PFT’s Week 13 2022 NFL power rankings

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1. Chiefs (9-2; last week No. 1): They sometimes make it look so much easier than it is.

2. Eagles (10-1; No. 2): They sometimes made it look harder than it needs to be.

3. Cowboys (8-3; No. 3): Although they got a win, the 40-3 version of the Cowboys won’t be showing up every week.

4. Dolphins (8-3; No. 4): TuAnon has become Tua-Second-to-None.

5. Bills (8-3; No. 5): Their games are far closer than they should be.

6. 49ers (7-4; No. 7): The defense is so good, it doesn’t matter what they do on offense.

7. Vikings (9-2; No. 8): They’re not giving up yet on the possibility of being the No. 1 seed.

8. Bengals (7-4; No. 14): They’ve managed to stay under radar despite going to the Super Bowl. That likely won’t last much longer.

9. Ravens (7-4; No. 6): Good teams that blow two-score leads to bad teams have a hard time remaining good teams.

10. Giants (7-4; No. 9): It feels like it’s starting to come apart at the seams, a little bit.

11. Patriots (6-5; No. 10): Thursday night’s game against the Bills becomes the biggest of the year for this team, so far.

12. Seahawks (6-5; No. 11): Introducing the Legion of Room (to Run).

13. Titans (7-4; No. 12): They need someone to step up on the rare days when Derrick Henry gets bottled up.

14. Jets (7-4; No. 16): Mike White is playing the way Zach Wilson should have been.

15. Commanders (7-5; No. 15): The schedule takes a very sharp turn, starting now.

16. Chargers (6-5; No. 18): They make not make it to the postseason. Without Sunday’s walkoff win, they likely would have had no chance.

17. Buccaneers (5-6; No. 13): The division remains in their control, but they’ll have a hell of a time against the No. 5 seed, when the time comes.

18. Falcons (5-7; No. 17): They just keep hanging around.

19. Lions (4-7; No. 19): These truly aren’t the same old Lions. And the next two games will be critical to proving it.

20. Browns (4-7; No. 23): Things suddenly have gotten very interesting in Cleveland.

21. Steelers (4-7; No. 27): Never, ever write off Mike Tomlin and company.

22. Panthers (4-8; No. 28): Steve Wilks has done enough to earn the full-time job. Will he get a fair shot at it?

23. Raiders (4-7; No. 29): Yes, they should have picked up the Josh Jacobs fifth-year option. But would he be doing this if he wasn’t in a contract year?

24. Jaguars (4-7; No. 30): They’re the kid who brings home straight A’s once per year, while otherwise struggling to pass all his classes.

25. Packers (4-8; No. 20): It’s time to see what Jordan Love can do.

26. Cardinals (4-8; No. 21): I’d pay a lot of money to see the outtakes and deleted scenes from Hard Knocks.

27. Colts (4-7-1; No. 22): It’s almost as if the person responsible for managing the clock late in the game has hardly any experience doing so.

28. Saints (4-8; No. 24): Is it crazy to think they should offer Sean Payton $30 million a year to come back?

29. Rams (3-8; No. 25): They have four more nationally-televised standalone games this year.

30. Bears (3-9; No. 26): If they can’t win with their best player in the lineup, they’ve got little chance without him.

31. Broncos (3-8; No. 31): They were No. 19 back in Week One, and plenty of Broncos fans were pissed about that.

32. Texans (1-9-1; No. 32): Absent new ownership, does anyone see this changing any time soon?

On Our Way Home

Anthony Zych

This holiday season, I’ll be posting one chapter per day from a Christmas novel I wrote last December in my barn, while under the periodic influence of bourbon and tobacco. (And it likely shows.)

I’m trying to come up with different options for keeping track of all of it, without dumping the chapters into the never ending flow of football content.

There’s a category page that has all of the chapters listed in there, for one long scrolling experience. Here’s another way to track it — one chapter at a time, as each one becomes available.

Sort of like an Advent calendar. Hopefully without the candy corn.

Chapter One.

Chapter Two.

Chapter Three.

Chapter Four.

Chapter Five.

Chapter Six.

Chapter Seven.

Chapter Eight.

Chapter Nine.

Chapter Ten.

Chapter Eleven.

Chapter Twelve.

Chapter Thirteen.

Chapter Fourteen.

Chapter Fifteen.

Chapter Sixteen.

Chapter Seventeen.

Chapter Eighteen.

Chapter Nineteen.

Chapter Twenty.

Chapter Twenty-one.

Chapter Twenty-two.

Chapter Twenty-three.

Chapter Twenty-four.

Chapter Twenty-five.

Chapter Twenty-six.

Chapter Twenty-seven.

Chapter Twenty-eight.

Chapter Twenty-nine.

Chapter Thirty.

Chapter Thirty-one.

Chapter Thirty-two.

NFL overtime rules and procedures

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When a NFL game ends in a tie, the game continues with overtime.

Overtime commences with a coin toss. The visiting team captain calls the toss. The winner of the toss can choose whether to receive the kick or to kick off, or the team winning the toss can choose which goal to defend.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on the kickoff return or the ensuing possession, the game is over and that team has won the game. There is no one- or two-point conversion attempt.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff does not score a touchdown or a field goal on its initial possession, the next team to score wins the game.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff is tackled in the end zone for a safety, the game is over and the second team has won the game.

If the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a field goal on the initial possession, the second team receives an opportunity to possess the ball.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team scores a touchdown, the game is over and the second team has won the game. There is no one- or two-point conversion attempt.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team scores a field goal, the next team to score wins the game.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team fails to score during its possession, the game is over and the first team has won.

If after the first team scores a field goal the second team loses possession by interception or fumble, the play continues until its conclusion. For example, the first team can return the ball for a touchdown, winning by nine points. Or the first team can lose possession during the return, the second team can recover the ball, and the second team can return it for a touchdown, winning the game.

Possession means simply an opportunity to possess the ball. An onside kick or a muffed kickoff recovery or a live ball recovered by the kicking team constitutes an opportunity to possess.

In the regular season, overtime continues for up to 10 minutes of clock time. If the game remains tied after the extra 10 minutes, the game ends in a tie. Both teams have two time outs, and the two-minute warning applies.

In the postseason, the initial overtime period proceeds for 15 minutes. If the game remains tied after the initial 15-minute period, another 15-minute period begins, and so on until the game ends.

After a second 15-minute overtime period, the third period begins like the third quarter of a normal game, with a new kickoff. Both teams have three time outs for each two quarters of postseason overtime.

NFL 2022 Week 12 early inactives: Ja’Marr Chase officially out

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.

It looked for part of this week like the Bengals would be getting wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase back from his hip injury, but things did not wind up playing out that way. A report on Saturday indicated Chase would be inactive against the Titans and the Bengals confirmed it on Sunday morning.

It’s the fourth straight missed game for Chase. He’ll try to get back on the field for next Sunday’s home game against the Chiefs.

