Grinding Ax Sunday: FREE NFL Picks, Week 14 Notes

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – While Big Blew is looking for answers (and a new QB), many teams are fighting for a playoff spot. NFL Week 14 offers up some great match-ups with post season implications.  Let’s get into some of the best matchups and dole out some of my useless Free Picks. 

Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs always stirs up memories of epic battles between these storied franchises. While this is not Daryle “ Mad Bomber” LaMonica to Fred Biletnikoff  versus Lenny Dawson to Otis Taylor, there will be a battle between good quarterbacks and their favorite targets. Patrick Mahomes and David Carr have their own go-to receivers . Mahomes has Kelce and Tyreek Hill while Carr has depended on Darren Waller. Injuries will keep Waller from bailing Carr out of trouble. He will instead hope that Hunter Renfrow and the recycled DeSean Jackson can make it happen. I’m not buying in. Chiefs 35 Raiders 17

Is there a TD under this hat?

The last hope for the Cleveland Brownies and Chef Baker Mayfield to crawl back into the Wild Card race will be to knock off some division rivals.  The Baltimore Ravens bring a two-game advantage into the Home of Rock and Roll ( credit Huey Lewis)  and Lamar Action Jackson, who will be tough to control.  Jadeveon  Clowney and Myles Garrett will have to contain the Ravens’ leading rusher for Cleveland to have a chance. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt can and will open this one up, as long as Baker does not “F “ it up. Browns 27 Ravens 24

Cowboy Killer?

Politically correct Washington Football Team has found its new quarterback. They say one man’s junk (don’t get excited Short Matt), is another man’s treasure… Taylor Heinicke has proven that. This guy is playing top level football and has found Dangerous Terry McLaurin as his reliable receiver. Add running back Antonio Gibson and Dallas will have a long afternoon unless they step up, as Chubsy-Ubsy Mike McCarthy pretty much guaranteed the win. If  Dak Prescott struggles to find his bountiful war chest of weapons, this will be bad for Jerry’s team.  I am backing Chubsy in this one and pick the… Cowboys. Dallas 35 Washington 31

My next game was supposed to be a Super Bowl Preview, as Josh Allen and Tom Brady go head to head in Tampa Bay, however, Buffalo has no running game other than Allen taking off when he has an opening. Leonard Fournette loves playing with TB12 and is a dual threat. Add in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Gronk and this gets too far out of hand for a disappointing Bills defense. Maybe next year.

Elsewhere
Tampa 31 Buffalo 17
Saints 28 Jets 21
Jaguars 24 Titans 20
Broncos 17 Lions 16
Chargers 42 Giants 14
Bengals 23 49ers 21
Packers 31 Bears 17

Chime in with your incoherent rants and come back for MTM’s only coherent contributor Junoir Blaber – who is trying to find a team bus to jump on!

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"Grinding Ax" Walter Hynes (GAW) comes from the same Sports Royalty bloodlines as Short Matt... He's heaving hatchets off the heads of any deserving Sports Personalities... His favorite teams are the NY Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Dallas Cowboys, NY Jets and Manchester United... A suburban husband and father of two, Walter understands what it takes to be a second-guessing, sideline-heckling parent and coach.