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Dec. 14, 2014

NFL Week 15 Predictions

by Robert Pfefferle, Online Sports Editor, Samuel Popper, Sports Editor, Sasha Tidwell, Staff writer and Agam Mittal, Technical Staff
Standings:
1. Bobby: 135-73
2. Sam: 134-74
3. Sasha: 130-78
4. Agam: 123-85

Cardinals at Rams
Sam: Cardinals
Bobby: Cardinals
Sasha: Cardinals
Agam: Cardinals

Sam says: With home-field advantage at risk, the Cardinals should win this game even with backups all over the field.
Bobby says: The Cards have struggled to find their offense since Carson Palmer went down, but this team is still very good.
Sasha says: The Cardinals defense will shut down the Rams while the offense finds a way to get some points.
Agam says: Bruce Arians’ team is struggling to find consistency on offense but their defense should win them this game.

Steelers at Falcons
Sam: Steelers
Bobby: Falcons
Sasha: Steelers
Agam: Steelers

Sam says: likely without star wide receiver Julio Jones today, the Falcons will be in big trouble offense offensively against the Steelers. With with talent all over the field at skill positions including running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown the Steelers should score and bunches and pressure the Falcons early and often.
Bobby says: Last week, Matt Ryan stepped-up to the occasion and had a nice shootout with Aaron Rodgers. While the team came up short in the end, look for Ryan to stay hot this week against a weak Steelers backfield.
Sasha says: Le’veon Bell and Antonio Brown have been on a roll and will carry the Steelers to a win in Atlanta.
Agam says: The Falcons are without their top playmaker Julio Jones and the Steelers should be able to win a shootout.

Redskins at Giants
Sam: Giants
Bobby: Redskins
Sasha: Redskins
Agam: Giants

Sam says: The Redskins are an absolute mess. I don't think they even know who will be starting at quarterback.
Bobby says: The Giants shut down the Skins earlier in the year, but Colt McCoy will find things this week.
Sasha says: A grudge match of rivals with nowhere to go will have the Redskins somehow end up on top.
Agam says: In a matchup between the bottom feeders of the NFC East, I like the Giants’ chances because their dynamic playmaker Odell Beckham, Jr. will toast the Redskins secondary.

Dolphins at Patriots
Sam: Patriots
Bobby: Patriots
Sasha: Patriots
Agam: Patriots

Sam says: The Dolphins are a young team win tons of potential. However, they face a patriots team on the brink of the number one seed. Don't expect the Pats to stop now.
Bobby says: I picked the Dolphins in Week 1 and got it right, but this time, New England should cruise. Tannehill is going to have to dig deep and find away to score with Mike Wallace on Revis Island.
Sasha says: The Dolphins D has been solid all season but it won’t be able to contain this high powered New England offense.
Agam says: The Patriots are on a major roll and simply have more weapons than the Dolphins, who have struggled since starting the season strong.

Raiders at Chiefs
Sam: Chiefs
Bobby: Chiefs
Sasha: Chiefs
Agam: Chiefs

Sam says: At home, the Chiefs should bury the Raiders due to their great pass rush.
Bobby says: They won’t get fooled twice. Oakland is still a really bad team.
Sasha says: There is no way the Raiders do it again. Jamaal Charles and this Chiefs squad will be hungry for revenge.
Agam says: The Raiders got the surprising win last week but Jamaal Charles always goes bananas when he plays them.

Texans at Colts
Sam: Colts
Bobby: Colts
Sasha: Colts
Agam: Colts

Sam says: Although this could be a trap game, Andrew luck and the Colts offensive firepower should lead them to a victory at home.
Bobby says: Andrew Luck runs one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL, and they won’t be stopped by JJ Watt.
Sasha says: The Colts’ high powered offense will come out on top versus the Texans’ high powered defense.
Agam says: As good as J.J. Watt is, the Texans are without Andre Johnson, and the Colts have too many weapons on offense to be stopped.

Jaguars at Ravens
Sam: Ravens
Bobby: Ravens
Sasha: Ravens
Agam: Ravens

Sam says: Big win for the ravens to keep pace and the AFC North.
Bobby says: The Ravens need a win to make a shot at winning the division. There’s no way they’ll let Jacksonville hang around for very long. Justin Forsett might have himself a big day.
Sasha says: Ravens will dominate Jacksonville in Baltimore.
Agam says: This might be a sloppy game as both teams have less than beautiful offenses. But the Ravens defensive line should be able to dominate this game and pull out a hard fought win.

