Below is an abridged version of our rooting guide for this week. It's pretty straight forward. Follow along in the comments section!
Sunday 1:00 PM Games
Seahawks (-12.5) at Ravens: Since the Bengals play the Ravens twice, knocking down Baltimore's record will affect the Cincinnati strength of schedule more than if the Seahawks lost. New England shouldn't even be thinking about possible NFC Champions, so Patriots will be hoping the Seahawks win.
Washington at Bears (-3.5): The Patriots would like Washington to win to bolster the New England strength of schedule, while simultaneously weakening the Broncos'. Also, please unseat the Giants in the NFC East.
Saints at Buccaneers (-4.0): This outcome doesn't affect the Patriots, but a Saints loss could lead to an implosion of their roster and the Patriots could take advantage. The Buccaneers are probably not resetting the team anytime soon. Go Buccaneers.