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NFL Picks Week 15: Monday Night Blight

Two of the NFL's most disappointing teams of the 2014 season meet on Monday Night. We take a look at this "showdown" along with the rest of the Week 15 matchups.

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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

I told you soSeahawks over Eagles!

What do I know: Bears over Cowboys?


Thursday, December 11

Cardinals(10-3) at Rams(6-7)

St. Louis continues the trend of lopsided Thursday Night games.  Rams win 28-3.

Pick: Rams


Sunday, December 14th - Early Games

Steelers(8-5) at Falcons(5-8) - Game of the Week

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.

Pick: Steelers


Redskins(3-10) at Giants(4-9)

In a rare bright spot for the Giants this season, New York rolls Washington at home, 41-3.

Pick: Giants


Dolphins(7-6) at Patriots(10-3)

New England continues to strengthen it's hold on the top of the AFC, with a 27-20 win in this one.

Pick: Patriots


Raiders(2-11) at Chiefs(7-6)

Kansas City exacts revenge for their Week 12 loss with a 24-12 win at Arrowhead.

Pick: Chiefs


Texans(7-6) at Colts(9-4)

Houston's rushing attack against Indy's passing attack will make for a great matchup, but Indy picks up a big home win here.

Pick: Colts


Bengals(8-4-1) at Browns(7-6)

Johnny Manziel won't be so "money" in his first NFL start.  Cincy wins 38-17.

Pick: Bengals


Jaguars(2-11) at Ravens(8-5)

The bad news for Jacksonville is that they're gonna get crushed.  The good news is that the season is almost over.

Pick: Ravens


Packers(10-3) at Bills(7-6)

Buffalo's stingy defense will make this game very close, but Green Bay will pull out the win on the road.

Pick: Packers


Buccaneers(2-11) at Panthers(4-8-1)

Tampa will decimate Derek Anderson and the Panthers in Carolina, 34-6.

Pick: Buccaneers


Sunday, December 14th - Late Games

Jets(2-11) at Titans(2-11)

Good lord, don't look at it!  Let's say Jets win 24-23.

Pick: Jets


Broncos(10-3) at Chargers(8-5)

Denver sweeps the regular season series with San Diego after a convincing road win here.

Pick: Broncos


Vikings(6-7) at Lions(9-4)

Minnesota's offense will be completely ineffective against the Detroit defense in Motown.

Pick: Lions


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.

Pick: Seahawks


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.

Pick: Cowboys


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.

Pick: Saints


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.