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Rebecca Lowe, Tim Howard, and Robbie Mustoe debate over the efficacy of VAR following another matchweek full of controversial decisions.
Michael Smith chats with Chris Jones to discuss the identity of the Kansas City Chiefs, what makes this year’s defense so impressive, evolving as a leader and the business of the NFL.

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  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    This became the most logical outcome after Higgins returned to full practice on Friday. Sidelined since Week 9, Higgins is returning to an entirely different offensive environment after Joe Burrow was lost for the season. Even with six teams on bye this week, Higgins is best left outside the top 36 at receiver.
  • LAC Wide Receiver #13
    “This is light, honestly,” Allen said. “Thigh contusion is like a solid nick. That’s considered not bad.” Allen also said his ongoing shoulder injury is not an issue. “I feel great. This late in the season, I couldn’t ask to be feeling any better.” Allen is an elite Week 13 option.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    Higgins was limited to start the week but upgraded to full on Friday. The veteran receiver has missed each of the Bengals’ last three games with a hamstring injury suffered in practice but is trending toward a return on Monday night against the Jaguars. While Higgins’ return is good for the Bengals, fantasy managers will need to consider whether or not he’s worth starting with Jake Browning under center. Browning and the Bengals managed just 222 total yards in last week’s loss to the Steelers and were 2-for-10 on third down. Higgins shouldn’t be counted on as anything more than a WR3.
  • HOU Tight End #86
    Brevin Jordan is expected to draw the start, with Schultz now ruled out. The veteran tight end didn’t practice all week and was trending toward being ruled out after being listed as DNP on Friday. While Jordan is expected to get the starting nod, he’ll be hard to trust as anything more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 against the Broncos.
  • HOU Wide Receiver #85
    Texans beat writer Aaron Wilson said Brown should be considered “truly questionable” after he popped up as a DNP on Friday following two days of limited practices. Wilson reported earlier on Friday that Brown looked “fairly limited in practice,” but apparently, whatever he did wasn’t enough for the team to credit him with limited participation on the day. Brown has missed back-to-back games with his injury, and it sounds like he’s trending toward missing a third-straight game.
  • HOU Wide Receiver #3
    Dell is listed as questionable, but head coach DeMeco Ryans has expressed confidence in Dell playing on Sunday against the Broncos. The rookie receiver should be in line for a big day with tight end Dalton Schultz (hamstring) ruled out and Noah Brown (knee) listed as questionable. Dell has finished as a top-24 PPR receiver in each of his last four weeks and is a fringe WR1 this week if active.
  • DEN Wide Receiver
    Mims will be active for Week 13 against the Texans but continues to be off the fantasy radar. The rookie receiver has caught two or fewer passes in each of his last six games and has yet to top three receptions in any game this season.
  • DEN Wide Receiver #10
    Jeudy didn’t practice to start the week but closed out Friday with a full practice. He’ll be good to go for this week’s contest against a Texans defense that’s allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing receivers over the last two weeks, although it’s worth noting Jeudy hasn’t cleared 60 receiving yards since Week 7.
  • CLE Quarterback #15
    Flacco was named the backup over P.J. Walker earlier this week. Knowing Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unlikely to play due to a concussion, head coach Kevin Stefanski was functionally naming Flacco the team’s Week 13 starter. As expected, DTR was ruled out on Friday, paving the way for Flacco to make his debut as a member of the Browns. At 38 years old, it’s fair to wonder how much Flacco has left in the tank. On the other hand, Cleveland’s tandem of Walker and Thompson-Robinson has created one of the worst offensive environments in the NFL. Even a modest improvement via Flacco will go a long way. The move will keep Amari Cooper in the WR3 conversation while giving Elijah Moore some FLEX potential versus the Rams.
  • LAC Wide Receiver #13
    Allen missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was back on the field for Friday’s session before being listed as questionable. We expect Allen to gut it out and play through the quad issue, though there won’t be a final answer on the matter until the Chargers declare their inactives 90 minutes before kickoff. If Allen is surprisingly scratched, Jalen Guyton and Austin Ekeler would seemingly be in line to lead the team in targets. The Chargers’ offense would be at risk of falling into disrepair without their top receiver.


