Christmas week means must watch football and I have picked six such games. Let’s get started. Click here for live football odds.
6 Must Watch Football Games Christmas Week
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Miami -3 vs Wisconsin
Yankee Stadium hosts a battle of a pair of underachievers when the Pinstripe Bowl comes to town. The Miami Hurricanes are a one field-goal favorite over the Wisconsin Badgers. Miami’s defense ranks No. 2 in the nation in yards allowed but can’t stop run-first offenses. And here comes Wisconsin, a team that couldn’t pass first if a Bowl win depended on it.
Saturday, December 29
#10 Florida vs #7 Michigan -7
The Peach Bowl features a pair of top ten teams when the one touchdown favorite Michigan Wolverines face the Florida Gators. Michigan’s defense is looking for redemption after being embarrassed by Ohio State in its last outing. On the flip side, Florida is flexing its offensive might at the right time. The Gator offense is finally playing up to par with its top-rated defense by pumping out three 500+ yard outings to close the season.
Cotton Bowl Classic
#3 Notre Dame vs #2 Clemson -13
If you watch only one game this week, make sure it is the Cotton Bowl Classic. The first of the two College Football Playoff games features the Notre Dame Fighting Irish facing the Clemson Tigers. Notre Dame owns one of the most balanced offenses in the nation combined with a stout defense. So why are the Clemson Tigers favored by 13-points?
#4 Oklahoma vs #1 Alabama -14
The second College Football Playoff game is the battle for the Orange Bowl featuring the Oklahoma Sooners facing the Alabama Crimson Tide. Will the greatest offense in college football history beat out the most dominant title contender in history? Oklahoma will have to score at least 30-points against Bama’s defense to have a shot at covering the spread. And Tua should be as close to healthy as in any other start all season.
Sunday, December 30
Carolina vs New Orleans
Carolina has thrown in the towel and New Orleans has already clinched home field advantage until Super Bowl Sunday so why watch this game? The last time the Saints won the Super Bowl they finished the season 13-3 losing to Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Carolina. This season New Orleans are 13-2 and have lost to Tampa Bay and Dallas. The Saints will most likely rest Drew Brees which could pave the way to a Panther win and the stars aligning for the Saints.
Indianapolis vs Tennessee
The NFL flexed this Indianapolis versus Tennessee winner take all game as the final tilt of the 2018 regular season. The winner will advance to the postseason and the loser will see its year end. Whoever wins will become a wild-card team OR be crowned the winner of the AFC South. If the Jaguars beat the Texans the winner of this game will finish in first place in the AFC South pushing Houston into the wild card slot.