.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Just a little too far for WR Marqise Lee.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Strength vs. strength today in Saints-Texans game. Saints have the NFL's top third-down offense (47.2 percent conversion rate). Texans have the league's best third-down defense (26.4 percent). ... Oh, and Drew Brees vs. J.J. Watt.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what visiting teams see when they exit the locker room at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The Broncos host the Patriots tonight (8:30 p.m. ET).

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Arrowhead Stadium calling itself the "loudest stadium in the world." Bills fans tried to break that record earlier this season and fell short.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs haven't lost a fumble or thrown an interception during their four-game winning streak. It will be a huge upset if Chiefs don't commit a turnover in the rain and cold at Arrowhead Stadium today.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Still some tarp on field at Nissan Stadium.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Devonta Freeman eager to get his hands back on the football. He'll miss today's game with concussion. Timetable unclear.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee stretching. He played only nine snaps on offense last week. That number should be significantly higher today.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans RT Byron Bell reports to work for game against Raiders in the rain.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DE Jerry Hughes tweeted Sunday morning that one of the Bills' buses to Arrowhead Stadium broke down. All buses have now arrived at the stadium, the the team says. Still over 2 hours until kickoff.

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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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The tarp is still on at FedEx Field and there's still a light rain falling for the Redskins-Giants game Sunday. It's cold and dreary.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, already out today with quad injury, ran 20 yards then called it quits and headed back to locker room.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

With temps in the 40s, the helmet heaters are already humming on the sidelines at Paul Brown Stadium ahead of today's Rams-Bengals game.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice day here in Landover.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Miserable weather here in Kansas City. Tarp is on the field as a steady rain/sleet mix falls at Arrowhead Stadium. 34 degrees at moment.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Arrowhead Stadium field is still covered in cold and rainy Kansas City before today's game between the Chiefs and Bills.

How the Panthers get to 16-0

According to ESPNs Football Power Index, the Panthers have the best chance of any NFL team to win out at 17.9 percent. The combined record of Carolina's remaining opponents is 26-24. But still, 16-0 won't be easy, writes David Newton. Here's how they'll get it done. Breaking it down

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