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Nov 26, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) watches the game against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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NFL Week 16 schedule: 5 best games to watch

Taking a glance at the NFL Week 16 schedule, we see a docket loaded with great games. Here are the five you can’t miss.

5. San Francisco 49ers (-3) at Tennessee Titans

The 49ers are looking like a lock for the playoffs on the NFC side, and they’re trying to make a statement against there 9-5 Titans on Thursday night. Tennessee has lost two of its past three and is dealing with a crush of injuries, but needs to win or potentially be tied atop the AFC South with two weeks left. Whoever loses remains firmly in the playoff picture, but the winner drastically improves its standing.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (-10)

This game could be completely detailed by COVID, as the Chiefs have a whopping 13 guys still on the Reserve List. However, should the game be played, we’re watching a wounded Kansas City team try to hold off the Steelers, who very well might need to win out to get into the postseason. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are the AFC’s No. 1 seed and if they win out, they have home-field advantage for the second straight year.

3. Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals (-1)

Are the Cardinals suddenly about to go off the proverbial cliff? Too early to say, but should they lose at home on Christmas to the Colts, it’s a third consecutive defeat at precisely the worst time. As for Indy, it’s trying to make a late run at the AFC South but at bare minimum, garner the highest wild card possible. Since starting 1-4, the Colts are rolling after knocking off the New England Patriots on Saturday night. This should be a fantastic game.

2. Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)

Whoever wins this game has the inside track to take down the AFC North. Both the Bengals and Ravens are 8-6, with both teams struggling somewhat down the stretch. Cincinnati had lost two straight before sneaking by the Denver Broncos, while the Ravens have been dropped in three of their last four. If the Bengals win at home, they sweep the season series and suddenly have Baltimore in a brutal spot with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

1. Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (-2.5)

This game needs no build-up. Whoever wins this contest is going to win the AFC East barring complete insanity. Buffalo would only need to beat the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets at home to finish off the division, while the Patriots would only need to win once, or have the Miami Dolphins lose any of its final three games.

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