The most exciting game of the week will be a rematch between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions.
Two red-hot teams will clash in this star-studded affair. The Saints have won eight straight and seem to be unstoppable behind the play of quarterback Drew Brees, while the Lions have won three of their last four—including last-second wins against Minnesota and Oakland and an utter beatdown of the Chargers—to lock up a playoff spot.
Both of these offenses have been rolling, which is evidenced by the 10,000-plus passing yards between Brees and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
It certainly helps that players like Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Darren Sproles, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew, Nate Burleson and Titus Young fill out these teams' rosters.
Both teams have defensive stars as well, however. The Lions have a fearsome pass rush led by Cliff Avril and Ndamukong Suh, while the Saints have a tough run defense led by Jonathan Vilma. Players such as Stephen Tulloch, Roman Harper and Will Smith will also be counted on as key pieces to their respective defenses.
This should be the most electrifying game of the week, and if Detroit's performance against the Packers in Week 17 was any indication, the Saints will get all they can handle.