Final week was as tough and as unfortunate because the quantity 13 may point out. There have been loads of upsets with underdogs shaking issues up a method or one other.

The one factor to do now’s get again on the horse for an additional full slate of video games in Week 14 and convey some extra vitality and success for the stretch run. There’s just one extra month within the 2018 NFL common season, so let’s present if we will’t win or place. Giddyap. (Recreation strains courtesy of Bovada.)

Week 14 NFL picks straight up

Week 14 NFL picks in opposition to the unfold

(All occasions ET)

NFC Recreation of the Week: Los Angeles Rams (-3) at Chicago Bears

Sunday 8:20 p.m., NBC

This marquee recreation with NFC playoff seeding on the road will go to the group that’s higher geared up to win in chilly climate. That takes a mighty offensive line, a good mightier line of defense and an influence again able to get the powerful yardage. The Rams can supply extra black and blue with Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley, whereas the Bears’ pass-happy methods with both QB and ineffective Jordan Howard will burn them at residence.

PICK: Rams win 23-14 and canopy the unfold.

NFC Recreation of the Week II: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (-3)

Monday 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Kirk Cousins struggled in opposition to the Patriots’ protection, however he will play a bit higher in Seattle due to extra favorable matchups for Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook dinner within the passing recreation. Russell Wilson may want a bit extra quantity passing on this recreation as a result of the Vikings can play the run effectively, however he is red-hot at residence, and there is sufficient to exploit in opposition to zone protection. Minnesota will preserve it shut, however Seattle will take extra management of an NFC wild-card in the tip.

PICK: Seahawks win 27-24 in a push.

NFC Recreation of the Week III: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-3.5)

Sunday 4:25 p.m., Fox

The Eagles are coming off a formidable, much-needed win over the Redskins, however now it’s a brief week for a troublesome rematch in opposition to the Cowboys, who keep at residence for a 3rd straight week after a protracted week. Philadelphia hasn’t been in whole rhythm, and that performs into Dallas’ palms with its good run protection. The Cowboys’ extra streamlined strategy with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott will assist them maintain serve to complete a sweep of the Eagles and add to their management of the NFC East.

PICK: Cowboys win 27-23 and canopy the unfold.

AFC Recreation of the Week: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-7)

Sunday 1 p.m., CBS

Lamar Jackson will possible get his probability to go 4-Zero as a rookie starter with Joe Flacco hurting, and you’ll guess Baltimore will use his working, together with that of energy again Gus Edwards, to attempt to play ball management and end drives within the pink zone to assist restrict the alternatives for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense. However the Ravens’ protection nonetheless has some key holes in opposition to slot receivers and tight ends, which can line up with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce utilizing their pace and athleticism to interrupt by. Kansas Metropolis will get lead in some unspecified time in the future and tee off on Jackson.

PICK: Chiefs win 34-20 and canopy the unfold.

Lock of the Week: New Orleans Saints (-10) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday 1 p.m., Fox

The Saints, earlier than their offensive stumble within the loss to the Cowboys in Week 13, had beforehand solely misplaced a Week 1 shootout at residence to the Bucs. With the NFC South title nonetheless not clinched, they go into Tampa Bay with massive revenge on their minds. Search for Drew Brees to do no matter he needs, and ultimately, Jameis Winston will commit some key turnovers whereas attempting to maintain up.

PICK: Saints win 45-21 and canopy the unfold.

MORE: Up to date NFL playoff image

Remainder of the Week
Atlanta Falcons at Inexperienced Bay Packers (-4)

Sunday 1 p.m., Fox

The Packers will come out motivated for interim coach Joe Philbin, and the matchup is a good in opposition to a depleted protection for each Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones at residence. However the Falcons, wanting to complete sturdy for Dan Quinn, will additionally be ok with what Matt Ryan and Julio Jones can do in opposition to an opponent and in a spot the place they’ve dominated. Each groups will have the ability to rating massive factors, however Inexperienced Bay will win on a late discipline objective, in contrast to final week.

PICK: Packers win 30-27 however fail to cowl the unfold.

Carolina Panthers (-1) at Cleveland Browns

Sunday 1 p.m., Fox

The Panthers’ protection acquired some assist from Ron Rivera calling performs in opposition to the Buccaneers, however their turnovers had been an excessive amount of to beat. The Browns’ protection is fairly powerful at residence, and the matchups are higher for Baker Mayfield’s major weapons than these of Cam Newton. It comes all the way down to which dynamic again, Nick Chubb or Christian McCaffrey, can carry the day. Surprisingly, Carolina’s good run protection tends to show terrible on the highway, whereas Cleveland’s dangerous run protection someway is extra respectable at residence.

PICK: Browns win 27-24.

