NFL Week 14: Best games to watch on Sunday
4. Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-4.5)
After losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend, the Indianapolis Colts aren’t going to win the AFC South. Now, the Colts have to simply try and run the table in hopes of getting a wild card berth. That quest starts in Houston, with the Texans riding a nine-game winning streak. Deshaun Watson and Co. won’t be easy to beat, especially in the third game of a three-game homestand. Still, the Colts have Andrew Luck and desperation on their side. It won’t be easy knocking them off, especially with Houston already all but having clinched the division.
3. Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5)
This is a great contrast of styles. The Ravens want to run the ball over and over, hoping that Lamar Jackson and Gus Edwards can chew up yardage and clock on the way to points. Kansas City wants to get the ball in the right hand of Patrick Mahomes and let the laser show begin with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce as the main stars. Ultimately, this game likely comes down to whether Kansas City can get off the field on third downs, and if Baltimore can force the Chiefs to settle for field goals inside the red zone. Kansas City has the best offense in football. The Ravens have the best defense in football. Should be a great one at Arrowhead Stadium.
2. Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-3)
This one could very well determine who wins the NFC East. The Cowboys come into the game with a 7-5 record and a one-game lead over the Eagles, who lost in Philadelphia to Dallas a month ago. If the same result happens again, it’s hard to see the Eagles making any kind of real push as December wears on. However, a win by Philadelphia and it is in the driver’s seat with three games to go, especially with an easy divisional game left including the Washington Redskins.
1. Los Angeles Rams (-3) at Chicago Bears
Without question, this is the best game of the day. Los Angeles comes into the contest with the league’s best record at 11-1, while the Bears are trying to take another step towards finishing off the NFC North race at 8-4. A win would go a long way towards Chicago both winning the division and maintaining the third seed in the NFC, with the Cowboys suddenly approaching in the rearview mirror. For the Rams, a victory would clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs and, with the remaining schedule being so easy, all but give them the top seed in the NFC.