Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8) vs Atlanta Falcons (6-10), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Prediction: Falcons 26, Buccaneers 23
One should assume that this contest will have the feel of a pre-season game. The Falcons are not a great team, but they almost beat the Bucs when they faced off earlier this year. Expect a fight from both teams as the players will want to prove their worth going forward.
New England Patriots (8-8) vs Buffalo Bills (12-3), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Prediction: Bills 29, Patriots 20
The Steelers need the Bills to win if they want any shot to get into the post season. It seems likely that Buffalo should be able to provide that help as their offense is still deadly as ever. New England is just too stale on the offensive side of the ball for this group to win this week.
Minnesota Vikings (12-4) vs Chicago Bears (3-13), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Prediction: Vikings 21, Bears 17
Trying to figure out if teams will have certain players sit or not is always a slippery slope. It seems like Minnesota will rest most of their starters, but that might not mean an inevitable loss is on the docket. Chicago is a terrible team this year and that will allow for Minnesota to have a chance to get out of the stadium with a narrow win.
Baltimore Ravens (10-6) vs Cincinnati Bengals (11-4), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Prediction: Bengals 33, Ravens 25
Will Lamar Jackson play? Everything is pointing to him staying out of the lineup until the playoffs roll around next week. The Ravens have not been the same since his departure and that should wake the Ravens up to pay Jackson this offseason. Cincinnati is playing too good right now as they secured their second division title in a row.