Thu, Nov 29
New Orleans Saints (5-6) at Atlanta Falcons (10-1) Winner: Atlanta Falcons
The Saints gave the Falcons their only loss of the season back in Week 10 and the Falcons are looking to get their revenge at home. Matt Ryan always plays better at home and he will have a big game getting the ball to all of his weapons Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons defense has to put pressure on Drew Brees and not let him have a big game like he did last game against them. This is a must win game for the Saints and will need to come out with the same energy like they did in Week 10. The Saints know they can beat the Falcons and it will be up to Drew Brees and the Saint explosive offense. This will be a playoff type game and will be a high scoring game and might come down to which team has the ball last.
Sun, Dec 2
Game of the Week
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) at Baltimore Ravens (9-2) Winner: Baltimore Ravens
Here we go again, the Ravens beat the Steelers in Week 11 in a low scoring defensive battle, just like the normal games between them. The Ravens will be looking to sweep their season series against their rival Steelers and look to take control of their division. Joe Flacco plays better at home and will have a big game against the Steelers defense. Ray Rice should have a big game a break down the Steelers defense. The Ravens defense will have to put pressure on 3rd string quarterback Charlie Batch. The Steelers have lost 2 games in a row and without Ben Roethlisberger they have little chance at beating the Ravens in Baltimore. The Steelers defense will have to shut down Ray Rice and put pressure on Flacco and try to win the game for them.
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) at Buffalo Bills (4-7) Winner: Buffalo Bills
This is going to be a must win game for the Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to get the ball to his playmakers Stevie Johnson, CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson. Those 3 players should have a big game against the Jaguars defense. The Bills defense will have to step up and put pressure on Chad Henne. In Henne’s 1st game as a starter he snapped their 7 game losing streak beating the Titans. Henne will have to have a big game and get ball to Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts. The Jaguars defense will have to stop the Bills running attack and make Fitzpatrick beat them in the passing game.
Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Chicago Bears (8-3) Winner: Chicago Bears
This game will be a big defense battle. The Bears snapped their 2 game losing streak with the return of Jay Cutler. Cutler will have to take care of the ball and get the ball to Brandon Marshall. Cutler also has to get the running game going with Matt Forte and Michael Bush and let them break down the Seahawks defense. The Bears defense causes a lot of turnovers and has to shut down Marshawn Lynch and force rookie quarterback Russell Wilson to beat them. Wilson doesn’t play well on the road like he does at home, so the Seahawks needs to rely on Lynch to have a big game and break down the Bears defense. The Seahawks defense has to shut down the Bears running game and shut down Marshall and force Cutler to throw the ball to somebody else.
Indianapolis Colts (7-4) at Detroit Lions (4-7) Winner: Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have shocked the world and making a run at making the playoffs. Andrew Luck should have a big game against the Lions defense who has struggled at stopping anybody. Luck needs to get the ball to Reggie Wayne and TJ Hilton. The Colts defense has to stop Calvin Johnson from getting the ball and force Matthew Stafford to throw the ball to somebody else. The Lions have lost 3 games in a row and are in a must win situation if they still want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Stafford has to step up and have a big game and get the ball to Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew. The Lions defense has to put pressure on rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
Minnesota Vikings (6-5) at Green Bay Packers (7-4) Winner: Green Bay Packers
This is the 1st game between these 2 division rivals. Aaron Rodgers will have to have a big game after a bad performance last week against the Giants. Look for Rodgers to bounce back and get the ball to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Greg Jennings. The Packers defense will have to step up and stop Adrian Peterson and force Christian Ponder to beat them. The Vikings will need to have a big game from AP and let him break down the Packers injured defense. Ponder will have to attack the Packers defense and hope the Percy Harvin is back for this game. The Vikings defense has to attack the Packers horrible offensive line and put pressure on Rodgers.
Houston Texans (10-1) at Tennessee Titans (4-7) Winner: Houston Texans
The Texans beat the Titans in Week 4 and will look to get the season sweep over their division rivals. The Texans have been on a roll and have won 5 games in a row. Matt Schaub should have a big game against the struggling Titans defense by getting the ball to Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels. Arian Foster should also have a big game and break down the Titans defense. The Texans defense has to shut down Chris Johnson and force Jake Locker to beat them. The Titans got embarrassed last week against the Jaguars and will have little to no chance at beating the Texans this week. There is no way that the Titans defense will be able to slow down the Texans explosive offense.
Carolina Panthers (3-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-10) Winner: Carolina Panthers
This is going to be a horrible game and both teams are just playing to finish off the season. Cam Newton will have to step up and have a big game like he did last week on Monday Night against the Eagles and get the ball to Steve Smith and Greg Olson. Newton also has to get the running game going with Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams and let them break down the Chiefs defense. The Panthers defense has to shut down Jamal Charles and force Brady Quinn to beat them. The Chiefs are a big mess and are on a 8 game losing streak. Brady Quinn has to step up and get the ball to Dwayne Bowe. Jamal Charles has to have a big game and break down the Panthers defense. The Chiefs defense has to shut down the Panthers running game and not let Cam Newton beat them with his arm or legs.
