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APC Week 11 NFL Picks: Packers unlikely to get any help in race for home-field advantage

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All of the other top contenders in the NFC will be favored this week, and APC sees no upsets brewing.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Will the Green Bay Packers get any help this week while they are on their bye week? Packers fans are hoping for big upset wins by a handful of teams over the other contenders across the NFC to give the green and gold a better shot at home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. However, upsets are, by their very definition, unlikely, and it would be a significant surprise if the Vikings, 49ers, or Saints fall this weekend.

Still, last week’s Saints-Falcons game was a big upset, with New Orleans coming into the game as a double-digit favorite. This week, the Saints are favored by 5.5 points, the lowest number of any of these three teams. The Vikings currently are giving ten points to the Broncos at home, while the 49ers have the same line against the Arizona Cardinals.

So in this week’s NFL picks, it should come as no surprise that APC predicts these three games to fail to provide upsets, and that we did so in an overwhelming fashion. In fact, only one writer predicted any of the three NFC contenders to lose this week, with one vote for Denver pulling off a surprise.

With no Packers game on the schedule this week, check out our bye week picks here.

Week 14 Picks

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Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Mike Alex C Composite
DAL @ CHI DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL
CAR @ ATL ATL CAR ATL ATL CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
BAL @ BUF BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BUF BAL BAL
CIN @ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE*
WAS @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
DEN @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU*
DET @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN DET MIN
SF @ NO NO SF NO NO NO SF SF NO NO NO SF NO
MIA @ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
IND @ TB TB IND TB IND TB TB IND TB TB TB TB TB
LAC @ JAX LAC JAX LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC JAX JAX LAC
PIT @ ARI PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT
KC @ NE KC NE NE NE KC NE KC NE NE KC NE NE
TEN @ OAK TEN TEN TEN OAK TEN TEN OAK TEN OAK TEN TEN TEN
SEA @ LAR SEA SEA LAR SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
NYG @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHi PHI PHI*