As the rest of the league battles through inconsistencies and injuries, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers sail right along without any problems. There is nothing like a being a big fish in a small pond heading into Week 14.
PITTSBURGH -14 over Cleveland
The Browns have no skill players and cannot stop the run on defense. This should be a cakewalk for the Steelers who always take care of business against bad teams.
BALTIMORE -16.5 over Indianapolis
Regardless of how well the Colts play in garbage time (as evident by last week’s performance) it is impossible to pick them under any circumstance, they are just that awful.
Houston +3 over CINCINNATI
The Bengals have struggled stopping the run against good teams like the Steelers and Ravens this year, and now have to welcome the best RB in the game in Arian Foster. Despite all the other weapons going down, expect Foster to carry the load, and the team, to a big win.
GREEN BAY -11.5 over Oakland
The Packers overcame their toughest remaining obstacle on the road to perfection last week in dramatic fashion. And the Raiders looked flat last week against the Dolphins. This should be another easy win for the Packers.
Kansas City +9 over NY JETS
For some unexplainable reason the Chiefs have been very frisky the past two weeks. There is nothing about the Jets’ offense (or team in general) that makes me think they are as good as they looked in the second half against the Skins last week. The Chiefs will keep it close enough to cover.
DETROIT -7.5 over Minnesota
The Lions need this game, and after the way Tebow threw all over the Vikings, Stafford should have an absolute field day. Lions, big.
New Orleans -3.5 over Tennessee
The Saints offense is rolling after convincing wins over the Lions and Giants in back to back weeks. They should be able to score at will, which will neutralize a suddenly good Chris Johnson. Barring a major let down expect the Saints to run up the score on the road.
MIAMI -3 over Philadelphia
This is a stunningly low spread. I mean the Eagles have not played well in months and with or without Vick the Eagles simply have packed in the season. The Dolphins on the other hand are playing great of late and should run through the horrendous Eagles’ run defense.
New England -8 over WASHINGTON
The Redskins are terrible, and even though the Pats pulled the foot off the gas last week, I do not expect the same this week. Against the Colts last week the Pats could have lost had it not been for a failed onside kick, they should push the throttle all game against the hapless Skins.
CAROLINA +2.5 over Atlanta
The Panthers offense is rolling while the Falcons offense struggled against the Texans. Expect the Panthers to come out strong and hold on late at home.
JACKSONVILLE +1 over Tampa Bay
Just an awful game. MJD is the best player on the field and should run wild. That is more than enough about this disaster.
San Francisco -3.5 over ARIZONA
The 49ers defense is relentless and even though the Cardinals have been playing well, they will be just overmatched in this one. The 49ers will win handily.
DENVER -3.5 over Chicago
Tebow. Tebow. TEBOW. He is enough to make me pick the Broncos regardless, but the fact the Bears offense is crumbling left and right seals the deal.
SAN DIEGO -6.5 over Buffalo
Last Monday Night Football was a flashback to 2010 for Rivers and the Chargers’ offense and was a site for the very, very sore eyes of all Rivers fantasy owners. Though I do not think they will play that well on offense, they should still play well enough to cover against a crumbling Bills team.
NY Giants +3.5 over DALLAS
Both of these teams are struggling and desperate for this win. They always play each other tight, this one will come down to a field goal either way, so I’ll take the 3.5 points.
SEATTLE -6.5 over St. Louis
A Monday nighter for the ages… Actually this is one of the worst nationally televised games in ages, but the fact that the Rams failed to get the ball past the 49ers’ 35 yard line last week should say enough about where this team is offensively. Lynch is playing like an absolute monster and the Seahawks should roll at home.
Good luck with your picks, and as always, gamble responsibly.
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