Curtis Martin on Patriots-Jets game; 49ers unleash D

  • Published: Nov. 20, 2012 at 04:38 a.m.
  • Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 at 08:27 a.m.

Capping a week of turmoil for NFL quarterbacks, the San Francisco 49ers looked like the class of the NFC on Monday night against a Chicago Bears team crippled by the absence of Jay Cutler. The 49ers, meanwhile, suddenly have too many effective quarterbacks, with Colin Kaepernick emerging as a viable option after Monday's superb outing.
Here's what else is on tap for Tuesday:
Get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, hear from Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, the former New York Jets and New England Patriots running back whose two former teams are meeting Thanksgiving Day night. Plus, Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and Houston Texans safety Glover Quin. Then, hear Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Justin Blackmon discuss his breakout game against the Houston Texans on "NFL Fantasy Live" at 2 p.m. ET.
The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons barely averted major upsets in Week 11, while the San Francisco 49ers looked awesome. What has that done to the latest Power Poll?
Adam Schein explains why the Steelers won't be an AFC wild-card team this season, but the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals will, in The Schein Nine.
Daniel Jeremiah's QB Performance Report compares RG3's perfect game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles with Matt Schaub's 527-yard explosion vs. the Jaguars.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Bucky Brooks asks if it's time for NFL scouts to re-evaluate USC's Matt Barkley.

Albert Breer's Inside the NFL notebook leads with the surging Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have moved into the thick of the NFC playoff chase.
Speaking of the playoffs, find out how your team would fare if the season ended today with the updated Playoff Picture.
Etch your place into NFL lore. Tweet creative names for three of the most exciting plays from Week 11, including a long-bomb touchdown pass by Robert Griffin III.
Happy birthday to former Miami Dolphins center and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson, who turns 55 on Tuesday.