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  • Writer's pictureMarcelino Barrell

Forecasting Glory: Reflecting On Week 14 and Moving Into Week 15

Welcome back to an update of the Forecasting Glory series, where I take a look back at what happened during week 14 of the NFL and what my predictions are for Week 15.

Seahawks @ 49ers

Unfortunately, the Seattle Seahawks lost their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA with a final score of 16-28. Seattle had to start their backup quarterback, Drew Lock, for the first time this season, due to the main QB, Geno Smith having a groin injury. I was very impressed with his performance, as I was at this game. It was a very entertaining performance.

About 3 minutes before the game ended, Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (#14) slammed 49ers linebacker Fred Warner (#54) to the ground after Warner had intercepted a pass to Metcalf. Then, Warner pushed Metcalf. Metcalf then grabbed Warner's facemask and shook it. Deommodore Lenoir (#2) got involved in the fight and got ejected along with Metcalf.

This game should’ve been a Seahawks win, but it was an uphill battle. The Seahawks fall to 6-7 as they will head back home to Seattle to play the Eagles for Monday Night Football. The 49ers head to the desert of Arizona to play the Cardinals on Sunday.

A view of Levi's Stadium football field before the Seahawks-49ers game on 12/10 - Photo: Marcelino Barrell

Vikings @ Raiders

This game was extremely uneventful. This game had a whopping total of 17 punts, 2 fumbles, and a final score of 3-0, a score that hasn’t happened since 2007. The lone score of the game came from the Vikings in their 2nd to last possession of the game in the 4th quarter with a 36-yard field goal after 13 plays. This advances the Vikings to 7-6 as they head to Cincinnati this Sunday to play the Bengals. Meanwhile, the Raiders have an early week as they stay in Las Vegas to play the Chargers this Thursday.

Panthers @ Saints

No surprise the Saints won, as the Panthers have only won 1 game out of their 13 played. The Saints defeated the Panthers in New Orleans with a final score of 28-6. The Panthers were only able to kick in 2 field goals, meanwhile, the Saints steamrolled over them with a total of 4 touchdowns. The Panthers head back to Carolina to face the Falcons, while the Saints stay in New Orleans to go against the Giants.

Titans @ Dolphins

This was rather a shocker that the Titans won, considering that the Miami Dolphins were favored by 13.5 points. The final score was 28-27. The Titans rookie quarterback, Will Levis, threw for a total of 327 yards (23/38), compared to Dolphins QB, Tua Tagovailoa, who only threw for 240 yards (23/33). The Dolphins were almost certain to win the game in the 4th quarter with only 5 minutes left as they held a 14-point lead against Tennessee. But that fell apart quickly as the Titans responded by scoring a touchdown, and then forcing Miami to punt after. The Titans were able to swiftly score another touchdown which put them 1 point ahead of Miami. They then forced Miami to a fourth down, in which they then sacked Tagovailoa on 4th, which ended the game promptly after. The Titans advance to 5-8 as they head back home to play the Houston Texans on Sunday. On the other hand, the Dolphins fall to 9-4, as they stay at Hard Rock Stadium to host the New York Jets on Sunday as well.

Week 15 Game Predictions

The teams that are bold & underlined are the ones that I predict to win.

Los Angeles Chargers @ Las Vegas Raiders

Minnesota Vikings @ Cincinnati Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts

Denver Broncos @ Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns

New York Giants @ New Orleans Saints

Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans

New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals

Washington Commanders @ Los Angeles Rams

Dallas Cowboys @ Buffalo Bills

Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks

Overall, this is my recap of the NFL’s week 14. 

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