NFL – Gameweek 14 Preview – With division races heating up and playoff seeding being determined, here are my top week 14 predictions.
Eagles at Rams
My game of the week. Top seeded Eagles are coming off a loss against the Seahawks and will be looking to rebound, meanwhile a win for the Rams could put them in striking distance to be the top seed in the NFC. Both teams have explosive offenses, and both teams have aggressive defenses, I expect a highly competitive game. The Rams home crowd hasn’t been to their advantage all year, I expect this week to be different.
Rams to Win – 24 – 20
Goff: 285 YDS, 2 TDS
Gurley: 115 Total YDS, 1 Rushing TD
Skybet Handicap and Total Points – Los Angeles Rams -0.5 and Under 52.5 Total Match Points – 13/8
Vikings at Panthers
This is a potential playoff matchup with the division leading Vikings and the wild card spot for the Panthers. The Panthers are coming off a loss to the Saints and cannot afford another loss in the tight wild card race. The Vikings are comfortable in their division and are in striking distance to be the number 1 seed in the NFC. The Vikings top rated defense will be hard to score on, however I believe the Panthers defense can do a solid job against the Vikings offense. Another close game expected here. At home I have the Panthers winning late.
Panthers to Win – 24 – 17
Newton: 250 YDS, 2 TDS
McCaffery: 85 YDS Total, 1 Rushing TD
Skybet Match Result – Panther to Win – 5/4
Seahawks at Jaguars
Both teams are in dead heat playoff battles to get in, and each team cannot afford to lose. Seattle is coming off a big win against the Eagles. The Jags have been impressive this season, however will be entering unfamiliar territory in the upcoming weeks having to fight for playoff berth. MVP candidate QB Russell Wilson has put the Seahawks on his back the past few weeks. On the road on a cross country trip, I’m taking the experienced Seahawks in this one.
Seahawks to Win – 21 – 14
Wilson: 285 Total YDS, 2 TDS
Graham: 88 YDS, 1 TD
Baldwin: 100 YDS, 1 TD
Skybet Total Points – 35-38 Points – 5/1
Sunday Night: Ravens at Steelers
The historic AFC North rivals meet here with both teams on winning steaks and in the playoffs. The Steelers are ahead in the division and will be looking to keep pace with the Patriots as the number one seed in the AFC. Meanwhile the Ravens have a wild card spot and will be looking to maintain it. Both teams have aggressive defenses, and historically when these two meet it will be a physical game. Expect both teams to look for ball control. At home, that is advantage Pittsburg.
Steelers winning – 21 – 17
Roethlisberger: 250 YDS, 2 TDS
Bell: 125 YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 1 REC TD
Brown: 100 YDS, 1 TD
Skybet Handicap and Total Points – Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5 and Under 45.5 Total Match Points – 5/2
**4 Fold Win Accumulator – Rams, Panthers, Seahawks and Steelers All to Win – 11.35/1 (Skybet)**