Las Vegas Raiders To Top Tua & Dolphins
Heading into the Christmas weekend games, we know know for sure that Pittsburgh comprised not of steel but fool’s gold, the Rams can not only beat just about anybody they can lose to them as well, the Chiefs do just enough to win as if they are toying with teams, the Eagles (as I have been saying all along) are better off with anybody other than Carson Wentz at quarterback and that Jacksonville just plain stinks.
Here the games; be sure and scroll beyond the chart to a game-by-game analysis. This is a tough week, for the best teams are not playing the really crappy ones; it’s more of a good-vs-good and mediocre vs. mediocre. I struggled for quite some time to come up with where to place the most confidence points and almost wound up settling on Cleveland, which would have been a bit unsettling.
|Game#||Visitor||Home||Your Pick||Conf. Pts|
|1||Minnesota Vikings||New Orleans Saints||NO (home)||14|
|2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Detroit Lions||TAM (visitor)||12|
|3||San Francisco 49ers||Arizona Cardinals||ARZ (home)||11|
|4||Miami Dolphins||Las Vegas Raiders||LV (home)||3|
|5||Atlanta Falcons||Kansas City Chiefs||KC (home)||16|
|6||Carolina Panthers||Washington Fb Team||WAS (home)||9|
|7||Chicago Bears||Jacksonville Jaguars||CHI (visitor)||8|
|8||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||HTX (home)||1|
|9||Cleveland Browns||New York Jets||CLE (visitor)||13|
|10||Indianapolis Colts||Pittsburgh Steelers||PIT (home)||2|
|11||New York Giants||Baltimore Ravens||BAL (home)||4|
|12||Denver Broncos||Los Angeles Chargers||LAC (home)||5|
|13||Los Angeles Rams||Seattle Seahawks||SEA (home)||7|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles||Dallas Cowboys||PHI (visitor)||6|
|15||Tennessee Titans||Green Bay Packers||GB (home)||10|
|16||Buffalo Bills||New England Patriots||BUF (visitor)||15|
Analysis Of Why These NFL Teams Will Win & Lose
• Minnesota at New Orleans. The Big Easys should win big, tho Brees needs to knock off the rust.
• Tampa Bay at Detroit. You have to wonder if Tom Brady will be thinking of the Patriots and saying “gee, I’m sure glad I’m here now and not there.”
• San Francisco at Arizona. The Cardinals don’t fly high every week but the 49ers haven’t found gold since Garoppolo has been injured.
• Miami at Las Vegas. This pick is for you, Raiderette Elizabeth! Follow her on Twitter, @ElizabethLV81
• Atlanta at Kansas City. The Chiefs will let the Falcons hang around and then put them away.
• Carolina at Washington. The Ws, led by their D, will get the W.
• Chicago at Jacksonville. The non-Monsters from the Midway are the next team to pet the Kitty Cats.
• Cincinnati at Houston. It was impressive how the Bengals came out and played with such effort against the Steelers on Monday night – there was some hittin’ going on that game. It’s hard to believe they can bring it two weeks in a row as the Texans won’t inspire the same kind relentlessness as the hated Steelers.
• Cleveland at NY Jets. The Engines got fired up last week but they burned all their fuel last week.
• Indianapolis at Pittsburgh. Even after last week (and the two previous weeks) there should be enough Steeler pride to emerge, especially with the playoffs on the horizon.
• NY Giants at Baltimore. The G-man meet the B-men, who will win with more offense.
• Denver at LA Chargers. There’s too much potential with the Chargers to not to think they will win. Then again, they are still somehow 5-9 (bad coaching).
• LA Rams at Seahawks. You just watch, the Rams will play lights-out this game. Still, they don’t have the offense to match the Coastal Birds.
• Philadelphia at Dallas. Jalen is too much for the D-man. Provided, of course, Wentz doesn’t divide the locker room. It’s pretty evident he’s not a team player (dude, you went to North Dakota! Where did you develop that ‘tude!?)
• Tennessee at Green Bay. The Beast can counter The Thrower but Vrabel will be too tempted to pass too often.
• Buffalo at New England. This is it this season for the Pats, who will get a pat on the back for completing the season and nothing more.