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  1. With three weeks remaining in the NFL's 99th season, a handful of teams are either preparing for next year or fighting a losing battle for playoff qualification. Here are the franchises that need to consider making big-picture changes in the coming months. Arizona Cardinals When comparing where an injury-besieged Cardinals team stood a year ago under Bruce Arians and where Steve Wilks' team resides, it is arguable the current Arizona coach should be one-and-done. Though, despite this franchise’s persistent struggles in Arizona or St. Louis, it has not made a coach a one-and-done since relocating from Chicago in 1960. It is nearly impossible to evaluate Josh Rosen, who is playing behind second-string offensive linemen and attempting to develop in an undesirable system. Either the Cardinals lure a hot offensive coordinator prospect to the desert or they commit to pairing Rosen with an offensive-minded head coach. That's because this season’s work — last in total yards (242.4, 50 fewer per game than the next-wo
  2. NFL Week 15 sets up to be a real doozy, as there are six games between teams still battling for postseason berths or seeding. Depending on what happens this weekend, there could be more games of that nature in Week 15 than in the last two weeks combined. Even still, Weeks 16 and 17 are poised to be key in the AFC North race as well as in the chase for the AFC first-round byes and the wild-card spots in both conferences. Here are the 12 most important games remaining on the 2018 NFL schedule: WEEK 15 Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs  Week 15 starts with a bang Thursday, as the Chargers and Chiefs renew their rivalry at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs have been the runaway candidate to earn AFC home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but they opened as only 3.5-point favorites in Week 15 at home. Philip Rivers dominated the Chiefs early in his career, but since 2014, Kansas City has won seven straight in this rivalry. The Chiefs defeated the Chargers, 38-28, at Stubhub Center in Week 1. Despite f
  3. We’re now getting down to crunch time in the 2018 NFL season. Week 15 brings a whole lot of games that could decide who is playing meaningful January football as only a half-dozen teams are officially eliminated from playoff contention. It starts Thursday night with the Los Angeles Chargers heading to Arrowhead to take on the first-place Kansas City Chiefs. Can Patrick Mahomes and Co. wrap up the division with a home win on prime-time television? We’re also highly intrigued to see how Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will do on the road against a playoff-contending Indianapolis Colts team. Dallas can clinch the NFC East with a win here. These are among the most interesting storylines for NFL Week 15. Statement game for Chargers at Arrowhead One game behind Kansas City in the AFC West, Los Angeles has an opportunity to tie things up at Arrowhead on "Thursday Night Football." To say this is a statement game for Philip Rivers and Co. would be an understatement. The Chargers boast a 3-2 record against winning teams
  4. Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill tweaked his ankle during Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, but should be good to go for Week 15. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Tannehill is moving fine and will be ready to go against the Minnesota Vikings unless something changes significantly. There were some initial fears that Tannehill would be limited for Sunday’s game, but Gase and the Dolphins appear quite eager to downplay that. Whether or not he’s the Dolphins’ long-term solution — and there has been plenty of speculation that he isn’t — it’s clear he’s the best they’ve got right now, and their best chance to win a big game against Minnesota.
  5. The Dolphins placed center/guard Jake Brendel on injured reserve, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Brendel was activated from IR a little over a month ago, so his season will end after just four appearances. Brendel, 26, joined the Dolphins’ practice squad in 2016 after going undrafted out of UCLA. He went on to appear in all 16 games for Miami in 2017, although he didn’t see much action on the field. Brendel played 67 snaps on offense and 87 snaps on special teams, serving in a backup role for the entire campaign. Brendel suited up for the first time this year in Week 9 and started for Miami in Weeks 10, 12, and 13. A knee injury kept him off the field for Sunday’s win (and miraculous finish) over the Patriots, and it’s apparently serious enough to end his season. Without Brendel, the ‘Fins may need to sign another interior lineman to support Ted Larsen, Travis Swanson and Jesse Davis. The banged up unit, which previously lost Daniel Kilgore and Josh Sitton to injury, will close out the ye