2011 NFL Season Week 14 Picks: NFL Mikee Reaches 106-82 Versus the Vegas Line

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IDecember 8, 2011

Big Ben hoping for playoff fun!
Big Ben hoping for playoff fun!Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

A record of 10-6 last week keeps the spiral going upward for winning trends against the point spreads this season.

There have been no losing weeks for me this season. At $1,000 per wager, using my games you would currently be up $13,400 NFL Mikee knows all.

Starting Thursday Night with the Steelers playing Cleveland, I see no possible way the Steelers lose this game. After a solid cover versus a better Cincinnati squad, Pittsburgh should have no trouble with this number.

The Steelers are in a heated division race with the Ravens and should have the afterburners on for the remainder of this season. Steelers -14.

On Sunday, Fox brings you Atlanta visiting Carolina with the season on the line. The Falcons can ill-afford to lose this game and in my opinion, will not.

Matt Ryan and company have been up-and-down so much this season, it makes you wonder what the real problem in Atlanta is.

Injuries and just some bad breaks can turn an NFL team with a lot of talent into a 9-7 team, but the Falcons take care of business here in a game they desperately need to win. Atlanta -2.5.

Houston, with a rookie quarterback in tow, visits Cincinnati and will come crashing down to earth momentarily this weekend. With a 9-4 record, the Texans are still going to make the playoffs with a win or two added on somewhere—but not this week.

Andy Dalton tired of Steelers and Ravens
Andy Dalton tired of Steelers and RavensJared Wickerham/Getty Images


The Bengals run defense is outstanding and with Schaub, Leinart, and possibly Andre Johnson out, or slowed down at best, I see the Bengals coming out ahead at home.

Andy Dalton was unimpressive last week against a tough Steelers defense, but he should be back on his game this week—so be on the lookout for a decent day. Cincinnati -3.5.

The Vikings visit the Lions with both teams headed in opposite directions. Detroit must get it together this week or playoff hopes will fade dramatically in Week 14.

Detroit at minus 7.5 seems a bit too high, however. Minnesota +7.5.

The high-powered offense of the New Orleans Saints travel to Tennessee to meet the still-playoff hopeful Titans.

Chris Johnson is back and if Tennessee had a couple more receivers, this team could be very dangerous.

The problem is Drew Brees can score more points than Chris Johnson. New Orleans -3.5.

Indy, still winless, will remain so in Week 14. They travel to Baltimore to most likely get demolished. I took Indianapolis last week with a huge spread and they covered.

That's not likely to happen twice in a row. Ravens -14.5.

A More Mature Moore!
A More Mature Moore!Marc Serota/Getty Images

Kansas City goes east one time-zone to play the Jets. Improvement by the Chiefs plus total inconsistency by Mark Sanchez leads me to believe Kansas City covers this one easily. Kansas City +8.5.

The hapless Eagles meet the hot Dolphins in Miami and you have to love Miami in this game. Nothing to lose but their jobs if they don't play well.

The Vick experiment is failing miserably and I bet McNabb or Kolb would have a better record then 4-8 with the talent on that team. Who thought Vince Young would be a good back-up? Wow! Dolphins -4.

New England should have no problem dominating the Redskins this weekend and will cover the spread.

New England's defense better come back from vacation in the playoffs or it might be a one-and-done run for Brady this season. New England -8.

The hardest game to pick this week is Tampa Bay versus Jacksonville. Only because Maurice Jones-Drew is productive leads me to pick Jacksonville. There's not much to say about both of these franchises except that they are not very good. Jacksonville +1.5.

Chicago travels to Denver and I refuse to be Tebowed again. Take Denver at -3.5. They keep winning.

The Niners have clinched the NFC West and now will play for home advantage in the playoffs. Arizona is playing fantastic defense and has weapons in Beanie Wells and of course Larry Fitzgerald.

How can you beat God's team?
How can you beat God's team?Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

I am leaning towards a field goal game to win it here, which means at 3.5, Arizona is a bargain. They win, you win. They lose by three, you still win. Cardinals +3.5.

San Diego must win out and they played like it last week. Expect more of the same when the fading Buffalo Bills missing Fred Jackson come calling. San Diego -6.5.

Oakland will lose to Green Bay by 12 points or more. Forget about it, Raider fans. You may end up 9-7. Good luck.

The game of the week is Dallas versus the Giants. Take the Giants to shock Dallas on their own field and remain in playoff contention. Giants +3.5.

On Monday, Seattle will handle the Rams quite easily by 7-10 points.

This should be another excellent week. Good luck to all your teams this coming football week.


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