It's Week 16 of the NFL season and following Saturday's tripleheader, there are 12 games on the docket for Sunday, Dec. 22. There are only two playoff spots up for grabs and one of those could be decided on Sunday. As for the rest of the slate, do the words "draft positioning" mean anything to you?
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Dec. 22.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Jacksonville at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
A pair of 5-9 teams get together in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So there's some draft positioning on the line at least.
Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
The last team to beat the Ravens? The Browns way back in Week 4. Cleveland couldn't possibly do it again, right?
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Saints are coming off of an emotional win on Monday night to face a Titans team that has to win a wild card to get in the playoffs now that the Texans have clinched the AFC South. New Orleans still jockeying for the top seed in the NFC and Tennessee could be without Derrick Henry, the NFL's No. 2 rusher.
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Colts have lost four in a row, the Panthers six. So one team should be able to snap their long losing streak. Will Grier also will make his first career start at QB for Carolina, replacing Kyle Allen.
Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Even with a loss, the Bengals will remain in the driver's seat for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft. Dolphins, however, can improve their draft positioning with a loss. Which do you want Miami fans?
Pittsburgh at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Le'Veon Bell gets to face his former team. Jets are only playing for pride (and draft positioning), but you have to think Bell would love to put a dent in the Steelers' playoff chances.
New York Giants at Washington, 1 p.m. on FOX
It's rookies Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins going head-to-head with the loser sliding into the NFC East basement (but improving their draft slot).
Detroit at Denver, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Drew Lock has given the Broncos a nice boost as they focus on next year. The Lions would just like to win another game (lost seven in a row) before this season is over.
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
The Raiders' playoff hopes went by the wayside with a four-game losing streak. Chargers also going to be sitting this postseason out but that doesn't mean either team wants to be the one to wind up in last place in the division (draft positioning be darned).
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Only one of these teams is going to the postseason and it's as NFC East champion. Cowboys won the first meeting but the Eagles have a little more momentum entering this one and are at home. At least not every game on Sunday is solely about draft positioning.
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
The Seahawks are part of the logjam for the top two seeds in the NFC. The Cardinals are coming off of a big win and will get a Seattle defense that's pretty banged up.
Kansas City at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
Plenty of interesting subplots to follow for this edition of SNF. Teacher (Andy Reid) vs. student (Matt Nagy). A matchup of 2017 first-round QBs (Patrick Mahomes vs. Mitchell Tribusky). And two of the NFL's top pass rushers in recent seasons on the same field (Terrell Suggs and Khalil Mack). What more could you ask for to finish off the Sunday slate?