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Kevin Patra

Kevin Patra

Kevin Patra has been writing for NFL.com since 2013 after a three-year run on the NFL Network newsdesk. He is more handsome than he appears.
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Week 12 Cheat Sheet November 22, 2014

Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches... Key game-time decisions Harrison: Week 12 predictions Can the Broncos and Seahawks get back on the right track? Elliot Harrison picks the winner of each Week 12 game. READ All players... more

The Cleveland Browns officially activated receiver Josh Gordon to the 53-man roster on Saturday. Gordon will see his first action of the season Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons after serving a 10-game suspension. The activation was a formality... more

The Indianapolis Colts added running back depth at the expense of their kick returner. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the Colts promoted running back Zurlon Tipton from the practice squad. The team later confirmed the move.... more

How fast is the Latavius Murray train filling up after the running back burst on the scene Thursday night with 112 yards on four carries, including touchdowns of 11 and 90 yards? The swell of support behind Murray, who left the game in the second... more

Ben Tate doesn't have time to get relaxed in his new Minnesota digs before he's asked to play a role in the Vikings offense. With Matt Asiata out of Sunday's contest against the Green Bay Packers with a concussion, Tate and Joe Banyard (zero NFL... more

The snowstorm that pounded the Buffalo area this week will cause many Bills fans to miss their Week 12 tussle with the New York Jets. However, at least one die-hard plans to make the trip to Detroit, where the game has been relocated and will be played... more

The Seattle Seahawks' passing game has been struggling -- ranked 30th in the NFL with a measly 191.8 yards per game -- and hasn't breached the 200-yard plateau in any of the past four contests. The struggles have led to queries about what the Seahawks... more

If you are planning to be in the Detroit-area on Monday night and would like a free ticket to an NFL game, you could be in luck. The Detroit Lions' official team website announced  tickets for the game between the displaced Buffalo Bills and New... more

The Seattle Seahawks are getting a big piece back in the middle of their defense. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that linebacker Bobby Wagner will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. The middle linebacker has missed the past... more

The Oakland Raiders earned their first victory of the 2014 season Thursday by shocking the Chiefs , which means Derek Carr's record of being the first rookie since the merger to start and lose his first 10 games of the season can become a mere footnote... more

One day Chris Hogan can tell his grandchildren that he walked to work in four feet of snow. The Buffalo Bills' receiver was one of many players stranded in their homes this week as Western New York was pelted with the white stuff . Hogan was sick of... more

The Detroit Lions' offense stinks. (I'd be more flamboyant with my language in that sentence, but my editor advised against it.) The Lions rank 26th in scoring (18.8 points per game), haven't scored more than 24 points since Week 1 and in their... more

"The refs are human, too. We all make mistakes." --Doug Baldwin The above was part of the Seahawks receiver's reaction to finding out the NFL admitted a pass interference penalty should have been called on a pivotal fourth down incompletion in the Week... more

Last week, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Emmanuel Lamur compared New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to a dinosaur . This week's installment of "An NFL player compares Jimmy Graham to something that isn't Jimmy Graham" brings us to Baltimore,... more

The swings of the Cincinnati Bengals' season are enough to make any fan consider rehab. Marvin Lewis' group has felt highs, such as last week's win over the New Orleans Saints , to the lows of the home blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns two weeks ago .... more

Week 12 viewer's guide November 21, 2014

Around The NFL's Kevin Patra fills you in on the key storylines for each matchup. Here's your guide as you settle into your couch for all the NFL action. Josh Gordon's return will be the most intriguing storyline. We'll get to see the best receiver in... more

It's not every day a 9-1 team can play the underdog card. While not using that status as motivation, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians pointed out that his team's road trip to visit the Seattle Seahawks will be a measuring stick. Silver: The... more

Adrian Peterson has officially appealed his season-long suspension . NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the NFLPA has filed its appeal for Adrian Peterson, per a source involved in the process. The argument is that the NFL did not... more

The Denver Broncos went 1-2 in their three-game road trip and slipped from darling of the West into a bitter battle for the division. Just weeks after being viewed as the consensus best team in the AFC, the Broncos are now tied, record-wise, with... more

LeSean McCoy isn't having the year he'd imagined in his second season in Chip Kelly's system. After leading the NFL in rushing in 2013 with 1,607 yards and 5.1 yards per carry, the Eagles back is sixth in rushing with 729 yards and has what would be... more

LeGarrette Blount will return to Bill Belichick's stable. The running back, released by the Steelers on Tuesday, was at the Patriots' facility Thursday and subsequently signed a deal , the team announced . NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the... more

Giovani Bernard returned to the practice field Wednesday and remains on track to return to the lineup Sunday against the Houston Texans. On Wednesday Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson declined to name a starter and admitted the team... more

With LeGarrette Blount out of the Steel City , the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride on the shoulders of Le'Veon Bell. "I don't really feel pressure," Bell said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . "This is what I trained for. I didn't feel fatigued in... more

Robert Griffin III responded to critics who believe he blamed teammates for poor play following Sunday's blowout loss  to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. //

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