2019 NFL Championship Sunday Predictions

We have made it to the ‘FInal Four’ stage of the NFL Playoffs. The Saints, Chiefs, Rams, and Patriots will battle it out for a shot at immortality. This weekend has 2 very high profile rematches, and should be very intense affairs. Now it’s time to see which matchup we will see on ‘Super Sunday:’ a rematch of the greatest game ever played, a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, a battle of high powered offenses, or maybe a battle between two of the greatest of all time? Only time will tell, and let’s get this show on the road with my predictions for Championship Sunday 2019.
NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams (13-3) @ New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The legend of Nick Foles ends in the Superdome, as The Eagles lost 20-14. They started out hot, quickly going up 14-0 in the first quarter. The Saints were dead in the water, with Brees throwing a pick on the first play of the game. Then in the second half, the Saints sat up like The Undertaker and scored 20 unanswered, alongside Marshon Lattimore getting 2 clutch INTs, including a game sealer. Now, I’m going to give where Foles credit where credit is due. The Eagles’ season was over, shutting Carson Wentz down after week 14 because he was hurt, and to play the last few games for pride. Nick Foles came back in, then turned the magic on and got wins over the Rams, Texans and Redskins to get in the playoffs. He beat the Bears in the Wild Card Playoffs, and the Eagles accomplished way more than they were supposed to. I don’t care what Doug Pederson said, Nick Foles has done way too much in the past couple of years to be a backup again. Carson Wentz may be a better athlete, but there’s something about Foles that changes the the team’s mentality, and makes them hungrier to win. While Nick Foles ponders his future, The Saints host a high profile rematch against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams dominated last Saturday on the ground, with both Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson racking up more than 100 yards as they helped the Rams beat Dallas 30-22. This is the Rams’ first appearance in the NFC Championship since 2001, and the Saints’ first appearance since 2009. Jared Goff didn’t play too hot the past few weeks, so Coach McVay transformed the Rams into a power run offense. If the Rams are going to go on to the Super Bowl, they need strong play from Jared Goff. The Saints have a good run defense, and Jared Goff might need to beat the Saints with his arm. This game is going to be a battle, and will come down to whoever has the ball last. I’m going to pick the New Orleans Saints to pick up the W, and finally get Drew Brees back to the Super Bowl.

Prediction: Saints

AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots (11-5) @ Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
For the eighth consecutive season, the Patriots are going to the AFC Championship to play a familiar foe in the Kansas City Chiefs. They played each other earlier this year in week 6, with the Patriots edging out the Chiefs 43-40. Tom Brady threw for 340 yards and a TD, while Pat threw for 352 yards and 4 TDs. That game was in Foxborough, Mass. The last time the Pats played in Arrowhead? September 29, 2014, when the Chiefs demolished New England 41-14. Oh dear. Now, these are completely different teams since that point. The Patriots have been to 3 Super Bowls, and the Chiefs ditched Alex Smith and started transcendent QB Patrick Mahomes. Now, let’s recap their playoff games, which both teams won in dominating fashion. Let’s talk the Chiefs first. They played a very hot Colts team, winning 10 of their last 11 games including their Wild Card win over Houston. They got demolished at Arrowhead. The Chiefs very quickly jumped out to a 24-7 lead at halftime, then coasted through the second half as the Colts continued to struggle on offense. The Colts would score another TD in the fourth quarter, but it was too late, as the Chiefs advanced on 31-13. Meanwhile in Foxborough, Mass., The Patriots dominated a VERY good Chargers team by controlling the clock, not turning the ball over, and picking apart their zone defense by throwing underneath. The Chargers may have talent, but good luck trying to out coach the ‘Lord of Darkness.’ The Chargers dug themselves in a hole, going down 35-7 at halftime, but despite scoring 14 in the fourth, it wasn’t enough. The Patriots once again look as dominant as ever as they advance to their 13th AFC Championship Game appearance in the Brady/Belichick Era. That is straight dominance, and speaks to the overall greatness of Belichick’s coaching. Now he faces fellow coaching great in Andy Reid, for only the second time in the postseason. Belichick is 2-0 against the Walrus, beating him at Super Bowl XXXIX, and the 2014 divisional playoff round. This game is going to be very similar to their week 6 matchup, but unfortunately Andy Reid must once again don the ‘Choking Cap’ and blow the game against the Patriots, giving Tom Brady his ninth Super Bowl trip, and fourth in the past five years.
Prediction: Patriots


2019 NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions

Wild Card Weekend was insane, and both #6 seeds pulled off big upsets, but can they do it again? We are now at the ‘Elite Eight’ stage of the NFL Playoffs, and the teams that got a week of R&R now have to fight on to the Conference Championship games. Who is going to get one step closer to immortality? Let’s find out with my 2019 NFL Divisional Round picks.

Last Week’s Playoff Picks: 2-2

Indianapolis Colts (10-6) @ Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)

Wow, the Colts knocked the Texans’ teeth out in the first half of last week’s game, quickly going up 21-0 and preventing Houston from scoring up until the 4th quarter. The Colts now go to the loudest stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs and second year phenom and MVP favorite Patrick Mahomes. The last time these teams played, the Chiefs blew a 31-10 lead, and let Andrew Luck come back in an insane 2013 wild card game. As I stated in my Wild Card predictions last week, the Kansas City Chiefs have only won a single divisional round game since they won the Super Bowl back in 1969, and that’s a thought that’s lingered in my head, but the Chiefs have too much firepower to sputter and be a ‘1 & done.’ This game is going to be a shootout between two generational gunslingers, and will come down to whoever has that last shot in the chamber. While it’d be great to see Luck lead the Colts to the AFC Championship, the Chiefs are going to win this game thanks to Pat Mahomes throwing for a ridiculous amount of yards and TDs.

Prediction: Chiefs

Dallas Cowboys (10-6) @ Los Angeles Rams (12-4)

The Dallas Cowboys have won their third playoff game since they won Super Bowl XXX against a very good Seahawks team, who didn’t go down without a fight. The Boys came to play this postseason, and last week Dak proved that he needs an extension. Unfortunately, tragedy struck as WR Allen Hurns destroyed his ankle while getting tackled, I wish you nothing but the best in your recovery. Now the Cowboys travel on the road to take on the Los Angeles Rams, who have a high powered offense. The Rams have looked very mortal over the past month, suffering 2 ugly losses to the Bears and Niners as Pro Bowler Jared Goff reverted to his rookie form and the Rams have looked very mortal, but they’ve had an extra week to get in sync against a very good Dallas defense. This game will be a battle between two of the best running backs in the NFL, Todd Gurley and rushing champ Ezekiel Elliot, and whichever RB has the better day, that team will likely advance to the NFC title game. As much as it pains me to say it, I’m going to pick the Dallas Cowboys to pick up the upset over the LA Rams and make their first NFC Championship game in 23 years. God have mercy on us all.

