NFL notes: Five stories to watch ... Hype we're buying ... and Kryk's Goat of the Week

St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (L) celebrates as San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers...

St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (L) celebrates as San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers reacts to his missed field goal during overtime of their NFL football game in St. Louis, Missouri on the weekend. (REUTERS)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:55 PM ET

FIVE STORIES TO WATCH

1. Jets circus revs up

With John Philip Sousa's famous "high-wire" song playing in the background (The Washington Post), the New York Jets circus is rolling back into town. Brace yourself for daily updates on the fates of Mark Sanchez, after his rancid performance and benching Sunday, and backups QBs Greg McElroy and He Who Shall Always Be Named.

2. More QB shuffling

Will Ben Roethlisberger's aching shoulder heal enough to allow him to return to the Steelers for Sunday's home game against San Diego? Will Arizona stick with poor, overmatched rookie Ryan Lindley? Will Oakland give someone other than Carson Palmer a chance? Philly has decided to stick with Nick Foles for the remainder of the season.

3. AFC wild-card hunt ...


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