This Sunday, the 30th of November, for Week 13 of NFL we have 2 games that we will briefly preview. The first features the 9-2 New England Patriots playing at the 8-3 Green Bay Packers with the game at Lambeau, Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin at 4:25 PM and on CBS TV.
The 3 games on Turkey Day are a warm up meal for the main course of NFL week 13 which is this game between the Patriots and the Packers on this Sunday afternoon. We don’t anticipate that New England will be concerned that they are playing the NFC’s best team this season, who are 5-0 and winning games by at least 4 touchdowns each game. The Patriots have beaten the Colts, Broncos and Lions, all 1st place teams at the time, while becoming the 1st team in NFL history to be victorious in 3 consecutive games scoring more than 20 points, against opponents who are at least 3 games over the .500 ranking.
The experts like the Patriots to continue with their incredible pace, as 6 of 8 panel experts have picked the Patriots to beat the Packers in Green Bay. However, the odds have the Packers at -3 (-120) with O/U at 58 and ML -175 with comeback ML +155 on the Patriots.
The offensive leaders thus far in 2014 are QB Brady, who has completed 271 of his 417 passes for 2,998 yards with 26 touchdowns. RB Ridley has 94 carries for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Receiver Gronkowski has 58 receptions for 812 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Leading offensive leaders for the Packers are QB Rodgers, who has completed 228 of his 342 passes for 2,957 yards with 30 touchdowns. RB Lacy has 154 carries for 672 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Receiver Nelson has 68 receptions for 1,066 yards scoring 9 touchdowns.
Thus, this game with the Patriots and the Packers will be just one of many forthcoming in the final weeks of this 2014 NFL season. To this point there is nothing official regarding playoffs since to date only four NFL teams have been eliminated from possible playoff contenders, and nobody has clinched a post season playoff spot to date. Next week, the Patriots play at the San Diego Chargers 7-4 (2nd AFC West) on the 7th of Dec. 2014 at 8:30 PM ET and on NBC TV. The Packers next game is on Monday the 8th of Dec.2014 with the Atlanta Falcons 4-7 (1st NFC South) at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN TV.
The 2nd game Sunday that we are briefly reviewing is the 8-3 Denver Broncos playing at the 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday the 30th of November at 8:30 PM ET at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and on NBC TV.
In the Broncos game last week, nothing was going their way, until the 4th quarter as they managed to outscore the Dolphins 22-8, winning the game and the 8th victory of the season.
Leading the offense for the Broncos to date is QB Peyton Manning, who has completed 301 of his 442 passes for some 3,558 yards with 34 touchdowns. RB Hillman has had 91 carries for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns., while Receiver Thomas has 82 receptions for 1, 192 yards with 9 touchdowns.
Kansas City on the other side, last week had a loss to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night, which was the Raiders’ 1st win of 2014. Their major problem in the game was the lack of ability to convert 3rd downs, as they only converted 2 of 14 for 1st downs. One thing that favors the Chiefs in this game against the Broncos is there pass defense which is 1st in NFL, as they have allowed only 198.9 yards via the air in 2014. The Chief need to win this game, as then they would be tied with the Broncos for 1st place in the AVC West. Leading offensively for the Chiefs are QB Smith, who has completed 213 of his 327 passes for 2,211 yards with 13 touchdowns. RB Charles who has 152 carries for 772 yards with 8 touchdowns, while Receiver Bowe has 45 receptions and no touchdowns.
Now sports fans who bet on NFL football at a sportbook, the Broncos in next week on Sunday the 7th of December play at home against the Buffalo Bills now 6-5 (2nd AFC East). The Chiefs next play at the Arizona Cardinals now 9-2 (1st NFC West) also on the 7th of Dec. week 14.