The closing quarter of the season is here, the playoff stretch is now in full force. The Raiders head to Kansas City to start us off on Thursday Night Football where a win gives them a playoff spot(of course some help along the way). The Chiefs look to complete the sweep of the Raiders and take control of the AFC West. Dallas can clinch the NFC East on Sunday Night, and more playoff battles!
Raiders @ Chiefs: The AFC West battle heads to TNF as the Raiders head to KC to face the Chiefs. While the AFC West won't be clinched until Week 17, the Raiders can clinch a playoff spot with a win or tie + a Dolphins loss, or a Broncos loss or a Ravens loss. The Chiefs have already went into Oakland and beat the Raiders, who are 5-0 on the road heading into Thursday Night.
Steelers @ Bills: The Steelers head to Buffalo as they look to remain neck and neck with us in the AFC North. While the Bills season is over, this is the final stretch of the season where teams out of contention upset teams looking to make the playoffs. Does Rex Ryan and the Bills have something up their sleeve to slow down Big Ben & co and help their former team?
Broncos @ Titans: The Titans have the toughest schedule remaining of all three AFC South contenders. The Titans are going to have to pull off a surprising win this week, or next week against KC in order to stay in the race. The Broncos are back into the playoffs and look to remain there for the final 4 games of the season. Will Trever Siemian play or will the Broncos have to resort to Paxton Lynch once again?
Redskins @ Eagles: The Redskins come into this game out of the playoff picture and looking up to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Redskins look to get back on track on the road where their record is only 2-3-1(including last week against the Cardinals). The Eagles meanwhile are 4-1 at home, which doesn't bode well for a Redskins team needing to get back on track in the NFC playoff picture.
Cardinals @ Dolphins: The Cardinals outside of Arizona have been terrible posting a 1-4 road record. The Dolphins meanwhile have a 5-1 home record and look to get back on track after a terrible loss in Baltimore. The Cardinals look to hold off the Seahawks clinching of the NFC West by another week while Miami is trying to keep up with Denver in the wild AFC.
Chargers @ Panthers: The Chargers come to Carolina looking for a win against the defending NFC Champions as the Panthers look to rebound following a terrible loss to the Seahawks. The Chargers need a lot to happen to make the playoffs but if they can gain momentum for next season, they can be a force in the AFC West.
Bengals @ Browns: Welcome back RG3... now place your bets on how long it takes for his next injury. Seriously though, it looks like if things go well in practice, RG3 will be starting against the Bengals. Looks to me the Bengals are going to get back on track by beating down two bad teams in a row. The March to 0-16 continues on....
Bears @ Lions: The Lions finally were able to get a lead, hold it, and never give it up. The Lions look to continue their winning ways against the Bears who most likely got their final win of 2016 last week against the helpless 49ers.
Texans @ Colts: The AFC South is up for grabs as the Colts host the Texans. Looks like Luck is healthy enough to go on a run to clinch the AFC South and get into the playoffs. The Texans meanwhile look to hold on to their lead this week as this game may end up determining who wins the division.
Vikings @ Jaguars: The Vikings have fallen in 2016, and now can they get back up in time to at least get a Wild Card? The Jaguars look to do their part in keeping the Vikings hope alive as it's only a matter of weeks before the Gus Bradley experiment is over.
Jets @ 49ers: Draft implications here, as Bryce Petty takes over in New York, Kaepernick will continue to start in San Fran as both teams are just looking to outdo each other in a battle of poor quarterback play.
Saints @ Buccaneers: Tampa has arrived, and they are a real playoff contender. The Division Title remains in play as they are in a 7-5 tie with the Falcons, and a win against the Saints will help their cause. The Saints look to spoil the Bucs potential playoff run and build momentum toward next season.
Falcons @ Rams: Bucs will definitley need to win to keep up with the Falcons who have a easy win this week against the Rams. Unless for some strange reason, Jeff Fisher decides he wants to win this game and spoil the Falcons season.
Seahawks @ Packers: The Packers have got back on track against the Eagles and Texans, but are they for real? They will be tested against the Seahawks who can clinch the NFC West with a win and Cardinals loss. Are the Packers going to make a late playoff run or have the last two weeks been flukes against bad teams?
Cowboys @ Giants: Oh Terrance Williams. If the Cowboys go 15-1, Williams will be the reason why the Cowboys did not complete the perfect season. The Giants are looking for a season sweep of the Cowboys who are looking for the NFC East Crown on Sunday Night. A win will give the NFC East Crown to Dallas for the first time since 2014. Giants look to hold on to the fifth seed as the NFC Wild Card Race tightens in the final weeks.