Due to yet another busy assessment week, I have decided to once again do my NFL predictions in this format.
So with that being said, here are my Week 15 predictions via the bullet points below:
- I’ll take the red-hot Ravens over the Jets to extend their winning streak to 12 games
- Despite how dreadful the Patriots have looked since Week 9, I just can’t see them losing to the lowly Bengals
- Despite being hurt by the fact that their conference is so strong in terms of other teams with inside tracks to playoff berths, I like the Buccaneers over the Lions to extend their winning streak to four games
- Logic says to pick the Packers at home. However, they could easily be 2-5 at Lambeau Field right now. Currently, they are 6-1 in that stadium. Make it 6-2 because I got the Bears in an upset. Look for Khalil Mack to terrorize the Packers offense
- Nissan Stadium has been a house of horrors for the Texans in the Deshaun Watson era, as they have lost their past two games in that stadium, even though Watson was out for the first of those two contests. Make it 0-3, as I see the second hottest AFC team in the Titans winning this one to get the lead in the AFC South
- Ever since the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 title defense, them and the Chiefs have gone in complete opposite directions, with the 2015-16 champions enduring a three-year playoff drought and possibly a fourth consecutive non-playoff season to follow, while seven of the Chiefs’ eight wins against the Broncos have come since the 2016 season. Oh yeah, and the Chiefs are AFC West division champions for the fourth consecutive season. Look for the Chiefs extend their winning streak against the Broncos
- For the second consecutive week, the Dolphins play in MetLife Stadium. And for the second consecutive week, they will leave that stadium with a loss against the Giants this time around
- The Redskins have played better since Week 12, where they could have been on a three-game winning streak heading into this game. They will follow up last week’s loss against the Packers with a loss against an Eagles team that controls its own destiny for the NFC East division title
- I got the Seahawks rebounding on the road against a Panthers team that has been plunging downward since Week 10 against the Packers
- The Jaguars have lost five games in a row and have allowed five 100-yard rushers during that losing streak. It will be six in a row when they face the Raiders and they’ll allow a sixth 100-yard rusher this week no matter who lines up in the backfield for the Raiders
- Ever since a Week 9 loss against the Broncos, the Browns have won four of their last five games. They face a Cardinals team that got beat badly at home against the Rams and lost a close one against a very good Steelers team. Given how well Freddie Kitchens’ bunch has played lately, logic says to pick the Browns. However, this could very well be the final home in the magnificent career of Larry Fitzgerald. And no matter if arguably the greatest Cardinal of all-time comes back for the 2020 season, I expect the Cardinals to win their last home game of this decade
- Given who (Packers) the Vikings face next week, this is a potential trap game for them. However, the Chargers have been too up-and-down for me to trust them this season. So with that being said, I like the Vikings to win 20-17 at the buzzer
- Despite their late-season slump, I expect the Cowboys to win a close one against the Rams to possibly save their season
- The Falcons are 3-2 following their Week 9 bye and one of those wins was against a red-hot Saints team. This game will be closer than originally thought, as Richard Sherman and Dee Ford are both for this game. However, the NFC West leaders have Kyle Shanahan, the former Falcons offensive coordinator from their most recent NFC champions season. That familiarity will be the reason why the 49ers will get their 12th win this season
- Devlin Hodges is working wonders with a cobbled up unit of skill position players around him and has been a reason why the Steelers are currently sixth in the AFC Playoff standings. The Bills are in a very unique position of winning out to claim the AFC East division title for the first time since 1995. Logic says to pick the Steelers in primetime at home, but I got a feeling that the Bills will rise to challenge to seize this unique opportunity. I got Buffalo in a close one
- Ever since their Week 9 bye, the Saints have lost two of their last three games in the fortress known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. However, they are facing a Colts team that both needs to win out and needs a lot of help to clinch the AFC South division title for the first time since 2014. However, I don’t see Drew Brees allowing his team losing a third game at home following that Week 9 bye. Saints to keep pace with the 49ers for the number one seed in the NFC
Once again, my common thread of having a full slate of movie assessments has made me resort to doing my NFL predictions in this format.
