A lot has changed in the NFL over the last few weeks as teams prepare for the final four-game stretch of the regular season. Teams that had been a few games under .500 look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders, while other teams that got off to hot starts are heavy underdogs in Week 14 after a stretch of poor play.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the only double-digit favorites in Week 14, giving the San Diego Chargers 10 points. Andy Reid’s team is on a six-game winning streak, having bounced back from a 1-5 start. San Diego has just one victory since Week 5.
The Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons are among the biggest underdogs on the schedule. Minnesota was in first place last week, but they are getting 7.5 points in their visit to Arizona. Atlanta started the year at 5-0, but they are on their way toward missing the playoffs after losing five games in a row. The Falcons are 7.5-point underdogs against the still-undefeated Carolina Panthers.
Five teams are favored by more than a touchdown. The Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos are significant favorites, coming off wins against division rivals. If the Packers didn’t defeat the Detroit Lions last week with an improbable Hail Mary, they would've entered Week 14 having lost five of their last six games.
Three games have been listed as a pick’em, though that could change as the week progresses. There is no consensus favorite for when the Buffalo Bills visit the Philadelphia Eagles. The same is the case for the New York Giants’ visit to Miami.
The contest between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the only game in Week 14 that features an over/under of at least 50 points. The Saints have given up at least 41 points in three of their last five games.
Two games don’t have consensus betting lines as of Tuesday morning because of the uncertainty surrounding starting quarterbacks. Andrew Luck isn’t expected to play for the Indianapolis Colts, though he hasn’t been completely ruled out. If the Baltimore Ravens have to start Jimmy Clausen over the banged up Matt Schaub, they could become double-digit underdogs against the Seattle Seahawks.
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, via vegasinsider.com.
Minnesota Vikings (+7.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 45.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (+3) at Cincinnati Bengals, 49
Buffalo Bills (PK) at Philadelphia Eagles, 47
Atlanta Falcons (+7.5) at Carolina Panthers, 46.5
San Francisco 49ers (+1) at Cleveland Browns, 41
Washington Redskins (+3) at Chicago Bears, 44
Detroit Lions (+1) at St. Louis Rams, 40.5
San Diego Chargers (+10) at Kansas City Chiefs, 45.5
New Orleans Saints (+3.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 50.5
Indianapolis Colts (N/A) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans (+7) at New York Jets, 43
New England Patriots (-3) at Houston Texans, 45
Oakland Raiders (+7.5) at Denver Broncos, 43.5
Dallas Cowboys (+7.5) at Green Bay Packers, 45
Seattle Seahawks (N/A) at Baltimore Ravens
New York Giants (PK) at Miami Dolphins, 46.5