The Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints padded their Super Bowl resumes while an early season favorite fell on its face, and a real underdog emerged from the pack. Check out what happened in NFL Week 13 so you can get all set to make your bets against their NFL odds for the upcoming Week 14.
NFL COVID-19 Update – December 8th Edition
2021 Super Bowl LV
- When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
New Orleans and Kansas City win again
Nobody seems capable of stopping the Saints or Chiefs. Let’s start with the heavy Super Bowl favorites, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes and company hosted the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Although the Chiefs barely beat the Broncos, winning 21-16 as a -13 favorite, they showed a new element to their already dominating ways.
KC doesn’t have to load up on points. They can play a slow, methodical game and still beat you. If we look back to the very best New England Patriots teams, they won games via different strategies. The Chiefs can do that.
If you want to play a drag out, ground game war, KC will allow you to set the pace and then find a way to beat you. If you want to get into a shootout, they’ll beat you that way as well. The Chiefs aren’t perfect. But like the best horses to ever step onto a racetrack, Kansas City is flexible. That makes them tough to beat no matter who you are.
Over in the NFC, the Saints have also shown flexibility. The game plan against the Denver Broncos in Week 12 was to run the football and utilize the defense. That worked to perfection. In Week 13, Sean Payton allowed Taysom Hill to throw the pigskin. And, again, it worked to perfection.
The Saints have now won 9 straight, making them a serious contender for the Super Bowl. New Orleans should win homefield and the NFC this season. They’ve beaten the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice, lost to Green Bay with Michael Thomas on the bench and due to a fourth quarter fumble, and now have the best defense in the league.
Saints and Chiefs play on Dec. 20. No matter who you like, get your money down before that game. The winner becomes the Super Bowl favorite and, let’s be honest, it’s too hard to know who will win that one.
Patriots and Browns turn the corner with big wins
A couple of weeks ago, most had written off both the Browns and Patriots. Not anymore.
Even though Cleveland and New England must continue to battle to make the playoffs, both head into Week 14 after impressive victories. The Patriots blew out the Los Angeles Chargers 45-0 while the Browns beat Tennessee 41-35.
Based on the scores, and quality of opponent, many might think the Browns were more impressive. But Cleveland held a 38-7 halftime lead. They almost lost the game in the second half.
New England dominated from beginning to end. Nobody game plans better than Bill Belichick, which is why the Patriots, should they make the playoffs, will be a tough out for any team. That includes the Chiefs and Steelers.
Rams take possession of first in NFC West after Seahawks lose to the Giants
The Los Angeles Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals 38-28 while the Seattle Seahawks lost 12-17 to the New York Giants. Although Seattle and LAR are tied at 8-4, most NFL analysts believe the Rams have the upper hand over the Seahawks.
Seattle takes on the Jets and are at Washington before hosting the Rams on Dec. 27. On January 3, they’re at the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle hasn’t played well since starting the season 5-0. The Seahawks are 3-4 in their last 7 games.
Keep an eye on Seattle this Sunday. Because the Seahawks are reeling, don’t be surprised if the Jets pull off the surprise moneyline victory.
Have a great rest of your week!
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