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Week 14 NFL Picks: APC expects Packers to fall another game behind Lions in NFC North

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Our weekly picks show a consensus that the Packers will lose and the Lions will win on Sunday, pushing Green Bay three games back of the division lead.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

If all works out according to how Acme Packing Company’s contributors have predicted this week’s games, the Green Bay Packers’ playoff hopes will be all but dashed.

In week 14, APC is expecting the Packers to lose Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and combined with a near-unanimous pick of the Lions over the Bears, that would push the Packers back to three games behind Detroit in the division with three to play. The Packers would still be able to win the division, but would only be able to do so under one set of circumstances: if they won all of their final three games and Detroit lost their last three.

Is that likely? Probably not. Possible? Sure, since Detroit plays on the road at Dallas and the Giants before wrapping up the season at home against Green Bay. Let’s just hope that we’re wrong and that the Packers are able to find a way to win on Sunday.

Also, don’t forget about tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the Raiders and Chiefs. That contest could very well decide the fate of that division as well as some important seeding battles in the AFC. Kansas City is one game back of Oakland, but has a win in hand over the Raiders as they go for a sweep tonight.

Here are our picks for this week (remember that you can scroll left and right in the grid to see everyone’s predictions.

Week 14 Picks

Overall Standings

We have a new leader atop the standings, as Tex rode a 13-2 week to the overall lead. His only misses last week came from picking the Saints to beat the Lions and the Chargers to defeat the Buccaneers.

  1. Tex 0.646 (last week: 13-2)
  2. Bob 0.644 (9-6)
  3. Kris 0.641 (10-5)
  4. Gary 0.631 (12-3)
  5. Jason 0.630 (11-4)
  6. Vermont Cubs Fan 0.630 (12-3)
  7. Ben 0.609 (10-5)
  8. Jon Barnett 0.604 (8-7)
  9. Zach 0.593 (10-5)
  10. Jon Meerdink 0.591 (8-7)
  11. Paul 0.585 (11-4)
  12. Mike 0.563 (8-7)
  13. Alex 0.563 (10-5)

Consensus Record: 0.612 (11-4)

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