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Sunday and Monday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

Carolina (5-7) at ATLANTA (3-9), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 710: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 133 (Carolina), 108 (ATLANTA); XM: 384 (Carolina), 228 (ATLANTA)

Baltimore (10-2) at Buffalo (9-3), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter); SIRIUS: 121 (Baltimore), 134 (Buffalo); XM: 385 (Baltimore), 229 (Buffalo)

Cincinnati (1-11) at Cleveland (5-7), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706: Beth Mowins, Tiki Barber; SIRIUS: 119 (Cincinnati), 135 (Cleveland); XM: 386 (Cincinnati), 230 (Cleveland)

Washington (3-9) at Green Bay (9-3), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter); SIRIUS: 137 (Washington), 81 (Green Bay); XM: 380 (Washington), 225 (Green Bay)

Denver (4-8) at Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, AJ Ross (field reporter); SIRIUS: 94 (Denver), 136 (Houston); XM: 387 (Denver), 231 (Houston)

Detroit (3-8-1) at Minnesota (8-4), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter); SIRIUS: 138 (Detroit), 82 (Minnesota); XM: 381 (Detroit), 227 (Minnesota)

San Francisco (10-2) at New Orleans (10-2), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 713: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (San Francisco), 83 (New Orleans); XM: 383 (San Francisco), 226 (New Orleans)

Miami (3-9) at New York Jets (4-8), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 708: Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely, Otis Livingston (field reporter); SIRIUS: 98 (Miami), 111 (New York Jets); XM: 388 (Miami), 232 (New York Jets)

Indianapolis (6-6) at Tampa Bay (5-7), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 709: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta; SIRIUS: 146 (Indianapolis), 113 (Tampa Bay); XM: 389 (Indianapolis), 233 (Tampa Bay)

Los Angeles Chargers (4-8) at Jacksonville (4-8), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 714: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Los Angeles Chargers), 83 (Jacksonville); XM: 383 (Los Angeles Chargers), 226 (Jacksonville)

Pittsburgh (7-5) at Arizona (3-8-1), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 715: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Balionis (field reporter); SIRIUS: 133 (Pittsburgh), 108 (Arizona); XM: 384 (Pittsburgh), 228 (Arizona)

Kansas City (8-4) at New England (10-2), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 716: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); SIRIUS: 138 (Kansas City), 82 (New England); XM: 381 (Kansas City), 227 (New England)

Tennessee (7-5) at Oakland (6-6), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 717: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter); SIRIUS: 137 (Tennessee), 81 (Oakland); XM: 380 (Tennessee), 225 (Oakland)

Seattle (10-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-5), 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Seattle), 83 (Los Angeles Ram); XM: 225 (Seattle), 226 (Los Angeles Ram)

New York Giants (2-10) at Philadelphia (5-7), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ross Tucker (field reporter); SIRIUS: 81 (New York Giants), 83 (Philadelphia); XM: 225 (New York Giants), 226 (Philadelphia)

Sunday and Monday Officials
Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.: Clete Blakeman
Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Shawn Smith
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m.: Clay Martin
Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.: Adrian Hill
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.: Walt Anderson
San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m.: John Hussey
Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Craig Wrolstad
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.: TonyY Corrente
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.: Bill Vinovich
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.: Ronald Torbert
Kansas City at New England, 4:25 p.m.: Jerome Boger
Tennessee at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.: Brad Allen
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m.: Shawn Hochuli
New York Giants at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Scott Novak

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home team in CAPS; Byes: None)

Sunday’s Games
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
ATLANTA – 2 Carolina 48
NEW ORLEANS – 3 1/2 San Francisco 45
Baltimore – 5 1/2 BUFFALO 43
TAMPA BAY – 3 Indianapolis 49
MINNESOTA – 14 1/2 Detroit 41 1/2
HOUSTON – 9 1/2 Denver 41 1/2
GREEN BAY – 13 1/2 Washington 43
CLEVELAND – 8 1/2 Cincinnati 42 1/2
NEW YORK JETS – 6 Miami 44
LA Chargers – 2 1/2 JACKSONVILLE 42 1/2
NEW ENGLAND – 3 Kansas City 48 1/2
Tennessee – 3 OAKLAND 46 1/2
Pittsburgh – 1 1/2 ARIZONA 43
Seattle – 2 LA RAMS 47

Monday’s Game
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
PHILADELPHIA – 8 New York Giants 46 1/2

Sunday and Monday Injury Report

Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.

Carolina
OUT: T Greg Little (ankle), TE Greg Olsen (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Mario Addison (groin), T Garrett McGhin (ankle)

ATLANTA
OUT: G James Carpenter (concussion), T Ty Sambrailo (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: P Matt Bosher (right groin), S Sharrod Neasman (shoulder)

Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Baltimore
QUESTIONABLE: WR Marquise Brown (ankle), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle), WR Seth Roberts (knee)

Buffalo
OUT: T Ty Nsekhe (ankle)

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati
OUT: WR A.J. Green (ankle), DE Sam Hubbard (knee), TE Drew Sample (ankle), S Brandon Wilson (hand)

Cleveland
OUT: CB Robert Jackson (ankle)
DOUBTFUL: S Eric Murray (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Demetrius Harris (shoulder), T Christopher Hubbard (knee), C J.C. Tretter (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (knee)

Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Washington
OUT: S Deshazor Everett (shoulder), WR Trey Quinn (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring)

Green Bay
QUESTIONABLE: CB Tony Brown (heel), CB Kevin King (shoulder)

Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.

Denver
OUT: G Ronald Leary (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: T Ja’Wuan James (knee), LB Von Miller (knee), LB Malik Reed (ankle, shoulder)

Houston
OUT: RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Gareon Conley (hip), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), CB Bradley Roby (hamstring, toe), LB Brennan Scarlett (shoulder), DE Carlos Watkins (hamstring)

Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Detroit
OUT: DE Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back)
DOUBTFUL: DE Austin Bryant (hip)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs)

Minnesota
DOUBTFUL: WR Adam Thielen (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: T Riley Reiff (concussion)

San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

San Francisco
OUT: S Jaquiski Tartt (ribs), DT Jullian Taylor (elbow)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Marquise Goodwin (knee, foot), WR Dante Pettis (knee), T Joe Staley (finger)

New Orleans
OUT: LB Kiko Alonso (thigh), LB A.J. Klein (knee), RB Zach Line (knee), G Andrus Peat (forearm), TE Jason Vander Laan (head)
QUESTIONABLE: T Terron Armstead (ankle), C Will Clapp (elbow), CB Patrick Robinson (calf)

Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m.

