I have looked at all the games this week, analyzed the data. Let's see how I did!
Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers October 6, 2016 8:25 P.M. ET.
Most people will probably look at this game and say the Cardinals would absolutely crush the 49ers, but I don’t really think so. The San Francisco 49ers are, let’s face it, pretty bad. But, as good as the Cardinals are, I think you can never really say anything until the ball is kicked off. So, I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think that the 49ers are going to get annihilated. Yet, I still have the Cardinals taking this one, 35-28.
Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This one is a little bit of a hard one. Some people might say the Ravens will win and some people might pick the Redskins to win. I think it will probably start out as a close game, but with all of the talent on the Ravens, they will pull ahead and beat the Redskins, 31-17.
Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This game is probably going to be a very close game. It should also be a very well-played game for both teams. The Dolphins are going to want to bounce back from that Thursday night loss against the Bengals. Although, the Titans are a bad team to want to bounce back against. I believe Demarco Murray
will have a big game, over one hundred rushing yards and at least two touchdowns.
Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offense will probably play a pretty good game, as the Titans defense is, well, not even really okay. I mean on the stat sheet they may look well, but they really aren’t very good when a game is down to the wire.
In the special team game, the Dolphins and the Titans are a lot like most other teams: average. So, you can’t really judge this game by the special teams units.
So, let’s look at what we have here. There are two defenses who are pretty much horrific. Maybe, the Titans defense is a little better than horrific, but the Dolphins defense is probably a lot worse than horrific. But, what actually matters is the Titans have a much better defense than the Dolphins. On offense, the Titans have so much talent, and the Dolphins put all their eggs in one basket with Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry, even though they are both great players, the Titans offense spreads the talent around, so the Tennessee Titans offense is better. On the special teams side, neither team is really better.
This game is a definite win for the Titans, 31-21.
Chicago Bears @ Indianapolis Colts October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
The Bears and the Colts are two pretty bad teams. Chicago just has too many players out, especially to good players. The Colts don’t really have as many players out as the Bears do, but they just don’t always play great football, even though they have a lot of talent in that locker room. They just don’t seem to show it. I think the Bears can play next man up football and beat the Colts, 34-31 in overtime.
New England Patriots @ Cleveland Browns October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET
This is the week that Patriots fans have all been waiting for. The week that the star quarterback Tom Brady returns from his four game suspension. Tom Brady, as every die hard football fan knows, has lead his team to a dynasty. Of course, he had some help along the way, like star tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. All of those star pass catchers are still on the team. I think the combination of those three, and Tom Brady will give the Patriots a win. The Patriots are just better, on offense, defense, and special teams. So the Patriots defiantly win this one by a lot, 56-14.
New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
I think this game should be very interesting. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets are pretty close to having equal value at just about every position. Many people may have looked at this game before the season and said that the Steelers will win this game easily, but I don’t really think so. The Steelers have played a little bit below expectations so far this season in my mind.
The Jets are pretty much the Jets this year, average for the most part. I think this will be a real contest on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers will get a 24-21 overtime victory over the New York Jets.
Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This should be a great game to watch. This is going to be a hard game for the Texans, facing a dominate Vikings offense with Sam Bradford under center. The Vikings still do have a disadvantage without Adrian Peterson. The Vikings should be able to have a huge game on offense as they will be able to run it right at the defense of the Houston Texans, a Texans defense that is missing star defensive end J.J. Watt. I think this will be a very high scoring game. The Texans should get five touchdowns and a score of 35. I think the Vikings will get the same thing, which of course means extra football.
The overtime quarter probably won’t last long, because the first time the Vikings get the ball they will be able to move it down the field and score a game winning touchdown as they beat the Texans 41-35.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
Welcome to Wentzylvania! The mayor of Wentzylvania visits the Lions on Sunday. The last time the Eagles played at Ford Field, it was Thanksgiving of 2015, and the Lions absolutely demolished the Eagles. Of course, that was last year, and Mark Sanchez was the starting quarterback. Now it is rookie sensation Carson Wentz. I think that both teams really deserve to win. The Eagles should have a great offensive game. Even though the Eagles defense has shut down opponent offenses, I think the Lions will score four touchdowns.
The Eagles win streak has to come to an end some time, and I think it will be this week, Lions win 34-31 in overtime. But even though I have the Eagles down to lose this game, I believe that Carson Wentz will keep up his streak of not throwing an interception.
Atlanta Falcons @ Denver Broncos October 9, 2016 4:05 PM. ET.
The Denver Broncos may not have Peyton Manning on the team, but they still have something special at the quarterback position. Trevor Siemian has led his team to a great start, and should start off the second quarter of the season with a pretty easy victory. And even if he is not ready to start, Paxton Lynch is still a great rookie quarterback who could lead his team to a win. I think the Falcons aren’t really as good as some people say they are, so I am definitely taking the Broncos to win this one, big time. Final score, Broncos 35, Falcons 14.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Dallas Cowboys October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.
Both teams have spectacular players on their rosters. Both teams also have explosive players on offense, but you know what they say, defense wins championships. So because of that, I think that this is going to be a low scoring game. As you know, if you read my predictions, I predict that there will be many overtime games in week 5, and I think this will be another one. Cowboys 14, Bengals 14, after the end of regulation. Both teams are pretty clutch, but I think that the Cowboys will be more clutch by kicking a game winning field goal to beat the Bengals 17-14 in overtime.
San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.
The Chargers and the Raiders are both in the AFC West, which makes them rivals, but they are not big rivals. These two teams want to beat each other more than they want to hurt and fight with each other. So, I don’t think that the rivalry will play a part in this game. It should just be football as usual. Both of these teams aren’t the favorites to win the division, even though the Raiders had some high expectations, and are 3-1. The Chargers win it 17-14, even though major players being out have not helped the Chargers.
Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.
The Bills got a much needed victory against the Patriots, after all that has been going on with Buffalo, like the firing of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, to name one. I think they can keep it going with a big game against the Rams. The Bills will give up some points on defense, but they will find the end zone five times on offense. The Bills are definitely going to win this one, 35-20.
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers October 9, 2016 8:30 PM. ET.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers haven’t played as well as they were thought to be, and you still haven’t heard Aaron Rodgers spell out R-E-L-A-X at a press conference yet. Packers fans are scared, but I believe there is no reason to be scared at all. The Packers are still a great football team.
The Giants are of course not the best team in the league, but they are an average team. They are still in one the worst divisions to be an average team, as the Eagles and the Cowboys have played great football so far, and don’t count out the Redskins.
The Giants definitely won't be able to win this one. The Packers beat New York, 28-21.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers October 10, 2016 8:30 PM. ET.
The Carolina Panthers were expected to have an amazing year, but starting 1-3 is not amazing. The Panthers are ready to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football under the lights. I think the Buccaneers are going to have a great game and by the end of the year a great season with Jameis Winston at quarterback, and the Panthers might just keep on struggling. I don’t know how the Panthers will fair later in the season, but I believe they are going to surprise fans and lose this game 30-24 in a short overtime.
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