Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Week 14 predictions and bettor’s guide
Jay's Plays

Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Week 14 predictions and bettor’s guide

We here at GNN are 40-15-1 this season, 14-9-1 in teasers.

A 4-2 week overall, 2-1 in teasers leaves the season totals at a 40-15-1 overall, and a constantly improving 14-9-1 in teasers. With Ernesto the Prediction Iguana returning this week, it’s time to close the season with a sizzling hot streak. Here’s this week’s winners before they happen. As always we do 2-team teasers here, so you can move the line six points in either directions. We use the lines from Vegas Insider. HOME TEAM IN CAPS.


Raiders (+9.5) at CHIEFS
Broncos (+7) at TITANS

Has anyone noticed that Andy Reid loses more at home than most Chiefs coaches? Arrowhead is supposed to be the hardest place to win in the NFL, but lately the Chiefs have been pretty good but not great enough. Oakland is in full ascension right now, especially on offense. Meanwhile the Titans aren’t fooling anybody, especially not the Broncos, who can win with my old Aunt Sally at quarterback. Which is exactly what they’ve done when Peyton Manning hasn’t been available.


PATRIOTS (-1) vs. Ravens
Falcons (+1.5) at RAMS

Even without Gronkowski, the Ravens will have to play a perfect game against the Pats to beat them in Foxboro. They won’t. The Falcons' excruciating loss last week will be easily wiped away with the lowly Rams next up. Matty Ice vs. a tattered secondary. Take the Birds and the points.


Cowboys (+3) at GIANTS
LIONS (-2) vs Bears

The Cowboys and the Lions are stirring echoes of days long past. Perhaps they might meet in the playoff, even perhaps the NFC title game. The Giants looked weak against a Pittsburgh team that still isn’t all that solid on defense. Home field advantage can’t protect them from Ezekiel Elliot. While the final three weeks of the season look tough for the Loons, Matthew Stafford will light up the Bears, possibly putting the Loons three games ahead of the Packers with three games to play.


DOLPHINS-cardinals OVER 37.5
BILLS-steelers UNDER 53.5

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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.