NFL Predictions 2014: Week 15


Last week’s record was 11-5 and 9-7. Not great by any means but an improvement over last week.  The record now stands at 138-69-1 and 115-89-4….

CHIEFS (-10.5) over Raiders- Kansas City needs the win and this should be a revenge game against the team that may have turned their season for the worst. Oakland hasnt shown much consistency so its hard to know if they will or will not be up for this game. Chiefs 27 Raiders 13

RAVENS (-14) over Jaguars- This would be quite the shock if it was close. Ravens are in a different league than Jacksonville who is probably looking towards Thursday’s “showdown” rather than this one. Ravens 31 Jaguars 13

Steelers (-3) over FALCONS- We all know Pittsburgh is the much better team but we also know that everytime they seem to turn the corner they will go out and get whacked by a bad football team. I dont feel good about this pick because of that but logic tels me not to pick the Falcons. Steelers 34 Falcons 27

Texans (+7) over COLTS- Id expect Houston to give this a good effort and the Colts havent looked great the last few weeks Still Andrew Luck will be too much for Houston, but Id expect them to be within a touchdown. Colts 27 Texans 24

Bengals (+2.5) over BROWNS- Johnny Manziel is the big story of the game but if the Browns are to win the gme it will be because of their defense shutting down a spotty Bengals offensse. Should be close but I think the Bengals are better .Bengals 20 Browns 17

Dolphins (+7) over PATRIOTS- This may be the last stand for the Dolphins whose players may wnt a new coaching staff. I expect Miami’s defense to keep the game close before the Patriots put it away in the 4th quarter. Patriots 27 Dolphins 23

PANTHERS (-3.5) over Buccaneers- Somehow Carolina is still alive in the playoff race and should overcome  a Tampa team that gives effort but has little talent. Panthers 24 Buccaneers 20

GIANTS (-7) over Redskins- I dislike taking the Giants as this big of a favorite, but the Redskins look to have given up on the year and nothing will show that more than a loss by more than 7 to a bad division rival. Giants 28 Redskins 19

BILLS (+4) over Packers- I was a little disappointed in Buffalo last week even with the cover. I think they will have a similar game here and with the Packers having a little letdown should stick around a field goal. Packers 26 Bills 23

Vikings (+7.5) over LIONS- Lions fans should be happy with this since Ive said for two weeks the Lions offense cant do enough to cover a touchdown and they have done it each time. Defensive struggle. Lions 20 Vikings 16

TITANS (+2.5) over Jets- Major implications on the number 1 pick in the draft.  Both teams are terrible and I have a hard time picking the Jets as a road favorite to cover even against the hapless Titans. Win yes. Cover no. Jets 19 Titans 17

Broncos (-4) over CHARGERS- Interesting game because the Chargers defense can shut down the Broncos running game and force Denver back into a pass only offense, something they havent looked great in for a few weeks. San Diego wont have enough offense to win if Denver starts to click on offense. Broncos 30 Chargers 23

SEAHAWKS (-10) over 49ers- Seattle will take great pleasure in taking advantage of the 49ers this week. Going to be a bad postgame for Colin Kaepernick whose star has almost completely burnt out. Seahawks 27 49ers 10

EAGLES (-3.5) over Cowboys-Should be a great game and deliver a monster rating. Eagles took it to Dallas the last time, but Cowboys have more rest and should be better prepared. All eyes on Mark Sanchez in this game. I think the Eagles are a more valid upper echelon team than Dallas who has, to their credit, won games but not as decisively. Eagles 31 Cowboys 27

Saints (-3) over BEARS- From a great Sunday nighter to a dud on Monday. Both teams are major dissapointments and both may have a hard time fixing the problems next year. Expect Drew Brees to bounce back. Saints 33 Bears 27