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Weekend Watchdog: Week 17

The last two years, the Dallas Cowboys have lost in a final winner-take-all primetime contest. They get another chance Sunday night. NBC gets the Cowboys Week 17 finale again, hosting the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at 8:30 p.m. The winner advances to the playoffs as NFC East champion.

tv-clipartThe last two NFC East champions finish up the season Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Redskins at Giants on Fox. The NFC North title comes down to Packers facing the Bears at 4:25 p.m.

CBS has the Ravens needing to beat the Bengals to get into the playoffs at 1 p.m. The Patriots look to clinch a first-round bye against the Bills in the nightcap.

The college bowl season continues Thursday at 6 p.m. on ESPN when Pittsburgh meets Bowling Green from Detroit (don’t forget your pizza, pizza). Utah State meets Northern Illinois in San Diego at 9:30 p.m.

Marshall meets Maryland in the Military Bowl Friday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Syracuse-Minnesota from Texas and BYU against Washington from San Francisco at 9:30 p.m.

There’s four more bowls on ESPN Saturday. From Yankee Stadium, Rutgers takes on Notre Dame at noon before North Carolina meets Cincinnati in Charlotte. Future ACC foes battle at 6:45 p.m. when Miami faces Louisville before Michigan takes on Kansas State. The restaurant will stay open until the game ends.

TNT brings Memphis at Houston Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the Clippers in Portland.

The Wizards face the Pistons Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.

On the college court, Nebraska takes on Cincinnati Saturday at noon on ESPN2 followed by Eastern Michigan-Duke. Missouri faces North Carolina State at 8 p.m., then Alabama meets UCLA at 10 p.m.

CBS brings a doubleheader Saturday, with Villanova against Syracuse at 2 p.m. before Louisville battles Kentucky.

Richmond hosts Old Dominion Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

tcu takes on Texas Southern Sunday at 2 p.m. on MASN2.

In women’s basketball, Illinois faces Georgia on Comcast Saturday at 4 p.m. while ESPN shows Cincinnati-Connecticut Sunday at 5 p.m.

There’s Boxing Day soccer on NBC Sports network, with Hull City against Manchester United at 7:30 a.m. West Ham United faces Arsenal before Manchester City meets Liverpool at 12:30 p.m. NBCbrings Cardiff City-Sunderland Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The Capitals host the Rangers Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then visit Buffalo Sunday at 5 p.m.

The road to Sochi continues Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network with Speed Skating trials. Canada plays the United States in women’s ice hockey Saturday at 4 p.m.

ESPN has the World Championship of Bowling Sunday at 1 p.m.

More at http://WeekendWatchdog.wordpress.com.

 
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