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Week 14 preview: Eagles vs. Giants

These NFC East archrivals are headed in opposite directions, and Mike Florio and Chris Simms think the Eagles present an awfully tough stylistic matchup for the Giants.

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Matthew Berry's Week 14 top storylines

Matthew Berry analyzes the biggest storylines in fantasy football, from Lamar Jackson's PCL injury, Darren Waller's impending return and Baker Mayfield signing with the Rams.

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Baker Mayfield: I don’t know if you could write it any better than that
What Baker Mayfield did on Thursday night was unprecedented. The quarterback arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after the Panthers waived him on Monday. He didn’t start, but he played every...
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Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield leads Rams to storybook, last-second win over Raiders
Baker Mayfield must have gotten up Thursday feeling dangerous. Two days after the Rams claimed him off waivers, Mayfield led them to an improbable, unbelievable last-second, 17-16 victory over the Raiders....
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Thursday Night Football: Josh Jacobs questionable to return with hand injury
The Raiders have an injury concern with one of their best offensive players. Josh Jacobs is questionable to return with a hand injury. On the Prime Video broadcast, Jacobs was shown on the sideline getting...
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Sean McVay: It was a lot of fun watching Baker Mayfield go to work tonight
Head coach Sean McVay and the Rams somehow got Baker Mayfield ready to play for Thursday night — and the quarterback excelled. Despite getting to Southern California on Tuesday night and going through just...
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Josh McDaniels: Until we figure out how to stop losing with mistakes, it’s very difficult to win
For the fourth time in 2022, the Raiders lost a game in which they held a double-digit lead, falling to the Rams 17-16 on Thursday night. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time in 45...
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After Stanford interview, Jason Garrett says he’ll stay at NBC
He came, he saw, he decided to stay where he is. Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, currently working at NBC, confirmed late Thursday night on Twitter that he interviewed for the vacancy at Stanford, but...
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Time is running out on holiday Playmakers deal
December is the month for extreme procrastination. How long can I wait to mail that package? How long can I wait to buy a tree? How long can I wait to go shopping for my spouse? Are any stores open on...
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Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft
Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is forgoing his remaining college eligibility to enter the 2023 NFL draft. He announced his decision on social media Thursday night. McKee, 22, threw for 5,336 yards with...
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James Washington could return this week: It’s kind of like a kid waiting on Christmas
It doesn’t sound like the Cowboys will sign Odell Beckham Jr., but they will get a new receiver to their lineup soon. James Washington, who signed with the team in free agency, could make his Cowboys...
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Raiders use a holder on kickoffs to improve hang time, after an NFL rule clarification
The Raiders are using a holder on kickoffs tonight against the Rams, leading to several fans asking on social media: Why use a holder when the ball is being placed in a tee, and the game is indoors so wind...
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Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield playing well, but Raiders lead 13-3 at halftime
Baker Mayfield didn’t start for the Rams but he has been on the field for every offensive play since Los Angeles’ first drive. While Mayfield has clearly given his new team’s offense a...
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Davis Mills: I’m still a very confident player
Since the Texans decided to move on from Deshaun Watson before last season, they have had three different starting quarterbacks. Davis Mills has started 21 of the 29 games. He was benched for Kyle Allen the...
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Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield enters on second drive, leads Rams to field goal
Baker Mayfield has entered the game — and led the Rams to a scoring drive. Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson hit a 52-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 10-0. And then Mayfield came in for Los Angeles...
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Thursday Night Football: Josh Jacobs TD gives Raiders early lead; John Wolford starts for Rams
Much of the intrigue for Thursday’s game is about whether or not Baker Mayfield will play at quarterback For the Rams. But the Raiders have a chance to move to 6-7 and remain firmly in the hut for an...
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Notre Dame defensive end Isaiah Foskey declares for 2023 NFL draft
Notre Dame defensive end Isaiah Foskey is turning pro. On Thursday, Foskey announced his decision to enter the 2023 NFL draft. He will not play for the Irish in the Gator Bowl against South Carolina. Foskey...
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Tua Tagovailoa remains limited in practice; Tyreek Hill sits out with illness
The Dolphins added receiver Tyreek Hill to the practice report Thursday with an illness. He did not practice. Receiver Jaylen Waddle (fibula) was upgraded to a full participant after being limited Wednesday...