Bengals at Titans

Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase, RB Joe Mixon, P Kevin Huber, DT Josh Tupou, T D’Ante Smith., OL Jackson Carman, DE Jeff Gunter

Titans: C Ben Jones, DL Denico Autry, K Randy Bullock, DL Larrell Murchison, DL Naquan Jones, LB Joe Schobert, CB Terrance Mitchell

Ravens at Jaguars

Ravens: S Kyle Hamilton, RB Mike Davis, LB Josh Bynes, TE Charlie Kolar, LB David Ojabo, TE Isaiah Likely, T Ronnie Stanley

Jaguars: WR Kendric Pryor, RB Darrell Henderson, S Tyree Gillespie, CB Tre Herndon, LB De’Shaan Dixon

Broncos at Panthers

Broncos: WR KJ Hamler, WR Jerry Jeudy, CB Michael Ojemudia, CB K’Waun Williams, S Anthony Harris, TE Albert Okwuegbunam, DL Jonathan Harris

Panthers: QB PJ Walker, S Juston Burris, S Myles Hartsfield, TE Giovanni Ricci, LB Cory Littleton, T Larnel Coleman, DT Matt Ioannidis

Bears at Jets

Bears: QB Justin Fields, S Jaquan Brisker, CB Kyler Gordon, WR N'Keal Harry, OL Alex Leatherwood, OL Ja'Tyre Carter, LB Sterling Weatherford

Jets: QB Zach Wilson, RB James Robinson, DL Sheldon Rankins, S Tony Adams, WR Jeff Smith, TE Kenny Yeboah, CB Bryce Hall

Falcons at Commanders

Falcons: DL Jalen Dalton, S Jovante Moffatt, CB Cornell Armstrong, LB Nate Landman, OL Chuma Edoga, WR Frank Darby

Commanders: LB De’Jon Harris, WR Dax Milne, OL Chris Paul, CB Benjamin St-Juste, DE Chase Young

Texans at Dolphins

Texans: TE Brevin Jordan, WR Amari Rodgers, RB Eno Benjamin, CB Derek Stingley Jr., LB Garret Wallow, OL Austin Deculus, DL Thomas Booker

Dolphins: QB Teddy Bridgewater, WR Erik Ezukanma, RB Raheem Mostert, TE Hunter Long, CB Noah Igbinoghene

Buccaneers at Browns

Buccaneers: QB Kyle Trask, RB Leonard Fournette, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Russell Gage, S Nolan Turner, G Luke Goedeke

Browns: QB Kellen Mond, WR Michael Woods II, CB Greg Newsome II, RB Demetric Felton, DE Chase Winovich, DT Tommy Togiai

NFL 2022 Week 12 injury report roundup: Cam Jordan, Marshon Lattimore questionable for Saints

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Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bills, Cowboys, and Vikings and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The Colts and Steelers play on Monday and their final injury reports will be released on Saturday.

Ravens at Jaguars

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (hip) is off the injury report and set to play, but LT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) is out. CB Jalyn Armour-Davis (hip) is also out while wide receiver Devin Duvernay (hamstring), tight end Isaiah Likely (ankle), running back Gus Edwards (hamstring, knee), safety Kyle Hamiltion (knee), and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (hip) are listed as questionable.

The Jaguars did not issue any injury designations this week.

Broncos at Panthers

WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle), WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), CB K'Waun Williams (wrist, elbow, knee), and DL Jonathan Harris (knee) were ruled out for the Broncos. LB Jake Martin (knee) and FB Andrew Beck (hamstring) are questionable to play.

The Panthers ruled out LB Cory Littleton (ankle), S Myles Hartsfield (ankle), and DT Matt Ioannidis (calf) on Friday. TE Giovanni Ricci (neck) and QB P.J. Walker are listed as doubtful. WR Terrace Marshall (shoulder), TE Ian Thomas (illness), and TE Stephen Sullivan (illness) are considered questionable.

Bengals at Titans

RB Joe Mixon (concussion) won’t play for the Bengals, but WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) could be back after being listed as questionable. LB Joe Bachie (knee), DB Dax Hill (shoulder), and DT Josh Tupou (calf) are also in the questionable group.

The Titans ruled DE Denico Autry (knee) out on Friday and they listed five other players as questionable. DL Jeffery Simmons (ankle), K Randy Bullock (calf), CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring), C Ben Jones (concussion), and RB Hassan Haskins (hip) make up that group.

Bears at Jets

Bears QB Justin Fields (left shoulder) is listed as questionable. S Jaquan Brisker (concussion), CB Kyler Gordon (concussion), and LB Sterling Weatherford (concussion) will not play.

The Jets are set to get WR Corey Davis (knee) back after he avoided an injury designation. DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow) is out, TE Kenny Yeboah (calf) is doubtful, and T Duane Brown (shoulder) is listed as questionable.

Falcons at Commanders

LB Arnold Ebiketie (arm), RB Caleb Huntley (ankle), TE Feleipe Franks (calf), and OL Chuma Edoga (knee) are listed as questionable for the Falcons. DT Jalen Dalton (toe) is listed as doubtful.

Commanders DE Chase Young (knee) is listed as questionable to make his 2022 debut. TE Logan Thomas (rib) is also listed as questionable while CB Benjamin St-Juste (ankle) and WR Dax Milne (foot) are not going to play.

Texans at Dolphins

Texans CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring) is set to miss his second straight game.

Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert (knee) is unlikely to play after being listed as doubtful. QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is listed as questionable.

Buccaneers at Browns

RB Leonard Fournette (hip) is doubtful to be in the Buccaneers lineup, but DT Vita Vea (foot) is listed as questionable. WR Russell Gage (hamstring) and G Luke Goedeke (foot) have been ruled out.

Browns CB Greg Newsome (concussion) will miss another game.

Raiders at Seahawks

RB Josh Jacobs (calf), LB Luke Masterson (ribs), T Kolton Miller (shoulder, abdomen), and DT Kendal Vickers (back) are all considered questionable to play for the Raiders.

WR Dee Eskridge (hand) is the only player with a designation for the Seahawks and he has been ruled out.

Chargers at Cardinals

Chargers WR Mike Williams (ankle) is not going to play on Sunday. S Nasir Adderley (thumb) is listed as doubtful and CB Michael Davis (knee) is the team’s lone player with a questionable designation.

QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is set to return to the Cardinals lineup after missing the last two games. T D.J. Humphries (back), WR Rondale Moore (groin), CB Byron Murphy (back), and S Charles Washington (chest) will not be in the lineup. WR Greg Dortch (thumb) and QB Trace McSorley (illness) are listed as questionable.

Saints at 49ers

Saints DE Cam Jordan (eye) missed a game due to injury for the first time in his career last week, but he’s been listed as questionable this weekend. CB Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) is also listed as questionable and he has not played since Week Five. S J.T. Gray (hamstring), DE Payton Turner (ankle), and LB Pete Werner (ankle) have all been ruled out. DE Marcus Davenport (calf), G Andrus Peat (triceps), and RB Mark Ingram (knee) are listed as questionable.

WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) drew a questionable tag for the 49ers. DL Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) is listed as doubtful to play.

Rams at Chiefs

Rams QB John Wolford (neck) is off the injury report, but it’s not clear who will get the start with QB Matthew Stafford (concussion, neck) ruled out. C Brian Allen (thumb), LB Travin Howard (hip), and DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee) are also out for the Rams. TE Tyler Higbee (knee), T Ty Nsekhe (ankle), WR Allen Robinson (ankle), and C Matt Skura (knee) are listed as questionable.

