Washington, a mild underdog against the Dallas Cowboys, was one Lock of the Week. They played Thursday. At least Dallas did, winning 38-14. Ron Jenkins AP
Washington, a mild underdog against the Dallas Cowboys, was one Lock of the Week. They played Thursday. At least Dallas did, winning 38-14. Ron Jenkins AP

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Week 14 NFL picks: Everything you heard about last week’s lock is true

By Tom Sorensen

Correspondent

December 06, 2017 09:51 PM

I picked two different Locks last week. I make my picks Tuesday for the Observer and usually on Friday for the John Boy and Billy Big Show. So I dumbly picked Washington, a mild underdog against the Dallas Cowboys, for my Observer Lock. They played Thursday. At least Dallas did.

I astutely picked the Los Angeles Rams to cover against the Arizona Cardinals for the radio show. A 7 1/2-point favorite, the Rams won 32-16.

So, yeah, don’t believe everything you read. Believe everything you hear.

Last Week: 12-4

Season: 116-76

Lock: Washington failed me.

Season: 6-7 (four of the last six)

This week’s picks, with the home team in CAPS:

New Orleans 1 1/2 over ATLANTA

BUFFALO 7 over Indianapolis

Dallas 6 1/2 over NEW YORK GIANTS

TAMPA BAY 2 over Detroit

Oakland 4 over KANSAS CITY

HOUSTON 2 over San Francisco

Green Bay 3 over CLEVELAND

CINCINNATI 4 over Chicago

Minnesota 2 over CAROLINA

L.A. CHARGERS 6 over Washington

New York Jets 3 over DENVER

Tennessee 3 over ARIZONA

L.A. RAMS 3 over Philadelphia

Seattle 3 over JACKSONVILLE

PITTSBURGH 7 over Baltimore

▪ Lock of the Week: New England (minus-11 and minus tight end Rob Gronkowski) 14 over MIAMI

Tom Sorensen is a retired Charlotte Observer columnist. Sign up for his newsletter, and follow him on Twitter: @tomsorensen

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