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Week 14 NFL Picks: NFL Enters Final Quarter As Playoff Races Heat Up

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With four games remaining, 21 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff spot. We pick the winners in this weekend's playoff race.

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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: 26 teams remain in (mathematical) contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLIX, and 21 teams are still either in or within one game of a playoff spot.

Not a single team has clinched playoff spot yet, though two teams could do that this weekend: The Colts make the playoffs with a win and if Houston loses in Jacksonville. The Broncos are in if they win - and if five (!) other games play out exactly as the Broncos need it.

In the NFC, only two teams are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention: the Giants and Redskins.

For many of the remaining teams, the season could be over after this week, which makes this another potentially exciting weekend. Our panel this week is unanimous in picking the Cowboys over the Bears and projects the following results for the other NFC playoff contenders:

  • Detroit wins at home against Tampa Bay
  • Philadelphia loses at home to Seattle
  • Arizona loses at home to Kansas City
  • San Francisco wins in Oakland

And without further ado, here are our picks for Week 14, 2014.

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Dave Dawn Gary Jamie Neithan OCC rabble Tom BTB Users Consensus
2014 Record
126-66 122-70 123-69 10-6 121-71 129-63 123-69 124-68 130-62 131-61
2014 Percentage .656 .635 .641 .625 .630 .672 .641 .646 .677 .682
Record Week 13
11-5 11-5 11-5 10-6 11-5 9-7 11-5 10-6 11-5 11-5

DAL (-3.5) @ CHI Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium DAL: 94% Dal_medium
BAL @ MIA (-2.5) Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Bal_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium BAL: 51% Mia_medium
PIT @ CIN (-3) Cin_medium Pit_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium CIN: 73% Cin_medium
IND (-3.5) @ CLE Ind_medium Cle_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium IND: 82% Ind_medium
HOU (-5) @ JAC Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium Hou_medium HOU: 98% Hou_medium
NYG @ TEN (PK)
Ten_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Ten_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Ten_medium NYG: 63% Nyg_medium
CAR @ NO (-9.5) No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium NO: 98% No_medium
TB @ DET (-9.5) Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium DET: 97% Det_medium
STL (-2.5) @ WAS Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium STL: 88% Stl_medium
NYJ @ MIN (-6) Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium Min_medium MIN: 95% Min_medium
BUF @ DEN (-9.5) Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium DEN: 97% Den_medium
KC @ ARI (-1) Ari_medium Kc_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Ari_medium KC: 77% Kc_medium
SF (-8.5) @ OAK Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium SF: 98% Sf_medium
SEA @ PHI (-1) Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Phi_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium SEA: 87% Sea_medium
NE (-3.5) @ SD Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium NE: 80% Ne_medium
ATL @ GB (-12) Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium GB: 99% Gb_medium

Don't forget to submit your picks for the BTB Pick 256 Challenge

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Pick 256 is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week.

You have until kickoff tonight at 8:30 pm ET to submit your picks, but why wait until the last minute? If you haven't yet submitted your picks, now would be a good time. If you don't know which teams to pick, you can alsways use the consensus picks above as orientation. Here's the link to the entry form.

If the link above doesn't work for whatever reason, use the following alternative, which does not autopopulate your BTB user name into the entry form.

Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form

Good luck.

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