Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks: NFL live stream info, TV channel, time, game odds.How to watch Seahawks vs. Vikings football game.The Seattle Seahawks have gotten hot at the right time. They are on a four game win streak and have gone from simply being in the hunt for a Wild Card spot to holding the fifth seed in the NFC. The Seahawks peaked last week against the San Francisco 49ers, putting up 43 points in a predictable victory. However, Seattle will be playing the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings in a clash of competitive NFC teams this weekend. The outcome is anything but predictable.

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Seattle Seahawks (home) vs. Minnesota Vikings (away)

Seattle have the luxury of staying at home another week and will welcome Minnesota at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday. Seattle will be strutting in after a victory while Minnesota will be stumbling in from a loss.

The match is expected to be a close one, with Seattle going off at just a 3-point favorite. They are currently two for two ATS in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Seattle brought a two-game winning streak into their game against San Francisco last week; they left with a three-game streak. Seattle made easy work of San Francisco and carried off a 43-16 win. Russell Wilson was the offensive standout of the game for Seattle, as he passed for 185 yards and 4 touchdowns. Russell Wilson has been a guy to keep an eye on this season; he’s played big for Seattle in each of their last eight games.

Meanwhile, Minnesota came up short against New England, falling 10-24.

When the two teams last met, Seattle won a contest that couldn’t have been any closer, slipping by Minnesota 10-9. Will Seattle repeat their success, or does Minnesota have a better game plan this time around ? We’ll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: CenturyLink Field, Washington
  • TV: ESPN
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $163.70

Prediction

The Seahawks are a solid 3 point favorite against the Vikings.

This season, Seattle are 7-3-2 against the spread. As for Minnesota, they are 5-5-2 against the spread

Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3 point spread, and stayed right there.

Series History

Seattle have won both of the games they’ve played against Minnesota in the last 4 years.

Monday Night Football 2018

Monday Night Football 2018 Live Stream Online Free HD TV Channel.The Seattle Seahawks have gotten hot at the right time. They are on a four game win streak and have gone from simply being in the hunt for a Wild Card spot to holding the fifth seed in the NFC. The Seahawks peaked last week against the San Francisco 49ers, putting up 43 points in a predictable victory. However, Seattle will be playing the sixth-seeded Minnesota Vikings in a clash of competitive NFC teams this weekend. The outcome is anything but predictable.

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The Minnesota Vikings still hold on to that sixth seed after the games that took place on Sunday (thankfully), but did fall two games back in the division after Chicago’s win against the Rams. Now the Vikings need to thank the football gods by putting a whooping on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night and secure a win.

A win in Seattle isn’t going to come easy and hopefully the Vikings make it a good matchup, especially for primetime. I broke down a few things to watch for this week:

Vikings rush defense vs. Seahawks run game

Seattle’s run game has been the most efficient in the league going into week 14, according to Pro Football Reference in terms of rushing yards and attempts. The Seahawks have quite the committee in the backfield with Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis.

Carson is no doubt the lead workhorse with 157 carries for 704 yards and four touchdowns. Davis and Penny have a combined 163 totes for 765 yards and five touchdowns. Seattle has only rushed for less than 150 yards in only four games this season.

With that being said, the Vikings’ rush defense should be pretty busy Monday night. The defense has averaged 99 yards a game this season and ranks 7th in league for rushing yards allowed. However, over the last three games the average has been 130 rush yards a game.

Sheldon Richardson’s return to Seattle

The last time Richardson faced Seattle in a regular season game was back in 2016 when he was with the New York Jets, he only recorded two tackles. He did spend last year as a Seahawk before making his way over to Minnesota.

Last season in 15 games he recorded 44 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one sack and an interception. While with the Vikings, he’s racked up 41 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. He’s managed to hit the quarterback 14 times this season compared to only seven last year.

Richardson isn’t on pace for a career-high season, but he’s on pace to have a better season than last year. He’s been a significant piece for Minnesota’s defensive front. Two weeks ago he had his best game of the season finishing the day with seven total tackles and two sacks against the Green Bay Packers. He finished last week with only three tackles against the New England Patriots.

A well-balanced Vikings offense

There’s been a lot of heat thrown onto John DeFilippo about running the ball. He’s said he knows he should have ran the ball more last week. The pressure for a more balanced performance from the offense is high and I think Monday night will be the night fans will finally see a night where Dalvin Cook carries the ball more than 15 times.

Cook’s only been in one game where he’s carried the ball more than 15 times and that happened in week one when he carried the ball 16 times against the San Francisco 49ers. Other than that he’s only carried the ball 29 times over the past three weeks.

