There are only four games remaining in the regular season to decide who advances to the playoffs for a shot at a trip to Super Bowl LI. Four games to either extend your season or end your season. For Jacksonville, Cleveland, San Francisco and the New York Jets, the curtain will fall on their seasons January 1st. For the other 28 teams still fighting for a playoff spot, there’s still light at the end of the tunnel.

As the NFL enters the final quarter of the regular season, there are 19 teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot.

Entering Week 14, only one team – the Dallas Cowboys (11-1) – has clinched a spot in the 2016 playoff field. The Cowboys, who have secured at least a playoff berth, can win the NFC East division title with a win at the New York Giants on Sunday night. The Cowboys can also clinch a first-round bye with a win and either a Detroit loss or a Seattle loss. And Dallas can lock up the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC with a win and losses by both Detroit and Seattle.

Two other divisions can be clinched in Week 14. The New England Patriots (10-2), who have won at least 10 games in 14 consecutive seasons, can secure the AFC East with a win and a Miami loss. The Patriots can also claim a first-round bye with a win and losses by both Miami and Pittsburgh. The Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1), who are seeking their fifth consecutive postseason berth, can lock up the NFC West division title with a win and an Arizona loss.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 14

BROWN IN THE BOOKS: What can Brown do for the Steelers? Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown ties for the NFL lead with 88 receptions this season and has totaled 463 catches since 2013. With seven catches at Buffalo on Sunday, Brown would have the most receptions by a player over any four-year span in NFL history, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison (469 catches from 1999-2002).

The players with the most receptions over any four-year span in NFL history:

PLAYER (SEASONS), TEAM (RECEPTIONS)
Marvin Harrison (1999-2002), Indianapolis (469)^
Antonio Brown (2013-2016), Pittsburgh (463)*
Wes Welker (2009-2012), New England (449)
*In fourth season of span
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brown leads the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions and ranks fourth in the league with 1,052 receiving yards. With 148 receiving yards against the Bills, Brown would become the fifth player in NFL history to record four consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches:

PLAYER, SEASONS (TEAM, CONSECUTIVE SEASONS)
Jerry Rice, 1988-1996 (San Francisco, 9)^
Marvin Harrison, 1999-2003 (Indianapolis, 5)^
Randy Moss, 1998-2001 (Minnesota, 4)
Lance Alworth, 1963-1966 (San Diego, 4)^
Antonio Brown, 2013-2015 (Pittsburgh, 3)*
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

MILESTONE FOR MILLER: Denver linebacker Von Miller leads the NFL with 12.5 sacks this season and has 72.5 career sacks in his first six seasons in the league. With 2.5 sacks at Tennessee on Sunday, Miller would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith as the third-fastest player to reach 75 career sacks, doing so in his 85th career game.

The players to reach 75 career sacks in the fewest games since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982:

PLAYER, TEAM (GAMES TO REACH 75 SACKS
Reggie White, Philadelphia (62)^
J.J. Watt, Houston (82)
Bruce Smith, Buffalo (85)^
Derrick Thomas, Kansas City (91)^
Richard Dent, Chicago (92)^
Von Miller, Denver (84)*
*Has 72.5 sacks entering Week 14
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

GOOD COMPANY: Since entering the NFL in 2015, Arizona running back David Johnson leads the league with 28 total touchdowns, including 19 rushing touchdowns, eight receiving scores and a kickoff-return TD.

With a rushing touchdown at Miami on Sunday, Johnson would be in some pretty good company, as he would join Pro Football
Hall of Famer Gale Sayers as the only players in NFL history with 20+ rushing touchdowns, 5+ receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown in their first two seasons.

PLAYER, TEAM (RUSHING TDS; RECEIVING TDS: KICKOFF RETURN TDS)
Gale Sayers, Chicago (22; 8; 3)^
David Johnson, Arizona (19; 8; 1)
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Johnson has recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of the Cardinals’ 12 games this season. With 100 scrimmage yards on Sunday, he would tie Edgerrin James (13 in 2005) for the longest streak of consecutive games with 100 scrimmage yards to begin a season in NFL history.

The most consecutive games with at least 100 scrimmage yards to start a season:

PLAYER – SEASON (TEAM, CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS)
Edgerrin James – 2005 (Indianapolis, 13)
David Johnson – 2016 (Arizona, 12)*
Edgerrin James – 2000 (Indianapolis, 12)
Larry Brown – 1972 (Washington, 10)
*Active streak

RISING ROOKIES: Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has 10 games with a passer rating of 100 or higher this season, the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. With a 100+ passer rating at the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, Prescott would become the eighth different quarterback in NFL history to have 11 or more games with a 100+ rating in a single season.

The quarterbacks with a 100+ rating in 11 or more games in a single season:

PLAYER, SEASON (TEAM, GAMES WITH 100+ RATING)
Aaron Rodgers, 2011 (Green Bay, 13)
Tom Brady, 2011 (New England, 12)
Tom Brady, 2010 (New England, 12)
Steve Young, 1994 (San Francisco, 12)^
Carson Palmer, 2015 (Arizona,
Aaron Rodgers, 2014 (Green Bay, 11)
Drew Brees, 2011 (New Orleans, 11)
Tom Brady, 2007 (New England, 11)
Carson Palmer, 2005 (Cincinnati, 11)
Peyton Manning, 2004 (Indianapolis, 11)
Kurt Warner, 1999 (St. Louis, 11)
Dak Prescott, 2016 (Dallas, 10)*
*Through 12 games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Prescott tops NFL rookies with 2,974 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, while Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot leads the league with 1,285 rushing yards and ranks second with 12 rushing touchdowns. With a passing touchdown from Prescott on Sunday night, the Cowboys would become the third team in NFL history to have a rookie pass for 20 touchdowns and a rookie rush for 10 touchdowns in the same season.

