Here are Jack Green’s NFL predictions for Sunday’s games, which make up an 11/2* four-fold.
Minnesota Vikings to beat Detroit Lions
In a meeting of two teams each on three-game losing streaks, the Vikings should manage to end their season on a high.
The Lions are currently without a head coach and looked to be in total disarray against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, losing 47-7 at home. Detroit have now conceded at least 30 points in five consecutive games.
Minnesota have been poor over the last three weeks but won five of six before that run, including a 34-20 win over the Lions in week 9.
Dallas Cowboys to beat New York Giants
The Cowboys have finally found form over the past three weeks, winning all three of their games and averaging 36 points in the process.
Their defence has also stepped up during that run, having held the Philadelphia Eagles to 17 points last Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals to just seven points a fortnight earlier.
Expect another win for the Cowboys against the Giants, who have lost three in a row and failed to score more than 13 points in all three games.
Las Vegas Raiders to beat Denver Broncos
The Raiders lost 26-25 to the Miami Dolphins last week, ending their playoff hopes, but they should close out the season with a win in Denver.
The Broncos are 5-10 this season, have lost four of their last five games and have a 2-7 record at home.
Las Vegas have actually been better on the road than at home this season, with a 5-2 road record, and they beat Denver 37-12 back in week 10.
Arizona Cardinals to beat Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have lost back-to-back games – one of which came against the then-winless New York Jets – and are now without starting quarterback Jared Goff after he underwent thumb surgery on Monday.
The Cardinals have quarterback concerns of their own with Kyler Murray suffering from a leg injury, but he has confirmed that he plans to play through the pain and should lead the Cardinals to a crucial win over their divisional rivals.
Arizona have won two of their last three games and have held their last three opponents to an average of 17.7 points, so their should be able to dominate a struggling Rams offense.