Nov 12, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) running the ball in the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Bills defeated the Jets 22-17 Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
AFC Wild Card Week 14 Preview
This next week has a few interesting games and some games that are not so interesting. Let’s start with the game that are pretty much guaranteed for the wildcard contender. New York gets a game at home against the struggling Tennessee Titans.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota is doing the best he can with the talent around him but the Jets’ defense is good enough to slow him down. Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing out of his mind right now and so is everyone else around him. The Jets will win this one easily. Jets 27, Titans 13.
The other games for the wildcard contenders look much better on paper. Buffalo travels to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles who have seemed to wake up with their win in Foxboro last week. Buffalo is coming off a win of their own and they look to unleash the wrath of LeSean McCoy on his former team.
McCoy has not been shy about his disdain of his treatment in Philadelphia and he would love to run all over Chip Kelly’s team. With that extra motivation and with Sammy Watkins finally getting thrown to, I see the Bills winning a close one. Bills 24, Eagles 21
The Houston Texans look to right the ship after a loss last week when they host the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Many New England fans are panicking after the loss to the Eagles this past week but I see no reason. Sure the Patriots lost in strange fashion but remember last year against Kansas City? Of course you do.
The Patriots have a history of getting angry after embarrassing losses so I see this as a drubbing of Houston. Even though they have been playing better lately, these are the same Texans that got destroyed by Miami. Patriots 35, Texans 10
The best game of the day comes during the noon slate as Pittsburgh takes their powerful offense on the road to Cincinnati. Andy Dalton has finally overcome his inability to win big games but the Steelers are playing better on defense as the weather gets colder. Ben Roethlisberger will be healthier than he has been all season so look for long bombs to Antonio Brown and Martavius Bryant.
The Steelers look unstoppable and the Bengals have shown themselves to be beatable. I want to pick the Bengals here but I just can’t after watching what the Steelers have done recently. Steelers 33, Bengals 30