Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills WR Stevie Johnson is closing in on his third straight 1,000-yard season, something that’s never been done in franchise history.

Dolphins rookie TE Michael Egnew may finally get an opportunity to make an impact this year.

The Patriots are choosing to focus on themselves rather than the Jaguars (which seems an efficient use of time).

Greg McElroy’s actually playing quarterback for the Jets this week, which he calls a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Ravens backup LT Bryant McKinnie called it a “possibility” that he’d play more this week.

The Bengals are making adjustments with their offensive line this week in advance of the Steelers this week.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden on his final two games: “I must be more consistent.”

The Steelers are trying to set aside their distractions and realize they can still make the playoffs by winning out.

Injured Texans CB Alan Ball was the only player on the roster who didn’t practice yesterday.

The Colts offense has dipped in recent weeks, largely because they can’t protect QB Andrew Luck.

New England’s hurry up offense is one of the (many) things the Jaguars are worried about this weekend.

Among the Titans other concerns this weekend is the weather in Green Bay.

Broncos G Chris Kuper was held out of practice, which is becoming normal in an injury plagued season.

The Chiefs’ regular plays aren’t working, and their gadget plays aren’t either.

Raiders RB Mike Goodson hopes to continue his recent run against his old team.

The Chargers are making changes in the secondary coming down the stretch.

The Cowboys defense could double as the cast of the movie “The Replacements.”

Giants K Lawrence Tynes says he’s not in a slump, after missing a field goal in the last three games.

Eagles S Nate Allen has been demoted.

The Redskins have other key players playing through injuries beyond the quarterback.

Bears DT Matt Toeaina will need knee surgery, and hopes he hasn’t made things worse by waiting.

There’s something to be said for consistency: Lions S Louis Delmas missed practice yesterday.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is hosting the Titans this week, but he’s hoping to get to Nashville to see his brother Jordan playing in Vanderbilt’s bowl game.

Vikings CB Chris Cook “expecting to play” this weekend.

Falcons S Chris Hope proved he’s a smart veteran by saying he expects a fine for his shot to Victor Cruz’s head last week.

HIs amazing comeback from three torn ACLs is good, but Panthers LB Thomas Davis’ work in the community has been as impressive or more so.

They’re already looking at which Saints are going to be ex-Saints after the season.

Buccaneers WR Mike Williams said he’s grateful to coach P.J. Fleck, who is leaving soon for the Western Michigan head coaching job.

Looking for a silver lining? Cardinals P Dave Zastudil is on a record-setting pace.

Rams WR Brian Quick hopes to build on last week’s touchdown.

A look at potential landing spots for former 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith.

The Seahawks are focusing on their run defense this week.