There are 13 games left in Week 12 of the 2016 NFL season. Here is how to watch them online via NFL RedZone. Is it free this week?
Week 13 of the 2016 NFL has a full slate of 16 games. The three Thanksgiving Days are in the books, leaving 12 more on Sunday and one on Monday Night Football. Here is how to watch the remaining 13 on NFL RedZone.
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Unfortunately, NFL RedZone is not free this week, as it requires a subscription. Here are the best games to watch left on the Week 13 schedule in the NFL.
In all honesty, there are not a lot of great games on tap this weekend in the NFL. Most of the best games were on Thanksgiving Day. However, here are the two to watch in the 1:00 p.m. ET slot: the Arizona Cardinals at the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams at the New Orleans Saints.
Arizona is 4-5-1 and in desperate need of a Week 12 win. The Cardinals are three games back of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West standings. Their best shot to make the NFC Playoffs would now be as a wild card team unless this team catches fire in the home stretch.
Atlanta needs a win to keep its lead in the NFC South. The Falcons are 6-4 but are only ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a game at 5-5. Both the Carolina Panthers and the Saints are two games back of the Falcons in the NFC South at 4-6.
The Rams will have rookie Jared Goff starting the second game of his NFL career on Sunday on the road against the Saints. Both of these 4-6 teams need a win to stay alive in the NFC Playoff race.
There are two great games on in the 4:00 p.m. ET slot. The Panthers at the Oakland Raiders and the Seahawks at the Buccaneers. Carolina is in a similar situation as New Orleans, needing a win to stay alive in the NFC South race. Their challenger happens to be the 8-2 Raiders on the road.
Tampa Bay can be in a first-place tie with the Falcons if Atlanta falls at home to the Cardinals and the Buccaneers beat the Seahawks. However, beating the Seahawks is not an easy feat.
Sunday Night Football between the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) and the Denver Broncos (7-3) is a massively important game in the AFC. The winner will be the presumed challenger of the Raiders in the NFC West. The loser needs to hold on in the AFC Wild Card race. Don’t look now, but the Miami Dolphins are waiting for one of the AFC West teams to slip up and take their spot in the AFC Playoffs.
Lastly, Monday Night Football between the Green Bay Packers (4-6) and the Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) is another high stakes game on tap. It’s a loser leaves town sort of game. Green Bay doesn’t want to fall three games back of the 7-4 Detroit Lions in the NFC North race with five games left. A loss at home essentially knocks the Eagles out of the NFC East race and severely hurts their chances to make the NFC Playoffs as a wild card team.