BRONCOS at PACKERS
The last time Denver was 12-1, in 1977, the Broncos journeyed to Dallas for what proved to be that season's Super Bowl preview—and lost. Keep in mind, too: Green Bay has yet to lose a game at Lambeau Field in December under coach Mike Holmgren.
PANTHERS at 49ERS
To the victor goes the NFC West lead. In their three previous meetings, Carolina has forced almost twice as many turnovers (7-4) as San Francisco and won twice. Niners quarterback Steve Young must avoid interceptions—and sackmeister Kevin Greene.
JAGUARS at OILERS
Oilers rookie Eddie George rushed for a game-breaking 143 yards the last time these two met, in Week 2; another such effort should keep Houston in the AFC wild-card hunt, but only if the Oilers' pass defense can contain Mark Brunell.
CHARGERS at STEELERS
It's last-gasp time (again) for San Diego, which has never won a regular-season game in 10 tries at Three Rivers Stadium. Pittsburgh's physical secondary will harass Chargers wideout Tony Martin, so San Diego must run the hall effectively in order to win.
CHIEFS at RAIDERS
Oakland is 5-3 in its last eight games, with two defeats in OT and the third a one-point loss to Denver. Out the K.C. secondary, which has scored a TO in each of the Chiefs' last four meetings with the Raiders, could spell the difference.