Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Week 14 Predictions

Oakland Raiders (10-2) vs Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)

Raiders come in off a win last week against the Bills. QB Derek Carr completed 19 of 35 for 260 yards and two touchdowns with one each going to wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. Running back Latavius Murray rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks 26th in yards allowed per game. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee, safety Karl Joseph and linebackers Aldon Smith and Shilique Calhoun are out for the game. Cornerback D.J. Hayden has been lost for the season.

Chiefs come in off a win last week against the Falcons.QB Alex Smith completed  21 of 25 for 270 yards and one touchdown. Tight end Travis Kelce made eight receptions for 140 yards. Wide receiver Albert Wilson rushed for one touchdown and running back Spencer Ware rushed for one touchdown. Chiefs rank 22nd in yards allowed per game.

Chiefs lead the series matchup 61-52-2 and will get the win at home at Arrowhead. Prediction: Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) vs Buffalo Bills (6-6)

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Giants. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 24 of 36 for 289 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Tight end Ladarius Green made six receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 118 yards on 29 carries. The defense ranks fourth in points allowed per game.

Bills come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 18 of 35 for 191 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 130 yards on 17 carries and running back Mike Gillislee rushed for two touchdowns. The defense is ranked first in sacks this season. Wide receiver Percy Harvin has been lost for the season.

Steelers lead the series matchup 15-9 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals (4-7-1) vs Cleveland Browns (0-12)

Bengals come in off a win last week against the Eagles.QB Andy Dalton completed 23 of 31 for 332 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Brandon LaFell. Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 25th in yards allowed per game. Wide receiver A.J. Green is out for the matchup.

Browns come in off their bye last week. QB Robert Griffin III will make his season debut on Sunday.The defense ranks 31st in total defense.

Bengals lead the series matchup 47-39 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Bengals

Chicago Bears (3-9) vs Detroit Lions (8-4) 

Bears come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Matt Barkley completed 11 of 18 for 192 yards. Running back Jordan Howard rushed for 117 yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game. QB Jay Cutler is out for the season.

Lions come in a win last week against the Saints. QB Matthew Stafford completed 30 of 42 for 341 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver made eight receptions for 145 yards and one touchdown. The defense is ranked 15th in points allowed. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is out for the game. Cornerback Quandre Diggs and defensive end Armonty Bryant have been lost for the season.

Bears lead series matchup 97-71-5 but the Lions will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Lions

Denver Broncos (8-4) vs Tennessee Titans (6-6)

Broncos come in off a win last week against the Jaguars. QB Paxton Lynch completed 12 of 24 for 104 yards. Running back Devante Booker rushed for one touchdown. Running back Kapri Bibbs has been lost for the season. The defense is ranked fourth in total defense.

Titans come in off their bye last week.QB Marcus Mariota has a passer rating of 101.9 so far this season. The defense ranks 20th overall. Linebacker Kevin Dodd has been lost for the season.

Titans lead the series matchup 22-17-1 but the Broncos will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Broncos

Houston Texans (6-6) vs Indianapolis Colts (5-6)

Texans come in off a loss last week to the Packers.QB Brock Osweiler completed 22 of 35 for 202 yards and two touchdowns with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins receiving one touchdown. The defense ranks 26th against the run.

Colts come in off a win last week against the Jets. QB Andrew Luck completed 22 of 28 for 278 yards and four touchdowns with tight end Dwayne Allen receiving three of them. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton made nine receptions for 146 yards. Colts have the 31st rank defense overall. Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is out for the matchup.

Colts lead the series matchup 23-6 and will win at home Sunday. Prediction: Colts

Arizona Cardinals (5-6-1) vs Miami Dolphins (7-5)

Cardinals come in off a win last week against the Redskins.QB Carson Palmer completed 30 of 46 for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Running back David Johnson rushed for 84 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown and made nine receptions for 91 yards and one touchdown.The defense is ranked first in total defense.

Dolphins come in off a loss last week to the Ravens.QB Ryan Tannehill completed 29 of 40 for 226 yards one touchdown and three interceptions. The defense ranks 10th against the pass.

Dolphins lead the series matchup 8-3 but Cardinals will get back to back wins this week. Prediction: Cardinals

Washington Redskins (6-5-1) vs Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)

Redskins come in off a loss last week to the Cardinals. QB Kirk Cousins completed 21 of 37 for 271 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Jamison Crowder. The defense is ranked 23rd in total defense.

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Bengals. QB Carson Wentz completed 36 of 60 for 308 yards one touchdown and three interceptions with the lone touchdown going to tight end Zach Ertz. The defense is ranked 13th against the pass.

Redskins lead the series matchup 85-73-5 but expect the Eagles to get the win at home. Prediction: Eagles

San Diego Chargers (5-7) vs Carolina Panthers (4-8)

Chargers come in off a loss last week to the Buccaneers. QB Philip Rivers completed 15 of 26 for 225 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions with one touchdown going to wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 84 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 19th in total defense. Running back Danny Woodhead and linebacker Jerry Attaochu are out for the season.

Panthers come in off a loss last week to the Seahawks. QB Cam Newton completed 14 of 32 for 182 yards and one touchdown going to wide receiver Ted Ginn. The defense ranks 23rd in total defense. Cornerback Daryl Worley and linebacker David Mayo will be out for the matchup.

Panther lead the series matchup 4-1 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Panthers

Minnesota Vikings (6-6) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Sam Bradford completed 32 of 45 for 247 yards and one touchdown going to running back Jerick McKinnon. The defense ranks third in yards allowed per game.Safety Harrison Smith is out for the matchup.

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Broncos.QB Blake Bortles completed 19 of 42 for 181 yards one rushing touchdown and two interceptions. The defense ranks fourth in total defense. Wide receiver Rashad Greene has been lost for the season.

Vikings lead the series matchup 4-1 and will win on Sunday. Prediction: Vikings

New York Jets (3-8) vs San Francisco 49ers (1-11)

Jets come in off a loss last week to the Colts. QB Bryce Petty completed 11 of 25 for 135 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Robby Anderson. The defense ranks 30th against the pass.

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Bears. QB Colin Kaepernick was benched last week but will get the start on Sunday. Running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 92 yards on 20 carries. The defense ranks fourth against the run.

49ers lead the series matchup 10-2 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: 49ers

Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) vs Green Bay Packers (6-6)

Seahawks come in off a win last week against the Panthers. QB Russell Wilson completed 26 of 36 for 277 yards one touchdown and one interception.Running back Thomas Rawls rushed for 106 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks second against the run. Running back C.J. Prosise is out for the matchup. Safety Earl Thomas and linebacker Jordan Tripp have been lost for the season.

Packers come in off a win last week against the Texans. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 20 of 30 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made eight receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks seventh against the run. Linebacker Nick Perry and defensive tackle Mike Pennel are out for the matchup. Cornerback Demetri Goodson has been lost for the season.

Packers lead the series matchup 11-8 but the Seahawks will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons (7-5) vs Los Angeles Rams (4-8)

Falcons come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs. QB Matt Ryan completed 22 of 34 for 297 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Julio Jones made seven receptions for 113 yards. Running back Devonta Freeman rushed for two touchdowns. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn is out for the matchup.

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Patriots.QB Jared Goff completed 14 of 32 for 161 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Kenny Britt. The defense ranks sixth overall.

Rams lead the series matchup 47-28-2 but Falcons will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Falcons

New Orleans Saints (5-7) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5)

Saints come in off a loss last week to the Lions. QB Drew Brees completed 31 of 44 for 326 yards and three interceptions. The defense ranks 27th overall. Tight end Josh Hill will be out for the matchup.

