As we enter Week 14 of the NFL season, the playoff picture is slowly starting to come into focus. Dallas has already clinched its spot and Jason Garrett's team can seal up the NFC East with a road win Sunday night over the Giants. New York also just happens to be the only team that has beaten the Cowboys, which happened way back in Week 1.
New England can clinch its eighth straight AFC East title (and 13th out of the last 14 seasons) with a win at home on Monday night over Baltimore and a Miami loss to Arizona. Seattle can get closer to sewing up the NFC West with a win at Lambeau Field, while Detroit (yes the Lions) could potentially open up a three-game lead in the NFC North with a win in Chicago and losses by Minnesota (at Jacksonville) and Green Bay.
But all eyes this week will be on the AFC West, particularly Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night as Oakland (10-2) takes on Kansas City (9-3) for first place. The Raiders have won six in a row following last week’s second-half blitzing of Buffalo, while the Chiefs won their second game in a row in thrilling fashion. Kansas City pulled off the road upset in Atlanta on Sunday as Eric Berry picked off Matt Ryan’s two-point conversion try after the Falcons had gone ahead 28-27 with less than five minutes remaining.
Denver (8-4) also will have a say in how the AFC West will ultimately be won, but the Broncos first need to take care of business in Nashville against Tennessee (6-6). The Titans come off of their bye in a virtual three-way tie for first in the AFC South with the Texans and Colts, who will face off against each other in Lucas Oil Stadium.
All told there are seven divisional matchups on tap for Week 14, including Tampa Bay hosting New Orleans. The Buccaneers (7-5) have won four games in a row, a streak that includes victories at Kansas City, against Seattle and last week’s win in San Diego, to tie Atlanta for first in the NFC South. A win by the Saints (5-7) would keep them in the divisional race with just four games left in the regular season.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 14? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster), John Gworek (JohnGworek), Steven Lassan (AthlonSteven), and Mark Ross (AthlonMarkR), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 14 Predictions
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Note: Ties are not included in season record.