Carolina Panthers (5-8) at Buffalo Bills (7-6)
Sunday, December 19, 1PM ET
The Buffalo Bills have to turn things around eventually, right? At one point in the season, they looked like one of the top teams in the AFC. Now they’ve got a flimsy grip on the seventh seed in the AFC and are one slip-up away from potentially missing the playoffs altogether.
As luck would have it, they pulled a Week 15 matchup with the Carolina Panthers that should allow them to get back on track. After starting the season 3-0, the Panthers have plummeted as a result of poor quarterback play, injuries to Christian McCaffrey, and a general sense of sadness surrounding this squad.
If either of these teams is going to right the ship in Week 15, it’s going to be the Bills. They’ve got more talent on both sides of the ball, aren’t as banged up, and have shown themselves capable of crushing opponents when they’re on their game. This is a golden opportunity to gather some momentum for the late-season playoff push.
The Bills get a big win, led by strong performances from Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and the Buffalo defense. They cause at least three turnovers, score at least 35 points, and further prove that the Panthers’ strong start to the season can be attributed to nothing more than an easy schedule.
Prediction: Bills win 38-13 | Spread: Bills (-10.5)