The NFL got the bulk of the football completed on Christmas Eve, but we have two really fun matchups to enjoy Christmas afternoon. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens at 1:30, and then the Kansas City Chiefs host the Denver Broncos at 5:30 p.m. This will serve as an open thread for both games.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers enter the game with a record of 9-5, a game up on the Ravens. A Steelers win clinches the AFC South. A Ravens win leaves the two teams tied, but Baltimore would have the tie-breaker by virtue of a season sweep. I’m taking the Ravens to cover in a close loss.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs can clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie. If Baltimore loses in the early game, the Chiefs clinch a playoff berth as well. The Chiefs are 10-4 and need a win to remain a game back in the AFC West following Oakland’s win on Saturday. A Chiefs loss means the Raiders clinch the division. I’m taking the Chiefs to cover.