The Week 14 NFL schedule for the 2021 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we have you coated with what you could know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters convey us the most important keys to each game, a daring prediction for every matchup and, in fact, remaining rating picks.
Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information supplies an enormous stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Football Power Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup ranking (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a game projection. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe fingers out useful fantasy football intel, as effectively. Everything you wish to know is right here in a single spot that will help you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL football.
Let’s get into the complete Week 14 slate, together with Tom Brady and Josh Allen in a high-octane offensive showdown, the Chiefs and Raiders in an AFC West battle and an essential 49ers-Bengals game for every convention’s wild-card race. It all culminates with an enormous NFC West Monday Night Football matchup between the Rams and the Cardinals on ESPN. (Game instances are Sunday until in any other case famous.)
Jump to a matchup:
BAL-CLE | DAL-WSH | LV-KC
JAX-TEN | ATL-CAR | NO-NYJ
SEA-HOU | NYG-LAC | DET-DEN
BUF-TB | SF-CIN | CHI-GB
Thursday: MIN 36, PIT 28
Bye: IND, MIA, NE, PHI
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 58.6 | Spread: CLE -2.5 (43)
What to observe for: Will the Browns’ offense — particularly the passing game — make a turnaround popping out of the bye week? Coach Kevin Stefanski and his workers devoted final week to self-scouting, trying to find a method to jump-start an offense that has scored more than 17 factors solely as soon as since Oct. 10. To have any hope of defeating the Ravens this time, Cleveland must rating so much more than the ten factors it put up of their Nov. 28 assembly in Baltimore. — Jake Trotter
Bold prediction: The Browns will run for more than 150 yards towards the NFL’s top-ranked run protection. Two weeks in the past, Baltimore held Cleveland to its season low in dashing yards (40). But the Browns know their successful formulation is committing to the run (5-1 when dashing over 30 instances), and Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are the healthiest a part of Cleveland’s offense. — Jamison Hensley
Stat to know: Cleveland edge rusher Myles Garrett is second within the NFL with 14.0 sacks this season (T.J. Watt, 16). That means he’s tied with Reggie Camp (14.0 in 1984) for essentially the most sacks in a season in franchise historical past (since 1982).
Injuries: Ravens | Browns
What to know for fantasy: Worried in regards to the dud efficiency from Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson towards these Browns in Week 12? It was regarding, however in his previous two journeys to the house of the Dawg Pound, he has racked up over 100 yards dashing on his method to 32.4 fantasy factors per game. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Cleveland is 1-6 towards the unfold (ATS) in its previous seven video games — and 0-3 ATS in its previous three video games. Read more.
Hensley’s choose: Browns 30, Ravens 24
Trotter’s choose: Browns 22, Ravens 20
FPI prediction: CLE, 53.5% (by a mean of 1.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Ravens want Jackson to interrupt out of stoop … Browns place main receiver Njoku on COVID-19 checklist … Ravens lose star CB Humphrey for remainder of season
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 58.4 | Spread: DAL -4 (48)
What to observe for: Can Washington’s run game create towards the Dallas entrance? Washington has transformed 50% of its third downs through the win streak as a result of it always faces third-and-4 or much less. That has been the case on 27 out of its previous 58 third downs. You can credit score the run game for that success. And that is essential as a result of if Washington will get into third-and-long vs. this go rush, it will be an enormous day for Dallas’ Micah Parsons. It’s in all probability the distinction between an in depth Washington win and a Dallas double-digit victory. — John Keim
Bold prediction: Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott could have a dashing landing. He has only one on the 12 months after having a minimum of three — and a max of six — in every of his first 5 seasons. The Cowboys haven’t had him run as a lot as he has prior to now, possible due to the ankle harm he suffered final season, however he has 4 dashing touchdowns in his profession towards Washington. By the best way, he’s 7-1 as a starter vs. Washington with 13 landing passes and only one interception. — Todd Archer
Stat to know: Washington working again Antonio Gibson has had 109 touches through the staff’s four-game win streak, the second most since Week 10 behind Jonathan Taylor (114). And he had 4 touchdowns and averaged 132.0 scrimmage yards in two video games towards the Cowboys final season.
Injuries: Cowboys | Washington
Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin really feel in a different way about whether or not the Cowboys ought to be nervous in regards to the Washington Football Team.
