Group chat: Chase-ing another payday in Week 14 of the NFL schedule

Photo courtesy: Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 13 wasn’t unlucky for me as I finished above .500 on the back of some strong underdog performances by Washington, Jacksonville, and the New York Jets.

Photo courtesy: Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers

Justin Dunk wasn’t as lucky, finishing 6-8 and taking another ‘L’ on the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered their first loss of the year last week, so Dunk will be looking to do his best Chase Claypool impression and get back to winning ways.

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Week 14

Thursday 8:20 p.m. ET
New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams
Line: Rams -5.0
Total: 45 points
Dunk’s pick: PATRIOTS. Feels like a field goal game.
Hodge’s pick: PATRIOTS. Bill Belichick has his team rising.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. ET
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
Line: Cardinals -2.5
Total: 47 points
Dunk’s pick: CARDS. Birds straighten up and fly right.
Hodge’s pick: GIANTS. Arizona has shown us who they really are.

Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals
Line: Cowboys -3.5
Total: 43.5 points
Dunk’s pick: COWBOYS. The Bengals offence is lacking a legit trigger man.
Hodge’s pick: BENGALS. Cincy’s missing Joe Burrow but Dallas will struggle off a short week.

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Line: Packers -7.5
Total: 55 points
Dunk’s pick: PACKERS. Green Bay is on another level.
Hodge’s pick: PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers is rolling.

Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers
Line: Panthers -4
Total: 44.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BRONCOS. Drew Lock comes to Carolina proper.
Hodge’s pick: PANTHERS. Teddy will be the Bridge over Troubled Waters.

Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
Line: Texans -1
Total: 45 points
Dunk’s pick: TEXANS. Don’t fumble it away, Deshaun.
Hodge’s pick: TEXANS. Deshaun Watson is slinging it.

Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins
Line: Chiefs -7.5
Total: 49.5 points
Dunk’s pick: CHIEFS. Patrick Mahomes carves up the fish.
Hodge’s pick: DOLPHINS. Chiefs win but this line feels a little inflated.

Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Line: Buccaneers -6.5
Total: 51.5 points
Dunk’s pick: VIKINGS. Dalvin Cook keeps it close.
Hodge’s pick: BUCS. Tompa Bay has to bounce back at some point.

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Line: Titans -7.5
Total: 53 points
Dunk’s pick: TITANS. Spirited effort from Tennessee after a loss.
Hodge’s pick: JAGUARS. Jacksonville scratches and claws in this divisional game.

Sunday 4:00 p.m. ET
Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders

Line: Colts -3
Total: 51.5 points
Dunk’s pick: RAIDERS. Las Vegas plays up and down to their competition.
Hodge’s pick: COLTS. Las Vegas almost lost to the Jets, so…

New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks
Line: Seahawks -15
Total: 46.5 points
Dunk’s pick: JETS. New York loses but covers.
Hodge’s pick: JETS. Two weeks in a row, baby!

Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers
Line: Falcons -2.5
Total: 49.5 points
Dunk’s pick: CHARGERS. Massive bounce back spot for LA.
Hodge’s pick: FALCONS. If this line trickles up past a field goal, I’d roll with LA.

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
Line: Saints -7
Total: 44 points
Dunk’s pick: EAGLES. Jalen Hurts gives Philly some juice.
Hodge’s pick: SAINTS. The Eagles continue to somehow get worse.

Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers
Line: 49ers -3.5
Total: 43 points
Dunk’s pick: WASHINGTON. Ron Rivera has his boys playing strong.
Hodge’s pick: WASHINGTON. Chase Young is next level.

Sunday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
Line: Bills -2.5
Total: 46.5 points
Dunk’s pick: STEELERS. Mike Tomlin smiles in the face of defeat.
Hodge’s pick: STEELERS. Pittsburgh gets right back on the horse.

Monday Night Football
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Line: Ravens -3
Total: 46.5 points
Dunk’s pick: BROWNS. Dawg pound be barking.
Hodge’s pick: BROWNS. How is a 9-3 team getting a point at home?

Against the spread picks to date:

Hodge: 63-57-2
Dunk: 58-62-2

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.