By: 3GuysTalkStuff | Dec 17 2016 | 8:35PM (EST)
Week 14 promised to be a good one and delivered! From the Thursday night game between Oakland and Kansas City, to the Sunday Night game between Dallas and New York, and the finale between New England and Baltimore, last week was a network ratings dream for viewership and solid December football! As we head into the last leg of the season we will continue to see the tension build. It’s always fun to see if teams have the mental, physical, and emotional fortitude to not only bring it 100% each week, but to pick up the pieces after the game is over and quickly rebound. With only 3 weeks left to go in the regular season, there are many teams in “do or die” mode. The below is the current playoff picture as it stands today:
This coming week we will have another great slate of games. Although some games appear to be one sided, the point spreads are so large that it makes it just as challenging to pick either team. In fact, this may be the first time all season that 3 games have point spreads 10+ points or more. In other seasons it would be uncommon to not see that in any given week.
Before we kick off another awesome week of football, let’s look back at last week and see how the 3Guys did with our ‘Lock of the Week’ results in parenthesis:
Jeremy: Green Bay (-5.5) at Chicago:
The Packers are peaking at the right time of the season, might be a little too late though depending on how the Lions and a few other teams finish the season. Rodgers will have no mercy on their division rival Bears. Packers desperately need the win and should rack up the style points too. Get your Cheesehead hats on, the Pack from the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field are making the final playoff push!!
Jose: Los Angeles (+16) vs Seattle:
New Coach, same hurting Offense, and a rookie QB who was outscored by the ATL combo that did not include Julio Jones… Those are the headlines that got the points up as much as 16. CRAZY!!! But hey, i’ll take the points and hope that the Rams O-line can hold their own against a healthy Seattle D-line. Seattle LB Bobby Wagner is NFL’s tackling leader and will look to disrupt The Rams offense, while LA’s DL Aaron Donald looks to catch a flustered QB in Russell Wilson.
This won’t be pretty, but i’m counting on the Rams throwing a curve ball at Seattle’s home and make it close.
Zac: New England (-3) at Denver:
This promises to be a good one with plenty of AFC playoff implications. Denver (8-5) is home and looking to rebound over a 13-10 loss last week to Tennessee. Currently Denver occupies the 6th and final playoff spot. New England (11-2) beat a tough Baltimore team 30-23 last week at home. The weather should be cold for this late afternoon/early evening game as the 4th ranked New England offense goes up against a Broncos defense that still ranks #3 in the league, but gave up 180 yards on the ground to the Titans. New England will sneak by with a close win in this game leaving Denver to have to beat Kansas City and Oakland back to back to end the season to have a shot at the playoffs.