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NFL Week 14 pick ‘em: 4 weeks to catch the leader

Will any of us make an un-Bengals like December push?

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With advent now upon us, we are entering the home stretch in our weekly Cincy Jungle staff pick ‘em.

Heading into this final stretch, last week Scott, Alberto and Braden led the way with an 11-5 record in their picks. Although I’d be inclined to name Alberto the winner for the week, since he managed to go 11-5 while picking the Bengals, unlike Braden and Scott who picked the Steelers, going with head over heart.

Overall, we were all more or less undone with the Redskins, Lions, Chiefs, and Eagles all losing their games - which resulted in a 7 - 33 record for us in those 4 games. We made up for it by going 92 - 28 in the rest of last week games. After 13 weeks, here is how our standings are currently situated:

  • John S ... 129 - 63
  • Scott ... 122 - 70
  • Jason ... 122 - 70
  • Mason ... 120 - 72
  • Braden ... 120 - 72
  • Alberto ... 119 - 73
  • John A ... 116 - 75
  • Andrew ... 112 - 80
  • Patrick ... 110 - 82
  • Anthony ... 97 - 79

John S still holds a lead, which he’s had since Week 4. Around Week 7 he built that lead to about half a dozen games, where it’s been ever since. With 5 weeks to go, it’s time for the rest of us to make that “playoff push” if we are going to overtake the leader.

Week 14 NFL Picks - 2017

Road at Home Scott Mason Patrick Judis John S. Alberto Braden John A. Andrew Hamilton Jason
Road at Home Scott Mason Patrick Judis John S. Alberto Braden John A. Andrew Hamilton Jason
NO @ ATL NO NO ATL NO ATL NO NO NO ATL
OAK @ KC OAK KC KC KC KC OAK KC OAK KC
IND @ BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF IND IND BUF BUF
DET @ TB DET DET DET DET DET DET TB DET DET
MIN @ CAR MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN CAR MIN CAR
CHI @ CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
GB @ CLE GB GB CLE GB GB CLE GB GB CLE
SF @ HOU SF HOU SF SF SF SF HOU SF HOU
SEA @ JAX SEA SEA JAX JAX SEA JAX SEA SEA SEA
TEN @ ARI ARI TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
NYJ @ DEN NYJ NYJ DEN NYJ NYJ NYJ DEN NYJ DEN
WAS @ LAC LAC LAC WAS WAS LAC LAC WAS LAC LAC
PHI @ LAR LAR PHI PHI LAR LAR LAR PHI LAR PHI
DAL @ NYG DAL DAL DAL DAL NYG DAL DAL PIT DAL
BAL @ PIT PIT PIT PIT BAL PIT PIT PIT BAL BAL
NE @ MIA NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
122-70 120-72 110-82 129-63 119-73 120-72 116-75 112-80 122-70

We only had 2 unanimous selections, with the Bengals winning against the Bears, and the Partiots winning in Miami on Monday night. We were nearly unanimous with the Titans to win in Arizona and the Lions to win in Tampa Bay, with one dissenter going against the grain in each game.

Some of the more surprising or noteworthy picks were, one brave soul going with the hapless Giants over the surging Cowboys, and six of us going with the plummeting Chiefs over the Raiders. Three of us also picked the Browns to win a game, hosting the Packers this weekend.