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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (Eight) celebrates after a landing within the second quarter in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks throughout an NFL soccer recreation at CenturyLink Field.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Packers (Four-Four) at Bears (Three-5)

TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager)

The matchup: There can be no love misplaced between these rivals, not after Bears ILB Danny Trevathan was suspended after his helmet-to-helmet hit that despatched Packers WR Davante Adams to the hospital in Green Bay’s 35-14 Week Four win. The quarterbacks are new this time: Aaron Rodgers is out (shoulder) and Brett Hundley is in for the Packers, and Mike Glennon is out and Mitch Trubisky in for the Bears. Chicago is 2-2 below Trubisky with the losses coming by a mixed 11 factors. The protection retains the Bears in most video games. The Bears discipline one of many stronger run video games in soccer and the Packers have struggled however gave up 64 speeding yards to Detroit. Will Chicago be wholesome sufficient to proceed that includes RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in a possible defensive battle?

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Browns (Zero-Eight) at Lions (Four-Four)

TV: Sunday, 1, CBS (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta )

The matchup: Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer is coming off his first interception-less recreation, a 33-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London earlier than a bye final week. But Kizer and coach Hue Jackson (1-23 as Browns’ head coach) could possibly be on borrowed time in Cleveland. If there’s excellent news for the Browns, it’s that high choose Myles Garrett (concussion) was again on the follow discipline final week. The Lions are previous the worst a part of their schedule and gained’t face one other foe outdoors of their division with a successful document. In coach Jim Caldwell’s first three seasons, Detroit has gone 16-Eight within the second half of the season, and QB Matthew Stafford is wholesome, not like final December. The Browns have been by way of 14 QBs since Stafford’s streak of 103 begins started in 2011.

Steelers (6-2) at Colts (Three-6)

TV: Sunday, 1, CBS (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl)

The matchup: The run recreation powers the Steelers offense, however a top-five protection provides them hope they will finally attain the Super Bowl. The skilled offensive line helps Le’Veon Bell discover lanes, and the specter of a QB Ben Roethlisberger to WR Antonio Brown deep ball retains defenses sincere. It’s powerful to see the Colts’ struggling secondary with the ability to sustain with Brown. The Colts are coping with a bunch of defensive accidents and have needed to shuffle their O-line, too. They are taking part in for subsequent 12 months with QB Andrew Luck shut down, QB Jacoby Brissett making strides and a roster that isn’t ok to win persistently. 

Chargers (Three-5) at Jaguars (5-Three)

TV: Sunday, 1, CBS (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton)

The matchup: Coach Anthony Lynn gave his Chargers all the bye week off to get extra rested and prepared for the second half of the season. Helping RB Melvin Gordon discover momentum is crucial. He’s averaging 65.Eight yards per recreation on Four.Zero yards per carry with 4 TDs. Gordon could possibly be due for an enormous recreation with QB Philip Rivers going up in opposition to Jacksonville’s elite secondary. Jacksonville performed most of its Week 9 recreation in opposition to Cincinnati with out two of its greatest gamers and nonetheless cruised to a 23-7 win. RB Leonard Fournette was inactive for violating staff guidelines and CB Jalen Ramsey was ejected after a struggle with Bengals WR A.J. Green. How will Fournette bounce again after his benching? In his final 15 outings, Rivers has had only one turnover-free recreation. In the opposite 14 video games, the Chargers have gone Three-11. Jacksonville’s secondary is superb.

Saints (6-2) at Bills (5-Three)

TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Kristina Pink)

The matchup: QB Drew Brees acquired loads of badist as New Orleans topped Tampa Bay for its sixth win in a row to take sole possession of first place within the NFC South. Rookie RB Alvin Kamara had 152 yards from scrimmage and two TDs and veteran RB Mark Ingram rushed for 77 yards. The improved Saints protection recorded 4 sacks and restricted Tampa Bay to 200 yards of whole offense. Buffalo dedicated three turnovers in a 34-21 loss to the New York Jets and yielded seven sacks and 194 speeding yards. But reinforcements are on the way in which. WR Kelvin Benjamin, who was acquired from Carolina simply earlier than the commerce deadline, is a authentic No. 1 receiver and can permit WR Jordan Matthews to maneuver over to the slot. Buffalo has 14 sacks this season and 4 over the past 5 video games. 

Jets (Four-5) at Buccaneers (2-6)

TV: Sunday, 1, CBS (Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Otis Livingston)

The matchup: With QB Josh McCown, 38, taking part in effectively, the Jets are coming off a formidable 34-21 victory vs. the Bills that featured almost 200 speeding yards, three takeaways and 7 sacks. Jets offensive coordinator John Morton listened to gamers’ considerations and ran the ball a season-high 41 occasions, leading to a season-high 194 yards and three TDs. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter acknowledged his staff is likely to be dealing unwittingly with a dropping tradition. QB Jameis Winston has been shut down for at the least two weeks after an MRI revealed additional harm to his shoulder. Ryan Fitzpatrick, 34, steps in for a staff whose lack of ability to run the soccer, get off the sector on third down and stress opposing QBs have turned a promising season right into a free fall. 

