NFL Week 14 Picks: Home Teams That Are Locks to Win

Chris CortesCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2011

NFL Week 14 Picks: Home Teams That Are Locks to Win

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    The NFL season pushes on and many teams are gearing up for a playoff run or are fighting for a playoff spot. This has been a season where new stars have been created and a season in which we watch another team chase perfection.

    These five teams will be playing the host in Week 14. Here's why these teams are locks to defend their turf this week.  

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers will be squaring off against a struggling Cleveland Browns team. 

    The Browns are 4-8 and have one of the worst offenses in the NFL, ranking 30th in yards per game and 28th in points per game. 

    The Steelers have a 9-3 record, and receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown are having big years by complementing Ben Wallace’s passing attack. 

    With this game being at Heinz field, the Steelers will take this one easily.

Baltimore Ravens

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    The Baltimore Ravens may be the best team in all of the AFC. 

    They are tied with the Steelers and Texans with a 9-3 record. 

    However, the Ravens have had a tendency to play down to their opponent at times with losses to Jacksonville, Tennessee and Seattle. 

    While this could be an issue with the Colts, the Colts have been abysmal on both sides of the ball this year, and the Ravens shouldn’t have a problem here.

Denver Broncos

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    All aboard the Tebow bandwagon! 

    In all seriousness, the Broncos have been hot on both sides of the ball since Tebow took over the starting position. 

    They host the Chicago Bears, who are playing without Jay Cutler and without Matt Forte who was having a Pro Bowl-type season. 

    The Bears defense may give the Broncos' option attack some trouble, but at the end of the day, they will have a difficult time scoring points against a solid Broncos defense. 

    Broncos should win big here.

Green Bay Packers

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    Aaron Rogers is simply unbelievable to watch. 

    Rogers picks apart defenses with relative ease and has a plethora of weapons to help him. 

    While the Packers defense has been inconsistent, they’ve made big stops when they’ve needed to.

    Carson Palmer has thrown nine interceptions since joining the Oakland Raiders, and all-pro cornerback Charles Woodson can turn Palmer’s mistakes into interceptions. 

    Look for a Packers victory.

Seattle Seahawks

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    The Seattle Seahawks host the struggling St. Louis Rams on Monday night. 

    The Rams are 2-10 and are ranked last in rushing defense. 

    The Seattle Seahawks have a home-run threat coming out of the backfield in Marshawn Lynch who will go over 1,000 yards by the end of the season. 

    With the Rams having no answer for Lynch, the Seahawks should take this game at home.