Miami
OUT: WR Trevor Davis (not injury related), DT Zach Sieler (not injury related), CB Linden Stephens (not injury related)

New York Jets
OUT: CB Brian Poole (concussion)
DOUBTFUL: S Jamal Adams (ankle), T Chuma Edoga (knee), S Matthias Farley (ankle, rib), CB Arthur Maulet (calf)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), RB Le’Veon Bell (illness), CB Maurice Canady (illness, quadricep), TE Ryan Griffin (illness), DT Steve McLendon (knee, hip), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)

Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis
OUT: WR T.Y. Hilton (calf), CB Kenny Moore (ankle), K Adam Vinatieri (left knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Malik Hooker (foot), CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle)

Tampa Bay
OUT: G Alex Cappa (elbow), RB T.J. Logan (thumb), WR Scott Miller (hamstring), LB Anthony Nelson (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Jamel Dean (shoulder), CB M.J. Stewart (knee)

Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers
QUESTIONABLE: LB Nick Dzubnar (concussion)

Jacksonville
DOUBTFUL: TE Seth DeValve (oblique)
QUESTIONABLE: S Ronnie Harrison (concussion)

Kansas City at New England, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City
OUT: CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), CB Rashad Fenton (hamstring), RB Damien Williams (rib)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Frank Clark (shoulder, illness), S Jordan Lucas (illness)

New England
QUESTIONABLE: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee), T Marcus Cannon (illness), S Patrick Chung (heel), DT Byron Cowart (head), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), C Ted Karras (knee), CB Jason McCourty (groin), WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle)

Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Pittsburgh
OUT: RB James Conner (shoulder), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)

Arizona
QUESTIONABLE: G Max Garcia (toe), CB Byron Murphy (calf), CB Kevin Peterson (shoulder), C A.Q. Shipley (illness), S Jalen Thompson (concussion)

Tennessee at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Tennessee
OUT: LB Daren Bates (shoulder), WR Adam Humphries (ankle), CB Adoree’ Jackson (foot), CB LeShaun Sims (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring)

Oakland
OUT: T Trenton Brown (pectoral), WR Hunter Renfrow (rib), LB Kyle Wilber (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m.

Seattle
OUT: CB Neiko Thorpe (core)
DOUBTFUL: RB Nick Bellore (quadricep), LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), TE Luke Willson (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (neck), DE Jadeveon Clowney (core)

Los Angeles Rams
OUT: TE Gerald Everett (knee)
DOUBTFUL: T Rob Havenstein (knee)

New York Giants at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. Monday

New York Giants
OUT: CB Corey Ballentine (concussion), TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot), QB Daniel Jones (ankle), DE Chris Peace (knee), S Jabrill Peppers (back)

Philadelphia
OUT; LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Nelson Agholor (knee), DE Derek Barnett (ankle), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)

Sunday and Monday Weather
Carolina at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Baltimore at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 42 degrees
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Overcast and 47 degrees
Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 38 degrees
Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
San Francisco at New Orleans, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Miami at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 39 degrees
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 78 degrees
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 68 degrees
Kansas City at New England, 4:25 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 35 degrees
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.: Game indoors
Tennessee at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 58 degrees
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 60 dgrees
New York Giants at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Overcast with an 80 percent chance of rain and 57 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Dallas (6-6) at Chicago (6-6), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime. They played last week on Thanksgiving Day. One took a win on the road, the other took a loss at home. Dallas travels to the Windy City to face off against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field to open action in week 14.

Dallas watched Buffalo erase a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter as the Bills came away with the 26-15 win last Thursday at AT&T Stadium. The Bills scored their 26 points from the second quarter to the midway point of the fourth quarter unchallenged to take the win in the Lone Star State. Although they trailed 13-7 at the intermission, Dallas could never really get themselves on track at home, as they would lose their second contest in three games.

Buffalo outrushed Dallas 124-103 with Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott leading all rushers with 71 yards, while Dak Prescott threw for 355 yards and a pair of TDs (one to TE Jason Witten) with Bills QB Josh Allen throwing for 231 yards and a TD pass to former Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (Beasley burned his former team for 110 yards on six catches). Allen, who had a rushing TD in the third quarter, did not have an interception, while Prescott threw a pick (both were sacked four times). Dallas was 7 of 13 on third down (the Cowboys were 1 for 3 on fourth down) and held on to the ball for 26:42, while the Bills ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 33:18, while going 6 of 14 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down.

Da Bears escaped Detroit 24-20 winners, thanks to a 3-yard TD pass from Mitchell Trubisky to RB David Montgomery, rallying in the final minutes at Ford Field to take the win. Detroit led 17-10 at the intermission in the Motor City before Chicago tied the contest up at 17-17 when Trubisky and TE Jesper Horsted connected on an 18-yard TD toss late in the third quarter. Detroit’s Matt Prater would give the Lions the lead back with 10:47 in the contest, connecting on a 24-yard field goal to lead by three. The two clubs would exchange punts and Da Bears would get the ball back with 6:40 left in regulation, using a 9-play, 90-yard drive that took 4:23 of clock to reclaim the lead in the contest.

Detroit would get the ball back with 2:12 left in the contest and got themselves from their 17-yard line to Chicago’s 26, burning a timeout and the two-minute warning, only to see their hopes dashed when back QB David Blough (who took over for Matthew Stafford) was picked off by Eddie Jackson to seal Detroit’s fate. Detroit somehow managed to outrush Da Bears 105-88, with Lions RB Bobby Scarborough leading the way with 83 yards, while Montgomery led Chicago with 75. Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three TDs (including the game-winner), while Blough led Detroit with 280 yards and a pair of TDs, including his first NFL TD pass and attempt to Kenny Golladay early in the first quarter (Trubisky was sacked twice, Blough was sacked once and both men threw an interception; Golladay led all recievers with 158 yards on four catches, while Chicago’s Anthony Miller had 140 yards on nine catches). Chicago was 5 of 10 on third down tries Thanksgiving afternoon in the Motor City and kept the ball for 30:50, while Detroit held on to the pigskin for 29:10, going 8 of 16 on third down (both clubs were 0 for 1 on fourth down).

Including games played at the Cotton Bowl, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Cowboys Stadium and AT&T Stadium, Dallas leads the series 13-11, the Cowboys have outscored Da Bears 507-473 and have won the last two meetings, including taking a 31-17 win in the Lone Star State in 2016, while Chicago’s last win came in the Windy City in 2013 by a final of 45-28.