SEASON – TEAM (PLAYER, PASSING TDS; PLAYER, RUSHING TDS)
2012 – Washington (Robert Griffin III, 20; Alfred Morris, 13)
2011 – Carolina (Cam Newton, 21; Cam Newton, 14)
2016 – Dallas (Dak Prescott, 19; Ezekiel Elliott, 12)*
*Through 12 games

ICYMI: Dallas, who defeated Minnesota 17-15 on Thursday Night Football, became the first team to clinch a postseason berth in 2016 due to Washington’s 31-23 loss at Arizona.

New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for 269 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots’ 26-10 win over Los Angeles. Including the postseason, Brady has 201 career victories, the most by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

With the win, Brady improved his career record as a starter to 201-61 (.767) and is the first quarterback in NFL history with a record 140 games over .500 at any point in his career.

At 10-2, the Patriots clinched their 14th consecutive season with at least 10 wins, the second-longest streak in NFL history. The 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers with 16 seasons are the only franchise with more consecutive 10+ win seasons.

Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had 10 catches for 78 yards in the Cardinals’ 31-23 win against Washington, bringing his career reception total to 1,106. Fitzgerald, who is the youngest player in NFL history (33 years, 95 days) to reach 1,100 career catches, passed Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter (1,101) and Marvin Harrison (1,102) for the third-most receptions in NFL history.

Fitzgerald has recorded a catch in 191 consecutive games, surpassing Harrison (190) for the third-longest streak in NFL history.

BERRY, BERRY GOOD!: Kansas City safety Eric Berry intercepted a two-point conversion attempt and returned it for the go-ahead score with 4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ 29-28 victory at Atlanta. Berry’s score marked the first game-winning defensive two-point conversion scored when his team was trailing since the rule was adopted in 2015.

Berry, who also returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in the contest, is the first player to return an interception for both a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the same game.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 209 yards with two touchdowns for a 108.9 passer rating in the Packers’ 21-13 win against Houston. The victory marked Rodgers’ 14th consecutive home win in the month of December, the second-longest streak by a starting quarterback in NFL history (Tom Brady, 19 from 2002-2012).

Packers linebacker Julius Peppers recorded a sack in the victory over the Texans. Peppers, who has 142.5 career sacks, passed Pro Football Hall of Famer and FOX NFL analyst Michael Strahan (141.5) for the fifth-most sacks in NFL history.

BIG BEN!: Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 289 yards and two touchdowns, including a 22-yard TD pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown in the Steelers’ 24-14 victory against the New York Giants. Roethlisberger and Brown have connected on 49 touchdown passes, tying Pro Football Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann for the most touchdown passes from a quarterback to a receiver in franchise history.

CROSSING JORDAN: Chicago rookie running back Jordan Howard rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns in the Bears’ 26-6 victory against San Francisco. Howard became the fifth rookie in Bears history – and the first since 1995 (Rashaan Salaam, December 17) – to rush for three touchdowns in a single game. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (four rushing TDs on December 12, 1965) had more rushing touchdowns in a game as a rookie in franchise history.

Howard has five 100-yard rushing games this season, tying Beattie Feathers (1934) and Salaam (1995) for the most games with 100+ rushing yards by a rookie in team history.

2016 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 14

AFC

New England (10-2) vs. Baltimore (7-5), Monday night

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1.New England win + Miami loss or tie OR

2.New England tie + Miami loss

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1.New England win + Miami loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss or tie

NFC

CLINCHED: Dallas – playoff berth

Dallas (11-1) at New York Giants (8-4), Sunday night

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1.Dallas win

Dallas clinches a first-round bye with:

1.Dallas win + Detroit loss or tie OR

2.Dallas win + Seattle loss

Dallas clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1. Dallas win + Detroit loss or tie + Seattle loss

Seattle (8-3-1) at Green Bay (6-6), Sunday

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

1.Seattle win + Arizona loss or tie OR

2.Seattle tie + Arizona loss

Week 14 began on Thursday night as Kansas City took control of the AFC West by beating Oakland 21-13 at Arrowhead and the week concludes with a pair of primetime contests with playoff implications. On Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. on NBC, the Cowboys at 11-1 visit the 8-4 New York Giants in the Meadowlands. Dallas, which has won 11 consecutive games, has already secured a playoff berth and will clinch the division title with a victory. The Giants, who handed the Cowboys their only loss this season, a 20-19 loss in Week 1 in Arlington, are currently in position for the NFC’s first Wild Card spot.

On Monday night at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, the Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens. New England can clinch the AFC East division title for the eighth consecutive season with a win and a Miami loss, which would be the longest streak of division titles in NFL history. Baltimore has won four of its past five games and enters Week 14 tied with Pittsburgh for first place in the AFC North.

Last week… 11-4. For the season… 130-60. There’s still a lot of football left (even if it’s bad football, it’s still football, kids!). Three weeks left in the season after the Monday night game. There’s still time for teams to get their ducks in a row for the post season or prepare for the draft. With that, here are the Sunday and Monday picks for week 14.

