I did not make my picks last week (Week 14) and the week before (Week 13) I chose the winner of 7 games correctly (out of 13 total games).
Below are my picks for Week 15 except for the Thursday, December 11th game between New Orleans and Chicago.
This is a huge divisional game. Tampa come in with a 9-4 record overall but are coming off a Monday night loss to Carolina last week 38-23. Atlanta are 8-5 overall but lost their game last week against New Orleans 29-25. Tampa have a strong defense and Atlanta have a very exciting offense behind rookie QB Matt Ryan and RB Michael Turner. I think this game could go either way but I’ll go with Atlanta at home coming out with a close victory.
My Pick: Atlanta
Washington at Cincinnati
Washington come in with a 7-6 record and need to win to keep their Wild Card playoff hopes alive, while Cincinnati are 1-11-1 overall and I’d like to see them at least compete in this game but either way they will lose. Cincy have lost their last two games by scores of 34-3 and 35-3, it wouldn’t be surprising if they lost this week by a score of 36-3.
My Pick: Washington
Tennessee at Houston
Tennessee come to Houston with an NFL best 12-1 record and have already clinched the AFC South title, last week the Titans spanked Cleveland 28-9. Houston have a record of 6-7 overall but have been playing well of late, they have won their past 3 games including last weeks 24-21 victory at Green Bay. I think this will be a close game, and I would not be shocked if Houston pulled off an upset.
My Pick: Tennessee
Green Bay at Jacksonville
Green Bay have a record of 5-8 and lost to Houston last week at home 24-21 while Jacksonville are 4-9 overall and lost to Chicago last week 23-10. I can see Green Bay getting enough offensive production to get a win here on the road, but I can also see Jacksonville running all over Green Bay since they have had problems stopping the run. I’m going to with the Packers on the road.
My Pick: Green Bay
San Francisco at Miami
Both teams have been playing well of late and have won their past 2 games. San Francisco are 5-8 overall and upset the N.Y. Jets last week 24-14 while Miami are 8-5 overall and beat Buffalo 16-3 last week. Miami need the win to keep pace with the tight race in the AFC East, I think they will get it.
My Pick: Miami
Seattle at St. Louis
I’m not going to lie, I have little desire to watch this game. Both teams are 2-11 overall, Seattle has lost 6 straight games and St. Louis has lost 7 games in a row. I think Seattle will win this game, I think they have a slightly better team all around.
My Pick: Seattle
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets
Buffalo come in with a 6-7 record and have lost 2 straight and the Jets come in with an 8-5 record but they have also lost 2 straight games. With little doubt I think the Jets will win, Buffalo have not been playing well on offense since Trent Edwards got hurt and the Jets need to win to keep up with the division race.
My Pick: N.Y. Jets
San Diego at Kansas City
San Diego come in at 5-8 overall and crushed Oakland last week 34-7 while Kansas City have a record of 2-11 and lost to Denver 24-17 last week. I like San Diego’s chances of blowing out the Chiefs, but I think they will win regardless.
My Pick: San Diego
Detroit at Indianapolis
Detroit, poor Detroit, they have lost their last 13 games of the season, and their have only been 13 games played this season. Indianapolis have a 9-4 record and have won their last 6 games. Peyton Manning will throw 2-3 TDs and Indy will tack on a few FGs to win this game by a score such as 23-7 or 27-10…something like that.
My Pick: Indianapolis
Minnesota at Arizona
This will be an interesting game I think. Minnesota have a strong run defense but are much weaker against the pass, while Arizona have a high powered passing attack but the worst running game on offense. Both teams are 8-5 overall, although Minnesota has won 3 straight. I think this game could turn into a shootout, Minnesota will need to run the ball well and control the game if they hope to win. I think Arizona will win a close one.
My Pick: Arizona
Pittsburgh at Baltimore
Pittsburgh come in with a record of 10-3 overall while Baltimore come in at 9-4…blah blah blah. This is a big game for both teams. I do not care much who wins. I dislike Baltimore less and they are at home and I think they will win.
My Pick: Baltimore
Denver at Carolina
Denver are 8-5 overall and are currently in first place in the AFC West while Carolina are 10-3 and also in first place in the NFC South. I believe Carolina are the better team, they are at home, and I think DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart will run all over Denver.
My Pick: Carolina
New England at Oakland
New England are 8-5 overall and are coming off of a 24-21 win over Seattle last week while Oakland are 3-10 and have lost 2 straight games including last weeks loss to San Diego 34-7. New England need to win to keep pace with the division race, they will find a way to win.
My Pick: New England
N.Y. Giants at Dallas
The Giants are 11-2 overall and have already clinched the division while Dallas come in at 8-5 and found a way to lose to the Steelers last week 20-13 despite playing well for most of the game and leading in the 4th quarter. I have a feeling Dallas are going to play well this week, despite off the field issues surrounding the team and also because the Giants will be without Brandon Jacobs.
My Pick: Dallas
Cleveland at Philadelphia
Cleveland are 4-9 overall and just aren’t that good (they have lost their last 3 games), while Philly are 7-5-1 and got a big 20-14 win last week over the Giants. Philly will win.
My Pick: Philadelphia
Week 1 – 8 correct and 7 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 2 – 9 correct and 6 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 3 – 9 correct and 7 incorrect. (16 games)
Week 4 – 5 correct and 8 incorrect. (13 games)
Week 5 – 9 correct and 5 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 6 – 8 correct and 6 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 7 – 10 correct and 4 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 8 – Did not make picks.
Week 9 – Did not make picks.
Week 10 – 13 correct and 1 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 11 – 11 correct and 4 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 12 – 10 correct and 5 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 13 – 7 correct and 6 incorrect. (13 games)
Week 14 – Did not make picks.
My overall record after 14 weeks: 99-59