NFL WEEK 15 PICKS PANS AND PHOTOBOMBS
I didn’t watch Oprah last Sunday night – I watched the Saints cream Carolina. It was worth it.
Last week 11-5
Atlanta over Washington
(The pick if one had a set of balls would be Washington over Atlanta.) RG111 is benched, Cousins is starting and Mom (Shanahan) and Dad (The Team Owner) are in that fighting stage before their divorce. This phase is most upsetting for the Kids (The Team). Mom says Dad made him make RG111 go out to play last season even though the other kids wanted to bust his knee right off his leg. This is a shit show from locker room to field. Still, I’ll take Atlanta.
San Francisco over Tampa Bay
Tampa has done better over the last few weeks but the combo of Kaepernick and the 49rs offense should be able to hold them at bay (couldn’t help that one).
Seattle Seahawks over New York Giants
Seattle’s loss to San Fran last week might still be stinging Russell Wilson and his merry bunch of men. The Giants are capable of messing up on the road AND at home.
Cleveland Browns over Chicago Bears
Giving Cleveland the home advantage on this one. Chicago has had some trouble on the road and even though that’s not a real good reason to suggest any team should win or lose, sometimes it’s just enough.
Indianapolis Colts over Houston Texans
Jacksonville over Buffalo
Jacksonville at home … Buffalo not at home. The Jaguars have waited pretty far into the season to start pulling it out of the crack of their ass … and I hope that there’s more stuck up there.
Miami Dolphins over New England
I see that the odds makers have favored New England by a much more realistic spread this time out – 2.5 instead of 11.5. The question on everyone’s mind of course is how much will Gronkowski be missed by Brady? And can they do it without him. I like Miami.
Philly over Minnesota
Minnesota is at home but Peterson and Gerhart are hurting. Philly has been burning up fields lately and there’s no real reason to not suspect they’ll do the same in Minnesota this week.
Carolina Panthers over the New York Jets
Carolina’s Cam wore the towel before their loss to New Orleans was finalized. (I don’t know why he does this but it looks ridiculous.) They’ll be eager to redeem themselves before a hometown crowd and this should be a grind out win for the Panthers against the all over the place but consistently shitty on the road Jets.
Kansas City over Oakland Raiders
There is no known reason why Kansas cannot win this game. That’s all I’ve got.
Arizona Cardinals over Tennessee Titans
Arizona wants this win in the worst way … the way that means they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
New Orleans Saints over St. Louis Rams
St. Louis will have to overrun the Saints defensive line (unlikely) and shut down Brees’ air play … not to be confused with air balls (also unlikely). Not the same thing at all. Although this might seem like a sure thing it’s more likely to be a hard fought win … but one for The Saints.
Dallas Cowboys over Green Bay Packers
Green Bay’s Rodgers will still be photo bombing on the sidelines and Dallas at home should be able to wrap this one up as a win.
Pittsburgh Steelers over Cincinnati Bengals
Statistically the Bengals should take the Steelers, but emotions suggest that Pittsburgh doesn’t want to finish their division closer to the bottom than the top. Expect a hardscrabble fight to the finish and it’s anyone’s game – hopefully it’ll belong to the Steelers.
Detroit Lions over Baltimore Ravens
Detroit for some reason is not a team I get to watch more than once (maybe twice) a season here in Ontario, and that being mid-day on American Thanksgiving. That this is the Monday Night game is a bonus …that it’s the Monday Night game is a pain in my Tuesday morning. Baltimore has won their last 3 on their own home field but of their total wins this season only one was an away game in Miami. Detroit can take this game on home field. They score more and let less in which when you dumb the whole thing down is in fact the magic formula.