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  • Rams QB Matthew Stafford (concussion), DT Aaron Donald (ankle) iffy for Week 13
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    The injury uncertainty around the Los Angeles Rams continues to cloud the defending Super Bowl champions.

    • In Sean McVay's latest day-after injury update on Monday following the Rams' 26-10 loss at Kansas City, the head coach told reporters that this week's playing status for quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains up in the air.

      Stafford missed his second game in the past three weeks on Sunday because of a strained neck as well as recurring concussion treatment. McVay said Monday there was nothing new to report on Stafford's playing status.

      McVay said that Donald, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has a potential high ankle sprain and hopes to have more clarity by Wednesday after continuing to consult with team doctors. Donald, 31, has never missed a game because of injury in his nine seasons.

      The Rams, who have lost five straight games to fall to 3-8, host a pair of games in a five-day span starting on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks before facing the Las Vegas Raiders the following Thursday. According to Elias Sports, that streak matches the NFL record for a losing streak by any reigning NFL champion.

      The 34-year-old Stafford was removed from L.A.'s Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints after absorbing a hit that McVay said left Stafford with some numbness in his legs. The veteran quarterback has played every game in 10 of his 14 NFL seasons, and this year marks just the second time since 2011 that he has missed multiple starts.

      Backup Bryce Perkins made his first career start against the Chiefs on Sunday and completed 13 of 23 passes for 100 yards with one touchdown and a pair of interceptions. He led the Rams in rushing with 44 yards on nine carries.

      Injuries have plagued the Rams in 2022. The team has been without star receiver Cooper Kupp, who has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain and remains on injured reserve. Fellow wideout Allen Robinson II may be forced to miss the rest of the season, per McVay on Sunday, because of foot surgery. The offensive line has been riddled with injuries, forcing the team into using 11 different starting line combinations in 11 games.

      McVay told reporters recently that he wouldn't rule out sidelining any of his keys stars for the remainder of the season.

      --Field Level Media

  • 49ers lose RB Elijah Mitchell (knee), sign CB Janoris Jenkins to practice squad
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell will miss six to eight weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Monday.

    • Mitchell was injured during Sunday's 13-0 victory over the New Orleans Saints. It is Mitchell's second knee injury of the season.

      "He's pretty disappointed. Everyone knows how good Elijah's been, how hard he's worked to get back from his last one and how good he's been playing since he came back," Shanahan said during a conference call with reporters. "To be right back there, I know he was real down on it. He's had some real bad luck. He got rolled up on and it was a bad position for him to be in."

      Mitchell sprained his right MCL in Week 1 and missed the following seven games before returning in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He has 224 yards on 40 carries in four games and sports a healthy 5.6 average.

      Mitchell had 963 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games (10 starts) as a rookie last season.

      Also, running back Christian McCaffrey, who was acquired while Mitchell was injured, came out of the New Orleans game with knee irritation and will be watched closely this week.

      The 49ers also announced that they have signed veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins to the practice squad.

      Jenkins, 34, has played in 142 NFL regular-season games (138 starts). He has intercepted 27 passes, returning eight of them for touchdowns, and been credited with 124 passes defensed. Now that he is on a roster, he is the NFL's active leader in pick-sixes.

      Jenkins also has returned a fumble for a touchdown while racking up 575 tackles, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

      Last season, Jenkins had 54 tackles and one interception in 14 games (13 starts) for the Tennessee Titans. He was released in March.

      Jenkins also had played for the then-St. Louis Rams (2012-15), New York Giants (2016-19) and New Orleans Saints (2019-20). He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016 for the Giants.

      --Field Level Media

  • Arthur Smith pleased Falcons are ‘building’ on O-line, run game
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Mistakes in the red zone have proved costly in a number of the Atlanta Falcons' tightly contested games this season.

    • In the Falcons' 19-13 loss to the Washington Commanders on Sunday, a Marcus Mariota pass intended for Cordarrelle Patterson was tipped by Daron Payne and intercepted by Kendall Fuller in the end zone for a touchback with a little over a minute left to play.

      But one positive that Arthur Smith's team can take from the loss was its ability to run the football effectively against one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL.

      Behind tailbacks Tyler Allgeier and Patterson, along with Mariota, the Falcons ran the ball 29 times for 167 yards for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Entering this week's home matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta (5-7) ranks fourth in the league in rushing (160.0 yards per game).

      "We feel like we're building something here up front in our mentality with our offensive line," Smith said. "There aren't moral victories, but it does give you confidence week after week that these guys have stepped up. And we've played some good fronts.

      "It is the NFL, and everybody is good, I got that. But we've played some of the better ones. Played (the 49ers), and I know they didn't have Bosa, but that's a damn good front. And then yesterday, they are playing as well as anybody in the league. Low-possession game, I thought we moved the ball really well. Thought we had some good pockets."

