Tom Brady is 2-5 in games at Denver and the Patriots' offense is running low on offensive weapons. Can they keep the streak going? Three teams that look playoff worthy? The Seahawks, Texans and ... Bucs.
Can Big Ben and the Steelers keep pace with the division-leading Bengals? They'll have to get past the Seahawks -- in Seattle. Will Brock Osweiler give the Broncos a fighting chance against the 10-0 Patriots?
Dareus, who suffered a minor knee injury during Monday's loss to New England, practiced on a limited basis Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Kansas City.
The Bills were thought to have the NFL's best defensive line entering the season, but two of the four guys will miss this week's game - Kyle Williams is out for the season and Mario Williams will miss this week - while collectively the unit has struggled to embrace Rex Ryan's new defense. Dareus and Jerry Hughes will be counted on for production in what looks like to be a pseudo playoff game for the 5-5 Bills.
Rambo (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, wgr550.com reports.
Though Rambo (shoulder) was forced out of this past Monday's loss to the Patriots with a left shoulder injury, he was able to record a season-high eight tackles prior to his exit, lifting his overall mark to 34 stops in nine games, to go along with two forced fumbles and a pick.
Though Taylor (right shoulder) was limited at practice this week, coach Rex Ryan said Friday that the QB is "ready to roll" for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Taylor, who relayed earlier this week, that he "kind of jammed" up his right shoulder "a little bit" Monday night against the Patriots, increased his throwing at practice Friday to the point that Ryan signed off on the QB's Week 12 availability, confirming that Taylor is "good to go." With Taylor a little banged up and the Chiefs' D on something of a roll, it wouldn't surprise us, however, to see the Bills employ a ground-heavy attack on the road this weekend.
Williams is slated to undergo season-ending left knee surgery, ESPN.com reports.
Williams, who hasn't played since Oct. 18, has been slow to recover from a meniscus injury and will thus turn to a procedure that should enable him to return to the playing field well in advance of the 2016 season.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team plans to have cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, their seventh-round pick, sit out the 2015 season as the player recovers from a serious knee injury he suffered at the end of his college career, per Cleveland.com.
Gabriel (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
A non-participant both Thursday and Friday, Gabriel is unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Ravens unless he gets back on the practice field Saturday. With Andrew Hawkins (concussion) also not practicing, the Browns may be without two of their top four wideouts in Monday's game. Such a scenario would likely allow Dwayne Bowe to get some playing time behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline.
Hawkins (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
With both Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel (concussion) looking shaky for Monday's game against the Ravens, Brian Hartine and Dwayne Bowe could take on some extra snaps and targets. Marlon Moore may also be involved, as Bowe has barely seen the field this season.
Whitner (concussion) returned to the practice field on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.
Whitner has missed the last two games due to a concussion he suffered in a Week 8 loss to the Cardinals. His status for Sunday is still unknown, but returning to practice is a good sign for Browns' fans. An official decision on his status for Sunday should be made on Friday.