NFL Betting: Week 14 Recap of the 2020 Season
Week 14’s slate of games wasn’t the most competitive, but we did see some great individual performances, as well as some very fun games. Let’s recap some of the action from Week 14 for you to keep making your bets against their NFL odds.
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Steelers Lose 2 In a Row
The Pittsburgh Steelers were making a run at the 1972 Dolphins, but their streak suddenly came to a crashing halt. After losing to the Washington Football Team, the Steelers lost their second in a row to the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills are quickly becoming a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Josh Allen was able to avoid the vaunted Pittsburgh pass rush, and was able to exploit the soft secondary of the Steelers.
Teams have also figured out that Ben Roethlisberger isn’t the player that he used to be. Big Ben can no longer throw the deep ball, so teams can gamble more on the intermediate routes. Unless the Steelers make some changes, their dream season could turn into a nightmare soon.
Are the Chiefs Unbeatable?
Some questions were raised after the Chiefs defeated the Dolphins 33-27. Patrick Mahomes had a first quarter to forget, but he more than made up for it in the end. Even though he threw three interceptions, the Chiefs offense is good enough to make up for the mistakes. Even though they keep on winning, the Chiefs have won their last five games by a combined 21 points. The Chiefs can score points in bunches, but their defense is letting other teams score as well. It could be an interesting postseason for Andy Reid’s squad.
Is the Carson Wentz era over in Philadelphia?
2020 second round draft pick Jalen Hurts got the nod over Wentz in the Eagles Week 14 tilt with the New Orleans Saints. Hurts seemed to light a fire under the Eagles offense, as he led Philadelphia to a 24-21 upset victory over the NFC’s top team. Hurts was 17-30 for 167 yards and one passing touchdown. Hurts also hurt the Saints with his running ability, as he rushed for 106 yards on 18 carries. Hurts is starting again this week for the Eagles, and if he continues to play well, that could spell the end for Carson Wentz as the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.
Ravens vs. Browns = Instant Classic
Baltimore beat Cleveland 47-42 in a back-and-forth affair. These two teams put on an offensive show, and was one of, if not the best games of the season. The top two rushing teams in the league combined for nine touchdowns on the ground.
The highlight of the night came when the Ravens were down 42-35. Trace McSorley had replaced Lamar Jackson who had to leave the game due to cramping issues. McSorley was hurt, and Jackson came running onto the field. Jackson then proceeded to lead the Ravens on a scoring drive.
This game was full of highlights, as Baker Mayfield and Jackson both showed that they are very good quarterbacks. Both of these teams are in the hunt for a playoff spot, so they were pulling out all of the stops. This game truly was a “Instant Classic”, and could be a preview of what’s to come in the AFC playoffs.