Posted by Andy Benoit
It’s a tad early to be looking ahead to Week 16, but in the spirit of the playoff race, we can’t help ourselves. Here are all the upcoming games that have playoff implications for both teams involved:
49ers 5-9 @ Rams 6-8 1:00, FOX
Still hard to believe that San Francisco controls its own destiny.
Titans 6-8 @ Chiefs 9-5 1:00, CBS
Tennessee, I'm told, is still technically alive for the playoffs. Whatever. The Chiefs are in firm control of their own fate.
Colts 8-6 @ Raiders 7-7 4:15, CBS
Indy is two wins away from hosting a wild card game; Oakland is still alive but must win out and have the Chargers lose one of their final two games AND the Titans beat the Chiefs this Sunday.
Giants 9-5 @ Packers 8-6 4:05, FOX
This could very well turn out to be a “winner’s in, loser’s out” game.
Seahawks 6-8 @ Buccaneers 8-6 4:05, FOX
Seahawks need to win out and hope the Niners stumble once in the final two weeks. Bucs must win out and hope that the Packers beat the Giants in Week 16, the Bears beat the Packers in Week 17 and the Redskins beat the Giants in Week 17.
Saints 10-4 @ Falcons 12-2
Too bad this game wasn’t a week ago. At this point, the Saints are basically locked in as a wild card and the Falcons are all but set as the No. 1 seed. But neither standing is final, so we’ll at least see both of these teams play all-out.
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