It’s a big Sunday around the NFL, as teams begin to make their final push for the postseason. The Green Bay Packers, of course, know their task: win out over the final five games and get a chance to sneak into the playoffs with some help from around the NFC.
Other teams have a much more direct route to the postseason. Two games today in particular feature teams that all control their own futures. In the afternoon, the fifth-seeded Minnesota Vikings are on the road, playing the AFC East-leading New England Patriots. Then on Sunday night, the Chargers, who sit behind the Chiefs in the AFC West, are in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers.
Pittsburgh dropped out of position for a first-round bye last week with a loss in Denver to the Broncos. They will likely be hoping for a Vikings victory over New England to open the door for them to get back into the thick of that race. Meanwhile, the Chargers sit just one game back of the Chiefs in their division, and with Kansas City in Oakland to play the 2-9 Raiders, a win is probably essential for the Chargers to remain in striking distance.
The Packers take the field early today against the 2-9 Cardinals, but keep it here for all of the action from around the NFL on this fine Sunday.
All games kick off at 1:00 PM Eastern
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium
Hard Rock Stadium
TIAA Bank Field
East Rutherford, NJ
Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
Green Bay, WI
Raymond James Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
1:05 PM PT (4:05 ET)
Oakland County Coliseum
4:05 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots
4:25 PM ET
1;25 PM PT (4:25 ET)
Sunday Night Football
Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers
8:20 PM ET