It’s the last week of the regular season in the NFL and there are still a lot of divisional games that need to be played. Not to mention those two playoff spots that are still available. Without wasting any more time, here’s a look at the top games in the NFL this week.
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
The Packers have been a super hot team for the last few weeks, and there’s no doubt that they’ll be in the postseason. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for the Minnesota Vikings. They need this win if they want to make it to the playoffs, and they need it badly. If the Vikings lose this one they’re out. In order to take on one of the top teams in the league, quarterback Christian Ponder is going to have to be on point with every single step. And he certainly can’t allow any of the interceptions that he did the last time they two met. That time, the Packers won. This one may not be as do-or-die for Green Bay, but they’ll still likely emerge as the winners.
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Did you have the Giants as a sure bet to get into the playoffs this year? If so, you may want to get your money back. The Giants came into the 2011-2012 season looking like the Super Bowl champions that they are; but they have taken a huge fall in the past few weeks. Not only do the Giants need this win desperately, but they also need Chicago, Dallas, and Minnesota to blow their games if they want to get into the postseason. Will that happen? The Giants know it needs to, and the Eagles are probably the best hope they have of making sure at least some of that plays out.
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Tony Romo has been playing a different game the past few weeks than he did all season long — he’s actually showing up and looking like a quarterback! If the Cowboys can pull this one out, it will clinch them the top spot in the NFC East, but it’s not going to be easy. Romo’s going to have to put in a spectacular performance right from the get-go, as an early jump start is the only hope Dallas has going for them. But the Redskins have not allowed many teams to do that this year, and RG3 has never looked better. Had this game been played earlier in the year, it would be easy to pick Washington to take it. Now though, the scene has changed, and this should be a great game to watch on Sunday night.