The NFL is firmly into December and the playoff race is coming down the home stretch. The week opened with the Cowboys continuing their stumble in the NFC East, losing 31-24 to the Bears on Thursday Night Football. Somehow, Dallas remains in first place at 6-7 and has a clear road to winning the division.
We’re back for a Sunday slate that features some slightly more interesting matchups to keep us entertained. We get 49ers-Saints and Ravens-Bills in the 1:00 p.m. time slot with huge ramifications to the playoff picture. We then get Titans-Raiders and Patriots-Chiefs in the late afternoon slot. Sunday closes with Seahawks-Rams featuring one team fighting for the top seed and one just fighting for its playoff life.
We’re back once again with picks against the spread. It’s been a struggle this season, but I bounced back with a strong Week 13. I went 11-5 last week and now sit at 95-94-3 on the season. We’ll see if I can build off that in Week 14, or if things go in the tank again.
I went with a low key wager on TNF, betting on the first quarter under 7.5 points. The Cowboys ran a 17-play drive to take a 7-0 lead, and it took a goal line interception to prevent the Bears from getting on the board late. Both defenses fell apart in that game, so I’ll take it!
For Sunday, I’m looking at the Rams -1. It certainly would have been better getting them at +2.5 at the beginning of the week, but c’est la vie. I’m also looking at the Patriots -3 against the Chiefs. When you can lay a field goal at home with the Patriots, you gotta do it.
Here’s my full list of picks for Week 14. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, and are subject to change.
Cowboys @ Bears (+3): Cowboys — LOSS
Ravens @ Bills (+6): Bills
Washington @ Packers (-12.5): No pick
49ers @ Saints (-2.5): 49ers
Lions @ Vikings (-12.5): No pick
Broncos @ Texans (-9): Broncos
Bengals @ Browns (-7): Browns — LINK
Colts @ Buccaneers (-3): No pick
Dolphins @ Jets (-5): Dolphins
Panthers @ Falcons (-3): Falcons
Chargers @ Jaguars (+3): Jaguars
Chiefs @ Patriots (-3): Patriots
Steelers @ Cardinals (+2.5): Cardinals
Titans @ Raiders (+3): Raiders
Seahawks @ Rams (-1): Rams
Giants @ Eagles (-9): Eagles
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