Dallas is favored by 3 in the Windy City and the over/under’s 42 1/2. Both teams are looking for a spot at the playoff party and there’s a chance they could both get in. Da Bears were close winners Thanksgiving afternoon, while the Cowboys struggled. The struggle continues in the Windy city. Chicago wins at Soldier Field but expect Dallas to make things closer than the 3.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Dallas), 83 (Chicago); XM: 225 (Dallas), 226 (Chicago)

Referee: Brad Rodgers

Injury Report

Dallas
OUT: S Jeff Heath (shoulder, shoulder), LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck), DT Antwaun Woods (knee)

Chicago
OUT: TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), T Bobby Massie (ankle), LB Danny Trevathan (elbow)
DOUBTFUL: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring)

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 41 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Sunday and Monday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

Washington (2-9) at Carolina (5-6), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter); SIRIUS: 113 (Washington), 108 (Carolina); XM: 384 (Washington), 229 (Carolina)

New York Jets (4-7) at Cincinnati (0-11), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta; SIRIUS: 146 (New York Jets), 133 (Cincinnati); XM: 385 (New York Jets), 230 (Cincinnati)

Tennessee (6-5) at Indianapolis (6-5), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter); SIRIUS: 119 (Tennessee), 134 (Indianapolis); XM: 386 (Tennessee), 231 (Indianapolis)

Cleveland (5-6) at Pittsburgh (6-5), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 708: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter); SIRIUS: 137 (Cleveland), 82 (Pittsburgh); XM: 380 (Cleveland), 227 (Pittsburgh)

San Francisco (10-1) at Baltimore (9-2), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 709: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter); SIRIUS: 136 (San Francisco), 211 (Baltimore); XM: 383 (San Francisco), 228 (Baltimore)

Tampa Bay (4-7) at Jacksonville (4-7), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 710: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter); SIRIUS: 121 (Tampa Bay), 135 (Jacksonville); XM: 387 (Tampa Bay), 232 (Jacksonville)

Philadelphia (5-6) at Miami (2-9), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Peter Schrager (field reporter); SIRIUS: 138 (Philadelphia), 81 (Miami); XM: 381 (Philadelphia), 225 (Miami)

Green Bay (8-3) at New York Giants (2-9), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Green Bay), 83 (New York Giants); XM: 382 (Green Bay), 226 (New York Giants)

Los Angeles Rams (6-5) at Arizona (3-7-1), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 713: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Los Angeles Rams), 83 (Arizona); XM: 382 (Los Angeles Rams), 226 (Arizona)

Los Angeles Chargers (4-7) at Denver (3-8), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 714: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Michael Grady (field reporter); SIRIUS: 138 (Los Angeles Chargers), 81 (Denver); XM: 381 (Los Angeles Chargers), 225 (Denver)

Oakland (6-5) at Kansas City (7-4), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 715: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); SIRIUS: 137 (Oakland), 82 (Kansas City); XM: 380 (Oakland), 227 (Kansas City)

New England (10-1) at Houston (7-4), 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor; SIRIUS: 81 (New England ), 83 (Houston); XM: 225 (New England ), 226 (Houston)

Minnesota (8-3) at Seattle (9-2), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ryan Harris (field reporter); SIRIUS: 81 (Minnesota), 83 (Seattle); XM: 225 (Minnesota), 226 (Seattle)

Sunday and Monday Officials
San Francisco at Baltimore, 1 p.m.: Brad Allen
Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m.: Scott Novak
New York Jets at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Ronald Tolbert
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.: Clay Martin
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.: Walt Anderson
Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m.: Adrian Hill
Green Bay at New York Giants, 1 p.m.: Craig Wrolstad
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.: Alex Kemp
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Brad Rogers
Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.: John Hussey
New England at Houston, 8:20 p.m.: Tony Corrente
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Clete Blakeman

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home teams in CAPS; Byes: None)

Sunday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
Green Bay – 6 1/2 NEW YORK GIANTS 46
CAROLINA – 10 Washington 40
BALTIMORE – 4 San Francisco 46
INDIANAPOLIS – 3 Tennessee 43 1/2
Philadelphia – 9 MIAMI 46
Cleveland – 2 1/2 PITTSBURGH 39 1/2
JACKSONVILLE – 1 Tampa Bay 48 1/2
New York Jets – 3 1/2 CINCINNATI 41
Los Angeles Rams – 4 ARIZONA 46 1/2
Los Angeles Chargers – 2 1/2 DENVER 38 1/2
KANSAS CITY – 10 Oakland 51
New England – 3 HOUSTON 44 1/2

Monday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
SEATTLE – 3 Minnesota 49

Sunday and Monday Injury Report

San Francisco at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

San Francisco
OUT: DE Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring), WR Dante Pettis (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Matt Breida (ankle), T Joe Staley (finger)

Baltimore
QUESTIONABLE: WR Miles Boykin (ankle), TE Nick Boyle (ankle), C Bradley Bozeman (ankle), LB Matt Judon (ankle), DT Domata Peko (knee), DT Michael Pierce (ankle)

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Cleveland

OUT: S Eric Murray (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Khadarel Hodge (achilles), T Greg Robinson (concussion), DE Olivier Vernon (knee)

Pittsburgh
OUT: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee, concussion)
DOUBTFUL: RB James Conner (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Artie Burns (knee)

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay
OUT: WR Scott Miller (hamstring), LB Anthony Nelson (hamstring), CB M.J. Stewart (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Carl Nassib (illness)

Jacksonville
OUT: TE Seth DeValve (oblique), S Ronnie Harrison (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Tre Herndon (shoulder), LB Myles Jack (knee)

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Tennessee
OUT; CB LeShaun Sims (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring)

Indianapolis
OUT: WR T.Y. Hilton (calf), RB Marlon Mack (hand)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Mo Alie-Cox (thumb), WR Parris Campbell (hand), S Khari Willis (concussion), CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle)

Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Washington
OUT: LB Ryan Kerrigan (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Da’Ron Payne (ankle), RB Chris Thompson (toe)

Carolina
OUT: RB Jordan Scarlett (knee, ankle)
DOUBTFUL: T Greg Little (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE:T Taylor Moton (knee), S Eric Reid (ankle, shoulder)

Green Bay at New York Giants, 1 p.m.

Green Bay
QUESTIONABLE: CB Tony Brown (heel), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Will Redmond (foot)

New York Giants
OUT: LS Zak DeOssie (knee, wrist), TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot), S Jabrill Peppers (back), WR Golden Tate (concussion)

New York Jets at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

New York Jets
OUT: T Chuma Edoga (knee), LB C.J. Mosley (groin), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankles), S Matthias Farley (quadricep), G Alex Lewis (elbow), DT Steve McLendon (neck), CB Darryl Roberts (calf), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring)

Cincinnati
OUT: TE Cethan Carter (concussion), WR A.J. Green (ankle), G Alex Redmond (elbow), TE Drew Sample (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Nick Vigil (ankle)

Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia
OUT: RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)

Miami
QUESTIONABLE: CB Ken Crawley (shoulder), CB Ryan Lewis (chest), S Steven Parker (groin), CB Ken Webster (ankle)

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:05 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers
QUESTIONABLE: WR Geremy Davis (hamstring), T Russell Okung (groin), T Sam Tevi (knee)

Denver
QUESTIONABLE: CB Duke Dawson (concussion), DE Shelby Harris (ankle), T Ja’Wuan James (knee), LB Josey Jewell (ankle), LB A.J. Johnson (knee), LB Von Miller (knee)

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams
OUT: TE Gerald Everett (knee), T Rob Havenstein (knee), CB Darious Williams (ankle)

Arizona
QUESTIONABLE: DE Jonathan Bullard (foot), QB Kyler Murray (hamstring)

Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.

Oakland
OUT: WR Hunter Renfrow (rib)
QUESTIONABLE: T Trenton Brown (knee)

Kansas City
OUT: RB Damien Williams (rib)

New England at Houston, 8:20 p.m.

