The 2020 NFL season has been full of surprises thus far, with plenty of upsets, heartbreaks, and Covid-related issues to navigate through the season’s first quarter. There’s plenty of football ahead, and we at TickPick have taken the time to focus on five key NFL matchups each week this season to give our prediction on who will win, and outline which teams are able to have fans at their stadiums.
How many NFL teams will be allowed to have fans in the stands in 2020? It remains to be determined for many teams still, due to local policies that determine the number of people, if any, will be allowed to attend the games.
We’ve made a list of all 32 teams and what their up-to-date attendance policies are this season, which we recommend checking out if you’re interested in attending a game this season. Keep in mind that you’ll never pay any service fees on NFL tickets when you buy through TickPick, where you’ll save 10% for the same seats you’d find on our major competitor’s site.
Buffalo Bills (4-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (3-0)
Get-In Price: $189
The undefeated Bills will travel to Nashville to take on the undefeated Titans, who are coming off of the league’s first official Covid-19 outbreak that impacted the schedule. The Titans’ Week 4 matchup with the Steelers was postponed to Week 7 due to the outbreak, but all tests have come back negative for the team this week, and things look back on track for this highly-anticipated matchup.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen is currently among the frontrunners for league MVP consideration after throwing for 1,326 yards and 12 touchdowns through the team’s first quarter of the season. New wide receiver Stefon Diggs has certainly aided Allen in making this massive leap from year two to three, as he’s among the league leaders in receiving yards with 403.
The Titans have also played great football in their three games thus far, pairing a great ground game, led by one of the NFL’s superstar running backs Derrick Henry, who’s averaging over 106 rushing yards per game, with the team’s best passing attack its had in years with quarterback Ryan Tannehill under center.
The Titans will host fans at about 10% of its capacity on Sunday afternoon, and you can probably expect that plenty of Bills fans will show up from out of town to show their support. In any case, this should be an incredible test for each of these two unbeaten squads, and we predict the Bills will pull out a close one in a higher-scoring affair, in the end.
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Las Vegas Raiders (2-2) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (4-0)
Get-In Price: $159
The defending Super Bowl champions haven’t lost a game since December 23rd of 2019, and they’ve started off the 2020 season on a roll, having just put on a great defensive performance against the Patriots on Monday Night Football this week. Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is once again playing at an elite level, throwing 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions through four games, along with 1,134 passing yards that are comprised of about a dozen dazzling plays, thus far.
The Raiders are coming off of a tough loss at Allegiant Stadium to the Bills, but they’ve been playing solid football despite key injuries to the bulk of its receiving core, like Tyrell Williams, Bryan Edwards, and first-round pick Henry Ruggs III. They’re going to find it tough to keep up with Kansas City’s dominant passing attack, as their thin secondary is perhaps just as banged up by injuries as their receivers.
The Chiefs will be allowed to host over 16,000 fans at Arrowhead Stadium for this one, and we don’t foresee them being stopped by a banged-up Raiders squad who have lost two straight. We’ve got the Chiefs winning this one.
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Indianapolis Colts (3-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (3-1)
Get-In Price: $170
This matchup between two 3-1 squads may be one of the most compelling of the week, as each team has exceeded expectations thus far and are winning their games by playing a unique brand of football that hasn’t necessarily been the case in recent years.
The Colts are coming off of three straight victories, and just defeated the Bears in a tight game by the score of 19-11. While that score isn’t pretty, it’s the points allowed that fans should be paying attention to, as the Colts have given up the fewest points per game (14) of any team in the league through four games. Indy fans that are used to high-flying offenses should be quite content with a dominant defense and solid run game behind one of the league’s best offensive lines.
The Browns are coming off of an exciting shootout victory over the Cowboys in Week 4, and boast an incredibly potent run game of their own, which is new head coach Kevin Stefanski’s calling card. Despite losing running back Nick Chubb in the game to a sprained knee that will keep him out up to six weeks, they should pick up right where they left off with Kareem Hunt, who has rushed for an impressive 5.5 yards a carry on 50 attempts and 3 touchdowns thus far. He should shoulder the load in the running game and keep things humming in Cleveland.
The Browns have been allowed a capacity of ~12,000 fans for this contest, and you can expect the fans to make plenty of noise despite the limitations, given the enthusiasm they should be feeling thus far. We like Cleveland to continue its winning ways in this one, and we think they’ll be 4-1 heading into their divisional matchup with Pittsburgh next week.
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New York Giants (0-4) vs. Dallas Cowboys (1-3)
Get-In Price: $124
The Cowboys are coming off of a tough loss to the Browns, after they came back from down 41-14 to get it to 41-38 late in the fourth quarter, only to allow a back-breaking 50-yard touchdown on a reverse to former divisional nemesis Odell Beckham Jr. that put the game out of hand. Despite being 1-3 (and just one game up on their divisional opponent this week), they’re only .5 games back of the Eagles for the NFC East division lead.
The Cowboys brand thus far has been all offense, without a shred of defense, and this has made for some fun shootouts led by quarterback Dak Prescott, who is currently on pace to absolutely shatter numerous passing records if this keeps up. His 1,690 passing yards lead the league by a wide margin, and he has 9 passing touchdowns, while adding another 3 scores on the ground.
The Giants have looked like a mess thus far and are running a disjointed offense that’s without its best player in Saquon Barkley, who’s out for the season after tearing his ACL in Week 2 against the Bears. The offensive line needs to step things up, as quarterback Daniel Jones has really struggled with the constant pressure, throwing for just two touchdowns and five interceptions through four games despite having some solid weapons to throw to like Darius Slayton, Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram.
We’ve got the Cowboys winning this one fairly easily in front of some 25,000 fans that will be allowed at AT&T Stadium, though their porous defense will give Giants fans some hope that the offense can turn things around moving forward.
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Los Angeles Chargers (1-3) vs. New Orleans Saints (2-2)
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In this week’s Rivalri matchup of the week, the banged-up Chargers, without plenty of its starters including running back Austin Ekeler, who just suffered a serious knee and hamstring injury in Week 3, will face-off with the New Orleans Saints, who are looking to build some momentum after beating the Lions in Detroit.
The Saints have been without their superstar wideout Michael Thomas since losing him to a high ankle sprain in their Week 1 win against Tampa Bay, but they’ve been piecing it together en route to a 2-2 record through the season’s first quarter. Star running back Alvin Kamara has paced the Saints offense with his dynamic play on both the ground and through the air, as he has 557 all-purpose yards and seven total touchdowns, thus far.
The Chargers have been moving the ball quite well on offense, considering the circumstances. They lost starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor due to a freak injury prior to Week 2, and their rookie Justin Herbert, whom the team took with its first draft pick at six overall, has played admirably to start, throwing for 931 yards and five touchdowns through just three games, while adding another 47 yards and a score on the ground.
We’ll take the Saints in this contest, but we expect Herbert will once again play a solid game and make things closer than expected. It’s also very possible that this game will host fans, as the organization has requested permission to host up to 25% of its capacity in fans, which would equate to around 18,500 fans that certainly wouldn’t make things any easier for the Chargers in this one.
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