The Chiefs ruled WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) out, but they’re set to get WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) back in the lineup. G Joe Thuney (ankle), S Juan Thornhill (calf), and DB Chris Lammons (concussion) are all listed as questionable.

Packers at Eagles

WR Romeo Doubs (ankle) is out for the Packers and LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee) is likely to miss the game after being listed as doubtful. T David Bakhtiari (knee) and CB Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) are considered questionable.

The Eagles have no players with injury designations.

Now for something completely different

Anthony Zych

I love to write, as you may have noticed. For more than 21 years, I’ve been banging out multiple items per day, every single day, in this space.

What we write here has limited relevance. Post it one day, and by the next it doesn’t really matter because there’s always something new to take its place. I wrote Playmakers in part to create something that would have a little more permanence than the non-stop news cycle.

In 2020, I started messing around with fiction. Yes, I wrote a shitty sci-fi football novel many years ago, which in a weird sort of way led me into this business in the first place. This time around, a combination of some extra free time during the pandemic and a jolt of inspiration got things going.

My dad was a bookmaker in the small town where I grew up. He was connected to a broader crew, and my parents did a very good job of keeping me sheltered from the realities of the things they (not my dad, as far as I ever knew) did.

On the night of my birthday in 2020, I had a very vivid dream about my dad and the things he, and they, may or may not have done back in the 1970s. It gave me an idea for a novel about small-town mob life. I started writing it the next day.

One thing led to another, and I’ve written six novels since then. I’m more than halfway through a seventh. I’ve got a few ideas for No. 8, No. 9, and No. 10. It’s night after night process, with one or two hours of writing and re-writing and editing and re-editing as a way to reset my brain for the next day of constantly thinking and talking and writing about football. I’ll finish one, start another, tinker with a prior one, work on that one, start another one, without any real plan or strategy.

Last December, I wrote a Christmas novel. It was based on an idea that had been rattling around inside my head for more than a decade. Once I sat down and started the hunting and pecking, the words and sentences and paragraphs and chapters flowed. It felt less like I was writing the story and more like the story was writing itself.

So what in the hell do I do with these things? One thing I learned from the Playmakers experience is that, even with a not-too-shabby advance from the publisher, writing books won’t change anyone’s life — with extremely rare exceptions. And while I’d like to eventually cobble together something that people possibly will read and enjoy after I’m dead and gone, I don’t expect or need or even want to make a penny from this hobby that has become part of my daily routine.

The whole idea was to create something that people will read and enjoy. So why not just let people read it, and possibly (if they’re a little drunk) enjoy it?

That’s what I’ll be doing, with the Christmas novel that basically wrote itself last year. Officially, this is a Thanksgiving thank you to everyone who has supported what we do over the years. Unofficially, it’s an experiment to see whether anyone will read this stuff and possibly (if they’re a little drunk) enjoy it.

The book is called On Our Way Home. If you love the holiday season, there’s a decent chance you’ll like it. If you have dealt with the pain of losing a loved one, the story may resonate with you even more.

I’ll post one chapter per day from Thanksgiving through Christmas. It has just enough chapters to fit that 32-day window.

Give it a try. Here’s the landing page. Whether you like it or not, you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth. And feel free to get a little drunk before starting it.

PFT’s NFL Week 12 2022 picks

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We both had a pretty good week. MDS  had a slightly better one.

He went 11-3 in picking the 14 games. I went 10-4. He picked up a game in the head-to-head chase.

I still have an 11-game lead. Through 11 weeks, I’m 105-58-1. MDS is 94-69-1.

Here are our picks for Week 12. For the second straight week, we disagree on three games.

Bills (-9.5) at Lions

MDS’s take: The annual Detroit Thanksgiving bloodbath may not be quite as ugly for the home team this year, as the Lions are riding a three-game winning streak. But it’s awfully tough to imagine them beating the Bills.

MDS’s pick: Bills 20, Lions 13.

Florio’s take: The Lions will try to feast on kneecaps before turkey. If it was anyone but the Bills, that three-game winning streak would have a great chance of extending to four.

Florio’s pick: Bills 27, Lions 20.


Giants (+9) at Cowboys

MDS’s take: The Giants deserve credit for their hot start to the season, but this is just not a playoff roster, and I see them fading down the stretch.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 30, Giants 17.

Florio’s take: Assuming the Cowboys still have some of what they had in Minnesota, this should be a lot easier than round one.

Florio’s pick: Cowboys 31, Giants 20.


Patriots (+2.5) at Vikings

MDS’s take: The Vikings can’t possibly look as bad on Thanksgiving night as they did on Sunday against the Cowboys. They’ll bounce back with a hard-fought win.

MDS’s pick: Vikings 13, Patriots 10.

Florio’s take: The Patriots held the Colts to three points and got Frank Reich fired. The Patriots held the Jets to three points and got Zach Wilson benched. Who from the Vikings will be losing their job after Thursday night?

Florio’s pick: Patriots 17, Vikings 13.


Buccaneers (-3.5) at Browns

MDS’s take: The Bucs come off their bye after a two-game winning streak, and I think they’re going to be a dangerous team down the stretch. Certainly a better team than the Browns.

MDS’s pick: Buccaneers 28, Browns 20.

Florio’s take: The Bucs are gaining momentum. The Browns are limping to the finish line of Deshaun Watson‘s suspension.

Florio’s pick: Buccaneers 30, Browns 17.


Bengals (-1.5) at Titans

MDS’s take: The Bengals have been playing surprisingly well since Ja'Marr Chase‘s injury, and I think we’re going to see Cincinnati’s offense rolling down the stretch.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 30, Titans 27.

Florio’s take: Once again, the betting line fails to respect the Titans. Once again, they prove Vegas wrong.

Florio’s pick: Titans 27, Bengals 23.


Texans (+13) at Dolphins

MDS’s take: I was surprised the spread on this game was “only” 13 points. It’s hard for me to see the Texans keeping it remotely close against the Dolphins.

MDS’s pick: Dolphins 38, Texans 10.

Florio’s take: Miami is surging. The Texans make their fans want to do some purging.

Florio’s pick:Dolphins 34, Texans 14.


Bears (+4.5) at Jets

MDS’s take: Justin Fields vs. Zach Wilson would be an interesting second-year quarterback matchup, although it’s unclear right now whether either of them will play on Sunday. Without knowing the quarterbacks it’s a tough game to pick, but I see the Jets as having the better defense and therefore coming away with a low-scoring win.

MDS’s pick: Jets 14, Bears 13.

Florio’s take: In making this pick, I’m assuming Justin Fields won’t play. Given that the Bears have had a hard time winning with him, good luck winning without him.

Florio’s pick: Jets 17, Bears 10.


Falcons (+4) at Commanders

MDS’s take: Since turning to Taylor Heinicke at quarterback, the Commanders have come alive. I think they’re going to keep it going, while the Falcons are close to falling out of playoff contention.

MDS’s pick: Commanders 24, Falcons 17.

Florio’s take: Washington needs to win this one, because the schedule gets a lot tougher — and stays that way — after this weekend.

Florio’s pick: Commanders 23, Falcons 20.