New England
OUT: TE Ryan Izzo (illness), DT Byron Cowart (head), CB Jason McCourty (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee), T Marcus Cannon (illness), S Patrick Chung (illness, heel), LB Jamie Collins (illness), WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion), S Nate Ebner (ankle, back), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), G Jermaine Eluemunor (illness), CB Stephon Gilmore (illness), LB Dont’a Hightower (illness), WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle), WR Matt Slater (hamstring), LB Kyle Van Noy (illness), CB Joejuan Williams (illness), T Isaiah Wynn (illness)

Houston
OUT: DE Carlos Watkins (hamstring)
DOUBTFUL: T Tytus Howard (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Angelo Blackson (shoulder), CB Gareon Conley (hip), LB Brennan Scarlett (shoulder)

Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Monday

Minnesota
OUT: LB Ben Gedeon (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: S Anthony Harris (groin), DT Linval Joseph (knee), S Harrison Smith (hamstring), DT Shamar Stephen (knee), WR Adam Thielen (hamstring)

Seattle
DOUBTFUL: RB Nick Bellore (quadricep), CB Neiko Thorpe (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Jadeveon Clowney (core), LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), DT Jarran Reed (ankle), TE Luke Willson (hamstring), DT Al Woods (ankle)

Sunday and Monday Weather
San Francisco at Baltimore, 1 p.m.: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain and 47 degrees
Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 67 degrees
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 49 degrees
New York Jets at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Overcast and 43 degrees
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.: Windy, mostly cloudy and 72 degrees
Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 80 degrees
Green Bay at New York Giants, 1 p.m.: Overcast with a 20 percent chance of snow and 31 degrees
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.: Game indoors
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 4:25 p.m.: Sunny and 36 degrees
Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.: Cloudy and 35 degrees
New England at Houston, 8:20 p.m.: Game indoors
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Partly cloudy and 44 degrees

Broadcast Information, Officials and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

It’s Thanksgiving. That means it’s time to sit in crowded airports and bus stations, deal with the in-laws, the picky, bratty kids that won’t eat their veggies and deal with your sister’s bean and squash casserole (no wonder she’s still single!). It’s also time for NFL football as week 13 opens with three games on the docket. Detroit and Dallas will play their games at home, while the Falcons and Saints close things out in the Big Peach in prime time.

Like we said, it’s three games and it’s not just three games, it’s three contests that could very well decide who wins their division. Think of the early afternoon game as a snack of sorts, while the mid-afternoon game is the main meal with the Thursday night prime time contest as dessert.

For generations of Americans, the tradition of Thanksgiving Day and NFL football are historically intertwined. On Thanksgiving in 1925, a crowd of 36,000 – then the largest in professional football history – watched the Chicago Bears play the Chicago Cardinals to a scoreless tie at Wrigley Field. In 1934, the Detroit Lions and the defending world champion Bears squared off on Thanksgiving in the first NFL game nationally broadcast, with NBC radio on the call. This year, the three holiday games will be played inside stadiums (Ford Field, AT&T Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium) with a combined capacity of over 215,000 and will be aired to millions across the country and around the world.

The Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game. Three games in three cities on three different networks. If nothing else, you’ll at least be spared from listening to Uncle Harry tell the same bad joke over and over again, being stuck at the kid’s table with your 13-year old cousin that’s as plain as a sheet of paper (and she has a crush on you!) and stuffing (or dressing, if you’re in the South) so bad even the squirrels won’t touch it.

For generations of Americans, the tradition of Thanksgiving Day and NFL football are historically intertwined.

On Thanksgiving in 1925, a crowd of 36,000 – then the largest in professional football history – watched the Chicago Bears play the Chicago Cardinals to a scoreless tie at Wrigley Field. In 1934, the Detroit Lions and the defending world champion Bears squared off on Thanksgiving in the first NFL game nationally broadcast, with NBC radio on the call. This year, the three holiday games will be played inside stadiums with a combined capacity of more than 215,000 (Dallas the largest at 85,000 while Detroit is the smallest venue at 64,500) and will be aired to millions across the country and around the world.

The 2019 installment of Thanksgiving Day football will feature a triple-header for the 14th consecutive season.

The first game showcases a battle of NFC North rivals as Chicago travels to Ford Field to face Detroit at 12:30 p.m. on FOX. The late afternoon game marks the 42nd consecutive Thanksgiving Day contest hosted in Arlington, as Dallas welcomes Buffalo to AT&T Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The holiday concludes at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Atlanta welcomes NFC South rival New Orleans in the 101st regular-season meeting at 8:20 p.m. on NBC

The Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game.

The Thanksgiving Day records of the teams playing this Thursday:

TEAM (W-L-T)
ATLANTA (1-2-0)
Buffalo 3-4-1
Chicago (18-15-2)
Dallas (31-19-1)
Detroit (37-40-2)
New Orleans (2-0-0)

While most of America will be waiting in line for those Christmas deals, reading the Black Friday ads and making their lists, most of us will be stuffing our faces with food and stuffing our eyes with parades and football. It’s food. It’s football. It’s Tnanksgiving. Be sure to get seconds if you can and watch out for your cousin Connie (remmeber her? She’s the one that’s been married twice that’s just turned 58 last June and dates a 43-year old ex-Marine, who’s now a football coach at the high school in your town. She’s also the one that ate an entire Oreo cheesecake, two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos, two bacon cheeseburgers with blue cheese and chugged two 2-liter Cokes at your Super Bowl party last year and didn’t gain a pound. You look at her and say to yourself, “what the hell?”)

Two of the three games Thanksgiving Day (Chicago at Detroit, New Orleans at Atlanta) are rematches not only from this season but from last Thanksgiving and for the teams that won the first meeting, it’s a chance to establish themselves; for the losers, it’s revenge. If nothing else, at least they’ll get that Christmas shopping done early. With that, make sure that everyone’s on their best behavior and enjoy dinner… and football (not in that order) and avoid your aunt Charlotte’s fruitcake (it’s so laced with booze it could be its own drink!). With that, after you’ve watched the parade and hugged your cousin Marge, who always smells like gingerbread (a pretty damned good smell if we say so ourselves!), watch football. Here are the Thursday Thanksgiving Day picks.

New Orleans (9-2) at ATLANTA (3-8), 8:20 p.m. on NBC. They meet again on Thanksgiving night and this time, it’s in the Big Peach. You can forget them breaking bread anytime soon… they still don’t like each other. Atlanta and Green Bay meet in the second round of their 2019 NFC South rivalry.

The Saints ended Carolina’s hopes of leaving the Big Easy with a win as New Orleans’ Wil Lutz booted a 33-yard field goal as the clock struck :00 to survive 34-31. New Orleans led 17-15 at the intermission as Carolina’s Kyle Allen and RB Christian McCaffrey would connect on a 1-yard pass as time expired in the half. Carolina then went for two in hopes of going to the locker room tied but the try failed.

