The San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints were two of the biggest favorites on the Week 14 NFL betting lines, but both of those teams failed their supporters miserably with SU and ATS losses.
San Francisco was a 9.5-point favorite against the Oakland Raiders but lost 24-13, which dropped them to 7-6 SU (5-8 ATS) on the season and damaged their playoff chances. The Raiders improved to just 2-11 SU but 7-6 ATS this year.
New Orleans, meanwhile, was a 10.5-point favorite against the Carolina Panthers but was blasted 41-10 to fall to 5-8 both SU and ATS on the season. Carolina is now 4-8-1 SU and 7-6 ATS through 13 games, with both teams somehow still in the hunt for first place in the NFC South standings.
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The Baltimore Ravens also won outright as an underdog in Week 14, beating the Miami Dolphins 28-13 at +2.5 on the day. The Pittsburgh Steelers were set as 3-point underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, but they came away with an easy 42-21 victory. The Bengals still lead the AFC North at 8-4-1 SU, with both Pittsburgh and Baltimore at 8-5 SU, and Cleveland back at 7-6 SU.
The Browns fell 25-24 to Indianapolis in Week 14 but covered a 3.5-point spread, with the Buffalo Bills falling 24-17 to Denver but covering a 10-point spread. Peyton Manning and the Broncos are 10-3 SU but just 6-7 ATS on the season.
The New England Patriots are 10-3 SU and 8-5 ATS on the season after getting past San Diego 23-14 as a 3.5-point favorite on Sunday Night Football, while the Dallas Cowboys covered a 4.5-point spread in a 41-28 win over Chicago last Thursday night. The Detroit Lions covered 10.5 points in their 34-17 Week 14 win over Tampa Bay.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the Week 14 NFL schedule . . .
Dallas 41, Chicago 28 (Dallas -4.5)
Pittsburgh 42, Cincinnati 21 (Cincinnati -3)
St. Louis 24, Washington 0 (St. Louis -3)
NY Giants 36, Tennessee 7 (pick’em)
Carolina 41, New Orleans 10 (New Orleans -10.5)
Minnesota 30, NY Jets 24 (Minnesota -7)
Baltimore 28, Miami 13 (Miami -2.5)
Indianapolis 25, Cleveland 24 (Indianapolis -3.5)
Detroit 34, Tampa Bay 17 (Detroit -10.5)
Houston 27, Jacksonville 13 (Houston -7)
Denver 24, Buffalo 17 (Denver -10)
Arizona 17, Kansas City 14 (pick’em)
Seattle 24, Philadelphia 14 (pick’em)
Oakland 24, San Francisco 13 (San Francisco -9.5)
New England 23, San Diego 14 (New England -3.5)
Green Bay 43, Atlanta 37 (Green Bay -13)