What to know for fantasy: Does Dallas win this game? The reply to that query and the query of whether or not to start out Cowboys working again Ezekiel Elliott in fantasy is similar. For his profession, he averages 23.3 fantasy factors per game in wins over Washington however simply 5.1 within the losses. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Dallas is 7-0 ATS in convention video games this season. Read more.
Archer’s choose: Cowboys 30, Washington 22
Keim’s choose: Washington 24, Cowboys 23
FPI prediction: DAL, 62.9% (by a mean of 4.4 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Cowboys ought to be nearing full energy simply in time for the playoff push … Washington, like QB Heinicke, retains proving doubters unsuitable … McCarthy says Cowboys ‘going to win’ Sunday towards Washington
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 56.2 | Spread: KC -9.5 (48)
What to observe for: The Chiefs have seemed just like the Chiefs simply as soon as prior to now six weeks, and that got here in Week 10 towards the Raiders. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes handed for 406 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 41-14 win. Was it a fluke or do the Chiefs have the Raiders found out? The Chiefs have likelihood of posting large offensive numbers once more in the event that they defend Mahomes in addition to they did final time these two groups met. They held edge rushers Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby and not using a sack. — Adam Teicher
Bold prediction: Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce could have a fourth straight game towards the Raiders with a minimum of 100 receiving yards. He stated he acquired his “swag” again after catching eight passes for a season-high 119 yards within the November assembly, and Raiders security Johnathan Abram has given up 14 catches on 15 targets for 198 yards and three TDs in three profession video games towards the Chiefs. Kelce has had eight whole catches his previous two video games however will feast on Sunday. — Paul Gutierrez
Stat to know: Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow has put collectively back-to-back 100-yard receiving video games for the second time in his profession, however he has by no means had three straight such video games. In truth, the one Raiders participant prior to now 20 seasons with three straight 100-yard receiving video games is tight finish Darren Waller (4 straight from 2020 to 2021).
Injuries: Raiders | Chiefs
What to know for fantasy: Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr has accomplished over 70% of his passes whereas throwing a number of touchdowns and scoring over 18 fantasy factors in every of his previous three video games towards the Chiefs. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Kansas City has coated three straight video games after beginning the season 2-7 ATS. Read more.
Gutierrez’s choose: Chiefs 31, Raiders 20
Teicher’s choose: Chiefs 26, Raiders 20
FPI prediction: KC, 71.9% (by a mean of seven.7 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Raiders’ slow-starting, Jekyll-and-Hyde offense has season on the brink … Victory laps and one-liners: Chiefs-Raiders nonetheless runs pink sizzling … Raiders comply with extensions with Carlson, Cole … Mathieu surprises vital response nurse with Super Bowl tickets … Chiefs security Sorensen symbolizes staff’s defensive turnaround
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 39.9 | Spread: TEN -8.5 (43.5)
What to observe for: The Titans are longing to get again into the optimistic column of the turnover ratio. Tennessee turned the ball over 9 instances in its previous two video games and didn’t get any takeaways. Jacksonville’s minus-1.3 turnover margin is tied for the worst within the league, so this week ought to be alternative for the Titans to get some takeaways. — Turron Davenport
Bold prediction: Jaguars working again James Robinson will get 25-plus touches. There has been an outcry in Jacksonville after Robinson was benched for 16 and 20 performs the previous two weeks after fumbling (backup RB Carlos Hyde fumbled however went again onto the sector for the subsequent drive). QB Trevor Lawrence even spoke to the teaching workers about Robinson being on the sector. Expect an overcorrection this week, however do not count on the identical type of efficiency he had within the first assembly (149 yards). The Titans are giving up solely 98 yards per game on the bottom, so we aren’t on the lookout for Robinson to hurry for more than 100. — Mike DiRocco
Field Yates breaks down the professionals and cons of getting Carlos Hyde in your fantasy roster this week.
Stat to know: Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown 13 interceptions this season, tied for the second most within the NFL and as many as he had in his earlier two seasons with Titans mixed. But the Jaguars’ protection has simply 5 picks this season, tied for the league’s second fewest.
Injuries: Jaguars | Titans
What to know for fantasy: The Titans’ Dontrell Hilliard was a top-15 working again in each Week 11 and Week 12, scoring the eighth-most factors on the place over these two weeks as an entire. (Tennessee had a Week 13 bye.) See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: The beneath is 10-2 in Jacksonville video games this season, with seven straight unders. Read more.
