2013 Week 14 5* NFL Pick: Chiefs -3 4* Seahawks +2

[Chiefs/REDSKINS] While both these teams may be on a slide going 1-4 ATS in their last five games, it is the Redskins who have their heads hanging low outscored by 7 points per game during the run. Look for the Chiefs 4th ranked defense that is still only allowing 17 ppg this season, to hold off the Redskins rushing attack. Although they have struggled themselves recently, look for the Chiefs to take advantage of the Redskins 31st ranked defense allowing 30 ppg on 374 yards per game.

[Seahawks/49ERS] It is always a gamble when two of the best teams face off, especially two teams outscoring their opponents by over 8 ppg. However, it is the Seahawks, who in allowing only 277 yards per game, are dominating their opponents by over 12 ppg. Arriving on a 4-0 run ATS versus the 49ers, including two blowout wins in their last two matchups, look for the Seahawks to rely on their 3rd ranked Road rushing attack powering over 142 yards per game to push around the struggling the Niners Home defense.

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  1. WINNER – Chiefs 45, REDSKINS 10 – Landover, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Dexter McCluster returned a punt for a touchdown and Quintin Demps did the same on a kickoff to highlight a 38-point first half that led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 45-10 rout of the Washington Redskins Sunday at a wintry FedEx Field. Alex Smith passed for 137 yards and a pair of scores on 14-of-20 efficiency for the Chiefs (10-3), who put the brakes on a three-game skid in emphatic fashion. Jamaal Charles ended with a game-high 151 yards rushing and a TD on 19 attempts and also caught a pass for another touchdown. Kansas City improved to 8-1 all-time against Washington and has won six in a row since its lone loss to the Redskins in 1983, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid upped his career record to 18-11 against his former NFC East rivals. Dwayne Bowe added 69 yards and a receiving score on four grabs. Robert Griffin III was an ineffective 12-of-26 for 164 yards, including a touchdown to Logan Paulsen and a pick for the Redskins (3-10), who skidded to their fifth consecutive loss. Kirk Cousins finished the contest 7-of-16 for 59 yards. “It seems like a year (since we last won),” Kansas City head coach Andy Reid remarked. “Those are dog years, as you would say, each week that you have a loss in the NFL. So for the guys to come back and rebound after that, I was proud of them.”

  2. WINNER – Seahawks 17, 49ERS 19 – San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Frank Gore’s 51-yard run set up Phil Dawson’s fourth field goal of the game, a 22-yarder with 26 seconds left that lifted the San Francisco 49ers over the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday. The 49ers (9-4) pulled within two games of Seattle (11-2) in the NFC West and kept the already playoff-bound Seahawks from clinching the division title in a game both teams described as hard-fought. Wilson threw for 199 yards and a touchdown and Marshawn Lynch rushed for 72 yards with an 11-yard touchdown run. “It was one of those really cool kind of matchups — close, and where one play can make a difference,” said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. “They came through and figured out a way to win.”

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