Oct 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Heinz Field. The Ravens won the game, 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-10)
The tale of the tape: the Steelers can score on every possession. The Ravens are decimated on offense and both defenses are underwhelming. This should be a blowout, in spite of the suspense the first meeting (#Scobeegate) offered, courtesy of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, DeAngelo Williams and Markus Wheaton.
San Francisco 49ers (4-10) at Detroit Lions (5-9)
An argument could ensue as to which team suffered the worse exodus in the offseason. Detroit let its franchise player Ndamukong Suh go and won at least four games less. The 49ers kissed half their roster goodbye but did a good job rebounding midseason before hitting another slump. Stay away from this one.
Indianapolis Colts (6-8) at Miami Dolphins (5-9)
The Dolphins were once again a colossal bust and they have no one to blame but themselves. Indianapolis is still horrible in the trenches, and their division winner should not be allowed to advance to the postseason. Matt Hasselbeck is fairly banged up and facing what still is a great defensive line might be the worst way to recover.
Nov 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) avoids a tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks (27) during the game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears (5-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-8)
The Lovie Smith Bowl. Once a great coordinator and coach in Chicago, Mr. Smith came down to Tampa to lead a dysfunctional franchise to glory. Two years in, his defense still lacks the personnel to play Tampa-2 and they only look good when they play in the Superdome. Chicago is rebuilding around a solid Jay Cutler and the team should take another step forward thanks to an outstanding front office.
Cleveland Browns (3-11) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-5)
Cleveland actually did a great job staying in the game up in Seattle last week, they moved the chains and even scored a touchdown. Expect a similar scenario and result this week at Arrowhead where the Chiefs are on their way to the postseason, barring any upsets.