DiRocco’s choose: Titans 20, Jaguars 10
Davenport’s choose: Titans 35, Jaguars 10
FPI prediction: TEN, 81.1% (by a mean of 11.7 factors)
Matchup must-reads: The curious season of Jaguars RB Robinson and his unpredictable utilization … Inside the Nashville wellness middle that helps Titans gamers keep wholesome … Titans coach Vrabel’s success lies inside his weekly messages
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 31.6 | Spread: CAR -2.5 (42)
What to observe for: Carolina’s new offensive playcaller, Jeff Nixon, is run-oriented. So search for him to come back on the Falcons the best way former offensive coordinator Joe Brady did the primary time these groups met. He may not name 47 rushes as Brady did in that 19-13 win, however you’ll be able to wager he’ll name more than the 18-21 runs that Brady did in his final two video games. Look for lots more read-option now that Cam Newton is the quarterback. — David Newton
Bold prediction: Carolina ran for 203 yards the final time these two groups performed, and do not be shocked if the technique appears to be like related once more on Sunday for the Panthers. And with related outcomes: largely discipline targets and not many touchdowns. The distinction this time for the Falcons is that they have a more constant game plan, and quarterback Matt Ryan will discover a method to throw two landing passes, sufficient to assist push Atlanta to a win. — Michael Rothstein
Stat to know: With Christian McCaffrey inactive, Chuba Hubbard will possible begin at working again for the Panthers. He was second within the NFL in rush makes an attempt (89) and ninth in rush yards (379) in Weeks 4-8 whereas McCaffrey was out.
Injuries: Falcons | Panthers
What to know for fantasy: Panthers receiver DJ Moore has eclipsed 13 fantasy factors in simply two of his seven profession video games towards the Falcons. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its previous 5 street video games. Read more.
Rothstein’s choose: Falcons 20, Panthers 17
Newton’s choose: Panthers 24, Falcons 20
FPI prediction: CAR, 67.5% (by a mean of 6.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: For Falcons to make actual run at playoffs, they have to end more drives … Pressure is on Panthers coach Rhule after firing OC Brady
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 20.4 | Spread: NO -5.5 (42.5)
What to observe for: Saints quarterback Taysom Hill has an injured center finger on his throwing hand and might need to play with a splint, however 4 fingers ought to be sufficient to beat the worst protection within the NFL. The Jets are permitting 30.6 factors per game, the NFL’s seventh-worst mark since 2000, in line with ESPN Stats & Information analysis. The best-case state of affairs for the Jets is that rookie quarterback Zach Wilson — like Hill, a BYU product — can construct off final week’s encouraging efficiency. — Rich Cimini
Bold prediction: New Orleans working again Alvin Kamara could have more than double the quantity of yards from scrimmage as your entire Jets backfield. Kamara will probably be an excellent greater a part of New Orleans’ offense than regular with Mark Ingram II possible sidelined on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist and Hill coping with a finger harm. Meanwhile, the Jets will not be capable of generate a lot on the bottom towards New Orleans’ dominant run protection, and their RBs have not been an enormous a part of the passing game with Wilson at quarterback. — Mike Triplett
Stat to know: Jets receiver Elijah Moore has 5 receiving touchdowns this season (all in his previous 5 video games). That’s tied for essentially the most within the NFL since Week 9, and his 392 receiving yards rank seventh.
Field Yates and Matthew Berry focus on the fantasy worth of Taysom Hill together with his capacity to run the ball.
Injuries: Saints | Jets
What to know for fantasy: Hill is averaging more fantasy factors per game in his 5 profession begins (21.1) than Matthew Stafford is averaging this season (21.0). See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: New York is a league-worst 3-9 ATS this season. Read more.
