Why this game is intriguing: As a pure fan of the game, it would be difficult to ask for anything more of the last game in the 2012 regular season. This one has everything. Emotions high on both sides in a historic rivalry. Win-or-go-home stakes for the Cowboys, though the Redskins can still squeak into the playoffs with a loss if certain things happen. And dynamic players who will no doubt find the brightest stage with the game on the line. For Washington, that means Robert Griffin III, who will attack a beleaguered Cowboys defense at less than 100 percent thanks to his knee injury. Will that be enough? If he can replicate last month's performance in Dallas that left owner Jerry Jones in awe, it will be. For the Cowboys, receiver Dez Bryant and quarterback Tony Romo have been on a serious tear as a tandem, taking their flawed team to the brink of the playoffs. Do they have one more in them? Drama awaits.
Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker retires
David Baker announced Saturday that he is stepping down as president and executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after more than seven years. Jim Porter, who's been serving as its chief marketing and communications officer, has been named the new president.
Panthers place RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) on IR
Christian McCaffrey will be gone till November. The Panthers placed their star running back on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for at least three more games. McCaffrey had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings after suffering a setback in practice this week.
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Oct. 16
T.Y. Hilton has dominated the Houston Texans over the years. He'll have another opportunity this weekend. The Colts activated their star receiver from injured reserve, paving the way for the four-time Pro Bowler to make his season debut Sunday.