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NFL Week 15 Sunday Schedule: Patriots & Steelers renew their AFC rivalry

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It’s a full day of NFL action today, featuring Packers-Bears early, Pats-Steelers in the middle, and Eagles-Rams late.

NFL: New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears renew the NFL’s oldest and most-played rivalry today, there’s another modern rivalry that will be taking center stage this afternoon once again with heavy playoff implications. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have been consistent contenders in the AFC over the better part of the last two decades, and they met in the postseason two years ago with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

New England has certainly had the better of these matchups recently, however. They have won five straight meetings including that playoff game, with Pittsburgh’s last victory coming in 2011. Last year’s game was marred by an overturned touchdown reception by Jesse James late in the game that likely would have give the Steelers a victory; instead, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception two plays later to clinch a three-point Pats win.

Packers fans will be scoreboard watching a bit in the early games as well, as they need to see the Vikings lose at least two of their final three games to have a shot at the postseason. Minnesota has a home game against the Miami Dolphins today, so keep an eye on that contest as well.

Early Games

All games kick off at 1:00 PM Eastern

Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings

U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
CBS

Tennessee Titans at New York Giants

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
CBS

Washington at Jacksonville Jaguars

TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL
CBS

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH
CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
FOX

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Soldier Field
Chicago, IL
FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, MD
FOX

Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills

New Era Field
Buffalo, NY
FOX

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
FOX

Late Games

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

1:05 PM PT (4:05 ET)
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA
FOX

New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pittsburgh, PA
CBS

Sunday Night Football

Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams

5:20 PM PT (8:20 ET)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA
NBC