Another week has come and gone, and what a week it was. The Jets jumped the Giants, the Bengals bashed the Browns, and the once unstoppable New England slid a bit further in their record to 10-2. Now a new week is upon and the question one everyone’s mind is what NFL game should I watch this weekend?
To answer that questions, let’s first let’s look at the official NFL schedule for Week 14.
Now that we know which games are on, here are the ones that you should be watching:
Featured Matchup – Vikings vs. Cardinals, 8:30 PM EST on NFL Network
The Cardinals are going to air it out early and often; and the Vikings are going to run as much as they can with their star, Adrian Peterson. Not much more to say about this game, as you can only watch it with a Game Pass subscription. More on that in the bottom section of this article.
Featured Matchup – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 PM ET
In a key divisional game for the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals will meet for the second time this season. Last time they met, the Steelers went down hard with a 42-21 loss and the Bengals are banking on a repeat performance. But with Roethlisberger at the helm of Pittsburgh, anything can happen so it too early to rule either team out.
Alternative matchup – Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 PM ET
Featured Matchup – Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 PM ET
Going into this game, the Panthers are favored over the Falcons by 6.5 points and it is easy to see why. Even if the Saints gave the Panthers a little scare last week, the Panthers have been otherwise handily defeating opponents and QB Cam Newton is one the top contenders for NFL MVP. Atlanta have not had a great season and with Carolina at home it will be hard to see them turn it around now. But then again no one expected Detroit to beat Green Bay earlier in the year either.
Alternative matchup – Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears, 1:00 PM ET
Featured Matchup – Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 PM ET
This is one of those games that on paper does not look too exciting, but in actuality will probably be a lot closer than you think. The Cowboys might have a losing record, but their solid defense has kept all but one of their losses to within a touchdown. Green Bay, on the other hand, has been waning in strength and just barely beat Detroit last week. Neither team is going to go down easy.
Featured matchup – New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 PM ET
After a two-game losing streak, the New England Patriots will be looking to draw a little blood this week on the road against the Texans, but that won’t be easy. The Texans have JJ Watt one of the best pass rushers in the league. If he can neutralize Brady, the Texans will have a shot… but that’s a big if.
Featured Matchup – Giants vs. Dolphins, 8:30 PM EST
Monday Night Football will only be available through either a subscription to Sling TV or NFL Game Pass. Sling TV costs $20 a month and offers ESPN. This week’s matchup should be a good one. Hopefully Tannehill can clean up his game a bit, as this should be a high scoring game. And if Manning has learned anything over the last few weeks, we will see a lot of Odell Beckham.
As always, in order to catch these games, all you need is an over-the-air antenna. An OTA antenna will pick up all the major broadcast networks, for free, and it only costs $30-$60 (depending on the brand).
If you find yourself out of the broadcast range of your favorite game take a look at NFL Game Pass. For $99 a season you can watch EVERY NFL game this season (free 7-day trial).
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