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Vikings’ illness doesn’t spread, so far
On Wednesday, five Vikings players missed practice with an illness. On Thursday, no one else got sick. The same five players showed up on Thursday’s practice report, with three of them returning to...
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Mike Williams has a full practice Thursday, but Derwin James remains out
Chargers receiver Mike Williams didn’t practice at all the past two weeks and he missed the past two games with an ankle injury. Williams returned to limited work Wednesday and full participation...
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Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield, Josh Jacobs active for Raiders-Rams
Claimed by the Rams off waivers earlier this week, quarterback Baker Mayfield is active for Thursday night’s contest between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. But John Wolford is active for the mid-week...
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Max Mitchell dealing with blood clots in his right calf, lung
The Jets placed rookie offensive tackle Max Mitchell on the non-football injury/illness list Wednesday, but coach Robert Saleh provided no details on the reason. Mitchell’s father, John, told Rich...
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49ers DC DeMeco Ryans: Nick Bosa is hands down the defensive player of the year
San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans says there’s no question who the NFL’s defensive player of the year should be: 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa. “He definitely is playing his...
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Amari Cooper has a hip injury added to the practice report
Amari Cooper did not practice Wednesday for what the Browns listed as not injury related – rest. The receiver returned to a limited practice Thursday but had a hip injury added to the report. It is...
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NFL responds to Oversight Committee’s claim that it “buried” Beth Wilkinson’s findings
The report published on Thursday by the House Oversight Committee made accusations against both the Commanders and the NFL. As to the latter, the Committee said the league “buried” the results...
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Lamar Jackson remains out of practice
Ravens coach John Harbaugh called Lamar Jackson week to week with a knee injury, but his return isn’t expected until next week at the earliest. Jackson remained out of practice Thursday. Harbaugh has...
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DeAndre Hopkins, Rondale Moore miss practice Thursday
The Cardinals were short a couple of receivers at Thursday’s practice. DeAndre Hopkins and Rondale Moore both sat out during the team’s first on-field work ahead of Monday night’s game...
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Mac Jones: Patriots players all know we can play a lot better
The Patriots’ offense has been a major disappointment this season, but quarterback Mac Jones says there’s still time to turn it around. Jones said today that there’s a lot of confidence...
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Three Lions have been out this week with an illness
The Vikings had five players miss practice on Wednesday with an illness. The Lions have come close to matching that. Three Detroit players didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, with an illness...
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Bengals add Tee Higgins, Sam Hubbard to injury report
The Bengals made a pair of notable additions to their injury report on Thursday. Wide receiver Tee Higgins and defensive end Sam Hubbard were both listed as limited participants in practice. Higgins is...
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Toe injury keeps Trevor Lawrence from practicing again
Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has said he’ll play on Sunday despite a toe injury. He nevertheless hasn’t practiced this week. For the second straight day, Lawrence missed practice due to...
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Giants add Saquon Barkley to the practice report with a neck injury
Giants running back Saquon Barkley was not on the practice report Wednesday. He was on it Thursday. The Giants added him with a neck injury that limited him in practice. It is the first time Barkley has...
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Jeffery Simmons, Treylon Burks miss practice for Titans
Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons has been playing through an ankle injury in recent weeks and the issue caused him to miss Thursday’s practice session. Simmons missed two practices last week before...
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Rams elevate Malcolm Brown, Earnest Brown for Thursday night
The Rams announced a couple of additions to their roster for Thursday night’s game against the Raiders. The team has promoted running back Malcolm Brown and defensive lineman Earnest Brown from the...
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Why isn't NFL doing more to remove Snyder?
A House report ruled that Commanders owner Daniel Snyder obstructed an inquiry into "toxic" workplace culture, and Ashley Nicole Moss is left wondering why he's still an owner of an NFL team and allowed to...
Dak Prescott: Odell Beckham Jr. will help if we get him, confident in what we have if not
Quarterback Dak Prescott met with free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. when Beckham visited the Cowboys this week and he told reporters on Thursday that he thought “the visit went well.”...
