By The Numbers: Week 15, 2019

Would you believe it, the season is already almost over. This portion of the year is always difficult because either your team is poised for a playoff run, or already knows the season is finished and they’ll be watching the games on TV come January. It’s also a tough time because of the fact that the season is close to ending and then we have a sports drought until the fall of the following year. Well, at least that’s the difficult part for me, because I don’t really pay attention to other sports. It is exciting though when you get to December already knowing that you’ll be in the playoffs, and the only thing that matters now is the seeding. Green Bay holds the #2 seed at present, but we have a stretch of three division games to close out the year, and that means if we win out we’ll hold on (or if the niners catastrophically fall off we might even steal the top seed). The Bears seem to have come around, but they do have to play at Lambeau this weekend, so I think we have the advantage. Next week it’s the Vikings who are trying to keep their wildcard spot, so that should be one of the most important games of the year. Lastly we play the Lions who don’t have anything to play for statistically, but I don’t see them letting us walk all over them either. Let’s see how I did with my picks last week:

Cowboys 21, Bears 20
Panthers 20, Falcons 17
Ravens 28, Bills 21 – Correct
Browns 21, Bengals 13 – Correct
Packers 30, Redskins 14 – Correct
Texans 31, Broncos 17
Vikings 28, Lions 23 – Correct
Saints 24, 49ers 21
Dolphins 17, Jets 10
Colts 21, Buccs 20
Jags 27, Chargers 23
Steelers 28, Cardnials 21 – Correct
Patriots 24, Chiefs 20
Titans 21, Raiders 16 – Correct
Seahawks 27, Rams 13
Eagles 24, Giants 10 – Correct

Week Score: 7-9
Season Score: 124-84

Another middling week sets my score back a little bit, but that’s okay. Green Bay’s win over the Redskins gave us our tenth of the season, and we’ll absolutely be in the playoffs come January. Will we be a one and done team though? That’s the real question. Another big question is how crazy was that 49ers – Saints game? I really expected our game against the 9ers to be more like it, but we got trounced. I think it will be a different story in January if it comes down to it, but they have been our achilles heel in the past. Time will tell I suppose. Let’s make picks for Week 15 and get out of here, eh?

Ravens 28, Jets 14
Seahawks 30, Panthers 7
Patriots 31, Bengals 10
Buccs 27, Lions 20
Packers 31, Bears 24
Chiefs 27, Broncos 13
Giants 20, Dolphins 17
Bills 20, Steelers 19
Titans 21, Texans 16
Eagles 24, Redskins 10
Browns 17, Cards 13
Raiders 25, Jags 13
Rams 23, Cowboys 17
49ers 27, Falcons 24
Vikings 28, Chargers 21
Saints 35, Colts 14

We’ll check back in next week with more picks and scores and commentary. Until then.