Week 12 of the 2018 NFL regular season is here. You might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner.
Most of you have your favorite teams and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties regarding what to watch, we’ve ranked all 15 games on the schedule from most appealing to least enticing.
1. Seahawks at Panthers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Russell Wilson vs. Cam Newton in a battle between two desperate NFC teams. Beautiful matchup to kick off Sunday.
2. Packers at Vikings (Sunday night, NBC): Aaron Rodgers has one last shot to take the Packers on a season-saving run, and he’ll be in tough in a must-win matchup with the division rival Vikings. These teams tied last time they met, and this one should be close as well.
3. Bears at Lions (Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS): Chicago’s rolling but the Lions often play well in these Thanksgiving games, so this should be a close one. But it loses points if Mitchell Trubisky doesn’t suit up for the Bears.
4. Redskins at Cowboys (Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET, FOX): There’s actually a lot on the line here, even if neither team is likely going anywhere in January. Two quality fan bases and it should be close.
5. Dolphins at Colts (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): This actually matters! The winner will be in prime playoff positioning, while the loser will be in big trouble. With Ryan Tannehill returning for the Dolphins, we could be in for a good one here.
6. Titans at Texans (Monday night, ESPN): Two fun quarterbacks, two competitive teams, two good defenses, and a lot on the line to wrap up Week 12.
7. Steelers at Broncos (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): Watch for Denver to put up a fight at home against the surging Steelers team in what should be an exciting game between a stellar offense and a superb defense.
8. Giants at Eagles (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Both NFC East squads are trying to keep their seasons alive, but there’s a strong chance this is one-sided like their first meeting.
9. Falcons at Saints (Thursday night, NBC): The blowout potential hurts this game, considering how well the Saints are playing and how poorly the Falcons are playing. Still, if the Falcons hang it could be a show.
10. Patriots at Jets (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Blowout potential is high here, so this is a total backburner game.
11. Browns at Bengals (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): CBS has a weak early-Sunday schedule, but maybe we’ll get this…
12. Raiders at Ravens (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Baltimore’s still in the playoff picture, so this is worth monitoring if the Raiders keep it close. Not sure that’ll happen though.
13. Cardinals at Chargers (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): Only worth checking out in the fourth quarter if the Cards are hanging.
14. 49ers at Buccaneers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): There could be some fireworks between these two explosive teams, but we’d be reaching if we told you it was worth focusing on.
15. Jaguars at Bills (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Forget it. Like seriously, this doesn’t even have draft implications. Check the score later.