Eli Manning will continue to get pounded as the three 12-1 teams should keep their one-loss records intact.
The Pats and Panthers are the worst red-zone teams in the NFL, and that should ensure a close game.
Conference title games have a recent habit of not being close, but this year's match-ups are fairly even.
Home favorites have a strong track record at this stage, but we only see half of them covering this weekend.
This is when teams with an immediate future hook up against the going nowheres. Last week, the going nowheres were 3-7 against the spread.
Will the participants coming off games with division title implications come up flat this weekend?
Some teams are just playing out the string while others are laying a foundation for next season.
Since Nov. 1, home underdogs are 15-2-3, and Sunday offers a couple of more opportunities for the trend to continue.