The NFL kicks off 2023 with a busy Sunday schedule featuring a host of playoff implications. It’s entirely possible Sunday wraps with 13 of the 14 playoff positions settled, a No. 1 seed in place, and Monday providing a chance for the other No. 1 seed to lock in their position.
The 1 p.m. window features nine games, and seven have immediate playoff implications. The Eagles can lock down the NFC’s No. 1 seed while the Chiefs can either keep heat on the Bills for the No. 1 seed, or put Buffalo in a position to clinch it on Monday Night Football.
The 4 p.m. window will see desperation in Jets-Seahawks, and then the Vikings (at the Packers) and 49ers (at the Raiders) looking to keep heat on the Eagles if Philly loses.
The day wraps with Steelers-Ravens on Sunday Night Football. Pittsburgh will know if they still have a playoff shot, as they can be eliminated by the Dolphins win earlier in the day. Baltimore will be looking to keep the heat on Cincinnati in the AFC North.