Playoff implications begin to rise in Week 14 for the NFL postseason. Here’s how the games shake out, with the AFC packed with great games.
It’s looking more like a clear path for several clubs in the NFC to be set for the postseason. The AFC? Far from it after several close victories Sunday afternoon. As Week 13 concludes, the race to secure the seven spots in the playoffs is only heating up at the right moment.
Week 14 will feature several must-see outings from clubs on both sides, but the AFC should reign supreme in the ratings. Not only that, fans are welcoming back 16-game weeks since the bye weeks have concluded.
Here’s a look at the games heading into a pivotal week in the NFL season.
Thursday, Dec.10 (8:20 p.m. ET)
- New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, Dec.13 (1:00 p.m. ET)
- Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
- Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals
- Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins
- Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
- Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers
- Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, Dec. 13 (4:05 p.m. ET)
- Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders
- New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, Dec. 13 (4:25 p.m. ET)
- Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
- New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
- Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers
- Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, Dec.13 (8:20 p.m. ET)
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
Monday, Dec.14 (8:15 p.m. ET)
- Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
The Sunday mid-afternoon slate will be one all fans should watch if looking towards the Wild Card round. The Colts needed a fumble from Deshaun Watson in the red zone to secure their 26-20 win and improve to 8-4. Meanwhile, thanks to an aggressive blitz from the New York Jets, the Raiders keep their season alive late with the 31-28 victory in the closing seconds of Sunday’s action.
Currently, the Colts hold the No.7 playoff seed while Las Vegas is sitting in at No.8.
Sunday Night Football might be the one where the 1972 Dolphins can pop the champagne. After struggling defensively to stop Baltimore, the Steelers are looking more like average Joes instead of contending champions. The Steelers will also be down a man in pass-rushing sets with Bud Dupree out with a torn ACL.
Monday Night Football is sure to entice fans of the AFC North with a showdown of the ages. The Ravens should be fully healthy from the COVID-19 protocol, bringing back stars on offense against the Browns’ defensive front. However, the Browns are 9-3 for the first time since 1994 and look to build off a four-touchdown first half from Baker Mayfield. A loss for the Ravens could cost them the postseason.
Which NFL games will you be watching this weekend?