Buccaneers come in off a win last week against the Chargers. QB Jameis Winston completed 20 of 30 for 280 yards one touchdown and one interception. Tight end Cameron Brate made six receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. Running back Doug Martin rushed for a touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game.

Saints lead the series matchup 30-18 but Buccaneers will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Buccaneers

Dallas Cowboys (11-1) vs New York Giants (8-4)

Cowboys come in off a win last week to the Vikings. QB Dak Prescott completed 12 of 18 for 139 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Dez Bryant. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks third against the run. Defensive end Randy Gregory and cornerback Morris Claiborne are out for the matchup.

Giants come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Eli Manning completed 24 of 39 for 195 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions with one touchdown going to running back Rashad Jennings. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made 10 receptions for 100 yards. The defense ranks 17th in total defense. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will be out for six weeks.

Cowboys lead the series matchup 62-45-2 and will win Sunday. Prediction: Cowboys

Baltimore Ravens (7-5) vs New England Patriots (10-2)

Ravens come in off a win last week against the Dolphins. QB Joe Flacco completed 36 of 47 for 381 yards four touchdowns and one interception. Tight end Dennis Pitta made nine receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Terrance West rushed for one touchdown. The defense is ranked second in total defense. Guard Alex Lewis is out for the matchup.

Patriots come in off a win last week against the Rams. QB Tom Brady completed 33 of 46 for 269 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Julian Edelman made eight receptions for 101 yards. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 88 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 14th in yards allowed per game. Wide receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful for the matchup. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been lost for the season.

Patriots lead the series matchup 9-3 and will get the win at home on Monday. Prediction: Patriots

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Week 13 Predictions

Dallas Cowboys (10-1) vs Minnesota Vikings (6-5)

Cowboys come in off a win last week against the Redskins. QB Dak Prescott completed 17 of 24 for 195 yards one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 97 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks third against the run. Safety J.J. Wilcox, offensive lineman Chaz Green, linebacker Justin Durant and cornerback Morris Claiborne will be out for the matchup.

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Lions. QB Sam Bradford completed 31 of 37 for 224 yards and one interception.Running back Matt Asisata rushed for one touchdown. The defense is third in total defense. Cornerback Marcus Sherels, guard Joe Berger and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd are out and cornerback Mackensie Alexander is doubtful for the game.

Cowboys lead the series matchup 15-14 and will win Thursday's matchup. Prediction: Cowboys

Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) vs Atlanta Falcons (7-4)

Chiefs come in off a win last week against the Broncos. QB Alex Smith completed 26 of 44 for 220 yards and one touchdown going to wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The defense is eighth in points allowed per game. Defensive lineman Jaye Howard is out for the season.

Falcons come in off a win last week against the Cardinals. QB Matt Ryan completed 26 of 34 for 269 yards two touchdowns and one interception with both touchdowns going to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Running back Devonta Freeman rushed for two touchdowns. The defense is ranked last in pass defense. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn is out for the game and cornerback Desmond Trufant is out for the season.

Chiefs lead the series matchup 5-3 and will win the game Sunday. Prediction: Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers (1-10) vs Chicago Bears (2-9)

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 29 of 46 for 296 yards three touchdowns and one interception and rushed for 113 yards on 10 carries. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game. Linebacker Shayne Skov is out for the season.

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Matt Barkley completed 28 of 54 for 316 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions with one touchdown going to wide receiver Deonte Thompson. Wide receiver Marquess Wilson made eight receptions for 125 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 31st in takeaways this season. Linebacker Danny Trevathan and QB Jay Cutler have been lost for the season.

49ers lead the series matchup 33-30-1 and will snap their 10 game losing streak on Sunday. Prediction: 49ers

Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1)

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Packers. QB Carson Wentz completed 24 of 36 for 254 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. The defense is ranked eighth is total defense. Running back Ryan Matthews is out for the game.

Bengals come in off a loss last week to the Ravens. QB Andy Dalton completed 26 of 48 for 283 yards and one touchdown to tight end Tyler Eifert. The defense ranks 23rd in yards allowed per game. Wide receiver A.J Green is doubtful for the game. Cornerback Chykie Brown is out for the season.

Bengals lead the series matchup 8-3-1 but Eagles will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Eagles

Houston Texans (6-5) vs Green Bay Packers (4-6)

Texans come in off a loss last week to the Chargers. QB Brock Osweiler completed 22 of 37 for 246 yards and three interceptions. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game. Wide receiver Jaelen Strong will be out for the matchup.

Packers come in off a win last week to the Eagles.QB Aaron Rodgers completed 30 of 39 for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams made five receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Cornerback Demetri Goodson is doubtful for the matchup.

Packers lead the series matchup 2-1 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Packers

Los Angeles Rams (4-7) vs New England Patriots (9-2)

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Saints.QB Jared Goff completed 20 of 32 for 214 yards three touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Kenny Britt and one going to tight end Lance Kendricks. The defense ranks sixth overall. running back Tre Mason will be out for the matchup.

Patriots come in off a win last week to the Jets. QB Tom Brady completed 30 of 50 for 286 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell. The defense is ranked 14th in yards allowed per game. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is out for the season.

Patriots lead the series matchup 7-5 and will get the win at home. Prediction: Patriots

Detroit Lions (7-4) vs New Orleans Saints (5-6)

Lions come in off a win last week against the Vikings. QB Matthew Stafford completed 23 of 40 for 232 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The defense ranks 14th in total defense.

Saints come in off a win last week to the Rams. QB Drew Brees completed 28 of 36 for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Michael Thomas made nine receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 27th overall.

Saints lead the series matchup 12-11-1 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Saints

Denver Broncos (7-4) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)

Broncos come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs. QB Trevor Siemian will be out for the game so QB Paxton Lynch will get the start on Sunday.Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made seven receptions for 162 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks first in pass defense. Long snapper Casey Kreiter, wide receiver Bennie Fowler and QB Trevor Siemian will be out for the game and fullback Andy Janovich has been lost for the season.

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Bills.QB Blake Bortles completed 13 of 26 for 126 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Marqise Lee. Running back Chris Ivory rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks sixth in total yards allowed. Wide receivers Rashad Greene and Allen Hurns, defensive lineman Jared Odrick and running back Chris Ivory are out and tight end Julius Thomas is doubtful for the game.

Jaguars lead the series matchup 6-5 but Broncos will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Broncos

Miami Dolphins (7-4) vs Baltimore Ravens (6-5)

Dolphins come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Ryan Tannehill completed 20 of 30 for 285 yards and three touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Kenny Stills. Running back Jay Ajayi rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 20th in total defense. Cornerback Xavien Howard is out for the game.

Ravens come in off a win last week against the Bengals.QB Joe Flacco completed 25 of 36 for 234 yards one touchdown and one interception. The defense is second in total defense. Guard Alex Lewis will be out for the game.

Ravens lead series matchup 7-6 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Ravens

Buffalo Bills (6-5) vs Oakland Raiders (9-2)

Bills come in off a win last week against the Jaguars. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 12 of 18 for 166 yards one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown. Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks last in red zone defense. Wide receivers Robert Woods and Percy Harvin, cornerback Ronald Darby and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson are out for the game and wide receiver Walter Powell and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant are out for the season.

Raiders come in off a win last week against the Panthers. QB Derek Carr completed 26 of 38 for 315 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree made eight receptions for 110 yards. Running back Latavius Murray rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 26th in yards allowed per game.

