Here are my picks for the NFL's Week 14:
*THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9*
Indianapolis 6-6 at Tennessee 5-7 @ 8:20 PM [Line: Colts by 3]
The Titans have lost five in a row. The Colts have dropped three straight. Indianapolis needs to win this one if they want to have a shot at winning the AFC South and making the playoffs. Over the last five games, Peyton Manning has thrown 9 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions; the Colts have lost four of those five games.
RJ's Pick: Colts by 7
*SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12*
Cleveland 5-7 at Buffalo 2-10 @ 1:00 PM [Line: Bills by 1.5]
The Browns have won two in a row. The Bills have lost their last two. Unless the Browns get behind by a lot early, Peyton Hillis should rush for 100+ yards in this one, easy.
RJ's Pick: Browns by 4
Cincinnati 2-10 at Pittsburgh 9-3 @ 1:00 PM [Line: Steelers by 9]
The Bengals have lost nine straight games. The AFC North-leading Steelers have won three in a row. This one shouldn't be close.
RJ's Pick: Steelers by 17
Green Bay 8-4 at Detroit 2-10 @ 1:00 PM [Line: Packers by 6.5]
The Packers have the NFL's top defense in terms of points allowed. All four of their losses have come by exactly three points each. The Lions have lost five in a row. There's no good reason to pick the Lions in this one, but then there's no good reason to be a Lions fan, either.
RJ's Pick: Lions by 1
New York Giants 8-4 at Minnesota 5-7 @ 1:00 PM [Line: Giants by 2]
The Giants have won two straight. The Vikings have also won their last two. Will Brett Favre be healthy enough to start his 298th consecutive regular season game? We probably won't know until right before game time.
RJ's Pick: Giants by 8
Tampa Bay 7-5 at Washington 5-7 @ 1:00 PM [Line: Buccaneers by 2]
The Buccaneers have lost two in a row and are now unlikely to make the postseason. The Redskins have also lost two straight and have the league's worst defense in terms of yards allowed per game. Albert Haynesworth has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season for ... well, for being a selfish, immature asshole. (Daniel Snyder, you are a football genius.)