Today's Tv Games

December 31, 2006|By Chicago Tribune

Steelers (7-8) @ Bengals (8-7)

Time, TV -- 1 p.m., chs. 13, 9

Line -- Bengals by 6

Key stat -- Steelers have won five of their past seven games.

The buzz -- The Bengals have stumbled at the end, but they can still get a wild-card spot with a win and some help.

Lions (2-13) @ Cowboys (9-6)

Time, TV -- 1 p.m., chs. 45, 5

Line -- Cowboys by 12 1/2

Key stat -- Cowboys have lost their past two home games by a combined 65-24.

The buzz -- The Cowboys need a win to keep their NFC East title hopes alive until the Eagles' later game. This is the last chance for QB Tony Romo to get his game straightened out.

Packers (7-8) @ Bears (13-2)

Time, TV -- 8:15 p.m., chs. 11, 4

Line -- Bears by 3

Key stat -- The Bears have won four the past five meetings.

The buzz -- With the No. 1 seed in the NFC wrapped up, the Bears will play their starters enough to keep them sharp for the playoffs. The day's earlier results will determine whether the Packers will take the field with a chance to make the playoffs

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