      Despite a revolving door at left guard due to a knee injury to starter Elijah Wilkinson, the play of Atlanta's offensive line has been strong. Right guard Chris Lindstrom and left tackle Jake Matthews are playing at a Pro Bowl level. Center Drew Dalman and right tackle Kaleb McGary have been solid, especially when run blocking.

      This week, Atlanta faces another challenge when it meets a Pittsburgh team that ranks sixth in the league in run defense (103.4 yards per game). The Steelers (3-7) rank 31st in the league in pass defense, however, so Mariota could be poised for a big day through the air.

      But don't expect Smith and the Falcons to go against what's worked best for them all season long. Patterson and Allgeier have formed a dynamic one-two punch, and Caleb Huntley has been solid despite just one carry for 12 yards against the Commanders.

      "It was a function of the game, yeah, and he had one good run," Smith said about Huntley's lone carry. "That's a good problem to have because Tyler is playing really well, and we know the impact CP has on the game. We got to make sure he gets it more because he's earned the right to carry the football for us."

      --Outside linebacker Arnold Ebiketie left in the second quarter in the loss to Washington with a wrist injury. Smith is hoping Ebiketie will be able to return Wednesday.

      "Obviously, AK, hopefully he'll be alright," Smith said. "He's dealing with a wrist injury. We'll see how it responds on Wednesday. But day-to-day on all those guys."

      Smith also said Wilkinson "has a shot" to be activated from IR if "he's ready to practice Wednesday."

      --Atlanta wideout Olamide Zaccheaus had season highs in receptions (five) and yards (91) in the loss to Washington. His 45-yard reception on the team's final possession got the Falcons into Washington territory with just more than three minutes to play.

      --Field Level Media

  • Coach: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 'feeling better,' no status update
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is up in the air as Green Bay enters Week 13.

    • Test results were not available to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur on Monday when he said Rodgers, who left Sunday's loss at Philadelphia with a rib injury, was better.

      "I know he's feeling better today," LaFleur said Monday. "I think we'll know more in the next couple days."

      X-rays taken in Philadelphia were inconclusive as to whether Rodgers suffered broken ribs. He has been playing with an avulsion fracture in his right thumb, a revelation brought to light last week.

      Whether Rodgers can suit up for the Packers to play the Chicago Bears this week is unclear. On Sunday night, LaFleur said Rodgers apologized for leaving the game in the third quarter. He was injured in the first half.

      "I might not be able to go (in practice) Wednesday, but as long as there's no major structural damage, I'll try to get back out there," Rodgers said Sunday.

      The Packers (4-8) are not discussing whether to "shut down" Rodgers, LaFleur said. Rodgers said "as long as we're mathematically alive, I'd like to be out there."

      "This is one of the toughest dudes I've ever been around. I don't for one second question his toughness, his desire to be out there, desire to compete," LaFleur said. "As a matter of fact he apologized to me, and I'm like ‘Don't ever apologize to me.' This guy is the ultimate competitor."

      Backup Jordan Love would be prepared to start at Chicago. He threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Christian Watson after Rodgers left the game on Sunday night.

      "There's obviously a lot of other conversations that come into play once you're eliminated. I'll be open to those conversations," Rodgers said.

      --Field Level Media

  • Steelers at Colts: Preview, Prop Picks, Prediction
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Indianapolis' Matt Ryan is trying to keep the Colts' faint playoff hopes alive as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit on Monday night.

    • Ryan regained the starting quarterback job after interim coach Jeff Saturday replaced the fired Frank Reich. In two games since, the Colts (4-6-1) have split a pair of close contests while Ryan has avoided turnovers.

      He has started 225 more NFL games than his Monday counterpart, Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett. Pickett has also avoided interceptions the past two games but still has eight picks against three touchdown passes on the season.

      The Colts are consensus 2.5-point favorites at home and have been backed by 63 percent of the spread bets and 60 percent of the money at DraftKings.

      However, the public is backing the Steelers (3-7) with 54 percent of the bets and 57 percent of the money at BetMGM and 54 and 51 percent, respectively, at BetRivers.


      Colts RB Jonathan Taylor Anytime TD Scorer (-139 at BetRivers): The same prop is -160 at the other two sportsbooks and has drawn the most money at BetRivers. Taylor has scored in consecutive games since Ryan returned to the lineup. The Steelers rank sixth in run defense, but that's in part because opponents have been hammering their 31st-ranked pass defense. Pittsburgh allows an average of 24.4 points per game.

      Under 39.9 Total Points (-110 at all three sportsbooks): The Steelers average a league-worst 6.1 yards per attempt and have thrown a league-low seven TD passes. The Colts haven't been much better at 6.7 and 10, respectively, and Ryan struggles to throw the ball down field behind poor pass protection.