ATLANTA (7-5) at Los Angeles (4-8), 4:25 p.m. on FOX and DireCTV 717. Atlanta travels west to Los Angeles for an early afternoon meeting (Pacific Time)

Atlanta fell to Kansas City 29-28 in the Big Peach last Sunday. The Falcons trailed 20 16 at the intermissoni before Atlanta went on and reclaimed the lead with 4:32 left when Matt Ryan and WR Aldrick Robinson connnected on a 5-yard pass to take a 28-27 lead. Atlanta then proceeded to go for the two point conversion to make it a 3-point contest and forced the Chiefs to march down the field for a field goal try when Eric Berry picked off the Ryan conversion attempt and took the ball back down the field unchallenged. For Berry, it was his second scoring play of the contest, having picked Ryan off earlier for a 37-yard interception return. The two bright spots for the Falcons were that Atlanta managed to outrush Kansas City 128-123 and Ryan threw for297 yards, while Alex Smith, back from a concussion, threw for 270 yards.

The Rams fell to Tom Brady and New England 26-10 in chilly Foxboro last Sunday. Los Angeles trailed 17-0 at the intermission at Gillette Stadium but managed to outscore New England 10-9 in the second half. Los Angeles found themselves being held to a season-low 36 yards rushing (New England ran for 133), while QB Jared Goff (161 yards passing) was sacked four times and picked off twice, while Pats QB Tom Brady made life less than pleasant for the Rams’ secondary, throwing for 269 yards and a TD in the 16-point win.

Including contests that were played in St. Louis and at old Fulton County Stadium, the Rams lead the series 47-27-2 and have outscored Atlanta 1,796-1,279. However… the Falcons have taken wins in the last three contests, including a 31-24 win in the Big Peach in 2013, while the Rams’ last win came in 2007 in St. Louis by a final of 28-16.

Atlanta’s favored by 6 and the over/under’s 45. The Falcons control their destiny, they know they will not have to play another game outside of the Eastern time zone, two of their last three games are in the Big Peach and know that Tampa Bay is playing at the same time that they are, so they don’t have to worry about the Bucs at the moment. The Rams at times have been a decent team but they haven’t been great. Atlanta covers the 6 and wins in Hollywood.

Pittsburgh (7-5) at Buffalo (6-6), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 705. A pair of rust-belt teams meet in upstate New York as the Steelers travel to Orchard Park for a meeting with the Buffalo Bills.

The Steelers were 24-14 winners over the New Yor Giants and Eli Manning (195 yards) last Sunday at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh led 14-0 at the intermission, thanks to a safety, a pair of Robbie Bullock field goals and a 22-yard TD pass from Roethlisberger to WR Aaron Brown and never looked back. Pittsburgh’s LeVeon Bell led all rushers with 118 yards (Pittsburgh ran for 117, holding the Giants to 56, picking off Manning twice, while Roethlisberger threw for 289 yards (both QBs threw two TDs).

Buffalo dropped a 38-24 decision at Oakland last Sunday on the West Coast. The Bills let a 10-9 lead at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum get away from them as the Raiders would outscore Buffalo 29-14 in the final 30 minutes of action. Buffalo did manage to outrush Oakalnd 212-139, with Bills RB LeSean McCoy doing much of the damage, rushing for 130 yards. Oakland’s Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and a pair of TDs, connecting with WRs Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper on both strikes, while the Raider defense sacked Bills signal caller Tyrod Taylor four times.

Pittsburgh leads the series 13-8, have outscored the Bills 483-371 and have won the last five meetings. The Steelers’ last win in the series came in 2013 in the Steel City by a final of 23-10, while Buffalo’s last win came in upstate New York by a final of 24-21 in 1999. Pittsburgh’s favored by 1 1/2 and the over/under’s 47. Both nunbers make a lot of sense and both teams are trying to keep pace with the teams that they are trying to catch in their respective divisions, the Bills chasing New England in the AFC East, while the Steelers are chasing Baltimore in the AFC North. Steelers cover the 1 1/2 in upstate New York and comes away with the win.

Cincinnati (4-7-1) at Cleveland (0-12), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706. It’s not only the second round of the “Battle of Ohio,” it’s also football’s answer to “Survivor.” It’s the Bengals turn to make the 249-mile, 3 1/2 hour trip upstate to the shores of Lake Erie for a meeting with the winless Browns.

The Bengals took care of Philadelphia 32-14 at Paul Brown Stadium. Even though they were outscored by the Eagles 14-13 in the second half, Cincy led 19-0 at the intermission for the win. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 332 yards and a pair of TDs in the win, while rookie QB Carson Wentz threw for 308 yards but was picked off three times. The contest along the shores of the Ohio River was not much to talk about as far as the running game was concerned, with neither club coming near the 100 yard mark but the Bengals won that catagory (as well as the game), outrushing the Eagles 80-53.

Cleveland, still looking for their first win in the 2016 campaign, returns to action from their bye week after their 27-13 loss to the New York Giants two Sundays ago in Cleveland. Although they trailed Eli Manning (194 yards, three TDs) and the G-Men 14-6 at halftime, New York went on to outpace the Browns in the final 30 minutes of action. Cleveland, who turned the ball over three times, was held to 58 yards rushing (New York ran amok, tallying 104), while Josh McCown was sacked seven times. Browns fans will finally get to see Robert Griffin III in a Browns uniform in the regular season, as he makes his debut for the Browns.

