Here are 10 things from NFL Week 13 that intrigue me:

1. Eli Manning against Ben Roethlisberger: This battle of two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks taken in the 2004 NFL Draft should be a shootout. What's even better is both teams need the game in terms of playoff positioning -- and maybe even getting into the party. This will be fun.

2. The Dolphins' running game against the Ravens' top-ranked run defense: The Dolphins want to run Jay Ajayi, but the Ravens have been outstanding against the run. Miami is dinged up some on the offensive line, but I still expect the Dolphins to try and get Ajayi going early. The key will be handling Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams.

Jay Ajayi will face some tough sledding against the Ravens. USATSI

3. Can Ryan Tannehill stay hot? He has nine touchdown passes and one interception in Miami's six-game winning streak. He might be playing the best football of his career. But if Miami can't run it, is he up to the challenge of taking over the offense?

4. Will Seattle's offensive line give Russell Wilson any time? He took a beating last week at Tampa Bay, getting sacked six times and hit a bunch more. The line was terrible. It has to be better against the Panthers.

5. The Patriots' offense without Gronk: There is little doubt that the Patriots are a different team without Rob Gronkowski, who will miss the rest of the season after having back surgery. He is a threat in the middle of the field, down the field. That means somebody has to pick up the slack, but who is it?

6. The Broncos' Von Miller against the Jaguars: I have a strange feeling this might be one of those special pass-rush games for Miller. If he's up against tackle Jermey Parnell, and the Jaguars don't help, Miller could have a field day.

7. Can the Bucs keep it going against the Chargers? They beat the Chiefs and Seahawks the past two weeks, both good teams, and now face a tough challenge at San Diego against the Chargers. If the Bucs can win this one, they are legitimate playoff contender in Dirk Koetter's first season.

So much for a sophomore slump for Jameis Winston. USATSI

8. How will the Raiders' Derek Carr throw it with the finger problem? He dislocated the pinky on his throwing hand last week against the Chiefs. He returned to that game, and he will play this week against the Bills. But will it impact his play? He said this week there will be no limitations. Time will tell.

9. Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch against the Jaguars (if he starts): With Trevor Siemian missing practice with a foot injury, it looks like Lynch will make his second start this season against Jacksonville. That might seem like a good thing, but the Jaguars have a top-10 defense and have played well on that side of the ball.

10. How will the Rams defend Danny Woodhead out of the backfield for the Patriots? OK, it's a joke. But Jeff Fisher has to know better. The excuse that he was talking about Danny Amendola last week when he talked out "Danny" doesn't fly. He whiffed.