      Steelers OLB T.J. Watt Over 0.25 Sacks (-195 at DraftKings): This has been the fourth-most popular non-touchdown prop bet at the sportsbook. The odds are short, but so, too, are the odds of the Colts keeping Watt away from Ryan for four quarters. The Steelers have only 19 sacks on the season but Watt missed seven games. The Colts have allowed 40 sacks through 11 games, second-most in the NFL, and Ryan has been dropped 29 times in nine starts.


      Steelers: Running back Jaylen Warren (hamstring) and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) are out, while wide receiver Miles Boykin (oblique) and linebacker Robert Spillane (back) are questionable)

      Colts: Defensive end Kwity Paye (ankle) is out and tight end Kylen Granson (illness) is doubtful. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (ribs/illness), defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (back) and outside linebacker Zaire Franklin (illness) are each questionable.


      Both offenses are likely going to need to string together lengthy drives in order to put points on the board. That's a tall task for two turnover-prone quarterbacks - their past two games notwithstanding. Give the nod to the veteran signal-caller at home. -- Colts 20, Steelers 16

      --Field Level Media

  • Dolphins LT Terron Armstead (pec) out Week 13, will return in '22
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Miami Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead is out for a few weeks with a torn pectoral muscle, but there are no plans to place him on injured reserve.

    • Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Armstead, who was hurt in Sunday's game, could be back in a few weeks.

      "Wouldn't put that past him. Gathering information, seeking specialists and letting information settle so information can be a little more concrete," McDaniel said. "Considering treatment options."

      Armstead won't play this week against the San Francisco 49ers. Beyond that, the picture is not clear for the Miami offensive line.

      The leading Pro Bowl vote-getter in the AFC at left tackle, Armstead will play "again this season," McDaniel said. But the Dolphins won't determine how soon he could be back without hearing from medical experts.

      Armstead in his first season with Miami after making the Pro Bowl three times during nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

      --Field Level Media

  • Reports: RB Melvin Gordon signing with Chiefs’ practice squad
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    The Kansas City Chiefs are signing running back Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, according to multiple reports on Monday.

    • The Denver Broncos released the two-time Pro Bowler last week, and he became a free agent upon clearing waivers.

      Gordon, 29, had 318 rushing yards and two touchdowns along with 25 receptions for 223 yards over 10 games (six starts) this year. But he had fallen out of favor in Denver, as he's become known for issues with ball security. He's fumbled five times this season, losing two.

      Gordon has fumbled 26 times, losing 18, in his eight-year NFL career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos. The former first-round pick has amassed 6,462 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns along with 309 catches for 2,467 yards and 14 scores in 108 career games (94 starts).

      Kansas City is thin at running back with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) on injured reserve. Rookie Isiah Pacheco started the past five games and has gained 455 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns over 11 games. Jerick McKinnon and Ronald Jones II are also on the roster.

      The Chiefs and Broncos have yet to meet this season despite being AFC West rivals. They will play Dec. 11 at Denver and Jan. 1 at Kansas City.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bears WR Darnell Mooney out for rest of season
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Chicago Bears leading wide receiver Darnell Mooney is done for the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's game.

    • It was reported Sunday that Mooney would likely require season-ending surgery on torn ligaments he suffered in his left ankle against the New York Jets. Bears coach Matt Eberflus confirmed the report Monday. He'll be placed on injured reserve.

      Mooney didn't record a catch in the 31-10 loss to the Jets. The third-year pro has 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games. He was leading the team in catches and receiving yards.

      In 45 career games, the 2020 fifth-round draft pick has 182 catches for 2,179 yards and 10 touchdowns.

      --Field Level Media

  • Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) returning to practice
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is returning to practice this week, starting the clock on his 21-day window to return from injured reserve.

    • Dobbins, 23, had surgery last month to clear out the scar tissue that resulted from a prior surgery.

      As a rookie in 2020, Dobbins carried the ball 134 times for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games. He added 120 receiving yards.

      He missed all of 2021 with a knee injury sustained in the final preseason game last year.

      Dobbins returned in Week 3 and appeared in four games before going on IR. He has rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 35 touches this season. He added a receiving touchdown.

      Quarterback Lamar Jackson is the leading rusher for the Ravens this season, running 111 times for 755 yards (6.8 yards per carry) and three scores.

      --Field Level Media

  • Eagles, Vikings can clinch playoff spots this week
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Clinching a spot in the playoffs is a realistic possibility for the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings entering Week 13.

    • The Eagles (10-1) and Vikings (9-2) play home games on Sunday with a shot at sealing a postseason bid with a month remaining in the regular season.

