» Expect an intense physical battle when two of the best defenses in football get together for "Thursday Night Football" tonight on NFL Network. The surging Seattle Seahawks visit the San Francisco 49ers in a first-place showdown between two 4-2 teams. Start your evening with Thursday Night Kickoff at 6 p.m. ET, and don't miss the real kickoff at 8:20 p.m. NFL Network, 8:20 p.m. ET.
Here's what else is on tap Thursday:
» Get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" beginning at 6 a.m. ET. Today, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis talks about his team's big Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, plus all the latest news from around the league.
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» Steve Wyche takes a look at the range of prospects among the 11 teams that have started 3-3 this season.
» Bucky Brooks uses All-22 Coaches Film to explore what makes Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III so successful, while Gregg Rosenthal says RG3 has jumped into the MVP race.
» With the Pittsburgh Steelers off to a 2-3 start, the sky must be falling in the Steel City, right? Not so fast: Aditi Kinkhabwala says hope remains.
» Elliot Harrison picks the winners for all of Week 7's games.
» Eli Manning isn't thought of as an elite fantasy QB, but Michael Fabiano loves his Week 7 matchup vs. the Redskins. Find out who else you should start and sit this week.
» Happy birthday to Washington Redskins safety Madieu Williams, who turns 31 on Thursday. Also celebrating birthdays on Thursday are Hall of Famers Mike Ditka, who turns 73, and Forrest Gregg, who turns 79.