In the first meeting in Cincy in week seven, the Bengals took a 21-10 lead to the half and beat their instate and divisional rivals 31-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals outrushed Cleveland 271-180 (Cleveland’s Keith Hogan ran for 104 yards, while Cincinnati’s Jeremy Hill ran for 168, with each having a rushing TD), Dalton threw for 308 yards and two TDs passes, one to WR A.J. Green, the other to WR Brandon LaFell and the Bengals defense sacked Hogan twice and picked him off.

In the week seven matchup, the Bengals were 10 point favorites and covered the spread as they won by 14. The over/under in that first meeting? 46 and both teams covered, scoring 48 points. The Bengals are favored again, this time by 6 and the over/under’s 43 1/2. Cincy’s fighting for survival, while the Browns are trying to avoid going 0 for the season. Bengals cover the 6 and keep the Brownies winless in the process.

Houston (6-6) at Indianapolis (6-6), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707. First place in the AFC South is on the line as Houston travels to the Hoosier State for a week six rematch with Andrew Luck and the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Houston lost at snowy Green Bay 21-13 to the Packers at Lambeau. Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers broke a 7-7 tie after three quarters of play, taking the lead for good when Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson connected on a 32-yard TD pass with 12:42 left to play. Houston would eventually pull to within eight with 1:51 to play in the contest when De Andre Hopkins caught a 44-yard TD pass from Brock Osweiler. The Texans would eventually get the ball back with four seconds left deep in their own territory and tried several lateral passes before being flagged for them, ending the contest. While Houston did outrush Green Bay 123-109, Rodgers did outpace Osweiler in passing yardge 209-209 (both men threw a pair of TDs in the conttest that was played in 32 degree weather with a 25 degree wind chill).

Indy manhandled the New York Jets 41-10 in the Meadowlands last Monday night. The Colts led 24-3 at the break at Met Life Stadium, with Luck throwing for 278 yards and four TDs, and were in control the entire contest, holding New York to 36 yards rushing, while Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty threw three interceptions (the Colts ran for 139).

They met in week 6 in the Lone Star State and the Texans rallied from a 13-3 deficit at the half and came out on top 26-23 in overtime. Houston picked up the game-tying TD with 49 seconds left in regulation when Brad Osweiler and TE C.J. Fiedorowicz connected on a 26-yard TD pass. Houston then went on the win the contest in overtime after the Colts failed to score in their first possession of the extra period when Nick Novak kicked his second field goal of the evening, a 33-yarder with 8:10 left. Indy actually outrushed Houston 161-158 and the Colts’ Frank Gore ran for 106 yards, while Houston’s Lamar Miller led all rushers with 149 yards and a TD. Osweiler threw for 269 yards and a pair of TDs, while Andrew Luck threw for 252 yards and passing TO as well as a rushing TD.

Houston was favored by 3 in the first meeting at NRG Stadium and covered the spread exactly. The over/under was 46 and both teams covered the over/under by scoring 49 points. This time, the Colts are favored by 6 and the over/under for the rematch is 47. The winner will have sole possesion of first place with the win and help from Denver, who faces Tennessee in Nashville. Indy makes it closer than 3 but Houston takes the win in the Hoosier State.

Denver (8-4) at Tennessee (6-6), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 708. The defending Super Bowl champs continue their Southern swing in the AFC South as they travel to the Music City for a meeting with the Tennessee Titans.

Denver downed Jacksonville 20-10 last Sunday in the Sunshine State. The Broncos led 10-3 at the break and held the Jaguars in check in the second half. Jacksonville did outrush the defending champs 154-104 and Blake Bortles threw for 181 yards but was picked off twice, once by CB Bradley Roby, who returned the ball 51 yards for a TD in the third quarter. Paxton Lynch, who took over for Trevor Siemian (foot), threw for 104 yards for Denver with no interceptions, despite being sacked twice.

The Titans, who had a bye in Week 13, are tied with Houston and Indianapolis for first place in the AFC South. Quarterback Marcus Mariota, who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in November, has thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight consecutive games, totaling 21 touchdowns, three interceptions and a 117.7 passer rating during that span. Tennessee defeated Chicago 27-21 in the Windy City in their last contest. The Titans led 21-7 at the intermission at Soldier Field before Chicago managed to pull themselves to within six but Tennessee held the Bears off in the final minutes of the contest. Tennessee outrushed Chicago in that contest 149-95, while Mariota threw for 226 yards and a pair of TDs.

Tennessee leads the series, which includes contests that took place in Houston when the Titans were known as the Oilers, 21-15-1 and the Titans have outscored the defending Super Bowl champs 980-840. Denver won the last meeting that took place in 2013 in the Mile High City by a final of 51-28, while the Titans took home a 17-14 win in the Music City in 2011.

The Titans are favored by 1 and the over/under’s 43 1/2. Both numbers make sense. Both clubs are fighting for a playoff spot, Denver knowing it has to keep pace with Oakland and Kansas City in the AFC West, while the Titans hope to stay even with both Houston and Indianapolis in the AFC South. Denver takes this one on the road and covers the 1.

San Diego (5-7) at Carolina (4-8), 1 p.m. on and DirecTV 709. A pair of struggling teams meet in Charlotte as San Diego and Philip Rivers head eastward for a meeting with Cam Newton and the defending NFC champs in the Tar Heel State.

Letting a 14-7 halftime lead get away from them, the Bolts fell to Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-21 at Qualcomm Stadium last Sunday. TE Cameron Brate and Winston connected on the game-winner with 9:01 left, allowing the Bucs to take the lead for good, then held the Chargers off in the final minutes of the contest for the win. San Diego outrushed Tampa Bay 119-81, while Winston threw for 280 yards and the game-winning TD. Rivers threw for 225 yards and a pair of TDs but was sacked twice and picked off twice.

