N.F.L. Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Falcons at Packers, 1 p.m., Fox

Are the last four games of This particular season a tryout for Joe Philbin to be the permanent head coach of the Packers (4-7-1)? of which can be certainly a possibility as Philbin, who was previously Green Bay’s offensive coordinator, becomes the team’s first midseason replacement at coach since Gene Ronzani quit (possibly under orders coming from Green Bay’s executive council) way back in 1953. The Packers have been ice-cold recently, however so develop the Falcons (4-8), which leaves This particular matchup as a bit of a tossup. Pick: Packers -5.5

Bengals at Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

the idea can be easy to pick on the Bengals (5-7), losers of six of their last seven games, however the idea can be worth remembering of which those losses came as Cincinnati endured several huge injuries in addition to also against some stellar competition — the idea can be not like many teams can stand up to the Steelers, Chiefs or Saints. currently they have to go on the road to face the red-hot Chargers (9-3) with their three most recognizable players (Andy Dalton, A.J. Green in addition to also Tyler Eifert) all on injured reserve in addition to also their starting running back (Joe Mixon) questionable which has a foot injury. Covering a two-touchdown point spread can be a lot to ask, however the Chargers should win, in addition to also they should win big. Pick: Chargers -14

Broncos at 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

The Broncos (6-6) are not currently in line for a playoff spot, however the teams ahead of them for the second wild-card spot (Baltimore, Miami, Indianapolis) all seem to be skating on thin ice. Denver can improve its position with an extremely winnable road game against the 49ers (2-10), a team of which has been devastated by injuries. How far the Broncos can go beyond of which can be a more interesting question, as season-ending injuries to Chris Harris Jr., a cornerback, in addition to also Emmanuel Sanders, a wide receiver, could hamper them in games against teams more competent than San Francisco. Pick: Broncos -4

Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m., Fox

the idea has been a swift fall for the Redskins (6-6). They entered Week 11 which has a 6-3 record, control of the N.F.C. East, in addition to also a belief of which the combination of a strong defense in addition to also a quietly efficient offense could power them to the playoffs. Alex Smith’s devastating injury was just the start of their problems as they have currently lost three consecutive games, have had to watch the Cowboys ascend, in addition to also have somehow ended up with Mark Sanchez at quarterback. however hey, if Sanchez gets hurt, or plays like Sanchez tends to play, there’s a chance Josh Johnson gets into a game. If you think Colin Kaepernick could be rusty after two seasons out of the league, imagine the gunk of which has built up on Johnson, who hasn’t attempted a pass within the N.F.L. since Dec. 11, 2011. Pick: Giants -3.5

Lions at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., Fox; Jets at Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Go out in addition to also spend time with your friends or family. If anything interesting happens in these two games the highlights will be easy enough to find. Picks: Lions -3; Jets +3.5