NFL Week 14 Game Picks: Is it time for the Saints to tank?

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3.05 pm CT: Oakland Raiders (5-7) at Denver Broncos (10-2)

And another NFC West matchup. Derek Carr and his teammates travel to the Mile High City where they play a Denver team that finally belongs to Brock Osweiler. The Broncos still rely heavily on their amazing defense but the offense has improved a lot since Peyton Manning suffered a foot injury.

Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is unable to catch a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

3.25 pm CT: Dallas Cowboys (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (8-4)

This year’s renewal of 2014’s Divisional Round matchup is not that promising, unfortunately. The Cheeseheads are lacking dominance but might bounce back after that heroic Hail Mary completion last week. Dallas meanwhile comes off a Monday Night Football win in Washington, seemingly destined for another defeat in the Frozen Tundra.

Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots (10-2) at Houston Texans (6-6)

The banged up Patriots are hosted by the resurgent Texans. Both teams lost last week in disappointing fashion and have to make up for it on a national stage. Rob Gronkowski will probably remain out after what seemed like the nastiest knee bruise of all times. This should be fun, a makeshift offensive line trying to keep J.J. Watt from taking over the game while Tom Brady has to get rid of the ball quickly to less than two weapons.

Monday Night Football: New York Giants (5-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-7)

Another monday night, another week in which Gotham’s holiday break hurts even more. The Giants have shown once again last week that they are less clutch than the Saints defense while the Dolphins had a hard time beating an atrocious Ravens team. This will not be pretty, our only hope is that Eli Manning shines with the postseason hopes on the line.