Week 14 Information: Decide, Daring Predictions, and Playoffs for All 15 Matchups

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The schedule for week 14 of the NFL is filled with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for every matchup, and the final score.

In addition, ESPN Stats & Information offers statistics for each game and a view of current playoff scenarios. The Football Power Index (FPI) includes a matchup rating (on a scale from 1 to 100) and a game projection. Kyle Soppe from ESPN Fantasy and Dave Bearman from ESPN Chalk are also handing out helpful nuggets. It's all here to prepare you for a full weekend of NFL football.

Let's get to the full week 14, including two battles between NFC teams battling for playoff spots. (The playing times are Sunday unless otherwise stated.)

Jump to a matchup:
KC-MIA | MIN-TB | ARI-NYG
HOU-CHI | DEN-CAR | TEN-JAX
DAL-CIN | IND-LV | NYJ-SEA
WSH-SF | GB-DET | NO-PHI
ATL-LAC | PIT-BUF | BAL-CLE

Thursday: LAR 24, NE 3

1:00 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
76.8 | Spread:: KC -7.5 (50.5)

What to look out for: Miami's Xavien Howard plays like the best cornerback in the NFL with the best eight interceptions in the league. But Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was one of the NFL's most explosive players. He took third place on receiving yards and sat first on touchdowns. As of week 5, the Chiefs have the highest score in the NFL, while the Dolphins have the best defense. It's a classic battle between big and big. – Cameron Wolfe

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Courageous prediction: The Chiefs will intercept Tua Tagovailoa twice on Sunday. The Dolphins quarterback hasn't thrown an interception this season, but the Chiefs are second in the league with 14 interceptions and have faced another young QB, Denver & # 39; s Drew Lock, this season. You intercepted Lock four times in two games. – Adam Teicher

Stat of knowing: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has executed 31 touchdowns with two interceptions this season. The fewest interceptions in a season with at least 30 passing TDs are four that Tom Brady performed in 2010 (36 TDs). Both of Mahomes' picks this season have faced the Raiders.

Playoff / draft image: The Chiefs have already secured a spot in the playoffs and can win AFC West in week 14 with a Raiders win or loss. Plus, they have a 54% chance of reaching number 1 in the AFC per FPI, which could climb to 63% with a win on Sunday. The Dolphins, meanwhile, step into the week with a 41% chance of the playoffs per FPI. That would rise to 69% if Miami wins on Sunday, but it will fall to 32% with a loss.

Injuries: Bosses | Dolphins

What you should know for the imagination: Because of an increase in production? Based on the location of the transmissions, the dolphins returning Myles Gaskins production as rusher are 26.6% below expectations. This is the second worst rate of any qualifier. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Miami has played in seven of its last eight games. It's 18-6 against the Spread (ATS) since its week 5 last season, the top grade in the league at that time. Continue reading.

Teicher's choice: Chiefs 27, Dolphins 17
Wolfe & # 39; s choice: Chiefs 24, dolphins 20
FPI prediction: KC 76.4% (average 9.6 points)

Matchup must be read: Forgotten # 1: Has Chiefs & # 39; Fisher Proven Worthy? … Dolphins & # 39; straightforward, empty packages are the key to unlocking the dynamic Tagovailoa … Kelce was honored twice on Thursday: Nominated Man of the Year and 99 in Madden

1:00 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
62.5 | Spread:: TB -6.5 (52.5)

What to look out for: The Bucs' top-ranked rushing defense is only giving up 74 rushing yards per game and has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher this season, while Minnesota, running back from Dalvin Cook, has the league's second-most rushing yards at 1,250. The Bucs made the Chiefs and Rams one-dimensional, and Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff were still blooming, but this will be a big test for Vikings QB Kirk cousins. – Jenna Laine

Courageous prediction: Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will throw 350 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Bye-bye week of the Bucs will be exactly what the Offense took to get back on track, and as a bonus, Brady's deep-passing attack will look rejuvenated. Against a young Viking second division club, Brady will avoid his first regular season defeat in three games since 2002. – Courtney Cronin

Stat of knowing: Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson has 1,039 receiving yards this season, bringing him up to 1,385 pace. That would be the second most common all-time rookie behind Bill Groman's 1,473 in 1960.

