Cleveland at Dallas
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Cowboys by 7½.
Records: Browns 2-7 (4-4-1 vs. spread), Cowboys 4-5 (4-5 vs. spread).
Comments: Brandon Weeden (2,088) is 360 passing yards shy of breaking Tim Couch’s Browns rookie record . . . Dallas’s Tony “Smiles” Romo is 20-3 with a 111.7 passer rating in November . . . Cowboys TE Jason Witten has 58 catches in his past six games . . . Player to watch: Cleveland WR Josh Gordon leads all rookies with 417 receiving yards.
Key injuries: BROWNS: OUT: CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf). QUESTIONABLE: CB Joe Haden (oblique), DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf). COWBOYS: OUT: C Phil Costa (ankle), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), DE Sean Lissemore (ankle). DOUBTFUL: C Ryan Cook (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (back), RB DeMarco Murray (foot).
Cincinnati at Kansas City
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Bengals by 3½.
Records: Bengals 4-5 (3-5-1 vs. spread), Chiefs 1-8 (3-6 vs. spread).
Comments: Series is tied at 13-13 . . . Cincy QB Andy Dalton (his hair matches his uniform) has 92.3 passer rating and 8 TD passes on the road in 2012 . . . Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has 5 sacks in his last six games . . . Matt Cassel is one TD pass shy of 60 for his Chiefs career . . . Player to watch: Bengals WR A.J. Green has a TD reception in eight straight games.
Key injuries: BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Marvin Jones (knee), S Reggie Nelson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: C Jeff Faine (hamstring), WR Andrew Hawkins (knee). CHIEFS: OUT: G Jon Asamoah (thumb), WR Jon Baldwin (head, neck), TE Jake O’Connell (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: G Ryan Lilja (knee), QB Brady Quinn (head).
New York Jets at St. Louis
Time: 1 p.m., CBS Line: Rams by 3½.
Records: Jets 3-6 (5-4 vs. spread), Rams 3-5-1 (6-3 vs. spread).
Comments: Nice to see the locker room overhaul has really paid off for the Jets. Oy . . . Rams rookie Chris Givens has at least one 50-yard reception in five straight games . . . Jets are 5-0 when RB Shonn Greene rushes for 100 yards . . . St. Louis’s Robert Quinn has 8½ sacks in last nine games . . . Player to watch: Jets TE Dustin Keller has 17 catches for 207 yards in last three games.
Key injuries: JETS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Jeremy Kerley (heel, hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (ankle), DT Sione Po’uha (back, ankle), RB Bilal Powell (concussion), LB Bart Scott (toe). RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Mario Haggan (thigh), WR Austin Pettis (toe), DE Eugene Sims (knee), S Darian Stewart (knee).
Philadelphia at Washington
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Redskins by 3½.
Records: Eagles 3-6 (1-7-1 vs. spread), Redskins 3-6 (4-5 vs. spread).
Comments: Redskins’ Robert Griffin III leads all rookie QBs with a 65.6 completion percentage and a 93.9 passer rating . . . . . . Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan is the lone NFLer with at least 10 sacks (12) and 2 INTs (2) . . . Player to watch: Eagles TE Brent Celek has at least one TD catch in two straight vs. Washington.
Key injuries: EAGLES: OUT: WR Jason Avant (hamstring), WR Mardy Gilyard (hamstring), RB Chris Polk (toe), QB Michael Vick (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: G Danny Watkins (ankle). REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Pierre Garcon (foot), S Brandon Meriweather (knee).
Tampa Bay at Carolina
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Buccaneers by 1.
Records: Panthers 2-7 (4-5 vs. spread), Buccaneers 5-4 (7-2 vs. spread).
Comments: Buccaneers have scored at least 28 points in a franchise-record five straight . . . Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has rushed for at least two TDs in four of last eight vs. Tampa Bay . . . Carolina rookie LB Luke Kuechly has a team-high 88 tackles . . . Panthers DE Charles Johnson has 25½ sacks in last 31 games . . . Player to watch: Bucs QB Josh Freeman has thrown 13 TDs and 1 pick in his last five games.
Key injuries: BUCCANEERS: QUESTIONABLE: T Jamon Meredith (ankle). PANTHERS: OUT: DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring).
Jacksonville at Houston
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Texans by 15½.
Records: Jaguars 1-8 (4-5 vs. spread), Texans 8-1 (7-2 vs. spread).
Comments: Texans have won four straight in the series . . . Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny has a team-high 70 tackles (he deserves to be on a winning team) . . . Houston RB Arian Foster has scored at least one TD in 11 straight games . . . Player to watch: Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert has thrown for 828 yards, 5 TDs, and 0 INTs on the road this season.
Key injuries: JAGUARS: OUT: RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), RB Greg Jones (thigh), S Dwight Lowery (ankle), CB Rashean Mathis (groin). TEXANS: OUT: RB Ben Tate (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: TE Owen Daniels (back), LB Tim Dobbins (shoulder).
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