The National Football League has avoided severe weather again this week with only cloudy skies at their outdoor Week 13 venues.
While the weather is calm, a couple teams are without their starting quarterbacks today. The Miami Dolphins are in search of their fifth straight win as they climb back into the Wild Card hunt and today will be facing a New York Giants squad without Daniel Jones. The Giants starting quarterback has a neck injury that forces the Giants to turn to veteran backup Mike Glennon for their contest at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles, another team on the outside looking at a longshot postseason berth, will likely be without Jalen Hurts today. Expected to start at quarterback for the Eagles is Gardner Minshew. Philadelphia is playing a second straight game at MetLife Stadium. Last week, they lost to the New York Giants and today meet the Jets.
The AFC West Division is the only one in football where all four teams have winning records. The Chiefs, who host the Denver Broncos today, lead the AFC West by one game over the Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. If the Broncos win today in Arrowhead, they are currently underdogs by more than a touchdown, this division could conceivably have four teams with identical 7-5 records.
While no team has yet clinched a playoff berth, two teams have three game division leading marks with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. Two game division leads are enjoyed by the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South, Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East and Arizona Cardinal in the NFC West.
The Wild Card races are wide open.
One team that needs a win today to keep any hope of a postseason berth is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger indicated this week that this may be his last season in Pittsburgh, or perhaps his last season in the NFL all together.
Last Sunday, in Cincinnati, the Steelers hope of closing in on the division leaders went down in dramatic fashion. 41-10 against the Bengals. That night, the Baltimore Ravens escaped with a win over the Cleveland Browns despite Lamar Jackson tossing four interceptions.
Our numbers indicate the Steelers are up for a valiant effort today when they host the AFC North Division leaders.
The public has checked in with their three favorite plays of the week beginning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-10½) over the Atlanta Falcons and followed by the Indianapolis Colts (-10) over the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings (-7) over the Detroit Lions.
The Qoxhi Sunday selections are now posted on this site, and if a Bullet Play develops in the final hour leading to the day’s first kickoff, that game will be added to the list of recommendations by 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time.