Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – NFL Wild Card Round – January 6 2019
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There were far more upsets than anybody could have imagined during last weeks NFL action. With a lot of games being far closer than many experts and analysts were expecting as well. However, the games on this week’s list shouldn’t be nearly as close. We begin our best picks for Week 10 in Baltimore.
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 8.20p EST
The first game up on this week’s list is the battle between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.
The Ravens have had a down year compared to last season, although they still sit at 6-2 and have score 20 plus points in 31 straight games. They struggled against the Indianapolis Colts in their last game, winning 24-10 after falling behind early on in the game.
Lamar Jackson was only able to throw for 170 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, struggling to throw the ball accurately downfield.
As always though, they were able to dominate ball control but rushing 38 times throughout the course of the game. While that may seem bad, they get a Patriots team that ran the ball 41 times in their narrow victory over the winless New York Jets.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
The Patriots won the game 30-27 after trailing for almost the entirety of the ball game.
Cam Newton was finally able to get back on track passing the football, throwing for 274 yards and adding two touchdowns rushing.
Their defense played atrociously though, giving Joe Flacco and this terrible Jets team far too many big plays down the field and allowing the Jets to get solid success through the run game.
Regardless of how each of these teams have struggled this season, the Ravens should not only have tremendous success running the football but should be able to get a ton of deep shots down the field en route to a big offensive day for them in this game.
The Patriots will be silenced in this game due to the Ravens incredibly talented defense that is among the best units in the league. Baltimore is as good of a pick as you can get for this week.
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 1.00p EST
Next game up is the matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers.
Jacksonville is currently 1-7 on the season with their most recent game being a loss at the hands of the Houston Texans. However, they did seem to start off the game hot as rookie quarterback Jake Luton got his first start in Gardner Minshew’s absence.
Luton lead a first drive touchdown but struggled as the game progressed, throwing for 304 yards and a touchdown but adding an interception. With Luton in the lineup it seemed as if their offense had opened up a little bit, with James Robinson taking 25 carries and getting 99 yards and a touchdown.
They will be getting all they can handle in this game as the Packers are coming off a 34-17 victory over the depleted San Francisco 49ers. Future hall of famer Aaron Rodgers picked apart the 49ers defense all night, throwing for 305 yards and four touchdowns without an interception.
Green Bay also benefited from their stellar defensive performance forced a fumble and got an interception against Nick Mullens and the San Francisco offense. While the Jaguars seem to be improving as the season goes on, the Packers are being led by a hall of fame quarterback that is apparently on a mission to prove he is still the face of the franchise.
Green Bay will be able to stifle the Jacksonville offense while putting up points in bunches on the other side of the football.
Pick the Packers with full confidence this week.
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 4.25p EST
Lastly, we have the San Francisco 49ers taking on the New Orleans Saints.
When this game was announced at the beginning of the season, many were hoping for a thrilling rematch after their high scoring affair last season. But now it is becoming clear that this has the possibility of being a very one-sided matchup.
The 49ers are 4-5 on the season while missing their best players on offense and defense, including Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa. The list goes on as well, but the backups have proven that they cannot lead this team very far.
As they were down 31-3 at one point against the Green Bay Packers in their last game. They allow far too many big plays downfield and will have to right the ship if they want any chance to take down the current leaders of the NFC South, the Saints.
While many doubted the Saints in their last game, they completely obliterated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 38-3. Drew Brees was able to throw for over 200 yards while delivering four touchdown passes without an interception.
But their offense wasn’t the story of this game, it was their defense that made headlines. Sacking Brady three times throughout the game and forcing him to throw three interceptions for the first time since 2011.
New Orleans heard all the critics the past few weeks and is on a mission to prove that they remain as a powerhouse in the NFC this year. Pair that with the 49ers injury problems and you have a blowout game in favor of the Saints.
However, this game still has the possibility to be close if the 49ers are able to get some guys back from injury this weekend.
It just seems far too unlikely to change the outcome of this game given the Saints performances in the past few weeks, especially as they are coming in after a huge division win and adding on to their win streak.