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NFL Week 12: Early games Open thread, featuring Falcons vs Vikings

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There are only two NFL games today that feature two teams with winning records-- Vikings vs Falcons and Patriots vs Broncos.

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The NFC playoff picture will be much more clear after one very significant game today-- the Atlanta Falcons, currently 6-4 and sitting in the top wild card slot, versus the Minnesota Vikings, currently 7-3 and battling the Packers for the top spot in the NFC North.

We touched on Saturday how the Chicago Bears could end up in the playoffs, and you can catch a few more of those details HERE.

We'll have a separate thread for Sunday Night Football, so below are the full slate of games for the afternoon. You can see who is playing in your area if you click on the map HERE.

- Minnesota Vikings (7-3) vs Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

- St. Louis Rams (4-6) vs Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)

- New Orleans Saints (4-6) vs Houston Texans (5-5)

- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) vs Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

- San Diego Chargers (2-8) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6)

- Buffalo Bills (5-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (5-5)

- Miami Dolphins (4-6) vs New York Jets (5-5)

- Oakland Raiders (4-6) vs Tennessee Titans (2-8)

- New York Giants (5-5) vs Washington Redskins (4-6)

- Arizona Cardinals (8-2) vs San Francisco 49ers (3-7)

- Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) vs Seattle Seahawks (5-5)

And we'll have a separate thread for Sunday Night Football, which features the second game that have both teams with winning records-- the New England Patriots (10-0) versus the Denver Broncos (8-2).

Happy footballing, everyone-- Have fun!