IT'S a tough slate on Sunday with two picks from AFC teams looking to solidify their chances of the playoffs.
The Patriots will head down to Miami where they’ve struggled in seasons passed (1 win in 5). In fact the home team have won 11 of the last 12 match-ups.
That weather in Miami is clearly a factor when New England travel but the defence looked strong last week against Minnesota so it will be interesting to see how Tannehill fairs.
He struggled mightily last week against Buffalo and was helped by penalties late in the game to secure the winning TD. Brady-Tannehill, give me TB12.
Second pick sees the Chargers fresh off their big win in Pittsburgh at home to the Bengals who are done for the season with Dalton and Green on IR.
Jeff Driskel was sacked four times and threw a pick against Denver at home last week and will face another elite pass rush today in Bosa and Ingram.
As you know I tipped the Chargers to win their division and make the playoffs this year and if it wasn’t for Patrick Mahomes I’d be sitting pretty. Still think they can get an easy win without Melvin Gordon and I may look to see what rookie Justin Jackson's line is when released.
He is averaging 8 yards per carry over their last two games and should see a bigger role after strong efforts.
- New England Patriots -2.5 (6pm)
- LA Chargers -6.5 – (9.05pm)
- (8-11, bet365) – 5.5pts
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