In the early set of games, the Arizona Cardinals could match up well against the Atlanta Falcons in a critical NFC matchup. The Cardinals need every win down the stretch to salvage their season. In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens need to a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to keep the tiebreaker ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The only game that matters late is the Carolina Panthers at the Oakland Raiders. The Panthers are finding ways to lose close games, while the Raiders are finding ways to win their close ones. Hopefully they both buck that trend this week and Cam Newton finds a way to win on the road.