Chargers-Chiefs….2-teams going in opposite directions…Andy Reid has led Chiefs to postseason…Mike McCoy’s team has fallen apart..KC playing to finish first and get bye week…Chargers playing for pride and professionalism minus a ton of players….Ugly game on field…ugly fan turnout also with Stadium likely in ‘sea of red jerseys’.
New England-Miami…Play Tom Brady or rest Tom Brady?…Both teams in playoffs…Matt Moore continues to win as backup in place of injured Ryan Tannehill.
Jacksonville-Indianapolois…Jags have fired coach…Wonder if Jim Irsay might change mind and dump Chuck Pagano after another non playoff season.
Carolina-Tampa Bay….Looked like a sexy matchup on the schedule back in September..now it’s Cam Newton-vs-Jameis Winston and two non playoff teams…Panthers face roster overhaul after this is over.
Chicago-Minnesota…John Fox is (9-22) in two years in Windy City but may have found his quarterback in Matt Barkley if they let him coach again next year…Vikings go from (5-0) start to (2-8) at end of season.
Cleveland-Pittsburgh…Robert Griffin hurt again at QB….backup QBs play this weekend since Steelers resting Roethlisberger-Bell-Brown on offense.
Bills-Jets…Rex Ryan gone, might Todd Bowles, Jets coach, be the next to go? QB-Tyrod Taylor benched in Buffalo…Disappointing Ryan Fitzpatrick starts again because of injuries….Jets are mess in lockeroom.
Dallas-Philadelphia…Big issue for Cowboys, play or sit QB-Dak Prescott and RB-Ezekiel Elliot…..Carson Wentz finishing out impressive rookie season for Eagles though team missed playoffs.
Houston-Tennessee…Texans paid alot of money for QB-Brock Osweiler-now they have benched him…Tough loss for Titans with broken leg for Marcus Mariota.
Ravens-Bengals…Joe Flacco winging it, but Ravens not in post season so evaluation of what offensive strategy should be will begin in off season…Cincinnati just not same team even with Andy Dalton at quarterback…not in playoffs either…never won a playoff game with Marvin Lewis as coach.
Arizona-Rams…Disappointing end to Cardinals season…Disastrous season for Rams first season in LA…Lots of work to find quality people to protect QB-Jared Goff and block for Todd Gurley.
Giants-Redskins…New York says Eli Manning will play-meaningless game for them…Redskins with feint hopes of playoffs..Kirk Cousins productivity dropped off though at QB-impacting free agency next year.
Saints-Falcons…”Let it Rip” game…Drew Brees-vs-Matt Ryan…not much else for Saints to play for except Brees stats.
Raiders-Denver…Oakland must win to stay in first place and will need Matt McGloin, backup, to guide them to victory…Broncos huge issues over future of Trevor Siemian, ‘is he QB of future’ or should it be Paxton Lynch, who hardly played.
Seattle-San Francisco…Should Russell Wilson play…Chip Kelly finishing off fire dumpster of a season with Colin Kaeperneck and 49ers…changes coming in San Francisco.
Green Bay-Detroit…This is for all the marbles on Sunday night…Aaron Rodgers red-hot…Lions’ Matthew Stafford playing with injury to throwing hand…Lions just not very explosive right now…Loss knocks them out of first place-makes them wildcard team.