NFL Week 14 Upset Picks

NFL Week 14 Upset ATS Picks

It’s a surprise, but thanks to the NFL schedule makers there are plenty of Week 14 NFL upset picks to choose from. Who wins when San Diego travels to Carolina with an upset on their minds? Can New Orleans take down the hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Is there a reason why Seattle is a favorite over Green Bay at Lambeau? Or, will Green Bay prove best?

2016 Week 14 NFL Upset ATS Picks

San Diego at Carolina
When:  Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1:00 pm ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Odds: San Diego +1

Analysis: Carolina opened as a -1.5 favorite. Already, the Panthers are -1-point favorites. This isn’t as hard of a game to handicap as so many believe it to be. Carolina has given up on the season.

The best the Panthers could do versus Seattle was lose 7 to 40? Last season Carolina beat the Seahawks in the playoffs. Oh, yes, Carolina is benching QB Cam Newton for the first series of each game because of how he dresses. That’s just ridiculous. Not only is it ridiculous, it’s stupid. If Ron Rivera is doing that, I’d consider suspending him or even trading him to some desperate team for a first round draft pick.

Phillip Rivers never quits. He’s one of the most competitive players in the NFL. I see Rivers decimating Carolina’s defense big time in this match up.

Week 14 Upset ATS Pick: San Diego

New Orleans at Tampa Bay
When:  Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:25 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Odds: New Orleans +2.5

Analysis: Saints’ QB Drew Brees threw 3 picks against Detroit. It was a terrible performance. It shouldn’t get any easier in Week 14 because the Tampa defense has become good. The Buccaneers have won 4 games in a row. All the wins were due to their defense save for the last, a 28 to 21 win over the San Diego Chargers.

But facing Chicago’s Jay Cutler, Kansas City’s Alex Smith, and an off his game Russell Wilson, is different than facing Drew Brees coming off a bad game. Usually, the Saints’ QB bounces back from bad games by having a huge game.

My gut tells me that’s what happens in Week 14. I like the Saints straight up.

Week 14 Upset ATS Pick: New Orleans

Seattle at Green Bay
When:  Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:25 pm ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Odds: Green Bay +2.5

Analysis: Even without Earl Thomas, the Seahawk are favorites over the Green Bay Packers. This game takes place at Lambeau and the Seahawks will be without their top player in the secondary.

I don’t get it. Green Bay has now won 2 games in a row. The defense held Philadelphia to 13 points a couple of weeks ago. It held Houston to 13 points in Week 13. Sure, Seattle has a better offense than either one of those teams.

But without Thomas at free safety, it’s hard to see how Aaron Rodgers doesn’t destroy the Seahawks’ secondary. I like Green Bay.

Week 14 Upset ATS Pick: Green Bay
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