Thursday, December 10, 2015

NFL - Week Fourteen Preview

Without question, the game football fans will want to see this weekend is the game in Cincinnati between the AFC North division leading Bengals (10-2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5), a team that has been racking up large point totals in recent weeks.
Cincinnati has been solid all season long, including when they beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh on November 1st by a 16-10 count. In fact, in five of their last six games, the Bengals have given up a total of just 36 points.
Meanwhile, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense has been flying high, and they blew out the Indianapolis Colts, 45-10 on Sunday Night Football last weekend.
The rest of the slate for this week is kind of lackluster as the 2015 season heads into the final four weeks of the regular season schedule.

The Heftyinfo predictions have been on a roll of late after a two-week slump about a month ago and they are here again, following the capsule style previews for all of the action around the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (10-2) - The Thursday Night Football game should be a good one in the desert.  Take the Cards.

Atlanta Falcons (6-6) at Carolina Panthers (12-0) - Can the Panthers stay unbeaten? Of course they can . . . the 1972 Miami Dolphins have to keep their champagne on ice.

Washington Redskins (5-7) at Chicago Bears (5-7) - If the Bears were in the NFC East (like the Redskins are) they would be in a tie for first place.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-2) - The Bengals can clinch the AFC North division title with a win.

San Francisco 49ers (4-8) at Cleveland Browns (2-10) - Who cares?

Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) - The Jags can get to within one game of first place in the AFC South with a win.

San Diego Chargers (3-9) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-5) - The Chiefs are going for their seventh straight win . . .  this season cannot end fast enough for the Bolts.

Tennessee Titans (3-9) at New York Jets (7-5) - The Jets have been a big surprise team this season.

Buffalo Bills (6-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) - Shady McCoy and the Bills would love to stick it to Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

Detroit Lions (4-8) at St. Louis Rams (4-8) -  Both of these teams have been big disappointments this season.

New Orleans Saints (4-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) - The Bucs are in the wild card race in the NFC while the Saints are playing the spoiler role.

Oakland Raiders (5-7) at Denver Broncos (10-2) - Broncos have been rolling with Peyton Manning sitting on the sidelines nursing a foot injury . . . go figure.

Seattle Seahawks (7-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-8) - The Seahawks are on a roll and the Ravens are banged up and simply playing out the string of remaining games.

Dallas Cowboys (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (8-4) - Packers roll!

New England Patriots (10-2) at Houston Texans (6-6) - Brady and company are slumping with so many key players out with injuries.

New York Giants (5-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-7) - This game is big for both teams, but the Dolphins cannot lose or else they are out of the AFC playoff race.

The Heftyinfo picks for Week Fourteen . . . . .   (Home teams are listed in BOLD; Lock of the Week is listed in BOLD CAPS)

Arizona over Minnesota
Carolina over Atlanta
Washington over Chicago
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Cleveland over San Francisco
Indianapolis over Jacksonville 
KANSAS CITY over San Diego
NY Jets over Tennessee
Philadelphia over Buffalo
St. Louis over Detroit
New Orleans over Tampa Bay
Denver over Oakland
Seattle over Baltimore
Green Bay over Dallas
New England over Houston
NY Giants over Miami

Last Week's Record:  12-4


Lock of the Week Record:  9-4


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