Top Five NFL Week 14 Games to Watch
Which NFL Games Should You Watch in Week 14?
2015 NFL Season
As we head into Week 14, playoff races are absolutely red-hot around the league, which means there are some intriguing match-ups coming your way this weekend. This morning, we’ll take a look at the top five games you need to have on your TV (or iPad, or iPhone, or gaming console…) if you don’t want to miss a minute of the action.
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Tonight’s contest between the Vikings and the Cardinals is sure to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to easily advance to the postseason. The Cards, with Carson Palmer very much in the MVP conversation, are on a six game winning streak and the Vikes are coming-off an extremely tough home loss to the Seattle Seahawks, so they’re going to be fighting hard for a W to avoid a slide going into the playoffs. I know what I’ll be doing come 8:30.
Both the Steelers and the Bengals had blowout wins in Week 13 as they prepare to face each other in a division battle on the Ohio River. The Steelers, who would miss the playoffs by a single seed if the season ended today, are fighting to gain a wildcard spot, but the Bengals certainly don’t want to drop a home game this late in the year, particularly with their lack of success in the postseason to this point. I recommend tuning-in to see Big Ben and Andy Dalton battle it out (this week’s edition of words I never thought I’d type).
The Patriots are sliding, on a two game losing streak for the first time since 2012, and the Texans are coming-off a tough loss to the Buffalo Bills. You know as well as I do that JJ Watt and Co. want to make a comeback and keep Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski from clocking a W in front of their home crowd. This one could be closer than anyone expected early in the year.
I know you’re thinking the AFC South is a mess and there’s no real need to feature three of its four teams this morning. The fact that the division is such a disaster, though, is exactly why these games are intriguing. If the Texans somehow manage to best Gronk (albeit unlikely) and the Colts lose to the Jags (which they almost did at home…remember the three missed field goals and the overtime?), Indy could lose the division crown for the first time in the Andrew Luck era. So there’s that.
The Packers, who are currently leading the NFC North, need this home win, especially if the Vikings somehow pull-off an upset tonight. The Cowboys, on the other hand, are suddenly right back in the dismal NFC East picture, and want to prove that they can win just one game without Tony Romo on the field. I’m thinking the ‘Boys might keep it tighter than the line suggests.