Playoff / draft image: The Buccaneers start the playoffs with a 92% chance, but if Minnesota beats them they see a 73% chance per FPI. The Vikings, meanwhile, are fighting for their playoff lives. You start the week with a 32% chance that could climb to 64% with a profit. They have a 23% chance of making the postseason if they lose and drop to 6-7.

Injuries: Vikings | Buccaneers

What you should know for the imagination: That's not one, not two, but three games in a row with more than 21 fantasy points for cousins. However, it should be noted that all three of these games were at home. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Brady is 46-19 ATS in his career after losing, including 4-0 ATS with Tampa Bay. Continue reading.

Cronin's choice: Buccaneers 31, Vikings 23
Laine's choice: Buccaneers 24, Vikings 21
FPI prediction: TB 76.9% (average 9.8 points)

Matchup must be read: Playoffs? Vikings have to beat good teams, starting with Bucs … Bucs have to recognize an offensive identity in order to reach playoff spot, to reach their full potential … Cousins ​​have "settled" to Vikings on the playoff hunt hold … Buccaneers WR Godwin has pens removed from his finger … How Miller's Pass Rushing Summit saved Barrett's career

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Stephen A. Smith shares why he's not worried about the Buccaneers' recent loss and expects them to make the playoffs.

1:00 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
38.4 | Spread:: ARI -1.5 (45)

What to look out for: The Giants have run at least 132 meters in six of their last seven games. This week they face the league's 22nd attack. How Wayne Gallman & Co. runs back against Arizona's defense will go a long way in determining the final outcome of this competition. – Jordan Raanan

Courageous prediction: Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will have 125 yards and a touchdown, but it won't be enough as the Cardinals will play most of the game from behind. Hopkins hasn't received 100 yards since Week 10, so he's got a big game ahead of him. – Josh Weinfuss

Stat of knowing: The Giants had 15 sales and 10 takeaways in their first eight games. In the past four years they have only made two sales and secured 10 takeaways.

Playoff / draft image: Arizona has a 40% chance of reaching the playoffs per FPI. Win and it will be 51%. Lose and the tickets stick at 21% to make the postseason. The Giants, meanwhile, are going 57% into the week to win the NFC East and they would climb to 77% with a win.

Injuries: Cardinals | Giants

What you should know for the imagination: Cardinal quarterback Kyler Murray's three worst games this season have been consecutive, and yet his 308 fantasy points rank second in all positions. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: The Giants are 8-2 ATS as underdogs this season with seven straight covers. Continue reading.

Weinfuss' choice: Giants 24, Cardinals 17
Raanan's choice: Giants 26, Cardinals 23
FPI prediction: ARI 63.9% (average 4.8 points)

Matchup must be read: Call of Duty Endowment studs represent a connection between Murray and the grandfather he never met … Giants' optimistic QB Jones returns against Cardinals … Cardinals hit a wall in a 1 to 4 dive … Morris make great contributions among the no-name giants … Fitzgerald: One scary part of the coronavirus is the lack of answers

1:00 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
36.8 | Spread:: HOU -1 (45)

What to look out for: The Chicago build is all about Houston's Deshaun Watson, one of two franchise quarterbacks that the Bears bypassed in the 2017 NFL draft in favor of Mitchell Trubisky. The game itself is almost irrelevant. Bear fans will hold onto any Watson litter, just as they did when Patrick Mahomes visited Soldier Field last year. Mahomes embarrassed the bears. – Jeff Dickerson

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Courageous prediction: Watson will throw three touchdowns and take his career to a high level in one season (27). That would also be the second most common in a single season in Texan history. – Sarah Barshop

Stat of knowing: The Bears are 30th in offensive efficiency and yards per game, but the Texans are 30th in defensive efficiency and opposing yards per game.

Playoff / draft image: In week 6, Chicago had a 71.6% chance of making the playoffs. Now? Just 6.6% and a planned No. 12 in the 2021 draft. And while Houston's playoff hopes are less than 0.1%, there is no first-round selection.

Injuries: Texans | Bears

What you should know for the imagination: Per game, Bears running back David Montgomery is since Tarik Cohen's injury to RB7. He's facing the second-friendliest defense against running backs this weekend. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Houston is 3-2 ATS against teams with record losses this season and 1-6 ATS against everyone else. Continue reading.