Mustoe: VAR has to stop 'micro-managing the game'
Rebecca Lowe, Tim Howard, and Robbie Mustoe debate over the efficacy of VAR following another matchweek full of controversial decisions.

NBC Sports Podcasts

Tiger returns at Hero
Brandel Chamblee breaks down Tiger Woods’ swing at the Hero World Challenge and discusses how Tiger uses his hips and lower body to drive the golf ball.
Relive every single shot from Tiger Woods during the second round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course in the Bahamas.
Watch the best shots and moments from the second round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
After a better start and cleaning some things up from Round 1 at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods says he didn’t have the finish he would have liked in the second round and wishes he would have made more putts.
Lucas Glover records an ace on the Par 3 No. 17 hole during the second round of the Hero World Challenge with a 9 iron from 168 yards out.
The Golf Central crew analyzes Jordan Spieth’s driving at the Hero World Challenge and how it could be a start to get him back to his 2015 form.
Brandel Chamblee and Damon Hack review Tiger Woods’ performance during the first round of the Hero World Challenge, preview the rest of the competition, and discuss whether there’s potential concern for reinjury.
SNF on NBC, Peacock
Sunday’s 49ers-Eagles matchup is not just the biggest game of Week 13, it’s one of the most important games of this NFL season in its impact on the playoff picture, a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game and perhaps a preview of this season’s.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms explain why the Chiefs vs. Packers on Sunday Night Football could be an “exciting game” in what will be Patrick Mahomes’ first game at Lambeau Field.
Matthew Berry breaks down his Love/Hate players for Week 13 and vents about why David Tepper should NEVER be compared to Dan Snyder when it comes to bad owners.
Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season.
Pro Football Focus breaks down the players to watch in the Week 13 SNF matchup between the Chiefs and Packers, including Jordan Love and Christian Watson for Green Bay and Patrick Mahomes and Rashee Rice for Kansas City.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms run through props, provided by DraftKings Sportsbook, for C.J. Stroud against the Broncos, Jared Goff’s ability to limit interceptions against the Saints and more.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms reveal which matchups they’re keeping a close eye on in Week 13, including the 49ers’ D-line vs. the Eagles’ O-line, Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz vs. Matthew Stafford and more.

Premier League

Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Relive Burnley’s dominant display at Turf Moor, where Vincent Kompany’s side defeated 10-men Sheffield United 5-0 in Matchweek 14.
Brentford prove to be too much for Luton Town to handle as the Bees secure three points in a hard-fought 3-1 win over the Hatters at the Gtech.
Forest’s been hit by its own form and Everton by a Premier League points deduction, setting two desperate teams into City Ground on Saturday.


In late July, Broncos coach Sean Payton became a pin cushion for widespread criticism after his comments to Jarrett Bell of USA Today went public.
Week 13 has arrived, triskaidekaphobia be damned.
As we wait to see what Panthers interim coach Chris Tabor will do with the final six games of the 2023 season, it’s important to remember what former Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks did with the final 12 games of 2022.
One of the all-time great quarterbacks moves closer to the end. It’s unclear when the end will arrive.


Reggie Jackson and Dyson Daniels lead Saturday’s pickups to wrap up the week.
The Fantasy Football Happy Hour crew discuss Dak Prescott’s performance against the Seattle Seahawks and why you can make the case for him to be the frontrunner for NFL MVP right now.
Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers and Jay Croucher debate New York Jets quarterback Tim Boyle’s passing props vs. the Falcons in Week 13, with odds presented by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers, Jay Croucher and Denny Carter discuss why you should proceed with caution for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice moving forward.


“It’s a long journey to be up there, mentioned with the greats.”
The rookie has averaged 19.3 points and 9.7 rebounds a game this season.
DeRozan seems likely to be traded by the deadline, but the Bulls have been unpredictable.
The Lakers and USC schedules don’t directly conflict in the coming weeks, but there could be challenges.