Here’s a weird nugget I dug up that stood out. Whenever the Vikings lost (and tied considering the Packer game), Cousins had thrown the ball more than 40 times. The Vikings won whenever Cousins threw the ball 40 times or less. Regardless of the outcome, I’ll be looking at that stat.

Seahawks vs Vikings

Seahawks vs Vikings : Betting Odds, Injury Update For Monday Night Matchup.The Minnesota Vikings still hold on to that sixth seed after the games that took place on Sunday (thankfully), but did fall two games back in the division after Chicago’s win against the Rams. Now the Vikings need to thank the football gods by putting a whooping on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night and secure a win. Seahawks vs. Vikings: Preview, prediction, statistics to know for ‘Monday Night Football’.Everything you need to know about a battle between NFC playoff hopefuls.

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This week’s edition of Monday Night Football is the second-consecutive night game between playoff contenders from the NFC West and NFC North. This time, the team from the West is hosting, and hoping for a better result than the Rams had against the Bears on Sunday night.

The Seahawks, current holders of the No. 5 seed with their 7-5 record and owners of a three-game winning streak, host the Vikings, currently occupying the No. 6 slot with their 6-5-1 record. This game could hold massive importance to the playoff picture, especially if the Vikes can’t come away with a win.

Both squads are likely playing only for wild-card spots right now given how far behind their respective division leaders they sit, but owning the tiebreaker here could be huge in determining not only who plays in Chicago or Dallas or New Orleans or L.A., but in case another contender jumps into the mix and only one of the two teams actually heads to the postseason. This should be a fun one, so here’s what you should be looking out for on the field.

The Seahawks are on a three-game winning streak, but their run of terrific offensive performances really started with their 36-31 loss to the Rams back in Week 10. During that four-game span, Russell Wilson has played as well as any quarterback in football.

He’s completed 71 of 105 passes (67.6 percent) for 925 yards (8.8 per attempt) and 11 touchdowns, and has not been intercepted even once. That’s good for an absurd 130.1 passer rating, and Wilson’s contributions haven’t stopped there, as he’s added 127 additional yards on 21 carries. His carries-per-game average is also up to from 3.0 during the first eight games of the season to 4.2 during the past four, while his yards-per-carry average has jumped from 4.9 to 6.1 as well.

Incredibly, Wilson is on pace to throw his fewest number of passes since his second year in the NFL, but also to set a career high in touchdown passes. After leading the NFL with 34 TD tosses last year, Wilson is not close to Patrick Mahomes for the NFL lead this season, but he does lead the league in touchdown rate — the percentage of his throws that have turned into scores. And he’s racked up that rate while also tying his career-best 1.5 percent interception rate.

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On Monday night, Wilson faces a pass defenses that has for the most part been much better in recent weeks than it was during the early part of the season. And he seems at least somewhat likely to do so without the services of his top wide receiver, Doug Baldwin, who is listed as questionable with a hip injury but is widely expected not to play. And that’s not great for the Seahawks because the Vikings have been most vulnerable through the air to interior receivers, tight ends, and running backs, and Baldwin is clearly the best option Seattle has that fits that description. Tight end Nick Vannett has flashed here and there but is not a consistent part of the team’s pass offense, and neither are any of Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny or Mike Davis.

The primary focus in the passing game, then, figures to be Tyler Lockett and David Moore, who will primarily work against Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. Rhodes is almost sure to shadow Lockett when he’s on the perimeter, but the Seahawks would be smart to bump Lockett inside more often than usual in this game because the Vikes typically prefer to keep Rhodes on the outside. Having Lockett work against Mackensie Alexander (93.1 passer rating allowed in the slot) is far preferable to having him work against one of the premier shadow corners in the NFL. It’s difficult to tell if the Vikings would have Rhodes shadow Moore if Lockett spends the majority of his time inside, but if so, that would open up opportunities for Jaron Brown working against Waynes. Perhaps the best way to attack Minnesota through the air, however, would be to figure out a way to get one of the receivers matched up on linebackers Anthony Barr or Eric Kendricks, which has happened far too often to the Vikings this season.

A big key, as always, will be keeping Wilson well-protected, which is far tougher to do against Minnesota now that the defense is at full strength. They’ve come on strong (with the exception of last week against the Patriots, natch) and now have the NFL’s second-highest Adjusted Sack Rate, per Football Outsiders.

