Tua-Led Dolphins To Knock Off Quarterback-Challenged Patriots
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com NFL Editor
Here are my picks for Week 15. The winners are in bold with confidence points in the right column. One thing to keep in mind when making NFL picks: turn off the so-called experts. They get too carried away when a team wins two games in a row. Use the eye test.
|Game#||Visitor||Home||Your Pick||Conf. Pts|
|1||Los Angeles Chargers||Las Vegas Raiders||LV (home)||2|
|2||Buffalo Bills||Denver Broncos||BUF (visitor)||12|
|3||Carolina Panthers||Green Bay Packers||GB (home)||15|
|4||Chicago Bears||Minnesota Vikings||CHI (visitor)||3|
|5||Detroit Lions||Tennessee Titans||DET (visitor)||6|
|6||Houston Texans||Indianapolis Colts||IND (home)||9|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||Baltimore Ravens||BAL (home)||7|
|8||New England Patriots||Miami Dolphins||MIA (home)||14|
|9||Seattle Seahawks||Washington Fb Team||WAS (home)||5|
|10||San Francisco 49ers||Dallas Cowboys||DAL (home)||13|
|11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Atlanta Falcons||TAM (visitor)||8|
|12||New York Jets||Los Angeles Rams||NYJ (visitor)||11|
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||Arizona Cardinals||PHI (visitor)||4|
|14||Kansas City Chiefs||New Orleans Saints||KC (visitor)||10|
|15||Cleveland Browns||New York Giants||NYG (home)||1|
|16||Pittsburgh Steelers||Cincinnati Bengals||PIT (visitor)||16|
Analysis Of Why These NFL Teams Will Win & Lose
LA Chargers at Raiders. Tough one year, but the feeling is the Raiders are a tad better team – provided Josh Jacobs gets the ball and Henry Ruggs III gets more involved in the passing game. Still, don’t dump a bunch of money on this one.
Buffalo at Denver. The Bills are not quite as good as those “experts” claim but they are certainly better than the Broncos.
Carolina at Green Bay. The Panthers have little chance prowling against Aaron Rodgers, who is determined to get home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Chicago at Minnesota. Why the Bears? Yeah, their offense stinks but the Vikings aren’t much competition.
Cleveland at NY Giants. The suddenly-in-first-place G-Men are becoming interesting – and I said several weeks ago to keep your eye on them. Still, I have a feeling the Brownies are too high to have a letdown.
Detroit at Tennessee. It’s a broken record for me to keep repeating this but it’s true: when the Titans feed The Beast, they win. When they don’t they lose.
Houston at Indianapolis. Were the Texas not on the verge of going the Super Bowl just last year? Look at them now. It all turned on that momentum-changing, playing-not-to-lose field goal decision.
Jacksonville at Baltimore. The Ravens need this breather and will take it.
New England at Miami. Tua is playing smart – not trying to do too much – and that’s more than be said for the Patriots quarterbacks.
NY Jets at LA Rams. The Rams could get a season’s worth of sacks in this game.
Seattle at Washington. Russell Wilson had better not be to careless with the ball – something he is prone to do on occasion – or the Ws will get the W.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta. The season is already over for the Falcons.
Philadelphia at Arizona. Last week I told you Phily would win because starting Jalen Hurts would inspire the Eagles for at least one game. It worked so well I think the momentum will stay with the Birds.
Kansas City at New Orleans. This would hardly be a “Brees” even if Drew were playing, and with the Saints keeping him on the sideline until he’s completely heathy they want exactly be dancing on Bourbon Street after the game.
San Francisco at Dallas. In the Injury Bowl, the Cowboys prevail
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. After two consecutive losses following an undefeated start, this will (easily) get the Steelers back on the winning path.