NFL Picks Week 15
Welcome to the weekly NFL Picks post by DrD, where each week we discuss who will win and why. The opinions expressed are from knowledgeable followers of the sport, who research all facets of the match-ups. Their names are changed to protect their privacy and to add a touch of humor to the predictions.
"Its the economy, stupid."
Vinnie the Mooch and the boys are engaged in a heated discussion about tax cuts, health care, and the Dow Jones, but kindly take a few minutes out to share their wisdom regarding this week’s NFL schedule.
SF @ SD -8
Both teams enter off impressive wins. San Francisco whipped the Seahawks last week, while San Diego demolished KC. SF went back to Alex Smith at QB, shelving Troy Smith until needed. San Diego faced KC without its star QB, Matt Cassell, but it likely would not have made a difference if Cassell played. Vinnie the Mooch says, “I can’t believe it. Even at 5-8, the 49ers is still in the playoff hunt. The AFC and NFC West is pathetic.” At 7-6, SD is also in contention. Taking the Chargers.
KC @ STL -3½
KC lost QB Cassell to an appendix operation last week and got blanked, 31-0, by the Chargers. The Rams hope he’s still out, as Brody Croyle generated zero offense. Frankie Nuts says, “Unfortunately for the Rams, Cassell is practicing this week as if he’s gonna play Sunday.” Meanwhile, StL got manhandled by the Saints last week in a men-against-boys match-up. Both of these teams are still in the playoff picture, so there‘s a lot to play for. Thinking Cassell will play and taking KC.
BUF @ MIA -5½
The Bills come in off a win versus the Browns, while Miami enters off a high-profile upset of the Jets in NY. Again the Fish show that they can win on the road. Unfortunately for them, they play at home this week, where, according to Sallie Boy, “they is 1-5.” Taking the Bills with the points.
CLE @ CIN -2½
The Browns could score no more than 6 points last week against the Bills, while the Bengals scored only 7 off the Steelers. Cheech says, “Something’s gotta give here. One of them’s gotta win.” The Bengals have lost 53 in a row - just kidding, but they are on a losing streak long enough that the stats guys have lost count. Okay, okay, it’s 10. Cleveland beat them 23-20 in October. Gritting teeth and taking the Browns.