As good as the Vikings are against the pass, they may be even stronger against the run, and that could cause some problems for the Seahawks, who run more often than any team in football — by a lot. The Vikings are a stronger tackling team than almost any in football (they’ve missed only 20 tackles on running plays this year, per Sports Info Solutions, the fifth-fewest in the NFL) and when they’re on, they’re disciplined enough to tackle the running back while still containing Wilson inside the pocket and not letting him take off around the edge. As such they’ve allowed only 1.6 yards before contact per rush attempt, per Pro Football Focus, the fifth-best mark in the NFL. Seattle, though their offensive line has been better this season, does not often generate a ton of yards before contact and instead depends on Carson, Penny, Davis, and Wilson to break tackles and create extra yards. Those are hard to come by against Minnesota.

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Tonight’s Monday Night Football game features two NFC East teams. The Washington Redskins will travel to Philadelphia Pennsylvania this evening to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins enter this weeks game sitting in second place in their division, needing a win to match the first place Dallas Cowboys 7 and 5 record. The Redskins are coming off a two game losing streak to the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys.

The Superbowl defending champion Eagles have a bit more work to do in order to get back in the chase for the division title, currently sitting at 5 and 6. The Eagles are coming off a win over their other division rival, the New York Giants following a blow out loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints by a score of 48 to 7 and before that a loss to division rival Dallas.

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Minnesota could improve that position with a win over Seattle on Monday night. Heading into that game, the Vikings have a nine percent chance of winning the NFC North, a 21 percent chance of entering the postseason as the first wild-card team and a 38 percent chance of keeping their spot as the sixth, and final, seed. A victory improves their overall playoff chances to 90 percent, with a better chance at the division and the fifth seed.

Vikings vs Seahawks

Vikings vs Seahawks : Preview, prediction, statistics to know for ‘Monday Night Football’.Everything you need to know about a battle between NFC playoff hopefuls.This week’s edition of Monday Night Football is the second-consecutive night game between playoff contenders from the NFC West and NFC North. This time, the team from the West is hosting, and hoping for a better result than the Rams had against the Bears on Sunday night.

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The Seahawks, current holders of the No. 5 seed with their 7-5 record and owners of a three-game winning streak, host the Vikings, currently occupying the No. 6 slot with their 6-5-1 record. This game could hold massive importance to the playoff picture, especially if the Vikes can’t come away with a win.

Both squads are likely playing only for wild-card spots right now given how far behind their respective division leaders they sit, but owning the tiebreaker here could be huge in determining not only who plays in Chicago or Dallas or New Orleans or L.A., but in case another contender jumps into the mix and only one of the two teams actually heads to the postseason.

This should be a fun one, so here’s what you should be looking out for on the field.

When the Seahawks have the ball

The Seahawks are on a three-game winning streak, but their run of terrific offensive performances really started with their 36-31 loss to the Rams back in Week 10. During that four-game span, Russell Wilson has played as well as any quarterback in football.

He’s completed 71 of 105 passes (67.6 percent) for 925 yards (8.8 per attempt) and 11 touchdowns, and has not been intercepted even once. That’s good for an absurd 130.1 passer rating, and Wilson’s contributions haven’t stopped there, as he’s added 127 additional yards on 21 carries. His carries-per-game average is also up to from 3.0 during the first eight games of the season to 4.2 during the past four, while his yards-per-carry average has jumped from 4.9 to 6.1 as well.

Incredibly, Wilson is on pace to throw his fewest number of passes since his second year in the NFL, but also to set a career high in touchdown passes. After leading the NFL with 34 TD tosses last year, Wilson is not close to Patrick Mahomes for the NFL lead this season, but he does lead the league in touchdown rate — the percentage of his throws that have turned into scores. And he’s racked up that rate while also tying his career-best 1.5 percent interception rate.

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On Monday night, Wilson faces a pass defenses that has for the most part been much better in recent weeks than it was during the early part of the season. And he seems at least somewhat likely to do so without the services of his top wide receiver, Doug Baldwin, who is listed as questionable with a hip injury but is widely expected not to play. And that’s not great for the Seahawks because the Vikings have been most vulnerable through the air to interior receivers, tight ends, and running backs, and Baldwin is clearly the best option Seattle has that fits that description. Tight end Nick Vannett has flashed here and there but is not a consistent part of the team’s pass offense, and neither are any of Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny or Mike Davis.

The primary focus in the passing game, then, figures to be Tyler Lockett and David Moore, who will primarily work against Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. Rhodes is almost sure to shadow Lockett when he’s on the perimeter, but the Seahawks would be smart to bump Lockett inside more often than usual in this game because the Vikes typically prefer to keep Rhodes on the outside. Having Lockett work against Mackensie Alexander (93.1 passer rating allowed in the slot) is far preferable to having him work against one of the premier shadow corners in the NFL. It’s difficult to tell if the Vikings would have Rhodes shadow Moore if Lockett spends the majority of his time inside, but if so, that would open up opportunities for Jaron Brown working against Waynes. Perhaps the best way to attack Minnesota through the air, however, would be to figure out a way to get one of the receivers matched up on linebackers Anthony Barr or Eric Kendricks, which has happened far too often to the Vikings this season.

