Here are Jack Green’s NFL predictions for Sunday’s games, which make up a 7/1 four-fold.
San Francisco 49ers to beat Dallas Cowboys
The 49ers lost 23-15 to the Washington Football Team last week but should beat another NFC East opponent on Sunday night.
Dallas are coming off a win over a Cincinnati Bengals team decimated by injuries, but had lost their previous two games 41-16 and 34-17. They’ve struggled badly on offense since star quarterback Dak Prescott was injured in week 5 and now face one of the league’s best defences.
San Francisco haven’t lived up to the high expectations set by last year’s Super Bowl run, but they’ve faced an incredibly tough schedule over the second half of the season and should look much better against their 4-9 opponents this week.
New England Patriots to beat Miami Dolphins
The Patriots can cling on to their slim playoff hopes for another week by beating a Miami team that is struggling badly with offensive injuries.
Starters Myles Gaskin, Mike Gesicki and Devante Parker will all likely miss the game, meaning Tua Tagovailoa will be without some key weapons against a New England team that have won eight consecutive games against rookie quarterbacks.
The Dolphins put in a strong showing in defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs last week but the Pats have won four of their last six games and held three of those opponents to 17 points or fewer.
Minnesota Vikings to beat Chicago Bears
The Vikings lost 26-14 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, but they’ve still won five of seven games since their week 7 bye, with one of those wins coming against the Bears.
Chicago beat the Houston Texans last Sunday but had lost six in a row prior to that win, including their last three road games.
Minnesota have won three of their last four at home and should maintain that form in a game that will likely be higher scoring than their 19-13 win over the Bears in Week 10.
Kansas City Chiefs to beat New Orleans Saints
The Chiefs have won eight games in a row and should keep their run going against the Saints, who saw their nine-game winning streak snapped by the Philadelphia Eagles.
New Orleans’ defence has been excellent over the second half of the season, but they struggled to contain rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts last week and now face the most potent offense in the league, led by MVP favourite Patrick Mahomes.
New Orleans’ offense has scored just 21 points in each of their past two games, and although Drew Brees will return from injury to start on Sunday he’ll still likely have trouble keeping pace with Kansas City.
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