Prediction: Cowboys

Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) @ New England Patriots (11-5)

After playing a sloppy game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Chargers go on the road once again to take on the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots. The Chargers this year have been dominant on the road, posting an 8-1 record including last week’s playoff win. Their only loss on the road this year in a cross-town showdown against the LA Rams. The Patriots have been undefeated at home this season, despite boasting one of the weakest rosters they’ve had in years. Gronk hasn’t exactly been himself, with his second worst season of his career in terms of catches and yards, and a career low 3 touchdowns. The last time the Pats played the Chargers, the Patriots beat them 24-21. Another statistic, is that none of the remaining AFC QBs have ever beaten Tom Brady, including Philip Rivers, who is 0-7 in his career. The Patriots haven’t lost a home playoff game since 2010. This is the toughest game for the Patriots, because the Chargers have a very explosive offense with guys like Keenan Allen, a still reliable Antonio Gates, and Melvin Gordon. The strength of the Patriots is supposed to be their passing game, but they’re playing a team who can not only match, but out play them through the air. This game won’t be easy by any means, but I’m going to pick the New England Patriots to edge out the Chargers, and make their ninth straight AFC Championship appearance.

Prediction: Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) @ New Orleans Saints (13-3)

The legend of Nick Foles continues to grow as the defending Super Bowl Champions scraped out a victory in Soldier Field thanks to Cody Parkey whiffing on a game-winning field goal attempt. Both teams tried to piss the game away, but Nick Foles found his clutch gene and threw a game-winning touchdown pass in the closing seconds. Now they have another tough test ahead of them as they travel down Bourbon Street to take on the #1 seeded Saints. In Week 11, Philly traveled down to the Superdome and were absolutely thrashed, 48-7. As we’ve discovered last year, and last week Nick Foles is a beast in the playoffs, besting the league’s top defense 2 years in a row (Minnesota last year, and Chicago this year). Even with a banged up secondary, the Eagles defense looked solid, but let’s not forget that Chicago didn’t have a top tier offense. Now they’re playing Drew Brees with a banged up secondary. I’m sorry Eagles fans, but the legend ends here for Nick Foles, as the Saints advance on to the NFC Championship.

Prediction: Saints

2018 NFL Week 17 Predictions

It’s been a long year, but we are finally at the end of the NFL regular season. There aren’t any Saturday or Monday Night Games, meaning only one day to determine the remaining playoff teams. It’s been an entertaining and unexpected regular season, but now it’s time to close out 2018 with a bang. Let’s see who will win and who will go home with my NFL Regular Season Finale Predictions.

Playoff Scenarios


Clinched: Saints (NFC South and Home-Field Advantage), Bears (NFC North), Seahawks (Playoff Berth), Rams (NFC West), Cowboys (NFC East)

Rams clinch First-Round Bye: win/tie OR Bears loss/tie

Bears clinch First-Round Bye: win + Rams loss

Vikings clinch Playoff Berth: win/tie OR Eagles loss/tie

Eagles clinch Playoff Berth: win + Vikings loss

Eliminated Teams: Detroit, Green Bay, Detroit, Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Washington, New York Giants, San Francisco, Arizona


Clinched: Chiefs (Playoff Berth), Chargers (Playoff Berth), Patriots (Playoff Berth), Texans (Playoff Berth)

Chiefs clinch AFC West and Home-Field Advantage throughout the Playoffs: Win OR tie + Chargers loss/tie OR Chargers loss + Patriots loss/ tie + Texans loss/ tie OR Chargers loss + Patriots loss/tie (Chiefs clinch at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Texans)

Chiefs clinch AFC West and First-Round Bye: Chargers loss + Patriots loss/tie OR Chargers loss + Texans loss/tie OR Chargers loss (Chiefs clinch at least as tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Texans)

Chiefs clinch AFC West: Chargers loss OR tie + Chargers tie

Chargers clinch AFC West and Home-Field Advantage throughout the Playoffs: win + Chiefs tie OR tie + Chiefs loss

Chargers clinch AFC West: Chiefs loss OR tie + Chiefs tie

Chargers clinch AFC West and First-Round Bye: Chiefs loss + Patriots loss/tie OR Chiefs loss + Texans loss/tie OR Chiefs loss

Patriots clinch Home-Field Advantage throughout the Playoffs: win + Chiefs loss + Chargers loss

Patriots clinch First-Round Bye: win OR tie + Texans loss/tie OR Ravens loss/tie + Texans loss + Titans loss/tie

Texans clinch AFC South and Home-Field Advantage throughout the Playoffs: win + Patriots loss/tie + Chiefs loss + Chargers loss (Texan clinch a tie in a strength of victory tiebreaker over Chiefs)

Texans clinch AFC South and First-Round Bye: win + Patriots loss/tie OR win + Chiefs loss + Chargers loss (Texans clinch in a strength of victory over Ravens) OR tie + Patriots loss OR Colts-Titans tie + Patriots loss + Ravens win (Texans clinch a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Ravens)

Texans clinch AFC South: win/tie OR Colts-Titans tie

Ravens clinch AFC North and a First-Round Bye: win + Patriots loss + Texans loss + Colts-Titans doesn’t end in a tie OR win + Patriots loss + Texans loss (Ravens clinch in a strength of victory tiebreaker over Texans)

Ravens clinch AFC North: win OR Steelers loss OR tie + Steelers tie

Ravens clinch a Playoff Berth: Chargers tie + Chiefs loss

Colts clinch AFC South: win + Texans loss

Colts clinch Playoff Berth: win

Titans clinch AFC South: win + Texans loss

Titans clinch Playoff Berth: win

Steelers clinch AFC North: win + Ravens loss/tie OR tie + Ravens loss

Steelers clinch Playoff Berth: win + Colts-Titans tie

Eliminated Teams: Cleveland, Cincinatti, Jacksonville, Miami, Buffalo, New York Jets, Oakland, Denver

Now with the picks!

Last Week’s Score: 11-5

Overall Score: 147-93

Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10) @ Houston Texans (10-5)

The Jacksonville Jaguars are terrible. They’ve lost 9 of their last 11 games, and things aren’t looking much better because they’re playing the Texans, who still don’t have the AFC South on lock. The Texans need to win this game if they’re going to win their division, but they also need a tie in the Colts-Titans game.

Prediction: Texans

New York Jets (5-10) @ New England Patriots (10-5)

Sam Darnold’s rookie year has been a bust. Although he’s missed a few games because he got hurt, he’s tied for Big Ben for the lead in picks with 15. Now they head to Foxborough, Mass for their bi-annual mugging at the hands of Tom Brady and the Patriots. This game won’t be pretty.

