This week’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers promises to be one of the best of the season.
If the Chiefs can avoid a big fourth quarter lead and keep things within one possession of the game, they could have the best chance to get back to the Super Bowl.
The Chargers will likely have a game plan to defend the Chiefs’ run game, but they may be missing one of their best offensive players in Le’Veon Bell, who is still nursing an ankle injury.
It could be a long night for the Chargers if the Chiefs get to the end zone in the final quarter.
New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers game preview The Patriots have the second-best defense in football, but it’s their offense that will have to show up if they want to get past the Panthers.
Carolina has played better with quarterback Cam Newton under center, but this week’s game could go a long way toward determining how the Pats can keep pace with the Panthers offense.
Carolina will have a ton of weapons on the offense, which could open up opportunities for the Patriots to take advantage.
New Orleans Saints vs. New York Jets game preview While the Jets will likely struggle to contain New Orleans’ passing attack, the Saints’ offense could put up big numbers if their running game can keep up.
The Jets will be without running back Jamal Williams, who will miss the game with an ankle issue.
New Saints receiver Brandon Coleman could be the difference in this game, as the team could have a huge day offensively if it can get the offense going.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders game preview It’s the Raiders who will be the biggest threat to the Jaguars in this matchup.
The Raiders have looked more explosive with Jalen Richard under center this season, but the Jaguars defense has looked even more impressive.
Jacksonville’s offensive line has been solid, but quarterback Blake Bortles will likely be the key to stopping this offense.
The Jaguars offense has been dominant all year, but Jacksonville’s defense will have an opportunity to do some damage against the Raiders.
Carolina Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons game preview This week, the Eagles will look to take down the Falcons’ defense.
Atlanta has struggled to stop the run all season, and quarterback Matt Ryan will be trying to keep Atlanta in the game on Thursday night.
Carolina could be in for a big day against Atlanta’s offense, as tight end Jordan Reed will be looking to make a big play.
Atlanta’s secondary could be one to watch this week, as safety Ricardo Allen is looking to step up and make an impact in this defense.
New Jersey Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys game preview If the Jets don’t have any help in the secondary this week against the Cowboys, they will need to make sure their offensive line can do enough to stop Ezekiel Elliott from running the ball.
If Elliott gets the ball, the Jets offense will be able to create a big scoring opportunity, as running back Shane Vereen is one of this week “Big 4” backs.
The Cowboys offense has struggled against the run this year, and this game could be important to them in the NFC South.
New Mexico State Aggies vs. Idaho St. Aggies game preview Idaho St is looking for a win, but that could come at the expense of the Aggies.
This is a tough game for the Aggie defense, as they have only played two opponents that rank in the top 20 in scoring defense, and the Aggy offense is coming off a loss to Idaho.
If Idaho can hold onto the ball and keep running, the Aggys could be able come away with the win.