NFL Week 17 TV schedule in Los Angeles: Playoff hopes live and die on Sunday

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The mess that is the NFC playoff picture will be on TV Sunday as five teams vie for the final playoff spots.

The final week of the season has some nice games with some serious playoff implications for the television viewing public of the Los Angeles area -- and then there is the Raiders and Chargers game.

CBS Early: Texans vs. Colts, 10 a.m. PT: Both teams have secured a spot in the playoffs but the Texans still need a win to secure home field advantage throughout, especially considering that the Denver Broncos head to the woeful Kansas City Chiefs to finish their season. The Colts will have coach Chuck Pagano back on the field for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia. Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf have the call from Indianapolis.

Fox Early: Eagles vs. Giants, 10 a.m. PT: The Giants need a whole load of help to make the playoffs, but first they need to win against the Eagles. Despite the 4-11 record, that might be a tough task for the Giants. The Eagles have beat the Giants on the road five straight times. Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick call the game from the Meadowlands.

CBS Late: Raiders vs. Chargers, 1 p.m. PT: There isn't much of a storyline to this game other than the seasons finally ending for the poor fans of each team. Raider nation and the rest of the world will get to see quarterback Terrelle Pryor's first start of the NFL career. Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker call the game.

Fox Late: Packers vs. Vikings, 1p.m. PT: The Vikings are playing for the playoffs, and the Packers are playing for a bye. Plenty on the line for both teams in one of the league's better rivalries. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman call the game from the Metrodome.

NBC's Sunday Night Football: Cowboys vs. Redskins, 5:30 p.m. PT: The Redskins are in position to win their first NFC East title since 1999. But first they need to make sure they end the Cowboy's playoff hopes, luckily for Washington, they are riding a six game win streak to help the confidence. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth have the call.

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