Eagles @ Panthers
- This is a great Thursday night game. Both teams are currently rolling at 4-1 while leading their respective divisions. The NFC is pretty wide open; the Falcons and Packers are still the co-favorites, but I think the winner of this game will be talked about as a serious contender moving forward.
Sunday 1 p.m.
Packers @ Vikings
- This is a big-time division match-up. It’d be a lot better if Sam Bradford was playing/healthy, but Case Keenum has done well and the Vikings’ defense is clearly the strength of their team. Will they do enough to stop the best QB on the planet?
Patriots @ Jets
- I can’t believe this game is highlighted, but it has to be. The Patriots have been more than beatable all season long, while the Jets have already exceeded their season expectations. I expect a win from the Patriots (comfortably, too), but the world would explode if the Jets somehow pull this off and take command of the AFC East.
Sunday 4 p.m.
Chargers @ Raiders
- AFC West games can always be highlighted, especially between these two teams; they’re both exciting and this game means a lot. The Raiders need to get back on track and can bury the Chargers’ season in the process.
Steelers @ Chiefs
- This is a potential AFC Championship match-up, despite how badly Ben Roethlisberger has played. I think the Steelers will be fine, and I believe both teams will be in the playoffs once again. I’m interested to see how Big Ben responds from some serious adversity against the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL.