NFL Week 14 picks

With the Bills all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, it’s hard not to turn your focus to the draft. There were many enjoyable moments this season — even the thought of being in the playoffs is progress — but now we’re back to our usual December routine of using the last few games to decide what our biggest offseason needs are.

Of the four remaining games for the Bills, this week’s may be the most winnable. San Diego is 5-7 this year and dropped six straight before beating Jacksonville last week. Our other remaining games are against Miami, which has suddenly turned things around after an 0-7 start; Denver, which has Tim Tebow … no explanation needed; and New England, which probably won’t slow down Week 17 after we embarrassed them earlier this year.

Still, the Bills just have too many problems right now to beat a team with as much offensive firepower as San Diego. The Bills may be able to keep it competitive, but I’m taking the Chargers by a touchdown.

Bills (+7) at San Diego
Chargers

Indianapolis (+16 1/2) at Baltimore
Indianapolis

Houston (+3) at Cincinnati
Houston

Oakland (+11) at Green Bay
Green Bay

Kansas City (+9) at Jets
Jets

Minnesota (+10) at Detroit
Detroit

New Orleans at Tennessee (+3 1/2)
New Orleans

Philadelphia (+3) at Miami
Miami

New England at Washington (+8)
New England

Atlanta at Carolina (+2 1/2)
Carolina

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (+2)
Jacksonville

San Francisco at Arizona (+3 1/2)
San Francisco

Chicago (+3 1/2) at Denver
Denver

Giants (+3 1/2) at Dallas
Giants

St. Louis (+6) at Seattle
Seattle

Overall

Skurski: 94-85-6
Northrop: 92-87-6
Always Game Seven 90-89-6
McKissic: 88-91-6
Gaughan: 87-92-6
Sullivan: 86-93-6
DiCesare: 82-97-6

Last week:
Tennessee (+1.5) over BUFFALO
Titans 23-17. Win
Kansas City (+7) over CHICAGO
Chiefs 10-3. Win
Oakland (+3) over MIAMI*
Dolphins 34-14. Loss
Cincinnati (+7) over PITTSBURGH
Steelers 35-7. Loss
CLEVELAND (+6.5) over Baltimore
Ravens 24-10. Loss
Jets (-3) over WASHINGTON
Jets 34-19. Win
Atlanta (-3) over HOUSTON
Texans 17-10. Loss
Carolina (+3) over TAMPA BAY
Panthers 38-19. Win
NEW ORLEANS (-9) over Detroit
Saints 31-17. Win
Denver (+1.5) over MINNESOTA
Broncos 35-32. Win
St. Louis (+13.5) over SAN FRANCISCO
49ers 26-0. Loss
Dallas (-4.5) over ARIZONA
Cardinals 19-13 (OT). Loss
Green Bay (-6.5) over GIANTS
Packers 38-35. Loss
NEW ENGLAND (-20) over Indianapolis
Patriots 31-27. Loss
San Diego (-3) over JACKSONVILLE
Chargers 38-14. Win
7-8
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