In Week 13, the New Orleans Saints suffered the most humiliatingly lopsided home loss of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era. Now the Saints look to pick up the pieces against and equally disappointing team in the Chicago Bears. The Saints haven't won an outdoor primetime game since Week 2 of the 2010 season at San Francisco, so this will be every bit the challenge it is expected to be and more. Here's a look at Monday Night and all of the upcoming action in Week 15.
Last week I went 10-6
What do I know: Bears over Cowboys?
Thursday, December 11
St. Louis continues the trend of lopsided Thursday Night games. Rams win 28-3.
Sunday, December 14th - Early Games
In what should be the highest-scoring game of the week, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan will look to outduel each other. Le'Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh rushing game will be the difference in a close victory in Atlanta.
In a rare bright spot for the Giants this season, New York rolls Washington at home, 41-3.
New England continues to strengthen it's hold on the top of the AFC, with a 27-20 win in this one.
Kansas City exacts revenge for their Week 12 loss with a 24-12 win at Arrowhead.
Houston's rushing attack against Indy's passing attack will make for a great matchup, but Indy picks up a big home win here.
Johnny Manziel won't be so "money" in his first NFL start. Cincy wins 38-17.
The bad news for Jacksonville is that they're gonna get crushed. The good news is that the season is almost over.
Buffalo's stingy defense will make this game very close, but Green Bay will pull out the win on the road.
Tampa will decimate Derek Anderson and the Panthers in Carolina, 34-6.
Sunday, December 14th - Late Games
Good lord, don't look at it! Let's say Jets win 24-23.
Denver sweeps the regular season series with San Diego after a convincing road win here.
Minnesota's offense will be completely ineffective against the Detroit defense in Motown.
49ers(7-6) at Seahawks(9-4)
In a continuation of their Thanksgiving meeting, Seattle delivers the death blow to San Francisco's season. Seattle wins 23-6.
Sunday Night Football
Cowboys(9-4) at Eagles(9-4)
In a complete turnaround from their Thanksgiving meeting, Dallas makes all the correct adjustments to take the NFC East lead in Philly.
Monday, December 15th - Monday Night Football
Saints(5-8) at Bears(5-8)
In typical 2014 Saints fashion, just when you're ready to write them off, they pull out a game they presumably have no business winning. Just as bad as the Saints have looked this season, the Bears have been equally unimpressive. Look for Chicago native Pierre Thomas to have a typical monster game in the Windy City, as the Saints' perplexing season continues. Saints win 31-28.
That's how I see Week 15 playing out as we approach the end of the 2014 NFL Season. Leave us your picks, comments, and insight below.