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  •  NFL schedule is stacked with exciting  Womens Mohamed Sanu Jersey games that will have an impact on the playoff picture and 2019 NFL draft.We’ve awarded superlatives to each Sunday matchup to offer a preview of the day ahead.Most likely to cost someone their job: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)The Bengals already fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and if Marvin Lewis can’t figure things out, you’d have to expect he’ll be next (though, the Bengals seem just fine with keeping him no matter what he does). John Harbaugh hasn’t led the Ravens to the playoffs since the 2014 season. If he can’t get his 4-5 squad back on track, he could lose his job at the end of the year.Most likely to sneak into Wild Card weekend: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. (CBS)Andrew Luck has never lost to the Titans. You read that correctly. Both of these teams are looking to make a push to the playoffs, and the winner will get some help this week. Most likely to cause a shift in the playoff picture: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)The Bears enter Week 11 in first place in the NFC North, but if the Vikings win on Sunday, they will move into the top spot. The Bears and Vikings also close out the regular season playing each other in Week 17, so this is just the first of two important meetings for these division rivals.Most likely to be more entertaining than you expect: Houston Texans at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)These might not seem like flashy teams, but both are in first place in their divisions , rank among the top 10 in our power rankings, and should play a game worth tuning in for this afternoon.Most likely to cause a fanbase to lose their collective minds: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)The Jaguars beat the Steelers twice last season, once in the regular season and once in the playoffs. But Jacksonville is a much different team this year and Pittsburgh has been dominant in recent weeks. A Steelers win would mean the Jaguars’ season is pretty much over while a Jacksonville win would infuriate the masses in Pittsburgh.Most likely to be a blowout: Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)The Panthers were on the losing end of a blowout last week and the Lions lost by 12 to the Bears. This week, the Panthers should bolt past a far inferior Lions team and get back on track.Most likely to help a team make an improbable playoff push: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)Both of these teams have had shaky seasons, but their paths to the playoffs remain alive. The Cowboys are coming off a big win over the Eagles while the Falcons are coming off a deflating loss to the Browns. How will both teams respond this week?Most likely to make you want to shut off the TV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)The Bucs have the ability to make some impressive big plays but Ryan Fitzpatrick also has the ability to lead the Bucs to only three points on 500+ yards. Odell Beckham Jr. wants you to believe the 2-7 Giants can still make it to the playoffs. In reality, fans of both teams might find themselves reaching for the TV remote mid-game.Most likely to impact the 2019 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)The one-win Raiders are currently in line for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft while the two-win Cardinals would have the No. 4 overall pick if the season ended today. A Raiders win could have major implications on the draft order while a Cardinals win would hurt their positioning.Most likely to have more away fans than home fans at the game: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)Even though the Chargers are one of the AFC’s top teams, their fanbase has been dwindling since their move to Los Angeles. The StubHub Center is filled with more of the visiting team’s fans than the home team’s fans nearly every week. That will likely be the case again today , even though the Broncos have twice as many losses as wins this season.Most likely to go exactly like the oddsmakers are expecting: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)The Eagles enter this game as the biggest defending Super Bowl underdogs since 2009. The Saints are 9-point favorites to win and we expect them to do just that. MLB Owners Meetings are happening over Wednesday and Thursday of this week, following last week’s GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA and preceding the Winter Meetings happening in early December in Las Vegas. The GM Meetings brought us magic like Scott Boras’ introduction of “Harper’s Bazaar” to the world and a questionable rumor about the Cubs maybe trading Kris Bryant. Now, the Owners Meetings will cover things like a Rob Manfred extension as commissioner, rule changes, and discussing a TV contract extension. The full agenda hasn’t been released publicly but there are at least a few known topics that could be approached in the exact wrong way and in the process overcorrect flaws in the game. Nothing besides a Manfred extension will be fully decided this week — any rule changes require a year delay or union agreement and anything else will simply set the stage for a confirmation or dismissal later — but how that stage is set will make a difference in whether the