The New England Patriots play tonight, but I’m sure everyone will be watching football today! Here are the games scheduled for the 1:00 PM EST slate, and who I believe will win each game- and who the Patriots will be supporting.
1:00 PM EST
Buccaneers at Falcons (-2.5): The Falcons are slight favorites and I think the Matt Ryan-Julio Jones combination will be enough to carry the day. Patriots won’t care which team wins.
Bills at Ravens (-3): The Ravens are at home, but this seems to be a trap. The Ravens have been dealing with a lot of injuries and I wouldn’t be surprised if Rex Ryan rose to the occasion for the Bills and pulled out the victory. The Patriots will be rooting for the Ravens.
Bears at Texans (-6): The Texans will try to shred the questionable Bears defense, although I question if Houston will win by a full touchdown. The Patriots will be rooting for the Bears.
Packers (-4.5) at Jaguars: This game will be on FOX for those in the New England area. I’m surprised Green Bay is only a 4.5-point favorite. I think they win by more and the Patriots will be rooting for the Packers.
Chargers at Chiefs (-6.5): I don’t think the Chargers are going to have a fun time in Arrowhead. I pick the Chiefs, although I don’t know if they’ll win by a full touchdown. The Patriots will be rooting for the Chargers because they currently seem like an easier draw in the playoffs.
Raiders at Saints (-1.5): The Raiders are looking to make a statement that they’re ready to compete for the playoffs and the Saints are still a weak defensive team. I think the Raiders pull off the upset. Patriots will be rooting for the Saints.
Bengals (-2.5) at Jets: This game will be on CBS for those in the New England area. The Bengals are going through some changes on offense, but they still feature a strong defensive front. I think the Bengals win and cover, while the Patriots will be hoping for the same result.
Browns at Eagles (-3.5): I think the Eagles pull of the victory, but I don’t think they cover. This will be an ugly game. The Patriots will be rooting for the Eagles.
Vikings (-2.5) at Titans: The Vikings will enter this game without starting quarterback Tedy Bridgewater for the rest of the year, and possibly beyond. I think they come out flat and the Titans surprise them for a victory. Patriots will be rooting for the Vikings.