There's still plenty of action left in the day so let's dive right in.
Baltimore at Cincinatti (CBS): A lot of people will be watching this game. Whether it be fans or the actual teams jockeying for position in the playoffs, or just trying to get into the playoffs. Thanks to Bengals ownership subsidizing their own fanbase with a buy one get one free ticket promotion, Bengals fans might actually be watching it, too. Pretty savvy move on the Bengals part. Hopefully they treat their own fans a little bit better than opposing family members, though.. [Cincinnati.com]
Seattle at Arizona (FOX): The Cardinals are still toying with the idea of not starting John Skelton. True story: God toyed with the idea of creating the Earth with all the animals and humans that roam its surface and not providing oxygen. Then he got his fucking head out of his ass, Whisenhunt.
Kansas City at Denver (CBS): The Broncos can clinch a playoff spot with a win. Or a Raiders loss. Here's your "[shrugs shoulders] Hey, it's the AFC West" quote of the day: "Denver will attempt to give the AFC West a 'worst-to-first' division champion for the second year in a row. Kansas City accomplished the feat last season." [The Ledger]
Tampa Bay at Atlanta (FOX): The Tampa Bay Times conducted a poll of its readers on who should be the coach next year and it shows a couple things: 1.) Raheem Morris does not seem to be very popular and 2.) 12 percent of Tampa Bay fans are insane. Morris, Herm Edwards and Rob Ryan rounded out the bottom of the poll at 13, 12 and 7 percent, respectively. [Tampa Bay Times]
Pittsburgh at Cleveland (CBS): The Steelers can end the day with the Number 1 seed and wouldn't that just be one of the most annoying things ever? If the Ravens and Patriots lose and the Steelers win, that is exactly what will happen. Luckily, the Patriots won't lose—but still, can you imagine? That noise we all hear coming from Miami will be the sound of Dan Dierdorf's face exploding as he tries to come up with the proper adjective to describe Ben Roethlisberger and his guts.
San Diego at Oakland (CBS): Oh, Norv: "On New Year's Eve, 2005, Norv Turner was on the home sideline at the Oakland Coliseum for what he surely knew was his last game as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. On New Year's Day, 2012, Norv Turner will be on the visiting sideline at the same stadium for what is presumably his last game as head coach of the San Diego Chargers." [Sign on San Diego]
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