NFL Office Pool Picks Week 14
In Week 13, the Giants upset the Seahawks on the road and have now taken first place in the NFC East with a 5-7 record. A losing team has never made the playoffs since the 16-game era began in 1978. The Giants still have a chance at a winning record but have another tough task this week against another playoff contender in the Arizona Cardinals. Week 14 has many games that have the potential to shake up the standings in the NFL.
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Patriots vs Rams: The Patriots defense looked like it finally came together last week against the Chargers. But I’m not buying it just yet. The Rams are a very balanced team and can exploit all of the Patriots weaknesses, especially on offense. Take the Rams -5.
Texans vs Bears: The Bears got some offense going against the Lions last week and now take on another bottom tier defense in the Texans. The Bears defense didn’t look great last week. However, in the grand scheme of things, have looked much better than the Texans’ defense. Take the Bears PK.
Cowboys vs Bengals: The Cowboys are back to being favorites with Andy Dalton under center. It’ll be a quick week to prepare after having to play a game on Wednesday. I’m not high on the Bengals and believe the Cowboys have more talent. But the talent needs to come together. They’re seriously losing ground in the NFC East and need this win to contend. Take the Cowboys -3.5.
Chiefs vs Dolphins: The Chiefs struggled a little bit against a tough Broncos defense. The Dolphins have that same sneaky defense that can rush their way to a win against the Chiefs. Even if the defense of the Dolphins performs, the chances are that you won’t get enough offense from the Dolphins. Take the Chiefs -7.
Cardinals vs Giants: The Giants defense looks tremendous, and Daniel Jones should help boost the Giants offense against the Cardinals. It looks like teams are starting to figure out the Cardinals offense, and the Giants have seemed as prepared as anyone in the last month of games. Take the Giants +2.
Vikings vs Buccaneers: The Vikings are making things tough. They’ve had to come from behind to win back-to-back games against non-contending teams. If they do that against the Bucs, they won’t be able to come back this time around. Take the Buccaneers -6.5.
Broncos vs Panthers: The Broncos defense has performed well, and with Drew Lock at quarterback, I have some faith. This team has plenty of playmakers, but they need to be used more, including first round pick Jerry Jeudy. Christian McCaffrey is questionable and might suit up for this game. That would help the Panthers offense, but I’m not so sure the defense will do their part. Take the Broncos TBD.
Titans vs Jaguars: These Titans are hard to figure out. One day they’re blowing out the Colts and the next day they’re getting absolutely crushed by the Browns. There’s talent all over this roster, but there’s no consistency. Nonetheless, against the Jaguars, the talent will sneak through. Take the Titans -7.5.
Colts vs Raiders: The Raiders almost lost to the Jets until a deep shot to Henry Ruggs almost as time expired. The Raiders defense can’t compete against any team in the league, and the Colts are better than the average offense. You can also count on the Colts defense. Take the Colts -3.
Jets vs Seahawks: The Jets are still winless after some questionable play calling on defense late in their blown game against the Raiders. The Seahawks have to be upset after losing to the Giants at home and should respond quickly and often in this one. Take the Seahawks -13.5.
Packers vs Lions: The Lions have no defense. It’s a disgrace. They let Mitch Trubisky of the Bears drop 30 on them. Imagine what Aaron Rodgers can do? The Packers offense is healthy and looks fantastic with Devante Adams becoming one of the league’s best pass catchers. Take the Patriots EVEN.
Saints vs Eagles: Drew Brees might return this week. He’s “antsy” and wants to return, but the Saints will do what’s best for his health and the team. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts will get the start for the Eagles. I’m not sure he’ll do much more than Carson Wentz, but at least he can move a little around the pocket to avoid sacks. It’ll be a close one if Brees doesn’t start. Take the Eagles +7.
Falcons vs Chargers: The Chargers were embarrassed last week against the Patriots. But for some odd reason, I’m thinking the Chargers rebound at home against the Falcons. I’ve been impressed with the Falcons progress this season, especially on defense, but Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense have Austin Eckler back and need to figure out the best way to get his production up. Take the Chargers +2.5.
Washington vs 49ers: The line is favoring Washington because of the upset win against the Steelers on a Monday afternoon. You just knew something would go wrong during that game, and it did. But the reality is, the 49ers are getting healthy and have much more talent. They’ve got veteran talent from guys in the Super Bowl last year. I’d take my chances with the 49ers. Take the 49ers -3.
Steelers vs Bills: I’ve faded the Bills plenty of times this season, and every time it seems like the offense produces when you least expect it too. It’ll be hard on offense against the Steelers, but Washington proved that the Steelers are beatable. That’ll help instill confidence in the Bills. This is a statement game for both teams as both will be in the playoff hunt. Take the Bills -2.5.
Ravens vs Browns: I’ve got to stop counting on the Browns. Their first half last week against the Titans was just phenomenal. The Ravens aren’t the team we expected from earlier in the season. Teams are starting to figure out Lamar Jackson and are getting stops here and there. The Browns can win this game behind an offense that has looked really good this season. Take the Browns +1.
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