Expert NFL Cappers – Week 15 Projections
Playoff races are in full swing in the whacky NFL – there will be a ton on the line in most games in Week 15. With Week 14 in the books, it`s time to look forward to what’s on tap for this upcoming week, the odds that accompany those games and what should play out in each.
Week 15 Pointspreads & Handicappers Insight
11 of the 16 games feature teams that have already played each other – it should be interesting to say the least.
Here is a look at every game on the Week 15 schedule with a brief look at what SHOULD happen in each.
Thursday, December 11
Cardinals at Rams
Week 15 Point Spread: Rams -3 1/2
The Cardinals looked much better in Week 14 with a win over the Chiefs but head into St. Louis to play a team that has posted back-to-back shutouts. The Rams have covered five of their last six games and won four of them outright. Expect that trend to continue – the Rams are on fire and the Cards still don`t impress me all that much.
Sunday, December 14
Raiders at Chiefs
Week 15 Point Spread: Chiefs -10 1/2
The Raiders are a pretty tough team to figure out – they have won two of their last three games but delivered a complete Dud in between the wins. KC will be a motivated bunch – they lost to this same team in Week 12. The Chiefs end a three game losing streak with authority in this one – the Arrowhead mystique will likely be too much for Derek Carr and company.
Jaguars at Ravens
Week 15 Point Spread: Ravens -13
The Jags have yet to win on the road this year but a 13 point spread seems a little rich. That said Baltimore’s defense is on a different level right now – hard to imagine the Jags being able to score enough on this defense to keep this game close.
Steelers at Falcons
Week 15 Point Spread: Falcons
The Falcons have proven that they can and will score some points and so have the Steelers. Atlanta put up a heck of a fight on Monday night and still controls their own fate. Julio Jones out-duels Le’Veon Bell in this one.
Texans at Colts
Week 15 Point Spread: Colts Texans +6 1/2
Andrew Luck and TY Hilton get a crack at the league’s fifth-worst pass defense this week but the Texans ride a modest two game win streak into Sunday’s clash. The Colts won the first matchup of the season but have let some decent teams hang around as of late. While I like the Colts to win I like JJ Watt and company to at least keep this game close.
Bengals at Browns
Week 15 Point Spread: Browns +1
Cleveland may have deserved a better fate than the one that was handed to them in Week 14 – their defense was incredible but the offense let them down. The Bengals are no Colts offensively – that’s for sure. I like Cleveland to bounce back, score some points and for their defense to hold the erratic Bengals offense in check – even force a few all-too-familiar Bengals turnovers.
Dolphins at Patriots
Week 15 Point Spread: Patriots -7
The Pats will be out to avenge a Week 1 loss versus the Fins and enter looking like the best team in the AFC – by far. New England at home in December is awfully hard to bet against, especially with the way Tom Brady and their defense is playing. Miami hasn’t looked great for a few weeks now – they should be in trouble against the juggernaut Pats.
Bucs at Panthers
Week 15 Point Spread: Panthers -5
Both teams are still alive in the playoff hunt – amazing. Off a shocking 41-10 win against New Orleans, the confidence has to be sky-high for the Panthers. They put it all together in Week 14 – Cam was great, the running game was terrific and the defense did its part as well. Expect the momentum to continue as Carolina blows Tampa out of the water.
Redskins at Giants
Week 15 Point Spread: Giants -6 1/2
Odell Beckham will have his way against a Skins team that looks as though they have given up. Washington has surrendered an average of 30 points per game during a five game losing streak and the offense has done absolutely nothing to keep up. The Skins are brutal – look for the G-Men to rack up an easy win Sunday.
Packers at Bills
Week 15 Point Spread: Packers -6
The Packers have been a different team on the road than they have been at home – in Week 15 they are on the road. But the Pack look like the best team in the world right now – don’t expect a letdown Sunday. This has all the makings of the blowout of the weekend.
Vikings at Lions
Week 15 Point Spread: Lions -7 1/2
The Lions won the first matchup of the year by 14 points and enter this week with everything going well. The defense continues to be one of the best while Matt Stafford has re-ascended as one of the elite guys in the game. Megatron should dominate en route to an easy Lions win on home turf.
Jets at Titans
Week 15 Point Spread: Jets
Two of the worst teams in the game lock up in Nashville – the Jets actually looked OK in Week 15. New York owns the second best rushing offense in the NFL – the Titans are by far the worst rush defense in the game. Despite the loss off Percy Harvin to injury, expect the Jets to make their fans smile for once.
Broncos at Chargers
Week 15 Point Spread: Broncos -4
Peyton Manning had an off game in Week 14 and the Broncos still won! Expect him to light it up against a Chargers team that was torched by Tom Brady in Week 14. Oh ya – Denver suddenly has a potent running game and the defense is back to form. Denver is too good and the Chargers are too .. average!
49ers at Seahawks
Week 15 Point Spread: Seahawks -10
The Seahawks have absolutely owned the 49ers in Seattle and they beat the Niners by 16 in San Francisco on Thanksgiving. The Niners are in turmoil – the offense can’t score and the defense has shown cracks. It looks as though San Francisco has mailed it in – not a good sign with the scorching Seahawks on the horizon!
Cowboys at Eagles
Week 15 Point Spread: Eagles -3 1/2
A juicy NFC East showdown is on the horizon Sunday night. The Eagles won the first game between the two 33-10 on Thanksgiving and look to be in good shape this week as well. Sure the Eagles lost to the Seahawks in Week 14 but there’s no shame in that. At least the Eagles defense played OK. The Cowboys gave up a boat load of yards to Chicago in Week 14 and look like they have officially come back to earth. It’s hard to imagine the Boys slowing down the Eagles in this one!
Monday, December 15
Saints at Bears
Week 15 Point Spread: Bears +3
The Saints have been awful at home – maybe the road will be a cure to their ails! But a leaky defense promises to be the undoing of this team again. Simply put, it’s pretty hard to trust either team but the Saints in a cold weather game are the least trustworthy team in this one!
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