Monday, 8 December 2014

NFL Regular Season: Week 14 (SU, v SPR & PROPS picks)


2014-15 NFL REGULAR SEASON: WEEK 14
TEAMS
GAME PICK (SU)
GAME PICK (vSPR)
DAL v CHI
DAL
DAL (-3.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A tight-knit affair unravels in the final quarter when Cowboys RB Murray blazes a trail to the end zone for seven and Da Bears fail to produce a drive that crosses their own 50-yd hash mark for the remainder of the contest.


PIT v CIN
PIT
PIT (-3.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A late game drive, spearheaded by ever-rising PIT RB Bell, leads Steeltown deep into the Jungle Cats territory, setting up K Suisham for the makeable boot in a thrilling conclusion to a hard-fought divisional battle.

IND v CLE
IND
IND (-4.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
Despite some spirited competition early in this matchup, the end result is, nevertheless, as anticipated: CLE drops a must-win game while the Colts wipe the Browns from their horseshoes.

TB v DET
DET
DET (-10.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Lions maul the visiting Bucs in the Motor City this weekend, winning by a convincing 2 TD-margin courtesy the aerial attack.

HOU v JAX
HOU
JAX (+6.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Jags, in an effort to excite their ever-saddened home fan base (can anyone blame them after so many years of ineptitude?), push back hard at visiting division rival HOU this weekend in the Sunshine State. Holding a FG lead late in this ball game, the JAX faithful can almost taste the win – that is until Texans RB Foster runs in a TD with two minutes left to play all but sealing the road win for the travelers.

BAL v MIA
MIA
MIA (-2.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The ‘Fins make short work of the traveling Black birds this weekend in South Beach, winning in a convincing manner courtesy some creative offense but due in most part to an utterly lockdown home defensive front.

NYJ v MIN
MIN
MIN (-6.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The inability of the J-E-T-S to move the ball through the air in this one, especially vs a shutdown Vikings home pass defence, stamps NY’s card as an official contender for the #1 pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.

CAR v NO
NO
CAR (+10.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
The Saints, in a bid to secure a lead in the NFC South (and finish the season in the +wins column), lay a TD+FGM win on division rival CAR at the Superdome this weekend in spite of the Panthers displaying some unexpected teeth throughout this contest.

NYG v TEN
TEN
TEN (+2.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In a squeaker of a finale, rookie TEN QB Mettenberger finds dependable target TE Walker in the end zone for a final minute TD and a crowd-pleasing finish to an otherwise ugly football game.

STL v WAS
WAS
WAS (+3.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In a closely contested matchup, WAS wins this showdown by the ‘Skins of their teeth in OT courtesy a final seconds, tie-game breaking FGM by K Forbath.

KC v ARI
KC
KC (+1.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In the best defensive square off of the weekend, KC narrowly escapes University of Phoenix stadium this Sunday with a much needed win thanks in large to the endless check down passing of their dink & dunk QB Smith and some timely run gains via perennial Pro Bowl RB Charles.

BUF v DEN
DEN
BUF (+10.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
A bevy of FGMs by Broncos K McManus ensures the home win for Peyton Manning & Co. this weekend at Mile High after a lockdown Bills defence frustrates an otherwise dominant DEN offence that has been lights out this season when playing in Colorado.

SF v OAK
SF
OAK (+9.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In the Battle of the Bay, the winner of this contest is obvious from the outset. However, the path to victory lane is left littered with injured players from both sides in this contest, leaving the 49ers worse for wear for their much needed run at the NFC West championship/Wild Card bid in the coming weeks.

SEA v PHI
PHI
PHI (-1.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In the most exhilarating matchup of the weekend, the Eagles pull off a late game, hardnosed home victory over a stout SEA squad via the consistent kicking leg of rookie K Parkey.

NE v SD
SD
SD (+4.0)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In the upset special of the weekend, the Superchargers display just how super they are with a flooring, final seconds FGM victory over a Pats team that, though determined to accrue themselves a win after a deflating road loss last weekend in GBay, is simply outmatched against a similarly structured squad to-their-own in SD.

ATL v GB
GB
GB (-13.5)
“THE LAST PLAY”
In what is easily the most predictable game of Week 14, the Packers make short work of a simply inferior traveling ATL squad this MNF at Lambeau field.

PROPS PICKS
DAL v CHI
PLAY AWAY: CUTLER OV 267.5, JEFFERY OV 72.5, FUMBLES OV 1.5, RUSH UN 26.5
STAY AWAY: PTR UN 17.5

NE v SD
PLAY AWAY: BRADY UN 290.5, RIVERS OV 276.5, FUMBLES UN 1.5, FGM OV 45.5
STAY AWAY: PTR UN 17.5

ATL v GB
PLAY AWAY: RYAN UN 282.5, JONES UN 94.5, PASS OV 49.5, PTR OV 17.5
STAY AWAY: LACY UN 84.5

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