1. Seattle Seahawks (-7) vs. NYG – The Giants tend to mail it in after being eliminated from the playoffs. Look for Seattle to clinch the NFC West with a convincing win on Sunday.
2. Miami Dolphins (+1) vs. NE – The loss of TE Rob Gronkowski cannot be minimized. He was the engine that really made this offense work. Miami is playing better the past few weeks and always play the Patriots well in Miami.
3. San Francisco 49ers (-6) vs. TB – There is always concern of a letdown, but we don’t see it here. The 49ers D will smother rookie QB Mike Glennon and the Bucs offense all afternoon. The 49ers will easily cover the point spread with a double digit win.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5) vs. Cin – See money line bet.
Rounding things out
St. Louis Rams (+6.5) vs. NO – The Saints are not that good on the road and the Rams play much better at home.
Cleveland Browns (+1) vs. Chi – The Bears are gambling going back to Jay Cutler at this point. The Browns are playing tough.
Carolina Panthers (-11.5) vs. NYJ – We expect the Geno Smith of Week’s 11-13 to show up on Sunday against a ferocious D at home. Not the one from a week ago.
Money Line Bet
Pittsburgh Steelers (+120) vs. Cin – The Steelers Playoff chances are extremely slim, but there is still a chance. They’ll turn the tables on the Bengals in their home park and capitalize on a few QB Andy Dalton mistakes.