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Viewer's Guide: Impact games to watch during bye week


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As division races heat up and teams try to keep playoff hopes alive, here is your viewing guide over the Giants' bye in Week 11:

Buccaneers (4-5) at Eagles (4-5)
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

This is the third-straight game against the NFC East for Tampa Bay, which lost to the Giants in Week 9 before defeating Dallas last week.

In addition to Wild Card implications – Tampa Bay wins tiebreakers over Chicago, St. Louis and Philadelphia based on conference win percentage – the Eagles have a chance to pull even with the Giants.

Redskins (4-5) at Panthers (9-0)
Location: Bank of America Stadium
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

After winning the NFC South with a 7-8-1 record last year, Carolina is the last undefeated team in the NFC and consequently has a two-game lead for the top seed in the conference. The Giants will host the Panthers in Week 15. Meanwhile, Washington, which Big Blue defeated (32-21) in Week 3, looks to get back to .500 on the season and into a tie for first in the NFC East. The Giants come out of their bye week with a road game against the Redskins.


Cowboys (2-7) at Dolphins (4-5)**

Location: Sun Life Stadium
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice with the first team on Thursday. It was the first time he's done so since suffering a broken clavicle in Week 2. In the meantime, the Cowboys dropped the last seven games in his absence.  

Colts (4-5) at Falcons (6-3)
Location: Georgia Dome
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Under first-year head coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons currently hold the sixth and final seed in the NFC playoff standings. Atlanta scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Giants in Week 2.

Packers (6-3) at Vikings (7-2)
Location: TCF Bank Stadium
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET

Looking to defend its NFC North crown for the fifth-straight year, Green Bay hopes to break a three-game skid after starting 6-0. Meanwhile, Minnesota is riding a five-game winning streak behind the No. 2 defense in scoring. The Giants travel to Minnesota for the second-to-last game of the season.  

Rams (4-5) at Ravens (2-7)
Location: M&T Bank Stadium
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

St. Louis is alive in the playoff hunt with wins over Seattle and NFC West rival Arizona already on its resume. After facing the Ravens, the Rams have back-to-back games against the AFC North-leading Bengals and the 7-2 Cardinals.

49ers (3-6) at Seahawks (4-5)
Location: CenturyLink Field
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET

Looking to get back to their third-straight Super Bowl, the Seahawks are currently four spots out of the NFC playoff picture. After losing by a touchdown to Arizona, Seattle looks to rebound against another division rival in San Francisco.


Bengals (8-1) at Cardinals (7-2)
Location: U of Phoenix Stadium
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

The Bengals fell from the ranks of the unbeatens their last time out with a 10-6 loss to the Texans. Meanwhile, the Cardinals look for their fourth-straight win and more separation in the NFC West race.

Bills (5-4) at Patriots (9-0)
Location: Gillette Stadium
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET (Mon.)

In the next chapter of the Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan rivalry, the Patriots continue their chase for perfection. The Bills, on the other hand, are in the middle of three consecutive games on the road and will play five of six games outside Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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