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PETE PRISCO
Senior NFL Columnist
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
 
Green Bay
Packers
28
This is another challenging road game for the Packers, who lost the last two on the road to the Rams and Patriots. The Seahawks aren't in the same class with those two, but this is a tough Thursday night challenge. Even so, I think Aaron Rodgers will have a good day throwing it and the Green Bay defense will limit the Seattle run game.
Result: Green Bay Packers 24, Seattle Seahawks 27
Seattle
Seahawks
21
 
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
 
Atlanta
Falcons
27
This is an elimination game of sorts. Loser is pretty much done. The Cowboys are playing consecutive road games, coming off a tough, emotional victory against the Eagles. The Falcons are at home for the first time in three weeks and they play much better there. That shows up. Matt Ryan has a big day.
Dallas
Cowboys
23
 
 
Baltimore
Ravens
26
The Ravens haven't made a decision on who will play quarterback with Joe Flacco battling a hip injury. It could be Robert Griffin III or rookie Lamar Jackson. Whoever plays will be facing a Bengals defense that has been awful, which led to the firing of coordinator Teryl Austin. Coach Marvin Lewis will take over handling the defense. It won't matter. The talent isn't there. The Ravens will win no mater who plays quarterback.
Cincinnati
Bengals
20
 
 
Carolina
Panthers
33
The Panthers are playing consecutive road games outside the division, which is challenging The Lions looked awful in losing to the Bears last week. The offensive line is struggling and that's being kind. Look for the Panthers to get back on track here and win a road game.
Detroit
Lions
21
 
 
Indianapolis
Colts
24
This is a big game for playoff possibilities in the division. The Titans are coming off an impressive victory over the Patriots, Andrew Luck has the Colts playing well. Look for Luck to continue to do so here as the Colts keep moving up. Colts win it.
Tennessee
Titans
17
 
 
New York
Giants
33
The Giants showed some fight against the 49ers last week, which is a good sign for Pat Shurmur. The Bucs have all kinds of issues and know they will have a new coach next year. Look for the Giants offense, which showed some life last week, to have another good day here. Giants take it.
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
23
 
 
Washington
Redskins
19
This is an enormous game for two division leaders. The Redskins are decimated by injuries on offense, which will show up against a good Texans defense. But the Washington defense is carrying this team. Look for a low-scoring game that is close. Washington wins it.
Houston
Texans
16
 
 
Pittsburgh
Steelers
24
The Steelers have been riding high in recent weeks and are rested here after playing last Thursday. The Jaguars are a mess. But there is still much of the same talent on this roster that beat the Steelers twice last year. They won't beat them again, but they will keep it close with a solid effort from the defense.
Jacksonville
Jaguars
21
 
 
Arizona
Cardinals
27
The Raiders are thinking about trips to Cabo. The Cardinals still look like they have some fight left. Josh Rosen is getting better by the week, and that will show up here. Cardinals will defeat a beat-down Raiders team.
Oakland
Raiders
21
 
 
Los Angeles
Chargers
28
The Chargers are playing well and can be a real factor in the AFC playoffs. The Broncos are coming off a bye that followed a loss and they look to be headed to a coaching change. The Broncos can still rush the passer, but this looks like a game for Melvin Gordon to run wild to help neutralize that rush.
Denver
Broncos
19
 
 
New Orleans
Saints
32
If the Eagles are going to have any chance to repeat, they have to get it going here. The problem is they are so banged up in a secondary that has to defend against Drew Brees at home. That's a problem. Even so, I think Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense will keep them in this game.
Philadelphia
Eagles
30
 
 
Minnesota
Vikings
21
The Bears are atop the NFC North, but they haven't exactly beat up on a lot of good teams. This is a good team coming off a bye they will face this week. The Minnesota pass rush will get after Mitch Trubisky and cause a few turnovers that are the difference in this game. Vikings take over first place in the division.
Chicago
Bears
17
 
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
 
Los Angeles
Rams
40
This game was moved to Los Angeles from Mexico for the field conditions, which is an advantage to the Rams since it was their home game anyway. This should be a shootout with a ton of points. I think the Rams at home will get the most of them. Jared Goff lights up the Chiefs and wins his duel with Patrick Mahomes.
Kansas City
Chiefs
34