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Atlanta's 'D' needs help

The Falcons enter today's game against the Browns having given up 281.2 pass yards per game and 8.2 yards per attempt, both the worst in the league. Cleveland is averaging 7.8 yards per attempt, seventh in the league and 244 pass yards per game, 14th in the league.

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New England back as a contender

Remember when New England got thumped by Kansas City in Week 4 and everyone talked about the downfall of Tom Brady? Yeah, everyone has forgotten about that, including Vegas.

    New England's odds of winning the title:
  • Week 5: 14-1
  • Week 6: 12-1
  • Week 7: 10-1
  • Week 10: 5-1
  • Week 12: 4.5-1

How much can Gordon help?

With Josh Gordon returning to the Browns today, he should help a wide receiver corps that is only catching 55.7 percent of passes targeted for them this season -- the second-lowest percentage in the league.

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BET SHARP WITH COLIN

Minnesota is 10-2 against the spread in its last 12 games as a home underdog, which is why ESPN's Chad Millman says the sharps are going against Green Bay, dropping the line from -10 to -8 heading into today.

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Seattle's playoff hopes slim

A loss today would put the Seattle four games back of the Cardinals with five games remaining.

No defending Super Bowl champion has won a playoff game since the 2005 Patriots -- the last two defending champs missed the playoffs altogether.

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SHORT LEASH FOR RG III

Redskins coach Jay Gruden is prepared to bench QB Robert Griffin III if he struggles today vs. the 49ers, team sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Rather than getting prepared to host the Jets today, the Bills are in Detroit -- where the game will be played tomorrow night -- as Buffalo digs out from the recent snowstorms.

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Though Adrian Peterson has said that a fresh start with a new team might be beneficial, coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN.com that he believes the star running back will return to the Vikings when he's reinstated. Full story

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Browns WR Josh Gordon returns from his 10-game suspension today, but don't expect a heavy workload. A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gordon will line up for 20-30 plays.

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"It's great. He obviously opens up a lot of things for our offense."

Lions QB Matthew Stafford on the return of Calvin Johnson. Stafford also talks about being the fastest QB to 20,000 yards and his status as "the comeback king."

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Stiff tests await Seattle and Detroit in Week 12. Will they win to remain in the playoff hunt? The crew breaks it all down on Sunday NFL Countdown. Tune in on ESPN and WatchESPN

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The Denver Broncos have signed RB Jeremy Stewart to their active roster and waived RB Kapri Bibbs. Stewart is a third-year player who appeared in 17 games (no starts) during his first two NFL seasons with Oakland.

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The Browns activated WR Josh Gordon from the exempt/commissioner permission list today.

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STILL CANT BET ON IT

A U.S. District judge issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting. New Jersey will file an appeal

Chances for 5-win NFL playoff team

In case you were wondering, yes, it is mathematically possible for a five-win team to make the playoffs this year. The most likely teams to do so would be the Falcons winning the NFC South at 5-11 or the Panthers doing so at 5-10-1.

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Richard Sherman wants to play WR

"He's been very clear in that intent for a long time around here. It's always been a conversation that we've had, and if I need him I'm going to him and he knows that."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio 97.3 FM on Friday that CB Richard Sherman playing WR has been discussed.

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Ware sick but should play

The Broncos added DE DeMarcus Ware (illness) to their injury report but he is listed as probable Sunday vs. Miami.

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