The Buffalo Bills claimed Thanksgiving honours after beating the Dallas Cowboys 26-15, while the Chicago Bears trumped the Detroit Lions late.

John Brown became the first Bills receiver to throw a touchdown pass as in-form Buffalo improved to 9-3 for the NFL season on Thursday.

Making their first Thanksgiving appearance in 25 years, the Bills overcame a 7-0 first-quarter deficit to see off the struggling Cowboys.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen ran for a touchdown and threw a TD pass to Cole Beasley, who finished with 110 receiving yards in his first game against his former team.

Allen was 19 of 24 for 231 yards to help the streaking Bills to their third consecutive victory, solidifying the team's hold on the AFC wild-card position.

The Cowboys (6-6), who scored a touchdown on their opening drive against the visiting Bills, lost for the sixth time in nine games.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished 32 of 49 for 355 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and four sacks as pressure mounts on head coach Jason Garrett.

Earlier in the day, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky helped the Bears to a 24-20 win over the Lions in Detroit.

Trubisky threw a go-ahead, three-yard pass to David Montgomery with just over two minutes remaining to lift the Bears.

"He made special throws at special times," Bears head coach Matt Nagy said of Trubisky.

Eddie Jackson's interception sealed Chicago's third win in four games as the Bears (6-6) kept their playoff hopes alive.

It was a forgettable outing for the Lions (3-8-1), who were condemned to a fifth straight defeat.

With Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel sidelined, rookie Lions quarterback David Blough was 22 of 38 for 280 yards and two touchdowns.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph said he has taken a "team-first attitude" after being dropped for the upcoming NFL clash with the Cleveland Browns.

The Steelers have turned to Devlin Hodges over struggling QB Rudolph for Sunday's visit of the Browns at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Hodges came on to win the game for the Steelers after Rudolph was benched at half-time during a 16-10 success over the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

Rudolph, however, told reporters on Thursday: "You handle it with a good attitude, with a team-first attitude.

"I can only control how I react and how hard I prepare, knowing that I'm one play away. I'm going to support the guy, knowing that this is a crazy game and you've got to be ready when your number is called. I will be ready, for sure."

"I'd been benched once in college for a half and once in high school," Rudolph continued. "So yeah, there's some past experiences you do draw from. I conquered that, and I think I'll conquer this the same way. Just going to be a matter of staying true to myself and believing in myself and staying in the fight."

Rudolph's demotion comes after he was involved in an ugly melee during a Week 11 loss to the Browns.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was handed an indefinite suspension – ruling him out until the rest of the season at least – after he ripped Rudolph's helmet off and hit him over the head with it in the closing stages of the game.

On Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's decision to start with Hodges, Rudolph added: "He said this isn't his final decision, and any player wants a chance to play every week.

"That's the way I'm going to look at it and continue to work and grow and learn from mistakes and continue to play well and practise hard."

David Blough reflected on a "special" NFL debut after the undrafted rookie impressed for the Detroit Lions in their narrow 24-20 Thanksgiving Day defeat to the Chicago Bears.

The Lions confirmed on Wednesday that Blough – who was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in May before being traded to Detroit – would be making his maiden start due to injuries to first-choice and back-up quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel.

Blough's bow was one to remember, with the 24-year-old's first pass completion leading to a 75-yard touchdown for Kenny Golladay.

Another pass to Marvin Jones Jr resulted in the Lions' second touchdown, as they took 17-7 lead, but a late charge from the Bears saw Chicago come out on top on Thursday.

Detroit (3-8-1) have now lost five games in a row, but there was plenty of positivity regarding Blough's display on his first career start.

"Going into it I felt comfortable, prepared and we had a great plan to go into the game and take our shots," Blough told a news conference at Ford Field. 

"It wasn't until last night that I was told I was a starter, then the Lions announced it and all those things. I was ready to go, prepare every week to play on the field.

"It just so happened it was done on a short week, Matthews being out, just a couple of different twists and turns but they told me last night and I was pretty excited.

"This is what you dream about as a kid, I’m thankful for it all, the ups and downs. 

"I knew I wasn't going to be perfect but I wanted to give everything that I had and the guys lifted me up. It was encouraging to me, as the guy who has been here 10 or 11 weeks, to know that I had those guys in my corner, it was special.

