How to read the table: The table shows how a team will do Passing and Rushing in the upcoming week of the NFL. Red is HOT, Yellow is WARM, White is NORMAL, Light Blue is COLD and Dark Blue is FREEZING COLD. Play players from teams that are Red and Yellow, avoid players from teams that are Light or Dark Blue and expect average days from teams that are White.
|Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Sunday 1:00pm|
In their stadium, the Colts will want this one more. Expect both teams to keep the ball on the ground but for the carries to be spread around.
Favorite: Indianapolis Colts by 4
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 20 – Houston Texans 13
|New York Jets at New England Patriots – Sunday 1:00pm|
The Jets know that their only chance at beating the Patriots will come if they can run the ball. No other scenario wins them this game. They also know that the only thing they actually can do somewhat well is run the football. Another nice day is on the way for Bilal Powell. You just have to ask yourself, “Why on earth didn’t the Jets just run Powell as the workhorse all season long as those of us in fantasy expected back in August? Why??” The Patriots do what the Patriots do, they win, guaranteeing that the AFC will have to go through Foxboro yet again.
Favorite: New England Patriots by 15.5
Prediction: New England Patriots 31 – New York Jets 13
|Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday 1:00pm|
Even the Steelers expect the Patriots to throttle the Jets and the Steelers may pull players early if the Patriots score gets out of hand. I suspect the Patriots and Jets score will be well known to the Steelers as the game progresses. Expect a big number from Roethlisberger as the Steelers keep this one in the air as they jump out to a commanding lead early. The Browns have an advantage when they run the ball but they may not be able to run if the score gets out of hand as quick as it should.
Favorite: Pittsburgh Steelers by 13.5
Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 33 – Cleveland Browns 14
|Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Sunday 1:00pm|
Anything that involves the Redskins passing game makes a nice start here. The rest will struggle.
Favorite: Washington Redskins by 3.5
Prediction: Washington Redskins 24 – New York Giants 17