We’re ready for another great weekend in the NFL. The regular season has passed the halfway point with a lot of unanswered questions. The upcoming games in Week 13 will help dictate the playoff future for some teams. Thursday Night Football kicked off with an exciting game between the always controversial Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints. On Sunday, we’ll have the Cincinnati Bengals against the LA Chargers in a QB chess match between Herbert and Burrows and the Ravens with superstar QB Lamar Jackson, putting the Pittsburgh Steelers to the test after their recent loss.
Raiders Look To Stop Washington Streak
After one of their most important wins this season, the Las Vegas Raiders have now set the stage as they go on the road to face the Washington Football Team, who is also having recent success and will look for their fourth straight win. These two rarely see each other in the regular season. In their last matchup in 2017, Washington came out on top by a score of 27-10.
As a slight favorite in this game, the Raiders have shown to have great weapons on offense. QB Derek Carr is having a great season so far, with 3,414 yards passing. This team favors the passing game, which has been successful most recently against the Cowboys. It’s no secret that the Raiders prefer to throw the ball more than average. They’re currently second in the league with 296.5 yards passing per game and will be looking to air it out against Washington.
The WFT has had a great run recently and now sits in second place in the NFC East. They’re led by QB Taylor Heinicke, who has shown in recent matchups that he can handle the pressure and lead his squad to victory, even against top teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Heinicke is in the midst of one of the best stretches of his career and has thrown for 2,613 yards this season. WR Terry McLaurin leads the club in receiving with 786 yards.
Pick: Washington Football Team to win the game.
Chiefs Defense Against Broncos Rushing
Kansas City will have another challenge at their door when they play the Denver Broncos to fight for the top position in the AFC West standings. This has been a very competitive division in which the Chiefs lead with a 7-4 record. The three remaining teams, including the Broncos, are all at 6-5 on the season. The Chiefs are coming off their fourth win in a row and have grown more confident since overcoming a tough start to the season. A lot of the questions that were raised about this team in earlier weeks have been put to rest after convincing wins against the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers.
Historically, the Chiefs are dominating the most recent matchups between these two teams. KC is 5-0 since 2018 against Denver and will look to add one more win to this record. The Broncos have been surprising recently with wins against very strong teams such as the LA Chargers and Dallas Cowboys. They have shown to have the resiliency to overcome the odds and still show up and win games against top contenders. This time, they have a huge challenge against the Chiefs, representing another difficult game on their schedule.
Pick: Kansas City Chiefs to win the game.