The NFL season is entering its final stretch, and we know that’s the case because Saturday football was back on the slate. After the Bills-Broncos went in the books, the NFL played games on six of the seven days of the week thanks to COVID rescheduling during one of the most challenging seasons in history.

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While much of the playoff field has come into focus, there’s still a heated battle to qualify for the postseason in the AFC, while the NFC East race is back in flux with injured and ineffective quarterbacks shuffling in and out of the lineup. But the big news is Drew Brees’ expected to return for the Saints, just in time to face the Chiefs on national TV Sunday afternoon in a potential Super Bowl preview.

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Patriots vs. Dolphins Game:

“New England’s offence continues to look lost under Cam Newton, who has just 272 yards passing over his last three games. While it’s hardly just Newton’s fault that New England has so many shortcomings offensively, they aren’t in a great position heading down to Florida to face Brian Flores and the Dolphins.

Miami’s defence is allowing the second-fewest points in the league entering Week 15 and is tied for the league lead in takeaways. They’re also 10-3 ATS this season, which includes five-straight home covers.

With the Dolphins still hungry and in the hunt to make the playoffs, they’ll come into this game extremely motivated to beat their division rival and effectively put an end to their season.” — Tyler Sullivan on why the Dolphins are one of his locks this week.

Bears vs Vikings Game:

“Chicago’s rush defence took care of Dalvin Cook last time, holding him to 3.2 yards per carrying. After missing a few games, Akiem Hicks is back for Chicago and handling his business in the middle of the line. Unfortunately for the Bears, Minnesota also has Justin Jefferson. I’m not convinced they’ll be able to handle both of those weapons.” — Jonathan Jones on why he has the Vikings beating the Bears.

Texans vs Colts Game:

“The Texans just got dismantled by Mitchell Trubisky, and the Colts will do the same. Philip Rivers isn’t making mistakes, Jonathan Taylor is running well. Colts win by double digits.” — Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg on why the Colts are one of his best bets.

Lions vs Titans Game:

“This game feels pretty unfair. The Titans are currently -10.5 in some spots, but that number is going to swing wildly depending on what the status of Matthew Stafford ends up being. If he plays, maybe it stays the same, and the Titans are a smash spot because the Lions have no defence, everyone on the Lions is banged up and Stafford could be pulled to save his long-term health.

Frank Ragnow, Detroit’s starting centre, is playing with a FRACTURED THROAT. That’s some wild stuff. It’s pretty unreal how gutty the Lions are — it’s unfortunate they didn’t get it to lay it on the line until after Matt Patricia was fired. This could have been a good team. But it might be too late with everything they’ve dealt with. This might be a name-your-number spot for the Titans given the massive disadvantages on both sides of the ball.” — Will Brinson on why he loves the Titans in Week 15.

49ers vs Cowboys Game:

Kenny White: “Too many injuries, that (Dallas) offensive line is well below-average. San Francisco is still a much better team in the trenches on both sides, I think. … I do like the 49ers -3. I made them -6, I have them six points better than the Cowboys.”

Seahawks vs Washington Game:

“I’ve picked against Washington for four straight weeks, so I guess it only makes sense to keep the streak going. I mean, at this point, I think it’s best for all involved if I continue to pick against them. The one thing I will say here is that although Washington has one of the best defensive lines in football, they’ve struggled against extremely mobile quarterbacks.

In losses to Arizona and Baltimore, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray combined to average eight yards per run while scoring a total of three rushing touchdowns. In both instances, Washington lost by at least 14 points (31-17 to Baltimore, 30-15 to Arizona). I think Russell Wilson is going to put up even better numbers, but Washington has clearly gotten much better since those two games, so I won’t be predicting a blowout here.” — John Breech on why he has the Seahawks winning by six.

Jaguars vs Ravens Game:

“With a loaded injury report, there’s a chance the Ravens use this week largely to get healthy rather than put as many points on the board as possible against a team everyone expects them to beat. But there’s also no margin for error, as Baltimore is tied for the last spot in the playoffs heading into Week 15.

So I expect big things from the offence, which should mean scoring whatever they want against an awful Jaguars defence that can’t stop anyone on the ground, giving up more than 200 yards in two of their last three. The Ravens’ first four wins of the year were all by 14-plus, and I expect more of the same against one of the worst teams in the league.” — R.J. White on why the Ravens are one of his best bets for Week 15.

Chiefs vs Saints Game:

“The Saints defence was playing very well until last week against the Eagles, but in their defence, they didn’t know exactly what it was they were getting into facing an Eagles offence with Jalen Hurts. Still, if we look at New Orleans’ recent schedule, it’s not as if they were up against a murderer’s row of offences. Since completely shutting down Tampa Bay, they’d played the Falcons twice, a 49ers team with Nick Mullens, and a Broncos offence with Kendall Hinton. The Chiefs offence is an entirely different animal, and I don’t see how the Saints get enough stops to keep this game close.” — Tom Fornelli on why he has the Chiefs as one of his best bets.

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