After Dallas secured yet another victory on Thursday night, the team with the best record in the NFL moved just one result away from clinching the first playoff spot in the league. Most teams are nowhere near that luxury, with Week 13 promising to provide a critical turning point for some contenders. This is a preview of the remaining action for the week.

Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons, Sunday 1:00 ET

This is the game of the week in the NFL. Both playoff contenders feel they have something to prove despite their excellent records. The Falcons have the most dynamic passing game in the NFL, which Marcus Peters and crew may struggle against.

Falcons 31, Chiefs 21

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, Sunday 1:00 ET

Chicago is playing this week (and the rest of the season) without quarterback Jay Cutler, which may not matter after the Bears tied a record for most drops in an NFL game last week. Meanwhile, controversial San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is beginning to look like his old self - the underrated Bears defense may give him a rude wake-up. Bears 13, 49ers 10

Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday 1:00 ET

Cincinnati has been one of the bigger disappointments in the NFL. They'll again be without wide receiver A.J. Green this week, giving Philadelphia a chance to get back to .500. Philly may themselves be on the verge of folding up their season, though.

Bengals 20, Eagles 13

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday 1:00 ET

The Broncos will have to win this week without quarterback Trevor Siemian, paving the way for NFL rookie Paxton Lynch to make another start. They're coming off a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City last week and will have a serious mental edge on the despondent Jags.

Broncos 28, Jaguars 10

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, Sunday 1:00 ET

The highest-scoring game of Week 13 will feature two teams with nearly unstoppable offenses and nonexistent defenses. Drew Brees is throwing at an excellent clip for the Saints despite not targeting top receiver Brandin Cooks last week.

The Lions have set an NFL record by winning seven of their first 11 games despite trailing in the fourth quarter of every single one. Saints 38, Lions 33

Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers, Sunday 1:00 ET

Green Bay is likely feeling better about themselves after finally getting back to winning last week, but with no run game and an injury-ravaged defense, they aren't out of the woods yet. Luckily, they have the Texans and human interception machine Brock Osweiler at home in Week 13. Packers 27, Texans 18

Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots, Sunday 1:00 ET

The Pats lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a season-ending back injury this week, devastating the team; he's one of the top offensive weapons in the NFL.

They'll have a chance to take out their anger on the Los Angeles Rams, who are dealing with controversy and Jared Goff's third NFL start. Patriots 35, Rams 6

Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 1:00 ET

Miami is one of the hottest teams in the NFL, winners of six straight with no end in sight - well, until they travel to Baltimore this week. The Ravens' best weapon may be kicker Justin Tucker, who is having one of the best seasons at the position in NFL history. Ravens 23, Dolphins 17

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