The NFL has been playing late-season games on Saturdays for quite a long time, however the idea never neglects to be a surprising pleasure. What’s more, this year, the alliance spiced things up considerably more by holding up until mid-November to report the matchups for Saturday’s games, giving us three really great matchups. Five of the six taking an interest groups either have secured season finisher spots or still get an opportunity of making the end of the season games.
Texans at Buccaneers
Time: 1 p.m.
Television: NFL Network.
Point spread: Texans – 3.
At present the No. 4 seed in the AFC end of the season games with a one-game lead over the Titans in the AFC South, Houston can secure the division title by beating Tampa Bay (or if Tennessee loses to New Orleans on Sunday). To do as such, the Texans should stop a messed up Bucs offense that basically has chosen to hurl it profound, regardless of its staff issues and regardless of the outcomes.
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winson, playing with a wrecked right thumb, has become the first NFL quarterback to toss for in excess of 450 yards in sequential games (he’s additionally tossed four block attempts over that length), and he’s done as such without Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, his top getting weapons who will both miss Saturday’s down with hamstring wounds. New kid on the block wide recipient Scotty Miller additionally is accomplished for the year with hamstring damage, leaving the Bucs with just four solid wide beneficiaries (one of them, Cyril Grayson, was marked for this present week from the training squad). The Texans’ pass safeguard is conquerable, however is this the week Tampa Bay’s passing assault at last comes up short on gas?
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Bills at Patriots
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Television: NFL Network.
Point spread: Patriots – 6½.
New England quarterback Tom Brady again battled a weekend ago, finishing scarcely in excess of 50 percent of his goes against the Bengals, who have one of the class’ most noticeably awful pass guards. The Bills are greatly improved in such manner, and Patriots wide beneficiary Julian Edleman — practically Brady’s just solid objective — still is by all accounts disturbed by a type of left knee damage (a video surfaced Wednesday that demonstrated him working through accepting drills at training).
New England likewise surrendered 136 hurrying yards to Bengals running back Joe Mixon, an unstable sign in front of a game against a group that has scrambled for at any rate 100 yards in everything except two games this season (Frank Gore had 109 surging yards in the groups’ first gathering on Sept. 29, however the veteran has offered approach to Devin Singletary generally). New England will secure the AFC East with a success or tie, however the Patriots appear to be on progressively precarious ground against a Buffalo group that is just shown signs of improvement as the season has advanced.