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NFL Week 16 early games open thread

Come watch the early slate of games with us.

NFL: NOV 03 Colts at Steelers Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thankfully, we have one more regular season Sunday without the stresses of a Detroit Lions game on the lineup. They hurt us on Saturday, but there’s nothing they can do about it today.

Instead, we’re left with a slate of games that will have huge fantasy football implications for you sinners out there, and huge playoff implications for teams still in the hunt. The Chicago Bears, for example, were given a huge gift from the 49ers on Saturday, and now control their own destiny in their final two games. That starts with what should be an easy win over the Jaguars in these early slate of games.

But there are some more competitive-looking games at the 1 p.m. mark, too. Okay, really just one. The Colts and the Steelers face off in the only game between two actually good teams for the early slate.

Here’s a look at everything the 1 p.m. ET games have to offer:

Falcons vs. Chiefs — FOX
Browns vs. Jets — CBS
Colts vs. Steelers — CBS
Bears vs. Jaguars — CBS
Giants vs. Ravens — FOX
Bengals vs. Texans — FOX

As a reminder, here are the teams you should be rooting for in terms of the Lions’ draft position:

Falcons over Chiefs
Giants over Ravens
Texans over Bengals

And if you’re wondering which games will be playing for you locally, be sure to check out’s Week 16 distribution map.

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