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Week 15 – Survivor Pools

On Sunday
in Week 14, the games went as planned. However, on Thursday and Monday, the
Superbowl XLIII teams disappointed. The Steelers were downed by

Cleveland in a more
shocking upset than the divisional rival 49ers beating the Cardinals. However,
it was the performance of both losing teams that was stunning. There are just
three weeks left in the season. Let’s break down all of the Week 15 games.

 

Thursday Night Football

 

Colts @
Jaguars – The Jaguars loss last week hurt their playoff chances, but they still
have hope if they can win out. It will not be an easy road, though, as it
begins with the undefeated Colts. Colts will remain undefeated, but are
probably not available for you.

 

Saturday Night Football

 

Cowboys @
Saints – Two trends will continue on Saturday night in

Louisiana. The Saints will remain undefeated
and

Dallas will
continue their December struggles.

 

Sunday

 

Bears @
Ravens – The Ravens will host

Chicago
in a game they need to have to stay in the playoff picture. I like

Baltimore as an option
this week to beat another NFC North team.

 

Dolphins
@ Titans – Another big road game for the Dolphins against a wildcard-hunting
AFC team. It will not be easy to win both, so I will lean toward the home team
in

Tennessee.
That is if Vince Young plays…

 

Texans @
Rams –

Houston heads to

St. Louis to take on the Rams and the only
thing that makes you hesitant here is the road game. Nevertheless, this late in
the season, you may not have the luxury of taking a home team every week. The
Rams and Lions often allow exceptions as well.

 

Patriots
@ Bills – Everything was clicking in

Indianapolis
until late in the 4th quarter a few weeks ago. Now, the Patriots
stand at 8-5, but are just 1-5 on the road. Play them at Foxboro, you are in
trouble, but take them away from blustery

New England
and they’re average, at best.

 

Cardinals
@ Lions –

Arizona
will have a day less to prepare for their opponent this week. It is a good
thing that it is

Detroit.
The Cardinals are coming off a seven turnover effort on Monday night and will
look to avenge that defeat on Sunday. Use them if available.

 

Browns @
Chiefs – I’ll pick the Chiefs again this week. Lost to

Buffalo at home and now face the Browns at
home.

 

Falcons @
Jets – All of sudden I hear people on the Jets bandwagon again. This is a tough
game to choose and it is surprising to me how high the spread is in some places
favoring the Jets for this one.

Atlanta
has not played terrible with Redman at quarterback. I’m going to take the
Falcons as they’ll find a way to win in Giants Stadium.

 

49ers @
Eagles – The Eagles return home after capturing the NFC East lead and will host
the revived 49ers. A loss this week would send

San Francisco back down to earth, though. I
like the Birds to win as

San Francisco
has to come across the country on a short week.

 

Raiders @
Broncos –

Denver
is playing better football now, but I still am a little wary about this game.
Stay away from the AFC West rivalry.

Oakland
has pulled off a few shocking road wins this year that have knocked plenty
participants out.

 

Bengals @
Chargers – This should be an interesting game. The Bengals held their own with

Minnesota for a few
quarters, but then the Vikes pulled away. Can they stay with the high-flying
Chargers?

 

Packers @
Steelers – Tough game to call here. Will the Steelers get another win? Are the
Packers this good? Questions to be answered on Sunday.

 

Bucs @
Seahawks –

Seattle
plays better at home and should take care of the Bucs. Don’t let your season
ride on (5-8)

Seattle
in Week 15, though.

 

Sunday Night Football

 

Vikings @
Panthers – Why is this game still in primetime? Vikings will win this one after
an embarrassing primetime game a few weeks ago against

Arizona.

 

Monday Night Football

 

Giants @
Redskins – I will take the Giants on MNF needing a win to stay in good position
in the wildcard race. This one could go either way, though, with the Skins
playing good football of late. Don’t expect much from either offense in this
one.

 

Teams to avoid

:

 

Jets –
they always find a way to let down their fans in some way.

 

Broncos –
don’t go down in a rivalry game.

Oakland
has disappointed many survivor pool participants this year.

 

Selections

: Ravens, Cardinals, Texans. In
that order. If you do not have any of those three, then go with the Eagles or
Seahawks. If you are getting deeper than this, you may have to go with

Denver, but something is
telling me to avoid that game. Keep an eye on the Oakland QB situation too.

 

Good luck
the rest of the way!

 

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