Vikings (6-2) at Redskins (Four-Four)

TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver)

The matchup: Minnesota comes out of its bye week boasting the NFC North’s greatest document, unlikely contemplating that QB Sam Bradford is now on IR and star rookie RB Dalvin Cook is out for the season. Backup QB Case Keenum has offered a gentle hand. Long-injured QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been activated however Keenum will begin. RBs Jerick McKinnon and Latavius Murray have powered a high 10 operating recreation. Washington saved its season final week with a shocking comeback win at Seattle through which it had 4 beginning offensive linemen out with accidents, to not point out high WR Jamison Crowder, TE Jordan Reed and inside cross rusher DE Matt Ioannidis.

Bengals (Three-5) at Titans (5-Three)

TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake)

The matchup: Cincinnati’s season is teetering. The O-line has struggled, and QB Andy Dalton hasn’t been ok to boost the extent of these round him. WR A.J. Green was ejected final week after throwing punches at Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey, which left his staff in a horrible spot. Coach Marvin Lewis is within the final 12 months of his contract, and the Bengals are taking part in like a change is required. RB Joe Mixon is a superior participant, and with the pbading recreation looking for traction, it’s crucial he chew up powerful yardage and create large performs. The AFC South is winnable if the Titans proceed to handle the ball behind QB Marcus Mariota and play protection the way in which they’ve the final month. 

Texans (Three-5) at Rams (6-2)

TV: Sunday, Four:05, CBS (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn)

The matchup: After dropping in a Week Eight shootout in Seattle, Houston traded three-time Pro Bowl LT Duane Brown within the aftermath of proprietor Bob McNair’s “inmates” remark, misplaced sensational rookie QB Deshaun Watson for the season to a torn ACL and misplaced to the struggling Colts 20-14 at residence. QB Tom Savage changed Watson and struggled to spark the offense. Facing one of many league’s worst rush defenses, the Texans inexplicably gave RB Lamar Miller solely 10 carries for 57 yards. After eight video games, the Rams have scored extra factors than they did in all of 2016. QB Jared Goff (Four TD pbades final week) ought to feast on a Texans protection that has allowed 26 factors a recreation. 

Cowboys (5-Three) at Falcons (Four-Four)

TV: Sunday, Four:25, Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)

The matchup: The Cowboys gained’t have RB Ezekiel Elliott, as his injunction was denied by a federal appeals court docket. Elliott can be changed by Alfred Morris, and the Cowboys have emerged as a pressure after three convincing wins in a row, capped by final week’s residence win vs. Kansas City. The protection has held the final three opponents to fewer than 20 factors every and fewer than 300 yards per recreation, which coincides with LB Sean Lee’s return (hamstring). The Pro Bowler has been all around the discipline, with 26 tackles within the three wins. The Falcons are sinking quick. Carolina was their fourth loss within the final 5 video games, elevating purple flags concerning the expertise, coronary heart and toughness of a Super Bowl staff that appears to be regressing. Coach Dan Quinn and first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian may each be on the recent seat.

Giants (1-7) at 49ers (Zero-9)

TV: Sunday, Four:25, Fox (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin)

The matchup: The return of CB Janoris Jenkins from a suspension could present badist to a protection that gave up 51 factors to the Rams, however he can’t repair the Giants’ cross protection on his personal. Another query mark entails QB Eli Manning and whether or not it’s time to start out on the lookout for his eventual alternative. As ugly because the losses have been, the Giants have discovered slivers of hope in TE Evan Engram, a possible star within the making, and RB Orleans Darkwa. San Francisco could possibly be lacking as many as eight starters resulting from accidents, led by T Joe Staley and S Jimmie Ward. Blowouts have taken the 49ers away from what they do greatest: giving the ball to RB Carlos Hyde. He rushed for 124 yards in opposition to Seattle’s protection. 

Patriots (6-2) at Broncos (Three-5)

TV: Sunday, Eight:30, NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

The matchup: The Patriots are hoping CB Stephon Gilmore (out three video games due to a concussion) and Eric Rowe (4 video games, groin damage) will return and begin taking part in as much as their potential within the second half of the season. Coach Bill Belichick is hopeful QB Tom Brady has benefited from the break day. Brady reportedly has been nursing an damage to his left (non-throwing) shoulder, the results of taking too many hits. He has been sacked 21 occasions this season, six occasions greater than in 12 begins final 12 months. The Broncos quarterback swap from Trevor Siemian to Brock Osweiler didn’t present a spark as Denver’s woes continued in an embarrbading 51-23 loss to the Eagles. It marked the primary time in seven years that an opponent scored 50 or extra factors vs. the Broncos, who’ve dropped 5 of their final six. 

Dolphins (Four-Four) at Panthers (6-Three)

TV: Monday, Eight:30, ESPN (Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters)

The matchup: The Dolphins can use the additional day this week to heal up and put together for what tasks as one of many league’s hardest schedules within the second half. It will mark Miami’s third consecutive recreation in primetime. The protection needs to be bolstered with the return of veteran S T.J. McDonald, who’s anticipated to make his 2017 debut after serving an eight-game suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct coverage. Now that RB Jay Ajayi  has been dealt away, the Dolphins are anticipated to throw the ball extra. After lacking 11/2 video games due to damaged ribs, QB Jay Cutler accomplished his first 16 pbades vs. the Raiders final week. He completed 34-for-42 for 311 yards and three TDs. The Panthers proceed to depend on a stout protection and are discovering methods to win on offense with out a standard operating recreation. 

Bye: Eagles, Chiefs, Raiders, Ravens

Compiled by Brian Allee-Walsh, Zac Jackson, Jordan Godwin, Scott Pitoniak, Arthur Arkush, Andy Friedlander, Scott Johnson, Howard Balzer.

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