December 14, 2019 by Mike Madden
NFL Week 14
Week 14 saw a major shock in Houston, and a seminal moment in New Orleans. Elsewhere, the Patriots are slumping at the wrong time, whilst the Chiefs are finding their form at the right time.
So what happened last week?
Predictions were 9-7 – it doesn’t get any easier! Picture will be a lot clearer after week 15.
Cowboys 24 Bears 31
The Cowboys still lead the mediocre NFC East, but after this defeat any thought of having more than one play off game must be a real long shot. The Bears are on a roll heading into Green Bay and a crucial NFC North match up.
Panthers 20 Falcons 40
Panthers freefall continues, as does the Falcons inconsistency.
Colts 35 Buccaneers 38
Buccaneers sneak it to consign the Colts to the also rans.
Dolphins 21 Jets 22
Eminently forgettable field goal battle that gives the Jets a 5-9 record that hugely flatters them.
49ers 48 Saints 46
Massive win by the 49ers that changes the NFC play off picture significantly. The Saints must hope for other results or face a hostile road trip.
Lions 7 Vikings 20
Regulation win for the Vikings to stay close to the Packers.
Broncos 38 Texans 24
Where did this Broncos performance come from? Similar question could be asked of Houston who now have two crucial match ups with the Titans ahead.
Ravens 24 Bills 17
The Ravens march on – and although the Bills kept it close they will almost certainly have to settle for a wildcard.
Bengals 19 Browns 27
Bengals just showing enough spirit to keep people interested whilst maintaining their grip on the number 1 draft pick. The Browns have a tenuous look at the play offs – but its very, very unlikely.
Redskins 15 Packers 20
Even home field advantage didn’t really work for the Packers, and although they won it was not a performance that convinces – with the Bears and the Vikings on the horizon.
Chargers 45 Jaguars 10
If the Jaguars had started their slump earlier they could have challenged the Bengals. Chargers can reflect on what might have been.
Steelers 23 Cardinals 17
Steelers now in a play off spot – a testament to Mike Tomlin. Not convinced they will actually make the play offs!
Titans 42 Raiders 21
I wonder when people will start talking about the exit for Carr in Oakland? Titans roll on and their play off hopes are in their own hands. Shows the value of benching your QB (Mariota) even for a journeyman (Tannehill).
Chiefs 23 Patriots 16
Patriots started quickly but stalled badly as Mahomes dominated them without being too spectacular. Chiefs might still have to go through Foxboro in the play offs – but they won’t be too concerned about that.
Seahawks 12 Rams 28
Rams get their mojo back. Is it too late? The Seahawks slip behind the 49ers and will not be looking forward to their Week 17 match up.
Giants 17 Eagle 23
Eagles got a heck of a fright but came through. Giants will look forward to the return match.
Week 15 Preview
Jets at Ravens
Ravens by 21
Another regulation win for the Ravens on their way to home field advantage.
Patriots at Bengals
Patriots by 17
Patriots back on track – but only against the Bengals – their problems still remain.
Buccaneers at Lions
Buccaneers by 14
Buccaneers notch another win as the Lions are already in the off season.
Texans at Titans
Texans by 3
Huge game for both teams. The Jekyll & Hyde Texans pull out a big win on the back of a monster performance by Watson.
Broncos at Chiefs
Chiefs by 24
No repeat for the Broncos as the Chiefs continue to stake a claim for a first round bye.
Dolphins at Giants
Giants by 10
Giants get a meaningless win as the Dolphins again struggle to cross the goal line.
Eagles at Redskins
Redskins by 7
Redskins running game puts another nail in the coffin of the Eagles play off hopes.
Seahawks at Panthers
Seahawks by 17
Wilson and co were shocked last week – no such problems here as they dominate the under performing Panthers.
Bears at Packers
Packers by 7
Bears on a roll, but break the game down to Rodgers against Trubisky and the answer is obvious.
Vikings at Chargers
Vikings by 6
Stubborn Chargers put up a fight but another win sets up a big showdown as the Vikings host the Packers next week.
Jaguars at Raiders
Raiders by 17
Jaguars have already given up – easy win for the Raiders.
Browns at Cardinals
Cardinals by 5
Another scalp for Kyler Murray as the Browns season ends.
Rams at Cowboys
Rams by 8
Cowboys lose again but still stay ahead of the Eagles. Rams putting pressure on all of those ahead of them.
Falcons at 49ers
49ers by 17
Another blowout – 49ers focused on their Week 17 date with the Seahawks.
Bills at Steelers
Bills by 4
Finally, someone dents the Steelers charge. Bills consolidate their play off spot.
Colts at Saints
Saints by 14
Saints end the Colts hopes as they get back on track.
Ravens beat Bills
Texans beat Colts
Seahawks beat Vikings
49ers beat Cowboys
Divisional Play Offs
Patriots beat Texans
Chiefs beat Ravens
Packers beat 49ers
Saints beat Seahawks
Chiefs beat Patriots
Packers beat Saints
Packers beat Chiefs