The Panthers, who trailed by as much as 14 in the contest, would even things up at 31-31 with 9:23 left in regulation when Allen and WR D.J. Moore connected on a 2-yard TD toss. The two clubs exchanged punts and Carolina had a chance to take the lead with 1:56 left in the contest but fell short as Joey Slye’s 28-yard field goal sailed wide right. That gave New Orleans the ball and the Saints used all of the 1:56 left on the clock, making their way down the field to Carolina’s 15-yard line to set up Lutz’ game-winner. Carolina used a time out with three seconds left in an attempt to ice Lutz. The plan failed as Lutz’ try sailed through the uprights to send Saints fans home happy.

McCaffery and Saints RB Latavius Murray each lead their teams with 64 yards rushing (both had a rushing TD) as the Panthers actually outrushed New Orleans 121-118 and Brees threw for 311 yards and a pair of TDs (two sacks, interception), while Allen had 256 yards with three TDs (four sacks) for Carolina. New Orleans was 4 of 10 on third down (they were 0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 28:27 (including the final 1:56 of the contest), while the Panthers ruled the clock and kept the ball for 31:33, going 5 of 13 on third down and 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Tampa Bay ended Atlanta’s brief 2-game win streak in the Big Peach as the Buccaneers stopped Matt Ryan and the Falcons 35-22. Atlanta saw a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter get away from them at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Tampa Bay would take control of things in the final 45 minutes of action, outscoring their NFC South rivals 28-12 in that frame. Atlanta would find themselves held to 57 yards on the ground (the Bucs rushed for 133 yards) and Tampa Bay would sack Ryan (271 yards) six times with an interception, while Jameis Winston threw for 313 yards with a three TDs and a pair of interceptions (one TD toss went to DL Vita Vea on a tackle-eligible play late in the first half. Vea would later live out a lineman’s dream as he would sack Ryan, forcing a fumble, which teammate Ndamukong Suh picked up and ran in for a TD. Atlanta was 4 of 16 on third down but had succcess on fourth down (2 of 3) and actually ruled the clock, as they kept the ball for 31:38, while Tampa Bay, keeping the pigskin for 28:22, were 6 of 13 on third down tries.

They met in week 10 in the Big Easy and the Falcons broke their seven-game losing streak as they manhandled Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last Sunday, holding the NFC South leaders to three Will Lutz field goals to take a 26-9 win out of the Mercerdes Benz Superdome. Atlanta broke a 3-3 tie at the end of the first quarter, took a 13-6 lead with them to the break and floored the gas in the final 30 minutes of action. New Orleans pulled themselves to within four with 6:05 left in the third before the Falcons scored their final 13 points of the contest unchallenged.

Holding New Orleans to 52 yards on the ground, Atlanta took care of business against their NFC South foes, tallying 143 yards with Brian Hill leading all rushers with 61 yards.

Ryan, returning from the ankle injury he suffered against Seattle, showed no ill effects, throwing for 182 yards with a pair of TDs (one to Hill, the other to Austin Hooper), while the Falcons defense sacked Brees (287 yards) six times, while Ryan was sacked once and threw an interception. Atlanta went 6 of 15 on third down (1 of 1 on fourth down) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 33:46, while the Saints kept the ball for 26:14, going 3 of 12 on third down, 0 of 2 on fourth down.

In the week 10 meeting in the Big Easy, the Saints were favored by 13 and Atlanta covered, winning by 17. As for the 51 1/2 over/under? Untouched, as both teams merged for 35 points. Vegas likes the Saints again and this time, the boys and girls in Vegas have favored them by 7 with the over/under at 49. New Orleans wants to do two things in Atlanta; one, get revenge from their week 10 loss in the Big Easy and two, clinch the NFC South. Atlanta is saying “you’ll get NOTHING and like it!” Falcons bounce back from their loss to Tampa Bay and takes the Turkey Day win in the Big Peach.

Chicago (5-6) at Detroit (3-7-1), 12:30 p.m. on FOX. A Thanksgiving rivalry older than the NFL itself gets things underway as Detroit hosts Chicago at Ford Field. While the Bears recovered from their loss on the West Coast to the Rams last Sunday, the Lions took a loss on the road in Landover.

Da Bears held off a late New York Giants rally in the fourth quarter as the Monsters of the Midway took a 19-14 win at Soldier Field Sunday afternoon. Chicago trailed 7-3 at the half in the Windy City, then proceeded to score 16 third-quarter points unchallenged to take a 19-7 lead at the end of the period. Giants QB Daniel Jones and WR Golden Tate pulled themselves to within 5 with 4:10 left on a 23-yard TD toss but Chicago prevailed, holding off the Giants to take the win.

The Giants outrushed Chicago 109-65 but Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky threw for 278 yards with a TD toss to Allen Robinson and had a rushing TD of his own (Trubisky was sacked twice and threw a pair of interceptions), while Jones threw for 150 yards with a pair of TDs (Jones was sacked once). Da Bears were 4 for 15 on third down conversions in the Windy City and kept the ball in hibernation for 33:11, while the Giants kept the pigskin for 26:49, going 1 of 12 on third down and 2 for 4 on fourth down.

Lions fans saw their hearts get broken again as Washington erased a 16-13 deficit, using a pair of Dustin Hopkins field goals to come away 19-16 winnners at Fed Ex Field in Landover. Trailing 13-6 at the break, Detroit manged to tie things up in the third quarter on a 12-yard TD toss to WR Lance Thomas from Jeff Driskel. Detroit then took a 16-13 lead early in the final quarter of play on a 21-yard field goal by Matt Prater before Washington would storm their way back, as Hopkins kicked the first of his two field goals in the quarter from 42 yards, then connecting on a 39-yarder after the Redskins picked off Driskell, the second coming with 16 seconds left in the contest. Detroit would get the ball back with the time that was left on the clock and got themselves no further than their 24-yard line, where Driskel was picked off by Fabian Moreau, ending the threat and the drive.

Detroit somehow managed to outrush Washington 175-86 and Driskel threw for 207 yards and the TD to Thomas but sacked six times and threw three interceptions, including the one that ended the Lions’ hopes of tying or taking the lead, while Washington’s Dwayne Haskins threw for 156 yards with an interception and three sacks. Detroit went 6 of 15 on third down conversions and actually ruled the clock as they held on to the ball for 33:30, while the Redskins kept the ball for 26:30 and went 4 for 14 on third down tries.

They met in the Windy City in week 10 and Detroit watched a 6-0 lead against NFC North rival Chicago get away from them as the Bears stormed back to take a 20-13 win at Soldier Field. The Lions took that 6-0 lead with a pair of Matt Prahter field goals before the Bears would erase that lead with 25 seconds left before the break when Mitch Trubisky and TE Ben Braunecker connected on a 18-yard toss. Trubisky would add 3rd quarter TD passes to Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel to take the lead to 20-6 before Kenny Golladay and Jeff Driskell (taking over for Matthew Stafford – back) would put the Lions to within 7 with 5:53 left in the contest.

