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NFL Games on TV Today (Sunday, Dec. 26)

NFL on TV Today

Here's what you need to know about the 12 NFL games on TV today

Week 16 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Dec. 26, with one of its best slates of the year. Of the 12 games scheduled, six feature teams with at least 16 combined wins.

Related: Expert Picks for Every Week 16 NFL Game

In the early afternoon, division leads will be on the line when the Ravens face the Bengals and the Patriots host the Bills. Plus, the Rams and Vikings will be jockeying for playoff position.

Steelers-Chiefs and Broncos-Raiders will provide litmus tests for which teams are real contenders, while Dallas can sew up its fourth NFC East title in eight seasons with a win on "Sunday Night Football."

So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Dec. 26.

Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.

NFL Games on TV Today

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. on CBS

When these teams met three weeks ago, the Patriots ran the ball 46 times, attempted just three passes and physically dominated Buffalo. They'll almost certainly be more balanced this time around with better weather, but this should be another fun chess match.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. on FOX

Coming off getting shut out for the first time in 15 years, Tom Brady will be looking for blood in this game. The Buccaneers and Panthers will face each other twice in the last three weeks of the season. 

Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX

The Lions once had a firm grasp on the No. 1 pick but have won two of their last three games and suddenly look like a competent NFL team. Call it a Christmas miracle! First-year Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is still looking for his first home win, since the win over the Jets in London doesn't exactly count.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on CBS

These teams are tied atop the AFC North, although the Bengals have the tiebreaker for now due to their 41-17 win in late October. Expect a much closer game this time, although the Ravens have lost three straight games by a combined four points.

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Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota, 1 p.m. FOX

These teams could face off again in four weeks if they both make the playoffs, although the Vikings will need some serious luck if they lose this one. Running back Dalvin Cook will be out after testing positive for COVID-19, but wide receiver Adam Thielen could return after missing the past two games with an ankle injury.

Jacksonville at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS

On a weekend filled with quality games, this is by far the worst. You'll probably want to shield your eyes unless you really want to follow the race for who winds up with the No. 1 pick next April.

New York Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. on FOX

The Giants beat the Eagles 13-7 on Nov. 28, and that's the last time they won a game. Joe Judge's seat will really heat up if New York can't manage another win to end this season.

Los Angeles Chargers at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS

Despite being 4-4 since their Week 7 bye, the Chargers are hanging on dearly to a wild-card spot. If they can't beat the 3-11 Texans, they may have bigger problems — this game has the largest spread of the week.

Chicago at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on FOX

With Justin Fields dealing with an ankle injury and Andy Dalton (hand/groin) not able to play, Nick Foles is set to see his first game action since 2020. Chicago has already been eliminated from postseason contention, and Seattle would be put out of its misery with another loss.

Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The Chiefs are back where they expected to be at the start of the season: atop the AFC. But they could have trouble today with many key players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Steelers are desperate for a win, too, to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Denver at Las Vegas, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

Teddy Bridgewater’s head injury means Drew Lock will get the start. Both teams are just one game out of the playoffs, but since there are 10 AFC teams with seven or eight wins, they'll probably have to win out to make the postseason.

Washington at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (SNF)

Taylor Heinicke had his worst game of the season against Dallas two weeks ago, but will he be able to improve on that performance after recovering from COVID? Washington will need a win to keep its playoff chances alive, while Dallas can clinch the NFC East with a win.