changes to the sport are smart or incredibly misguided. Rob Manfred will be MLB Commissioner forever The most sure outcome of these meetings seems to be an extension for Rob Manfred as commissioner. Originally elected to the role in 2014, Manfred already successfully navigated one CBA extension. That extension, which covers the 2017-2021 seasons, is quickly coming due and Manfred’s deal will expire in 2019 as things currently stand.With the next CBA negotiations likely set to be more contentious than previous rounds of talks between the MLBPA and the league — thanks to rising revenues amid a backdrop of collusion accusations and apparent player dissatisfaction — it makes sense for the owners to keep Manfred in place through those talks and make sure he has job security without question in the lead up to that point. However, a five year extension as rumored also overshoots that negotiation point by quite a bit. Which means the owners are more than satisfied by his performance as it relates to their interests so far, and Manfred being a Selig acolyte before his ascension is always going to help him. But will too much job security, especially as the league enters a period during which it will have to navigate a more contentious attempt at diplomacy Authentic Keanu Neal Jersey , blow back by giving Manfred too much comfort in his position. The owners don’t care about whether that’s the result obviously, but fans should. Keep the TV talks simpleRight now, MLB has a postseason agreement with FOX and Turner Broadcasting. The current deal is set to expire in 2021 so an extension doesn’t have to happen right now but it’s reportedly on the agenda this week. The correct move would be for MLB to fix the mistake they made in the last deal, reversing the agreement with FOX to allow postseason games to be broadcast on FS1 rather than the main FOX channel. As of now, only the World Series is aired on FOX with the majority of other FOX-controlled games airing on FS1. This is due to the network successfully negotiating to get games on a then-fledgling channel that needed extra viewers in exchange for more money going into the league’s pockets, but it had the side effect of shunting some of MLB’s most important games off to a channel some cable subscribers don’t have. However, why would the league make an easy change when they could make things even more complicated for their audience? Cable subscribers are only getting more important to hold on to for networks thanks to their increasing scarcity. So FOX isn’t about to enter into extension negotiations lightly. Could they offer even more money to maintain the FS1 status quo? Probably. Ideally, the league will realize the flaw in their agreement and push for FOX to be the only channel to air postseason games no matter the potential cut to their bottom line. But it’s MLB owners and the bottom line is the most important thing and viewership probably isn’t down enough to push them to reconsider this problem. Combined with the agenda item around subscription video streaming platform DAZN (where former ESPN boss John Skipper is now the chairman of their parent company) and the option for in-game cut-ins with the service, and it looks like we’re heading to a few days of meetings where old white men will decide the direction of television coverage of their sport should continue to involve hard-to-find, niche channels with additional cut-ins or advertising gimmicks. Which is the exact opposite direction that will successfully attract new, young viewers the sport so desperately needs. Rule changes related to the shift, disabled list, and trade deadline Current reports have the league waiting to make changes until just before Spring Training Authentic Vic Beasley Jersey , which is the usual case. We’ll hear about potential rule changes and the reactions from the union throughout the winter until a decision is made one way or another, just as it was last year with the pitch clock discussions. Of all the items on the agenda, these potential rule changes could be the most annoying discussion out of the Owners Meetings. The on-field changes (limiting the shift and continued talks about a pitch clock) would be the most obvious changes to propose, and ones that we know won’t increase interest in the game by increasing on-field action as owners are looking to do. The mound visit change only reduced average regular season game time by five minutes in 2018, and did anyone notice? Limiting how teams can use an infield shift will be more frustrating in abstract than it will actually effective in making games more interesting. The shift is interesting as is, and also hilarious the more drastic it is. Changes to the disabled list, waivers, and the trade deadline would seemingly only make things more complicated, increasing the barrier to entry for casual fans to understanding the nuances of an MLB season. Attempting to limit the use of “openers” could be rife with misguided solutions that don’t actually fix the supposed problems with not using traditional starters. Add to that the subject of technology-aided sign stealing on the docket, and it seems like a lot of topics that the owners have shown they don’t have a complete handle on in the past. These are the most likely areas for owners to overthink things and try to significantly change parts of the game that don’t need to be changed at all.