Carolina at Pittsburgh (Thursday 8:20pm)
The Steelers will be in a bad mood after the home loss to the Jets. Not much time for the Panthers to celebrate their Sunday win over Arizona, but at least they’ll get closer to the number one pick with this one.
Dallas at Arizona (Saturday 7:20pm)
Merry Christmas to the Cowboys as Dallas should be rewarded by facing an anemic Cards offense.
New England at Buffalo (Sunday 1pm)
The Bills have gotten better but there could be better times to face the Patriots than after a lackluster win and a game in which they can clinch home field advantage, a first round bye and the AFC East Title.
N.Y. Jets at Chicago (Sunday 1pm)
Back end of a two-game road swing for the Jets. Our guess is that they won’t be punting to Devin Hester after his two return TD performance Monday night in Minnesota
Baltimore at Cleveland (Sunday 1pm)
The good news for the Browns is that QB Colt McCoy will play. The bad news is that he’ll face the Ravens, who've won 7 of the last 9 from Cleveland.
Washington at Jacksonville (Sunday 1pm)
Sexy Rexy Grossman gets another start for the Redskins after his four TD day in Dallas. But, can the ‘Skins stop MJD? Nah, I didn’t think so.
UPDATE (Saturday, 8pm): Maurice Jones-Drew won't play for the Jags. They still win.
Tennessee at Kansas City (Sunday 1pm)
It’s simple for the Chiefs. Win out and you win the AFC West.
Detroit at Miami (Sunday 1pm)
Two teams going opposite directions. That’s not good news for the ‘Fins.
San Francisco at St. Louis (Sunday 1pm)
Hard to believe, but the if the Niners beat the Rams here, they could be tied with the Rams (and Seahawks if they lose) at 6-9 for the NFC West lead.
San Diego at Cincinnati (Sunday 4pm)
The Chargers shouldn’t need any Christmas magic in this one. After all, it is the Bengals.
Houston at Denver (Sunday 4pm)
So, let me get this straight, the Broncos gave up over 500 yards in offense and Broncos fans are cooing over Tim Tebow.
Indianapolis at Oakland (Sunday 4pm)
This one could be historic as the Raiders could run for about 300 yards against a pourous Colts defense. Too bad for Oakland, the Colts can score too.
N.Y. Giants at Green Bay (Sunday 4:15pm)
QB Aaron Rodgers is back from a concussion after missing the Patriots game last Sunday. The question is which Giants club will show up: the one who routed the Eagles for the first 52 minutes or the one that let it all slip away in the last 8?
Seattle at Tampa Bay (Sunday 4:15pm)
The Bucs saw most of their playoff chances slip away in a home loss to Detroit last Sunday. They’ll make Seattle pay for it.
Minnesota at Philadelphia (Sunday 8:20pm)
Michael Vick vs. Joe Webb. Not exactly the QB match-up the NFL was looking for when they flexed this game to primetime. At least Vick will put on an entertaining show.
New Orleans at Atlanta (Monday 8:30pm)
Game of the week has the NFC South Title on the line as well as home field advantage and a first-round bye for the Falcons with a win. Kicker Garrett Hartley would like to forget their first meeting as he missed a 29-yard field goal in overtime for the Saints.
Last week: 10-6