Week 11 is here, and the playoff picture in both conferences is becoming clearer as we inch closer to the postseason. This week, there are several games with playoff implications as well as a couple of must-win games for teams fighting for their postseason lives.
To catch all of the action, follow our how-to-watch guide below.
Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET FOX (Sunday Ticket channel: 709)
Key matchup: Geno Atkins vs. Bills’ interior line
Atkins wreaked havoc on the Giants’ offensive line Monday night, causing constant pressure up the middle. He’ll have a bigger challenge this week against Richie Incognito and the Bills’ interior linemen. If Atkins can play the way he did last week, it’ll greatly impact Buffalo’s run game.
Fun fact: The Bills lost three straight entering the bye but are 16-11 following a week off.
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Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. CBS (705)
Key matchup: Antonio Brown vs. Joe Haden
Antonio Brown typically shreds just about every cornerback who steps in the proverbial “box” with him, and his latest challenger is likely to be Joe Haden. Haden hasn’t been a lockdown corner this season, but he’s by far the Browns’ best DB. It should be a fun matchup.
Fun fact: The Steelers are on a four-game losing streak and have lost only five straight once since Mike Tomlin took over.
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Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. CBS (706)
Key matchup: Ravens front seven vs. Dallas’ offensive line
This game will come down to the team that wins in the trenches. If the Ravens shut down Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys’ running game, they have a shot. If he gashes them the way he ran through the Packers’ top-ranked run defense, the Ravens are doomed.
Fun fact: The Cowboys enter the game with the top-ranked running game (161 yards per game), while Baltimore has the best overall defense in the NFL.
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Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. CBS (707)
Key matchup: Jacksonville’s DBs vs. Detroit’s WRs
This game won’t be won by the team that sacks the quarterback more. It’ll come down to who has more success on the outside when the Lions have the ball. If Jalen Ramsey and Prince Amukamara can limit Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, the Jaguars will have a good shot at upsetting the Lions.
Fun fact: The Lions beat the Jaguars in their last meeting back in 2012, their first win over Jacksonville since 1995.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. CBS (708)
Key matchup: Tennessee’s running game vs. Indianapolis’ defense
The Titans set the tone on offense with a pair of bruising backs in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. That opens up the passing game for Marcus Mariota, which is key for their success. The Colts have struggled against the run this season, allowing the 11th-most yards on the ground.
Fun fact: The last time the Titans beat the Colts was in 2011, when they won 27-10. This was the same season Peyton Manning was sidelined for the year.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. FOX (710)
Key matchup: Marcus Peters vs. Mike Evans
Evans has been one of the most frequently targeted receivers in the NFL. He’s been pretty darn good, too. Evans has been a force in the red zone with his size and physicality. Marcus Peters, on the other hand, has been equally great at creating turnovers.
Fun fact: Jameis Winston has 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last five games.
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Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. FOX (711)
Key matchup: Patrick Peterson vs. Stefon Diggs
Bruce Arians already acknowledged that he’s going to stick Peterson on Diggs for most, if not all, of the game Sunday. Peterson has been one of the best cornerbacks in the league this season with quarterbacks showing reluctance to test him – and rightfully so. Unfortunately for Sam Bradford, he doesn’t have many other reliable targets besides Diggs.
Fun fact: Carson Palmer is 3-1 all-time against the Vikings with seven touchdowns and just one interception.
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Chicago Bears at New York Giants, 1 p.m. FOX (712)
Key matchup: Bears pass rushers vs. Giants’ tackles
The Bears have Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd and Willie Young as edge rushers, in addition to Akiem Hicks. The Giants’ tackles have done a decent job protecting Eli Manning, but it will be a challenge Sunday.
Fun fact: The Giants need a win to match their longest winning streak since 2011, when they won five in a row.
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Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. FOX (713)
Key matchup: Jay Ajayi vs. Aaron Donald
Donald will be clogging up running lanes against Ajayi on Sunday in what will be arguably the Dolphins’ toughest test rushing the ball. The Dolphins will likely need to run away from Donald, which isn’t necessarily Ajayi’s forte as he’s more of a physical, between-the-tackles runner.
Fun fact: Ryan Tannehill posted his first passer rating above 100 this season last week against the Chargers.
New England Patriots at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. CBS (714)
Key matchup: LeGarrette Blount vs. San Francisco’s run defense
The 49ers can’t stop anyone's running game. Blount is rarely brought to the ground by one tackler. This doesn’t bode well for the 49ers, to say the least. They’ll have plenty of trouble stopping Tom Brady, but if they can’t limit Blount, too, this game will get out of hand.
Fun fact: Blount leads the NFL with 12 touchdowns and has scored in each of his last five games.
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Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. CBS (715)
Key matchup: Earl Thomas vs. Carson Wentz
Thomas is one of the smartest players in football and can easily make an inexperienced quarterback look just that – inexperienced. Wentz will have to be smart when throwing the ball over the middle as Thomas can make him pay dearly with inexplicably athletic plays on the ball.
Fun fact: Russell Wilson has thrown five touchdown passes in his last two games. Wentz has just two touchdown passes in his last five games.
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Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m. NBC
Key matchup: Jordy Nelson vs. Josh Norman
Nelson has been the most consistent receiver for the Packers this season and has largely been their only reliable playmaker week in and week out. If Norman is able to take him out of the game plan, it will force Rodgers to rely on his less consistent players such as Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.
Fun fact: The Packers beat the Redskins in the playoffs last season, 35-18, on the road. They lead the all-time series 20-14-1.
Key matchup: DeAndre Hopkins vs. Oakland’s secondary
Hopkins has been a huge letdown this season and has just 482 receiving yards on the year. He’s in danger of falling short of the 1,000-yard mark, but torching the Raiders’ mediocre secondary could pad his stats. This is one of his most favorable matchups.
Fun fact: This is the NFL's first regular-season game in Mexico since 2005, when more than 103,000 fans attended the Cardinals-49ers game in Mexico City.