Hello football fans! Welcome to Week 14 of the NFL season!
The postseason gets clearer for the NFC. The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the NFL. At 12-1, they command the NFC East and could lock in the top seed and gain home-field advantage for the NFC.
The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons hold their spots over their divisions. In the wild card, it is Tampa Bay who took over Washington’s spot as the current sixth seed. The New York Giants remain at No. 5.
In the AFC, the picture is slightly murkier. The New England Patriots are in first, but they’ll have to fend without Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season.
The Baltimore Ravens are fending off the Pittsburgh Steelers for first in the AFC North. The Houston Texans continue to hold the AFC South despite falling to Green Bay last Sunday. The Oakland Raiders continue their hold over the AFC West, but Kansas City and Denver aren’t far behind. Plus, both Kansas City and Denver hold the AFC Wild Card spots.
Expect the AFC West to close in a battle like no other in the next few weeks.
It’s now time for the picks! I went 8-7 for Week 13, bringing my total to 117-75 for this year. In the event of a tied game, ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:
|Thu Dec 1||8:25 pm||Dallas Cowboys||Minnesota Vikings|
|Sun Dec 4||1:00 pm||Denver Broncos||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|1:00 pm||Detroit Lions||New Orleans Saints X|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Green Bay Packers|
|1:00 pm||Kansas City Chiefs||Atlanta Falcons X|
|1:00 pm||Los Angeles Rams||New England Patriots|
|1:00 pm||Miami Dolphins||Baltimore Ravens|
|1:00 pm||Philadelphia Eagles||Cincinnati Bengals X|
|1:00 pm||San Francisco 49ers||Chicago Bears X|
|4:05 pm||Buffalo Bills||Oakland Raiders (s.o.)|
|4:25 pm||New York Giants||Pittsburgh Steelers X|
|4:25 pm||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||San Diego Chargers X|
|4:25 pm||Washington Redskins||Arizona Cardinals|
|8:30 pm||Carolina Panthers||Seattle Seahawks|
|Mon Dec 5||8:30 pm||Indianapolis Colts||New York Jets X|
Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:
|Thu Dec 8||8:25 pm||Oakland Raiders||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Sun Dec 11||1:00 pm||Arizona Cardinals||Miami Dolphins|
|1:00 pm||Chicago Bears||Detroit Lions (s.o.)|
|1:00 pm||Cincinnati Bengals||Cleveland Browns|
|1:00 pm||Denver Broncos||Tennessee Titans|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Indianapolis Colts|
|1:00 pm||Minnesota Vikings||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|1:00 pm||New Orleans Saints||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1:00 pm||Pittsburgh Steelers||Buffalo Bills|
|1:00 pm||San Diego Chargers||Carolina Panthers|
|1:00 pm||Washington Redskins||Philadelphia Eagles|
|4:05 pm||New York Jets||San Francisco 49ers|
|4:25 pm||Atlanta Falcons||Los Angeles Rams|
|4:25 pm||Seattle Seahawks||Green Bay Packers|
|8:30 pm||Dallas Cowboys||New York Giants|
|Mon Dec 12||8:30 pm||Baltimore Ravens||New England Patriots|
Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.
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