NFL Games This Week | Week 17
This week is the penultimate round of NFL games, and Week 17 is sure to bring some exciting matchups as the season heads towards its end. With the great games last week, we can expect just as much drama and fun in this final stretch of the regular season. Get ready for some spectacular games this weekend.
Thursday Night Football
To begin, the Thursday Night Football match between the 11-4 Dallas Cowboys and the faltering 7-8 Tennessee Titans is one of the standout ties of the week, with the rampant Cowboys attempting to get another win to get closer to the league-leading Philadelphia Eagles, who they beat last weekend. Quarterback Dak Prescott has had a magnificent season so far, and he has led them to one of the best records in the NFL. The Titans have struggled after a strong start, and they have lost their last five games, putting them at risk of missing the playoffs completely. Both teams have a lot to gain and lose, and this should be an exciting matchup for the ages.
How to watch: Amazon Prime
Sunday Night Football
On Sunday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) go up against the Baltimore Ravens (10-5), with the Ravens chasing first place in the AFC North and the Steelers already out of playoff contention. With both teams boasting plenty of attacking talent, their defenses are really what will decide this matchup, and Baltimore has had the edge all season.
The other games on Sunday see the New Orleans Saints (6-9) at the league-leading Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) as the Saints try to sneak into the playoff places and the Eagles battle to hang onto their number one seed. Then, we have the battle of LA, as last year’s Super Bowl winners Los Angeles Rams (5-10) take on their city rivals the Los Angeles Chargers (9-6), in the first matchup in years where the Chargers are favorites. The best matchup is probably the game between the Miami Dolphins (8-7) and the New England Patriots (7-8), as both teams are pretty evenly matched in both defense and attack this season.
How to watch: Peacock and NBC
Monday Night Football
To finish Week 17, Monday Night Football sees the 12-3 Buffalo Bills face up against the 11-4 Cincinnati Bengals to see how close to the number one seed the dangerous Bills and Bengals can get. Both teams have had magnificent seasons, and this should be a classic game to remember.
How to watch: ESPN
All of that said, here is the list of all of the games this week in the NFL:
Thursday, December 29th
Dallas Cowboys (11-4) at Tennessee Titans (7-8) - 8:15 pm ET
Sunday, January 1st
Arizona Cardinals (4-11) at Atlanta Falcons (5-10) - 1:00 pm ET
Chicago Bears (3-12) at Detroit Lions (7-8) - 1:00 pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8) at Houston Texans (2-12-1) - 1:00 pm ET
Denver Broncos (4-11) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-3) - 1:00 pm ET
Miami Dolphins (8-7) at New England Patriots (7-8) - 1:00 pm ET
Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1) at New York Giants (8-6-1) - 1:00 pm ET
New Orleans Saints (6-9) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) - 1:00 pm ET
Carolina Panthers (6-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) - 1:00 pm ET
Cleveland Browns (6-9) at Washington Commanders (7-7-1) - 1:00 pm ET
San Francisco 49ers (11-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) - 4:05 pm ET
New York Jets (7-8) at Seattle Seahawks (7-8) - 4:05 pm ET
Minnesota Vikings (12-3) at Green Bay Packers (7-8) - 4:25 pm ET
Los Angeles Rams (5-10) at Los Angeles Chargers (9-6) - 4:25 pm ET
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) at Baltimore Ravens (10-5) - 8:20 pm ET
Monday, January 2nd
Buffalo Bills (12-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) - 8:15 pm ET
Author: Alex Simeonidis