      Philadelphia hosts the Tennessee Titans (7-4) and the Eagles are 4-0 this season against AFC teams. In addition to beating the Titans, the Eagles need a Washington Commanders loss to the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks loss to the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers loss to the Miami Dolphins.

      Clinching the NFC North is less complicated for the Vikings.

      If Minnesota beats the New York Jets (7-4) and the Detroit Lions lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Vikings are division champions.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase to return this week
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    The streaking Cincinnati Bengals are set to get star wideout Ja'Marr Chase and starting running back Joe Mixon back for their Week 13 game, ESPN and NFL Network reported Monday.

    • Chase returned to practice last week but wasn't quite ready to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He has missed the past four games.

      Mixon is trending toward playing this week after missing Sunday's game with a concussion, ESPN reported.

      Chase is working his way back from a hip injury initially sustained in a 30-26 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 16. He then aggravated the injury in the first half of the Bengals' 35-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 23. After limping off the field, Chase returned to play in the second half but has not played since.

      Chase, 22, has 47 catches, 605 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns over seven games. He led the Bengals in all three categories before his injury, with Tee Higgins since passing him in receptions (50) and yards (712).

      Chase made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2021, catching 81 passes for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns in 17 starts.

      Mixon was injured during the second quarter of Cincy's victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11. He finished with 20 yards on seven carries plus three receptions for 42 yards. Mixon, 26, has rushed for 605 yards and six touchdowns in 10 starts. He has 41 receptions for 314 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

      The Bengals (7-4), who have won three in a row to vault into a tie for first in the AFC North, host the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Vikings CB Andrew Booth to undergo knee surgery
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Cornerback Andrew Booth, the Minnesota Vikings' second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, will undergo knee surgery on Monday, NFL Network reported.

    • He didn't play in the Vikings' Thanksgiving night win against the New England Patriots after sustaining the injury in the Week 11 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

      The timeline for Booth to return to action won't be known until the surgery is over. NFL Network reported that the procedure to be done won't be determined until the surgery is in progress.

      The Vikings (9-2) lead the NFC North despite a bucket full of injuries in the defensive backfield.

      Akayleb Evans also sat out against the Patriots with a knee injury, Cameron Dantzler (ankle) is on injured reserve, as is Lewis Cine, who sustained a severe ankle injury in Week 4. Cine was the team's No. 1 draft choice this year.

      The Vikings took Booth, who played at Clemson, with the No. 42 overall pick in April's draft. In six games this season (one start), he's contributed 12 tackles.

      --Field Level Media

  • Deshaun Watson officially reinstated Monday
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    It's officially Houston week for Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

    • The end of Watson's league-issued suspension officially arrived Monday afternoon as Cleveland begins preparing for a trip to play the Texans (1-9-1) with practice Wednesday.

      At 4-7, the Browns need a lot of breaks to crash the AFC playoff picture in December. Watson was confirmed as the starting quarterback for the Week 13 visit to his former team by head coach Kevin Stefanski despite a significant win on Sunday behind Jacoby Brissett.

      The Texans have lost six consecutive games and started backup Kyle Allen for the first time on Sunday. Houston owns the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft based on current standings.

      Watson was permitted to participate in all team activities starting Nov. 14 under terms of the suspension.

      Watson was acquired from the Texans in March and signed to a $250 million contract. He was banned for 11 games in August for violating the league's personal conduct policy, when the NFL ruled his behavior with massage therapists was "egregious" and "predatory."

      Watson agreed to a $5 million fine and the suspension, and vowed to undergo counseling and treatment.

      Since the ruling, Watson was mostly away from the team. He was cleared to attend meetings and use weight room facilities last month.

      In a corresponding move, the Browns waived backup quarterback Joshua Dobbs.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bucs RT Tristan Wirfs dodges major injury, could return by Christmas
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Buccaneers Pro Bowl offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs avoided major injury and could be back on the field by Christmas, NFL Network and FOX reported on Monday.

    • Wirfs left the stadium in a walking boot to protect his injured left ankle, and tests cleared the massive right tackle of any concern of a knee injury, NFL Network reported.

      Early projections for his return are 3-4 weeks, per reports.

      The Buccaneers (5-6) play the Saints (4-8), 49ers (7-4) and Bengals (7-4) before a Christmas night game at Arizona (4-8).

      Tampa Bay has survived a rash of injuries to the offensive line that began in training camp with center Ryan Jensen (knee).

      Teammates feared a significant injury when Wirfs was helped to his locker by trainers following a loss to the Cleveland Browns.

      Wirfs logged 68 snaps -- 99 percent of the team total -- against Cleveland.

