Week 13 NFL: Nine Storylines to Follow

Chiefs at Bengals

This is the first meeting between these teams since last season’s AFC title game, which Cincinnati won 27-24 to dethrone the two-time reigning AFC champs. As of now, Kansas City owns the top seed in the conference, while the Bengals are sixth.

Jets at Vikings

No team has allowed fewer yards to wide receivers this season than the Jets (1,327). And conversely, no team has allowed more yards to receivers this season than the Vikings (2,173).

A.J. Brown Eagles vs. Packers

Titans at Eagles

A.J. Brown will play his first game against the Titans since the team dealt him to Philadelphia on Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Drafted 51st overall in 2019 by Tennessee, Brown had 201 catches for 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons with the team.

Taylor Heinicke Commanders vs. Giants

Commanders at Giants

Washington and New York enter a head-to-head matchup both above .500 for the first time since Week 17 of the 2016 season. If the season ended today, both teams would be in the postseason. The two haven’t made the playoffs in the same season since 2007, when the Giants won the Super Bowl.

Packers at Bears

In the last 25 years, only six rookie wide receivers have had six-plus touchdowns in their first 25 receptions. The Packers’ Christian Watson has six with three more catches to go before he reaches 25. The other five: Steelers’ Martavis Bryant (7, 2014); Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman (6, 2019); Falcons’ Calvin Ridley (6, 2018); Saints’ Donte’ Stallworth (6, 2002), Vikings’ Randy Moss (6, 1998).

Browns at Texans

Coming off a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Deshaun Watson will make his first start for the Browns against the Texans, who drafted him 12th overall in 2017 and dealt him to Cleveland this offseason.

Dolphins at 49ers

Miami has averaged an NFL-best 34.7 points across its last three games, and the 49ers’ defense has allowed 8.7 points per game in its last three games, also tops in NFL.

Chargers at Raiders

Justin Herbert has thrown 13 touchdowns to one interception in his five career games against the Raiders. The Chargers have won three of those five, including the opening week of the current season, where Herbert threw three touchdowns.

Demarcus Lawrence Dorance Armstrong Cowboys vs. Eagles

Colts at Cowboys

The Colts have allowed the most sacks (43) of any team in the league this season, while the Cowboys’ defense is first in sacks (45), six more than the next-closest team.

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