Who is the best defensive choices for the coming week? Let’s take a look:
- Seattle Seahawks – at Buffalo
- Cincinnati Bengals – at Philadelphia
- Detroit Lions – at Arizona
- Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis
- Chicago Bears – vs. Green Bay
- Denver Broncos – at Baltimore
- Miami Dolphins – vs. Jacksonville
- New York Giants – at Atlanta
- San Francisco 49ers – at New England
- New England Patriots – vs. San Francisco
- Green Bay Packers – at Chicago
- San Diego Chargers – vs. Carolina
- Tennessee Titans – vs. New York Jets
- New York Jets – at Tennessee
- St. Louis Rams – vs. Minnesota
- As I said in the streaming defense article, while the Lions’ defense has upside they just haven’t been that good this season. However, they take on an Arizona offense that really is just pathetic. They have no quarterback. You could argue they have no running back (Beanie Wells has struggled since returning). Their top weapon, Larry Fitzgerald, has been nearly invisible. It’s hard not to like the Lions this week.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have been a solid defense of late, picking up 15 sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries over the past four weeks. While the Eagles’ offense does have fire power (as Nick Foles showed his upside in Week 14), they have allowed 41 sacks this season (third most in the league) while throwing 12 interceptions. Couple that with the Bengals’ recent play and there is a lot to like.
- It’s hard not to like the 49ers defense, isn’t it? However, with the Patriots allowing just 20 sacks and five interceptions, couple with the ability to light up the scoreboard, and there’s a lot not to like. Among good defenses with bad matchups, I’d much rather roll the dice with the Chicago Bears.
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