The Week 14 schedule is full of playoff implications, as 11 teams find themselves either tied for, or a game out of their conference’s final wild-card spot. The results of all three prime-time contests will have a significant impact on the postseason standings.
The Cowboys visit the Bears on “Thursday Night Football,” trying to find their way back into the playoffs. Dallas trails Philadelphia by one game in the division, and though they are tied with the Seahawks and Lions with an 8-4 record, “America’s Team” is the NFC’s No.7 seed, due to tiebreakers. The Cowboys are favored over the Bears, who are essentially out of the playoff race.
Like Dallas, New England is a 3.5-point road favorite on Sunday night, when they face off with San Diego. The Patriots are in the driver’s seat to claim the top seed in the AFC, while the Chargers hold the first wild-card spot. San Diego’s win in Week 13 put them a game ahead of six teams who share a 7-5 record.
The final game of Week 14 has the potential to be the least competitive on the schedule, considering the Packers are the biggest favorites, giving the Falcons 11.5 points on “Monday Night Football.” Despite the disparity between the two teams, both are atop their divisions. Atlanta’s win over New Orleans in the season opener gives them the tiebreaker for first place in the NFC South with a 5-7 record. The contest also features the week’s highest over/under at 56 points.
Seattle vs. Philadelphia might be the biggest game on the schedule, as they both have a chance to grab the top seed in the conference. Philadelphia is a 1.5-point home favorite, meaning the Seahawks would be favored on a neutral field.
Neither the Giants nor the Titans are favored in their matchup, which might be the most insignificant game in Week 14. Both teams have already been eliminated from playoff contention, combining to win just five games.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 14 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Dallas Cowboys (-3.5) at Chicago Bears, 51.5
Baltimore Ravens (+3) at Miami Dolphins, 44
Pittsburgh Steelers (+3.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 47
Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) at Cleveland Browns, 50
Houston Texans (-4.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 42
New York Giants (PK) at Tennessee Titans, 45.5
Carolina Panthers (+9.5) at New Orleans Saints, 49.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+9.5) at Detroit Lions, 41.5
St. Louis Rams (-2.5) at Washington Redskins, 44.5
New York Jets (+4.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 40.5
Buffalo Bills (+10) at Denver Broncos, 48.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+1) at Arizona Cardinals, 40.5
San Francisco 49ers (-8) at Oakland Raiders, 41
Seattle Seahawks (+1.5) at Philadelphia Eagles, 49
New England Patriots (-3.5) at San Diego Chargers, 51
Atlanta Falcons (+11.5) at Green Bay Packers, 56