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Week 14

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Time: 1 p.m. (CBS)

Records: Colts (8-4), Bengals (8-4)

The Skinny: No AFC team has more road wins than the Colts (4), who have suddenly struggled to score points. They are averaging 17.7 points in their past four games. The Bengals have won two in a row and are unbeaten at home.

Prediction: Bengals, 20-18

Dallas at Chicago

Time: 8:30 p.m. Monday (ESPN)

Records: Cowboys (7-5), Bears (6-6)

The Skinny: Like the Packers, the Bears are trying to stay relevant and tread water in the NFC North until Jay Cutler returns. Conversely, the Cowboys are staying relevant at the top of the NFC East with back-to-back victories.

Prediction: Cowboys, 23-21

Detroit at Philadelphia

Time: 1 p.m. (Fox)

Records: Lions (7-5), Eagles (7-5)

The Skinny: Since replacing Mike Vick, quarterback Nick Foles is 19-0 – 19 touchdowns, 0 interceptions – and is the top-rated passer in the league.

Prediction: Eagles, 31-28

Miami at Pittsburgh

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Dolphins (6-6), Steelers (5-7)

The Skinny: Despite having their three-game winning streak ended in Baltimore, the Steelers played well in a lot of areas against the Ravens. They can put themselves back in the wild-card picture with a victory against one of the two teams in front of them.

Prediction: Steelers, 23-16

Minnesota at Baltimore

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Vikings (3-8-1), Ravens (6-6)

The Skinny: The Ravens have won two in a row and have control of the second wild-card playoff spot in the AFC – at least for now. This will be the easiest of their last four games.

Prediction: Ravens, 23-13

Cleveland at New England

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Browns (4-8), Patriots (9-3)

The Skinny: After a 3-2 start, the Browns have lost six of their past seven games, a stretch ignominiously highlighted by last week’s loss to the Jaguars.

Prediction: Patriots, 30-17

Oakland at N.Y. Jets

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Raiders (4-8), Jets (5-7)

The Skinny: The Jets have lost three in a row, four of their past five and scored just 29 points in those four defeats. The Raiders don’t travel well (1-5 on the road).

Prediction: Jets, 17-16

Buffalo at Tampa Bay

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Bills (4-8), Buccaneers (3-9)

The Skinny: Tampa Bay’s bounce-back from an 0-8 start was derailed by the hottest team in the league, Carolina. But that won’t stop them from starting another streak against the Bills, who have lost four of their past five games.

Prediction: Buccaneers, 28-19

Kansas City at Washington

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Chiefs (9-3), Redskins (3-9)

The Skinny: After being the only team this season to start 9-0, the Chiefs have lost three in a row – two of those to division-rival Denver. The Redskins have given up the second-most points in the league (362).

Prediction: Chiefs, 27-23

Atlanta at Green Bay

Time: 1 p.m.

Records: Falcons (3-9), Packers (5-6-1)

The Skinny: The Packers are not doing a good job of staying afloat till Aaron Rodgers gets back, if he gets back. That much was apparent in their 40-10 loss in Detroit on Thanksgiving. The Falcons momentarily halted their embarrassment by beating the Bills in overtime.

Prediction: Falcons, 21-20

Tennessee at Denver

Time: 4:05 p.m.

Records: Titans (5-7), Broncos (10-2)

The Skinny: The Broncos are 13-1 at home since Peyton Manning became their quarterback. He has more yards (4,125) through 12 games than any quarterback in history and his 41 TDs are second only to his own 12-game record of 44 in 2004.

Prediction: Broncos, 34-20

St. Louis at Arizona

Time: 4:25 p.m.

Records: Rams (5-7), Cardinals (7-5)

The Skinny: This is an important game for the Cardinals, who had their four-game win streak ended in Philly. They need a win to stay in the hunt for one of the two wild-card spots.

Prediction: Cardinals, 24-18

N.Y. Giants at San Diego

Time: 4:25 p.m.

Records: Giants (5-7), Chargers (5-7)

The Skinny: With four of their final five games at home, the Chargers looked like as good a bet as anyone to make a run for the second AFC wild-card spot.

Prediction: Giants, 31-30

Seattle at San Francisco

Time: 4:25 p.m. (Fox)

Records: Seahawks (11-1), 49ers (8-4)

The Skinny: The 49ers are too far behind at this point to catch Seattle for the division title, especially because the Seahawks have two more games at home – and they haven’t lost at home since the 2011 season. The 49ers have won two in a row and can’t afford to lose grasp of a wild-card spot.

Prediction: 49ers, 16-14

Carolina at New Orleans

Time: 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Records: Panthers (9-3), Saints (9-3)

The Skinny: The Panthers have won a club-record eight in a row and forged into a tie at the top of the NFC South with the Saints, who were embarrassed in Seattle.

Prediction: Saints, 34-30

– Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Record: 11-5 last week (120-72 overall)