It’s Week 15 in the NFL and that means four days of football! As usual there are the Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night games, but this week with no college games there is a Saturday night game as well. And sit down, because you might not believe it, but some of these games look like they’ll be good.
Despite the loaded schedule, most of those good games are on Sunday afternoon.
|L.A. Rams at Seattle||8:25 PM||NBC|
|Miami at N.Y. Jets||8:25 PM||NFLN|
|Green Bay at Chicago||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Tennessee at Kansas City||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Detroit at N.Y. Giants||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Cleveland at Buffalo||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Indianapolis at Minnesota||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Philadelphia at Baltimore||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Jacksonville at Houston||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Pittsburgh at Cincinnati||1:00 PM||CBS|
|New Orleans at Arizona||4:05 PM||FOX|
|San Francisco at Atlanta||4:05 PM||FOX|
|New England at Denver||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Oakland at San Diego||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Tampa Bay at Dallas||8:30 PM||NBC|
|Carolina at Washington||8:30 PM||ESPN|
Game of the Week: New England at Denver.
There are five games with playoff implications, but this one would send the two teams in opposite directions. A New England win will clinch the AFC East and a first round bye, a loss could see the Patriots fall into a three way tie for the top seed in the AFC with the Chiefs and Raiders, though they would hold the tie breaker with two games to go.
If Denver loses, they could fall out of the 6th seed to at best 7th, at worst 9th. With their next two games against the Chiefs and the Raiders, the Broncos playoff hopes might hinge on this game.
Rest of the NFC East
The Giants host the Lions in a potential playoff matchup. Detroit leads the NFC North and is currently the 2 seed, they need to win to keep a hold of that spot. The Giants have a 2 game lead on the 7th place Redskins, so they can survive a loss. A Giants win and a loss by the Redskins, Packers and Vikings would clinch a playoff spot.
The Cowboys, coming off their first loss since Week 1 and having played not so hot the week before, host the red hot Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. Tampa has taken down the Chiefs, Seahawks, Chargers and Saints, they’re not just beating up on bad teams. The Bucs could be the 2 seed or on the outside looking in depending on what happens on Sunday. Another bad game by Dak Prescott and the Cowboys might have themselves a QB controversy.
The Redskins host the Panthers on Monday Night Football, needing a win to get back into playoff seeding, a loss could drop them to 9th place in the NFC.
Vikings First Round Pick Watch
The best thing for the Eagles long term prospects is for the Vikings to lose out, and with games against the Colts, Packers and Bears, the prospects for that don’t look too good. So Eagles fans should be rooting for the Buccaneers, Falcons, Packers and Giants to keep on winning to shut the Vikings out of the playoffs and guarantee a first round pick in the teens.
Jared Goff Watch
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who had personnel control and green lit the trade up for Goff, was fired this week. Should would of could of taken Carson Wentz.