And just like that 13 weeks are essentially in the books in the NFL and now it’s a five-week dash to the end of the regular season as a number of clubs gear up for a playoff push. One of the biggest games that we’ve seen to date occurs on Monday night in the Week 13 finale between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. That game has major implications for the current AFC playoff picture and has the potential to turn the current standings on its head.
While we wait for Week 13 to officially wrap up, now seems like as good of a time as ever to begin our research into this next collection of games and see what the opening lines are for each contest across the upcoming slate.
Week 14 early odds
(All lines from Caesars Sportsbook, all games on Sunday unless noted)
Opening line: Vikings -4
The Vikings have dropped down to a field goal favorite against Pittsburgh. That could partially be due to the team falling to the Lions and giving Detroit its first win of the season. Minnesota also may not have star receiver Adam Thielen for this game after he suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss. Meanwhile, the Steelers were able to keep their season alive by fending off the Baltimore Ravens at home. Minnesota has been a dreadful bet in this scenario as it is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games as a favorite and is 0-6 ATS as a…