A big key, as always, will be keeping Wilson well-protected, which is far tougher to do against Minnesota now that the defense is at full strength. They’ve come on strong (with the exception of last week against the Patriots, natch) and now have the NFL’s second-highest Adjusted Sack Rate, per Football Outsiders.

As good as the Vikings are against the pass, they may be even stronger against the run, and that could cause some problems for the Seahawks, who run more often than any team in football — by a lot. The Vikings are a stronger tackling team than almost any in football (they’ve missed only 20 tackles on running plays this year, per Sports Info Solutions, the fifth-fewest in the NFL) and when they’re on, they’re disciplined enough to tackle the running back while still containing Wilson inside the pocket and not letting him take off around the edge. As such they’ve allowed only 1.6 yards before contact per rush attempt, per Pro Football Focus, the fifth-best mark in the NFL. Seattle, though their offensive line has been better this season, does not often generate a ton of yards before contact and instead depends on Carson, Penny, Davis, and Wilson to break tackles and create extra yards. Those are hard to come by against Minnesota.

When the Vikings have the ball

The Vikings have to be considered one of the NFL’s most disappointing offenses this season. Sure, Dalvin Cook has been injured for much of the year, but when they signed Kirk Cousins this offseason I don’t think anybody in Minnesota expected to rank 15th in yards per game, 18th in points per game, and 17th in Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA heading into Week 14. Hopes were much higher than that — especially after they ranked 11th, 10th, and fifth in the same figures last year and secured a quarterback upgrade.

Instead of taking a step forward, though, they’ve largely stagnated. To what that should be attributed, I’m not entirely sure, but the focus has to start with the offensive line, which has simply been dreadful. Cousins has been pressured on 214 drop backs this season, most in the NFL despite the fact that he’s played one fewer game than every other team save for the Seahawks. Take a look at how his numbers have dropped off when under pressure vs. on plays when he’s been kept clean, per Pro Football Focus.

Cousins Clean Pressure
Comp 231 119
Att 316 175
Comp % 73.1% 68.0%
Yds 2,216 1,274
YPA 7.01 7.28
TD 18 5
TD % 5.70% 2.86%
INT 4 5
INT % 1.27% 2.86%
QB Rtg 105.9 86.7

Cousins’ 39.6 percent pressure rate is almost exactly the same as Case Keenum’s 39.3 percent mark from last year, but Keenum is a much more mobile player more suited to playing behind a leaky offensive line and freelancing within and outside the pocket. Keenum also was not very good on plays where he was pressured, but he was able to avoid sacks more consistently than Cousins has been so far this year. (Cousins has been sacked on 5.8 percent of his drop backs this season, while Keenum was sacked 4.4 percent of the time a year ago.)

Cousins is on track for a career-best completion rate this year, but other numbers like his yards-per-attempt average, yards per completion, average depth of throw, and touchdown rate are down, and the figures that are up are coming in the context of the friendliest passing environment in league history and don’t look quite as good when compared to league averages as they have in previous years. For instance, his 99.1 passer rating is 5.5 percent better than league average this season, per Pro-Football-Reference, but his 97.2 rating during his Pro Bowl 2016 campaign was 8.8 percent better than average that season. (The league average is up from 89.3 to 93.9.)

Cousins has really only found a rhythm with two of his targets: Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Here’s what we wrote about Thielen a few weeks back:

In nine games, Thielen leads the NFL with 78 catches, just 13 off the career-high he set a year ago. He’s on pace to catch 138 passes for the full season, which would be the second-most in NFL history. His seven touchdowns are already the most he’s ever scored in a season. And it’s not just volume. The NFL has tracked targets since 1992. During that time, there have been 1,054 instances of a wide receiver or tight end being targeted at least 100 times in a season. Thielen’s current 75.7 percent catch rate ranks NINTH among that group of 1,054 players. That’s inside the top 0.1 percent.

He has fallen off somewhat since then, but only very slightly. Thielen now has 98 catches for 1,166 yards and nine scores on 134 targets. He’s on pace for 131 catches, which would be the fourth-most in NFL history. Thielen’s current 73.1 percent catch rate is no longer inside the top 0.1 percent of seasons of the past 27 seasons, but it’s still pretty damn close. And it’s not like he hasn’t been good in the past three games since we wrote that story — he has 20 catches for 219 yards and two scores while playing through injury. Diggs, meanwhile, was heating up until last week’s dud against New England. In the previous three games, he went for at least eight catches, 77 yards, and a touchdown, totaling 31 grabs for 322 yards and three scores.