Prediction: Patriots

Dallas Cowboys (9-6) @ New York Giants (5-10)

The Dallas Cowboys have officially clinched the NFC East after teabagging the Bucs, winning their third NFC East Championship in five years. We’ll see if they can make it past their first game though. The Giants have lost two straight games after slaughtering the Redskins, and things aren’t looking too good for the G-Men. Cowboys-Giants games are always close, and this game will look to be a battle between two of the NFL’s top running backs in Zeke and Saquon. I’m going to go with Dallas to beat the Giants, and potentially end Eli’s career on a bad note.

Prediction: Cowboys

Atlanta Falcons (6-9) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-10)

The Buccaneers crapped the bed against the Dallas Cowboys, once again putting up lots of yards, but not a lot of points. Thanks Tampa, you gave Cowboys fans a reason to be arrogant tools for a year. The Falcons have had a good season when it comes to offense, but their injuries on defense wound up costing them big time. I’m going to pick the Falcons to eviscerate Tampa’s bad defense, and end the season on a high note.

Prediction: Falcons

Detroit Lions (5-10) @ Green Bay Packers (6-8-1)

The Packers should’ve lost to the Jets last week, but A-Rod decided he wasn’t having any of it, throwing for more than 400 yards and 2 rushing TDs. The Lions have been awful this year, losing 2 straight games, including a humiliating loss to the Minnesota Vikings. In what has truly been a let-down for both of these teams, I’m going to pick the Packers to beat the Lions and finish what has been an awful year.

Prediction: Packers

Carolina Panthers (6-9) @ New Orleans Saints (13-2)

NOLA may bench their starters after they’ve clinched the #1 seed, but The Panthers collapsed after putting in Taylor Henicke. Even if the Saints don’t play their starters, they’re still winning this game thanks to a phenomenal showing from Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater. Taylor Henicke isn’t going to win in the Superdome.

Prediction: Saints

Miami Dolphins (7-8) @ Buffalo Bills (5-10)

A battle between two eliminated AFC East rivals to close out the year could be a good game, but the Dolphins and Bills are two teams that have bad defenses, and inconsistent passers. The season’s been a loss for both of these squads, especially the Dolphins, who after a 4-2 start, went on to win 3 of their last 9. The Bills season has been awful. Nathan Peterman opened the year as the starter, and when Allen eventually took over, he got injured and missed several key games, which made Buffalo’s season even worse. I’m going to pick the Bills to end their season on a high note thanks to a dominant rushing performance from Josh Allen.

Prediction: Bills

Los Angeles Chargers (11-4) @ Denver Broncos (6-9)

The Chargers may have crapped the bed against the Ravens last week, but they have a chance to secure the AFC’s #1 seed. The Broncos got a bad Christmas present when they got humiliated by Jon Gruden’s Raiders on Monday Night Football. I’m going to pick the Chargers to win this game in dominant fashion, and do their best to secure the top seed.

Prediction: Chargers

Arizona Cardinals (3-12) @ Seattle Seahawks (9-6)

The Seahawks are back in the playoffs thanks to a surprisingly strong run game, and a good defense, and they just knocked off Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs in what was a season defining win. Now they host the Cardinals, who currently have secured the #1 overall pick, and the services of Nick Bosa. Since they have the #1 pick, they might as well preserve the tank by letting Seattle run all over them.

Prediction: Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) @ Washington Redskins (7-8)

Why the hell did the Redskins cut DJ Swearinger? I get that he made critical comments, but so did Mason Foster and he’s a frickin captain. I would understand suspending DJ, but not outright cutting him. He’s a hell of a player, and was the leader of a Redskins defense that can’t tackle. Now they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who need to win this game and the Vikings to lose in order to sneak into the playoffs. The Eagles shouldn’t have any problem whatsoever in dispatching of the NFL’s perennial infirmary.

Prediction: Eagles

San Francisco 49ers (4-11) @ Los Angeles Rams (12-3)

The Rams aren’t losing this game. The Niners may have given them a scare last year because they rested their starters, but the Rams have a chance for a First-Round bye. Even if Todd Gurley doesn’t play, the Rams shouldn’t have a problem here.

Prediction: Rams

Oakland Raiders (4-11) @ Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)

Pat isn’t going to sit because the Chiefs have a chance to get Home-Field Advantage. Not only will Pat hit 5000 yards, but he’ll throw for at least 4 TDs in the first half in what will be a bloodbath.

Prediction: Chiefs

Cleveland Browns (7-7-1) @ Baltimore Ravens (9-6)

The Cleveland Browns have had a great season, and if they hadn’t kept Hue Jackson and fired him after their 0-16 campaign, they could be in contention to win the AFC North. Instead, they could potentially play spoiler for the Ravens. This is a dream matchup between two Heisman Trophy winning QBs in Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. It’ll be an entertaining game, and will be down to the wire. I’m going to pick the Ravens to edge out the Browns and get in the playoffs.

Prediction: Ravens

Cincinatti Bengals (6-9) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6-1)

After losing to Saints last week, the Steelers now have a chance to miss the playoffs. However, they’re playing the Bengals. The Steelers always have the Bengals’ number, and since the Bengals have Jeff Driskel, this should be a walk in the park for the Steelers.

Prediction: Steelers

Chicago Bears (9-6) @ Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1)

The Bears have a chance to get a First-Round bye, and the Vikings NEED to win this game to get into the playoffs, but they host the dominant Chicago Bears. It’s kinda crazy how everyone had these teams completely wrong, myself included. Before trading for Khalil Mack, everyone had the Bears written off, and had the Vikings as a Super Bowl favorite after signing free agent star QB Kirk Cousins. This is going to be a tough pill to swallow for Vikings fans, because the Bears are going to win this game thanks to their dominant defense.

Prediction: Bears

Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts (9-6) @ Tennessee Titans (9-6)

Just a couple of months ago, everyone had the Colts and Titans written off. Now they have a chance to punch their playoff ticket, and a division crown to boot. The Titans have won their fourth straight game, barely escaping a crippled Redskins team. The Colts beat the New York Giants The winner of this game could not only get a playoff spot, but win the AFC South as long as Houston loses. I’m going to pick the Colts to pick up the W over a mediocre Titans squad and end their season.

Prediction: Colts


2018 NFL Week 16 Predictions

Christmas time is here, and we only have one extra week of the NFL regular season before the playoffs start. The race for the wild card is still on, and there could be five division champions that are crowned this weekend, and the playoff brackets almost set. Let’s see which teams stay alive with my NFL Week 16 predictions.

