The NFL Week 15 picks are here, and the slate is one of the best we’ve seen yet in a season with plenty of twists still remaining.
The 49ers are playing their best ball of the season, while the Seahawks are scuffling. That said, Seattle is going to go full-out to beat San Francisco in a critical game.
Pick: San Francisco 27, Seattle 24
The Vikings only being favored by four points, at home, against the four-win Colts, tells you how little faith Vegas has in Minnesota. Perhaps rightfully so.
Pick: Minnesota 23, Indianapolis 17
The Ravens are the better team, but they have no quarterback. Cleveland can win by playing a simple game.
Pick: Cleveland 20, Baltimore 14
The Bills are going to want revenge on Miami after losing to the Dolphins in Week 3. This is a huge game for Tua Tagovailoa and Co., but they are against a better team in bad weather.
Pick: Buffalo 28, Miami 23
Desmond Ridder is making his first NFL start. However, while Saints head coach Dennis Allen is suited for a defensive coordinator role, he’s a good one. Expect him to make life hard on Ridder.
Pick: New Orleans 26, Atlanta 17
Jacksonville has become a fun conversation again, but the Cowboys still have faint hopes of the NFC East crown. After a scare against Houston, they’ll handle the Jags.
Pick: Dallas 29, Jacksonville 20
Enormous game for both. The Lions are rolling and the Jets are beat up with quarterback Mike White taking tough hits in Buffalo. That said, Jared Goff has been a much different quarterback away from Ford Field.
Pick: New York 23, Detroit 21
If the Chiefs make this interesting, it’s a five-alarm fire. The Texans are missing most of their stars, and are rotating Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel. This is also known as the No. 1 overall pick plan.
Pick: Kansas City 34, Houston 17
Some see Chicago making this interesting as the Eagles aren’t playing for much and the Bears are off their bye. Put me down for a back-door cover.
Pick: Philadelphia 30, Chicago 24
Both of these teams aren’t good, but the Panthers are somehow controlling their own destiny to host a playoff game.
Pick: Carolina 19, Pittsburgh 17