New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Rams Thursday, December 10, 8:20 PM ET
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams square off this Thursday night for a mid-week battle. The Patriots plan on staying in L.A. for the rest of the week since the team took on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. It doesn't make sense to fly all the way back to the east coast early Monday morning, only for the team to get back on a plane Wednesday. The matchup is now interesting as New England will be more prepped with no travel. The Rams are coming off an impressive road win in Arizona to take over first place in the NFC West.
Houston Texans @ Chicago Bears Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
The Houston Texans head to Chicago to take on a Bears team that cannot buy a win to save themselves this season. Chicago has lost six games in a row and looks to be out of the playoff race. The Bears have less than a 10% chance to make the playoffs after their Week 13 loss. Houston is 4-8 on the season but has won three of its last five football games. Romeo Crennel has served well as interim head coach of the Texans, doing the best he can to salvage the season. This game has little meaning for both sides as it would take a miracle for either team to get into the postseason.
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
Aaron Rodgers is playing some of the best football of his career this year and will look to add another win to the season in Detroit this week. The Packers are taking care of business this year, but the Lions could be a challenge for Green Bay this Sunday. Detroit played at a much higher level in their first game after firing Matt Patricia, and the team could see the same thing this Sunday against the Packers. The Lions lost to Green Bay earlier in the year, but this could be a shootout on Sunday with how underachieving the defenses have been this season.
Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota is coming off a win, and Tampa Bay is coming off a bye as the two head into their Week 14 matchup among one another. Minnesota currently holds the seventh playoff spot with the Buccaneers in fifth, making this a crucial match-up for seeding. Tampa Bay obviously has the edge of coming off the goodbye, especially this late in the season when every team is banged up. The Vikings have played great football, winning five of their last six to get back to .500 on the season. This game is going to be one of the most important games of the week for the playoffs.
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
Titans look to put together another win this week, and it will have to come at the expense of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are 1-11 this season, and if it weren't for a Week 1 upset win over the Colts, they would be competing for the Jets for the number one overall pick. On the other hand, the Titans are coming off a tough loss to the Cleveland Browns and will need to secure a win this Sunday to stay in first place over the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are tied for first place in the AFC South, but the Titans currently hold the tiebreaker.
Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
If there is a game that anyone hopes NFL Redzone
doesn't show highlights of, it is the Bengals and Cowboys game this week. The Bengals have been eliminated from the playoffs, and the Cowboys are on the verge of elimination. Fortunately, with how bad the NFC East has been, they could be fighting for a playoff chance if they upset the Ravens on Tuesday due to COVID scheduling. Joe Burrow is out for this game, but I guess the highlight will be the possibility of the Andy Dalton revenge game. Regardless, this will be an ugly matchup, and there are much better games on this Sunday, especially with playoff implications coming into play.
Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
The Arizona Cardinals will travel to New York this week to take on the Giants. This will be the Cardinals' second east coast road trip three weeks after facing the Patriots in Week 12. The Cardinals are coming off a tough divisional loss to the rams
Denver Broncos @ Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
After a tough Sunday night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Broncos head east to take on the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos have struggled this season and will try and end the season on a high note starting with a possible win in Carolina. However, the Panthers are coming off a goodbye, and that should help them this last in the season. Both teams are nearly eliminated from playoff contention. This game does not hold much meaning for either side but could get them one spot higher in the NFL Draft.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins Sunday, December 13, 1:00 PM ET
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off their 11th win of the season and head to Miami to make it 12 after taking on the Dolphins. Miami is no slouch this year as they are 6-4 and are sixth in the NFL playoff picture. A win over the Chiefs would be huge for the Dolphins and potentially catching the Bills in first place of the AFC East standings. Kansas City, however, is on another level this season, and
Indianapolis Colts @ Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, December 13, 4:05 PM ET
The Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders have a huge matchup this week to determine the seventh seed in the AFC Playoff picture. Both teams are coming off wins in Week 13, with the Colts beating the Texans and the Raiders coming from behind to beat the winless Jets. The Raiders have been struggling the last few weeks. Vegas lost to the Chiefs and Falcons the two games prior and almost lost to the Jets! Now, they head home to take on the Colts, who have won three of their last four matchups. This feels like a great buy-low spot with the Raiders, given the situation, and a win would get them back on the right side of the playoff picture.
