Chargers 42 Titans 17
The only question on the minds of the Chargers is did they peek too soon. They have been on a hot streak for weeks. With the history of failure in the playoffs, Coach Turner needs to get to the AFC Championship game with this group this year. The team is getting older and the window to a title is closing.
Ravens @ Steelers
The Birds have what the Steelers want—a spot in the playoffs. The Ravens have a 1 game advantage on Pit and won’t give it up easily. The Raven O has been inconsistent and must be balanced to succeed. They have won 2 in a row.
The Steelers have lost 5 of their last 6 winning a surprising victory against the Pack last week. The likelihood is that was an aberration rather than a turn around for the team. The Ravens should win even on the road.
Jaguars @ Patriots
The Jags are playing well but the Pats need the win to stay on top of the AFC East. The Pats’ D is not playing well but the Jags’ O is very inconsistent. If the Jags’ O is hot, they can beat almost anyone. But the Pats should win a close game.
Broncos @ Eagles
This might be the best game of the weekend. The Broncos are holding on by a single strand of a spider’s web to the last AFC wildcard. After an outstanding effort beating the Giants, the Broncos have lost 2 in a row including a disastrous loss last week to the Raiders.
The Eagles are on top of the NFC East by 1 game over the Cowboys. If the Boys lose they will not make the playoffs. The Eagles have clinched at least a wild card spot and should win.
That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.
Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits https://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and edits .