Week 15 is here like a December blizzard, are you ready for some football?
I am always hesitant to bet big on the final weeks of the season, because of how some teams will play above their ability to push for the playoffs.
Add to this some teams just don’t want to go out with a whimper, and you have a recipe for unpredictability.
But let’s take a stab at some of the games this week.
-6 Eagles (6-7) vs Redskins (3-10) +40.5
The Eagles are hurting. They have been so riddled by injuries, they have guys playing roles that they wouldn’t normally do.
The Redskins on the other hand are having some fun. They know that they suck, but they refuse to go out like a limp biscuit.
Do the Eagles actually believe that they really have a playoff chance here?
I like the Redskins the go deep on the Eagles, just like the Giants did.
The home town crowd are really going to go wild, and the Redskins are going to give themselves a Christmas miracle.
Bears (7-6) vs -4.5 Packers (10-3)
Are the Packers really a 10-3 team? Sure, they have beaten some losers, but not by much.
They have lost that zip of second half dominance and just seem to be coasting when they build up a bit of a lead.
The Bears on the other hand have started to find a rhythm now.
Trubisky looks like he can finally see the field, and it looks like Nagy has given him permission to be able to use his legs again.
This will be a different result than it was in Week 1, as the fierce Packers D seems to have settled down a bit.
Aaron Rodgers will still be the difference, but a 4.5pt spread seems a tad high here.
-9.5 Patriots (10-3) vs Bengals (1-12)
Will there be any surprises in this game, or did the Pats video everything they need to know. This is obviously going to be a point of contention here.
The Bengals are the worst team in the league, but with Andy Dalton back, do they have a little chance?
This is a pretty high spread this late in the season.
The Patriots don’t have a lot of offensive weapons, so I don’t see a lot of points in snowy Cincinnati.
Patriots will win, but look for the Bengals to cover this one.
Texans (8-5) vs -3 Titans (8-5)
One of these teams will be on to the playoffs, the other will be licking their wounds.
The Texans have had some great wins, but some brutal losses to losers.
The Titans are now finding their grove, pushing further into the playoffs with some great plays by Henry and Tannehill.
Playing at home will give them an advantage here, and with Fuller a gametime decision, the Texans don’t have as many weapons at their disposal as they would like.
I like the Titans to cover this spread and move on to glory.
-6 Seahawks (10-3) vs Panthers (5-8)
What in the Russell Wilson is going on with the Seahawks? They were coasting with some solid victories, but then got absolutely handled by the Rams.
Are they for real, or do they have too many problems as injuries take their toll?
The Panthers have been a real embarrassment this year. Kyle Allen has led them down the loser path, and McCaffrey has been dragging the team on their back.
They do play well at home though, and a good holiday showing will be something important for the Carolina crowd.
Panthers should be able to cover, as the Seahawks will be focused on next week.
Jaguars (4-9) vs -6.5 Raiders
It’s the final game at the LA Colosseum, and the Raiders will want to put on a home show.
If Josh Jacobs can get his wheels going, there will be trouble.
The Jags meanwhile have given up.
They are officially out of it, their D sucks, and the only real threat they have is Fournette-who may not even feel up to it.
The Raiders will look for a big win here, as they say farewell to the fans and off to Vegas.
This will be one last party.
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