College Football

Two bowl games look far more likely for No. 17 Notre Dame than any others, the ReliaQuest Bowl and the Pop-Tarts Bowl. What results today would send the Irish into each?
The Wolf Pack went 4-20 under Ken Wilson and their defense gave up more than 30 points a game during both seasons.

College Basketball

Buie scored seven of his 31 points in OT to help the Wildcats beat Edey and the top-ranked Boilermakers for the second straight season, winning 92-88 in the Big Ten opener for each school.
Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Robyn Fralick reflects on her goals upon entering the Big Ten, bringing player Jocelyn Tate with her from Bowling Green and more.


Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger, and Blake Snell highlight this year’s class of free agents.
Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
Kapler was fired by the Giants with three days left in the 2023 regular season after the team failed to make the playoffs for a second straight year.
Martinez, a 33-year-old right-hander, gets $14 million in 2024 and $12 million in 2025. He has the right to opt out after the 2024 World Series and become a free agent again.

Motor Sports

William Byron is a frequent competitor in the Super Late Model event.
The High Limit Sprint Car and World of Outlaws Series combine for nearly 150 races in 2024.
Brad Keselowski noted the importance of road course races in NASCAR.
Kyle Sieg will take on his first full Xfinity Series schedule.


Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick reveal their best bets for Week 13, with Drew expecting the Rams to build on their recent success and Jay eyeing Tim Boyle’s passing yards on Bet the Edge.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss why betting the Over (47.5) in the 49ers vs. Eagles matchup is the best way to approach this game, expecting each team to ‘score and answer’ on Bet the Edge.
Vaughn Dalzell shares his best bets for the NFL’s Week 13 slate, including Thursday Night Football, the Patriots’ first half against the Chargers, and two totals in Jets vs Falcons, and Bucs vs Panthers matchups.


Lee made a dramatic birdie on the final hole to tie Rikuya Hoshino in Sydney.
Unsubstantiated reports of more players leaving the PGA Tour to join LIV Golf have dominated the golf world this week and prompted a response from the circuit’s six policy board players directors.
Taylor Funk birdied seven of his final 11 holes at second stage of PGA Tour Q-School on Friday to advance to final stage in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where Funk grew up.
Here’s a look at when Tiger Woods and Co. will be going out Saturday at the Hero.
Watch the best shots and moments from the second round at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
The tournament host followed an opening 75 with 2-under round on Day 2 in Albany

Brother From Another

Natalie and Kelsey Nicole Nelson argue that the Golden State Warriors and head coach Steve Kerr need to lean into the youth movement to supplement the team’s group of older veterans.
It isn’t perfect, but Natalie and Kelsey Nicole Nelson have no problem with the NBA In-Season Tournament, which is generating some media attention for up-and-coming, lower-profile NBA teams.
Natalie and Kelsey Nicole Nelson react to the news that Bronny James was cleared for a return to basketball and praise LeBron James for prioritizing his son’s USC debut over a Lakers game.
Sunday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers should be the game of the week in the NFL. Natalie and Kelsey Nicole Nelson preview all the top storylines of the NFC heavyweight bout.

Local coverage

“Even Patrick Mahomes can’t save the Patriots.”
The Bears will face a decision about whether to keep or fire Matt Eberflus after this season.
The Eagles were back on the practice field Thursday but a few key players were not participating.
Six seconds perfectly showcased the jolt Gary Payton II so often brings the Warriors, and what they’re about to badly miss.


Bees back in top half of Premier League table despite continued absence of star striker Ivan Toney.
The 2024 European Championships take place in Germany this summer and it is going to be a brilliant 24-tournament in packed-out stadiums.
Arsenal edged past Wolves at a frosty Emirates Stadium on Saturday as the Premier League leaders turned on the class in the first half and survived a late score.
Burnley scored after 15 seconds and led by two before a red card to the Blades helped open the floodgates at Turf Moor in a huge match of relegation rivals.
Can Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils stretch their Premier League win streak to four when they visit wounded but thriving Newcastle United?