NFL Predictions: 2015 Week 15 Picks

A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 15 of the 2015 season.

Full predictions come out on Saturdays. Point spreads come from bovada.lv. Confidence points are for the straight-up predictions ONLY, not the picks against the spread. What are confidence points?

Last Week: 8-8
Last Week against the spread: 6-10
Last Week confidence points: 85 of 136

This Week: 13-3
This Week against the spread: 8-7-1
This Week confidence points: 124 of 136

Overall: 137-87
Overall against the spread: 111-107-6
Overall confidence points: 1235 of 1793

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) at St. Louis Rams (5-8)
Prediction: St. Louis 27, Tampa Bay 17
Actual Score: St. Louis 31, Tampa Bay 23
Spread Pick: St. Louis -1
Actual Score: St. Louis 31, Tampa Bay 23
Confidence Points: 12

New York Jets (8-5) at Dallas Cowboys (4-9)
Prediction: NY Jets 27, Dallas 17
Actual Score: NY Jets 19, Dallas 16
Spread Pick: NY Jets -3.5
Actual Score: NY Jets 19, Dallas 16
Confidence Points: 14

Chicago Bears (5-8) at Minnesota Vikings (8-5)
Prediction: Minnesota 24, Chicago 20
Actual Score: Minnesota 38, Chicago 17
Spread Pick: Chicago +6
Actual Score: Minnesota 38, Chicago 17
Confidence Points: 13

Atlanta Falcons (6-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
Prediction: Jacksonville 23, Atlanta 20
Actual Score: Atlanta 23, Jacksonville 17
Spread Pick: Jacksonville -3
Actual Score: Atlanta 23, Jacksonville 17
Confidence Points: 7

Houston Texans (6-7) at Indianapolis Colts (6-7)
Prediction: Houston 27, Indianapolis 20
Actual Score: Houston 16, Indianapolis 10
Spread Pick: Houston +2
Actual Score: Houston 16, Indianapolis 10
Confidence Points: 8

Carolina Panthers (13-0) at New York Giants (6-7)
Prediction: NY Giants 23, Carolina 20
Actual Score: Carolina 38, NY Giants 35
Spread Pick: NY Giants +5
Actual Score: Carolina 38, NY Giants 35
Confidence Points: 1

Tennessee Titans (3-10) at New England Patriots (11-2)
Prediction: New England 28, Tennessee 17
Actual Score: New England 33, Tennessee 16
Spread Pick: Tennessee +14.5
Actual Score: New England 33, Tennessee 16
Confidence Points: 16

Buffalo Bills (6-7) at Washington Redskins (6-7)
Prediction: Washington 24, Buffalo 20
Actual Score: Washington 35, Buffalo 25
Spread Pick: Washington +2
Actual Score: Washington 35, Buffalo 25
Confidence Points: 5

Kansas City Chiefs (8-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-9)
Prediction: Kansas City 30, Baltimore 14
Actual Score: Kansas City 34, Baltimore 14
Spread Pick: Kansas City -7
Actual Score: Kansas City 34, Baltimore 14
Confidence Points: 11

Cleveland Browns (3-10) at Seattle Seahawks (8-5)
Prediction: Seattle 31, Cleveland 13
Actual Score: Seattle 30, Cleveland 13
Spread Pick: Seattle -15.5
Actual Score: Seattle 30, Cleveland 13
Confidence Points: 15

Green Bay Packers (9-4) at Oakland Raiders (6-7)
Prediction: Green Bay 26, Oakland 23
Actual Score: Green Bay 30, Oakland 20
Spread Pick: Oakland +3.5
Actual Score: Green Bay 30, Oakland 20
Confidence Points: 3

Denver Broncos (10-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
Prediction: Pittsburgh 23, Denver 20
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27
Spread Pick: Denver +7
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27
Confidence Points: 2

Miami Dolphins (5-8) at San Diego Chargers (3-10)
Prediction: San Diego 27, Miami 22
Actual Score: San Diego 30, Miami 14
Spread Pick: San Diego -2
Actual Score: San Diego 30, Miami 14
Confidence Points: 6

Cincinnati Bengals (10-3) at San Francisco 49ers (4-9)
Prediction: Cincinnati 23, San Francisco 17
Actual Score: Cincinnati 24, San Francisco 14
Spread Pick: San Francisco +6
Actual Score: Cincinnati 24, San Francisco 14
Confidence Points: 9

Arizona Cardinals (11-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)
Prediction: Arizona 27, Philadelphia 20
Actual Score: Arizona 40, Philadelphia 17
Spread Pick: Arizona -4
Actual Score: Arizona 40, Philadelphia 17
Confidence Points: 10

Detroit Lions (4-9) at New Orleans Saints (5-8)
Prediction: New Orleans 35, Detroit 31
Actual Score: Detroit 35, New Orleans 27
Spread Pick: New Orleans -3
Actual Score: Detroit 35, New Orleans 27
Confidence Points: 4

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