New York Giants (3-7) at Philadelphia (4-6): The Eagles have lost three of their past four, turn over the ball too often, and can’t make big defensive stops. New York has won two in a row to temporarily quiet the social media and tabloid complaints about Eli Manning. The veteran quarterback has proven that given some time to throw – the O-line has vastly improved the past two weeks – he still can produce.
Seattle (5-5) at Carolina (6-4): The winner here could place itself in strong position for a wild card. Carolina has lost two straight in a blowout at the hands of Pittsburgh and then a one-point defeat at Detroit when a 2-point conversion failed. Both teams will want to run the ball; Seattle leads the league in yards on the ground.
Pittsburgh (7-2-1) at Denver (4-6): Antonio Brown is tied for the league lead with 11 touchdown receptions and has at least one touchdown catch in eight consecutive games. Denver comes off a stirring comeback victory and linebacker Von Miller comes off another dominant performance with a key interception and his 100th sack. Miami (5-5) at Indianapolis (5-5): The Dolphins are reeling, coming off a bye after losses in three of four, but expect to have starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill back from a shoulder injury. Indy is one of the NFL’S hottest teams with four consecutive victories. Green Bay (4-5-1) at Minnesota (5-4-1): If Minnesota doesn’t find a ground game, it’s likely doomed to being home in January; it ranks 31st. Green Bay has lost seven straight regularseason road games since Dec. 10.
New England (7-3) at New York Jets (3-7): While the Patriots are on pace for their tenth straight AFC East title, the heat on Jets coach Todd Bowles has intensified. New York has lost four in a row. Jacksonville (3-7) at Buffalo (3-7): Though Jacksonville has dropped six in a row, its remaining schedule is anything but difficult. To not make some sort of turnaround would be inexcusable. The Bills keep coming at you. Their defense makes them competitive.
Arizona (2-8) at Los Angeles Chargers (7-3): The Chargers are in excellent shape for a playoff berth. Philip Rivers has 23 touchdown passes and has thrown for at least 25 in 10 consecutive seasons. Oakland (2-8) at Baltimore (5-5): With Joe Flacco sidelined against Cincinnati, first-round pick Lamar Jackson brought a running game to the QB position. The Ravens rushed for 265 yards as Jackson ran 27 times for 117 yards, Gus Edwards had 115 yards on the ground. The Raiders rank 31st in run defense. Cleveland (3-6-1) at Cincinnati (5-5): The Bengals have been ravaged by injuries, but a win would keep them in the wild-card chase. Neither team plays much defense, so it could keep the scoreboard lit. San Francisco (2-8) at Tampa Bay (3-7): Bucs WR Mike Evans can join Hall of Famer Randy Moss (six consecutive seasons) and A.J. Green (five) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning: “I think we’re running the ball better than we did, so I feel like we’re playing better football, but we got to continue doing that.”