Barshop & # 39; s selection: Texans 27, Bears 20
Dickerson's choice: Texans 27, Bears 24
FPI prediction: HOU 52.9% (average 1.0 points)

Matchup must be read: For Texans & # 39; Watson, losing is unfamiliar and & # 39; hard to handle & # 39; … can GM Pace and trainer Nagy survive the bear fall? … players under the age of 25 who are vital to the rebuilding of the Texans … Bears & # 39; Smith plays among the league's elite linebackers

1:00 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
35.9 | Spread:: AUTO -4

What to look out for: Can the Panthers keep quarterback Teddy Bridgewater clean against a defense that sits eighth in sacks in the NFL in sacks of 32? Bridgewater could do without some of its top guns, with Christian McCaffrey running back with a quad injury and broad receivers DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel on the NFL's reserve / COVID-19 list when in doubt. He may take more time than normal to give inexperienced players the opportunity to break up. But when Bridgewater is kept clean, the panthers are usually competitive. – David Newton

Courageous prediction: Broncos quarterback Drew Lock has his first free day since Week 2 (when he threw just four passes before being knocked out with a shoulder injury). Lock has been struggling in the sales department since returning from this injury in Week 5 and since throwing 13 interceptions in his seven starts. But he says he got the news and the Panthers defense has only intercepted five passes this season. – Jeff Legwold

Stat of knowing: Lock ranks in the bottom four of all 32 qualified quarterbacks for total QBR (29th), completion percentage (32nd), and TD-to-intercept ratio (30th).

Playoff / draft image: Both teams are 4-8 and in the top 10 projected draft spots. The Panthers are in 8th place per FPI, while the Broncos are in 10th place. Could they get into the top 5 either? The Panthers have an 8.7% chance and Denver is slightly more likely at 10.1%.

Injuries: Broncos | Panther

What you should know for the imagination: Will McCaffrey be back this week? The first consensus picks in fantasy drafts came in three games this season, the last week of which was 9. However, in weeks 1 through 9, it was rated as an RB26 with 90.4 Fantasy points. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Carolina is 0-4 ATS in his last four games as a favorite and his last four as a home favorite. Continue reading.

Legwold's choice: Broncos 23, Panthers 16
Newton's choice: Broncos 24, Panthers 10
FPI prediction: CAR, 65.6% (average 5.4 points)

Matchup must be read: What the Broncos want to see in Lock's next four games … McCaffrey comes full circle to prepare for Broncos … Broncos & # 39; tough guy & # 39; Patrick approaches 1,000 meters … McCaffrey's return for Panthers is meaningful, even if it's final Games aren't … Broncos DC Donatell expects to return to the field on Sunday after battling COVID-19

1:00 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
28.1 | Spread:: TEN -9 (52.5)

What to look out for: Dalvin Cook ran 120 yards against the Jaguars last week, but needed 32 stretches. That's only 3.8 yards per carry. But Tennessee traffic jam Derrick Henry is a different breed of runner and has absolutely enjoyed the Jaguars in the last two late season matchups: 397 yards, six TDs, and 11.0 yards per carry. The jaguars worked all week fighting and defending Henry's vicious stiff arm. Henry could get his farms, but like Cook he will have to work for them. – Mike DiRocco

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Courageous prediction: Titan Receiver A.J. Brown and Corey Davis will each have 100 yard reception games, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill will pass over 300 yards as the Titans offensive has a field day against the Jaguars. – Turron Davenport

Stat of knowing: Jaguars racing back James Robinson only take 42 rushing yards to become the fourth uncovered rookie to win 1,000 in the 1967 Joint Design Era. And he has seven games with 100 scrimmage yards tied to Clark Gaines (1976) for most of an uncovered rookie.

Playoff / draft image: The titans, who according to the FPI already have an 85% chance of the playoffs, could look to 93% with a win on Sunday. The Jaguars are eliminated after losing 11 straight times, but are expected to finish second overall and have a 25.7% chance of jumping the Jets for the top spot.

Injuries: Titans | Jaguars

What you should know for the imagination: Robinson is having a great season but his ceiling is limited. Among the qualifiers, only Frank Gore has less anticipated Fantasy Points per carry based on the position of the Rushes. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: When Tannehill starts regular season games for Tennessee, the overs will be 18-3-1, including 9-2-1 this year. Continue reading.

