NFL Week 15 picks: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts picks Jets to cover

Time is running out for Dave Richard to surpass Jake Roberts for NFL picks accuracy.
Time is running out for Dave Richard to surpass Jake Roberts for NFL picks supremacy.(Photo provided)

Three weeks left in the 2013 NFL regular season. Three more weeks of Jake "The Snake" Roberts dominating senior fantasy writer Dave Richard in picks against the spread? We'll have to wait and see.

Week 14 marked the fourth consecutive week in which Dave kept the wrestling legend from increasing his lead, but unlike the previous three weeks, Dave didn't gain any ground this time. Both men went 10-6 on the week, which means Jake Roberts maintains a 6-game lead on Dave.

But there are three more weeks -- 48 games total -- in which Dave can complete a monumental comeback, if he's got it in him to do so. Otherwise, it's short-arm clothesline, DDT, 1-2-3 time for our resident fantasy football expert. And it's another win on a long list of accomplishments for Jake, as he sharpens his skills at NFL analysis and prognostication.

By now, you probably know what's on the line. But here's a reminder for anyone new to this friendly, yet spirited, competition.

Jake vs. Dave: Tale of the Tape


Stone Mountain, Ga. Hometown Chicago, Ill.
"The Snake" Nickname "Downtown Dave"
def. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania V Biggest Win One-time Wheel of Fortune winner
Randy "Macho Man" Savage Biggest Rival Weight loss professionals
"Trust me." Catch Phrase "Yeahhhhh!"


What's a prediction contest without a little something on the line? Here is what Jake and Dave risk if they lose the contest.

IF JAKE WINS: Dave travels to Atlanta and visits Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability Crib for an intense DDP YOGA workout and gets a lesson in gluten- and dairy-free living.

IF DAVE WINS: Jake visits the office and must work with Dave for a day.

We'll find out who prevails after Week 17. In the meantime, here are Jake's Week 15 picks against the spread (the same spreads used in our NFL expert picks):

NFL Week 15 Picks: Jake the Snake vs. Downtown Dave
Game and Spread Jake's Pick Dave's Pick
San Diego Chargers at Broncos (-10.5)
Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons (-7.5)
San Francisco 49ers (-5.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks (-7.5) at New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5) at Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots (-2.5) at Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills (-2.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (-5.5)
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns (-0.5)
Kansas City Chiefs (-4.5) at Oakland Raiders
New York Jets at Carolina Panthers (-11.5)
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (-7.5)
Arizona Cardinals (-3.5) at Tennessee Titans
New Orleans Saints (-5.5) at St. Louis Rams
Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions (-6.5)
CURRENT RECORDS (AFTER WEEK 14) 105-103 99-109

If you want to talk smack about these picks or simply cheer Jake Roberts on, you can follow him on Twitter at JakeSnakeDDT. Also be sure to check out his podcast on YouTube, Snake Radio (warning: explicit language).

This week's old school clip: Jake "The Snake" Roberts faces one of the best to ever lace a pair of wrestling boots, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig.

Denny Burkholder is the producer/editor of's NFL content. Follow him on Twitter: @DennyBurkholder

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