So with that being said, here are my Week 14 picks via the bullet points below:
- I’ll take the suddenly resurgent Bears over the very disappointing Cowboys
- Despite no longer having Ron Rivera as their head coach, I don’t see the Panthers beating a Falcons team that has looked better since coming off a Week 9 bye week
- In a defensive struggle, I see the Ravens beating the Bills 16-13 at the buzzer via a Justin Tucker field goal
- I’ve taken the Browns once all year and that resulted in a Week 3 loss against the Los Angeles Rams. I’ll take them again this week, as I don’t see them losing against the one-win Bengals
- I like the Packers over the three-win Redskins in the fortress known as Lambeau Field
- The Vikings let one get away against the Seattle Seahawks last week. So with that being said, I expect them to take their frustrations out on the Lions
- I like the Saints at home against the 49ers. Especially with the extra rest that Sean Payton’s bunch got after playing on Thanksgiving night
- I expect the Jets to prevent a season sweep against the Dolphins
- In a must win game to stay alive in the AFC South race, I predict that the Colts will get back on the right track with a win against the Buccaneers. Look for the Colts to rack up multiple sacks and multiple turnovers of Jameis Winston
- The Broncos won’t “Lock” down a second win in their rookie quarterback’s second career start, as the Texans will win their third game in a row
- I expect the Jaguars to ride the wave of Minshew magic to an upset win against the Chargers
- I like the Titans to ride the lead’s third leading rusher, Derrick Henry, to a win against the Raiders
- I know it’s risky, but I like the Chiefs to be the team that finally snaps the Patriots’ home winning streak, which is currently 21 games
- I like the resurgent and resilient Steelers to continue their winning ways against the Cardinals
- As a starter in his career against the Rams in home games, Russell Wilson is 2-5. However, it will be 3-5, as I see one of the favorites for league MVP leading his team to their 11th victory this season
- Mathematically, the Eagles are still alive in the NFC East. And between their last four games and the Cowboys’ last four games, they have the easier stretch of the two. The Super Bowl LII champs are in playoff mode from here on out and need to win out to get back to the playoffs. They’ll start that off on the right foot against a Giants team that has lost eight games in a row, as well as a Giants team that they have beaten five times in a row
Between the holidays, along with a ton of movie assessing and catch up days in the workout room, I’m once doing my NFL predictions in this format.
So with all of that being said, here are my predictions via the bullet point below:
- I’ll take the Bears over the Lions, due to the Motor City Kitties going with an unproven player in David Blough to start at quarterback for them in this game
- I’ll take the Bills over the Cowboys, as I don’t think Jason Garrett’s bunch will rebound that quickly offensively following a season-low of nine points scored against the New England Patriots last week
- I’ll take the Saints over the Falcons, as I like Drew Brees & Company to avenge that flukey Week 10 loss
- I’ll take the suddenly red-hot Jets to keep it going against the winless Bengals
- I’ll take the Colts to rebound at home against the Titans
- I’ll take the Eagles to rebound on the road against the Dolphins
- Despite my rooting interest in seeing the Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North for the third time in five seasons, I’ll take the Packers to rebound against the dreadful Giants
- In the first Browns-Steelers game since Garrettgate, I’ll take Mike Tomlin’s bunch in the rematch
- I’ll take the Panthers to rebound at home against the Redskins
- I’ll take the Buccaneers to build off their big win in Atlanta with another win against the slumping Jaguars
- I’ll take the Ravens to hand the 49ers their first loss on the road this season
- I picked the Cardinals over the Rams in State Farm Stadium last season. And given the inconsistent play of the defending NFC champions, along with the inspired play from Kliff Kingsbury’s bunch, I’ll sing that same song this season
- I’ll take the Chargers over the Broncos, as I like Philip Rivers to do just a little bit more offensively than Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen
- I like the Chiefs out of their bye week against the Raiders
- The Patriots luck will run out this week against a Texans team that is due to finally defeat their long-time AFC tormentor for only the second time in franchise history
- The Seahawks have uncharacteristically lost two games at The Link this season. They will uncharacteristically lose a third against a Vikings team that has me sold since their Week 10 victory against the Cowboys
For the sixth time in as many weeks, I’m doing my NFL predictions in this format, as I continue to be buried with movie assessments.
