Publish Date: 12/16/2017
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Week 15 leads us to some meaningful games that will play a huge part in who will be playing in the postseason. Week 15 will also answer many questions such as, ‘Will Aaron Rodgers return?’ and ‘Can the Patriots rebound from a bad loss?’. So with all of those questions to answer, let’s take a brief look at each game and don’t forget to go to betMGM to bet on the games, Good Luck!
My first reaction was that’s not enough points. The Lions are a contender and the Bears are a bad team. Last week the Bears looked good, but anybody that played the Bengals last week would have looked good since the Bengals decided to play dead. I think my initial reaction to this game is correct.
Los Angeles Chargers(-2) at Kansas City Chiefs
This game could very well decide who wins the AFC West this season and the teams are headed in opposite directions. I will go with the team headed in the right direction.
Philadelphia Eagles(-7.5) at New York Giants
This is a mismatch even with Nick Foles starting for the Eagles. The Eagles are a complete team and the Giants are a complete mess.
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers(-2.5)
Aaron Rodgers or no Aaron Rodgers, the Panthers are just a better team. Maybe if Rodgers had been playing the last couple of weeks, the Pack would have a shot but no matter who you are, to have that much time off and to return against a very good Panthers defense will be too much to ask.
Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings(-11)
The Bengals quit last week and the Vikings defense will make them quit once again.
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
The Dolphins are flying high after a huge win over the New England Patriots and Dolphins fans are starting to whisper about a possible playoff run. The Bills look like they will be led again at Quarterback by Joe Webb, which doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. No matter who plays at Quarterback, I am going to go with the Bills to win this one. There are three reasons – the Dolphins are coming off an emotional win, the Bills will be at home, and the weather will be cold.
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars(-11.5)
The Jaguars are just the superior team here and I don’t see the Texans being able to score enough to even cover the spread.
New York Jets at New Orleans Saints(-16)
The Jets will be in trouble from the start here as I don’t see a way for them to score many points against the Saints defense.
Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins(-4.5)
The Redskins should win this game but with the way they have played as of late, it may be closer than expected by most fans.
Baltimore Ravens(-7) at Cleveland Browns
I think the Browns could keep this game interesting, but the Ravens will pull this out in the end.
L.A. Rams at Seattle Seahawks(-2.5)
This should be a great match up that will most likely decide the NFC West Title. The difference will be Todd Gurley and the Rams pass rush in a very close game.
New England Patriots(-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers
I can’t see the Patriots losing two straight games even though the Steelers are the main competition for the Patriots in the AFC.
Tennessee Titans at San Francisco 49ers(-1.5)
The 49ers are actually favored over the Titans! Who saw that coming? Not me and sure the 49ers are playing better, but the Titans are playing so poorly at present. I think the 49ers get another win here.
Dallas Cowboys(-3) at Oakland
The Raiders have just been a bad team this year and while the Cowboys haven’t been much better, I will side with the ‘Boys in this one.
Atlanta Falcons(-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta is just the better team in this one and they have something to play for.
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