The Cincinnati Bengals locked up their spot in the 2014 NFL Playoffs with a 28-37 win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. While the Bengals avoid having to play for a wildcard birth in the 2014 Playoffs, now they will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in a NFL picks contest to win the AFC North on December, 28th. The NFL Playoff odds makers currently list the Bengals with 16/1 betting odds to win the AFC Conference, but taking on the Patriots in Foxboro will not be easy for any of the AFC contenders.
Next for NFL handicappers is week 17 of the NFL schedule, while in the AFC Denver, Indianapolis and New England have clinched their divisions one matchup remains between the Bengals and Steelers to determine who will win the AFC North. In the NFC, the Dallas are the only team to have clinch their respective division, battles in the NFC North, South and West are still on tap.
The NFC North will features the Detroit Lions versus the Green Bay Packers, both head into week 17 11-4 and will face off to win the division. Today's Vegas odds for this NFL picks contest show the Packers as the -7½(-110) Vegas spreads betting favorite.
The NFC South features, well, it's far from a feature since the NFC South's top contenders boast 6-8 records. It should still be an interesting matchup as the Panthers head to Atlanta to face the Falcons. Vegas odds makers currently show the the Falcons as the -4(-110) point spreads favorite.
Lastly, the NFC West features two teams who have clinched 2014 NFL playoff births but will need to determine who comes out on top of the NFC West. The Super Bowl champs will take on the Rams as the -13(-110) point NFL picks favorite, while Arizona will face the 49ers as a +6(-110) point spreads underdog on the road.
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