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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 15

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With many teams in must-win scenarios, Week 15 will likely feature a lot of the close finishes seen last Sunday. The Ravens have the opportunity to further increase their chances of a playoff berth as they host the 5-8 Buccaneers. The readers have kept their lead in Baltimore Beatdown’s season long predictions contest. Participate in the polls at the end of this article to keep the momentum going this week!

Current standings:

  1. Readers — 64.1 percent correct (132-74)
  2. Kyle A. — 63.1 percent correct (130-76)
  3. Frank, Jake and Vas — 62.1 percent correct (128-78)
  4. Sage — 61.7 percent correct (127-79)
  5. Logan — 59.7 percent correct (123-83)
  6. Kyle B. — 58.7 percent correct (121-85)
  7. Zach — 58.3 percent correct (120-86)
  8. Dustin — 57.8 percent correct (119-87)

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Consensus winners

Despite losing to the Colts in Week 14, Houston still has a comfortable lead in their division, and the Jets are scoring under 21 points per game. Atlanta and Arizona have both had very forgettable seasons and would be better off losing out than stacking up any late season victories. However, the 4-9 Falcons have a top ten offense whereas the Cardinals are dead last in the league. Simply put, Washington is a dumpster fire after losing Alex Smith for the season. And while Jacksonville is a surprising last in the AFC South, their defense should have an easy day against the Redskins. Seattle has won their last four games, most recently holding Minnesota to just seven points, which prompted the firing of their offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. In their first meeting, the Seahawks put up 43 points on San Francisco.

‘Lone wolf’ picks

Ravens flock be kind to Zach, as he is the first writer this season to fly solo in picking Baltimore to lose this week. Perhaps he has been scorned too many times by the Ravens who have failed to reach the playoffs in recent years, despite largely controlling their own destiny late in the season.

  • Logan: The Steelers rebound against the Patriots (NE -2.0); the Eagles get to .500 against the Rams (LAR -11.0); the Panthers snap their five-game losing streak with a victory over the Saints (NO -6.0)

The Beatdown staff might be trying to will a Pittsburgh loss into existence, as all but one writer is predicting New England to recover from last week’s Miami Miracle, heating up the race for the AFC North crown.

Chicago made the Rams prolific offense look pedestrian on Sunday Night Football and Philadelphia lost a somewhat controversial overtime game to the divisional rival Cowboys last week. With both teams trying to put Week 14 in the rear view, Logan is going against the crowd in selecting Los Angeles to drop two straight.

The Saints have already clinched the NFC South and have a 6-1 record on the road, but that’s not stopping Logan from believing Carolina will win their first game in over a month.

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Picks Week 15

Games Kyle A. Frank Jake Vasilis Sage Logan Kyle B. Zach Dustin BB Readers
Games Kyle A. Frank Jake Vasilis Sage Logan Kyle B. Zach Dustin BB Readers
Chargers at Chiefs Chargers Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chargers Chiefs Chiefs Chargers Vote
Texans at Jets Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Vote
Browns at Broncos Broncos Browns Broncos Broncos Broncos Browns Browns Browns Broncos Vote
Buccaneers at Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Buccaneers Ravens Vote
Packers at Bears Bears Packers Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Packers Vote
Lions at Bills Bills Bills Lions Bills Bills Lions Bills Bills Lions Vote
Cardinals at Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Vote
Raiders at Bengals Raiders Bengals Raiders Bengals Raiders Raiders Raiders Bengals Raiders Vote
Titans at Giants Giants Giants Giants Titans Titans Giants Titans Giants Giants Vote
Dolphins at Vikings Dolphins Vikings Vikings Vikings Dolphins Vikings Vikings Vikings Vikings Vote
Redskins at Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Vote
Cowboys at Colts Colts Colts Colts Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Colts Vote
Seahawks at 49ers Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Vote
Patriots at Steelers Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Steelers Patriots Patriots Patriots Vote
Eagles at Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Eagles Rams Rams Rams Vote
Saints at Panthers Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Panthers Saints Saints Saints Vote
Week 14 Record 9-7 8-8 9-7 10-6 8-8 11-5 9-7 11-5 8-8 9-7
Season Record 130-76 128-78 128-78 128-78 127-79 123-83 121-85 120-86 119-87 132-74

Vote in the polls below for the winner of each Week 15 matchup:

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Chargers or Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Chargers
    (42 votes)
  • 64%
    Chiefs
    (77 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Texans or Jets?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Texans
    (153 votes)
  • 4%
    Jets
    (7 votes)
160 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Browns or Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Browns
    (87 votes)
  • 46%
    Broncos
    (77 votes)
164 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Buccaneers or Ravens?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Buccaneers
    (10 votes)
  • 94%
    Ravens
    (185 votes)
195 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Packers or Bears?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Packers
    (23 votes)
  • 86%
    Bears
    (143 votes)
166 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Lions or Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Lions
    (83 votes)
  • 47%
    Bills
    (76 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Cardinals or Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Cardinals
    (16 votes)
  • 89%
    Falcons
    (140 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Raiders or Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Raiders
    (96 votes)
  • 41%
    Bengals
    (67 votes)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Titans or Giants?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Titans
    (63 votes)
  • 61%
    Giants
    (99 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Dolphins or Vikings?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Dolphins
    (32 votes)
  • 80%
    Vikings
    (128 votes)
160 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Redskins or Jaguars?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Redskins
    (26 votes)
  • 83%
    Jaguars
    (128 votes)
154 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Cowboys or Colts?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Cowboys
    (125 votes)
  • 23%
    Colts
    (39 votes)
164 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Seahawks or 49ers?

This poll is closed

  • 94%
    Seahawks
    (145 votes)
  • 5%
    49ers
    (8 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Patriots at Steelers?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Patriots
    (149 votes)
  • 16%
    Steelers
    (29 votes)
178 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Eagles or Rams?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Eagles
    (14 votes)
  • 91%
    Rams
    (147 votes)
161 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 15: Saints or Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Saints
    (145 votes)
  • 13%
    Panthers
    (23 votes)
168 votes total Vote Now