Davenport's Choice: Titans 35, Jaguars 24
DiRocco's choice: Titans 31, Jaguars 27
FPI prediction: TEN 76.2% (average 9.5 points)

Matchup must be read: Titans & # 39; Davis is playing into a nice second deal … Jaguars QB Minshew says he "asked" to play … Titans put first-round rookie Wilson on the non-soccer disease list. .. Glennon opened the field for Jaguar's offense in the middle

1:00 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
12.4 | Spread:: DAL -3.5 (42.5)

What to look out for: Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton returns to Cincinnati, where he served as a starter for the first nine years of his career. The loser of that game will bolster his position for the number 3 in the 2021 draft and the Bengals have lost four games in a row and are fighting for a goal since QB Joe Burrow sustained a knee injury at the end of the season. – Ben baby

Courageous prediction: The cowboys will have no turnover against the Bengals. While that doesn't seem bold to most teams, it does to the cowboys. They had at least one giveaway in all but two games this season. Dalton has at least one selection in each of his five starts as quarterback, but he won't have any on his return to Cincinnati. Only four teams have fewer takeaways than the Bengals' 12, including the cowboys. – Todd Archer

Stat of knowing: Dallas has allowed 167.8 rushing yards per game this season, the second worst mark in any season in cowboy history (186.8 in 1960). In recent history, it's also the worst NFL team grade since the 2010 Bills (169.6).

Playoff / draft image: After losing to the Ravens, the Cowboys only have a 1% chance of reaching the playoffs per FPI (Cincinnati has already been eliminated). And both teams currently have a 0.1% chance of making the top selection. Realistically, it's all about third place – the cowboys are expected to finish fourth while the Bengals finish third.

Injuries: Cowboys | Bengals

What you should know for the imagination: Bengals recipient Tee Higgins has at least five goals in eleven consecutive games and at least five catches in six of his last seven. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Dallas is 2-9 ATS this season, the worst coverage percentage in the NFL. Continue reading.

Archers selection: Cowboys 23, Bengals 20
Baby's Choice: Cowboys 17, Bengals 12
FPI prediction: CIN 63.5% (average 4.6 points)

Matchup must be read: While other first year programs take root, the cowboys arrow is pointing down … Bengals are showing that they still have much work to do to better protect Burrow in 2021

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Mike Clay claims that Gio Bernard can get back on track against a Cowboys defense who gave the sixth most fantasy points to RBs.

4:05 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
51.0 | Spread:: IND -2.5 (50.5)

What to look out for: The Raiders will try to get their running game going against the No. 7 Rush Defense in the NFL. In weeks 8-10, Las Vegas was an average of 190.7 meters per game on the ground. It's only been 67.0 per game for the past three weeks. If the Colts make the Raiders a one-dimensional passing team, they can make QB Derek Carr awkward in the pocket. So keep an eye out for Las Vegas' right point of attack, where Trent Brown may not appear until his third game this season. "He's the best in the world at what he does," Carr said of Brown. – Paul Gutierrez

Courageous prediction: The Colts are fired at Carr at least three times. Carr has been sacked five times in the last two games by Atlanta and the Jets, teams both sacked in the bottom half of the NFL. The Colts could be the healthiest they've been on the defensive in several weeks if linebacker Bobby Okereke and safety Khari Willis return from their injuries. – Mike Wells

Stat of knowing: Raiders tight end Darren Waller is second among all tight ends at receptions (77) and reception yards (742). He has had a game of 13 receptions for 200 yards and two points. But the Colts have put the fewest yards per attempt (5.0) and the fewest TDs (one tied to the Patriots) close this season.

Playoff / draft image: The Colts start the week with a 61% chance of the playoffs per FPI. Do that 82% with a profit and 43% with a loss. And if they are chased in the AFC, the Raiders have a 49% chance of the playoffs but could be positioned with a 70% chance if they win on Sunday. But you lose and they see a 26% chance.

Injuries: Colts | Raiders

What you should know for the imagination: Indianapolis recipient T.Y. Hilton has more Fantasy Points in the last two games (43.1) than in the last six games. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: The Colts are 7-2 ATS favorites in their last nine games. Continue reading.