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Travis Kelce closing in on seventh consecutive 1,000-yard season
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce already owns the NFL record for 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end, but he’s threatening to put that record out of reach. Kelce has 968 receiving yards this season, so if...
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Diontae Johnson, T.J. Watt out of practice Thursday
A pair of Steelers starters saw their practice participation move in the wrong direction on Thursday. Wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) and linebacker T.J. Watt (ribs) both sat out practice. The two...
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Matt Milano out of practice again, Dion Dawkins remains limited
The second Bills injury report of the week looks a lot like the first. Linebacker Matt Milano was one of four players to miss practice on Wednesday and he remained off the field on Thursday as well. Milano...
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Zach Ertz had surgery to repair torn ACL, MCL
When Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz initially hurt his knee last month, the belief was that he avoided an injury to his ACL but he revealed he wasn’t that lucky on Thursday. At a press conference from...
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D’Onta Foreman back at practice for Panthers
Running back D'Onta Foreman has been a bright spot for the Panthers since taking over the starting job in the wake of the Christian McCaffrey trade and his presence would boost their chances of beating...
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Matthew Berry likes Derek Carr's Overs in Raiders-Rams
Matthew Berry and Jay Croucher preview the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Rams' Thursday night matchup and reveal their best bets for the game.
Matthew Berry's Week 14 Love/Hate QBs: Ride with NFC North
Matthew Berry and Jay Croucher run through which signal-callers land on Berry's Love/Hate lists for Week 14 including a pair of NFC North QBs taking part in a division battle and more.
Craig Reynolds designated for return from IR
Lions running back Craig Reynolds returned to practice on Thursday. Reynolds has been designated to return from injured reserve. He missed the last four games with a rib injury. Reynolds appeared in the...
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Matthew Berry's WR, TE Love/Hate for Week 14: Kirk, Smith
Matthew Berry and Jay Croucher highlight which pass catchers Berry loves and hates for Week 14 including Christian Kirk and his matchup with Tennessee, T.J. Hockenson vs. his former team and more.
Joe Mixon: As much as I wanted to contribute, Bengals made the best decision for everybody
Joe Mixon is set to return to play on Sunday after missing the last two games with a concussion. The Bengals have been OK without him, in part due to Samaje Perine‘s strong play. He rushed for 164...
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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate RBs for Week 14: Dallas duo, Swift
Matthew Berry and Jay Croucher run through the latest Rotoworld headlines before diving into Berry's running back Love/Hate headlined by Dallas' backs, D'Andre Swift and more.
Chris Boswell returns to practice
Kicker Chris Boswell is on his way back to the Steelers lineup. Boswell went on injured reserve on November 10 and has not played since October 23 because of a groin injury, but he returned to the practice...
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Chiefs sign Brandon Williams to active roster
Defensive tackle Brandon Williams signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad last week and he’s already moving on up. The Chiefs have signed Williams to the active roster. He takes the roster spot...
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Report: Jason Garrett a finalist for Stanford head coaching job
Jason Garrett was in the running for the Duke head coaching job last year and he’s reportedly a top candidate for another college opening this year. Stewart Mandel of TheAthletic.com reports that...
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Bruce Allen claims league office blamed Jon Gruden email leak on Commanders
The reports generated in connection with the investigation of the Commanders by the House Oversight Committee will contain plenty of interesting nuggets. Here’s one, as flagged by the keen eye and...
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Ben Johnson hopes Jameson Williams can have larger role this week
The Lions have a big game on Sunday against the Vikings and may get a little boost to their offense from a young receiver. First-round pick Jameson Williams made his pro debut last week in the win over the...
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Xavier McKinney has pins removed from hand, uncertain if he will return this season
Giants safety Xavier McKinney‘s season was interrupted when he broke multiple fingers on his left hand in an ATV accident during the team’s bye week and the injury may wind up ending his season...
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Chargers putting too much on Herbert's shoulders
Chris Simms goes inside the numbers ahead of L.A.'s showdown with the Dolphins on SNF to demonstrate how the Chargers offense is doing nearly enough to help Justin Herbert.
Week 14 preview: Browns vs. Bengals
Mike Florio and Chris Simms describe how the Browns offense, which still is adjusting to having Deshaun Watson at the helm, will hold up against an elite Bengals defense in Week 14.