Thursday, January 5, 2017

The six head coach openings

Buffalo Bills- Bills made the decision to part ways with both head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan before the last game of the season. Bills finished 15-17 in the two years under Ryan. The team is looking to unload QB Tyrod Taylor in the offseason to avoid paying his $27.5 million contract in 2017. The new coach will have QBs EJ Manuel and Cardale Jones if the team is able to unload Taylor.

Despite the issue at the quarterback position, the team has a strong rushing game behind running back LeSean McCoy. The run defense however finished ranked 27th so the new defensive coordinator will have issues to address immediately on their defense.  The team will likely hire an offensive minded head coach who can work through the issues at quarterback.

Denver Broncos- Gary Kubiak made the decision to step down from coaching which caught many by surprise. Kubiak is one year removed from winning Super Bowl 50, however, after having continuing health problems, he made the decision that it was best for him to leave coaching. Kubiak had suffered a complex migraine condition back in October which kept him away from the team for a week and a mini-stroke back in 2014 when he was the Texans head coach.

While the coaching opening is a surprise to the organization, the team has already made the decision not to promote any of the coordinators or coaching assistants to head coach which gives the team the opportunity to search outside the organization. The team has the number one ranked passing defense, but the 23rd ranked rushing defense which means the new coach will need to rush issues on the defensive line. On top of the issues on defense, the team will need to fix issues on the offensive line that saw both QB Trevor Siemian and running back C.J. Anderson go down with injuries. The team will also need to draft or sign a running back to backup C.J. Anderson next season. The team finished 8-8 in 2016  because of the lack of a healthy run game and the problems on run defense.With Wade Phillips at defensive coordinator the team needs an offensive minded coach to replace Kubiak.

Jacksonville Jaguars- Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley two weeks before the end of the season. The team finished 3-13 in 2016. The team made tremendous strides on defense last offseason and finished ranked seventh overall. There biggest issues were spending too much time on the field at the end of the games because of a week offense. This fell squarely on the shoulders of QB Blake Bortles. Bortles threw 16 interceptions in 2016. Add this to a paltry running game where running backs T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory combined for a lowly four touchdowns all season. The team will need to address the quarterback issue this offseason and an offensive minded head coach would be the best decision for the team.

Los Angeles Rams- Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher after a loss in Week 14. The Rams finished 4-12 in 2016. The team banked on rookie QB Jared Goff. This leaves the team without any first round draft picks in 2017 so will need to make improvements through free agency including re-signing their own key free agents. The team's defense finished ranked sixth overall meaning their biggest issues will be to address their offensive woes. This includes fixing issues at offensive line that left QB Case Keenum injured. With a strong defense, the best decision for the team would be to get an offensive focused head coach who can improve the team without draft picks.

San Diego Chargers- Chargers fired head coach Mike McCoy after the last game of the season. The team finished 5-11 in 2016. With a strong passing game behind QB Philip Rivers and tight ends Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry, the team's biggest needs are on defense. The team finished ranked 18th in total defense in 2016. The team runs a base 3-4 defense that suffered numerous injuries during the season. A defensive minded head coach would be able to parlay the seventh overall draft pick into a defensive player ready to play next season.

San Francisco 49ers- 49ers fired head coach Chip Kelly after the final game of the season. Kelly was the head coach for only one season so his firing came as a surprise to many despite the team's dismal 2-14 record in 2016. The defense finished the season ranked fourth against the run which speaks to the strength of the defensive line but the secondary was often beat on the long pass. The team will also have to make a decision on their QB dilemma. The team will either need to support QB Colin Kaepernick going forward or unload him on a team in need of a QB that has played uneven in the last several seasons. They will also need to decide what to do with QB Blaine Gabbert who played poorly in 2016 and was eventually benched for Kaepernick. The team may need to go in a different direction altogether and draft a QB with the second overall pick they currently hold as well as address the issues at wide receiver if the team makes the decision to release wide receiver Torrey Smith. All this suggests that the team needs to find an offensive minded head coach who can address the numerous issues that currently plague the team.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wild Card Weekend Predictions

Oakland Raiders (12-4) vs Houston Texans (9-7)

Raiders come in off a loss last week to the Broncos. After injuries to QBs Derek Carr and Matt McGloin QB Connor Cook will get the start on Saturday. Cook completed 14 of 21 for 150 yards one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 17. Wide receiver Amari Cooper made 83 receptions for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Runnning back Latavius Murray rushed for 788 yards on 195 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2016. The defense ranks 25th against the run and pass.

Texans come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Tom Savage is still under concussion protocol so QB Brock Osweiler will get the start on Saturday. Osweiler completed 301 of 510 for 2,957 yards and 15 touchdowns. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game.

Texans lead the series matchup 6-4 but Raiders will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Raiders

Detroit Lions (9-7) vs Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

Lions come in off a loss last week to the Packers. QB Matthew Stafford completed 388 of 594 for 4,327 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. Wide receiver Golden Tate made 91 receptions for 1,077 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.

Seahawks come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Russell Wilson completed 353 of 546 for 4,219 yards and 21 touchdowns. The defense ranks second against the run. Running back C.J. Prosise is out for the matchup.

