The NFL schedule for the Denver region on Sunday features divisional matchups between rival teams with a lot on the line as well as the Denver Broncos welcoming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to town for a late game on FOX at 3:05 pm CT.
The Broncos have won six straight games and will clinch at least a share of the AFC West division title with a win. Denver sports one of the best defenses in the league (fifth against the pass, ninth against the run) and the fifth-ranked passing attack. They'll face an improving Bucs squad that won four straight games before a one-point loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. The Bucs need a win to stay in the race for a Wild Card spot in the NFC. Dick Stockton and John Lynch will bring you the game.
NFL on CBS Early Game: The New England Patriots travel to face the Miami Dolphins at 12:00 pm CT in a battle of AFC East teams. The Patriots are on a five-game winning streak and bring to Miami one of the top offenses in the league. New England is fourth in passing yards (292.1) and sixth in rushing (143.7). Meanwhile, the Dolphins have lost three of their last four after a season-high three straight wins ended in week 9. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf will call the game.
NFL on CBS Late Game: The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Baltimore to face the Ravens at 3:25 pm CT in yet another matchup in quite possibly the biggest rivalry in today's NFL. The Steelers are reeling due to the continued absence of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger because of an injury. They've lost their past two games including a home game against the Ravens. Their defense is still stellar, though, leading the league in passing yards allowed (165.7). The Ravens will look to extend their hold on the AFC North lead as they seek their 10th win of the year. The Ravens are on a four-game winning streak. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the game.
Sunday Night Football on NBC: The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Dallas Cowboys in a game between the two most disappointing teams in the NFC East. The Cowboys are 5-6 and need a win to keep their slim playoff chances alive. Meanwhile, the Eagles have lost seven straight games and are tied for the worst record in the NFC with the Carolina Panthers at 3-8. As always, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will bring you the game.