NFL Week 15 Picks

By Justin Lasher

It’s time to see how we did with our week fifteen picks.  Check out the chart below for a game by game summary and then below for a recap of each Average Sports Guy’s week.

Season Records: Justin: 109-97-2 Matt: 126-80-2 Dan: 127-79-2
Week 15 Justin Matt Dan
LA Rams at Seattle Seattle Seattle Seattle
Miami at NY Jets NY Jets Miami Miami
Green Bay at Chicago Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay
Jacksonville at Houston Houston Houston Houston
Cleveland at Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo
Philadelphia at Baltimore Philadelphia Baltimore Baltimore
Tennessee at Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City
Detroit at NY Giants Detroit Detroit Giants
Indianapolis at Minnesota Indianapolis Minnesota Minnesota
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
New Orleans at Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona
San Francisco at Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
New England at Denver New England New England New England
Oakland at San Diego Oakland Oakland Oakland
Tampa Bay at Dallas Tampa Bay Dallas Dallas
Carolina at Washington Carolina Washington Washington

There are a season high ten games this week in which all three Just Average Sports Guys agree on.  As always, the question is how will we do in these games?  Some weeks we are great, and other weeks, no so much.  All three of us had Seattle winning last night, and to no one’s surprise the Seahawks came out the Thursday Night Football winner.  The teams this week that we agree on are as follows:  Seattle, Green Bay, Houston, Buffalo (they can’t lose to the Browns can they), Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Arizona, New England, and Oakland.

I stretched my winning streak to four weeks where I’ve had a winning record with my weekly picks.  While I’m still not close on capturing second place, and reside in a distant third place, I am still aiming at not finishing in last.  Can I continue my winning ways and make it five straight weeks with a winning record?  This week, I picked five games differently than both Matt and Dan.  In order for me to continue to win, it is important that I have success in these games.  I am counting on they Jets, Eagles, Colts, Bucs, and Panthers to be winners this week.  I realize I am expecting a lot, but this is the NFL and anything can happen.

Matt has pulled to within one game of relieving Dan of his first place duties.  We are running out of weeks, but Matt is counting on continued success.  There were no games this week that Matt picked differently than Justin and Dan.  This basically amounts to Matt playing it safe and assuring himself not to fall out of reach of Dan. 

Is Dan’s time atop the leader board coming to an end?  Will Dan have a perfect week re-establish his reign as superior picker?  Like the last two weeks, Dan only had one game in which he was on his own in week fifteen.  Dan was the only Average Sports Guy to believe the Giants will beat the red hot Detroit Lions.

When making your week fifteen picks, make sure to consult with Matt’s NFL Week 15 Preview column.

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