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NFL’s All-Time Team: Lawrence Taylor headlines defensive front | NFL.com

Two championship squads enjoyed substantial representation on this dream team. The Kansas City Chiefs’ 1969 squad, which won Super Bowl IV, had three players make the cut: defensive tackle Buck Buchanan, linebacker Bobby Bell and LB Willie Lanier. And the “Steel Curtain” defense, which propelled Pittsburgh to four Super Bowls in six seasons during the 1970s, boasts four honorees. Linebackers Jack Ham and Jack Lambert both made it. Lambert’s resume includes Defensive Player of the Year honors, but Belichick said teams were told not to worry as much about Lambert, but to try to block Greene, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year who is the greatest Steeler ever. Their coach, Chuck Noll, joined Paul Brown and Belichick on the list of 10 all-time coaches. Noll, who spent 23 seasons in Pittsburgh, transformed a franchise that had never won a playoff game into one of the greatest dynasties in history.

Patrick Mahomes spent his bye week at Chiefs’ facility

“I was up here pretty much every single day except maybe for the day of my gala,” said Mahomes on Wednesday. “It was a good week to get back and see how the season has went with the highs and the lows and understand what we need to do in order to be better. It goes with the day-by-day process, and you have to do that as the season goes on.

“Having a full week where you aren’t necessarily preparing, even though you are preparing a little bit for Oakland, you can kind of really look at yourself and understand what you need to get better at.”

NFL Week 13: Key games with playoff implications, stats that stand out and everything to know | CBS Sports

Raiders at Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET

Patrick Mahomes has played three career games against the Jon Gruden-coached Raiders. In those games, he is 67 of 106 (63.2 percent) for 1,019 yards (9.6 per attempt), 10 touchdowns, and one interception. That’s a 122.3 passer rating, by the way. Oakland’s pass defense ranks 30th in the NFL this season, so even if Chiefs running back Damien Williams has to miss this game, KC should be able to find plenty of offensive success simply by having their star quarterback let it rip

With Ravens’ emergence, Vegas oddsmakers sour on Chiefs’ odds to win AFC | Kansas City Star

For the first time this season, Baltimore has overtaken the Patriots as the AFC favorites in many of the Las Vegas sportsbooks. In other words, the long-anticipated AFC Championship Game matchup of Chiefs-Patriots is no longer quite as presumed.

The exact numbers on it: The Ravens are 3-to-2 to win the AFC title, according to the sportsbook BetOnline. The Patriots follow close behind at 8-to-5. The Chiefs are a relatively distant third at 5-to-1.

Week 13 fantasy matchups: Everything you need to know | NFL.com

When the Chiefs have the ball: Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce all may be the No. 1 overall plays at their positions this week, so I’ll only focus on breaking down this backfield in this space. Damien Williams (ribs) has already been ruled out for Week 13 which means Kansas City will turn back to a committee of LeSean McCoy, Darrel Williams, and maybe a sprinkling of Darwin Thompson against Oakland. When Williams missed time earlier this season, McCoy turned his 11 touches into 80 yards from scrimmage and 2 TDs in Week 3 and had another solid day with 13 touches, 89 scrimmage yards, and a score in Week 4. McCoy is at least on the radar as a FLEX option for Week 13 lineup decisions but just note that Darrel Williams out-snapped McCoy in Damien Williams two missed games, mixing in for 14 and 11 touches. Darrel Williams has looked like the best option in this backfield at times this season and it wouldn’t surprise me if Reid gave him some extra burn if he gets the hot hand this week.

Week 13 bold predictions: Raiders upset Chiefs in K.C.; Dalvin Cook dazzles

Raaaiders! Derek Carr earns first-career win over Patrick Mahomes

The Raiders were absolutely dismantled by the Jets last week, and I didn’t love it. I have the Raiders going all the way to the Super Bowl, but they currently hold the seventh seed in the AFC playoff picture. The turnaround starts this weekend against a huge rival in Kansas City, even though the stats are against the Silver & Black. The Chiefs have won four straight games vs. the Raiders and nine of the last 10; in fact, they are 11-2 vs. Oakland in the Andy Reid era. Derek Carr has never beaten Patrick Mahomes .... until Sunday! Carr bounces back in a big way to lift the Raiders over the Chiefs, paving the way for a saucy division finish.

NFL betting trends for Week 13 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Oakland at Kansas City (-10, 51): The Chiefs are 9-1 straight up in the last 10 games in the series and have won six straight against the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City also has covered four of the last six when hosting Oakland. The Chiefs are 2-7 ATS in their last nine regular-season home games. Oakland is 5-1 as an underdog this season. Six of the last eight meetings have gone under the total. Edge: Slight to Chiefs and under.

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Cardinals CB Josh Shaw suspended indefinitely for betting | NFL.com

A statement released by the NFL said the league’s investigation found no evidence that any games were compromised or that any inside information was used.

”The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league. At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all circumstances,” Goodell said. “If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football.”

Source: Lane Johnson’s Eagles extension worth $72M | ESPN

The new deal is worth $72 million and includes over $54 million in guarantees, a league source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, making Johnson the highest-paid tackle in football. Johnson’s contract surpasses that of Tennessee Titans tackle Taylor Lewan ($50 million) for the highest guaranteed deal.

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Patrick Mahomes spent his bye week at Chiefs’ facility

“I was up here pretty much every single day except maybe for the day of my gala,” said Mahomes on Wednesday. “It was a good week to get back and see how the season has went with the highs and the lows and understand what we need to do in order to be better. It goes with the day-by-day process, and you have to do that as the season goes on.

“Having a full week where you aren’t necessarily preparing, even though you are preparing a little bit for Oakland, you can kind of really look at yourself and understand what you need to get better at.”

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