Week 15 NFL Picks
Charlie Bernstein

Posted Dec 17, 2011
Charlie Bernstein


Following another better than .500 week, we already have one pick in our pockets with Atlanta -13 over Jacksonville. Let's see if we can keep the good predictions rolling.



Cowboys -7.5 @ Buccaneers

Dallas simply has too many weapons for a depleted Bucs team to stop. If the Cowboys score early, the Bucs could pack in it for the evening. Cowboys 38, Bucs 17.

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Redskins -7
@ Giants

The Redskins have been competitive of late and the Giants haven't handled prosperity very well this season. Giants 24, Redskins 23.

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Packers -14
@ Chiefs

It doesn't matter if the Chiefs start Kyle Orton, Tyler Palko or Elvis Grbac, they're going down and it's not going to be pretty. Packers 38, Chiefs 6.

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Saints -7
@ Vikings

The Saints offense hasn't been very good away from the Superdome and on grass. Fortunately for them, the Vikings play in a dome with turf. Saints 31, Vikings 17.

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Seahawks +3.5 @ Bears

The Seahawks have been playing well of late and the Bears with Caleb Hanie are completely winless. It's a trap! Bears 17, Seahawks 13.

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Dolphins
@ Bills

I can't remember the last time the Bills won a football game. I'll still be saying that Sunday evening. Dolphins 20, Bills 17.

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Panthers +6
@ Texans

The Texans are riding high after their last-second victory over the Bengals last week and Carolina blew a 16-point lead to the Falcons. It's an up and down league, and Cam Newton will be up this week. Upset special! Panthers 24, Texans 20.

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Titans -7 @ Colts

Now that Andrew Luck is all but secured it's time that Indianapolis gets a victory to avoid the ultimate embarrassment. It doesn't happen this week, but they stay close. Titans 17, Colts 13.

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Bengals -7
@ Rams

The Rams will likely start Kellen Clemens at quarterback. Do you need any more info? Bengals 20, Rams 3.

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Lions -1.5
@ Raiders

The Raiders are the more desperate team but the Lions are the better team. I'll take talent over desperation. Lions 31, Raiders 28.

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Patriots -8 @ Broncos

Tebow just wins games right? Denver won't win this one but they will control the ball enough to keep it very close. Patriots 24, Broncos 20.

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Jets +3 @ Eagles

The Jets tend to struggle with speedy offenses and Jim Leonhard's injury is big for this team. Eagles 27, Jets 21.

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Browns -7
@ Cardinals

Seneca Wallce vs. John Skelton- get your popcorn ready! Two bad to mediocre teams, seven points is too much. Cardinals 17, Browns 14.

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Ravens -3
@ Chargers

The Chargers are unbelievable in December, but they haven't faced a team of Baltimore's quality. The Ravens seal Norv Turner's fate. Ravens 27, Chargers 20.

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Steelers +2 @ 49ers

The Steelers will be without Maurkice Pouncey and will have a battered, gimpy Ben Roethlisberger if at all. The 49ers are all healthy and they win a tight one. 49ers 17, Steelers 14.

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Last week: 10-6

Season: 106-93-7

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie


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