Playoff Scenarios


Saints Clinch Home-Field Advantage: with win, OR tie + Los Angeles Rams loss/tie OR Chicago loss/tie + Los Angeles Rams loss

Saints Clinch First-Round Bye: with tie, OR Chicago loss/tie, OR Los Angeles Rams loss

Los Angeles Rams Clinch First Round-Bye: with win + Chicago loss, OR tie + Chicago loss

Cowboys Clinch NFC East: with win, or tie + Washington loss/tie + Philadelphia loss/tie, or Philadelphia + Washington loss

Cowboys Clinch Playoff Berth: with tie + Minnesota loss/tie

Seahawks Clinch Playoff Berth: win + Washington loss/tie, OR win/tie + Minnesota loss, OR win + Minnesota tie (Seattle clinches due to strength of schedule over Minnesota), OR tie + Washington loss/tie + Philadelphia loss/tie

Vikings Clinch Playoff Berth: win + Philadelphia loss/tie + Washington loss

Eliminated Teams: Green Bay, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, New York Giants, Detroit, San Francisco, Arizona


Chiefs Clinch AFC West and a First-Round Bye: with win + Los Angeles Chargers loss

Chiefs Clinch Home-Field Advantage: with win + Los Angeles Chargers loss + Houston loss/tie, OR win + Los Angeles Chargers loss (Chiefs clinch due to strength of schedule over LA)

Texans Clinch AFC South: with win/tie OR Indianapolis loss/tie + Tennessee loss/tie

Texans Clinch First-Round Bye: with win + New England loss/tie, OR tie + New England loss

Texans Clinch Playoff Berth: Baltimore loss/tie, OR Pittsburgh loss, OR Tennessee loss/tie (Houston clinches due to strength of schedule over Baltimore)

Patriots Clinch AFC East: win/tie, OR Miami loss

Steelers Clinch AFC North: win + Baltimore loss/tie, OR tie + Baltimore loss

Steelers Clinch Playoff Berth: win + Indianapolis loss + Tennessee loss

Eliminated Teams: Denver, New York Jets, Cincinatti, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland

Now with the picks!

Last Week’s Score: 8-8

Overall Score: 135-88

Saturday Football: Washington Redskins (7-7) @ Tennessee Titans (8-6)

The Redskins won last week? The Jags must be worse than I thought. Josh Johnson may have won one game this year, I still don’t think they’ll win again. It’s time for Tennessee to mercifully end Washington’s season, and keep their own playoff hopes alive.

Prediction: Titans

Saturday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens (8-6) @ Los Angeles Chargers (11-3)

Lamar Jackson has been named the permanent starter, and after a close win against the Bucs, they have to win out in order to maintain playoff hopes. Their problem is that they’re playing the white-hot Chargers, who just dethroned the Chiefs, completely shaking up the top of the AFC playoff bracket. I’m going to pick the LA Chargers to win in a close game, because despite them not having Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers has been nigh unstoppable this year.

Prediction: Chargers

Cincinatti Bengals (6-8) @ Cleveland Browns (6-7-1)

The Browns can still make the playoffs, they just need a mountain of shenanigans. They’ve been dominant since they’ve fired Hue Jackson, winning four of their past six games. The Bengals on the other hand, have completely collapsed, snapping their five game losing streak against the Raiders. Well, get ready to lose again Cincy, and the Browns will have some hope in making the playoffs.

Prediction: Browns

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) @ Miami Dolphins (7-7)

The Jags lost to a QB who has never won a game, or started an NFL game in seven years. SEVEN. YEARS. Jesus Christ, the Jags are so bad. They need to fire Bortles into the Gulf of Mexico and start fresh. The Dolphins, after upsetting the Patriots, got teabagged into annihilation by the Vikings. The Jags are going to keep on tanking, and I’m going to pick the Miami Dolphins to beat Jacksonville and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Prediction: Dolphins

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) @ Carolina Panthers (7-7)

It looks like the Panthers have given up on the season, with the team shutting down QB Cam Newton for the remainder of the season, meaning Taylor Henicke is the starting QB. Who is that? Nobody knows. The Falcons are taking this one.

Prediction: Falcons

Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) @ Detroit Lions (5-9)

After firing their offensive coordinator, the Vikings demolished Miami, with a strong game from Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook. Minnesota still needs some shenanigans to get in the post season, and all they need to do on their part is win against their rival Lions. The Lions barely beat Tampa Bay, and the Lions’ disappointing season continues. I’m going to pick the Vikings to pick up this win, because they’re a better team than the Lions despite the closeness of record.

Prediction: Vikings

Buffalo Bills (5-9) @ New England Patriots (9-5)

The Patriots lost to the Steelers last week, which all but confirms their first wild card game since 2009. The Patriots are still a good team, but now they’re looking mortal, and Father Time is starting to catch up to Tommy Boy. The Bills narrowly beat the Detroit Lions, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention. The Bills have given New England fits in the past, and they have trouble against dual threat QBs. Josh Allen is going to keep it close with some shenanigans, but I’m going to take the safe bet and pick the New England Patriots to win the AFC East for the 10th straight year.

Prediction: Patriots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-9) @ Dallas Cowboys (8-6)

In what will be another “win and in” game for the Cowboys, they host the Bucs after getting shut out for the first time in 15 years. Against the Colts. I know the Colts are rolling, but c’mon. Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliot, and that defense should’ve given Luck nightmares. Instead, the Boys crapped the bed, which made me laugh really hard. The Bucs lost a narrow game to the Ravens, but what’s crazy is that they have a top five offense, but still can’t win games. Their defense is bad, and their QBs throw too many picks to win games. I’m going to pick the Cowboys to finally win the NFC East, and punch their ticket to a home playoff game.

Prediction: Cowboys

Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) @ New York Jets (4-10)

How in the hell are the Packers tanking? Not only did their winning streak against Chicago end, but they’re officially eliminated from playoff contention. What makes this even sadder is that they’re tanking WITH A-ROD. That’s what they get for putting all their eggs in one Aaron Rodgers basket. But they’re playing the Jets, and we all know that the Jets are sadsacks and godawful. I’m going to pick the Packers to win a close game thanks to A-Rod shenanigans.

Prediction: Packers

Houston Texans (10-4) @ Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

How on Earth did the Eagles beat the Rams? With a Super Bowl MVP backup quarterback that’s how. With Carson’s back injury, the Eagles have shut him down for the rest of the year, meaning that The Eagles are underdogs to make the playoffs. I’m not saying that Nick Foles shenanigans are going to happen, but I’m saying it’s possible. However, they have a tough opponent in the Houston Texans, who are still trying to lock up the AFC South. This is going to be an offensive cake walk for Deshaun Watson, as the Texans cruise their way to a win, and eliminating Philly from playoff contention.

Prediction: Texans

New York Giants (5-9) @ Indianapolis Colts (8-6)

The Colts shutout the Cowboys last week, and the Giants were shutout by the Titans in the same week. Now, the Giants are playing their second consecutive AFC South opponent. The Colts should steamroll over the Giants, and that’s exactly what’ll happen thanks to a strong performance from Andrew Luck.

Prediction: Colts

Los Angeles Rams (11-3) @ Arizona Cardinals (3-11)

I know the Rams look mortal, but need I go on here?

