Keep up with all the NFL action today with our handy guide to what games are playing and when.
The National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football league. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association and renamed the National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of thirty-two teams from the United States. The league is divided into two conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), each of which is further divided into four divisions.
The Detroit Lions are playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field and the Baltimore Ravens are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Both games are at 1:00 pm EST.
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
The New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in an AFC East battle at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at New Era Field. Both teams come into the game bolstered by recent victories.
The Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10 in Week 11 and hopes to continue their success with another victory against a divisional opponent. In their last outing, New England was able to grind out a victory behind a strong performance from its defense, which allowed only 10 points and sacked Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz four times. The Patriots will look to repeat their defensive dominance as they take on a Bills offense that has struggled at times this season.
Buffalo, meanwhile, enters this matchup after a 20-3 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. The Bills were able to win handily thanks to a strong performance by their defense, which allowed only three points and sacked Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick five times. The Bills will look to carry that defensive momentum into this matchup against a Patriots offense that has been inconsistent at times this season.
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
The Miami Dolphins will be playing the New York Jets today at 1:00 PM EDT. This will be a home game for the Jets, and they are currently favored to win by 3 points.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals today in an AFC North matchup. This is a pivotal game for both teams, as the Ravens are currently in first place with a 9-6 record and the Bengals are right behind them with an 8-7 record. The winner of this game will claim the AFC North title and earn a spot in the playoffs.
Both teams have strong defenses, so this could be a low-scoring game. The Ravens are led by their star linebacker Terrell Suggs, who has 13 sacks on the season. The Bengals’ defense is anchored by their defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who has 11.5 sacks.
On offense, the Ravens are led by quarterback Joe Flacco, who has thrown for 3,499 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. The Bengals’ offense is spearheaded by quarterback Andy Dalton, who has thrown for 3,406 yards and 25 touchdowns.
This should be a close and exciting game between two evenly matched teams.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Today, the Cleveland Browns will be taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers. This game is sure to be a nail-biter, as both teams are evenly matched. Be sure to tune in to see who will come out on top!
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
The Indianapolis Colts will travel to take on the Tennessee Titans in an AFC South match-up. The Titans are coming off a big win against the New England Patriots, while the Colts lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. which could be a factor in this game. Both teams have strong defenses, so it could be a low scoring affair.
So, what NFL football games are playing today? There are a lot of great matchups on tap, including some key divisional battles. Here’s a look at the full slate of games, along with our predictions.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants: The Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, and they’ll look to keep that momentum going against a struggling Giants squad. Dallas should win this one comfortably.
Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 27, New York Giants 14
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: This is another important divisional matchup, as both teams are jockeying for position in the NFC North. The Vikings have been impressive lately, but we like the Bears to pull off the upset on the road.
Prediction: Chicago Bears 24, Minnesota Vikings 21
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Saints have had a roller coaster season, but they’re still in contention for a playoff spot. They’ll face a tough test against a Bucs team that’s been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year. We think New Orleans squeaks out a close one.
Prediction: New Orleans Saints 28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27