Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will be looking to extend their consecutive win streak to nine games but will have to go through one of the stingiest defenses in the league, the Los Angeles Rams. In a battle between two NFC powerhouses, this game will give fans a taste of what they can expect when the playoffs begin.


New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams (-2.5), Sunday at 4:05 PM ET 

The New Orleans Saints (8-2) are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. They’ve won eight straight games and sit atop the NFC South. After opening the season with two straight losses, critics questioned if quarterback Drew Brees was still on top of his game, and who would step up among a receiving corps after losing Brandin Cooks to New England. Since Week 2, the Saints have answered those critics in a big way. Brees is once again putting up massive offensive numbers, with 2,783 passing yards and a Quarterback Rating of 104.3, and he’s relied on a committee of receivers to keep pass defenses guessing. 

The Los Angeles Rams (7-3) are coming off of a significant loss in Week 11 to the Minnesota Vikings 24-7. It was the first time in four weeks that the Rams failed to put up 30 points or more, but despite that lack of production, the Rams still sit second in the NFL in points per game at 30.3. Combined with a team defense that ranks sixth in the NFL in points allowed per game (18.6), Los Angeles has been one of the most complete teams in the league this year. Look for a rebound game at home by the Rams, as they look to extend their lead in the NFC West.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (-10), Thursday at 1:00 PM ET

Just when you thought the Atlanta Falcons were dead in the water, they’ve stormed back with two straight victories to pull themselves back into the playoff race. The Falcons managed to hold off a late-game drive by the Seattle Seahawks that resulted in a 34-31 road victory. With that, the Falcons are 6-4 and have an opportunity to pull even with the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.

At 4-6, Tampa Bay currently sits in last place in the NFC South. With quarterback Jameis Winston out with injury, veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has come in and led the Bucs to two straight wins. They enter Week 12 with the possibility of defeating a Falcons team that has shown it’s susceptible. 


Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (-10), Sunday at 1:00 PM ET

Since making the bold move to acquire wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin at the trade deadline, the Bills have lost three straight games, and a quarterback controversy has ensued. After turning to rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman last week, Bills’ Head Coach Sean McDermott is going back with Tyrod Taylor. The Bills are reeling, so they’ll be desperate to get back on track against the Chiefs.

Kansas City has struggled of late as well. They’ve lost two straight games, including an embarrassing loss to the New York Giants. Because the Chiefs started the season 5-0, they’re still leading the AFC West, but like the Bills, they’ll need to find their game if they hope to do anything this postseason. This game could go either way, so don’t miss the drama of an unpredictable matchup.

*Odds as of November 23, 2017