Last week, our own Harv Aronson posted an 11-5 record—bringing his overall record to 115-77.
In Week 13, I nailed 11 out of the 16 games played. But more than that—the action on the field was wild. There were major injuries and even a few players receiving suspensions. Now we have just four weeks to go before the Super Bowl tournament begins. Then, I’ll be making my postseason picks.
But now, it’s time for Week 14 games.
New Orleans at Atlanta: This could be it for the Atlanta Falcons. Lose and they may be costing themselves a shot at the postseason. That means we would see a new NFC champion in 2017.
Meanwhile, the Saints have been a surprise to many this season. That said, I do believe they have the better team this year.
Final: Saints 27, Falcons 24
Indianapolis at Buffalo: The Bills are so unpredictable. The Colts, however, are not.
Final: Bills 28, Colts 13
Chicago at Cincinnati: The Bengals will still be thinking about what took place last Monday night when this game kicks off. However, the Bears have so many question marks.
Cincinnati does not dare lose a second straight home game.
Final: Bengals 35, Bears 12
Green Bay at Cleveland: Will the Browns win one this season and avoid joining the Detroit Lions as the only team in history to lose all 16 games? At this point, no team wants to be the squad that says they gave Cleveland their only victory of 2017.
Final: Packers 33, Browns 24
Oakland at Kansas City: Just as I had predicted, the Eagles were due to lose a game. Now the Chiefs are due to get off this snide. However, right now this is a team in disarray. They’ve forgotten how to win and I believe the Raiders will want this one more.
Either way, this could be the AFC Game of the Week if KC can figure out how to play football again.
Final: Raiders 27, Chiefs 21
Dallas at New York Giants: I heard Sports Illustrated’s Peter King say on the radio the other day had the Giants not fired Head Coach Ben McAdoo, fans at Giants Stadium would have been booing their team ridiculously.
In the meantime, the interim coach is Steve Spagnuolo. Plus, Eli Manning has his job back. Will that lift the team to victory?
Final: Giants 31, Cowboys 23
Detroit at Tampa Bay: Two teams that simply lost their way in 2017 will be playing for pride.
Final: Bucs 33, Lions 31
Minnesota at Carolina: The Panthers have to look at this as a MUST win. The Vikings want to keep up the winning to get that top seed in the NFC.
Final: Panthers 20, Vikings 17
San Francisco at Houston: Jimmy Garoppolo, Chapter 2. The Niners would love to finish strong.
Meanwhile, the Texans do not want to disappoint their fans.
Final: 49ers 24, Texans 17
New York Jets at Denver: One team with arrows pointing up and a home team that is a mess.
Final: Jets 34, Broncos 24
Tennessee at Arizona: The Titans should look at what took place a few weeks ago with the Jaguars when they went west to Arizona. Jacksonville is hoping Tennessee suffers the same fate.
Final: Cardinals 29, Titans 20
Washington at Los Angeles Chargers: The ‘Bolts see the division title within grasp.
The Redskins are always dangerous but I heard on the radio this week that players on Washington’s roster do not like playing with Kirk Cousins. That’s never a good thing.
Final: Chargers 32, Redskins 23
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams: ABSOLUTELY the NFC Game of the Week. This could easily also be a preview for the NFC title game come January.
Final: Rams 27, Eagles 24
Seattle at Jacksonville: Danger…danger…danger… That’s how Jacksonville should see this game. Why? Because the Seahawks are coming in as a very serious threat to make a Super Bowl run.
This is the game we truly find out what the Jaguars are all about.
Final: Seahawks 17, Jaguars 10
Baltimore at Pittsburgh: For the fourth straight week, the Steelers are on national television. And, they are 3-0 going for a fourth straight after disposing of the Titans on Thursday, the Packers on Sunday and the Bengals last Monday. Now they have another Sunday night showdown.
Baltimore badly needs this win for a wild card spot. Meanwhile, JuJu Smith-Schuster will be sidelined with a one-game suspension after putting on a magnificent block—albeit deemed illegal—on Vontaze Burfict.
Final: Steelers 31, Ravens 14
New England at Miami: The Pats are without Rob Gronkowski, of course. But in facing a much inferior Dolphins team, that should not matter.
Steelers’ fans would love a Miami upset, but that’s unlikely.
Final: Patriots 37, Dolphins 12
For more from Harv Aronson, be sure to check out his website here.