"I've been playing football my whole life and I think one of the coolest things was the amount of support I had. Family, friends, team-mates everybody, I had to turn my phone off!"

Blough, however, conceded the Lions can only have themselves to blame for a seventh defeat in eight games.

"As a guy who wants more, it's tough to stand here after a loss but we'll go back and watch the tape and learn and keep on improving," he said.

"You can put it on a lack of execution, some drives that stalled out. I think it shows you the story of our offence all season. We’ve been explosive and had a lot of success against a lot of great teams, no matter who the quarterback is, but sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot."

T.Y. Hilton has been ruled out of the Indianapolis Colts' Week 13 encounter with the Tennessee Titans after suffering a setback on his comeback from a calf problem.

The star receiver – a third-round draft pick by the Colts in 2012 – missed three weeks due to a calf injury earlier in the campaign.

The 30-year-old returned to action in Week 12 against the Houston Texans but made two crucial drops which ultimately cost the Colts in a 20-17 defeat.

"I've got to make that," Hilton said. "That's what I get paid for. I've gotta make it. I let my team down today. One hundred percent on me."

But there was more bad news for the Colts and Hilton on Thursday, with general manager Chris Ballard confirming the receiver would miss Sunday's clash with the Titans.

It is a major blow for the Colts, who are 1-7 without Hilton in their starting line-up, with the receiver now considered "week-to-week".

The Buffalo Bills can take another step towards the play-offs on Thanksgiving Day, while the San Francisco 49ers' clash with the Baltimore Ravens is among the standout Week 13 NFL match-ups.

Buffalo are 8-3 after back-to-back wins over the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos and can make it a happy holiday for their supporters with another victory on the road against the Dallas Cowboys.

The struggling Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears in the first Thanksgiving Day showdown, with NFL South leaders the New Orleans Saints making a trip to take on bottom side the Atlanta Falcons later in the day.

Baltimore will be out to inflict just a second defeat on the rampant Niners on Sunday before the New England Patriots come up against AFC South front-runners the Houston Texans.

We take a look at the Week 13 schedule using Stats Perform data.

THURSDAY (all times Eastern)

Bears (5-6) at Lions (3-7-1) 12:30pm

- This is the 180th meeting between the Bears and Lions and the 18th on Thanksgiving Day. The Bears have won the past three meetings and are looking to win four in a row against Detroit for the first time since 2008-10 (six straight wins).

- The Lions started the season 2-0-1 but have lost seven of their past eight games and four in a row. 

- The Bears have not led at the end of the first quarter since Week 4 (7-0 versus Minnesota); the Lions have trailed at the end of the first quarter only once in their past eight games.

 

Bills (8-3) at Cowboys (6-5) 4:30pm

- Including Super Bowl wins in the 1992 and 1993 seasons, the Cowboys are 8-4 all-time against the Bills, though Buffalo won their previous meeting 16-6 in 2015 at Orchard Park. 

- The Bills' 8-3 record is their best through 11 games since 1996, and the team's 15.7 points allowed per game is its lowest in 20 years. 

- The Cowboys were held to their season-low point total in Sunday's 13-9 defeat against the Patriots.

 

Saints (9-2) at Falcons (3-8) 8:20pm

- The Saints have a league-low seven turnovers this season; the fewest they have ever had in a full season was 16 in 2018. 

- The Saints have not allowed an opposing player to rush for 100 yards in 33 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL. 

- The Falcons are looking to halt a four-game home losing streak, their longest since dropping their final four home matches of the 2006 season and the 2007 home opener. 

 

SUNDAY

Titans 6-5 at Colts (6-5) 1pm

- The Colts won the first meeting with the Titans this year 19-17 in Tennessee back in Week 2. Indianapolis have won three straight meetings with Tennessee and 14 of the past 16.

- The Titans started the season 2-4, but have won four of their five most recent matches to get right back into the playoff race. 

- Since the beginning of last year, Derrick Henry has 2,050 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. He is the only player in the NFL with at least 2,000 rushing yards and at least 20 rushing TDs.

