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Some of the teams still fighting for a playoff spot will do so against backup quarterbacks in Week 16. Also, is it time for the annual Peyton Manning cold-weather concerns?
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NFL fans are not happy about the growing number of penalties being called in games this season. And, after analyzing the numbers, they have a point.
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The Pats are NFL's best now, but look out for the hard-charging Seahawks, who would control of the NFC West with a Week 16 win at Arizona.
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There were 11 divisional rematches in Week 15, and seven ended with sweeps. Why the high number? The Broncos are relying on the running game more these days, and for good reason.
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It's mid-December and as we begin Week 15, no team has clinched a playoff berth. With 11 divisional rematches on tap, that will change quickly.
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It appears that the only thing that might slow down the Packers in their quest to reach the Super Bowl is their defense. Or, possibly, the Seattle Seahawks who are coming together and playing well enough to beat any team in the NFL.
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The Browns are going nowhere, and it's time to see what Johnny Manziel can do. The Cardinals need to sign Ray Rice now. And how bad is it in San Francisco?
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We head into Week 14 with plenty to chew on, as several games could seal a team's playoff fate and Jim Harbaugh travels to Oakland amid rumors about his future.
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The Packers supplant the Patriots as the No. 1 team while the Eagles move into the fourth spot following a big win over NFC East rival Dallas on Thanksgiving. Philly squares off against the No. 5 Seahawks this weekend.
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The Patriots and Packers engaged in a classic heavyweight bout in Green Bay on Sunday, and there may be no stopping them from staging a rematch.

Pat Kirwan has been around the league since 1972, serving in a variety of roles. He was a scout for the Cardinals and Buccaneers, a coach for the Jets as well as the team's Director of Player Administration where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, and the host of Sirius NFL Radio's Moving the Chains.
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