NFL Week 15

There was a time the Miami Dolphins were the class of the NFL. However, Don Shula’s magic faded in the early 1980s and the franchise has been searching for its mojo ever since. Being able to overcome the Buffalo Bills in one of the interesting Week 15 NFL matchups would be a big boost of confidence for Miami.

While the Dolphins lead the all-time series against their AFC East rival 61-54-1, Buffalo has won the last seven games in the series. More embarrassingly, Miami hasn’t been competitive in the past three meetings, losing by a combined 80 points.

NFL Games of the Week

Thursday, Dec. 15

San Francisco 49ers Logo

San Francisco 49ers

vs

Seattle Seahawks

Game Information

Time: 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Sunday, Dec. 18

Miami Dolphins

vs

Buffalo Bills

Game Information

Time: TBA (ET)

Baltimore Ravens

vs

Cleveland Browns

Game Information

Time: TBA (ET)

Indianapolis Colts

vs

Minnesota Vikings

Game Information

Time: TBA (ET)

Atlanta Falcons

vs

New Orleans Saints

Game Information

Time: TBA (ET)

New York Giants

vs

Washington Commanders

Game Information

Time: TBA (ET)

Philadelphia Eagles

vs

Chicago Bears

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Detroit Lions

vs

New York Jets

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Pittsburgh Steelers

vs

Carolina Panthers

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Dallas Cowboys

vs

Jacksonville Jaguars

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Kansas City Chiefs

vs

Houston Texans

Game Information

Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Arizona Cardinals

vs

Denver Broncos

Game Information

Time: 4:05 p.m. (ET)

Tennessee Titans

vs

Los Angeles Chargers

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

Cincinnati Bengals

vs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Game Information

Time: 4:25 p.m. (ET)

New England Patriots

vs

Las Vegas Raiders

Game Information

Time: 8:20 p.m. (ET)

Monday, Dec. 19

Los Angeles Rams

vs

Green Bay Packers

Game Information

Time: 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Here’s a look at some interesting facts about NFL Week 15 matchups.

What LA’s learned

The Chargers faded during the back half of 2021 despite having one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league in Justin Herbert. Taking on Tennessee at home in Week 15 will be a good test for how far the Chargers’ defense has come. The Tennessee Titans feature a beastly running attack led by Derrick Henry.

Los Angeles Chargers allowed 138.9 rushing yards per game last season, including seven games where they allowed opponents to rush for 170 or more yards. If the Chargers are going to be serious contenders in 2022, they will have to stop the run better.

Other important matchups

  • Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been among the NFC’s best teams over the past 10 seasons, but their postseason success hasn’t matched their regular-season excellence. Scoring a win over the defending Super Bowl champions could be a big boost for the Packers. Green Bay beat the Rams in their regular-season meeting last November and also won the last playoff matchup between the two teams in 2018.
  • The Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings will be set for a tense battle in Minneapolis. Both Indianapolis and Minnesota will feature strong running games paired with competent veteran quarterbacks. Colts running back Jonathan Taylor led the league in rushing, while Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is capable of putting up big numbers.
  • For anyone looking for a matchup between off-the-beaten path teams, the Detroit Lions played solid defensive under Dan Campbell in Year 1 and may be able to cause the New York Jets problems on the road.
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