NFL周 16 预习: Time for urgency is now with two games left

NFL周 16 预习: Time for urgency is now with two games left

There are two weeks remaining in the 2020 NFL赛季, and there’s still a lot left to be determined.

The AFC North, AFC South, NFC East, NFC South and NFC West division crowns are still up for grabs. The 16th week of the season is key for several teams, as noted below.

Expect the unexpected. There are teams who are not vying for a top draft pick that can play spoiler. Standings could shift and shape up a dramatic end to the season next week.

Here’s a quick preview of Week 16.

NFL周 16 POWER RANKINGS: JETS NO LONGER LEAGUE’S WORST TEAM

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SAINTS (10-4) VS. VIKINGS (6-8)

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) reacts after his touchdown carry in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in New Orleans, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) reacts after his touchdown carry in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in New Orleans, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

圣人维京人 will play in the rare Christmas Day game. New Orleans is coming off a loss to the Chiefs while Minnesota lost last we

ek to the Bears. The Saints are still hoping for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and a win here could be vital.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 19-11 维京人

DATE: 十二月. 25

TIME (是): 4:30 下午.

WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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LIONS (5-9) VS. 海盗 (9-5)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after a Tampa Bay Buccaneers touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, 在亚特兰大. (美联社照片/ John Bazemore)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after a Tampa Bay Buccaneers touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, 在亚特兰大. (美联社照片/ John Bazemore)

雄狮海盗 will square off on the day after Christmas. It’s part of a three-game slate Saturday. Tom Brady and Tampa Bay are only a game away from at least a tie with the Saints in the NFC South.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 31-27 雄狮

DATE: 十二月. 26

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: Ford Field

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CARDINALS (8-6) VS. 49ERS (5-9)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) scores a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Michael Jacquet (38) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) scores a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Michael Jacquet (38) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

红衣主教49人 will play in the second Saturday game. While San Francisco has been eliminated from playoff contention, Arizona is still holding onto hope of a wildcard spot. The Cardinals definitely need a victory in this game to continue those hopes.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 31-27 49人

DATE: 十二月. 26

TIME (是): 4:30 下午.

WHERE: State Farm Stadium

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抢劫犯 (7-7) VS. DOLPHINS (9-5)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to throw against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to throw against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

海豚 could pick up their 10th win of the season with a victory over the 攻略. It would be the first time since 2016 that Miami would have 10 胜. Las Vegas on the other hand needs a win to prevent falling out of playoff contention.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 17-17-1 Tied

DATE: 十二月. 26

TIME (是): 8:15 下午.

WHERE: Allegiant Stadium

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乌鸦 (9-5) VS. GIANTS (5-9)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson pretends to throw the ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown on a keeper against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期二, 十二月. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson pretends to throw the ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown on a keeper against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期二, 十二月. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Between the Ravens and Giants on Sunday, both teams will be dying for a victory. Baltimore has looked good as of late while New York took a loss to the Browns last week. A win for either team could mean playoffs come next month.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 3-2 乌鸦

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: 中号&T Bank Stadium

: 狐狸

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TEXANS (4-10) VS. 孟加拉语 (3-10-1)

Cincinnati Bengals' Josh Bynes (56) reacts after a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 星期一, 十二月. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

辛辛那提孟加拉虎’ Josh Bynes (56) reacts after a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 星期一, 十二月. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Texans and Bengals would have liked to be playing for a playoff spot on Sunday but instead, their matchup will determine draft positioning – at least for Cincinnati. Houston’s top draft pick belongs to the Dolphins so you can bet that Miami will have an eye on this game.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 6-4 德州人

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: NRG Stadium

: 狐狸

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JAGUARS (1-13) VS. 熊 (7-7)

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, 在芝加哥. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, 在芝加哥. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Don’t count the Bears out just yet. It’s still a long shot but Chicago could still make their way into the playoffs but they need a win Sunday against the Jaguars. The Bears have quietly won two straight and can’t falter in a game against Jacksonville.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 4-3 熊

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: TIAA Bank Field

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CHIEFS (13-1) VS. 粉丝 (4-10)

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) stops Miami Dolphins free safety Brandon Jones (29), during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, in Miami Gardens, 弗拉. (美联社照片/ Lynne Sladky)

