Week 14 is here and the start of December signals the beginning of the final month of the NFL regular season. Every game is critical from here out so it's only fitting that this week has plenty of key matchups as they relate to division races and playoff positioning.
It all starts on "Thursday Night Football" as Dallas and Chicago square off in a pairing of 6-6 teams fighting for their playoff lives. The Cowboys have a narrow lead in the NFC East while the Bears are two games behind Minnesota, who currently possesses the second wild-card spot. The Vikings host the Lions while NFC North-leading Green Bay is at home against Washington.
The big matchups find San Francisco in New Orleans with first place in the NFC on the line while the Patriots host the Chiefs in a rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game. Additionally, Buffalo looks to put an end to Baltimore's eight-game winning streak while the Titans and Raiders face off on the West Coast looking to stay close to the Steelers (at Arizona) in the chase for the AFC's second wild card.
Another team that can make a statement in Week 14 is the Rams. Los Angeles routed the Cardinals last week and can pull closer to Minnesota in the wild-card standings with a win on "Sunday Night Football" over Seattle, who currently leads the NFC West thanks to its head-to-head victory over the 49ers. Philadelphia also is playing for its postseason chances when the Eagles host the Giants for "Monday Night Football." Philadelphia has lost three in a row to put itself in a hole but New York is looking for its first victory since late September (eight games).
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 14? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster) and Mark Ross (@AthlonMark), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 14 Predictions
Carolina at Atlanta
Indianapolis at Tampa Bay
Miami at New York Jets
Detroit at Minnesota
Denver at Houston
Cincinnati at Cleveland
Washington at Green Bay
*Detroit vs. Arizona in Week 1 ended in a tie.