week 16 of NFL season is unique.
Weather will play a big part in some of these games, with some notable injuries in midfield and some prize-winning races that could end after the weekend.
And as always, I have some bets for you that I hope to put some cash in our pockets by the end of the week (odds over). Bet FOX).
Were the Kansas City Chiefs exposed in their 30-24 OT win in Week 15?
Nick Wright weighs in on whether the Kansas City Chiefs were exposed in their overtime win in Week 15 over the Houston Texans.
I feel confident that the Captains will cover any short-lived favorite of three points or less. And I certainly expect them to assist in the rare cases when they are underrated. However, if the Chiefs are in favor of more than a confrontation, take the other side.
Kansas City can’t get nine points against country music two days last weekend, taking a 27-0 lead before winning by six points. Last weekend, the Captain was liked 14.5 points at Houston, and it took them a while to get out with a win. A month ago, Rams go to Arrowhead, catch 15 to 16.5 points without Matt Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald. The captain won, but it was an ugly 26-10.
I don’t know why Captains play this way against lesser opponents, but it’s been a trend for years. The first leg, lack of creativity game plan, poor red zone attack and poor defense make these matches closer than usual.
Seattle is coming to town and the Seahawks need a win to keep their ground in the NFC knockout race. And while Seattle didn’t play well offensively last month, the Hawks were still able to move the ball into the Chiefs’ defence. KC’s defense allows everyone to move the ball. That unit is ranked 24th in defensive DVOA. Even if the Captains do their job and score in their low 30s, their defense will score against a desperate Seattle Seahawks team.
I’ll take the Seahawks for support.
Can Brock Purdy bring the 49ers to the Super Bowl after winning the NFC West?
FOX Sports NFL analyst Eric Mangini joins Colin Cowherd on The Herd to discuss the San Francisco 49ers’ 21-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15.
I am throwing away all my gambling principles in this game. I’m giving the home team a favorite 7.5 points whose head coach often struggles in this position. Give me the super hot Niners against the Commanders – a team that is about to lose on national television. Sure, the line is inflated. I do not care. San Francisco will win big.
The commanders started slowly. They had a single win in five weeks, then struggled to beat the Bears in Week 6. Carson Wentz was on the bench. Taylor Heinicke took over the offense and ignited the whole team. After that, Washington won six of their next seven games, including letting the Eagles lose their only game of the season. Five more wins are near. Defeat Commanders packer by two, the pony by one and eagle to six o’clock. Then there are the matches with giant has been clamped with a goodbye week. Against the Giants, Washington had a draw and a complete loss, and the team is currently considering not making it to the knockout stages.
Washington has struggled to beat better teams because of Heinicke’s limitations. He’s a fun player to cheer for, but in the end, he’s not very good. The Commanders have only scored 16 points a game since he took over, and now they head to San Francisco.
The Niners’ defense is the best in the NFL. They do not allow scoring, their defense is very fierce, the defense is fast and the attack is fast. Teams don’t score against them and I’m not sure what motivates the Commanders to score in this game.
49ers offense continues with third quarterback Brock Purdy run show. Kyle Shanahan doesn’t ask Purdy to do much, relying on the running game, the offensive line, and the onscreen gameplay. However, when Purdy is tasked with throwing it, he turns out to be more adept than expected. The Niners are a real offense to Purdy. And while the Commander’s defense was excellent, this was a game where the Niners could take them down.
Washington’s defense will have to strain in a long game. San Francisco will score late to make up for this game and push the score to double digits when the final whistle blows.
Geoff Schwartz played eight seasons in the NFL for five different teams. He started at a favorable position for the University of Oregon for three seasons and was selected to the All-Pac-12 second team in his senior year. He is an NFL analyst for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GeoffSchwartz.
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