Week 15 of the NFL season will get underway with the Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday. The Chargers are coming off of a huge victory over the Atlanta Falcons in their last game after a walk-off field goal gave them the win.
Meanwhile, the Raiders were decimated at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts in their last game and are looking for a bounce back performance.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Las Vegas Raiders
Odds: Raiders -3
Regardless of their record, the Chargers have turned themselves into must-watch football this season due to the impressive performance of rookie phenom Justin Herbert. Herbert has been playing out of him mind this season and has the weapons to help him succeed such as Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry. The same can’t be said about the Raiders, though, as they have been flailing. They’ve lost three of four – twice by blowout – and the lone win was a last-second miracle against the winless New York Jets. They’re struggling right now.
Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
Odds: Vikings -3
The Chicago Bears are coming into this game after dominating the Houston Texans. Mitchell Trubisky looked like a star out there against the Texans 30th ranked defense but will have a far tougher test this week against the Minnesota Vikings defense.
Each of these teams are battling for a postseason spot and both of their hopes are hanging by a thread. The loser of this game is likely out of the picture.
New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins
Odds: Dolphins -2.5
The New England Patriots were stomped in their last game against the Los Angeles Rams while the Miami Dolphins were close to taking down the reigning Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs. Cam Newton has struggled for the Pats as he’s thrown for a total of 272 passing yards over his last three games in total. He’ll nee to play better if the Pats hope to pull out this win.
Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Football Team
Odds: Seahawks -5
The Seattle Seahawks absolutely obliterated the New York Jets last week while the Washington Football Team was able to extend their winning streak to four with a win over the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks have a high-flying offense filled with weapons while their defense is the 31st ranked unit in the league. Meanwhile, Washington is the complete opposite. They have one of the worst offenses in the league while maintaining the fourth-ranked defense. Each of these teams will counter each other very well and should make for some entertaining football.
Kansas City Chiefs @ New Orleans Saints
Odds: Chiefs -3.5
This will be the game of the week by far as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will be taking on Taysom Hill and the NFC’s No. 2 seeded New Orleans Saints. The Saints may also be getting future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees back for this matchup, so keep an eye on the injury reports. Even without Brees, this game could be a preview of what’s to come in the postseason with each of these teams ranking among the best in the league.