Prediction: Rams

Chicago Bears (10-4) @ San Francisco 49ers (4-10)

The Bears have won the NFC North, and have a chance to get a first round bye, which is just like what happened when they last went to the playoffs. The Bears have been steamrolling over everyone, and their defense is something to be feared. The Niners have surprisingly upset the Seattle Seahawks, and host the Bears this weekend. The Bears defense is going to have a field day on San Fran’s woeful offensive line, and coast their way to a win.

Prediction: Bears

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1) @ New Orleans Saints (12-2)

The Steelers have ended their losing streak after beating the Pats, but now are on the road to New Orleans. Oh dear. The Steelers defense rank third in sacks, and need to get pressure on Drew Brees if they’re going to have a chance in this game. The Saints narrowly beat the Panthers in a huge defensive showdown, and now have a chance to nab home-field advantage, while the Steelers try not to miss the playoffs. This game is going to be an offensive battle, with James Conner and Alvin Kamara playing a game of one-ups manship. Unfortunately for Steeler Nation, they aren’t gonna win this game. I’m going to pick New Orleans to win, and do their best to lock up the #1 seed.

Prediction: Saints

Sunday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) @ Seattle Seahawks (8-6)

2 hungry teams coming off of a loss are about to clash on Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs were beaten by the Chargers, making their grip on the AFC even weaker. Which goes to show, that you can have the highest powered offense, but your defense has to get at least a couple of stops. It can even be on accident. The Seahawks got beat by the Niners in what was a shocking upset, but Seattle still has some shenanigans to make the playoffs. But this game will most likely eliminate them, as the Chiefs annihilate the Seahawks, and get Pat Mahomes closer to 5,000 passing yards in his first year as a starter.

Prediction: Chiefs

Christmas Eve Monday Night Football: Denver Broncos (8-6) @ Oakland Raiders (3-11)

The Raiders signed QB Nathan Peterman. With how bad the Raiders are tanking, that doesn’t surprise me at all. Knowing Jon Gruden this year, he’ll name Peterman the starting QB next year. The Raiders got humiliated by the Bengals, and that is absolutely sad. Now they host their division rival Broncos, who were annihilated by the Browns last Saturday night. The only thing these teams are fighting for is draft position, so I’m going to pick Denver to demolish Oakland, because nobody quite knows the art of tanking like The Raiders.

Prediction: Broncos

2018 NFL Week 15 Predictions

Man, there are a lot of playoff scenarios this week. Like, a lot. But now the race for the sixth seed heats up even more, as there are plenty of 5, 6, and 7 win teams that are in the hunt. However, more and more teams will be eliminated this week as we approach the home stretch. Let’s see who is next on the chopping block with my picks for Week 15

Playoff Scenarios


Saints Clinch First Round Bye: With win + Chicago loss, or tie + Chicago loss

Rams Clinch First Round Bye: With win + Chicago loss, or tie + Chicago loss

Bears Clinch NFC North: Win, or Minnesota loss, or tie + Minnesota loss or tie

Bears Clinch Playoff Berth: With tie or Washington loss/tie

Cowboys Clinch NFC East: With win, or tie, + Philadelphia loss/tie + Washington loss/tie, or Philadelphia loss + Washington loss

Seahawks Clinch Playoff Berth: With win, or Minnesota loss + Carolina loss/tie, Or tie + Minnesota loss/tie + Philadelphia loss/tie + Washington loss/tie, Or tie + Carolina loss/tie + Philadelphia loss/tie + Washington loss/tie

Eliminated Teams

Arizona, San Fran


Chiefs Clinch First Round Bye and AFC West: With a win

Chiefs Clinch Home Field Advantage: win + New England loss/tie

Patriots Clinch AFC East: win + Miami loss/tie, Or tie + Miami loss

Patriots Clinch Playoff Berth: win + Tennessee loss/tie, Or win + Baltimore loss + Tennessee loss, + Indianapolis loss/tie

Texans Win AFC South: win + Indianapolis loss/tie Or tie + Indianapolis loss + Tennessee loss

Texans Clinch Playoff Berth: win + Miami loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss, OR win + Miami loss or tie + Baltimore loss or tie, OR tie + Indianapolis loss or tie + Baltimore loss + Miami loss OR tie + Indianapolis loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss + Baltimore loss + Miami tie, OR tie + Indianapolis loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss + Baltimore win + MIA loss, OR tie + Tennessee loss or tie + Baltimore loss + Miami loss, OR tie + Tennessee loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss + Baltimore loss + Miami tie, OR tie + Tennessee loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss + Baltimore win + Miami loss

Los Angeles Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth: LAC win or tie, OR MIA loss or tie + PIT loss, OR MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie, OR MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie, OR PIT loss + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie, OR BAL loss or tie + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

Eliminated Teams

Oakland, New York, Buffalo, and Jacksonville

Now with the picks

Last Week’s Score: 8-8

Overall Score: 127-80

Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers (10-3) @ Kansas City Chiefs (11-2)

In a battle of the two top teams in the AFC South, the Chargers travel to Arrowhead in what will be a very tough game for LA. Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs survived the top Ravens’ defense, and despite Tyreek Hill getting hurt, he intends to play on Thursday. While the Chargers have had a very quiet 10-3 season, they won’t beat KC. I’m picking Pat Mahomes to further his MVP campaign, and clinch a first round bye.

Prediction: Chiefs

Houston Texans (9-4) @ New York Jets (4-9)

The Texans’ 9 game winning streak may have come to an end, but not to worry because they’re playing the Jets. They’ll crush the Jets without even trying. No further analysis needed here.

Prediction: Texans

Saturday Night Football: Cleveland Browns (5-7-1) @ Denver Broncos (6-7)

In what is a must win for both teams, the Browns travel to Mile High to play the Broncos. Last week, The Browns beat the Panthers thanks to Carolina not playing any defense. Speaking of not playing defense, the Broncos didn’t against the Niners, giving up 210 yards in the first half to George Kittle. The Broncos aren’t going to play defense this week either, letting Baker Mayfield sling the ball ad nausesam as the Browns stay afloat.

Prediction: Browns

Arizona Cardinals (3-10) @ Atlanta Falcons (4-9)

It’s kinda weird to think that a few years back, these two teams were perennial Super Bowl contenders. Now, they’re riding the tanks hard. Although the Falcons barely have a better record, the Falcons are still a much better team than the Cardinals. I’m picking the Falcons to blow the Cardinals out of the water, because their defense doesn’t have an answer for Julio, Ridley, or anyone else Matt Ryan has at his disposal.

Prediction: Falcons

Tennessee Titans (7-6) @ New York Giants (5-8)

The Redskins did a solid job making the Giant look like Super Bowl Contenders, with NY hanging up 40 points in the first half and Saquon Barkley running for more than 150 yards in the first half. The Titans dominated last Thursday Night, with Derrick Henry racking up more than 200 rushing yards, including a record tying 99 yard run. This game is going to be a battle of who has the better running back, and that is the Giants. I’m picking NY to win thanks to a strong performance from Saquon.

