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Week 49 NFL Weekend Game Previews and Predictions

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Green Bay Packers VS. Washington Redskins

The Packers go into this game in confident mood after they beat the New York Giants 31-13 to bounce back from their 37-8 loss to San Francisco 49ers a week earlier. They are currently top of the NFC North Division in the National Football Conference with a 9-3 record (9 wins, 3 losses) and a .750 win percentage. They have also recorded 289 points thus far this season. They could, however, go into this game without the services of Cornerback Kevin King, Tight End Jimmy Graham, Wide Receiver Ryan Grant, and Offensive Tackler Bryan Bulaga, who are all reportedly questionable with injuries.

The Redskins have been decent in recent weeks. They have won their last two games against the Detroit Lions (19-16) and the Carolina Panthers (29-21). They had earlier lost 4 straight games prior to this winning run. They are currently 3rd in the NFC East Division with a 3-9 record and a .250 win percentage. Two of their 3 wins, however, have come on the road. They have also amassed 173 points this season. They also have some injury concerns as well as the likes of Linebacker Montez Sweat, Guard Brandon Scherff, Linebacker Ryan Anderson, and Wide Receivers Trey Quinn and Paul Richardson Jr. are all reportedly questionable with injuries. A third win in a row could go a long way to redefine their season.

Prediction: Packers VS. Redskins – 30-6

Houston Texans VS. Denver Broncos

The Texans head into this game full of confidence after they shocked the New England Patriots 28-22 last weekend in a game that saw Quarterback Deshaun Watson record the highest passes (234) in the game to make it a second win in a row for his side. Their other win came in a 20-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. They now sit on top of the AFC South Division with an 8-4 record and a .677 win percentage with 293 points. They also injury concerns of their own as Wide receiver Will Fuller V and Cornerback Bradley Roby are all reportedly questionable with injuries.

Their opponents, the Broncos were also victorious in their last game after beating the Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 to end a 2-game winless run. The win was also their second win in their last 6 games. They are currently third in the AFC West Division with 198 points, a 4-8 record, and a win percentage of .333. They are however, considered underdogs for this game and would need to be at their best if they are to cause an upset. They could, however, be without Safety Will Parks, Linebacker Malik Reed, Running Back Royce Freeman, Guard Connor McGovern, and Linebacker Von Miller, who are all reportedly questionable with injuries for this game.

Prediction: Texans VS. Broncos – 25-22

Los Angeles Rams VS. Seattle Seahawks

The Rams bounced back from their disappointing 45-6 loss to the Ravens with a 34-7 win at Arizona Cardinals last time out. They are currently 3rd in the NFC West Division with a 7-5 record this season and a win percentage of .583 and 283 points. However, 3 of their 5 defeats this season have come at home, so they will be wary of the threats of their opponents this weekend. The only injury concerns they have are Tight End, Gerald Everett, Cornerback Darious Williams, and Offensive Tackler Rob Havenstein, who are all questionable.

The Seahawks are currently on a 5-game winning streak after beating the Minnesota Vikings 37-30 in a game that saw Quarterback Russell Wilson continue his impressive performances this season. The recent run of wins has elevated them to the top of the NFC West Division with a 10-2 record and a .833 win percentage. They have also collected 329 points this season. It will difficult to rule out a 6th consecutive win considering their recent form. They could go into this game without 7 players who are all questionable with injuries.

Prediction: Rams VS. Seahawks – 12-6

New England Patriots VS. Kansas City Chiefs

The reigning Super Bowl Champions will be looking to get back on track after their shocking 28-22 defeat at Houston Texans on Monday, which ended a 2-game winning run. They have now lost 2 of their last 4 games. They are still on top of the AFC East Division with a 10-2 record and a .833 win percentage. They also have injury concerns to contend with. Center Ted Karras is doubtful for this game whilst Wide receivers Mohamed Sanu Sr. and Julian Edelman, Defensive End John Simon, Safety Patrick Chung, Offensive Tackler Marcus Cannon, Linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley, Defensive Tackler Byron Cowart and Cornerback Jason McCourty are all reportedly questionable.

The Chiefs are also top of the AFC West Division with an 8-4 record and a win percentage of .667. They are looking for a third straight win after beating the Oakland Raiders 40-9 in their last game. They have only lost once in their last 4 games (35-32 at Tennessee Titans). That loss is also their only defeat on the road this season. Defensive End Frank Clark, Cornerback Morris Claiborne, and Running Back pair of Damien and Darrel Williams are all reportedly doubts.

Prediction: Patriots VS. Chiefs – 30-15

Buffalo Bills VS. Baltimore Ravens

The Bills are looking for a 5th consecutive win after beating Dallas Cowboys last weekend. They have only lost once in their last 5 games and are currently second in the AFC East Division with a 9-3 record and a win percentage of .750. They have also recorded 257 points this season. Offensive Tackler Ty Nsekhe is reportedly a doubt for this game.

The Ravens go into this game with an 8-game winning streak after beating the 49ers 20-17 last weekend. They are also unbeaten in the NFL since Week 4. They are currently 1st in the AFC North Division with a 10-2 record and a win percentage of .833. They have also only lost once on the road this season.

Prediction: Bills VS. Ravens – 12-15

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