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2014 NFL Locks, Upsets and Performance

Lock and upset picks for each week of the NFL season
WhatIfSports.com
December 16, 2014

Each Tuesday, we provide our NFL Predictions for the upcoming week straight up and against the spread. Below, we break down our prediction performance (whether our favored team actually wins), as well as some weekly picks like Upset of the Week (a team we pick to win outright that is an underdog) and Lock of the Week (the team that wins the highest percentage against the spread).

All of our NFL content, including our Power Rankings and links to all other NFL content can be found here.

You can see our 2013 picks performance here.


NFL Week 16
Winning Percentage Straight Up: -
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: -
Game of the Week: Seahawks 23 @ Cardinals 18 - 65.0 win%
Lock of the Week: Packers over Buccaneers - 87.8 win% SU
Upset of the Week: Colts (+3.0) cover against Cowboys
Link to Week 16 NFL Picks

NFL Week 15
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 14-2 (87.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-4 (63.6%)
Game of the Week: Bengals 23 @ Browns 22 - 50.8 win% (correct, Bengals won 30-0)
Lock of the Week: Ravens over Jaguars - 77.4 win% SU (correct, Ravens won 20-12)
Upset of the Week: Cardinals (+3.5) cover against Rams (correct, Cardinals won 12-6)
Link to Week 15 NFL Picks

NFL Week 14
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 12-4 (74.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-1 (87.5%)
Game of the Week: Seahawks 23 @ Eagles 24 - 53.3 win% (incorrect, Seahawks won 24-14)
Lock of the Week: Lions over Buccaneers - 80.8 win% SU (correct, Lions won 34-17)
Upset of the Week: Ravens (+3) cover against Dolphins (correct, Ravens won 28-13)
Link to Week 14 NFL Picks

NFL Week 13
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-5 (68.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-6 (33.3%)
Game of the Week: Patriots 24 @ Packers 23 - 51.4 win% (incorrect, Packers won 26-21)
Lock of the Week: Bengals over Buccaneers - 80.5 win% SU (correct, Bengals won 14-13)
Upset of the Week: Eagles (+3) cover against Cowboys (correct, Eagles won 33-10)
Link to Week 13 NFL Picks

NFL Week 12
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-4 (73.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-5 (50%)
Game of the Week: Cardinals 23 @ Seahawks 19 - 59.8 win% (incorrect, Seahawks won 19-3)
Lock of the Week: Chiefs over Raiders - 84.5 win% SU (incorrect, Raiders won 24-20)
Upset of the Week: Browns (+3) cover against Falcons (correct, Browns won 26-24)
Link to Week 12 NFL Picks

NFL Week 11
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 7-7 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-8 (27.3%)
Game of the Week: Patriots 24 @ Colts 21 - 56.9 win% (correct, Patriots won 42-20)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Rams - 82.1 win% SU (incorrect, Rams won 22-7)
Upset of the Week: Lions (+2) cover against Cardinals (incorrect, Cardinals won 14-6)
Link to Week 11 NFL Picks

NFL Week 10
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-5 (61.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-7 (30.0%)
Game of the Week: Chiefs 19 @ Bills 23 - 60.2 win% (incorrect, Chiefs won 17-13)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Raiders - 88.7 win% SU (correct, Broncos won 41-17)
Upset of the Week: Bills (+1.5) cover against Chiefs (incorrect, Chiefs won 17-13)
Link to Week 10 NFL Picks

NFL Week 9
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-4 (69.2%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-3 (62.5%)
Game of the Week: Broncos 26 @ Patriots 21 - 63.3 win% (incorrect, Patriots won 43-21)
Lock of the Week: Seahawks over Raiders - 81.2 win% SU (correct, Seahawks won 30-24)
Upset of the Week: Chargers (+1.5) cover against Dolphins (incorrect, Dolphins won 37-0)
Link to Week 9 NFL Picks

NFL Week 8
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-4 (73.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-7 (30.0%)
Game of the Week: Eagles 21 @ Cardinals 22 - 50.9 win% (correct, Cardinals won 24-20)
Lock of the Week: Browns over Raiders - 76.5 win% SU (correct, Browns won 23-13)
Upset of the Week: Packers (+2.0) cover against Saints (incorrect, Saints won 44-23)
Link to Week 8 NFL Picks

NFL Week 7
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-5 (66.7%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 4-6 (40%)
Game of the Week: 49ers 22 @ Broncos 25 - 56.6 win% (correct, Broncos won 42-17)
Lock of the Week: Seahawks over Rams - 75.1 win% SU (incorrect, Rams won 28-26)
Upset of the Week: Texans (+3.5) cover against Steelers (incorrect, Steelers won 30-23)
Link to Week 7 NFL Picks

NFL Week 6
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 12.5-2.5 (83.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 8-2 (80.0%)
Game of the Week: Panthers 20 @ Bengals 21 - 52.9 win% (tie, Panthers 37 @ Bengals 37)
Lock of the Week: 49ers over Rams - 82.5 win% SU (correct, 49ers won 31-17)
Upset of the Week: Bears (+3.5) cover against Falcons (correct, Bears won 27-13)
Link to Week 6 NFL Picks

NFL Week 5
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-4 (73.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-7 (46.2%)
Game of the Week: Cardinals 24 @ Broncos 25 - 51.1 win% (correct, Broncos won 41-20)
Lock of the Week: Seahawks over Redskins - 80.1 win% SU (correct, Seahawks won 27-17)
Upset of the Week: Falcons (+4.5) cover against Giants (incorrect, Giants won 30-20)
Link to Week 5 NFL Picks

NFL Week 4
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 7-6 (53.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 4-5 (44.4%)
Game of the Week: Packers 25 @ Bears 24 - 50.8 win% (correct, Packers won 38-17)
Lock of the Week: Chargers over Jaguars - 86.4 win% SU (correct, Chargers won 33-14)
Upset of the Week: Eagles (+5.5) cover against 49ers (correct, 49ers won 26-21)
Link to Week 4 NFL Picks

NFL Week 3
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-6 (45.5%)
Game of the Week: 49ers 22 @ Cardinals 19 - 58.6 win% (incorrect, Cardinals won 23-14)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Raiders - 86.9 win% SU (correct, Patriots won 16-9)
Upset of the Week: Packers (+1.5) cover against Lions (incorrect, Lions won 19-7)
Link to Week 3 NFL Picks

NFL Week 2
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 11-4 (73.3%)
Game of the Week: Seahawks 27 @ Chargers 20 - 70.8 win% (incorrect, Chargers won 30-21)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Chiefs - 69.3 win% SU (correct, Broncos won 24-17)
Upset of the Week: Eagles (+2.5) cover against Colts (correct, Eagles won 30-27)
Link to Week 2 NFL Picks

NFL Week 1
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-7 (56.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-6 (53.8%)
Game of the Week: 49ers 25 @ Cowboys 19 - 68.9 win% (correct, 49ers won 28-17)
Lock of the Week: Eagles over Jaguars - 76.1 win% SU (correct, Eagles won 34-17)
Upset of the Week: Panthers (+1.5) cover against Buccaneers (correct, Panthers won 20-14)
Link to Week 1 NFL Picks

*(Any pick below 52.5% to win ATS is a NO PICK)

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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