Here are the NFL games of Week 8 you can and can’t miss, ranked by watchability. The game of the week will take place in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, as Ben Roethlisberger and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) take on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, who are coming off a bye week.

The best way to spend your Sunday:

1:00 p.m. ET: Steelers at Ravens

4:25 p.m. ET: 49ers at Seahawks

8:20 p.m. ET: Cowboys at Eagles is your only choice, but you might be better off DVRing Saints-Bears or Pats-Bills and watching that instead of the horror that is the NFC East.

You can see our latest NFL Power Rankings here, as well as our full picks against the spread for Week 8.

14. Buccaneers (5-2) at Giants (1-6)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
This is one of the least-compelling primetime matchups of the season, but at least Tom Brady can exact some Super Bowl revenge on the Giants, and there’s always the chance Daniel Jones might fall down again.

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13. Jets (0-7) at Chiefs (6-1)
1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
The Chiefs are favored by 19.5! At least there will be plenty of better options to turn to in the early Sunday window.

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12. Vikings (1-5) at Packers (5-1)
1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
This also looks like it could be a blowout game, but it gets elevated a couple spots for being a divisional matchup.

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11. Chargers (2-4) at Broncos (2-4)
4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Justin Herbert is fun to watch, and this should be a close game (that’s ultimately meaningless outside of draft order implications).

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10. Colts (4-2) at Lions (3-3)
1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
This is a big game for the Colts, who are still in contention in the AFC South and can’t afford to drop a game in the Wild Card race.

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9. Titans (5-1) at Bengals (1-5-1)
1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
The Bengals may only have one win on the year, but Joe Burrow has kept Cincinnati close in all but one game (a beatdown by the Ravens). In every other loss, the Bengals have only been defeated by an average of 3.75 points.

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8. Raiders (3-3) at Browns (5-2)
1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
In normal conditions this would be a shootout, but Ohio is bracing for strong winds and rain on Sunday. Get ready for missed kicks and passing game hilarity.

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7. Cowboys (2-5) at Eagles (2-4-1)
8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
The dismal NFC East is still wide open, but this is a must-win game for the Eagles at home against a reeling Cowboys team. Seriously, though, who made the decision we needed two primetime NFC East matchups in back-to-back weeks?

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6. Falcons (1-6) at Panthers (3-4)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFL Network
At this point, we’re watching the Falcons for the reasonable chance they have a soul-crushing fourth-quarter collapse. This is also the only game of the night with no other sports competition, so it gets a boost.

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5. Rams (5-2) at Dolphins (3-3)
1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Tua Tagovailoa makes his NFL debut as a starter against one of the league’s best defenses. This game should tell us a lot about Tagovailoa, and about the Rams.

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4. Patriots (2-4) at Bills (5-2)
1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
A must-win game for the Patriots, a potential statement game (either way) for struggling Cam Newton, and a potential passing of the torch in the AFC East. Oh, and the weather’s supposed to be terrible, with extreme wind.

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3. Saints (4-2) at Bears (5-2)
4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Michael Thomas has missed practice this week and may not play on Sunday, but this should still be a fascinating game between two NFC playoff contenders.

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2. 49ers (4-3) at Seahawks (5-1)
4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
The NFC West is the best division in the NFL, and this should have the feel of a playoff game (despite the lack of the 12th Man in Seattle). The 49ers are rolling after demolishing the Patriots on the road, and the Seahawks need to bounce back from a divisional loss to the Cardinals.

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1. Steelers (6-0) at Ravens (5-1)
1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
The NFL’s last unbeaten team against the reigning NFL MVP, coming off a bye week. Easily the best matchup of the week.

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