Ok here we go- Jeremy has retaken the lead by a slim margin over Zac. Jose is not far behind as all 3 Guys had winning records last week. You want to talk about slim margins? Well that’s not this week’s NFL spreads (below). Double digit point spreads highlight an interesting week 15 as Seattle is favored by over 2 TD’s over the Browns and so are the Patriots against the Titans. Should be a wild week 15. Enjoy our picks and the games!
Bucs (+1) at Rams: After laying an egg last week at home against the Saints non-existent defense. Rookie of the year candidate Mr. Winston will bounce back in a big way. The Rams have a much better defense than the Saints, but I can’t see the Bucs blowing 2 games in a row against bad teams. The only bright spot for the Rams is Todd Gurley, and even he has come back to earth as of late.
Jets (-3) at Cowboys: As much as I dislike the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!! I can’t stay away from this game. Dallas is a train wreck on offense, so if they get to double digits I will be surprised. And unlike most years, the Jets offense is their strong point this season. The Bearded One will lead them to a big win, a must win for their playoff hopes.
Cardinals (-3.5) at Eagles: The Cardinals haven’t been quite as explosive as earlier in the season, but we all know what they are capable of. The tied for 1st place Eagles aren’t as good as their record shows (6-7) I think will end up under .500 for the season. Carson Palmer, Fitz, Honey Badger, Peterson, and company should all have a nice trip to the city of brotherly love. Good thing its not on Christmas or Santa would be Boo’d again.
Steelers (-6) vs Broncos: 2 teams that are going in opposite directions. The Steelers are getting healthy and playing top tier football. The Broncos on the other hand are banged up, and are limping into the playoffs. It is a great matchup of one of the best offenses vs one of the best defenses. In this case I usually favor the defense, but I don’t know if anyone can slow down Big Ben and his plethora of talented WR’s.
Saints (-3) vs Lions: Drew Brees at home on Monday Night Football = winner. Its 2 bad teams that could end up in a shootout, but the Saints will pull it out like they usually do at home in that loud dome.
St. Louis (-1) vs. Tampa Bay: The battle of the upside RB are highlighted here with both Martin for the Bucs and Gurley for the Rams. My allegence has to be with a more dynamic RB in Gurley as he has shown to have the stuff that will propel the Rams to a win.
Minnesota (-5.5) vs. Chicago: The Bears has been a real roller coaster showing us that Cutler is still a good QB and that B. Marshall was not a huge loss to the team thanks to RB Forte picking up the slack. But they are playing with a hungry Vikings team that will call on Valhalla to aid them in destroying the Bears as AP runs a marathon of a game and WR Diggs will have an impressive game.
New England (-14) vs. Tennessee: Crazy spread but if history tells me something is that the Patriots play well with high spreads. Titans are a great team, but still young and with great potential. They will fall short quick and will be pushed to do
Arizona (-3.5) vs. Philadelphia: The better bird as of late (sorry Falcons Fans) seems to be doing well, but against an aggressive offensive their D will not be able to hold. I like the Cardinals making sure they round out any question marks as they head into the Playoffs.
Oakland (+3) vs. Green Bay: *UPSET ALERT* I love these Raiders… They are young and hungry and seems to be going after a up and down Green Bay Packers. Going with my gut on this week’s Upset win with the Raiders!
Carolina (-5) vs NY Giants: The Giants are coming off an impressive offensive performance last Monday Night. But the Panthers are not the Dolphins. The “cold” weather will not an advantage for the Giants (thanks El Nino) and so the Panthers should take care of business despite not having their star running back in Jonathan Stewart and potentially their star tight end in Greg Olsen.
San Francisco (+4.5) vs Cincinnati: The 1st place Bengals do not have the AFC North locked up so they will be playing hard despite losing Andy Dalton. Travelling to San Francisco will be a game they probably could afford to have on schedule right about this time. Yet something tells me that AJ McCarron isn’t quite ready to face the NFL speed, even though it’s the 49ers. I’ll take Blaine Gabbert’s experience over McCarron in this one and take San Fran with the points… wait did I really just put my trust in Blaine Gabbert??
Pittsburgh (-6) vs Denver: This will be a battle of one of the best offenses in the league (Pittsburgh #2) vs one of the best defenses (Denver #1). Denver is coming off a loss to division foe Oakland and look to make it two straight losses as they travel to Pittsburgh. This is a game the Steelers need to have to keep pace and stay relevant in the playoff hunt, so expect them to pull out all the stops and come away with an impressive win.
Arizona (-3.5) vs Philadelphia: Arizona has a prolific offense and although the Eagles have been much improved as of laste, this will be no easy task against the Cardinals. This will be a close one and I do think the Eagles can pull it out. But I’ll play the odds and take Arizona to cover with the W.
Tampa Bay (+1) at St Louis: This is almost a pickem game. I like the Bucs here mainly because it’s at a neutral playing field.. and what I mean by that is that Rams fans have all but boycotted their team. Jameis Winston has faced more media members at FSU and in Tampa then he will see fans in the seats. May not be a pretty game but the Bucs will come out on top.