The 2020 NFL season has been full of surprises through its first nine weeks, with plenty of upsets, heartbreaks, and Covid-related issues through which the league has had to navigate. 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
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Indianapolis Colts (5-3) vs. Tennessee Titans (6-2)
Thursday, November 12th @ 8:20 pm EST
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Week 10 kicks off with a matchup between two AFC South rivals who are battling for first place in the division. Both teams have played great football at times this season, thus far, and a victory and a long week of rest ahead of Week 11 could propel the winner throughout the remainder of the season in a very crowded AFC.
The Titans are coming off of a win against the Bears that ended up a close game in the end after holding Chicago scoreless through the game’s first three quarters, but they controlled the game throughout behind Derrick Henry and a conservative passing attack that saw Ryan Tannehill throw for two touchdowns while completing just 10 of 21 passes. A.J. Brown has really jump-started the passing game since his return from injury, and the play-action playbook can continue to be opened up to drive the offense’s success moving forward.
The Colts dropped their Week 9 matchup with the Ravens after they struggled to move the ball on Baltimore’s stout defense, producing just 10 points, but the defense played very well, allowing just 17 points (not counting the seven attributed to a fumble recovery for a touchdown by the Ravens defense) to an offense that can put up points in a hurry and has many times throughout this season. The Colts have one of the better defenses in football, but need to get their offense going if they want to compete with the AFC’s best in 2020. Getting their ground game going behind their excellent offensive line and talented rookie running back Jonathan Taylor would be a start for Indy.
We like the Titans to win this one at home in Nissan Stadium
in a close contest that will likely feature run-heavy attacks from both teams, meaning this should be a low-scoring affair in Nashville.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) vs. Carolina Panthers (3-6)
Sunday, November 15th @ 1 pm EST
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Both teams are coming off of tough losses in Week 9, but of very different types. The Panthers took the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs down to the wire, losing by just two points on a missed 67-yard field goal attempt as the clock expired, while the Buccaneers were absolutely throttled by their other NFC South rival Saints by a score of 38-3, in what was the worst loss of Tom Brady’s storied career.
Carolina just got superstar running back Christian McCaffrey back from a knee injury that forced him to miss six games, and he immediately made a huge impact during their game against Kansas City, scoring two touchdowns and recording 151 all-purpose yards to keep things close. Teddy Bridgewater also had a solid outing against a decent Chiefs defense, so we’d expect more airing it out in this upcoming matchup with Tampa if they want to keep pace with an explosive Bucs offense that’s coming off of an embarrassing loss in which they couldn’t score a touchdown.
Tampa had a short intro period for star wideout Antonio Brown, whom the team just signed less than two weeks ago, but with Chris Godwin returning to health, this trio of receivers that includes Mike Evans should be too much to contain for many defenses throughout the rest of 2020, starting with the Panthers’ secondary this weekend.
We like the Buccaneers to bounce back from last week’s embarrassing loss with a big, double-digit road win by in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium
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Buffalo Bills (7-2) vs. Arizona Cardinals (5-3)
Sunday, November 15th @ 4:05 pm EST
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This may be the most anticipated matchup of the entire week, as far as offensive production goes, as Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen and Arizona signal-caller Kyler Murray are two of the game’s most dynamic threats under center this side of 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson. These two explosive offenses should play a game that’s similar to both the Bills and Cardinals Week 9 matchups, where each team as well as their opponent scored 30 or more points, with the Bills putting up 44 on Seattle in a win, and the Cardinals scoring 31 in a loss to Miami.
Buffalo won a huge game at Bills Stadium over the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, who’s widely considered the MVP frontrunner, and they may have silenced critics at least for now who had harped on the offense’s inconsistent play in recent weeks after their hot start to begin the season. What may have been most impressive in this contest was that the defense played one of its best games against the top-ranked passing offense of Seattle, forcing a hefty four turnovers, all at Wilson’s expense.
The Cardinals put up points in bunches and did so against Miami in Week 9, but couldn’t defeat the surging Dolphins and their rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was making just his second career start. They have another tall task with Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, & co. coming to Glendale, but they’ll look to exploit Buffalo’s shaky run defense with plenty of Kyler Murray runs and a strong rushing attack led by running backs Chase Edmunds and Kenyon Drake, who may be back from injury in this one.
We like the Bills to win this one in a high-scoring affair before heading into their bye week, and we expect a lot of points to be scored, similar to each of these two teams’ Week 9 games. Both Josh Allen and Kyler Murray should throw for over 300 yards, with Murray edging out Allen in rushing yards, but Allen throwing for more touchdowns and coming out with the victory.
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Cincinnati Bengals (2-5) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-0)
Sunday, November 15th @ 4:25 pm EST
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This AFC North rivalry features two organizations who are at very different stages of their team’s build, with the Steelers remaining the league’s only unbeaten team, and the Bengals understandably struggling with a rookie quarterback, even with all of the promise Joe Burrow has shown.
The Steelers are coming off of an extremely close victory in Dallas against a struggling Cowboys team that was starting their fourth different quarterback this season. They won by a score of 24-19, but had to stop a Garret Gilbert-led drive as they broke up a pass attempt into the end zone as time expired. Pittsburgh has one of the strongest wide receiver trios in the NFL that’s led by JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and rookie Chase Claypool, and they may need them to step up their game in this contest versus Cincinnati if starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is unable to play after being named a high-risk Covid-19 contact earlier this week.
The Bengals are coming off of their bye week riding high, as they beat the Titans handedly in Week 8, which was by far their best game of the year. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as the offense has to gear up to play what’s been by far the best defense in the NFL in 2020 over in Pittsburgh. They should have star running back Joe Mixon returning from injury, but we expect Burrow will need to throw the ball and throw it often behind a shaky offensive line and against one of the best front seven defensive units in the game.
We think the Bengals will keep this game closer than many may predict, but in the end, the Steelers defense and offensive weapons will be too much for Cinci to handle on the road for this matchup at Heinz Field.
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Minnesota Vikings (3-5) vs. Chicago Bears (5-4)
Monday, November 16th @ 8:15 pm EST
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This week’s Rivalri Matchup of the Week is between two bitter NFC North rivals. The Bears started off hot this season, running out to a 5-1 record, before dropping their last three to tough competition. The Vikings have won two straight against their other division foes Green Bay and Detroit, and have established one of the game’s best rushing attacks, as their superstar running back Dalvin Cook has rushed for 369 yards and five touchdowns in just those last two games.
The Bears offense has stalled in recent weeks as they’ve faced tough defenses, but may be able to get things back on track against a Vikings secondary that’s struggled in 2020. Star wideout Allen Robinson has done what he can to keep the chains moving, but without on-target throws from quarterback Nick Foles, this offense won’t be able to control the pace at Soldier Field this week.
The Vikings have ridden the aforementioned success of its run game lately, which has gotten the team back into the playoff hunt through eight games, but the team will have to get the passing game going again in this one against a tough Bears defense if it wants to be able to pull within a game of the Bears and one game closer to a Wild Card spot in the NFC.
We like the Vikings to pull off the upset on the road in this divisional matchup, as both teams should be able to move the ball with more ease through the air than they have at any point this season.
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