As the season raps up, there is an ongoing debate in the football community of whether or not the Saints and Colts should go for it all. Michael Irvin said he would trade his three Super Bowl rings and his Hall-of-fame bust for an undefeated season, while former ’72 Dolphins say they should rest. What do you think? Anyways, here are my Week 15 picks. Home teams in CAPS.
Colts (-6.5) over JAGUARS
The Jags are always great against bad teams, and the Colts certainly don’t count as one of those. The Colts will find a way to pull this one out, no matter how long Peyton Manning plays.
SAINTS (-7.5) over Cowboys
Just so you know, this is December, therefore the Cowboys will be playing poorly. New Orleans will be fired up, especially their defense, and they will win big.
Patriots (-7.5) over BILLS
The Buffalo winds are always strong, but they won’t be strong enough to stop a fired up Randy Moss. This will be a good wake-up call for the Pats’ defense, and I don’t mean a hard test, I mean to cushion their stats.
Cardinals (-10.5) over LIONS
The Cards just lost a big game Monday Night, and they’ll want to wrap up the division quickly before the Niners close out the year with the Rams and Lions. With Culpepper in, this game should be a cinch for Warner and Gang.
Dolphins (+3.5) over TITANS
Chris Johnson is in the debate for MVP this year, but I don’t get it? CJ has everything a great player needs, and he can do anything accept for win games. His team is 6-7.
CHIEFS (-2.5) over Browns
The Browns have been in talks with Mike Holmgren about running the Browns. What is so wrong with Mike’s life that he has stooped this low? Does his wife really nag that much? This game is so bad, I’m going to make a list of things I’d rather do then watch this game:
1. Take a three hour AP Calculus exam
2. Get beat up by Elin Nordegren
3. Have to listen to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver for 24 straight hours
This game is that bad.
Texans (-9.5) over RAMS
I’m gonna be honest here, Keith Noll isn’t very inspiring. His scouting report around the league is ‘He is the backup to Kyle Boller. That should be enough to tell you how this game will end.
Falcons (+6.5) over JETS
I still believe in these Falcons after they put a great fight up against the Saints. I still don’t believe in the pass dropping, smack talking J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets! Kellen Clemens? He makes Chris Redman look good.
EAGLES (-7.5) over 49ers
The third best team in the NFC has yet to be decided between the disappearing and reappearing Cardinals and the winner of the not-so-tough NFC East. But the Niners are on a short week and the Eagles are on top of their game.
RAVENS (-10.5) over Bears
These aren’t your daddy’s Ravens, these guys can score. They also can’t defend. But they can defend Jay Cutler and Matt Forte.
Bengals (+6.5) over CHARGERS
Philip Rivers is 16-0 in his career in December, but this is a bigger game for the Bengals. Not just so that they can get more deserved respect, but because the loss of fallen teammate Chris Henry. The last time the Bengals had a loss this big, Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer lost his wife and the team responded with a big win over Baltimore. Big game step up by the Bengals.
BRONCOS (-13.5) over Raiders
You know your team is bad when your group of quarterbacks are JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, and J.P. Losman. The Broncos will get their playoff bye a few weeks early.
STEELERS (-.5) over Packers
The Packers have lost too much on defense to stop the Steelers who are in dire need of wins. Aaron Rodgers will be tought a lesson here as Big Ben and James Harrison defend Heinz Field.
SEAHAWKS (-7.5) over Buccaneers
Anyone who has to watch this game obviously has nothing going on in their life or like torture. Justin Forsett, Samie Stroughter, and Stylez G. White aren’t the most inspiring players. At least we get to see Josh Freeman show off his Jay Cutler-esque arm. That is in strength and pick-ability.
Vikings (-7.5) over PANTHERS
The Panthers are missing both of their starting offensive tackles, so judging by the Vikings’ pass rush, I’m going to have to take the Vikes here. Brett Favre could even turn in a Delhomme-esque game, and the Vikings would run right over the Panthers.
Giants (-3.5) over REDSKINS
This line is a joke. The Giants need a win and the Redskins are the Redskins. Clinton Portis and Chris Cooley are out for the year, and starting in place for them are Quinton Ganther, Rock Cartwright, and Fred Davis. I’ll take the Giants, as they are…the Lock of the Week.
Last Week: 9-7
Lock of the Week: 6-7