With three weeks of the regular seasont o go up to seven sides can clinch their play-off spot this weekend

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys

An important game for NFC play-off implications. The Buccs have won 5 in a row and are figthing the Falcons for the NFC South divisional title, and they visit the 11-2 Cowboys needing a win to try to wrap up the NFC East after their divisional loss last weekend

The Buccs are 7 point underdogs for this game and taking Tampa Bay +7 (10/11 Bet365) is the bet of the week with an improving defense, the threat of Winston to Evans through the air and with both the Giants and the Vikings having shown how to limit the Cwboys offense over the past fortnight, in which rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has been unimpressive

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs

A crucial game for the AFC Conference play-offs. The Chiefs took control of the AFC West with their win over the Raiders last time out and now have a 10-3 record. The Titans at 7-6 beat Denver at home last weekend and are fighting to win the AFC South with a strong running game and a team building around Marcus Mariota in his second season.

This is likely to be a very close game in cold weather and the Titans can be backed +5.5 points (10/11 Bet365) here in what could be a low scoring game where their running attack is going to hold them in good stad to keep the match competititve

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

Miami will be without starting quarterback Ran Tannehill, injured last weekend, for this divisional match up in New York. Miami are nevertheless well placed to win a wild card into the play-offs behind the Patriots, while the Jets (notwithstanding the victory over the equally poor 49ers last weekend) have a 4-9 record and a dysfunctional unmotivated team.

The Dolphins, with a strong rushing attack, a capable back up quarterback and high motivation, needing the win to get towards the play offs, are a bet -2.5 points on the handicap at 10/11 Bet365