First and 10: The sweetest thing

Few players in the history of football are as universally beloved as the late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. Enjoy the legendary skills and grace of the man called “Sweetness” in the premiere of “A Football Life: Walter Payton” Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network, and click here for a sneak preview.

Here’s what else is on tap for Thursday:

  • Tune into NFL Network’s “Total Access” Thursday at 7 p.m. ET and catch all-world Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. And don’t miss Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower on “NFL Fantasy Live” at 2 p.m. ET.
  • Pete Carroll and Carson Palmer are old friends. Could they be reunited in Seattle? That’s just one of the moves Gil Brandt suggests should happen before next week’s trade deadline.
  • Mike McCarthy was one of two coaches to suffer from conversion confusion in Week 5. Michael Lombardi provides some insight into when teams should and shouldn’t go for two.
  • The league is committed to growing the game overseas, but could an NFL franchise ever be based outside of the country? Our experts debate if and when it could happen.
  • Tony Romo could be in for a big game Sunday when the Cowboys visit the Patriots, a matchup that gives you a great reason to start him on your fantasy team, Michael Fabiano writes.
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