At Sports Info Solutions, our Video Scouts chart FBS and NFL football games 40 hours a week. They chart every play of every game in extraordinary detail, becoming experts in team’s tendencies and concepts. So, who better to ask about what to watch for in this weeks upcoming NFL games? This season we will be providing weekly NFL previews of key matchups with insight straight from our Video Scouts and stats from the SIS DataHub Pro.
Oakland Raiders @ Green Bay Packers – 10/20 1:00 PM ET
Cyril Zackary Penn, SIS Football Video Scout:
The Raiders sit squarely in the AFC playoff picture at 3-2, but have a daunting test coming off a bye as they travel to Lambeau Field. Derek Carr ranks fifth among all quarterbacks with a Catchable Throw% of 81%, but his average throw depth sits at a lowly 5.6 yards. Jon Gruden is scheming to get the ball out of his hands quickly to put them in manageable down and distance situations. Stringing together long, methodical drives will be the recipe to knock off Aaron Rodgers and Co. on the road.
Derek Carr vs Aaron Rodgers
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Total Points Earned
Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants – 10/20 1:00 PM ET
Andrew McKeon, SIS Football Video Scout:
With the probable returns of Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram this week against Arizona, expect Daniel Jones to get back on track. Although Jones has faced stronger defenses the past three weeks, he’s also been without arguably the best weapon in the league in Barkley. The return of Barkley should elevate Jones’ game and make throws that haven’t been so easy the past three weeks much more manageable. The porous Arizona defense should help Jones return to his week 3 form as well.
Daniel Jones Passing Performance by Week
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Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills – 10/20 1:00 PM ET
Kendall Mirsky, SIS Football Video Scout:
Coming up against the Dolphins this week, look for the Bills to finally find their groove on the offensive side of the ball. Meshing the Bills top 5 defense with a consistent offense should be the goal. And this could be the week the Bills finally find their offensive identity with the return of RB Devin Singletary and the recent emergence of WR Duke Williams who caught all of his targets in his first NFL game.
How the Bills Top QB/RB/WR Trio Has Performed in 2019
|Player||Total Points Earned||Position Rank|
|QB Josh Allen||0||34th|
|RB Frank Gore||18||25th|
|WR John Brown||11||16th|
New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears – 10/20 4:25 PM ET
Will Osgood, SIS Football Video Scout:
The Saints have held the football 33 minutes or more in each of the past three weeks, which has coincided with (relatively) dominant defensive efforts. As strong as the Bears’ defense has been, they are allowing a completion percentage of 70%, which is ranks 28th in the league. Look for Sean Payton to continue to emphasize a run-heavy and easy-completions-offense once again to maintain ball control in what figures to be another low-scoring matchup.
Saints Top Targets (w/ Alvin Kamara out) on Short Passes (7 or Fewer Yards Downfield) Since Week 2
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New England Patriots @ New York Jets – 10/21 8:15 PM ET
Stephen Marciello, SIS Football Video Scout on the Patriots:
The storyline going into the Patriots Monday Night game against the Jets is who Tom Brady will throw the ball to. New England’s top three receivers, including Julian Edelman, are all less than 100%. Number four receiver Jakobi Meyers and punt returner Gunner Olszewski were forced into big roles at receiver for the majority of last week’s game. Look for the reliable James White to have a big game along with Edelman. The Patriots offense has been bailed out of games because of how well the defense has been playing. Brady will look to right the ship on offense by throwing the ball to his most reliable and trusted targets.
Brady’s Most Reliable Weapons
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Zac Stempler, SIS Football Video Scout on the Jets:
Sam Darnold is back and the Jets have erased that zero in the win column. The main thing to watch is if this offense can continue its momentum against, quite possibly, the stingiest defense in the league. Many thought Adam Gase’s offense would be built around quick passes. However, with the return of Darnold, the offense was able to stretch the field with WR’s Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder. Look for this to continue in a tough battle against the undefeated Patriots. A valiant effort against their rival would go a long way for the confidence of the team moving forward.
Sam Darnold vs. All Other Jets QB’s on Throws 15+ Yards Downfield
|Player||Att||Catchable Throw%||Yds/Att||Passing Total Points Earned|
|Other Jets QB’s||11||36%||7.5||-7.7|