NFL Week 14: Picks and Predictions

Taylor SmithAnalyst IDecember 9, 2010

Miles Austin will have to assume more responsibility with Dez Bryant out.
Miles Austin will have to assume more responsibility with Dez Bryant out.Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Tennessee Titans (5-7)

The Colts and Titans are still very much alive in the race for AFC South supremacy, and winning tonight would go a long way towards securing a playoff spot.

NFL Soup Verdict: Colts (Colts: 3, Titans: 1)


Cleveland Browns (5-7) at Buffalo Bills (2-10)

The suddenly-surging Browns pulled out a narrow victory down in Miami last week, while the Bills' loss to the Vikings was their worst game in quite some time.

NFL Soup Verdict: Browns (Browns: 3, Bills: 1)

Must Read: 10 Teams That Could Rise and Fall Most In Week 14


Atlanta Falcons (10-2) at Carolina Panthers (1-11)

The Falcons have kept on winning through a brutal schedule in recent weeks, while the Panthers are still...the Panthers.

NFL Soup Verdict: Falcons (Falcons: 4, Panthers: 0)


Cincinnati Bengals (2-10) at Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3)

This AFC North matchup doesn't look as good as it did before the season began, as the Steelers look to be in control, while the Bengals are bringing up the rear.

NFL Soup Verdict: Steelers (Steelers: 3, Bengals: 1)


New York Giants (8-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-7)

The G-Men were finally able to get back on track after dominating the Redskins, while the Vikings are 2-0 under Leslie Frazier.

NFL Soup Verdict: Push (Giants: 2, Vikings: 2)


Green Bay Packers (8-4) at Detroit Lions (2-10)

Green Bay throttled San Francisco in week 13, while the Lions lost yet another tough one to the Bears.

NFL Soup Verdict: Packers (Packers: 4, Lions: 0)


Oakland Raiders (6-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (7-5)

Big game in Jacksonville here as two surprise teams in the AFC get together to vie for playoff positioning.

NFL Soup Verdict: Jaguars (Jaguars: 3, Raiders: 1)


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) at Washington Redskins (5-7)

The Bucs will look to stay alive in the playoff race, while the nutty season in Washington rolls on.

NFL Soup Verdict: Buccaneers (Buccaneers: 3, Redskins: 1)


St. Louis Rams (6-6) at New Orleans Saints (9-3)

In a potential NFC playoff preview, the surprising first-place Rams take their talents down to the Big Easy to face the defending champs.

NFL Soup Verdict: Saints (Saints: 4, Rams: 0)


Seattle Seahawks (6-6) at San Francisco 49ers (4-8)

The Seahawks, coming off a comeback victory over the Panthers, head to San Francisco in an attempt to deliver a fatal blow to the 49ers' playoff hopes.

NFL Soup Verdict: 49ers (49ers: 3, Seahawks: 1)


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

The rolling Patriots head to Chicago to face the surprising NFC North-leading Bears. 

NFL Soup Verdict: Patriots (Patriots: 4, Bears: 0)


Miami Dolphins (6-6) at New York Jets (9-3)

The Dolphins, nursing slim playoff aspirations, will head to the Meadowlands and try to kick the Jets while they're down.

NFL Soup Verdict: Push (Dolphins: 2, Jets: 2)


Denver Broncos (3-9) at Arizona Cardinals (3-9)

Despite decent starts, this matchup pits a pair of last-place teams. Meh.

NFL Soup Verdict: Broncos (Broncos: 4, Cardinals: 0)


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

The Chargers' surprising home loss to the Raiders last week dropped them two games behind the Chiefs, who will look to take the AFC West by the horns.

NFL Soup Verdict: Chargers (Chargers: 4, Chiefs: 0)


Philadelphia Eagles (8-4) at Dallas Cowboys (4-8)

The Cowboys, 3-1 under Jason Garrett, look to clip the wings of the high-flying Eagles on Sunday night.

NFL Soup Verdict: Push (Eagles: 2, Cowboys: 2)


Baltimore Ravens (8-4) at Houston Texans (5-7)

The Ravens will look to rebound from the tough loss to Pittsburgh down in Houston, where both teams will be playing their second straight prime-time game.

NFL Soup Verdict: Ravens (Ravens: 3, Texans: 1)


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