MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – The following is the NFL schedule on Christmas Eve as several teams look to secure playoff places in Week 16.
There are 12 games on the schedule for today with seven of them kicking off at 1:00 pm ET and the late games coming from NRG Stadium, where the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals at 8:25 pm and live on the NFL Network channel.
Four teams – the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders – have already secured NFL playoff places and there are eight more spots up for grabs.
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The action on Saturday gets going with the Miami Dolphins facing the Buffalo Bills in a key AFC East clash for both clubs at New Era Field.
ESPN Football Power Index favours the Bills (7-7) heavily at 75 percent to win against Miami (9-5), which go in search of its first win in Buffalo since 2011.
A win for the Dolphins this weekend would put them in a firm position to land a wild card spot.
Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers (8-6) will take a four-game winning streak into the Christmas Even clash with Minnesota Vikings (7-7) in the NFC North.
The Vikings are hoping to bounce back from the 34-6 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15.
Green Bay has a 67 percent chance to win against Minnesota on Saturday, according to ESPN Football Power Index.
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In other games kicking off at 1:00 pm on Christmas Eve, the New England Patriots will take on the New York Jets, the Tennessee Titans travel to face-off with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears battle at Soldier Field, while the Carolina Panthers host the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium and the winless Cleveland Browns entertain the San Diego Chargers.
Elsewhere on the day, the Arizona Cardinals are at the Seattle Seahawks, starting at 4:25 pm, the Indianapolis Colts travel to the Oakland Raiders for a 4:05 pm kick-off, while the San Francisco 49ers are at the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.
NFL Schedule on Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24 (ET)
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS New Era Field
New York at New England 1:00 PM CBS Gillette Stadium
Tennessee at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS EverBank Field
Minnesota at Green Bay 1:00 PM FOX Lambeau Field
San Diego at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium
Washington at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX Soldier Field
Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium
Indianapolis at Oakland 4:05 PM CBS Oakland Coliseum
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 4:25 PM FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Arizona at Seattle 4:25 PM FOX CenturyLink Field
San Francisco at Los Angeles 4:25 PM FOX Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Cincinnati at Houston 8:25 PM NFL NRG Stadium
You can also stream each game live on http://www.nfl.com