Week 14 NFL matchups and predictions

These are my predictions on the games this weekend.

Bears (8-4) @ Vikings (6-6) at 1:00 p.m. – This is the last game between these division rivals this year. They both have injuries but the Percy Harvin injury for the Vikings is a major loss and is the main reason why the Bears will win this game. Bears win 27-17

Rams (4-6-1)@ Bills (5-7) at 1:00 p.m.- Both these teams have been a bit disappointing this year. The Bills have been hit hard with injuries and players not playing as well as expected. The Rams have had a great season inside their division but outside their division is a different story. The Bills are more injured and the Rams are coming off a big win over the 49ers so I’m picking the Rams to win 23-16.

Cowboys (6-6) @ Bengals (7-5) at 1:00 p.m.- With both teams on the playoff hunt they need this win to stay alive. Jason Garret can not afford to lose this game if he wants to keep his job. The Bengals are a young team that are only getting better. This game will prove to me to that Marvin Lewis can guide this team to many years of super bowl contention. I will pick the Bengals to win this game and officially knock out the Cowboys. Bengals win 28-27.

Chiefs @ Browns at 1:00 p.m. – This is a match up between a franchise (Cleveland Browns) that is headed in the right direction and (KC Chiefs) one that has been going down hill since the 2007 season. The Browns havent been any better with just 3 winning season in the last 21 years. They have drafted well lately. This looks like a battle of two bad teams and looking at their that may be true. I have the Browns winning pretty easily 28-13.

Eagles (3-9) @ Bucs (6-6) at 1:00 p.m.- The Eagles are a walking disaster this year and the Bucs are a team on the rise. This should be a offensive explosion type of game because neither team knows what defense is. Doug Martin is playing the best team to come out of his rut against. I have the Bucs going off on the Eagles and win 35-21.

Titans (4-8) @ Colts (8-4) at 1:00 p.m.- This game should be another game that will be a relative high scoring game. That said its not because their offenses are good its because their defenses are bad. The battle between two young good qbs with Tennessees’ Jake Locker and Indianapoliss’ Andrew Luck. I will pick Luck over Locker and the Colts win 24-17.

  Jets (5-7) @ Jaguars ( 2-10)  at 1:00 p.m.-  This is a game between the Jets, who is in shambles, and a franchise that is in the Jaguars that might not be in Jacksonville much longer. The best part of this game is Tim Tebow returning home but will he play probally not because Rex Ryan is a horrible head coach. I have Jags winning in an upset 24-21.

  Falcons (11-1) @ Panthers (3-9) at 1:00 p.m. – The Falcons have been the most impressive team this year and the Panthers might be the most disappointing team this year. The first game between these division rivals went to the wire as Matt Ryan lead them to a game winning field goal. This game should be another good one. I will pick the Falcons to win this close game 31-30.

Ravens (9-3) @ Redskins (6-6) at 1:00 p.m. – This is a battle of the aging defense of the Ravens and the best young stud RGIII. The Redskins have been on fire these last few games. I don’t think the Ravens and their injuries are going to be able to slow down the ‘skins. I have the Redskins winning 30-24.

Chargers (4-8) @ Steelers (7-5) at 1:00 p.m. – The Steelers are getting back Big Ben this week just in time for the struggling San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have either quit on themselves or on Norv. I think its Norv and AJ Smith that need to go before the team is consumed by failure. Steelers are becoming more of a offensive team now since their defense is aging.I have the Chargers continuing their failing. The Steelers win 17-13.

Dolphins (5-7) @ 49ers (8-3-1) at 4:05 p.m. – The Dolphins strength is ground and pound lead by Reggie Bush against a very stout run defense of the 49ers. Kaepernick will have a good comeback game. The Dolphins have a good run defense but with Kaepernick they have the threat of a passing game now. 49ers win handily 27-10.

Saints (5-7) @ Giants (7-5) at 4:25 p.m. The Saints are out of the play off chase and can play spoiler to the NY Giants. This is almost a must win for the Giants if they lose they will be tied with ‘skins for the NFC East lead. This is a great qb match up matching up Drew Brees and Eli Manning. This is the second best game of week 14 in my opinion. I have Giants pulling out this boxing match 35-33.

Cardinals (4-8) @ Seahawks (7-5) at 4:25 p.m. – The Cardinals have lost 8 straight games and don’t appear like they will be able to win another game this year. Their defense is good but their offense is horrendous. That plays into the Seahawks hands as their defense is a ball hawk and qb harassing specialist. This should be a easy day for the Seahawks. I have Seattle winning 21-6.

Lions (4-8) @ Packers (8-4) at 8:20 p.m. – The Lions defense has been disappointing at best this season but the Packers are not at 100% and are vulnerable to pass rushers. This has upset written all over it. I think the Lions will be able to get pressure on Rodgers and frustrate him enough for Stafford and Megatron to have a huge game. I have the Lions winning 35-28.
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