After Detroit and Chicago exchanged punts, the Lions got the ball back with 1:41 and would get themselves as close as Chicago’s 25-yard line, where the drive and game ended. Neither club breached the 100 yard barrier in the contest in the Windy City but Detroit did manage to outrush Chicago 98-81 and Driskell threw for 269 yards with the TD, while he was sacked twice and threw an interception, while Trubisky accounted for the three TDs with 173 yards of passing and five sacks. Detroit was 7 for 18 on third down (0 of 2 on fourth down) and including the final 1:41 of the contest, kept the ball for 31:54, while the Bears kept the ball for 28:06, going 2 of 12 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

In the week 10 contest at Soldier Field, Da Bears won by 7, allowing them to cover the 2 1/2-point spread but both clubs missed the 41 1/2 over/under, tallying only 33 points. In the Thanksgiving Day rematch, Da Bears are favored, this time by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 39. History has a way of repeating and for the Lions, it’s Groundhog Day. For the Bears, they’ll pull themselves a little closer to Green Bay and Minnesota in the NFC North. Da Bears cover the 2 1/2 in the Motor City and wins on the road.

Buffalo (8-3) at Dallas (6-5), 4:30 p.m. on CBS. A pair of contending playoff teams meet in the middle Thanksgiving Day contest in the Lone Star State as Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys take on Buffalo at Jerry World (aka AT&T Stadium).

Buffalo held Denver to a Brad McManus field goal in the third quarter in upstate New York as the Bills circled their wagons last Sunday to take a 20-3 win over the Broncos last Sunday. The Bills used a pair of Stephen Hauschka field goals in the first half to lead 6-0 at the intermission. Josh Allen and WR Cole Beasley gave Buffalo a 13-0 lead early in the third quarter before McManus ended Buffalo’s shutout bid with a 45-yard field goal halfway in the third. Allen would connect with WR John Brown early in the final quarter to close out the scoring in the contest.

Buffalo’s Devin Singletary led all rushers with 106 yards as the Bills outrushed Denver 244-75 and Josh Allen (Buffalo) threw for 185 yards with a sack to go with the two TD passes, while Brad Allen (Denver) threw for 82 yards with four sacks (both threw an interception in the contest). Buffalo went 8 of 16 on third down conversions in upstate New York and ruled the clock as they would keep the ball for 35:04, while the Broncos kept the pigskin for 24:56, going 2 of 11 on third down.

Dallas got three field goals from Brett Maher but it wasn’t enough as New England took Prescott and the Cowboys 13-9 at Gillette Stadium in rainy Foxboro Sunday afternoon. After the defending Super Bowl champs blocked a Dallas punt, New England went to work, using only two plays and 12 yards for the contest’s only TD as Tom Brady and rookie N’Keal Harry connected on a 10-yard TD toss. After that, it would be all field goals as New England’s Nick Folk and Maher would kick field goals to round out the scoring.

Dallas did outrush New England 109-101 with Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott leading the way with 86 yards, while Sony Michel would lead New England with 85. Brady threw for 190 yards with the first quarter TD toss (he was sacked twice but threw no interceptions), while Prescott threw for 212 yards with a pick but was not sacked. Dallas, going 2 of 13 on third down, actually ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 30:22, while New England, keeping the ball for 29:38, went 3 for 14 on third down (both clubs were 0 for 1 on fourth down).

Dallas leads the series 6-4 and the Cowboys have outscored Buffalo 191-151. Dallas’ last win in the series came in 2011 in the Lone Star State as they came away with a 44-7 win, while Buffalo’s last win in the series came in upstate New York by a final of 16-6 in 2016. Dallas is favored by 7 and the over/under’s 45. Both numbers make a ton of sense. 4 of 5 Dallas’ losses have come by 4 points or less. As for the Bills? They’re still in the hunt if not for the AFC East, then for a Wild Card spot and there’s no shame in that. Bills circle the wagons in the Lone Star State and takes the win, even though Dallas could make it closer than the 7.

Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

New Orleans at ATLANTA, 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 82 (New Orleans), 83 (ATLANTA); XM: 225 (New Orelans), 226 (ATLANTA)

Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. on FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ross Tucker, Hub Arkush (field reporter); SIRIUS: 82 (Chicago), 83 (Detroit); XM: 225 (Chicago), 226 (Detroit)

Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. on CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: John Sadak, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (field reporter); SIRIUS: 82 (Buffalo), 83 (Dallas); XM: 225 (Buffalo), 226 (Dallas)

Officials
New Orleans at ATLANTA, 8:20 p.m.: Shawn Smith
Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.: Jerome Boger
Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.: Bill Vinovich

Injury Report

New Orleans at ATLANTA, 8:20 p.m.

New Orleans
QUESTIONABLE: C William Clapp (Back), WR Deonte Harris (Hamstring)

ATLANTA
OUT: TE Austin Hooper (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Sharrod Neasman (Shoulder), DE Takkarist McKinley (Shoulder), TE Luke Stocker (Back)

Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.

Chicago
OUT: TE Ben Braunecker (Concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (Concussion), T Bobby Massie (Ankle), S Sherrick McManis (Groin), TE Adam Shaheen (Foot), LB Danny Trevathan (Elbow)

Detroit
OUT: CB Jamal Agnew (Ankle), WR Marvin Hall (Foot), CB Rashan Melvin (Ribs)
QUESTIONABLE: QB Jeff Driskel (Hamstring), DE Trey Flowers (Concussion), DE Da’Shawn Hand (Ankle), DT Damon Harrison (Knee), TE Thomas Hockenson (Shoulder)

Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.

Buffalo
OUT: T Attauyo Nsekhe (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Robert Foster (Hamstring), C Mitchell Morse (Hand)

Dallas
OUT: LB Leighton Vander Esch (Neck), DT Antwaun Woods (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Jeffrey Heath (Shoulder)

Weather
New Orleans at ATLANTA, 8:20 p.m.: Game indoors
Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.: Game indoors
Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.: Game indoors

Broadcast information and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

Sunday and Monday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

Tampa Bay (3-7) at ATLANTA (3-7), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Tampa Bay), 81 (ATLANTA); XM: 385 (Tampa Bay), 225 (ATLANTA)

Denver (3-7) at Buffalo (7-3), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter); SIRIUS: 134 (Denver), 146 (Buffalo); XM: 389 (Denver), 228 (Buffalo)

New York Giants (2-8) at Chicago (4-6), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter); SIRIUS: 138 (New York Giants), 83 (Chicago); XM: 387 (New York Giants), 226 (Chicago)

Pittsburgh (5-5) at Cincinnati (0-10), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, James Schiffren (field reporter); SIRIUS: 135 (Pittsburgh), 108 (Cincinnati); XM: 388 (Pittsburgh), 229 (Cincinnati)

Miami (2-8) at Cleveland (4-6), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 709: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter); SIRIUS: 94 (Miami), 111 (Cleveland); XM: 390 (Miami), 230 (Cleveland)

Carolina (5-5) at New Orleans (8-2), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 708: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter); SIRIUS: 133 (Carolina), 82 (New Orleans); XM: 386 (Carolina), 227 (New Orleans)