Raiders lead the series matchup 20-19 and will get the win at home. Prediction: Raiders

Washington Redskins (6-4-1) vs Arizona Cardinals (4-6-1)

Redskins come in off a loss last week against the Cowboys. QB Kirk Cousins completed 41 of 53 for 449 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson made four receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 25th against the run.Tight end Jordan Reed will be out for the game.

Cardinals come in off a loss last week against the Falcons.QB Carson Palmer completed 25 of 45 for 289 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Running back David Johnson made eight receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks first in yards allowed per game.

Redskins lead the series matchup 74-45-2 but Cardinals should get the win at home. Prediction: Cardinals

New York Giants (8-3) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)

Giants come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Eli Manning completed 15 of 27 for 194 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made six receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks sixth in points allowed per game. Running back Orleans Darkwa has been lost for the season.

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Colts. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 14 of 20 for 221 yards and three touchdowns to wide receiver Antonio Brown. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed per game.

Giants lead series matchup 44-29-3 but Steelers will get the win at home. Prediction: Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5) vs San Diego Chargers (5-6)

Buccaneers come in off a win last week against the Seahawks. QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of 28 for 220 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Mike Evans made eight receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks fourth in yards allowed per game. Safety Chris Conte is doubtful for the game.

Chargers come in off a win last week against the Texans. QB Philip Rivers completed 22 of 30 for 242 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman made six receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 19th in yards allowed per game. Linebacker Jerry Attaochu has been lost for the season.

Chargers lead series matchup 8-2 but the Buccaneers will win in San Diego on Sunday. Prediction: Buccaneers

Carolina Panthers (4-7) vs Seattle Seahawks (7-3-1)

Panthers come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Cam Newton completed 14 of 29 for 246 yards two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Ted Ginn made four receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown. Running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for 96 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks second against the run. Centers Ryan Kalil and Gino Gradkowski are out for the season.

Seahawks come in off a loss last week to the Buccaneers. QB Russell Wilson completed 17 of 33 for 151 yards and two interceptions. The defense ranks third against the pass. Running back C.J. Prosise is out for the game.

Seahawks lead series matchup 7-4 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Seahawks

Indianapolis Colts (5-6) vs New York Jets (3-8)

Colts come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Scott Tolzien completed 22 of 36 for 205 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. The defense ranks 30th against the pass.

Jets come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22 of 32 for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa made five receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 29th in turnovers.

Colts lead series matchup 41-31 and will get the win on Monday. Prediction: Colts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Week 12 Predictions

Minnesota Vikings (6-4) vs Detroit Lions (6-4)

Vikings come in off a win last week against the Cardinals. QB Sam Bradford completed 20 of 28 for 169 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Adam Thielen. Running back Matt Asiata rushed for one touchdown. The defense is ranked third overall.

Lions come in off a win last week against the Jaguars.QB Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 33 for 278 yards. The defense ranks 19th in total defense.

Vikings lead the series matchup 71-37-2 and will win on Thanksgiving. Prediction: Vikings

Washington Redskins (6-3-1) vs Dallas Cowboys (9-1)

Redskins come in off a win last week against the Packers.QB Kirk Cousins completed 21 of 30 for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon made six receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder made three receptions for 102 yards. Running back Rob Kelley rushed 24 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns. The defense ranks 23rd overall.

Cowboys come in off a win last week against the Ravens. QB Dak Prescott completed 27 of 36 for 301 yards and three touchdowns with wide receiver Dez Bryant receiving two of them. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 97 yards on 25 carries. The defense ranks third against the run.

Cowboys lead the series matchup 67-44-2 and will win at home on Thursday. Prediction: Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) vs Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 23 of 36 for 167 yards. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 146 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 22nd in total defense. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton and defensive end Cameron Heyward have been lost for the season.

Colts come in off a win last week against the Titans. QB Andrew Luck completed 15 of 28 for 262 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton made five receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 30th overall. Defensive end Kendall Langford has been lost for the season.

Steelers lead the series matchup 22-6 and will win on the road Thursday night. Prediction: Steelers

Arizona Cardinals (4-5-1) vs Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

Cardinals come in off a loss last week to the Vikings. QB Carson Palmer completed 20 of 38 for 198 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back David Johnson rushed for 103 yards on 22 carries one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown. The defense is ranked second in total defense. Linebacker Gabe Martin and running back Chris Johnson have been lost for the season.

Falcons come in off their bye last week. QB Matt Ryan has a passer rating 115.1 so far this season. The defense is ranked 29th in total defense. Tight end Jacob Tamme has been lost for the season.

Cardinals lead the series matchup 16-13 but Falcons will get the win at home. Prediction: Falcons

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8) vs Buffalo Bills (5-5)

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Lions. QB Blake Bortles completed 22 of 35 for 202 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions with one touchdown going to wide receiver Marqise Lee. Tight end Marcedes Lewis and guard Patrick Omameh have been lost for the season.The defense ranks last in turnovers.Linebacker Dan Skuta, defensive end Chris Smith, defensive lineman Jared Odrick and tight end Julius Thomas are out for the game.

Bills come in off a win last week against the Bengals. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 27 for 166 yards and one interception. The defense leads the league in sacks so far this season. Safety Robert Blanton, wide receiver Robert Woods, running back Mike Gillislee are out and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant is doubtful for the game. Safety Aaron Williams is out for the season.

The series matchup is tied at seven games apiece but Bills will get the win at home. Prediction: Bills

Tennessee Titans (5-6) vs Chicago Bears (2-8)

Titans come in off a loss last week to the Colts.QB Marcus Mariota completed 25 of 38 for 290 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Tajae Sharpe. Wide receiver Rishard Matthews made nine receptions for 122 yards. The defense ranks 20th overall. Tight end Phillip Supernaw is out for the game.

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Giants. QB Jay Cutler is doubtful for the game with a shoulder injury. Running back Jeremy Langford rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 10th overall. Linebackers Leonard Floyd and Jerrell Freeman are out and guard Josh Sitton and quarterback Jay Cutler are doubtful for the game. for the game. Tight end Zach Miller and Kyle Long have been lost for the season.

Bears lead the series matchup 6-5 but Titans will win the game on Sunday. Prediction: Titans

New York Giants (7-3) vs Cleveland Browns (0-11)

Giants come in off a win last week against the Bears. QB Eli Manning completed 21 of 36 for 227 yards and two touchdowns with one touchdown going to wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 85 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks first in red zone defense. Center Brett Jones, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse and guard Justin Pugh will be out for the game.

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Cody Kessler is out for the game so QB Josh McCown will get the start on Sunday. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game.

Browns lead the series matchup 27-21-2 but Giants will beat the winless Browns. Prediction: Giants

San Francisco 49ers (1-9) vs Miami Dolphins (6-4)

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 for 206 yards and two touchdowns with a touchdown going to tight end Vance McDonald and running back Shaun Draughn. Safety Eric Reid has been lost for the season. The defense is ranked last in points allowed per game.

Dolphins come in off a win last week against the Rams. QB Ryan Tannehill completed 24 of 34 for 172 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver DeVante Parker. The defense ranks 30th against the run. Center Mike Pouncey, defensive end Dion Jordan and defensive end Jason Jones will be out for the game and offensive tackle Branden Albert and cornerback Xavien Howard are doubtful.

The series matchup is tied at six games apiece but Dolphins get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Dolphins

Los Angeles Rams (4-6) vs New Orleans Saints (4-6)

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Jared Goff completed 17 of 31 for 134 yards. Running back Todd Gurley rushed for 76 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. The defense is ranked sixth overall. Wide receiver Nelson Spruce and linebacker Josh Forrest have been lost for the season.