Triplett’s choose: Saints 22, Jets 19
Cimini’s choose: Saints 31, Jets 17
FPI prediction: NO, 70.8% (by a mean of seven.3 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Saints WR Harris suspended three video games; DE Jordan placed on COVID-19 checklist … Mosley bored with opponents laughing at Jets … ‘God wasn’t performed with me’: How Saints’ Davis started to play his finest ball in his 30s
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 17.6 | Spread: SEA -8.5 (41)
What to observe for: The Texans are scoring a league-worst 13.5 factors per game this season and have been shut out twice. Meanwhile, the Seahawks’ protection ranks sixth within the NFL, permitting a mean of 20.8 factors per game. Houston’s staff whole is about at 16.5, however the Texans have hit that quantity solely twice since Week 2. — Sarah Barshop
Bold prediction: The Seahawks will get a minimum of three sacks of whomever Houston begins at quarterback (Tyrod Taylor or Davis Mills). And yeah, that is daring contemplating their go rush has been among the many worst within the league and simply their largest disappointment. They’re going through the precise staff on Sunday, with Houston rating thirtieth in ESPN’s go block win price whereas permitting the sixth-most sacks per dropback of any staff. — Brady Henderson
Stat to know: Both groups rank within the backside three in time of possession this season. And the Seahawks are on tempo to turn into the second staff prior to now 45 seasons to common fewer than 25 minutes of possession per game (1999 Browns).
Injuries: Seahawks | Texans
What to know for fantasy: Seattle receiver Tyler Lockett has completed every of the previous three weeks inside the highest 30 fantasy finishers on the place, whereas DK Metcalf has zero such performances over that stretch. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Houston’s previous 4 video games have gone beneath the whole. Read more.
Henderson’s choose: Seahawks 26, Texans 14
Barshop’s choose: Seahawks 20, Texans 7
FPI prediction: SEA, 72.9% (by a mean of 8.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Seahawks’ Dunlap tries to make most of diminished position … Why the Texans would possibly look to future and go together with rookie QB Mills to complete season … Seahawks’ Adams wants season-ending shoulder surgical procedure … Texans lower LB Cunningham after Week 13 benching
4:05 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 45.5 | Spread: LAC -10 (43)
What to observe for: Who will probably be at QB for the Giants? It’s possible going to be Jake Fromm or Mike Glennon, however the Chargers do not care. They are nervous about Saquon Barkley, whom coach Brandon Staley known as “a real running back.” The Chargers are coping with COVID-19 points, with receivers Mike Williams and Keenan Allen on the COVID/reserve checklist, together with cornerback Chris Harris Jr. That might be an enormous issue within the end result of the game. — Shelley Smith
Bold prediction: Los Angeles working again Austin Ekeler could have 200 whole yards. We all know Ekeler is a twin menace. He can do injury as a rusher (663 yards) and receiver (518 yards). That might be problematic for the Giants, who’ve allowed the eighth-most receiving yards to working backs. And with Los Angeles going through questions in regards to the availability of its high receivers, the offense will possible funnel by way of Ekeler more than regular. Expect a monster game. — Jordan Raanan
Stat to know: Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has 58 profession passing touchdowns, and he wants two on Sunday to affix Dan Marino (68) as the one QBs in NFL historical past with 60 over their first two seasons.
Field Yates and Matthew Berry replicate on Saquon Barkley’s disappointing fantasy season.
Injuries: Giants | Chargers
What to know for fantasy: If you take away Barkley’s longest carry from his three video games since coming back from harm, he has simply 53 yards on 27 carries. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Giants coach Joe Judge is 9-4 ATS as a street underdog however solely 1-3 ATS in his previous 4 video games in that spot. Read more.
Raanan’s choose: Chargers 28, Giants 16
Smith’s choose: Chargers 34, Giants 17
FPI prediction: LAC, 76.4% (by a mean of 9.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Giants QB Jones (neck) unlikely to play vs. Chargers … Linsley’s distinctive method has bolstered Chargers’ offensive line … Williams, Harris Jr. be part of Allen on COVID checklist
4:05 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup ranking: 34.8 | Spread: DEN -10 (42)
What to observe for: The Broncos try to remain on the fringes of the AFC’s playoff race, and it would relaxation squarely on their capacity to easily admit what they do finest on offense — working the ball paired with an opportunistic play-action passing game that may push the ball down the sector — and stick with it. Detroit’s protection is enjoying effectively sufficient to trigger a big drawback for the Broncos’ often-clunky offense, however the groups which have dedicated to working the ball towards the Lions have had success doing it. Six opponents have rushed for a minimum of 130 yards in wins over Detroit. If the Broncos wish to keep away from an unlimited hit to their postseason hopes, they are going to must be one other a type of groups. — Jeff Legwold
Bold prediction: Remember the identify: Amon-Ra St. Brown. Riding off the success of final week’s game-winning landing, the rookie Lions receiver could have his second profession receiving landing in Denver, as quarterback Jared Goff will look to focus on him more this week. — Eric Woodyard
Stat to know: Teddy Bridgewater is on tempo to turn into the primary Broncos quarterback since Peyton Manning (2014) to throw 20 passing touchdowns in a single season.