Newton and Carolina come back home to the Tar Heel State after they were held to a 55-yard TD pass to Ted Ginn in the second quarter as the defending NFC champions fell to Seattle 40-7 in the Pacific Northwest Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of the Sunday night contest for a dress code violation, according to head coach Ron Rivera and the Charlotte Observer. Seattle, who led 23-7 at the intermission at Century Link Field, shutout Carolina in the second half, while Thomas Rawls ran for 106 yards and a pair of TDs (Seattle would outrush Carolina 240-89) and Wilson outpaced Newton 277-182 (both Newton and Wilson threw a TD pass in the Sunday night contest).

Carolina leads the series 4-1, have outscored 119-77 and have won the last two meetings, including a 31-7 win in San Diego in 2012, while the Chargers’ lone win came in 2004 in Charlotte by a final of 17-6. Carolina’s favored by 1 and the over/under’s 48 1/2. A lot is on the line here. Carolina needs to keep winning to keep pace with the Falcons in the NFC South, while the Chargers are trying to keep their heads above water in the AFC West. Carolina’s finer at home as they “tie” one on and cover the 1 in the process.

Chicago (3-9) at Detroit (8-4), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 710. It’s an NFC North rematch in the Motor City as Detroit hosts Chicago at Ford Field. The Lions are looking to keep pace with Minnesota, while Da Bears would like nothnig more than be party crashers in the division.

Da Bears took a 7-6 halftime lead at snowy Soldier Field (kickoff temperature was 33 with a 28 wind chill) before Chicago ran away with a 26-6 win over the 49ers in the Windy City last Sunday. Chicago would shutout San Francisco in the second half and outrushed the 49ers 142-141, with Bears RB Jordan Howard accounting for 117 of those yards and three TDs. San Francisco’s passing game fell flat, as they were held to 39 yards (Blaine Gabbert with 35, Colin Kaepernick with 4) and both men were sacked six times (Kaepernick was sacked five times, while Gabbert was sacked once), while Chicago’s Matt Barkley threw for 192 yards in the win.

Detroit led New Orleans 13-6 at halftime in the Big Easy and came away 28-13 winners over the Saints last Sunday in the Superdome. Matt Prater kicked five field goals for the Lions as they held Drew Brees without a TD pass for the first time in 68 games and picked him off three times. Detroit held New Orleans to 50 yards rushing, while they barely rushed for 85 yards of their own.

Chicago won the first meeting in week 4 by a 17-14 count. Da Bears led 7-3 at the intermission at Soldier Field and then held off a late Detroit rally to take the win. Chicago outrushed Detroit 114-66, with Bears RB Jordan Howard leading all rushers with 111 yards. Brian Hoyer, who took over for Jay Cutler (thumb) threw for 302 yards and a pair of TDs, while Stafford threw for 213 yards but was picked off twice.

Detroit was a 2 1/2 point favorite in the Windy City and Chicago won that contest by 3, covering the spread. As for the 46 1/2 over/under? It was untouched as Detroit and Chicago combined for only 31 points. Detroit’s favored by 8 this time around and the over/under’s 43 1/2. Chicago’s bad but they’re not 8 points bad. Da Bears will make this one close but Detroit pulls off the sweep in the Motor City and take the win at Ford Field.

Minnesota (6-6) at Jacksonville (2-10), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711. The Purple Gang heads to the Sunshine State for an afternoon contest in north Florida as Minnesota takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank. Both teams are coming into the contest with losses last week under their belts.

Minnesota fell to Dallas 17-15 last Thursday night in the Twin Cities at US Bank Stadium. The Cowboys led 7-3 at the half in the Land of 10,000 Lakes before the Vikings rallied in the final minute to pull to within two, when Sam Bradford (247 yards) and Jerick McKinnon connected on a 3-yard TD strike with 25 seconds left. Minnesota then went for two but did not convert and did not recover the onside kick, allowing Dallas to keep the ball and run out the clock. Dallas outrushed Minnesota 140-87, Bradford threw for 247 yards and the TD, while Prescott threw for 139 yards, connecting with WR Dez Bryant on an 8-yard TD pass in the contest.

Jacksonville fell to Denver 20-10 last Sunday in the Sunshine State at EverBank Field. Jacksonville trailed the defending champions 10-3 at the break and were held in check in the second half. There were a couple of bright spots for Jaguar fans. First, Jacksonville did outrush the defending champs 154-104 and Blake Bortles threw for 181 yards but was picked off twice, once by CB Bradley Roby, who returned the ball 51 yards for a TD in the third quarter, while Denver’s Paxton Lynch, who took over for Trevor Siemian (foot), threw for 104 yards for Denver with no interceptions, despite being sacked twice.

Minnesota leads the series 4-1, the Vikings have outscored Jacksonville 136-94 and they’ve won the last three meetings, including a 26-23 overtime win in the Twin Cities in 2012 (when the Vikings were at the Metrodome), while the Jaguars’ lone win over Minnesota also came in the Land of 10,000 Lakes by a final of 33-3 in 2001.

Minnesota’s a 3 1/2 point favorite in the Sunshine State and the over/under’s 39. The Vikings are fighting for a playoff spot, while the Jaguars are fighting to stay out of the cellar for the 2017 draft. Minnesota covers the 3 1/2 in the Sunshine State and wins in Jacksonville.

