Sunday morning one-liners

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A look at how rookie quarterbacks have faired against defenses coached by Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Ryan Tannehill is trying to become the second Dolphins quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season.

Going one yard felt like it took an “eternity” before Patriots FB James Develin scored his first touchdown since high school.

John Idzik Sr., father of Jets General Manager John Idzik and a former NFL assistant coach, died at the age of 85.

No one predicted Ravens K Justin Tucker’s future success when he went undrafted last year.

Said Bengals QB Andy Dalton, “We’ve done some really good things this year and put ourselves in a good position. We’re in control of the division, and we kind of control our own destiny from here on out. That’s how you want it. We’ve just got to keep up what we’ve been doing, which is playing like we have been.”

The Browns will have to buck the trends to knock off the Patriots at home.

There’s still plenty for the Steelers to play for this season.

Texans DE J.J. Watt took to Twitter to say goodbye to former coach Gary Kubiak.

Protecting QB Andrew Luck will be vital if the Colts want to beat the Bengals.

Winning the turnover battle has helped the Jaguars start winning some games.

The Titans’ best defense on Sunday may be their offense.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post takes issue with the notion that Broncos QB Peyton Manning can’t play in the cold.

Said Chiefs LB Tamba Hali, “What’s important is these games are definitely setting yourself up for the road ahead. Playing three out of four away is really going to say how good of a team we are and how we can handle adversity when we get on the road.”

The Raiders running game will be compromised by injuries in Week 14.

Chargers CB Johnny Patrick is questionable after being added to the injury report on Saturday with an ankle issue.

The Cowboys secondary will have to deal with tall receivers on Monday night.

LB Jon Beason has been a major addition to the Giants defense.

Eagles LB Connor Barwin has taken to life in Philadelphia.

With the Redskins out of the playoffs, QB Kirk Cousins could travel to watch Michigan State play in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988.

Short yardage plays have been problematic for the Bears this season.

S Louis Delmas is a player to watch for the Lions against the Eagles on Sunday.

WR James Jones, LB Clay Matthews and CB Jarrett Bush will be the Packers’ captains this week.

Said Vikings FB Jerome Felton of RB Adrian Peterson, “I’m like his Secret Service. He’s the president, and I’m Secret Service.”

The Falcons have offseason decisions to make about several defensive players.

The father of 49ers S Eric Reid was touched by the compassion that Panthers RB Mike Tolbert showed his son after a concussion.

Aggressive coaching isn’t a problem for Saints coach Sean Payton.

A lacking pass rush off the edge has hampered the Buccaneers defense.

The Cardinals will try for their first division win in more than a year on Sunday.

Big plays have eluded Rams WR Chris Givens this season.

The 49ers believe “chunk plays” on offense are essential to beating the Seahawks.

The Seahawks have a statistical edge over the 49ers in several areas.