Chargers at Raiders (Sunday @4:05PM ET)
I think it’s safe to say that Philip Rivers OWNS the Raiders. Rivers has a 17-8 record, 6,394 passing yards, 43 TDs, 18 INTs, and a 64.4 completion percentage in 25 games against the Raiders in his career.
The Raiders could be the absolute worst team in the NFL currently, and so I don’t see anything here that indicates to me that the Raiders can pull off the upset and season split with the Chargers. This could get ugly. Chargers win 34-16.
Dolphins at Packers (Sunday @ 4:25PM ET)
Both of these teams have been pitiful on the road. Dolphins have a 1-3 record, and the Packers have yet to actually win a road game. This is a must-win game for both teams. The Packers need to save their season, and the Dolphins will look to sneak into the AFC Wild Card mix.
Luckily for the Pack, they will be home for this one, where I see Rodgers having no problems against this Miami secondary. Green Bay will rebound. Packers win 28-23.
Seahawks at Rams (Sunday @ 4:25PMET)
The last time these two teams played, it was Week 5, and the Seahawks came up just short losing 33-31. The Seahawks have surprisingly been playing better than we all thought, and they actually have played pretty well on the road this year (3-2).
The Rams are coming off their first loss of the season, and so the Seahawks know they aren’t invincible. I also think the Rams have some knots to untie on defense; especially in their secondary. But don’t tell Marcus Peters! I really don’t want to have gumbo with him.
I think Goff will be tested by the Seattle defense, the Seahawks will run and run some more, and Russell Wilson will keep plays alive long enough to tack some points on to the board. The question for Los Angeles is can the Rams clamp down with their red zone defense?
I like the Seahawks to get their revenge, splitting with the Rams and giving them their second straight loss. I like the big NFC West upset. BRING OUT THE GUMBO! Seahawks win 32-30.
Cowboys at Eagles (Sunday Night @8:15PM ET)
Philly is coming off a bye and coming from just behind the Redskins in the division. I just cannot take the Cowboys seriously right now, and while the Cowboys have a new toy at receiver, so do the Eagles (Golden Tate). The difference is the Eagles have the better defense…and simply the better team. Give me Philly at home, and with an Eagles win and a Redskins loss, Philadelphia moves up into a tie for first with Washington in the NFC East standings. Eagles win 24-20.
Giants at 49ers (Monday Night @8:15PM ET)
Nick Mullens came out of nowhere for the Niners last Thursday taking down the pitiful Raiders in his debut at QB. Mullens was 16/22 passing for 262 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He looked good, composed, and was able to get the job done.
The Giants are bad…but they aren’t ‘Raiders bad’.
I think coming off a bye week will help the Giants, and Eli Manning may very well be playing to keep his starting job right now. That will be just enough motivation to take down the Niners on the road. Giants win 21-14.
Enjoy the games!
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