Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET to face the Oakland Raiders, so we'll have to be content with the early games for the next three hours or so. Here's the list of early games kicking off at 1:00 p.m., and who you should be rooting for if you want the Bucs to get to the playoffs.
Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
Rooting interest: Go Cards! The Bucs trail the Packers by two games, while they're only half a game behind the Cardinals. Plus, the Cardinals are likely to collapse down the stretch, because Kevin Kolb and John Skelton.
Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars
Rooting interest: Go Jaguars! The Lions are tied with the Bucs, but have a better conference record, which means the Bucs lose to them on tiebreakers. Not good. The Lions need to drop a game somewhere, and why not do so against the Jaguars?
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals
Rooting interest: Go Broncos! The Bucs face the Broncos this season, and a tougher strength of schedule is a tiebreaker way down the line. More realistically, you could root for the Bengals to improve the Bucs' draft position, where strength of schedule is the only tiebreaker.