Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches...
Key game-time decisions
All players questionable unless noted
Each pass catcher was limited all week. Davis will have to pass the final stages of the league's concussion protocol before he's cleared for game action.
Floyd said he expects to play.
Brown missed practice Friday. Ngata didn't practice all week.
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JPP returned to practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday. The defensive end wasn't optimistic earlier in the week that he would play Sunday.
Yet again, Royal sat out practice all week. He's done the same for the past three weeks and still suited up Sunday.
Three QBs to watch
The Chiefs' starting quarterback has been described with every possible synonym for plebeian, while guiding his team to a 9-0 start. Yes, he has his failures -- mainly his shyness to stretch the field-- but all he does is win (28-5-1 since 2011). Every eyeball Sunday night will be evaluating his play. He could silence critics with a strong game in the most highly anticipated matchup this season.
Dalton's uneven season continues. Over the course of his three-year career, Dalton has his best passer rating against the Browns (92.4 versus his 84.7 career average). However, he faces a stout defense Sunday in a vital game for the AFC North race. He can't continue his two-game streak of three-interception games.
Whoa rain. It could rain at every Sunday contest, except the Sunday night bout in Denver, where it will just be cold.
Did you know?
» Through Week 10, seven of eight divisions have at least one team in first place (or tied for first) that did not win the division in 2012. Of those, four teams (Lions, Chiefs, Saints, Eagles) finished last or tied for last in 2012. At least one team has finished in first place in its division the season after finishing in last place for 10 consecutive years (longest streak in NFL history).
»Peyton Manning has faced the league's No. 1 scoring defense six times in his career in the second half of a season, including the playoffs. His teams are 3-3 in those games, and he has thrown more INTs (8) than TD passes (6), with a passer rating of 69.9. He averages only 201.8 pass yards per game in those six games.
The Genocoaster has been on its downhill slope for the past month, but the Jets keep alternating wins and losses regardless of the rookie quarterback's play. They can break the pendulum swing this week. With the Jets' ground game, Smith just can't turn over the ball to an opportunistic Bills defense.
Speaking of the Bills' defense, don't think defensive coordinator Mike Pettine wouldn't enjoy sticking it to his old team. Pettine has the horses up front to terrorize Geno into some bad mistakes.
It's almost too simple, but this game will come down to how long the Steelers' offensive line can slow up Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and the rest of the Lions' front four. If they can give Ben Roethlisberger some time, he and Antonio Brown should pick apart the Lions' secondary. That is still a big if.
No QB has ever started his career 0-4 with a passer rating of more than 87.5. Case Keenum has a 105.1 rating, seven touchdown passes and zero interceptions. He's lost the three games he's started this season by a combined seven points. The bounce has to go the other way at some point, right?
The wonderful things being said about Josh McCown the last two weeks are nice. But let's be honest, he went up against a poor Redskins defense, a middling Packers defense sans Clay Matthews and one drive against a Lions D playing prevent defense. The best thing McCown does is let Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery make plays. He'll have plenty of opportunities to do that against the Ravens.
The Dolphins almost overcame their distractions last week, but it was evident they were missing offensive linemen. This week, Ryan Tannehill takes his offense against the 29th ranked Chargers defense. San Diego doesn't have the most effective pass rush (22 sacks on the season), so if Tannehill can stay upright, the quarterback could have a bounce-back week.
Adrian Peterson should have a big day against a Seahawks defense that has undergone its share of struggles stopping runs between the tackles. On the flip side, Christian Ponder still gives defensive backs a chance to make plays. Unlike other teams, the Seahawks take advantage of those opportunities.