With all of the sub .500 teams having a shot at the playoffs, there is no shortage of meaningful games on Sunday.
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.
Denver ran all over Indianapolis two weeks ago, and besides, Indy hasn't won a playoff game since 1970.
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.