3. Buccaneers at Chargers
The second late game on this list features two teams who may seem unlikely to make a list like this. But the 4:25 matchup is a wonderful opportunity for fans to check out two of the league’s most overlooked teams.
Besides the Browns’ preseason matchup with Tampa Bay, fans have had no reason to pay any attention to what the Bucs have accomplished. But now, with a 6-5 record and a real shot to sneak into the playoffs, it is time to give them their due.
The Chargers are also an interesting story, as they are one of the youngest teams in football. Their 5-6 record will not be good enough to get them out of the AFC West cellar, but they are still a team to watch. With former Ohio State superstar Joey Bosa and young running back Melvin Gordon, fans would be missing a lot if they decided not to watch a San Diego game this year. Fans will also get to see Travis Benjamin again, who is having a spectacular season, sparking mixed emotions.
Also, since the Browns will face San Diego on Christmas Eve in their final home game, watching part of this game could serve as some scouting in advance, as well as some entertainment.
The game isn’t on FOX locally, but fans who get every NFL game should make sure to check it out as well as the Giants/Steelers game. It is a perfect opportunity to see two teams fans rarely get to see play.