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Straight-up Record: 133-58-1
ATS Record: 96-93-3
Week 14 Byes: None
Thursday Night Football:
New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams (-5)
Patriots 20, Rams 17
The Rams have not beaten the Patriots since 2001, a trend that will continue. New England will get a massive boost to its playoff outlook.
Houston Texans at Chicago Bears (+1)
Texans 27, Bears 20
Chicago is in free fall, so Houston will pick up the victory.
Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5)
Cowboys 28, Bengals 14
The Cowboys are a competitive NFL team. The Bengals are not.
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins (+7)
Chiefs 30, Dolphins 20
Kansas City will keep the pressure on Pittsburgh, knocking off the Dolphins to win its 12th game.
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants (+1.5)
Giants 24, Cardinals 21 (F/OT)
The Giants will win their fifth consecutive game and strengthen their position in the NFC East.
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5)
Vikings 31, Buccaneers 27
The Vikings will pull off a massive upset and move up in the NFC playoff picture.
Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
Panthers 24, Broncos 20
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (+7.5)
Titans 35, Jaguars 17
Derrick Henry will massacre the Jaguars.
Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders (+3)
Colts 26, Raiders 18
The Colts will inch closer to the playoffs with their ninth win of the season.
New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks (-13.5)
Seahawks 38, Jets 24
The Seahawks will rattle off a massive victory. 13.5 is a lot of points, but it is unlikely that the Jets will hold together defensively to keep it close enough for Sam Darnold and the offense. Expect Seattle to score early and often.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (+7.5)
Packers 38, Lions 30
Aaron Rodgers will have another statement game, tossing four touchdowns to get to 40 on the season. The Packers continue to apply pressure on the Saints for the NFC’s top seed.
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (+7)
Saints 31, Eagles 17
After a 1-2 start, the Saints will win their 10th straight game and lock up the NFC South.
Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers (+2.5)
Falcons 23, Chargers 20
In the battle of underperforming teams, the Falcons will come out with the win.
Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers (-3)
49ers 20, Football Team 16
The 49ers will bounce back from a loss with a victory over Washington. San Francisco will stay alive in the NFC playoff hunt.
Sunday Night Football:
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills (-2.5)
Bills 27, Steelers 20
Josh Allen will show the world just how dominant he can be as the Steelers lose their second straight game. Buffalo will be lurking one game behind the Steelers with three games left on the schedule.
Monday Night Football:
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (+1)
Browns 31, Ravens 25
Cleveland will dash Baltimore’s playoff hopes with a week-ending victory.
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