So with that being said, let’s get right to it.
The predictions are via the bullet points below:
- Points will be at a premium between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans, as the Colts boast a championship caliber defense while not being the same offensively in the post-Andrew Luck era. They have won six of their seven trips to NRG Stadium, including the opening game of the 2018-19 NFL Playoffs. However, the Colts are a little too unpredictable at times. So with that being said, I like the Texans to bounce back this week
- I’ll take the suddenly hot Falcons over the plummeting Buccaneers, simply because the Falcons have made me look foolish the past two weeks
- The demise of the Broncos being a winning team started in New Era Field against the Bills during Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season, as they have are 12-28 since that game. It’s going to be 12-29 against a Bills team with AFC East division title aspirations that are still alive
- In an “upset”, I like the Giants coming out of their bye against the Bears
- The Bengals almost got their first win of the season last week against the Oakland Raiders. They will be winless no more, as I have defeating the Steelers this week
- The Browns have won two in a row, but are without starting defensive linemen Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi, as they both suspended for their roles in that on-field fight at the end of last week’s game against the Steelers. So because of those two absences alone, I like the Dolphins to win for the third time in four weeks
- In his career against the Panthers at home during his time with the Saints, Drew Brees is 8-6 against them as a starter. Make it 9-6, as the Saints proved that their Week 10 loss against the Falcons was a fluke via their 34-17 win against the Buccaneers last week
- This game is a potential trap game for the Raiders, as they have the Kansas City Chiefs following this game. So with that being said, I’ll take the Jets to win their third game in a row
- The Seahawks are coming off their bye and are 5-0 on the road, with one of those wins being that thrilling Week 10 overtime win against the then-undefeated San Francisco 49ers. This game is a must win for the Eagles, as their best and most realistic way of getting to the playoffs is winning the NFC East. They will come through this week and snap Seattle’s five-game road winning streak
- Dating back to Week 9 of last season, the Redskins have lost nine consecutive games at FedEx Field. However, that streak will end against a Lions team that hasn’t been the same since that Week 6 ref-aided debacle against the Packers in Lambeau Field
- Run defense has been an issue for the Jaguars in their past two games, as they have allowed three players to run for 100 yards or more. Derrick Henry will make it four players to achieve such a feat, as his prowess on the ground will power the Titans to a winning record for the first time since Week 1 this season
- Dating back to Week 7 of the 2017 NFL season, the Patriots have won 20 games in a row at Gillette Stadium. But given how inept their offense, that streak could very well end at some point this season. That point will be this week, as I like the Cowboys to win in Foxborough for the first time since 1987
- NBC flexed into this game to allow Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth to broadcast a matchup of teams that are a combined 17-3 this season. Despite the Packers’ 8-2 record, they could very well be 4-6 right now. As a starter against the 49ers back when they used to play at Candlestick Park, Aaron Rodgers is 1-2 and is 3-4 overall against the team that is tied with the Cowboys for the second most Super Bowl victories (5) in NFL history. Those struggles will continue for Rodgers, as the 49ers will get a statement win this week
- Last week was a struggle for the Rams, as they could only muster 17 points against the Bears. Now they face the hottest team in football, the Ravens, in a game that they need to keep pace with both the 49ers and Seahawks. However, the Ravens are seizing every moment in their quest to get the number one seed in the AFC playoff bracket, as a win here and possible Patriots loss against the Cowboys gives them that number one seed by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker. Including that Week 9 win against the aforementioned Patriots, the Ravens have won six in a row. Make it a lucky seven for the Ravens
For the fifth consecutive week, I’m doing my NFL predictions in this format, as I have some big projects coming up after this. Plus, I have once again been up to my neck in movie assessments, thus another reason for this format.
