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Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: December 17, 2009 10:31 am
 
Here are my picks & predictions for week 15: 

Colts @ Jaguars-- The Colts probably have the best defense in the league that no one's talking about. When you have a great defense and a QB like Peyton Manning, you're going to win most games. The Jaguars struggle against good defenses. Expect more of the same, and for the Colts to remain undefeated. PREDICTION: COLTS

 

Cowboys @ Saints-- The Saints haven't exactly been dominant lately. They barely beat a Falcons team without its starting QB. But, this Sunday they're at home. I don't see how they lose this one at home to a Cowboys team that has struggled with consistency. PREDICTION: SAINTS

 

Bears @ Ravens-- Jay Cutler is really struggling. Even worse, his confidence is quickly deteriorating, and the coaches seem to have no answers. With playoffs hopes on the line for the Ravens, expect the home team to come out in this one fired up. Turnovers kill the Bears once again. PREDICTION: RAVENS

Patriots @ Bills-- Tom Brady is banged up and in more pain than he's letting on to the media. Randy Moss' effort is being questioned. They face a Bills team that is playing hard for their interim coach. The Bills defense has been strong the past few games, and the Patriots have been a lousy team on the road. Factor in a Tom Brady that's not 100%, and that spells an upset. PREDICTION: BILLS

 

Cardinals @ Lions-- Matthew Stafford or no Matthew Stafford, the Lions defense is just about as awful as the Giants defense. They face a Cardinals team eager to prove that Monday night's loss to the 49ers was a fluke. I don't think we'll see a 2nd bad game in a row from the Cardinals. Look for Kurt Warner & company to bounce back in a big way.  PREDICTION: CARDINALS

 

Texans @ Rams-- The Texans are one of the best teams in the leagues when there's nothing to play for. They seem to show up big only when the playoffs are out of reach. The underacheiving Texans win this one big. PREDICTION: TEXANS

 

Dolphins @ Titans-- Great match-up here. The Titans have the best RB in the league in Chris Johnson. The Dolphins have one of the best run defenses in the league. The Titans have a pretty good run defense of their own, so I think it comes down to QB play. I like what Vince Young has done since his return. But, I like Chad Henne better. Henne's a better pure passer, so I give him and the Dolphins a slight edge. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

 

Browns @ Chiefs-- Matt Cassel is an absolute turnover machine. I think Todd Haley benches him in this one, which will give the Chiefs a chance. The Chiefs have the better running game and secondary, so assuming Haley doesn't let Cassel single-handedly cost them another game, I'll go with the home team. PREDICTION: CHIEFS

 

Falcons @ Jets-- I like the way the Falcons fought last week against the Saints. With or without Matt Ryan, expect Mike Smith to have the Falcons well prepared. The Falcons can pass the ball with either QB. The Jets have more INT's as a team than TD passes. I'll take the team with the better passing game. PREDICTION: FALCONS

 

49ers @ Eagles-- The 49ers showed a lot of grit & heart last week. But, I don't see how they beat a hot Eagles team on the road. Closer than most people think, but expect the Eagles to come out on top at home. PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

Raiders @ Broncos-- The Raiders are starting Charlie Frye over JaMarcus Russell. Ouch. The former Sixty-something-million-dollar 1st round draft pick is now a third string QB. How much further can Russell fall? Somehow, I don't see Charlie Frye coming into Invesco Field in December and knocking off the Broncos. PREDICTION: BRONCOS

 

Bengals @ Chargers-- The Chargers are a red hot team, but are not a team without flaws. That goal line stand bailed them out last week. They face a Bengals team with a much better defense and a better running game, and the Chargers defense can be run against. Look for the Bengals to key on the pash rush, and for Cedric Benson to have another solid outing. The December winning streak ends here. PREDICTION: BENGALS

 

Packers @ Steelers-- The Steelers offensive line made the Browns defense look like the '85 Bears last week. Next up, one of the better defenses in the league, with MVP candidate CB Charles Woodson looking to prove he is worthy of consideration. Aaron Rodgers & the gang - big. PREDICTION: PACKERS

 

Buccaneers @ Seahawks-- The Bucs were dreadful last week. The Seahawks weren't much better. I'll take Matt Hasselbeck over the rookie Josh Freeman. PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS

 

Vikings @ Panthers-- The Panthers can be shut down easily if you shut down their running game. The Vikings are the best run defense in the league. Won't be much of a contest here. PREDICTION: VIKINGS

 

Giants @ Redskins-- The Giants defense is a joke. They're unfocused, undisciplined, undertermined, detached, disinterested, disgraceful, disgusting, repugnant, lethargic, lazy, slow, lack-luster, pitiful, pathetic, lame, weak, soft, careless, ambitionless, clueless, prideless, passionless, characterless, gutless, spineless, worthless, useless, lifeless, scrotumless.....well, you get the idea. They’ve packed it in for the season. No reason to believe they'll come to life at this point. Expect the Giants to disgrace and embarrass themselves yet again in another primetime debacle. PREDICTION: REDSKINS

Category: NFL
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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2009 11:48 am
 

Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

I hope so, Comet.  I hate the Patriots.  Laughing



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2009 10:11 am
 

Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

How bout those Texans Charlie !!! New England lays an egg next week and we finish 9-7. I see it happenin'   Sealed


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Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2009 10:15 am
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Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2009 5:27 pm
 

Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

Saints @ Titans  :)



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2009 3:31 pm
 

Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

Hey, sirbed.  You're not the only one out there picking the Jaguars in the upset.  After all, they DID almost beat the Colts in the first meeting, so who knows.  Anything's possible. 




Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2009 3:23 pm
 

Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions

Hey wait a minute you don't believe in the greatness of Charlie Frye? Yeah me either but he can't be worse than JaMarcus Russell can he? (can anyone be worse?)

I think you and I might be the only ones picking the Dolphins but I'm starting to like that team more and more and I think they'll find a way to get it done.

It looks like I might be the only goofball whose picking the Jaguars to beat the Colts but they fall under my desperate home team theory and they seem to usually play the Colts tough (but usually lose) so I'm taking a flyer on them.

I'm taking your Giants one more time but if they burn me against the Redskins then I'm off that bandwagon. Good post Charlie.



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