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Week 12 NFL Storylines to Watch

Broncos at Panthers

Russell Wilson, who entered his first year with the Broncos with the fourth-best passer rating in NFL history, has a rating this season of 83.3. That ranks 27th in the NFL and even trails Carson Wentz, who lost his job in Washington.

Falcons at Commanders

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin has 28 catches for 425 yards in five games with Taylor Heinicke starting at quarterback. He had 22 for 367 in his first six games of the year.

Ravens at Jaguars

Lamar Jackson needs one more rushing touchdown to become the third quarterback in the Super Bowl era with 100 passing TDs and 25 rushing TDs in a player’s first five seasons (Jack Kemp, Cam Newton).

Buccaneers at Browns

Mike Evans has gone six straight games without a touchdown, which ties the longest scoreless drought of his career. Evans, who has three touchdowns this year, scored a combined 27 TDs the last two seasons.

Texans at Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa can become the second quarterback in Dolphins history to throw at least three touchdowns in four straight games. Tagovailoa has combined to throw for nine TDs and 969 yards in Miami’s last three games.

Bears at Jets

The Jets, who have the fourth-most sacks of any team this season (32), have at least five quarterback takedowns in each of their last three games, their longest streak since the 1970 merger. That’s not good news for the Bears, whose quarterbacks have been sacked 40 times this season, tied with the Colts for the most in the NFL.

Bengals at Titans

When the Bengals and Titans get into the red zone, more often than not they punch it in. Cincinnati has the league’s best red-zone touchdown rate (75%), and Tennessee is second (74.1%).

Raiders at Seahawks

Geno Smith leads the NFL in completion percentage (72.8%) and the Raiders have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete a league-high 71.47% of passes.

Chargers at Cardinals

Since returning from suspension, DeAndre Hopkins leads the league in receptions (45) and is second in receiving yards (487).

Rams at Chiefs

Against the Chiefs, the Rams will start their 11th different offensive line combination in 11 games this season. It’s probably not a coincidence that quarterback Matthew Stafford has had trouble staying on the field.

Saints at 49ers

Christian McCaffrey needs one receiving touchdown to become the fourth player in NFL history with 30 rushing and 20 receiving TDs in their first six seasons (Alvin Kamara, Chuck Foreman and Lenny Moore).

Packers at Eagles

The Eagles are 9-1 for just the fourth time in the Super Bowl era. They reached the Super Bowl in each of the previous three 9-1 seasons (1980, 2004 and 2017).

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