Wells' choice: Colts 31, Raiders 25
Gutierrez 'choice: Raiders 27, Colts 23
FPI prediction: LV 52.7% (average 1.0 points)

Matchup must be read: Colts rookie Blankenship is still getting a kick out of Lego sets … Raiders' Waller takes your life, plays day and game after game … Rivers don't let injured toes stop them from making it into the playoffs to come … Ruggs gets redemption with last-second touchdown in Raiders victory

4:05 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup rating:
44.6 | Spread:: SEA -13.5 (47)

What to look out for: As if Jamal Adams facing the team that sent him to Seattle after a messy divorce this summer isn't enough to himself, all-pro-safety can make NFL history. His team-strong 7.5 sacks are half a sack behind Adrian Wilson's NFL record for most in one season, as it became an official statistic in 1982. With as much as the Seahawks blitz Adams and as motivated as he imagines it to be against the Jets, there's a good chance he'll get the record on Sunday. – Brady Henderson

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Courageous prediction: Seahawk's wide receiver DK Metcalf will have a career reception day which means more than 177 yards. The Jets have a new defensive coordinator as Frank Bush temporarily replaces the sacked Gregg Williams, but they have the same old defense. And the Jets just don't have cornerbacks that can physically compete with Metcalf. This could be a historic day. – Rich Cimini

Stat of knowing: A team of 0-12 or below beat a team with a win record once in the Super Bowl era. In 2011 the 0-13 Colts defeated the 7-6 Titans.

Playoff / draft image: The Seahawks (97% chance of the playoffs) have to catch up to win the NFC West. They have a 33% chance per FPI, and even if they win against the Jets, they only have a 35% chance of jumping the Rams in the division. And worse, a loss brings it to 22%. No playoff implications for the Jets, but FPI gives them a 44% chance of losing their remaining games and a 74.1% chance to stick to the # 1 pick – and maybe a chance to move in to Trevor Lawrence the draft of 2021.

Injuries: Jets | Seahawks

What you should know for the imagination: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson averaged 21.2 points per game in nine weeks, but he hasn't even hit that number in any of his last four games. Over this distance he has 14.9 Fantasy Points per game. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: Seattle is the seventh team since 2010 to become a double-digit favorite immediately after losing as a double-digit favorite. Each of the previous six dealt with. Continue reading.

Cimini's choice: Seahawks 31, Jets 13
Henderson's choice: Seahawks 27, Jets 14
FPI prediction: SEA 86.1% (average 14.4 points)

Matchup must be read: Gase was & # 39; surprised & # 39; from Adams & # 39; review … Seahawks & # 39; excited & # 39; over Adam's deal but contract negotiations are waiting … Jets coaches couldn't overcome loss to Raiders … Gordon & # 39; was fucking excited & # 39; to be returning to Seahawks. Winless Jets prepare for Adams, Seattle's chairman of the "bored"

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
55.3 | Spread:: SF-3 (43)

What to look out for: The 49ers suffered a disappointing defeat and their low hopes in the playoffs are on the line as Washington book a big win and pursue the NFC East Crown. Much like the Niners, Washington has invested serious resources in its defensive front and is starting to reap the rewards as it ranks fifth in the. In terms of Pass Rush win rate (an ESPN metric backed by NFL Next Gen Stats) League occupied. San Francisco is now 20th in the pass block win rate and has consistently fought its way from center to right tackle. How well the Niners hold up against Washington's rapidly evolving Front 4 will go a long way in determining a winner. – Nick Wagoner

Courageous prediction: Washington receiver Terry McLaurin will be the sixth opposing receiver to exceed 100 yards against the 49ers this season (three have exceeded 150) and will score once. He was held up to 14 meters by Pittsburgh, partly because the Steelers were very focused on him. But against the 49ers, McLaurin will be a bigger part of the attack. San Francisco ranks 17th in the receivers approved catches and 28th in the touchdowns. – John Keim

Stat of knowing: Washington quarterback Alex Smith averages a league low of 5.16 yards per attempt, the lowest mark of any qualified passer since ESPN's chase began in 2006.

Playoff / draft image: Two teams fighting for playoff hopes clash. The 49ers have a 28.0% chance of reaching the postseason, which would improve to 35.0% with a win. And Washington has the same record as the NFC East-leading Giants, but it only has a 35.2% chance of winning the division per FPI. Both teams are expected to also select in the first half of the first round next April.

Injuries: Washington | 49ers

What you should know for the imagination: Per game, 49ers recipient Brandon Aiyuk has been WR3 since week 8, just behind Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams. See week 14 ranking.

