Updated NFC West Standings: Where Seahawks stand after week 13
By Jake Luppino
NFC West Standings
Week 14 Preview:
New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Week 14 will be kicked off with a Super Bowl 53 rematch between the Patriots and Rams. This is a big game for both teams. The Patriots are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive while the Rams are looking to maintain their division lead in the West. As of late, the Patriots are playing better football on both sides of the ball.
Cam is settling in more on offense and making winning plays. The Rams will look to establish their run and build off the play action. Los Angeles’ pass rush should have an effect on this game as they have had an effect on nearly every game. But, I am taking the Patriots in this one in a very close game.
Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) @ New York Giants
Both the Cardinals and Giants will look to keep their playoff hopes alive in this one. The Giants are coming off a big win against the Seahawks and will look to improve their winning streak to five. On the other side, the Cardinals will be looking to end their three-game losing streak. If the Cardinals lose and the Vikings win, they will be on the outside looking in.
Unfortunately, I am riding with the Giants in this one. With a good chance that Daniel Jones returns this week combined with the phenomenal play of this defense, I like the Giants in a close one.
New York Jets @ Seattle Seahawks (-13.5)
This game will not be close. The Seattle Seahawks will be playing angry in this one and I expect a very clean football game from them. If only Greg Williams was smart and didn’t get himself fired before this game. I would have loved to see Jamal Adams stare him down on the sidelines after making a big play.
Regardless, the Jets are the worse team in the league and it’s not even close. They will be flying across the country to take on a super bowl contending team in a game that will be over before it even started. I like the Seahawks big in this one.
Washington Football Team @ San Francisco 49ers (-3.5)
The Football Team and 49ers resemble each other in many ways. They are both led by the play of their defenses. They both look to establish the run and build off of play-action. But, in this particular game, I think the 49ers come out with the win. Washington has been playing great and they are coming off a huge upset over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But, I think the complexity of this 49ers offense will give them trouble. The motions, the jet sweeps, the play-action game will all help the 49ers move the ball. I know Mullens can struggle at times, but they are a well-coached football team. I am expecting a close game, but like the 49ers to win by a touchdown.