Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NFL Week 15 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (12-2)


Steelers @ Falcons
Bengals @ Browns
Broncos @ Chargers
Jets @ Titans
Jaguars @ Ravens
Raiders @ Chiefs
Dolphins @ Patriots
Texans @ Colts
Washington @ Giants
Buccaneers @ Panthers
Vikings @ Lions
49ers @ Seahawks


Cowboys @ Eagles
Some of the biggest flaws of the Eagles were on display in this game: they turn the ball over a lot. Their defense isn't very good against the pass. And when their offense isn't scoring, their fast paced style is more of a liability than an asset.
And while the Cowboys didn't play the most amazing game either, they only turned the ball over once, and were able to take advantage when the Eagles gave them short fields.
Packers @ Bills
What an ugly game for the Packers' offense. The Bills' defense deserves some credit, but this is the first time Rodgers has been held under a 44% completion rate since he took over from Favre.
The Packers' defense played well, and the running game was effective. But turnovers, too many incomplete passes, botched punt coverage, and a final fumble that resulted in a safety added up more than they were able to overcome. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this game is the Packers had a chance to win late, in spite of all the mistakes they made.

Split Picks: (APR 1-1, SRS 2-0, Line 2-0)

Cardinals (APR, SRS) @ Rams (Line)
Rumors of the demise of the Cardinals' defense are apparently greatly exaggerated. They absolutely shut down the Rams' offense (which, okay, is maybe not the biggest test in the world). But they only allowed the Rams' into the red zone twice, holding them to field goals each time.
And while the Cardinals' offense didn't light up the scoreboard either, they did manage to put the game out of reach of the Rams' struggling offense.
Saints (SRS, Line) @ Bears (APR)
Wow, the Bears seem like a broken team at this point. A defense that struggles to stop anybody and a desultory offense is a really bad combination. I wonder if they'll win another game this year?


Another very nice week of picks, and an unusual case of SRS gaining a spot on APR.

APR 13- 3 140-67-167.6%
SRS 14- 2 138-69-166.6%
Line 14- 2 146-61-170.4%