This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 14 games for Winners and Whiners between:
No previews this week.
Just a note that I did not write any previews for this weekend’s games since my liver and myself are recovering from my alma mater Marquette defeating No. 12 Wisconsin in overtime. If you ever want to lose a layer of stomach lining, I strongly suggest watching your team — which entered the game shooting 75.9 percent from the foul line — miss six consecutive free throws while trying to protect a four-point lead in overtime. Good times. Anyway, there will be some games with between two picks for all 16 games this weekend to get to a total of 20.
And while I will not be on the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn, you should give a listen because Scott always gets good people on that show who make smart, winning picks. So follow Winners and Whiners on Twitter here (@WinnersWhiners) and follow me as well here @AlTruda73
Week 13 Review:
I blame my love of offense on flopping Thursday night, and not trusting in the “rust” of the Rams in the first half. I also blame Mike McCarthy for the Packers debacle. Just like everyone in Green Bay. There were two picks I was proud of — the Dolphins money line in the first half and the Jets getting six points at Tennessee before that colossal collapse.
Also, it never ceases to amaze how close to a lock is the Patriots are when giving less than a touchdown. And so it goes for this bitter Jets fan. Once more to the picks!
Thursday, Dec. 6
Jacksonville at Tennessee: Over 18.5 points 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
Sunday, Dec. 9
New York Jets at Buffalo: Bills -4.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
New York Giants at Washington: Giants -3 (3/5) — WIN!
New Orleans at Tampa Bay: Saints -9.5 (4/5) and Under 54 points (3/5) — WIN and WIN!
New England at Miami: Patriots -9 (3/5) — LOSS!
Baltimore at Kansas City: Chiefs -4 1st half (5/5) — WIN!
Indianapolis at Houston: Texans -4 (4/5) and Over 49 points (3/5) — LOSS! and LOSS!
Carolina at Cleveland: Over 23.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Atlanta at Green Bay: Under 50.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Denver at San Francisco: Under 22.5 points 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Cincinnati at Los Angeles Chargers: Chargers -9.5 1st half (4/5) — LOSS!
Philadelphia at Dallas: Over 21.5 points 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Detroit at Arizona: Cardinals +1 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Pittsburgh at Oakland: Steelers -7 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Los Angeles Rams at Chicago: Over 51.5 points (3/5) and Bears +1.5 1st half (3/5) — LOSS/WIN!
Minnesota at Seattle: Over 46 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Previous Week’s Record: 8-11 (.421)
Season Record: 157-140-1 (.529)
1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000) Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000) Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 6-9 (.400) Season (114-97-1, .540)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500) Season (19-25, .432)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500) Season (22-18, .550)