      --Field Level Media

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (oblique) exits game vs. Eagles
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers headed to the locker room with an oblique injury with 2:03 left in the third quarter of Green Bay's game against the host Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

    • Rodgers was grimacing in pain before leaving with the trainers, who had examined his ribs following Green Bay's first possession of the second half.

      Rodgers completed 11 of 16 passes for 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before leaving the game with the Eagles leading 34-23.

      He is questionable to return.

      Rodgers, the four-time league MVP, has been playing most of the season with a broken right thumb. He entered Sunday having completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,542 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rams WR Allen Robinson II (foot) to have season-ending surgery
    By Field Level Media / Monday, November 28, 2022

    Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury that will require surgery, Los Angeles coach Sean McVay told reporters Sunday.

    • Robinson reportedly has a stress fracture in his foot that will require the insertion of a screw during surgery.

      Robinson was limited in practice all week and ultimately was inactive for Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. McVay said a CT scan taken on Friday showed a stress fracture on the navicular bone in Robinson's foot.

      This news brings to a close what had been an underwhelming season for Robinson, 29, who came to the Rams in March after signing a three-year, $46.5 million contract. In 10 games this season, Robinson recorded five-plus catches only twice and went over 50 yards receiving three times. His 63 receiving yards against Carolina in Week 6 was his season high.

      Robinson finishes the season with 33 receptions for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) likely done for year
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney likely needs season-ending surgery after injuring his ankle Sunday against the New York Jets, NFL Network reported.

    • Mooney was helped off the field in the third quarter, unable to put any weight on his left foot. He tore ligaments in his left ankle, per the report, during a rainy game that saw less-than-ideal field conditions in East Rutherford, N.J.

      The Bears also had defensive back Dane Cruikshank (hamstring), offensive lineman Riley Reiff (shoulder) and safety Eddie Jackson (foot) leave the game. Jackson went down with a non-contact injury during a play in which New York's Garrett Wilson scored on a 54-yard touchdown reception.

      Mooney didn't record a catch in the 31-10 loss to the Jets. The third-year pro has 40 receptions for 493 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games.

      In 45 career games, the 2020 fifth-round draft pick has 182 catches for 2,179 yards and 10 touchdowns.

      --Field Level Media

  • NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs carries Raiders to OT victory vs. Seahawks
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.

    • Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (4-7), who won in OT for the second consecutive week. Derek Carr overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Carr threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Foster Moreau with 1:54 remaining in regulation to tie the score.

      The Seahawks (6-5) lost their second in a row and fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC West. Geno Smith was 27-of-37 passing for 328 yards and two TDs. Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for two scores.

      The Raiders got the ball first in overtime and moved to Seattle's 37-yard line before the drive stalled. Daniel Carlson's 56-yard field-goal attempt was wide right. The Seahawks went three-and-out and had to punt to Las Vegas' 14-yard line. On the next play, Jacobs went up the middle and was hardly touched on his way to the end zone.

      Jaguars 28, Ravens 27

      Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and Jacksonville gambled on a successful two-point conversion with 14 seconds remaining to beat visiting Baltimore.

      Lawrence completed 29 of 37 passes for 321 yards for Jacksonville (4-7). With just over two minutes to play, Lawrence started the Jaguars on their eventual game-winning drive. The drive was capped off by Lawrence connecting with Marvin Jones Jr. for a 10-yard touchdown. On the two-point conversion, Lawrence found Zay Jones on a pass to the left side of the end zone.

      With just 14 seconds left, Baltimore (7-4) put Justin Tucker in position for a 67-yard field-goal attempt, but his kick was short as the Ravens' four-game winning streak came to an end. Lamar Jackson totaled 343 yards of offense for Baltimore, carrying the ball 14 times for 89 yards and completing 16 of 32 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown.

      Eagles 40, Packers 33

      Jalen Hurts ran for a career-high 157 yards and threw two touchdown passes as Philadelphia defeated visiting Green Bay.

      Hurts completed 16 of 28 passes for 153 yards. He rushed 17 times and broke the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback set by Michael Vick, who had 130 against the New York Giants in 2010. Philadelphia (10-1) rushed for a whopping 363 of its 500 total yards and matched its best start since the 2017 team that won Super Bowl LII. Miles Sanders ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

      Aaron Rodgers passed for 140 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions before leaving the game with an oblique injury late in the third quarter. Jordan Love took over for Green Bay (4-8) in the fourth quarter, trailing 37-23 after Jake Elliott's 31-yard field goal. Love's third pass was a 63-yard TD to Christian Watson -- the rookie receiver's sixth score in his last three games -- to make it 37-30 with 9:00 left.

      Browns 23, Buccaneers 17 (OT)

      Nick Chubb ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in overtime to give Cleveland a victory against visiting Tampa Bay.