Seattle (8-2) at Philadelphia (5-5), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 710: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter); SIRIUS: 127 (Seattle), 98 (Philadelphia); XM: 381 (Seattle), 233 (Philadelphia)

Oakland (6-4) at New York Jets (3-7), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Melanie Collins (field reporter); SIRIUS: 121 (Oakland), 113 (New York Jets); XM: 391 (Oakland), 231 (New York Jets)

Detroit (3-6-1) at Washington (1-9), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 713: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter); SIRIUS: 211 (Detroit), 119 (Washington); XM: 392 (Detroit), 232 (Washington)

Jacksonville (4-6) at Tennessee (5-5), 4:05 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 714: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter); SIRIUS: 105 (Jacksonville), 81 (Tennessee); XM: 385 (Jacksonville), 225 (Tennessee)

Dallas (6-4) at New England (9-1), 4:25 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 715: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); SIRIUS: 82 (Dallas), 83 (New England); XM: 227 (Dallas), 226 (New England)

Green Bay (8-2) at San Francisco (9-1), 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor; SIRIUS: 81 (Green Bay), 83 (San Francisco); XM: 225 (Green Bay), 226 (San Francisco)

Baltimore (8-2) at Los Angeles Rams (6-4), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Amber Theoharis (field reporter); SIRIUS: 81 (Baltimore), 83 (Los Angeles Rams); XM: 225 (Baltimore), 226 (Los Angeles Rams)

Sunday and Monday Officials
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.: Clay Martin
Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Jerome Boger
New York Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m.: Shawn Hochuli
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Adrian Hill
Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Brad Rodgers
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.: Alex Kemp
Seattle at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.: Walt Anderson
Oakland at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Clete Blakeman
Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m.: Bill Vinovich
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m.: Shawn Smith
Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m.: Scott Novak
Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Baltimore at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Craig Wrolstad

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home teams in CAPS; Byes: Arizona, Minnesota, Kansas City and Los Angeles Chargers)

Sunday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
ATLANTA – 4 1/2 Tampa Bay 52
CLEVELAND – 10 Miami 44
BUFFALO – 4 Denver 37
Pittsburgh – 7 CINCINNATI 39
CHICAGO – 6 New York Giants 40 1/2
Oakland – 3 NEW YORK JETS 46
NEW ORLEANS – 9 1/2 Carolina 46 1/2
Detroit – 3 1/2 WASHINGTON 42
PHILADELPHIA – 2 1/2 Seattle 49
TENNESSEE – 3 Jacksonville 41 1/2
NEW ENGLAND – 6 1/2 Dallas 45 1/2
SAN FRANCISCO – 3 Green Bay 46

Monday
Favorite Spread Underdog O/U
Baltimore – 3 LOS ANGELES RAMS 46 1/2

Sunday and Monday Injury Report

Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay
OUT: LB Anthony Nelson (hamstring), CB M.J. Stewart (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Carl Nassib (groin)

ATLANTA
OUT: RB Devonta Freeman (foot), TE Austin Hooper (knee), S Kemal Ishmael (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: DE John Cominsky (ankle), DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder), CB Kendall Sheffield (illness)

Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Denver
OUT: LB Justin Hollins (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Jeff Heuerman (knee), T Ja’Wuan James (knee), LB Joseph Jones (foot), G Ronald Leary (shoulder, neck), C Connor McGovern (back), WR Tim Patrick (shoulder), G Dalton Risner (ankle)

Buffalo
OUT: S Siran Neal (concussion), T Ty Nsekhe (ankle)

New York Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m.

New York Giants
OUT: TE Rhett Ellison (concussion), TE Evan Engram (foot)

Chicago
OUT: TE Adam Shaheen (foot), LB Danny Trevathan (elbow)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Isaiah Irving (quadricep)

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh
OUT: RB James Conner (shoulder), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee)
DOUBTFUL: CB Artie Burns (knee)

Cincinnati
OUT: WR A.J. Green (ankle), TE Drew Sample (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Stanley Morgan (illness), WR Auden Tate (concussion)

Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Miami
DOUBTFUL: CB Ken Webster (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Taco Charlton (elbow)

Cleveland

OUT: S Eric Murray (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Joe Schobert (groin)

Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Carolina
QUESTIONABLE: CB Ross Cockrell (quadricep), G Dennis Daley (groin), T Greg Little (knee)

New Orleans
OUT: WR Deonte Harris (hamstring), RB Zach Line (knee), G Andrus Peat (forearm)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring)

Seattle at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Seattle
QUESTIONABLE: DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee, hip), CB Neiko Thorpe (groin)

Philadelphia
OUT: S Rudy Ford (abdomen), T Lane Johnson (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Nelson Agholor (knee), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle)

Oakland at New York Jets, 1 p.m.

Oakland
OUT: T David Sharpe (calf)
QUESTIONABLE: S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring)

New York Jets
OUT: LB C.J. Mosley (groin)
DOUBTFUL: S Matthias Farley (quadricep), CB Darryl Roberts (calf), LB Paul Worrilow (quadricep)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), T Kelvin Beachum (ankle), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), T Chuma Edoga (ankle), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), G Alex Lewis (elbow, shoulder), DT Steve McLendon (neck), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring)

Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m.

Detroit
OUT: CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), DE Trey Flowers (concussion), DE Da’Shawn Hand (ankle), C Frank Ragnow (concussion), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back), S Tracy Walker (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs)

Washington
OUT: TE Vernon Davis (concussion)
DOUBTFUL: DT Da’Ron Payne (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Josh Norman (hamstring), RB Adrian Peterson (toe), RB Chris Thompson (toe)

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m.

Jacksonville
OUT: TE Seth DeValve (oblique)

Tennessee
DOUBTFUL: G Kevin Pamphile (knee), TE Delanie Walker (ankle)

Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas
OUT: LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Joe Thomas (illness), G Connor Williams (knee), S Donovan Wilson (illness)

New England
QUESTIONABLE: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee), QB Tom Brady (elbow), T Marcus Cannon (illness), S Patrick Chung (heel, chest), WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion), S Nate Ebner (ankle, back), WR Julian Edelman (shoulder), RB Damien Harris (hamstring), CB Jason McCourty (groin), WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle), DE John Simon (elbow), WR Matt Slater (hamstring)

Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.

