What is better than a Monday night football game?! TWO Monday night football games! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US!!! For some fans, this could be the gift they waited all day to open. Let's see who Santa thought was naughty or nice.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS HOUSTON TEXANS:
Pittsburgh is coming off of a tough loss against New England last week. No matter what your take was on the "Catch Rule", the Steelers did not come out with the win. Home field is still up for grabs, so do not look for them to slow down at any point. Even with the loss of WR Antonio Brown, they will take care of business. They are on a mission. Houston is on their third quarterback in T.J. Yates. They got the brakes beat off of them last week to a red hot Jacksonville Jaguars team. This was obviously not the season that the Texans planned on having. The loss of QB Deshaun Watson and DE J.J. Watt were major factors in the teams woes. They are another team looking to end the season and start over. There should be no question here.
OAKLAND RAIDERS VS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES:
With the absence of QB Carson Wentz, QB Nick Foles is taking the reins and trying to keep the team together for the post season. Although it was close last week against the New York Giants, they came out with the win. It seems like it should be easier playing the Oakland Raiders, but the Raiders are playing better than they have all year. Will this translate into an upset win? It is possible. This is why we watch the game, right? Foles should have relatively good game against the Raiders secondary. This does not mean that Raiders QB Derek Carr and company will not put up a good fight. They did not look too bad against the Dallas Cowboys last week. Home field seems to be a theme and the Eagles will fair well this week at home.
I certainly hope everyone got what they wanted for the holidays. More importantly, I hope everyone got to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Happy holidays everyone! Thank you for following me each week. Good luck to your teams and picks!
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