The National Football League (NFL) has announced its schedule for the Christmas Day games, which will feature two exciting matchups between playoff contenders.
The first game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET and will see the Cleveland Browns take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The second game will start at 8:15 p.m. ET and will pit the Indianapolis Colts against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
Both games have significant implications for the postseason race, as all four teams are currently leading or competing for their respective divisions. The Browns (7-6) are tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the top spot in the AFC North, while the Packers (10-3) have clinched the NFC North title and are aiming for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The Colts (8-6) are second in the AFC South behind the Tennessee Titans but have a chance to overtake them with a strong finish. The Cardinals (10-3) are also second in their division, trailing the Los Angeles Rams by a tiebreaker in the NFC West.
The Christmas Day games will be a treat for football fans who want to enjoy some quality action on the holiday. Both games feature star quarterbacks, dynamic playmakers, and stout defenses. The Browns-Packers game will showcase the talents of Baker Mayfield and Aaron Rodgers, who have both led their teams to impressive wins this season. The Colts-Cardinals game will feature a duel between Carson Wentz and Kyler Murray, who have both overcome injuries and adversity to keep their teams in contention.
The NFL has a tradition of playing games on Christmas Day, dating back to 1971 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Minnesota Vikings 20-12. Since then, there have been 21 games played on December 25th, with some memorable moments and thrilling finishes. The most recent Christmas Day game was in 2017 when the Pittsburgh Steelers edged out the Houston Texans 34-6.
This year, the NFL hopes to deliver another gift to its fans with two exciting games that could have a major impact on the playoff picture. Whether you are a fan of one of the teams involved or just a casual viewer, you won’t want to miss these games on Christmas Day.
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