NFL week 14 Horoscopes: J.J. Watt key to slowing Tom Brady

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As the NFL regular season comes to a close, we looked to the stars to see what was on the horizon for every NFL team.  Here are your Week 14 NFL Horoscopes:

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Baltimore Ravens at Washington Redskins

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Baltimore Ravens – You must put your recent heart-break aside and focus on centering yourself once again. That younger, hotter, team from down the road is coming after you. They have a win-or-go-home mentality, one you should embrace or your typical playoff woes may continue.

Washington Redskins – A Monday night thriller has fanned the flames in your playoff fire, but a tough contest looms on the horizon. Stick to your guns, and that pistol offense, and let RG3 and Alfred Morris carry you to victory.

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Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns

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Kansas City Chiefs – A win last week helped end an eight game skid, but don’t lose sight of your long term goals in the face of success in the moment. Sure, Brady Quinn looked great, but search your heart – is he truly the answer for your quarterback conundrum? You don’t need a palm reading to tell you the answer to that question.

Cleveland Browns – Good friends come to your aid this weekend in the form of the struggling Kansas City Chiefs. Your young roster is starting to gel, and seems primed for future success. It’s time to build upon the success of the last two weeks, and put together a winning tradition.

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San Diego Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers

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San Diego Chargers – While the success you dreamed of at the beginning of the season is slipping from your grasp, don’t throw in the towel just yet. You never know who might be watching (*cough* Chip Kelly), so it’s wise to continue putting your best foot forward in spite of recent setbacks.

Pittsburgh Steelers – You have to be feeling pretty positive about life after your triumph last week. Don’t forget that slow and steady progress wins the playoff race. Expect to see the return of your leader, Ben Roethlisberger. With him in your corner, things will continue to look up.

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Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

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Tennessee Titans – Look inside yourselves, and find a way to stop putting the football in the other team’s hands, and on the turf. You have the pieces in place to make things interesting, but mental mistakes are your undoing. It’s too late to find post-season glory, but nothing says you can’t play like you want to make it there in the future.

Indianapolis Colts – Lady Luck continues to smile down upon you, and Andrew Luck continues to shine on the field for you. You must find a way to harness this momentum and ride it into the playoffs, starting with a win over the visiting Titans. A battle with the man who built your house could loom on the horizon. Nothing would make a greater statement than taking him down in the playoffs.

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New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars

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New York Jets – Self-doubt seems to be permeating every aspect of your organization these days. And now is the time to fret. Too much indecision is never a good thing, especially at the quarterback position. Stop wasting your time and see what you have with Greg McElroy. If it isn’t there, prepare to move on in 2013.

Jacksonville Jaguars – Squaring off against the Jets in the 2012 Who Cares? Bowl will do nothing to help your recent struggles. Your superstar remains on the bench, and there is no clarity at your quarterback situation after Chad Henne struggled against the Bills defense. The silver lining is that another loss puts you squarely in contention for the top draft pick in 2013.

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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

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Chicago Bears – Don’t let losing Brian Urlacher cause you any sleepless nights. He’s an emotional leader, sure, but not the key to your success. As the divisional race against Green Bay intensifies leading up to your December 16th rematch, it’s more important that Jay Cutler remain on the field than anyone else. So do yourselves a favor and double-team Jared Allen, or the end of 2012 could feel eerily similar to 2011.

Minnesota Vikings – Losing two games in a row to divisional opponents makes your road to the playoffs an uphill battle from here on. To make matters worse, you have to square off against the Chicago Bears, who handled you two weeks ago. Adrian Peterson appears unstoppable on the football field this season, but you’ll need to get creative in your approach to getting Christian Ponder on a roll. Peterson won’t be able to carry your team to the playoffs alone.

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Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

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Atlanta Falcons – With the division wrapped up, this is not the time to rest on your laurels. Keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the prize – a first-round bye and home-field advantage are on the line. If you have any kryptonite in the locker room, now is the time to unleash it to contain Cam Newton and the Panthers, who almost upset you on your home turf the last time you met.

Carolina Panthers – Seeing is believing for your team, who needs to know it can win close games if you want to have any hope of making it to the post-season in years to come. Seven of your nine losses this season have come by six points or less. Regressing against Kansas City last week was a step back from a statement win over Philadelphia. Winning at home against the Atlanta Falcons will help right a ship that is sinking fast.

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Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Philadelphia Eagles – You weren’t satisfied with the status quo, and announced Nick Foles as your starter for the remainder of the season. Is this the right choice, or a desperate decision by a coach with a nagging fear of failure? Jobs may be on the line if this decision goes south. Do your best to stay focused to ensure it doesn’t, but even your best efforts might get fumbled away by Bryce Brown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers –You might be in denial right now about your post-season future after back-to-back losses, but don’t drift into fantasies or nightmares just yet. Focus on the facts. You have talent across the board on offense, and your playoff future is mostly in your hands. Focus on winning now against a beleaguered Eagles team, and let the rest fall into place.

