NFL picks Week 15: Falcons-Jaguars and every other game
Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers (-3) at Oakland Raiders
The Packers (9-4) got back to running the ball against the Cowboys last week, and Eddie Lacy was on fire. If he can get going again, the Pack will be tough to stop. Their defense should be able to contain a talented Raiders (6-7) offense for the most part.
Pick: Green Bay 24, Oakland 17
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks (-16)
Cleveland (3-10) has problems all over, and Seattle (8-5) is beginning to get hot at the right time. Inside the hostile environment of CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks roll to a fifth straight victory.
Pick: Seattle 32, Cleveland 9
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5)
This could be the game of the week. Denver (10-3) has the league’s best defense, but Pittsburgh (8-5) could have the best offense. This game could come down to the Broncos offense against the Steelers defense. Pittsburgh gets it done.
Pick: Pittsburgh 20, Denver 14
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers (NO LINE)
Two teams with little to play for. Miami (5-8) need to give the ball to Lamar Miller and Jay Ajayi often here as he can expose the San Diego (3-10) run defense. The Dolphins win on the road.
Pick: Miami 23, San Diego 13
Cincinnati Bengals (-4) at San Francisco 49ers
Losing Andy Dalton could be the difference of a Super Bowl contender and a team that could struggle to beat the 49ers (4-9). The Bengals (10-3) have a talented team, but can they compete without Dalton? I don’t think so.
Pick: San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 17
Arizona Cardinals (-3.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles (6-7) have picked up two huge wins in the past two weeks over the Patriots and Bills, keeping their playoff dreams wide open. They run into trouble this week, though, as the red hot Cardinals (11-2) come to town.
Pick: Arizona 28, Philadelphia 17
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints (-3)
This game means absolutely nothing to either team, other than potential draft position. The Saints (5-8) are at home, so they defeat the struggling Lions (4-9).
Pick: New Orleans 30, Detroit 24
Last week: 9-7