Broncos (-2.5) at Panthers

MDS’s take: Two bad teams going nowhere meet in what is unlikely to be an entertaining game, but as Nathaniel Hackett would say, someone has to win, and I think it will be his team.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 18, Panthers 15.

Florio’s take: If the Broncos can’t win this one, coach Nathaniel Hackett should just stay in Charlotte.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 14, Panthers 10.


Ravens (-4) at Jaguars

MDS’s take: The Ravens’ offense was slow and shaky in last week’s ugly win over the Panthers. I think they’ll right the ship this time around.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 28, Jaguars 17.

Florio’s take: Baltimore is a lot better than last week’s showing suggests.

Florio’s pick: Ravens 31, Jaguars 21.


Chargers (-4.5) at Cardinals

MDS’s take: Both of these teams have been disappointing, but the Chargers feel like a team that could still make a run at the playoffs, while the Cardinals feel like they’re out of it.

MDS’s pick: Chargers 24, Cardinals 17.

Florio’s take: The Cardinals are on the verge of coming apart at the seams. The Chargers are good enough to beat an inferior foe.

Florio’s pick: Chargers 28, Cardinals 20.


Raiders (+3.5) at Seahawks

MDS’s take: I don’t think Geno Smith‘s success this season has been a fluke; he’s going to keep playing at a high level down the stretch as the Seahawks fight for a playoff berth.

MDS’s pick: Seahawks 28, Raiders 21.

Florio’s take: The Seahawks are rested and good enough to use their home-field advantage to easily get to 7-4.

Florio’s pick: Seahawks 30, Raiders 23.


Rams (+14.5) at Chiefs

MDS’s take: It’s not often that a defending Super Bowl champion is a two-touchdown underdog, but it’s also not often that a defending Super Bowl champion is as bad as this Rams team. The Chiefs will cruise.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 40, Rams 23.

Florio’s take: Has a defending Super Bowl champ even been such a steep underdog? It actually should be more than it is.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 38, Rams 17.


Saints (+9) at 49ers

MDS’s take: I love the way Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers’ offense are playing right now, and I think they’ll turn in another high-scoring win on Sunday.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 30, Saints 20.

Florio’s take: The Saints host another old-school NFC West rival from pre-2002. It won’t go as easily as it did against the Rams.

Florio’s pick: 49ers 31, Saints 17.


Packers (+7) at Eagles

MDS’s take: The Eagles haven’t been great the last couple weeks, but Aaron Rodgers and the Packers look like they’re ready to pack it in on the season.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 20, Packers 10.

Florio’s take: The Eagles won’t want to see Aaron Rodgers in the postseason. The best way to keep that from happening will be to knock him out of it, now.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 27, Packers 17.


Steelers (+2.5) at Colts

MDS’s take: This game looked better when they scheduled it for prime time than it looks now. The Colts win a low-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Colts 17, Steelers 16.

Florio’s take: Mike Tomlin is two losses away from his first ever losing season. He won’t go there quietly.

Florio’s pick: Steelers 20, Colts 17.

PFT’s Week 12 2022 NFL power rankings

HAPPY DAYS
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1. Chiefs (8-2; No. 2): Football, family, and Fonzie indeed.

2. Eagles (9-1; No. 3): They’re still a bit off. To get a win while being a bit off is a good thing.

3. Cowboys (7-3; No. 7): The team that showed up on Sunday is a Super Bowl team. All too often, however, that team is on the back of a milk carton.

4. Dolphins (7-3; No. 5): They didn’t play, and yet they bumped up a spot. (TuAnon will still find a way to complain.)

5. Bills (7-3; No. 9): They overcame a crazy week to get a much-needed win. Could it be the thing that galvanizes them?

6. Ravens (7-3; No. 6): They were sluggish and lifeless on Sunday. Fortunately, they were playing the Panthers.

7. 49ers (6-4; No. 10): Right now, they could beat any team in the NFC.

8. Vikings (8-2; No. 1): When the bubble bursts, it takes out an entire city block.

9. Giants (7-3; No. 4): With a game against the Cowboys, two against the Eagles, and two against the Commanders, they may soon be sweating out what once was a presumed playoff berth.

10. Patriots (6-4; No. 12): The defense is great. Can the offense be good enough?

11. Seahawks (6-4; No. 11): They need to get back on the horse, quickly, or that great start could be wasted.

12. Titans (7-3; No. 13): The Todd Downing DUI arrest took the sizzle out of a thrilling Thursday night win.

13. Buccaneers (5-5; No. 14): Two years ago, they ran the table after a bye. It could happen again.

14. Bengals (6-4; No. 15): Once Ja'Marr Chase is back, things could get very interesting.

15. Commanders (6-5; No. 16): With Chase Young back, the Commanders could be ready to leapfrog the Giants on the playoff tree.

16. Jets (6-4; No. 8): As Jets fans keep waiting for their next Joe Namath, they may have to settle for Joe Flacco.

17. Falcons (5-6; No. 19): They’re good enough to make you think they’re good enough to believe in them long enough to conclude they’re not good enough.

18. Chargers (5-5; No. 17): Yes, it’s always something.

19. Lions (4-6; No. 24): On Thursday, the Lions could be playing in their most significant Thanksgiving Day game in years.

20. Packers (4-7; No. 18): The playoffs start on Sunday night in Philly, because if they lose that one, the Packers won’t make it there.

21. Cardinals (4-7; No. 20): Turkeys aren’t the only birds that can have a fork stuck in them this week.

22. Colts (4-6-1; No. 22): We’ll see them in prime time for the next two games, against the Steelers and at the Cowboys. Win both, and they’re very much alive.

23. Browns (3-7; No. 21): With the Bucs up next and another loss likely, the Browns may not make it to the playoffs even if Deshaun Watson goes 6-0.

24. Saints (4-7; No. 29): They’re still alive, but they’re too inconsistent to stay that way.

25. Rams (3-7; No. 23): Has a Super Bowl champion ever fallen so far, so fast?

26. Bears (3-8; No. 25): They can win when the league’s most exciting young quarterback is healthy. How ugly will it be if he misses time?

27. Steelers (3-7; No. 27): Mike Tomlin is two losses away from his first ever losing season.

28. Panthers (3-8; No. 26): Steve Wilks is still doing a great job with an overmatched roster.

29. Raiders (3-7; No. 32): The Colts don’t get to play the Raiders every week, and the Raiders don’t get to play the Broncos every week.

30. Jaguars (3-7; No. 30): The best test of a team’s relevance is whether anyone notices that they’re on a bye.

31. Broncos (3-7; No. 28): If feels like “when” not “if” for Nathaniel Hackett to be one and done.

32. Texans (1-8-1; No. 31): As franchise values go up, maybe Cal McNair should be the one to try to sell his team to Houston native Jeff Bezos.

NFL 2022 Week 11 early inactives: Lamar Jackson is officially active

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was absent from the team’s final practice of the week because of an illness, but he won’t be missing from the field on Sunday. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said on Friday that Jackson was set to play despite being sick and he is officially active for Baltimore’s home date with the Panthers.

As expected, tight end Mark Andrew is also back in action after missing a game with knee and shoulder injuries. Running back Gus Edwards was the third Ravens player listed as questionable and he is out with a hamstring injury.

