It took 13 weeks, but we finally have our first team eliminated from playoff contention this year and to no one’s surprise, that team is the Carolina Panthers.
I hate to say this Panthers fans, but it feels like your team is a year away from being four years away, so I’ll be sure to look for you down the road at some point when we start talking about the 2028 playoff race.
With the Panthers eliminated from contention, now would be a good time for them to start tanking, but that won’t even help because the Bears have their first-round pick in 2024. The Panthers have nothing to play for, and as such, I will not be picking them to win any of their remaining games. Oh no, now that I’ve told you that, that means I’ve now spoiled one of my picks for Week 14.
Let’s get to the picks before I start spoiling more of them.
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Alright, let’s get to the picks.
NFL Week 14 picks
New England (2-10) at Pittsburgh (7-5)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET (Amazon)
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