Aug 9, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares to make a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Week 15 NFL Game Predictions


 

Welcome to Week 15′s NFL Game Predictions for the 2012-2013 NFL Season!! Kansas City’s win last week combined with San Diego’s loss on the road led to a change atop the AFC West! Houston, New England, Atlanta and Green Bay are beginning to separate themselves from the pack to from the NFL’s Elite talent! Well, enough talking – let’s get down to business here!

AFC EAST

New England Patriots – (10-3) [4-1]

Buffalo Bills – (8-5) [2-2]

Miami Dolphins – (6-7) [3-1]

New York Jets – (5-8) [0-5]

 

 

AFC WEST

Kansas City Chiefs – (9-4) [3-1]

San Diego Chargers – (9-4) [3-2]

Denver Broncos – (5-8)[2-3]

Oakland Raiders – (4-9) [1-3]

 

 

 

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens – (9-4)[3-2]

Pittsburgh Steelers – (8-5)[3-1]

Cincinnati Bengals – (7-6)[3-1]

Cleveland Browns – (1-12) [0-5]

 

 

AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans – (12-1) [4-0]

Tennessee Titans – (6-7) [3-2]

Indianapolis Colts – (2-11) [1-3]

Jacksonville Jaguars – (1-12) [1-4]

 

AFC WILDCARD

San Diego Chargers – (9-4) [3-2]

Pittsburgh Steelers – (8-5)[3-1]

Buffalo Bills – (8-5) [2-2]

Cincinnati Bengals – (7-6)[3-1]

Miami Dolphins – (6-7) [3-1]

Tennessee Titans – (6-7) [3-2]

Denver Broncos – (5-8)[2-3]

 

 

NFC EAST

Philadelphia Eagles – (11-2) [3-1]

Dallas Cowboys – (9-4) [3-2]

New York Giants – (6-7) [3-2]

Washington Redskins – (2-11) [0-4]
NFC WEST

San Francisco 49er’s – (11-2)[4-0]

Seattle Seahawks – (7-6) [3-1]

Arizona Cardinals – (3-10) [1-4]

St. Louis Rams – (2-11) [1-4]

 

 

NFC NORTH

Green Bay Packers – (11-2)[4-0]

Detroit Lions – (8-5) [3-2]

Chicago Bears – (5-8) [1-3]

Minnesota Vikings – (2-11) [1-4]

 

 

NFC SOUTH

Atlanta Falcons – (10-3) [4-1]

Carolina Panthers – (8-5)[4-1]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – (6-7) [1-3]

New Orleans Saints – (5-8) [0-4]

 

NFC WILDCARD

Dallas Cowboys – (9-4) [3-2]

Carolina Panthers – (8-5)[4-1]

Detroit Lions – (8-5) [3-2]

Seattle Seahawks – (7-6) [3-1]

New York Giants – (6-7) [3-2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – (6-7) [1-2]

Chicago Bears – (5-8) [1-2]

New Orleans Saints – (5-8) [0-4]

 

Cincinnati (7-6) @ Philadelphia (11-2)

Match up to watch: Geno Atkins v.s. Evan Mathis

 

Sept 25, 2011; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) runs the ball by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) at Paul Brown Stadium. San Francisco defeated the Bengals 13-8. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

 

Cincinnati has cooled off in recent weeks and is falling behind quickly in the AFC Wild Card race. The Bengals must kick it into gear here if they wish to make the playoffs. Philadelphia has continued their hot streak and hope to head into the playoffs with the NFC’s best record. Although Philadelphia has a speedy offense, we have seen that team’s with good corners and a great speed rush can get into the team’s head. Cincinnati has the tools on defense to do this against the leagues fastest offense. I look for a close, close game – with Cincinnati walking away with a win in the end.

 

Cincinnati – 30 Philadelphia – 27

 

New York Giants (6-7) @ Atlanta (10-3)

Match up to watch: Hakeem Nicks v.s. Brent Grimes

 

New York has been trying to fly under the radar during the last few weeks of the season for the past few years now. The Giants have been able to pull it off in the past, but heaven only knows if it will work this season. Atlanta is in a tough NFC South and the team has a fresh Carolina Panthers team breathing down their neck. Atlanta has an overpowering offense with a decent defense. New York has a decent offense with an overpowering defense. It may end up coming down to special teams in this one. And I feel like Atlanta has the edge.

