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

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

Tennessee Titans at New York Giants

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Washington at Jacksonville Jaguars

TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH

Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, MD

Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills

New Era Field
Buffalo, NY

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA

Late Games

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

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

New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:25 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday Night Football

Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams

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