Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 15 Game Predictions

I had another solid week in Week 14, going 12-4 on my picks. I'm 1-0 to start this week thanks to the Chargers' win over the 49ers, so let's hope I can keep it going!

Last week's record: 12-4
2010 season record: 138-71 (66%)

Bengals over Browns — Cincy has been downright terrible this season, but their roster isn't as bad as their record would indicate. I say they get their third win of the season against Cleveland.

Cowboys over Redskins — Dallas has been playing much better of late, while Mike Shanahan's Redskins are shrouded in controversy and are starting Rex Grossman at quarterback this week.

Texans over Titans — A hard match-up to pick between two underachievers, but I'll take Houston in this one.

Colts over Jaguars — Jacksonville could win the division with a win this week, but I think Peyton Manning continues his momentum gained last week and keeps the Colts alive.

Chiefs over Rams — Matt Cassel clearly makes the Chiefs a different team, and his return this week should spark a win over the worst first-place team in the NFL.

Dolphins over Bills — They eked out a win over on the road against the stumbling Jets, so I definitely like their chances at home against a Bills team they've already beaten this year.

Eagles over Giants — Logic would say take the home team in such a close divisional match-up, but the Eagles have shown flashes of being the best team in the NFC this year. I'll take Philly in a close game.

Buccaneers over Lions — I'm not sure Tampa Bay is quite as good as their record and they lost a big piece of their defense in Gerald McCoy, but there's no way I can pick Detroit.

Panthers over Cardinals — It wouldn't benefit Carolina to win this game in terms of draft slot, but John Fox obviously isn't playing for that considering he probably won't be around. I think they'll run over a porous Arizona defense just enough to win this terrible match-up.

Ravens over Saints — This is a great game between two different but talented teams, so I'm just going to go with the home team.

Falcons over Seahawks — It's never easy to travel to and play on the west coast, but Seattle is terrible and the Falcons are playing great football right now.

Raiders over Broncos — I'm firmly of the belief that Tim Tebow isn't starting NFL quarterback material, and I certainly don't like his chances in his first career start for a broken Broncos team.

Steelers over Jets — New York has fallen off a cliff lately, and they face a much tougher test in Pittsburgh than they did last week.

Patriots over Packers — Green Bay couldn't manage a win over Detroit with Matt Flynn at the helm, so I certainly don't expect them to beat an elite New England team.

Bears over Vikings — The elements should make this game close, but it's hard to imagine quarterback/wide receiver Joe Webb engineering a victory against a Chicago team looking to rebound from a loss to the Patriots.

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