By The Numbers: Week 15, 2014



I’m sticking to the infographic and short form picks format this week, and as I said before I’ll probably stick to this format for the remainder of the season (and into the post season, though I might have a bit more to talk about when the playoffs start). So this week the Packers are facing the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, and at the beginning of the season I would have said this was a nothing match up, but the Bills have proven to be a pretty decent team this year. Not only do they have a veteran QB in Kyle Orton (although not the best QB in the league, he’s a decent game manager), but their defense ranks in the top ten in three categories. Their defense should be the biggest challenge of the game, but with our defense faltering final half last week, I’m slightly concerned about the Bills’ offense being able to get on the board while the defense keeps things close. We’ll see how that all works out early tomorrow, but I’m still confident in picking the Packers to win it. With the win, we’d be 11-3, tied with the Cardinals for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and stay a game ahead of the Lions should they win their game. If the Lions lose, we’re close enough to the end of the season that we’d probably lock up the North. We do lock up a wild card berth with a win tomorrow, so there’s a lot on the line, especially because the Bills are still alive in the playoff race, so they aren’t going to go out without a fight. Here’s the infographic for the game:


Again, I missed the pick for Thursday, but honestly that game could have gone either way. The Rams have been upsetting teams left and right and the Cardinals have been struggling since they lost their starting QB. The Cards hung on to win it, but it was definitely a very defensive minded game. Anyway, on to the picks for the rest of the games:

Steelers 21, Falcons 17
Ravens 27, Jags 10
Packers 23, Bills 17
Panthers 17, Bucs 10
Bengals 20, Browns 14
Colts 24, Texans 21
Chiefs 30, Raiders 7
Patriots 27, Dolphins 17
Giants 17, Skins 13
Broncos 37, Chargers 24
Titans 21, Jets 20
Lions 31, Vikings 20
Seahawks 34, 49ers 21
Cowboys 24, Eagles 17
Saints 31, Bears 13

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