The 2013 NFL season comes to an end with sixteen games all taking place on Sunday. The games get started at 1:00pm ET with nine games taking place spread out between FOX and CBS. The six late afternoon games all kickoff at 4:25pm ET and Week 17 action will wrap up with the Cowboys + Eagles battling it out for the NFC East crown... something that seems to be the norm with the NFL's flex scheduling for Week 17 games; Dallas and Washington closed the regular season out with the same division clinching scenario in 2012.
Week 17 of the NFL season wraps up with every game being played between divisional opponents. This schedule provides the fans of all 32 teams something to look forward to at the end of the season. Now not every team will be in contention and have the playoffs to work for but those teams will get a chance to play spoilers for other teams fighting for a spot.
NFC East Games - Week 17
As the 2013 NFL season started all four of these clubs have the type of offense built to win the division. The Philadelphia Eagles head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. This game wraps up Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach of the Eagles. The Washington Redskins head to New York to take on the Giants.
AFC East Games - Week 17
The New York Jets head to Miami to take on the Dolphins in what could be Rex Ryan’s last game as the head coach. Ryan’s coaching job could come down to how well the Jets play this season. The other matchup in the division has the Buffalo Bills heading to New England to take on the Patriots. This could be a tune up for the Patriots before the playoffs start in 2013.
NFC North Games - Week 17
The NFC North matchups include the Green Bay Packers verse the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions verse the Minnesota Vikings. Last season the Lions struggled and had no shot at the division this season could be a different outcome for them. The Lions are led by a strong passing attack with Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson.
AFC North Games - Week 17
In the AFC north the Baltimore Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The division could come down to the outcomes of both of these games. The Bengals could have the strongest team of the four and could be the last man standing when the playoffs start.
NFC West Games - Week 17
The action could be a little edgy in the NFC west with all four of these teams having the possibility to play in the post season. The St. Louis Rams travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals. A loss for two of these teams could flip flop the standings in the NFC west.
AFC West Games - Week 17
Starting at 4:00pm ET the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos face the Oakland Raiders. The front runner in the division is the Broncos as the other teams look to put the right players in the right place. The Broncos and Peyton Manning look to rebuild from the playoff loss in 2012.
NFC South Games - Week 17
A four team race in the division could come down to a photo finish in 2013. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to New Orleans to take on the Saints and the Carolina Panthers head to Atlanta. The difference maker in the NFC South could come be head coach Sean Payton.
AFC South Games - Week 17
With all four teams in action the Indianapolis Colts could be in the driver seat as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars enter 2013 as the weakest team in the division and could be playing to spoil the Colts playoff chances. The Houston Texans travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans. The Texans stellar defense led by J.J. Watt will have their hands full with running back Chris Johnson.