 

Jets (4-7) at Bengals (0-11) 1pm

- The Bengals have won their past two games against the Jets, in 2013 and 2016, both with Andy Dalton at the helm. Dalton has thrown for 691 yards and six touchdowns across those two games.

- New York have held their past three opponents to under 300 yards of total offense, the longest active streak in the NFL and the Jets' most impressive run since 2015 - three straight games.

- The Bengals have allowed 69 plays of 20 or more yards this season, including at least four in every game. The Jets are 4-0 when they have four or more plays of 20+ yards this season.

 

Redskins (2-9) at Panthers (5-6) 1pm

- The Redskins have lost their four most recent road games against the Panthers. No team has ever lost five straight matches at Carolina since the franchise began in 1995.

- Christian McCaffrey is averaging 102.1 rushing yards and 53.3 receiving yards per game this season. He would be only the second player in NFL history to average 100+ rushing and 50+ receiving yards per game in a season, along with Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell in 2016.

- Washington have scored fewer than 20 points in nine straight games, the longest streak by any NFL team since the Cardinals had a nine-game run in 2012

 

49ers (10-1) at Ravens (9-2) 1pm

- These teams have met five times in the regular season, and once in Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore hold a 4-2 edge from those matches.

- The 49ers beat the Packers 37-8 at home on Sunday - their fourth win by 24 or more points this season. That is tied for their second-most in franchise history.

- Baltimore beat the Rams 45-6 in Los Angeles on Monday and have now won three successive games by at least 34 points.

 

Buccaneers (4-7) at Jaguars (4-7) 1pm

- The Jaguars lost to the Titans 42-20 in Tennessee on Sunday and have been beaten in three consecutive games by 20+ points for the first time in franchise history. 

- Leonard Fournette has accounted for all three of Jacksonville's rushing touchdowns this season, the only player in the league with all of his team's rushing TDs. 

- Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had three touchdown passes and two interceptions in a 35-22 win over the Falcons last weekend, his second consecutive game with at least two of each and third in total this season.

 

Packers (8-3) at Giants (2-9) 1pm

- The Packers and Giants last played in the wild-card Round in January 2017 when Green Bay beat New York 38-13. The Giants have won the past two meetings at the Meadowlands after dropping their previous four home games against the Packers.

- Green Bay have lost two of their past three games after going 7-1 to start the season, both defeats coming on the road.

- New York have lost seven straight matches after winning two in a row in Weeks 3 and 4. The Giants have not had an eight-game losing streak in a single season since 2004.

 

Eagles (5-6) at Dolphins (2-9) 1pm 

- The Eagles lost 17-9 at home to the Seahawks on Sunday and now have had three games this season scoring 10 points or fewer - including each of their past two.

- The Dolphins went down 41-24 to the Browns last weekend, but they have now scored 20+ points in four of their past six games after failing to do so in any of their first five. 

- Carson Wentz was sacked three times by the Seahawks, the fifth straight game in which he has been taken down at least three times - tied for the longest streak in the league this season.

 

Browns (5-6) at Steelers (6-5) 1pm

- The Steelers have won 15 straight home games against the Browns, the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the fourth-longest home winning run by any team against any opponent all-time.

- After starting the season 2-6, the Browns have won three consecutive games. They have only won four in a row once since the franchise was resurrected and that was a decade ago.

- Pittsburgh have committed a turnover in 18 straight games, tying the team's longest such streak under Mike Tomlin (2008-09). 

 

Rams (6-5) at Cardinals (3-7-1) 4:05pm

- The Rams have won four in a row against the Cardinals, their longest run in the match-up since reeling off five on the bounce from November 2002-September 2004. 

- Jared Goff completed 70.3 per cent of his passes in his team's loss to Baltimore on Monday, but threw two interceptions and averaged just 5.73 yards per attempt. 

- The Cardinals have stopped 39 rushing plays for negative yardage, second most in the NFL this season to the Jets (42, excludes kneel downs).

 

Chargers (4-7) at Broncos (3-8) 4:25pm

- The Broncos have won four of the last five games at home to the Chargers, outgaining them in total offense 388.6-303.4 on average.

- The Chargers are the first team in NFL history to lose at least seven of their first 11 games with all of the defeats coming by seven points or fewer.

