Publish Date: 12/21/2019
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Texans at Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Saturday, NFL Network
Line: Texans -3 | Total: 49.5
The Buccaneers will be playing without wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, both of whom have serious hamstring injuries, and this, pardon the pun, will really hamstring a Buccaneers offense that has been explosive this last month. Quarterback Jameis Winston has had a great season if you could take away the extraordinary amount of interceptions and turnovers he has had. With a limited amount of weapons, look for Winston to give the ball away a few times. DeShaun Watson should be able to put the Texans over the top and win the AFC South in this one.
Saints at Titans,1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Rams at 49ers, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, NFL Network
Line: 49ers -6.5 | Total: 45
Richard Sherman should be back, which will be huge for the 49ers, and let’s face it, the Rams are not as bad as they looked last week but they still are nothing more than an average football team. The 49ers will be out to prove last week was a fluke and more importantly, set themselves up with a shot at a divisional title the next week in Seattle.
Bills at Patriots, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, NFL Network
Line: Patriots -6.5 | Total: 37.5
A Bills win will not be that surprising but it would send a huge message to the rest of the NFL that the Bills are for real. I think the Patriots will win this game but it should be razor close.
Ravens at Browns, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Line: Ravens -10 | Total: 47.5
The Browns humiliated the Ravens early in the season and payback is fast approaching.
Chiefs at Bears, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, NBC
Line: Chiefs -5.5 | Total: 45
This is a mismatch and I look for Mitchell Trubisky to throw a couple to the Chiefs.
Cardinals at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox
Line: Seahawks -9.5 | Total: 50
Kenyan Drake will have to have a huge game to keep this close and I think he will, but in the end Seattle will prevail.
Steelers at Jets, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Line: Steelers -3 | Total: 38