The San Francisco 49ers kick off at 1:05 p.m. PT, and in the meantime, we’ve got a few interesting games on the morning slate. The playoff chase is heating up, and of course there are plenty of notable matchups impacting the draft order.
The biggest game for 49ers fans has the Browns traveling to face the Bengals. The winless Browns have few winnable games on their schedule, although this might not really be one of them. The Bengals beat them 31-7 in Cleveland. Of course, in an occasionally bizarro 2017 season, maybe the Browns surprise us. I doubt it.
The most significant game for playoff purposes features the 6-4 Chiefs hosting the 5-5 Bills. The Chiefs lead the AFC West, but a loss would drop them to only a game up on the Chargers. The Bills are tied for the final wild card berth, but lose the conference record tiebreaker with the Baltimore Ravens. This is a big game for both teams, and is a little more interesting with Tyrod Taylor inserted back into the Bills starting lineup.
Here’s the full AM schedule. We’ll be back with 49ers inactives later this morning.
Buccaneers @ Falcons - FOX
Browns @ Bengals - CBS
Titans @ Colts - FOX
Bills @ Chiefs - CBS
Dolphins @ Patriots - CBS
Panthers @ Jets - FOX
Bears @ Eagles - FOX