Seahawks lead the series matchup 8-5 and will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Seahawks

Miami Dolphins (10-6) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

Dolphins come in off a loss last week to the Patriots.With QB Ryan Tannehill still healing from a shoulder injury, QB Matt Moore will get the start on Sunday. Moore completed 55 of 87 for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry mad 94 receptions for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 1,272 yards on 260 carries and eight touchdowns this season. The defense ranks 10th against the pass.

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 328 of 509 for 3,819 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2016. Wide receiver Antonio Brown made 106 receptions for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1,268 yards on 261 carries and seven touchdowns. The defense ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed per game.

The series matchup is tied at 13 games apiece but Steelers will get the win at home on Saturday. Prediction: Steelers

New York Giants (11-5) vs Green Bay Packers (10-6)

Giants come in off a win last week against the Redskins. QB Eli Manning completed 377 of 598 for 4,027 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2016. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made 101 receptions for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The defense ranks 14th in yards allowed per game.

Packers come in off a win last week against the Lions.QB Aaron Rodgers completed 401 of 610 for 4,428 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2016. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made 97 receptions for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. The defense ranks 11th in takeaways.

Packers lead the series matchup 32-26-2 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Packers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Week 17 Predictions

Baltimore Ravens (8-7) vs Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1)

Ravens come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Joe Flacco completed 30 of 44 for 262 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Steve Smith made seven receptions for 79 yards and one touchdown. The defense is ranked number two against the run. Linebacker Zachary Orr and cornerback Jimmy Smith are out for the matchup.

Bengals come in off a loss last week to the Texans.QB Andy Dalton completed 28 of 41 for 268 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell made six receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 24th overall. Offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, tight end Tyler Eifert, wide receiver A.J. Green and guard Clint Boling are out and tight end Tyler Kroft and linebacker Vontaze Burfict are doubtful for the game.

Ravens lead the series matchup 21-20 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Ravens

Houston Texans (9-6) vs Tennessee Titans (8-7)

Texans come in off a win last week against the Bengals. QB Tom Savage completed 18 of 29 for 176 yards. Running back Alfred Blue rushed for 73 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. The defense is ranked first overall. Linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and John Simon, fullback Jay Prosch and running back Lamar Miller are out for the game.

Titans come in off a loss last week to the Jaguars. The team lost QB Marcus Mariota for the season with a broken leg. QB Matt Cassel completed 13 of 24 for 124 yards one touchdown and one interception. The defense ranks 20th overall. QB Marcus Mariota, defensive end Medhi Abdesmad and defensive lineman Karl Klug are out for the game.

Titans lead the series matchup 15-14 but Texans will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) vs Indianapolis Colts (7-8)

Jaguars come in off a win last week against the Titans. QB Blake Bortles completed 26 of 38 for 325 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Allen Robinson made nine receptions for 147 yards. Running back Chris Ivory rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks seventh overall. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill, linebacker Sean Porter and running back T.J. Yeldon will be out for the game.

Colts come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Andrew Luck completed 19 of 29 for 288 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton made four receptions for 105 yards. The defense ranks 31st overall. Cornerback Darius Butler is out and wide receiver Donte Moncrief is doubtful for the game.

Colts lead the series matchup 21-10 and will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Colts

New England Patriots (13-2) vs Miami Dolphins (10-5)

Patriots come in off a win last week against the Jets. QB Tom Brady completed 17 of 27 for 214 yards and three touchdowns with one going to running  back James White. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks second in total defense. Wide receiver Danny Amendola and cornerback Cyrus Jones are out and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is doubtful for the game.

Dolphins come in off a win last week against the Bills. QB Matt Moore completed 16 of 30 for 233 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver DeVante Parker made four receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown. Running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 206 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 10th against the pass. QB Ryan Tannehill is out and linebacker Jelani Jenkins and cornerback Byron Maxwell are doubtful for the game. Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus is done for the season.

Dolphin lead the series matchup 53-49 but Patriots will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Patriots

Chicago Bears (3-12) vs Minnesota Vikings (7-8)

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Redskins. QB Matt Barkley completed 24 of 40 for 323 yards two touchdowns and five interceptions. Wide receiver Cameron Meredith made nine receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown. Running back Jordan Howard rushed for 119 yards on 18 carries. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game.Linebacker Leonard Floyd is doubtful for the matchup.

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Packers. QB Sam Bradford completed 34 of 50 for 382 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Adam Thielen made 12 receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks third in yards allowed per game. Safety Andrew Sendejo and running back Adrian Peterson are out and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and guard Alex Boone are doubtful for the matchup.

Vikings lead the series matchup 57-52-2 and will get the win Sunday. Prediction: Vikings

Buffalo Bills (7-8) vs New York Jets (4-11)

Bills come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins.The team fired head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan this week and will be starting QB EJ Manuel in the season finale. The defense ranks 27th against the run. Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and cornerback Stephon Gilmore are out for the game.

Jets come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed eight of 21 for 136 yards and two interceptions. The defense ranks 30th against the pass. Running back Matt Forte, defensive tackle Steve McLendon, linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, QB Bryce Petty, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Khiry Robinson are out and cornerback Nick Marshall is doubtful for the game.

