The San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills will try to clinch the NFC West and AFC East division titles, respectively, in Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season.
The 49ers showed last Sunday that there is life after their starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who broke his ankle in Week 13 in the game in which San Francisco beat the Miami Dolphins, thanks to the relief of 22-year-old rookie Brock Purdy. .
After that game, Purdy impressed in Week 14 with his starting performance in the 49ers’ 35–7 rout of Tom Brady’s Bucs. The rookie had two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a 76.2 completion percentage.
The result kept Gambusinos one win away from being champions of the NFC West division, which they finished with nine wins and four losses.
Something they will have an opportunity to achieve next Thursday at the start of Week 15 if they win on their trip to the Seattle Seahawks, who trail them 7-6 in the West.
Unlike a team led by coach Kyle Shanahan, the Seahawks are coming off one of their worst showings of the season; Last Sunday they faltered at home against the Carolina Panthers.
San Francisco would be without their star receiver, Deebo Samuel, who suffered a sprain that would cause him to miss three of the remaining four weeks toward the end of the season.
They also await the recovery of Brock Purdy, who suffered a rib injury last Sunday. According to Shanahan, it would be hours before the game against the Seahawks when they would know whether Purdy would play.
On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills, first in the AFC East at 10-3, will practically have their division title in the bag if they beat the Miami Dolphins, a team that follows them in their region with an 8-5 mark. .
The Bills came out strong with four consecutive wins, despite the fact that in Week 12 they lost their defensive star Von Miller, who would be sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Their defense showed they were ready to make up for Miller’s absence in Weeks 13 and 14, with strong performances in wins over the Patriots 24–10 and the Jets 20–12.
Unlike the Dolphins, who have accumulated two consecutive losses and who have lost seven of their most recent eight games against Buffalo.
Sunday’s game highlights the Cincinnati Bengals, who are fighting for the AFC North title against Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that wants to be monarchs in the NFC South. and a trip to the Philadelphia Eagles, the best team in the NFL with a 12–1 mark for the Chicago Bears, the season’s worst with 3–10.
Monday’s game between Green Bay and the champion Los Angeles Rams will kick off activity.
Games for Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season:
Jueves 15.12: Seahawks-49ers.
Saturday 17.12: Vikings-Colts, Browns-Ravens and Bills-Dolphins.
Domingo 18.12: Bears-Eagles, Saints-Falcons, Jets-Lions, Panthers-Steelers, Jaguars-Cowboys, Texans-Chiefs, Broncos-Cardinals, Raiders-Patriots, Chargers-Titans, Buccaneers-Bengals and Commanders-Giants.