Week Fifteen, Thursday Night
Not gonna get to the full raft of games before tonight’s game kicks off (in, like, five minutes). So here’s what I’ve got for the nonce.
Jacksonville (+11) at Atlanta
Yeah, I guess the Jaguars did look pretty good beating up on the Buccaneers on Sunday. That’s nice and all, but I’m not sure it translates in any way to traveling (not far, but still) on a short week and finding a way to compete with an actual, playoff-contending NFL football team. Matt Ryan isn’t the league’s best quarterback, but he’s got a great football head and he knows how to control the game at the line of scrimmage. Against a defense like Jacksonville’s, which shows you exactly what you’re going to get, that’s a powerful weapon to have. Too powerful for the Jags to overcome. Falcons by 17.