The Vikings (7-8) anticipate to return the star working again Dalvin Cook dinner from the Covid-19 listing. Finishing the season sweep of Inexperienced Bay (at Lambeau Discipline) might be too tall a job, however Minnesota may cowl — and edge its means right into a playoff berth — if it feeds Cook dinner throughout an evening recreation wherein the temperature isn’t anticipated to high 13 levels. Decide: Vikings +6.5
Sunday’s Different Video games
Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Payments, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Payments -14 | Whole: 44.5
This might be thought-about a entice recreation for the Payments (9-6), who would lose their newly established grip on the A.F.C. East if the Falcons (7-8) pulled off an upset. It could even be a reversal of each soccer norm if Atlanta, whose protection has surrendered 30 or extra factors six instances, may perform a win at Highmark Stadium, the place below-freezing temperatures and snow are predicted for kickoff.
If Buffalo retains Josh Allen upright towards the cross rush, which it did not do in a Week 9 loss to Jacksonville (a real entice recreation), the Payments will cowl the unfold simply. Decide: Payments -14
Giants at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., CBS
Line: Bears -6 | Whole: 38.5
The Bears (5-10) and the Giants (4-11) have been two of the worst groups within the league, however Giants Coach Joe Decide is reportedly staying for a minimum of another season whereas Matt Nagy’s future in Chicago is unclear. The results of this recreation is unlikely to alter both of these circumstances, although the Bears will most likely win.
The Giants’ offense struggled even earlier than Daniel Jones injured his neck, and has not had greater than 200 yards passing in a recreation since early November. Nick Foles, the Bears’ third-string quarterback, received a win over Seattle final week and after confirming this week that he had criticized Nagy’s offense, he might relish the possibility to be the explanation they win. Decide: Bears -6
Las Vegas Raiders at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Fox
Line: Colts -7 | Whole: 45
The Colts (9-6), for all intents and functions, have secured the highest wild-card spot, making this recreation extra essential for the Raiders (8-7), who nonetheless technically have an opportunity on the playoffs, based on math. Indianapolis positioned Carson Wentz on the Covid-19 listing this week, and Coach Frank Reich mentioned it won’t be clear till Sunday if he’ll cross protocols. If Wentz can not play, the rookie Sam Ehlinger will begin. Jonathan Taylor remains to be the league’s main rusher (1,626 yards on 297 carries), and the Raiders’ protection is common towards the run (14th in yards allowed, with 1,736).