Week 13 of the NFL season continues on Sunday, Dec. 6, with 12 games on the schedule. Since this is the last week with any teams on bye — only the Buccaneers and Panthers are sitting out — fans can look forward to a more tightly-packed schedule the rest of the way.
The two best games of the week are undoubtedly Browns-Titans in the early slate and Rams-Cardinals in the late afternoon. Both games feature teams jockeying for playoff positioning — especially in the latter game where both teams are very much alive in the NFC West race. Cleveland and Tennessee may not be traditional powerhouses, but they are each 8-3 behind excellent rushing attacks.
The remaining schedule should feature plenty of high-scoring games, especially the rematch of Broncos-Chiefs on "Sunday Night Football" after the teams combined for 59 points in their October meeting. Saints-Falcons and Patriots-Chargers could also wind up as shootouts, while Giants-Seahawks is an unlikely division-leading faceoff.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 12 scheduled for today, Sunday, Dec. 6.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Saints have a chance to sweep their season series against the Falcons for the eighth time in 15 years if they can extend their winning streak to nine games. New Orleans beat Atlanta at home two weeks ago, but can the Dirty Birds figure out Taysom Hill now that he's making his third straight start?
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
The Texans and Falcons turned around their seasons after firingtheirhead coaches, so could the Lions be next? The Bears are hoping not because they're trying to snap a five-game losing streak and salvage what's left of their 5-6 season.
Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
This was supposed to be the much-anticipated Joe Burrow vs. Tua Tagovailoa showdown, but fans will have to settle for just watching the former Alabama star — assuming his injured thumb holds up — since the No. 1 pick is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.
Cleveland at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
This game has all kinds of playoff implications. Although the Browns almost certainly won't win their division, both teams could end up as wild cards, and head-to-head record is the NFL's first tiebreaker. The Titans are clinging to a one-game lead over the Colts in the AFC South and need to win competitive games like these to prove their mettle.
Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on CBS
It's rare that a team with a losing record would be a double-digit favorite this far into the season, but this is the reality of facing the 2020 Jaguars. Jacksonville pulled the plug on Gardner Minshew II and will start Mike Glennon, although neither may be long for the job with the team in prime position to take a quarterback high in the 2021 draft.
Las Vegas at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Could this be a chance for the Jets to pick up their first win of the season since the Raiders will be playing at 10 a.m. body time? It's hard to say what to expect from this Las Vegas team since they went from nearly beating the Chiefs again to getting blown out by the Falcons the following week.
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
The Texans are coming off a blowout win on Thanksgiving but have to contend with the loss of Will Fuller V to a PED suspension. The Colts, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after a big loss to the Titans that will make it difficult to retake the division lead.
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Both teams are coming off disappointing losses and could use a shot in the arm to keep up with the Seahawks in the NFC West race. This game has big scoring potential, but one stat sticks out: The Rams are 6-0 against the Cardinals since hiring Sean McVay.
New York Giants at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. on FOX
Yes, technically this is a game between division winners. Just don't pay too much attention to Seattle's shoddy secondary and New York's team in general. Injuries have decimated the Giants' offense, but they really only need two, maybe three more wins the rest of the way to wrap up the division title.
Philadelphia at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Carson Wentz vs. Aaron Rodgers once sounded like a great quarterback matchup, and maybe playing against one of the league's best passers will make the former step his game up. Either way, the Packers should light up the scoreboard against a mediocre Eagles defense.
New England at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Believe it or not, this will be the Patriots' first trip to Los Angeles in 28 years. The Chargers may not be very good — their only wins are against the lowly Bengals, Jaguars, and Jets, winners of a combined three games — but Justin Herbert vs. Cam Newton should be entertaining.
The Broncos must be thrilled to have an actual quarterback once again. Even if they're heavy underdogs on the road against the defending champs, they'll have a plausible chance at winning now that they have a credible downfield threat.