NFL Predictions: A Look at Every NFL Game This Season
Thursday, Oct. 13th-
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers:
The best chance to catch the Broncos off guard for a loss would be on a short week. But not on this Thursday night, as the Broncos defense forces Rivers into four turnovers, and the Chargers fail to score a point. It is a off night for the Broncos offense, but when your defense is that dominant, it simply doesn’t matter.
The Pick: Broncos 13 Chargers 0
Sunday, Oct. 16th-
San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills:
The Bills have seemed to have gotten into a rhythm the past few weeks, and the train keeps rolling with the Niners coming to town. Colin Kaepernick is sacked 4 times on the day, and Tyrod Taylor continues his really impressive play.
The Pick: Bills 27 49ers 20
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins:
The NFC East is really wide open, with no team possessing a .500 record. The Skins are certainly the better team on this day, as struggles continue for the Eagles lowly secondary. The Eagles are really just lucky they weren’t in Philadelphia on this day, as they certainly would have been booed off the field after a performance like this. The only Eagles touchdown came late in the fourth quarter on a pass by Carson Wentz that was nearly intercepted, was tipped in the air and luckily caught by Jordan Matthews and ran in for a long score.
The Pick: Redskins 28 Eagles 10
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans:
The Titans look to build on their win a week ago, but RGIII has different plans. After nearly upsetting a Patriots, the Browns took the strong performance and channeled it forward towards the Titans. Griffin ends up throwing for two scores, and rushing for another as Mariota can’t match him.
The Pick: Browns 27 Titans 17
Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants:
The Giants get their offense clicking immediately against the Ravens, as Manning connects with Odell Beckham Jr. for three first half touchdowns. The Giants suddenly have life in the NFC East race.
The Pick: Giants 35 Ravens 27
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints:
The Saints Superdome advantage is back. Brees has his best game of the season to date, throwing for 4 TD’s against the young Panthers secondary. The Panthers keep it close, but can’t quite get it done down in NOLA.
The Pick: Saints 35 Panthers 31
Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears:
The Jags stellar play continues in the Windy City. Blake Bortles has really start to come into his own this season, and the Jaguars appear to be legitimate threats to win the AFC South.
The Pick: Jaguars 27 Bears 17
Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions:
These are two teams that have been fairly up and down to this point in the year. The Lions offense has played pretty well to this point, and it continues again against a tough Rams D. Since Jim Bob Cooter took over as offensive coordinator for the Lions last season, Stafford has been a top-10 quarterback in the NFL. Another 3 TD’s and turnover free game help the Lions get another win.
The Pick: Lions 24 Rams 20
Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins:
The Steelers have been perfect to this point in the year, however today things stall out a bit. Antonio Brown has to exit in the first quarter with an ankle injury, and while Bell has a nice day, the Dolphins find away to take the ball away from Roethlisberger three times; two INT’s and a fumble. Because of this the Steelers are handed their first loss of the season.
The Pick: Dolphins 20 Steelers 17
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots:
What was expected in Cleveland begins in New England a week later—the Tom Brady assault tour. Brady is nearly perfect as he completes 83% of his passes for 377 yards and four TD’s on this day, and the Patriots end the Bengals win streak in an impressive fashion.
The Pick: Patriots 42 Bengals 16
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders:
The AFC West showdown between the two teams pegged to dethrone the Broncos is a defensive struggle. Neither QB can get anything going, as each are sacked four times and essentially running for their lives all day. At the end of the day, the home team pulls out a W on a 58-yard Janikowski FG as time expires.
The Pick: Raiders 17 Chiefs 14
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks:
Russell Wilson continues to ascend into the elite class of quarterback. Jimmy Graham makes his return from injury and catches three passes on the opening drive—the last being a 22 yard touchdown catch. Things continue to click on offense for the Seahawks all day, but the defense doesn’t hold up as well as we are used to seeing. Things go back and forth until midway through the third quarter.
The Pick: Seahawks 38 Falcons 30
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers:
The Cowboys come into Lambeau with a simple game plan. Keep the ball out of Aaron Rodgers hands, and Ezekiel Elliott helps the Cowboys execute this plan to a T. The rook rushes for 238 yards, and three touchdowns, and Rodgers does not have enough possessions to keep up handing the Packers their first loss of the season and Dak Prescott’s signature win thus far in his career.
The Pick: Cowboys 28 Packers 21
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans:
Tom Savage gets the start in place of the injured Osweiler, and things go basically the same as they have for most of the year—they can’t move the ball. Meanwhile Andrew Luck is starting to make a case for his first MVP, as he tosses for four TD’s and no picks in this one.
The Pick: Colts 31 Texans 10
Monday, Oct. 17th-
New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals:
The Jets got off to a hot start, but a brutal schedule has seen them drop two and a row, and a trip to the desert doesn’t make it much easier. However, Carson Palmer takes a licking from Mo Wilkerson on the first drive of the game and has to leave the game with a concussion. Advantage–Jets
The Pick: Jets 20 Cardinals 17
New York Jets: 4-2
Miami Dolphins: 3-3
Buffalo Bills: 3-3
New England Patriots: 3-3
Pittsburgh Steelers: 5-1
Baltimore Ravens: 3-3
Cincinnati Bengals: 3-3
Cleveland Browns: 2-4
Jacksonville Jaguars: 4-1
Indianapolis Colts: 4-2
Houston Texans: 2-4
Tennessee Titans: 1-5
Denver Broncos: 5-1
Oakland Raiders: 3-3
Kansas City Chiefs: 2-3
San Diego Chargers: 0-6
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Dallas Cowboys: 3-3
New York Giants: 3-3
Washington Redskins: 3-3
Philadelphia Eagles: 1-4
Green Bay Packers: 4-1
Detroit Lions: 4-2
Minnesota Vikings: 3-2
Chicago Bears: 1-5
New Orleans Saints: 4-1
Carolina Panthers: 4-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2-3
Atlanta Falcons: 1-5
Seattle Seahawks: 5-0
Arizona Cardinals: 4-2
Los Angeles Rams: 2-4
San Francisco 49ers: 1-5
Next: Week 7