We’re in the homestretch of the NFL season as we enter Week 14, and this is make it or break it time for a number of teams who are on the bubble of making it into the playoffs. There are a number of exciting matchups this weekend, and here are the games that we’re looking forward to watching:
Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings – Thursday 12/9, 8:20 pm ET
This should be a good one, as it’s a playoff game for both of these teams. Pittsburgh is coming off of a win last week against the Ravens, but it’s tough to play on the road in a short week. Meanwhile, the Vikings were the laughing stock of the league after losing to the Lions on Sunday. Neither team has been performing at their best, so it should be interesting to see how this one plays out.
Oddsmakers seem to be divided on this one, but Betway has the Steelers at +140 to win this week. Personally, I’d love to see Big Ben rise to the occasion and end his career on a high note, but with his performance so hot and cold, it’s anyone’s guess.
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team – Sunday 12/12, 1:00 pm ET
Dallas and Washington face off in an NFC East showdown, as these two divisional rivals battle it out for a chance to advance to the post season. If you told me a few months ago that it was going to be this close, I would have laughed at you, as Washington was 2-6 after eight weeks of play. But they’ve come back in a big way, currently on a four-game winning streak.
Betway has Washington at +170 to win this week, but if there’s one thing Dak Prescott has shown, it’s that he got Washington’s number, with a 7-1 record against them, and winning those seven games by an average of 13.7 points. Regardless of the outcome, it should be a great game!
Baltimore Ravens at Clevland Browns – Sunday 12/12, 1:00 pm ET
The Cleveland Browns face off against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at home, and the Browns are looking for redemption after losing to the Ravens just two weeks prior in Week 12, with Baltimore slugging it out to take home the win 16-10. If it feels like deja vu, you’re not wrong – The NFL scheduled these two teams to play twice within three weeks, which is super bizarre if you ask me.
That said, the Browns are coming off their bye week, so they have had an extra week to prepare for this re-match .. and for Baker Mayfield to get some much needed rest, as he’s pretty banged up right now. Meanwhile, the Ravens are licking their wounds after getting beaten up by the Steelers last week. Betway has the Ravens at +120 to win this weekbut I’m expecting an upset by the Browns on their home turf.
Rounding out the schedule for me will be Buffalo at Tampa Bay (Sunday, 4:25 pm ET), and then Chicago at Green Bay (Sunday, 8:20 pm ET) later that night. Needless to say, if you need me this Sunday, I’ll be parked on my couch all day long. 🙂