TOP 5 AT 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH
1. Eye on Football
The most watched television event of 2013 was Super Bowl 47, which aired on CBS.
Neilsen released their list of the 10 most watched programs of the year, with 9 of them being NFL-related.
The Oscars came in 7th in the ratings, with the Super Bowl delay actually ranking 2nd.
The AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens was the highest rated non-Super Bowl show, behind the game, the delay, the postgame show and the pregame show.
2. London Calling It A Career
Veteran linebacker London Fletcher said he is "99 percent sure" that he will retire after the conclusion of this NFL season.
Fletcher has played in 254 consecutive games and is in his 16th season in the NFL. He was a part of the St. Louis Rams team that won Super Bowl 34, and has since played for the Buffalo Bills before playing the last 7 seasons with the Washington Redskins.
3. You Cruise, You Lose
There's nothing quite like taking a cruise for a nice getaway. How about a cruise down the Mississippi River?
A company is offering a cruise from Chicago down the Mississippi for a mere $5,000.
The 15-day cruise will start in Joliet, and go into Chicago for the day. The boat will flow down the Illinois River and hook up with the Mississippi before making its way down to The Big Easy, New Orleans.
The trip will also include a stop in St. Louis, and have a Mark Twain impersonator.
4. Manuel Out for the Bills
Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will miss this week's game against the Dolphins because of swelling in his left knee, and Thad Lewis will start in his place. Manuel had surgery on the knee during the preseason.
Head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that Manuel would be ready to return for the season finale against the Patriots.
5. Texans' Schaub to Start at QB for Injured Keenum
The Houston Texans, who has lost 12 straight games after starting the season 2-0, are turning back to original starting QB Matt Schaub to start this week's game against the Denver Broncos. Case Keenum, who has gone 0-8 as the Texans' QB this season, will miss the game with a sprained thumb on his throwing hand.