New Orleans Saints (6-9) at Atlanta Falcons (8-7)
The Falcons ruined the Carolina Panthers perfect season last week, upsetting them in Atlanta in a thrilling 20-13 victory. Although Atlanta's playoff hopes are moot at this point, the trio of Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones form a dynamic set of offensive weapons for future years. As for the Saints, they've trudged through another forgettable season in which the defense struggled to stop anybody. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton has two years left on his contract, but may be on the way out -- possibly to the Giants? The Saints will be a tab to keep on for the next few days in case they make changes to their coaching staff.
New York Jets (10-5) at Buffalo Bills (7-8)
The Jets can taste a playoff berth on the tip of their tongues, but the last barrier to get through is Rex Ryan and the Bills. And Ryan, the former Jets coach, likely wants nothing more than to spoil the party for Gang Green and their fans. Receiver Brandon Marshall has had a record-setting year for New York and will need to have another big game to secure the Jets their sixth win in a row and a trip to the playoffs.
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6) at Cleveland Browns (3-12)
The Steelers are playing for a playoff berth and the Browns are playing for the number one overall pick. The Steelers will need to win, while the Jets would need to lose, for Pittsburgh to get into the playoffs.
Detroit Lions (6-9) at Chicago Bears (6-9)
Another 6-9 matchup that could shake up the draft order. Giants fans may want to stay tuned to this score, especially because both the Lions and Bears have major needs on defense.
Baltimore Ravens (5-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
The Ravens have nothing to lose, and the Bengals are coming in after a brutal Monday Night loss to the Denver Broncos. The Bengals need this game to have any shot at securing a first round bye in the playoffs.
Washington Redskins (8-7) at Dallas Cowboys (4-11)
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10) at Houston Texans (8-7)
After going 0-3 as the Cowboys starter early in the season and subsequently being released, Brandon Weeden is now leading the Texans into the playoffs. Let that soak in for a little bit.
Tennessee Titans (3-12) at Indianapolis Colts (7-8)
Apparently, the Colts need NINE different things to happen for them to make the playoffs. Talk about testing your luck.
New England Patriots (12-3) at Miami Dolphins (5-10)
The Patriots will look to lock up home field advantage this week against an extremely disappointing Miami squad.
Seattle Seahawks (9-6) at Arizona Cardinals (13-2)
The Arizona Cardinals have already claimed the NFC West and a first-round bye, but they'll need to win this, and hope the Carolina Panthers lose, to have home field advantage. Seattle, meanwhile, is locked into the Wild Card and a date with either the Redskins, Packers or Vikings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9) at Carolina Panthers (14-1)
The Buccaneers were 6-6 at one point, but have cooled off tremendously. The Panthers lost their shot at a perfect season last week after being defeated in Atlanta, but can still claim home field advantage in the NFC with a win against Tampa Bay.
San Diego Chargers (4-11) at Denver Broncos (11-4)
Brock Osweiler will remain the starter for the Broncos, while Peyton Manning is expected to be the backup for this pivotal game. Last week, the Broncos faced the possibility of getting home field advantage or missing the playoffs completely. They haven't claimed their division just yet, but a win against the lowly Chargers would do just that.
Oakland Raiders (7-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)
Raiders safety Charles Woodson's career will end in the same stadium that he started his career in. What a way to go out for the future Hall of Famer.
St. Louis Rams (7-8) at San Francisco 49ers (4-11)
Both teams desperately need a franchise quarterback and will likely target them in the first round of this year's NFL Draft.
Minnesota Vikings (10-5) at Green Bay Packers (10-5)
This game will decide who wins the NFC North and who will take the second Wild Card spot. Should be an entertaining battle on Sunday Night Football.