 

New York Giants – 24 Atlanta – 27

 

Minnesota (2-11) @ St. Louis (2-11)

Match up to watch: Percy Harvin v.s. Janoris Jenkins

 

May 23, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) catches a ball during an OTA at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

 

Minnesota is coming fresh off an upset against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings will try to string together a few more wins in the coming weeks. St. Louis has been a huge let down this season after looking like the team was ready to compete during Sam Bradford’s rookie season. The Rams will be left searching for answers after Week 17. Until then, the team still has time to let their defense keep them in games and allow big Steven Jackson to take over games.

 

Minnesota – 17 St. Louis – 23

 

Jacksonville (1-12) @ Miami (6-7)

Match up to watch: Justin Blackmon v.s. Sean Smith

 

Jacksonville is playing for pride in this one and trying to upset Miami’s playoff hopes. The Jaguars are looking for an identity on offense – really all they need is an offensive line…Miami is still in the thick of things in the AFC Wild Card race. The ‘Phins are facing a bad Jaguar offensive line. Good thing for the Dolphins that the defensive line is their biggest strength. This one could be close going into the half, but Miami should pull away with this one after the third quarter begins.

 

Jacksonville – 13 Miami – 28

 

Green Bay (11-2) @ Chicago (5-8)

Match up to watch: Tramon Williams v.s. Brandon Marshall

 

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) is unable to make a catch while defended by Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson and defensive back Josh Wilson (26) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

 

Chicago is playing on their home turf, and it’s tough to walk out of Soldier field late in the season with a win. Green Bay is a squad that could achieve this, but they’ll have to stop an angry Chicago Bears team. The Bears are out of contention for a Wild Card spot, but the team has the talent to upset a few teams in the remaining weeks and spoil their playoff hopes. I love Green Bay’s chances this season, but I feel that Chicago will win this one.

 

Green Bay – 28 Chicago – 35

 

Washington (2-11) @ Cleveland (1-12)

Match up to watch: Pierre Garcon v.s. Joe Haden

 

Washington is clearly the more talented and just all around better team in this contest. Both teams are stuck in the two toughest divisions in all of football, which explains their horrible conference records. Washington could have an electric passing offense this season, but their rushing attack is going to hold the team back. Cleveland has the rushing attack, but little to no passing attack. Look for Washington to win this one, and it really could get ugly.

 

Washington – 27 Cleveland – 14

 

Denver (5-8) @ Baltimore (9-4)

Match up to watch: Von Miller v.s. Ray Rice

 

August 17, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) runs during their preseason game against the Detroit Lions at M

 

Denver is just trying to salvage a lost season by finishing the year with a .500 record of 8-8. The team should look to build on this years success by bringing in some talent on offense during the offseason. Baltimore is right where they want to be. Although Terrell Suggs is questionable for most of the season, I do believe he will return. And the team will receive a HUGE boost from his return. Baltimore should walk away with a win here.

 

Denver – 23 Baltimore – 27

 

Indianapolis (2-11) @ Houston (12-1)

Match up to watch: Jacob Lacey v.s. Andre Johnson

 

Is this one really much of a contest? It really shouldn’t be… Indy does not pose much of a threat to the best team in the NFL, not to mention the Colts really aren’t that good on defense. The team has a good pass rush, but their lack of defensive backs is going to destroy this team in this game. Watch out for Matt Schaub and of course Andre Johnson..

 

Indianapolis – 13 Houston – 42

 

Tampa Bay (6-7) @ New Orleans (5-8)

Match up to watch: Mason Foster v.s. Mark Ingram

 

August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) breaks a tackle attempt by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen (50) during the first quarter of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

 

Tampa has been struggling as of late and has played themselves out of Wild Card contention – not entirely but a lot would have to happen for them to snag the final spot. New Orleans has actually found a new life after starting the season in a HUGE slump. The Saints are on a roll and are looking to keep their train rolling! Look for New Orleans to win a big divisional game at home here.

 

Tampa Bay – 22 New Orleans – 27

 

 

Detroit (8-5) @ Arizona (3-10)

Match up to watch: Calvin Johnson v.s. Patrick Peterson

 

First off, Megatron lining up against Peterson is one of the biggest battles of this entire week. Two game changing players battling for sixty minutes is not something we fans get to see every week. Detroit is the favorite here, but don’t sleep on the lowly Cardinals. If the team can figure out their quarterback situation, they could be deadly. But, it does not appear that the answer is on the current roster. Who are we kidding. Detroit is going to win, big.

