As you wake up and wait for Vegas Whispers to post today’s plays, peruse the stories below to get you primed for everything you need to know heading into another big NFL Sunday.

NFL Trends You Need To Know (Vegas Whispers)

— Jets, Bills Futures Front And Center As Rookie QBs Set For Sunday Showdown (CBS New York)

— Panthers, Browns exemplify importance of quarterback stability (ESPN)

— After coach firing, Packers players try to show ‘we weren’t the problem’ (ESPN)

— Colts TE Eric Ebron a coverage priority for Texans (Houston Chronicle)

— Concern for the Kansas City Chiefs? (Sky Sports)

— Tom Brady has an interesting theory on why the Patriots always seem to struggle in Miami (CBS Sports)

— Saints: True Contender…Or Just A Bully? (SB Nation)

— Off-field drama sucks all the fun out of Giants-Redskins rivalry (NY Post)

— Chargers hope for better first quarter against Bengals after recent late rallies (LA Times)

— Broncos Briefs: Improved third-down work key during final stretch (Denver Post)

— Lower your expectations when Lions hit the road (NY Post)

— ‘They always choke’: Eagles get the jump on the Cowboys with trash talk (Washington Post)

— Steelers-Raiders rivalry rich with NFL history (

— All the right moves: Similarities between Rams, Bears more than QBs, coaches (Chicago Sun Times)

— Seahawks have advantage over Vikings in Week 14 (