These negative trends will hit the brick wall that is the Jacksonville Jaguars defense in Week 15. The Jaguars had some early-season, rush-defense woes, but those have gone away of late, as Jacksonville ranked second in GBR allowed in Weeks 7-13 prior to holding Seattle’s running backs to only 16 points in Week 14. Miller will be a risky flex start in many leagues in because of this and could even find himself on the bench in a lot of fantasy matchups.
Thursday night’s game in Atlanta will air nationally on NBC and NFL Network. It’s the fourth of five Thursday night games that were scheduled to be televised on NBC throughout the season (not including the NFL season-opener) as part of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” expansion package for 2016 and ’17. NBC also televised the Thanksgiving night game between the Giants and Redskins on Thursday, Nov. 23. CBS carried five Thursday night games earlier this year. In addition to CBS and NBC, NFL Network broadcasts every Thursday night game of the season.
“We’ve got seniors in there that went 4-8 as freshmen and 2-10 as sophomores,” Army coach Jeff Monken said. “Now they’ve won 17 games in the last two years. Really an incredible change.”
Buffalo Bills (+26%): Even though it looks like a tough road for Buffalo to reach the playoffs, their move back to QB Tyrod Taylor makes a big difference for their postseason probabilities. Still, the Nathan Peterman experiment cost Buffalo one loss that might be the difference-maker at the end of the season.
Minnesota Vikings (+16%): The seven-game win streak has lifted the Vikings from third place in their own division to second place in their conference. Notably, the last two wins over the Rams and Lions boosted Minnesota’s playoff probabilities. They can ensure a postseason berth with a road wins against Carolina and Atlanta.