NFL 2016 Week 14 Picks

New England Patriots at Washington Redskins 08/28/09
Tom Brady is the winningest quarterback in NFL history. He and the New England Patriots will have to win the rest of the year without Rob Gronkowski, however. Photo Credit: Keith Allison,

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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Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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