Steelers sputter again vs. Patriots in Week 14 game-by-game predictions

  • Steelers lose a close game against Patriots
  • Browns edge the Jaguars
  • Ravens keep on winning

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7) vs Atlanta Falcons (6-6), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Falcons 23, Buccaneers 20

Another year where the NFC South division is a mess. It seems like whichever team can finish with an even record or with a winning record will make the playoffs and win the weak division. Atlanta is playing some good football, but they might be without two impactful defensive stars. Expect the Falcons to get the run game going and to have the passing attack complement that.

LA Rams (6-6) vs Baltimore Ravens (9-3), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Ravens 27, Rams 23

This one might be one of the better games of the week even though it might not seem like it on paper. The Rams are starting to surge and are doing their best to try and stay in the NFC playoff race. LA is coming across the country and playing a tough Ravens team that is coming off a bye week. Expect Baltimore to show some signs of rust, but they should be able to make a couple extra plays and win.

Detroit Lions (9-3) vs Chicago Bears (4-8), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Lions 26, Bears 20

Detroit nearly got upset by the Saints last week, but they found a way to win the game. Expect the Lions to have another scare this week as Justin Fields of the Bears continues to try and prove himself the rest of the season. The Lions are the team to beat in the NFC North division and they should be able to make some noise come playoff time.

Indianapolis Colts (7-5) vs Cincinnati Bengals (6-6), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Colts 22, Bengals 16

One way or another Jake Browning has been able to keep his starts close and given the Bengals a chance to win each week. They were able to beat the Jaguars last week and should be able to compete with the red-hot Colts. This could play a big factor in the outcome of the final spots in the AFC playoff picture when the season comes to a close.