So with both of those things being said, here are my predictions for Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season via the bullet points below:
- I’ll take the Steelers over the Browns because I’m still not sold on Freddie Kitchens’ bunch, despite last week’s win against the Buffalo Bills
- I’ll take the Cowboys over the Lions because I don’t see Matt Patricia’s bunch winning with or without Matthew Stafford, as the 11-year veteran is dealing with a severe back injury
- I’ll take the Colts over the Jaguars because I expect Jacoby Brissett to be back and play well after missing last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins
- Despite the nice two-game winning streak that the Dolphins are on, I like the Bills to bounce back this week
- I like the Vikings in their fortress known as U.S. Bank Stadium against the Broncos
- Despite last week’s fluke loss against the Atlanta Falcons, I like the Saints to bounce back against the Buccaneers
- I’ll take the Redskins over the Jets because this is one of the few winnable games that they have remaining on their schedule
- I like the Panthers to take out the frustrations of last week’s loss against the Green Bay Packers out on the Falcons this week
- The Ravens are the hottest team in the AFC right now and that will continue this week against the Texans
- After having suffering their first loss last week against the Seattle Seahawks, I like the 49ers to bounce back against the Cardinals
- I like the surprising Raiders to win against the Bengals for their third win in a row this season
- Dating back to the 2003 season, the Patriots have lost consecutive games on nine separate occasions. And despite coming off their bye week, the Eagles will make it the tenth such occasion in the Super Bowl LII rematch
- I like a suddenly resurgent Bears team to beat the defending NFC champion Rams, whom are minus two more offensive linemen and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Expect a monster game from Chicago’s best player, Khalil Mack
- At this time of year in the Philip Rivers era, the Chargers normally trend upwards. But after last week’s loss against the Raiders and this game being a must win for the Chiefs, I’ll take Andy Reid’s bunch to win in Mexico City
For the fourth consecutive week, I’m doing my NFL predictions in this format, due to other time consuming projects.
So with that being said, here are my Week 10 prediction via the bullet points below:
- I’ll take the Chargers over the Raiders, as I expect Anthony Lynn’s bunch to build off last week’s monumental home victory against the Green Bay Packers
- I’ll take the Bears to snap their four-game losing streak because their defense is just too good to keep enduring this string of bad luck
- Despite this game screaming “let down”, I still like the Ravens over the Bengals, as John Harbaugh’s bunch is starting to peak at just the right time
- I’ll take the Bills over the Browns because I expect Sean McDermott’s bunch to use this opportunity to get within a game of the idle New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East
- I’ll take the Chiefs over the Titans because Mike Vrabel’s bunch is too inept offensively. Plus, that ineptitude could be even more glaring with the potential return of Patrick Mahomes, as Ryan Tannehill isn’t capable of going possession-for-possession with the league’s reigning MVP
- The Falcons should be better coming out of their bye. However, the Saints are coming off a bye as well and are playing the best ball right now, despite the unbeaten record of the San Francisco 49ers. The Saints, with Drew Brees in his second game back, will be too much for the Falcons. Especially in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Yes, the Saints will make it seven in a row this season
- In the Week 10 “Futility Bowl”, I like the Jets because they are a little more complete than the Giants on both sides of the ball
- I’ll take the Buccaneers to win their first game at Raymond James Stadium this season against Bruce Arians’ former team, the Cardinals
- I like the Colts to bounce back at home against the Dolphins
- I’ll take the Packers to rebound at home against the Panthers
- Despite the Rams coming off their bye week on a two-game winning streak, I just can’t go against Mike Tomlin’s bunch right now. Steelers to go over .500 for the first time all season
- This game is will be a back-and-forth battle, with the Cowboys winning it 20-17 at the buzzer
- The Seahawks are the perfect candidate to deal the last unbeaten team, the 49ers, a loss. However, their defense isn’t the L.O.B. defense of old this season. Plus, Russell Wilson still gets sacked way too many times. Look for Jimmy Garoppolo to replicate what he did last week against the Cardinals, look for Nick Bosa and the Golden Rush defense to sack Wilson five or six times, and look for the 49ers to remain unbeaten at Week 10’s end
Due to my continued relentlessness in knocking out movies on my watch list, I have decided to once again do my weekly NFL predictions in this format.