Saints come in off a loss last week to the Panthers.QB Drew Brees completed 35 of 44 285 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Brandon Coleman. The defense ranks 27th overall. Running back Daniel Lasco and offensive tackle Avery Young will be out for the game.

Rams lead the series matchup 40-32 but Saints will get the win at home. Prediction: Saints

Cincinnati Bengals (3-6-1) vs Baltimore Ravens (5-5)

Bengals come in off a loss last week to the Bills. QB Andy Dalton completed 24 of 43 for 207 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide reeiver Tyler Boyd. Wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson are out for the game and cornerback William Jackson and running back Giovanni Bernard have been lost for the season. Tight end C.J. Uzomah and safety Shawn Williams are doubtful for the game. The defense ranks 24th overall.

Ravens come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Joe Flacco completed 23 of 35 for 269 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Steve Smith eight receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown. Running back Terrance West rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks second overall. Guard Alex Smith is out and cornerback Jimmy Smith, running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and tight end Crockett Gillmore are doubtful for the game.

The series matchup is tied at 20 games apiece. The Ravens will get the win at home. Prediction: Ravens

San Diego Chargers (4-6) vs Houston Texans (6-4)

Chargers come in off their bye last week.QB Philip Rivers has a passer rater of 92.0 so far this season. The defense ranks second in turnovers. Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has been lost for the season. Cornerback Brandon Flowers, tight end Asante Cleveland and linebacker Jatavis Brown are out for the game.

Texans come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Brock Osweiler completed 26 of 39 for 243 yards one touchdown and one interception. Running back Lamar Miller rushed for 104 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 26th against the run. Linebacker John Simon, running backs Tyler Ervin and Alfred Blue and wide receiver Jaelen Strong are out for the game. Defensive end J.J. Watt is out for the season.

Chargers lead the series matchup 4-1 but Texans should win the game at home Sunday. Prediction: Texans

Seattle Seahawks (7-2-1) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)

Seahawks come in off a win last week against the Eagles. QB Russell Wilson completed 18 of 31 for 272 yards and one touchdown to tight end Jimmy Graham. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin made four receptions for 104 yards. C.J. Prosise rushed for one touchdown but will be out for the game Sunday. Safety Earl Thomas, running back Troymaine Pope and defensive end Michael Bennett will be out for the game.

Buccaneers come in off a win last week against the Chiefs.QB Jameis Winston completed 24 of 39 for 331 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Mike Evans made six receptions for 105 yards. The defense ranks 28th overall. Center Ben Gottschalk has been lost for the season. Center Evan Smith and cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah are out for the game.

Seahawks lead the series matchup 8-4 and will win the game on Sunday. Prediction: Seahawks

Carolina Panthers (4-6) vs Oakland Raiders (8-2)

Panthers come in off a win last week against the Saints. QB Cam Newton completed 14 of 33 for 192 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Ted Ginn.The defense ranks second against the run. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, center Ryan Kalil and defensive end Mario Anderson are out for the game. Cornerback Zack Sanchez and offensive tackle Michael Oher is out for the season.

Raiders come in off a win last week against the Texans.QB Derek Carr completed 21 of 31 for 295 yards and three touchdowns.Fullback Jamize Olawale made three receptions for 90 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 29th against the pass and 26th against the run.Linebacker Shilique Calhoun will be out for the game.

Panthers lead the series matchup 3-2 but Raiders will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Raiders

New England Patriots (8-2) vs New York Jets (3-7)

Patriots come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Tom Brady completed 24 of 40 for 280 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell made four receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries. The defense ranks third in points allowed per game. Wide receiver Matthew Slater, offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and guard Tre Jackson will be out for the game.

Jets come in off their bye last week. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has a passer rating of 67.6 so far this season. The defense ranks fourth in rushing yards allowed per game. Cornerbacks Nick Marshall and Marcus Williams will be out for the game.

Patriots lead the series matchup 59-54-1 and will win the game on Sunday. Prediction: Patriots

Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) vs Denver Broncos (7-3)

Chiefs come in off a loss last week to the Buccaneers. QB Alex Smith completed 24 of 31 for 261 yards one passing touchdown one rushing touchdown and one interception. Tight end Travis Kelce made seven receptions for 108 yards. Chiefs rank 22nd in yards allowed per game. Linebacker Dee Ford, defensive lineman Jaye Howard and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin are out for the game.

Broncos come in off their bye last week. QB Trevor Siemian has a passer rating of 85.0 so far this season. The defense ranks 28th against the run. Long snapper Casey Kreiter will be out for the game.

Chiefs lead the series matchup 57-55 but Broncos will get the win at home. Prediction: Broncos

Green Bay Packers (4-6) vs Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)

Packers come in off a loss last week to the Redskins. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of 41 for 351 yards and three touchdowns. Tight end Jared Cook made six receptions for 105 yards. The defense is ranked 10th overall. Cornerback Sam Shields and running back Eddie Lacy have been lost for the season. Linebacker Blake Martinez will be out for the game.

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Seahawks. QB Carson Wentz completed 23 of 45 for 218 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions with one touchdown going to wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. The defense ranks fourth in points allowed per game.

Packers lead the series matchup 26-16 and will win the game on Sunday. Prediction: Packers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 11 Predictions

New Orleans Saints (4-5) vs Carolina Panthers (3-6)

Saints come in off a loss last week to the Broncos. QB Drew Brees completed 21 of 29 for 303 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks made three receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown while wide receiver Willie Snead made two touchdown receptions. The defense ranks 30th overall. The team will be without running back Daniel Lasco, offensive tackle Terron Armstead and linebacker Michael Mauti.

Panthers come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs.QB Cam Newton completed 23 of 38 for 261 yards one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception. The defense ranks 20th overall. The team will be without offensive tackle Michael Oher, linebacker A.J. Klein and safety Colin Jones. Punter Andy Lee has been lost for the season.

Panthers lead the matchup series 23-20 and will recover from last week's loss on Thursday. Prediction: Saints

Buffalo Bills (4-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (3-5-1)

Bills come in off their bye last week.QB Tyrod Taylor has a passer rating of 87.7 so far this season. The defense leads the league in sacks this season.Center Eric Wood has been lost for the season.

Bengals come in off loss last week to the Giants. QB Andy Dalton completed 16 of 29 for 204 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver A.J. Green. Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 25th in yards allowed per game.

Bills lead matchup series 15-14 but Bengals will get the win on Sunday. Prediction:Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) vs Cleveland Browns (0-10)

Steelers come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 37 of 46 for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Antonio Brown made 14 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown. Running back LeVeon Bell rushed for one touchdown and received one touchdown. The defense is ranked fourth in points allowed per game. The team will be without safety Shamarko Thomas, wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey, defensive end Cameron Heyward and running back DeAngelo Williams. Linebacker Steven Johnson has been lost for the season.

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Ravens. QB Cody Kessler completed 11 of 18 for 91 yards and one touchdown to tight end Seth DeValve. The defense ranks 32nd in points allowed per game.

Steelers lead the matchup series 70-58 and while the Browns will get a win this season, this will not be the week. Prediction: Steelers

Baltimore Ravens (5-4) vs Dallas Cowboys (8-1)

Ravens come in off a win last week against the Browns.QB Joe Flacco completed 30 of 41 for 296 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receivers Breshad Perriman and Steve Smith each received one touchdown. The defense ranks first against the run. The team will be without tight end Crockett Gillmore and guard Alex Lewis. Defensive tackle Willie Henry has been lost for the season.

