It's been a tough year for prime-time football fans, with way too many lopsided matchups but -- finally -- we have a Monday night showdown between two franchises that have legitimate Super Bowl chances.
Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints offense are lacking an identity and production is down in November. What happened? It's a combination of problems, including interior-line issues. Here's a closer look.
A few bits of preseason news, including how the Bengals' Carlos Dunlap deal limits their options on another key D-lineman (Michael Johnson) and updates on Jay Cutler, Josh Freeman, Eric Winston and Lake Tahoe.
Despite a record number 21 players receiving the franchise tag last spring, none of the 32 NFL teams have used the designation yet this offseason. But with the March 4 deadline looming, that's about to change. A league source tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that the Bengals have indicated they will franchise DE Michael Johnson.