Panthers at Ravens

Panthers: QB P.J. Walker, DT Matt Ioannidis, S Juston Burris, WR Rashard Higgins, S Myles Hartsfield, TE Giovanni Ricci, T Larnel Coleman

Ravens: RB Gus Edwards, CB Jalyn Armour-Davis, LB Josh Bynes, G Ben Cleveland, TE Charlie Kolar, LB David Ojabo

Lions at Giants

Lions: DE Charles Harris, DE Josh Paschal, WR Josh Reynolds, CB Chase Lucas, T Matt Nelson

Giants: T Evan Neal, TE Daniel Bellinger, WR David Sills, OL Jack Anderson, LB Quincy Roche, LB Austin Calitro

Jets at Patriots

Jets: WR Corey Davis, DT Sheldon Rankins, TE Kenny Yeboah, QB Joe Flacco, CB Bryce Hall, S Tony Adams, RB Zonovan Knight

Patriots: RB Kevin Harris, RB J.J. Taylor, DT Sam Roberts, CB Shaun Wade, S Joshuah Bledsoe

Rams at Saints

Rams: QB John Wolford, OL Zachary Thomas, DL Jonah Williams, CB Shaun Jolly, C Brian Allen, LB Travin Howard

Saints: DE Cam Jordan, DE Marcus Davenport, S J.T. Gray, RB Mark Ingram, CB Marson Lattimore, LB Pete Werner

Bears at Falcons

Bears: WR N'Keal Harry, DB Dane Cruikshank, CB Lamar Jackson, CB Justin Layne, G Ja'Tyre Carter, OL Alex Leatherwood

Falcons: TE Feleipe Franks, LB Nate Landman, TE Anthony Firkser, WR Bryan Edwards, DL Matt Dickerson, S Jovante Moffatt, CB Rashad Fenton

Browns vs. Bills (in Detroit)

Browns: S D'Anthony Bell, CB Greg Newsome, DT Perrion Winfrey, QB Kellen Mond, RB Demetric Felton, DE Isaiah Thomas, G Drew Forbes

Bills: DE Greg Rousseau, LB Tremaine Edmunds, CB Kaiir Elam, CB Tre'Davious White, LB A.J. Klein, OL Justin Murray, TE Tommy Sweeney

Commanders at Texans

Commanders: LB Cole Holcomb, CB Rachad Wildgoose, LB David Mayo, G Chris Paul

Texans: CB Derek Stingley, LB Neville Hewitt, TE Brevin Jordan, WR Amari Rodgers, RB Eno Benjamin, DL Thomas Booker, OL Austin Deculus

Eagles at Colts

Eagles: CB Josh Jobe, QB Ian Book, RB Trey Sermon, OL Josh Sills, OL Sua Opeta

Colts: DE Kwity Paye, TE Jelani Woods, T Matt Pryor, QB Nick Foles, S Trevor Denbow, WR Mike Strachan, DT Chris Williams

NFL 2022 Week 11 injury report roundup: Christian Barmore out for Patriots

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Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The Cardinals and 49ers play on Monday and their final injury reports will be released on Saturday.

Jets at Patriots

WR Corey Davis (knee) will miss a third straight game for the Jets. DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow) is also out while TE Kenny Yeboah (calf) is listed as doubtful. G Nate Herbig (shin) is listed as questionable. Head coach Robert Saleh indicated T Duane Brown (shoulder) would also be listed as questionable, but he is not on the final report.

The Patriots will be missing DT Christian Barmore (knee) on Sunday and they’ll likely need to call up a replacement for P Jake Bailey (back) after listing him as doubtful. LB Anfernee Jennings (back), WR DeVante Parker (knee), and LB Josh Uche (hamstring) are listed as questionable.

Bears at Falcons

Bears TE Cole Kmet (thigh) is off the injury report, but S Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) and WR N'Keal Harry (illness) won’t play. G Teven Jenkins (hip), DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (knee), and CB Kindle Vildor (ankle) are listed as questionable.

TE Feleipe Franks (calf) is out for the Falcons. S Erik Harris (foot) and CB A.J. Terrell (hamstring) drew questionable designations.

Rams at Saints

Rams QB Matthew Stafford (concussion) is set to return to the lineup. C Brian Allen (thumb) and LB Travin Howard (hip) will miss the game while DT A'Shawn Robinson (illness) and QB John Wolford (neck) are listed as questionable.

Saints DE Cam Jordan (eye) is going to miss a game due to injury for the first time in his career. DE Marcus Davenport (calf), S J.T. Gray (hamstring), T James Hurst (concussion), RB Mark Ingram (knee), CB Marshon Lattimore (abdomen), and LB Pete Werner (ankle) have also been ruled out. G Andrus Peat (triceps) is listed as questionable.

Panthers at Ravens

S Juston Burris (illness, concussion), DT Matt Ioannidis (calf), and QB P.J. Walker (ankle) are out for the Panthers. S Myles Hartsfield (ankle) is listed as doubtful and CB Jaycee Horn (foot) and TE Giovanni Ricci (neck) are considered questionable.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable, but head coach John Harbaugh said he expects Jackson to play. TE Mark Andrews (knee, shoulder) and RB Gus Edwards (hamstring, knee) are also listed as questionable. CB Jalyn Armour-Davis (hip) is listed as doubtful.

Browns vs Bills (in Detroit)

TE David Njoku (ankle) is considered questionable to return to the Browns lineup. S D'Anthony Bell (concussion), G Michael Dunn (back), CB Greg Newsome (concussion), and DT Perrion Winfrey (concussion) have been ruled out.

Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds (groin, heel), WR Jake Kumerow (ankle), and DE Gregory Rousseau (ankle) won’t be playing in Detroit, but QB Josh Allen (elbow) is off the injury report and ready to go. CB Kaiir Elam (ankle), FB Reggie Gilliam (illness), and S Jordan Poyer (elbow) make up Buffalo’s questionable group.

Commanders at Texans

The Commanders are waiting until Saturday to make a call on activating DE Chase Young (knee). They have ruled out LB Cole Holcomb (foot), RB J.D. McKissic (neck), and TE Armani Rogers (knee, ankle). CB Christian Holmes (hamstring), LB David Mayo (hamstring), and RB Jonathan Williams (knee) are deemed questionable to play.

CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring) and LB Neville Hewitt (hamstring) will not play for the Texans. DE Rasheem Green (illness) is listed as questionable.

Eagles at Colts

CB Josh Jobe (hamstring) is the only Eagles player with an injury designation and he’s been ruled out.

T Braden Smith (back) is questionable for the Colts after missing practice Friday. LB Zaire Franklin (illness) and CB Isaiah Rodgers (illness) drew the same designation. DE Kwity Paye (ankle) and TE Jelani Woods (shoulder) will not play.

Lions at Giants

The Lions listed S DeShon Elliott (concussion), C Frank Ragnow (foot), WR Josh Reynolds (back), and LB Malcolm Rodriguez (elbow) as questionable for Sunday. DE Charles Harris (groin) and DE Josh Paschal (knee) were both ruled out.

