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Pro Bowl snubs, Week 17 matchups lead NFL news

Reaction to Wednesday's Pro Bowl announcements -- the snubs and the honors -- continues to pour in. Our experts bat around the choices in today's Instant Debate. Later, Daniel Jeremiah takes a look at the league's next generation of Pro Bowl players.

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

» Get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, join Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner, plus Warren Sapp on Week 17 matchups, Pro Bowl snubs, and all the latest news from around the NFL.

» Andrew Luck was snubbed for the Pro Bowl, but Bruce Arians might just be the front-runner for Coach of the Year for what he's done as Indianapolis Colts interim coach. See how Arians fares against other strong candidates like the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll and the Atlanta Falcons' Mike Smith, in Gregg Rosenthal's Coaches Power Rankings.

» Adam Schein has predictions for Black Monday (the day after the regular season ends when underperforming teams traditionally fire their head coaches) in The Schein Nine.

» Albert Breer's Play Sheet focuses on one of the NFL's hottest teams, the Seattle Seahawks.

» Gil Brandt on how Adrian Peterson stacks up against the NFL's all-time great running backs.

Rapoport: Week 17 game rankings


What's the best game on the Week 17 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. **More ...**

» Bucky Brooks presents part two of his look at this season's college bowl games.

» Etch your place in NFL lore by coming up with creative names for some of Week 16's most memorable moments, including a Saints fumble that set up a winning field-goal attempt in overtime.

» Make sure to vote for the week's top plays and players, including Rookie of the Week, Air and Ground Performers of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week.

» Happy birthday to Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who turns 26 on Thursday.

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