NFL Sure-Fire Picks Week 14: Broncos Go For Their 10th Win
After consecutive 4-0 weeks on Sure-Fire picks, I'm 39-8 for the season. (82%) This week the Denver Broncos can get to 10 wins for just the third time in the last nine years, as they battle the Buffalo Bills. These four picks should help you with your picks in the Pro Football Pick'em Contest.
DENVER over BUFFALO
The Broncos are battling New England for the number one seed in the AFC, while Buffalo is very much in the hunt for a playoff spot, so there will be plenty on the line this week at Sports Authority Field. The Bills boast a great pass rush, and the Broncos will need to continue their recent success on the ground, otherwise, it could be a tough day for #18. Denver hasn't lost at home this season (mainly because they didn't play New England there) and while this one is probably going to be close, the Broncos prevail.
My Prediction: Broncos 27 | Bills 21
NEW ORLEANS over CAROLINA
It is surprising to learn that the Panthers lead the series with the Saints 20-19, which means this game could be a lot better than you might initially think. It hasn't been a good year for the Saints, but they do have a win over Green Bay, which reminds us how dangerous they can be. Panthers are in this one as long as they don't give up two blocked punts for touchdowns like they did last week against Minnesota. But, ultimately it won't matter as the Saints snap their three game home losing streak.
My Prediction: Saints 34 | Panthers 24
SAN FRANCISCO over OAKLAND
Sorry, Raiders' fans, but this is just too easy. For a while, I thought the Raiders can't be this bad. But after last week's embarrassment against the Rams, there is no question. They are this bad. San Francisco is battling and scrapping for a playoff spot and needing to rebound from a disappointing Thanksgiving Day effort against Seattle. How the Raiders ever beat Kansas City for their only win of the season remains a mystery. This shouldn't be close.
My Prediction: 49ers 38 | Raiders 13
GREEN BAY over ATLANTA
Since losing 2 of their first 3 games this season, the Packers have lost only once -- and they look better every week. The Falcons should be a lot better - but they aren't. We keep thinking they are better, but they keep on proving they aren't. Anything can happen on Monday night -- except the Falcons beating the Packers. No way, no how.
My Prediction: Packers 31 | Falcons 17