Cowboys come in off a win last week against the Steelers. QB Dak Prescott completed 22 of 32 for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Dez Bryant made six receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 114 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns and made two receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks fourth in points allowed per game.

Ravens lead the matchup series 4-0 but the high powered Cowboys offense will be hard to beat and Ravens will fall short. Prediction: Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7) vs Detroit Lions (5-4)

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Texans. QB Blake Bortles completed 32 of 49 for 265 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Allen Robinson made nine receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks last in turnovers. The team will be without defensive end Chris Smith.

Lions come in off their bye last week. QB Matthew Stafford has a passer rating of 101.6 so far this season. The defense ranks 20th overall. Linebacker DeAndre Levy is doubtful for the game.

Jaguars lead the series 3-2 but Lions will get the win at home this Sunday. Prediction: Lions

Tennessee Titans (5-5) vs Indianapolis Colts (4-5)

Titans come in off a win last week against the Packers. QB Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 26 for 295 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Delanie Walker made nine receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 123 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks ninth in yards allowed per game.

Colts come in off their bye last week. QB Andrew Luck has a passer rating of 93.9 so far this season. The defense ranks 29th in yards allowed per game. The team will be without defensive end Kendall Langford.

Colts lead matchup series 30-14 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Colts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)

Buccaneers come in off a win last week against the Bears. QB Jameis Winston completed 23 of 33 for 312 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to tight end Cameron Brate. Running back Doug Martin rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 28th overall. The team will be without running back Jacquizz Rodgers, center Evan Smith and offensive tackle Kevin Pamphile.

Chiefs come in off a win last week against the Panthers. QB Alex Smith completed 25 of 38 for 178 yards and one interception. The defense ranks eighth in points allowed per game. The team will be without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

Buccaneers lead the matchup series 6-5 but Chiefs will get the win at home. Prediction: Chiefs

Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1) vs Minnesota Vikings (5-4)

Cardinals come in off a win last week to the 49ers. QB Carson Palmer completed 30 of 49 for 376 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald made 12 receptions for 132 yards. Running back David Johnson rushed for one touchdown. The Cardinals defense ranks third overall.

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Redskins.QB Sam Bradford completed 31 of 40 for 307 yards two touchdowns and one interception with tight end Kyle Rudolph catching one touchdown pass. Running back Matt Asiata rushed for one touchdown.The defense ranks third overall.

Vikings lead the matchup series 15-11 and will get the win Sunday at home. Prediction:Vikings

Chicago Bears (2-7) vs New York Giants (6-3)

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Buccaneers. QB Jay Cutler completed 16 of 30 for 182 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Cameron Meredith. Running back Jordan Howard rushed for 100 yards on 15 carries. The defense ranks ninth in yards allowed per game. Defensive lineman Will Sutton has been lost for the season.

Giants come in off a win last week against the Bengals. QB Eli Manning completed 28 of 44 for 240 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made 10 receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown. Running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 87 yards on 15 carries. The defense is ranked first in red zone defense. The team will be without center Brett Jones and guard Justin Pugh.

Bears lead the matchup series 32-22-2 but Giants will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Giants

Miami Dolphins (5-4) vs Los Angeles Rams (4-5)

Dolphins come in off a win last week against the Chargers. QB Ryan Tannehill completed 17 of 24 for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver DeVante Parker made five receptions for 103 yards. The defense ranks 30th against the run. The team will be without cornerback Xavien Howard and offensive tackle Branden Albert.

Rams come in off a win against the Jets. The team is making the switch to QB Jared Goff this Sunday. The defense ranks eighth in total defense. The team will be without wide receiver Nelson Spruce.

Dolphins lead the matchup series 10-2 and will beat the Rams on Sunday. Prediction: Dolphins

New England Patriots (7-2) vs San Francisco 49ers (1-8)

Patriots come in off a loss last week to the Seahawks. QB Tom Brady completed 23 of 32 for 316 yards and one interception. Tight end Martellus Bennett made seven receptions for 102 yards. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for three touchdowns. The defense ranks sixth in points allowed per game. The team will be without wide receiver Chris Hogan and tight end Rob Gronkowski.

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Cardinals. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 17 of 30 for 210 yards one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. The defense is ranked 31st in total defense. The team will be without linebacker Aaron Lynch.

49ers lead the matchup series 8-4 but the Patriots offense will not be stopped by the weak 49ers defense. Prediction: Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) vs Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1)

Eagles come in off a win last week against the Falcons.QB Carson Wentz completed 25 of 36 for 231 yards. Running back Ryan Matthews rushed for 109 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks sixth in yards allowed per game.The team will be without safety Terrence Brooks.

Seahawks come in off a win last week to the Patriots. QB Russell Wilson completed 25 of 37 for 348 yards and three touchdowns all to wide receiver Doug Baldwin. The defense is ranked in the top 10 against the run. The team will be without linebacker Kevin Pierre-Lewis and defensive end Michael Bennett.

The series is tied at seven games each but expect the Seahawks to get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Seahawks

Green Bay Packers (4-5) vs Washington Redskins (5-3-1)

Packers come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of 51 for 371 yards two passing touchdowns one rushing touchdown and two interceptions. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made 12 receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Davante Adams made six receptions for 156 yards. The defense is ranked fourth overall. The team will be without cornerback Damarious Randall, guard T.J. Lang and linebacker Jake Ryan.

Redskins come in off a win last week against the Vikings. QB Kirk Cousins completed 22 of 33 for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Rob Kelley rushed for 97 yards on 22 carries. The defense is ranked 21st overall.

Packers lead the series 20-14-1 and despite their struggles on offense will recover from last week's loss and get the W. Prediction: Packers

Houston Texans (6-3) vs Oakland Raiders (7-2)

Texans come in off a win last week against the Jaguars.QB Brock Osweiler completed 14 of 27 for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Lamar Miller rushed for 83 yards on 15 carries. The defense ranks 26th against the run. The team will be without running backs Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue and wide receiver Jaelen Strong.

Raiders come in off a bye last week. QB Derek Carr has a passer rating of 99.1 so far this season. The defense is ranked 21st in yards allowed per game.

Texans lead the matchup series 6-3 but Raiders will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Raiders

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Week 10 Predictions

Cleveland Browns (0-9) vs Baltimore Ravens (4-4)

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Cody Kessler completed 19 of 27 for 203 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. The Browns rank last in points allowed per game. Defensive back Jamar Taylor has been ruled out for the matchup.

Ravens come in off a win last week to the Steelers. QB Joe Flacco completed 18 of 30 for 241 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Mike Wallace made four receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth against the run. Tight end Crockett Gillmore, cornerback Shareece Wright and linebacker Elvis Dumervill have been ruled out and guard Marshal Yanda is doubtful for the matchup.

Ravens lead the matchup series 26-9 and will beat the Browns at home Thursday night. Prediction: Ravens

Green Bay Packers (4-4) vs Tennessee Titans (4-5)

Packers come in off a loss last week to the Colts. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of 43 for 297 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made seven receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown. The defense is ranked first against the run. Cornerback Damarious Randall and linebacker Clay Matthews have been ruled out of the matchup.

Titans come in off a loss last week to the Chargers.QB Marcus Mariota completed 27 of 43 for 313 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Rishard Matthews made two touchdown receptions. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for one additional touchdown. The defense ranks ninth in yards allowed per game. 