Prediction: Giants

Washington Redskins (6-7) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)

It only took one half of football for Jay Gruden to realize how much of an idiot he was in playing Mark Sanchez, so he turned to Josh Johnson. He may have played okay, but I don’t care. Josh Johnson won’t win another game to save his life, and the Redskins’ season is sunk. The Football Gods have abandoned this team long ago, and they’re damned for the rest of this year, as well as the next year. The Jags are going to win in a blowout.

Prediction: Jaguars

Miami Dolphins (7-6) @ Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1)

Kirk Cousins can’t win in big games, despite the incredibly talented roster he has around him. Cousins is 0-7 in Monday Night games, and 4-24 against winning teams. Now I think I know why the skins were so hesitant to keep him. He can put up numbers, but can’t win. Now, they host the Miami Dolphins in what is a must win for both teams. The Dolphins may have beaten New England on a miracle play, but that won’t happen this week. I’m going to pick the Minnesota Vikings to win this game, and try to keep themselves alive.

Prediction: Vikings

Detroit Lions (5-8) @ Buffalo Bills (4-9)

Both of these teams have no hopes at the playoffs, so they’re playing the rest of these games out for pride. The Bills, despite another 100 yard rushing performance from Josh Allen lost to the Jets, who decided to abandon the tank last week. The Lions beat the Cardinals last week, but I’m not impressed. I’m going to pick the Bills to beat the Lions, with a great performance from QB Josh Allen.

Prediction: Bills

Dallas Cowboys (8-5) @ Indianapolis Colts (7-6)

Since the Cowboys traded for Amari Cooper, they’ve been on a five game winning streak, trouncing their rival Redskins, and most recently the Eagles, and Cooper’s been a huge part of that. Cooper reeled in 3 TDs, including the game winner. The Colts may have shattered the Texans’ 9 game winning streak, but they won’t beat Dallas. Their defense won’t have an answer for Ezekiel Elliot or Amari Cooper. Dallas is going to keep rolling, and

Prediction: Cowboys

Oakland Raiders (3-10) @ Cincinatti Bengals (5-8)

The Raiders derped their way to a win over the Steelers, and now travel to take on another AFC North opponent in the Cincinatti Bengals. Cincy has lost five consecutive games, and things are getting worse with Jeff Driskel at QB.

Prediction: Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-8) @ Baltimore Ravens (7-6)

Although the Ravens lost a close game to the Chiefs, it looks like rookie QB Lamar Jackson will remain the starting quarterback, meaning that Joe Flacco is out the door. Now, the top defense of the Ravens will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Famous Jameis actually finished a game without throwing picks, which is pretty surprising. Even without throwing picks, the Bucs are still losing. I’m picking the Ravens to blow out the Bucs, and Lamar Jackson will be putting on a hell of a show.

Prediction: Ravens

Green Bay Packers (5-7-1) @ Chicago Bears (9-4)

The NFL’s oldest rivalry just got a lot more interesting. The Packers are sinking fast, and have fired Mike McCarthy. Now, the Bears have a chance to clinch the NFC North, and all they have to do is overcome their kryptonite. This game is going to be a battle, because during while the Bears have a dominating defense, no defense is a match for Aaron Rodgers shenanigans. I’m going to pick the Bears to beat the Packers for the fourth time this decade and clinch the division.

Prediction: Bears

Seattle Seahawks (8-5) @ San Francisco 49ers (3-10)

Seattle’s had a very quiet, yet very good 2018. Thanks to some Russell Wilson shenanigans, a good defense and a surprisingly good run game, the Seahawks are a game away from getting back to the playoffs. They won’t have much opposition, because the Niners are awful. They aren’t going to win this game, and the Seahawks just earned themselves a playoff berth.

Prediction: Seahawks

New England Patriots (9-4) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5-1)

Really Pittsburgh? Your kicker slips on the game winner and y’all lose to the Raiders? That’s pathetic. The Steelers are on a skid, losing their third straight game, which could spell doom for them, because the AFC North is wide open now. Things are getting worse because the Steelers are playing New England, who are undefeated at home. Yeah, this isn’t good. Even if James Conner is active, the Patriots are winning.

Prediction: Patriots

Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles (7-6) @ Los Angeles Rams (11-2)

The Eagles may sit Carson Wentz for the rest of the year, which essentially means that they’re giving up on the season, as well as the division. The Rams are going to win big, and try to clinch a first round bye.

Prediction: Rams

Monday Night Football: New Orleans Saints (11-2) @ Carolina Panthers (6-7)

The Panthers have lost five straight games, and things aren’t looking that much better as they take on the division leading Saints. I mean seriously Carolina, what the heck is going on? Losing to the Bucs and Browns in back to back weeks? That’s just rough. NOLA exercised their demon last week, as they got their revenge on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and look to try to clinch a first round bye as they trounce Carolina on National TV.

Prediction: Saints

2018 NFL Week 14 Predictions

With finals out of the way, we can focus on football as the playoff race continues to heat up. There are three teams that can clinch their division, and one team with a first round bye this weekend, and there are also pivotal battles for division crowns. Let’s see which team will be on the chopping blocks with my Week 14 Predictions.

Before that though, here are some playoff scenarios for this weekend.

Playoff Scenarios


Los Angeles Rams: Secure first round bye with a win

New Orleans Saints: Clinch NFC South with a win


Kansas City Chiefs: Clinch Playoff Berth with a win

New England Patriots: Clinch AFC East with a win

Houston Texans: Clinch AFC South with 10th straight win

Eliminated Teams: San Fran, Oakland,

Last Week’s Score: 10-6

Overall Score: 119-73

Thursday Night Football: Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) @ Tennessee Titans (6-6)

The Jags snapped their seven game losing streak, beating the Colts 6-0. Really? 6-0? They got field goaled to death against a bad Jags team without Leonard Fournette, and a starting backup QB. Now, they could play spoiler to the Titans’ playoff chances, but probably not. The Titans are going to win, because Cody Kessler is horrible, and can’t finish drives.

Prediction: Titans

New England Patriots (9-3) @ Miami Dolphins (6-6)

The Dolphins may have beaten the Patriots last year, but they had Smokin Jay. Now, they have Ryan Tannehill and there’s no hope in Miami. The Patriots are going to win, and clinch the AFC East.

Prediction: Patriots

Atlanta Falcons (4-8) @ Green Bay Packers (4-7-1)

Happy 35th birthday A-Rod, as a present from the NFL, you’ll lose to the Cardinals and have Mike McCarthy fired. Now, the Packers are boned. It’s what they get for putting all their eggs in the A-Rod basket. They can’t get any better thanks to the albatross of a contract that Rodgers has. The Falcons are going to pick apart their horrible defense, and it won’t be pretty.

