At 6-6, the Buccaneers are tied with the Dallas Cowboys and one game behind the Seattle Seahawks, who currently hold the final playoff position in the NFC. Tampa Bay is coming off back-to-back losses, and another defeat would leave the team in hot water. Following their contest against the Eagles, the Bucs have games remaining against the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons.
The Miami Dolphins are in worse shape entering their game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Dolphins are 5-7, two games back of the final AFC Wild Card spot with three games to play. A loss to the Niners would all but eliminate Miami.
The complete NFL schedule is as follows. All times listed are Eastern:
Thursday, Dec. 6
Sunday, Dec. 9
Jets at Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS
Cowboys at Bengals, 1 p.m., FOX
Rams at Bills, 1 p.m., FOX
Eagles at Buccaneers, 1 p.m., FOX
Falcons at Panthers, 1 p.m., FOX
Dolphins at 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Cardinals at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Saints at Giants, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Monday, Dec. 10