Bills lead the series matchup 60-52 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Bills

Dallas Cowboys (13-2) vs Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)

Cowboys come in off a win last week against the Lions. QB Dak Prescott completed 15 of 20 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Dez Bryant made four receptions for 70 yards two receiving touchdowns and one passing touchdown to tight end Jason Witten. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 80 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks third against the run. Defensive lineman Cedric Thornton, defensive tackles Tyrone Crawford and Terrell McClain, defensive ends Ryan Davis and DeMarcus Lawrence, linebacker Justin Durant and cornerback Morris Claiborne are out for the matchup.

Eagles come in off a win last week against the Giants. QB Carson Wentz completed 13 of 24 for 152 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Running back Darren Sproles rushed for one touchdown.The defense ranks eighth in total defense. Running back Ryan Matthews is out and guard Allen Barbre is doubtful for the game.

Cowboys lead the series matchup 65-50 and will win on Sunday. Prediction: Cowboys

Cleveland Browns (1-14) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5)

Browns come in off a win last week against the Chargers. QB Robert Griffin III completed 17 of 25 for 164 yards. Running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks 31st in total defense. Defensive back Trey Caldwell is out for the matchup.

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Ravens. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 24 of 33 for 279 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Antonio Brown made 10 receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 122 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. Tight end Ladarius Green, safety Robert Golden and defensive end Stephon Tuitt are out for the game.

Steelers lead the series matchup 71-58 and will win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Steelers

Carolina Panthers (6-9) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)

Panthers come in off a loss last week to the Falcons.QB Cam Newton completed 18 of 43 for 198 yards one touchdown touchdown and two interceptions. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin made four receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks second against the run. Defensive ends Charles Johnson and Ryan Delaire, QB Derek Anderson, wide receiver Devin Funchess, linebacker Luke Kuechly and safety Tre Boston are out for the matchup.

Buccaneers come in off a loss last week to the Saints.QB Jameis Winston completed 23 of 35 for 277 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Mike Evans made seven receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 63 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game. Defensive end William Gholston, running backs Charles Sims and Doug Martin, tight end Cameron Brate and cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah are out for the game.

Panthers lead the series matchup 20-12 but Buccaneers will get the win on Sunday. Prediction:

New Orleans Saints (7-8) vs Atlanta Falcons (10-5)

Saints come in off a win last week against the Buccaneers. QB Drew Brees completed 23 of 34 for 299 yards and one touchdown to running back Travaris Cadet. Running back Mark Ingram rushes for 90 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 25th in yards allowed per game. Cornerback Ken Crawley is out for the game.

Falcons come in off a win last week against the Panthers. QB Matt Ryan completed 27 of 33 for 277 yards and two touchdowns with one going to tight end Josh Perkins. Running back Tevin Coleman rushed for 90 yards on nine carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 15th against the run. Tight end Austin Hooper and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel are out for the game.

Falcons lead series matchup 50-45 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Falcons

Oakland Raiders (12-3) vs Denver Broncos (8-7)

Raiders come in off a win last week against the Colts. QB Derek Carr has been lost for the season with a broken fibula. QB Matt McGloin will get the start on Sunday. Running back DeAndre Washington rushed for 99 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 25th against the run and pass. Offensive tackle Austin Howard, linebacker Aldon Smith and QB Derek Carr are out and safety Karl Joseph is doubtful for the game.

Broncos come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs. QB Trevor Siemian completed 17 of 43 for 183 yards and one interception. Running back Justin Forsett rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks first against the pass. Defensive end Derek Wolfe, tight end A.J. Derby, safety T.J. Ward, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and cornerback Kayvon Webster are out for the game.

Raiders lead the series matchup 62-50-2 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Raiders

Arizona Cardinals (6-8-1) vs Los Angeles Rams (4-11)

Cardinals come in off a win last week against the Seahawks. QB Carson Palmer completed 16 of 26 for 284 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver J.J. Nelson made three receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown. Running back David Johnson rushed for 95 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns. The defense ranks first in total defense. Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries and safety Tony Jefferson are out for the game.

Rams come in off a loss last week to the 49ers. QB Jared Goff completed 11 of 24 for 90 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Wide receiver Tavon Austin and running back Todd Gurley each rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks sixth overall.Wide receiver Nelson Spruce is out and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and wide receiver Kenny Britt are doubtful for the game.

The series matchup is tied 37-37-2 but Cardinals will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) vs San Diego Chargers (5-10)

Chiefs come in off a win last week against the Broncos. QB Alex Smith completed 25 of 36 for 244 yards one passing touchdown one rushing touchdown and one interception. Tight end Travis Kelce made 11 receptions for 160 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill rushed for 95 yards on six carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks eighth in points allowed per game. Linebacker Justin Houston is out for the game.

Chargers come in off a loss last week to the Browns. QB Philip Rivers completed 23 of 46 for 322 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Tight end Antonio Gates made eight receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 18th in total defense.Running backs Kenneth Farrow, Melvin Gordon and Branden Oliver, cornerback Craig Mager and wide receiver Keenan Allen are out and offensive tackle King Dunlap is doubtful for the game.