T Evan Neal (knee) returned to practice this week, but the Giants listed him as doubtful to play. TE Daniel Bellinger (eye) has been ruled out and S Dane Belton (collarbone), G Joshua Ezeudu (neck), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), DT Dexter Lawrence (back), and WR Wan'Dale Robinson (hamstring) are listed as questionable.

Raiders at Broncos

WR Davante Adams (abdomen) drew a questionable tag from the Raiders after a week of limited practices. LB Luke Masterson (ribs), T Kolton Miller (shoulder, abdomen), and LB Denzel Perryman (hip, ribs) have also been listed as questionable.

TE Andrew Beck (hamstring), LB Jonas Griffith (ankle), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring), WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle), and CB K'Waun Williams (wrist, elbow, knee) are all out for the Broncos this weekend. LB Baron Browning (hip), T Tom Compton (back), T Cameron Fleming (quadricep), G Graham Glasgow (shoulder), and WR Kendall Hinton (shoulder) make up the team’s questionable group.

Cowboys at Vikings

P Bryan Anger (illness), LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), DT Quinton Bohanna (illness), CB Anthony Brown (concussion), RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee), and DE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) are all listed as questionable for the Cowboys.

The Vikings ruled CB Akayleb Evans (concussion) and DT Dalvin Tomlinson (calf) out for Sunday. DE Za'Darius Smith (knee) is listed as questionable.

Bengals at Steelers

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) will miss his third straight game. S Dax Hill (shoulder) and DT Josh Tupou (calf) are also out this weekend. RB Chris Evans (knee) and CB Tre Flowers (hamstring) are listed as questionable.

Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick (appendix) is set to play after having surgery last Saturday. CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) has been ruled out.

Chiefs at Chargers

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday night. CB Chris Lammons (concussion) is also out.

The Chargers are hopeful WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) and WR Mike Williams (knee) can return to action after being listed as questionable. K Dustin Hopkins (hamstring) is considered doubtful to play.

PFT’s NFL Week 11 2022 picks

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Ten weeks down, eight weeks to go.

Every game, every week, we’ll give you our picks.

This week, MDS and I disagree on three games. Last week, we disagreed on two.

I took the Vikings and the Steelers. Yes, my Minnesota pick was premised on Case Keenum playing quarterback. Sometimes, however, it’s better to be lucky than bad.

For the season, I’m actually not that bad. Although 8-6 wasn’t great for Week 10, I’m 95-54-1. MDS is 83-66-1.

For all Week 11 picks, scroll away.

Titans (+3) at Packers

MDS’s take: I’m not ready to throw dirt on the Packers just yet, and after Sunday’s win over the Cowboys I think they’re going to go on a little run here and put themselves in playoff contention.

MDS’s pick: Packers 24, Titans 17.

Florio’s take: Run and stop the run will be the formula tonight. Advantage, Titans.

Florio’s pick: Titans 23, Packers 17.


Bears (+3) at Falcons

MDS’s take: Justin Fields has become perhaps the most exciting player in the NFL, but he’s still not a good enough passer, and the Falcons will win a low-scoring game.

MDS’s pick: Falcons 14, Bears 13.

Florio’s take: The NFL’s new Mike Vick goes to the town where Vick got started and emerges with a much-needed win.

Florio’s pick: Bears 28, Falcons 24.


Browns (+8) at Bills

MDS’s take: On what promises to be a snowy day in Buffalo, I think we’re looking at a close and low-scoring game but one the Bills should ultimately win.

MDS’s pick: Bills 16, Browns 13.

Florio’s take: The Bills need to re-establish themselves, before it’s too late.

Florio’s pick: Bills 31, Browns 20.


Eagles (-7) at Colts

MDS’s take: Jeff Saturday surprised people in his first game as the Colts’ head coach on Sunday, and then the Eagles surprised people by dropping their first game of the season on Monday. But no surprises are coming in this one.

MDS’s pick: Eagles 27, Colts 17.

Florio’s take: Jeff Saturday will quickly realize these aren’t the Raiders. That said, Indy has enough to cover the seven-point spread.

Florio’s pick: Eagles 20, Colts 16.


Jets (+3) at Patriots

MDS’s take: All four AFC East teams are in playoff contention, which makes this a big game. Look for the Patriots’ defense to play well against Zach Wilson as New England wins.

MDS’s pick: Patriots 20, Jets 14.

Florio’s take: The Pats keep getting better and better.

Florio’s pick: Patriots 23, Jets 17.


Rams (+4.5) at Saints

MDS’s take: The Rams have been a major disappointment as the defending Super Bowl champions, and without Cooper Kupp I just don’t think their offense is going to have much life in New Orleans.

MDS’s pick: Saints 17, Rams 14.

Florio’s take: Matthew Stafford may be back, but the absence of Cooper Kupp will make it even harder for a dysfunctional offense to function properly.

Florio’s pick: Saints 21, Rams 17.


Lions (+3) at Giants

MDS’s take: The Lions are on a two-game winning streak and I’m tempted to pick the upset here, but the Giants have shown a knack for coming through late in close games, and I think they’ll do it once again.

MDS’s pick: Giants 21, Lions 20.

Florio’s take: Somehow, some way, the Giants keep rolling.

Florio’s pick: Giants 24, Lions 17.


Panthers (+13) at Ravens

MDS’s take: Lamar Jackson should have a big game against an overmatched Panthers defense and the Ravens should cruise.

MDS’s pick: Ravens 35, Panthers 17.

Florio’s take: Big lead for Ravens. Garbage-time scores for Panthers. Baltimore continues to prove its Super Bowl chops.

Florio’s pick: Ravens 35, Panthers 21.


Commanders (-3) at Texans

MDS’s take: The Commanders have won four of their last five, and they’ll make it five of six with a win over a Texans team that just isn’t competitive.

MDS’s pick: Commanders 24, Texans 16.

Florio’s take: I was thinking about picking the upset here until I remembered that Lovie Smith, then coach of the Bears, fired Ron Rivera as defensive coordinator of the team for which he played. Ron won’t forget, and he won’t blow the chance to stick it to Lovie.

Florio’s pick: Commanders 21, Texans 14.


Raiders (+2.5) at Broncos

MDS’s take: This year’s two most disappointing first-year coaches square off in Denver, and I think Nathaniel Hackett will get an important win while Josh McDaniels suffers yet another close loss.

MDS’s pick: Broncos 17, Raiders 10.

Florio’s take: As Nathaniel Hackett said, somebody has to win. Even if nobody deserves to.

Florio’s pick: Broncos 16, Raiders 13.


Cowboys (-1.5) at Vikings

MDS’s take: The Vikings have the better record, but the Cowboys are the better team. They’ll prove it in Minnesota.

MDS’s pick: Cowboys 24, Vikings 17.

Florio’s take: The Vikings have become the ultimate find-a-way team for 2022.

Florio’s pick: Vikings 30, Cowboys 27.


Bengals (-4) at Steelers

MDS’s take: The Steelers eked out an overtime win when these teams met in Week One, but the Bengals will win easily this time.

MDS’s pick: Bengals 31, Steelers 20.

Florio’s take: It’s hard to overlook the Steelers, but the Bengals realize the stakes. Also, those all-white uniforms are too awesome to not give them an edge.

Florio’s pick: Bengals 20, Steelers 17.


