Saturday, December 9, 2017
NFL WEEK 14 PICKS FROM THE SPORTS DOCTOR FOR 4SEASONS
Detroit Lions (6-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8)
Even if Matthew Stafford does play, what will be be able to offer? Jameis Winston will lead the Bucs to a home victory. Take the Buccaneers to win.
Chicago Bears (3-9) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-7)
Line: Bengals by 6
The Bears actually aren’t that terrible; seven of their losses have come by eight points or less. Cincinnati will win, but the Bears will keep it close. Take the Bengals to win but not cover.
Indianapolis Colts (3-9) at Buffalo Bills (6-6)
If Tyrod Taylor is good to go, the Bills will have an easy afternoon. If he’s out with the bum knee, the Bills still should win, but not by much. Take the Bills to win
Oakland Raiders (6-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-6)
Line: Chiefs by 4
Look for K.C. to regroup at home after being embarrassed by Geno Smith…if that’s not a wakeup call, I don’t know what is. Take the Chiefs to win and cover.
Minnesota Vikings (10-2) at Carolina Panthers (8-4)
Line: Vikings by 3
The Vikings play their second consecutive road game which is tough. Cam Newton and company should of learned from what the Falcons did wrong last week, and get the home win. Take the Panthers in an upset.
Green Bay Packers (6-6) at Cleveland Browns (0-12)
Line: Packers by 3
This could be the last time we see Brett Hundley at quarterback; Aaron Rodgers should be back next week. Can’t see the Browns getting their first win against a team that still has a shot. Take the Packers to win and cover.
San Francisco 49ers (2-10) at Houston Texans (4-8)
Line: Texans by 3
The 49ers won in Jimmy Garoppolo's first start, but this is a second straight road game against a team that hasn’t been home in three weeks. Lightning won’t strike twice for Jimmy. Take the Texans to win and cover.
Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at New York Giants (2-10)
Line: Cowboys by 4
There’s no doubt Eli Manning will be fired up at home in this one, but with all the turmoil there’s no way the Giants can pull it together against Dallas. Take the Cowboys to win and cover.
Washington Redskins (5-7) at Los Angeles Chargers (6-6)
Line: Chargers by 6
With Washington's backfield being banged up, the Chargers and their sixth-ranked passing defense should have little trouble here. Take the Chargers to win and cover.
New York Jets (5-7) at Denver Broncos (3-9)
Line: Jets by 1
After a Week 2 blowout loss in Oakland, the Jets have played well on the road, while the Broncos haven't played well anywhere. But something tells me they will rebound in front of their faithful. Take the Broncos in an upset.
Tennessee Titans (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (5-7)
Line: Titans by 3
Arizona’s defense is tough, but won’t be able to handle the Texans even at home. Take the Titans to win and cover.
Seattle Seahawks (8-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4)
Line: Jaguars by 2.5
Seattle woke up last week against the Eagles, but Jacksonville can see the Division title within their reach. Take the Jaguars to win and cover.
Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) at Los Angeles Rams (9-3)
Line: Rams by 2.5
After last week’s beat down in Seattle, the Eagles find themselves on the west coast again in another tough stadium to win. Take the Rams to win and cover.
Baltimore Ravens (7-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-2)
Line: Steelers by 5
After that extremely physical game last Monday, Pittsburgh faces a tough challenge at home against another tough team. Expect a low scoring game. Take the Steelers to win but not cover.
New England Patriots (11-2) at Miami Dolphins (6-7)
Line: Patriots by 11
Tom Brady already has passed for four touchdowns against the Fish. Even without Gronk, he’ll have no trouble on a Monday night. Take the Patriots to win and cover.
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