By News Team
Last Updated: 27th November 2020
The play-off picture is slowly taking shape in the NFL after another interesting weekend and there is plenty more to look forward to over the next few days.
Below we look ahead to three of week 12’s games, including an exciting clash amongst two AFC South teams, alongside our ambassador Jason Bell.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Two sides battling it out for first spot in the AFC South take each other on as the Tennessee Titans travel to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. These two met a couple of weeks ago when the Colts ran out comfortable 34-17 winners, but Tennessee are coming off an overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens so will be in confident mood. Their main man Derrick Henry ran for over 100 yards for the second consecutive match, including the game-winning touchdown last time. Even in that loss to Indy in week 10, Henry still caused plenty of chaos and he just seems virtually impossible to stop at the moment.
The Colts also needed overtime last time out as they just got the better of the Green Bay Packers – a win that took their record to 7-3. Philip Rivers continues to do what he does and providing the Colts’ defence can continue to protect him, this is a side that has the credentials to go far this season. Although the road team (31/20) are 4-0 in recent fixtures between these two, the Colts (4/7) are a more complete team and can cover the three-point handicap at 5/6.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A dual between one of the game’s greats in Tom Brady and one who many think might reach those levels in Patrick Mahomes. Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped to 7-4 after losing to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football, while the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 8-1 with a win against the Las Vegas Raiders. Kansas City average a staggering 36.5 points in their last four games and with Tampa Bay carved apart by the Rams, the quality of the away offence could mean this is a long night for Brady and the Bucs.
It’s never easy to gain a win on the road, but you feel Kansas will have too many options on offence and can improve their record further at 5/9 on Sunday. Meanwhile with two explosive offences and two of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league in operation here, a total of 56 could still be low and taking the overs at 10/11 looks the play.
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday’s late game sees the 5-5 Chicago Bears travel to the 7-2 Green Bay Packers and recent evidence suggests this could be one-sided traffic. The Bears have really struggled on offence this year and are ranked 31st, having allowed 14 sacks in their last four matches. Don’t forget this is a team that started the season 5-1, but things have turned sour quickly and a trip to take on Aaron Rodgers isn’t exactly an easy next fixture. The visiting side are 7/2 for an unlikely win, with their hosts 10/43.
As mentioned, the Packers will need to quickly get over an overtime defeat to the Colts where a late fumble cost them dear. The loss masked another sterling performance from Rodgers which saw him throw for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Unsurprisingly, Davante Adams was his top receiver with the potent duo combining for 106 yards as well as one touchdown. Although the odds suggest this is a mismatch, the Bears do have a solid pass defence – the sixth best in the league – as well as the best red zone defence in the league, so this might not be quite as straightforward as it appears.