Browns (4-11) at Steelers (7-8)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Steelers by 7.

The skinny: The Steelers have a 9.1 percent shot at making the playoffs, but they need a win here and a lot of help, which probably won’t happen.

The pick: Steelers.

Ravens (8-7) at Bengals (10-5)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Bengals by 6.

The skinny: Cincinnati has already won the AFC North, but it still can clinch the No. 2 seed. It’s a long shot because I can’t see the Patriots losing to the Bills, but that game is at 4:25 p.m., so Cincinnati will only be worried about taking care of its own business. As for the Ravens, they need a win — and help — or the Super Bowl champs will miss the playoffs. A hurt Joe Flacco plus a Bengals team that is 7-0 at home is enough for me.

The pick: Bengals.

Panthers (11-4) at Falcons (4-11)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Panthers by 6½.

The skinny: Carolina will clinch the NFC South and a first-round bye with a win or tie (or a Saints loss or tie). Carolina is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its past eight NFC games, and 20-7 ATS in its past 27 against losing teams. Farewell, Tony Gonzalez!

The pick: Panthers.

Jaguars (4-11) at Colts (10-5)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Colts by 11½.

The skinny: Indianapolis is already in the playoffs, but it can clinch a first-round bye if the Bengals and Patriots lose. Um, good “Luck” with that, Indy. This could be Maurice Jones-Drew’s last game as a Jaguar. Jacksonville — 4-0 against the spread in the past four road games overall — is 5-1 ATS in past six games in Indianapolis.

The pick: Jaguars.

Jets (7-8) at Dolphins (8-7)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Dolphins by 6½.

The skinny: Miami is in the driver’s seat for the AFC’s final playoff spot. Mike Harris of Football Outsiders computes that the Dolphins have a 58.7 percent chance to qualify for the postseason. The Jets are 12-3 against the spread in their past 15 games in Miami (but 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games this season). Incredibly, after all the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin stuff, I believe the Dolphins will make the playoffs.

The pick: Dolphins.

Redskins (3-12) at Giants (6-9)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Giants by 3½.

The skinny: I just double-checked and both the Giants and Redskins still have a 0 percent chance of making the playoffs. I just wanted to clear that up. The Redskins are 5-1 against the spread in their past six games against the Giants, and the underdog has covered six consecutive times in this series. But I think Big Blue will play better for their coach than the Redskins will for theirs.

The pick: Giants.

Lions (7-8) at Vikings (4-10-1)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Vikings by 3.

The skinny: This may be the last time we see the Vikings’ Leslie Frazier and the Lions’ Jim Schwartz coach their teams. It’s definitely the last time we’ll see the Metrodome. You have to think Minnesota will want to win this one.

The pick: Vikings.

Texans (2-13) at Titans (6-9)

Time: 1 p.m. today.

Line: Titans by 7.

The skinny: The Texans will cover ... but lose their 14th game in a row. Wow!

The pick: Texans.

Bills (6-9) at Patriots (11-4)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Patriots by 9½.

The skinny: The Patriots still have plenty to play for: a win and a Denver loss would give New England the AFC’s No. 1 seed (not so sure about that). Still, a victory here will give the Patriots a first-round bye. A useless stat, but interesting nonetheless: the visiting team is 12-5 against the spread in the past 17 meetings between these two.

The pick: Bills.

Chiefs (11-4) at Chargers (8-7)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Chargers by 9½.

The skinny: The Chiefs are locked into the No. 5 spot in the AFC playoffs, so expect some starters to sit, and even more after halftime. I’ve seen where the Chargers have a 13.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. Too bad for the Bolts it probably won’t happen.

The pick: Chargers.

Broncos (12-3) at Raiders (4-11)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Broncos by 12½.

The skinny: A win here and Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. I bet Peyton Manning wishes his home field was still a dome stadium! I wonder how many scoring records these Broncos will set?

The pick: Broncos.

Packers (7-7-1) at Bears (8-7)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Packers by 3.

The skinny: This game was already big enough with a winner-take-all contest for the NFC North title and a ticket to the postseason at stake. But add the return of Aaron Rodgers after missing seven games, and it gets even more exciting. I don’t recall seeing a team that needed a win in a bigger spot and coming up so small as the Bears did last week at Philadelphia. Even a rusty Rodgers is good enough against a defense as abysmal as the Bears’.

The pick: Packers.

49ers (11-41) at Cardinals (10-5)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Pick ’em.

The skinny: It’s hard to believe the Cardinals could finish 11-5 and miss the playoffs. Arizona — which needs to win plus have the Saints either lose or tie the Buccaneers — has won seven of its past eight overall, including five consecutive covers. The Cardinals are an NFL-best 11-3-1 against the spread. I’ll go with the more desperate team.

The pick: Cardinals.

Rams (7-8) at Seahawks (12-3)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Seahawks by 10½.

The skinny: Seattle will clinch the NFC’s top seed and home field with a win or tie — or a 49ers loss or tie. The Rams have covered three games in a row against Seattle. A quick shout-out to Seahawks punter Jon Ryan and the punt return unit, which has allowed just 25 punt return yards on 16 returns ALL season!

The pick: Rams.

Buccaneers (4-11) at Saints (10-5)

Time: 4:25 p.m. today.

Line: Saints by 12½.

The skinny: Win and they’re in for the Saints (6-1 against the spread at home this season).

The pick: Saints.

Eagles (9-6) at Cowboys (8-7)

Time: 8:30 p.m. today.

Line: Eagles by 6½.

The skinny: The absence of Tony Romo makes this an easier pick. The winner takes the NFC East crown, and I think Dallas will play tough at home ... but its defense won’t be able to contain Nick Foles and the high-flying Eagles. Expect a lot of close-ups of Dallas owner Jerry Jones. There’s always next year, Jerry!

The pick: Eagles.

— John Boell, Newsday