The Seahawks still play sides with cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers, as the team has for years, but both of them are playing extremely well right now. (Griffin has played 95 percent of his snaps at left corner and Flowers has been at right corner for 94 percent of his snaps.) That said, if the Vikings have a preferred guy they want Diggs to work against during the game, they can engineer that matchup if they want, sacrificing Laquon Treadwell or Aldrick Robinson to the other corner while letting Thielen primarily work against Justin Coleman in the slot. Coleman’s having a strong season but that will presumably be the matchup the Vikings go after most — if Cousins has enough time to get off a throw, which is no guarantee against Frank Clark and company up front.

Being able to keep the Seattle front off balance would be nice, but the Vikes have struggled to get their run game going with any consistency this season. The injuries to Cook have played a role there, but he and Latavius Murray are each averaging just 4.2 yards per carry anyway. Seattle has proven tough to run against in power situations and backs have a low success rate against them in general, so even early-down runs could be unwise as that’d set Cousins up behind the sticks, making it more likely the Seahawks can pin their ears back and get some pressure.

Everton vs Watford

Silva moved to Vicarage Road in May 2017 after leaving relegated Hull City, and after an excellent start to the season which saw them reach the top four last October.

The Portuguese manager was one of Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s top targets to replace Ronald Koeman last season, but this speculation seemed to affect Silva and Watford tailed off terribly before his sacking in January.

His replacement, Javi Gracia, presided over an unspectacular finish to last campaign as Watford ended up 14th, but his side took maximum points from the first four games of this season.

They have won just two of their last ten games, though; their last victory coming in late October, and are currently 11th.

Ahead of Monday’s match, we spoke to co-presenter of the award-winning Watford podcast From The Rookery End, Mike Parkin:

RBM: Watford’s owners, the Pozzo family, have garnered a reputation for hiring and firing since their takeover in June 2012. With manager Javi Gracia’s new four-and-a-half year deal, does there finally feel more of a sense of stability at Watford?

Mike: There has been a high turnover of head coaches at Watford but this shouldn’t detract from the fact that the club has actually been becoming increasingly stable.

The infrastructure, stadium and squad has improved incrementally since the Pozzo takeover, with the owners taking the club from the brink of administration to the Premier League in a very short space of time. You won’t find many Watford supporters with anything approaching a bad word to say about the owners.

Mike: Watford supporters understand why a player like Deulofeu is at Vicarage Road and not the Camp Nou. He is, as you say, a supremely talented player whose career is yet to hit the heights it could. He has been a joy to watch and while there have been no issues with his work rate or commitment, his finishing has been a cause for concern. The Hornets have been guilty of being far too profligate in front of goal, with Deulofeu one of the most guilty parties.

He has probably suffered from playing as a central attacker, with many fans feeling his best position is out wide. He’ll no doubt feel he has a point to prove at Goodison so it will be fascinating to see how he performs against Everton this time round.

Mike: No. Richarlison is a genuine superstar. I fully expect him to be successful enough to ensure that Everton end up paying the full £50 million transfer fee, but also expect the Toffees to make a considerable profit when he inevitably moves on. If he can stay focused, I firmly believe Richarlison can go on to be one of the biggest names in world football.

His form tailed off at Vicarage Road but it was an absolute privilege to see him in a Watford shirt when he was firing on all cylinders. He’s some player and I’m sure that most, if not all Watford supporters wish him nothing but success.

Mike: Doucouré undoubtedly has the potential to be a top-four player; on his day he is unplayable in the centre of the park. I don’t think the current Everton midfield should lose any sleep over him, though, as there is more chance of me signing for the blues than there is of Doucouré being sold to Everton!

RBM: Watford managed more points in their first four league games than they have in the last 11. What do you put this loss of form down to, and how far away are they from challenging for the Europa League places?

Mike: I don’t think Europe is on anyone’s mind at this stage. While the performances have been pretty good throughout, Watford’s failure to take their chances has seen them tumble down the table in alarming fashion. The first goal has to be to arrest that slide and to regain that winning touch. As we all know, that’s easier said than done in the Premier League.

I don’t think wholesale changes are needed; the performances have been consistently fine, but the Hornets simply have to start taking their chances if they aren’t to get dragged into a relegation battle.

Watford’s most recent loss came at home to Manchester City on Tuesday night

Mike: The biggest question will be up top. I think Gracia is struggling to work out what his ideal striking setup is having abandoned the early season partnership of Troy Deeney and Andre Gray.

Isaac Success has been starting as the lone striker (supported by Deulofeu) away from home and I suspect that he may go down this route at Goodison.