Prediction: Falcons

Indianapolis Colts (6-6) @ Houston Texans (9-3)

The Texans have become the first team in NFL History to rattle off 9 straight after starting 0-3. They’re playing the Colts, who just had their five game winning streak ended in a humiliating shutout. While Luck has rallied the Colts to five straight wins, the Texans are the better team. Watt and Clowney could have a field day, and give the Texans the W.

Prediction: Texans

New York Giants (4-8) @ Washington Redskins (6-6)

Colt McCoy broke his leg too? Jesus Christ, this team can’t catch a break. They had a chance to sign Kaepernick, but didn’t. Now, they’re riding the Sanchize. They’re beyond f****d. They’ve given up on the year, and if they win another game, I’ll be thoroughly surprised. I’m picking the Giants.

Prediction: Giants

New Orleans Saints (10-2) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)

This game will be interesting, because the Bucs were the only team to beat the Saints before they went on their 10 game winning streak. They host a very angry Saints team, fresh off a loss and after the collapse of Fitzmagic, and the return of Famous Jameis, the Bucs don’t stand a chance. I’m picking the Saints to crush their division rivals, and clinch the South.

Prediction: Saints

New York Jets (3-9) @ Buffalo Bills (4-8)

Sam Darnold is back this week, and he STILL leads the NFL in picks. We get to finally see the matchup between two rookie QBs on really bad teams. I’m going to pick the Bills, because the Jets are a dumpster fire.

Prediction: Bills

Carolina Panthers (6-6) @ Cleveland Browns (4-7-1)

The Panthers travel to Cleveland, and we get to see a matchup between two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, Cam Newton vs Baker Mayfield. After throwing 3 picks in the first half last week, Baker played a solid second half, but it wasn’t enough for the Browns to beat the Texans. The Panthers, lost to the Bucs because Cam decided to throw 4 picks. He still got me almost 30 points somehow, so I’m not complaining. I’m going to pick the Panthers to beat the Browns, and continue their playoff push.

Prediction: Panthers

Baltimore Ravens (7-5) @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-2)

A battle between two of the biggest stars of College Football over the past couple of years, which will be sure to be a game to watch. Lamar Jackson is currently undefeated as a starter, but now he has his toughest test as a starter, in the Kansas City Chiefs juggernaut. This will be a fun game, because the Ravens’ #1 defense will try to slow down Pat Mahomes, and the Chiefs will have a tough time containing Lamar Jackson’s dangerous running ability. I’m going to pick the Chiefs, because the Chiefs’ offense is too tough to stop.

Prediction: Chiefs

Denver Broncos (6-6) @ San Francisco 49ers (2-10)

Can the Niners not be trash? Maybe if they get Jimmy G back. But for now, try to get Nick Bosa. The kid’s going to be a baller. Anyway, the Niners aren’t winning this game, although Denver is mediocre.

Prediction: Broncos

Cincinatti Bengals (5-7) @ Los Angeles Chargers (9-3)

The Chargers came back from down 16 at halftime to beat the Steelers thanks to some offside penalties. Now, they’ve got to hold on to their playoff spot as they host the Bengals. Even if AJ Green is playing, I’m still picking the Chargers. It’s a no brainer.

Prediction: Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4-1) @ Oakland Raiders (2-10)

The Steelers are on a two game losing streak, and now they play the worst team in the AFC, their former rival Raiders. These games used to be brutal and hard hitting, now they’re sad to watch. Although the Raiders came closed to the upset of the year, they couldn’t stop KC. Even though they don’t have James Conner, I’m going to pick the Steelers because the Raiders are so, so bad.

Prediction: Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) @ Dallas Cowboys (7-5)

In a battle for first place in the NFC East, the Eagles will travel to Arlington to play their much hated rival Cowboys. The division is Dallas’ to lose, and I don’t see them losing another game. The Eagles strolled their way to a win after Colt McCoy broke his leg, and Mark Sanchez came in the game. IN what will be a close, and hard hitting game, I’m going to pick the Cowboys to extend their division lead.

Prediction: Cowboys

Detroit Lions (4-8) @ Arizona Cardinals (3-9)

Jesus both of these teams suck. Marvin Jones is out for the season, and Kenny Golladay is questionable. They lost to the Rams, but that’s the Rams. It’s understandable to lose to them. The Cardinals beat the Packers through an act of God, and will look to get their fourth win, but they won’t. I’m picking the Lions to get their easiest win of the year.

Prediction: Lions

Sunday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams (11-1) @ Chicago Bears (8-4)

Good news Bears Fans, Mitch Trubisky is back to play. The bad news, is that it’s against the LA Rams. The 10-1 Rams, who have been crushing everyone in their path. The Rams O-Line will have a tough time blocking Khalil Mack, and the Bears’ defense will keep things close, but I’m going to pick the Rams, because I don’t think LA loses another game.

Prediction: Rams

Monday Night Football: Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (7-5)

The Seahawks have been playing surprisingly good football, with 150 yards rushing per game, and boasting the fewest turnovers in the NFL. Which you don’t think about because the LOB has completely vanished in Seattle. Now, they host the Minnesota Vikings, with one of the best receiving corps in the NFL, led by Adam Thielen. For both of these teams, this game is a must win in order to stay afloat in the wild card hung. I’m going to pick the Seahawks to edge out the Vikings, and continue to ride on Russell Wilson.

Prediction: Seahawks

2018 NFL Week 13 Predictions

Happy December everyone! As the weather starts to get colder, finals are looming around the corner, you can get some relaxation in this weekend with some football and hot cocoa. Can the Rams and Saints clinch their divisions? Most likely. This will be a fun week of football, and full of shenanigans for the playoffs. Let’s get the ball rolling with my NFL Week 13 Predictions.

Playoff Scenarios

Los Angeles Rams: Clinch NFC West with a win over Detroit

New Orleans Saints: Clinch NFC South with a win over Dallas, along with a Buccaneer win

Last Week’s Score: 11-5

Overall Score: 109-67

Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints (10-1) @ Dallas Cowboys (6-5)

The white-hot New Orleans Saints have won 10 straight games, and now the Dallas Cowboys stand in their path. Both of these teams had a dominant showing over a division rival on Thanksgiving Day, and this is a pivotal game in both division. Dallas has to win in order to maintain their lead, and if the Saints win, they have a chance of clinching the NFC South. I don’t see anyone left on NOLA’s schedule beating them, but this won’t be a blowout. I’m picking the Saints to try to firmly claim the #1 seed

Prediction: Saints

Denver Broncos (5-6) @ Cincinatti Bengals (5-6)

Things can’t get worse for the Bungles. First, their QB hurts his thumb and will miss the rest of the season. Then, it was announced that Hue Jackson (who has the second worst head coaching record of all time), has been rumored to be the successor to Marvin Lewis. Yeah, it’s no wonder they got slaughtered by their rival Browns. Right now, Hue is assisting in running their abhorrent defense, but if he runs the whole show? The Bengals would be beyond boned. The Broncos lucked their way to a W over the Steelers thanks to Big Ben throwing a goal line pick to a D-Lineman. I’m picking the Broncos to pick up the win, because the Bengals are going to continue their collapse.

