1. Colts And Patriots Battle In Huge AFC Showdown– This rivalry is slowly starting to come back. We obviously remember it very well with Brady and Peyton. Now, it’s headlined by Tom Brady and Andrew Luck. The Patriots are the best team in the NFL right now. Gronk is healthy, LaFell has been a very pleasant threat on the outside, they run the ball and the offensive line is protecting Tom Brady. The Colts love these match ups. They feel they can compete with the best of them anytime and anywhere. This game will determine a lot as far as positioning in the playoff picture.
2. Alabama Welcomes Mississippi State To Town– They have been two of the best teams in the country so far this season. Bama is looking to position themselves in the College Football Playoff. Mississippi State will be facing its truest test this upcoming Saturday against an Alabama team that’s dominated the SEC since Saban became head coach. What more could you ask for? The number one ranked team in the nation against the fifth ranked team in the nation. Can Saban’s defense shut down the talented Dak Prescott?
3. Packers Look To Keep Winning Against Eagles– These have been two of the best teams in the NFC this season. The Eagles are better in year two under Chip Kelly and Mark Sanchez can do well in his system because he has a nice running game and better weapons on the outside than he had in his time with the Jets. The Packers are coming off their most complete win of the season. Aaron threw six touchdown passes in a half against the Bears on Sunday night. I expect a shootout in this game between these two quarterbacks.
4. Lions Face Cardinals– The Cardinals continue to win and win. Even with all the injuries, they still continue to do so. If they playoffs started today, the Cardinals would have the one seed in the NFC and the Detroit Lions would have the two seeds. Both teams are doing well with great head coaching. Bruce Arians and Jim Caldwell each have their teams in first place in their division. The matchup to watch will be Megatron against Patrick Peterson.
5. Chiefs Host Seahawks– The Seahawks are slowly getting it together at a crucial time in the season. They got back to running the ball and getting Marshawn Lynch his touches. When that happens, good things happen in Seattle. the Chiefs are playing good football right now. It’s a battle of two top five running backs and old school divisional rivals.