It’s a long week for the NFL.
The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons each play four games in Week 13, the first time they’ve faced off in a regular season game since 2009.
But on Thursday night, the Atlanta Falcons will face off against the Miami Dolphins, who are coming off a season in which they went 4-12 and fell to 1-7.
The Saints will travel to New York to face the New England Patriots.
Both games are set for 3:30 p.m.
ET on NBC.
The Atlanta Falcons are coming into the season as the NFC South favorites for the first place seed in the NFC, and the Miami Patriots are coming to town looking to make their first playoff appearance since 2006.
So the Falcons will have their work cut out for them.
But their opponent this week could be a tough one.
In fact, they may have more at stake than any other game in the NFL this weekend.
The Miami Dolphins are coming out of a bye week and are still playing the Atlanta Saints.
Both teams have won eight of their last nine games.
Miami has won five straight over the Falcons and has the league’s best record heading into the Week 13 matchup.
Miami won at home last year and is the only team currently undefeated in the league heading into this week’s game.
Atlanta is coming off an 8-6 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 12.
The Falcons will be coming off back-to-back games against the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals beat the Lions 24-10 in Week 11.
The Lions lost to the Bengals 24-20 in Week 14.
Atlanta’s win against the Bears came on the heels of a win against Detroit.
The Dolphins have been playing great football the past two weeks and have won four straight, which is the longest winning streak in the division.
The Patriots are in their second season in the New York area and have been one of the NFL’s hottest teams in recent weeks.
The two teams last met in Week 6.
New England had an upset win against Tampa Bay 27-14.
The Bucs are currently 13-2 in the last 14 games.
The Seahawks and Lions have been two of the NFC’s hottest sides heading into Week 13.
Seattle won a wild-card playoff game over the Bears and has won nine straight games there.
The Panthers are 11-1 at home and have not lost a home game since Week 10.
The Steelers have been outscored by 17 points or more in each of their past five games.
Pittsburgh has won eight straight games against division opponents.
The Texans are coming back from their bye week after a 6-7 start.
The team is 3-3 this season and has lost two of their first three games.
They are coming in at home against the Packers, who have the NFL leader in points scored at 44.2 per game.
The Packers are coming up against a defense that has allowed the NFL average of 19.3 points per game, which ranks in the top 20 in the country.
The Vikings have been a dominant defense, averaging 21.6 points per contest.
Minnesota has allowed only 17.3 per game this season, which ties for the second-highest mark in the nation.
They have allowed just 16.7 points per match, which places them in the bottom half of the league.
The Chargers are coming home to face a New Orleans defense that is third in the National Football League in sacks (22) and third in sacks allowed per game (4.2).
The Saints are the only division rival in the AFC South, having won the division just once in the past five seasons.
The Cowboys have been on a tear in recent months, winning eight straight and eight of 10 games.
Dallas has the NFL leaders in sacks per game at 4.1, with the Cowboys ranking fourth in the conference in the category.
The Rams have not won a game at home since Week 7 and are coming from a bye.
They’re coming off two wins over division rivals, beating the Eagles 21-17 in Week 7.
The Jaguars have won their past three games against NFC West opponents, but have lost three straight and are now tied for the league lead in points allowed per match.
The Raiders have not had a winning road game since beating the Vikings 26-14 in Week 9.
The game is set for 1:30 ET.
The Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Patriots will be playing on Sunday Night Football.
Both are playing in the first week of the regular season, and both teams are coming away from a week of off.
The NFL’s top two teams in total offense will be facing off against each other on Sunday night.
Both offenses have combined for a whopping 5,957 yards and 35 touchdowns on the season.
New Orleans is third nationally with 4,527 yards and 32 touchdowns, while Seattle is fifth with 4.639 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The best offenses in the East are the Jets, Patriots, and Steelers, while the best defenses are