 

Detroit – 37 Arizona – 20

 

Carolina (8-5) @ San Diego (9-4)

Match up to watch: Cam Newton v.s. Melvin Ingram

 

August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram (54) rushes the quarterback during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

 

Carolina is in a dog fight for one of the NFC Wild Card spots. No team is assured a playoff spot, which is why this young and hungry Panthers team needs to keep their impressive season going. San Diego is in a tight battle with Kansas City for the AFC West title, not to mention the loser of that battle also has to worry about locking up a Wild Card spot. Look for San Diego to exploit Carolina’s lack of depth at corner and safety during this game.

 

Carolina – 23 San Diego – 28

 

Seattle (7-6) @ Buffalo (8-5)

Match up to watch: Bruce Irvin v.s. Cordy Glenn

 

Seattle has found their touch after starting the season very, very slow. The Seahawks are winning the old fashioned way with good defense and a solid ground game. Buffalo is at home in this one, not to mention the Bills are licking their chops at a playoff spot. Both teams are in contention for the final Wild Card spot in their respective conferences. Look for Seattle to win this one on the road.

 

Seattle – 27 Buffalo – 17

 

Pittsburgh (8-5) @ Dallas (9-4)

Match up to watch: James Harrison v.s. Tyron Smith

 

December 8, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas (73) pass blocks against Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

 

Two powerhouses facing off in this one. This could be quite exciting. Both teams are one of the favorites for a Wild Card spot in the NFL Playoffs. Pittsburgh could actually catch Baltimore from behind if the team continues winning. The same could also be said about Dallas catching Philadelphia. This one will come down to who plays better defense. I think that Pittsburgh actually has the superior defense. Dallas has a solid defense but the team is held back by shaky linebacker play.

 

Pittsburgh – 24 Dallas – 20

 

Kansas City (9-4) @ Oakland (4-9)

Match up to watch: Dwayne Bowe v.s. Shawntae Spencer

 

Kansas City is right where they want to be, and looking to gain more momentum heading into the NFL Playoffs! The Chiefs have stolen San Diego’s spot atop the AFC West, now the team just needs to continue winning to fend the Super Chargers off. Oakland has found a little life, but the team has absolutely no help at corner which has been this teams down fall. Matt Cassel will show us what the leagues worst secondary looks like.

 

Kansas City – 28 Oakland – 20

 

San Francisco (11-2) @ New England (10-3)

Match up to watch: Patrick Willis v.s. Tom Brady

 

 

San Francisco is one of the most all around talented teams in the league, although the team still has no true solidified threat as a returner on punts and kicks. New England has fallen into a slump and must fight to get out. Well, this is what we all dream of. Brady and co. face one of the NFL’s fiercest defenses, but New England’s defense is nothing to sleep on either. These are two of the leagues finest, and I see New England finding a way to win this one at home.

 

San Francisco – 35 New England – 38

 

New York Jets (5-8) @ Tennessee (6-7)

Match up to watch: Tim Tebow v.s. Collin McCarthy

 

New York is technically still in the Wild Card hunt, be realistically the team has been out of the race since week 8. Tennessee still has a shot to make the playoffs if the team wins all of it’s remaining games. This will be a tough task for a young Tennessee Titans team, but they’ll definitely win this one at home. New York’s offense looks horrible and it’s a surprise the team actually has five wins right now.

 

New York Jets – 17 Tennessee – 27

 

 

Wow, what a week of action! Great games also! San Francisco falls on the road to a tough New England Patriots team and Houston keeps their luck rolling! Keep yourself tuned in to our action coming your way soon! Next up is Week 16. THE PLAYOFFS ARE ALMOST HERE!!!! See you next time!!!

 

 

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  • Miami Jules (Julian)

    OK then, Miami wins. Chad Henne plays against his old team and goes on to put on a stellar performance but despite his best efforts, the combination of Tannehill to Bess proves to be the killer for the Jag’s. Hogan and Pruitt also have great days as does Thomas.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Thanks man! Chad Henne is starting over Gabbert in JAX man? YOU CRAZY! lol. I love the thought of what the shifty Bess could do against that defense, but i think the run game could rule the game in reality. Bush, Thomas and Miller should run wild against this shaky run defense. Thanks for the read and the comment man!!!