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Ranking NFL teams most affected by injuries

An injury to a star player is a big deal, but injuries to numerous key players can completely derail a team's playoff hopes. Here are five examples.

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NFL relaxes video, social media rules for teams

The NFL relaxed its in-game video and social media rules for individual teams on Friday, part of an ongoing evolution of a policy that has drawn protests from some quarters.


Designing custom cleats for NFL stars

Custom cleats are all the rage in the NFL, and they'll be on display in a big way this week. So we gave apparel designers a list of players, a blank canvas and one instruction: the crazier, the better.

What will Pats' offense look like without Gronk? (1:29)
Gronkowski injury a tough loss (0:35)
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Week 13 NFL predictions: Scores for every game

A week after an overtime win over division rival Denver, will 8-3 Kansas City have a letdown against 7-4 Atlanta this weekend? NFL Nation breaks down each Week 13 matchup.

Who is the Cowboys' MVP? (0:41)
Despite meeting, Dickerson still won't attend Rams games (2:12)
The night Will Smith died (2:00)


ESPN Chalk @ESPN_Chalk

Chris Berman (aka "The Swami") is 40-19 ATS for the #NFL season. Which teams does he like this week? Check out his piece tmrw on Chalk.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Among the presenters tonight at the NASCAR Awards Banquet is former NFL all-pro running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Aaron Rodgers told me a couple of years ago he's always had trouble with his leg muscles tightening up when it's cold. Keep an eye on that on Sunday. It's supposed to be in the 30s and snowy in Green Bay and Rodgers is questionable with a hamstring strain.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll said he talked to Joe McKnight three weeks ago. "He had a great heart."


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As of Friday at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET, the Raiders have not heard any news regarding a potential reinstatement of Aldon Smith.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed on Bucs center Joe Hawley: "I definitely saw [the comments] earlier on my Twitter account. I guess the Buccaneers nation is pretty pissed. But I really don't care. I don't care for him or their organization or about the comments he made. That's really it. They can keep talking about it all they want to. …I guess he couldn't block a rookie the way he wanted to. So I'd be pretty pissed too. Hey, I guess he needs to do a better job."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson on the passing of former teammate Joe McKnight (statement via Jets): "It's tragic what happened to Joe. I'm definitely upset and really hurt. He was a brother to me more than a teammate. I enjoyed the time when he was here and getting to know him as a person. I think it's going to hurt his son the most and that's what is really bothering me – knowing that a kid will have to grow up without his dad. I have my own kids and know how they make me feel. Just being around Joe, he always loved talking about his son and the time that they spent together."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Jarran Reed came out swinging when asked about allegations that he spit at Bucs center Joe Hawley. "That's not true," he said. Added that Hawley must be mad that he couldn't block a rookie. Reed says he doesn't care for Hawley or the Bucs organization.