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St. Louis Rams at Buffalo Bills

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St. Louis Rams – You’re 4-0-1 against the NFC West this season, but 1-6 against everyone else. If you want to earn the respect of your conference, and the league for that matter, now is the time. A loss to the Bills will be the end to your season, even though the glimmer of playoff hope is faint already.

Buffalo Bills – Every season you find it harder and harder to complete what you start. You win big, then lose two times in a row, then win a close game, only to lose the following week. The key is stacking success, and unless you find a way to do that you’ll have a long off-season of watching football from the couch. Perhaps your Harvard-educated quarterback can draw up some plays to help. Steve Johnson sure seems to believe in him.

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Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals

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Dallas Cowboys – Sunday’s meeting with the Bengals is frustrating because you have high hopes for reaching the playoffs with the Giants losing last Monday night, but now the resurgent Cincinnati defense stands in your way. Rather than turning to old reliable, feed the ball to your own resurgent weapon in Dez Bryant, and all might be well come Sunday night. Preventing costly turnovers from your stars in crucial moments will also be key, but potentially unavoidable if Tony Romo tries to do too much.

Cincinnati Bengals – Asking the right questions right now can help put to rest any doubts about your playoff future. How do we get the ball to A.J. Green more? How can we get Tony Romo to be Tony Romo and turn the ball over? Finding the answers to these, and other questions will help steer you to a victory on Sunday.

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Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers

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Miami Dolphins – Think outside the box. You’re out of the playoff race, but the future is looking brighter with Joe Philbin and Ryan Tannehill in town. Don’t be overly concerned about sticking to your traditional game plan this week. Choose excitement over routine, and try to energize your team and fan base with a wild win over the 49ers, instead of playing it safe and probably losing.

San Francisco 49ers – Have flexibility, otherwise the immediate future might become more uncomfortable than necessary. If Kaepernick struggles again, and your team is in danger of losing to the Miami Dolphins, don’t hesitate to hand the reins back to Alex Smith. The controversy may continue, but winning and securing a first-round bye is more important. Embracing your quarterback conflict could be a more potent key to success than avoiding it.

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New Orleans Saints at New York Giants

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New Orleans Saints – Your improbable run at the post-season hangs in the balance this week, as a loss against the Giants will be disastrous. You must have a short memory after last week’s dreadful performance against the Falcons. A balanced attack of rushing and passing will be the key to slowing down the Giants pass rush, and keeping Eli off the field.

New York Giants – A lack of attention to detail may cause you to be uncharacteristically bold this week, but try to resist that temptation. The Saints refuse to go down easily, and the Redskins and Cowboys are now breathing down your neck for the division crown. Think back on your big wins this season, and realize what went right. Feed the ball to Ahmad Bradshaw, and yet another late season collapse can be avoided.

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Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

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Arizona Cardinals – Your team seems to have turned their eyes toward 2013, and for good reason. This has been a season to forget, and now you have to travel to Seattle to face Russell Wilson who has been almost perfect at home this year. Unless a miracle happens on Sunday, don’t expect this game to be any different from recent failures. On the plus side, 2013 will also bring with it the potential for an influx of new, much needed talent.

Seattle Seahawks – Last week’s overtime win over the Bears has you in the driver’s seat for a playoff appearance. But now is not the time to sit passively. Take action and handle the Arizona Cardinals at home with a steady dose of Marshawn Lynch to move one step closer to securing a spot in the playoffs.

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Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

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Detroit Lions – After three straight heart-breaking losses, a road trip to Green Bay is the last thing you need. Injuries have mounted, and the post-season looks bleak at best. However, Calvin Johnson has a chance at history, so rally the troops and give it your all on Sunday so the season isn’t a complete disappointment.

Green Bay Packers – Old friends are slowly coming back into your life, and now is the time to embrace their presence. Rekindle the love between Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings this week, but don’t ignore the relationship with Randall Cobb that emerged in Jennings absence. Together, these two will help smooth things out  in Green Bay, as more key players return in the coming weeks.

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Houston Texans at New England Patriots

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Houston Texans – The proverbial AFC crown is yours for the taking with a statement win over the New England Patriots. A lot of hype has been laid on the Patriots recently, and even though you have the better record, you’re considered the underdog on the road. Unleash J.J. Watt to thwart the Tom Brady and Patriots running game, and let Arian Foster control the clock, keeping Brady on the bench, and out of your way to a first-round bye.

New England Patriots – Now is the time to flex your muscles and show that you’re the team to beat in the AFC. If you can knock off the Houston Texans, you’ll serve the league notice that the road to New Orleans will likely run through Foxboro. Don’t get too cocky though, as this Texans team is no push-over. And being brash in a loss would show a vulnerability that could be exploited when the season is really on the line.

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