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Week 14 NFL Picks: NFL Enters Final Quarter With Playoff Races Heating Up

With four games remaining, 20 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff spot. We pick the winners in this weekend's playoff race.

Ronald Martinez

It’s Week 14 of the NFL season and only four games remain to decide who advances to the playoffs. Who makes "the tournament" is anybody's guess: 29 teams remain in (mathematical) contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, though only 20 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff spot.

It's going to be a long weekend for Cowboys fans, as the Cowboys are playing the Bears on Monday night football this week. The Cowboys enter Week 14 tied for first place in the NFC East with Philadelphia. Dallas has won two in a row, and five of its last seven.

"We just need to keep winning games," says Tony Romo. "Our football team continues to try and improve each week and I think we’re playing some of our best football right now."

The Bears sit a game out of first place in the NFC North with a 6-6 record and are worried their playoff hopes may be slipping away after dropping their last two games. The Bears are 3-4 over their last seven games.

Mike Fisher wrote the other day that the Cowboys' magic number is four: Any combination of Cowboys wins and Eagles losses that adds up to four means the Cowboys make the playoffs. And this week could be a good start towards that magic number. Our panel, completely objective about its glorious subjectivity in all things Cowboys-related, is unanimous in picking the Cowboys over the Bears. And just like last week, the majority likes whoever is playing the Eagles.

Here are our complete Week 14 picks:

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Coty Dave Dawn Joey KD OCC rabble Tom Consensus
Season Record 104-88 123-69 117-75 113-79 108-84 120-72 123-69 112-80 116-76
Percentage .542 .641 .609 .589 .563 .625 .641 .583 .604
Last Week
8-8 11-5 8-8 10-6 13-3 10-6 11-5 8-8 10-6

HOU (-3) @ JAC Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium
IND @ CIN (-5.5) Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Ind_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium
CLE @ NE (-11.5) Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium
OAK @ NYJ (-3) Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium Oak_medium
KC (-3.5) @ WAS Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium
MIN @ BAL (-7) Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium
ATL @ GB Gb_medium Atl_medium Atl_medium Gb_medium Atl_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Atl_medium Gb_medium
BUF @ TB (-2.5) Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium
MIA @ PIT (-3) Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium
DET @ PHI (-3) Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Phi_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium
TEN @ DEN (-12) Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium
STL @ ARI (-6.5) Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium
SEA @ SF (-2.5) Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sf_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium
NYG @ SD (-3) Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Nyg_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium Sd_medium
CAR @ NO (-3.5) No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium Car_medium No_medium No_medium Car_medium No_medium
DAL @ CHI Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium

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