The Las Vegas Raiders are reeling, losing three of their last four games, with the lone win coming against the winless Jets in a game they had no business winning. The Los Angeles Chargers won the Spiderman Meme Bowl against the Falcons, a team that is their equal in ineptitude. The Raiders need this, and the Chargers will find a way to give it to them.
With a win, the Buffalo Bills can clinch just about clinch the AFC East. They have been scalding hot and look like a Super Bowl contender. The Denver Broncos have had a tumultuous season but are coming off a strong performance in Carolina. The Bills will get the win, but the Broncos will make it a 60-minute battle.
The Green Bay Packers have the NFC North clinched and are the current one seed. Hosting the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, look for Aaron Rodgers to continue his push for the MVP as the Packers win this game easily.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have a slight chance to win the division, but the playoffs are close at hand. A strong finish either way would be helpful for the Brady Bunch. The Atlanta Falcons are creative; they invent new ways to lose every week.
After their Monday Night win expect the Baltimore Ravens to be flying high. The Jacksonville Jaguars still have not won since Week 1 and that won’t change this week as this game has blow out written all over it. Look for Lamar Jackson to light it up.
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off their best win of the season; their playoff hopes remain distant at best, but a few good wins down the stretch would be something to build upon. The San Francisco 49ers have played two home games in Arizona and are practicing away from home due to Santa Clara’s COVID protocols. Road-weary and banged up, look for them to fall again in Dallas.
The Indianapolis Colts had an impressive win in Las Vegas last week. They are keeping the pressure on the Titans for the AFC South. Facing the Houston Texans for the second time in three weeks, look for the Colts to have another big day, as the Texans are banged up and discouraged.
The Miami Dolphins have a habit of beating the New England Patriots in December. A win here would eliminate New England from playoff contention. Miami is coming off a tough loss against the Chiefs and are banged up a bit. The Dolphins defense should give Cam Newton problems and that will be the difference as the Patriots watch their playoff hopes wither away.
Both teams come into this game with a record of 6-7. The loser will be finished, while the winner will have hope to make the playoffs with a strong finish. The Chicago Bears are coming off their best game of the season, while the Minnesota Vikings are coming off a tough loss in Tampa. The Bears could not get anything going when they first met; look for that to continue as the Vikings win at home.
The Tennessee Titans rebounded from their loss against the Browns with an impressive win over the Jaguars. Derrick Henry had another big day for the Titans, rushing for 200 yards. The Detroit Lions will likely be without a key member of their offensive line as center Frank Ragnow has a fractured throat. This looks like a cakewalk for Tennessee.
With four straight wins, the Washington Football Team have sprung from last to first in the NFC East. The turnaround has been their defense, as Chase Young has been everything they expected and more. The Seattle Seahawks bounced back with a win over the Jets last week and need a win to keep pace as the Rams will have the same Jets this week.
The Arizona Cardinals got back on track with a win over the Giants, while the Philadelphia Eagles, boosted by Jalen Hurts, stunned the Saints. Hurts will be making his first road start, which could be a test. The Cardinals are in the playoff chase and looked like a playoff team last week.
The finish line is nearing for the New York Jets, who have made tanking for Trevor into an art form. The Los Angeles Rams are battling the Seahawks for the NFC West and need to take advantage of the little sisters of the poor. Come to think about it; the Little Sisters would be favored against the Jets.
The New Orleans Saints got caught in a trap last week as they were beaten in Philadelphia on the eve of a showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are the reigning champs and the best team in the NFL. This one could be a thriller as Drew Brees is expected to return. Look for fireworks as the Saints get the win.
The Cleveland Browns lost a heartbreaker on Monday, but have plenty to be proud of as the playoffs are in their grasp. They played well, but the game came down to who had the ball last, that will not be an issue on Sunday night. The New York Giants crashed and burned in a must-win last week, now face a tough two weeks to try and get back on track.
There is no better site for a struggling team than seeing the striped orange helmets of the Cincinnati Bengals on the other side of the field. The Pittsburgh Steelers have dropped their last two games after an 11-0 start. The Bengals are hurt and just hoping the season ends soon.