With the last day of the 2019 NFL regular season upon us, here 10 bold, last-minute predictions.
End of an era
Today will be the last time we see Philip Rivers in a Chargers uniform. Rivers is one of three quarterbacks still in the league from the 2004 draft class, along with Ben Roethlisberger and…
Eli Manning will get one last ovation
After saying earlier in the week that he doesn’t want to play for a team other than the Giants, this could be the last time we see the two-time Super Bowl champion. Regardless of the score, Pat Shurmur should let Manning play the fourth quarter; he has earned that.
Derrick Henry will win the rushing title
The Titans have more pressing matters at hand on Sunday, they need to win to get into the playoffs. Before the Titans and Texans game kicks off, Henry will know how many yards he needs to capture the rushing title. Does Mike Vrabel keep him on the sideline if his team has the game in hand?
A.J. Brown steals Rookie of the Year
The Raiders announced Saturday that Josh Jacobs will not play Sunday against the Broncos. If Brown has another solid game this week, he may just steal the award from Jacobs.
Jason Garrett will be unemployed before Sunday is over
If the Cowboys lose at home to the Redskins, they will miss the playoffs. Owner Jerry Jones will give Garrett his walking papers shortly after the post-game press conferences.
What a return; we missed you
Marshawn Lynch will rush for over 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Sunday night. While the 49ers’ defense has had success stopping the run, they have not experienced Beast Mode. I expect to see it rain Skittles after the game.
OBJ will quit on his team
Odell Beckham, Jr., who has adamantly been unhappy with his time in Cleveland, will not run his routes and give up on plays, all but asking to be cut or traded in the off-season.
Speaking of Cleveland…
Sunday could also be the last time we see head coach Freddie Kitchens on the Browns’ sideline. After a disappointing season in Cleveland in which they were the preseason favorite for many, Kitchens may lose his job.
The next time we see them
The Bengals are officially 60 minutes away from being on the clock. Their fans can barely contain their excitement and restless anticipation, especially after Joe Burrow’s eight-touchdown performance for LSU last night.
Upset for the ages
I didn’t pick this game this way in my picks, but the more I think about it, I’m wavering. Miami, behind another magical performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick, will upset Tom Brady and the Patriots in Foxborough. I know it’s a rare occurrence for a Brady-Belichick team, but crazier things have happened in the NFL.