Dec 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs past Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) to score a sixty-three yard touchdown during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
MUST WATCH ALERT **Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-2)**
This will be A FEAST for fans everywhere. The Steelers are red-hot on offense and the Bengals are solid all around. A game that features Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Big Ben, Andy Dalton and two good offensive lines? Sign me up. It will be high-flying, intense, and just an amazing game overall.
Detroit Lions (5-7) at St. Louis Rams (4-8)
If you are into SM, you will tune in. Detroit has bounced back from a horrible start but are just painful to watch while the Rams have realized it is hard to win consistently when opponents are latching on to your rookie stud at tailback and hae realized that you are playing without a quarterback.
Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8)
What to expect, you ask? I do not know. The Jaguars have been struggling with consistency as it is the norm with young squads. The Colts meanwhile were awfully uninspired last week in primetime. Matt Hasselbeck seemed mortal but wouldn’t be behind that offensive line? The Colts have too many weapons at wide receiver not to win this game but it looks to be wide open and exciting.
Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons (6-6) at Carolina Panthers (12-0)
There are not too many things to enjoy for Saints fans this year, but the Falcons downward spiral is certainly one of them. Up next is a trip to Charlotte, where the Panthers are licking their fingers for a 13th straight win to “open” the year.
San Diego Chargers (3-9) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-5)
Another blowout coming up. Phillip Rivers is playing offense by himself these days and the defense can not stop anyone. Horrible drafts left this team weak in the trenches and the Chiefs will exploit this. They have been on a roll for weeks now, and I do not think their season will be over four weeks from now.
San Francisco 49ers (4-8) at Cleveland Browns (2-10)
A while back, this seemed like the game that would decide who picks first come April. The 49ers however have shown pride, and Blaine Gabbert has emerged as a solid quarterback. The only things making this remotely interesting is Johnny Manziel‘s return to the field where he has a magical connection to Travis Benjamin.
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