Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
- Tennessee: Its Derrick Henry SZN. Every year Henry seems to come on at the end of the year when the rest of the league is tired. The difference this year is that it is also Ryan Tannehill SZN apparently. Tennessee is 6-5 and playing for a WC and the division.
- Indianapolis: This team has a bunch of tough luck losses this year, but at 6-5 they are still absolutely in the playoff hunt. They don’t have a huge margin for error but they have some opportunities to get back on the inside track.
TL;DR Have the Titans and the Colts found their QBs of the future? Making the playoffs would go a long way in cementing that for Tannehill and Jacoby.
San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens (-5.5)
- San Francisco: The 49ers took the Packers apart last week, further separating themselves from the rest of the NFC. This defensive line needs a nickname.
- Baltimore: Earl Thomas is guaranteeing the Ravens will be in the Super Bowl. Nothing bad ever happened to teams guaranteeing Super Bowl appearances after Week 12.
TL;DR This is the matchup of the year and a rematch/possible preview of the Super Bowl.
New York Jets (-3.0) @ Cincinnati Bengals
- New York: Sam Darnold is playing his best football of the season, but after attempting to catch mono for a second time by making out with a girl at a club following their beatdown of the Raiders, will his strong performances continue?
- Cincinnati: Bengals fans had a “Bungle 4 Burrows” sign in their endzone, effectively ending the football season in Cincinnati.
TL;DR A win here and the Jets will have their first 4 game winning streak since 2015, and Adam Gase may still have a job next year.
Cleveland Browns (-2.0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers
- Cleveland: The Browns have won 3 games in a row, and Baker is starting to play like a guy who was drafted 1st overall again, but all Cleveland seems to want to focus on is… see below.
- Pittsburgh: It’s the return of the Duck Caller! Mason Rudolph has been so bad that the Steelers have moved onto their 3rd string QB. Somehow Pittsburgh is still in the playoff hunt despite underachieving at every offensive skill position.
TL;DR This is divisional rematch will be without any of the players featured in the WWE Smackdown skit performed the last time these two teams met, some due to suspensions and some due to lingering concussion issues that prevent them from being good at football.
Philadelphia Eagles (-10.0) @ Miami Dolphins
- Philadelphia: The Eagles had a group of mailmen as their WR last week and sit at 5-6. Now they close the year with 2 games against the NYG, and another against Washington. Week 16 v. the reeling Cowboys will be for the division.
- Miami: Brian Flores told his team that instead of being on Instagram and Twitter this week, maybe they should write a note to thank someone who helped them along the way.
TL;DR Philadelphia might not need stars at receiver to beat the Dolphins. But they do need to win.
Washington Redskins @ Carolina Panthers (-10.0)
- Washington: The Redskins are so undisciplined, their backup QB had to take a knee to end the game because Dwayne Haskins was taking selfies with fans.
- Carolina: The Panthers need a kicker. Badly. Current and former NFL kickers need not apply.
TL;DR Seriously, how can there not be 32 people in this world who can reliably make a 40 yard field goal?
Green Bay Packers (-6.5) @ New York Giants
- Green Bay: The Packers got embarrassed against the 49ers on national TV, but they have a pretty easy schedule from here on out so a LaFleur brothers rematch is very much still in the forecast.
- New York: Let’s stop making excuses that Saquan is hurt. At least that is what Saquan himself told us.
TL;DR The only thing better than watching Rodgers getting sacked on national TV is watching Rodgers getting sacked in the snow.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) @ Jacksonville Jaguars
- Tampa Bay: King Crab Legs Jameis is on pace to average more than 300 yards passing and more than 2 INTs per game.
- Jacksonville: Minshew Mania came and went. Nick Foles Mania...well that hasn’t really shown up yet. The real story of the Jags however is not their 80 million dollar QB, it’s their porous defense.
TL;DR In a battle for the hearts and minds of the people of Florida, expect more AARP ads than TDs.