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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.

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JPP 'happy to be alive' this Thanksgiving (1:01)
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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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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.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end JJ Watt went to punter Shane Lechler's house for Thanksgiving last year. This year Lechler's is spending Thanksgiving with his in-laws, so Watt is on his own. "It's probably best," said Watt, who generally sticks to a strict diet. "... I'll stick to my diet properly and we'll be fine. I won't nap for nine hours straight after I eat."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Cherry Starr said her husband Bart plans to walk out on Lambeau Field tonight for the Brett Favre retirement ceremony. "I think he's going to absolutely love it," Cherry said.

Turkey Day memories: The Butt Fumble

It's been three Thanksgivings since Mark Sanchez and the Jets were driving and the QB ran into his own teammate's behind. The Patriots returned the ball for a touchdown and the rest was history.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says Mario Williams did not suffer any foot fracture. So naturally a positive sign for him.

Lions get on the board first

An 8-yard touchdown from Matthew Stafford to Theo Riddick gave Detroit the first points of the game. It was Riddick's third receiving TD this season, tied with 6 others for most among RBs. Philadelphia and QB Mark Sanchez will look to even the score as the first half rolls on. Follow live

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says it doesn't look good for Mario Williams (foot) playing Sunday against Chiefs.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Jason Peters started the game but left during the Eagles' first drive with an ankle injury. Lane Johnson moved over from RT and was replaced by Dennis Kelly. Johnson was called for a costly face mask penalty on the drive.

Jay Cutler's 5 worst games vs. Packers

The Bears QB probably isn't too thankful for tonight's game against Green Bay. After all, Cutler is 1-12 in his career against the Packers, with 23 INTs -- and a handful of "cover your eyes" moments. His worst games

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


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Chris Culliver just left the locker room with a brace on his right knee and on crutches, heading to the hospital to get an MRI. He injured his knee in practice.

Eagles can't capitalize on field goal

Caleb Sturgis banged it off the uprights from 50 yards out as the Eagles attempted to put the first points on the board against the Lions. Sturgis is now 13-for-17 on field goals this season. It remains scoreless in the first quarter. Follow live

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.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown was back at practice on Thanksgiving...

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets C Nick Mangold, who needed 7 stitches for a deep gash on his right hand, took a limited number of snaps today in practice. "That was a positive," OC Chan Gailey said. "He didn't look any worse for the wear. I don't know if that's exactly the bandage -- or whatever you want to call it -- that he'll use in the game. But what he had on today allowed him to go out there and be fairly effective."