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NFL Updates: Broncos-Patriots, Week 12 Schedule and More
November 24, 2013
Today’s the day. Week 12 in the NFL will get started within a matter of hours, and the anticipation is running high. Before we settle in and get ready for kickoff, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy storylines and situations developing around the league. Here’s the latest.
What to Watch Tonight: The Cadillac of today’s NFL schedule will feature the Denver Broncos (9-1) heading to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots (7-3) in a primetime clash that should be very entertaining. (8:30 PM ET on NBC.)
The Broncos are coming off a very important win against the Chiefs in Week 11, while the Patriots fell to the Panthers in a controversial finish during their last outing. The Patriots have had the edge in recent matchups between these two teams, including a 31-21 victory over the Broncos on October 9 of last year. Peyton Manning outplayed Tom Brady in that one, tossing for 337 yards and three touchdowns to Brady’s 223 yards and one passing score, but the Pats came away with the victory.
The lineups look much different this season, however, and it’s anyone’s guess how the game will play out.
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Playoff Picture: Before we get started with today’s games, let’s take a look at the playoff picture in both conferences. We’ll revisit things after Week 12 has finished, as we’re sure to see some shuffling in the standings.
1. Denver Broncos (9-1) - Lead West
2. Indianapolis Colts (7-3) - Lead South
3. New England Patriots (7-3) - Lead East
4. Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) - Lead North
5. Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) Wild Card 1
6. New York Jets (5-5) Wild Card 2
In the Hunt: Dolphins, Raiders, Steelers, Ravens, Titans, Browns
1. Seattle Seahawks (10-1) Lead West
2. New Orleans Saints (9-2) Lead South *Have already played Week 12*
3. Detroit Lions (6-4) Lead North
4. Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) Lead East
5. Carolina Panthers (7-3) Wild Card 1
6. San Francisco 49ers (6-4) Wild Card 2
In the Hunt: Cardinals, Bears, Cowboys, Packers
NFL Week 12 Schedule: Before we kiss Week 12 goodbye, let’s take one last look at the schedule for today and tomorrow. Here’s a look at the upcoming matchups, as well as the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Week 12 Byes: Bills, Seahawks, Bengals, Eagles
1:00 PM ET Games:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
4:05 PM ET Games:
Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (NBC)
8:40 PM ET:
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins (ESPN)
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