Tomorrow, Week 13 of the NFL will kick off and we have some great games on the Sunday schedule. For now, we will be discussing five bold predictions I have for the games, some may be crazier than others, but there’s no doubt we will be in for another wild Sunday coming up.
Bold Prediction #1- The Lions dominate the Bears
The Lions go on the road to take on the Bears in a divisional matchup this Sunday. It will be a rematch from their Week 1 matchup in Detroit, where the Bears came back in the 4th quarter to win the game 27-23. Bears QB Mitch Trubisky started that game, a few weeks after he was benched, but it looks like he will be facing the Lions for a second time this year as Mitch is in line to start the game.
This will be the Lions’ first game without former head coach Matt Patricia, who was fired after the Thanksgiving game disaster vs the Texans. Something that I have always noticed in the NFL is when a team fires a coach mid-season, they seem to play their best football after he’s gone, and I see the same from the Lions this Sunday. They will have a great day on offense, shocking the Bears’ strong defense, which won’t be enough for the Bears offense to keep up with. My prediction is 27-17 Lions win.
Bold Prediction #2- Tua will have a career day (if he starts)
We are all aware of the rather strange QB saga going on in Miami between Tua and Fitzpatrick. Last week, we saw Tua miss a game because of injury in a pretty easy win over the Jets. The week before that, Tua was benched in the third quarter vs the Broncos, but coach Brian Flores said this was not a permanent move. If he is active, Tua will no doubt be the starter Sunday vs the Bengals.
If he does play tomorrow, I predict that he will have a career-high in passing yards, passing TD’s, and QBR. He will eat up the Bengals defense and will show his arm strength and accuracy that we all fell in love with at Alabama. My score prediction is 34-13 Dolphins.
Bold Prediction #3- Dalvin Cook will have 200+ rushing yards vs the Jags
This one sure seems like a reach, but I would not put this by Dalvin Cook. The Jags obviously have a sorry defense and most likely have no intentions of winning another game this season. This game will be in Minnesota, where Cook is used to playing and knowing the turf they play on really well. It is also the type of game where QB Kirk Cousins won’t have to do that much and can rely heavily on the run game.
If they give Cook at least 30 touches tomorrow, I can truly see him reaching the 200-yard mark. If there is any game he could do it, it’s this game; which is a home game vs the Jaguars.
Bold Prediction #4- Michael Thomas will score multiple touchdowns vs Falcons
Two weeks ago, against the same team, Michael Thomas had a season-high in receptions and yards. He caught 9 passes for 104 yards from QB Taysom Hill. Since Drew Brees is out yet again this week, Hill will be starting once again for the Saints. This time around, Thomas will not only get double-digit receptions, but he will find the end zone twice in a blow out win over the Falcons.
Thomas hasn’t been healthy all season basically and has yet to have a real impact on this offense. The one time he did was against this weak Falcons secondary. Look for Thomas to have a similar day tomorrow and finally help some of his fantasy owners!
Bold Prediction #5- The Broncos will fail to score a touchdown vs the Chiefs
What we saw last week in Denver may have been one of the worst offensive performances in NFL history. They did not have a QB, however, due to Covid restrictions. This week Denver will have QB Drew Lock back under center, but the result may not be that different this time. The Chiefs have not been stopped this year, but a good majority of their games have been close. They are certainly due for a blow out win, and why not do it against the team you put up 43 points on earlier in the year.
This matchup at Arrowhead will truly test the direction of the Broncos offense, and it may get ugly quickly. I predict that they will not score one touchdown vs the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Come Monday morning, these predictions may be way off but that is what makes them bold. The NFL has had a crazy year so far and come tomorrow we may be looking at more craziness. These are my five bold predictions for tomorrow’s NFL action.