Injuries: Lions | Broncos
What to know for fantasy: Broncos working again Javonte Williams, in his first expertise as “the guy” within the Denver backfield final week, grew to become the primary again within the NFL this season with 100 dashing yards and 75 receiving yards in a game. He completed the week as fantasy’s high working again and has an arrow pointing straight up. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: The beneath is 6-0 when Denver covers video games this season. Read more.
Woodyard’s choose: Broncos 24, Lions 21
Legwold’s choose: Broncos 23, Lions 16
FPI prediction: DEN, 76.1% (by a mean of 9.4 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Lions dedicate first win to Oxford group … Broncos should deal with each game shifting ahead prefer it’s the playoffs … How the Lions’ win affected their likelihood at No. 1 choose … Why cannot the Broncos get the ball to Sutton?
4:25 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 93.9 | Spread: TB -3.5 (53.5)
What to observe for: Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady going through the Bills’ vaunted go protection is perhaps the storyline going into this game, however this one might very effectively be gained and misplaced on the bottom. The Bills surrendered 222 dashing yards to the Patriots on Monday evening and have given up 12 dashing touchdowns this season, whereas Tampa Bay working again Leonard Fournette has had 5 touchdowns in his previous two video games. On the opposite facet of the ball, the Bills have struggled to get the bottom game going outdoors of quarterback Josh Allen, and that may occur once more towards a run protection that is giving up simply 84.3 yards per game, the second fewest within the league. — Jenna Laine
Bold prediction: The Bills’ league-leading go protection will give Brady some troubles, limiting him to 2 or fewer passing touchdowns and forcing a minimum of two interceptions. With Buffalo’s current run protection woes, going by way of the air is just not one of the simplest ways to beat this staff, regardless that Brady has had historic success towards Buffalo and leads the NFL’s high passing offense. The Bills have allowed eight passing touchdowns this season and a 57.7% completion share to opposing passers, the bottom within the league. This unit has additionally compelled 16 interceptions (third most). Cornerback Dane Jackson, filling in for the injured Tre’Davious White, could have his first large check in Tampa Bay, and having the ability to restrict the Buccaneers’ passing offense might be the deciding issue on this game. — Alaina Getzenberg
Stat to know: Bills receiver Stefon Diggs wants 102 receiving yards to achieve 1,000 on the season, which might make him the second participant in Bills historical past with 1,000 in consecutive seasons (Stevie Johnson, three straight from 2010 to 2012).
Injuries: Bills | Buccaneers
What to know for fantasy: We’ve now had not one, not two, however three straight weeks during which the Bills didn’t put their WR2 inside the highest 30 on the place in fantasy. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Brady is 21-12-1 ATS in his profession towards Buffalo. Read more.
Getzenberg’s choose: Bills 31, Buccaneers 30
Laine’s choose: Buccaneers 21, Bills 17
FPI prediction: TB, 57.5% (by a mean of two.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Missed alternatives and differing philosophies? Bills’ offense has work to do … Buccaneers’ Brady, Gronkowski transfer into 2nd all-time in regular-season TD connections … Patriots-Buccaneers rematch within the Super Bowl? Why the NFL’s finest protection vs. finest offense is now probably
4:25 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup ranking: 59.3 | Spread: SF -1 (49)
What to observe for: The 49ers ran all around the Bengals of their 2019 matchup. Since that game, the Bengals rebuilt their protection, which is aimed to cease the run. San Francisco is second within the league in share of designed run performs, per ESPN Stats & Information analysis, and eighth within the league in whole dashing yards. Cincinnati, in the meantime, is sixth within the NFL in rush protection success price. How the Bengals’ run protection performs will probably be an enormous issue on Sunday. — Ben Baby
Bold prediction: Niners tight finish George Kittle will rating twice. He has 5 receiving touchdowns since Week 9, tied for many within the NFL, whereas the Bengals have yielded 4 receiving touchdowns to tight ends in that very same span. Even only one more rating would give Kittle a profession excessive for a season. — Nick Wagoner
Stat to know: Bengals working again Joe Mixon has scored a landing in 9 straight video games, one shy of matching the longest streak in Bengals historical past (Carl Pickens, 10 straight from 1994 to 1995).
