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Sunday NFL Games Schedule: Teams in the playoff hunt

Everything you need to know about today’s games.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t playing today, but plenty of other NFL teams are. None of them really matter for the Bucs, unless you’re really invested in their draft position—they certainly can’t reach the playoffs anymore.

The Bucs, of course, play the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, with Jon Gruden in the commentary box. The Bucs have been repeatedly linked with Gruden as their next head coach, though there’s nothing more than vague rumors there. Dirk Koetter will certainly want to win that game, if only to protect his job.

Other than that, though, there are still a few important games today. The Jaguars can clinch a playoff spot by beating the Texans—quite a turnaround from their offseason predictions. The Rams can’t clinch today, but a win against the Seattle Seahawks puts them in prime position to get in next week. Of course, the Seahawks will want a win to get closer to the playoffs themselves, too.

The Green Bay Packers can start their playoff run today, with a not completely healed Aaron Rodgers back on the field against the Carolina Panthers. So that game should create some good drama.

The Sunday night is an interesting one to keep an eye on, too. both the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders are in the hunt for a playoff spot, but need to keep winning and need some help to get in. And whoever loses that game will have an extremely hard time getting in.

Here’s the schedule for today’s games.

Sunday NFL schedule

1:00 p.m. ET

Texans at Jaguars

Ravens at Browns

Packers at Panthers

Dolphins at Bills

Bengals at Vikings

Cardinals at Washington

Eagles at Giants

Jets at Saints

4:05 p.m. ET

Rams at Seahawks

4:25 p.m. ET

Titans at 49ers

Patriots at Steelers

8:30 p.m. ET

Cowboys at Raiders

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET

Falcons at Buccaneers