Peyton returns to Indy. The Raiders and Steelers renew their long-standing and often nasty rivalry. Intriguing matchups both.
Yet the spotlight this weekend shines on Charlotte, where the unbeaten Panthers host the 6-1 Packers, with the winner getting the inside track for the top rung in the NFC.
Green Bay comes off, by far, its worst performance of the season, a 29-10 drubbing at Denver in which even Aaron Rodgers looked pedestrian.
The Panthers weren't exactly lights-out on Monday night in their rain-soaked 29-26 victory over Indianapolis that required overtime after Carolina blew a big lead.
Considering the strengths of their coaching staffs and rosters, expect both sides to be far more efficient for 60 minutes on Sunday.
"We have stressed to young guys that if you play this game long enough, regardless of how good you are or how well you prepare, bad things are going to happen if you play," said Greg Olsen, the Panthers' outstanding tight end.
"Things are not going to always go your way. But the guys who have the ability to continue to fight, or not let it take them over mentally, are the ones who make it here."
After this, the Panthers (7-0) don't face an opponent that currently has a winning record until Atlanta on Dec. 13.
Green Bay (6-1) heads into the meat of its NFC North schedule with four in a row, two with the lowly Lions.
So look at this as a valid test for both Carolina and Green Bay.
"It's a good thing that we have a quality opponent this week that's undefeated," Packers safety Micah Hyde said. "We can go in there and have a big opportunity to make a splash win."