TULSA - Dreadful week 15. I'm going to blame it on having to pick 35 bowl games (http://bit.ly/Collegepicks) last week.
I went 5-11, by far my worst week in three years. Time to regroup.
But before we get to the picks, can someone tell the networks to stop letting us know every little thing about Mark Sanchez? We don't care.
Atlanta at Detroit - Lions have been so bad of late they even lost to Arizona last week. Like hammered-beat. I will never pick Detroit ever again. Falcons all the way in this one, 35-13.
New Orleans at Dallas - Is this Cowboys comeback for real? We'll soon find out. But New Orleans is playing better too, and believe it or not they still have a playoff shot. I'm picking Brees. Saints 31-27.
Tennessee at Green Bay - Just when I start questioning the Packers, they dominate. Won't be doing that this week in frigid Green Bay. Packers 38-10.
Indianapolis at Kansas City -The most pathetic performance by a KC team in a long series of bad games, but last week's 15-0 loss to Oakland was ridiculous. No chance here, Colts stampede 24-6.
Buffalo at Miami - The Bills already think the season is over, but South Beach will be no vacation. The Dolphins are hoping to reach .500 and keep improving. Miami wins comfortably 29-13.
Washington at Philadelphia - Robert Griffin's back and Washington is on a roll. Redskins win this one 34-23.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh - There may be some trouble in the Iron City. Big Ben isn't crazy about the team's playcalling, but the Steelers can still win the division if they win out. Cincy 8-6, Steelers 7-7. Both playoff teams. This is why NFL playoffs should not be expanded. Too big a chance of getting below .500 teams in post season. It is perfect the way it is right now. Pittsburgh wins defensive battle 17-13.
St. Louis at Tampa - Both teams are going nowhere. I took Tampa because of home field, but not too sure about this one. Pick with caution. Tampa 24-21.
Oakland at Carolina - Don't look now, but Cam Newton's Panthers are playing well all of a sudden. They'll notch another win again against the hapless Raiders, 34-10.
New England at Jacksonville - Mismatch to the umpteenth degree. Pats win easy in the Sunshine State, 37-10.
Minnesota at Houston - Looking upset here. The Vikings are looking for playoffs, while the Texans have already clinched. I'm definitely rooting for Adrian Peterson to break the rushing record, especially after Eric Dickerson said last week he doesn't want his record to be broken. What a slug. Just 294 more yards AD, you can do it. Minnesota on the legs of Peterson, 28-27.
San Diego at Jets - I don't care and neither should you. Chargers 6-3.
Cleveland at Denver - The Browns are playing better, but will get battered by the Broncos in this one. Denver on cruise control 35-13.
Giants at Baltimore - Both teams are badly slumping right now. Eli needs to get his head on straight, Ray Lewis needs to quit his pre-game pep talks, because they're going in one ear and out the other. Giants by a nose, 31-30.
San Francisco at Seattle - I really do not like Pete Carroll. He runs up the score like he's still coaching college. With that said, the Seahawks are just too tough at home. I'm pulling for SF, but Seattle wins 34-31.
Chicago at Arizona - Brian Urlacher called the Bears fans idiots for booing the team last week. If Bears don't win this one, he may not have a leg to stand on. Bears win 26-20.
That is all!
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