Chiefs lead the series matchup 57-55-1 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1) vs San Francisco 49ers (2-13)

Seahawks come in off a loss last week to the Cardinals.QB Russell Wilson completed 29 of 45 for 350 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin made 13 receptions for 171 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks second against the run. Running back C.J. Prosise is out for the game. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is done for the season.

49ers come in off a win last week against the Rams. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 28 of 37 for 266 yards two passing touchdowns one rushing touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Rod Streater made six receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks fourth against the run. Guard Andrew Tiller running back Carlos Hyde and center Marcus Martin are out for the game.

Seahawks lead the series matchup 21-15 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Seahawks

New York Giants (10-5) vs Washington Redskins (8-6-1)

Giants come in off a loss last week to the Eagles. QB Eli Manning completed 38 of 63 for 356 yards one touchdown and three interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made 11 receptions for 150 yards. The defense ranks 14th in yards allowed per game. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and safety Nat Berhe are out for the game.

Redskins come in off a win last week against the Bears.QB Kirk Cousins completed 18 of 29 for 270 yards two rushing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Running back Chris Thompson made one touchdown reception and one rushing touchdown. The defense ranks 23rd overall. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar, safety Su'a Cravens, offensive lineman Vinston Painter and defensive back Donte Whitner are out for the game.

Giants lead the series matchup 98-67-4 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Giants

Green Bay Packers (9-6) vs Detroit Lions (9-6)

Packers come in off a win last week against the Vikings. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of 38 for 347 yards four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made nine receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. The defense ranks seventh against the run. Running back James Starks is out for the game.

Lions come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Matthew Stafford completed 26 of 46 for 260 yards and one interception. Tight end Eric Ebron made eight receptions for 93 yards. Fullback Zach Zenner rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 15th in points allowed per game. Running back Theo Riddick is out for the game. Defensive tackle Stefan Charles is done for the season.

Packers lead the series matchup 99-68-7 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Packers

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Week 16 Predictions

New York Giants (10-4) vs Philadelphia Eagles (5-9)

Giants come in off a win last week against the Lions. QB Eli Manning completed 20 of 28 for 201 yards and two touchdowns with wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham each receiving one. The defense ranks 14th in yards allowed per game. Safety Nat Berhe is out for matchup. QB Ryan Nassib and running back Shane Vereen are out for the season.

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Ravens. QB Carson Wentz completed 22 of 42 for 170 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. Running back Ryan Matthews rushed for 128 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks eighth in total defense.

Giants lead the series matchup 85-80-2 and will get the win on Thursday. Prediction: Giants

Miami Dolphins (9-5) vs Buffalo Bills (7-7)

Dolphins come in off a win last week against the Jets. QB Matt Moore completed 12 of 18 for 236 yards four touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry made three receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 10th against the pass.QB Ryan Tannehill is still out indefinitely. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins and cornerback Byron Maxwell are doubtful for the game.

Bills come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of 24 for 174 yards and one touchdown to tight end Charles Clay. Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 153 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 27th against the run. Linebacker Lerentree McCray is out and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn is doubtful for the matchup.

Dolphins lead series matchup 59-45-1 but Bills will get the win at home.  Prediction: Bills

Washington Redskins (7-5-1) vs Chicago Bears (3-11)

Redskins come in off a loss last week to the Panthers. QB Kirk Cousins completed 32 of 47 for 315 yards and one interception. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson made seven receptions for 111 yards. The defense ranks 23rd overall. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar and safety Su'a Cravens are out for the matchup. Linebacker Houston Bates is out for the season.

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Packers. QB Matt Barkley completed 30 of 43 for 362 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions. Wide receiver Deonte Thompson made eight receptions for 110 yards. Running back Jordan Howard rushed for 90 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game. Offensive lineman Eric Kush is out for the matchup. Cornerback Kyle Fuller is out for the season.

Redskins lead series matchup 25-23-1 and will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Redskins

San Diego Chargers (5-9) vs Cleveland Browns (0-14)

Chargers come in off a loss last week to the Raiders. QB Philip Rivers completed 17 of 30 for 206 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Travis Benjamin. The defense ranks 18th in total defense.Running back Melvin Gordon is out and cornerback Craig Mager is doubtful for the game.

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Bills. QB Robert Griffin III completed 17 of 28 for 196 yards and one rushing touchdown. The defense ranks 31st in total defense.

Chargers lead series matchup 15-8-1 and will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Chargers

Minnesota Vikings (7-7) vs Green Bay Packers (8-6)

Vikings come in off a loss last week to the Colts. QB Sam Bradford completed 32 of 42 for 291 yards and one interception. Tight end Kyle Rudolph made eight receptions for 97 yards. The defense ranks third in yards allowed per game. Running back Adrian Peterson, fullback Zach Line, guard Brandon Fusco and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell are out for the matchup. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is out for the season.

Packers come in off a win last week against the Bears. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 31 for 252 yards. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson made seven receptions for 124 yards. Running back Christine Michael rushed for one touchdown. Running back Ty Montgomery rushed for 162 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks seventh against the run. Running back James Starks and linebacker Jayrone Elliott are out for the matchup.