So with that being said, here are the rest of my Week 9 predictions via the bullet points below:
- I’ll take the Jaguars over the Texans because this week is the perfect one for the Jaguars to finally be over .500 for the first time since Week 4 of last season
- I’ll take the Bills to bounce back against the hapless Redskins
- Despite the possibility of no Patrick Mahomes this week, I’ll take the Chiefs over the Vikings because I just can’t see Andy Reid’s bunch having a four-game losing streak at Arrowhead Stadium
- I’ll take the Dolphins over the Jets because this game is one of the few winnable ones for Brian Flores’ bunch
- In a battle of teams (Bears and Eagles) coached by former Andy Reid assistants, I’ll take the Super Bowl 52 champions because I expect them to build off last week’s big road win against the Bills
- I’ll take the Steelers in an upset over the Colts because they won’t win at Heinz Field without T.Y. Hilton
- I’ll take the Panthers to bounce back at home against a Titans team that barely won their past two games
- I’m finally picking the Raiders to win, as I see them feeding off the crowd in their first game at RingCentral Coliseum since Week 2
- Despite this being considered a trap game for the Seahawks, I just can’t see them losing at The Link against the Buccaneers
- Despite losing Bradley Chubb (partial torn left ACL) and Joe Flacco (herniated disc) to IR, along with trading Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers, the Broncos have more than enough to defeat the under-achieving Browns in this game, which is something they’ll indeed do. Look for 100 yards or more on the ground from Phillip Lindsay and look for a three-sack game from Von Miller
- Logic says to take the Packers against the Chargers. Especially with how well the Packers have looked this entire season. However, they are due for a road loss against a team whose losses have all been decided by seven points or less. Matter of fact, two of the Chargers’ wins have been decided six points or less. Overall, seven of the Chargers’ games have been decided by one possession. This game will be decided by one possession as well, but the home team will come out on top in this one
- I’ll take the Ravens over the Patriots because I feel like John Harbaugh’s bunch will emerge strong out of their Week 8 bye. Plus, the Patriots have to lose sooner or later
- I’ll take the Cowboys over the Giants because Jason Garrett’s bunch will also emerge strong out of their Week 8 bye, along with the fact that they will build off their Week 7 victory against the Eagles
With all the movie assessing that I have recently done, I have once again decided to do my weekly NFL predictions in this format. Or should I say my prediction for the 49ers-Cardinals game, as that’s the only Week 9 game that’s mandatory to meet my Halloween deadline. And since I’ve now established that, here’s my prediction via the bullet point below:
- The Cardinals have been a scrappy bunch Weeks 5 through 7, as they were on a three-game winning streak during that span. However, the three teams that they defeated are a combined 3-21. As for the 49ers, they are undefeated and have two defeated two winning teams this season. Plus, defense and the running game travel, two things that the 49ers have. The Cardinals will give them a fight because the Cardinals almost always play the 49ers tough at University of Phoenix Stadium. However, their effort won’t be effort, as I see the 49ers finding a way to remain undefeated.
From a regular site update standpoint, I’m back in the swing of things.
However, I’ve also been locked into other blogging projects, thus my Week 8 NFL picks being in this format once again.
So with that being said, here are my predictions via the bullet points and bold text below:
- Washington Redskins Vs. Minnesota Vikings-I’ll take the Vikings because they are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and I don’t see them losing against a lowly Redskins team.
- Seattle Seahawks Vs. Atlanta Falcons-I’ll take the Seahawks because I feel that they can bounce back from last week’s disappointing home loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Plus, this might be the worst Falcons team in the Matt Ryan since Tony Gonzalez’ last season (2013) in the league, so there’s no way that they beat the Seahawks this week.
- Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Buffalo Bills-This is a must win game for the Eagles, but the dormant state of their offense is a recipe for disaster against a championship caliber Bills defense. So with that being said, I like the Bills in this one.
- Los Angeles Chargers Vs. Chicago Bears-I’ll take the Bears because their ferocious defense will be too overpowering for the Chargers’ shaky offensive line.
- New York Giants Vs. Detroit Lions-I’ll take the Lions because they are too good to be losers of three in a row. Especially against a Giants team that has been sputtering for the past three weeks.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Tennessee Titans-I’ll take the Buccaneers because I think they’ll be fresh against a Titans team that almost lost its third straight game last week against the Chargers.