Green Bay
OUT: G Cole Madison (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Robert Tonyan (hip), RB Dan Vitale (knee)

San Francisco
OUT: DE Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring), T Joe Staley (finger)
DOUBTFUL: RB Matt Breida (ankle), K Robbie Gould (right quadricep)
QUESTIONABLE; TE George Kittle (knee, ankle), WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder), WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs)

Baltimore at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. Monday

Baltimore
DOUBTFUL: DT Michael Pierce (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Chris Moore (thumb), G Ben Powers (thumb), T Ronnie Stanley (ankle)

Los Angeles Rams
OUT: T Rob Havenstein (knee), CB Darious Williams (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Natrez Patrick (illness)

Sunday and Monday Weather
Tampa Bay at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.: Game indoors; if roof is open, sunny and 51 degrees
Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 39 degrees
New York Giants at Chicago, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 45 degrees
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 45 degrees
Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Partly clouudy and 41 degrees
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Seattle at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.: Overcast and 44 degrees
Oakland at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of light rain and 45 degrees
Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 50 degrees
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m.: Sunny and 52 degrees
Dallas at New England, 4:25 p.m.: Overcast with a 40 percent chance of rain and 48 degrees
Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.: Clear and 60 degrees
Baltimore at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Clear and 63 degrees

Broadcast Information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel

Pittsburgh (5-4) at Cleveland (3-6), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. A pair of AFC North rivals open action in week 11 as Pittsburgh travels to Cleveland to take on the Browns at First Energy Field Thursday night. Both teams came away from Sunday’s action with close wins at home.

Pittsburgh held off a late Los Angeles Rams rally at Heinz Field last Sunday, coming away 17-12 winners. The Steelers led 14-7 at the intermission in the Steel City, then were outscored by the Rams 5-3 in the last 30 minutes of action. Los Angeles trailed by only 2 with 12:40 left in the contest when Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was sacked by Aaron Donald in the end zone for a safety before Chris Boswell connected on a 32-yard field goal with 2:46 left in regulation to give the home team a little more breathing room. After the teams exchanged the ball on punts, the Rams would get it back with 61 seconds left in an attempt to take a win on the road. Los Angeles would get as close as their 42-yard line, thanks to two penalties and their hopes of winning would come to an end when Mike Fitzpatrick intercepted Jarod Goff to seal the win.

Los Angeles did manage to outrush the Steelers 88-42 with Rams RB Todd Gurley leading the way with 73 yards, while Rudolph threw for 242 yards and a TD; Goff threw for 243 yards with a pair of interceptions (Goff was sacked four times, Rudolph was sacked three times, including the sack for the Rams’ safety). The Steelers were 5 of 13 on third down conversions (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 31:40, while the Rams were a dismal 1 of 14 on third down, 0 of 2 on fourth down and held the ball for 28:20.

Like Pittsburgh, Cleveland held off a rally at home, coming away 19-16 winners over Buffalo last Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland led 9-7 at the break, then trailed 16-12 with 1:44 left when WR Rashard Higgins and QB Baker Mayfield connected on a 7-yard TD toss. The Bills would get the ball back with the 1:44 left and made their way down the field to set up what they hoped would be the game-tying field goal that would send the contest into overtime. The football gods decided to shine on Cleveland at that point as Stephen Hauschka’s 53-yard field goal try sailed wide left. Cleveland then got the ball back and ran out the clock to take the win.

Cleveland outrushed Buffalo 147-84, with Browns RB Nick Chubb leading everyone with 116 yards; Mayfield threw for 238 yards and a pair of TDs (including the game winner), while Bills QB Josh Allen threw for 266 yards with a pair of rushing TDS (neither man threw an interception, Allen was sacked once, Mayfield was sacked twice). The Browns were 4 of 11 on third down (they went 1 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 31:46, while the Bills, keeping the ball for 28:14, went 5 of 13 on third down, 0 for 2 on fourth down.

Pittsburgh leads the series 73-58-1 and have outscored the Browns 2,720-2,540. They met twice last year, with the first contest a tie and Pittsburgh winning in the Steel City in the second meeting (Cleveland’s last win over the Steelers came in 2014, when they were 31-10 winners along the shores of Lake Erie).

The first meeting… Cleveland in week one in the season opener and the two clubs played to a 21-21 tie. After a scoreless first quarter, Pittsburgh took a 7-0 lead with them to the intermission at FirstEnergy Stadium on a 4-yard run by Steelers RB James Conner, only to see the Browns even things up in the third quarter when Browns QB Tyrod Taylor scored on a 20 yard run. A Ben Roethlisberger TD pass to Antonio Brown and a second rushing TD by Conner would give the Steelers a 2-TD lead before the Browns stormed back to even things up, thanks to a 1-yard run by Carlos Hyde and a 17-yard TD pass from Taylor to Josh Gordon. The two clubs would then go into the overtime and each team punted the ball to the other in the extra period. Pittsburgh could have won the contest in the extra period but Chris Boswell’s 42-yard field goal try sailed wide right.

Cleveland outrushed Pittsburgh 177-159 and Conner led all rushers with 135 yards to go with the two TDs, while Taylor (197 yards, seven sacks, interception) led Cleveland with 77 yards and the TD pass to go with his rushing TD (Roethlisberger threw for 335 yards with the Brown TD pass but was sacked four times and picked off three times). Pittsburgh went 7 of 15 on third down tries, keeping the ball for 35:12, while Cleveland clung to the pigskin for 34:48, going 5 of 18 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

The Steelers did manage to take a win out of the series in the Steel City in week eight, coming away 33-18 winners at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh erased a 6-0 deficit on a pair of Greg Joseph field goals and took a 14-6 lead with them to the intermission. The Steelers, using a pair of Conner TD runs, then proceeded to outscore Cleveland 19-12 in the final 30 minutes of action to come away with the win. Conner again led all rushers in the rematch, tallying 146 yards (Cleveland was led by Nick Chubb with 65 yards) as Pittsburgh outrushed 168-74 and Roethlisberger threw for 257 yards and a pair of TDs to Brown, while Mayfield threw for 180 yards with a pair of TDs of his own (both threw an interception, Mayfield was sacked twice, Roethlisberger was sacked once).

Third down tries in the rematch? Cleveland was 3 of 13, Pittsburgh was 6 of 13 and time was on the side of the Steelers, who kept the ball for 32:12 to Cleveland’s 27:48 (both teams were 1 of 1 on fourth down).

In the week one contest, Pittsburgh was favored by 4 1/2 and the tie meant that neither team covered the spread. As for the 41 1/2 over/under? Both teams scored 21 points, which allowed them to cover the over/under. Pittsburgh covered the 8-point spread, winning by 15 and both clubs matched the 51 over/under. For the Thursday night contest along the shores of Lake Erie, the Browns are favored by 3 and the over/under’s 40. Both numbers are reasonable and sound reasonable. Both teams are chasing Baltimore for the top spot in the AFC North. For the winner, they’re a bit closer; as for the loser? They’re not out altogether but it’ll be harder for them. It’s going to be closer than the 3 Thursday night but Pittsburgh comes out of Cleveland with the win.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli; SIRIUS: 81 (Pittsburgh), 83 (Cleveland); XM: 225 (Pittsburgh), 226 (Cleveland)

Referee: Clete Blakeman

Injury Report

Pittsburgh
OUT: RB Roosevelt Nix (Knee), RB Benny Snell (Knee), WR Ryan Switzer (Back)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Anthony Chickillo (Rib)

Cleveland
OUT: S Eric Murray (Knee), DE Olivier Vernon (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: T Kendall Lamm (Knee), TE Roderick Seals-Jones (Knee)

Weather: Mostly clear and 33 degrees

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel