NFL schedule 2012: Cardinals try to keep 49ers from NFC West title

Christian Petersen

A division victory is on the line Week 17 when the Arizona Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers in what could be Larry Fitzgerald's final game with the franchise. It's not clear whether Ryan Lindley or Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback for Arizona.

The Arizona Cardinals finish a dismal season against the San Francisco 49ers in a game with playoff implications, but not for the Cardinals.

Sunday's game could be Larry Fitzgerald's last in an Arizona uniform. Brian Hoyer came in last week to replace Ryan Lindley, although it's not clear who will start at quarterback. Lindley has thrown seven interceptions without a touchdown in his rookie season. The Niners would seal an NFC West title with the win.

Elsewhere in the league, every team is playing another squad from their division as the NFL wanted to pack the final week of the season with rivalries to keep as many divisional titles in play as possible. The only game between teams still vying for the title is the NFC East showdown between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, with the winner coming away with the division and the loser likely missing out on the playoffs, although scenarios could play out where Washington still advances with a win.

Sunday, Dec. 30

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., FOX

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., FOX

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., FOX

Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m., FOX

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, 8:20 p.m., NBC

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