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NFL Week 14 picks: AFC leads the way in key games except Thursday night

Pittsburgh and Miami highlight a non-Thursday slate of good games in Week 14.

Marc Serota

It's a wonder if the NFL Network gets frustrated, considering they do not seem to have the ability to flex their own games.

Thursday's Houston (-3) at Jacksonville game couldn't have been expected to be a match-up with more in it for the loser (draft positioning) than the winner (worse draft positioning), but these things happen. Houston wasn't expected to be in contention for the bottom spot, and while speculation surrounding them drafting either Teddy Bridgewater or JaDaveon Clowney would easily fill a draft speculator's plate for several months after the season, it still seems like a game they should win.

Famous last words.

We're going with the Jags +3.

As for the game you actually care about...Miami (+3) at Pittsburgh...

The Steelers simply do not have depth along their offensive line to have much optimism. In fact, no team could suffer this many injuries along its offensive line and expect things to be all peaches and power draws. Even in the friendly confines of Heinz Field, a place where the "good" version of the Steelers often appear, the Dolphins are a quality team on the road, and they're going to pull out a close game.

As for the rest of the week:

JAGUARS (+3) over Texans

Chiefs (-3) over REDSKINS

RAVENS (-7) over Vikings

PATRIOTS (off) over Browns

Raiders (+3) over JETS

Colts (+6) over BENGALS

EAGLES (-3) over Lions

BUCCANEERS (-3) over Bills

PACKERS (off) over Falcons

BRONCOS (-13) over Titans

CARDINALS (-6) over Rams

Giants (+3) over CHARGERS

Seahawks (+3) over 49ERS

Panthers (+3.5) over SAINTS

Cowboys (off) over BEARS