Thursday, December 15, 2011

NFL Week 15 Predictions

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Matt Ryan and the Falcons are looking to keep their playoff position with a win
against the Jaguars Thursday night.

Last Weeks's Record: 13-3
Overall Record:147-61

Falcons vs. Jaguars: 30-13 Falcons

Both teams are coming off wins last week, but this week the Falcons will continue their streak. Despite putting up 41 points last week, the Jaguars' offense is not good enough to keep up with the Falcons. Matt Ryan has stepped it up the past few weeks, including a four touchdown performance last week.

Cowboys vs. Bucs: 35-6 Cowboys

The Cowboys will put their December collapse on hold, when they easily defeat the Bucs. The Bucs are coming off a 41-14 loss to the Jaguars, the same Jaguars team that then lost to Atlanta, 41-14. The Cowboys' offense should not have any trouble against a banged up Tampa Bay defense.

Redskins vs. Giants: 30-13 Giants

Eli Manning is playing the best football of his career, which should help the Giants regain lead of the NFC East. Justin Tuck will be back on defense for the Giants too.

Dolphins vs. Bills: 26-17 Dolphins

Both teams are coming off weak losses, but the Dolphins will this one. Ever since the Bills reached 5-2, they haven't won a game since. That streak will continue as the Dolphins move one.

Seahawks vs. Bears: 24-10 Seahawks

The Bears' offense is averaging less than 14 points a game since Cutler's and Forte's injuries. Marshawn Lynch should be able to produce 14 on his own, leading the Seahawks to 7-7, the same record as the Bears.

Titans vs. Colts: 27-17 Titans

This could be the Colts' last chance to win this season, but they won't get it done. Chris Johnson has stepped it up the past few weeks, and the Titans have a sneaky 7-6 record. A win Sunday can put them in the playoff race.

Packers vs. Chiefs: 37-6 Packers

Best team in the league, coming off 19 straight wins against one of the worst teams in football. Packers win by 100.

Bengals vs. Rams: 24-10 Bengals

The Bengals were in the playoff race a few weeks ago but recent losses have them trailing. A win Sunday can get them back on track.

Saints vs. Vikings: 36-23 Saints

Like the Packers preview, this matchup is one of the best offenses in the league going against one of the worst defenses in the league. Saints should win this one easily.

Panthers vs. Texans: 30-22 Panthers

The Texans are the hottest team in football, but the Panthers will upset them Sunday. Can T.J. Yates compete with Cam Newton?

Lions vs. Raiders: 27-23 Lions

The Raiders have lost all their swagger ever since the Broncos started to catch up to them. The Raiders got embarrassed last week against the Packers, and will likely see their playoff hopes disappear with another loss.

Broncos vs. Patriots: 30-20

Despite really wanting to pick the Broncos to win, it just isn't realistic. Tom Brady is just way more of a complete quarterback than Tim Tebow. If Tebow could pull off this upset though, more chaos will be added to an already chaotic Tim Tebow saga.

Jets vs. Eagles: 28-23 Eagles

Michael Vick and the Eagles love to ruin New York team's playoff hopes. Last year was the Giants, when DeSean Jackson returned a punt for a touchdown, this year will be the Jets.

Browns vs. Cardinals: 24-20 Cardinals

The Cardinals are fresh off an upset win against the 49'ers. Their winning streak will continue when they defeat the struggling Browns.

Ravens vs. Chargers: 27-20 Chargers

Call me crazy. With the Raiders and Broncos set to lose this weekend, nothing would be better than a Chargers win to really wreak havoc in the AFC West. Despite a terrible mid season losing streak, the Chargers are back and playing great football. Can Joe Flacco and Ray Rice keep up with an explosive Chargers offense?

Steelers vs. Niners: 27-10 Steelers

Big Ben and the Steelers will prove to America how overrated the 49'ers are. Sure, their defense ranks  in the top half of league, but Alex Smith cannot lead an offense contending for a Super Bowl. Even without James Harrison, the Steelers will win.

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