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    Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson sitting next to his gaming setup, where he spends a lot of time playing a roleplay version of Grand Theft Auto V with teammates.
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    Roleplay Off the Field Helps the Eagles on It

    The Philadelphia Eagles’ veterans and newcomers have meshed into a championship contender thanks in part to their bonding over video game roleplay. “It’s kind of like our secret sauce,” one player said.


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      The Titans rookie receiver Treylon Burks had seven catches for 111 yards against the Packers last week.
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      N.F.L. Week 12 Predictions: Our Picks for Each Game

      The Thanksgiving Day lineup was stocked, but Sunday is no dud as the Bengals and Titans look to keep streaking and the Jets experiment at quarterback to keep their playoff hopes alive.


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      The Rams, led by Aaron Donald (left front) and Matthew Stafford (right), have managed a 3-7 record and are nearly out of playoff contention a year removed from winning the Super Bowl.
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      The Rams Bet It All for a Title. The Tab Is Coming Due.

      The ring-winning nucleus of Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey remains intact but is loping through the 2022 season without solid support from the rest of the roster.