The NFL is getting ready to take over Saturdays now that the college football regular season is over. Three games will be played today, Dec. 17 starting at 1 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The first game will be the Indianapolis Colts vs. the Minnesota Vikings, the second game is the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Cleveland Browns and the final game will be the Miami Dolphins vs, the Buffalo Bills. The second game will start at 4:30 p.m. ET and the final contest will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Fans can stream the games on NFL.com, the NFL App and NFL+ via mobile.
The Colts are not having a great season as they have a 4-8-1 record. One of the big things Indianapolis did was fire head coach Frank Reich and replaced him with Colts offensive lineman Jeff Saturday who does not have any NFL coaching experience. The Colts are facing a Vikings team that finds ways to win each week. With a 10-3 mark, the Vikings have the second-best record in the NFL behind the Philadelphia Eagles, and a big reason for their success is running back Dalvin Cook who has recorded 950 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
The Ravens are on top of the AFC North with a 9-4 record. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is having a solid year, throwing for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 764 yards and three touchdowns. Linebacker Justin Houston is leading the defense with nine sacks and now has 111 sacks in his successful NFL career. The Browns have struggled this year, but are not out of the playoff race with a 5-8 record. They have Deshaun Watson back in the lineup after the veteran quarterback was suspended for the first 11 games of the year.
The Dolphins currently sit at 8-5 on the year with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the big reason for the team's success. The 24-year-old has completed 65.5% of his passes for 3,004 yards, 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill is having a monster season as he has caught 100 passes for 1,460 yards and five touchdowns. The Bills currently have the best record in the AFC with a 10-3 mark. Quarterback Josh Allen is making his case to win MVP, throwing for 3,553 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for 628 yards and six scores.