New York Jets @ Seattle Seahawks Sunday, December 13, 4:05 PM ET
The New York Jets will try and brush off the let down they felt on Sunday vs. the Raiders and try and pull off the upset over the Seahawks in this week's matchup. However, Seattle is coming off a tough loss themselves after losing to the Giants at home. The Seahawks will be looking to bounce back, and there is no better opponent to do it against than the winless Jets. Seattle also lost possession of the first place in the NFC West, while the Jets fired defensive coordinator Greg Williams after the controversial call that allowed the Raiders to beat the Jets in the game's final seconds.
Atlanta Falcons @ Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, December 13, 4:25 PM ET
The Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Chargers square this Sunday at SoFi Stadium. The Atlanta Falcons have been known to blow leads, but the Chargers are arguably just as good at doing the same thing. The conservative playcalling from both sides has cost them games through recent years, and now we get to watch these two teams matchup! We could see multiple blown leads and terrible play calls on both sides, and in a game with two teams below .500, it could end up being an excitingly fun bad game to watch. This game will be like watching professional Tuesday night MACtion football. Sunday, December 13, 4:25 PM ET
With the 49ers unable to play home games in San Francisco the remainder of the year, San Francisco will head to Arizona to take on the Washington Football Team. The situation is tough for 49ers players having to play home away form home games the rest of the year. This could be the team rallies around the final few season games as they try to cap 2020 on a positive note. Both teams are still competing for playoff spots, which will make this game interesting to watch. Both teams also have outstanding defenses, so it will most likely determine which offense can make the plays on Sunday. The Football Team will also be on short rest after playing the Steelers on Monday evening due to COVID scheduling.
New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, December 13, 4:25 PM ET
The New Orleans Saints are heading to Philadelphia this week after securing a playoff spot on Sunday. They will be taking on an Eagles team that will have some quarterback controversy this week. Carson Wentz was hurt in their loss to the Packers on Sunday, which allowed Jalen Hurts to finish out the game's remainder. Eagles fans could be calling for Hurts to start with Wentz playing some of the worst football at quarterback this year. Regardless, it might not matter on Sunday going up against an outstanding Saints defense. The Eagles should start considering the offseason with the team falling out of the playoff race quickly.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills Sunday, December 13, 8:20 PM ET
Pittsburgh is in another standalone matchup with heading to Buffalo this Sunday night to take on the Bills. Both the Steelers and Bills played on Monday night. Pittsburgh was rescheduled due to COVID-19 and took on Washington, and the Bills were out in Arizona playing the 49ers due to Santa Clara's coronavirus protocols. Ok, you got all that? This will be one of the best matchups on Sunday with how both teams are performing this season. Watching the Bills offense try to move the ball against the Pittsburgh defense is going to be a treat. It would be interesting to see if the Bills could knock off an undefeated Steelers team in Week 14.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns Monday, December 14, 8:15 PM ET
The Monday night matchup will feature two AFC North rivals in the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. Baltimore faced the Cowboys on Tuesday but is fortunate to get an extra day with the Monday night game instead of Sunday. Cleveland dominated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and now sit at 9-3 on the season. Last Sunday's win was the best win the Browns have had this season. They took care of business against a team above .500, and it proved that they could hang with anyone. Now, they have a chance to get to 10 wins for the first time since 2007. Cleveland has a chance to win more than 10 games for the first time since the team returned to Cleveland in the mid-90s. Baltimore is still fighting to stay in the playoff race, and a win Monday night would be huge in the final month of the season.