PIGSKIN picks

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The NFL heads into Week 14 and now the games get tougher with nu­mer­ous teams fight­ing for their play­off lives.

New Eng­land Patriots (9-3) at Mi­ami Dol­phins (6-6) – New Eng­land, which has been beat­ing the teams it had to beat, moves out of the friendly con­fines of Gil­lette Sta­dium Sun­day. The Pats visit the Dol­phins in Mi­ami and the Fish have won four of the last five with the Patriots in Florida. This is no gimme. The Pats are not that great away from home, I can see up­set.

New York Jets (3-9) at Buf­falo Bills (4-8) – One of the few mean­ing­less games on the menu. The Jets can­not score and the Bills are very tough de­fen­sively. Easy Bills win.

New York Gi­ants (4-8) at Wash­ing­ton Red­skins (6-6) – The Boys from Gotham can win out and fin­ish 8-8, which could be good enough for a wild card spot. The Red­skins lost most of their of­fen­sive line early and for the sea­son via in­jury, QB Alex Smith broke his leg and is still in the hos­pi­tal with com­pli­ca­tions and to make it worse back-up Case Keenum broke his leg. All they have left is Mark Sanchez and a ru­moured ex-Char­lot­te­town Ru­ral QB Jim Rev­elle. Sorry Jim but I gotta bet the Gi­ants here.

In­di­anapo­lis Colts (6-6) at Hous­ton Tex­ans (9-3) – The Tex­ans are ra­zor-sharp and look like the best team in the AFC and QB De­shaun Wat­son has been out­stand­ing both pass­ing and run­ning. The Colts have a top QB in An­drew Luck but he’s against a hun­gry Tex­ans team.

Carolina Pan­thers (6-6) at Cleve­land Browns (4-7-1) – Browns QB Baker May­field is des­tined for great­ness and he’ll have a field day against the weak Carolina sec­ondary. Don’t be con­cerned with Cleve­land’s loss last week to Hous­ton, the Tex­ans are se­ri­ous Su­per Bowl con­tenders. Min­nesota Vik­ings (6-5-1) at Seat­tle Sea­hawks (7-5) – Seat­tle is av­er­ag­ing al­most 150 yards per game on the ground. They’ll have a huge possession ad­van­tage over the Vik­ings, so jump on the Seat­tle band­wagon where Char­lot­te­town horse­man Doug MacGre­gor is perched.

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