2009 NFL Week 14 Picks and Predictions – NFL Picks Week 14
I feel 2009 NFL Week 13 was a quite weird. Did Oakland beat Pittsburgh? Did New Orleans and Washington go to overtime? Does really Brett Favre looks human?
Any way, NFL Week 14 continues to entertain. The AFC wildcard race is completely up for grabs as is the AFC East and West divisional races and the NFC East and West have some uncertainty at the top.
Here are 2009 NFL Week 14 picks & predictions:
Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland, 8:20PM ET
The Steelers have lost four in a row. This clearly tells how far Pittsburgh has fallen. However, they are playing the Browns and will get a win to stay relevant in the wildcard race.
Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 10
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
New Orleans vs. Atlanta, 1:00PM ET
With Matt Ryan back the Falcons will be more in competitive spirit than they were in NFL Week 13. Against the Redskins, after seeing the Saints exposures this could be a challenging contest. Still the Saints are the Saints, you can not pick against them until they give a lawful reason.
New Orleans 31, Atlanta 21
Detroit vs. Baltimore, 1:00PM ET
The Lions rank near the bottom. If Baltimore hopes to stay in the playoff race, then they will need this one.
Baltimore 24, Detroit 13
If the Bears win, then they win against low level opponents. The Packers are better but a low level opponent. Green Bay stays in the game and constantly works whether they win or lose.
Green Bay 20, Chicago 13
Seattle vs. Houston, 1:00PM ET
Last week, the Seahawks posted a win against the 49ers. However, they were less than dominant in their endeavors. The Texans are toughest division in the NFL and need to prove this time.
Houston 27, Seattle 17
Miami vs. Jacksonville, 1:00PM ET, CBS
5-1 home record for the Jaguars. They are tied for the lead in the wildcard. The Dolphins are coming off of a confidence with their win over the Patriots. These teams are evenly matched and will play a close contest.
Jacksonville 20, Miami 17
NY Jets vs. Tampa Bay, 1:00PM ET, CBS
The Jets have ranked in first in defense and the Buccaneers are bad.
NY Jets 24, Tampa Bay 10
Carolina vs. New England, 1:00PM ET
The Patriots are mortal in NFL season. Tom Brady had a throw for 352 yards but when they were in need, the New England defense could not come up with a stop.
New England 28, Carolina 17
Cincinnati vs. Minnesota, 1:00PM ET, CBS
I think the best featured match up of the week. Cincinnati has changed its position scorer to a meager defensive squad. Last week, Minnesota took a beating but still carries a more balanced team.
Minnesota 24, Cincinnati 17
Buffalo vs. Kansas City, 1:00PM ET, CBS
On Thursday Night, the Bills lost a tough one but still they have a respectable crowd. We never know when Kansas City is going to have a decent game there by to surprise an opponent.
Buffalo 17, Kansas City 13
Denver vs. Indianapolis, 1:00PM ET, CBS
Broncos did not turn things around last week. Against the sad Chiefs, they may play. Indianapolis continues to impress still.
Indianapolis 30, Denver 17
St. Louis vs. Tennessee, 4:05PM ET
In the 2010 NFL Draft, Rams are continuing to compete for the #1 pick. Titans may not be there yet but are definitely better than the Rams.
Tennessee 35, St. Louis 20
Washington vs. Oakland, 4:05PM ET
With a new QB at the helm for the Raiders, it is hard to judge just how good or bad they are. The Redskins should have a much better record and their semi respectable defense will shut down the inconsistent Oakland offense.
Washington 21, Oakland 12
San Diego vs. Dallas, 4:15PM ET
The Chargers have been on a roll while the Cowboys have been all over the page. So far this NFL season Dallas has been hardnosed at home. San Diego has been playing equally well on the road. The consistency of the Chargers will tip the scales here.
San Diego 24, Dallas 21
Philadelphia vs. NY Giants, 8:20PM ET
Just when you thought the Giants were toast they come back with a win to stay in the thick of things. Statistically New York has a better team but the record says otherwise. The Eagles have been rolling along nicely lately and will carry that momentum into Week 14.
Philadelphia 27, NY Giants 20
Monday, December 14th
Arizona vs. San Francisco, 8:30PM ET
A week ago this was building up to be a much more interesting game. Unfortunately for the 49ers they made some poor end of game decisions in Week 13 that could have cost them a playoff spot.
Arizona 31, San Francisco 17
Source by Lorraine Perla