Chiefs (-5.5) at Chargers

MDS’s take: Patrick Mahomes is on his way toward another MVP award, and the Chargers just aren’t playing at the level a team with their talent should. I like the Chiefs to win this one and put more distance between themselves and the rest of the AFC West.

MDS’s pick: Chiefs 30, Chargers 20.

Florio’s take: Kansas City keeps getting better and better. The Chargers keep spinning their wheels in the mud.

Florio’s pick: Chiefs 35, Chargers 27.


49ers (-8) vs. Cardinals

MDS’s take: This year’s Mexico City game matches a 49ers team that has exceeded expectations and a Cardinals team that has fallen short of expectations. I don’t like the Cardinals’ chances of scoring much against a good 49ers defense.

MDS’s pick: 49ers 20, Cardinals 10.

Florio’s take: The 49ers are gradually finding their groove, on both sides of the ball.

Florio’s pick: 49ers 28, Cardinals 13.

PFT’s Week 11 2022 NFL power rankings

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1. Vikings (8-1; last week No. 2): Team of Destiny, even if destiny means finding yet another spectacular way to lose in the postseason.

2. Chiefs (7-2; No. 3): The road to Arizona may end up going through Arrowhead, after all.

3. Eagles (8-1; No. 1): The ’72 Dolphins can properly celebrate the 50th anniversary of their achievement.

4. Giants (7-2; No. 6): Quietly, steadily, methodically, they just keep rolling.

5. Dolphins (7-3; No. 9): The offense is becoming more and more unstoppable. The question is whether it will travel in January. Maybe it won’t have to.

6. Ravens (6-3; No. 7): Out of sight for a week, but hardly out of mind when identifying the best teams in the conference.

7. Cowboys (6-3; No. 4): With many more games like Sunday, the Sean Payton chatter will resurface.

8. Jets (6-3; No. 10): Yes, they’re good enough to a step or two up even when on a bye.

9. Bills (6-3; No. 5): Blowing a 17-point second-half lead at home is not what prohibitive Super Bowl favorites do.

10. 49ers (5-4; No. 11): Great teams find a way to win when they’re not playing well.

11. Seahawks (6-4; No. 8): They got the Bucs at the worst possible time, in the worst possible place.

12. Patriots (5-4; No. 12): They can still be a major factor in the AFC playoff field, if they get there.

13. Titans (6-3; No. 14): A short-week visit to Green Bay will be a pretty good litmus test as to whether they’re a real contender.

14. Buccaneers (5-5; No. 16): Dorian Gray is becoming Benjamin Button.

15. Bengals (5-4; No. 15): Now’s the time to start making their move.

16. Commanders (5-5; No. 18): Carson Wentz once lost his job based on how he played in Philly. He’s losing it now based on how his backup played there.

17. Chargers (5-4; No. 13): The playoffs are far from certain for a team that certainly knows how to sabotage itself.

18. Packers (4-6; No. 22): The young receivers are finally getting comfortable. It would have happened sooner if their $50 million quarterback hadn’t ignored them in the offseason.

19. Falcons (4-6; No. 17): No team needs to be able to run the ball more than the Falcons.

20. Cardinals (4-6; No. 23): The Cardinals have their own version of Geno Smith on the roster. And the fans are starting to figure it out.

21. Browns (3-6; No. 19): Nineteen days until Deshaun.

22. Colts (4-5-1; No. 32): Can it continue? Yes, if they play the Raiders every week.

23. Rams (3-6; No. 20): Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have been asked whether they regret not retiring. It’s probably time for someone to ask Aaron Donald that same question.

24. Lions (3-6; No. 27): They’re doing enough to stave off another regime change.

25. Bears (3-7; No. 21): It’s a shame to have Justin Fields‘s brilliance go wasted so often.

26. Panthers (3-7; No. 28): Baker Mayfield gets another chance to show whether he can be a full-time starter.

27. Steelers (3-6; No. 29): With two games still to be played against the Ravens, they aren’t done yet.

28. Broncos (3-6; No. 25): Nathaniel Hackett continues to do himself no favors.

29. Saints (3-7; No. 24): Why isn’t Taysom Hill the starting quarterback?

30. Jaguars (3-7; No. 26): “They have a lot of potential” has been this team’s motto for years.

31. Texans (1-7-1; No. 31): They’re arguably the best 1-7-1 team in league history.

32. Raiders (2-7; No. 30): “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It didn’t completely collapse in a day, either.

FMIA Week 10: Football Morning in Germany, and Justin Jefferson on the Wildest Game of the Year So Far

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MUNICH—Tom Brady, for at least once this autumn, could smile and mean it.“That was spectacular,” he told me of the NFL’s first regular-season game on German soil. “I mean, that stadium was rocking. The crowd singing ‘Country Roads’ and ‘Sweet Caroline,’ it felt like it was a Red Sox game out there. It was amazing, [more]

NFL 2022 Week 10 early inactives: Josh Allen, Ryan Tannehill officially active

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Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.

Four teams listed their starting quarterbacks as questionable to play in Week 10, but neither the Bills nor the Titans will have to call on their backups. Signs pointed to Josh Allen and Ryan Tannehill being active for Sunday’s games when their teams passed on promoting third quarterbacks from the practice squad and both players avoided the inactive list 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

It remains to be seen if both quarterbacks will start, but it seems likely that they are going to play if the team feels they’re healthy enough to be in uniform.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford are the other questionable signal callers. Their fate will be known in a few hours, but reports on Sunday morning weren’t optimistic about their chances.

Vikings at Bills

Vikings: DT Dalvin Tomlinson, LB Luiji Vilain, OL Chris Reed, LB Benton Whitley, T Vederian Lowe, DL Esezi Otomewo

Bills: TE Tommy Sweeney, OL Justin Murray, DE Greg Rousseau, LB Baylon Spector, CB Tre'Davious White, CB Kaiir Elam, S Jordan Poyer

Broncos at Titans

Broncos: RB Marlon Mack, DL Eyioma Uwazurike, S Justin Simmons, T Cam Fleming, LB Baron Browning, WR KJ Hamler, TE Andrew Beck, CB Darrius Phillips

Titans: WR Chris Conley, CB Kristian Fulton, S Amani Hooker, LB Bud Dupree, G Jordan Roos, DT Jeffery Simmons

Texans at Giants

Texans: T Austin Deculus, CB Isaac Yiadom, LB Neville Hewitt, TE Brevin Jordan, WR Tyron Johnson

Giants: WR David Sills, LB Austin Calitro, T Devery Hamilton, T Evan Neal, TE Daniel Bellinger, LB Quincy Roche

Jaguars at Chiefs

Jaguars: WR Kendrick Pryor, S Tyree Gillespie, CB Tevaughn Campbell, LB De'Shaan Dixon, OL John Miller

Chiefs: RB Ronald Jones, QB Shane Buechele, S Nazeeh Johnson, WR Mecole Hardman, DE Joshua Kaindoh, T Darian Kinnard

Lions at Bears

Lions: LB Malcolm Rodriguez, WR Josh Reynolds, T Matt Nelson, S Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB Chase Lucas, DL Michael Brockers, DL Austin Bryant

Bears: WR N'Keal Harry, DB Kindle Vildor, DL Al-Quadin Muhammad, OL Teven Jenkins, WR Velus Jones, DB Harrison Hand, OL Ja'Tyre Carter

Browns at Dolphins

Browns: QB Kellen Mond, RB Demetric Felton Jr., LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, CB Thomas Graham Jr., G Michael Dunn, TE David Njoku, DT Perrion Winfrey

Dolphins: QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Myles Gaskin, CB Noah Igbinoghene, WR Erik Ezukanma, WR River Cracraft, TE Hunter Long

Saints at Steelers

Saints: DE Marcus Davenport, S Marcus Maye, WR Marquez Callaway, TE JP Holtz, CB Marshon Lattimore, LB Pete Werner, RB Mark Ingram II, G Andrus Peat

Steelers: QB Mason Rudolph, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, DB Elijah Riley, S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Kendrick Green, LB Mark Robinson

NFL 2022 Week 10 injury report roundup: Ryan Tannehill officially listed as questionable

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Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Panthers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.

