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Week 13 is the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” week in which players get to wear customized cleats for one game and promote charitable efforts that are near and dear to them.

“One of the great NFL traditions is how our players passionately support important causes in their communities and around the globe every year,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in 2016. “They are incredibly creative by nature so we are not surprised how they are seizing the opportunity this week with inspiring expressions of their charitable commitments on their cleats, online and through social media.”

Keep an eye for more great tributes like Prescott’s going into Sunday.

A direct snap to special teams ace Nate Ebner led to a 14-yard gain that kept the Patriots’ offense on the field.

Unfortunately for the Patriots, the play resulted in a knee injury for Ebner that was serious enough to immediately rule him out for the remainder of the game.

But the play eventually led to a 2-yard touchdown run for Rex Burkhead that gave New England an early 7-0 lead. The clever fake that the Dolphins couldn’t stop might not have even been Bill Belichick’s call, but Ebner’s at the line of scrimmage.

Ebner made a call before the snap. Looks like he ordered the fake on the field because, I’d guess, the Patriots saw a vulnerability in film study that they could expose with the right look.dodgers_019

Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 12

Below are notes covering each of the NFL’s 32 teams from a fantasy perspective. Use these tidbits to make the best waiver-wire, trade and lineup decisions for Week 12. Be sure to check back each week of the season for a new version of the Fantasy 32.

Glenn was the seventh overall pick in the 1996 draft by the Patriots after a stellar, yet improbable, career at Ohio State.

Glenn walked on to the team in 1993 and eventually became the nation’s best receiver in 1995 when he won the Fred Biletnikoff Award and was named a consensus first-team All-American.

Regardless of what may have been reported, the Committee is working within the financial parameters outlined to the ownership at the May meeting. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward. We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions.”

“I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out because this is a special organization and a great place to be,” McCoy said. “I want to thank Vance for the opportunity he gave me and the entire organization from Mr. B (majority owner Pat Bowlen) all the way on down.

Here’s what happened: the ball was snapped too high, allowing the defensive line to come crashing in, Cousins caught it, but not wanting to take the hit, he lateraled the ball to his running back who got hit by three players. Video of the play went viral as people kept making fun of Cousins for sacrificing Kelley.

Speaking Monday on a local radio show with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier, Cousins explained what went into that play. According to the quarterback, Kelley is the one who said he’d be willing to take the hit.nike_bears-402