NFL Footballl Week 14: Picks and Previews

weatherguyal By weatherguyal, 9th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2xdza--a/
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Some tough divisional matchups this week as teams fight for playoff positions.

Schedule

Last Week: 8-7
Year: 87-88-2

Thursday, December 6
Denver 26 Oakland 13

Sunday, December 8
St Loius at Buffalo (-3)
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (-7 1/2)
Dallas at Cincinnati (-3 1/2)
Atlanta (-3 1/2) at Carolina
Chicago (-3) at Minnesota
NY Jets (-3) at Jacksonville
Tennessee at Indianapolis (-5 1/2)
Kansas City at Cleveland (-7)
Baltimore at Washington (-2 1/2)
San Diego at Pittsburgh (-8)
Miami at San Francisco (-10 1/2)
New Orleans at NY Giants (-5)
Arizona at Seattle (-10)
Detroit at Green Bay (-6 1/2)

Monday, December 10
Houston at New England (-3 1/2)

Three favorites

Tennessee at INDIANAPOLIS (-5 1/2)
The Colts have played great at home, and the Tennessee defense has been terrible. Indianapolis QB Andrew continues to show why he was the first pick in this years draft. The Titans have yet to win a divisional game; don't expect a change today.

Baltimore at WASHINGTON (-2 1/2)
The Ravens defense has been weak against the run, expecially on the road. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be difficult to contain for Baltimore. The Redskins have more to play for. While the Ravens are comfortable on to of their division, Washington has won three in a row and are fighting to get back into the playoffs.

Detroit at GREEN BAY (-6 1/2)
Another game of two teams in opposite directions. Green Bay has rebounded from a tough start, while the Lions have lost four in a row. The Detroit offense has been getting better, but they can't stop anyone defensively. The Packers want to improve their playoff position, while the Lions just want the season to be over.

In the middle

ST LOUIS (+3) at Buffalo
The Bills have been inconsistent, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Rams have been getting consistently better under head coach Jeff Fisher. Both teams are looking to keep slim playoff hopes alive.

Dallas at CINCINNATI (-3 1/2)
The is two teams just outside of the playoff picture. The Cowboys have been falling behnd, forcing QB Tony Romo to play catch-up for much of the game. This is a dangerous recipe against a Bengals team that has won four in a row. Look for Cincinnati Qb Andy Dalton and WR AJ Green to have a big game.

ATLANTA (-3 1/2) at Carolina
The Falcons have been on a role all season, and would like to secure home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Atlanta offense gets much of the headlines while the defense quietly has been the strength of the team. Carolina has only won once at home, where QB Cam Newton has really struggled. Don't expect any mercy from Atlanta

Chicago (-3) at MINNESOTA
Minnesota is a different team at home, where they are 5-1. The Bears have struggled as of late, losing three of five. Expect both teams to try and run early and often. These two are fierce division rivals. Alot of ice bags after this one.

Kansas City at CLEVELAND (-7)
The young Browns are tough at home. The Chiefs have only won once on the road, and have had a hard time stopoing anyone on defense. Look for a big game from Cleveland RB Trent Richardson.

San Diego at PITSBURGH (-8)
Two teams headed in opposite directions. San Diego has lost four in a row and look lost at limes. Pittsburgh wants to solidify its playoff spot. The Steelers defense has been playing better, and now the offense will be boosted by the return of QB Ben Rothlisberger. Could be a long day for Chargers QB Philip Rivers.

Miami at SAN FRANCISCO (-10 1/2)
Miami has lost four of five and struggles on the road. Regardless of the quarterback controversy in San Francisco, the 49ers still have a great defense that is too much for the Dolphins to handle. Miami has improved this year, but their season will soon be over.

Arizona at SEATTLE (-10)
The Seahawks are great at home. The Cardinals have only won once on the road and have loost eight in a row. A lack of offense has been their downfall, so don't expect anything to change against a tough Seattle defense.

HOUSTON (+3 1/2) at New England
If Houston is to be taken seriously as a Super Bowl hopeful, they need to win games like this. New England has questions on defense, but the offense leads the league in scoring. The Texans defense needs to play well and avoid a shootout with the Patriots.

Three that scare me

Philadelphia at TAMPA BAY (-7 1/2)
Another team playing for next season against one that is just outside of the playoffs. The Eagles are just what the Buccaneers need to right the ship after a two game losing streak.

New Orleans at NY GIANTS (-5)
New Orleans has seen their slim playoff hopes disappear. The Giants have Dallas and Washington on the tail, so they must avoid another letdown. It's time to tighten the chinstraps and make a playoff run in New York.

NY Jets at JACKSONVILLE (+3)
Two teams playing in the 'Who Cares?'Bowl. Both teams have had trouble scoring. New England has scored as much as these two teams combined. The Jets have more questions at quarterback than they have quarterbacks. The Jaguars have played better lately. Not many points here, but alot of people playing for jobs next season.

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