Subplots abound as the Indianapolis Colts prepare to host the Houston Texans in the season finale of "Thursday Night Football" at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network: Is this Reggie Wayne's last home game in Indianapolis? Can the Texans and rookie quarterback T.J. Yates bounce back from a rare loss last week and keep their hopes of a first-round playoff bye alive? Can the Colts win two in a row and actually put their hopes of having next year's No. 1 draft pick in jeopardy? Plus, Rich Eisen will interview Colts owner Jim Irsay regarding Peyton Manning's future and the 2012 draft on "Thursday Night Kickoff" at 6 p.m. ET.
Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:
Exclusive Irsay interview Thursday
Rich Eisen will interview Colts owner Jim Irsay regarding Peyton Manning's future and the 2012 draft on NFL Network's "Thursday Night Kickoff," which starts at 6 p.m. ET.
» Keep it tuned to NFL Network for the latest news and hype surrounding a big Christmas Eve slate of games in Week 16, and don't miss "Around The League Live" at 5 p.m. ET to hear from the Jets' Bart Scott and the Giants' David Diehl on New York's big football showdown.
» Have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend's games by voting for the NFL's Hardest-Working Man, Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Players of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week.
» Drew Brees seems certain to shatter Dan Marino's vaunted passing record, but one writer believes an asterisk should be placed next to the QB's name in the record book.
» Inspired after seeing the Panthers steal a page from "Little Giants" with their trick play in Week 15, Jason Smith recalls his favorite football scenes on the big screen.
» The results of recent head-coach firings show that general managers should think long and hard before making a change. Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling book, "Freakonomics," explains why.
» On Christmas Day -- the 40th anniversary of the longest game in NFL history -- NFL Network will premiere a special one-hour look back at the classic Miami Dolphins-Kansas City Chiefs AFC Divisional Playoff game. Don't miss "The Longest Game Ever" Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, and watch a sneak peek here.
» Did your fantasy team flop out of the playoff race? Get another shot at glory by signing up to play NFL Playoff Challenge.
» Throughout the NFL, check out photos of fans, mascots, cheerleaders and more getting into the holiday spirit.
» Happy birthday to former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy, who turns 62 today, and Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who turns 29.