NFL Betting: Week 14

Story posted December 10, 2021 in CommRadio, Sports by Evan Popalis

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Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team +4.5

Washington is not everyone’s cup of tea to watch every Sunday; however, it has won its previous four contests. The rest of the season for the Football Team will be divisional matchups. What was once a suspect defense is now back to the form most football fans expected from Washington.

Dallas has been outgained in yards in each of its last three games. The Cowboys have shown vulnerability on offense during that stretch, giving potential for the Washington defense to pounce and play physically.

The Dallas defense has had a bend but don’t break mentality all season. A lower-scoring affair seems to be in the works. This game comes down to the wire and remains within three points.

Detroit Lions +10 vs. Denver Broncos

A week ago, the Lions secured their first victory in walk-off fashion versus division-rival Minnesota. This year, Detroit is 8-4 against the spread and has not lost by more than three points in the team’s previous four games.

Denver does not provide a flashy offense that can separate itself from the Lions. The Broncos have superior talent, but Detroit plays with enough tenacity and heart to stay in contention.

Ultimately, Denver pulls out the win at home, yet, the Lions keep the game within reach and cover the double-digit spread.

San Francisco 49ers -1.5 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

One of the week’s best games is set to go down in southern Ohio. A week ago, both teams were victims of defeat with a vengeance on their minds coming into this Sunday.

Before hitting a speed bump in Seattle, San Francisco proved to be one of the hottest teams in the entire league. Jimmy Garoppolo has found his groove and is out to prove that he deserves to be the starting quarterback for the Niners in the future.

The Bengals have overachieved this season in comparison to the experts’ opinions at the season’s beginning. Last week, Joe Burrow injured his finger against the Chargers, which could have lingering effects for the second-year starter.

Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Over 53.5 total points

If you like offense, tune in to this game. On Thanksgiving, the Bills lost their top cornerback Tre’Davious White to a torn ACL against the Saints. For Tampa, it has had secondary issues all season due to injury.

Tom Brady is a front-runner for the MVP award, and he faces a man that is due to lead his team to a much-needed victory in Josh Allen.

Points will come in bunches as the Bucs look to climb up the playoff standings and Buffalo tries to re-establish itself.

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers -12

Here we go again—another Sunday Night Football matchup between two rivals that cannot stand each other. Aaron Rodgers has been playing outstanding this season, while the Bears have been unable to find a winning formula.

Rodgers showed physical emotion in the first matchup in Chicago earlier this season. This is the most complete team Rodgers has had in his career in Green Bay, and Sunday night will prove no different.

Chicago has been turnover happy as of late. The Pack will take advantage of short-field opportunities and bury the Bears again in primetime.

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Evan Popalis is a third-year from Lititz, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a writer, analyst, and play-by-play commentator for the CommRadio sports department. His writings include weekly NHL betting previews along with power rankings for the NHL and NFL. He appears weekly on the NHL Podcast as a host and analyst reviewing the previous week’s action. If you would like to contact him, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).