NFL Predictions: A Look at Every NFL Game This Season
Thursday, Dec. 1st-
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings:
The Vikings are hanging in there despite losing Teddy Bridgewater preseason as Sam Bradford finally played a very good game the week prior. Peterson is once again getting his name in the mix to lead the league in rushing, trailing only Todd Gurley. He gets a bit closer with another big game, totaling 161 yards and a TD and Hill throws for 267 yards and two TD’s. The balance is now their for the Vikings, and their defense is playing well.
The Pick: Vikings 24 Cowboys 16
Sunday, Dec. 4th-
Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons:
The Chiefs look to get back in the win column with a matchup against the Falcons. Matt Ryan returns for the Falcons however, and hits Julio Jones twice for TD’s in the first half. A stunned Chiefs team tries to claw their way back into it, but a rare Alex Smith interception seals the deal for the Falcons to get the upset win.
The Pick: Falcons 27 Chiefs 23
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints:
The Saints welcome the Lions into the Superdome and the home field advantage is restored. Matthew Stafford is intercepted twice in this contest, and loses a fumble as well, as Brees lights up the Lions D for five TD’s.
The Pick: Saints 35 Lions 13
Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots:
The Rams win streak comes to an end as the Patriots are now clicking on all cylinders. Four TD’s from Brady to Gronk will get it done.
The Pick: Patriots 38 Rams 13
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars:
Blake Bortles is having himself a mighty fine season. But as has been the case with many of the leagues elite quarterbacks, going against the Broncos vaunted defense is something that he just simply isn’t ready for. A four interception day dooms the Jags on this Sunday, and the Broncos roll.
The Pick: Broncos 26 Jaguars 9
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers:
Another week for the Texans, another disappointing offensive output. The defense does okay against the Packers high powered offense, all things considered. Unfortunately it’s not even close to being enough to get it done, and now rumors begin to spread immediately after the game about Bill O’Brien’s job security. Could the coach suddenly be on the hot seat?
Packers 23 Texans 13
Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals:
Much like the Patriots and Vikings, the Bengals have taken their season into playoff mode early as they try and make a push towards the playoffs after incredibly slow starts. Then again, the early season version of the Bengals could have whooped up on this Eagles squad. Carson Wentz has a tough time against the Bengals defense, and Andy Dalton has a field day against this secondary.
The Pick: Bengals 34 Eagles 17
Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens:
The Dolphins are having some struggles under first year head coach Adam Gase. While being a quarterback guru in every stop he’s ever had, rumors are swirling that Gase has said behind closed doors that he has lost faith in Ryan Tannehill’s ability to be a starting quarterback. Another poor Tannehill outing doesn’t help, and midway through the fourth quarter he is replaced by Zac Dyert who see’s his first ever NFL action, and plays pretty well in his two drives.
The Pick: Ravens 24 Dolphins 19
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears:
Jay Cutler must have drank some magic Kool Aid. coming off a six TD performance, Cutler has another three TD day against no interceptions and the Bears have suddenly won two games in a row.
The Pick: Bears 27 49ers 20
Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders:
2016 was supposed to be the year the Raiders finally got it done. At this point, the playoffs may be out of reach for the Raiders, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to make one last push. A good effort against the Bills gets the rally started.
The Pick: Raiders 34 Bills 24
New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers:
The Giants let a great opportunity squander a week ago, and it certainly gets no easier going up against Big Ben and the Steelers. Le’Veon Bell gets Pittsburgh off to a great start, but a late rally led by Eli Manning and Victor Cruz bring the Giants all the way back, and in fact, provide them with enough points to pull off the upset road win.
The Pick: Giants 38 Steelers 35
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals:
The Redskins build a 10 point first half lead on the road, but it doesn’t take long for the Cardinals to retake the lead and keep it for good. David Johnson has himself one heck of a day, rushing for 252 yards, and scoring three touchdowns, and the Skins never can recover.
The Pick: Cardinals 30 Redskins 17
Tampa Bay at San Diego Chargers:
Phillip Rivers and the Chargers come out of the gates guns a blazing in this one as Rivers completes his first twelve throws and leads the Chargers to a 10-0 lead. Winston quickly strikes back with a touchdown drive of his own. The day turns when Rivers fires his first incomplete pass of the day—problem is, it wasn’t really incomplete, in fact it was a touchdown pass—for the Bucs—A pick 6.
The Pick: Buccaneers 24 Chargers 16
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks:
The Sunday Night showdown that everyone has been waiting for is as good as it gets. Both quarterbacks do their thing, each thowing for TD’s, rushing for TD’s and making these ridiculous defenses look silly at times. The Panthers, however, prove on this night that they weren’t just some one hit wonder as they go on the road for the second straight year to upset the Seahawks.
The PIck: Panthers 27 Seahawks 26
Monday, Dec. 5th-
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets:
The Jets and the Colts are both looking to win themselves a division. The Jets apparently want it a little bit more—Brandon Marshall in particular. On this day, Marshall is the best receiver in the NFL, grabbing 14 catches for 208 yards and three TD’s.
The Pick: Jets 30 Colts 27
New England Patriots: 7-5
New York Jets: 7-5
Buffalo Bills: 5-7
Miami Dolphins: 3-9
Pittsburgh Steelers: 8-4
Cincinnati Bengals: 7-5
Baltimore Ravens: 7-5
Cleveland Browns: 3-9
Indianapolis Colts: 7-5
Jacksonville Jaguars: 7-5
Houston Texans: 3-9
Tennessee Titans: 2-10
Denver Broncos: 10-2
Kansas City Chiefs: 6-6
Oakland Raiders: 6-6
San Diego Chargers: 4-8
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Dallas Cowboys: 7-5
New York Giants: 7-5
Washington Redskins: 4-8
Philadelphia Eagles: 2-10
Green Bay Packers: 10-2
Minnesota Vikings: 6-6
Detroit Lions: 6-6
Chicago Bears: 4-8
Carolina Panthers: 10-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7-5
New Orleans Saints: 6-6
Atlanta Falcons: 4-8
Seattle Seahawks: 9-3
Arizona Cardinals: 9-3
Los Angeles Rams: 6-6
San Francisco 49ers: 3-9
Next: Week 14