Packers lead series matchup 59-51-2 and will get the win at home Saturday. Prediction: Packers

New York Jets (4-10) vs New England Patriots (12-2)

Jets come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Bryce Petty completed 20 of 36 for 235 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Wide receiver Robby Anderson made four receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 30th against the pass. Defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin are out and running back Matt Forte is doubtful for the matchup. Linebacker Mike Catapano is out for the season.

Patriots come in off a win last week against the Broncos. QB Tom Brady completed 16 of 32 for 188 yards. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks second in total defense. Wide receiver Danny Amendola is out for the game.

Patriots lead series matchup 60-54-1 and will get the win at home Saturday. Prediction: Patriots

Atlanta Falcons (9-5) vs Carolina Panthers (5-8)

Falcons come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Matt Ryan completed 17 of 23 for 286 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson made four receptions for 111 yards. Running back Devonta Freeman rushed for 139 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns. The defense ranks 15th against the run. Tight end Austin Hooper and linebacker De'Vondre Campbell are out for the matchup.

Panthers come in off a win last week against the Redskins.QB Cam Newton completed 21 of 37 for 300 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Ted Ginn. Running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for 132 yards and 25 carries. The defense ranks second against the run. Defensive end Ryan Delaire is out for the matchup.

Falcons lead series matchup 26-17 but Falcons will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Falcons

Tennessee Titans (8-6) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

Titans come in off a win last week against the Chiefs. QB Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 33 for 241 yards and one interception. Wide receiver Rishard Matthews made four receptions for 105 yards. Running back Derrick Henry rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks 20th overall. Cornerback Jason McCourty is doubtful for the matchup. Defensive lineman Karl Klug is out for the season.

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Texans. QB Blake Bortles completed 12 of 28 for 92 yards and one interception. The defense is ranked seventh overall.Tight end Neal Sterling, running back Denard Robinson, wide receivers Allen Hurns and Arrelious Benn, linebacker Sean Porter and defensive tackle Jordan Hill are out for the matchup. Cornerback Aaron Colvin and Jeremiah Poutasi are out for the season.

Titans lead series matchup 25-19 and will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Titans

Indianapolis Colts (7-7) vs Oakland Raiders (11-3)

Colts come in off a win last week against the Vikings. QB Andrew Luck completed 21 of 28 for 250 yards and two touchdowns with one each going to wide receiver Philip Dorsett and tight end Erik Swoope. Running back Frank Gore rushed for 101 yards on 26 carries. Running back Robert Turbin rushed for two touchdowns.The defense ranks 31st overall.

Raiders come in off a win last week against the Chargers. QB Derek Carr completed 19 of 30 for 213 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Michael Crabtree. The defense ranks 26th in yards allowed per game.

Raiders lead series matchup 8-7 and will get the win at home on Saturday. Prediction: Raiders

San Francisco 49ers (1-13) vs Los Angeles Rams (4-10)

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Falcons. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 20 of 33 for 183 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver Rod Streater. The defense ranks fourth against the run. Cornerback Dontae Johnson and offensive tackle Joe Staley are doubtful for the matchup. Wide receivers Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton, defensive back Jimmie Ward, tight end Blake Bell and linebacker Nick Bellore are out for the season.

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Seahawks. QB Jared Goff completed 13 of 25 for 135 yards. The defense ranks sixth overall.Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner is doubtful for the matchup. Defensive back Marqui Christian is out for the season.

49ers lead series matchup 67-64-3 and will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-6) vs New Orleans Saints (6-8)

Buccaneers come in off a loss last week to the Cowboys. QB Jameis Winston completed 17 of 35 for 247 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions. Tight end Cameron Brate made five receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game.Defensive end William Gholston, and offensive tackles Demar Dotson and Gosder Cherilus are out for the matchup.

Saints come in off a win last week against the Cardinals. QB Drew Brees completed 37 of 48 for 389 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks made seven receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Tim Hightower rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks 27th overall. Cornerback Delvin Breaux is out for the matchup.

Saints lead series matchup 30-19 and will get the win at home. Prediction: Saints

Arizona Cardinals (5-8-1) vs Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1)

Cardinals come in off a loss last week to the Saints. QB Carson Palmer completed 28 of 40 for 318 yards and two touchdowns with one going to wide receiver John Brown. Running back David Johnson rushed for two touchdowns. The defense ranks first in total defense. Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries and cornerback Marcus Cooper are out for the matchup. Safety Tyrann Mathieu is out for the season.

Seahawks come in off a win last week against the Rams.QB Russell Wilson completed 19 of 26 for 229 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett made seven receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks second against the run. Defensive end Demontre Moore is out for the season.

Series matchup is tied 17-17-1. Seahawks will get the win at home. Prediction: Seahawks

Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1) vs Houston Texans (8-6)

Bengals come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Andy Dalton completed 16 of 27 for 157 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 24th overall. Guard Clint Boling, tight ends Tyler Kroft and Tyler Eifert and linebacker Vontaze Burfict are out for the matchup.