Arizona (5-6-1) at Miami (7-5), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 712. Arizona travels to the Sunshine State for an early morning contest (Arizona time) with the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Desert Angry Birds rallied against Washington in Glendale and came away 31-23 winners over the Redskins at Univeristy of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona led 10-6 at the half before Washington rallied to take 13-10 lead with 12:36 left in the third when Cousins scored on a 1-yard run. Arizona got the game winner with 1:56 left to play in the contest as Palmer and WR J.J. Nelson hooked up on a 42-yard TD pass to take the lead back. Arizona then held off a late Washington drive that would have given the Redskins the win when Patrick Peterson picked off Cousins to seal the win. Neither club breached the 100-yard rushng barrier and Arizona barely edged out Washington 88-87, while Palmer threw for 300 yards and three TDs, including the game winner and Cousins threw for 271.

Last week, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco passed for 381 yards and four touchdowns, throwing a pair to TE Dennis Pita, in the Ravens’ 38-6 win over Miami. Baltimore led 24-0 at the intermission in Charm city as the Ravens had their way with Miami, who was held to to 62 yards on the ground (Baltimore ran for 110) and QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked twice and picked off three times.

Miami leads the series with the Desert Angry Birds 8-3 (which includes games played in St. Louis and at the old Orange Bowl) and the ‘Fins have outscored Arizona 300-177. Arizona has won the last three meetings in the series, taking a 24-21 overtime win in the desert in 2012, while Miami’s last win in the series came in 1999 in the Sunshine State by a final of 19-16.

Miami’s favored by 1 and the over/under’s 43 1/2. Both teams are hunting for a playoff spot and need the win in this one. Vice is nice here and Miami comes away with the win in the Sunshine State, covering the 1.

Washington (6-5-1) at Philadelphia (5-7), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 713. A pair of NFC East foes meet again, this time in the City of Brotherly Love as the Eagles host Washington at Lincoln Financial Field in a week six rematch.

Washington fell to Arizona 31-23 last Sunday in the desdrt. Arizona led 10-6 at the half before Washington rallied to take 13-10 lead with 12:36 left in the third when QB Kirk Cousins scored on a 1-yard run. Arizona got the game winner with 1:56 left to play in the contest as Carson Palmer and WR J.J. Nelson hooked up on a 42-yard TD pass to take the lead back. Arizona then held off a late Washington drive that would have given the Redskins the win when Patrick Peterson picked off Cousins to seal the win. It wasn’t much of a game if you were a fan of the run, as neither club breached the 100-yard rushng barrier and Arizona barely edged out Washington 88-87, while Palmer threw for 300 yards and three TDs, including the game winner and Cousins threw for 271.

Philadelphia fell to Cincinnati 32-14 at Paul Brown Stadium. Despite managing to outscore the Bengals 14-13 in the second half, Cincy led 19-0 at the intermission for the win. Rookie QB Carson Wentz threw for 308 yards but fell victim to three interceptions, while Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 332 yards and a pair of TDs in the win. Philadelphia was outrushed by the Bengals 80-53 in the loss in the Buckeye State.

Washington and Philadelphia met in week 6 in Landover and the Redskins led 21-14 at the half and held on to win 27-20 at FedEx Field. Washington easily outrushed the Eagles 230-94 (Matt Jones led all rushers with 135 yards and a TD) and sacked Wentz (179 yards) five times in the win, while Cousins threw for 263 yards and a pair of TDs.

In the week 6 contest, the Eagles were 2-point favorites and the over/under was 45. Washington’s 7-point win allowed them to cover the spread and both clubs covered the over/under with 47 points. The oddsmakers love the Eagles again, making them a 1-point favorite in the City of Brotherly Love and the over/under is 46 1/2. The winner here keeps their playoff hopes alive, while the loser is all but on the outside looking in. “HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!” Washington covers the 1 and takes the road win.

New York Jets (3-9) at San Francisco (1-11), 4:05 p.m on CBS and DirecTV 715. A pair of teams in the basement of their respective divisions meet in northern California as the 49ers host the New York Jets in Santa Clara. Both teams enter the Sunday afternoon contest with losses under their belts.

San Francisco trailed Chicago 7-6 at halftime at snowy Soldier Field (kickoff temperature was 33 with a 28 wind chill) before Chicago ran away with a 26-6 win over the 49ers in the Windy City last Sunday. Chicago would shutout San Francisco in the second half and outrushed the 49ers 142-141, with Bears RB Jordan Howard accounting for 117 of those yards and three TDs. San Francisco’s passing game fell flat, as they were held to 39 yards (Blaine Gabbert with 35, Colin Kaepernick with 4) and both men were sacked six times (Kaepernick was sacked five times, while Gabbert was sacked once), while Chicago’s Matt Barkley threw for 192 yards in the win.

For GangGreen, it was not a good Monday night as they were taken to task by Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts 41-10 in the Meadowlands last Monday night. The J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! trailed 24-3 at the break at Met Life Stadium and were held to 36 rushing yards, with Indy’s Andrew Luck throwing for 278 yards and four TDs, while Jets QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty threw three interceptions.

San Francisco leads the series 10-2, have outscored GangGreen 296-198 and have won the last two meetings, including coming away from the Meadowlands with a 34-0 win in 2012, while the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!’ last win in the series came in 2004 in the Meadowlands by a final of 22-14. San Francisco’s favored by 1 and the over/under’s 45. Do yourself a favor. Avoid this one like a bad chunk of fruitcake and watch that “Archer” marathon on Cartoon Network. Your eyes will thank you. Both teams stink and both are chasing Cleveland for the top spot in the 2017 draft. San Francisco wins this one and covers the 1.

