Several games this weekend will have a direct impact on divisional and conference races around the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both at 4-4 will take on divison leaders in the AFC East and South in the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans, respectively. The New Orleans Saints look to increase their one-game lead in the NFC South will take on the Falcons in Atlanta.
The surprising Cincinnati Bengals face the Steelers today, beginning a gauntlet which includes five divisional games in the next eight weeks. The Detroit Lions face the surging Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, a unified NY Giants team heads west to take on the 7-1 49’ers. The Broncos and Chiefs meet in a suddenly wide open AFC West. Finally the New England Patriots and NY Jets battle for AFC East supremacy on Sunday night.