San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1) at St. Louis Rams (4-6-1) Winner: San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers and the Rams finished in a tie game in Week 10. The 49ers have changed quarterbacks and now have Colin Kaepernick starting. Kaepernick should have a big game by getting the ball to Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss. Kaepernick also has to get the running game going with Frank Gore and let him break down the Rams defense. The 49ers defense will have to shut down Steven Jackson and force Sam Bradford to beat them. The Rams are in a must win situation against their division rival. Bradford will have to step up and have a big game and hope Danny Amendola is playing and get the ball to him. Steven Jackson will have to have a big game and take the pressure off of Bradford. The Rams defense will have to shut down Frank Gore and force Kaepernick to beat them with his arm.
New England Patriots (8-3) at Miami Dolphins (5-6) Winner: New England Patriots
This is the 1st matchup between these 2 division rivals. The Patriots are on a 5 game winning streak and look for Tom Brady to have another big game against the Dolphins defense and get the ball to Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez. The Patriots defense has to shut down Reggie Bush and put pressure on the rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins are in a must win situation if they want to make a run for the playoffs. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill will need to step up and have a big game and get the ball to Brian Hartline and Reggie Bush and let them make plays against the Patriots defense. The Dolphins defense needs to step up and put pressure on Tom Brady. If Brady has a big game then the Dolphins will not have a chance.
Arizona Cardinals (4-7) at New York Jets (4-7) Winner: New York Jets
Both these teams are having disappointing seasons and are looking to turn their season around. The Jets got embarrassed last week on Thanksgiving against the Patriots and should be playing angry and hungry for a win. Mark Sanchez will have to take care of the ball and have a big game against the Cardinals struggling defense. The Jets defense has to shut down the Cardinals running game and force rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley to beat them in his 2nd career start. The Cardinals have lost 7 games in a row and changed things up by having rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley as their 3rd starting quarterback of the season. Lindley has to take care of the ball and get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald. Good news for the Cardinals is that Beanie Wells is back, and he will have to have a big game and take the pressure off of his rookie quarterback. The Cardinals defense has to step up and win the game for them and shut down the Jets running game and force Mark Sanchez to beat them.
Tampa Bay Bucs (6-5) at Denver Broncos (8-3) Winner: Denver Broncos
This is going to be a fun and exciting offensive game. The Broncos are on a 6 game winning streak and Peyton Manning is playing at an MVP level. Manning should have a big game against the Bucs struggling defense and get the ball to Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. Knowshon Moreno step up for injured Willis McGahee and surprised everybody by playing well and is looking like another weapon for Manning. The Broncos defense will have to step up and stop Doug Martin and put pressure on Josh Freeman and find a way to slow down the Bucs explosive offense. The Bucs are young and hungry and will have to have a big game to beat the Broncos in Denver. Josh Freeman will have to step up and take care of the ball and get the ball to Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. Doug Martin will have to have a big game and break down the Broncos defense. The Bucs defense will have to put pressure on Manning.
Cincinnati Bengals (6-5) at San Diego Chargers (4-7) Winner: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are on a 3 game winning streak and are looking to extend it against the struggling Chargers. Andy Dalton will need to step up and take care of the ball and get the ball to AJ Green. The Bengals defense has been playing great and will need to shut down the Chargers running game and put pressure on Philip Rivers. The Chargers are on a 3 game losing streak and are in a must win situation if they want any chance to make the playoffs. Rivers will need to step up and have a big game and get the ball to Antonio Gates. The Chargers defense will need to shut down AJ Green and force Dalton to throw the ball to somebody else.
Cleveland Browns (3-8) at Oakland Raiders (3-8) Winner: Oakland Raiders
The Raiders have lost 4 games in a row and are hungry for a win. Carson Palmer will need to take care of the ball and have a big game. Ever since Darren McFadden got injured the Raiders have been struggling with their running game. The Raiders defense will need to shut down rookie running back Trent Richardson and force rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden to beat them. The Browns are coming off a big win against their division rivals the Steelers last week. Weeden will need to take care of the ball and should have a big game against the Raiders struggling defense. Trent Richardson should have a big game too and take the pressure off of Weeden. The Browns defense will have to put stop the Raiders running game and put pressure on Palmer.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-8) at Dallas Cowboys (5-6) Winner: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys beat the Eagles in Week 10 and are looking to get the season sweep against their division rivals. The Cowboys are in a must win situation and will need to have a big game from Tony Romo. Romo has to take care of the ball at get the ball to his weapons Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. The Cowboys defense needs to step up and take advantage of the Eagles struggling offense and put pressure on rookie quarterback Nick Foles. The Eagles are a big mess and have lost 7 games in a row. Even if Michael Vick comes back it might not still be enough for the Eagles to get back on track. The Eagles defense hasn’t stopped anybody this year and I don’t think they will be able to stop the desperate Cowboys who needs to have this win. But I know that Eagles fans would love to win this game and stop the Cowboys chances at making the playoffs.
Mon, Dec 3
New York Giants (7-4) at Washington Redskins (5-6) Winner: New York Giants
Big division rivalry game on Monday Night. The Giants beat the Redskins in Week 7 and the Giants are looking to sweep the division series. Eli Manning looks like he got his swag back and should have a big game against the Redskins defense. Manning should get the ball to his playmakers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Ahmad Bradshaw has been running good and should also have a big game and take the pressure off of Manning. The Giants defense has to slow down Robert Griffin and not let him beat them with his arm or legs. The Redskins have won 2 games in a row and are in a must win situation if they want to keep their playoff dreams alive. RG3 is looking real dangerous right now and having the Redskins fans thinking playoffs. RG3 has to take care of the ball and attack the Giants defense with his passing and rushing. The Redskins defense has to put pressure on Manning and stop the Giants rushing attack.