The 2020 NFL season has been full of surprises through its first eleven weeks, with plenty of upsets, heartbreaks, and health 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.
Washington Football Team (3-7) vs. Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
Thursday, November 26th @ 4:30 pm EST
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This NFC East matchup between two 3-7 teams will see its winner leading or tied for the division lead in wins by game’s end. In a race to the bottom-type of division, every matchup between its rivals could mean the difference between winning the division or finishing in last. Both of these teams are coming off of huge wins, and the first winning streak of the year for each team is at stake.
Washington is coming off of a huge win against the Bengals at home, though their win may have been overshadowed a bit by the gruesome knee injury sustained by Cinci quarterback Joe Burrow, the league’s #1 overall draft pick this past April. Washington quarterback Alex Smith played an efficient game and was propped up by the solid play of their underrated star wideout Terry McLauren, who had five receptions for 84 yards. Running back Antonio Gibson paced the rushing attack, with 94 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. The defense should continue to be carried by a fearsome front four, and they could give an injury-riddled Cowboys offensive line fits during this upcoming game.
The Cowboys are coming off of a thrilling win at home against a hot Vikings team, coinciding with the return of quarterback Andy Dalton, who was dealing with concussion issues. Dalton played a solid game and provided the offense with the passing threat that Dallas hadn’t had in weeks. With the offense riding as high as it has since Dak Prescott went down with his injury earlier in the year, this should make for a competitive game between these two foes.
We think the Dallas home field advantage will be at play in this game, giving the team a slight edge over Washington in what should be a close contest that the Cowboys pull out in the end in front of their national audience.
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Baltimore Ravens (6-4) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0)
Thursday, November 26th @ 8:30 pm EST
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This matchup between two of the most bitter rivals in football will be the highlight of most football fans’ Thanksgivings this year. Even though the Steelers have separated themselves from the rest of the AFC North, with a three game lead all but assuring them the division title, barring a major collapse, there will be no love lost between these two teams who almost exclusively play in tight games, as they did during the Steelers’ 28-24 win in Week 8.
Pittsburgh is coming off of a big win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville last week, with their dominant defense playing a major role as they recorded four interceptions and made it incredibly tough for the Jags to move the ball all game. Meanwhile, the Steelers offense flourished, as Ben Roethlisberger threw for 2 touchdowns and 267 yards and running back James Conner ran for 89 yards on just 13 carries.
The Ravens have been struggling mightily lately, as they’re coming off of two straight losses to the Patriots and Titans when the offense wasn’t able to get things going, but they have as much talent as any roster in the league and will always get up for their games against Pittsburgh. They’re finally starting to lean more on rookie running back J.K. Dobbins, who is by far the most dynamic threat in their backfield, but will have to likely play this game without he and Mark Ingram, as both are out due to health issues.
We think this will be another close game and one that comes down to the final possession, as did the previous matchup between these two teams, but we like the Steelers to win the game with the support of their home crowd after their defense makes a last-minute stand against Lamar Jackson.
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Tennessee Titans (7-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (7-3)
Sunday, November 29th @ 4:05 pm EST
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Both of these AFC South rivals are coming off of huge wins against likely playoff teams this past Sunday, with the Titans defeating the Ravens in overtime on the road and the Colts beating the Packers in overtime at home. A win for the Colts would essentially give the team a two-game lead within the division, factoring in the head-to-head tiebreaker after Indy defeated Tennessee just two weeks ago.
The Titans’ thrilling win over the Ravens ended on an incredible 29-yard touchdown run by their star running back Derrick Henry, whose play only seems to get stronger as the season wears on in recent years, and his 133 yards on a whopping 28 carries in this one confirmed that theory. It was a back-and-forth fourth quarter in this game, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s play and support of their run game was enough to get it done in the end, as he threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
The Colts won an exciting game of their own against the Packers to stay in first place, and they had to come back against Aaron Rodgers and co. after trailing by 14 at half in order to get it done. Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship kicked four huge field goals in this one, including one in overtime from 39 yards out that sent Indy home with a victory. Philip Rivers picked apart the Green Bay secondary to lead the Colts, looking like the Rivers of old while throwing for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
While we think this will be a tighter contest than the one that occurred between these two teams in Week 9, we think the Colts will sweep the season series and win their fifth out of six games overall here at home against their rival.
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Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4)
Sunday, November 29th @ 4:25 pm EST
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This should be one of the most intriguing matchups of the whole week, which is usually what will happen when superstars Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady square off against one another. This will be the first time these two quarterbacks will meet as members of different conferences, leading many fans to wonder if this could be a Super Bowl preview for February.
The Chiefs offense has been firing on all cylinders lately, even as they come off of two very tight wins against Carolina, then division rival Las Vegas, who’s the only team that’s beaten KC all season. They’re the winners of five games in a row, and their explosive offense has looked incredible, particularly Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce, who had eight receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown this past Sunday. Rookie first round running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire also looked great in his first game following the team’s bye, and if the running game can continue to have success in addition to the aerial attack, there won’t be many teams who can stop this offense moving forward.
The Buccaneers have had a few hiccups in recent weeks, losing two of three games, but they still have one of the most talented offenses in the game, and a defense that that can get the job done during most games. They have the benefit of playing in a less-crowded NFC conference, rather than the top-heavy AFC, but they’re currently sitting in second place behind the Saints, so this game means a lot to their chances at a division title. They need Brady to step his game up now that wideout Antonio Brown should be up to speed in the Tampa offense, and we think they’ll be able to move the ball through the air against a beatable Chiefs secondary.
As the premiere interconference matchup of the week, this game is expected to be incredibly fun and high-scoring. We’re confident that this will meet both of those expectations, and we believe that the Chiefs will win out in the end on the road, as the Bucs won’t have any answers for Mahomes, while the Chiefs will make enough key plays on defense to contain Brady.
Seattle Seahawks (7-3) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1)
Monday, November 30th @ 8:15 pm EST
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This week’s Monday Night Football matchup will be a rematch of last year’s Wild Card Round playoff game and the third meeting between these two teams since just Week 12 of 2019, and Seattle happened to win each of those previous two games by a score of 17-9. The Seahawks offense has been mostly incredible through 10 weeks, with Russell Wilson playing at an MVP level, while the Eagles have been struggling mightily in most facets of the game as they’ve dealt with an inordinate amount of injuries on both sides of the ball.
The Seahawks managed to put an end to their two-game losing streak last Thursday night, defeating the Cardinals in a close matchup by a score of 28-21. The team has clearly missed running back Chris Carson, who’s been missing due to injury for about a month now, but he should return for this big primetime matchup and allow Seattle to regain their offensive identity. Receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are one of the best two-man passing threats in the entire game, and they’ll give a hobbled and struggling Philadelphia secondary fits throughout this one at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philly is coming off of a tough loss in Cleveland in rainy conditions, losing 22-17 in a game that can only be described as bad for their signal called Carson Wentz, to put it mildly. The good news for the Eagles is that the Seahawks secondary and defense in general have been historically bad, leading many to believe that this could be a high-scoring affair that may finally snap the Philadelphia offense out of its funk. At 3-6-1, they’re actually currently in first place in the bad NFC East division, so a win in this one would guarantee that they remain in first ahead of their three divisional foes who are each just a half game behind.
While the Seahawks are clear favorites in this one, we like the Eagles to pull off the upset at home in front of a national audience. We think Wentz manages to silence the critics for the week, at least, and Miles Sanders emerges as the MVP of the game for Philly.
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