Texans come in off a win last week against the Jaguars. QB Tom Savage completed 23 of 36 for 260 yards. Running back Lamar Miller rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game.

Texans lead series matchup 6-4 but Bengals will get the win on Saturday. Prediction: Bengals

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5)

Ravens come in off a win last week against the Eagles. QB Joe Flacco completed 16 of 30 for 206 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Steve Smith. Running back Kenneth Dixon rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks first against the run. Linebacker Kamalei Correa and cornerback Jimmy Smith are out for the matchup.

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Bengals.QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 36 for 286 yards and one touchdown.Wide receiver Eli Rogers made five receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. Safety Shamarko Thomas is out and wide receiver Sammie Coates and tight end Ladarius Green are doubtful for the matchup.

Steelers lead series matchup 24-21 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Steelers

Denver Broncos (8-6) vs Kansas City Chiefs (10-4)

Broncos come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Trevor Siemian completed 25 of 40 for 282 yards and one interception. The defense ranks first against the pass.Safety T.J. Ward, linebacker Brandon Marshall, tight ends Virgil Green and A.J. Derby are out for the matchup.

Chiefs come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Alex Smith completed 15 of 28 for 163 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. Running back Tyreek Hill rushed for one touchdown. The defense is ranked eighth in points allowed per game.

Chiefs lead series matchup 58-55 and will get the win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Chiefs

Detroit Lions (9-5) vs Dallas Cowboys (12-2)

Lions come in off a loss last week to the Giants. QB Matthew Stafford completed 24 of 39 for 273 yards and one interception. The defense ranks 15th in points allowed per game. Cornerback Darius Slay is doubtful for the matchup.

Cowboys come in off a win last week against the Buccaneers. QB Dak Prescott completed 32 of 36 for 279 yards and one rushing touchdown. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 159 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks third against the run. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and cornerback Morris Claiborne are out for the matchup.

Cowboys lead series matchup 14-12 and will get the win at home on Monday night. Prediction: Cowboys

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Week 15 Predictions

Los Angeles Rams (4-9) vs Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1)

Rams come in off a loss last week to the Falcons.QB Jared Goff completed 24 of 41 for 235 yards and two interceptions. Running back Todd Gurley rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks sixth overall. Cornerback E.J. Gaines and defensive end Robert Quinn are doubtful for the matchup. Tight end Cory Harkey is out for the season.

Seahawks come in off a loss last week to the Packers. QB Russell Wilson completed 22 of 39 for 240 yards one touchdown and five interceptions. The defense ranks second against the run. Defensive end Damontre Moore and running back C.J. Prosise are out for the game. Fullback Will Tukuafu and running back Troymaine Pope are out for the season.

Seahawks lead the series matchup 21-16 and will get the win at home. Prediction: Seahawks

Miami Dolphins (8-5) vs New York Jets (4-9)

Dolphins come in off a win last week to the Cardinals.QB Matt Moore will get the start on Sunday. Wide receiver Kenny Stills made six receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 10th against the pass. QB Ryan Tannehill and defensive end Dion Jordan are out for the matchup. Center Mike Pouncey is out for the season.

Jets come in off a win last week against the 49ers. QB Bryce Petty completed 23 of 35 for 257 yards and one interception. Running back Bilal Powell rushed for 145 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns. The defense ranks 30th against the pass.Linebackers Lorenzo Mauldin and Mike Catapano, cornerback Buster Skrine and defensive tackle Steve McLendon are out for the matchup and running back Khiry Robinson and offensive tackle Brent Qvale are doubtful. Safety Marcus Gilchrist and offensive tackle Breno Giacomini are out for the season.

Jets lead series matchup 53-48-1 but Dolphins will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Dolphins

Cleveland Browns (0-13) vs Buffalo Bills (6-7)

Browns come in off a loss last week to the Bengals.QB Robert Griffin III completed 12 of 28 for 104 yards one rushing touchdown and one interception. The defense ranks 31st in total defense. Offensive tackle Alvin Bailey is out for the matchup.

Bills come in off a loss last week to the Steelers. QB Tyrod Taylor completed 15 of 25 for 228 yards two touchdowns and one interception with one touchdown going to wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks first in sacks this season. Wide receiver Kolby Listenbee and linebacker Lerentee McCray are out for the game and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn is doubtful. Safety James Ihedigbo is out for the season.

Browns lead series matchup 12-8 but Bills will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Bills

Green Bay Packers (7-6) vs Chicago Bears (3-10)

Packers come in off a win last week against the Seahawks. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 18 of 23 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams made four receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks seventh against the run. Linebacker Nick Perry and running back James Starks are doubtful for the game.

Bears come in off a loss last week to the Lions.QB Matt Barkley completed 20 of 32 for 212 yards and one touchdown going to wide receiver Cameron Meredith. The defense ranks last in yards allowed per game. Wide receivers Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson are out for the matchup. Offensive lineman Mike Adams is out for the season.

Bears lead series matchup 94-93-6 but Packers will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (5-7-1)

Steelers come in off a win last week against the Bills. QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 31 for 220 yards and three interceptions. Running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for 236 yards on 38 carries and three touchdowns. The defense ranks fifth in rushing yards allowed per game. Safety Shamarko Thomas and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey are out for the game.

