Dec 13, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) runs the ball as San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (97) pursues during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 10-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Can you believe there are only three weeks left in the National Football League season? It seems like yesterday that we were all excited about the road ahead, hoping that the Kansas City Chiefs would reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970.
Then, all appeared lost at 1-5. The Chiefs were without Jamaal Charles for the rest of the season with a torn ACL and were buried in the standings. And then, without warning, Kansas City decided to roll deep and won seven straight games, getting to 8-5 and stunning the masses.
Can the Chiefs continue their winning ways? Let’s dive into the Week 15 NFL picks.
All lines have been provided by OddsShark…
Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5) at Baltimore Ravens
This is a game Kansas City (8-5) has to win. The Chiefs are trying to stay ahead of both the Steelers and Jets, while the Broncos are within reach in the AFC West. Baltimore (4-9) is terrible because of injuries, and will be without Justin Forsett, Steve Smith, Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Chris Canty, Terrell Suggs, Jeremy Zuttah and Dennis Pitta among others. The Chiefs can’t blow this.
Pick: Kansas City 27, Baltimore 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams (EVEN)
This game is rancid. Tampa Bay (6-7) is improved and Jameis Winston is worth the price of admission, but the whole setting is just awful. St. Louis (5-8) is a bad team in a crappy dome with about 47 fans.
Pick: Tampa Bay 23, St. Louis 21
New York Jets (-2.5) at Dallas Cowboys
This is actually on Saturday night, ensuring that nobody will watch. New York (8-5) is in the race and should take the game with a good defense and a shockingly solid offense. Dallas (4-9) is starting Matt Cassel. Remember him?
Pick: New York 19, Dallas 16
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (NO LINE)
This basically decides the AFC South. If Indianapolis (6-7) wins, it only needs to win one more game to clinch the AFC’s No. 4 seed. If Houston wins, it only has to beat the Titans and Jaguars to close the season. Look for an ugly game between Matt Hasselbeck and T.J. Yates.
Pick: Houston 26, Indianapolis 21
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