Betting nugget: San Francisco is 1-5 ATS and is at home this season. Continue reading.

Germ choice: Washington 20, 49ers 17
Waggoner's choice: Washington 24, 49ers 23
FPI prediction: SF 66.7% (average 5.8 points)

Matchup must be read: Source: Washington RB Gibson has lawn toes … No blister: 49ers take care of their sanity in a temporary home in Arizona … Washington "on the move" thanks to young defensive targets, Smith … 49ers cling to lean hopes after the Season Blowout Loss for Bills … A Support Team, Root Beer, and Trust: How Washington's Rivera Faced Cancer Without Missing a Game

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Mike Clay explains why J.D. McKissic should play an important role against the 49ers in week 14.

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
51.7 | Spread:: GB-9 (55)

What to look out for: The Lions have been strengthened with the change of coach from Matt Patricia to Darrell Bevell last week. In this week? Only one team can carry this so far, and Green Bay is one of the best teams in the NFL. The Lions' poor defense is still their poor defense, and the roster still has large gaps. These holes could show up on a large scale on Sunday. – Michael Rothstein

Courageous prediction: The packers set two milestones. First, wide receiver Davante Adams will score a touchdown in his eighth straight game to break Don Hutson's nearly 80-year-old team record. Second, quarterback Aaron Rodgers will throw four touchdown passes for the third time in his career to reach 40 in the season. That would be the highest score in NFL history. – Rob Demovsky

Stat of knowing: Rodgers has an NFL high of 18 touchdowns without interceptions this season. That's the highest in a season since his initial pursuit in 2006. His 74% game-action pass completion rate is also number 1 in the NFL, while his 96.8 passes per game is second in these games stand.

Playoff / draft image: The Packers can win NFC North in week 14 with one victory and one loss for the Vikings. But you can also secure a playoff spot with a win and a loss for the Cardinals or Jets. The Packers own the tiebreaker over the Saints sitting at 10: 2, and they kick the week with a 38% chance of being number 1 in the NFC per FPI. A profit brings it to 45%, but a loss tarnishes these hopes to 12%. The Lions are expected to be ranked ninth on the NFL draft and still have a 2.1% chance of advancing to the top 5.

Injuries: Packer | Lions

What you should know for the imagination: Rodgers averages 0.66 Fantasy Points per pass attempt, his highest since 2011. See week 14 rankings.

Betting nugget: Green Bay is 5-1 ATS against teams with record losses this season. Continue reading.

Demovsky's choice: Packer 31, Lions 23
Rothstein's choice: Packer 34, Lions 24
FPI prediction: GB, 77.9% (average 10.2 points)

Matchup must be read: From the best to the best: Rodgers, Adams Power Packers … How attractive is the job of vacant Lions General Manager? … Rodgers first job as Packers QB under Bevell: Find Favre … Within a changed first week for the Lions under interim trainer Bevell

4:25 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup rating:
50.8 | Spread:: NO-7 (44)

What to look out for: Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts' first career start is against the No. 1 defense in the NFL. The Saints allow 289 yards per game (first), 20.1 points per game (fourth), and have collected 36 bags (tied for the third). Veteranensicherheit Malcolm Jenkins wechselte in der Nebensaison von Philly nach New Orleans und kennt die Offensive der Eagles sehr gut, was die Situation für den Rookie QB weiter erschweren könnte. – Tim McManus

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Mutige Vorhersage: Die Heiligen, die Alvin Kamara und Latavius ​​Murray zurücklaufen, werden jeweils mehr als 100 Meter vom Scrimmage entfernt sein. Wir haben gesehen, wie sich die Heiligen vor zwei Wochen in Denver schwer auf ihr Feld gelehnt haben, wo die Broncos ohne Start-QB waren. Ich erwarte einen ähnlichen konservativen Spielplan im Freien bei Philly beim Startdebüt von Hurts, zumal die Heiligen so gut darin sind, den Ball zu spielen. – Mike Triplett

Stat zu wissen: Hurts wird in dieser Saison der 11. verschiedene Startquarterback im NFC East sein, der zweithäufigste einer Division seit der Neuausrichtung im Jahr 2002 (AFC North im Jahr 2015 mit 12). Es ist das erste Mal seit 2004, dass alle vier Teams des NFC East mehrere Start-QBs verwendeten.