The Commanders and Eagles play on Monday and their final injury reports will be released on Saturday.

Seahawks vs. Buccaneers (in Munich)

Seahawks WR Marquise Goodwin (groin) is listed as questionable and LB Cullen Gillaspia (knee) has been ruled out, but the rest of the team is ready to go in Munich.

S Antoine Winfield (concussion) is set to return for the Buccaneers, but WR Russell Gage (hamstring), G Luke Goedeke (foot), and LB J.J. Russell (hamstring) did not make the trip to Germany. TE Cameron Brate (neck) is listed as questionable.

Broncos at Titans

The Broncos will play without LB Baron Browning (hip), WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), and FB Andrew Beck (hamstring) this weekend. S Justin Simmons (knee), T Cam Fleming (quad), CB Darius Phillips (illness), LB Nik Bonitto (illness), and WR Kendall Hinton (illness) are all listed as questionable.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said the team will see how QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) progresses over the weekend and he was officially listed as questionable later on Friday. DT Jeffery Simmons (ankle), LB Bud Dupree (hip), S Amani Hooker (shoulder), LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), and defensive back Josh Thompson (knee) have been ruled out. CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring) and DL Kevin Strong (ankle) join Tannehill in the questionable group.

Vikings at Bills

CB Cam Dantzler (ankle) and DL Dalvin Tomlinson (calf) are out for the Vikings.

The Bills listed QB Josh Allen (elbow) as a limited participant in Friday’s practice and then tagged him as questionable for Sunday. S Jordan Poyer (elbow) and DE Greg Rousseau (ankle) have been ruled out while CB Kaiir Elam (ankle) is listed as doubtful and LB Tremaine Edmunds (groin, heel) is listed as questionable.

Texans at Giants

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (wrist) is listed as questionable after sitting out last weekend. DT Maliek Collins (chest), WR Nico Collins (groin), and LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (groin) drew the same tags.

WR Kenny Golladay (knee) is listed as questionable for the Giants, but the expectation is that he’ll play. T Evan Neal (knee) and TE Daniel Bellinger (eye) have been ruled out. LB Oshane Ximenes (quad) and CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf) join Golladay in the questionable group.

Jaguars at Chiefs

Jaguars S Rayshawn Jenkins (concussion) is listed as questionable and no other players have injury designations.

WR Mecole Hardman (abdomen) is out for the Chiefs and RB Jerick McKinnon (shoulder, knee, hamstring) is the team’s lone questionable player.

Lions at Bears

The Lions ruled WR Josh Reynolds (back) out and T Matt Nelson (calf) is set to miss the game after being listed as doubtful. S Kerby Joseph (concussion), CB Chase Lucas (ankle), S Ifeatu Melifonwu (ankle), and LB Malcolm Rodriguez (elbow) make up the team’s questionable contingent.

Bears CB Kindle Vildor (ankle) is out for Sunday. DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (knee) is listed as doubtful while G Teven Jenkins (hip) and CB Jaylon Johnson (oblique) are considered questionable.

Browns at Dolphins

TE David Njoku (ankle) and LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (knee) are out for the Browns. OL Michael Dunn (back) is listed as questionable.

Dolphins T Terron Armstead (toe, calf), OL Austin Jackson (ankle, calf), TE Tanner Conner (knee), and QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) are listed as questionable. TE Hunter Long (concussion, illness) is the only Dolphin that’s been ruled out.

Saints at Steelers

WR Jarvis Landry (ankle) is set to return for the Saints, but RB Mark Ingram (knee), CB Marshon Lattimore (abdomen), C Erik McCoy (calf), G Andrus Peat (triceps), and LB Pete Werner (ankle) are all going to miss Sunday’s game. DE Marcus Davenport (calf), S Marcus Maye (abdomen), DE Tanoh Kpassagnon (illness), and S P.J. Williams (illness) are listed as questionable.

The Steelers will be missing CB William Jackson III (back) and CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring). LB Malik Reed (personal reasons) and OL Kevin Dotson (abdomen) are listed as questionable.

Colts at Raiders

The Colts ruled RB Deon Jackson (knee), LB Shaquille Leonard (back, ankle), and TE Jelani Woods (shoulder) out and Leonard is heading for injured reserve. The Colts will have QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) back in the lineup. TE Mo Alie-Cox (ankle) and DE Kwity Paye (ankle) are the team’s only questionable players.

LB Denzel Perryman (hip, ribs) is the only Raider with an injury designation. He’s listed as questionable.

Cowboys at Packers

RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is listed as questionable and the Cowboys have expressed confidence that he’ll return to action after a one-game absence. LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) is not going to play.

LB De'Vondre Campbell (knee), WR Romeo Doubs (ankle), CB Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle), and CB Eric Stokes (ankle, knee) are all out for the Packers with Stokes expected to miss the rest of the season. T David Bakhtiari (knee) and WR Amari Rodgers (hamstring) are listed as questionable while LB Krys Barnes (concussion) is set to sit out after being listed as doubtful.

Cardinals at Rams

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) and S Budda Baker (ankle) are set to be game-time decisions. WR Greg Dortch (groin), G Cody Ford (illness), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), T D.J. Humphries (back), CB Christian Matthew (hamstring), CB Byron Murphy (back), and K Matt Prater (right hip, illness) are also listed as questionable. G Max Garcia (shoulder) and C Rodney Hudson (knee) are not going to play.

QB Matthew Stafford (concussion) is questionable to play for the Rams. RB Malcolm Brown (hamstring) and LB Travin Howard (hip) have been ruled out while T Greg Gaines (elbow) and T Alaric Jackson (knee) drew doubtful tags. C Brian Allen (knee) and CB Robert Rochell (illness) join Stafford with questionable designations.

Chargers at 49ers

WR Keenan Allen (hamstring), K Dustin Hopkins (right hamstring), and WR Mike Williams (ankle) are out again for the Chargers. LB Chris Rumph (knee) is listed as doubtful and the team calls G Brenden Jaimes (shoulder) and T Trey Pipkins (knee) questionable to play this wekeend.

DT Arik Armstead (foot, ankle) and CB Jason Verrett (knee, Achilles) are out for the 49ers, but WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is set to return. Verrett will miss the rest of the season after tearing his Achilles. DE Samson Ebukam (quad, Achilles) is their only questionable player.