Titans lead the matchup series 6-5 but Packers will make a comeback after last week's loss. Prediction: Packers

Denver Broncos (6-3) vs New Orleans Saints (4-4)

Broncos come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Trevor Siemian completed 18 of 37 for 283 yards two touchdowns and one interception with running back Kapri Bibbs and wide receiver Jordan Norwood each receiving a touchdown. The defense ranks 28th against the run. Defensive end Derek Wolfe and cornerback Aqib Talib have been ruled out of the game. 

Saints come in off a win last week to the 49ers. QB Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 for 323 yards and three touchdowns with two going to wide receiver Michael Thomas. Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 158 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. Running back Tim Hightower rushed for one additional touchdown. The defense ranks 30th overall. 

Broncos lead the matchup series 8-2 and will win Sunday's matchup. Prediction: Broncos

Los Angeles Rams (3-5) vs New York Jets (3-6)

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Panthers.QB Case Keenum completed 27 of 46 for 296 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Kenny Britt. The defense is ranked eighth in total defense. 

Jets come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 16 of 27 for 194 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Jalin Marshall. Running back Matt Forte rushed for 92 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown.  The defense ranks fourth in rushing yards allowed per game. Cornerback Marcus Williams, tight end Kellen Davis, linebackers Bruce Carter and Josh Martin and center Nick Mangold have all been ruled out of the game. Offensive tackle Ryan Clady has been lost for the season.

Rams lead the matchup series 9-4 but Jets will get the win at home. Prediction: Jets

Atlanta Falcons (6-3) vs Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)

Falcons come in off a win last week to the Buccaneers.QB Matt Ryan completed 25 of 34 for 344 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Julio Jones made eight receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown. The defense is ranked 29th in total defense. Cornerback Desmond Trufant, tight end Jacob Tamme and running back Tevin Coleman have been ruled out of the game.

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Giants.QB Carson Wentz completed 27 of 47 for 364 yards no touchdowns and two interceptions. The defense ranks sixth in points allowed per game. Safety Terrence Brooks and guard Allen Barbre have been ruled out of the matchup.

Eagles lead the matchup series 17-14-1 but Falcons better offense will get the win. Prediction: Falcons

Chicago Bears (2-6) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)

Bears come in off their bye last week.QB Jay Cutler has a passer rating of 85.7 so far this season. The defense ranks ninth in yards allowed per game.Wide receiver Marquess Wilson has been ruled out of the game.

Buccaneers come in off a loss last week to the Falcons. QB Jameis Winston completed 23 of 37 for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Mike Evans made 11 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 28th in total defense. Offensive tackle Kevin Pamphile, running back Jacquizz Rodgers and wide receiver Russell Shepard have been ruled out for the game. Defensive end Howard Jones and running back Antone Smith have been lost for the season.

Bears lead the matchup series 38-18 but Buccaneers will get the win at home. Prediction: Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings (5-3) vs Washington Redskins (4-3-1)

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Lions. QB Sam Bradford completed 31 of 40 for 273 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks third overall. Cornerback Marcus Sherels and defensive tackle Shariff Floyd have been ruled out of the game.

Redskins come in off a bye last week. QB Kirk Cousins has a passer rating of 93.1 so far this season. The defense ranks 26th in total defense.

The matchup series is tied at 12 games apiece but Vikings will recover from their recent three game slide. Prediction: Vikings

Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) vs Carolina Panthers (3-5)

Chiefs come in off a win last week to the Jaguars. QB Alex Smith is expected to return this week. The defense ranks eighth in points allowed per game. Defensive lineman Jaye Howard and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin have been ruled out of the game.

Panthers come in off a win last week to the Rams.QB Cam Newton completed 20 of 32 for 225 yards and one touchdown with the lone touchdown going to tight end Greg Olsen. The defense ranks 20th overall. Offensive tackle Michael Oher and safety Colin Jones have been ruled out of the matchup.

Chiefs lead the matchup series 3-2 and will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Chiefs

Houston Texans (5-3) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)

Houston come in off a bye last week.QB Brock Osweiler has a passer rating of 73.1 so far this season.The defense is ranked fifth in total defense. Safety Lonnie Ballentine and wide receiver Jaelen Strong have been ruled out of Sunday's game.

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs.QB Blake Bortles completed 22 of 41 for 252 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Allen Robinson made seven receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown. Running back Chris Ivory rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries. The defense is ranked 32nd in takeaways.Wide receiver Bryan Walters has been ruled out of the game.

Texans lead the matchup series 17-11 and will beat the 30th ranked Jaguars offense. Prediction: Texans

Miami Dolphins (4-4) vs San Diego Chargers (4-5)

Dolphins come in off a win last week to the Jets.QB Ryan Tannehill completed 17 of 28 for 149 yards and one touchdown going to tight end Dominique Jones. Running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 30th against the run. Cornerback Xavien Howard has been ruled out the game with tight end Jordan Cameron considering retirement. 

Chargers come in off a win last week to the Titans.QB Philip Rivers completed 24 of 33 for 275 yards and two touchdowns going to tight end Antonio Gates and wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 196 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown. The defense is ranked seventh against the run. Wide receiver Jeremy Butler and linebackers Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown have been ruled out of the matchup.

Dolphins lead the matchup series 16-15 and will win on Sunday. Prediction: Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers (1-7) vs Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Saints. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 24 of 39 for 398 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to tight end Vance McDonald. Wide receiver Quinton Patton made six receptions for 106 yards. The defense ranks 32nd in yards and points allowed per game. Linebacker Aaron Lynch has been ruled out of the matchup and defensive lineman Arik Armstead has been lost for the season.

Cardinals come in off a bye last week.QB Carson Palmer has a passer rating of 87.9 so far this season. The defense ranks first in yards allowed per game. Cornerback Tharold Simon and safety Tyrann Mathieu have both been ruled out of the game.

49ers lead matchup series 29-21 but Cardinals will get the win at home. Prediction: Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys (7-1) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)

Cowboys come in off a win last week to the Browns.QB Dak Prescott completed 18 of 24 for 227 yards and one touchdown. Tight end Jason Witten made eight receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks fourth in points allowed per game. Safety Barry Church and cornerback Morris Claiborne have been ruled out of the game.

Steelers come in off a loss last week to the Ravens. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 23 of 45 for one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Antonio Brown made seven receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown. The defense is ranked 26th overall. Safety Jordan Dangerfield, wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Markus Wheaton and running back DeAngelo Willaims have been ruled of the matchup.

Cowboys lead the matchup series 16-15 and will win on Sunday. Prediction: Cowboys

Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1) vs New England Patriots (7-1)

Seahawks come in off a win to the Bills. QB Russell Wilson completed 20 of 26 for 282 yards and two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Tight end Jimmy Graham made eight receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks in the top 10 against the run and the pass. Running back Thomas Rawls and defensive end Michael Bennett have been ruled out of the game.

Patriots come in off a bye last week. QB Tom Brady has a passer rating of 133.9 so far this season. The defense ranks second in points allowed per game.

Patriots lead the matchup series 9-8 and will win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) vs New York Giants (5-3)

Bengals come in off a bye last week.QB Andy Dalton has a passer rating of 98.0 so far this season. The defense ranks 25th in yards allowed per game.

Giants come in off a win last week to the Eagles. QB Eli Manning completed 22 of 36 for 257 yards four touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made two touchdown receptions and wide receiver Sterling Shepard made one. The defense ranks 23rd overall. Safety Darian Thompson has been lost for the season. 

Bengals lead the matchup series 6-3 but Giants should get the win at home. Prediction:Giants

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Week 9 Predictions

Atlanta Falcons (5-3) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4)

Falcons come in off a win last week to the Packers. QB Matt Ryan completed 28 of 35 for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Devonta Freeman rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks seventh most in yards allowed per game. The team will be without defensive end Dwight Freeney, tight end Tevin Coleman and tight end Jacob Tamme.