Playoff / Entwurfsbild: Die Saints haben bereits einen Playoff-Platz belegt, könnten aber in Woche 14 den NFC South mit einem Sieg oder einer Niederlage der Buccaneers gewinnen. Sie haben laut FPI eine Chance von 57,6%, den ersten Platz in der NFC zu behalten. Die Eagles haben jedoch nur eine Chance von 7,1%, die Nachsaison zu erreichen, die mit ihrer neunten Niederlage an diesem Wochenende 2,9% betragen würde. Philadelphia wird voraussichtlich die sechste Wahl im Entwurf haben und hat eine 41,5% ige Chance, in die Top 5 zu springen.

Verletzungen: Heilige | Adler

Was Sie für die Fantasie wissen sollten: In den letzten vier Wochen gab es 66 Fälle, in denen ein Running Back mindestens 14 Fantasy-Punkte in einem Spiel erzielte, und Eagles, der Miles Sanders zurücklief, hat keinen dieser Fälle berücksichtigt. Siehe Rangliste der 14. Woche.

Wettnugget: Seit Beginn der Saison 2018 ist New Orleans mit 17-5 ATS unterwegs. Weiterlesen.

Tripletts Wahl: Heilige 23, Adler 17
McManus 'Wahl: Heilige 26, Adler 20
FPI-Vorhersage: NEIN 78,6% (durchschnittlich 10,5 Punkte)

Matchup muss gelesen werden: Pünktlich zum Playoff-Lauf der Heiligen kehrt Thomas in Höchstform zurück … Cox, Kelce stehen hinter Wentz of Eagles … Hill ist nicht perfekt, zeigt aber, warum die Heiligen glauben, er könnte Brees folgen … Eagles weichen vom Reid-Drehbuch ab, indem sie Hurts wählen Wentz

16:25 Uhr ET | Fuchs
Matchup-Bewertung:
33,0 | Spread:: ATL -2,5 (49,5)

Worauf Sie achten sollten: Der Quarterback von Chargers, Justin Herbert, muss herausfinden, wie er sich von einem Blowout von New England gegen eine verdächtige Verteidigung in Atlanta erholen kann. Er hat 23 Touchdowns, von denen vier nicht mit Baker Mayfields Rookie-Rekord von 27 im Jahr 2018 übereinstimmen, aber dies wird ein großer Test dafür sein, wie er auf Widrigkeiten reagiert. – Shelley Smith

Mutige Vorhersage: Die Ladegeräte werden ohne Touchdown für ein zweites Spiel in Folge gehalten. Sie werden in der Offensive produktiver sein als im Debakel der letzten Woche, werden aber immer noch nicht die Endzone gegen die Falken finden, die unter Interimstrainer Raheem Morris defensiv verbessert werden. – Adam Teicher

Stat zu wissen: Die Falkenempfänger Calvin Ridley und Julio Jones sind zwei von nur sieben Spielern, die durchschnittlich mehr als 15 Meter pro Empfang mit 50 Fängen pro Jahr erreichen.

Playoff / Entwurfsbild: Die Ladegeräte wurden aus den Playoffs eliminiert, während die Falken eine Chance von 0,1% haben. Also, ja, es ist Zeit, sich dem Entwurf zuzuwenden. Die Ladegeräte sehen sich derzeit die Nummer 5 an, während die Falcons vom FPI auf den siebten Platz projiziert werden.

Verletzungen: Falken | Ladegeräte

Was Sie für die Fantasie wissen sollten: Ladegeräte, die Austin Ekeler zurücklaufen, haben in seinen beiden Spielen 25 Ziele, seit sie wieder in Aktion getreten sind (17 Ziele in dieser Saison zuvor). Siehe Rangliste der 14. Woche.

Wettnugget: Los Angeles hat eine 0: 45-Niederlage. Seit 2015 haben Teams, die 40 Punkte verloren haben, in ihrem nächsten Spiel 0-6-1 ATS. Weiterlesen.

Teichers Wahl: Falcons 26, Ladegeräte 9
Smiths Wahl: Ladegeräte 27, Falcons 20
FPI-Vorhersage: ATL, 57,0% (durchschnittlich 2,4 Punkte)

Matchup muss gelesen werden: Gurley, Falcons führen das Spiel in die falsche Richtung … Henry, Ingram führt die Liste der ausstehenden freien Agenten der Ladegeräte an … Ladegeräte erreichen den Rekord in Rekordhöhe, 45: 0-Niederlage gegen Patriots

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Mike Clay weist darauf hin, wie stark die Verteidigung der Falken gegen den Lauf ist, aber er und Daniel Dopp sind zuversichtlich, dass Austin Ekeler am Sonntag eine starke Fantasy-Leistung zeigen wird.

