clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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

New, comments

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

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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. Only the Carolina Panthers have clinched a playoff spot so far, though four more teams could do that this weekend: The Bengals, Patriots, Broncos, and Cardinals can either clinch their divisions or clinch a playoff spot this weekend, depending on how some of the other games play out.

In the NFC, not a single team has been eliminated from playoff contention yet, and in the AFC, only the 2-8 Browns have been eliminated so far.

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 favors the Cowboys over the Packers and projects the following results for the other NFC East teams, all of which remain in contention for the division title at this point:

  • Philadelphia loses at home to Buffalo
  • Washington loses in Chicago
  • New York wins in Miami

And without further ado, here are our picks for Week 14, 2015.

Danny_medium Dawn Jim_medium Michael_medium Captain_medium Emmittintro_medium Dr_fate_medium BTB Logo

Dave Danny Dawn Jim Michael OCC rabble Tom Consensus
Season Record
114-78 110-82 111-81 107-85 110-82 120-72 120-72 116-76 118-74
Season Percentage 59.4% 57.3% 57.8% 55.7% 57.3% 62.5% 62.5% 60.4% 61.5%
Week 13 Record
13-3 11-5 14-2 11-5 10-6 13-3 13-3 11-5 13-3

MIN @ ARI (-7.5) Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium Ari_medium
PIT @ CIN (-3) Cin_medium Pit_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Pit_medium Cin_medium Cin_medium Pit_medium Cin_medium
BUF (-1) @ PHI Phi_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Phi_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium
ATL @ CAR (-7.5) Car_medium Atl_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium
SF @ CLE (-1.5) Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Cle_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium
WAS @ CHI (-3) Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium Was_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium Chi_medium
DET @ STL (PK) Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium
SD @ KC (-10) Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium
NO @ TB (-3.5) Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium Tb_medium
IND @ JAC (-1) Ind_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Ind_medium Ind_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium
TEN @ NYJ (-7) Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium Nyj_medium
NE (-3) @ HOU Ne_medium Ne_medium Hou_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium
OAK @ DEN (-7.5) Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium
DAL @ GB (-7) Dal_medium Gb_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Gb_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium
SEA (-9) @ BAL Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium
NYG (-1.5) @ MIA Nyg_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium Nyg_medium

Star_medium

You think you have a better feel for how the Week 14 games will turn out?

Then go a head and show us by submitting your picks for Week 14. Here's the link to the entry form for our weekly Pick 256 Challenge.

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

Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form

If you've never - or only infrequently - taken part in the challenge, don't worry. Show us that you can beat the writers' consensus picks above and I promise that on Tuesday next week, I'll feature every single name that beat the writer consensus in a summary post with the Week 14 results.

So go ahead and submit your Week 14 picks now. It's easy, it's fun, and you still have until 8:30 pm EST tonight to submit your picks.