Week 12 has so many do-or-die games.
The loser of the Bills-Jets game is out of the postseason.
Detroit and Green Bay meet for the first time this season Thanksgiving afternoon. In fact, this is probably the best Thanksgiving Day slate I've seen in a long time. Detroit versus Green Bay kicks it off, followed by a Dallas versus Miami matchup that will be better than anyone would've thought a few weeks ago; the day then is capped off by 49ers versus Ravens.
Sometimes you need a little bit of luck with the schedule, and I'm sure the NFL still wishes the Dolphins had at least two more victories (which they could have), but this season the NFL won't have any real Thanksgiving "Tricks."
Despite how great those three games look, as well as the do-or-die nature of Bills versus Jets, Broncos versus Chargers gets the nod Week 12.
These two teams last met Week 5. During that game San Diego went up 26-10 in the fourth quarter when Tim Tebow made an appearance. Tebow brought the Broncos to within two before the Chargers pulled out a 29-24 win in Denver.
Since that game, Denver has gone 4-1, while San Diego has gone 0-5.
This game will see Tebow, who is 4-1 since appearing in that game and taking the Broncos' starting quarterback job for good, start against the Chargers, who are 4-6 and in dire need of a win to keep up not only with division leader Oakland, but the Broncos as well.
A loss practically keeps San Diego out of the playoffs, while a Denver win might not only help it keep pace with the Raiders, but possibly even tie them (Oakland plays Chicago, which won't have Jay Cutler but will still have Matt Forte and its defense).
Expect a "slobber-knocker" in San Diego this Sunday.