The pecking order in the AFC may have been set last week as the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos extended their winning streaks in impressive fashion while the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans both showed signs of weakness in losses. Out in the NFC, all eyes are on the Washington Redskins this week to see if Robert Griffin III is able to return from his knee injury. Here’s a look at two of our top picks for Week 14.
Green Bay Packers -3.0 at Chicago at 5Dimes
Both recent form and recent history between these two teams point to a Green Bay victory. Green Bay is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS over its last eight games and looking sharp on both sides of the ball while Chicago is 1-4 SU and ATS over its last five games and looking shaky on offense.
Green Bay is 4-0 SU and ATS over its last four games against the Chicago Bears and 8-2 SU and ATS over its last 10 against the Bears. The Packers easily dispatched of the Bears 23-10 when the two teams met in Green Bay back in Week 2.
Green Bay can clinch the NFC North with a win this week. Chicago will certainly put up a fight, but without Brian Urlacher on defense the Bears won’t have enough to upset the Packers.
Seattle -5.5 at Buffalo at Pinnacle
Buffalo is just 1-3 SU and 1-2-1 ATS in four games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, and things don’t figure to get much better this week hosting the Seattle Seahawks.
While it is true that the Seahawks are a weak road team at 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS, they are coming off a big win in their last road game when they beat the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Seattle just matches up extremely well against Buffalo; Buffalo’s 28th-ranked rushing defense won’t have an answer for Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks’ powerful running game, and suspensions to starting cornerbacks shouldn’t hurt against one of the league’s worst passing offenses.
Buffalo is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS against teams with winning records this season. The Bills have shown that they can’t hang with quality teams, and Seattle certainly is one.
Other lines available this week (all at Bet365) include Cincinnati -3.5 at Philadelphia, NY Giants +1.5 at Atlanta, Tampa Bay +3.5 at New Orleans, Minnesota +3 at St. Louis, Jacksonville +7 at Miami, Denver -3 at Baltimore, Indianapolis +8 at Houston, Carolina +3 at San Diego, Detroit -6 at Arizona, Pittsburgh -1.5 at Dallas, Kansas City +3 at Oakland, San Francisco +5.5 at New England, and NY Jets +1.5 at Tennessee.