Bengals come in off a win last week against the Browns. QB Andy Dalton completed 20 of 28 for 180 yards and two touchdowns to tight end Tyler Eifert. Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for 111 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 24th overall. Defensive tackle Brandon Thompson is out for the matchup and defensive end Wallace Gilberry and wide receiver A.J. Green are doubtful.

Steelers lead series matchup 59-35 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Steelers

Tennessee Titans (7-6) vs Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)

Titans come in off a win last week against the Broncos. QB Marcus Mariota completed six of 20 for 88 yards. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 92 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 20th overall. Linebacker Sean Spence is out for the matchup.

Chiefs come in off a win last week against the Raiders. QB Alex Smith completed 17 of 26 for 264 yards one touchdown and one interception. Running back Charcandrick West rushed for one touchdown. The defense is eighth in points allowed per game. Defensive back Phillip Gaines is out for matchup.

Chiefs lead series matchup 29-21 and will get the win at home. Prediction: Chiefs

Indianapolis Colts (6-7) vs Minnesota Vikings (7-6)

Colts come in off a loss last week to the Texans. QB Andrew Luck completed 24 of 45 for 276 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton made nine receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 31st overall. Guard Joe Reitz, defensive tackle Arthur Jones, offensive tackle Denzelle Good and wide receiver Donte Moncrief are out for the matchup. Offensive tackle Jack Mewhort, cornerback Patrick Robinson, safety Clayton Geathers and linebacker Curt Maggitt are out for the season.

Vikings come in off a win last week against the Jaguars. QB Sam Bradford completed 24 of 34 for 292 yards and one touchdown to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Running back Matt Asiata rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks third in yards allowed per game. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, guard Brandon Fusco, cornerback Trae Waynes and safety Harrison Smith are out for the matchup. Defensive tackle Shariff Floyd is out for the season.

Colts lead the series matchup 16-7-1 but Vikings will get the win at home. Prediction: Vikings

Detroit Lions (9-4) vs New York Giants (9-4)

Lions come in off a win last week against the Bears. QB Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 35 for 223 yards one passing touchdown one rushing touchdown and two interceptions. The defense ranks 15th in points allowed per game.

Giants come in off a win last week against the Cowboys.QB Eli Manning completed 17 of 28 for 193 yards one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Odell Beckham made four receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown. The defense ranks 17th in total defense.

Lions lead series matchup 22-20-1 but Giants will get the win at home. Prediction: Giants

Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) vs Baltimore Ravens (7-6)

Eagles come in off a loss last week to the Redskins.QB Carson Wentz completed 32 of 46 for 314 yards one touchdown and one interception. Tight end Zach Ertz made 10 receptions for 112 yards. The defense ranks eighth in total defense.Offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai and running back Darren Sproles are out for the matchup. Running back Wendell Smallwood, offensive tackle Matt Tobin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos are out for the season.

Ravens come in off a loss last week to the Patriots. QB Joe Flacco completed 37 of 52 for 324 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Running back Kenneth Dixon made one touchdown reception. The defense ranks second in total defense. Cornerback Jimmy Smith it out for the matchup. Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro is out for the season.

Eagles lead series matchup 2-1-1 but Ravens will recover from last week's lost and win at home. Prediction: Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) vs Houston Texans (7-6)

Jaguars come in off a loss last week to the Vikings. QB Blake Bortles completed 23 of 37 for 257 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Bryan Walters. The defense ranks fourth in total defense. Running back Denard Robinson, wide receiver Allen Hurns and guard Chris Reed are out for the matchup. Defensive lineman Jared Odrick and tight end Julius Thomas are out for the season.

Texans come in off a win last week against the Colts. QB Brock Osweiler completed 14 of 24 for 147 yards and one interception. Running back Lamar Miller rushed for 107 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game. Linebacker John Simon, safety Don Jones, guard Jeff Allen and tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz are out for the matchup. Wide receiver Braxton Miller and linebacker Brennan Scarlett are out for the season.

Texans lead the series matchup 18-11 and will get the win at home Sunday. Prediction: Texans

San Francisco 49ers (1-12) vs Atlanta Falcons (8-5)

49ers come in off a loss last week to the Jets. QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 26 for 133 yards and one touchdown. Running back Shaun Draughn will rush for one touchdown. The defense ranks last in points allowed per game. Wide receiver Torrey Smith is out for the game and offensive tackle Joe Staley is doubtful. Tight end Vance McDonald and center Daniel Kilgore are out for the season.

Falcons come in off a win last week against the Rams. QB Matt Ryan completed 18 of 28 for 237 yards and three touchdowns with one touchdown going to wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Running back Tevin Coleman rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks 15th against the run. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn, safety Robenson Therezie, cornerback Jalen Collins, wide receivers Julio Jones and Nick Williams are out for the matchup.Safety Kemal Ismhael is out for the season.

49ers lead series matchup 47-30-1 but Falcons will get the win at home. Prediction: Falcons

New Orleans Saints (5-8) vs Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1)

Saints come in off a loss last week to the Buccaneers. QB Drew Brees completed 25 of 41 for 257 yards and three interceptions. The defense ranks 27th overall.Offensive tackle Terron Armstead is out for the season.

