It’s time for Week 14 picks against the spread! As usual, fade accordingly. I say that because it is actually impressive how bad I am doing. Last year, I finished in the top 25 out of 1,500 or so people. This year, with 1,500 or so people competing once again, I am currently 40th from the bottom. All but nine of those people did not even bother making picks last week. I am currently 21-41-3. That’s certainly something.
The San Francisco 49ers are at home facing the New York Jets in Week 14, coming off an ugly 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. The 49ers face a Jets team starting Bryce Petty for only the second time. As bad as the 49ers are, it is no surprise they are slim favorites in this one. They are a field goal favorite, marking the first time since 1993 that a 1-11 team has been favored in a game.
I decided once again to take the 49ers in the SuperContest. I got them at -2.5, and I really do think this is the game they win to snap their franchise-record 11-game losing streak. Of course, given my performance this season in the SuperContest, you can thank me later if the Jets end up winning this game. But facing the Jets at home, with New York coming in on a short week? If they can’t win this game, that might be even more depressing than a 1-15 finish.
For the third straight season, I am back for the LVH SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 1,800 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself and Matt Ufford, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. Everybody picks their own five games and there will be a running leaderboard HERE. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”
Here are my Week 14 SuperContest picks.
BROWNS (+5.5) over Bengals
BILLS (+1.5) over Steelers
JAGUARS (+3) over Vikings
49ERS (-2.5) over Jets
PACKERS (+2.5) over Seahawks
Here are all my picks for Week 14:
CHIEFS vs. Raiders (+3): Chiefs - Win
TITANS vs. Broncos (+1):
PANTHERS vs. Chargers (+1.5):
COLTS vs. Texans (+6):
BROWNS vs. Bengals (-5.5): Browns
BILLS vs. Steelers (-1.5): Bills
DOLPHINS vs. Cardinals (+1):
LIONS vs. Bears (+7.5):
JAGUARS vs. Vikings (-3): Jaguars
BUCCANEERS vs. Saints (+2.5):
EAGLES vs. Washington (-1):
49ERS vs. Jets (+2.5): 49ers
PACKERS vs. Seahawks (-2.5): Packers
RAMS vs. Falcons (-6):
GIANTS vs. Cowboys (-3):
PATRIOTS vs. Ravens (+7):