NFL Week 14 – Picks
Every Sunday I will be making picks for each game of every week. The game that occurs before that Sunday will be picked in the previous article of updated power rankings each week. This past Thursday I correctly picked the Broncos to defeat the Raiders. Here are the rest of my picks for Week 14:
Week 14 (Winners in Bold and Italicized):
KC @ CLE – Cleveland has been playing solid football most of the year, just the wins haven’t been coming in. This is a game they should win at home, against a poor Chiefs team.
SD @ PIT – Steelers at home, plus Chargers will be without several starting O-line. They also have Norv Turner as their head coach. This should be a game the Steelers take easily.
TEN @ IND – Weird to say, but this is a big game for the Colts. With two of their next four against the Texans, they need this one to help with their playoff odds. They should win this one at home against a solid Titans team.
NYJ @ JAX – So after going to their 3rd string QB last week, the Jets now list him as inactive. Tebow will back up Sanchez in what will be a rainy game. The Jaguars have been playing a lot better lately and the Jets have not.
CHI @ MIN – If the Vikings lose this one, they are likely done for the year. Bears coming off a tough loss and need to win this game to stay in the race for the NFC North division title.
BAL @ WSH – This may or may not qualify as an upset but with the way the Ravens have been playing, and the way the Redskins have been playing, plus where the game is being played, this game should go to the Redskins. Redskins players that were questionable are playing, Suggs is out.
ATL @ CAR – Samuels again will play for the Falcons though William Moore will be out. Some may consider this a trap game, but it’s not. Falcons all the way here.
DAL @ CIN – A pretty good game here of two teams desperate for a win in each of their playoff races. AJ Green against the DAL secondary is a great matchup. I’ll take the Bengals to just edge out the Cowboys in this one..
PHI @ TB – The Bucs should be able to stop the run game of the Eagles. If the Eagles want to win, Foles will need to take advantage of the Bucs terrible secondary. Freeman and the Bucs offense should have a field day against the Eagles defense.
STL @ BUF – If the Bills feel like there is any shot at the playoffs, they need to win out their last four games. They should start off right today with the Rams coming into Buffalo.
MIA @ SF – You never know which 49’ers team will show up when they are playing some of the more poor teams on their schedule. However, this game should be an easy win for them.
NO @ NYG – Upset! The Saints will be playing for their season right here, and the Giants will be looking to hold onto their division lead. Saints win this game, in what should be a thriller.
ARZ @ SEA – Simple. Cardinals suck PERIOD. Seahawks AWESOME at home.
DET @ GB – Should be a lot of offense in this game, and may come down to who has the final possession. I’ll take Rodgers and the Packers to have a HUGE night.
HOU @ NE – Maybe the game of the year saved for MNF this week. The Texans will be a bit banged up though they should be getting back some of their key defensive players. Patriots should also be getting back some key players. This will be a fun game, and a possible AFC Championship preview.
That wraps up the picks for week 14. I will update my (hopefully) above .500 record every Tuesday or Wednesday. Looking forward to having a great Sunday. Good luck to your hometown team, and as always, Go Texans!
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