NFL Week 14 Scores, Results, Odds & Lines
A Recap of Week 14 NFL Football including results, scores and odds by Sean Murphy, lead handicapper with The Miller Group of Covers Experts There were blowouts aplenty on Sunday afternoon, with no fewer than nine games decided by at least 14 points. It should come as no surprise that favorites covered at a 10-4 ATS clip, while eight of 14 matchups played over the total.
Panthers at Jaguars (-11, 39)
Final: Jaguars 37, Panthers 6
Did you really think that ‘old man’ Vinny Testaverde would lead the Panthers to back-to-back victories? Carolina was in contention for a brief moment, but the Jags took full control in the second half en route to a comfortable 31-point victory. Fred Taylor carried the bulk of the load, rushing for 132 yards and a touchdown. Even with limited offensive output from the Panthers, this one managed to creep over the posted total.
Cowboys at Lions (+10 ½, 50 ½)
Final: Cowboys 28, Lions 27
We were among those who expected the Lions to roll over and play dead against the Cowboys. Tony Romo orchestrated the game-winning drive, which gave the Cowboys their first and only lead of the game with less than a minute remaining. With the win, Dallas wraps up the NFC East. They’ll return home to face the Eagles next Sunday while the Lions will limp into San Diego.
Dolphins at Bills (-7, 34)
Final: Bills 38, Dolphins 17
Another week, another Dolphins loss. Perhaps they were caught looking ahead to what could possibly be a winnable game against the Ravens next Sunday. Whatever the reason, the Fins just didn’t show up in Buffalo. The Bills improve to 7-6 on the season, and find themselves in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt. They’re 7-2-1 ATS dating back to Week 4.
Giants at Eagles (-3, 42)
Final: Giants 16, Eagles 13
It just seems that the Giants have the Eagles’ number this season. Of course, what team doesn’t? Donovan McNabb looked sharp on the Eagles’ opening drive but struggled the rest of the way in his first game back from injury. Meanwhile, Plaxico Burress turned in his best effort of the season, catching seven passes for 136 yards and a score. This one stayed well below the posted total of 42.
Raiders at Packers (-10 ½, 40 ½)
Final: Packers 38, Raiders 7
The Packers rebounded nicely from last week’s tough loss in Dallas, hammering the Raiders 38-7 at Lambeau Field. Brett Favre threw for 266 yards while Ryan Grant ran for 156 in the victory. The Raiders were foiled in their attempt to post their first three-game winning streak of the season. Oakland heads home to face Indy while Green Bay will travel to St. Louis next week.
Chargers at Titans (+1, 40)
Final: Chargers 23, Titans 17
The Chargers pulled off the comeback performance of the week, rallying from 14 points down late in the fourth quarter and then winning it on an L.T. touchdown run in overtime. The loss strikes a blow to the Titans’ playoff chances in the ultra-competitive AFC. Over backers were left with a disappointing push in a game that featured just 13 points through the first three quarters.
Rams at Bengals (-10, 45)
Final: Bengals 19, Rams 10
Rams backers can thank Fakhir Brown for his pick-6 early in the second half because, in reality, St. Louis had no business covering the number in this one. The Bengals moved the ball at will but could only find the end zone on one occasion. With poor weather conditions and a pair of out-of-rhythm offenses, the final score stayed comfortably under the number. The under is now 9-4 in the Rams’ 13 games this season.
Buccaneers at Texans (+3, 40 ½)
Final: Texans 28, Buccaneers 14
The Bucs had little to play for this week and it showed. Houston looked like the far more desperate team and cruised to a 28-14 home win. Sage Rosenfels was on target all afternoon long and the defense did the rest. Meanwhile, Bucs RB Earnest Graham continues to make his fantasy owners happy. Trust me, I know from experience.
Cardinals at Seahawks (-7, 44 ½)
Final: Seahawks 42, Cardinals 21
We’re willing to say that the Seahawks are playing as well as any team outside of New England right now. They’re a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS over their last five contests and 5-2 ATS at home this season. With the NFC West division wrapped up, now may not be the time to jump on the betting bandwagon however.
Vikings at 49ers (+8, 39)
Final: Vikings 27, 49ers 7
Since losing 34-0 in Green Bay five weeks ago, the Vikings have reeled off four consecutive SU and ATS wins without even having to break a sweat. They continue to climb the NFC ladder, and with games against Chicago, Washington, and Denver remaining their ascension is likely to continue. As for the 49ers, the beat goes on in what has been an absolutely miserable season. They’ve now dropped the cash in seven of their last eight games.
Browns at Jets (+3 ½, 47 ½)
Final: Browns 24, Jets 18
Jamal Lewis sealed the deal with his second touchdown of the game in the final minutes as the Browns won and improved to a staggering 10-3 ATS on the season. Cleveland has yet to drop back-to-back games, either SU or ATS. After recording a 9-0-1 over/under mark over its first 10 games, the club has now played to three consecutive unders.
Chiefs at Broncos (-7, 37 ½)
Final: Broncos 41, Chiefs 7
This just in: the Chiefs are bad. Real bad. After stumbling against Chicago and Oakland over the last two weeks, the Broncos came out sharp on Sunday, scoring all 41 of their points in the first three quarters. Selvin Young returned after missing two games and ran for 156 yards. Denver managed to surpass the posted total all on their own, giving over backers a stress-free payday.
Steelers at Patriots (-10 ½, 49)
Final: Patriots 34, Steelers 13
The Patriots passed one of their few remaining tests, outgunning the Steelers 34-13 on Sunday afternoon. It was a competitive game for a half. Then the Patriots imposed their will and scored 17 unanswered points in the final 30 minutes. Tom Brady came up one yard shy of 400 through the air, further overshadowing the fact that this is a team without any semblance of a ground game.
Colts at Ravens (+9, 41 ½)
Final: Colts 44, Ravens 20
The result was never in doubt as the Colts jumped out to a 23-0 lead in the first quarter and did what the Patriots failed to do, blow out the Ravens in Baltimore. It really shouldn’t come as any surprise given the way the Ravens lost on Monday night. Still, it was an impressive performance by the Colts offense, which got four touchdowns from Peyton Manning. Over backers were able to celebrate a winning ticket after only 24 minutes of action.