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NFL Week 16: Afternoon games open thread

There’s a big one in Seattle between the Seahawks and Rams on the late slate.

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There are three games on the afternoon schedule, including a huge NFC West showdown that could determine who wins the division.

Russell Wilson and the 10-4 Seattle Seahawks host the 9-5 Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks took over the top spot in the division last week. Seattle got by the Washington Football Team 20-15, while L.A. laid an egg in its Week 16 outing.

The Rams dropped a 23-20 decision to the previously winless New York Jets, which pushed them down a spot. Head coach Sean McVay has dominated Pete Carroll and the Seahawks in recent history. L.A. has beaten Seattle in five out of the last six meetings between the teams, including a 23-16 win in Week 10.

If the Seahawks win, they will clinch the division.

There are three other games on the late schedule, and all of them could affect where the San Francisco 49ers will pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The 5-9 Dallas Cowboys will take on the 4-9-1 Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys beat the 49ers 41-33 last week.

The 4-10 Carolina Panthers are on the road to face the NFC East-leading Washington Football Team.

An all-AFC West matchup is another one to keep an eye on with the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Denver Broncos. Both teams are 5-9 coming into this game.

Who are you rooting for to win the four-afternoon matchups?