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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Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4) vs Cleveland Browns (7-5), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Browns 18, Jaguars 17

Trevor Lawrence will be out of this game with an ankle injury so Jacksonville will rely on their backup quarterback to pick up the pace. Cleveland lost to the Rams last week and their defense got exposed against a well-coached Rams team. Joe Flacco played a decent game last week and should be able to take advantage of the Jaguar's defense for some chunk plays.

Carolina Panthers (1-11) vs New Orleans Saints (5-7), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Saints 20, Panthers 17

Nothing is going to come easy for the Saints this season, and that will be even more true with Jameis Winston getting the start. The good news is that this contest will be hosted in New Orleans. Carolina is a mess and they are badly coached and have little talent. Expect Winston to sling the ball around this game and sneak out a win at home.

Houston Texans (7-5) vs New York Jets (4-8), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Texans 23, Jets 19

Zach Wilson is back as the Jets starter for this week, and he should be able to have a solid game against a questionable Houston secondary. C.J. Stroud is lighting the NFL world on fire right now and just winning football games. He is the spark that the Texans have been missing. Houston is the better team and will be playing for more on Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings (6-6) vs Las Vegas Raiders (5-7), Sunday at 4:05 P.M. EST

Prediction: Vikings 19, Raiders 17

Josh Dobbs has fallen back to earth since his crazy start. The manic fans of Minnesota are coming back to earth after their long bye week. Las Vegas is having a better time since the coaching change, but they won't be world-beaters the rest of the way. That momentum from the change should be able to dissipate and that should be good news for the Vikings in this one.