Field Yates discusses whether or not Deebo Samuel might see time on the working again place this week.
Injuries: 49ers | Bengals
What to know for fantasy: Week 7. That was the final time Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase completed per week as a top-25 fantasy receiver. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is 8-2 ATS in his profession after a loss. Read more.
Wagoner’s choose: Bengals 27, 49ers 24
Baby’s choose: Bengals 23, 49ers 19
FPI prediction: SF, 51.5% (by a mean of 0.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: 49ers pass-rusher Bosa has returned to Pro Bowl type … Burrow bothered by his NFL-leading 14 INTs
8:20 p.m. ET | NBC
Matchup ranking: 50.5 | Spread: GB -12.5 (43)
What to observe for: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the bye week to let his fractured toe heal however stated he will not understand how a lot enchancment it made till he will get into the game. He was limping at instances through the Packers’ final game, on Nov. 28 towards the Rams, however it did not appear to influence his efficiency. This game, nevertheless, might point out how a lot bother it can trigger him the remainder of the best way. — Rob Demovsky
Bold prediction: Bears quarterback Justin Fields will high the 60% accuracy mark (surpassing his season common of 58.1%) in his return following a two-game absence from a rib harm — however he’ll throw a minimum of one interception towards a Packers protection that’s tied for ninth within the NFL with 12 of them. — Demovsky
Stat to know: Packers receiver Davante Adams is 2 receiving touchdowns shy of tying Jordy Nelson (69) for the second most in franchise historical past.
Injuries: Bears | Packers
What to know for fantasy: Chicago working again David Montgomery has scored over 25 fantasy factors in consecutive video games towards the Packers, catching 14 of 15 targets over that stretch and averaging 5.2 yards per carry. See Week 14 rankings.
Betting nugget: Green Bay is 10-2 ATS this season, the perfect mark within the league, together with 5-0 ATS at house. Read more.
Demovsky’s choose: Packers 31, Bears 20
FPI prediction: GB, 80.5% (by a mean of 11.4 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Fields cleared after rib harm, will begin vs. Packers … Rodgers: Don’t remorse saying ‘I nonetheless personal’ Bears … Late bye has Packers effectively positioned for run at NFC’s No. 1 seed
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN
Matchup ranking: 88.1 | Spread: ARI -2 (52)
What to observe for: Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray is again from a excessive left ankle sprain and needs to throw more downfield this week — however he’ll need to control the Rams’ proficient defensive entrance, which incorporates defensive deal with Aaron Donald and edge rusher Von Miller. This might come all the way down to a game of cat and mouse between these two pass-rushers and Murray, who, as everybody is aware of, is without doubt one of the finest within the NFL at making performs together with his ft. — Josh Weinfuss
Bold prediction: This matchup will flip right into a quarterback duel between Matthew Stafford and Murray, who rank third and fourth, respectively, in whole QBR this season. Both will go for a minimum of 300 yards, with Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Rams receiver Cooper Kupp each tallying 100-yard receiving video games. — Lindsey Thiry
Stat to know: Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has scored a landing in every of his previous two video games. That’s his first time with a TD in consecutive video games since 2019, and he has not had receiving TDs in three straight video games since 2015, when he was nonetheless with the Giants.
Injuries: Rams | Cardinals
What to know for fantasy: Murray scored 22.6 fantasy factors within the Week 4 assembly with the Rams, the perfect game of his profession towards the divisional rival. See Week 14 rankings.
Mike Clay breaks down the important thing matchups for DeAndre Hopkins and the Cardinals extensive receivers vs. the Rams.
Betting nugget: Los Angeles is 8-1 ATS towards Arizona beneath coach Sean McVay. But Arizona’s solely cowl got here in Week 4. Read more.
Thiry’s choose: Cardinals 32, Rams 30
Weinfuss’ choose: Cardinals 37, Rams 30
FPI prediction: ARI, 59.3% (by a mean of three.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: This is 40: Rams’ Whitworth doing one thing no different left deal with has performed … Is Murray the perfect highschool QB from Texas? … Ramsey makes particular reference to Rams’ mariachi band