NFL Picks Week 14 - Page 3
Packers 6½ at LIONS
Bobby-Big-Fingers is rushing off to an opera at the Met, but takes some time to inform us: “Detroit is thinking of starting one of the hot dog vendors at QB this week. Just kidding. But they is hurtin’ for certain in that department. Drew Stanton will start for the second week in a row and will face the number one ranked pass defense in the NFL. In October, the Pack won 28-26, but don’t expect that this time. Meanwhile, Rodgers should pass, pass, pass. The Lions hasn’t had an interception in the last 5 games.” Key stat - Versus the Lions over the last several years, the Pack is 10-0 straight up, and 2-0 against the spread in Detroit since 2008. Taking the Packers to cover.
Falcons 7 at PANTHERS
Vinnie the Mooch says, “Big mismatch here - the Falcons has won 6 in a row, and Carolina has lost 6 in a row. The Panthers is 1-11 on the season. QB Jimmy Clausen is 0-6 and ranked last in the league. Meanwhile, in his last 3 games versus the Panthers, Michael Turner has scored 5 TDs and averaged 111 yards rushing. Key stat - the Panthers have averaged under 10 points per game at home. Taking the Falcons to cover.
Bucs 2 at REDSKINS
Frankie Nuts gives us the scoop: “Bad boy Haynesworth is out for the Skins. The Bucs come in off 2 losses, including a tough squeaker to the Falcons last week, 28-24. The Skins has lost 3 in a row at home. Their defense gives up 397 yards a game and is last in the league. Look for the Bucs’ Blount to take advantage.” Key stat - The Bucs are 6-0 against the spread in away games. Taking the Bucs to cover.
At JETS 5½ Dolphins
Sallie Boy says, “The Jets need to bounce back off that beating they took from the Pats. Look for a stepped-up effort. They beat the fish, 31-23, earlier in the season in Miami, racking up over 400 yards. Sanchez threw 3 TDs in that one.” Key stat - The Jets are 14-3 after playing on Monday Night Football. Taking the Jets to cover.