NFL-AFCE Game Day-Week 14

NFL-AFCE Game Day-Week 14
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Today’s Games


From: NFL Network


Bills 22 – Colts 14

Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 1 PM ET
The Colts could steal a road win here, with Bills QB Tyrod Taylor ailing, but I’m putting faith in the Buffalo defense to generate a couple of turnovers, something it’s been able to do in each of the team’s wins this season. It was, in fact, on a Bills takeaway that Rob Gronkowski went all Goonkowski in Pats-Bills last Sunday. Here’s a hot sports opinion, fresh out of the oven: Nathan Peterman, if he plays, will rebound from his monstrous performance against the Chargers. There are no Melvin Ingrams or Joey Bosas in Indy’s lineup, just Jabaal Sheards and John Simons. Slight difference there. This should amount to a Frank Gore game, as Buffalo’s run defense has been terrible for weeks (176.8 rushing yards allowed per game over the last five games). Let’s hope the Bills stay in this playoff race, as I can’t stand to hear about them having the longest postseason drought in all major sports even one more time. That means hearing it from you, too, @RealJackAndrade.

Jets 14 – Broncos 12

Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 4:05 PM ET
Oy. Well, this game does carry some intrigue. If the Jets beat the Broncos, they’ll fall toward the middle of the pack in the draft order, which will oddly upset their fan base, whereas another loss from Team Elway puts Denver in line for a top pick. The 49ers (2-10) might catch Denver (3-9) this week in the win column, while the Giants(2-10) are only a game back. Moreover, the Broncos play two of their last three on the road, with the lone home date against a Chiefs team possibly playing for the AFC West. Trevor Siemian must outdo his 19-of-41 performance in Miami. That game turned on his late throw to the sideline that went for six points the other way. Don’t think Josh McCown will serve up any of those balls. If he does, maybe Denver will avoid tying its franchise record for consecutive losses (nine), which was set back in 1967. Fantastic year for sci-fi (“Planet of the Apes”) but not so much for Broncos.




Patriots 36 – Dolphins 14

Monday, Dec. 11 @ 8:30 PM ET
In years past, this road trip has been far from joyous for the Patriots. Despite all the success in the Bill Belichick era, New England has lost nine of 17 games in Miami, including three in a row before last season. Eight of those losses came in Tom Bradystarts. That said, these Dolphins are not as strong on defense as in years past. They’re 24th in points allowed — the franchise has finished worse than that only twice in the last 30 years. Granted, pick-sixes by Adam Gase’s quarterbacks haven’t helped. Expect Brady to go to his running backs often, especially in the absence of the suspended Rob Gronkowski. Would you believe the Patriots are 12-0 without Gronk since the start of the 2016 season? That includes the playoffs, broseph.


This is a game between two teams going nowhere. The Colts are playing consecutive road games, but the Bills might start Nathan Peterman at quarterback for the injured Tyrod Taylor. Even so, I think the Bills will find a way to win a close one.
The Jets have overachieved, while the Broncos have underachieved. Why? It’s the quarterback play. Josh McCown has been good for the Jets, while the Broncos have been a disaster at the position. But I think Denver’s defense shows some pride here and they pull out a close one.
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The Patriots have traditionally had problems in South Florida. Not this week. New England is playing a second straight road game, but it won’t matter, even without Rob Gronkowski. Miami was better last week, but the Patriots are the pick.

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