Here's what you need to know for all of Sunday's games as kickoff approaches.
Terrell Suggs has been a beast to start the 2013 season. He'll face an offensive line that has been up and down all season.
Key game-time decisions
It is looking more and more unlikely that Gronkowski will make his 2013 debut this week. Amendola and Ridley are expected to play.
It's a different hamstring tweak this week for Fitzgerald, which isn't a good sign. Fitzgerald is expected to play, but injury limitations could stymie his production.
Spiller was limited all week, but looks like he will play. How productive he will be is a different question. Johnson meanwhile didn't practice all week.
A surprise on the Friday report, Pete Carroll said Lynch was "fine" and sounded optimistic the running back would play.
Willis sounded optimistic all week that he would return after missing the past two games.
The Bucs' No. 2 receiver only took part in a limited practice session Friday.
Despite not practicing Friday, Cromartie is expected to play Sunday.
Let's end with some positive injury news: The Pro Bowl veteran looks like he will make his 2013 debut this week.
Three key players to watch
For some athletes, games are a welcome distraction from personal tragedies. Peterson went through an unimaginably difficult last couple of days and I look forward to seeing how he responds on the field.
It will be interesting to see how Brady plans to keep up with the Saints' high-flying offense. Most of this season he's been content to take what the defense gives him. But after last week's loss and facing Drew Brees (who is 3-0 in his career versus the Patriots with 8 TDs, 0 INTs and a passer rating of 148.3), we'll see if Brady forces the issue.
It probably would have been better for Schaub if this were a road game. The boo-birds will be loud and repetitive with every bad throw. If Schaub throws another pick six, Reliant Stadium might spontaneously combust.
Did you know?
Since 1950, Russell Wilson has the highest home passer rating (119.9) of any QB to start his career 10-0 at home. Kurt Warner started his home career 10-0 with a 116.2 passer rating, while Roger Staubach started 10-0 with a 108.3 passer rating.