Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade.
There’s a lot on the line for the Denver Broncos when the rival Raiders come to town next Sunday. But for 3-12 Oakland, they know it’s the final game of the season, meaning they have nothing to lose.
Peyton Manning’s play was bad, but that was only the tip of the iceberg for the Broncos in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Every phase of the game was out of sorts on Monday and the loss was a setback the team has to learn from in a hurry.
Two teams that have nothing to gain this season, but a lot to gain for next year, will battle it out on “Thursday Night Football.” The future of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars is quite cloudy right now, but a lot is on the line this week and CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein took time to discuss the match-up between two very young teams.
The Denver Broncos have promoted safety Josh Bush to their 53-man roster and replaced him on the practice squad with guard Jon Halapio.
The Chiefs appeared to be on their way to a surprising run at midseason, but their inability to develop a consistent downfield passing game derailed the Kansas City express.
While both teams have been miserable this season, this game will have a huge influence on the outcome of the NFC South Division.
The Chargers are depending on Philip Rivers to be at his best so they can compete on the road against a team that is clearly disappointed in the way it has played this season, but one that should have enough pride to play a competitive game here.
After their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, the Eagles can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves against the Redskins with the season in deep stretch and homefield advantage in the playoffs a major concern.
Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.
Photos from the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Photos of the NFC and AFC Championship games.
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