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Now there’s no chance for a big save with the U.S. out of the World Cup

They play host to the Packers on Sunday and will not have to face Aaron Rodgers, who has been out since Oct. 15 with a broken collarbone.

After playing host to the Packers, the Browns (0-12) will play the Ravens (7-5) in their home finale before road games against the Bears (3-9) and Steelers (10-2). If they can’t find a win over the next four weeks, they would join the 2008 Lions as the only teams in NFL history to go 0-16.

It’s easy to understand why Chiefs coach Andy Reid suspended cornerback Marcus Peters after he threw an official’s penalty flag into the stands during last week’s game. The suspension will leave the Chiefs shorthanded against the Raiders. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-30 Raiders win on Oct. 19.

This isn’t quite a playoff-elimination game in the AFC, but the loser definitely will be facing an uphill climb. The Ravens currently hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. The Texans snapped a three-game losing streak last week against the Cardinals and can remain in contention with a victory in Baltimore.

Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State — The 6-1, 312-pound senior helped the Seminoles clog the middle and hold Florida to 96 rushing yards on 34 attempts in a 38-22 FSU victory. Nnadi had three tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss and 1 1/2 sacks.

Erik Powell, PK, Washington State — Powell is listed as a kicker and has booted 19 field goals this year, but in the blowout loss to Washington, it was Powell’s punting that stood out as the bright spot for Wazzu. The 6-1, 202-pound senior punted four times for a 53-yard average and dropped two inside the 10-yard line. He also booted a pair of extra points in the 41-14 loss. As we’ve seen this year in the NFL with injuries to kickers, any NFL team would love to have a guy who can do both.