Football fans arrive at Ford Field for an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Paul Sancya
September 18, 2016

Some big division matchups highlight the eight early-afternoon NFL games, including what is likely to be a brutal rematch between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

The Steelers eliminated the Bengals in a physical wild-card game last season, and Cincinnati will be without linebacker Vontaze Burfict because of a suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit against receiver Antonio Brown near the end of that contest.

The Ravens travel to Cleveland in another AFC North game Sunday, with the Patriots playing at home against the Dolphins in the AFC East. The other 1 p.m. games are Tennessee at Detroit, Kansas City at Houston, the 49ers at Carolina, the Saints at the Giants and Dallas at Washington - another division matchup, in the NFC East.


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