PlayUSA NFL Bets Navigator Week 14: Can Cincinnati Keep Its Playoff Hopes From Crumbling?

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on December 10, 2021 - Last Updated on June 8, 2022

Welcome back to the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!

After a well-deserved Thanksgiving hiatus, we are back with another round of picks. Wow — only the New England Patriots could attempt three passes in a game and win. Their 14-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills put another stamp on Bill Belichick’s resume.

But sadly, there are only five weeks left in the regular season. Meaning, we only have a handful of picks left before Super Bowl betting begins. But we do this for fun, not for glory!

For those needing a refresher, each week, PlayUSA will gather three bets we are watching throughout the NFL betting season.

You should know, were are not professional oddsmakers in any way, shape, or form. Although we follow the legal US betting market and NFL odds, this content is strictly from a personal perspective. In short, we want to have a little fun with it.

Now, let’s dive into NFL Week 14.

Bets we are watching: NFL Week 14

We have some tasty-looking games diving into Week 14 — Baltimore at Cleveland, Dallas at Washington, and Buffalo at Tampa Bay, all have some level of playoff implications. Can the Buffalo get back on track after a Monday night loss to division rival New England? Can the Cowboys stay the course and capture the NFC East crown? Let’s find out.

This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook. More odds below:

Season record: 5-13

San Fransisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Point Spread: Bengals +1

The Bengals are 7-5 and sitting 2nd in the AFC North. They outplayed Las Vegas beating them 32-13, and completely dismantled division rival Pittsburgh 41-10. They had an off game against the Chargers, losing 41-22 but, they are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive.

San Fransisco enters Sunday’s match-up with a 6-6 record and 3rd in the NFC West. Now, the 49ers have played a brutal schedule this season, having faced with appears to be nothing but playoff-caliber teams. I’m talking the Rams, Packers, Cardinals, Colts, and division foe Seahawks (x2).

With this being a home game, in potentially cold weather, I give the edge to Cincinnati.

Remember, this is a point spread bet. The Bengals need to lose by 1 points or win the game.

Chicago Bears over Green Bay Packers

  • Moneyline: +425 (Bears)

Screw it — there is no reason to this madness. Chicago heads to Lambo Field seeking revenge, and in a Bears v. Packers game, anything can happen. Justin Fields will be behind center for Chicago and looking to make some magic happen Monday night.

Why the NFL decided to keep this game in its scheduled time slot, I have no clue. Green Bay is the superior team on both sides of the ball, and on paper, this should be a blowout. But, bet small, win small.

This is a classic moneyline bet. Thus, the Bears have to win the game to win the bet.

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 CeeDee Lamb + D’Onta Foreman + Nick Chubb all to score anytime

  • 3-Leg Parlay: +949

Three-leg parlays are hard to pin down. You could take the easy route and pick a bunch of favorites, but then your risk to reward ratio isn’t that great.

Lamb has been a productive wide receiver for the Cowboys all season, and Washington’s shaky defense might provide touchdown opportunities. In Tennessee, Foreman has been one of the replacements for Derrick Henry, who was lost for the season. Before the Titans bye week, Foreman rushed 19 times for 109 yards. So, in theory, the workload is there. Getting it into the endzone is another story.

Lastly, we have old reliable Nick Chubb. His stats have been down a bit this season, primarily due to injury and the unpredictability of the Browns offense. Still, the workhorse running back has managed to score seven total touchdowns this season. Baltimore will always present a challenge for Cleveland regardless of record. However, Chubb is the kind of back that will make defenses scared.

Since this is a parlay bet, all three players listed above need to score a TD (anytime) for the bet to win.

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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