Aug 29, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one handed catch over New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) but lands out of bounds during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets (6-5) at New York Giants (5-6)
The battle of the Big Apple is right around the corner, but fans are deprived of what could be the best perimeter matchup of the season: Odell Beckham Jr. will not have a chance to enter Revis Island. This game should be interesting nonetheless as both teams are within striking distance for a playoff spot.
Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (8-3)
This year’s NFC wildcard race is manifesting in Minneapolis where the Seahawks try to push the Vikings down the pecking order. Expect a dozen sacks, great defenses, lame offenses, and constant backyard scrambles. Adrian Peterson once again has the chance to make an impact against a capable opponent, and so does Thomas Rawls, who fills in for Marshawn Lynch. Enjoy!
Oct 4, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) carries the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Rams won 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals (9-2) at St. Louis Rams (4-7)
Early in the year, the Rams managed to upset the Cards in ‘The Desert’ thanks to Tavon Austin and a breakout performance by Todd Gurley. Things are looking bleak now, as this team can barely stay in games. So, don’t expect any Fisher magic here. Things are getting ugly in Missouri, and the final weeks will play a large role in whether the team decides to draft a new quarterback.
San Francisco 49ers (3-8) at Chicago Bears (5-6)
The 49ers take their show on the road, heading to the Windy City. Jay Cutler has become a formidable leader and the Bears are playing solid, fundamentally sound football. Gabbert will have another chance to prove that he is a long-term solution at quarterback while both teams will upgrade their rosters significantly in the spring.
Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-9)
There is not a lot to say about this one. Cincinnati will try to lock up the second seed in the AFC while the Browns are doing everything they can to draft first overall come April. Fans are not that familiar with the Browns quarterback and it appears there is no reason they should be.
Next: Early Kicks, Part Deux