Hello football fans! Welcome to Week 15 of the NFL season!
It’s been quite the tumultuous season for the National Football League. The standings may have stayed the same, but the stories are getting more dramatic by the minute.
The Oakland Raiders’ and the Detroit Lions’ quarterback situations are on shaky ground due to very important fingers. Derek Carr of the Raiders and Matthew Stafford will have to wear throwing gloves for the remainder of the season. Both the Lions (First in the NFC North) and the Raiders (First AFC Wild Card Spot) are in the playoff hunt.
Speaking of quarterbacks, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill suffered a left knee sprain during their victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The Dolphins signed T.J. Yates just in case Tannehill isn’t ready to suit up this Saturday against the New York Jets. Miami is also in the hunt for a playoff spot.
In more injury news, Adrian Peterson might return next week. The Vikings running back was cleared to practice after being placed on the injured reserve list. They’re going to need him against Green Bay in Week 16, as both teams are still in the hunt.
In more NFC news, the Dallas Cowboys’ 11-game winning streak ended by the one team that gave them their first loss: the New York Giants. New York managed to contain Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott for a 10-7 home victory.
Can the Giants continue their home stand against Detroit? Will Dallas rebound at home against Tampa Bay? These are two of the games to keep in mind for Week 15
It’s now time for the picks! I went 10-6 for Week 14, bringing my total to 127-81 for this year. In the event of a tied game, ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:
|Thu Dec 8||8:25 pm||Oakland Raiders||Kansas City Chiefs X|
|Sun Dec 11||1:00 pm||Arizona Cardinals||Miami Dolphins|
|1:00 pm||Chicago Bears||Detroit Lions (s.o.)|
|1:00 pm||Cincinnati Bengals||Cleveland Browns|
|1:00 pm||Denver Broncos||Tennessee Titans X|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Indianapolis Colts X|
|1:00 pm||Minnesota Vikings||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|1:00 pm||New Orleans Saints||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1:00 pm||Pittsburgh Steelers||Buffalo Bills|
|1:00 pm||San Diego Chargers||Carolina Panthers X|
|1:00 pm||Washington Redskins||Philadelphia Eagles X|
|4:05 pm||New York Jets||San Francisco 49ers|
|4:25 pm||Atlanta Falcons||Los Angeles Rams|
|4:25 pm||Seattle Seahawks||Green Bay Packers X|
|8:30 pm||Dallas Cowboys||New York Giants|
|Mon Dec 12||8:30 pm||Baltimore Ravens||New England Patriots|
Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:
|Thu Dec 15||8:25 pm||Los Angeles Rams||Seattle Seahawks (s.o.)|
|Sat Dec 17||8:25 pm||Miami Dolphins||New York Jets|
|Sun Dec 18||1:00 pm||Cleveland Browns||Buffalo Bills|
|1:00 pm||Detroit Lions||New York Giants|
|1:00 pm||Green Bay Packers||Chicago Bears|
|1:00 pm||Indianapolis Colts||Minnesota Vikings|
|1:00 pm||Jacksonville Jaguars||Houston Texans|
|1:00 pm||Philadelphia Eagles||Baltimore Ravens|
|1:00 pm||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Dallas Cowboys|
|1:00 pm||Tennessee Titans||Kansas City Chiefs|
|4:05 pm||New Orleans Saints||Arizona Cardinals|
|4:05 pm||San Francisco 49ers||Atlanta Falcons|
|4:25 pm||New England Patriots||Denver Broncos|
|4:25 pm||Oakland Raiders||San Diego Chargers|
|8:30 pm||Pittsburgh Steelers||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Mon Dec 19||8:30 pm||Carolina Panthers||Washington Redskins|
Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.
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