Will the Dolphins’ overtime win over the 6-2 Bengals ease some of the locker-room dysfunction?
Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett blames 15 of the 28 sacks allowed on the quarterback.
The injury to Sebastian Vollmer gives RT Marcus Cannon a chance to step up.
Jets RB Chris Ivory gets a chance to play against the team that buried him on the depth chart.
Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders gets a chance to play against the team that would have put him at the top of the depth chart, and still might in 2014.
Former Ravens S Michael Huff and DE Marcus Spears went unclaimed via waivers.
As of Friday afternoon, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis still believed the game-ending safety call was a bad one, but Lewis admitted he hadn’t seen the TV version of it. (If he ever objectively watches the TV version of it, he’ll feel differently.)
Browns coach and boyhood Browns fans Rob Chudzinski is ready to face the Ravens f/k/a the Browns for which Chud rooted.
The Titans had hoped to draft Vanderbilt RB Zac Stacy in April; this week’s opponent, the Rams, got him first.
The message from Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell on WR Justin Blacksmon: “We’re just not going to cut ties with him”; the key final word: “Today.”
Colts QB Andrew Luck will have to step up without the performance and the influence of Reggie Wayne.
The Texans will open the roof for Sunday Night Football if weather permits; the team opens the roof when the weather is between 50 and 80 degrees with no chance for rain.
Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell appeared in court on Friday on pending charges stemming from his July DUI arrest.
The middle finger fired at officials by Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver may have cost him some money, but it has won him some style points in the locker room; “Everybody around here, we love it,” CB Mike Jenkins said. “It shows that he has a lot of passion for the game. He’s just into the game. We feed off that, knowing he has our back.”
The 2013 Chiefs have gotten some advice from the 2003 Chiefs, the only Chiefs team to go 9-0. (Here’s our advice for the 2013 Chiefs: When you get to the playoffs, ignore the 2003 Chiefs.)
As Chargers WR Keenan Allen thrives, he strives to stay humble.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy joked this week that, when he was at Pitt, the Panthers tried to recruit Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor “but we couldn’t afford him.”
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan believes S Brandon Meriweather will remain effective despite concerns about hitting high and hitting low.
Injured reserve seems likely for Cowboys G Brian Waters, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride says largely invisible WR Louis Murphy has been a “victim of a numbers game type of thing.”
The Lions plan a “community-focused approach” (i.e., a cheaper one) for the halftime show at the Thanksgiving Day game.
Bears rookie LB Khaseem Greene likely gets his first career start on Monday night.
Former Vikings RB Herschel Walker says it would be an “insult” to trade RB Adrian Peterson. (If by “insult” Walker means “chance to pursue a championship with a contender in a bigger market,” Peterson may welcome that kind of indignity.)
The Packers haven’t decided whether Micah Hyde or Jonathan Franklin will return kickoffs this week.
The Saints have to add LB Jonathan Vilma to the active roster by November 11 or shut him down for the season.
The Buccaneers turned the speakers up extra high to prepare for the sound in Seattle. (It also could help make numb their eardrums to the inevitable “Fire Schiano” chants they’ll hear the following Monday night at home.)
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is glad the trade deadline has passed. (He’d likely be even gladder if he’d been traded before it did.)
The deal to upgrade the Panthers’ stadium has become an issue in the Charlotte mayoral election.
The first event at the 49ers’ new stadium will be a soccer game. (Fans will get to see if the seats are sufficiently comfortable to allow extended napping.)
The Rams had been rotating Chris Williams and Shelley Smith at left guard; with Harvey Dahl out, Smith moves to right guard.
The Seahawks want more Beast Mode. (Who doesn’t?)
Cardinals S Rashad Johnson wants more playing time, but he’s trying to make the most out of the playing time he gets. (Insert witty reference to the fact that he lost part of a finger here.)