Dec 8, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 43-37. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Colts 31 Texans 20
The Texans will put up a good fight, but they are not taking down Andrew Luck and that offense in Indianapolis. Considering the talent of the team, Houston has fought valiantly this year, but their bleak playoff hopes will be crushed here in week 15. The Colts are simply the better team, and that will show tomorrow afternoon.
Ravens 33 Jaguars 17
The biggest weakness of this Baltimore team is their secondary, and the Jaguars just don’t have the necessary weapons to exploit that area. Meanwhile the Jags rank 27th in overall defense, so expect Joe Flacco to have a big game as he leads the Ravens closer and closer to a playoff spot.
Packers 24 Bills 23
I really want to pick the Bills in an upset, but at the end of the day, Kyle Orton isn’t going to outscore Aaron Rodgers. Buffalo’s elite defense, and specifically that defensive front will cause problems for Rodgers all day long, but Orton and the Bills’ inept offensive group won’t be able to capitalize. Rodgers puts together a late field goal drive to seal the win for the red-hot Packers.
Panthers 24 Buccaneers 20
Carolina will be without Cam Newton in this one, but I envision the Panthers will have just enough in the tank to outlast the horrendous Tampa Bay Bucs. The Panthers are still in the thick of the playoff race, and Derek Andereson will deliver when Carolina needs it most. The Panthers’ defense comes up huge with four turnovers.
Bengals 22 Browns 17
I’m all for ‘Johnny Football’, but the Bengals will squeak out a tough divisional fight in the battle of Ohio. This will be a defensive slug-fest, and while Manziel will make plenty of eye-popping plays, it will be the defense of Cincinnati that gets the final word, as they force three turnovers, and get a safety as well. Andy Dalton does his best to screw things up for the Bengals, but they manage to hang on.