Kansas City (9-2) at Oakland (2-9): It’s a bit complicated, but a Chiefs win and losses by Miami, Tennessee, Houston, Indianapolis, Baltimore and Cincinnati in certain combinations hand KC a playoff berth. The Chiefs, who released star running back Kareem Hunt on Friday, have won six of seven in this series.
San Francisco (2-9) at Seattle (6-5): The Seahawks have won eight straight and 10 of the past 11 vs. the 49ers. Seattle, which plays four of its final five at home, are 26-13 in regular-season games in December/January under coach Pete Carroll.
LA Chargers (8-3) at Pittsburgh (7-3-1): The scoreboard might explode at Heinz Field as Class of 2004 QBs Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger light it up. Rivers has multiTD games in every outing this season, but will be without running back Melvin Gordon (knee). Roethlisberger has six games of 450-plus yards in his career. No other QB in NFL history has more than four. Minnesota (6-4-1) at New England (8-3): More records are within Tom Brady’s reach. With two touchdown passes, Brady would pass Peyton Manning’s 579 for the most passing touchdowns in NFL history, including the postseason. He also would beat Brett Favre’s 508 for the thirdmost regular-season touchdown passes.
LA Rams (10-1) at Detroit (4-7): The Rams have their eyes on winning out to put the heat on New Orleans for overall home-field advantage in the NFC. LA clinches the NFC West with a win or Seattle loss. The Lions have lost four of five.
Chicago (8-3) at New
York Giants (3-8): NFC North-leading Chicago aims for a sixth straight win. Giants RB Saquon Barkley is one of four rookies in NFL history with touchdowns rushing and receiving in consecutive games.
Cleveland (4-6-1) at Houston (8-3): Houston is on quite a roll with eight consecutive wins, has beaten Cleveland four straight times and six of the past seven meetings. Indianapolis (6-5) at Jacksonville (3-8): A victory would give the Colts their first six-game winning streak since opening their 2009 AFC championship season 14-0. The Jaguars have dropped seven straight, fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and benched QB Blake Bortles. Jacksonville also is without RB Leonard Fournette, who was suspended one game for leaving the bench and instigating a fight in Buffalo. Denver (5-6) at Cincinnati (5-6): The Bengals have lost five of six, and thirdyear quarterback Jeff Driskel gets his first NFL start. Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay ranks second among NFL rookies with 780 yards rushing.
Baltimore (6-5) at Atlanta (4-7): Baltimore owns the NFL’s top-ranked defense, allowing a league-low 18 points per game. The highly disappointing Falcons have their second threegame losing streak this season.
New York Jets (3-8) at Tennessee (5-6): The Jets have lost five in a row. The Titans have won 13 of their past 16 home games. Arizona (2-9) at Green Bay (4-6-1): Not much to watch with these also-rans. Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald needs four catches to pass Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,281 with 49ers) for most receptions in NFL history with one team. Buffalo (4-7) at Miami (5-6): Don’t look for a scoring spree here: Buffalo ranks 31st in offense, Miami is 28th. The Dolphins do have regular QB Ryan Tannehill back from a shoulder injury. He has won his past seven home starts.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is scheduled to return from a shoulder injury for the game against the Bills. He has won his past seven home starts.