New Orleans (5-7) at Tampa Bay (7-5), 4:25 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 714. A pair of NFC South rivals, both chasing the Atlanta Falcons, meet in the Sunshine State as Drew Brees and Jameis Winston square off at Raymond James Stadium.

It was not a good day to be a Saints fan last Sunday in the Big Easy. New Orleans trailed Detroit 13-6 at halftime in the Big Easy and came away on the short end of a 28-13 loss to the Lions in the Superdomoe. Brees threw for 326 yards but threw three interceptions and no TDs in the 15-point loss as the Saints were held to 50 yards on the ground, while the Lions ran for 85.

Tampa Bay erased a 14-7 deficit at the half in San Diego and edged out the Chargers 28-21 at Qualcomm Stadium last Sunday. The Buccaneers went on to outscore San Diego 21-7 in the last 30 minutes of play on the West Coast for the win that pulled them even with Atlanta in the NFC South. TE Cameron Brate and Winston connected on the game-winner with 9:01 left, then held the Chargers off in the final minutes of the contest for the win. San Diego outrushed Tampa Bay 119-81, while Winston threw for 280 yards and the game-winning TD. Rivers threw for 225 yards and a pair of TDs but was sacked twice and picked off twice.

New Orleans leads the series between the two NFC South rivals 30-18 and the Saints have outscored Tampa Bay 1,052-884. They split last year’s contests, each taking wins in the other’s stadiums.

Week 2… the Big Easy. Tampa Bay led 10-7 at the half in the Superdome and came away 26-19 winners, with the Bucs outrushing New Orleans 139-104. Both Brees and Winston threw a TD pass (Winston had a rushing TD) and both men combined for seven sacks (Winston 3, Brees 4). Although the home team lost, the Saints did manage to win the time of possession battle, keeping the ball for 31:28, while Tampa Bay kept it for 28:32.

Round 2…

Week 14… Tampa Bay. New Orleans would get revenge in the Sunshine State, taking a 24-17 win over the Bucs in Tampa. New Orleans led 17-10 at the intermission in the second meeting and took control from there, despite being held to 87 yards on the ground (Tampa Bay ran for 115). Brees threw for 312 yards and a pair of TDs to Mark Colston, while Winston threw for 182.

New Orleans is favored by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 51 1/2. The Saints play three of their final four games against division opponents, including two meetings with the Buccaneers and one more contest with Atlanta, while Tampa Bay inside the NFC South has a date left with Cam Newton and Carolina in the Sunshine State in the season finale. New Orleans takes this one in the Sunshine State but expect it to be closer than 2 1/2.

Seattle (8-3-1) at Green Bay (6-6), 4:25 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 716. A pair of playoff contenders meet in Green Bay as Seattle travels to the land of beer, Bratwurst and cheese for a late-afternoon contest with the Packers at Lambeau.

Seattle held Cam Newton and Carolina to a 55-yard TD pass to Ted Ginn in the second quarter as they downed the defending NFC champions 40-7 in the Pacific Northwest Sunday night. The Seahawks led 23-7 at the intermission at Century Link Field and shutout Carolina in the second half in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks. Seattle’s Thomas Rawls did his best Marshawn Lynch impression and ran for 106 yards and a pair of TDs (Seattle would outrush Carolina 240-89) and Wilson outpaced Newton (who was benched for the first series of the contest for what Panthers head coach Ron Rivera called a “dress code violation” for not wearing a tie on the team plane) 277-182 (both Newton and Wilson threw a TD pass in the Sunday night contest).

At snowy Green Bay, the Packers downed Houston 21-13 at Lambeau. Green Bay and Rodgers broke a 7-7 tie after three quarters of play, taking the lead for good when Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson connected on a 32-yard TD pass with 12:42 left to play (Rodgers had connected with Randall Cobb for the game’s first score). Houston was not going away quietly and would eventually pull to within eight with 1:51 to play in the contest when De Andre Hopkins caught a 44-yard TD pass from Brock Osweiler. Houston would eventually get the ball back after a Green Bay punt with four seconds left, pinning the Texans deep in their own territory. Houston tried several lateral passes before being flagged for them, ending the contest. While Houston did outrush Green Bay 123-109, Rodgers did outpace Osweiler in passing yardge 209-209 (both men threw a pair of TDs in the conttest that was played in 32 degree weather with a 25 degree wind chill).

Green Bay leads the series with Seattle 9-7 and the Packers have outscored the Seahawks 407-341. Seattle’s last win in the series in regular season play came in 2014 in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks when they claimed a 36-16 win. They met last year in the Dairy State and it was Green Bay taking a 27-17 win at Lambeau. In the week two affair, Green Bay led 13-3 at the half and the two teams played even football in the second half. Green Bay outrushed Seattle 127-119 and Rodgers threw for 249 yards, while Wilson threw for 206 (each had a pair of TDs).

Seattle’s favored by 3 and the over/under’s 46. Both numbers make a lot of sense. Seattle’s sitting on top of the NFC West, while the Packers are trying to get past Detroit and Minnesota in the NFC North. Seattle keeps it close but the Packers win at home at Lambeau.

