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NFL Week 10 Sunday Schedule: Cowboys-Falcons matches NFC playoff contenders

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The battle for playoff positioning is in full swing this week.

Atlanta Falcons v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys both faced the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs last January, with the Packers knocking off the Cowboys in a thriller before losing in Atlanta in the NFC Championship. Those two NFC contenders square off this afternoon, with both fighting hard for position in the conference’s Wild Card race.

Likewise, both teams hosted the Packers earlier this season as well, with similar results — Atlanta won by double-digits while Aaron Rodgers led a furious comeback victory in Dallas.

However, Atlanta is a disappointing 4-4 overall this season, having lost four of five after a hot 3-0 start. The offense has been particularly disappointing in those last five games, averaging just 16.6 points per game and exceeding 250 passing yards in just one of those contests.

Dallas appears to be on the upswing, however; featuring the league’s top rushing attack in yards per carry, Dallas has ripped off three straight wins, all with over 130 yards on the ground. In fact, the Cowboys had a four-game stretch from week 4 to week 8 when they had more than 160 yards rushing in each game.

The two teams face off in the big late afternoon game today, one of 12 NFL games taking place on this week ten Sunday. Here’s your schedule and open thread for today.

Early Games (all at 12 Noon CT/1 PM ET)

New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills

New Era Field
Buffalo, NY
FOX

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Soldier Field
Chicago, IL
FOX

Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions

Ford Field
Detroit, MI
CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars

EverBank Field
Jacksonville, FL
CBS

New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
FOX

Minnesota Vikings at Washington

FedEx Field
Landover, MD
FOX

Afternoon Games

Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams

1:05 PM PT (4:05 ET)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA
CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons

4:25 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
FOX

New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

1:25 PM PT (4:25 ET)
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA
FOX

Sunday Night Football

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

6:30 PM MT (8:30 ET)
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver, CO
NBC