- Denver put up just 134 total net yard in a loss at Buffalo last week. It was their fewest yards in a single game since 1992 Week 6 at Washington (128). 

 

Raiders (6-5) at Chiefs (7-4) 4:25pm

- Patrick Mahomes has thrown 69 career touchdown passes in 26 games. With one touchdown pass on Sunday, he will become the fastest player in NFL history to reach 70. Dan Marino reached that tally in his 29th match.

- Oakland's five losses this season have been by an average of 18.0 points; the only team in the NFL with a larger average margin of defeat this term is the Dolphins (21.7). 

- The Chiefs have won six consecutive home games against the Raiders. Kansas City's average margin of victory in those six games is 15.3 points per game.

 

Patriots (10-1) at Texans (7-4) 8:20pm

- The Patriots are 8-1 versus the Texans in the regular season, including wins in each of the past six meetings. The only team that New England have a longer active win streak against is the Jets (eight).

- Houston have won three consecutive home games and boast a 4-1 home record this season.

- In his past five starts against the Texans, Tom Brady has averaged 309.6 passing yards per game with 16 touchdown passes to just two interceptions. 

 

MONDAY

Vikings (8-3) at Seahawks (9-2)

- The Vikings have won two games in a row and six of their past seven dating back to Week 5. 

- Over his five most recent games, Kirk Cousins has thrown for 12 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Cousins has a 7.0 touchdown-interception ratio (21/3) for the season, on pace to be the highest single-season mark in franchise history. Brett Favre holds the current record: 4.7 TD/INT in 2009.

- Russell Wilson is 8-2 (.800) in his career on Monday night, tied with Randall Cunningham (also 8-2) for the best record by a QB on Mondays in the Super Bowl era (min. 10 games).

Carson Wentz said Philadelphia Eagles fans have every right to be frustrated but the embattled quarterback is confident he can return to form.

Wentz struggled as the Eagles – Super Bowl LII champions – dropped to 5-6 for the NFL season following last week's 17-9 loss to the high-flying Seattle Seahawks.

The under-fire QB finished 33 of 45 for 256 yards, a touchdown and four turnovers – two interceptions and two lost fumbles – to headline Philadelphia's woes.

Wentz, who has overcome a bruised right hand ahead of Sunday's clash with the Miami Dolphins, understands how the team's supporters are feeling.

"They have a right to be frustrated," Wentz told reporters on Wednesday. "They pay money to sit in those seats. They pay money to cheer us on, and they're so passionate about it. And I'm the same way. So when they're frustrated, I'm frustrated, too."

Asked whether it has been harder to play stress-free over the past couple of weeks, Wentz said: "Not really. Just because, shoot, there's always stress, there's always pressure, there's always that stuff.

"For me, just to be confident in who I am, the good, the bad, the ugly. I don't really get caught up in what people say, think, whether it's good, whether it's bad. I'm confident in who I am as a player. 

"You're going to go through highs and lows, you're going to go through peaks and valleys. For me, just being confident in who I am as a person, as a player and as a man of God. That's really all that matters. 

"I have so much confidence in my ability to turn this around and do my best and get these things fixed, that I don't get too high or too low going through these things."

Meanwhile, the Eagles signed kicker Jake Elliott to a five-year contract extension through to 2024.

Devlin Hodges will replace a struggling Mason Rudolph as the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Hodges came on to win the game for the Steelers after Rudolph was benched at half-time during a 16-10 success over the beleaguered Cincinnati Bengals last weekend.

Coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday announced that the undrafted rookie will start the Week 13 showdown against the 5-6 Browns at Heinz Field.

Asked why he had selected Hodges, Tomlin simply replied: "He has not killed us."

Tomlin added: "We met as a staff, and we decided we're going to start Duck [Hodges' nickname] this week," said Tomlin.

"And really, the decision is clear for us, and there are some really clear reasons why. Like I talked about after the Bengals game, I thought he provided us a spark in-game, and I'm hopeful he’s capable of continuing to provide that spark as we step into this stadium."

Rudolph's ineffective display on Sunday came after he was involved in an ugly melee during a Week 12 defeat to the Browns.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was handed an indefinite suspension - ruling him out until the rest of the season at least - after he ripped Rudolph's helmet off and hit him over the head with it in the closing stages of the game.