Mike: Roberto Pereyra has lost a bit of form recently but he remains a huge threat. He has been resurgent under Gracia, earning a recall to the Argentina side, and if Watford are to get anything from this game, Pereyra will be instrumental.

Mike: It’s hard to be too optimistic considering Watford’s form and I can’t imagine too many coupons will feature anything other than a home win.

That said, the players will be aware of the sub-plot surrounding this game and will be keen to make a statement, especially considering last season’s Goodison horror show. I’m going to ignore my head and go with my heart and say an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Bears vs Rams

Bears vs Rams : Week 14 in the NFL got off to a thunderous start thanks to a game for the ages from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

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The third-year pro rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans’ 30-9 win over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. The centerpiece of Henry’s performance was a 99-yard touchdown rumble in the second quarter.

If Henry does nothing else of note in his career, he will still be remembered for that run. He did more than just cover himself in glory, however. The performance helped move the Titans to 7-6 on the season, putting them in position for a playoff push down the stretch.

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The wild-card chase and the jockeying for divisional supremacy will be top of mind in most contests. Only a handful of teams are out of contention with four gameweeks to go, and Week 14 features several pivotal matchups.

In the AFC, the wild-card race is the one to watch. Sure, the Los Angeles Chargers are on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the former have a tough schedule to close out the season; Week 14’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is by far the easiest of the bunch.

The New England Patriots are doing as New England does, and the Houston Texans are on a nine-game winning streak and should be able to hold it together because they don’t play any team with a record above .500 to close out the year.

The AFC North remains interesting, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in front but wavering after a crushing 33-30 loss to the Chargers in Week 13. The Baltimore Ravens are in the sixth seed and a half-game back. Lamar Jackson needs plenty of work as a passer, but his ability to run the ball adds a fresh dimension to the Ravens offense to go along with their typically stout defense.

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At 9-3, the Chargers appear to have one wild-card spot locked up, but if they slip up against the Bengals, then there’s trouble, as they close out with the Chiefs, Ravens and a resurgent Denver Broncos team.

The Broncos started off the year 2-4 but are back in the thick of things. Bradley Chubb (10 sacks) is a dynamic pass-rusher, and there would already be talk of him as Von Miller’s successor if the eight-year pro weren’t having another fantastic year himself (12.5 sacks).

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 25: Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during player introductions before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (
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With Phillip Lindsay proving to be a gem of a running back (a staggering 6.1 yards per carry this season), the Broncos could easily go 4-0 down the stretch with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Chargers on the slate.

If just a few games break the right way, the AFC West could have three teams in the playoffs.

As for the NFC, it’s looking like it will be a furious finish. The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings occupy the wild-card spots, but the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Detroit Lions all have at least four wins.

No one is out of this yet, but a few Week 14 contests should prove decisive.

Minnesota is away against Seattle on Monday night, and the loser of that game could well find themselves on the outside looking in, pending the results of the other contests.

Carolina is reeling after losing four in a row but can get back on track with a win over the Clevelnad Browns on Sunday.

The Panthers have responded to the tough month by firing two defensive coaches and giving head coach Ron Rivera defensive play-calling duties, per the Charlotte Observer’s Marcel Louis-Jacques and Jourdan Rodrigue. In addition to stability on defense, Carolina will be looking for a bounce-back game from quarterback Cam Newton, who threw four interceptions in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to pass in the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Tampa,

A big make-or-break game on Sunday is between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams have just four wins and are desperately clinging to postseason hopes. The Packers will be playing their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin after the firing of Mike McCarthy, who coached the team for 12-plus seasons, including a Super Bowl-winning campaign in 2010.

Several other NFC teams are clinging to life in Week 14, but once the day is done, the playoff picture should be much clearer. Eight or nine might do it in that conference; a few teams will know whether that’s a possibility soon.

Bengals vs Chargers

Bengals vs Chargers : Week 14 in the NFL got off to a thunderous start thanks to a game for the ages from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

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The third-year pro rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans’ 30-9 win over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. The centerpiece of Henry’s performance was a 99-yard touchdown rumble in the second quarter.

If Henry does nothing else of note in his career, he will still be remembered for that run. He did more than just cover himself in glory, however. The performance helped move the Titans to 7-6 on the season, putting them in position for a playoff push down the stretch.

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The wild-card chase and the jockeying for divisional supremacy will be top of mind in most contests. Only a handful of teams are out of contention with four gameweeks to go, and Week 14 features several pivotal matchups.

In the AFC, the wild-card race is the one to watch. Sure, the Los Angeles Chargers are on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the former have a tough schedule to close out the season; Week 14’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is by far the easiest of the bunch.