Packers at Bills
Sam: Packers
Bobby: Packers
Sasha: Packers
Agam: Packers

Sam says: Watch out for the Bills, who lead the league in sacks. But Aaron Rodgers and his dominant receiver should prevail, the Packers passing game is nearly impossible to stop.
Bobby says: After the Packers survived a serious threat by the potent Falcons, they’re going to be prepared to stomp on the Bills. When Rodgers can turn to Eddie Lacy or Jordy Nelson, the Bills have no chance.
Sasha says: Eddie Lacy looks questionable this week which will definitely hurt the Packers but I still don’t see the Bills beating this high powered offense behind Aaron Rodgers.
Agam says: The Packers have been unstoppable thanks to Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers. I think that continues this week against the Bills who aren't seeing much from Sammy Watkins or their run game of late.

Panthers at Buccaneers
Sam: Panthers
Bobby: Panthers
Sasha: Panthers
Agam: Panthers

Sam says: Suddenly, the Panthers find themselves fully able to win the division, wow.
Bobby says: The Panthers came out of nowhere to destroy the Saints. Even without Cam Newton, the team should be able to expose Tampa Bay’s terrible defense. Kelvin Benjamin has been a nice wide-out option.
Sasha says: Even without Cam Newton, the suddenly contending Panthers will take down this weak Tampa squad on the road.
Agam says: The Panthers are alive in the division and Derek Anderson will find a way to pull out a win for the second time against the Buccaneers.

Bengals at Browns
Sam: Browns
Bobby: Browns
Sasha: Bengals
Agam: Browns

Sam says: Johnny Football Baby! As he’s done his whole life, he’ll find a way to win.
Bobby says: Johnny Manziel supposedly looked really good at practice this week, and I expect it to translate onto the field this weekend. Browns roll.
Sasha says: Manziel will choke and the Bengals will take advantage.
Agam says: Johnny Manziel should be magical in his debut and I think he will grab the win at home.

Jets at Titans
Sam: Jets
Bobby: Titans
Sasha: Titans
Agam: Jets

Sam says: The Titans last ranked rushing defense will have major problem stopping the Jets ground game today. I'll take the Jets in a close one.
Bobby says: The Titans are at home, and the Jets can’t play on the road.
Sasha says: The Titans look to stick to the ground game against the Jets run defense. Agam says: Geno Smith looked better last week and the run game is working. I think the Jets may get the win this week.

Broncos at Chargers
Sam: Broncos
Bobby: Broncos
Sasha: Broncos
Agam: Chargers

Sam says: After the Chargers loss last week, no way they can get the ship right for when Peyton Manning and the Broncos come to town.
Bobby says: This game could fall either way, as the Chargers are practically unstoppable at home. However, the Broncos should take this one, as the team’s offense is just too powerful to stop.
Sasha says: The Chargers have been off their game as of late and the Broncos have been just the opposite. Manning and the Broncos take this one in San Diego.
Agam says: I think the Chargers may be able to pull out the upset this week in a possible shootout, although Peyton has his favorite target Julius Thomas healthy again.

49ers at Seahawks
Sam: Seahawks
Bobby: Seahawks
Sasha: Seahawks
Agam: Seahawks

Sam says: This seems to have lost its spot as the top rivalry in football. Not much of a close one today.
Bobby says: The Seahawks are getting hot at the right time, they’re on the fast track for the playoffs, and they’re not going to let the 49ers slow them.
Sasha says: The Seattle defense will dominate this clueless 49ers offense.
Agam says: The Seahawks are playing dominating defense again and they will blow out this struggling 49ers offense.

Vikings at Lions
Sam: Lions
Bobby: Lions
Sasha: Lions
Agam: Lions

Sam says: As good as the Packers have been, the Lions control their own destiny in the division. Jim Caldwell is a quiet candidate for coach of the year.
Bobby says: Even if Megatron isn't at full health, the Lions should be able to take down the Vikings in Detroit.
Sasha says: A tasty matchup for Megatron and Stafford
Agam says: This Lions defense had 6 sacks last week and should hassle rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Cowboys at Eagles
Sam: Eagles
Bobby: Eagles
Sasha: Eagles
Agam: Cowboys

Sam says: Undefeated after a loss this season, The Eagles should run LeSean McCoy all day long in route to a big win at home.
Bobby says: The Cowboys are overrated. The Eagles came away with a big win on the road on Thanksgiving, and they will take them down in Philadelphia as well.
Sasha says: Last time this happened the Eagles took them down with ease. I predict a repeat in Philly.
Agam says: The Cowboys are undefeated on the road and I think that continues this week against a Eagles defense that can be beat.

Saints at Bears
Sam: Saints
Bobby: Bears
Sasha: Saints
Agam: Saints

Sam says: In a matchup of the two most disappointing teams in the league, the Bears are the more disappointing of the two.
Bobby says: After getting flat-out destroyed by Carolina, the Saints have officially thrown in the towel. Jay Cutler showed some promise against Dallas last Thursday, and if he can do it again, it could translate into a Chicago home win.
Sasha says: Saints will rebound after a devastating loss to Carolina in week 14.
Agam says: Both these teams are struggling mightily but the Bears have thrown in the towel on the season whereas the Saints still have something to fight for.



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