Sunday, December 17, 2017
THE SPORTS DOCTOR'S WEEK 15 NFL PICKS FOR 4SEASONS
Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) at New York Giants (2-11)
Line: Eagles by 7.5
Relax Eagles fans. You have a very good football team with a better than average backup quarterback…things aren’t that bleak. Take the Eagles to win and cover.
Green Bay Packers (7-6) at Carolina Panthers (9-4)
Line: Panthers by 2.5
Aaron Rodgers return won’t be enough against a tough Carolina defense. Take the Panthers to win and cover.
Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) at Minnesota Vikings (11-2)
Line: Vikings by 11
Minnesota returns home for the first time in almost a month. With last week’s loss behind them, look for them to answer back big against the clawless Bengals. Take the Vikings to win and cover.
Miami Dolphins (6-7) at Buffalo Bills (7-6)
Jay Cutler surprised everyone on Monday in the win over the Patriots. Can lighting strike twice? Games between these two teams are usually entertaining. Take the Dolphins to win.
Houston Texans (4-9) at Jacksonville Jaguars (9-4)
Line: Jaguars by 11.5
Jacksonville shouldn't have much trouble against a team that lost to San Francisco at home last week. Take the Jaguars to win and cover.
New York Jets (5-8) at New Orleans Saints (9-4)
Line: Saints by 16
The Jets will be starting Bryce Petty in this their second consecutive road game against a well-rested New Orleans team. Take the Saints to win and cover.
Arizona Cardinals (6-7) at Washington Redskins (5-8)
Line: Redskins by 4.5
Look for Kirk Cousins to have a big rebound game against after last week’s dismal performance. Take the Redskins to win and cover.
Baltimore Ravens (7-6) at Cleveland Browns (0-13)
Line: Ravens by 7
I still think Cleveland will win one game this year…but not this week. Take the Ravens to win and cover.
Los Angeles Rams (9-4) at Seattle Seahawks (8-5)
Line: Seahawks by 1.5
I expect with the division title a stake, the same Seattle team that stopped the Eagles two weeks ago to show up here. Take the Seahawks to win and cover.
New England Patriots (10-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
Line: Patriots by 3
After Monday’s loss in Miami, look for Tom Brady to take advantage of the Steelers weak defense and put up a lot of points. Take the Patriots to win and cover.
Tennessee Titans (8-5) at San Francisco 49ers (3-10)
Line: 49ers by 2
Jimmy Garoppolo is 2-0 as a starter for San Fran, expect him to go to 3-0 against a regressing Titans squad. Take the 49ers to win and cover.
Dallas Cowboys (7-6) at Oakland Raiders (6-7)
Line: Cowboys by 3
Derek Carr didn’t play well last week in K.C., but look for the entire Raiders team to bounce back at home. Take the Raiders in an upset.
Atlanta Falcons (8-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9)
Line: Falcons by 6
Expect the Falcons to clinch the division as Matt Ryan will tear up the Buc’s defense. Take the Falcons to win and cover.
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