      The winning run was set up by a 45-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett to Amari Cooper that moved the ball to Tampa Bay's 3-yard line. Cleveland (4-7) tied it at 17-17 with 32 seconds left in regulation on Brissett's 12-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku on fourth-and-10 and Cade York's extra point.

      Brissett passed for 210 yards, one TD and one interception in what was likely his final start before Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension. Tom Brady passed for 246 yards and two scores for the Bucs (5-6). Chris Godwin had 12 catches for 110 yards and a TD. The Buccaneers had taken a 17-10 lead with 7:41 left in the third quarter on Brady's 5-yard TD pass to Ko Kieft.

      Panthers 23, Broncos 10

      Carolina's Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass and scored on a strange running play while the defense dominated in a victory against visiting Denver.

      Darnold (11 of 19, 164 yards), who had been injured in the preseason and then was behind Baker Mayfield and PJ Walker in the pecking order, made good on his first chance in a role that he held last year. D'Onta Foreman rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries and Eddy Pineiro kicked three field goals for the Panthers (4-8).

      The Broncos (3-8) were limited to 246 yards of total offense in losing their third straight game. Russell Wilson completed 19 of 35 passes for 142 yards and a late touchdown.

      Dolphins 30, Texans 15

      Tua Tagovailoa passed for 299 yards and a score and the Miami defense turned two turnovers into first-half touchdowns in a victory over Houston in Miami Gardens, Fla.

      The Dolphins (8-3) led 30-0 by halftime -- their largest since building a 41-0 halftime lead against Houston on Oct. 25, 2015 -- and won their fifth consecutive game. Miami moved back into a first-place tie with the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East.

      The Texans (1-9-1) entered the game with the NFL's worst record and hoped for a better outcome after switching from second-year starter Davis Mills to Kyle Allen at quarterback. Allen completed 26 of 39 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions and finished with a 67.8 passer rating in his first start for the Texans. He was sacked five times.

      Jets 31, Bears 10

      Mike White threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead New York to a victory over Chicago in East Rutherford, N.J.

      White completed 22 of 28 passes, including a 22-yard scoring strike to Elijah Moore and touchdown passes of 8 and 54 yards to Garrett Wilson, who finished with five receptions for 95 yards. The Jets (7-4) improved to 3-3 at home while Chicago (3-9) lost its fifth straight game and for the eighth time in its past nine contests.

      Bears quarterback Trevor Siemian, thrust into the starting lineup after Justin Fields was inactive due to the injured shoulder he suffered in a loss to the Falcons last week, went 14-for-25 passing for 179 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

      Bengals 20, Titans 13

      Tee Higgins caught seven passes for 114 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter to lift Cincinnati past Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn.

      Joe Burrow completed 22 of 37 passes for 270 yards for the Bengals (7-4) and Samaje Perine, who started at running back for the injured Joe Mixon, gained 93 yards from scrimmage (58 rushing, 35 receiving) with a touchdown.

      The Titans' Ryan Tannehill finished 22 of 34 for 291 yards. Derrick Henry was held to 38 rushing yards on 17 carries but did have three receptions for 79 yards. With Tennessee (7-4) out of timeouts after an unnecessary roughness penalty, the Bengals kneeled three times to drain the clock late in the fourth. Cincinnati won for the fifth time in six games, while Tennessee lost in regulation for the first time since Week 2.

      Commanders 19, Falcons 13

      Kendall Fuller intercepted a batted pass in the end zone with 1:03 left to preserve Washington's victory over Atlanta and continue its playoff drive in Landover, Md.

      With Atlanta threatening to take the lead at the Washington 4-yard line, Daron Payne batted a pass by Marcus Mariota at the line of scrimmage and Fuller came down with the fluttering ball just inside the goal line. After Fuller's interception, the Atlanta defense forced an apparent three-and-out. But Adetokunbo Ogundeji was flagged for running into punter Tress Way, ending Atlanta's hopes.

      In a close-to-the-vest game played in a steady rain, Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes and Brian Robinson Jr. ran for a career-high 105 yards on 18 carries as Washington (7-5) won for the sixth time in its last seven games. Atlanta (5-7) was led by Mariota, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. He also ran six times for 49 yards.

      Chargers 25, Cardinals 24

      Justin Herbert hit Austin Ekeler on a 1-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining, then found Gerald Everett on a two-point conversion pass, as Los Angeles bypassed overtime and pulled off a victory over Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.

      The Chargers (6-5) punted on their first three fourth-quarter possessions but finished off a seven-play, 38-yard drive in the final two minutes following a 20-yard punt return from DeAndre Carter.

      Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray played well in his return after missing two games with a hamstring injury, going 18 of 29 with 191 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Murray also had a rushing TD, while James Conner had 120 yards rushing for Arizona (4-8).

