It’s Week 14, which means it’s the beginning of the end of the season as we enter the final quarter. There’s some exciting football in store for us this week. All three prime time games feature teams that are currently in playoff positions, and they’re all intra-conference games so these could be playoff previews.
|Oakland at Kansas City||8:25 PM||NBC|
|Pittsburgh at Buffalo||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Houston at Indianapolis||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Washington at Philadelphia||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Denver at Tennessee||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Arizona at Miami||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Minnesota at Jacksonville||1:00 PM||FOX|
|San Diego at Carolina||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Cincinnati at Cleveland||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Chicago at Detroit||1:00 PM||CBS|
|N.Y. Jets at San Francisco||4:05 PM||CBS|
|Seattle at Green Bay||4:25 PM||FOX|
|New Orleans at Tampa Bay||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Atlanta at L.A. Rams||4:25 PM||FOX|
|Dallas at N.Y. Giants||8:30 PM||NBC|
|Baltimore at New England||8:30 PM||ESPN|
Game of the Week: Raiders at Chiefs, Thursday Night Football (NBC/NFLN)
There’s a few to chose from here, but a divisional game with playoff implications gets the nod.
A win by the Chiefs would see them move into first place, with a 2-0 head to head tie breaker over the Raiders. A loss could see them enter tie breaker scenarios with the Steelers and Dolphins. The Raiders could move into the top seed in the AFC with a win and a Patriots loss to the Ravens.
Also considered: Ravens at Patriots, two division leaders in prime time is always a game to watch, and since it’s Monday Night Football it’s the only game to watch. Titans at Colts and Steelers at Bills are two games with four teams fighting for a playoff spot, while Seahawks at Packers will see just how legit Green Bay’s apparent turn around is.
Rest of the NFC East
The Giants host the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. This game doesn’t have the implications of Thursday Night Football, but it’s still a big game. The Giants need a win to keep hold of the top wild card spot.
Jared Goff Watch
How is it going in LA?
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher: “We’re on a record-setting pace with our punt team.”— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) December 6, 2016
Vikings First Round Pick Watch
The Eagles currently hold the 16th pick from the Vikings, the Browns the 11th pick from the Eagles.