Prediction: Broncos

Los Angeles Rams (10-1) @ Detroit Lions (4-7)

Detroit doesn’t stand a chance. Marvin Jones is on IR, and Detroit’s defense can’t keep up with the sheer firepower of the Rams. Rams are winning in dominant fashion, and becoming the first team this year to clinch a playoff berth.

Prediction: Rams

Cleveland Browns (4-6-1) @ Houston Texans (8-3)

It’s kinda crazy to think that the Browns and Packers currently have the same record. The Browns got revenge over their old head coach Hue Jackson, by teabagging the Cincinatti Bengals into oblivion. Now, they play the Houston Texans who have won their eighth consecutive game

Prediction: Texans

Indianapolis Colts (6-5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8)

The Colts have won their fifth consecutive game last week, getting a close win over the Dolphins, thanks to the greatest kicker of all time Adam Vinatieri. Good sweet Jesus, how have the Jags fallen so hard? They’ve lost eight straight, including a humiliating loss to the Bills. The F*****g Bills. Leonard Fournette is suspended this week for fighting, and the Jags decided to bench Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler. Yeah, Jacksonville is gonna lose their ninth straight. Indy could blow them out.

Prediction: Colts

Buffalo Bills (4-7) @ Miami Dolphins (5-6)

Ryan Tannehill had an okay showing in his return last week, throwing for 204 yards and 2 TDs. Maybe he can turn things around after Brocktober fell through. Now, they host the Bills, and I gotta admit. Josh Allen is playing a lot better than I thought. Yes, his accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, but he is a surprisingly good runner. Last week, he ran for 100 yards over the Jags, who surprisingly have a top 5 defense this year. I’m going to pick the Dolphins to beat the Bills, because Buffalo’s lack of a defense will cost them the game.

Prediction: Dolphins

Arizona Cardinals (2-9) @ Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)

The Packers may have a bad record, but the Pack also have the easiest remaining schedule, and Aaron Rodgers shenanigans mean that the Pack still got a shot at the postseason. They’ll get that rolling with a W over the sadsack Cardinals.

Prediction: Packers

Carolina Panthers (6-5) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)

If the Bucs win, then the Saints clinch. Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick have thrown a combined 23 picks, which is absolutely horrendous. Now, they play the Carolina Panthers. Oh dear. NOLA won’t be able to clinch this week, because Jameis is gonna turn the ball over so much, he’s gonna hand them the game on a silver platter.

Prediction: Panthers

Baltimore Ravens (6-5) @ Atlanta Falcons (4-7)

Lamar Jackson is going to start his third consecutive game, as the Ravens go on the road to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons. Speaking of Matty Ice, a buddy of mine retweeted a tweet that shows that Matt Ryan is having an even better season statistically than his MVP campaign in 2016. The difference is, that in 2016, the Falcons weren’t gutted by injuries. Especially on the defensive side of the ball. This will be a tough test for Baltimore’s #1 defense, but they should hold out. I’m picking the Ravens to beat Atlanta, with a strong showing from Lamar Jackson.

Prediction: Ravens

Chicago Bears (8-3) @ New York Giants (3-8)

The Giants may have lost a close game to the Eagles, but their only bright spot is how well the rookie phenom Saquon Barkley has been playing. He’s had 100 scrimmage yards in practically every game this year, and has the same catches as Antonio Brown with 71. The G-Men host the 8-3 Chicago Bears, coming fresh off of a hearty feast in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. Mitch should be back this week, which spells ‘doom’ for New York. I’m picking the Bears to decimate the Giants, and continue to show that they’re the real deal.

Prediction: Bears

New York Jets (3-8) @ Tennessee Titans (5-6)

The Titans got completely demolished by Houston on Monday, with Lamar Miller breaking off a 97 yard run, the longest in the NFL since he did it when he played for the Dolphins. Against the Jets. Speaking of, they got teabagged by the Patriots, and despite Sam Darnold not playing for the past few weeks, he still leads the league in picks with 14. Jesus Christ, the Jets have no hope for salvation at this rate. The Titans are gonna win big.

Prediction: Titans

Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) @ Oakland Raiders (2-9)

Oakland chose the wrong day to play the Chiefs. An angry Pat Mahomes coming off of a bye week after losing in a shootout means that no Raider will be spared, and his wrath will be boundless. Start everyone who plays for the Chiefs this week, because this game will be a bloodbath.

Prediction: Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1) @ New England Patriots (8-3)

In what will be a fun game to watch, many people’s (myself included) preseason pick for the Super Bowl will square off. The Vikings had a close win over the Packers, and a win here would be huge for their playoff hopes. Unsurprisingly, the Pats beat the Jets. Nobody cared, because it was to be expected. Anyway, this is going to be a close game, and a duel between Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins. I’m going to pick the Patriots to beat the Vikings, because the Patriots seldom lose at home.

Prediction: Patriots

San Francisco 49ers (2-9) @ Seattle Seahawks (6-5)

The Niners aren’t going to win here. Seahawks win, and I don’t need to go any further than that.

Prediction: Seahawks

Sunday Night Football: Los Angeles Chargers (8-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1)

In a fun game that will determine who will be in the third seed, the LA Chargers take on the Steelers, who are on the verge of having 2 1000 yard receivers in JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Antonio Brown. The Steelers lost a close game to the Broncos, because Ben threw a pick to a D-Tackle. That pick made Brodie’s Sunday because not only did his Browns win, but the Steelers lost. In hilarious fashion. In what will be a shootout, I’m going to pick the Steelers to come out on top.

Prediction: Steelers

Monday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) @ Washington Redskins (6-5)

Can someone please tell me, how in the hell does a team go from having the #1 defense, to the #27 defense over the course of a month, despite adding an all-pro safety in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix? For the second year in a row, this team is gutted by injuries. Key guys like Paul Richardson, Derrius Guice, Fat Rob, Scherff, Lauvao, and QB Alex Smith, who may not even come back. Sweet Jesus Christ, the Redskins are up a creek and never had a paddle to begin with. The Eagles have beaten the arch-rival Giants thanks to Jake Elliot. This game is a very pivotal game in the NFC East, because with some shenanigans, the Eagles, Redskins, and Cowboys could be in a three-way tie for first place. The Eagles have won 4 of the past 5 primetime games against Washington, and will beat them again on Monday Night Football.

Prediction: Eagles