That chill in the air isn’t just England feeling frosty after getting booted out of the World Cup by France, it’s time for our Week 14 Picks Podcast!
Yes, jolly olde England isn’t feeling so flush, after getting booted from the Cup despite outplaying the French, but at least we can go back to focusing on the NFL again.
Wade & Ryan are back with their full game slate of picks on a short week in the league.
Make sure that you listen to the whole podcast right here!
Among some of the games that the guys discuss this week includes:
Vikings (10-2) vs -2 Lions (5-7) +51
How insulting is it for the league leading Minnesota squad to be two point dogs to the Lions in a divisional match-up?
The Vikings can’t get ‘no respect’, whereas the Lions continue to Hard Knock recent opponents, not to mention the Week 3 matchup between these two where Detroit almost took the contest.
The Vikings will be playing angry heading into Michigan, with Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook looking to bust open some seams in the easy to score against Lions D.
They can score a lot of points…but also get scored on just as easily.
Detroit has finally started to find its form, with 5 wins that put them second in their division.
Sure, Jared Goff isn’t the best piece leading the squad, but on the back of their D and speeding running game, the Lions can make any game fun.
Ryan isn’t liking the disrespect that the Vikings are being given here, and pips them to be able to beat the Lions in an away dome victory.
Wade is on the Lions hype, looking back at the Week 3 matchup where the Lions were feasting on the Vikes until some key injuries changed the trajectory of the game.
Ryan- Vikings 30 Lions 26
Wade- Lions 31 Vikings 27
Jets (7-5) vs -10 Bills (9-3) +43
It’s a New York throw down, as the Bills host their divisional rival Jets in a snowy Sunday showdown.
The Jets had the Bills number in week 9, but can the plucky Jets do it again as 10 point underdogs?
The Jets have thrived under Saleh, and have tapped into a deep squad of runners and receivers to keep spreading the love around. If not for the drama at QB, the Jets might have had a few more wins this season to make this division even tighter.
The Bills continue to throttle opponents, but those 3 losses demonstrate that the Bills don’t have all the tools to dominate..yet.
The Bills will be using the snow and cold to their advantage as they look to put a knock out blow on New York.
Ryan likes his Bills to take the W in this one, although he doesn’t trust that spread given how tightly these two teams play.
Wade also likes the Bills, but has been burned by too many big spreads this year to go for this one.
Ryan- Bills 27 Jets 21
Wade- Bills 26 Jets 18
Browns (5-7) vs -5.5 Bengals (8-4) +46.5
The battle for Ohio is always an ugly, fraternal affair that has most bettors avoiding it due to the slugfest of emotional play.
Oh yeah, and Deshaun Watson is back.
The Browns were able to get the W last week against the Texans, even though Watson looked so washed up that he should be hanging on a laundry line to dry out.
Maybe the only way to go for Watson is up?
Cincy has finally started to revive themselves after a tenuous start to the season.
The O Line has finally started to shore itself up, giving Burrow more pocket time.
The D is also healthy enough to cause problems, as demonstrated against Mahomes last week.
Of course, Joe Burrow has lost 4 games to the Browns-so there’s that too.
Ryan thinks that the Bengals will be too much for the stinky Browns, and that Burrow will have a big time connecting with his receivers.
Wade likes the Bengals to win, but doesn’t trust the previous matches enough to go for Cincy for the spread cover.
Ryan- Bengals 27 Browns 20
Wade- Bengals 28 Browns 24
That’s it for this week’s NFL picks for Week 14!
Make sure you listen to the whole podcast to get the feels for it.
Share it with your friends as a special holiday treat!