      Chiefs 26, Rams 10

      Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and rookie Isiah Pacheco rushed for another to fuel host Kansas City over injury-riddled Los Angeles.

      Mahomes connected on 27 of 42 of his passing attempts for 320 yards. He completed passes to 10 different receivers while Harrison Butker made four field goals to send the Chiefs (9-2) to their fifth straight win. Tight end Travis Kelce reeled in a 39-yard scoring pass in the first quarter for his 12th touchdown reception of the season.

      Los Angeles' Bryce Perkins threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson and had a team-high 44 rushing yards while making his first career NFL start. Perkins was playing in place of the injured Matthew Stafford (neck, concussion) for the Rams (3-8), who mustered just 198 total yards of offense en route to losing their fifth straight game.

      49ers 13, Saints 0

      Jimmy Garoppolo passed to Jauan Jennings for the game's only touchdown and host San Francisco handed New Orleans its first shutout loss in more than 20 years.

      Robbie Gould added two field goals and Garoppolo completed 26 of 37 passes for 222 yards as the 49ers (7-4) won their fourth consecutive game. Andy Dalton completed 18 of 29 for 204 yards, but Alvin Kamara had just 50 yards from scrimmage and lost two crucial fumbles for the Saints (4-8).

      New Orleans reached a first-and-goal twice in the fourth quarter, trying to avoid the shutout and pull within one score, but the 49ers defense stood strong both times. It was the first time New Orleans failed to score in 333 games, dating back to Week 17 of the 2001 season against the 49ers.

      --Field Level Media

  • Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. removed from flight
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a flight on Sunday morning, Miami-Dade Police said.

    • Officers responded to a medical emergency aboard an American Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles at Miami International Airport at about 9:30 a.m. after the crew became concerned about Beckham.

      "As they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness, prior to their departure," read a police statement. "Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5-hour flight, the attendants called for police and fire rescue."

      According to police, the flight crew asked Beckham several times to exit the aircraft but he refused.

      After the rest of the passengers deplaned, Beckham cooperated with the officers' request and exited the plane "without incident."

      "Mr. Beckham was escorted to the non-secure area of the terminal by the officers where he made other arrangements," the police statement said.

      Beckham tweeted "comedy hr" with a laughing emoji on Sunday morning.

      One of the responses to that tweet included a video showing Beckham being escorted by police and this comment: "Forcing us off the plane because you were unresponsive and unruly is not comedy to the hundreds of folks trying to get home dude. Not cool man."

      Beckham, 30, has not played since tearing his ACL during his Los Angeles Rams' 23-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.

      Several teams have expressed interest in his services, including the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He has 531 career catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games with the Giants, Cleveland Browns and Rams.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) inactive vs. Titans
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase was listed as inactive for Sunday's road game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn.

    • Chase is working his way back from a hip injury initially sustained in a 30-26 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 16. He then aggravated the injury in the first half of the Bengals' 35-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 23. After limping off the field, Chase returned to play in the second half but has not played since.

      Chase, 22, has 47 catches, 605 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns over seven games. He led the Bengals in all three categories before his injury, with Tee Higgins since passing him in receptions (50) and yards (712).

      Chase made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2021, catching 81 passes for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns in 17 starts.

      In addition to Chase, the Bengals (6-4) listed running back Joe Mixon, punter Kevin Huber, defensive tackle Josh Tupou, offensive tackle D'Ante Smith, guard Jackson Carman and defensive end Jeff Gunter as inactive.

      The Titans (7-3) ruled the following players as inactive: defensive linemen Denico Autry, Larrell Murchison and Naquan Jones; linebacker Joe Schobert; cornerback Terrance Mitchell; kicker Randy Bullock; and center Ben Jones.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bears' Justin Fields inactive, Trevor Siemian starts vs. Jets
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.

    • The Bears (3-8) initially named Nathan Peterman as their starting quarterback versus the Jets (6-4) after Trevor Siemian -- who was expected to get the nod -- sustained an oblique injury during pre-game warmups. The team, however, called an audible and Siemian trotted out to start the game.

      ESPN reported that running back David Montgomery will serve as the emergency backup for Chicago.

      Fields is nursing an injury to his non-throwing (left) shoulder sustained in last weekend's 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

      Fields has passed for 1,642 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 11 games this season. He has scored seven touchdowns on the ground and ranks sixth in the NFL with 834 rushing yards.

      In addition to Fields, defensive backs Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon, wide receiver N'Keal Harry, offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood and Ja'Tyre Carter as well as linebacker Sterling Weatherford were listed as inactive.

      The Jets listed the following players as inactive: quarterback Zach Wilson, running back James Robinson, defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins, safety Tony Adams, wide receiver Jeff Smith, tight end Kenny Yeboah and cornerback Bryce Hall.

