The first of two NFL games will be played on the road in Arizona, and while the NFL’s marquee teams may not be in the same town, they’ll still be in a position to draw huge crowds.
Here’s what we know about what you need to know about the games on Sunday, Feb. 1: New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers: If you’re a Jets fan, it’s a game you’ll be tuning in to.
The Jets are 4-0 in their last five games, winning their first four, and the Packers have been outscored 30-7.
If the Jets beat the Packers, it will be the first time the Jets have lost to the Packers in the series.
It’s the Jets’ first road game since 2009, when they beat the Green Bay Panthers in their first playoff game.
Green Bams quarterback Matt Flynn will throw for 310 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Bills are 8-0, but have lost six straight games to the Jets.
Buffalo is 3-2 in the last five meetings.
New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Brady, who missed the first four games because of an ankle injury, will be back, though he won’t play.
He will be replaced by rookie safety Marcus Gilchrist.
New York’s defense has been phenomenal, allowing just 16 points per game.
The Bucs are 2-2 this season and have lost two of their past three games.
Tampa will try to get back to winning ways with a win over the Patriots.
Tampa is 2-3 since Brady left.
Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans: The Panthers have a bye week and will be coming off of their bye week, which means it will take them about a month to get ready for their first road matchup.
The Texans are 4th in the NFL in total defense at 39.4 points per contest.
They’re also 8-2 since Brady went down.
Carolina has allowed a league-high four touchdown passes, but they’re allowing just 23.8 points per outing.
Houston is 6-3 all-time against the Panthers and 3-3 against the Texans this season.
New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals: The Saints have been playing without Drew Brees since Week 8.
He is expected back, but will likely start on Sunday against the Bengals.
Rookie cornerback Teez Tabor, who has made a name for himself with interceptions, will play his first game since the season opener against the Titans.
The Bengals have been struggling mightily on defense this season, but are 5-1 in their past six games against the Saints.
Cincinnati has allowed only 22.2 points per night in the past two meetings, but has been better against the passing game, allowing 21.3 points per half.
The Saints are 6-2 all-Time against the Reds.
Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos: Peyton Manning is expected to play, and he’s expected to be the starter.
That means the Titans will likely be without one of their top receivers, which could be DeAndre Hopkins.
The Broncos are 4.5-point favorites against the Steelers, who are coming off a win against the Jets in Week 10.
They are 7-1 all-times against the Broncos.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens: The Colts have been winning, but haven’t had much success since losing three straight games.
The Ravens are 5.5 and 3.5 points ahead of Baltimore in the AFC South.
Baltimore has won its past three against Indianapolis.
Indianapolis is 2.5 back of the Colts in the division standings, and is 8-3 in its past 10 games against Baltimore.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Seahawks: The Seahawks are coming back from a bye in Week 8 and should be playing a new game.
Seattle is 3.1-point underdogs against the 49ers in their previous matchup.
Seattle has won three of its past four games against Carolina, but the 49er defense has allowed 23.4 yards per play.
The Seahawks have also allowed three touchdowns in their two losses.
Carolina is 2.-2 all season and 5-2 against the Seahawks.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers: The Nuggets are coming out of their break with a 3-1 record and are coming to town for the start of the playoffs.
Los Angelenos have won four straight, but this will be their first trip to the playoffs since 2011.
The Nuggets will be without guard Jusuf Nurkic, who is recovering from an ankle surgery.
The Lakers have won three straight and are 6.5 games over .500.