20:20 Uhr ET | NBC
Matchup-Bewertung:
82,1 | Spread:: BUF -1,5 (48)

Worauf Sie achten sollten: In den letzten vier Wochen haben die Bills die zweitbeste Straftat in der NFL, gemessen an den Yards pro Spiel. But the Steelers have allowed the third-fewest passing yards per game in that span. Considering Buffalo's struggles to run the ball effectively this season, it's critical that the Bills either figure out a way to solve Pittsburgh's pass defense or get their run game going. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Bold prediction: James Washington will lead Pittsburgh receivers in targets. The Steelers had a whopping seven drops in the loss to Washington, and coach Mike Tomlin said afterward that receivers who can't catch the ball will be replaced by those who can. Though explosive, Diontae Johnson has struggled the most with drops, recording three last week, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has openly campaigned to get Washington on the field more often. Washington is known for making combat catches and explosive plays, two things that will be needed against a tough Bills team. — Brooke Pryor

Stat to know: The Bills' offense leads the league in both third- (49.3%) and fourth-down conversion rate (83.3%) this season. And that third-down rate is the highest by any team since the 2011 Saints (56.7%).

Playoff/draft picture: A lot going on here. First, the Steelers can clinch a playoff berth with a win or a loss from either the Dolphins, Raiders or Titans. They can clinch the AFC North with a win and a Browns loss. The Bills can also clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses from each of these three teams: the Ravens, Raiders and Dolphins. The Bills have a 90.8% chance to win the AFC East division, according to FPI, something they haven't done since 1995.

Injuries: Steelers | Rechnungen

What to know for fantasy: Yes, Johnson may lead the league in drops this season, but the consistent work has him as WR4 in total points over the past month. See Week 14 rankings.

Betting nugget: Pittsburgh is 8-4 ATS this season, the second-best mark in the NFL. Weiterlesen.

Pryor's pick: Bills 27, Steelers 24
Louis-Jacques' pick: Bills 24, Steelers 17
FPI prediction: PIT, 56.8% (by an average of 2.3 points)

Matchup must-reads: Steelers RB Conner activated off reserve/COVID-19 list … Allen's big game shows growth, fills Bills with confidence

Montag, 20.15 Uhr ET | ESPN
Matchup rating:
68.1 | Spread:: BAL -2.5 (47.5)

What to watch for: Two of this game's biggest stars — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett — continue to work their way back after testing positive for the coronavirus. Both players, who performed well in their returns this past week, will be instrumental as Baltimore and Cleveland make their playoff pushes. — Jake Trotter

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Bold prediction: The Ravens will be held to a season low in points. Jackson and the Baltimore offense is coming off a game in which they scored 34 points and ran for 294 yards. But that came against a struggling Cowboys defense, whereas the Browns have held teams to 18.8 points at home this season, the fourth fewest in the NFL. — Jamison Hensley

Stat to know: The Browns have a minus-15 point differential this season, the worst by any team with at least nine wins through 12 games in NFL history, via Elias Sports Bureau data.

Playoff/draft picture: The Ravens are on the outside looking in, sitting at a 68% chance to make the playoffs, according to FPI. But that would go up to 84% with a win or drop to 37% with a loss. The Browns, meanwhile, have a 86.2% chance to make the playoffs at this point.

Injuries: Ravens | Browns

What to know for fantasy: Jackson was QB6 in Week 13, matching his best finish since opening the season with a QB4 performance in Week 1. See Week 14 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cleveland is 0-4 ATS against AFC North opponents this season. Weiterlesen.

Hensley's pick: Browns 23, Ravens 13
Trotter's pick: Browns 30, Ravens 28
FPI prediction: BAL, 65.9% (by an average of 5.5 points)

Matchup must-reads: Who drove Bryant's comeback with Ravens? His daughter … With Mayfield playing the best ball of his career, Browns could be a force come playoff time … Jackson stars in return, keeps Ravens in AFC hunt