      --Field Level Media

  • Report: Rams QB Matthew Stafford might not return in '22
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford might not return in the 2022 season, ESPN reported Sunday.

    • Stafford, who led the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in February, won't play Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs. He has a strained neck and also has been in concussion protocol twice this month.

      The 34-year-old Stafford was removed from last Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after absorbing a hit that coach Sean McVay said left Stafford with some numbness in his legs.

      Bryce Perkins is expected to make his first NFL start at quarterback for the Rams. Perkins, 25, filled in for Stafford last Sunday and was 5-of-10 passing for 64 yards. He ran five times for 39 yards, but the Saints also sacked him three times.

      ESPN said that if the Rams (3-7) can go on a winning streak, then Stafford could rest and return to action if a playoff berth is on the line. McVay, however, told reporters earlier this week that he wouldn't rule out keeping Stafford out for the remainder of the season.

      Stafford has thrown for 2,087 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions on the season.

      In March, he signed a four-year, $160 million contract extention with the Rams, which included a $60 million signing bonus and $130 million in guaranteed money.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bucs backs: Giovani Bernard in, Leonard Fournette out
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, November 26, 2022

    The Buccaneers activated Giovani Bernard on Saturday and ruled fellow running back Leonard Fournette out for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

    • Tampa Bay designated Bernard to return to practice on Monday. He had been on injured reserve since Sept. 21 after sustaining an ankle injury in Week 2.

      Bernard, who turned 31 on Tuesday, had one kickoff return for 14 yards through the first two games this season. He played 11 snaps, all on special teams.

      He has rushed for 3,755 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught 365 passes for 2,990 yards and 14 scores in 129 NFL games (30 starts) with the Cincinnati Bengals (2013-20) and Tampa Bay.

      Rookie running back Rachaad White will make his second straight start when the Buccaneers (5-5) visit the Browns (3-7), with Fournette missing his first game of the season.

      Fournette sustained a hip pointer in the second half of the Nov. 13 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Munich, Germany, but did not make enough progress during Tampa Bay's bye week to get on the field this weekend.

      Fournette, 27, has rushed for 462 yards and three scores in 10 games this season, his third campaign with the Bucs and sixth in the NFL.

      White, 23, carried 22 times for a season-high 105 yards against the Seahawks. He has 357 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown in 10 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Giants-Cowboys most watched regular-season game in NFL history
    By Field Level Media / Friday, November 25, 2022

    The NFL said Friday that the Thanksgiving Day game between the host Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants set a regular-season viewership record.

    • The FOX broadcast averaged 42 million viewers, according to the league.

      Dallas has played on Thanksgiving for 45 straight seasons and 55 times overall. This year was the first time since 1992 that it played its division rival from New York, the largest media market in the country, on the holiday. Both teams entered the game 7-3, adding to the interest.

      The Cowboys beat the Giants 28-20.

      The league said it also set a record for its Thanksgiving Day "total unduplicated audience" of 138 million.

      The Buffalo Bills, one of the AFC's best teams, beat the host Detroit Lions 28-25 on a late field goal in the early game. The host Minnesota Vikings topped the New England Patriots 33-26 in the nightcap.

      The average viewership across the tripleheader was 33.5 million viewers per game.

      The news comes as the NFL and Amazon plan to begin staging a single Black Friday game beginning in 2023.

      --Field Level Media

  • Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) set to return vs. Chargers
    By Field Level Media / Friday, November 25, 2022

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is slated to return for Sunday's home game against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing two contests with a hamstring injury.

    • Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said Murray "looked sharp" during Friday's practice.

      The Cardinals considered about holding Murray out a third consecutive game with a bye coming up next week that would give him additional time to heal, but determined it wasn't necessary.

      "We had talked about it," Kingsbury said. "But, obviously, he was anxious to get back and he feels great. I mean, he feels 100 percent. If there was anything less than that we would have maybe waited, but he feels full go, so we're going to get him out there."

      Murray was injured during a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 30 and aggravated the hamstring the following week during a loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

      Colt McCoy guided Arizona to a 27-17 victory on the road Nov. 13 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Cardinals dropped a 38-10 decision Monday night in Mexico City against the San Francisco 49ers.

      Murray, 25, has thrown for 2,168 yards in nine games this season with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also has 359 yards rushing with two TDs.

      Kingsbury also said he expects receiver Marquise Brown (foot) to return against the Chargers. Brown, injured on hurt Oct. 16 against the Seahawks, has 43 catches for 485 yards and three touchdowns in six games.

      The Chargers will be without wideout Mike Williams (ankle), who reinjured an ankle last weekend in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He previously missed two games due to the injury before returning against Kansas City.

      Williams has 38 receptions for 510 yards and three touchdowns in eight games this season.

      --Field Level Media