Rams at Saints 3:05 p.m. Eastern
Why the Rams will win: Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson balled out last week against the Cowboys and will run wild. Robert Woods is one of the best receivers in the NFL. Aaron Donald will sack Drew Brees just enough times for the win.
Why the Saints will win: They already beat the Rams once this season. Michael Thomas will shred a secondary that failed to contain Michael Gallup. Drew Brees has more experience than Jared Goff. Also, Home field advantage is key.
Coworker’s prediction: Saints
My prediction: Saints
Patriots at Chiefs 6:40 p.m. Eastern
Why the Patriots will win: Tom Brady magic. Bill Belichick is the best coach of all time and is historically better at managing the clock than Andy Reid. The Patriots have been to the Super Bowl so much it is almost a given that they will represent the AFC again.
Why the Chiefs will win: Patrick Mahomes is already a legend. Arrowhead Stadium is the hardest stadium in the NFL to play in. If the defense plays like it did last week the Patriots don’t stand a chance.
Coworker’s prediction: Chiefs
My prediction: Chiefs