Saturday 1:05 PM, CBS:
Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at the Buffalo Bills (13-3).
Both teams are playing their best football of the season. The Colts have won 6 of their last 8 games and the Bills have won 6 straight.
The Colts offense is led by Jonathan Taylor. The rookie out of Wisconsin rushed for 253 yards on Sunday and had 1,169 rushing yards on the season. Phillip Rivers has managed the games throughout the year and threw for 4,169 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Indianapolis has a ton of playmakers on defense and they are only giving up 90 rushing yards per game.
Josh Allen will receive some MVP votes. He threw for 4500 yards, had 45 total touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. The Bills have one of the best wide receiver tandems in the NFL. Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley had 209 receptions and 12 touchdowns combined. Buffalo’s defense is not elite, but they are opportunistic. They were among the league leaders in causing turnovers in the 4th quarter.
Bills 34… Colts 27
Saturday 4:40 PM, Fox:
Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at Seattle Seahawks (12-4):
This will be the 3rd time this season where the Rams play the Seahawks. Los Angles won the first contest on November 15th, 23-16. Seattle won the 2nd game on December 27th, 20-9.
Jarred Goff is a question mark with a hand injury. Even if he plays, I do not expect him to be dominant. Goff is the type of quarterback that needs repetition to be successful. Cooper Kupp is coming off the COVID-19 list, so he may struggle with conditioning. The Rams defense can be a top 5 unit when they are on the top of their game. Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
The Seahawks have been a tale of two teams. Their offense was clicking on all Cylinders at the start of the season. Their defense has been a top 1o unit since acquiring Jamaal Adams and Carlos Dunlap.
The Rams are coming into this game with injuries and question marks. I expect Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett to make enough plays on offense, and Jamal Adams causes a turnover late in the game.
Seahawks 23…Rams 17
Saturday 8:15 PM, NBC:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at Washington Football Team (7-9):
The Bucs have gotten much better since the start of the season. They have won their last 4 games and have scored 26, 31, 47, and 44 points. Tom Brady passed for 4,600 yards and 40 touchdowns. This team has offensive weapons all over the field. Mike Evans had 13 touchdown receptions on the year. Defensively, The Bucs were ranked No.1 against the run, giving up only 80.6 rushing yards per game.
The Strength of this Washington Football Team is in their defense. They are ranked 2nd, only giving up 191.8 passing yards per game and only giving up 206 points per contest.
Ron Rivera will get some coach of the year votes and quarterback; Alex Smith will win comeback player of the year. Washington can keep this game close if they put pressure on Brady.
Bucs 27… Washington 17
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