When the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers meet for a Week 13 game, the NFC North race will be the hottest division in sports.
But the stakes could be even higher when the NFL’s top teams face off in Week 14 at Lambeau Field in Milwaukee.
The NFC East is wide open, with eight teams still alive, according to the Associated Press.
The Green Bay and New York Jets are still alive in the AFC North, while the Atlanta Falcons are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The winner of that divisional battle will face the New York Giants in Week 15, which kicks off at 7 p.m.
The Saints are looking to bounce back from their 3-9 season, where they fell to New England in the playoffs.
New Orleans finished 8-8, while Green Bay finished 8 1/2 games behind New England.
The Packers will be coming off a 31-14 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 12, a game in which Aaron Rodgers threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns.
The Packers also won the NFC’s division by beating the Detroit Panthers, 38-28, in Week 13.
New Orleans will play the Detroit Titans in Week 16, a matchup that will be played on Sunday night.
The Titans are 8-5 and have beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 17-13 in the past two seasons.
The divisional rivalry will continue in Week 17, with the Green Bay Panthers facing the New England Patriots in Week 18, the first game of a two-game road trip.
The Panthers are 3-2, with a victory in Green Bay would secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs.
The Green Bay Patriots have won five of their past six games, including three in a row, to finish 8-6.
The Patriots won their third straight AFC East title and third in a four-game span, a feat that will keep them in the playoff hunt for the second straight season.
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Falcons are the other two teams still battling for the No, 2 seed.
The NFC East champion Falcons have a three-game lead on the New Jersey Giants and the No 1 seed has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The No. 4 seed will face No. 3 seed New York and the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams in Week 19.
The Los Angeles Chargers and the Washington Redskins are tied for the NFC East’s fourth seed, with Los Angeles at 6-4 and Washington at 7-5.
The Rams, who are 5-4, are 1-3.
The New Orleans Patriots will travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks in Week 20, while Seattle hosts the Oakland Raiders in Week 21.
The Raiders lost to the Atlanta Braves by a combined score of 41-14 in Week 11.
The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons will travel together in Week 22, with both teams hoping to get back to the playoffs after two consecutive 8-7 seasons.
The Carolina Panthers have the No 2 seed, while Atlanta is 1-2.
The Cincinnati Bengals will travel against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 23, while Indianapolis is 6-5 after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates in Week 24.
The Indianapolis Colts won their fourth straight game, beating the New Hampshire Vikings 24-21.