Buccaneers come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of 32 for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for one touchdown, but will be out for this matchup. The defense is ranked 23rd against the pass.The team will be without defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, running backs Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers and wide receiver Russell Shepard is doubtful.

Buccaneers lead the series 24-22 but Falcons will prevail in this matchup. Prediction: Falcons

Dallas Cowboys (6-1) vs Cleveland Browns (0-8)

Cowboys come in off a win last week to the Eagles. QB Dak Prescott completed 19 of 39 for 287 yards two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Dez Bryant made four receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown. The defense hasn't allowed a single 100 yard rusher or receiver so far this season.The team will be without cornerback Morris Claiborne and running back Darren McFadden.

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Jets. QB Josh McCown completed 25 of 49 for 341 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for one touchdown. The defense gives up an average of 30 points per game.

Browns lead the series 17-13 but the Cowboys will not be beaten this week. Prediction: Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) vs Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Blake Bortles completed 33 of 54 for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Allen Hurns made seven receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. The defense is last in takeaways. The team fired their offensive coordinator this week in hopes to turn their season around.

Chiefs come in off a win last week to the Colts. QB Nick Foles completed 16 of 22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Travis Kelce made seven receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown. The defense leads the league in interceptions. The team has lost running back Jamaal Charles and offensive lineman Parker Ehinger for the season and will be without linebacker Justin Houston for the matchup. Defensive back D.J. White is doubtful as well.

Jaguars lead the series 6-4 but with the atrocious defense will not be able to win this weekend.  Prediction: Chiefs

New York Jets (3-5) vs Miami Dolphins (3-4)

Jets come in off a win last week to the Browns. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 16 of 34 for 228 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa made four receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown. The defense is first in yards allowed per game.

Dolphins come in off their bye last week.QB Ryan Tannehill has a passer rating of 87.5 so far this season.The defense ranks 30th in rushing yards allowed per game. The team lost safety Reshad Jones for the season and will be without cornerback Chris Culliver for the matchup.

Jets lead the series 53-47-1 and should get the win this weekend. Prediction: Jets

Detroit Lions (4-4) vs Minnesota Vikings (5-1)

Lions come in off a loss last week to the Texans. QB Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 41 for 240 yards and one touchdown with running back Theo Riddick making the lone touchdown catch. The defense is ranked last against third down conversions. The team lost tight end Cole Wick for the season and linebacker DeAndre Levy for the matchup.

Vikings come in off a loss last week against the Bears. The offense is ranked last and their offensive coordinator resigned this week. QB Sam Bradford completed 23 of 37 for 228 yards and one touchdown going to wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The defense ranks third against the run and fourth against the pass.

Vikings lead the series 71-36-2 and the stout defense should be able to keep them winning.  Prediction: Vikings

Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) vs New York Giants (4-3)

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Carson Wentz completed 32 of 43 for 202 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Running back Ryan Matthews rushed for one touchdown. The defense is fourth ranked scoring defense.

Giants come in off their bye last week. QB Eli Manning has a passer rating of 87.3 so far this season. The defense is ranked 15th against the pass.

Giants lead the series 84-80-2 but Eagles defense should be able to keep them in check.  Prediction: Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) vs Baltimore Ravens (3-4)

Steelers come in off their bye last week.QB Ben Roethlisberger is questionable in this week's matchup. He has a passer rating of 99.2 so far this season.The defense is ranked 31st in turnovers.

Ravens come in off their bye last week. QB Joe Flacco has a passer rating of 75.4 so far this season. The defense is ranked fourth against the run.

The Steelers lead the series 24-20 and should beat the struggling Ravens. Prediction: Steelers

Carolina Panthers (2-5) vs Los Angeles Rams (3-4)

Panthers come in off a win last week to the Cardinals. QB Cam Newton completed 14 of 27 for 212 yards. Running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for 95 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 20th overall. Linebacker Shaq Thompson, defensive tackle Vernon Butler and offensive tackle Michael Oher will be out for the matchup.

Rams come in off their bye last week.QB Case Keenum has a passer rating of 77.5 so far this season. The defense ranks 11th overall.

Panthers lead the series 12-8 and will win in L.A. on Sunday. Prediction: Panthers

New Orleans Saints (3-4) vs San Francisco 49ers (1-6)

Saints come in off a win last week to the Seahawks. QB Drew Brees completed 27 of 35 for 265 yards and one touchdown. Running back Tim Hightower rushed for 102 yards on 26 carries. The defense leads the league in interceptions.

49ers come in off their bye last week. QB Colin Kaepernick has a passer rating of 66.2 so far this season. The defense is ranked last against the rush.

49ers lead the series 48-25-2 but will not beat the Saints on Sunday. Prediction: Saints

Indianapolis Colts (3-5) vs Green Bay Packers (4-3)

Colts come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs. QB Andrew Luck completed 19 of 35 for 210 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Donte Montcrief. The defense ranks 30th in total defense.

Packers come in off a loss last week to the Falcons. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of 38 for 246 yards and four touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The defense ranks seventh overall.

Colts lead matchup series 22-21-1 but Packers better defense will prevail. Prediction: Packers

Tennessee Titans (4-4) vs San Diego Chargers (3-5)

Titans come in off a win last week to the Jaguars. QB Marcus Mariota completed 18 of 22 for 270 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Kendall Wright. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 123 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown and running back Derrick Henry rushed for one additional touchdown. The defense is third in sacks this season. The team will be without guard Quinton Spain.

Chargers come in off a loss last week to the Broncos. QB Philip Rivers completed 20 of 47 for 267 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 111 yards on 23 carries. The defense is ranked seventh against the run.The team will be without tight end Hunter Henry.

Chargers lead the series 26-17-1 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Chargers

Denver Broncos (6-2) vs Oakland Raiders (6-2)

Broncos come in off a win last week to the Chargers. QB Trevor Siemian completed 20 of 38 for 276 yards and one interception. Running back Devontae Booker rushed for one touchdown but is questionable for Sunday's matchup. The defense is ranked third overall.

Raiders come in off a win last week to the Buccaneers. QB Derek Carr completed 40 of 59 for 513 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Amari Cooper rushed for 173 yards and one touchdown. The defense is among the worst in yards allowed.

Raiders lead the series 61-50-2 and will win at home Sunday night. Prediction: Raiders

Buffalo Bills (4-4) vs Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1)

Bills come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 38 for 183 yards and one rushing touchdown. Running back Mike Gillislee rushed for 85 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. The defense is ranked 26th against the run.

Seahawks come in off a loss last week to the Saints. QB Russell Wilson completed 22 of 34 for 253 yards and one interception. Running back Christine Michael rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks in the top 10 against the run and pass.

Seahawks lead the matchup series 7-5 and will win at home Monday night. Prediction: Seahawks

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Week 8 Predictions

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) vs Tennessee Titans (3-4)

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Blake Bortles completed 23 of 43 for 246 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Defensive tackle Roy Miller was lost for the season with a torn Achilles. The defense ranks eighth in yards allowed per game and will be without defensive tackle Roy Miller for the rest of the year.

Titans come in off a loss last week to the Colts. QB Marcus Mariota completed 22 of 37 for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Delanie Walker made seven receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 107 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks ninth in yards allowed per game but will be without safety Rashad Johnson and cornerback Perrish Cox.

