It's Week 15 of the NFL season and the playoff races will really heat up thanks to a full slate of 14 games on Sunday, Dec. 15. Four big divisional matchups are on tap along with several other important pairings that possess plenty of playoff ramifications.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 14 scheduled for today, Sunday, Dec. 15.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS
Patriots can clinch an 11th straight playoff berth with a win over the Bengals. But will New England be caught looking ahead at all to next week's showdown with Buffalo?
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Buccaneers have won three in a row but Mike Evans is out due to injury and Jameis Winston is nursing a banged-up hand. Can the Lions break their six-game losing streak?
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
First place in the AFC South is on the line in Nashville. But don't worry, these two teams will do it again in Week 17 down in Houston.
Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
The last time these two teams played, Patrick Mahomes dislocated his kneecap and Matt Moore led the Chiefs to a W. Mahomes is back but not quite looking like his MVP self. On the other side, rookie Drew Lock is back home in Missouri and looking to improve to 3-0 as an NFL starter.
Miami at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on CBS
The loser of this game slides into the second slot in next year's draft order. That has to count for something, doesn't it?
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Eagles got the win they desperately needed on Monday night but can't afford another slip-up like what happened vs. Miami two weeks ago. Redskins would love to be the ones to put an end to Philly's playoff hopes.
Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX
Seahawks look to bounce back against the sputtering Panthers. Seattle can sew up a playoff spot with a win in Charlotte and depending on what happens elsewhere in the NFC.
Chicago at Green Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
It's the 200th meeting of the NFL's most-played rivalry. And it's at Lambeau Field, in the middle of December. Packers can clinch a playoff berth and take a step closer to an NFC North title with a sweep of the Bears, who need a win to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Vikings have a big showdown with Packers on tap for next Monday night but can't afford to lose focus out on the West Coast against a Chargers team coming off of its most lopsided victory of the season.
Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Raiders play their final game in Oakland against a Jaguars team that's lost five in a row. Jon Gruden's team needs a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Cleveland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Yes, Baker Mayfield gets his shot at a familiar face in Kliff Kingsbury but don't forget that this also is a matchup of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks, who played at the same school. Browns also need a W to have any hope of making the playoffs.
Los Angeles Rams at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Rams have started turning things around and are well-positioned in the wild-card chase while the Cowboys have lost three in a row and have to win the NFC East to get in the playoffs. This would be a really good time for Jason Garrett's team to show up and make a statement.
Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
It's pretty much academic, but the 49ers can officially clinch a playoff spot with a win at home. Falcons have already been eliminated from postseason contention but don't forget this team stunned the Saints in the Superdome not too long ago.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Winner of this game claims the top wild-card spot in the AFC. Bills have a big showdown with the Patriots next Saturday but Steelers need a win as well with the Ravens already claiming the AFC North.