Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) at Indianapolis Colts (12-4)
KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:30 ET
TV: NBC, Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Neumeier
SERIES: 18th meeting. Indianapolis leads the series 10-7, including a 7-1 advantage in the postseason. The Colts ended two of the Chiefs' last three playoff appearances, the most recent coming via a 38-31 win in Kansas City in 2003, a game in which neither team punted.
2006 RANKINGS: Chiefs: offense 16th (9th rush, 22nd pass); defense 16th (18th rush, 18th pass). Colts: offense 3rd (18th rush, 2nd pass); defense 21st (32nd rush, 2nd pass)
Dallas Cowboys (9-7) at Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
KICKOFF: Saturday, 8:00 ET
TV: NBC, Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer
SERIES: 11th meeting. Dallas holds a 6-4 lead in the series. Seattle won the most recent meeting last season, 13-10 at Qwest Field. Jordan Babineaux returned a Drew Bledsoe interception 25 yards in the final seconds, setting up Josh Brown's winning 50-yard field goal. In 2004, a disputed touchdown by Cowboys WR Keyshawn Johnson helped the Cowboys earn a 43-39 victory after trailing by 10 points late in the game.
2006 RANKINGS: Cowboys: offense 5th (13th rush, 5th pass); defense 13th (10th rush, 24th pass). Seahawks: offense 19th (14th rush, 20th pass); defense 19th (22nd rush, 16th pass)
New York Jets (10-6) at New England Patriots (12-4)
KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET
TV: CBS, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
SERIES: The Jets hold a slim two game lead in the all-time series but that margin has been shrinking in recent years. The Patriots had beaten their AFC East foes seven times in a row but the Jets stunned New England 17-14 back in November to end their losing streak.
2006 RANKINGS: Jets: offense 25th (20th rush, 17th pass); defense 20th (24th rush, 14th pass). Patriots: offense 11th (12th rush, 12th pass); defense 6th (5th rush, 12th pass)
New York Giants (8-8) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
KICKOFF: Sunday, 4:30 ET
TV: FOX, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
SERIES: 149th meeting. The Giants lead the series, 79-67-2. The teams split the season series, though the Eagles dominated both games. They blew a 24-7 fourth-quarter lead to lose to the Giants in overtime in Week 2, and they rushed for 161 yards in a 36-22 win three weeks ago.
2006 RANKINGS: Giants: offense 14th (7th rush, 19th pass); defense 25th (14th rush, 28th pass). Eagles: offense 2nd (11th rush, 3rd pass); defense 15th (26th rush, 9th pass)
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