We’re less than a month away from the start of the NFL playoffs. After monster matchups last week, the NFL Week 14 slate offers several key divisional games and playoff seeding on the line in every contest.
With the last two teams on bye during Week 14, the remainder of the 2023 NFL schedule will feature all 32 franchises each week the rest of the season.
New England continued its pitiful offensive performance this season, losing 6-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers at home. Now the Patriots (2-10) take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) with a chance to play spoiler against the perennial playoff contender.
Pittsburgh enters the contest having lost at home to Arizona, a team that entered the contest with a 2-10 record a week ago. NFL oddsmakers have tagged this game with the lowest over/under total in Week 14, starting as low as 30 points.
The Texans (7-5) enters their Week 14 game having won four of their last five games, including ending the NFL’s second-longest win streak by beating Denver 22-17 last week. The Jets (4-8) are at the other end of the spectrum, having lost five straight contests.
Offensively, New York has scored 45 points in those games, easily the worst mark during that span. Fittingly, oddsmakers have this contest’s over/under total starting at 32.5 points.
A battle for NFC South supremacy ensues Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) take on the division-leading Atlanta Falcons (6-6). Tampa remains one game out despite having won only twice in their last eight games.
Atlanta can ensure itself to remain in front of this weak division by winning their third-straight contest in Week 14. This contest’s over/under total is starting at 39 points.
Depending on this weekend’s results, Detroit can clinch the NFC North division. The start of the Lions (9-3) capturing the NFC North is beating on the last-place Chicago Bears (4-8).
Chicago enters the game fresh off a bye week, which is why the Bears are only three-point underdogs in this contest. Oddsmakers have listed this game’s over/under total at 40 points.
The game between the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4) and Cleveland Browns (7-5) may serve as the back-up QB battle of the week. In Monday’s game, Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence left with an ankle injury, making his status for this game questionable at best.
Cleveland, meanwhile, has an unknown starter after Joe Flacco’s underwhelming debut in Sunday’s 36-19 loss to the Rams. This game’s over/under total reflects that uncertainty, starting at 30.5 points.
The red-hot Indianapolis Colts (7-5) travel to Cincinnati Sunday to face the Jekyll-and-Hyde Bengals (6-6). The Colts have won four straight, the NFL’s longest win streak heading into Week 14.
Cincinnati showed signs of life without QB Joe Burrow, winning 34-31 Monday night over Jacksonville with QB Jake Browning helming the offense. This contest’s over/under total is starting at 39.5 points.
Los Angeles enters their Week 14 contest as winners of three straight, including Sunday’s 36-19 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Rams (6-6) face the Baltimore Ravens (9-3), owners of the best record in the AFC.
The Ravens enter the contest fresh from their bye week. This contest’s over/under total starts at 40.5 points.
Carolina enters their Week 14 matchup owning the worst record in the NFL. The Panthers (1-11) have lost five straight and are under their interim head coach for a second week as they face off against NFC South divisional rival New Orleans Sunday.
The Saints (5-7) are also losers of three straight games, but a win could potentially lead to a three-way tie for first place in the division. This contest’s over/under total starts at 37.5 points.
Two teams still alive for playoff berths meet when the Minnesota Vikings (6-6) face off against the Las Vegas Raiders (5-7). Minnesota could potentially have WR Justin Jefferson return Sunday for the first time in two months, boosting their offense no matter which QB starts for the Vikings.
Las Vegas has lost two straight games after winning their first two games with interim HC Antonio Gibson. The winner of this game will remain among the top eight teams of their respective conference. This contest’s over/under total is set at 37.5 points.
After a closer-than-expected Thursday night showing, the Seattle Seahawks (6-6) return to action Sunday against the NFC South leading San Francisco 49ers (9-3). Seattle hung close with the Cowboys, falling 41-35 to Dallas in Week 13.
The 49ers, meanwhile, beat NFC-leading Philadelphia 42-19 to exact revenge for last season’s playoff loss. These teams met on Thanksgiving with the 49ers winning 31-13. This week’s over/under total is starting at 47.5 points.
Second place in the AFC West is on the line when the Denver Broncos (6-6) face off against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-7). Denver had its five-game winning streak snapped Sunday by the Texans in a 22-17 road defeat.
Los Angeles returns to the field after beating New England 6-0 in Week 13, their first victory in more than a month. This contest’s over/under total starts at 43.5 points.
Fresh off its bye week, the Buffalo Bills (6-6) head west to take on the Kansas City Chiefs (8-4) Sunday afternoon. With a Bills’ loss, the Dolphins could clinch at least a tie for the AFC East division with a win in Week 14.
Kansas City enters this game off a loss, too, as the Chiefs dropped a 27-19 contest last week to the Green Bay Packers. This contest’s over/under total is set at 47 points.
A rematch of last month’s thrilling NFC East battle takes place Sunday during primetime when the Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys (9-3). The Eagles were victorious at home in these teams’ first matchup, pulling out a 28-23 victory on November 5.
The winner of this game will assume first place in the NFC East. Oddsmakers have listed this contest with Week 14’s highest over/under point total, starting the game out at 52.5 points.
A dueling Monday Night Football contest kicks off the finale of Week 14 as the Tennessee Titans (4-8) travel to Miami to face the Dolphins (9-3). Tennessee enters the game having lost to the Colts Sunday in a 31-28 overtime heart-breaking defeat.
Miami, winners of three straight, is the largest favorite for Week 14. This contest’s over/under total is starting at 47 points.
The second MNF contest showcases the suddenly hot Green Bay Packers (6-6) against the New York Giants (4-8). The Packers earned their best win in Week 13, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-19 in a home contest.
The Giants enter the game fresh from their bye week and look to add to their two-game winning streak. The Week 14 finale’s over/under total is starting at 36.5 points.
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