Rudolph was fined $50,000 for his part in the altercation, but denied accusations from Garrett that he directed a racial slur at him.

The second-placed Steelers are 6-5 in the AFC North, with five wins from their last six games. 

 

 

Lamar Jackson was called "one of a kind" by Eric Weddle after the Baltimore Ravens quarterback boosted his MVP bid by throwing five touchdowns in the 45-6 rout of the Los Angeles Rams.

Second-year star Jackson led the Ravens to touchdown drives on each of his six full offensive series, going 15 of 20 for 169 yards through the air and adding a further 95 yards on eight carries on the ground.

He was taken out in the fourth quarter with the game long out of hand as the Ravens improved to 9-2 with a demolition of the Rams, who fell to 6-5 and saw their playoff aspirations dented.

Weddle, who spent last year in Baltimore with Jackson, admitted the Rams were blown away by a Ravens offense that put up 480 yards of total offense.

"When you get on the field and you get to the speed of what they run, it's tough," Weddle said, in quotes published on the Los Angeles Times' website.

"I mean, some of the plays I didn't know who had the ball because they run it so efficiently.

"[Jackson] is one of a kind; he's pretty special."

The 39-point margin of defeat represented the Rams' biggest ever loss at the Coliseum and Weddle admitted his team failed to deal with Baltimore's brilliant rushing attack.

"These guys are just coming down hill and doubling and getting extra gaps and you're trying to figure out what's going on," he added.

"[Jackson's] playing outstanding. They're playing complementary football, their defense is playing outstanding. We got our faces peeled off."

Lamar Jackson said he is focused on winning the Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens quarterback dismissed MVP talk.

Jackson showcased his MVP credentials with five touchdown passes in Baltimore's 45-6 rout of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL on Monday.

The second-year QB went 15 of 20 for 169 yards and no interceptions, while he also rushed for 95 yards on eight carries as the Ravens (9-2) won their seventh successive game.

Amid the MVP chants and hype, Jackson told reporters: "I'm trying to win a Super Bowl. We're taking it a game at a time.

"I'm not worried about MVP. If it comes, it comes. I'll be satisfied. But I'm trying to win a Super Bowl. It's a team award. That's what I want."

Pressed on the MVP, Jackson added: "It's cool but I'm trying to win the Super Bowl.

"That's the goal. We're chasing that right now. We have the San Francisco 49ers next week and that's what the focus is on."

While Jackson tried to ignore the growing hype, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh heaped praise on the 22-year-old.

"He is a great football player," Harbaugh said. "He makes great plays but the thing I'm so impressed with is his decision making. The way he handles the offense and runs the offense, the choices he makes in critical situations.

"Take the end of the half, the way he worked the clock and worked the ball down field, left no time for the Rams at the end. Scored right at the end with no timeouts. That's operating at the highest level you can as a quarterback. That's the thing I'm probably most amazed at if anything."

Lamar Jackson further showcased his NFL MVP credentials as the in-form Baltimore Ravens crushed the Los Angeles Rams 45-6.

Ravens quarterback Jackson threw five touchdown passes in another stunning display to lead Baltimore to their seventh straight win on Monday.

Jackson finished 15 of 20 for 169 yards and no interceptions as the Ravens improved to 9-2 for the season away to the Rams in Los Angeles.

The Jackson Show rolled into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for 'Monday Night Football' and the Rams had no answer.

Led by second-year QB Jackson, the Ravens raced to a 28-6 half-time lead against last season's Super Bowl finalists.

A pair of first-quarter touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown set the tone for Jackson – who also rushed for 95 yards on eight carries – and the streaking Ravens.

The Rams (6-5) managed to get on the board with six points in the second quarter, but that was as good as it got for the Los Angeles franchise.

Jackson found Willie Snead for a touchdown prior to half-time, before teeing up Mark Ingram for another TD in the third quarter as the Ravens ran rampant.

Snead was on the receiving end of another TD pass from Jackson in the opening minute of the final quarter before the latter made way for Robert Griffin III with 12 minutes remaining.

Rams QB Jared Goff finished the contest 26 of 37 for 212 yards, two interceptions and two sacks, while Todd Gurley II only rushed for 22 yards.

