NFL Week 14: Patriots vs. Bears, Chiefs vs. Chargers and Ravens vs. Texans

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IDecember 8, 2010

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 05:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 28-13.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Week 14 of the NFL betting season has arrived. Brandon Ribak breaks down the three most exciting games of the week.

New England Patriots (10-2) vs. Chicago Bears (9-3)

Both the Patriots and Bears sit on top of their respective divisions, although the majority of Chicago's wins aren't very impressive.

After Monday night's victory, New England has solidified themselves as the best team in the NFL.

QB Tom Brady will look to dismantle Chicago's tough defense, while QB Jay Cutler will look to take advantage of New England's lousy D.

NFL Odds: The Pats are giving up three points to the Bears in this matchup.

Prediction: New England holds a 4-2 record on the road and the team has managed to score 45 points in each of their last two games. Chicago will have to play stellar defense if they plan on not getting blown out this week. Take Pats -3.

Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) vs. San Diego Chargers (6-6)

With a victory in this battle, the Chiefs will be well on their way to winning the AFC West this year.  

QB Matt Cassel continues to play exceptional football, throwing no interceptions since Week 9 of the season.

For the Chargers, this game will be a must-win and with a 22-8 record at home under head coach Norv Turner, things could be turning around for San Diego.

QB Phillip Rivers has played like an MVP this season and the Chargers defense ranks as one of the best in the league.

Spread: Kansas City is +6.5 for this game.

Prediction: Regardless of how well the Chiefs are playing thus far, it's very hard to rule out a team like the Chargers. Expect this game to go down to the wire with San Diego winning, but by less than seven.

Baltimore Ravens (8-4) vs. Houston Texans (5-7)

After a disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens will look to regroup and snatch a victory against the Texans.

QB Joe Flacco has thrown just two picks throughout his last seven contests and will need to be on point if Baltimore plans to win against Houston's high-powered offense.

Texans RB Arian Foster leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns this season with 13 total thus far and will be a serious threat in this battle.

Houston enters this matchup with intentions of winning and keeping their playoff chances alive.

Spread: Baltimore will be giving Houston three points in this Monday night matchup.

Sportsbook Prediction: Expect the Ravens to come out firing and winning this battle early on by way more than three points.