2017 NFL Picks: Week 15

LIONS (-5.5) over Bears– Bears got a win out of their system last week. They keep it close for awhile before Stafford and company pull away. Lions 27 Bears 20

CHIEFS (+1.5) over Chargers– Fascinating game, but Im not going to pass up points at home for the Chiefs. Even if they lose I can see the extra half point giving the cover. Chiefs 23 Chargers 21

SAINTS (-15.5) over Jets– Not seeing much out of the Jets with Bryce Petty at QB. Saints 34 Jets 13

JAGUARS (-11.5) over Texans– I hate taking the Jaguars with such a big spread but generally if they win they win big. Expect their defense to give Houston fits. Jaguars 33 Texans 16

Eagles (-7.5) over GIANTS– I don’t think the Eagles will roll over and die with Foles at QB and the Giants have all but given up anyway. Eagles 27 Giants 10

BILLS (-3.5) over Dolphins– I was as surprised as anyone with the Dolphins win last week but it’s a short week and going to be cold which I think will be enough for the Bills to barely cover. Bills 24 Dolphins 20

Ravens (-6.5) over BROWNS– Is it possible for the Ravens to be heartbroken after last week?  It is but they should steamroll the Browns if all things are normal. Ravens 26 Browns 13

VIKINGS (-10.5) over Bengals– We get to see how the Vikings bounce back after a tough loss against the overmatched Bengals. Id expect a statement game for Minnesota. Vikings 27 Bengals 13

REDSKINS (-4.5) over Cardinals– Redskins are not any good but this is a 1PM game on the east coast and we all know what happens to Arizona in those games. Redskins 30 Cardinals 17

PANTHERS (-2.5) over Packers– Rodgers looks like he is on track to play this one but this is a tough game on the road. Carolina will get after you on defense and the Packers defense isn’t very good. Panthers 27 Packers 23

Rams (+1.5) over SEAHAWKS– Rams came up lame the last time these two teams met but I think they will play with more confidence even if its in a hostile environment. Rams 23 Seahawks 21

STEELERS (+2.5) over Patriots– Steelers are the more dangerous of the two teams though historically they do not match up well with New England. That may change this week. Steelers 27 Patriots 24

Titans (+1.5) over 49ERS– Everyone knows Im way down on the Titans but I think they should be able to go into San Francisco and pull out a win. Titans 20 49ers 17

COWBOYS (-2.5) over Raiders– Oakland has packed it in for the season. Cowboys 30 Raiders 20

BUCS (+6.5) over Falcons– Tampa should have enough on offense to keep this within a score even if that comes late in the game on a backdoor cover. Falcons 24 Bucs 20