New York Giants

New York Giants

New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 28: Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

If the New York Giants and Jets are going to make the postseason, let alone make a statement in their respective divisions, Sunday’s action is going to be huge.

The Giants (7-4-1) host the 11-1 Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, trying to get back in the win column for the first time in a month, while doing the seemingly impossible to beat an Eagles team that comes in as a 7.5-point favorite.

Meanwhile, the Jets head north to face the first place Buffalo Bills (9-3). The last time they met, the Jets shocked Buffalo 20-17 in Week 9. That day the Jets started Zach Wilson at quarterback, and relied heavily on the running game to stun Buffalo. This time it’s Mike White’s turn against the Bills. And in case you’re wondering, White’s worst start of his career came against Buffalo last season when he tossed three picks.

So in short, both teams are going into Week 14 the deck stacked highly against them.

A win by either would shock many, but it would be a statement that would reverberate through the league that either, or both, is ready for some serious January football.

  • Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) (-7.5) @ NY Giants (7-4-1)

    Giants Eagles

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 28: Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants fends off a tackle attempt by Avonte Maddox #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

    Can the Giants pull out the upset against Philadelphia? Of course they can. The Giants are a franchise that has consistently pulled out all the stops when the odds are against it. (See 1998 when the Giants beat an unbeaten Broncos team, or the 2007 Super Bowl when the Giants upset the unbeaten Patriots).

    This is a little different however. The Giants are beaten up. Leonard Williams is listed as doubtful, and Saquon Barkley is questionable. If neither can go, it hurts the G-Men’s chances. The Key for Big Blue will be trying to slow down Jalen Hurts and Philly’s offense. No easy task as the Eagles have scored 75 points in its last two games.


    The Giants hang around, have a chance at the upset, but Hurts makes one too many plays to make the difference in the end.

  • NY Jets (7-5) @ Buffalo Bills (9-3)

    Mike White vs. Bills

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 14: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Mike White #5 of the New York Jets in action against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 45-17. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    As mentioned previously, Mike White struggled in his first start against Buffalo last season, tossing three interceptions. Don’t expect that to happen this time. White has shown an ability to stand in the pocket, take hits and deliver big throws. This will be about whether the Jets can slow down Josh Allen again for a second time. That will not be easy. Expect Buffalo to make some big plays offensively, and yes, don’t be shocked if there is indeed a big Jets turnover that swings things Buffalo’s way.

    The question will be should the Jets lose, do they swing back to Zach Wilson?

    PICK: BILLS 24 – JETS 16.

  • Baltimore Ravens (8-4) (-1.5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)

    Tyler Huntley

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 04: Quarterback Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a second half pass against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    The Ravens enter this game a bit hobbled. Lamar Jackson is doubtful to play Sunday as he continues to recover from a knee injury he suffered last week against Denver. That means Tyler Huntley will get the start for Baltimore.

    A lot of people like the Steelers only becuase they have played better in recent weeks, have won two in a row, and, yes, Kenny Pickett appears to be settling in. But don’t discount the Ravens. Even with Huntley under center, Baltimore isn’t changing how they run their offense. Expect a mini-upset here.


  • Minnesota Vikings (10-2) @ Detroit Lions (5-7) (-2.5)

    Justin Jefferson Vikings

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – DECEMBER 04: Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings and Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate after Jefferson’s touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

    Would love to pick the Lions in this spot, but they are favored. Vegas actually expects the Lions to win this game against the 10-2 Vikings who could clinch the NFC North with a victory. Sure the Vikings have lucked out in a lot of their wins this year, but they are an opportunistic team that takes advantages of mistakes. The Lions are known for making big mistakes. This could play into the hands of Minnesota’s defense late in the game.

    Expect Justin Jefferson to make few big catches in this one, and Dalvin Cook to … well .. cook.

    PICK: VIKINGS 31 – LIONS 28.

  • Miami Dolphins (8-4) (-3.0) @ LA Chargers (6-6)

    Justin Herbert vs. Dolphins

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 15: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

    This one figures to be a shootout between two of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks: Tuo Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins and Justin Herbert of the LA Chargers. Both teams need this game for playoff positioning. For the Chargers, a win and a Jets loss to Buffalo would swing them into the final wild card spot.

    The Dolphins receiving duo of Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle could be a match-up problem for the Bolts defense. Heck, those two are a match-up problem for everyone.

    This issue is the Fish are the midst of the teeth of their schedule, and are on the West coast for the second straight week. The question about Herbert and the Chargers is this: when will they finally have a coming out party to show the League they are as good as people believe them to be? This week would be a good time to showcase that.


  • New England Patriots (6-6) (-1.5) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-8)

    Mac Jones

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 11: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots gestures at the line of scrimmage during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

    The Cardinals are a mess. Kyler Murray has thrown guys under the bus, and there is the likelihood that head coach Kliff Kingsbury is on the chopping block.  In come Bill Belichick and the Patriots on a Monday night.

    The Patriots have lost two in a row, and are averaging just over 20 points per game. That has to change if New England plans to get back into the wild card race for the seventh seed with the Jets and Chargers.

    Mac Jones has played better the past couple weeks for New England, and toss for 382 yards against Minnesota on Thanksgiving. Have a gut feeling he’s in for a big night and so is New England.


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