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Jerome Boger will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game which will determine the NFC North champion.

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Jerome Boger will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game which will determine the NFC North champion. Ed Hochuli and his crew have the week off.

All games are on Sunday and are listed below based on their impact on the playoff picture. Potential (or clinched) playoff seeds are shown in superscripted numbers, with zeros indicating teams that have not clinched a playoff spot. Times listed are Eastern.

Sunday, Jan. 1

Game for division title

  • Packers3/4/6/0 at Lions2/3/4/6/0, 8:30 p.m. NBC — Jerome Boger

Games with division title and top seed implications

  • Raiders1/2/5 at Broncos, 4:25 p.m. — Brad Allen
  • Chiefs2/5/6 at Chargers, 4:25 p.m. — Walt Anderson

Games for wild card qualification

  • Giants5 vs. Washington6/0, 4:25 p.m. — Gene Steratore
  • Panthers vs. Buccaneers6/0, 1 p.m. — Carl Cheffers
    • Buccaneers also need wins by DAL, IND, TEN, SF, and DET, and NYG-WAS tie

Games with top seed implications

  • Patriots1/2 at Dolphins5/6, 1 p.m. — John Parry
    • Dolphins can move up in wild card seed
  • Saints at Falcons2/3/4, 4:25 p.m. — Ron Torbert
  • Seahawks2/3/4 at 49ers, 4:25 p.m. — Tony Corrente

No playoff implications

  • Ravens at Bengals, 1 p.m. — Pete Morelli
  • Jaguars at Colts, 1 p.m. — Clete Blakeman
  • Bears at Vikings, 1 p.m. — Terry McAulay
  • Bills at Jets, 1 p.m. — Jeff Triplette
  • Cowboys1 at Eagles, 1 p.m. — Walt Coleman
  • Browns at Steelers3, 1 p.m. — John Hussey
  • Texans4 at Titans, 1 p.m. — Bill Vinovich
  • Cardinals at Rams, 4:25 p.m. — Craig Wrolstad

End of regular season

 

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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