Freezing Rain in New England, Flu in the Lions' DenS

Your NFL news & notes prior to the games ...

• The weather could be an issue: The Arizona Cardinals will have to battle the elements and the desperate Pats in snowy, icy New England today. "White football lines and snow don't appear to be a good combination. To combat this, the Patriots field crew just painted the entire boundary of the field (and the goal lines) a navy blue to make it easier on officials and players to determine where they are on the already snow-covered field."

• Herm Edwards will see this thing through: Apparently, the Chiefs' head coach doesn't see a reason to step away from his job. "Herm Edwards won't quit as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, but sources say that with only one year left on his contract ... Edwards does not intend to resign but will wait on a resolution that brings more clarity to his future, the sources said."

• Flu bug: As if the very real possibility of going winless on the season wasn't bad enough, but now there's talk of the flu going around the Detroit Lions' locker room. God has a cruel sense of humor, yes?

•Who's gonna coach the Rams now?
Says here that Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Ravens defensive coordinator Rob Ryan are the two leading candidates.