Week 16 in the NFL will be one fans can’t get enough of as team’s prepare for the playoffs.
Welcome to Week 16 in the NFL, where things are supposed to be cleared up, but actually are more confusing than ever.
With two teams set to draft inside the top three now winning games, that puts the status of several contenders on life support. The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to the Cincinnati Bengals and third-stringer Ryan Finley on Monday.
Let’s just stop before Jets fans lose their mind even more. A 23-20 victory over the Rams all but guarantees that Sunshine himself, better known as Trevor Lawrence, is likely headed to the sunshine state.
As another week approaches, several teams can join in on the postseason party and punch their ticket to January football.
These three games though might be the ones that entice the fans most of all.
These are three must-see games for Week 16
Before we start, here’s several honorable mentions:
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle SeahawksMinnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
3. Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders
Three weeks ago, fans were talking about how both AFC teams have left the cellar and joined the ranks of the rising AFC squads. Now, one of them. is all but eliminated from the postseason picture come Saturday.
The Raiders would be on a five-game losing streak if not for a cover zero blitz from the New York Jets. Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs, the offensive line, and Darren Waller have been great. The rest of the team has been inconsistent, specifically one the defensive side of the ball. Carr also could be out after suffering a groin injury in the team’s Thursday night loss to AFC rival Los Angeles.
Tua Tagovailoa has done well as a game-manager during his rookie season. Saturday should be the time for Chan Gailey to let the former Crimson Tide sensation loose through the air. Over the past six games, the Raiders’ defense has allowed the passing offense’s post at least 250-plus yards through the air four times and given up 11 passing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Miami’s defense has caused a turnover in 20 straight games, the longest active streak in the league.
Every win matters in the AFC playoff race. A loss of the silver and blacks means they’ll be heading back to the roulette table, gambling away their hopes to bring the postseason to Sin City.