NFL Christmas Eve Schedule with Playoff Implications

Several NFL teams are still in the hunt for playoff berths while other squads are battling for seeds in their respective conferences. Here is a look at the schedule for the most important games on Christmas Eve with playoff implications in the NFL.

Arizona Cardinals (7-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-6), 1 p.m. ET on FOX

Both the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The loser watches the playoffs from home. The winner still needs help from other teams to qualify as a wild card team.

New York Giants (7-7) at New York Jets (8-6), 1 p.m. ET on FOX

The New York Giants and New York Jets share the same home stadium in what is a home game for both teams. The Giants are one game behind the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead. The New York Jets need a victory to keep their wild card hopes alive.

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) at Tennessee Titans (7-7), 1 p.m. ET on CBS

The Tennessee Titans need a win to try to earn a wild card berth. the Jacksonville Jaguars are already out of the playoff picture but can spoil the Titans' hopes of making the postseason.

Oakland Raiders (7-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-8), 1 p.m. ET on CBS

The AFC West is still up for grabs as the Oakland Raiders visit the Kansas City Chiefs. Oakland needs a victory in their last two games to secure their claim on the division title. The Chiefs have to win out and get help from the Buffalo Bills to earn the AFC West crown.

Denver Broncos (8-6) at Buffalo Bills (5-9), 1 p.m. ET on CBS

The Denver Broncos go to the reeling Buffalo Bills. Denver was just throttled by the New England Patriots. Buffalo has lost seven in a row. Denver controls their own destiny as they lead two teams by a game in the AFC West.

San Diego Chargers (7-7) at Detroit Lions (9-5), 4 p.m. ET on CBS

The San Diego Chargers will need a victory or two in order to stake a claim on the top spot in the AFC West. The Detroit Lions can clinch a wild card berth with a win.

Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) at Dallas Cowboys (8-6), 4 p.m. ET on FOX

The Philadelphia Eagles can make the NFC East race tighter with a win against the Dallas Cowboys. Should Dallas win and the Giants lose, the division belongs to the Cowboys. The final game of the year against the G-men may be for all the marbles if Dallas loses and the Giants win on Christmas Eve.

Note: This article was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Sign up here to start publishing your own sports content.


Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football 2012 registration is now open. Sign up today!
Updated Friday, Dec 23, 2011