Greg’s NFL Week 15 Picks


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LAST WEEK: 12-4 :: OVERALL: 128-79-1

If not for my BILLS, I could have had the highest total of wins on the season last week. But, they had to prove who they really are. And apparently, they ARE that bad. We’ll see what this off-season brings. I still think they are just a few “tweaks” away. (Which could include a new coach…)

Only three weeks of the NFL season to go! Let’s see how week 15 might shape up…

New Orleans (7-6) at Chicago (7-6)

New Orleans actually put up a better fight than I thought they would, but in the end, I went with the home team who has Matt Forte. And I was right. WINNER: Chicago.

Tennessee (12-1) at Houston (6-7)

This may surprise some, but with Matt Schaub back at QB, and the Texans playing better overall, and playing at home (where they play well) … I’m going with the upset. WINNER: Houston

Washington (7-6) at Cincinnati (1-11-1)

There was a day when this game wasn’t so laughable. But, that was a long time ago. WINNER: Washington

Detroit (0-13) at Indianapolis (9-4)

Ugh. Two teams going in COMPLETELY opposite directions. WINNER: Indianapolis (by 31!)

San Diego (5-8) at Kansas City (2-11)

San Diego is clinging to division title hopes… WINNER: San Diego

San Francisco (5-8) at Miami (8-5)

Seriously, can they win three in a row against the AFC East?? Not on the east coast. WINNER: Miami

Buffalo (6-7) at NY Jets (8-5)

Unfortunately, with not much to play for (and Edwards not ready to go) the Bills should lose by 10 points or more. WINNER: NY Jets

Seattle (2-11) at St. Louis (2-11)

One of these teams will reach three wins! WINNER: St. Louis

Green Bay (5-8) at Jacksonville (4-9)

Both of these teams have had very different years than they expected to. Both had great seasons a year ago, and have been very unpredictable this year. I’m just going with the home team, though I’ll probably be wrong, since they are so unpredictable! WINNER: Jacksonville

Tampa Bay (9-4) at Atlanta (8-5)

A second straight big division clash for the Buccaneers. They will want to rebound from losing a close one with the Panthers, but the home teams are something like 11-0 in the NFC South this year. So… WINNER: Atlanta

Minnesota (8-5) at Arizona (8-5)

This should be a really interesting game. Minnesota still has their behemoth tackles, so Arizona will have to pass. But that is what they do best. Arizona has a decent defense, but can they stop Adrian Peterson? Tarvaris Jackson will start. I’m going with the Cards, as they typically play much better at home. They still have an outside chance at the number two seed in the NFC, too. WINNER: Arizona

Denver (8-5) at Carolina (10-3)

Denver has been so erratic this season, it’s hard to pick them. But against the consistently good Panthers, two time zones away… WINNER: Carolina

Pittsburgh (10-3) at Baltimore (9-4)

Game of the week here. Baltimore lost the first match up in PA earlier this season. Both teams are playing great football. Don’t want to miss this one. Steelers are still the better team overall. WINNER: Pittsburgh

New England (8-5) at Oakland (3-10)

New England plays its second straight west coast game. (Against far inferior competition.) But, the Raiders have beaten the Jets, and played the Bills and Dolphins in very tight games – down to the last seconds… Still… can you really pick the Raiders? WINNER: New England

NY Giants (11-2) at Dallas (8-5)

This game really could be good. NFC East games always are. Dallas wants it more, perhaps, but they are a mess. And, NY will not lose back to back division games. (Although Jacobs being out could hurt…) WINNER: NY Giants

Cleveland (4-9) at Philadelphia (7-5-1)

Philly is back to playing good football. Cleveland is bad. WINNER: Philadelphia

CONCLUSION

Some really good divisional matchups this weekend! Wish the Bills game was one of them…

Oh well. There’s always next year. (That’s been uttered by Bills fans for 10 straight seasons now!)

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