With all of the sub .500 teams having a shot at the playoffs, there is no shortage of meaningful games on Sunday.
Eli Manning will continue to get pounded as the three 12-1 teams should keep their one-loss records intact.
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.
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.