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Follow live: Vikings-Lions open Thanksgiving Day play

This NFC North showdown features a Detroit team that’s won four straight Thanksgiving Day games at Ford Field against a first-place Minnesota team riding a six-game winning streak.

Free-agent CB Revis signs contract with Chiefs

Veteran defensive back Darrelle Revis has signed a deal with the Chiefs.

Falcons RB Freeman returning to practice

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman will return to practice on a limited basis as he works his way back from a concussion.

Freeney joins Lions after surprise Seahawks cut

The Lions claimed defensive end Dwight Freeney off waivers Wednesday, one day after he was waived by the Seahawks.

Beathard to remain 49ers' QB vs. Seahawks

Coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard's strong performance against the Giants in Week 10 played a big role in his decision to stick with Beathard as the team's starting quarterback for at least one more week.

Bears' Floyd placed on IR with knee injury

Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd was put on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury Sunday.

Panthers' Newton explains mug shot posting

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he made the decision to post his police mug shot on Instagram because that was the day in his life and football career "that made it real."

Ravens' Perriman realizes reason for benching

"Yeah, I understand. I do understand," Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman said. "I don't totally agree with it. But I understand why it happened. All I can control is me working hard every week and throughout practice and having it roll over to the game."

Brady, Gronk among Patriots to miss practice

Tom Brady is still expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss, but his absence from practice Wednesday left Brian Hoyer as the team's lone quarterback on the field.

Love, Hate and pardon the turkeys

Matthew Berry is feeling magnanimous and invites readers to forgive themselves for their poor fantasy decisions this season, and helps set the table for Week 12 with his weekly loves and hates.

Week 12 fantasy football inactives watch

The ESPN Fantasy staff provides updated inactives and analysis based on the latest reports and official announcements leading up to kickoff.

Week 12 NFL predictions: Scores for every game

NFL Nation reporters predict the outcomes for Week 12's games including Thursday's big NFC North matchup between the Vikings and the Lions.

How Philly has fallen for Carson Wentz

Winning over Philly sports fans is no holiday. But with his rocket arm and a 9-1 start, Wentz has given Eagles faithful something to be thankful for.

NFL MVP poll: Why it's Wentz's award to lose

Tom Brady is having another MVP-caliber season, but Carson Wentz has led his team to the best record. Then there's Drew Brees and ... who else? Here are our experts' favorites.

Biggest NFL injury questions for Week 12

Will Devonta Freeman be ready to go for Atlanta's divisional matchup with Tampa Bay? Will Kelvin Benjamin play Sunday in Kansas City? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league.

The NFL's top Thanksgiving performances: Remember that time ...

O.J. Simpson's 273 rushing yards in 1976, Jim Benton's 303 receiving yards in 1945, Peyton Manning's six TDs in 2004. Who else makes the list?

This Thanksgiving, football isn't an argument. It's THE argument.

Football has long been a conversational side dish at Thanksgiving. This year it's the centerpiece. Pass the gravy!

How the Cowboys get ready on a short week

Preparing for a Thursday game after a Sunday night matchup is a little like cramming for a test. Here's how the Cowboys pull off the quick turnaround.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry concerned about wins, not targets

Hunter Henry's breakout season hasn't materialized in Year 2, but the tight end is content to contribute any way he can for the Chargers.

Without Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott needs to slow the whispers

The Cowboys' second-year QB wants to prove he's still the same dynamic player he was as a rookie, even without the aid of his backfield running mate.

How have we not progressed past these mascots?

Somehow, teams and fans continue to condone offensive mascots. But while it might be difficult to finally let them go, it is not complicated.

Debunking Giants myths such as 'win vs. Chiefs will spark a run'

The Giants aren't as hopeless as some say, but still, those suggesting a win over Kansas City marked a turning point in the season are seeing things.

This Giants mess is on general manager Jerry Reese

There are a lot of reasons why the Giants are 2-8, but lackluster drafting and free-agent signings by the GM are arguably the biggest ones.

Tackling Thanksgiving dinner with the TB12 Method

Patriots superfan Katie Nolan hosts some of her new ESPN colleagues for a holiday meal fit for a five-time Super Bowl champion.

Drawing up four backyard plays to dominate your Turkey Bowl

You know what really takes the edge off on Thanksgiving? Giving a good, old-fashioned football beatdown before dinner. Our X's and O's guru runs through the plays that will help you bury your loved ones in the backyard.

NFL Insiders predict: Week 12 upsets, flops, QB-needy teams, more

We know the Browns should draft a quarterback. But who else should? Will the Broncos finally snap their six-game losing streak? And what should fans be thankful for? Our experts weigh in.

Chiefs can't lose with Darrelle Revis signing

It might be a gamble after his poor 2016 campaign, but signing Darrelle Revis was necessary risk, given how leaky the Chiefs' cornerbacks have been.

Bills returning to Tyrod Taylor does not fix damage already done

Even as the Bills hand the reins back to Taylor, first-year coach Sean McDermott has undermined his own credibility and that of his quarterback.

Golden Tate pays off his Notre Dame-Miami bet to The Rock by wearing his jersey

Notre Dame grad Tate was forced to rock a Miami jersey with Dwayne Johnson's old number after the Hurricanes beat the Irish earlier this season.

Can Saints be the first team in 50 years to sweep Rookie of the Year awards?

New Orleans has been on a roll in part because of breakout campaigns from rookies Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore.

Long live the Butt Fumble: Inside the NFL's king of bloopers

Think we've put this, ahem, behind us? Think again. On its fifth anniversary, we proudly present the definitive oral history of the best worst play in football.

Sports history is littered with Butt Fumble-like blunders

Cringeworthy gaffes have been a part of sports lore since long before Mark Sanchez ran into a teammate's backside and coughed up the ball. On the fifth anniversary of the Butt Fumble, look back at some of the most bizarre blunders ever.

With the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns should ...

Whether it's Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold or Josh Allen, the Browns need to use the No. 1 pick to finally secure the quarterback they have needed for years.

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Train wrecks, triumphs and toss-ups

The Patriots are still the class of the AFC. The Packers' season is off the rails. The Chiefs are, well, still trying to figure things out. Here's how all 32 teams are trending and how they stack up.

Full list of Week 12 NFL lines

With several double-digit favorites, it's an interesting week of NFL betting. Here is the full list of all the Week 12 NFL lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.