Since the NFL released the 2012 schedule Tuesday evening, we here at NFL Spin Zone have been going through it with a fine-toothed comb.
One of the more interesting dynamics falls on Week 17. The NFL does not schedule a game for Sunday Night Football during Week 17, opting to wait and see which games have playoff implications and selecting a game accordingly. For similar reasons, every Week 17 game is a divisional game.
Click through for some of the most intriguing Week 17 matchups that may determine whether your team is in the playoffs or watching it from their couch.