The 2020 NFL season has been full of surprises through its first ten 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, 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.
Arizona Cardinals (6-3) vs. Seattle Seahawks (6-3)
Thursday, November 19th @ 8:20 pm EST
Week 11 kicks off with a great matchup between two NFC West foes who put on a show on the national stage just three weeks ago on Sunday Night Football, which many will remember as the DK Metcalf Game, but one that the Cardinals ultimately won in overtime. These teams have two of the most explosive offenses in the game, and we anticipate this game to match the intensity of their Week 7 contest.
The Cardinals just won a thriller on perhaps the best play of the entire season thus far, as their quarterback Kyler Murray completed a miraculous Hail Mary to superstar wideout Deandre Hopkins with just two seconds left in the game. The defense had just given up a go-ahead touchdown to Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs on an incredible drive by Buffalo, but in the end, the Cardinals offense had one last excellent play to make after studs like Murray threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, while adding another 61 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The running game for Arizona went for 217 yards on 35 carries in that game, which could provide a template for how to try and slow down the Seahawks potent offense in this TNF matchup.
The Seahawks are coming off of a tough loss in a matchup with another divisional foe in LA, as they lost 23-16 to the Rams in one of Russell Wilson’s worst games of the year. This game looks like a true outlier for Seattle, as their offense had been moving the ball at will throughout most of the season, but they’re clearly missing running back Chris Carson, who should be back from his foot injury this week. If they can get their running game going once again versus the Cardinals, we think they’ll be firing on all cylinders once again.
We like the Seahawks to bounce back and win a close one in this rematch, and while we don’t think it goes to overtime like the last one, this game will also come down to the Seahawks’ last possession.
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Tennessee Titans (6-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
Sunday, November 22nd @ 1 pm EST
In another huge game during this week’s impressive slate, two AFC contenders matchup in the midst of tough stretches, with each team having lost two of its last three games after getting off to hot starts. Each of these two offenses have struggled to get things going after looking like juggernauts in the season’s early stage, but they’re dealing with injuries that have left that side of the ball depleted and should make for a defensive battle in this contest.
The Titans are coming off of a tough loss on Thursday Night Football to divisional foe Indianapolis, and this begins a very tough three-game stretch that sees them face the Ravens, Colts again, then Browns in matchups that all could very well be against playoff teams. Tennessee would do well to rely on its run game in this contest, as Derrick Henry seems to only get stronger as the season goes on, and the Baltimore defensive front has been banged up as of late, potentially making them vulnerable to a bruising rushing attack that was so effective during their upset of the Ravens in last year’s playoffs.
The Ravens have been winning games primarily on the back of its own running game and a defense that forces opportune turnovers, but 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson has struggled mightily to throw the ball this season, at least when compared to his transcendent and efficient campaign last year. If they can get wideouts like Hollywood Brown and Willie Snead more involved in the passing game in addition to their success throwing to dynamic tight end Mark Andrews, this offense can really start to take off.
We like the Ravens to win this one ahead of their huge matchup with Pittsburgh next week, but it will be a close game and lower scoring than many fans watching at home would have probably liked to see.
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Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (6-3)
Sunday, November 22nd @ 4:05 pm EST
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Both of these squads would qualify for the playoffs, if the season ended today, which may seem strange, given the Eagles have just three wins through nine games, but that’s just how bad the NFC East has shaped up to be thus far. The Browns have enjoyed a successful 2020 season thus far, but are left fighting for a Wild Card berth if they want to make their first playoff appearance since 2002, since the Steelers are well ahead of them as well as everyone else in the conference with a record of 9-0.
The Eagles are coming off of a tough divisional loss to the Giants last week, and need to bounce back in a big way with a win in Cleveland in order to be assured that they’ll be at the top of the NFC East standings come Week 12. The offense has looked very inconsistent as of late, but most of their offensive weapons finally seem to be getting healthier, as running back Miles Sanders and receivers Jalen Raegor and Alshon Jeffery getting back to health and playing together for just the second time all season. Carson Wentz will need to step his game up and play efficiently if they want to keep pace with Cleveland’s great running game.
