Ravens: They have a key NFC North matchup with the Bengals in the first of consecutive home games.
It was odd for many to see No. 9 going through pregame drills with the backups, and wearing a baseball cap along with an earpiece to follow the calls during the game. "We've just got to keep going".
Dak Prescott compelled his second straight 300-yard passing game on Sunday.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon made quite a sideline statement as Washington beat defensively challenged Green Bay 42-24 on Sunday night to set up a Thanksgiving Day showdown against division rival Dallas: He ripped a yellow foam "Cheesehead" in half.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who scored two touchdowns, was glowing in his praise of Prescott.
All of the attention that Bryant attracted consequently opened up opportunities for receivers Cole Beasley and Brice Butler and tight end Jason Witten on underneath routes. The Cowboys knew it was coming, and they knew it was going to be rough.
"It's just a wonderful feeling to be a part of a group that has won nine straight games in a row", owner Jerry Jones said.
Sunday was the second time this season that Smith has missed significant game time because of an injury, and both instances produced remarkably similar results.
Vikings 30, Cardinals 24: In Minneapolis, Xavier Rhodes returned one of his two interceptions 100 yards for a touchdown and Cordarrelle Patterson took the second-half kickoff 104 yards for a score. Elliott also set a new rookie rushing yard record for the Cowboys.
Playing without Smith clearly hurt Baltimore's defense, but the Ravens weren't interested in pinning the loss on his absence.
The defense can't continue to play like this if they want to be a playoff contender.
"I decided that it would be a good and fun idea to show the Dallas Cowboys game after our second worship service so that attendees could enjoy the game, cheer for the Cowboys and support our businesses", said Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of Friendship-West. "We got to make ours".
A few feet away, a mass of reporters surrounded National Football League rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott, one of two rookies in the Dallas backfield.
Dallas put the final nail in the coffin at the end of a drive that consumed 6:26 and went 72 yards in 13 plays when Bailey punched a 21-yard field goal through the uprights, moving the lead to 10, at 27-17 with 1:50 left in the game.
At halftime, two Baltimore backs had more rushing yards than Ezekiel Elliott. "We need to get off the field on third down". There's simply a very good quarterback who got injured one time too many, and the Cowboys finally managed to find someone good enough to take over the position. It's tough to roll coverage to a guy like Dez but then you're anxious about the run game and you're trying to stop that.
After punting on their first four possessions and going one for five on third-down conversions, the Cowboys were six for seven on third down the rest of the way. They out gained the Ravens 417 to 268 and held the ball for 11 more minutes.
"It's a six-game season", Weddle said. I was just focusing on the next play and the next call, believing in the guys around me to make the right play or make the blocks.