The NFL Week 14 schedule is filled with divisional matchups that have major playoff implications. There are seven rivalry games, a couple of which will be featured in primetime.

For the second straight week, “Monday Night Football” has the most important game. The Arizona Cardinals are 2.5-point favorites against the visiting Los Angeles Rams. Arizona can essentially end Los Angeles’ NFC West hopes by defeating the Rams for the second time in the 2021 season.

The Cardinals and Green Bay Packers are the top contenders for the NFC’s No. 1 seed. Green Bay looks to take one step closer toward clinching the NFC North title when the team hosts the Chicago Bears on “Sunday Night Football.” The Packers beat the Bears 24-14 at Soldier Field.

The Packers are the biggest favorites of Week 14, laying 11.5 points at home. The Kansas City Chiefs are the second-biggest favorites of the week. The Las Vegas Raiders are 10-point underdogs in Kansas City. The AFC West is the NFL’s closest division race.

The AFC North also features four competitive teams. The Baltimore Ravens are short favorites over the Cleveland Browns in a battle of playoff contenders. Baltimore beat Cleveland 16-10 in Week 12. 

The Dallas Cowboys can essentially put away the NFC East title by taking care of business against the Washington Football Team.

Neither the Atlanta Falcons nor Carolina Panthers will win the NFC South, but their Week 14 matchup is important for the wild-card race. Carolina beat Atlanta 19-13 in Week 8.

The biggest game between two non-divisional opponents includes the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defending champion Bucs are favored by a field goal in this potential Super Bowl preview. Tom Brady and Josh Allen have been among the NFL MVP betting favorites all season long. 

The Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have a bye in Week 14.

Here are the opening betting lines for the games in Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season, including the point spreads and totals, via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Pittsburgh Steelers (+4) at Minnesota Vikings, 45.5

Sunday, Dec. 12

Dallas Cowboys (-4.5) at Washington Football Team, 49

New Orleans Saints (-6.5) at New York Jets, 43.5

Atlanta Falcons (+3) at Carolina Panthers, 45

Jacksonville Jaguars (+9) Tennessee Titans, 46.5

Baltimore Ravens (-1) at Cleveland Browns, 44.5

Las Vegas Raiders (+10) at Kansas City Chiefs, 53

Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) at Houston Texans, 44

San Francisco 49ers (+2) at Cincinnati Bengals, 47.5

New York Giants (+7.5) at Los Angeles Chargers, 47

Detroit Lions (+8) at Denver Broncos, 43.5

Buffalo Bills (+3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Chicago Bears (+11.5) at Green Bay Packers, 44.5

Monday, Dec. 13

Los Angeles Rams (+2.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 52

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in the Packers' NFL victory over the Detroit Lions Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass in the Packers' NFL victory over the Detroit Lions Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Gregory Shamus