The Browns’ aforementioned rushing attack is back at full strength, with Nick Chubb coming off of an incredible performance against Houston, but their quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Odell Beckham Jr.-less passing attack will have to step up their game in a big way as the schedule gets a little tougher during the back half of their season. We also think Myles Garrett will continue to wreak havoc on opposing defenses, as Wentz will have to deal with him in the backfield on probably more than a few occasions. While this one should be a fairly close contest and a low-scoring affair, we think the Browns will be able to control the clock with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and minimize any mistakes that Baker Mayfield can be prone to from time to time.
We’ve got Cleveland winning at home and solidifying themselves as a looming team nobody wants to play when the weather gets colder, and the Eagles should still maintain sole possession of first place in the NFC East, as the rest of their division continues to crumble around them.
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Green Bay Packers (7-2) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-3)
Sunday, November 22nd @ 4:25 pm EST
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This game should be a fun one, as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers passing attack will have the opportunity to try and air it out indoors against one of the league’s best defenses. Each team is firmly entrenched as a playoff contender, with the Packers hoping to run away with the NFC North, and the Colts hoping to edge out the Titans in a close divisional race over in the AFC South.
The Packers are coming off of a home victory against the Jaguars that was much closer than fans had anticipated, as they finally pulled ahead with just 3:37 left in the fourth quarter on a beautiful Rodgers throw to Davante Adams. The Packers offense can be as dynamic as any in the entire league, and having a healthy Adams and Aaron Jones at Rodgers’ disposal will spell trouble for opponents for the rest of the year. Their defense has been solid for the most part, and they’ll have to account for Colts’ rising rookie receiver Michael Pittman Jr., particularly if their best cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King are forced to miss another game due to injuries.
The Colts are coming off of a dominating win over the Titans on Thursday Night Football, and Philip Rivers looked like his vintage self, completing 29 of 39 passes for 308 yards against a solid Titans defense. They’ll likely be a defense-first team the rest of the way, but an offensive output like the one they had in Week 10 would propel this team into the upper echelon of serious contenders in a crowded AFC.
We think the Colts will have another great offensive showing in this one, but the visiting Packers will prove to be too much for Indy in what should be an indoor shootout at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Los Angeles Rams (6-3) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)
Monday, November 23rd @ 8:15 pm EST
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This may be the best game all week, with two of the NFC’s top Super Bowl contenders each in tough battles for first place within their own divisions. The Rams are in a three-way tie atop the NFC West, while the Bucs are a half game behind the Saints in the NFC South. Each team is coming off of a big divisional win, with LA squeaking by the Seahawks at home and the Bucs dominating the Panthers on the road.
Tampa Bay may be hitting its stride following a few games in which the offense struggled, but with a full complement of healthy receivers for once, plus Ronald Jones fresh off of a 192-yard performance that included a 98-yard touchdown run, the Bucs look like a team that will be as hard to stop as any in all of football, let alone the NFC. On any given week, opposing secondaries will have to account for Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown on every play, with the GOAT Tom Brady throwing the ball to them.
The Rams have been piecing together many of their wins this season with solid defensive play and less of the high-flying aerial attack that many fans thought would be the norm with this team after Sean McVay’s first few seasons at the helm. This could bode well for them as the weather gets colder and the playoffs approach, as that’s often the kind of football that fans of winning teams have come to expect later in the year.
While we think this will be a good game, particularly in light of some recent flops on primetime, we have the Bucs winning by multiple scores, as Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey won’t be able to account for all three of Tampa’s aforementioned trio of elite wideouts. If the Bucs can double team Aaron Donald with some level of effectiveness, Tom Brady will pick apart LA’s defense.
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