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Pittsburgh (11-3) at Tennessee (12-2)


noon, WREG (Ch. 3)

Series record: Steelers lead 38-28.

Last time met: Steelers 34, Titans 7, Sept. 11, 2005.

Last week: Steelers beat Ravens 13-9; Titans lost to Texans 13-12.

The rundown: Pittsburgh clinched second straight AFC North title last week under coach Mike Tomlin. ... Steelers have won five straight games. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger needs 138 yards passing to reach 3,000 for third consecutive season. ... QB Kerry Collins is 2-0 against Pittsburgh in career with three touchdowns, no interceptions and 94.4 passer rating.

Arizona (8-6) at New England (9-5)

Noon, WHBQ (Ch. 13)

Series record: Cardinals lead 6-5.

Last time met: Patriots 23, Cardinals 12, Sept. 19, 2004.

Last game: Cardinals lost to Vikings 35-14; Patriots beat Raiders 49-26.

The rundown: QB Kurt Warner and WRs Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald were voted starters on NFC Pro Bowl team. ... Patriots have won last 10 games in December and 22 of their last 24 in the month. ... RB Sammy Morris is coming off 117-yard rushing game, his second best of season, and has touchdown rushing in three consecutive games. 1/2

Atlanta (9-5) at Minnesota (9-5)

3:15, WHBQ (Ch. 13)

Series record: Minnesota leads 16-9.

Last time met: Vikings 24, Falcons 3, Sept. 9, 2007.

Last week: Falcons beat Buccaneers 13-10 in OT; Vikings beat Cardinals 35-14.

The rundown: Falcons have won three of four, but are just 3-4 this season away from Georgia Dome. ... Falcons are tied with Tampa Bay and Dallas, in push for two wild-card playoff spots. ... ... Game features NFL's top two rushers in Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (1,581 yards) and Atlanta's Michael Turner (1,421).

Carolina (11-3) at New York Giants (11-3)

7:15, WMC (Ch. 5)

Series record: Carolina leads series 2-1.

Last time met: Giants 27, Panthers 13, Dec. 10, 2006.

week: Panthers beat Broncos 30-10; Giants lost to Cowboys 20-8.

The rundown: Winner clinches No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in NFC playoffs. ... Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has scored TD rushing in team-record seven straight games. His 16 TDs tie team mark by WR Muhsin Muhammad. ... WR Steve Smith has four straight games with 100 yards receiving. ... 1/2 In only career regular-season start vs. Carolina, QB Eli Manning had three touchdowns and no interceptions.

In other games

Miami (9-5) at Kansas City (2-12), noon

Series record: Chiefs lead 12-11. Last time met: Dolphins 13, Chiefs 10, Nov. 12, 2006. Key point: Dolphins are tied with Jets and Patriots atop AFC East and will win division by winning out.

San Diego (6-8) at Tampa Bay (9-5), noon

Series record: Chargers lead 7-1. Last time met: Chargers 31, Buccaneers 24, Dec. 12, 2004. Key point: There are playoff implications for both teams, with Bucs needing victory to remain in control of their fate and San Diego, which has won two straight, needing victory to stave off elimination - at least until AFC West leader Denver plays later in day.

San Francisco (5-9) at St. Louis (2-12), noon

Series record: Rams lead 60-56-2. Last time met: 49ers 35, Rams 16. Nov. 16, 2008. Key point: WR Isaac Bruce needs 60 yards receiving to pass Tim Brown (14,934) and move into second place on career list behind only Jerry Rice. Bruce needs six catches to become only fifth player with 1,000 career receptions.

Cincinnati (2-11-1) at Cleveland (4-10), noon

Series record: Series tied 35-35. Last time met: Browns 20, Bengals 12, Sept. 28, 2008. Key point: Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh needs eight receptions to reach 100 for second straight season.

New Orleans (7-7) at Detroit (0-14), noon

Series record: Lions lead 9-8-1. Last time met: Lions 13, Saints 12, Dec. 24, 2005. Key point: Lions are loss away from being NFL's first 0-15 team. ... Saints are averaging NFL-high 402 yards offense and QB Drew Brees has league-high 13,173 yards passing since joining them in 2006.

New York Jets (9-5) at Seattle (3-11), 3:05 p.m.

Series record: Tied 8-8. Last time met: Jets 37, Seahawks 14, Dec. 19, 2004. Key point: QB Brett Favre is trying to win in 33rd different stadium in career to extend his league record for Super Bowl era. He's 0-1 at Qwest Field, one of five current stadiums in which he's played but not won.

Buffalo (6-8) at Denver (8-6), 3:05 p.m.

Series record: Bills lead 17-15-1 Last time met: Broncos 15, Bills 14, Sept. 9, 2007. Key point: Both teams rank near bottom in turnover differential, with Buffalo at minus-9 and Denver at minus-13. ... Broncos QB Jay Cutler (3,851) needs 239 yards passing to surpass club record of 4,089 set by Jake Plummer in 2004.

Houston (7-7) at Oakland (3-11), 3:15 p.m.

Series record: Texans lead 3-0. Last time met: Texans 24, Raiders 17, Nov. 4, 2007. Key point: One of best matchups in game could feature Houston Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson (NFL-leading 103 catches) against Oakland Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha (17 completions allowed this season).

Philadelphia (8-5-1) at Washington (7-7), 3:15 p.m.

Series record: Redskins lead 76-65-5. Last time met: Redskins 23, Eagles 17, Oct. 5, 2008. Key point: Eagles have won three in row, Redskins have lost three straight.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: December 23, 2008

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