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


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Faith the Prediction Cat went 6-2, 2-2 in teasers last week. She won with the Pats, Browns, Panthers, and three over calls. On the down side, I guess the Vikings are an UNDER team, and the Lions looked awful against the surging Ravens. Season totals are a solid 44-14, 17-12 in teasers. In her relief appearance for Ernesto the Iguana, Faith the Prediction Cat is now 13-3, 5-3 on the season.

As always we do two-team teasers here, so we can move the line six points either way. We use the lines from Vegas Insider, HOME TEAM IN CAPS.

POSSIBLE PLAYOFF ROAD DOGS?

Ravens (+13) at STEELERS
Raiders (+10) at CHIEFS



What a mess the AFC West is -- three teams tied at 6-6. 8-8 or even, God forbid, 7-9 could take it. The Chiefs have been fading and flailing, even at Arrowhead where they are normally invincible. While the Raiders may not win outright, take the 9.5, it's a lot for a Chiefs team struggling inconsistently on all sides of the ball. When the Steelers win, they win ugly, especially against a Ravens team that knows them intimately. Both the Ravens and the Raiders are also in full overdrive as they hold their playoff hopes in their own hands.


YOU GO HIGH, I'LL GO LOW

CHARGERS-Redskins OVER 40
BROWNS-Packers UNDER 47

The Browns suck so badly. Meanwhile the Packers are starting to find form under Brett Hundley, but a combined 47 means they need six or seven touchdowns, and the Browns can't do that in a month's worth of games. Meanwhile the Chargers are suddenly the team to watch in the AFC West, playing the best football in the division as we turn to the fourth quarter of the season. The Skins are playing for pride...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

TAKE THE POINTS!

Saints (+5) at FALCONS
RAMS (+5) vs eagles

Eagles fans are reeling right now after their team got exposed by Carolina -- on national TV to boot. The Rams have nothing to lose but their terrible history in the last decade. They're getting 5 at home; take it. Meanwhile the Saints offensive juggernaut is catching the Falcons while Atlanta is treading water. The Falcons may pull it out, but if they do it will be in a squeaker. But if they turn the ball over New Orleans will roll.

BONUS! FOR DEGENERATES ONLY

TEXANS-Niners UNDER 49.5
GIANTS-Cowboys OVER 35.5

The Niners won a 15-14 game last Sunday, and everyone who watched wished they'd shoveled snow instead. If it goes over, it'll be because Houston scored 41. The Jints and Pokes are going nowhere, but it will still be quite the back alley street fight it always is when they lock horns. Too bad it's meaningless.

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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.