Titans lead the series 24-19 and will be able to continue the trend at home. Prediction: Titans

Washington Redskins (4-3) vs Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)

Redskins come in off a loss last week to the Lions. QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 39 for 301 yards one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Running back Matt Jones is out with a knee injury. The defense ranks 18th in points allowed per game.

Bengals come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Andy Dalton completed 19 of 28 for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver A.J. Green made eight receptions for 169 yards and one touchdown. Running backs Giovanni Bernard and Jeremy Hill each rushed for a touchdown. The defense ranks 20th in points allowed per game.

Bengals lead the series 5-4 and will get the W on Sunday. Prediction: Bengals

New England Patriots (6-1) vs Buffalo Bills (4-3)

Patriots come in off a win last week against the Steelers. QB Tom Brady completed 19 of 26 for 222 yards and two touchdowns, one going to tight end Rob Gronkowski. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 127 yard on 24 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks in the top 10 in all statistical categories.

Bills come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 14 of 28 for 221 yards one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is out for the matchup under concussion protocol. Running back LeSean McCoy is doubtful. The defense ranks 27th against the run but will see the return of defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.

Patriots lead series 69-43-1. Bills beat the Patriots in an early season matchup so expect the Patriots to get the win this time. Prediction: Patriots

New York Jets (2-5) vs Cleveland Browns (0-7)

Jets come in off a win last week to the Ravens. QB Geno Smith was lost for the season to a torn ACL. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick finished last week's game in his place and finished with 9 of 14 for 120 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks last in turnovers and will be without linebackers Bruce Carter and Darron Lee.

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Bengals. QB Cody Kessler has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup so rookie QB Kevin Hogan will get the start. Hogan finished last week going 12 of 24 for 100 yards passing and 104 yards on seven carries and one rushing touchdown. Running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for one touchdown. The defense has played well despite the consistent losses.

Browns lead series 13-10 but with continuing struggles on offense, will not be able to get the win. Prediction: Jets

Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) vs Indianapolis Colts (3-4)

Chiefs come in off a win last week to the Saints. QB Alex Smith completed 17 of 24 for 214 yards and two touchdowns with one going to running back Spencer Ware.The offense will be without offensive lineman Jordan Devey and the defense will be without defensive back D.J. White. The defense leads the league in interceptions.

Colts come in off a win last week to the Titans. QB Andrew Luck completed 27 of 39 for 353 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton made seven receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 29th against the pass. The offense will be without tackle Jack Mewhort, wide receiver Chester Rogers and tight end Dwayne Allen and the defense will be without linebacker Curt Maggitt, defensive tackle Henry Anderson and defensive end Kendall Langford.

Colts lead series 16-8 but with a struggling defense, won't be able to beat a surging Chiefs team. Prediction: Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks (4-1-1) vs New Orleans Saints (2-4)

Seahawks come in off a tie last week with the Cardinals.QB Russell Wilson completed 24 of 37 for 225 yards. The defense ranks third against the run and will be without linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, cornerback DeAndre Elliott, safety Kam Chancellor, defensive end Michael Bennett and have lost defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson for the season.

Saints come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs.QB Drew Brees completed 37 of 48 for 367 yards three touchdowns and one interception. The defense is ranked last in points allowed per game and will be without cornerbacks Sterling Moore and Delvin Breaux and linebacker Stephone Anthony.

Seahawks lead the series matchup 8-6. Expect them to recover from last week's fiasco. Prediction: Seahawks

Oakland Raiders (5-2) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3)

Raiders come in off a win last week to the Jaguars. QB Derek Carr completed 23 of 37 for 200 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree made eight receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. Running back Latavius Murray rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks last in total defense and will be without defensive tackle Stacy McGee and linebacker Aldon Smith.

Buccaneers come in off a win last week to the 49ers. QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of 30 for 269 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Mike Evans made eight receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Peyton Barber rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks third against third down conversions and will be without defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

Raiders lead the series 6-3 and will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Raiders

Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1) vs Carolina Panthers (1-5)

Cardinals come in off a tie last week with the Seahawks. QB Carson Palmer completed 29 of 49 for 342 yards. The team has lost wide receiver Jaron Brown for the season. Tight end Darren Fells is out on the offense and defensive tackle Ed Stinson and linebacker Alex Okafor are out on the defense. The defense ranks fourth overall.

Panthers come in off a bye last week. QB Cam Newton has a passer rating of 81.2 so far this season. The defense ranks 12th in yards allowed per game.The offense will be without offensive tackle Michael Oher and the defense will be without defensive tackle Vernon Butler.

Panthers lead series 10-5 but will not get the win at home. Prediction: Cardinals

Detroit Lions (4-3) vs Houston Texans (4-2)

Lions come in off a win last week to the Redskins. QB Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 29 for 266 yards and one touchdown. Fullback Zach Zenner rushed for one touchdown. The defense is 25th in total defense and will be without cornerback Darius Slay.

Texans come in off a loss last week to the Broncos. QB Brock Osweiler completed 22 of 41 for 131 yards. The offense lost tackle Derek Newton for the season. The defense ranks seventh overall and will be without linebacker Brian Peters.

Texans lead the series 2-1 but Lions should be able to beat the struggling offense of the Texans. Prediction: Lions

San Diego Chargers (3-4) vs Denver Broncos (4-2)

Chargers come in off a win last week to the Falcons. QB Philip Rivers completed 27 of 44 for 371 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Tyrell Williams made seven receptions for 140 yards. Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for two touchdowns. The defense is ranked fifth against the run but will be without cornerback Craig Mager, linebacker Jerry Attaouchu and has lost defensive tackle Caraun Reid for the season.

Broncos come in off a win last week to the Texans. QB Trevor Siemian completed 14 of 25 for 157 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Running back Devontae Booker rushed for one touchdown. Running back C.J. Anderson has been moved to injured reserve with a knee injury. The defense ranks fourth in yards allowed per game.

Broncos lead the series 63-50-1 and will make up for the previous loss to the Chargers earlier in the season. Prediction: Broncos

Green Bay Packers (4-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (4-3)

Packers come in off a win last week to the Bears. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 39 of 56 for 326 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams made 13 receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The defense is ranked first in rush defense.

Falcons come in off a loss last week to the Chargers. QB Matt Ryan completed 22 of 34 for 273 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Julio Jones made nine receptions for 174 yards. Running back Tevin Coleman rushed for one touchdown but is out for the matchup with a hamstring injury.. The defense ranks 11th in rushing yards allowed per game.

Packers lead the series 17-13 but Falcons should recover from last week's loss at home. Prediction: Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) vs Dallas Cowboys (5-1)

Eagles come in off a win last week to the Vikings. QB Carson Wentz completed 16 of 28 for 138 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham making the lone touchdown reception. The defense is ranked ninth against the run and will be without defensive tackle Bennie Logan and linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill.

Cowboys come in off a bye last week.QB Dak Prescott has a passer rating of 103.9. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 703 yards and 11 touchdowns so far this season. The defense is ranked 23rd on yards allowed per play. Defensive end Ryan Davis is out with a knee injury.

Cowboys lead the series 64-50 and the extra week of prep will have them ready at home. Prediction: Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings (5-1) vs Chicago Bears (1-6)

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Eagles. QB Sam Bradford completed 24 of 41 for 224 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The defense is tied for first in points allowed per game.

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Packers. The team lost QB Brian Hoyer for the season so QB Jay Cutler will make his return after sitting out five games with a thumb injury. The defense ranks 29th in takeaways and 14th in sacks.

Vikings lead series 57-51-2 and will beat the struggling Bears Monday night. Prediction: Vikings