Week 15 is were teams are makng their final push for a playoff spot. This is the latest in the season that 6 teams with winning records are playing each other. I’m very excited for this week.
Redskins (7-6) @ Browns (5-8)at 1:00 p.m. – This is a match-up between two young rookie quarterbacks. Weeden vs RG3 or if RG3 is out its Weeden vs Cousins. The Browns are a team on the rise winning 3 games in a row playing very well. The ‘Skins are on a roll looking to sneak into the playoffs and can’t afford a loss. The Browns are playing spoiler to the ‘Skins. If RG3 plays the Redskins will win 27-17 but if RG3 doesn’t play the Redskins should win 20-17.
Jaguars (2-11) @ Dolphins (5-8)at 1:00 p.m. – This isn’t a great match up but it features teams that have been a disappointment this year. The Jags were really expected to be a factor this year but 2-11 is are a walking atrocity. The Dolphins are 5-8 and are hopefully that this is a sign of good things to come. I’m expecting Bush to have a pretty good day if he can improve his ball control skills. I expect the Dolphins to have a good game against this poor defense. The Jags have Chad Henne and could put up good numbers but in the end the Dolphins will win this game 23-13.
Giants (8-5) @ Falcons (11-2) at 1:00 p.m.- The Falcons have clinched their division and are playing for home field throughout the conference playoffs. The Giants are fighting for their divison with, the ‘Skins at 7-6, they can not afford to lose a game. This game is going to be one of the better games this week. This match up is of two stellar quarterbacks with Eli and Matty Ice. This will be a shootout and I will pick Eli and the Giants to win 31-27.
Vikings (7-6) @ Rams (6-6-1) at 1:00 p.m. – The Rams allow over 110 rushing ypg which bodes well for AP who needs to average 133.3 to achieve 2000 rushing yards this year. I believe AP will get 175 and 2 tds today. The whole Vikings offense revolves around him, Ponder isn’t a threat or even the main option on his own team. This is a quarterback driven league and that’s the one thing the Vikings need. The Rams will be able to get pressure to Ponder but they can’t stop AP. Rams should win this game because Bradford is better than Ponder. Rams should win 20-17 in a nail biting game.
Broncos (10-3) @ Ravens (9-4) at 1:00 p.m. – The Broncos are flying high with 8 straight wins, the Ravens are trending downward losing their last 2 games. This has upset written all over it, if Ray Lewis was coming back I would pick them but with a hurt Suggs and a depleted defense I just can’t pick them. The Broncos will win 34-21.
Bucs (6-7) @ Saints (5-8) at 1:00 p.m. – Both of their seasons are over but I want to see if they will quit or continue to fight to end the season on a bright note. Josh Freeman has had a bounce back season after last years debacle. The Bucs rookie running back Doug Martin has had a fantastic rookie season. The Saints have been a very disappointing team this year. Picked by many to contend for a championship this year but after a 0-4 start they piled wins together to win 5 of the next 9. I think the Bucs should come out firing and win this game. Doug Martin should have a big game against this poor defense. I will pick the Bucs to win 28-24.
Colts (9-4) @ Texans (11-2) at 1:00 p.m. – The Texans are coming off of a game were they got embarrassed by the Pats. The Texans have a major weakness in their secondary and should be a good game for the Colts and Andrew Luck. The Colts are the surprise of the year with them being 9-4 and looking to go win the division with a win over the Texans this week and in 2 weeks. I have a upset with the Colts winning 31-28.
Packers (9-4) @ Bears (8-5) at 1:00 p.m. This is my Favorite game of the day and should be the biggest game of the day. This is for all the marbles aka the division. If the Packers win they would be 10-4 and would theoretically win the division. If the Bears lose they would any shot at the division. With the Packers injuries it has given this team a feel of the Super Bowl team. As a Bears fan I have to pick the Bears to win 27-24.
LATER GAMES COMING SOON
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER T19Shaffer