NFL Week 15 Picks 2016 NFL Predictions Week 15: Los Angeles Rams 4-9-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 8-4-1 (-14), Miami Dolphins 8-5-0 (-2.5) VS New York Jets 4-9-0, Green Bay Packers 7-6-0 (-6.5) VS Chicago Bears 3-10-0, Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5-0 (-3) VS Cincinnati Bengals 5-7-1, Jacksonville Jaguars 2-11-0 VS Houston Texans 7-6-0 (-5.5), Cleveland Browns 0-13-0 VS Buffalo Bills 6-7-0 (-10), Philadelphia Eagles 5-8-0 VS Baltimore Ravens 7-6-0 (-6), Tennessee Titans 7-6-0 VS Kansas City Chiefs 10-3-0 (-5.5), Detroit Lions 9-4-0 VS New York Giants 9-4-0 (-4.5), Indianapolis Colts 6-7-0 VS Minnesota Vikings 7-6-0 (-4), New Orleans Saints 5-8-0 VS Arizona Cardinals 5-7-1 (-2.5), San Francisco 49ers 1-12-0 VS Atlanta Falcons 8-5-0 (-13.5), New England Patriots 11-2-0 (-3) VS Denver Broncos 8-5-0, Oakland Raiders 10-3-0 (-3) VS San Diego Chargers 5-8-0, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-5-0 VS Dallas Cowboys 11-2-0 (-7), Carolina Panthers 5-8-0 VS Washington Redskins 7-5-1 (-4.5)

2016 NFL Week 15 Predictions



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Los Angeles Rams 4-9-0
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Seattle Seahawks 8-4-1


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Why the Los Angeles Rams Will Win: The Rams just fired Jeff Fisher. Is there any reason why anyone in their right mind would take them to win over Seattle?


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Seattle lost to the Rams in week 2. Seattle is looking for revenge.


Prediction: Seattle entered as a 13.5 point favorite, but now they are favored by 14. The minimum bet is $700 dollars, the maximum bet is $1,050 dollars with the average gambler betting around $875 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40 points. I am taking the over as Seattle wins and covers.


Final Score Seahawks 31 Rams 10





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Miami Dolphins 8-5-0
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New York Jets 4-9-0


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Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Ryan Tannehill could be back for week 17. Matt Moore is facing Bryce Petty. For some reason I can see the Jets winning this game.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: Bilal Powell can run the ball on Miami. Brandon Marshall should have a big day against Miami's awful secondary.


Prediction: Miami is a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $125 dollars, the maximum bet is $145 dollars with the average gambler betting around $135 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 40 points. I am taking the under. The Jets may win this game by a point.


Final Score Jets 20 Dolphins 19





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Green Bay Packers 7-6-0
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Chicago Bears 3-10-0


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Why the Green Bay Packers Will Win: Green Bay should have no problems against the Chicago Bears. I expect Aaron Rodgers to torch the Chicago Bears.


Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: Chicago gets Alshon Jeffery back. That is the only bright spot. Jeffery and Cameron Meredith really have to bail out quarterback Matt Barkley.


Prediction: Green Bay is a 6.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $240 dollars, the maximum bet is $290 dollars with the average gambler betting around $265 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 42.5 points. I am taking the over.


Final Score Packers 31 Bears 17





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Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5-0
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Cincinnati Bengals 5-7-1


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Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh has their final road game this week. This is a revenge game for Le'veon Bell who suffered a season ending injury in Cincinnati last year.


Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Andy Dalton still doesn't have A.J. Green to throw to. That will limit what Dalton is capable of doing.


Prediction: Pittsburgh is a 3.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $160 dollars, the maximum bet is $180 dollars with the average gambler betting around $170 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. Pittsburgh wins and covers.


Final Score Steelers 34 Bengals 20





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Jacksonville Jaguars 2-11-0
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Houston Texans 7-6-0


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Jesse Lucas and I are tied for first place with 129-79 records as I went 12-4 and he went 11-5 after leading me by a game heading into week 14. Jason Bantle went 8-8 in week 14 beginning the week with a 120-72 record, but going 8-8 caused him to finish the week 128-80 on the year. Oren Shiri is at 125-83 going 10-6 in week 14. Tanya Homes is now 123-85 after being in second place two weeks ago.


Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Will Win: Jacksonville will not have Julius Thomas at tight end. Houston has mediocre safeties, but Jacksonville does not have a tight end that can pick the Texans apart.


Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Houston should sweep the Jaguars to improve to 8-6. Houston controls their own destiny in the AFC South being 4-0 against AFC South teams. Lamar Miller should have a big game.


Prediction: Houston is a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $230 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 38.5 points. I am taking the over. The Texans win and cover.


Final Score Texans 23 Jaguars 17





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Cleveland Browns 0-13-0
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Buffalo Bills 6-7-0


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Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Maybe the Cleveland Browns should call a loan shark and see if they can get Cardale Jones. I'm kidding. I know Jones is Buffalo's third stringer, but Cleveland will have even more problems on the road in Buffalo against the Bills.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Buffalo's offensive line is the only part of their team dealing with injuries. Center Eric Wood is on injured reserve and right tackle Jordan Mills is filling in for Seantrel Henderson. Buffalo has the wide receivers and cornerbacks to pick apart Cleveland.


Prediction: Buffalo is a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $400 dollars, the maximum bet is $500 dollars with the average gambler betting around $450 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. Buffalo wins and covers with the under.


Final Score Bills 24 Browns 13





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Philadelphia Eagles 5-8-0
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Baltimore Ravens 7-6-0


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Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia heads into Baltimore needing to win this game to salvage their season. Philadelphia may already be eliminated from getting a wild card spot even if they win out.


Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs got pressure on Tom Brady. Just imagine what this duo can do with Lane Johnson serving the final game of his suspension at right tackle.


Prediction: Baltimore is a 6 point favorite. The minimum bet is $225 dollars, the maximum bet is $265 dollars with the average gambler betting around $245 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 41.5 points. I am taking the over.


Final Score Ravens 42 Eagles 21





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Tennessee Titans 7-6-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 10-3-0


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Why the Tennessee Titans Will Win: DeMarco Murray may end up having a huge day on the ground against Kansas City's run defense. If Marcus Mariota can avoid turnovers, the Chiefs have a fair chance to pull off the upset.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: As long as Jeremy Maclin catches passes away from Jason McCourty then the Chiefs have a good chance to win. Tyreke Hill is complimenting Maclin. Travis Kelce is clicking at tight end right now. Jurrell Casey is injured for Tennessee as well.


Prediction: Kansas City is a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $210 dollars, the maximum bet is $250 dollars with the average gambler betting around $230 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking Kansas City to win with the over.


Final Score Chiefs 24 Titans 20





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Detroit Lions 9-4-0
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New York Giants 9-4-0


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Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit should have some problems on the road in New York. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit's week 16 opponent how they felt about playing in New York in week 14.


Why the New York Giants Will Win: I love this Giants defense. New York wants to win this game so they can secure a wild card spot. This game is the Giants home finale as well.


Prediction: New York is a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $185 dollars, the maximum bet is $220 dollars with the average gambler betting around $200 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 41.5 points. New York wins and covers with the under.


Final Score Giants 24 Lions 17





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Indianapolis Colts 6-7-0
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Minnesota Vikings 7-6-0


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Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Andrew Luck has all of his weapons at full health. This feels like a must win game for both teams. Indianapolis needs to win these next two road games just to have a chance of winning out at 9-7.


Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Minnesota needs to win this week to save their season as well. Minnesota has the better defense, but issues on the Vikings offense may make this game close. I feel like this game will be a shootout though.


Prediction: Minnesota enters as a 4 point favorite. The minimum bet is $180 dollars, the maximum bet is $210 dollars with the average gambler betting around $195 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44.5 points. Indianapolis wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Colts 30 Vikings 27





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New Orleans Saints 5-8-0
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Arizona Cardinals 5-7-1


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Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: New Orleans has quite the potent offense. Their defense needs to step up.


Why the Arizona Cardinals Will Win: Michael Floyd got released. Larry Fitzgerald needs to rebound from last week.


Prediction: Arizona is a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $125 dollars, the maximum bet is $145 dollars with the average gambler betting around $135 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50 points. I am taking the over. The Cardinals win while the Saints cover the spread.


Final Score Cardinals 37 Saints 35





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San Francisco 49ers 1-12-0
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Atlanta Falcons 8-5-0


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Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: I don't know why San Francisco will win. I honestly believe the 49ers don't have a chance.


Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Atlanta should steam roll San Francisco. Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman should both play lights out this week.


