2014 NFL Predictions Week 16: New England Patriots Inch Closer To One Seed With Win

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Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Rams 17 Giants 16

St. Louis’ offense is pretty pathetic, but their defense is legit, and they will do all the scoring for the Rams in this one. Eli Manning is a turnover machine, and the Rams will take full advantage. Both of these squads are out of the playoffs, but this should be a fun game.

Bills 23 Raiders 10

Buffalo has proved over the last two weeks that their defense is elite. That pass rush of theirs is arguably the best in the league, and they have some nice pieces in the secondary. They are offensively challenged, but they won’t need much offense to beat the Raiders. I like Derek Carr, but this isn’t the week to judge this kid’s performance.

Colts 31 Cowboys 21

DeMarco Murray might play, but he won’t be 100%, so Indy gets the win. The Cowboys have a spotty defense, and the number one passing offense in the league will run it up against them. Andrew Luck has turned the ball over too many times this year, but I have a feeling he will put together a clean outing in this one.

Cardinals 20 Seahawks 17

I may regret picking against the red-hot Seahawks, but the Cardinals have an elite defense of their own, and they are a completely different team at home, much like the Green Bay Packers. Yes, they are down to their third string quarterback, but I believe Bruce Arian will pull out enough tricks to out-last Seattle. Patrick Peterson and that defense comes up with four turnovers as they will be the true reason behind their victory.

Broncos 27 Bengals 19

If Cincinnati were quarterbacked by just about anyone else, I would take the Bengals in this one. But they are stuck with Andy Dalton, and despite the cold weather, Peyton Manning is going to out-gun Dalton every single time. The Broncos’ defense is playing at a very high level right now, and the Bengals will struggle to score points.