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Week 14 NFL picks: Staff predictions for Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals

Here are our picks for Week 14.

Detroit Lions v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

As we enter the final quarter of the season, the Detroit Lions have a bunch of winnable games on their schedule. It’s a shame the Lions aren’t more competitive, because Detroit could realistically win three of their last four games. The Bills, Packers and their Week 14 opponent—the Cardinals—are all currently slated to pick in the top 10 in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Had the Lions gotten to this point a game or two out of a playoff spot, they could make a late run.

Unfortunately, that’s not happening. As hopeful as we’d like to be, the odds are just too astronomical to even get your hopes up.

That being said, if you just try to enjoy these games on an individual level without thinking of the bigger picture, Week 14 may be kind to you. The Cardinals are not a good team, and the Pride of Detroit staff knows it. That’s not to say the Lions aren’t capable of losing to a bad team—they did it a few times early in the season—but Detroit has a pretty good chance to win in Arizona for the first time since 1993.

Here are our staff picks for the game.

Kellie Rowe (7-3): 20-16 Lions
Andrew Kato (6-4): No pick
Ryan Mathews (6-6): 20-14 Lions
Justin Simon (6-6): 17-14 Lions
Mike Payton (6-6): 9-6 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (6-6): 23-16 Lions
Kent Lee Platte (6-6): 20-13 Lions
Alex Reno (6-6): 23-13 Lions
Kyle Yost (5-7): 21-20 Cardinals
Levi Blue (5-7): 24-13 Lions
Mansur Shaheen (5-7): 19-14 Lions
John Whiticar (5-7): 20-13 Cardinals
Jerry Mallory (4-8): 21-16 Lions
Chris Perfett (4-8): 28-27 Cardinals
Hamza Baccouche (4-8): 31-17 Lions

Now it’s time for you to make your pick. In the comment section below, give us your score prediction. And make sure to vote for your choice in our poll.


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