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Week 12 fantasy advice: Team-by-team intel

NFL Nation reporters explain why Steelers tailback DeAngelo Williams and Browns quarterback Josh McCown, among others, are solid fantasy plays this weekend.

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Berry: Love/Hate and #Noodlegate

Matthew Berry faces his harshest critic -- himself -- in regard to last week's column, then moves forward with this week's loves and hates.

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Johnny Manziel gave the Browns no choice

The latest in Johnny Manziel's dubious off-field scenes proved too much to tolerate for the Browns, who demoted the QB from starter to the third team.

What you need to know for Week 12 (1:00)
JPP 'happy to be alive' this Thanksgiving (1:01)
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1dMike Reiss and Jeff Legwold

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.

Jimmy Graham trade not bad for Seahawks (0:44)
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Stock up, stock down, according to NFL FPI

A look at the NFL teams that have seen their playoff chances rise and fall the most in recent weeks, according to the Football Power Index.


Stafford-Megatron connect again

Matthew Stafford's 4th TD pass of the day -- and second to Calvin Johnson -- increases the Lions' lead over the Eagles to 31-7. It was Johnson's 10th receiving TD in a Thanksgiving game. Follow live


Ahead of tonight's Brett Favre jersey retirement ceremony, look back at the love/hate relationship between the legendary QB and Packers fans.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Calvin Johnson has touchdown catches in seven straight Thanksgiving Day games

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on Aaron Rodgers: "He's almost too good. Crap, why doesn't he make a mistake every once in a while? All my good records are going to be broken and all my bad ones are going to stay. Throw a pick or four or six -- I tried that once."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals DC James Bettcher said OLB LaMarr Woodley tore his pec Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 24, EAGLES 7 (HALF): Detroit is just decimating Philadelphia on Thanksgiving. Matthew Stafford is on pace for 400 yards and the Lions run defense is smothering another opponent. This is the third straight week where Detroit's run defense had looked like the 2014 version, which was the best run defense in the NFL.

Not Ray Lewis has your turkey motivation

To those who labor in the kitchen prepping all the Thanksgiving food -- Andre Boyd sees you. And he's got some words of encouragement.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman is stretching and working with the trainer. He is doubtful with a knee injury. It will be a game time decision after he gets through this phase but I would be surprised to see him play.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in the Patriots practice on Thanksgiving morning. Amendola injured his knee on Monday night and had an MRI on Tuesday. Amendola sprained the knee, according to Comcast SportsNet and is not expected to miss extended time. His status for Sunday nights game against the Broncos, however, remains in question. An additional injury note for New England: OT Sebastian Vollmer (concussion) has been removed from the teams injury report.

Calvin Johnson extends Lions' lead

Detroit is up 24-7 heading into the half, and it's thanks to Mr. Thanksgiving himself: Johnson extended his own record with a 9th receiving touchdown on the holiday. Follow live

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Megatron! Calvin Johnson reels in the TD catch and Lions are rolling into halftime. Detroit leads Philadelphia, 24-7.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre, back in Green Bay before tonight's ceremony to unveil his retired No. 4 at Lambeau Field: "This is better than book material."

Report: Johnny Manziel lied about video

The Browns QB, who was demoted to third string this week after a video surfaced of him partying in a club in Austin, Texas, lied to the team about the timing of the video, a source told ESPN's Pat McManamon. As first reported by Fox Sports, Manziel told the team the video was old, and encouraged his friends to lie to the Browns, as well. Story

Honoring the House that Favre Built

The Packers will honor Brett Favre at tonight's game by retiring his No. 4, a tribute fitting for the guy who helped save Lambeau, according to Ron Wolf. "No one deserves it more than he does. He took this franchise and turned it around." Game-changing

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Gronk scared to overeat at Thanksgiving?

It takes mental toughness not to eat too much, said Pats TE Rob Gronkowski: "Knowing you've got that huge pie in front of you and only eating a little piece. ... I know anyone in this locker room could put down like 6 pounds of food."


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Ansah has two sacks today -- giving him 10 this season for the Lions. This was a goal of his entering the year, jumping to double-digit sacks for the first time in his career.

Ansah getting to the QB

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah has two sacks in the first half against the Eagles today. He is up to a career-high 10 sacks on the season, which ranks third in the NFL behind only J.J. Watt (11.5) and Chandler Jones (10.5).

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Three Thanksgivings ago, Mark Sanchez was on the wrong end of what is now infamously known as the butt fumble. [Credit: Robert Sabo/NY Daily News/Getty Images] #tbt

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendall Wight is good to go Sunday for Titans against Raiders, said Mike Mularkey. Here Mularkey watched OC Jason Michael chat with reporters.

Quarterbacks showing up on Thanksgiving

Midway through the second quarter: Lions up 14-7:

  • Eagles' Mark Sanchez: 8-for-10, 106 yards, TD
  • Lions' Matthew Stafford: 10-for-14, 100 yards, 2 TD