Cardinals come in off a loss last week to the Dolphins. QB Carson Palmer completed 18 of 33 for 145 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver J.J. Nelson rushed for one touchdown.The defense ranks first in total defense.Guard Ulrick John, linebacker Deone Bucannon and safety Tyvon Branch are out for the season.

Cardinals lead series matchup 15-14 and will win at home on Sunday. Prediction: Cardinals

New England Patriots (11-2) vs Denver Broncos (8-5)

Patriots come in off a win last week against the Ravens. QB Tom Brady completed 25 of 38 for 406 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver Chris Hogan made five receptions for 129 yards and one touchdown. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for 72 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown.The defense is ranked second in total defense. Wide receiver Danny Amendola is out for the matchup.

Broncos come in off a loss last week to the Titans. QB Trevor Siemian completed 35 of 51 for 334 yards and one touchdown.Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made 11 receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas made 10 receptions for 126 yards. The defense ranks first in pass defense. Long snapper Casey Kreiter and linebacker Brandon Marshall are out for the season.

Broncos lead series matchup 30-21 but Patriots will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Patriots

Oakland Raiders (10-3) vs San Diego Chargers (5-8)

Raiders come in off a loss last week to the Chiefs. QB Derek Carr completed 17 of 41 for 117 yards. Running back Latavius Murray rushed for 103 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks 26th in yards allowed per game. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee, safety Karl Joseph and linebacker Shilique Calhoun are out for the matchup.

Chargers come in off a loss last week to the Panthers. QB Philip Rivers completed 21 of 39 for 236 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions with one touchdown going to wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. The defense ranks 19th in yards allowed per game.Defensive tackle Tenny Palepoiis and running back Melvin Gordon are out for the matchup and cornerback Craig Mager is doubtful. Cornerback Brandon Flowers has been lost for the season.

Raiders lead series matchup 62-50-2 and will get the win on Sunday. Prediction: Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) vs Dallas Cowboys (11-2)

Buccaneers come in off a win last week against the Saints. QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of 26 for 184 yards. Running back Doug Martin rushed for 66 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown. The defense ranks fifth in yards allowed per game. Offensive tackle Demar Dotson is out for the game.

Cowboys come in off a loss last week to the Giants. QB Dak Prescott completed 17 of 37 for 165 yards one touchdown and two interceptions with the lone touchdown going to wide receiver Terrance Williams. The defense ranks third against the run. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, cornerback Morris Claiborne and offensive lineman Chaz Green are out for the matchup.

Cowboys lead series matchup 13-4 and will recover from last week's loss and get the win at home. Prediction: Cowboys

Carolina Panthers (5-8) vs Washington Redskins (7-5-1)

Panthers come in off a win last week to the Chargers.QB Cam Newton completed 10 of 27 for 160 yards one touchdown and one interception with the lone touchdown pass going to wide receiver Devin Funchess. Running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for one touchdown. The defense ranks second against the run.

Redskins come in off a win last week to the Eagles. QB Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 21 for 234 yards two touchdowns and one interception. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson made three receptions for 102 yars and one touchdown. Running backs Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson each rushed for a touchdown. The defense ranks 23rd overall. Defensive end Anthony Lanier is out for the season.

Redskins lead series matchup 7-5 but Panthers will get the win Monday night. Prediction: Panthers

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. Safety ShamarkoThomas and Darrius Heyward-Bey will be out and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave is doubtful for the matchup.

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. Tight end C.J. Uzomah, Wide receiver A.J. Green, safety Derron Smith, defensive end Wallace Gilberry, long snapper Clark Harris are 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. Wide receiver Eddie Royal is doubtful for the matchup.

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. The defense is ranked fourth in total defense. Running back Kapri Bibbs has been lost for the season. Linebacker Brandon Marshall and long snapper Casey Kreiter are out for the game.

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 (6-6)

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. Linebackers D'Qwell Jackson and Robert Mathis, cornerback Patrick Robinson, nose tackle Zach Kerr, offensive tackle Denzelle Good, safety Clayton Geathers are 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. Wide receiver Josh Doctson is out for the season.

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. Offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai is out for the game.

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. Cornerback Brandon Flowers is out for the game. 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. Offensive tackle Daryl Williams, defensive end Charles Johnson 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, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and guard Joe Berger are 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. Defensive lineman Jared Odrick, safety Peyton Thompson, tight end Julius Thomas, running back Denard Robinson and wide receiver Allen Hurns are out for the game.

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. Wide receiver Jalin Marshall, safety Antonio Allen, linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, offensive tackle Breno Giacomini, running back Khiry Robinson and defensive tackle Steve McLendon are out for the matchup. Linebacker Julian Stanford and center Nick Mangold have been lost for the season.

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. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and defensive end Adrian Clayborn are 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. Running back Darren McFadden, defensive end Randy Gregory and cornerback Morris Claiborne are out for the game.

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. Defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins, linebacker Mark Herzlich and safety Nat Berhe are out for the game.

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 doubtful 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 out for the game.

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