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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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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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Adam Schefter's early NFL roster notes

  • Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (questionable, hamstring) won't play today, per sources.
  • Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (questionable, hamstring) is expected to play today, per source.
  • Dolphins WRs Jarvis Landry (knee) and Rishard Matthews (illness), both questionable, both expected to play today, per source.

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Giants watching things fall their way

Talk about a fruitful vacation. Since they last played, the Giants have watched their NFC East brethren lose four of five games. A win on Sunday would leave New York up two games in the division with five weeks to go.

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Danny Amendola out vs. Broncos

New England won't have Amendola against Denver's vaunted defense Sunday, the Patriots announced. Amendola injured his knee in a win over the Bills on Monday. With Julian Edelman and Aaron Dobson out and other WRs ailing, the Pats are down to two healthy WRs (Brandon LaFell and undrafted free agent Chris Harper).

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have activated CB Jeremy Lane from the PUP list and released RB Bryce Brown from the 53-man active roster. Lane has not played a snap this year but is expected to be in uniform and have a role Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Seahawks have activated CB Jeremy Lane from PUP and released RB Bryce Brown from the 53-man active roster, team announced.