Carson Wentz is recovering from a bruised throwing hand but Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson expects his quarterback to be fine for the Miami Dolphins game.

Wentz hurt his right hand as the Eagles were beaten 17-9 by the high-flying Seattle Seahawks in NFL action on Sunday.

The under-fire QB finished 33 of 45 for 256 yards, a touchdown and four turnovers – two interceptions and two lost fumbles – as the Eagles fell to 5-6.

Following further testing on Monday, Pederson told reporters: "He's got a little bruise in his hand, kind of on the middle finger there. Day to day, should be fine for the game."

Asked if Wentz will miss any practice time ahead of Sunday's clash with the Dolphins, Pederson replied: "No".

Meanwhile, the Eagles waived wide receiver Jordan Matthews on Monday.

Matthews re-signed with the Eagles on November 11 and played two games – contributing 33 yards on four receptions.

The 27-year-old was initially drafted by the Eagles in 2014 before stints with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots prior to his Philadelphia return in 2018.

Matthews was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in March, but he was released in October, leading to a brief reunion with the Eagles.

The Cincinnati Bengals have reinstated Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback to face the New York Jets on Sunday.

Dalton was benched after the Bengals' 24-10 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8, prior to the team's bye.

Rookie Ryan Finley has played in the last three games, but there has been no upturn in results as Cincinnati - beaten 16-10 by the Pittsburgh Steelers at the weekend – have slipped to 0-11 for the season.

Prior to his demotion, Dalton had started every Bengals game when healthy since the opening week of his rookie season in 2011.

Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor said: "It was not an easy decision [to switch quarterbacks] any time we've had to make it, which has been twice this year.

"But it's in the best interests of the football team to do this and get Andy back out there."

Finley completed 47.1 per cent of 87 pass attempts for 474 yards, with two touchdowns and the same number of interceptions. He failed to amass more than 200 passing yards in any of his appearances, though, and was also sacked 11 times.

Eric Ebron has seen his 2019 season come to an end after he was placed on injured reserve by the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts (6-5) are still in the NFL playoff hunt but will have to negotiate the last five games of the season without tight end Ebron after confirming the roster move on Monday.

The 26-year-old is poised to undergo surgery on both ankles, having first featured on his side's injury report with the problems around four weeks ago.

He played and tallied four catches for 44 yards in Thursday's 20-17 divisional defeat against the Houston Texans but will play no further part in the campaign.

Ebron has 31 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns this season, falling short of his 66 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns which saw him make a first career Pro Bowl in 2018.

The Colts, who are just behind Houston (7-4) in the AFC South, have brought back Ross Travis to fill the roster spot vacated by Ebron.

Starter Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox likely in line for additional snaps when the team returns to action at home to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks has revealed that a bout of anxiety prevented him from returning to the field in a defeat against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Brooks departed in a 17-9 loss at Lincoln Financial Field and was unable to return.

The Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler explained his absence on Monday after the Eagles stated that he was unable continue due to "illness".

"I'd like to address what happened yesterday. I woke up and did my typical routine of morning vomiting. It didn't go like it normally does, but I figured it would calm down once I got to the stadium. It did, but I felt exhausted," he tweeted.

"The nausea came back, and I tried to battle through it and went out for the first drive. The nausea and vomiting came back until I left the field and I tried everything I could to get back for my team-mates but just wasn't able to do it.

"Make no mistake, I'm NOT ashamed or embarrassed by this nor what I go through daily. I've had this under control for a couple of years and had a setback yesterday.

"The only thing I'm upset about is that when my team needed me, I wasn't able to be out there with and for them. Lastly, I appreciate the support of my coaches, team-mates and fans. It doesn't go unnoticed."

Head coach Doug Pederson said the Eagles will do all they can to support Brooks.

"I'll just say this, I'm not going to get into a lot of detail with that. Because, listen, this is a real-life issue. This is not a football issue with Brandon," he told SportsRadio WIP.

"This is a real-life issue that he has come out and publicly acknowledged and kind of shared his story a few years back. It's something that he's dealing with each and every day of his life. You never really know what triggers it. 

"We're here to support him, we love him. It is unfortunate that it happened, but it's something that he deals with every single day. We're just going to continue to support him."

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