Ron Glover’s Week 14 NFL Picks: Will the NFL cream rise closer to the top this week?

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In order for the Houston Texans to make a Super Bowl run, all things not football must be tuned out.

The Denver Broncos took care of business on their end last night by dumping the Oakland Raiders. The pressure now falls on the Houston Texans – who face a tough four-game stretch beginning Sunday in Foxboro. The order is the same for the Patriots and Ravens.

In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons face the Panthers, Giants, Lions and Bucs in December. They are well aware that home field advantage can still be lost. The Packers, Bears Giants and 49ers are still in the hunt. Teams like the Buccaneers, Seahawks and Vikings are looking for an invite to the playoff party with hopes of spiking the punch.

Sunday December 9, 2012, Games beginning at 1:00 pm:

Baltimore Ravens (9-3) at Washington Redskins (6-6) – No Ray Lewis and possibly no Terrell Suggs. The return of Pierre Garcon has galvanized RG3 and the Redskins offense. Ed Reed can’t be everywhere.

Redskins 23 - Ravens 20

Dallas Cowboys (6-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) – The Bengals have given up an average of 10 points in their last three games, bad news for a team that struggles at times to score.

Bengals 27 – Cowboys 17

St. Louis Rams (5-6-1) at Buffalo Bills (5-7) – The Rams are playing the king of ball coach Jeff Fisher envisioned. Should be interesting in the NFC West next season.

Rams 26 – Bills 24

Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) – Vincent Jackson should have a big day against a poor Eagles secondary.

Bucs 31 – Eagles 17

Atlanta Falcons (11-1) at Carolina Panthers (3-9) – No time for the Falcons to coast. Pedal to the floor against a Panthers team who is just waiting for a disappointing season to end.

Falcons 27 – Panthers 19

Kansas City Chiefs (2-10) at Cleveland Browns (4-8) – The Chiefs have endured a tough week with some tough days ahead. They’ll be a unified group the rest of the way.

Chiefs 24 – Browns 20

San Diego Chargers (4-8) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) – The Steelers are back in the hunt. This should be an interesting four weeks.

Steelers 24 – Chargers 23

Tennessee Titans (4-8) at Indianapolis Colts (8-4) – The Colts can’t afford to slip up now.

Colts 31 – Titans 20

NY Jets (5-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) – Can’t wait until the playoffs begin so I don’t have to think about the Jets anymore.

Jaguars 27 - Jets 20

Chicago Bears (8-4) at Minnesota Vikings (6-6) – Adrian Peterson will get his against anyone,  but be sure you  remember who his quarterback is.

Bears 29 – Vikings 17

Games beginning at 4:00 pm or later:

Miami Dolphins (5-7) at San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1) - Not sure how this one is going to turn out for the Dolphins. I do know that the 49ers are mad.

Arizona Cardinals (4-8) at Seattle Seahawks (7-5) - This is a game where the Seahawks could get tripped up.

Seahawks 27 – Cardinals 13

New Orleans Saints (5-7) at NY Giants (7-5) – Running the table will not be enough for the Saints. Might as well make life hell for the Giants.

Saints 24 – Giants 20

Detroit Lions (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (8-4) – Time for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to make their late season push.

Packers 31 – Lions 23

Monday December 11, 2012, 8:30 pm:

Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3) - The Patriots still think they can get home field through out the playoffs. A win here is a huge step in the right direction.

Patriots 27 – Texans 23

Last Week 8-8

2012 Season: 118-73-1




4 Responses to “Ron Glover’s Week 14 NFL Picks: Will the NFL cream rise closer to the top this week?”

  1. mapoui says:

    man what the hell was wrong with Ben. I have never see him play so badly. that was ridiculous of Ben, took to for too long shake out of it

    and the talking heads would say nothing negative, just that he was out of sync after 3 weeks off.

    man! that is what they have practice sessions for.
    lets see if this one can be pulled.

    Trick play.! the Chargers are ballin’

  2. mapoui says:

    lthe Steelers are beaten now.

    something finally worked for Norve Turner!

    oh man. Big Ben laid an egg today in a crucial game..a huge egg!

  3. mapoui says:

    The excuses have started to fly fast and furious: Big Ben is now a father and he was out 3 weeks and he is rusty and all that….

    I am laffing all the way! Ben is human and he can play badly..and he did in this game..very badly.

    it is not the team, his offensive line, nutten..just Ben playing badly, missing open receivers, throwing ints as if he is blind and does not recognize his own players and colours.

    Michael Vick never played a game anywhere this bad for Philly this year..not even close. will Vick get proper assessment and excuses. Probably not. Big Ben will get all

  4. DeShawn says:

    The big difference between Vick and Roethlisberger is that the latter’s team is actually still in playoff contention. Vick’s team is an abysmal joke. The best praise you can muster for Vick’s lousy season is that he have a game as bad as Roethlisberger’s worst. Wow, heavy praise there. Give the man an MVP vote. Lol.

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