Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season begins with three Thanksgiving Day video games.

The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints are all in motion on Thursday with the season in the midst of its stretch run.

The AFC and NFC playoff footage couldn’t be murkier. Last week, with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans dropping, was a reminder there’s nothing sure within the league this season. No group is protected from being upset and probably dropping standing in the case of the playoffs.

THANKSGIVING DAY NFL SCHEDULE 2021: WHICH TEAMS ARE PLAYING, KICKOFF TIMES AND MORE

There’s lots on the road this week. Here’s what’s happening.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady in front of New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers large receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a 5-yard landing cross from quarterback Tom Brady in entrance of New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) in the course of the second half of an NFL soccer sport Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.
(AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

All instances are Eastern.

Byes: Cardinals, Chiefs

Thursday, November 26, 2021

12:30 PM: Bears @ Lions (FOX)

4:30 PM: Raiders @ Cowboys (CBS)

8:20 PM: Bills @ Saints (NBC)

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) celebrates with Carson Wentz (2) after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

Indianapolis Colts operating again Jonathan Taylor (28) celebrates with Carson Wentz (2) after scoring in the course of the second half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.
(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

1 PM: Steelers @ Bengals (CBS)

1 PM: Buccaneers @ Colts (FOX)

1 PM: Panthers @ Dolphins (FOX)

1 PM: Titans @ Patriots (CBS)

1 PM: Eagles @ Giants (FOX)

1 PM: Falcons @ Jaguars (CBS)

1 PM: Jets @ Texans (CBS)

4:05 PM: Chargers @ Broncos (CBS)

4:25 PM: Rams @ Packers (FOX)

4:25 PM: Vikings @ 49ers (FOX)

8:20 PM: Browns @ Ravens (NBC)

Monday, November 29, 2021

8:15 PM: Seahawks @ Washington (ESPN)

NFL POWER RANKINGS 2021: TOP 10 TEAMS AHEAD OF WEEK 12

NFL Standings

AFC East

  1. Patriots (7-4)
  2. Bills (6-4)
  3. Dolphins (4-7)
  4. Jets (2-8)

AFC North

  1. Ravens (7-3)
  2. Bengals (6-4)
  3. Steelers (5-4-1)
  4. Browns (6-5)

AFC South

  1. Titans (8-3)
  2. Colts (6-5)
  3. Texans (2-8)
  4. Jaguars (2-8)

AFC West

  1. Chiefs (7-4)
  2. Chargers (6-4)
  3. Raiders (5-5)
  4. Broncos (5-5)

NFC East

  1. Cowboys (7-3)
  2. Eagles (5-6)
  3. Washington (4-6)
  4. Giants (3-7)

NFC North

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates his touchdown pass tp Darnell Mooney with James Daniels (68) and Sam Mustipher during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Chicago.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates his landing cross tp Darnell Mooney with James Daniels (68) and Sam Mustipher in the course of the second half of an NFL soccer sport towards the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Chicago.
(AP Photo/David Banks)

  1. Packers (8-3)
  2. Vikings (5-5)
  3. Bears (3-7)
  4. Lions (0-9-1)

NFC South

  1. Buccaneers (7-3)
  2. Saints (5-5)
  3. Panthers (5-6)
  4. Falcons (4-6)
  1. Cardinals (9-2)
  2. Rams (7-3)
  3. 49ers (5-5)
  4. Seahawks (3-7)