The beauty of the NFL is that every single drive in every single quarter of every single game matters.
Week 14 will probably be remembered for the weather. The 49ers, Dolphins, Buccaneers, Chargers and Texans are in must win situations. A loss by any of these teams and they can "Turn out the Lights, The Parties Over". I felt it necessary to honor the recently departed Dandy Don Meredith. Meredith passed away this week at the age of 72. It was this song Meredith used to sing in the booth on Monday Night Football when he believed the game was over before it ended.
The Jets and Ravens need to show resiliency by showing their crushing losses were just bumps in the road of a long season. While each loss was crushing for different reasons, we will see if Rex Ryan and John Harbaugh have their locker rooms truly on board.
This off season figures to have a record number of head coaching vacancies. There are some lame duck coaches standing on sidelines right now that will be head coaches in another city next year. How their teams perform in week 14 and beyond could have an impact on a potential new boss’s decision making process. So take note Marvin Lewis and John Fox, you and you teams are probably being watched.
I do my homework and study hard every day, just like I did when I was in school. However sometimes there are questions on a test I didn't anticipate and simply missed in the studying process, causing a bad grade.
Last week was one of those weeks. I surely didn't see that "butt whipping" as Jets coach Rex Ryan called it, on Monday night coming. Nor did I figure that the Ravens didn't think running the football was important with three minutes to go in the game, protecting and possibly adding to their lead. Only the AFC North and a possible first round bye were at stake. Lastly I just didn't think the Atlanta Falcons were worthy of their record, I was wrong and subsequently went 0-4 last week.
Bless my heart, that’s what my wife was saying all week, this week I turn it around. Here are four games I pick ATS and as always I don't avoid the hard ones. Good luck, it should be a great week to be at home watching on TV. With 40 to 50 mph winds and blizzard conditions predicted in Chicago and bad weather forecast all over it should be interesting football.