Detroit Lions (1-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (2-5) [London]
The Lions and Chiefs both have floundered this year after expectations of being possible playoff contenders before the season. For both teams, the offenses have struggled. The Lions have fired three coaches already this season, including former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Meanwhile, the Chiefs have lost All Pro running back Jamaal Charles for the season due to a torn ACL. Charcandrick West, who has taken the place of Charles, had 110 rushing yards and a touchdown in his first home start last week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Atlanta Falcons (6-1)
Both of these teams have high-octane offenses that have shown glimmers throughout the season. For the Buccaneers, the playmaking revolves around rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, who had a career-high 72 percent completion percentage and 128.1 quarterback rating last week against the Washington Redskins, and wide receiver Mike Evans, who torched Washington's secondary for 164 yards and a touchdown. As for the Falcons, their offense revolves around quarterback Matt Ryan and superstar wide receiver Julio Jones, but running back Devonta Freeman has been one of the biggest surprises and reasons why Atlanta is near the top of their division, as he leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage.
San Diego Chargers (2-5) at Baltimore Ravens (1-6)
This is another game between two teams that normally contend for the postseason but have fallen into the cellars of their respective divisions. However, both teams are led by Pro Bowl quarterbacks in Philip Rivers and Joe Flacco. The main thing to watch in this game could be two future Hall of Fame players in Antonio Gates and Steve Smith. Gates need one touchdown to surpass Hall of Famer Steve Largent for 19nth-most touchdowns in NFL history, while Smith needs just 50 receiving yards to pass Hall of Famer Cris Carter for 10th in most receiving yards all-time.
Ravens blog: Baltimore Beatdown
Minnesota Vikings (4-2) at Chicago Bears (2-4)
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has strung together a nice few games, especially in his division. The second-year pro has a 109.9 quarterback rating in his last three divisional starts. On the other side is embattled Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, who needs just two touchdown passes to pass Hall of Famer Sid Luckman to become the Bears' franchise leader in passing touchdowns. But the player to watch in this game is Minnesota rookie receiver Stefon Diggs, who aims for his third straight game with more than 100 yards.
Bears blog: Windy City Gridiron
Arizona Cardinals (5-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-5)
The Cardinals have been a juggernaut on both sides of the ball. On offense, quarterback Carson Palmer is second in the NFC in quarterback rating, but the rushing attack is what's been key for the Cardinals. Chris Johnson continues his resurgent season for Arizona, as he now has three 100-yard rushing games in 2015. Rookie running back David Johnson, also a contributor on special teams, leads all NFL rookies in touchdowns. On defense, the Cardinals have the most interceptions in the NFL, spearheaded by an elite secondary featuring Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Rashad Johnson. It may not be a fun day for Browns quarterback Josh McCown.
Browns blog: Dawgs by Nature
Tennessee Titans (1-5) at Houston Texans (2-5)
The entire watchability of this game revolves around if Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota can suit up and how many times he can avoid getting pummeled by Texans Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.
Texans blog: Battle Red Blog
Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
The Bengals are 6-0 for the first time since they went to the AFC Championship in 1988. Led by Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, their passing attack seems to be unstoppable. As for the Steelers, they've been without their twp-time Super Bowl championship quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the last several weeks, but do have elite play-makers in Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell to keep the train chugging along. This game could turn into a shootout.
Steelers blog: Behind the Steel Curtain
San Francisco 49ers (2-5) at St. Louis Rams (3-3)
Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley seems to be as advertised, as he's rushed for more than 430 yards in his first three career starts. He leads the NFL in rushes of more than 45 yards, with three. On defense, the Rams lead the NFC in sacks with 23. Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald have 8.5 sacks combined. For the 49ers, they'll need a quality start from Colin Kaepernick to win this game. The Nevada product has played well against the Rams recently, throwing for five touchdowns and zero interceptions in his past two starts against St. Louis.
Rams blog: Turf Show Times
New York Jets (4-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-3)
Raiders blog: Silver and Black Pride
Seattle Seahawks (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
Dallas has lost four straight, and while they are playing at home this week, it will be against the 2013-14 Super Bowl Champions. The Seahawks, who boast one of the best secondaries in the NFL, will prove to be a tough test for Matt Cassel and the Cowboys offense.
Cowboys blog: Blogging the Boys
Green Bay Packers (6-0) at Denver Broncos (6-0)
If you've been waiting for a popcorn-worthy Sunday night tilt, here it is. The Packers and Broncos, two of the five remaining undefeated teams in the NFL, match up on Sunday Night Football. For the Packers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is putting together another MVP-caliber season, ranking second in the NFL in quarterback rating. Ex-Giant receiver James Jones is tied for the NFL lead with six receiving touchdowns. For the Broncos, Peyton Manning has not had a great season, throwing for more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (seven) but the Denver defense has stepped up, as they lead the NFL in total defense yards per game and passing yards per game.
Broncos blog: Mile High Report