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In the AFC, the New England Patriots (13-2) have clinched the AFC East, a playoff spot and a first-round bye with a 41-3 drubbing of the New York Jets. This machine of an offense that has cooked so perfectly for the vast majority of the season - they'd throw a serious wrench in the gears by getting Prescott, Elliott, Dez Bryant or any other key player hurt.

Even though the Giants won't have any playoff implications in Sunday's game, the Redskins know that their division rivals would like nothing more than to remove Washington from playoff contention. The Lions could lose Monday and still get into the playoffs by beating the visiting Packers in Week 17 to win the NFC North. NY could also seek a potential to work out the kinks of a running game that is tied for the National Football League low in touchdown runs this season with five.

For the Cowboys, you have a dynamic and balanced offense led by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have nothing on the table Monday, aside from staying sharp and putting on a good show for Monday Night Football-their fourth-straight prime-time game. But, with DeAndre Levy back in the lineup, the Lions have the personnel to load up against the run.

On the ensuing possession a defense finally scored a stop as the Cowboys went three-and-out, partially undone by a holding call and finished off by an Ezekiel Ansah sack. They've struggled in the red zone of late and need to generate more big plays. Ebron has had a quiet couple weeks for the Lions. Meticulously, he led his team down the field, all the way to Cowboys' 12-yard line with ten seconds remaining.

Aaron Rodgers back in MVP form for red-hot Green Bay Packers
Rodgers also passed Brett Favre as the only quarterback in franchise history to throw for 35 touchdowns in four different seasons. Speaking of problems, remember when Minnesota was 5-0 and was the last unbeaten team in the NFL? Kickoff will be at 8:30 p.m.

I was really surprised that the Cowboys didn't bring anybody in to compete with Green, but thankfully when he had to fill in a couple of games for Tyron Smith earlier in the season, he performed better than anyone could have possibly expected.

-Cowboys WR Cole Beasley vs. Lions CB Asa Jackson. Dallas should play their starters most of the game, but if one player goes down I bet all the essentials come out just to be safe. It looks like not many experts believe the Lions will get the win tonight, however, that is exactly the way Detroit likes it.

On the ensuing drive, Stafford made a decision to take over, and took the Lions on a shorter drive, this one 58 yards that he finished off with a rugby-style touchdown on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. He has thrown for 728 yards and three TDs in two career meetings.

Prescott threw his first touchdown pass to Bryant, who made a hard pass seem easy while fending off Johnson Bademosi to tie the score with 1:04 left in the half, and he threw his second touchdown pass to Bryant on a back-shoulder throw from 19 yards out with 12:12 left in the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys a 42-21 lead.

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