#3: Chicago over NY Giants
(13-3: buf, TB, ARI, GB, MN, PIT, LAR, KC, no, DAL, LAC, ind,
PHI, SEA, SF, NYJ)
game this week at Soldier field is basically for draft order in
April. Last year, these two teams traded draft picks to respectively
Fields and Kadarius
Toney, two players that should be stars for years to come.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants are bad…..
second to last in points allowed, and 3rd to last in yards allowed.
While neither offense scares anyone, it can be expected that Fields
to Mooney will be a hot route this week with a lot of David Montgomery
up the middle. Feel comfortable taking the home team and Da’
#2: San Francisco over Houston
(12-4: TB, GB, DEN, no, NE, LAR, bal, cin, MIA, BUF, CLE, DAL,
IND, LAC, ari, PHI)
Houston Texans are ranked 30th both on offense and defense. But
on any given Sunday, any team can be beat. Case and point last
week when the Chargers lost to this Houston team who now travel
up the coast from Los Angeles to the Bay area to take on the 49ers,
and look to win three straight for the first time since 2019.
But the niners are making a playoff run and won’t forget
that Houston is dangerous. Jimmy Garoppolo was flat last week
against the Titans, and will have to keep his team on the path
towards the playoffs assuming his thumb allows him to play. More
likely, Trey Lance and Jeff Wilson will be in the backfield, with
a full complement of Goerge Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Brandon
Aiyuk on the receiving end.
However, the defense will be the difference here. The 49ers are
fourth overall and it will take a perfect game by Houston to beat
them. With rookie Davis Mills under center, look for the niners
to confuse him with blitzes and disguised coverages.
#1: New England over Jacksonville
(13-3: SF, CLE, CAR, BUF, TB, KC, ARI, LAR, dal, IND, ten, BAL,
MIN, GB, MIA, lac)
you are a Bill Belichick fan or not, this may have been one of
best coaching jobs in years, guiding a rookie quarterback with
limited offensive playmakers, to the playoffs. Mac
Jones is a true leader on the field who is just getting comfortable
in the NFL system. The Patriots defense, ranked 2nd in points
allowed and total yards will be no match for a Jacksonville offense
that is last in points scored. Yes, Trevor
Lawrence seems to be improving, but the Jaguars are a total
mess. Barring a Jags defensive effort that rivaled their game
against Buffalo, if you have not used the Patriots, it’s time.