Lucky week 13 is here and we are super excited. Unless your team of choice is the Colts, or like, the Rams or something. Anyway, join the fun down below.
Carolina at Tampa Bay (FOX): Here's a snippet from a featured titled "Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Lineups and Analysis": "The Bucs must avoid …Mistakes that continue to lead to defeats. Last week at Tennessee, it was - as usual - turnovers and penalties. More of those will even the playing field for Carolina." Roger that, Tampa? [Tampabay.com]
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (CBS): Wildcard/seeding implications abound. The Bengals' dynamic rookie duo look to storm Pittsburgh and make some noise in the division but fans of teams "in the hunt" (read: me) are hoping for a big Pittsburgh win.
Atlanta at Houston (FOX): Houston is starting its third quarterback in as many weeks. Arian Foster is still alive, for the time being, so all is not totally lost for the Texans. Great sign for Kellen Clemens' career at this point that T.J. Yates gets the start, though. This Houston team, so conflicted with emotion!
NY Jets at Washington (CBS): Boomer Esiason tweets that if the Jets win today Sanchez will be one of six quarterbacks to win 30 games in his first three years. He's an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, stuffed inside turducken. Also with a win, Sanchez and Rex Ryan will have won 10 games three years in a row for the first time since Namath and Weeb Ewbank. Sounds about right. [Boomer Esiason, Bob Glauber]
Indianapolis at New England (CBS): I always love when life gets in the way of scheduling. Nantz and Simms probably had their tickets booked in advance for this obvious 4:05 p.m. kickoff from New England. You got Paint'd, CBS!
Oakland at Miami (CBS): "The AFC West front-running Raiders will take a stab at their first four-game winning streak in nine years with Carson Palmer again under center in Sunday's suddenly-challenging assignment against a Miami team that's enjoyed a mild resurgence of its own with Matt Moore at the controls." Raiders, so violent. [Miami Herald]
Denver at Minnesota (FOX): Adrian Peterson is out and Percy Harvin is questionable with "an illness." It's apparently unrelated to his migraine history, but he seems to always be questionable. No matter, they're running right into the TEBOW TRAIN. This should be the last stop, however. After today, the Broncos will once again play actual NFL teams capable of scoring more than 13 points.
Tennessee at Buffalo (CBS): "The franchises have produced two of the NFL's most memorable playoff contests. In a 1992 Wild Card game in Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills trailed the Oilers 35-3 in the third quarter but rallied with 35 consecutive points en route to a 41-38 overtime win. Then, in the 1999 Wild Card round, the Titans came out on top with an unlikely finish. In a play known as the "Music City Miracle," Kevin Dyson returned a Frank Wycheck lateral on a kickoff return 75 yards for a touchdown with only 16 seconds left in the game, giving Tennessee a 22-16 win." Not expecting much this week. [Clarksville Online]
Kansas City at Chicago (CBS): Dwayne Bowe has come under fire after Cris Collinsworth absolutely blasted him last week for alligator arming the last play of the game against the Steelers. I don't know, my gut instinct was that he just didn't make an effort to catch it because he knew he wouldn't be able to catch it. Anyway, they'll probably talk about that during the game some. And the cute-butted one's pending nuptials, too.
Via The 506. CBS (late games included):