There are just four weeks remaining in the 2019 National Football League regular season, and you are nearing the home stretch of your survivor league as well. Picking an outright winner each week in the NFL is never an easy task, but we have picked out three games to focus on this weekend.
Weather is going to play a role in the final four weeks, and we are focusing on a trio of home teams this weekend. Let’s take a look at each game and give you the three teams that we feel are “locks” this weekend.
Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are set to host the Washington Redskins this weekend, and this game has blowout written all over it. Green Bay has been a bit up and down so far in 2019, but it has the talent to cruise to a victory in this game.
Washington doesn’t really have anything to play for in its final four games, and its offense might not score many points in this game.
Washington has won each of its last two games, but those victories came against two of the worst teams in the NFL. The Redskins are still being outscored by an average of 10.0 points per game, and their 14.4 points per game is the lowest mark in the NFL.
The Packers are averaging 24.1 points per game, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been impressive this season. Green Bay also finally has an identity on defense, and it will harass the Redskins quarterback in this game.
Take the Packers over the Redskins in this game.
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions have one of the best rivalries in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean this version is going to be close. Minnesota is one of the top teams in the NFC this season, and the Detroit Lions are losing games like crazy of late.
Detroit will be using its third-string quarterback again in this game. David Blough was pretty impressive in his career debut on Thanksgiving Day, but the Lions simply don’t have any defense to speak of, and that is going to be a problem against the Vikings.
Minnesota will likely be without Dalvin Cook in this game, but it should still be fine on offense. The Vikings will throw the ball a ton and score points against a struggling Lions defense.
Detroit simply doesn’t have enough talent, and the Vikings roll in this game.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles might seem like a stretch this week, especially after they just laid an egg against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. Philadelphia will return home to host the New York Giants in this game, and it is one of the best rivalry matchups in the league.
The Eagles and Giants do not like each other, but it appears that they will both be watching the playoffs from their couch later this winter.
Quarterback Carson Wentz has played well for the Eagles this season, but the rest of his offense has struggled. Injuries have started to pile up, and Philadelphia has turned into a one-dimensional offense.
The Giants have some young talent in Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, but that hasn’t led to many wins in 2019. New York has given up a ton of points on the defensive side of the ball, and it has to shore up that issue.
Philadelphia hasn’t been great this season, but the Eagles beat their rivals in this game.
Even though there is no such thing as a “sure thing,” we feel pretty good about picking these teams to win this weekend. All three of these teams are pretty massive favorites, and they should not have any trouble in their matchups. Enjoy the football from around the league this weekend, and best of luck in “surviving” in your pools.