Week 13 wrapped up with New England becoming the number one team in the East in a windy battle with the Bills. The playoff race is shaping up as we enter Week 14. Key matchups will take place this weekend to help decide who will extend their season with a playoff run. Here are a preview and betting odds for Week 14 of the NFL season
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings (-3.5, 45)
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 6, 2021
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a big weekend with a win over the Baltimore Ravens and the news that Big Ben will be hanging up his cleats after the season. Minnesota became the talk of the league after losing to a Lions team who finally got in the win column this season. This game will have huge implications on both teams’ playoff chances.
Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Football Team (+5, 49)
4️⃣ had a day
🔴 Recorded his fifth game throwing multiple touchdown passes
🟡 Completed 23-of-30 passes for 196 passing yards
🔴 Passer rating of 101.5
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 6, 2021
The hottest football team in the NFL is the Washington Football team. The Football Team has won their last four games looking to secure a Wild Card Spot. The Cowboys are the leaders of the NFC East, looking to separate themselves further than the rest of the division.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans (-10.5, 43.5)
LIVE Press Conference | 11:45 AM CT: Coach Vrabel https://t.co/dvpBZWS2fM
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) December 6, 2021
The Titans looked like the team to beat in the AFC at one point in the season. The team has been decimated with injuries and looking to stay alive in the AFC South, with the surging Colts looking to make a run. The Jaguars are one of the few teams looking to play spoiler to teams looking for a post-season bid.
Seattle Seahawks @ Houston Texans (+7.5, 43.5)
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 7, 2021
The Seattle Seahawks put a dent in the playoff chances of the 49ers last Sunday with a big way to keep Pete Carroll’s seat a little less warm than it previously had been. The Houston Texans are looking ahead at 2022 as the franchise has been dealing with a dumpster fire with former starting QB Deshaun Watson.
Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs (-8.5, 51)
DOGGONE, that was a good one! 💪 pic.twitter.com/FDHKbwnfb1
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 6, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs look to be heating up at the right time, winners of their last five. The Las Vegas Raiders are trending in the wrong direction in a season with many twists and turns for a team that showed a lot of promise at the beginning of the season.
New Orleans Saints @ New York Jets (+5.5, 44)
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 3, 2021
The post Drew Brees era has not been the way the New Orleans Saints had pictured it. With starting QB Jameis Winston being out for the season, Taysom Hill has now taken the reigns under center, and it has been less than ideal. The Saints have a must-win opportunity in front of them when they take on the Jets.
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers (-2.5, 43.5)
We’ll be back next week… pic.twitter.com/lQHif0ZysE
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 5, 2021
The reunion of the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton started as a loving affair but has quickly turned into a nightmare for the golden son of Carolina. The Falcons have been disappointing this season with former MVP Matt Ryan running for his life, with his best option being ScoreDarrelle Patterson.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns (-1.5, 43.5)
Final from Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/AEnGmvolqx
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 6, 2021
In a thrilling matchup with the Steelers, the Baltimore Ravens were on the receiving end of another heartbreak loss. The Ravens will turn their attention to another division rival in the Cleveland Browns. The two teams met just two weeks ago with the Ravens when a stout defensive matchup.
New York Giants @ Los Angeles Chargers (-10.5, 45.5)
you must be this hype to ride pic.twitter.com/MbB4DAAKVl
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) December 6, 2021
The Los Angeles Chargers are riding high after a dominant performance in Cincinnati that showcased the future of the QB position in the NFL. The Chargers look like a playoff team one week, and then a team looking at a top-five pick in the draft the next. The Chargers will be heavy favorites when the Giants come to town.
Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos (-8, 43.5)
296 yards, 3 TD and a 97.2 passer rating.
Watch highlights from @JaredGoff16's day against the Vikings ⬇️
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 6, 2021
The Detroit Lions were finally the talk of the league after winning their first game of the season over the Vikings at Ford Field. Now the Lions will travel to Denver to meet a Broncos team that wants to prove they deserve to be in the playoff conversation.
San Francisco 49ers @ Cincinnati Bengals (-1.5, 47.5)
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 6, 2021
The 49ers are coming off a tough loss and a huge dent in their playoff chances after failing on the last drive against the Seahawks. The Bengals are another team still searching for their identity in a year that no one expected much from the team. The Bengals are slight favorites in this one.
Buffalo Bills @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5, 52.5)
Football is fun.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 7, 2021
The reigning Super Bowl champions are starting to get into form as the playoffs inch closer and closer. After their blowout win over the Falcons, the Bucs will aim their attention to a Bills team looking to rebound after a tough loss to the Patriots.
Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (-12.5, 45)
Good morning from Green Bay. 🥶 pic.twitter.com/LSpuA05PjK
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 7, 2021
A classic NFC North battle will take place on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers will take on a Bears team that he has mentioned before that he owns. The writing is on the wall that the Bears will be starting a new era next year, and a big loss Sunday could speed up the process.
Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals (-2.5, 52)
"29 yards from Matthew Stafford… It's Cooper Kupp with his 11th touchdown!"
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 7, 2021
The Los Angeles Rams did something last Sunday that they didn’t do the entire month of November, win a game. The Rams cruised past the Jaguars as a looming matchup with the Cardinals awaited on Monday night. The Cardinals took the win in the first matchup, and this might not be the last time these two meet this season.