You could say Week 14 of the NFL season marks the final installment of the schedule before the league-wide playoff drive hits high gear. Why? Because six clubs are on bye, the last weekend of the regular season that won’t feature all 32 teams.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t intriguing matchups, including the Buffalo Bills seeking a little revenge on the New York Jets after losing in The Meadowlands five weeks ago. New York’s other team, the Giants, must hand the Philadelphia Eagles their second loss if the G-Men are to sustain their postseason hopes.
The Kansas City Chiefs and/or Minnesota Vikings can become the first squads of the 2022 season to clinch divisional crowns. San Francisco 49ers rookie QB Brock Purdy will make his first NFL start against none other than Northern California native Tom Brady and the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And Baker Mayfield might make his Los Angeles Rams debut.
But perhaps Week 14’s most captivating contest could be set for Sunday night, when Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers play host to Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins in a battle of exciting third-year quarterbacks and their playoff-aspiring outfits.
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