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NFL Picks Week 15: A Giant Disappointment

Week 14 was an unpredictable one with some unbelievable finishes. Now we take a look at all the NFL action in Week 15.

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints face the New York Giants with fledgling hopes for an NFC South title still in sight. With a win (and some help) the Saints are right back in the driver’s seat of this lemon, but with a loss, it’s back to the scrap heap. Both teams are coming off rare wins this season, and another win here could bring a little holiday cheer to the fans. Let’s face it, this season has been a giant disappointment for both franchises, one coming off a playoff win, and the other struggling with the easiest schedule imaginable. With luck, the Saints will disappoint less this week. Let’s take a look at this and all of the upcoming action in Week 15.

Last week I went 5-10 (Yikes!)

I told you so: Bucs over Falcons!

What do I know: Lions over Bears?

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WEEK 15

Thursday, December 14th - Thursday Night Football

Chargers(5-8) at Raiders(5-8)

Las Vegas will actually be able to score points again this week, as they face the porous Chargers defense. Las Vegas wins 21-17.

Pick: Raiders

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Saturday, December 16th - Saturday NFL Special - Game 1

Vikings(7-6) at Bengals(7-6)

Despite Joe Burrow being lost for the season, struggles with their ground game, and the defense giving up too many yards, Jake Browning and the Bengals continue to pick up wins against opponents with winning records. They will do so again here. Cincinnati wins 24-21.

Pick: Bengals

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Saturday, December 16th - Saturday NFL Special - Game 2

Steelers(7-6) at Colts(7-6)

This close contest will ultimately come down to Indy’s passing attack outplaying Pittsburgh’s anemic passing game. Indianapolis wins 27-20.

Pick: Colts

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Saturday, December 16th - Saturday NFL Special - Game 3

Broncos(7-6) at Lions(9-4)

Denver’s defense will have arguably it’s biggest game of the season, while Russell Wilson shines in Motown. Denver wins 23-14.

Pick: Broncos

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Sunday, December 17th - Early Games

Falcons(6-7) at Panthers(1-12)

Atlanta will completely shut down the Carolina ground game, while rushing the ball with ease themselves. Atlanta wins 24-13.

Pick: Falcons

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Bears(5-8) at Browns(8-5)

Joe Flacco, yes, that Joe Flacco from a decade ago, will make the plays needed to pick up another crucial win for Cleveland. Cleveland wins 29-26.

Pick: Browns

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Buccaneers(6-7) at Packers(6-7)

Tampa’s defensive front seven will cause numerous problems for Jordan Love in this one, while the Bucs offense connects on some big plays to pull away from the Pack. Tampa Bay wins 27-17.

Pick: Buccaneers

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Jets(5-8) at Dolphins(9-4)

Coming off a stunning home loss on Monday Night, Miami gets just the rebound matchup they need. Miami wins 28-13.

Pick: Dolphins

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Texans(7-6) at Titans(5-8)

Coming off a stunning road win on Monday Night, Tennessee returns home to an extremely close divisional game. It will ultimately be the play of Houston’s CJ Stroud that makes the difference in the end. Houston wins 17-14.

Pick: Texans

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Chiefs(8-5) at Patriots(3-10)

Still fuming from their loss to Buffalo, Kansas City gets a perfect opponent for a get-right game. Kansas City wins 29-13.

Pick: Chiefs

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Giants(5-8) at Saints(6-7)

Giants legend Tommy DeVito will have a career game in New Orleans, helped by an unstoppable performance from Saquon Barkley. Although Alvin Kamara will do everything he can to carry the Saints, it won't be enough, as Blake Groupe misses the potential game-tying field goal on the final drive. This is what the season has come to for the Saints. New York wins 23-20.

Pick: Giants

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Sunday, December 17th - Late Games

49ers(10-3) at Cardinals(3-10)

San Francisco will shut down Arizona’s ground game and coast to victory in the desert. San Francisco wins 35-19.

Pick: 49ers

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Commanders(4-9) at Rams(6-7)

The Rams are currently the NFL’s most underrated team, and despite a close loss in Baltimore last week, remain in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race. Matthew Stafford and the Rams’ dynamic receiving corps will easily pick apart the NFL’s worst defense in the Commanders. Los Angeles wins 40-17.

Pick: Rams

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Cowboys(10-3) at Bills(7-6) - Game of the Week

Both teams are coming off their biggest wins of the season and they will have a fantastic game in this one. Dak Prescott and Josh Allen are the embodiment of the Spider-Man pointing meme, but it will be Dak that makes the crucial plays in the end to give the Cowboys a huge win in primetime. Dallas wins 21-20.

Pick: Cowboys

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Sunday Night Football

Ravens(10-3) at Jaguars(8-5)

Baltimore is rolling along towards the AFC’s top seed, while Jacksonville is dangerously sliding away from that same goal. Trevor Lawrence will need to play exceptionally, despite his ankle injury, because Lamar Jackson will certainly be at his best, backed by his exceptional defense. Baltimore wins 34-21.

Pick: Ravens

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Monday, December 18th- Monday Night Football

Eagles(10-3) at Seahawks(6-7)

Philadelphia comes into this game faltering, having lost the last two games in their brutal five game stretch. That comes to an end here, as Philly’s defense finally gets a matchup they can use to get themselves together, by shutting down the Seattle receiving corps. Philadelphia wins 23-17.

Pick: Eagles

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That’s how I see Week 15 playing out as we approach the end of the 2023 NFL Season. Leave us your picks, comments, and insight below!