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Week 13 NFL Kickoff: Eagles can clinch the NFC East

If the Eagles win in Seattle, it would be the third straight home for loss for Seahawks, who were once invincible at CenturyLink Field. A rash of injuries has made them vulnerable.

The key for the Bengals will be running the ball — which Green Bay did with success — to control the clock and keep Pittsburgh’s “Killer Bs” on the sideline. Bengals rookie Joe Mixon is coming off his first career 100-yard game and has three touchdowns over the last four games.

Ohtani has inspired strong reactions ever since the world became aware of the Japanese star’s formidable talent as both a pitcher and a hitter. Now that the Angels have landed such a coveted prize, they can’t wait to see who else he can knock over.

“You just feel good and feel proud for two young guys to be able to go through what they did through their rookie year and be able to come back their second year and have the accomplishments.”

Q: In the latest Pro Bowl fan voting, you’re No. 6 in the league, how do you feel about that?

Gurley: “I don’t know. I really try not to think about it that much. Obviously, I was blessed to be in it my rookie year and last year I wasn’t in it. Definitely excited, but my main focus is, I don’t even want to play in it. I want to be able to still be playing and competing for a Super Bowl.

Reason for optimism: Star running back Ezekiel Elliott will be returning from his six-game domestic violence suspension in Week 16 against Seattle. Outside linebacker Sean Lee, who is the defense’s lynchpin, is back Sunday against the Giants after missing the past three games with a strained hamstring.
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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott likely to play preseason game vs. Seattle

FRISCO, Texas — Running back Ezekiel Elliott has participated in three full practices the last three days and coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates the Dallas Cowboys’ first-round pick will play Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.

“Typically with running backs, you want to make sure they get a couple of touches, throw them a couple passes, let them do different things, the things they’re going to do in games. We’ll have those specific discussions in the next couple of days and we’ll come up with a good plan for him.”

Despite missing the practice time and two preseason games, Elliott does not feel behind. “I think I’ve done a good job getting my mental reps when I was out and I’m finally getting back into the groove,” he said. “I think I’m ready.”

More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since 2005.

Tebow was an all-state baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.

Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before this season, sources have told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. A scout was present for the workout, and the team showed interest in Tebow afterward, the sources said.

Tebow, 29, won the Heisman Trophy and two national championships with the University of Florida and was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He has not played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He went to training camp with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 but was cut before the season each time.

Tebow’s desire to play professional baseball has been met with mixed reaction. After the news of his intentions was announced, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones poked fun at him on Twitter. Former Broncos teammate and current Jets receiver Eric Decker, meanwhile, said he was confident that Tebow would at least land a minor league contract.