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NFL Week 13 Sunday Schedule: Chargers-Steelers, Vikings-Patriots headline

It’s a big day with some big playoff seeding implications around the league.

Pittsburgh Steelers v San Diego Chargers Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

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.

Early Games

All games kick off at 1:00 PM Eastern

Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA

Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans

NRG Stadium
Houston, TX

Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, OH

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Hard Rock Stadium
Miami, FL

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars

TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL

Chicago Bears at New York Giants

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions

Ford Field
Detroit, MI

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL

Afternoon Games

Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

1:05 PM PT (4:05 ET)
Oakland County Coliseum
Oakland, CA

New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

4:05 PM ET
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN

Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots

4:25 PM ET
Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, MA

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

1;25 PM PT (4:25 ET)
CenturyLink Field
Seattle, WA

Sunday Night Football

Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers

8:20 PM ET
Heinz Field
Pittsburgh, PA