NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 15, 2013 (Editor Edition)

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Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs after a catch to score a forty-three yard touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Miami Dolphins won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

This season has gone too fast! Only three more weeks left for NFL pick’em players. Both of my teams (Titans, Packers) don’t appear like they’re headed for postseason football. At least the NFC is full of teams who all have a legitimate chance of winning playoff games. The AFC will have some bad playoff teams, even with division winners.

A lot of good game’s on the Week 15 slate. Monday Night Football showcases a Baltimore Ravens vs Detroit Lions matchup that has crucial playoff implications for both teams. The Miami Dolphins are the first team who have a chance to take advantage of a Rob Gronkowski-less New England Patriots team. Don’t forget that the Patriots are still trying to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals for a first-round bye. The Bengals hit the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Are they due for anymore sideline karma?

Here are some NFL picks against the spread for Week 15 games during the 2013-14 NFL season. Spread winners with (- or +) next to team name.  Straight winners listed at end of each game.

Team at Team (Winner:)
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (-10) (Winner: Broncos)
Buffalo Bills (-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (Winner: Bills)
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (+2.5) (Winner: Dolphins)
Houston Texans (+6) at Indianapolis Colts  (Winner: Colts)
Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5) at Minnesota Vikings (Winner: Eagles)
Washington Redskins (+6) at Atlanta Falcons (Winner: Falcons )
San Francisco 49ers (-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Winner: 49ers)
Chicago Bears (+1) at Cleveland Browns (Winner: Bears)
Seattle Seahawks (-7) at New York Giants (Winner: Seahawks)
New York Jets at Carolina Panthers (-11) (Winner: Panthers)
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (+4) (Winner: Chiefs)
Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) at Tennessee Titans (Winner: Cardinals)
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (-7) (Winner: Cowboys IF Rodgers doesn’t play. Otherwise, Packers win outright)
New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams (+5.5) (Winner: Saints)
Cincinnati Bengals (-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (Winner: Bengals)
Baltimore Ravens (+6) at Detroit Lions (Winner: Lions)

Locks: Broncos, Panthers,
Hardest to Pick: Saints, Cardinals, Dolphins, Steelers

Observations and results on next page.