We have a few hours until the Patriots face the Seahawks. Use this as the open thread for the afternoon games.
4:05 PM EST
Dolphins at Chargers (-4.5): After five weeks, the Dolphins were 1-4 and dead in the water. Their lone win came in overtime against the Browns. Well, they’re on a three game winning streak with wins against the Steelers, Bills, and Jets and currently sit in 2nd in the AFC East and are the 7th seed in the AFC. That’s right- the Dolphins are in the playoff picture. For this reason, the Patriots want the Chargers to win, give the Dolphins their 5th loss, and make it almost impossible for the Patriots to lose the division.
4:25 PM EST
49ers at Cardinals (-14): This spread is just laughable. The Patriots play the 49ers next week and have a win against the Cardinals. It doesn’t really matter which team wins because it won’t affect strength of schedule.
Cowboys at Steelers (-2): The Steelers are still one of the biggest threats in the AFC, despite trailing the Dolphins in the playoff picture. The Patriots will want the Cowboys to win to keep the Steelers out of the playoffs.
Use this as the open thread for discussion.