Baltimore @ Cleveland
The Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the Cleveland Browns. This is a key divisional game that could have lasting playoff ramifications depending on the outcome.
The Cleveland Browns haven’t lived up to the lofty expectations set forth by many experts. Mayfield has been dealing with a should injury all season that has hampered his ability to throw the football. Multiple players have been sidelined with injuries or COVID-19. Cleveland has redemption against Baltimore after having a bye week to get healthy.
Baltimore lost a heartbreaker to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that they should have won. Lamar has look very human the last couple of weeks and it has led to some weaknesses of their roster being exposed. The injuries to the running backs and the inability to consistently throw the ball down the field looks like it’s starting to hurt this team.
This will be another close game between these two teams. Cleveland needs this win more and Baltimore will be looking to practically shut the door on Cleveland’s playoff hopes. A desperate Cleveland team should be able to get the win here.
Prediction: Cleveland wins this game
The Line: Baltimore Ravens (+125) | Cleveland Browns (-145)
Dallas @ Washington
This division hasn’t been settled quite yet. Dallas has been playing great football and Washington won’t give Dallas much breathing room in the NFC East standings.
Dallas has looked very good this season because of the play of Dak Prescott and his offense. Prescott is one of the best quarterbacks in the game and his helps this offense put up elite numbers week after week. A strong run game centered around Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard makes this well-rounded offense one to fear.
The defense isn’t terrible either with Trevon Diggs being a true playmaker in the secondary and Micah Parsons being a menace is all over the field.
Washington is playing some of the best football in the entire league. They have won five straight games and they will be looking to make it six with a win over the Dallas Cowboys. The offensive has been rolling in recent weeks. Taylor Heinicke has played better in recent weeks and has done a great job of limiting turnovers to help this team win.
The defense has been great this year, but they seems to be playing better during this current win streak.
This is a game that I could see go either way, but the underdog story seems perfect for this game with the division still up for grabs.
Prediction: Washington wins by a touchdown
The Line: Dallas Cowboys (-280) | Washington Redskins (+230)
Los Angeles vs. Arizona
The Rams travel to Arizona to take on a Cardinals team that has the best record in the entire NFL.
The Cardinals have been playing great football all year. They been great on offense and defense and will be looking to open up the gap on the Rams in the NFC West. Kyler Murray, when healthy, has been a dynamic force this season and could be looking toward some nice hardware at the end of the season.
The Rams haven’t look like themselves in recent weeks. Matthew Stafford looks like he is unsure of himself since about Week 10 and that should be concerning to Rams fans. The defense hasn’t been bad, but they need to be better if they want any chance of staying with the Cardinals in this game.
This division game could be the deciding factor in the division race. I think the Rams pull out a much-needed victory on the road.
Prediction: Los Angeles wins by less than a touchdown
The Line: Los Angeles Rams (+115) | Arizona Cardinals (-135)
WORDS: Derek Lopez.