Written by Chris Monti•
NFL Predictions: Game Week 14 Betting Preview
Game Week 13 didn’t disappoint and this weekend’s lineup in the NFL looks like another blockbuster list for our enjoyment. With only three weeks to go in the regular season, it’s now or never for some of the teams. Others need a last push to guarantee a place in the playoffs, and it’s wide open in some of the divisions. We have selected the top games from the fixtures list, so read on to find out our predictions.
New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers
There’s no love lost between these two teams, and this one has the potential to get ugly. The Saints are nailed on for the postseason and come into this one with a chance to make it eleven victories from thirteen games. That’s an impressive total matched by just four other sides, and all of them are destined for the playoffs. The Saints have now won three games in a row and look like one of the teams to beat.
The Niners are one of those four teams with a 10-2 record, and despite losing to the Ravens last time, they will be hard to beat in this game. They are already going to make it to the postseason, but they will still want to snatch back top spot in the NFC West from the Seahawks. That defeat last week could give them the right motivation to turn over the Saints and maintain their season 10-2 record.
New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs
The Patriots lost last time out too, after a surprise defeat at the hands of the Texans. It was close, but in the end, they couldn’t overcome the challenge from Houston. They need to use this game to send a message that they are still one of the best, and a solid victory would make the right kind of statement to the competition. The Patriots will make the playoffs, and the chance to appear in consecutive Super Bowls will be their driving force.
It’s been a better than average season for the Chiefs. They have also made the postseason, judging by the other teams in their division. Winning the last two games against AFC rivals the Raiders, and before that, the Chargers makes it inevitable that they will feature in the playoffs. They deserve it and have been impressive in recent weeks. It could be that they are gaining momentum at the perfect stage of the season.
Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks
The Rams have less than a 25% chance of making the postseason, needing a win and the Niners to slip up against the Saints. It’s a long shot, but it’s still a shot, and you can expect the Rams to go for the upset in this game. They won their last appearance with a dominant display against the Cardinals. It was much needed after the drubbing they received from the Ravens in Game Week 12.
The Seahawks are now top of the NFC West, and only a slip up can stop them beating the Niners to top spot. The odds are in their favor as they have the less challenging run-in to the end of their regular season. They do still have to play the Niners, though, and that could well be the deciding game of this very competitive division. Either way, this matchup is going to be worth a watch.
Game Week 14 is going to decide how the season ends for many of the sides still in the hunt. Time is running out in this NFL regular season, but fear not! We will be back with more over the coming weeks, and as always we will have the news and predictions to help you improve your chances of winning. Keep an eye out for the detailed report on this weekend’s matches coming after Sunday.