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-4.5)

Sunday 1 p.m., CBS

Their first matchup, when the Colts misplaced in time beyond regulation, ended up making a spark for Indy. However its highway losses to the Jets and Jaguars have curbed any enthusiasm a few shock late run to an AFC wild card. The Texans can put the AFC South on lock right here and can keep on with working the ball successfully to arrange comfy photographs for Deshaun Watson. Andrew Luck and the passing recreation had been weirdly out of sync in opposition to the Jaguars and can fare higher right here, however it’s not sufficient in opposition to a surging protection that can get key pressures and takeaways.

PICK: Texans win 30-23 and canopy the unfold.

New England Patriots (-9) at Miami Dolphins

Sunday 1 p.m., CBS

The Patriots haven’t been nice on the highway this season, and the Dolphins have posed issues for Tom Brady prior to now. However New England additionally is aware of it can run successfully in opposition to Miami’s protection with its full cadre of backs. The Dolphins are additionally giving up extra massive performs within the passing recreation, so they are going to be weak to a couple Brady deep photographs off play-action.

PICK: Patriots win 34-14 and canopy the unfold.

New York Giants (-3.5) at Washington Redskins

Sunday 1 p.m., Fox

The Giants are lastly discovering their id with Pat Shurmur, making it clear they may actually be solely a quarterback away from being a playoff-race think about 2019. The Redskins don’t have any solutions for Saquon Barkley or Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants’ protection has gained confidence of late underneath James Bettcher and will likely be able to take down Mark Sanchez.

PICK: Giants win 27-20 and canopy the unfold.

New York Jets at Buffalo Payments (-4.5)

Sunday 1 p.m., CBS

The Jets are going veteran mode vs. seeing extra of younger gamers, an indication Todd Bowles is aware of he must get a pair wins. In order that makes Sam Darnold iffy to return no matter his foot harm, additionally given this can be a brutal cross protection for a rookie to face on the highway. The Payments are going the opposite manner, showcasing Josh Allen as a lot as potential. The Jets will run the ball effectively to maintain it shut, however the Payments will smash whoever is taking part in QB late late within the recreation.

PICK: Payments win 27-20 and canopy the unfold.

Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Chargers (-15.5)

Sunday 4:05 p.m., CBS

The Chargers are highway warriors, and for a change, they gained’t want to fret about their residence stadium being taken over by loud guests. In addition they could be efficient power-running with out Melvin Gordon, and Philip Rivers can decide aside a cross protection that has holes in protection. Cincinnati is not going to present any of the identical resistance as Pittsburgh did, and as soon as LA will get an enormous lead, its cross rush will tee off on Jeff Driskel.

PICK: Chargers win 38-14 and canopy the unfold.

Denver Broncos (-3.5) at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday 4:05 p.m., CBS

The Broncos have rallied with three consecutive victories to get again within the AFC wild-card hunt. They’ll preserve it going with lots extra of Phillip Lindsay working and high-percentage Case Keenum passing. The 49ers are scrappy with their offensive personnel underneath Kyle Shanahan regardless that it hardly resembles the projected Week 1 starters. San Francisco will grind at residence, however Denver’s protection is an excessive amount of in the long run.

PICK: Broncos win 20-16 and canopy the unfold.

Detroit Lions (-3) at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday 4:25 p.m., Fox

Matt Patricia and Steve Wilks have had their share of rookie teaching struggles, as each of their groups have been in transition schematically whereas additionally adjusting to a number of youthful personnel. The Cardinals merely have fewer weapons across the lesser quarterback in Josh Rosen vs. Matthew Stafford, and so they even have the a lot worse run protection. The sport strains up higher with the Lions’ recreation plan.

PICK: Lions win 23-20 in a push.

Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) at Oakland Raiders

Sunday 4:25 p.m., Fox

The Steelers is not going to have James Conner for this recreation in opposition to a foul Raiders run protection, however they’ll have loads of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster in opposition to a foul Raiders cross protection. Derek Carr will do some extra issues in rubbish comeback mode to attempt to preserve his gig for 2019, however Pittsburgh will pour it on as a get-well recreation earlier than New England subsequent week.

PICK: Steelers win 41-24 and canopy the unfold.

Recreation of the the Midweek: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-4.5)

Thursday 8:20 p.m., Fox

The Jaguars’ cross protection got here alive in a shutout of the high-powered Colts final week, and it could actually settle down Marcus Mariota sufficient. The Titans’ run protection has began to indicate main leaks in giving up chunk yardage performs, and Leonard Fournette is available in effectively rested for an enormous workload after his suspension. Jacksonville will settle for extra spoiler work as Cody Kessler protects the ball higher than Mariota.

PICKJaguars win 20-17. RESULT: Titans gained 30-9.

MORE: Up to date NFL energy rankings

Final week’s report straight up: 8-8
Final week’s report in opposition to the unfold: 7-9
Season report straight up: 113-63
Season report in opposition to the unfold: 83-89

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