Jacksonville at Atlanta (Thursday 8pm)
This is a must win for the Falcons if they want to hang around in the NFC Playoff Race.
Dallas at Tampa Bay (Saturday 8pm)
Talk about your bad losses for the Cowboys! Two back-to-back field goal chances missed in the final seconds leaves Dallas clinging for its playoff life. The Bucs are playing for Raheem Morris’ job.
Cincinnati at St. Louis (Sunday 1pm)
The Bengals are seemingly back in their comfort zone going up against a sub .500 team.
Miami at Buffalo (Sunday 1pm)
It’s game 1 of the Todd Bowles era for the Dolphins. The Bills would just like to forget everything after week 3 of this season.
Tennessee at Indianapolis (Sunday 1pm)
Christmas comes early for Chris Johnson for a Titans team that is still hanging around the AFC Wild Card Chase.
Washington at N.Y. Giants (Sunday 1pm)
Is there any more clutch QB not named Aaron Rodgers this season than Eli Manning?
Seattle at Chicago (Sunday 1pm)
Can the Bears hold on with QB Jacob Hanie and RB Marion Barber? Can the Seahawks stay in the race? The answers: Maybe
New Orleans at Minnesota (Sunday 1pm)
This one could get ugly as the Saints eye that #2 seed in the NFC after the 49ers suprising loss to Arizona last Sunday.
Carolina at Houston (Sunday 1pm)
Just in case you weren’t paying attention, the Texans are the #1 seed in the AFC with third string QB TJ Yates, no Mario Williams and an oft-injured Andre Johnson. Good defense and running the ball will do that for an NFL team.
Green Bay at Kansas City (Sunday 1pm)
Somehow, this is not exactly how interim head coach Romeo Crennel thought his return to NFL head coaching would be as his Chiefs host the undefeated Packers.
Detroit at Oakland (Sunday 4pm)
The winner likely stays in the playoff race. The loser likely will be home for January.
N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia (Sunday 4:15pm)
Just when you write the Eagles off, they somehow manage to hang around (by a thread). Michael Vick could give the Jets defense, a defense not as good as it likes to think it is, fits.
Cleveland at Arizona (Sunday 4:15pm)
Simply put, John Skelton is getting it done as QB of the Cardinals as they’ve now won 3 straight.
New England at Denver (Sunday 4:15pm)
The Patriots take on the Great One. Yes, it’s Tim Tebow vs. Bill Belichick. Can Belichick’s awful defense be coached up to stop Tebow Mania, which is now up to six straight wins and leaders in the AFC West? Or, will the SI Jinx get Tebow Time?
Baltimore at San Diego (Sunday 8:20pm)
It’s December, so it must be another Chargers win, right?
Pittsburgh at San Francisco (Sunday 8:30pm)
The Steelers are banged up and should be without James Harrison, who’s appealing his one-game suspension for his hit on Browns QB Colt McCoy.
Last week: 11-5