The New England Patriots are doing as New England does, and the Houston Texans are on a nine-game winning streak and should be able to hold it together because they don’t play any team with a record above .500 to close out the year.

The AFC North remains interesting, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in front but wavering after a crushing 33-30 loss to the Chargers in Week 13. The Baltimore Ravens are in the sixth seed and a half-game back. Lamar Jackson needs plenty of work as a passer, but his ability to run the ball adds a fresh dimension to the Ravens offense to go along with their typically stout defense.

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At 9-3, the Chargers appear to have one wild-card spot locked up, but if they slip up against the Bengals, then there’s trouble, as they close out with the Chiefs, Ravens and a resurgent Denver Broncos team.

The Broncos started off the year 2-4 but are back in the thick of things. Bradley Chubb (10 sacks) is a dynamic pass-rusher, and there would already be talk of him as Von Miller’s successor if the eight-year pro weren’t having another fantastic year himself (12.5 sacks).

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 25: Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during player introductions before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (
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With Phillip Lindsay proving to be a gem of a running back (a staggering 6.1 yards per carry this season), the Broncos could easily go 4-0 down the stretch with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Chargers on the slate.

If just a few games break the right way, the AFC West could have three teams in the playoffs.

As for the NFC, it’s looking like it will be a furious finish. The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings occupy the wild-card spots, but the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Detroit Lions all have at least four wins.

No one is out of this yet, but a few Week 14 contests should prove decisive.

Minnesota is away against Seattle on Monday night, and the loser of that game could well find themselves on the outside looking in, pending the results of the other contests.

Carolina is reeling after losing four in a row but can get back on track with a win over the Clevelnad Browns on Sunday.

The Panthers have responded to the tough month by firing two defensive coaches and giving head coach Ron Rivera defensive play-calling duties, per the Charlotte Observer’s Marcel Louis-Jacques and Jourdan Rodrigue. In addition to stability on defense, Carolina will be looking for a bounce-back game from quarterback Cam Newton, who threw four interceptions in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to pass in the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Tampa,

A big make-or-break game on Sunday is between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams have just four wins and are desperately clinging to postseason hopes. The Packers will be playing their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin after the firing of Mike McCarthy, who coached the team for 12-plus seasons, including a Super Bowl-winning campaign in 2010.

Several other NFC teams are clinging to life in Week 14, but once the day is done, the playoff picture should be much clearer. Eight or nine might do it in that conference; a few teams will know whether that’s a possibility soon.

Eagles vs Cowboys

Eagles vs Cowboys : Week 14 in the NFL got off to a thunderous start thanks to a game for the ages from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

Watch Eagles vs Cowboys Live

The third-year pro rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans’ 30-9 win over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. The centerpiece of Henry’s performance was a 99-yard touchdown rumble in the second quarter.

If Henry does nothing else of note in his career, he will still be remembered for that run. He did more than just cover himself in glory, however. The performance helped move the Titans to 7-6 on the season, putting them in position for a playoff push down the stretch.

Click Here To watch Now

The wild-card chase and the jockeying for divisional supremacy will be top of mind in most contests. Only a handful of teams are out of contention with four gameweeks to go, and Week 14 features several pivotal matchups.

In the AFC, the wild-card race is the one to watch. Sure, the Los Angeles Chargers are on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the former have a tough schedule to close out the season; Week 14’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is by far the easiest of the bunch.

The New England Patriots are doing as New England does, and the Houston Texans are on a nine-game winning streak and should be able to hold it together because they don’t play any team with a record above .500 to close out the year.

The AFC North remains interesting, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in front but wavering after a crushing 33-30 loss to the Chargers in Week 13. The Baltimore Ravens are in the sixth seed and a half-game back. Lamar Jackson needs plenty of work as a passer, but his ability to run the ball adds a fresh dimension to the Ravens offense to go along with their typically stout defense.

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At 9-3, the Chargers appear to have one wild-card spot locked up, but if they slip up against the Bengals, then there’s trouble, as they close out with the Chiefs, Ravens and a resurgent Denver Broncos team.

The Broncos started off the year 2-4 but are back in the thick of things. Bradley Chubb (10 sacks) is a dynamic pass-rusher, and there would already be talk of him as Von Miller’s successor if the eight-year pro weren’t having another fantastic year himself (12.5 sacks).

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 25: Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during player introductions before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (
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With Phillip Lindsay proving to be a gem of a running back (a staggering 6.1 yards per carry this season), the Broncos could easily go 4-0 down the stretch with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Chargers on the slate.

If just a few games break the right way, the AFC West could have three teams in the playoffs.