Prediction: Atlanta is a 13.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $650 dollars, the maximum bet is $950 dollars with the average gambler betting around $800 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 51.5 points. I am taking Atlanta to win with the under and San Francisco covers.


Final Score Falcons 31 49ers 20





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New England Patriots 11-2-0
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Denver Broncos 8-5-0


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Why the New England Patriots Will Win: New England heads to Denver 11-2. Denver has one of the leagues best defenses, but Brady wants revenge on last year plus the Patriots can clinch the AFC East with a win in Denver.


Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Brandon Marshall is injured. Emmanuel Sanders wife also filed a restraining order against Emmanuel.


Prediction: New England enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $150 dollars, the maximum bet is $170 dollars with the average gambler betting around $160 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 44 points. I am taking New England to win and Denver to cover in a defensive game.


Final Score Patriots 17 Broncos 16





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Oakland Raiders 10-3-0
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San Diego Chargers 5-8-0


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Stephen Colbert: Nation week 14 in is in the books and only four teams will get to play for the Bantle Bowl as seen below.



Lets start with Gangster Squad who defeated Jimmy 144.52-125.30. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'veon Bell had a mind boggling 51.80 fantasy points for Gangster Squad. Both owners were 9-4 in this game and thanks to the win Gangster Squad got the top seed at 10-4 with Chris Ransom securing the top seed for the second year in a row.


Anti-Bantle defeated H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 121.34-113.42. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had 27.14 fantasy points for Anti-Bantle. Anti-Bantle finished 9-5 second in the league after having the leagues worst record in 2015. Anti-Bantle will be the 2 seed facing 3 seed Jimmy last years Bantle Bowl Champion.


One seed remains nation. Heading into this week Car RamRod controlled their own destiny. Car RamRod faced 6 seed Breez Nuts who needed a lot of help to sneak into the top 4. Breez Nuts won 96.18-85.60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin got 16.50 fantasy points for Breez Nuts ending Car RamRod's playoff hopes.


Mitch Pabst owners of Breez Nuts needed Jason Bantle owner of last years runner up The Chosen Ones to lose this week in order to secure that final playoff spot. The Chosen Ones defeated Tao Corp 130.30-115.40. Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had 27.00 fantasy points for The Chosen Ones.


Our seedings are officially set Nation. 4 seed The Chosen Ones faces 1 seed Gangster Squad while 3 seed Jimmy faces 2 seed Anti-Bantle. The winners of these playoff games will play for the trophy you see above you in week 16 nation. Tune in next week to find out who those two teams are.


Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: San Diego has a ton of injuries on defense. Oakland's secondary should have a field day with the Chargers.


Why the San Diego Chargers Will Win: Melvin Gordon's status for this game is uncertain. Philip Rivers is healthy, but I doubt that makes any difference at this point.


Prediction: Oakland enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50 points. I am taking Oakland to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Raiders 37 Chargers 31





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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-5-0
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Dallas Cowboys 11-2-0


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The Dallas Cowboys are now 28-18 under Bill Lumbergh even after the Cowboys 4-12 season in 2015. Lumbergh went 12-3 after taking over for Stephen Jones following the week 1 loss to the 49ers back in 2014. Lumbergh now has to give Coach Garrett advice while dealing with more suspensions than he's used to. If Lumbergh cannot maintain a winning record after year 3, I am open to making a new fictional character the Cowboys GM. Right now Dallas is 11-1 and Lumbergh will keep his job another year.




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Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Tampa Bay has a lethal cornerback tandemof Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves. Jameis Winston beat Dallas as a rookie last year 10-6.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dak Prescott should do better on offense this week. I doubt Dallas has two bad games in a row on NBC.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $270 dollars, the maximum bet is $330 dollars with the average gambler betting around $300 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46. Dallas wins, but Tampa Bay covers with the under.


Final Score Cowboys 17 Buccaneers 13





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Carolina Panthers 5-8-0
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Washington Redskins 7-5-1


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Cam Newton heads to Washington. Newton wants revenge on Josh Norman.


Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: Carolina took a 21-0 lead on Washington last year. I could see Washington taking a 21-0 lead on Carolina before the Panthers rally back to make it close at the end.


Prediction: Washington is a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $190 dollars, the maximum bet is $225 dollars with the average gambler betting around $210 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 51 points. I am taking the over. The Redskins win and cover in overtime.


Final Score Redskins 44 Panthers 38 OT





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