Playoff desperation is the theme of the Week 15 NFL schedule, with plenty of teams needing a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. The 7-6 Bears visit the Packers, the 8-5 Rams visit the Cowboys, the 8-5 Titans host the 8-5 Texans, the 9-4 Vikings visit the rejuvenated Chargers, and the 8-5 Steelers host the 9-4 Bills. Does the team that needs it more have an edge, and should you factor that into your NFL office pool picks? The SportsLine Projection Model can help you lock in optimal NFL confidence picks for Week 15. Before you make your own NFL picks, see the Week 15 NFL football pool picks from SportsLine's proven model.
This model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has ranked in the Top 10 in straight-up NFL picks on NFLPickWatch for three years running. Last season, it beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players.
We can tell you the model likes the surging Titans to knock off visiting Houston in a key AFC South battle of 8-5 teams. Tennessee is winning 57 percent of simulations.
While Houston is gunning for its fourth division title in the past six years, Tennessee is in much better form, having won four straight and six of seven behind quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He leads the NFL with a 118.5 passer rating and averages a league-best 9.8 yards per attempt. Last week versus Oakland, Tannehill completed passes to 10 different receivers as the Titans rolled up 552 yards of total offense, most by the franchise since 1991.
The model also has surprisingly confident calls on Bills vs. Steelers and Rams vs. Cowboys, plus picks on every other NFL Week 15 game. In fact, the model says one public darling goes down hard. You can only see all of the model's NFL pool picks at SportsLine.
So who should you pick in every Week 15 NFL game? Who wins the Bills-Steelers and Rams-Cowboys showdowns? And which public darling goes down hard? Visit SportsLine now to get optimal NFL office pool picks, all from the advanced computer model that has ranked in the Top 10 on straight-up picks three years running.