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Sunday NFL Football: Week 12 late games thread

The Steelers look to break their losing ways in Denver, while the Chargers look to gain a little ground on the Chiefs.

Divisional Round - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Three matchups await us in Week 12’s round of late games across Sunday NFL action. They mostly lack a punch, but it’s still football. Here’s how they look for this afternoon, as there’s honestly no NFC rooting interest for Saints fans..

The Steelers return to Denver, where they have lost three straight matchups including the 2015 and 2011 playoffs. Since 1970, the Broncos are 12-5-1 at home against Pittsburgh (the tie came in 1974). Remember that time Tim Tebow beat them in overtime? That was something.

The Chargers, who are often overlooked and forgotten about, are a coming off a week they’d love to quickly move past after being upset by the Broncos at home in Los Angeles.

Arguably, the matchup of the afternoon features the Dolphins and Colts in a battle of two squads looking to climb above .500 — and both need this game. Both are second in their respective division, with an uphill climb ahead to try to knock off the top seed and to just stay in contention for the Wild Card race. Miami enters as the 8th seed, while Indianapolis sits at the 9th seed.