As for the NFC, it’s looking like it will be a furious finish. The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings occupy the wild-card spots, but the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Detroit Lions all have at least four wins.

No one is out of this yet, but a few Week 14 contests should prove decisive.

Minnesota is away against Seattle on Monday night, and the loser of that game could well find themselves on the outside looking in, pending the results of the other contests.

Carolina is reeling after losing four in a row but can get back on track with a win over the Clevelnad Browns on Sunday.

The Panthers have responded to the tough month by firing two defensive coaches and giving head coach Ron Rivera defensive play-calling duties, per the Charlotte Observer’s Marcel Louis-Jacques and Jourdan Rodrigue. In addition to stability on defense, Carolina will be looking for a bounce-back game from quarterback Cam Newton, who threw four interceptions in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to pass in the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Tampa,

A big make-or-break game on Sunday is between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams have just four wins and are desperately clinging to postseason hopes. The Packers will be playing their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin after the firing of Mike McCarthy, who coached the team for 12-plus seasons, including a Super Bowl-winning campaign in 2010.

Several other NFC teams are clinging to life in Week 14, but once the day is done, the playoff picture should be much clearer. Eight or nine might do it in that conference; a few teams will know whether that’s a possibility soon.

Steelers vs Raiders

Steelers vs Raiders : Week 14 in the NFL got off to a thunderous start thanks to a game for the ages from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

Watch Steelers vs Raiders Live

The third-year pro rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans’ 30-9 win over the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars. The centerpiece of Henry’s performance was a 99-yard touchdown rumble in the second quarter.

If Henry does nothing else of note in his career, he will still be remembered for that run. He did more than just cover himself in glory, however. The performance helped move the Titans to 7-6 on the season, putting them in position for a playoff push down the stretch.

Click Here To watch Now

The wild-card chase and the jockeying for divisional supremacy will be top of mind in most contests. Only a handful of teams are out of contention with four gameweeks to go, and Week 14 features several pivotal matchups.

In the AFC, the wild-card race is the one to watch. Sure, the Los Angeles Chargers are on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs, but the former have a tough schedule to close out the season; Week 14’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is by far the easiest of the bunch.

The New England Patriots are doing as New England does, and the Houston Texans are on a nine-game winning streak and should be able to hold it together because they don’t play any team with a record above .500 to close out the year.

The AFC North remains interesting, with the Pittsburgh Steelers in front but wavering after a crushing 33-30 loss to the Chargers in Week 13. The Baltimore Ravens are in the sixth seed and a half-game back. Lamar Jackson needs plenty of work as a passer, but his ability to run the ball adds a fresh dimension to the Ravens offense to go along with their typically stout defense.

Danny Karnik/Associated Press
At 9-3, the Chargers appear to have one wild-card spot locked up, but if they slip up against the Bengals, then there’s trouble, as they close out with the Chiefs, Ravens and a resurgent Denver Broncos team.

The Broncos started off the year 2-4 but are back in the thick of things. Bradley Chubb (10 sacks) is a dynamic pass-rusher, and there would already be talk of him as Von Miller’s successor if the eight-year pro weren’t having another fantastic year himself (12.5 sacks).

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 25: Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during player introductions before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (
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With Phillip Lindsay proving to be a gem of a running back (a staggering 6.1 yards per carry this season), the Broncos could easily go 4-0 down the stretch with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Chargers on the slate.

If just a few games break the right way, the AFC West could have three teams in the playoffs.

As for the NFC, it’s looking like it will be a furious finish. The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings occupy the wild-card spots, but the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Detroit Lions all have at least four wins.

No one is out of this yet, but a few Week 14 contests should prove decisive.

Minnesota is away against Seattle on Monday night, and the loser of that game could well find themselves on the outside looking in, pending the results of the other contests.

Carolina is reeling after losing four in a row but can get back on track with a win over the Clevelnad Browns on Sunday.

The Panthers have responded to the tough month by firing two defensive coaches and giving head coach Ron Rivera defensive play-calling duties, per the Charlotte Observer’s Marcel Louis-Jacques and Jourdan Rodrigue. In addition to stability on defense, Carolina will be looking for a bounce-back game from quarterback Cam Newton, who threw four interceptions in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL – DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to pass in the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Tampa,

A big make-or-break game on Sunday is between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams have just four wins and are desperately clinging to postseason hopes. The Packers will be playing their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin after the firing of Mike McCarthy, who coached the team for 12-plus seasons, including a Super Bowl-winning campaign in 2010.

Several other NFC teams are clinging to life in Week 14, but once the day is done, the playoff picture should be much clearer. Eight or nine might do it in that conference; a few teams will know whether that’s a possibility soon.