Arizona @ San Francisco
The Cardinals were supposed to be a pretty good team this season, and that just hadn’t panned out for them. Fortunately, Bruce Arians’ team should be able to improve their record to 4-4 when they take on the 0-8 49ers this afternoon. Theoretically, this is an NFC West division game, but it’s hard to see anything other than a victory for the Cards, so the only question might be the margin of victory. It’s been a long, hard fall for the 49ers and their fans. This is a team that was in the Super Bowl this decade yet now seems doomed to spend yet another decade wallowing in the muck and mire. If you’re in AZ or the Bay Area, this game will be on FOX for you. Otherwise, catch it on Sunday Ticket (or spare your eyes...your choice).
Washington @ Seattle
Kirk Cousins has again bet on himself to sign successive franchise tenders rather than a long-term deal that he feels undervalues his skillset. This season, that may have backfired, because his team is 3-4 and flying into Seattle to take on Russell Wilson’s Seahawks. The Seahawks sit at 5-2, tied atop the NFC West with the Rams, and while they certainly are beatable, I’m not certain Washington is the team that will beat them. If you live in the Northwest (and by Northwest, I mean north of New Mexico and west of Fargo), the DMV, Houston, Jacksonville, Indy, Cincy, or random bits of the Midwest, this is your game on FOX.
Kansas City @ Dallas
The Chiefs are 6-2 and traveling to take on the 4-3 Cowboys, whose running back, Ezekiel Elliott, has won yet another reprieve from his suspension for behavior that allows him to play Sunday. They’ll need him back there to take on Andy Reid’s men. Few people would have predicted that Alex Smith would be having a better season than Dak Prescott based off what we saw last season, but Jason Garrett hasn’t been able to recapture the magic from last year, so his team are struggling and possibly living in fear of when Elliott finally serves his six game suspension. The whole country gets this game on CBS.