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Picking winners for Week 14's NFL games

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I took some calculated risks with a few of my Week 13 picks, and the painful result has me pinch-hitting for the area man who goes by the catchy title of "The Champion Of The Underdog®".

However, we're shifting the focus to a pigskin prognosticator not included on this page, Elliot Harrison (@Harrison_NFL on Twitter). When NFL.com's resident NFL savant isn't digesting broadcast footage such as that of a random Houston Oilers-Cleveland Browns game from 1985, he can be seen on quality NFL Network programming such as "NFL Fantasy Live" (each Friday on the show, Harrison treats viewers by delving deeper into his predictions).

Despite his busy schedule of football stuff, Harrison has somehow managed to get his mind right to correctly predict the exact final score of a game for five consecutive weeks. Check it out ...

» Week 13: Browns 20, Raiders 17
» Week 12: Browns 20, Steelers 14
» Week 11: Broncos 30, Chargers 23
» Week 10: Patriots 37, Bills 31
» Week 9: Steelers 24, Giants 20 and (AND!) Broncos 31, Bengals 23

That's impressive stuff. We're just picking winners in this space, not even attempting to take a stab at final scores. So that run of excellence certainly is showing up an ATL group that also is finding it puzzlingly difficult to stick a fork in the New York Football Jets.

-- Jim "Rhino" Reineking

WEEK 14 PICKS
 

Broncos at Raiders
(on Twitter #DENvsOAK)

Ravens at Redskins
(on Twitter #BALvsWAS)

Chiefs at Browns
(on Twitter #KCvsCLE)

Chargers at Steelers
(on Twitter #SDvsPIT)

Titans at Colts
(on Twitter #TENvsIND)

Jets at Jaguars
(on Twitter #NYJvsJAC)

Bears at Vikings
(on Twitter #CHIvsMIN)

Falcons at Panthers
(on Twitter #ATLvsCAR)

Eagles at Buccaneers
(on Twitter #PHIvsTB)

Rams at Bills
(on Twitter #STLvsBUF)

Cowboys at Bengals
(on Twitter #DALvsCIN)

Dolphins at 49ers
(on Twitter #MIAvsSF)

Saints at Giants
(on Twitter #NOvsNYG)

Cardinals at Seahawks
(on Twitter #AZvsSEA)

Lions at Packers
(on Twitter #DETvsGB)

Texans at Patriots
(on Twitter #HOUvsNE)

Week 13 record:
9-7
9-7
10-6
9-7
8-8

2012 season record:
127-64
112-79
126-65
128-63*
117-74*

First-place finishes:
6
0
5
6
2

Last-place finishes:
0
6
2
1
5

Hero picks**:
4
3
9
7
3

 

* Based on nobility.
** Only person to pick a game right.

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