NFL Week 14 preview: Playoff berths on the line for 3 teams

Week 14 of the 2022 season will start with the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Las Vegas Raiders and end with the Arizona Cardinals over the New England Patriots.

The matches aren’t as attractive as last week, but it’s Sunday’s game that will see plenty of eyeballs. Three team games that will be very interesting as the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs all look to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Jalen Hurts proved he deserved the MVP award as did Patrick Mahomes. The Vikings clicked really well on offense which is why they played so great. All those wedges will be tested on Sunday at a crucial point in the season.

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Read below for a small preview.

Giants (7-4-1) vs. Eagles (11-1) – 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Aziz Ogullari of the New York Giants reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Commanders, on Sunday, December 4, 2022, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Eagles and Giants will meet in an important game Sunday between two NFC East opponents. Philadelphia is looking to finish off the division title while the Giants hope to prove they belong in the playoff picture with their win.

The Eagles could clinch a playoff game with a win or tie against the Giants or a San Francisco 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks and a loss to the Seattle Seahawks during the day. San Francisco plays the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seahawks against the Carolina Panthers.

There are no playoff scenarios for the Giants, but New York will definitely need a win to keep their postseason chances alive.

Lions (5-7) vs. Vikings (10-2) – 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Kirk Cousins, #8, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, speaks with New York Jets players after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Minneapolis.

Kirk Cousins, #8, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, speaks with New York Jets players after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Minneapolis.
(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Minnesota is neck and neck with the Eagles for the best record in the NFL and could reach within a tie of that mark if they win and Philly lose. The NFC North isn’t as tight as the NFC East, and a division title for the Vikings could be wrapped up in a win or tie against the Lions on Sunday.

Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson turned the Vikings into offensive powerhouses. Cook had 927 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Jefferson has 88 catches for 1,277 yards and six touchdowns. They will have to calculate the season.

Detroit can get over the upset. Jared Goff is playing well this season. Detroit is sixth in points scored and seventh in yards gained, but the defense is dead last in points and yards allowed.

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Broncos (3-9) vs. Chiefs (9-3) – 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerek McKinnon, #1, celebrates after a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jerek McKinnon, #1, celebrates after a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.
(AP Photo/Joshua Bickel)

It’s almost impossible to ever dismiss Russell Wilson, but his play hasn’t been great this season. A nine-time Pro Bowler has lost four straight points and the Broncos have not scored at least 20 points since Week 8. They’ve only scored 20 points at least twice this season.

It’s not a crime that bosses should worry about on Sunday. Defense will be. Denver is second in points allowed and third in yards despite its 3-9 record. It can really hold up whether Kansas City will be able to click on all cylinders.

Kansas City will seek to win the AFC West title. The Chiefs need a Los Angeles Chargers win and loss against the Miami Dolphins later Sunday night to seal the title. Mahomes and Travis Kelce have been trading each other lately.

Mahomes needs at least 192 yards on Sunday to join Peyton Manning as the only player in NFL history with at least 4,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons.

49ers (8-4) vs. Buccaneers (6-6) – 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, No. 1, appears to pass before San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, No. 97, catches Tagovailoa's fumble, which 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw returns for a touchdown, during the second half of the game. NFL football in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, No. 1, appears to pass before San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, No. 97, catches Tagovailoa’s fumble, which 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw returns for a touchdown, during the second half of the game. NFL football in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, December 4, 2022.
(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Tom Brady returns to the Bay Area to play for the team he loved as a kid – the 49ers. Brady and the Buccaneers are fresh from their victory over the New Orleans Saints and have some momentum going into this game against the 49ers.

San Francisco will be without Jimmy Garoppolo for the foreseeable future, but as long as Brock Purdy can move the ball well enough, the 49ers defense should be able to contain the Buccaneers, who seem to struggle until the end of games where Brady can do it. own thing and win.

It’s an exhibition game for both teams. San Francisco needs to prove that they are legitimate contenders in the final game even in the absence of Garoppolo, while Tampa Bay needs to prove that they are not as bad as the experts and pundits think.

Chargers (6-6) vs. Dolphins (8-4) — 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, #10, passes under pressure from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby, #98, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, December 4, 2022, in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, #10, passes under pressure from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby, #98, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, December 4, 2022, in Las Vegas.
(AP Photo/David Baker)

Rounding out Sunday’s fixture list will be the 2020 midfielders match – Justin Herbert and Toa Tagovailoa. Superstar players can decide who is really the best and spark a debate among fans about who really made the right choice with their picks.

The game was reviewed and not a Sunday night venue given both teams’ playoff potential. Herbert and the Chargers, who had been on offense all season, never really made it out to declare themselves contenders for the playoffs. The dolphins, who are also banged up, will need to stay healthy enough to keep up their pace in the tightly packed East Asian region.

This game is expected to be good enough to finish off the weekend.

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Rest of the Sunday schedule (all times ET)

  • 1 p.m.: Bills (9-3) vs. Jets (7-5), CBS
  • 1 p.m.: Bengals (8-4) vs. Browns (5-7), CBS
  • 1 p.m.: Cowboys (9-3) vs. Texas (1-10-1), Fox
  • 1 p.m.: Titans (7-5) vs. Jaguars (4-8), CBS
  • 1 p.m.: Steelers (5-7) vs. Ravens (8-4), CBS
  • 4:25 p.m.: Seahawks (7-5) vs. Panthers (4-8), FOX

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