New Orleans has lost two of its last three games with the Giants and has not beaten them in New York since a 30-7 victory in December of 2006. Injuries on the offensive line have led to a ground attack that is dead last in the NFL. The bigger concern for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is on defense. Minnesota was considered by many as the best overall defense in the NFL a year ago.
Cincinnati has been excellent this season, and they almost beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers a couple of weeks ago. Joe Burrow is capable of keeping this game within a touchdown and while the Ravens likely still get the home win, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Cincinnati pull off a big upset. Neither of these defenses is quite capable of slowing down the other team’s offense, which should make this a very exciting shootout.
The perfect Cardinals are facing the 1-5 Texans this week and are being listed as 17.5-point favorites. That’s the http://verrano.com.au/?p=39956 largest spread of the week, but it’s old hat for Houston. Last week, they lost to the 1-5 Jacksonville Jaguars, ending the Jags’ 20-game losing skid. Suddenly, though, there’s a legitimate debate as to whether the 1-5 Miami Dolphins are the worst NFL team in Florida.
On Sunday, it seemed like there were no noteworthy upsets in Week 6 play. Then, the Tennessee Titans took care of business against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night in the shocker of the Week 6 slate. The NFL continues to surprise, however, with the Chiefs losing at home to the Texans and the Cowboys losing on the road to the Jets in the two biggest upsets of the week.
Dallas is first in the NFL in rushing (165.3 yards per game) largely thanks to another rookie, Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas running back leads the NFL in rushing with 897 yards. The Cowboys score almost 28 points a game and defensively are tied for fourth in scoring defense giving up 17.5 points per game. It’s been a while since the Cowboys and Steelers have played each other. The two teams have played three times in Super Bowls and have a long history.
The Bears (11-4) enter Week 17 with a chance to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Chicago has won the NFC North Division for the first time since 2009 and will be no worse than the No. 3 seed. To take over No. 2 they will need to win at Minnesota on Sunday and hope for the Los Angeles Rams to lose. The Bears have beaten the Vikings once already this season winning during a mid-season five-game win streak.
Well, I’m going with the home-underdog Seahawks this week, with Jameis Winston and the Saints rolling into town. Seattle almost pulled off the upset in Pittsburgh last week, so I’m confident in the ‘hawks at least covering here. Customized picks for NFL and college football pick’em contests . The Saints enjoyed a bye in Week 6 after a win over Washington in Week 5.