It is Week 14. The games are here and most of them matter for the playoffs. Our late game picks against the spread are already set. What about the early games?
Baltimore Ravens at Washington Redskins (-3): The 'Skins are rolling with RG3 playing at a higher level than anyone expected. But Baltimore will take advantage of a weak Washington secondary. Take the points and go with the Ravens.
San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers (-9): Ben Roethisberger returns, which means the Chargers are toast. Plus with the report of San Diego's coach and GM being lame ducks, don't expect the Chargers to come out with a ton of energy. Give the points and roll with Big Ben.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-6): Andrew Luck at home. You have to like this game. the Titan are way too up and down to trust a blowout. However, I've got the Colts by at least a touchdown.
New York Jets (-3) at Jacksonville: The Jets are not good, but not so bad that they won't beat the horrible Jags by at least a touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons (-3.5) at Carolina Panthers: The Falcons keep proving me wrong. When I think they will win big, they play it down to the last second. When I don't think they cover, they win big. Being on the road and having clinched the division, this is going to be another nail-biter and Carolina comes away with the upset. Take the points and the Panthers.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7.5): Philly kind of came together offensively with Nick Foles at the helm. I don't see an outright win, but they will cover. Take the points and the Eagles.
For a rundown of our late picks, visit this post.