If Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan, Vinny Curry, Chris Long, Derek Barnett, and Beau Allen can control the line of scrimmage in the run game while consistently getting in the face of Matt Ryan in the passing game, they can create turnovers, making it easier on the offense. Carson Wentz still led the league in TDs despite missing a good afew games left of the season.
I went 1-3 with my picks last season. Nick Foles will be better than he has been.
The Atlanta Falcons are a team that have been tested and somehow pulled through.
"And this is a Titans team that if they can't run the ball will struggle to move as an offense". Blake Bortles looked bad with just 75 passing yards, but the defense did its part and continue to be stout and the primary strength of this team. This team also is chirping already about playing New England again, which can't sit well with Jacksonville. If they can make you one-dimensional, then their defense will get after the passer, and it becomes very hard to avoid their rush.
The Jaguars blew out the Steelers, 30-9, in Week Five when Ben Roethlisberger was picked off five times. No one's going to be able to do it for you.
Jacksonville's defense can clearly create a number of problems for Pittsburgh. You've got to make the tackles, you've got to make the throws, the catches, the blocks, the runs, whatever it takes. The team's good, but not great, defense held the Rams to just 13 points after LA averaged almost 30 points in the regular season. Drew Brees was incredible last week with 376 passing yards and two touchdowns. This game will be close and low-scoring, but don't be surprised when the Jaguars come out on top 15-13.
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Arizona was fourth in the NL in runs scored last season, and they finished second with a.445 slugging percentage. Shortstop Tim Beckham agreed to a $3.35 million deal for 2018, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun.
Pittsburgh will lean on the ground game.
One of the most common occurrences this year has been Bell sitting at the top of 4for4's Value Reports despite having the highest salary on the slate. They are team that has been through some UGLY games this season. Minnesota was victorious in Week 1, but a lot has changed since then.
(4) New Orleans Saints 31 (2) Minnesota Vikings 27: The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-19 in week one, but both teams are way different now.
New Orleans is one of the most balanced teams in the NFL.
In a season that watched Brees take a backseat to the running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, Brees was not as heralded in the narrative that went with the Saints.
With the NFL Playoffs in full swing, each team enters each game with their own unique edge over the competition. The Vikings have been stingy against the run (83.6 rushing ypg allowed), and have been no slouch against the pass either thanks to Pro Bowl cornerback Xaiver Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith. "At the end of the day, it's not about old guys are going to win or young guys are going to win, the home team, the road team".