Jared's late game NFL picks: The big ones are Colts vs Jaguars, Cardinals vs Rams and Eagles vs Football Team
A few playoff spots are on the line with the late games. Either Cowboys fans or Giants fans will care a lot about the nightcap.
Saints (-6.5) Panthers (47.5)
Jared' Pick: Saints
Breakout Player: QB Drew Brees
New Orleans’ entire backfield will not be active on Sunday. This means we should expect a big game from Drew Brees in the air. It’s fair to say New Orleans has one of the better passing games. If Carolina’s secondary doesn’t step up, New Orleans is going to run right by them.
Packers (-4.5) BEARS (51.5)
Jared's Pick: Packers
Breakout Player: WR Davante Adams
Aaron Rodgers has been the hardest player to contain in the 2020 season. When these two teams played in Week 12, Rodgers threw for four touchdowns. Depending on how much he plays, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him do it again. Green Bay should cover but as they've already clinched the division this may be a game to lay off.
COLTS (-14) Jaguars (49.5)
Jared's Pick: Colts
Breakout Player: WR TY Hilton
Jacksonville is a complete mess. With Indianapolis having a ton of momentum going into this week fighting for a playoff spot, I’d expect a big blowout. Yes, Indianapolis lost to Jacksonville in Week 1, but these teams are totally different now. The Colts’ defense will annihilate Jacksonville. This spread is big, but Indianapolis should cover.
Titans (-7.5) TEXANS (56)
Breakout Player: WR Corey Davis
The Titans I’ve been on a roll all season. Going against the defense like Houston’s this week I fully expect their offense to dominate. With Derrick Henry, Corey Davis, and AJ Brown all healthy they should not lose this game.
Chargers (-3.5) CHIEFS (44)
Jared's Pick: Chargers
Breakout Player: QB Justin Herbert
Kansas City will be sitting a majority of their starters, including QB Patrick Mahomes. Even though the Chiefs are arguably the best team in the league, the Chargers should cover against KC's backups.
BRONCOS (+2) Raiders (50.5)
Jared's Pick: Broncos
Breakout Player: RB Melvin Gordon
The Raiders blew their entire season, and it all started after their loss to Atlanta. They started the year out as one of the most explosive teams, and now they are eliminated from playoff contention. The Broncos have looked better in recent weeks and should win this game.
Cardinals (-3) RAMS (40.5)
Jared's Pick: Cardinals
Breakout Player: WR DeAndre Hopkins
After watching the Rams lose to the Jets, I don’t see them beating their division rival Arizona. Arizona has been playing hard all season, and the Rams have been very inconsistent. If the Rams can shut down WR DeAndre Hopkins, then they could possibly pull off a win. If not, this is Arizona’s game and they should cover.
Seahawks (-6) 49ERS (46)
Jared's Pick: Seahawks
Breakout Player: RB Chris Carson
The 49ers have way too many injuries to beat a team like Seattle. If Seattle doesn’t decide to bench anyone this week, which i’m sure they won’t, they should dominate this game. Seattle’s defense hasn’t been great this year, but San Francisco’s offense is too banged up.
Football Team (-3) EAGLES (43)
Jared's Pick: Football Team
Breakout Player: WR Terry McLaurin
Washington’s defense has been the brightest spot of their team this year and Philadelphia doesn’t have enough weapons to run over them. Also, Washington gets starting quarterback Alex Smith back and clinches the division with a win.
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