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NFL Week 14 early games open thread

The Detroit Lions don’t play until 4:05 p.m. ET, so let’s hang out here while the 1 p.m. ET slate happens.

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The Detroit Lions don’t play until 4:05 p.m. ET, as they’ve headed west for a contest with the Denver Broncos. The good news, no new Lions player tested positive for COVID on Sunday. The bad news, six have already been placed on reserve/COVID-19 and a dozen others have been dealing with the flu this week.

But that’s neither here nor there. It’s time for non-Lions football, as there are seven early games we can watch before the Lions take the field in Denver. We’ve got an important AFC North showdown in Cleveland, a petty Washington/Dallas game made all the more pettier by Dallas’ power move to bring their own sideline benches to Washington. And there are a couple of games that could have big implications for the Lions’ draft pick.

Here’s a look at the slate:

Ravens at Browns — CBS
Jaguars at Titans — CBS
Raiders at Chiefs — CBS
Saints at Jets — CBS
Cowboys at Washington — FOX
Falcons at Panthers — FOX
Seahawks at Texans — FOX

And as a reminder, here’s our Week 14 Rooting Guide, which provides all of the critical games for the Lions’ draft position and which teams you should be rooting for.

Happy watching! We’ll see you at 4:05 p.m. ET.