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) stops Miami Dolphins free safety Brandon Jones (29), during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, in Miami Gardens, 弗拉. (美联社照片/ Lynne Sladky)

酋长 have the best record in the AFC and will move just one more week closer to the playoffs. 的 猎鹰 could potentially get a better draft pick with a loss.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 6-3 酋长

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium

: 狐狸

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JETS (1-13) VS. 棕色 (10-4)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, 对, congratulates running back Nick Chubb, 剩下, after Chubb rushed for a 9-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十一月. 15, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, 对, congratulates running back Nick Chubb, 剩下, after Chubb rushed for a 9-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十一月. 15, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

布朗斯 could pick up their 11th win of the season against the 喷气机. Cleveland could be in line for its best record since 1994 and most wins since re-joining the NFL in 1999. A New York win could enrage fans even more.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 14-12 布朗斯

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: MetLife Stadium

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钢人 (11-3) VS. 鞋类 (10-4)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) makes a reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, 弗拉. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) makes a reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, 弗拉. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

钢人 will look to right their ship but have a tough challenge in the 马驹. Pittsburgh is one a three-game losing streak while the Colts are on a three-game winning streak. Indianapolis’ defense poses a tough challenge. Both the AFC North and South divisions are on the line with the results.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 19-6 钢人

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 1 下午.

WHERE: Heinz Field

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CHARGERS (5-9) VS. 布朗科斯 (5-9)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates after running back Kalen Ballage scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期四, 十二月. 17, 2020, 在拉斯维加斯. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates after running back Kalen Ballage scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期四, 十二月. 17, 2020, 在拉斯维加斯. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

充电器野马 meet in an AFC West rivalry game. It will feature young quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Drew Lock. Fans watching this game can get a glimpse into the future of the NFL.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 68-52-1 野马

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 4:05 下午.

WHERE: SoFi Stadium

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华盛顿 (6-8) VS. PANTHERS (4-10)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 29, 2020, 在明尼阿波利斯. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十一月. 29, 2020, 在明尼阿波利斯. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

华盛顿州 needs a win to move closer to an NFC East title. 的 黑豹 have not played great this season but playing spoiler could be in their cards. This game is pretty important.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 9-6 华盛顿州

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 4:05 下午.

WHERE: FedEx Field

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牛仔 (5-9) VS. EAGLES (4-9-1)

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks with starting quarterback Jalen Hurts as quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson talks with starting quarterback Jalen Hurts as quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

牛仔Eagles have a classic NFC East matchup. Neither team is out of the playoffs just yet. Both teams need a Washington loss on Sunday.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 66-53 牛仔

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 4:25 下午.

WHERE: AT&T Stadium

: 狐狸

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SEAHAWKS (10-4) VS. 内存 (9-5)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, 在Landover, d. (美联社照片/安德鲁·哈尼克)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, 星期日, 十二月. 20, 2020, 在Landover, d. (美联社照片/安德鲁·哈尼克)

公羊 are just one back in the loss column from the 海鹰. With a win, Los Angeles could gain the NFC West lead because they own the tiebreaker. This is one of the marquee matchups of the late afternoon slate Sunday.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 24-20 海鹰

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 4:25 下午.

WHERE: Lumen Field

: 4:25 pm

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打包机 (11-3) VS. TITANS (10-4)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, 星期日, 十二月. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

封隔器泰坦 are featured in one of the most interesting Sunday night matchups of the season. The two teams are among the best in the NFL and should be fun to watch the offenses go back-and-forth at each other.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 7-5 泰坦

DATE: 十二月. 27

TIME (是): 8:20 下午.

WHERE: Lambeau Field

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PATRIOTS (6-8) VS. BILLS (11-3)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, 星期六, 十二月. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, 星期六, 十二月. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The week will end with the Patriots and Bills playing in an AFC East rivalry matchup. Buffalo dethroned New England from the top of the AFC East. It’s their first division title in 25 年份. The Patriots will look to stop the spiraling.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 75-44-1 爱国者

DATE: 十二月. 28

TIME (是): 8:15 下午.

WHERE: Gillette Stadium

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