Dallas (11-1) at New York Giants (8-4), 8:30 p.m. on NBC. They met in the season opener in Arlington. They meet again in upstate New Jersey on Sunday night. Dallas, sitting in first place in the NFC East, travels to East Rutherford for round two of their classic series as Dak Prescott and Eli Manning square off.

Dallas has won 11 consecutive games and are the only team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth. The Cowboys can win the NFC East with a win at New York and with help from other scenarios, could secure a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs this weekend. Prescott is the first rookie in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown pass without an interception in five consecutive games, while rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott leads the NFL with 1,285 rushing yards and ranks second in the league with 12 rushing TDs.

Dallas escaped with a 17-15 win over Minnesota last Thursday night in the Twin Cities at US Bank Stadium. The Cowboys led 7-3 at the half in the Land of 10,000 Lakes before the Vikings rallied in the final minute to pull to within two. Prescott (139 yards) and WR Dez Bryant connected on an 8-yard TD pass in the contest and Elliot had a 1-yard TD run. Dallas outrushed Minneosta 140-87, while Sam Bradford threw for 247 yards in the contest.

Eli (195 yards, two interceptions) and the Giants fell to Pittsburgh 24-14 last Sunday at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh led 14-0 at the intermission, thanks to a safety, a pair of Robbie Bullock field goals and a 22-yard TD pass from Roethlisberger to WR Aaron Brown and never looked back. Pittsburgh’s LeVeon Bell led all rushers with 118 yards (Pittsburgh ran for 117, holding the Giants to 56, while Roethlisberger threw for 289 yards (both QBs threw two TDs).

They met in week one in Arlington and it would be a really close affair, going to the wire with the Giants taking a 20-19 over Dallas, giving the Cowboys their only loss of the year. New York would take the lead with 6:13 left in regulation when Manning and Cruz connected on a 3-yard TD strike to take the lead. Dallas would have one last chance to take the win as they would get the ball back with 65 seconds left. Prescott had driven the ball to create a drive that fell short of their intended goal by 40 yards when WR Terrance Williams caught a 14-yard pass for a first down but failed to get out of bounds to stop the clock.

In the first meeting, the Giants were favored by 1 and one was the loneliest number as they barely covered the spread. Both teams missed the 46 over/under in the first contest, tallying only 39 points. This time around… Dallas is favored by 3 and the over/under’s 47 1/2. That makes this contest “DRILL WORTHY!” (For those of you that know what The Drill is, you are excused. Everyone else, pay attention. We don’t want any rookie mistakes here, k?) After you go to the 9:30 mass on Sunday (the 4:30 vigil mass on Saturday counts as a mass attended, people! Don’t make us send the nuns after you! If we do, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OVER!), head to your favorite store (a trip to Wal Mart, Target, K-Mart or Costco counts) and get the vittles and the beverages (soda, beer, wine, coffee, et al… if you live in a state that allows the purchase of the items in question) and invite the co-workers, the neighbors (including that really cute kindergarden teacher that knows what to do with a cover-2 defense) and your cousin Connie (remember her? She’s the one that’s been married twice that’s just turned 57 last June and dates a 42-year old ex-Marine, who’s now a football coach at the high school in your town. She’s also the one that ate an entire Oreo cheesecake, two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos, two bacon cheeseburgers with blue cheese and chugged two 2-liter Cokes at your Super Bowl party last year and didn’t gain a pound. You look at her and say to yourself, “what the hell?”

Dallas has already punched its playoff ticket and would like to win the NFC East and take that one seed in the post-season, which means that if they are the one seed, they’re at home for as long as they’re in the post-season. The Giants would like to see history repeat itself. History repeats. Giants give Dallas another blemish on their record and takes the win in the Meadowlands.

Baltimore (7-5) at New England (10-2), 8:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN. Week 14 ends in Foxboro as Tom Brady and the New England Patroits host Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.

The Ravens enter Week 14 tied with Pittsburgh for first place in the AFC North. Baltimore has won two games in a row and four of their past five contests. Last week, Flacco passed for 381 yards and four touchdowns, throwing a pair to TE Dennis Pita, in the Ravens’ 38-6 win over Miami. Baltimore led 24-0 at the intermission in Charm city as the Ravens had their way with Miami, holding the Dolphins to 62 yards on the ground and sacking Ryan Tannehill twice and picking him off three times (Baltimore ran for 110).

Brady and New England took Los Angeles to the woodshed 26-10 in chilly Foxboro last Sunday. The Pats led 17-0 at the intermission at Gillette Stadium but Los Angeles managed to outscore New England 10-9 in the second half. While rushing for 133 yards, the Pats held Los Angeles to 36 yards, while Brady threw for 269 yards passing and a TD, holding Rams QB Jared Goff to 161 yards passing and sacking him four time.

New England leads the series 7-1 and the Pats have outscored Baltimore 238-147. New England’s last regular season win over the Ravens came in Baltimore in 2013, when they took a 41-7 win in Charm City, while the Raven’s only win over New England also came in Charm City, a 31-30 win in 2012.

As good as both teams have been, they’ve been less than great under the MNF lights. Baltimore? The Ravens are 17-24 and lost their only Monday night contest last year, while the Pats? They’re a little better at 23-24 and won their one MNF contest last year. New England’s favored by 7 and the over/under’s 45 1/2. Two pretty good QBs. Two pretty good teams that could decide the AFC title and earn that trip to Houston in February. This might be the night to tape “2 Broke Girls” this week. Batlimore makes it closer than 7 but New England prevails in Foxboro.

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