While you're hunkered down in your living room or braving the 50-degree temperature at M&T Bank Stadium, I'm going to head down to Fedex Field for the 4:15 game between the Redskins and New York Giants.
I'm neither a Redskins nor a Giants fan, but Orioles reporter Jeff Zrebiec is from New Jersey, so I'm going to humor him and join him to see if the Giants can get past the 'Skins and keep hope alive for an NFC wild card berth. It'll be a serious scoreboard watch situation for Tom Coughlin, whose job may depend on whether the Bears can go into Lambeau Field and beat the Packers. The way the inconsistent Giants have played in the second half of the season, I'm not sure that will even matter.
Ravens fans will be doing essentially the same thing at 1 p.m. today. I'm pretty confident they'll dispense with the Bengals, but that won't matter unless the Cleveland Browns pull a huge upset against the Steelers in Cleveland. The Ravens will keep the fifth playoff seed regardless of today's game if the Steelers win, since they beat the Jets head to head.
The Browns will be sufficiently motivated, and they have victories this year over the Saints and Patriots, so a win today is not out of the question.