2018 Week 15 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 3 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! But this year we’ll have their picks up right HERE each and every week, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Week 15 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 62% record for the season, so that’s three years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. I had a decent Week 14, getting me to 135-71 (65.5%). And I intend to keep you at 62%+, as well as keep you ahead of Ryan.
So far this season I’m 13 for 14 on Locks of the Week and 6 for 14 for Upsets of the Week. Let’s see what I can do for you for Week 15…
Lock of the Week => Houston Texans (-7.0) over New York Jets
The Texans started 0-3, losing each of their first 3 games by just one score. Then they rattle off 9 in a row until losing a close one to the Colts. The Jets on the other hand are on a downward slide to nowhere, and now it’s not even clear if any of their subpar backfield will even be healthy enough to play. In addition, The Jets allow the 10th most yards per game (375.8) and have the 3rd most giveaways (26) in the NFL, something the 10th ranked Texans defense will surely take advantage of, particularly have the 5th most takeaways this season (23). I think the Texans pick up where they left off this week.
Upset of the Week => Cleveland Browns (+3.0) over Denver Broncos
I definitely have a blind spot for the Browns. It’s just fun to root for the underdog sometimes, particularly with rookie franchise QB Baker Mayfield. The Broncos traded away Demaryius Thomas and lost Emmanuel Sanders to IR, leaving a lot of inexperience in the receiving corp being targeted by Case Keenum. The only real bright spot on offense would be mercurial RB Philip Lindsay. Normally, I’d discuss the fact that the Broncos have the 4th ranked defense and the Browns have the 10th ranked defense per DVOA, but the defenses also allow the 9th and 2nd most amount of passing yards per game of any team in the NFL, so I’d say the defenses are a wash. Based on the Broncos’ recent personnel losses, I’m just feeling the Browns this week.
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
I’m growing really tired of Ha Kung reading this article and stealing my picks. Here’s hoping he uses his own brain this weekend so that I can knock out a few games this weekend.
Here is the quick rundown:
The Chiefs remain atop after beating the Chargers on Thursday. The Bears will bury the Packers season this weekend with a ten point victory. The Titans will falter in New York against the G-Men. Minnesota gets back to their winning ways and begins a playoff push against the Dolphins following a rough few game stretch. And then lastly, and man I hate this pick, but I guess give me the Patriots in Pittsburgh. Both these teams feel destined for a first-round exit, blah.
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Scott King’s Picks
Chiefs / Texans / Broncos / Falcons / Bills / Bears / Bengals / Colts / Vikings / Titans / Jaguars / Ravens / Seahawks / Patriots / Rams / Saints
LA Chargers at Kansas City: No Melvin Gordon or Austin Ekeler? I don’t think the Chargers could win a shootout with the Chiefs anyway but I damn sure know they won’t without a decent RB.
Green Bay at Chicago: Perfect for the Bears, they can avenge that ridiculous loss in the opener, bury the Packers once and for all and win the NFC North. Bears big in this one.
Dallas at Indianapolis: Who is the team with the better running game and defense. That’s Dallas and a heavy dose of Zeke will keep the Cowboys rested to deal with the unique challenge of Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and the charge of the Colts tight end brigade.
Miami at Minnesota: Dolphins should be 6-7, don’t be fooled by that miraculous victory and for as awful as Kirk Cousins was Monday night this is a perfect bounce back game for him and the Vikings.
Washington at Jacksonville: This season is stupid, these teams are stupid. So the most stupid thing would be a Redskins win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Yes I am picking Josh Johnson on the road.
Pittsburgh at New England: Tom Brady is 6-2 in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are struggling, divided and could get Mike Tomlin fired. Take the Pats.
New Orleans at Carolina, Philadelphia at L.A. Rams: both 6-7 teams get a stake drive through there heart. I expect the Panthers to be competitive though. The Eagles are wretched and the Rams will put the pressure on the Saints by squashing the Eagles like a grape.
Week 14 Results
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