- Denver Broncos Vs. Indianapolis Colts-I’ll take the Colts because they are the better team.
- Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Los Angeles Rams-I’ll take the Rams because they looked rejuvenated last week against the Falcons, and they will build off of that against the 0-7 Bengals.
- Arizona Cardinals Vs. New Orleans Saints-I’ll take the Saints because the return of Drew Brees will galvanize that whole team.
- New York Jets Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars-I’ll take the Jaguars because their imposing defense will be too much for Sam Darnold & Company.
- Carolina Panthers Vs. San Francisco 49ers-I’ll take the 49ers because their running game will punish the Panthers run defense, along with the fact that their Golden Rush defense will make life miserable for Kyle Allen and the Panthers offense.
- Cleveland Browns Vs. New England Patriots-I’ll take the Patriots because the Browns aren’t ready to be a serious challenger to them.
- Oakland Raiders Vs. Houston Texans-I’ll take the Texans because I like their chances of rebounding at home this week.
- Green Bay Packers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs-I’ll take the Chiefs because I don’t see them losing three in a row at Arrowhead Stadium.
- Miami Dolphins Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers-I’ll take the Steelers because I expect them to build off of their Week 6 win against the Chargers coming out of their bye week.
On Thursday, I made my prediction of the Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Denver Broncos matchup separate from all these other predictions, due to both the router reset that day and my prediction of that game being due that day. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of recent time knocking movies off my watch list.
But worry not because I have the rest of my Week 7 NFL picks right on time, so let’s get right into it:
- I’ll take the Atlanta Falcons over the Los Angeles Rams because the Falcons are way too talented to be this bad (1-5), along with the fact that the Rams are ripe for the picking right now.
- I’ll take the Buffalo Bills over the Miami Dolphins because the Dolphins are 1-6 in their past seven games at New Era Field and this current Dolphins team isn’t good enough to make it 2-6. Especially against that championship level defense that the Bills possess.
- I’ll take the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Cincinnati Bengals because the Sacksonville defense will exploit the Bengals being minus left offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, along with Leonard Fournette continuing his resurgence on the ground.
- I’ll take the Detroit Lions over the Minnesota Vikings because the Lions will use the horrible officiating in last week’s 23-22 loss against the Green Bay Packers as motivation.
- I’ll take the aforementioned Green Bay Packers over the Oakland Raiders because I’m not quite sold on the Raiders just yet.
- I’ll take the Indianapolis Colts over the Houston Texans because I look for the home team (Colts) to build off their big Week 5 victory at Arrowhead Stadium against the Chiefs coming out of their bye week.
- I’ll take the New York Giants over the Arizona Cardinals because I don’t see the Cardinals winning at MetLife Stadium this week.
- I’ll take the San Francisco 49ers over the Washington Redskins because the 49ers have looked dominant coming out of their bye week, while the Redskins needed a failed two-point conversion attempt by the Dolphins to win the 2019 Toilet Bowl.
- I’ll take the Tennessee Titans over the Los Angeles Chargers because Derrick Henry will help the Titans win the time of possession battle against a Chargers team that has allowed two 100-yard rushers thus far this season.
- I’ll take the Chicago Bears over the New Orleans Saints because the Bears will come back strong from their bye week, along with the fact that I just don’t see Teddy Bridgewater lighting up the Khalil Mack-led Bears defense.
- I’ll take the Seattle Seahawks over the Baltimore Ravens because I don’t see a Ravens defense that no longer has Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley shutting down a Seahawks offense that is led by Russell Wilson, the current favorite to win League MVP this season.
- I’ll take the Philadelphia Eagles over the Dallas Cowboys because Dak Prescott will fail in trying to beat the Eagles with a neutralized Dallas rushing attack. Philadelphia currently boasts the league’s number one defense against the run.
- I’ll take the New York Jets over the New England Patriots because the Jets will build off their big Week 6 win against the Cowboys with another big win this week. Plus, the Patriots are due for a loss sooner or later.